4-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City | La Vacanza Travel

4-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Destination: China, Bei Jing Shi, Beijing

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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Beijing
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


This tour is perfect for people who love history, culture,architecture and museums. People always say:when visit Forbidden city, 70% is to learn the stories and 30% is to see the palace. During this 4 hours walking tour, you will stop at different locations to have the "Story time" and gain the insight view to the fascinating culture. You will visit major buildings and courtyards. Group size is limited to 10 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide. Entrance fees is included. Meeting point is in front of Beijing Urban Planning Exhibition Center.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Beijing Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, No.20 Qianmendong Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100051 China

Please note: You must bring actual passport for this tour

Meet your group in front of Beijing Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, then follow your tour guide to go through travel agency passage to enter Tian'anmen Square

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

Tiananmen Square is the geographical center of Beijing City. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres).Followed by your expert and professional guide, a very informative introduction of the Tian'anmen square and surrounding buildings will be given to your group, as everyone moves along towards to the Forbidden City.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China

Once enter the Forbidden City, your guide will find a quite sitting area and introduce you to the palace, making you feel immersed in the history of the Ming and Qing Dynasty. People always say: when visit Forbidden city, 70% is to learn the stories and 30% is to see the palace.During the walking tour, you will stop at different locations to have the "Story time" and gain the insight view to the fascinating culture.This detailed tour to the Forbidden city also including the visit to the important museums to discover the treasures from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian), Inside The Palace of Museum, Beijing China

You will visit important buildings such as the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Central Harmony and Hall of Preserving Harmony.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Palace of Heavenly Purity, Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

Then continue to check out the living quarters in the palace: Hall of Union, Hall Heavenly Purity, and Hall of Earthly Tranquillity.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian), Inside The Palace Museum, Beijing China

You'll be walking pass the most notable buildings during the tour as well as the west and east chambers. Check the Itinerary for the full list of sights.
Stroll around the courtyards and halls of the Forbidden city with your tour guide, and learn the histories and stories about this massive palace. You will visit these buildings inside the Forbidden City.

Hall of Great Harmony where the emperor handle states affairs.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum, Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

Your tour will end at the Imperial Garden in the north, then you can decide to explore more of the Palace on your own, or going to the next destination. Your guide will give suggestions for you on where to go and how to get to the next place.

Duration: 20 minutes

  • Professional guide
  • Fobiddden city entrance fee
  • Reservation to enter Tian'anmen square via Travel Agency Passage
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Heavenly Purity
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Gratuites
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Your passport name and number are required at time of booking (for all participants)
  • Please make sure bring actual passport during the tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall, 20 Qian Men Dong Da Jie, Dong Cheng Qu, Bei Jing Shi, China, 100051

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

China, Bei Jing Shi, Xi Cheng Qu, 景山景山西街44号南门 邮政编码: 100006

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 to 4 hours

User's Reviews


04 Dec, 2023

Miko was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend to anyone wanting to see the forbidden city


30 Nov, 2023

Susan explained in detail and was engaging throughout the tour. She took great care of us. She went the extra mile to walk us to the subway after the tour and showed us how to take the metro to our next destination. Thanks for the great tour!


29 Nov, 2023

We chose this as an alternative to the tour offered by our travel company. From booking to farewell, we were looked after and treated professionally. Lucy, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. There was a problem with entrance to the Forbidden City, which was handled swiftly, and seemed to be affecting all foreign visitors. Both the Square and the City were fascinating to visit and the tour was good value for the price. Highly recommended.


26 Nov, 2023

Jay was our guide for the day, and we met close to the Tian’anmen Square. He did a great job creating a welcoming and fun experience, giving a good amount of insights and stopping for photos. He also helped us to get away from the crowds which is a must. The tour focuses on the Forbidden City - there is more to see, and the Square was blocked since they had a recent visit from a head of state. We could only see the Mao Mausoleum and People’s Hero Monument from a distance. He made a few stops for bathroom and coffee. We were never in a rush and the tour ended in the north gate after 3h30. I would definitely recommend it, as you cut the queue massively, avoid the crowds, receive good tips about the monuments - which you wouldn’t get as there is little explanation through the place itself. Also, there is a limit of visitors to the Forbidden City, so if you don’t book in advance or book your guide, you may miss it.


25 Nov, 2023

I had a great experience!!! Out tour guide Anson was very knowledgeable about the beauty and history if the palace. He took his time to explain to us the important areas and historical relevance of what we were seeing. I highly recommend this tour.

User's Picture Gallery


Forbidden city no more


Great guide!


What a surprise!!


Well worth it!


Best tour ever !


Great experience! Anson is the best guide!


Jay was a great guide, would not have done it any other way


Tour of Forbidden City


Great tour with MIKO


Try this before you die.


Such a great tour, and well done Susan the perfect tour guide


Amazing life experience


Half a day in the heart of Beijing


It was wonderfull!


Fascinating morning in The Forbidden City


Very good


Historical context, stories and intrigue.


Forbidden City in Rain


Fantastic day out


Unforgettable small group tour with Vivi


Best day in China


Amazing tour with Jay!


Very engaging and fun tour with Jimmy


Great tour with Miss Becky!


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