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
  • Tour including 4 hours walking, so please make sure wear comfortable shoes
  • 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


19 May, 2024

Jay was amazing, showed us great quiet places within the Forbidden City and told us amazing stories of the history. Def recommend!


18 May, 2024

Jay is a fantastic tour guide, very organized, knowledgeable and experienced. Planned the time very well, still allowed plenty of flexibility to explore and enjoy the incredible experience of the stunning location. Would highly recommend the tour. If possible, go with Jay as your guide


15 May, 2024

Anson was such a great tour guide. He had lots of insight and helped me catch up with group when I got dropped off at the wrong site. He also knew bathroom and snack areas so it’s clear he was thinking of the guests. I wouldn’t even try to do the forbidden city without a tour because the entire site is so confusing to navigate with checkpoints, crowds, and fencing everywhere. The only issue I had with the tour (which isn’t the tours fault) is that the crowds were insane in Beijing. So many people everywhere around these sites. Note: give yourself plenty of time to get there (at least an hr early). Navigating Beijing is really challenging as a foreigner… make sure you get dropped exactly at the tour start point. A lot of the area is blocked off with fencing so it’s hard to move around.


14 May, 2024

We visited such places during our break in flight. Our guide Edward pick up us on airport. We visited Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City as agreed. After this trip we visited restaurant with traditional Chinesse foods. Edward recomend us this restaurant as well as food. It was very tasty. After dinner we visited Olympic Park as was our wish. Edward gave us a lot of information about all visited places. Edward, Thank you.


13 May, 2024

Our first day in Beijing couldn’t be any beter. We had a really Nice tour with our tourguide Jimmy. Before the tour we received lots of information in advance which was very usefull.

User's Picture Gallery


Must do on your Beijing list


Shora visit of Beijing


Well organised tour


Insightful tour with Anson


Absolutely worth it, easy way in and good historic background.


living history


Interesting experience, beautiful place and informative guide.


Interesting and entertaining guided tour!


Adventure of a lifetime


Must do Forbidden city tour in Beijing


beautiful good tour in forbidden city


Great detailed guide


Great way to visit


4 hour Forbidden City Tour with Anson


Beijing + Jay = A great adventure.


Tian’Anmen and forbidden city visit


Lucy is a superstar!


Amazing Forbidden City


Overall amazing treat


A must for forbidden city visit


Great tour with Anson


Thanks Anson!


Amazing tour and BEST guide!


Forbidden city no more


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