Private 4-Hour In Depth Walking Tour to the Forbidden City | La Vacanza Travel

Private 4-Hour In Depth Walking Tour to the Forbidden City

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: China, China, Beijing

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


This private half day tour starts in the morning or afternoon, your professional English speaking tour guide will meet you at the designated hotel and walk to visit the biggest city center square in the world - Tiananmen Square then walk to the largest Imperial Palace to understand the emperors in the Ming & Qing Dynasty. You also can learn more Chinese history from your guide.

- Visit the biggest square in the world: Tiananmen square;
- Efficient way to visit the Forbidden City beating the crowd;
- See the valuable exhibits and visit less-know halls of the palace;

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Depart your hotel at your own and meet at the specific hotel called Grand Hotel Beijing near the Tian'anmen Square or at the airport with the selected at the planning time, walk to the Tian’anmen Square (after all the security check). You are going to see the ancient Qianmen Gate, the Monument to the People’s heroes and the Great Hall of the people from outside and your tour guide will share with you the history and stories behind all the mentioned architectures.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

We’ll spend a couple of hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace.

Forbidden City was the imperial palace from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. For around 500 years , it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government

The tour route : Forbidden City is divided into two parts. The southern section, or the Outer Court was where the emperor exercised his supreme power over the nation. The northern section, or the Inner Court was where he lived with his royal family. You can take the central route or East Route or West Route depending your own interests or even visiting the Treasure house on the East route.

After the tour, taking the public transportation back to your hotel on your own.

Duration: 3 hours

  • Private guide service fee (4 hours)
  • Reserve entry to the Tian'anmen Square
  • Entrance ticket to the Forbidden City
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Supreme Harmony
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Preserving Harmony
  • Entry/Admission - The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

  • Transportation to the Forbidden City
  • Meals (lunch & dinner)
  • Gratuity (for good service)
  • Transportation (hotel drop off)
  • Hotel Pick-up within 4th ring road (transportation to the Tian'anmen Square probably costs $50)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please note: Forbidden City is closed every Monday, except the Chinese public holidays
  • Extra fee will be requested after 4 hours tour
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel within 4th ring road. or at the designated hotel called Grand hotel near the Square or at the capital airport with this option.
Then you will take the public transportation or taxi on your own cost or just walk to the Tian'anmen Square.
Please book the tour one week before the travel date, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be able to get the tickets to the Forbidden City, thanks.

Voucher info

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


4 hours

User's Reviews


16 Apr, 2024

My friends and I had an incredible time on this tour of the Forbidden City! It was a dream come true to visit this iconic landmark, as it had been on our bucket list for so long. Plus, going early in the morning allowed us to enjoy the beauty of the Forbidden City without the crowds. Thank you Catherine Lu for an incredible tour!


16 Apr, 2024

Had an amazing time at Forbidden city. We arrived during holidays and Catherine managed to get us tickets which we were very happy about. She is very knowledgable and we really enjoyed this tour and learned a lot about Forbidden city. I can't recommend you this tour enough. Better than going by yourself, because you will learn a lot.


16 Apr, 2024

Exploring Beijing with Jenny was a true highlight! From the stunning Temple of Heaven to the historical depths of Tiananmen Square, she enriched every moment with fascinating insights. Wandering through the Hutong alleyways, she brought the local lifestyle alive with captivating stories. Jenny’s warm demeanor and expert pacing made us feel comfortable and engaged throughout our leisurely stroll. Highly recommended for an intimate and enlightening tour of Beijing!


15 Apr, 2024

We had an enjoyable tour in the forbidden city. Our guide, Rita is knowledgeable on the history of the forbidden city that makes our trip very informative. We are very happy with her services.

Peter H

14 Apr, 2024

4 hour private tour Forbidden City / Tian’anmen square. Me and my wife were picked up nicely on time in our hotel lobby by guide Jenny. Really enjoyed the tour. Jenny was friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Would certainly recommend this tour.

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