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Beijing Private Tour: 2-Hour Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Quick Explorer

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    What to Expect
    Choose from several start time to suit your schedule, and meet your guide in your Beijing city hotel's lobby.Transfer by private vehicle to The Tian'anmen Square to start your walking tour.

    At The Tian'anmen Square ,your guide will offer a detailed explanation about the surroundings.Including The Great Hall of The People, The National Museum,The Monument To the People's Hero,Chairman Mao's Memorial Hall,The Front Gates.Then Walking through the Tian'anmen Gate, heading directly to the Forbidden City.

    Your tickets will be booked online in advance. While walking your guide will tell you the histories and stories of the most important buildings and making you feel immersed in the history of the Ming and Qing Dynasty.You'll be walking pass the most notable buildings during the tour.

    Throughout the tour, ask all the questions you like and enjoy the personalized attention of your private guide to get to know the history and stories of this massive palace.

    This 2 hour tour includes:

    Tian'anmen Square (with explanations of the surrounding buildings)

    The Gate of Heavenly Peace(Tian'anmen Gate)

    The Meridian Gate

    The Hall of Supreme Harmony 

    The Hall of Central Harmony 

    The Hall of Preserving Harmony

    The Hall of Heavenly Purity

    The Hall of Union

    The Hall of Earthly Tranquility 

    The Imperial Garden

    After two hours, your tour will conclude in front of the North Gate of the Forbidden City.You will have your own time to explore more of the Palace or your guide will give suggestions on where to go to your next destination and how.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Free pick up including hotels in Beijing within the 4th ring road, if your hotel is out of the city, will have extra cost, you also can travel into city to meet your tour guide
    Return Details
    In front of the North Gate of the Forbidden City
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup
    • Private tour
    • One-way private transfer to The Tian'anmen Square
    • Entrance fee
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    It was a day with temps in mid 30s and humidity around 60. We started at 10 am, from our hotel walking distance to Tienanmen. Jimmy was on time, cheerful, knowledgeable and had initiative. We'd not booked anything advance - not too big a risk...More

    Thank Rob M
    Reviewed 13 August 2019

    We actually had a 4 hour tour and it was awesome. Our tour guide, Jimmy was perfect. He was very informative and helpful. We avoided long lines and learned so much. I would highly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jillcannons
    Reviewed 30 July 2019

    My friend and I had thought we might have done this tour by ourselves as our hotel was not far away but we were really pleased that we changed our minds and were fortunate to have a terrific guide in Jing. Her lovely bubbly nature...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Edith48
    Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

    We did actually two tours with Jimmy. Last year I did this tour with my partner, my sister and mother. We had a tight schedule since we squeezed the tour between a Great Wall camping night and our departure time to Shanghai. Jimmy was very...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank NaSaFr
    Reviewed 19 July 2019

    We actually did the 4 hour tour of Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City. It was amazing and the amount of history between both places that Lucy told us about was impressive. Without her on this tour we would've been lost completely. Thank you Lucy !...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank mikechiri
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