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In-depth Forbidden City Discovery and Jingshan Park Day Tour

Take your time to enjoy this in-depth Forbidden City tour. Our expert guide will lead you to explore this largest imperial palace in the world and explain with the detailed stories with pictures. You will see all important sites and discover the hidden history of Chinese imperial life. The in-depth Forbidden City tour takes about 3 hours.

Take a panoramic view of Forbidden city at top of Jinshan Park, where the favorite place for photographer. At the very top of the highest rewarded with a great view of the Forbidden City to the South.

About This Tours

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Skip the Line
  • Availability : Depart on every day
  • Tour Type: Private
  • Guide Language : English
  • Easy Cancellation : Up to 14 days before departure: 100% full refund; 7 to 13 days before departure: 90% refund; 3 to 6 days before departure: 50% refund; 2 to 0 days days before departure: no refund

What To Expect

  • Visit China’s Largest square Tiananmen Square opposite Forbidden City.
  • Have an in-depth Forbidden City tour experience with out of the ordinary tourist route
  • Visit 12 important places in the largest imperial palace while other tourist group only see 5 or 6 palaces
  • Get to know the most hardworking emperors, the most longevously empress dowager and the most talented concubine
  • Avoid the crowds and skip the lines as China Travel’s VIP guests
  • Worth the effort to walk uphill for amazing view of Forbidden City

Tour Itinerary

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The night before your tour: arranging a pickup time

Your guide will call you at about 8 pm on the night before your tour to arrange the appointment time. If you don’t answer, your guide will leave you a message at the front desk of your hotel.

We will also send you your guide's phone number two days before departure.

8:30AM - 9:30AM

Pick Up from Your Hotel to Tiananmen Square

At about 8:30am, your guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby. Then, you will head to the world's largest square, Tiananmen Square to see the famous huge portrait of Chairman Mao, Many historical buildings around and a big monument.

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square



9:30AM - 12:30PM

In-depth Discovery of 12 Places in The Forbidden City

Cross the road you will be at the entrance of the Forbidden City which enjoys a history of over 600 years. There are 24 emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties lived in this world’s largest palace with 9, 999? imperial chambers. Your guide will give you comprehensive explanations and tell you a lot of interesting stories about the life and history of Chinese royal families.

You will visit 12 important sites and avoid the crowds. art, your guide will lead you to explore some spots related to famous figures during the 2 dynasties. Learn about the stories of Chinese court life. These figures will include the most hardworking emperors, the most longevously empress dowager and the most talented concubine.

The Forbidden City

Visit The Palace in Forbidden City

Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Visit Jingshan Park

Outside the north gate of Forbidden City is Jingshan Park, stroll up with greenery path to the top and the views from the top of the hill make it a worthwhile stop. The views cover not just the Forbidden City but also much of central Beijing. Take photos and watch the sunset which must be an unforgettable experience.

After the tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel at about 1:30 pm.

Great View on Top of Jingshan Park

Great View on Top of Jingshan Park

Jingshan Park

People Dancing in Jingshan Park

Good to Know

  • Your information about name, passport number and nationality is required to get Forbidden City tickets. Please provide them once you make a payment.
  • Infants under age 2 are free of charge.
  • Your guide will contact you the day before the tour to appoint the exact pick up time.
  • This tour is available from Tuesday to Sunday, the Forbidden City is close on every Monday.
  • Meals do not include in this tour

Price Per Person in US Dollars

1 Person 2 Person
$ 177 $ 98

* Price per Person in US Dollars 1 Person $ 123 The price may change during some festivals including Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid- Autumn Day and National Day (1st-7th October).

* The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

* An extra fee may be applied if there is a pickup or drop-off earlier than 09:00 or later than 19:00.

Price Inclusion

  • Private English-speaking guide service fee
  • Private transfer service with air-conditioned vehichle
  • All entrance tickets and meals listed above
  • Service charge and tax
  • China life tourist accident/casualty insurance
  • Luggage transfers


Price Exclusion

  • Airfare/train tickets/hotel/China visa
  • Any meals not listed above
  • Tips to the tour guide and driver
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping and attractions that are not listed in the itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges and travel insurance
  • Extra fee may be applied if there is a pickup or drop-off earlier 09:00 or later than 19:00


Tour Code: BJALC-13

Tour Type: Half Day Trips  (Private Tour)

from US $98 p/p

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