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 give you comprehensive explanations 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 5 hours and common Forbidden City tour only lasts about 2 hours. In the afternoon, visit Jingshan Park to have a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City and watch sunset.
What You Can Expect
The Forbidden City
At about 8:00am, your guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby. Then, you will head to the world’s largest square, Tian’anmen Square to see the famous huge portrait of Chairman Mao. You will learn some information about Tian’anmen Square.
At about 9:30, you will be transferred to 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 15 important sites and avoid the crowds.
Your palace tour will end at the Spiritual Valor Gate and you will have lunch at Alley Coffee which is near the Forbidden City. Your guide is ready for answering any question about the Forbidden City and Beijing.
After the lunch, you will visit Jingshan Park. Climb to the top of the Jingshan Hill to take a bird’s eye view of the Forbidden City, 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 18:00 pm.