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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $486 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $602 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $812 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $936 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate.) $1059 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout


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With a knowledgeable guide and comfortable shoes you can concentrate on the amazing civilization of the past.

Beijing is home to some of the most intriguing destinations in the world and many put the Forbidden City on the top of that list. Designed as a monument to the 24 emperors who dictated from its halls for close to 500 years, this emblematic beacon of Chinese culture is a can't miss stop during your time in this historic city.

Make sure to look for the symbology in the design of the complex's endless buildings. With yellow being the color of the Emperor you will notice that almost all the roofs are covered in yellow tiles. Notice how the main halls and courts are situated in groups of three or the shape of the Qian triagram which represents Heaven. Look for the number of statuettes that line up on the sloping roofs to get an initial understanding of the building's importance. Your guide will point out many more!

  • This Tour Includes: </B>
  • Round trip transportation from your hotel
  • Driver and English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Private tour of the Forbidden City
  • The Forbidden City is highlighted by the following destinations:
  • Meridian Gate
  • Golden Water
  • Gate of Supreme Harmony
  • Hall of Supreme Harmony
  • Hall of Preserving Harmony
  • Gate of Heavenly Purity
  • Inner Court
  • Imperial Garden
  • Western Palaces
  • Eastern Palaces
  • Additional Languages Available
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - no
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs)
  • 12:00 PM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Entrance fee to the Forbidden City is included in the price of the tour.


• You will be asked for your full name as it reads on your passport and passport number while purchasing this program in order to reserve entrance into the Forbidden City.
• The Forbidden City is closed on Mondays.