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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $1517 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $1671 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $1942 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $2072 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate.) $2220 USD
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These are major sights and deliver a wonderful insight into the past present and even a little of the future!

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 symbolism in the design of the complex's endless buildings. Since yellow is the color of the Emperor, you'll notice that almost all of the roofs are covered in yellow tiles. See how the main halls and courts are situated in groups of three or the shape of the Qian trigram, which represents heaven. Look for the number of statuettes that line up on the sloping roofs to get an initial understanding of a building's importance. Your guide will point out many more!

At Tiananmen Square, the polarizing events that took place here will provide a distinct atmosphere that will leave your mind wandering through China's unique history. Standing as the third-largest city square in the world, the opportunities to explore here are endless, while the enormity of the area matches its importance. From the May Fourth Movement in 1919 to the controversial protests of the late 1980s, this center of Chinese development will forever be one of the most recognized locations in this nation's history. Your personal guide will walk you through the monuments while providing you with a thorough understanding of their historical impact.

With any remaining time on this full-day tour, your guide will discuss other points of interest that you could visit before returning to Tianjin.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Private vehicle with English-speaking driver
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Forbidden City
  • 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)

  • 8:00 AM (10 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

• Beijing is about a 2.5-hour drive from Tianjin.
• Admission to the Forbidden City is 14 USD per person.
• Lunch is not included in the price of this tour. Expect it to cost about 25-30 USD per person.
• Your guide will accompany you for the duration of your transfer to Beijing.
• The entrance to the Tiananmen Gate tower is USD 3 per person. The entrance to the National Theatre for Performing Arts is 6 USD.


• 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.