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5-Hour Skip-the-Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour in Beijing

Highlights
  • A guided tour of the Forbidden City with skip-the-line admission
  • Skip the crowds and enter the museum without waiting in line
  • Enjoy 18 different stops, from treasure collections to the royal garden
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5-Hour Skip-the-Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour in Beijing
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5-Hour Skip-the-Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour in Beijing
From US$ 69.00
Overview
The Forbidden City is the former seat of Chinese imperial power, once home to 24 different emperors over a 500-year span. Only a limited number of tickets are released each day, and visitors face long wait times to enter the sprawling royal residence. With these skip-the-line admission tickets, you’ll breeze past the crowds on an in-depth guided tour of the lavish palace complex.
What to Expect
After pickup at your Beijing hotel, head to the city’s top attraction with prebooked tickets. As the world’s best-preserved imperial residence, the Forbidden City draws visitors from every region of the globe, with most tourists facing long wait times to get inside. During this exclusive, skip-the-line tour, you’ll breeze past the crowds and enter the museum directly to begin your guided visit.
Step inside the 15th-century palace complex, once home to 24 different emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties. Your private guide will be on hand to tell you about the history and culture of the Forbidden City as you wander the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take your time to explore its 1,000 lavish rooms and the sprawling royal compound: The in-depth tour includes 18 stops, including the lavish Antiquarium of the Palace Museum, where the royal treasures are displayed.
Reviews (63)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
trip to the Forbidden city with skip the lines guide Lisa

We would recommend getting a guide and pay to skip the lines. Our guide Lisa was great and it was a beautiful day, so she also took us to the park across from the forbidden city and we climbed up to the top, where you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roam558195
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

5 in our group with Lisa. Pick up was easy and efficient. Once we got to the forbidden city we realized how out of our depth we would have been if we had tried to foot it alone. Lisa was fantastic, knowledgeable and we had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highly Recommended

We had a great tour with Linda, our guide for the day. She was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We were very lucky that there was only my husband and I on the tour. Linda took pictures of us for us and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brenda K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Way End Our Trip

It was our last day in Beijing and we did not want to leave without seeing the Forbidden City. We decided to take the "5 Hour Skip the Line Tour"which ended up to be a great decision. Our tour guide Lisa was great! She was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Storyteller757453
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Great Way to start a trip to Beijing

Whilst still jet lagged, our 5-Hour Skip-the-Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour was a great choice for our first morning in Beijing. It was nice to be picked up and experience the wonders of the Forbidden City as our first experience. Our guide Linda...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Phillip W
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