Forbidden City 4-Hour Guided Tour (Morning & Afternoon Departure)

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: China, Bei Jing Shi, Beijing

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  • 4 hours
  • Beijing
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Choose this tour to be able to not just see, but also understand the deep history that lies behind the architectural masterpieces of the Forbidden City, the largest royal palace in the world. Without professional guidance, your trip to the Forbidden City isn't as insightful. This product is created for those who would like to spend more time in the Forbidden City to completely understand the rich imperial culture it has to offer. We will take 4 hours to walk around and fully view the palace complex, covering the West, East, and Central Line. You will be able to board the Meridian Gate, take a closer look at the elegant turrets, visit the museums, see the distinctive Royal Garden, and the Royal Family Residence, experiencing a valuable journey through the Forbidden City.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China

Morning Departure Time Table:
08:20-08:30: Meet your tour guide at the main gate of the Forbidden City.
08:30-12:30: Forbidden City guided tour (4 Hours)
12:30: Tour ends at the north gate before you can continue to explore the Forbidden City.

Afternoon Departure Time Table
12:50-13:00: Meet your tour guide at the main gate of the Forbidden City.
13:00-17:00: Forbidden City guided tour (4 Hours)
17:00: Tour ends at the north gate before you can continue to explore the Forbidden City.

Explore the history, majestic buildings and treasures in the Forbidden City in-depth in this 4-hour walking tour. Allow your guide to take you around the West, East and Central line within the Forbidden City to give you an introduction to the world's largest Royal Palace.

Duration: 4 hours

  • Admission Ticket to the Forbidden City
  • English-Speaking Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Departure Point

The Palace Museum Visitor Service Center, China, Bei Jing Shi, Dong Cheng Qu, 东华门路故宫内 邮政编码: 100006

Return Details

The Palace Museum, 4 Jing Shan Qian Jie, Dong Cheng Qu, Bei Jing Shi, China, 100009

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


31 Jan, 2020

A competent introduction for western tourists who are not familiar with the last two dynasties that are Ming and Qing, and are looking for whirlwind tour of the forbidden city.


30 Dec, 2019

Must book in advance, foreign visitors will need to bring your passport and a guide option is recommended. The city is vast and some areas might be difficult for those with reduced mobility that said there are always plenty of people around to help. Visitor numbers in winter are usually half those in the summer but be prepared Beijing can be cold in winter and there are few areas to get warm. The exhibition of pottery and jewellery is worth the walk and can be busy. One of two places which were on my bucket list now crossed off during my visit to Beijing

Drew A

08 Dec, 2019

Wonderful tour of the Forbidden City done in about four hours. Not super in depth on history, but enough to give a very solid overview and see a great amount in four hours.


03 Dec, 2019

We enjoyed the 4 hour tour of the Forbidden City. Mike was our guide and he provided a lot of information about the history and always allowed time for us to wander around and take pictures.


13 Nov, 2019

I had the pleasure of having Mike as our tour guide for the forbidden palace and he was absolutely wonderful!!!! If you get the opportunity to book with him you would be very lucky he has excellent knowledge of everything very helpful and detailed. He had so much knowledge on the forbidden temple learned so much we got to see so many amazing things! He even went above and beyond for us by helping give us details about Beijing like where to shop and eat answering all questions 5 star service!

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