Forbidden City In-Depth Exploring Private 4-Hour Tour

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From $82.00

78 reviews   (4.99)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Private guide pick you up from lobby of your hotel. Guide is hand-picked for their experience and knowledge with incredible details about the history, architecture and culture of the palace . A remarkable ancient architectural masterpiece of China. More than 15 carefully selected spots in the Forbidden city will be visited with the help of your knowledgeable tour guide. The mysterious palace of the ancient emperors is waiting for you to explore. ( Please book the tours 10 days in advance during peak season)

What's Included

Attractions entrance fee

Hotel pick up ( No Private Vehicle )

Private knowledgeable guide

What's Not Included

Gratuities ( Recommend for excellent service )

Hotel drop off

Transport fee

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 70

Additional Info

  • All travelers Passport name, number and birthday is required at time of booking for all participants for getting your SKIP THE LINE Forbidden City entrance ticket in advance
  • For last minute booking , if no guide available , we can full refund or change the tour to another day
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please provide the tour operator with your special requests at "special requirement", your tour operator will also contact you just in case
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If you choose to have Spanish language tour guide service, please ensure to make your booking at least 3 days in advance
  • Please note : The private tour not include hotel drop off ,but your guide can help you get taxi or personal Uber (own expense)
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Your private guide will greet you in the lobby of your hotel .Then take personal Uber with Air-conditioned or walk (if your hotel close by ) to Tiananmen Square . The tour finish after Jingshan Park, your guide can help you get Uber or taxi ( Own expense ) .Then you can go any place you need , just feel free to ask , your guide will show you best advice based on your requests.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
Your first stop is Tiananmen Square , the world’s largest central squares. It’s located in the geographical heart of the city. Stand amid the history as your guide explains its past and points out its significant buildings.
 Please note : Enter to Tiananmen Square always long line , but we can skip the line if no government event on the day.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Monument of the People's Heroes
Take pictures , not visit inside.

• Admission Ticket Free

National Museum Of China
Take pictures , not visit inside.

• Admission Ticket Free

Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)
Taking pictures only , not visiting inside.

• Admission Ticket Free

Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)
Take pictures , not visit inside.

• Admission Ticket Free

Take pictures , not visit inside.

• Admission Ticket Free

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Thereafter, you’ll continue into the Forbidden City shrouded with mysteries. During the walking tour, you may feel confused about the special designs and totems of the palace, especially the cultural meaning behind them. 
 Why there are 9 sculptures of mythical animals on the roof ridge of Hall of Supreme Harmony but not 8 or 10; why there are 9999.5 but not 10000 rooms in the palace; Why the eyes and ears of the stone lions in front of the Palace of Tranquility and Longevity blocked… 

With the historical knowledge from your guide, you will gradually uncover these cultural secrets and explore a more different Forbidden City you’ve ever heard about.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
Inside of Forbidden City

• Admission Ticket Free

Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
Inside of Forbidden City

• Admission Ticket Free

Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian)
Inside of Forbidden City

• Admission Ticket Free

The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
Inside of Forbidden City

• Admission Ticket Free

The Nine Dragon Screen of The Palace Museum
Inside of Forbidden City

• Admission Ticket Free

Turret of The Palace Museum
Inside of Forbidden City

• Admission Ticket Free

Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
After a close insight of the Forbidden City, you are going to exit in the north and then climb up to Jingshan Park which is the best spot to overlook the panorama of the Forbidden City. Just prepare to embrace the stunning scenery.

At last, ask your guide for transportation information to your next destination before bidding farewell to your guide.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Leo’s Guide & Driver Service
pass by

• Admission Ticket Free


History and stunning architecture
Ailton007, 09-05-2021
We were so glad we did this tour vs. just walking Forbidden CIty ourselves. Connie our guide was super knowledgeable, contextualized and explained the history of the place and led us to places / photo ops inside Forbidden City which we would have never discovered otherwise. She picked us up at our hotel and we took the bus there, everything went smooth until we were inside and and we didn't feel rushed. Plenty of time to explore and Jingshan Park afterwards was great as well. Well organized with a great guide and we learned so much about Chinese history. Highly recommended!
Excellent guide
PSA88, 23-09-2020
We were delighted to have the very lovely Helen (from Leo’s Tours) guide us for 4 days, including the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. She speaks very good English and was very informative and knowledgeable with great insights and stories. We would happily use her again and highly recommend her to anyone visiting Beijing.
Amazing Day at Forbidden City!
BrownEyes2019, 18-01-2020
We had an amazing day at the forbidden city! Helen was our tour guide from (Leo's tour). She arrived on time, told us the agenda for the day and spoke great English! She talked about the Forbidden city on theway there. She was very knowledgeable and answered questions. She was on time and did not rush us while we gazed at the forbbiden city. She have recommendations for lunch and for dinner. After the tour she gookul us to Pearl market. She department and a pleasant to be around. After the tour she took us to Pearl market. I highly recommend her and company.
Amazing Tour to Forbidden City
jiekliu, 17-01-2020
We only had one day in Beijing and decided to tour the Forbidden City. We booked the tour with Leo's private tour, and was led by tour guide Susan. She was very punctual arriving at our hotel, and along the way she gave us a great deal of information about Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. We would never be able to notice the details and understanding the meaning behind them on our own. We finished the tour just after lunch, and Susan gave us a lot of good ideas to fill the rest of the afternoon. Overall, it was a great tour, and the Forbidden City didn't disappoint. We would definitely recommend using a tour guide, and Leo's is a great choice!
Amazing tour to Forbidden City
chernukhanikita, 09-01-2020
We’ve book a trip the day before the tour. On the next day at 10 a.m. our guide was in our hotel and without any problems we have started our journey. April (our guide on this tour) is very interesting person,who is passionate about the subject, has excellent English and deep knowledge of historical facts. The atmosphere of the tour was relaxed and comfortable. April was ready to answer all the questions with enthusiasm. We took a lot of guided tours and I definitely can say that this one with April was an amazing experience. Beijing differs from south China, you can not walk around and understand peculiarities of the city alone, April helped us a lot in understanding the history of Beijing and encouraged us to explore it further. For the rest of our stay here April recommended us the places to visit and what I can conclude now: that was very close acquaintance with the Beijing. Highly recommended tour with April and city to visit as a whole!

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