Private Half Day Tour of the Forbidden City

Private & Custom Tours in China
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Tour description

Discover the 2 most symbolic landmarks located in the very center of Beijing, the Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City, accompanied by a knowledgable English-speaking guide. You will gain insight into the spectacular 600 year old imperial palace and walk by the monuments of the Tian'anmen Square, including the Chairman Mao's mausoleum. Learn about the rich Chinese history from your informative private guide throughout this memorable 4 hour tour.

In the morning your tour guide and driver will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time (you can choose morning or afternoon departure in this private tour, please advised us the accurate pick up time in reconfirmation). You’ll pass by the famous Tian'anmen Square which is the largest public square in the world, a “must-see” tourist attraction for both Chinese and foreign visitors. You shall appreciate the views of the Great Hall of the People, the Monument to the People’s Heroes, and Chairman Mao’s mausoleum.Going through the Gate of Heavenly Peace of Tiananmen Square you’ll reach the Meridian Gate that is the Forbidden City. It is the largest imperial palace with 9,999.5 rooms. Where is other 0.5 room? Don’t forget to check out the answer from your tour guide. The Forbidden City has seen countless battles and reconstruction, the architecture we see today dates back to the early 15th century. You’ll be amazed by the beautiful traditional Chinese ancient architectures and the stories of ancient Chinese emperors throughout Ming and Qing dynasty.After this unforgettable experience, our guide and driver will drop you off at your hotel and concludes the tour.

What's included

  • Private car or mini van
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Bottled water in the vehicle

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide