The Forbidden City Indepth Tour

The Forbidden City In-depth Tour

TOUR B1: US$49/person, 2nd guest gets 10% off, 3rd guest 20% off



The Forbidden City requires every guest to buy the tickets online with local currency. No paper tickets are sold on-site. As the museum's Website is in Chinese, it is a hassle for international tourists to purchase. In high season, the tickets can be sold out extremely fast as there is a traffic limit every day and the closure of the museum every Monday. Book this tour and leave the hassle to us!

Morning and Afternoon Departures

8:20 am and 12:50 pm., from Tuesday through Sunday. The Museum is closed on every Monday. 



4-Hour Forbidden City in-depth tour will make you cover all the valuable places of the Forbidden City. During today’s trip, you will have the chance to witness some of the most splendid imperial buildings in Beijing. Besides, you will also tour the royal temple called Tai Miao, otherwise known as the Imperial Ancestral Temple, where sacrificial ceremonies used to take place in honor of the imperial family’s ancestors, especially for important events.  

We will spend four hours to explore this magnificent place by covering the West, East, and Central Line. During this time, you will be able to pass through the Meridian Gate, take a closer look at the turrets of the elegant buildings, visit museums, the distinctive Royal Garden, Royal family residence, and experience an unforgettable journey through the Forbidden City complex. Last you will also explore the picturesque Royal Garden – The Winter Palace (Beihai Royal Garden), where you can admire the charming towers, halls, courtyards, pavilions, and temples. 

Tour Itinerary

08:20: Meeting at the Gate of the Palace Museum Visitor Service Center (20 meters west to the main gate of the Forbidden City). Your tour guide will meet you by holding the “Forbidden City Tour” sign. 

08:30-12:30:4-Hour Forbidden City Sightseeing. venture to the Forbidden City to admire the imperial magnificence of the Chinese palace. Hear about how the building functions as both a political and ceremonial centre, then delve into the intriguing exhibits of the Palace Museum to admire an epic collection of artwork dating back to the Ming Dynasty. 


12:50 pm: Meeting.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: 4-hour tour.

Meeting Time & Meeting Point

Meeting time: 8:20 am or 12:50 pm

Meeting Point: Gate of the Palace Museum Visitor Service Center (20 meters west to the main gate of the Forbidden City),. Your guide will hold sign of "The Forbidden City Tour."

Optional Hotel Pickup between 8 and 9 am, add $19 per car (a minivan).

 Great Wall Adventure Club is the perfect guide for your Great Wall hiking and camping.  


  1. English-speaking guide
  2. General admissions
  3. Gourmet lunch 


with discounts since you've booked this tour.

*A5 Jinshanling Great Wall hike (3 hrs of hiking)

*A3 Mutianyu Great Wall tour

* GS1 Great Wall sunset hike and tour

* A6: Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike (4.5 hrs)

* A7: Gubeikou to Simatai hike (7 hrs)

* 2GC1: Great Wall hike and camping adventure

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