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 exploring 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.
09:00: Meet your tour guide at the meeting point before commencing your sightseeing tour to the Imperial Ancestral Temple.
09:30-13:30：4-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.
14:00: Refresh yourself with lunch at a traditional restaurant, then venture to Beihai Royal Garden. Wander amid the botanical beauty of the surrounding grounds and explore the temples and art pieces that are dotted around the park. The walking tour ends when we reach the renowned typical Beijinger’s residence area, the“Hutongs”. (Having a hutong rickshaw tour to explore the old Beijinger’s life is optional. ￥80/pp).
16:30: After your tour comes to an end, bid farewell to your guide and continue to explore independently if you wish.
Meeting Time & Meeting Point
Meeting time: 09:00 am
Meeting Point: Main gate of the NUO Beijing Hotel .
Address: Tower B. No. 33 East Chang An Avenue. Beijing
Address in Chinese: 北京饭店诺金（东长安街33号B座）
Transportation to the meeting point by Subway:
Please take “Subway line 1”and get off at station “Wangfujing”（王府井）.
Following the signs for Exit C, walk 100 meters to the west and you will find the NUO Hotel Beijing.
Optional Hotel Pickup between 8 and 9 am, add $19 per car (a minivan).