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The Forbidden City, or Palace Museum, is the world’s largest palace complex, with more than 800 buildings and some 8,000 rooms set in the heart of Beijing. Deemed off-limits to visitors for some five centuries, today this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the city’s most popular attractions.

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Apr - Oct: 8:30am - 5pm, Nov - March: 8:30am - 4:30pm
4 Jingshan Front Street, Beijing, Northern China, 100009
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Beijing Layover Small Group Tour to Great Wall & Forbidden City (9AM-5PM)

Beijing Layover Small Group Tour to Great Wall & Forbidden City (9AM-5PM)

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Beijing layover small group tour to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City starting from 9am to 5pm. This is the best option for who have a long layover in Beijing airport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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$150.00

Private Beijing City and Mutianyu Great Wall Tour

Private Beijing City and Mutianyu Great Wall Tour

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Check off two UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day on this action-packed private Beijing tour with separate driver and guide. Start the day at Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City then travel to the Mutianyu Great Wall and ride the cable car up and toboggan down. Tour includes door-to-door transportation plus a traditional Chinese lunch.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$223.00
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$223.00
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2-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

2-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

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Discover Beijing at your own pace on a private 2-day tour of China’s capital, which includes select meals, transport, and entrance fees. Tick off top attractions such as Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), and the Temple of Heaven (Tian tan) on day one. On day two, visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu — one of the New7Wonders of the World — and the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included every day.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$418.00
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$418.00
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Mutianyu Great Wall Tour with Forbidden City & Tiananmen, Private Day Trip

Mutianyu Great Wall Tour with Forbidden City & Tiananmen, Private Day Trip

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Gain insight into imperial China on a private full-day tour of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Beijing. Start with a look at the monuments of Tiananmen Square, then tour the immense Forbidden City complex with your knowledgeable guide. After lunch, hike along the Mutianyu Great Wall and enjoy multiple photo opportunities on the Wall. Travel in comfort with your guide in your own private vehicle, with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.00
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$223.00
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11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai

11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai

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Travel around China with a knowledgeable guide on an 11-day tour that includes Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin and Shanghai. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and the Terracotta Warriors. Gain insight into China’s past at Xi’an’s Wild Goose Pagoda and in Beijing’s hutongs, and see cultural highlights including the Great Mosque, Yu Gardens, Shanghai Bund and more. Enjoy spectacular scenery on a Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. Your tour includes accommodations, three flights, transportation, entrance fees and some meals.
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  • 11 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,888.00
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$1,888.00
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2-Day Beijing Small Group Tour

2-Day Beijing Small Group Tour

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Take two days to experience the highlights of Beijing with a small-group and guide who shares the history of this vibrant city. On day one, begin with a tour of Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest existing imperial gardens. The second day, head out to walk along the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, ascending to the ramparts on foot or via cable car. Round-trip transport via air-conditioned vehicle included.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$219.00
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$219.00
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Beijing Layover Small Group Tour to Great Wall & Forbidden City (7AM-3PM)

Beijing Layover Small Group Tour to Great Wall & Forbidden City (7AM-3PM)

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Have a long layover in Beijing? Make the most of your time between flights and discover three of the city’s major attractions. Meet your guide at Terminal 3 Arrivals and—with just a small group for company—set off via climate-controlled vehicle. In the space of just a few hours, enjoy a whirlwind discovery tour of the scenic Mutianyu Great Wall, the sprawling Forbidden City, and the iconic Tiananmen Square. Once you’ve seen the sights, return directly to the airport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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$150.00

3 Day Beijing Mini Group Tour with Airport Pick-up

3 Day Beijing Mini Group Tour with Airport Pick-up

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Experience the best of Beijing on a small-group, 3-day tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Begin in the city where you tour Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven. Walk along the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, explore the grounds of the Summer Palace. You’ll also make a photo stop at the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) and glimpse the traditional side of Beijing in the hutongs.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$276.27
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$276.27
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3-Day Private Tour of Incredible Beijing Highlights

3-Day Private Tour of Incredible Beijing Highlights

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Hit the incredible highlights of Beijing without the hassles of planning on this 3-Day door-to-door private tour. Check off Five of Beijing’s biggest attractions—Great Wall of China, Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Ming Tombs for a more. Stroll through historic Hutong alleys. Upgrade for a comprehensive package with private driver with car, toboggan, cable car, rickshaw and lunch.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$478.00
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$478.00
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Beijing Private 2-Day Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

Beijing Private 2-Day Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

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The perfect mix of independent and all-inclusive, this jam-packed, two-day tour of Beijing’s top sights picks you up from your hotel each morning to tour China’s history-filled capital. Tick off all the city’s highlights, from a guided visit to the Forbidden City to a rickshaw tour of a traditional Hutong.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$375.00
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$375.00
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Beijing Private Tour: 2 Days Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall VIP Tour

Beijing Private Tour: 2 Days Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall VIP Tour

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Spend two days exploring the top attractions in Beijing on this tour. During the first day, visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven, plus enjoy a lunch of Peking duck. On the second day, travel to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall then take a rickshaw ride through the Hutong area of Beijing.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$364.55
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$364.55
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Private Night Tour: Discover Beijing in Bustling Lights

Private Night Tour: Discover Beijing in Bustling Lights

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There’s no better way to see Beijing by night than from a car. This private transport service ensures you see the sights—and the lights—without struggling with taxis or waiting for strangers. Following a fixed itinerary with photo stops, discover Beijing ancient and modern—from the Forbidden City to the Olympic site, from Back Lakes to Rem Koolhaas’ CCTV building.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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$82.00
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Private Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour

Private Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour

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Beijing is home to some of China’s most famous sights and this private full-day trip combines three must-see attractions into one tour. Stroll around the vast Tiananmen Square, marvel at the Imperial wonders of the Forbidden City, then ride the cable car along the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. All-inclusive includes hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$185.00
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$185.00
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4-Day Small-Group Beijing Tour to Forbidden City & Great Wall, No Shopping

4-Day Small-Group Beijing Tour to Forbidden City & Great Wall, No Shopping

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Go sightseeing in Beijing on a 4-day tour led by a professional guide. Visit top attractions including UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. Hear about recent history at Tiananmen Square, discover Beijing’s traditional side while touring the hutongs, stop at the Olympic National Stadium (Bird's Nest), and enjoy a dynamic kung fu performance. With the inclusion of accommodation, entrance fees, transportation and some meals, this tour makes it easy to focus on fun.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$639.00
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$639.00
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Private Customized Beijing City Day Tour with Flexible Departure Time

Private Customized Beijing City Day Tour with Flexible Departure Time

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See Beijing on a private, chauffeured tour with a local guide. Make sure you get to all the sights and orient yourself to the city. Enjoy round trip transportation from your accommodation in a private vehicle. Relax on a full day excursion that showcases the diversity of Beijing, from the palaces and temples to gardens and markets. Customize the tour to your must-see locations.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.00
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$118.00
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Private Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City

Private Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City

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Let a personal guide accompany you to three major sights around Beijing: the Great Wall at Mutianyu, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. This full-day private tour includes entrance fees, a Chinese lunch, and a photo stop in front of the Beijing National Stadium. Travel at your own pace without any rush, with the option to take the cable car or chair lift up to the wall and a toboggan down.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.54
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$200.54
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11-Day China Tour of Small Group to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai, No Shops

11-Day China Tour of Small Group to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai, No Shops

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Cover the best of China from top to bottom during this thrill-packed, multi-day adventure to Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, and Shanghai. Enjoy VIP perks like five-star accommodation and all-inclusive domestic flight and high-speed train tickets. Take in world-renowned sights like the Terracotta Warriors and the Forbidden City, plus exciting extras like a river cruise, dance show, and more.
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  • 11 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,111.00
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$2,111.00
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Beijing's Forbidden City with Special Viewing of Treasure Gallery and the Great Wall Ruins at Badaling

Beijing's Forbidden City with Special Viewing of Treasure Gallery and the Great Wall Ruins at Badaling

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Discover some of China’s most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites on a full-day VIP tour of the Forbidden City and the Badaling Great Wall Ruins from Beijing. Accompanied by an accomplished guide, catch a rare glimpse of two less public sites in the Forbidden City and explore the Treasure Gallery and Clock Exhibition Hall of the Palace Museum in relative solitude. Then, venture to the atmospheric Ruins of the Great Wall to gain fascinating insight into China’s greatest engineering achievement. Feast upon a bounteous feast of Peking duck to conclude this enriching and exclusive experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.10
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$199.10
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3-Day Private Tour of Beijing UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Peking Duck+Show

3-Day Private Tour of Beijing UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Peking Duck+Show

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Join an expert guide for a private tour of Beijing’s most fascinating destinations and UNESCO Sites, from the Forbidden City to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. With a private guide to take care of the details, you can focus on exploring Beijing history, culture, wildlife, and cuisine, hassle-free. This three-day private tour includes all transport by private vehicle, meals and entrance fees per itinerary, and daily hotel transfers, and it’s the perfect way to experience Beijing at its most remarkable.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$508.00
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$508.00
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Private Full-Day Tour Beijing City Highlights

Private Full-Day Tour Beijing City Highlights

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Particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese, a private guide can transform the Beijing experience. Say no to hustlers and discover the city by private car or public transport on this door-to-door private tour. Check off three of Beijing’s biggest attractions—Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven—and stroll through historic hutong alleys. A comprehensive package with private guide, entrance fees, Taxi fare and lunch are all inclusive.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.00
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$168.00
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Beijing Private (less walking) 2-Day Tour with All Attractions

Beijing Private (less walking) 2-Day Tour with All Attractions

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For this specialized private two-day tour, walk less and save time. On the first day, visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Beijing Hutong, and Temple of Heaven. On the second day, visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, Summer Palace, and the Bird’s Nest. The cable car of Mutianyu takes you directly to the Great Wall and the dragon boat of the Summer Palace takes you to see the most beautiful Wanshou Mountain (additional break for your legs.) Tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee, a friendly English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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$450.00
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2-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

2-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

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Hit the highlights of Beijing without the hassles of planning on this 2-day private sightseeing trip. Visit Five world UNESCO Heritages including the Great Wall of China, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Summer Palace. Discover Beijing’s highlights without the hassle. A comprehensive package with private driver to Great Wall, City Taxi fare, cable car and lunch are all inclusive.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$459.00
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Tickets Booking

Skip the Line: Forbidden City Tickets Booking

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Beijing’s UNESCO-listed Forbidden City is famous for its striking architecture and far-reaching history–as well as its long entry lines. Book your skip-the-line ticket in advance to save time on the day, then just show your passport on arrival to enjoy hassle-free admission to the museum and palace complex, free to dedicate as much time as you need to exploring the site’s 72 hectares.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.00
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Beijing Private Day Tour of Forbidden City and Great Wall at Mutianyu

Beijing Private Day Tour of Forbidden City and Great Wall at Mutianyu

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Visit the three most famous attractions in Beijing – Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall – on this 9-hour private guided tour. Walk on the Great Wall at Mutianyu, explore the palace where emperors ruled for centuries, and capture pictures of the world's largest city square. This tour offers both All Inclusive Package or Standard Package, please choose the suitable package that fits your needs upon booking.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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$169.00
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What are Forbidden City (Palace Museum) hours of operation?
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Forbidden City (Palace Museum) hours of operation: Apr - Oct: 8:30am - 5pm, Nov - March: 8:30am - 4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Forbidden City (Palace Museum) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Forbidden City (Palace Museum) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Forbidden City (Palace Museum) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Forbidden City (Palace Museum) costs USD 110.00. Guided Forbidden City (Palace Museum) tours start around USD 110.00 per person.
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