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Meridian Gate (Wumen) Tours and Activities

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Overlooking Tiananmen Square, the Meridian Gate (Wumen) is the southernmost and largest of the Palace Museum gates, and one of the most recognizable landmarks of the Forbidden City. Comprised of five towers and five gateways, the Meridian Gate currently provides the only entrance into the Forbidden City.

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Skip the Line: Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket

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Being such a densely populated city, it can be difficult to beat the crowds in Beijing. This Forbidden City admission ticket is the perfect way to ensure you have a stress-free visit with no waiting around. Your pre-booked entry can be accessed by using your passport near the main entrance, close to Tiananmen Gate. You’ll then have the freedom to walk around the palace complex and admire pagodas and beautiful architecture.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.03
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$9.03

Private All-Inclusive Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall

Private All-Inclusive Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall

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See three of the top attractions in and around Beijing with a guide on this full-day private tour to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. Private transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off is included, as well as entrance fees, lunch, and a ticket for the round-trip cable car or toboggan ride at the Great Wall.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.00
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$202.00
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4-Hour Private Beijing Walking Tour of the Forbidden City

4-Hour Private Beijing Walking Tour of the Forbidden City

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The UNESCO-listed Forbidden City is Beijing’s most visited attraction with over 14 million annual visitors, and it has the traffic to match. This half-day walking tour ensures you maximise your time, with a private guide, pre-paid entrance tickets, and an itinerary tailored to your preferences. Hotel pickup is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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$74.00
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Beijing Private Tour of Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City

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Beijing Private Tour of Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City

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Explore the iconic landmarks of Beijing with a private guide who takes you to the Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City for an in-depth experience of the Chinese history and culture in Beijing. Begin at the Temple of Heaven, built by the Yongle Emperor during the Ming Dynasty. In Tiananmen Square, see the National Museum of China, the mausoleum of Mao Zedong and Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes. Then continue to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage site and must-see while in Beijing.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.76
$147.20
$29.44 savings
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$147.20
$29.44 savings
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2-Day Private VIP Sightseeing Tour of Beijing City Highlights and Great Wall

2-Day Private VIP Sightseeing Tour of Beijing City Highlights and Great Wall

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Don’t compromise on style when exploring Beijing. Travel by Audi, BMW, Mercedes, or Buick and lunch at Lost Heaven and Bai Jia Da Yuan on this 2-day private sightseeing tour. Along the way, check off all the key Beijing highlights: the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Lama Temple, Tiananmen Square, and the Great Wall at Mutianyu.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$648.00
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$648.00
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Forbidden City Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Forbidden City Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

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See the Chinese imperial palace used from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty up close on this private, 4-hour tour of the Forbidden City, including special skip-the-line access. Along the way, you’ll also get to see Tiananmen Square and Jinshan Park. Please be aware that this tour doesn’t include transportation to and from the attractions, but your private guide can help you get a taxi or other form of transport (own expense).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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$82.00
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Private Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City

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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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$170.45
$200.54
$30.09 savings
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$170.45
$200.54
$30.09 savings
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5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium

5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium

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Hear the stories behind Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square during a small-group walking tour in Beijing. After exploring the famous square, which is one of the world’s largest, you’ll make your way into the Forbidden City using a pre-booked ticket to avoid any long entrance lines. Explore all the key sites including the Imperial Garden, and discover fun facts about the Ming and Qing dynasties from your guide. Numbers are limited to just 12 people, and you can rest assured that no unwelcome factory or tourist shop visits are planned.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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$58.00

Beijing Private Day Tour: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Badaling Great Wall

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Beijing Private Day Tour: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Badaling Great Wall

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See three of the most important attractions in the Beijing area in just one day with this private tour. You'll start with a morning visit to Tiananmen Square and then on to the adjacent Forbidden City, which operated as an imperial palace for almost five centuries under the Ming and Qing Dynasties. You'll then head up to the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China, stopping for lunch along the way, before returning to Beijing at the end of the day.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.30
$198.00
$29.70 savings
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$198.00
$29.70 savings
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2-Day Private Classic Beijing City Sightseeing Tour Package

2-Day Private Classic Beijing City Sightseeing Tour Package

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Discover the top sights around Beijing with a professional guide who shares the famous city’s history and highlights over two days. Tour the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and the historic temples of Beijing on the first day. The next day, head out to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China followed by time to enjoy the lush gardens of the Summer Palace. You’ll tour several UNESCO World Heritage Sites and get a glimpse of imperial China during this comprehensive tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$368.00
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$368.00
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4-Hour Skip-the-Line Small Group Discovery Forbidden City Tour with Hotel Pickup

4-Hour Skip-the-Line Small Group Discovery Forbidden City Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Breeze past the long entry lines to enjoy your pre-booked tour of the Forbidden City. Follow your tour guide to visit several palaces, including the lavish Antiquarium of the Palace Museum (Treasures Museum). Learn about the ancient history, culture, and traditions that helped shape the Forbidden City through your guide's engaging commentary. Entrance fees and hotel pickup in Beijing are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00
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3-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City, Great Wall, Hutong and Lunch

3-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City, Great Wall, Hutong and Lunch

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Discover the best of Beijing and Imperial China on a private, three-day tour of the city’s top highlights, from Tian’anmen Square to the Great Wall of China. With an expert guide to take care of the details, you’ll be free to immerse yourself in Beijing history, culture, and cuisine, exploring the city at your own pace. This three-day tour includes lunch each day, all transport in a private vehicle, and entrance fees, plus a dragon boat ride at the Summer Palace during warm months.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$518.00
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$518.00
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Private Beijing 3-Day Tour

Private Beijing 3-Day Tour

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Hit the highlights of Beijing without the hassles of planning on this multi-day private sightseeing trip. Customize your own itinerary: choose between ten different destinations, from the Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo to centuries-old royal mausoleums at Ming Tombs. You’ll also cover classic standbys like the Forbidden City and the Mutianyu Great Wall, which you can experience by toboggan or chair-lift ride.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$530.00
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$530.00
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All Inclusive Beijing Private City Sightseeing Tour with VIP Acrobatic Show

All Inclusive Beijing Private City Sightseeing Tour with VIP Acrobatic Show

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Enjoy a private full-day sightseeing tour of Beijing’s top attractions that includes Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Summer Palace. Walk around Tiananmen Square with your guide to see the National Museum of China, Mao Zedong's mausoleum, and the Monument to the People's Heroes. Tour two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Forbidden City, and the lavish Summer Palace and gardens. Wrap up by watching an acrobatics show with incredible performers. Your tour includes lunch, private vehicle transport, VIP tickets for the acrobatics show, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.00
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$188.00
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All Inclusive Beijing City Highlights Private Tour with VIP Peking Opera Show

All Inclusive Beijing City Highlights Private Tour with VIP Peking Opera Show

Enjoy a day steeped in Chinese history and culture without the hassle of navigating public transport and ticket websites. On this full-day private tour, explore landmarks like Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City complex with a private guide by your side. Enjoy personalized commentary – and answers to your questions – as you walk around each destination. Complete the day with exclusive VIP seats at Liyuan Theatre’s traditional Peking Opera performance.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.00
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$178.00
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4 Hour Private Forbidden City Tour with Skip The Line

4 Hour Private Forbidden City Tour with Skip The Line

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Explore Beijing’s highlights in the company of a private guide on this flexible, half-day tour. Pick a start time that works best for you, and meet your guide directly at your hotel. Then, travel on foot, via taxi, or public transportation (own expense), to the iconic Tiananmen Square. Head next to the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City, where skip-the-line tickets help you beat the crowds. Finally, admire Jingshan Park before returning to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.00
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$86.00
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3-Day Beijing VIP Gourmet Private Tour with Acrobatic Show Option

3-Day Beijing VIP Gourmet Private Tour with Acrobatic Show Option

An all-inclusive tour of Beijing highlights ensures that you don’t miss a thing in China’s capital city, even if you’re traveling on a short time frame. Travel in a private luxury vehicle to top Beijing attractions such as the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Mutianyu Great Wall along with your personal guide, stopping to enjoy a tasty traditional lunch every day between activities. This tour includes all transportation, entrance fees, some meals, and tour guide services.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,080.00
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$1,080.00
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Private Beijing Culture and Food Tour including Forbidden City and Hutong

Private Beijing Culture and Food Tour including Forbidden City and Hutong

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Combine sightseeing at iconic destinations with an immersive experience of local life on a private 6-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide. See Beijing’s historic treasures, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City, and the highlights of Tiananmen Square including the National Museum of China, Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes and mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Then head to a hutong (a traditional neighborhood) for lunch at a family home, followed by a food and walking tour with 20 food samples from local restaurants and shops.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.00
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$118.00
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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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3-Day Private Beijing Combo Package Tour with Night Show Option

3-Day Private Beijing Combo Package Tour with Night Show Option

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Discover Beijing and the mysteries of imperial China in this private 3-day Beijing classic tour. You will see the Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Lama Temple, the Great Wall of China, Hutong and a lot more! You can choose either Mutianyu or Huanghuacheng session based on your interests. Between April 1 to October 31, you can enjoy a boat ride at Huanghuacheng as it's a very unique water Great Wall session. Entrance fees, professional tour guide, local lunch and private vehicle are all inclusive in this tour combo package.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$498.00
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$498.00
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2-Day Private Beijing Sightseeing Tour with Night Show Option

2-Day Private Beijing Sightseeing Tour with Night Show Option

During this 2-day city tour, you will learn up to 3,000 years of Chinese history with a private professional tour guide. Visits include Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Lama Temple, Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall, and Summer Palace. Except the tour, you also have chance to watch an amazing performance:Acrobatic Show or Kungfu Show. Entrance fees, local lunch, private transfer service, professional guide are inclusive.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$378.00
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$378.00
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Private Walking Tour to National Museum, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

Private Walking Tour to National Museum, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

Explore the iconic landmarks of Beijing with a private guide who takes you to the National Museum of China, Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City for an in-depth experience of the Chinese history and culture. Your private tour will begin at the National Museum of China, which displays more than 120 million pieces of collections. At Tian'anmen square, accompanied by your guide, you will see Qianmen, Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, Great Hall of the People and Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes. Then continue to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage site and must-see while in Beijing. This in-depth tour charts the stories behind the Forbidden city's sacred sites.This private tour including special skip-the-line access, English speaking guide and Beijing city hotel pick up.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00
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Tianjin Private Day Trip to Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall by Bullet Train

Tianjin Private Day Trip to Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall by Bullet Train

See two most famous UNESCO sites of Beijing on a full-day tour from Tianjin. This full-day private tour will enable you to experience the most attractive historical sites in Beijing: Great Wall at Mutianyu, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The tour includes entrance fees, a Chinese lunch, and take a round-trip ride on the bullet train. 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 at Mutianyu Great Wall.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$296.54
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$296.54
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Private Walking Tour to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City with Peking Duck Meal

Private Walking Tour to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City with Peking Duck Meal

This private day tour give you a comprehensive introduction to the Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City, followed by a Peking Duck Lunch or Dinner at Siji Minfu Peking Roast Duck Restaurant. The tour is perfect for people who love history, culture, architecture and food.Your private guide will share interesting stories and facts as you walking. This private tour includes, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch or dinner and Beijing city hotel pick up.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.00
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$138.00
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What are Meridian Gate (Wumen) hours of operation?
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Meridian Gate (Wumen) hours of operation: Open: Apr 1-Oct 31: 8:30am-5pm; Jul 7-Aug 26: 8am-5pm; Nov 1-Mar 31: 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed Monday afternoons except holidays.. 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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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Meridian Gate (Wumen) 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. See all 46 Meridian Gate (Wumen) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Meridian Gate (Wumen) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Meridian Gate (Wumen) costs USD 9.03. Guided Meridian Gate (Wumen) tours start around USD 9.03 per person. See all 46 Meridian Gate (Wumen) tickets and tours on Viator.
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