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Skip the Line: Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket

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Skip the Line: Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket

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Overview

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.
  • Beat the Beijing crowds and get direct entry to the Forbidden City
  • See one of Beijing’s top attractions and a UNESCO-listed site
  • Conveniently use your passport to get entrance access
  • Visit the Hall of Supreme Harmony and a Daoist Temple
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Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: Passport name and number is required at time of booking for “all participants” upon booking
  • Passport is required for all travelers on the day of travel for direct entry
  • Please ensure all travelers' passport number and full name (must match your passport) is provided and accurate upon booking. Otherwise, you won't be able to access to the attraction
  • The ticket is only valid on the day you book to travel
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If children's height over 1.2 meters (3'9"), please purchase Youth Ticket upon booking (under 1.2 meters is free to join) Please ensure you follow this restriction upon booking. Don't be risky as Forbidden City will not let your kids in for free if the height is over 1.2 meters.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lily's Tour Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "Don't be overwhelmed by the masses of humanity at the entrance." See review
  • "If you're visiting Beijing, the Forbidden City is a must." See review
  • "Really interesting day, but be warned there is a lot of walking to do!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
I recommand, very good organised without problem.
Pierre_C
, Oct 2021
At lot of visitor but the organisation made the journey easy and , efficient. Every thing interconnected with passport number. A very good experience.
star-5
Good and easy process
Daydream701608
, Dec 2019
For us it was very simple. We reserved the tickets and so we were able to skip the line. Nothing more but perfect for us to enjoy this experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic and beautiful look into life in the Chinese Imperial Court.
RoLeeSun
, Nov 2019
Don't be overwhelmed by the masses of humanity at the entrance. Once you get deeper into the palace ,it is so immense that you can can wander around and get away from the crowds. To call this complex grand is an understatement. It dwarfs Versailles. The treasures displayed in the inner palaces are beautiful. I would recommend watching either The Story of Yenxi Palace or Empresses in the Palace before visiting. It will give you a better appreciation of life in the palace and the back alleyways
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Forbidden City is a Beijing must
rion1800
, Sep 2019
If you're visiting Beijing, the Forbidden City is a must. Buying the ticket online makes you save valuable minutes on your visit, so it would be wise to purchase the admission tickets from here.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Forbidden City easy access
JLM9389
, Jul 2019
This was a must during tourist season! Followed directions...went to main ticket gate with passports and all 3 passport numbers came up under my reservation. We were in a about 2 minutes. Good thing we had booked early, they were sold out for the next few days. FYI...water bottles are about $.50 US, don’t bother lugging your own water. Just buy it cold!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Buy the ticket at the Forbidden City
Connector25568630574
, Apr 2019
The admission ticket I received through the viator was not accepted at the Forbidden City site. It was supposed to have my passport number and the ticket I received had a random number. Had to spend about more than an hour trying to understand what was wrong and I finally bought a new ticket for 60 yuan at the site.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
The ticket was accepted at the entrance
iaia_zzhet
, Apr 2019
The ticket was accepted at the entrance. The guys at the entrance sent to me to buy the ticket again. So I paid twice.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Forbidden City, incredible place
Voyager67816131697
, Dec 2018
Aviator made the visit to this magnificient place pretty easy. We really enjoy our time in this place were you can have direct sense of history.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Really interesting day, but be warned...
Stephen H
, Sep 2018
Really interesting day, but be warned there is a lot of walking to do!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Good customer service
Ron082018
, Aug 2018
Website was easy to navigate. Immediate customer service from owner when called. I wish I had found this service prior to my visit.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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