Guided Tour of Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing
Walking tours

Guided Tour of Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing

4.5/5
Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 4 hours
Do this because
  • Listen to live English commentary along the way and feel free to ask your guide questions
  • Wander through Tian'anmen Square and hear about the events that took place here over time
  • Marvel at the landscape gardens and buildings of the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City
What to expect

On this walking tour, you'll hear interesting stories about Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City and receive an introduction to the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

First, you'll stroll around Tian'anmen Square with your guide and get to know the buildings around you. You'll contemplate the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Qianmen Gate, the Tian'anmen Tower, and more.

Next, you'll enter the Forbidden City from the South Gate and discover its stunning complex. Gain deep insight into the history of this massive palace which is said to have 9999.5 rooms. See the most important buildings along the middle axis of the palace, then admire two courtyards in the west chamber. The tour will end at the Imperial Garden, you can choose to explore more of the Forbidden City on your own, or your tour guide will advise where to catch a taxi to your next destination.

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What's included
  • check Guided walking tour
  • check Headsets (to hear the guide)
  • check Entrance ticket
Where

20 Qianmen East Street, Dongcheng, Beijing, China 100051

Meeting point:
Meet your guide in front of Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall (北京规划展览馆). By subway: line 2/8 at Qianmen Station, exit E2, then walk 400 meters. Make sure to get off at Qianmen Station, not the Tian'anmen East or West. Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.
What to remember

Not allowed:

  • Luggage or large bags, camera tripods, drones, paper and pens

Know in advance:

  • Please indicate each participant's full name and passport number when you confirm your booking
  • Infants (age 0-2) can join the tour for free

Remember to bring:

  • A valid passport
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Provider
Discover Beijing Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.5/5

Based on 2 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - May 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Es war eine sehr schöne Tour

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - April 2024

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    The guide was very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. This is a long tour with lots to see and the guide's attitude helped keep the attention going.

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