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Imperial Garden of the Palace Museum

Imperial Garden of the Palace Museum Tours and Activities

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Located within the grounds of the Forbidden City, the Imperial Garden of the Palace Museum was built in the Ming Dynasty as a private imperial garden. Covering around 129,000 square feet (12,000 square meters), the garden features numerous pavilions, halls, shrines, ponds, rock gardens, ancient trees, and sculptural objects.

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4 Jingshan Front Street, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing, Northern China, 100006
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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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Forbidden City In-Depth Exploring Private 4-Hour Tour

Forbidden City In-Depth Exploring Private 4-Hour Tour

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

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

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While on layover at Beijing Capital International Airport, let a personal guide show you the highlights around Beijing. Spend time exploring the UNESCO-listed Great Wall of China at Mutianyu and the Forbidden City. You'll also visit Tiananmen Square and eat a Chinese lunch. Round-trip airport transport by private vehicle is included on this full-day tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.00
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$208.00
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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

4 Hour Private Forbidden City Tour with Depth Exploring

4 Hour Private Forbidden City Tour with Depth Exploring

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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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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
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$185.00
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$185.00
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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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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 Tour of Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City

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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$147.20
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$147.20
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Private City Tour By Public Transportation: Temple Of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

Private City Tour By Public Transportation: Temple Of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

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Travel like the locals — on public transportation — during this 6-hour private tour of Beijing’s landmarks. With a dedicated guide, visit the Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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$94.00
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Beijing Private Tour: 2-Hour Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Quick Explorer

Beijing Private Tour: 2-Hour Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Quick Explorer

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Make the most of your limited time in Beijing and get a personalized experience as you tour Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City with a private, English speaking guide. Walk through these landmarks at your own pace while your guide tells you fascinating stories of their significance. Choose from several start times to easily fit this Quick Explorer tour into your busy schedule.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$68.00
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$68.00
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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 Private Day Tour: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

All Inclusive Private Day Tour: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

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Cover four of Beijing’s UNESCO World Heritage sites on one trip thanks to this 8-hour private tour. Visit iconic Chinese landmarks like Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and the Forbidden City. All site entrance fees, private guide, roundtrip hotel transport, and lunch are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.00
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$178.00
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Private Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Great Wall Tour

Private Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Great Wall Tour

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Fully immerse yourself the history of Beijing, and maximize your time on a private full-day tour. Discover the symbolic heart of China at Tiananmen Square and venture inside the Forbidden City. Eat a delicious lunch, then climb the hillside and be rewarded with stellar views of the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Your guide provides personalized service and informs you on the significance of each of these iconic landmarks.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.00
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$178.00
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Small-Group Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace Tour with Lunch

Small-Group Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace Tour with Lunch

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Visit Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City on a full-day, small-group tour. With just 12 people per group, you’ll enjoy personalized attention from a guide as you explore the three famous sites. Hear about Beijing’s history, and stop mid-way through the tour for an authentic Chinese lunch, featuring tempting dishes such as muxu pork.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.00
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$118.00

Private Half-Day Beijing Tour: Forbidden City and Houhai Lake Bike Tour

Private Half-Day Beijing Tour: Forbidden City and Houhai Lake Bike Tour

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Discover Beijing’s scenic side on this private half-day tour by bike and metro. Visit Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City; enjoy a delicious Chinese-style lunch overlooking Shichahai Lake; then glide around Houhai Lake on a leisurely bike tour. Hotel pickup is included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.00
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$118.00
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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 Day Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong by Public Transportation

Private Day Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong by Public Transportation

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Let a private guide meet you at your Beijing hotel and accompany you on a full-day exploration of the city. Use public transportation, such as the subway or bus, to get to highlights including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Then explore the 'hutongs,' or historic alleys, with the option to rent a rickshaw for a ride.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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$119.00
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Tiananmen Square ,Forbidden City, Hutong Rickshaw ,Summer Palace Private Tour

Tiananmen Square ,Forbidden City, Hutong Rickshaw ,Summer Palace Private Tour

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Hit the Beijing highlights in just a day with the help of a private guide and driver on this time-saving door-to-door tour. See the sights of Tiananmen Square, explore the Forbidden City palace complex, and stroll the gardens and pavilions of the Summer Palace. Along the way, ride a rickshaw through the “hutong” alleyways around Back Lakes to meet a local family, and enjoy a dragon boat cruise.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.00
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$166.00
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Shore Excursion: 2-Day Private Beijing Sightseeing Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port

Shore Excursion: 2-Day Private Beijing Sightseeing Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port

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When your cruise ship drops anchor at Tianjin Cruise Port, make the most of your time in China on a private 2-day shore excursion to Beijing and the Great Wall of China. With a personal guide, tick off top Beijing attractions such as Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace). Plus, you also visit the Great Wall of China, one of the New7Wonders of the World. Port pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, and two lunches are included. Please note, accommodation is not included.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$598.00
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$598.00
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Beijing Private Day Tour: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Badaling Great Wall

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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$198.00
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$198.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Imperial Garden of the 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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Currently, an entrance ticket to Imperial Garden of the Palace Museum costs USD 18.00. Guided Imperial Garden of the Palace Museum tours start around USD 18.00 per person.
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