A half day private tour of the Forbidden City and the Tian'an men Square.


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: No. Children must be accompanied with parents.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Mandarin (fluent)

Flexible tour of Beijing according to your time, can be 3-4 hours

The forbidden city is the largest wooden palace in the world, 24 emperors used to live and work there for more than 600 years. that is really a city in the city! Whole day is not enough to see everything. I Show you the palace museum according your time.

Tian'anmen Square is one of the largest city squares in the world. It is situated in the heart of Beijing. It was built in 1417 and was the entrance gate to the Forbidden City. Today the Tian'anmen Square is just like the eyes and the symbol of Beijing.


- Pickup you in the hotel, or somewhere else as agreed in the downtown.

- I will show y the forbidden city and the Tian'anmen Square by subway or buses or taxi.

- After the tour, I will send you back to the place you need in downtown Beijing.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Somewhere in the downtown.

End location: Somewhere in the downtown.

Duration: 4 hours

weather, traffic, affect the time


This is a walking tour.

If needed, we can use public transit (taxi, subway), and this would be an additional cost, paid as we go.

What’s Included

- My time and service as your private, English speaking guide
- Walking tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 RMB - Forbidden city tickets 60RMB person plus Public Transportation costs.

What’s Extra

- Forbidden City tickets
- Public Transportation fee
- Any Personal expenses


I have a driving license, but I don't drive during the tour. I accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver if it's necessary.

A Recent Review of this tour

We visited the Forbidden City, which was incredibly crowded on a Saturday morning. Mary is a very pleasant person and a great guide. Her English is well understandable. She knows how to entertain and to teach without drowning in information. As a guide her practical skills are perfect. She managed it to avoid long queues and get the tickets in no time. We would not hesitate to book another tour with her.
Elina Henkes

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