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Meridian Gate (Wumen) Tours and Tickets

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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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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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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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$9.75
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$9.75

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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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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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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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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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
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$648.00
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$648.00
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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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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 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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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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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

Private Forbidden City Virtual Tour

Private Forbidden City Virtual Tour

This is a virtual private experience, using WeChat or other online conference system. Meet your guide online at prearranged time, you are actually inside the Forbidden city and listen to the commentary about the buildings and courtyards. You will see wonderful architectures, learn the histories about this massive palace and get to know the life of the emperors from Ming and Qing Dynasties. During the tour, you are encouraged to ask questions. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Beijing standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking. We'll send you Url invitation or how to down load apps when you book the tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00
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$28.00
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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
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$518.00
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$518.00
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Beijing 3 Days Private Essence Tour Include Airport Pick up and Drop off

Beijing 3 Days Private Essence Tour Include Airport Pick up and Drop off

Enjoy the 3 days private tour service with your private guide and driver. You will visit main attractions of Beijing, such as, Tiananmen square, Forbidden city , Temple of Heaven , Mutianyu great wall and Summer Palace . Private guide greet you in the capital airport Beijing arrival hall with a welcome sign on first day and directly start tour. Door- to-doo pick up and drop off service . Private experienced drive with air-conditioned vehicle , attractions entrance tickets , airport pick up and drop off ( PEK) are inclusive .
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$420.00
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$420.00
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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
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$368.00
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$368.00
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Beijing in One Day from Dalian by Air: Great Wall, Forbidden City and More

Beijing in One Day from Dalian by Air: Great Wall, Forbidden City and More

See two most famous UNESCO sites of Beijing on a full-day tour from Dalian by plane. 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. Accompanied by your personal tour guide, learn the histories and stories about the sites and travel at your own pace. Tour includes entrance fees, a Chinese lunch, plane tickets, English speaking tour guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle. You can choose to end your tour in Beijing or travel back to Dalian.
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  • 10 to 14 hours
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$528.00
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$528.00
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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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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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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
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$1,080.00
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$1,080.00
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All Inclusive 2-Day Private Tour of Beijing City Highlights from Dalian by Air

All Inclusive 2-Day Private Tour of Beijing City Highlights from Dalian by Air

Experience the history and culture of China's Capital City-Beijing during this 2-day private tour from Dalian by plane. Your friendly and knowledgeable private guide will give you a comprehensive overview of this fascinating city, its local community and cuisine during a 2-day private tour. The sites you will visit including the UNESCO Sites: Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. Admire the Tian'anmen Square, stroll along the local Hutong allays and enjoy authentic Chinese Lunch. Flexible itinerary of this private tour will let you travel and explore at your own pace and style. Tour including plane tickets, entrance fee, lunch, one night of accommodation in a 4-star hotel, English speaking tour guide and private vehicle, you can choose to end your tour in Beijing or return Dalian.
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  • 2 days
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$784.07
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$784.07
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Temple Of Heaven-Forbidden City-Jingshan Park Private City Tour

Temple Of Heaven-Forbidden City-Jingshan Park Private City Tour

UNESCO World Heritage Sites and learn about imperial China on this full-day private  tour around Beijing. Visit the monuments of Tiananmen Square, then follow your guide through the immense Forbidden City complex. , then drive  to the Temple of heaven. Private guide and private driver , attractions entrance fee , hotel pick up and drop off are all inclusive .
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Tianjin Port to Beijing Private Highlights Day Tour And Back to Tianjin Port

Tianjin Port to Beijing Private Highlights Day Tour And Back to Tianjin Port

Private Tianjin Port to Beijing day tour with round transfer. Enjoy your private guide and driver service rather than bus tour, spend one day in Beijing, and to go the must to see attractions , Tiananmen square , Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. Tianjin port pick up and drop off , attractions entrance ticket, toll, gas, parking fee all included. Pick up flexible based on your requests.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$333.00
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$333.00
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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.
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How much does it cost to visit Meridian Gate (Wumen) 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Meridian Gate (Wumen) costs USD 178.00. Guided Meridian Gate (Wumen) tours start around USD 178.00 per person.