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Meridian Gate (Wumen) Tours and Activities

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 2- Day Highlights Tour With Round Transfer

Tianjin Port To Beijing Private 2- Day Highlights Tour With Round Transfer

This wonderful 2-day shore excursion tour from Tianjin Port to Beijing . We will take you to visit the top attraction in Beijing, such as Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven. All entrance fees, Mutianyu Great Wall round way cable car Or chairlift up and toboggan down, professional guide and private transfer service are all inclusive. 6 different tour guide languages can be chosen. Please arrange your own hotel accommodation in Beijing city in advance. ( Lunch at your own cost )
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.00
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$500.00
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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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Beijing Private Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and 798 Art District

Beijing Private Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and 798 Art District

This full day tour in Beijing will enable you to experience the historical sites and morden art district: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City with 798 art district. Meet your guide in the morning at your local accommodation, and travel to Tiananmen Square. After visit the Forbidden City, heading to the 798 art district to explore the biggest space for cultural, artistic, commercial activities, and fashion show. You will have your own guide and private vehicle. Entrance fee, lunch, hotel pick up and drop off are included.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.00
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$156.00
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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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5-Hour In-depth Forbidden City Small Group Tour

5-Hour In-depth Forbidden City Small Group Tour

An in-depth tour led by an experienced, scholar-like tour guide. Learning history background and stories about China’s dynasties. How’s the emperors’life like? Who’s the dragon lady? Where is the movie of the Last Emperor filmed? Ever heard of court killing, fighting and even court romance,etc. All detailed introductions and stories will get you a full and deep comprehension of the Forbidden City. Tour ended with a Forbidden City Wall walk.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.00
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$91.00
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Bullet Train Private Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

Bullet Train Private Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

Take one of most smooth and fastest bullet train to Beijing. This private day highlight tour will show you 3 most popular and must see attractions in Beijing, including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. Private transfer, entrance fee, round way cable car or toboggan tickets on the Great Wall and lunch are inclusive. Come and enjoy this wonderful day trip to get to know some interesting stories about this amazing city.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.00
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$219.00
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Private Walking Tour to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City with Peking Duck Meal

Private Walking Tour to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City with Peking Duck Meal

This private day tour give you a comprehensive introduction to the Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City, followed by a Peking Duck Lunch or Dinner at Siji Minfu Peking Roast Duck Restaurant. The tour is perfect for people who love history, culture, architecture and food.Your private guide will share interesting stories and facts as you walking. This private tour includes, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch or dinner and Beijing city hotel pick up.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.00
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$138.00
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2-Day Private Tour of Forbidden City and Summer Palace

2-Day Private Tour of Forbidden City and Summer Palace

This tour includes the highlights of Beijing, with 4 world heritages, if you like history and look for classic travel route of Beijing, this tour is a smart choice. About 2000 years ago, the Great wall of china was built. The total length is over 20,000 km. It was built for Military defense. Great wall Mutianyu is one of the oldest parts, the mountain is 90% covered by trees, so the landscape is beautiful. It's closer and less crowded than Great wall Badaling, so you have time to leisurely wander on the wall. Summer Palace was rebuilt by Dowager Cixi in 1886 after burned by Anglo-French Allied Force.You will see a typical Chinese style garden inside, with plants, flowers, arch bridges and pavilions. Forbidden city has about 600 years history, lived by 24 emperors from Ming and Qing Dynasty. It's one of the best preserved imperial palaces in the world. Temple of Heaven is the symbol of Beijing. It's a temple that differs from religion temples, it's a place to worship Natural Gods.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.00
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$310.00
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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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Should I book Meridian Gate (Wumen) tickets in advance?
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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) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Meridian Gate (Wumen) costs USD 9.75. Guided Meridian Gate (Wumen) tours start around USD 9.75 per person.
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