This in-depth Forbidden City half day tour will take you to have a complete 4 hours visit in this imperial palace. You will visit the West, East and Central Line. (The common tour only lasts for 2 hours by visiting along the Central Line). The East and West Line visit will show you distinctive royal garden and lots of royal family residences, This is a thorough journey in the Forbidden City which allows you to explore the real life of concubines and emperors here.

Corner Tower of Forbidden City
Corner Tower of Forbidden City

This is a non shopping tour including English speaking guide and entrance ticket.

Tour Code: BC14
Price: USD30 per person
Departure: Daily except for Monday
Duration: Approx. 4 hours
Language: English
Tour Type: Group guided tour

Meeting Time & Meeting Point:

Forbidden City half day tour meeting pointMorning Departure Time: 8:30am
Afternoon Departure Time: 13:00am

Meeting point: Gate of the Palace Museum Visitor Service Center (20 meters west to the main gate [午门 Wumen or Meridian Gate] of the Forbidden City), your tour guide will meet you with sign “Forbidden City Tour”) .

For weekends or nonworking time, please book the tour by calling +86 178 1320 5162

Tour Itinerary

Forbidden City
Forbidden City

You will be met by your guide at the meeting point at 8:30 for morning tour.
And afternoon tour starts at 13:00.

Full-view Forbidden City (故宫) tour to cover West, East and Central line-Sightseeing for 4 hours:  You will visit the central line to learn about the main building to learn about its political and ceremonial center and your tour guide will also escort you pass through the royal family residence and the splendid royal garden enjoying a complete imperial palace journey.

The morning tour ends at the north gate of the Forbidden City at 12:30.
And afternoon tour ends at 17:00


1. Forbidden City entrance ticket
2. English speaking tour guide


  1. Please let us know which tour you would like to take morning tour or afternoon tour.
  2. Please send us your full name and passport number, which will be used to book Forbidden City ticket.


Tel: +86 178 1320 5162
Skype ID: intochinatravel

Forbidden City Map
Forbidden City Map