4 hours Small Group Tour of Forbidden City with Chinese Tea Ceremony

Experienced guides will accompany you to experience the Chinese architecture, paintings, and sculptures of the Forbidden City. Take in a panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of the hill in Jingshan Park. After about 2 hours of walking, you may be thirsty. This trip includes a Chinese ceremony; you can drink authentic Chinese tea - be sure to taste the green tea, Pu'er tea, black tea, jasmine tea.

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  • What's included :
    • private transfer from your hotel to Forbidden city
    • Entrance fee
    • Chinese Tea Ceremony
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    • Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • transfer back your hotel
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China

    8am (If your hotel is convenient, we may arrive earlier) your guide or driver will pick you up in your hotel lobby.

    According to the passport information you provide, we will book the tickets for entering the Forbidden City in advance.

    8:30am, tourists will gather at the East Gate of the Forbidden City. A tour guide will take you to the entrance of the Forbidden City (South Gate.)

    The Forbidden City is the most complete and largest wooden structure in China. It is known as the "world's fifth largest palace".

    According to its layout and function, it is divided into two parts: “outside” and “inner”. Take the Qingmen as the boundary, the south of the Qingmen Gate is the outer dynasty, and the north is the inner court.

    The outer dynasty is also known as the "previous dynasty." The emperor's grand ceremony is represented by: the Ethereum Hall (Golden Temple), the Zhonghe Hall, and the Baohe Temple.

    The inner court is represented by: the Qing Palace, the Jiaotai Hall, the Kunming Palace, the East Sixth Palace, and the West Sixth Palace on both the East and West. It is the place where the emperor and the Houyi lived, also known as the "Three Palaces and Sixth House."

    There are a large number of precious cultural relics in the Forbidden City. According to statistics, there are millions of pieces accounting for one-sixth of the total number of national cultural relics. The watch museum has a clock showing at 11am and 2pm every day, so don't miss it.

    Walking out the North Gate of the Forbidden City, you’ll pass through a street is Jingshan Park. The hill in Jingshan is the highest point near the Forbidden City. Standing at the highest point of the mountain, the entire Forbidden City will be in front of you. It is the best place to see the Forbidden City.

    In the house under the hill, there is a 20-minute Chinese ceremony, you will taste Chinese tea (green tea, Pu'er tea, black tea, jasmine tea.) While enjoying the delicious tea, talk with other travelers and locals about the Forbidden City.

    At about 11:30, the tour ends. Our tour guide will help you book a taxi back to the hotel (this tour does not include returning transportation), or you can wander Beijing.


    Forbidden City is closed every Monday, if the Forbidden Palace is closed due to policy reasons, your reservation will be postponed until the next day opening day.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

    stop at Tiananmen Square 30 mins

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China

    stop at Jingshan park for Chinese Tea Ceremony

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    pick you up at your hotel in City
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Mark's Guide & Driver Service Beijing

Activity ID: V-28488P59

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