Forbidden City Layover Tour

Forbidden City Layover Tour

Our guide and clients at Forbidden City
Our guide and clients at Forbidden City

Tour Code: BTG-BLT-118
Tour Type: Private Tour Guide & Private Vehicle
Starting Date: Every day (Except Monday)
Tour Length: 5 hours

Tour Description: Beijing Airport layover to Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square tour. Pick-up by our private English-speaking tour guide upon your arrival. The Forbidden City is the largest imperial palace complex in the world as well as a UNESCO World Heritage. The majestic architecture is quite impressive. The Tiananmen Square is the geographical center of Beijing City. It is the largest city square in the world. Be transferred back to airport after the tour.

Tour Itinerary:
~Be met your tour guide at Beijing airport arrival hall (You will need about 1-1.5 hours to finish the custom clearance and get out)

~Drive to Forbidden city (1 hour)

~Visit Tiananmen Square (0.5 hour)

~Visit Forbidden City (2-2.5 hours, you can decide to stay longer or shorter time)

~Trasnfer back to airport (1 hour)

Your Tour Size Price for per person
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1 person USD180
2 persons USD110
3 persons USD100
4 persons USD85
5 persons USD75
6 persons USD70
7 persons USD65
8 persons USD60
9 persons USD55
10 persons or more USD50
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***If the private tour price beyond your budget, please check our join-in group tours

Price Inclusions
*Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary.
*A private English-speaking tour guide and a private air-conditioning vehicle with professional driver.
*Free-bottled mineral water.
*Service charge & government taxes.
*China life tourist accident/casualty insurance (compulsory insurance by the government. Every legally tour company in Beijing have to buy it for every client).

Price Exclusions
*Personal expenses.
*Cable cars at Great Wall.
*Gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.

Why Book with Us?
1. We are a legally registered tour company, operating Beijing layover tours since 2012. No one know it better than us, please see our profile here.

2. We will guide you to get Visa-free permit step by step, and make sure you get back to airport in time. We also provide warm coats, wheel chair and baby seat free of charge.

3. Best price guaranteed. If you find a lower price with same service and includes same items and policy as we listed, we will refund you the difference in price.

4. We know that flights delay happens. If the time left is not enough to do the tour. You just inform us 4 hours before the scheduled pick-up time. We will refund you in full. Even if you are not able to get out of airport for some reasons or you want to cancel the tour but did not inform us. We will still cut the guide and driver airport transfer cost and refund you the rest. As we know most companies would not refund anything at all.

5. Some websites just supply an English speaking tour guide drive you for the tour. This is not allowed in China. The vehicles need to be tourism qualification certificate of operating vehicles, not a tour guide’s personal car. Your tour will be ruined if this behavior be founded by officials.
We supply a professional driver and a car with licence as well as a professional English speaking licensed tour guide, both of them work for you. We will make sure you can enjoy a safe tour with professional English interpretation both during driving and in attractions, and would not waste your time for parking. Our driver will make sure your luggage is safe while you are not in the car.

To book this tour, please send the form below we will reply to you within 6 hours(normally within 1 hour). (Forbidden City Layover Tour)
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Number of Children: under 12 years old
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(Please provide us your arrival & departure Beijing times)

71 comments on “Forbidden City Layover Tour

  1. Virginie says:

    I have a stopover in Beijing on 28/10/18 (6:30am – 13:10pm)
    Is it possible to do a tour for 1 adult at the forbidden city?
    Thank you!

    • admin says:

      Hi Virginie,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      Your layover time is tight. Could you please provide us your flights numbers, then we will know if you have enough time to do the tour. We have sent you an email, please check.

  2. Fanny Guex says:

    I’ll arrive in Bejing Sunday 21st July at 4.10am and my next flight is the same day at 12.50pm. Are 8 hours in total enough to do the Tiananmen Square-Forbidden City tour with you?
    Thanks for your answer

    • admin says:

      Hi Fanny,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      According to your layover time, you will have enough time to do the tour. We did many tours with your similar time frame before.

      We just sent you an email about detailed tour itinerary with the timeline, please check.

  3. Colin Horswill says:

    We arrive at Beijing on May 26 at 04:55 and leave at 16:25 and would like to do your 5 hour tour of the forbidden city can you please tell me at what time would this tour start

    • admin says:

      Hi Colin,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      Since the Forbidden City opens at 8:30am. So our earliest pick-up time is 7am.

      We just sent you an email about detailed tour itinerary with the timeline, please check.

  4. Mycah says:

    I have a 12 hour layover arriving Beijing 13:05pm next Friday 11 May 2018 and departing 1.05am on Saturday morning 12 May 2018. What tour would you recommend in this time frame? A Forbidden City tour? I’m also flying back from NZ to London 2 weeks later with a 9 hour stopover on a Monday, so am considering a Great Wall tour on that day seeing as Forbidden City is closed on Mondays? Would appreciate your suggestions. I am travelling on a NZ passport. Thanks in advance.

    • admin says:

      Hi Mycah,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      Yes, you can visit the Forbidden City on May 11, 2018 and visit the Great Wall on your second layover in Beijing.

      We just sent you an email about detailed tour itineraries, please check.

  5. Veronica Ryan says:

    Hi, my sister and I arrive in Beijing around 5 am on 12th May and we fly out very early on the 13th of May. We would like to do the Tiananmen Square, forbidden city half day tour on morning of the 12th. We return to Beijing on the 12th June, flying in early around 4:30am . We are hoping to do a half day tour again to Great Wall on the morning of that day. We would like to do both tours in the morning so that we can rest in the afternoon before our next flights. We are booked into a hotel near the airport to rest before our return to airport for adjoining flights. Is it possible for us to be picked up from the airport to go on the tour and to be dropped back to hotel located near airport afterwards? Also can you email a cost for the tours. Thanks.

    • admin says:

      Hi Veronica,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      Yes, we can pick you up from airport and transfer you to hotel after the tour.

      We just sent an email about detailed tour itineraries and costs, please check.

  6. Tanmay Anand says:


    I will be reaching PEK at 11.30 AM on Sunday (April 22nd) and my next flight departs at 6:05 pm on the same day (April 22nd). Could you please suggest what would be an appropriate tour option for me. This will just be one adult.


    • admin says:

      Hi Tanmay,

      Sorry, your time is too short. We do not think you will have enough time to do a layover tour.

  7. Celeste Anderson says:

    Hi, there are 4 in my party, we will be arriving the night of Sept 3, 2018 and flying out the next day at 16:30 pm (09/04/2018). On our way home we have another over night layover, we will arrive at airport at 12:05 pm on 09/12/18, and fly out the next morning at 11:00 am. We are thinking of the Great Wall for one tour and the Forbidden forest for another, but want to know which are best for which day if they are both possible? Thanks.

    • admin says:

      Hi Celeste,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      According to your layover time, we recommend you visit the Great Wall on Sep. 4, 2018 morning. And visit the Forbidden City on Sep. 12, 2018 afternoon.

      We just sent you an email about detailed tour itineraries, please check.

  8. Heike says:


    we will arrive at airport in beijing at 11.45 am (march 24) and the departure is at 1.05 am (march 25). I have seen many attractions close at 4pm. What would be recommended in our period? Thanks for your answer….

    • admin says:

      Hi Heike,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      According to your layover time, we have made four tour itineraries for you to choose. Please check your email.

      If you have any questions please let us know.

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