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.
*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)

75 comments on “Forbidden City Layover Tour

  1. Sherelle Washington says:

    My husband and I are taking a 10 day trip to Thailand, and we have layovers in Beijing at the beginning and end of our trip. I recently been booked a layover trip to the Great Wall with your company (April 30). Can we book another layover tour for when we return (May 9)? We are US citizens. I wasn’t sure if we would be able to obtain authorization (visas) a second time within 10 days.

    • admin says:

      Hi Sherelle,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      Yes, you can get visa free on May 9, 2017. We have did many tours for our clients who have two layovers in Beijing with 10 days.

  2. Tim Fukawa-Connelly says:


    I’ve got a layover in Bejing on July 24-25, departing at 1pm on July 25. Is it possible to do a Temple of Heaven and Forbidden City Tour on the morning of July 25 and make it to the airport in time for my flight?

    I know the Temple of Heaven opens at 6am and the Forbidden City at 8:30, I know it would just be the highlights of both… But, I don’t know when I’d be back.

    • admin says:

      Hi Tim,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      We can take you to visit both Temple of Heaven and Forbidden City on Jul. 25, 2017 morning. We just sent you an email about detailed itinerary, please check it out.

    • admin says:

      Hi Liliana,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      Since your arrival Beijing time is too late. So we recommend you visit Hutong area and Tiananmen Square. We just sent you an email, please check it out.

  3. Emily says:

    Hi. I am arriving in Beijing on Saturday 24. December 2016. Is it still possible to book a Forbidden City tour?
    (arriving at 11:50 and leaving at 01:00)

    • admin says:

      Hi Emily,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      Yes, we can arrange the Forbidden City tour for you on Dec. 24, 2016. How many people do you have? We just sent you an email, please check.

  4. Louis Schaljo says:


    I arrive on CA 822 at 7:45 am and depart at CA 995 at 15:00 pm. Is that enough time to do the tour for 2 people? Can we keep our luggage in car during the tours? We can shorten our time at the forbidden city to make the return flight.

    • admin says:

      Hi Louis,

      Thank you for asking!

      Yes, you will have enough time to do the tour. We did many tours as same as your flights. You can leave your luggage in the car, our driver will look after it for you. And our tour guide will go with you to visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City.

      We just sent you an email, please check it out.

  5. Lynn Langston says:

    I arrive on Air China CA996 5:00 AM 24 Nov 2016 and depart CA969 3:35 PM 24 Nov 2016. On return trip, I arrive CA970 6:20 AM 3 Dec 2016 and depart CA995 3:00 PM 3 Dec 2016. I would like to visit Forbidden Palace on one layover and Great Wall on other layover. Please advise. Thank you!

    • admin says:

      Hi Lynn,

      Thank you for your asking!

      Yes, we can arrange 2 layover tours for you. You will have enough time to do both of tours. We just sent you an email about detailed itinerary and price, please check it out.

  6. Brandon A says:

    Do these tours have to be booked in advance? I don’t mind paying the $60 or so dollars to go with a group (strangers are fine) but would I have to pay the 180 if I book it without a group of friends?

    • admin says:

      Hi Brandon,

      Thank you for your message.

      All of our tours from airport are private tours. We do not have join group tour. So if you travel alone, the tour price is USD180. And you would have to book the tour in advance. Then we will have time to arrange the tour for you.

  7. Valia says:

    We will be in Beijing from 23:00 on the 28th of December until 13:10 on the 29th of December. Our flight is on the 13:10 so we will need to be at the airport at 11:15. Could we arrange a tour to the forbidden city very early in the morning (two people) ? thank you

    • admin says:

      Hi Valia,

      Thank you for your message.

      Yes, we can arrange the Forbidden City tour for you on Dec. 29, 2016 morning. We will send you an email about detailed timeline, please check and let us know your idea.

  8. Milton McNally says:

    On September 21 I will arrive Beijing at 08:25 from Ulaan Bataar Mongolia
    My departure Flight is on Delta at 16:30

    Will this give me enough time for your tour of Forbidden City?

    Please advise

    Milton McNally

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