4-hours Forbidden City Photography Tour


Hi, I am Leo Kui. I’m a professional travel guide and photographer from Beijing. I’m a Beijing local with my finger on the pulse of the city and a passion for sharing the real Beijing with travelers from around the world.

Allow me to help make your stay in Beijing extra special, and help give you the tools, tips, and tricks you’ll need to explore this wonderful city with confidence.  I look forward to walking with you soon! – Leo

To follow my adventures in Beijing and around the world, find me on Instagram.


Type of Tour: Private Walking Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Attractions: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City
Service: English Tour Guide, Entrance Fees, 5 high-resolution edited images
Walking Level: ★★★☆☆
Meeting point: Your Hotel Lobby
Meeting time: We recommend you start in the afternoon since it is less busy and with better light
Departure: Daily (except Monday)

Warning: Your social media feeds will never be the same 😉


You will be picked up from your hotel at the time we confirmed. Take a taxi or subway to Tiananmen Square. Spend half an hour at Tiananmen Square.

Tiananmen Square is the heart of China for over 600 years. You will learn about its past and today. After 1/2 hour’s walk at Tiananmen square and then going through the middle gate of Tiananmen Square, you’ll see a vast red gate that is the Forbidden City. Then you will go on a quite lovely walk to see the fantastic imperial city and hear unique stories. You will have a lot of opportunities for beautiful pictures. The tour will finish at the north gate of the Forbidden City.

Note: We choose the best route to avoid crowds. Makeup and customs are not included in this package.

This is a long walk day; you can choose to have dinner together with the group after the tour (At your own cost). Our guide will take you to a local restaurant which is not far away. You will be dropped off at your hotel after the tour.

Highlights of the Tour:

  Skip the queue to enter the Forbidden City.
  Lead by a local informative, friendly, and professional guide.
  AMAZING PHOTOS – Capture unique perspectives of the Forbidden City that few travelers get to see.
  Include 5 high-resolution edited images.

Special offer: Chinese traditional costume rental service, If you would like to have some traditional dress for the tour, please email us before, and we will customize the dress for you. The price is 700RMB per person including make-up.

Tour price: (All prices publish are in RMB and per person)

Group size 1 2 3 4 5
Price 1300 900 850 720 620

Child Discount (2 to 12 years old): 50RMB

Payment: After you confirm the tour with us, no prepayment is requested, pay cash to your tour guide at the end of the tour.

  Professional English-speaking tour guide.
  All entrance tickets to the sights.
  5 high-resolution edited images
  Hotel pick up

Not included:


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