Touring the historic Forbidden City in China

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The romantic sounding Forbidden City is the name of the imperial palace which was active from the Ming to the Qing dynasties, roughly 500 years. This enormous complex consists of 980 buildings, covering an area of over 180 acres. Today you can visit the Palace Museum with its extensive collection of art and artifacts and walk among the outer buildings, declared an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

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4.7 Guide
4.7 Activities
4.7 Lodging
4.7 Transportation
4.7 Meals
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Fantastic November 2018

5.0

China Sampler

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
They took very good care of me as I was a woman traveling alone, never once did I worry about a thing. It was extraordinary. I am using them again to go to Japan.

Operator Alexander + Roberts

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In general, it was a wonderful trip. Our guide was the best. November 2017

5.0

Classic China: Shanghai, Xian, Dunhuang, Beijing & Pingyao

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our guide in Beijing was the best. My husband likes to ask questions and she always had a great answer and very knowledgeable in history.
Jen, Vice President of Operations at Myths and Mountains, provided reminder emails and also answered all our questions. My husband liked the pre-trip phone call too. We loved touring the Mogao Caves. It was better than anticipated! Second highlight were the Terracotta Warriors.
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Operator Myths and Mountains

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We loved touring the Mogao Caves October 2017

5.0

Classic China: Shanghai, Xian, Dunhuang, Beijing & Pingyao

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We loved touring the Mogao Caves. It was better than anticipated! Second highlight were the Terracotta Warriors. In general, it was a wonderful trip.

Operator Myths and Mountains

EL

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The China sampler tour November 2016

5.0

China Sampler

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The China sampler was a wonderful trip. We had never ventured to the orient and the China Sampler was a good introduction to Chinese culture. We liked all the places we visited in Beijing, Xian, Shanghai,and Sozhou. The hotels were very nice and comfortable. Out guides Hou and Lilly were very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. All the extra excursions were well worth the time and expense. I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone. Read more

Operator SmarTours

PW

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Amazing Tour of China November 2016

5.0

China Sampler

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have just returned from the China Sampler tour jet-lagged and happy, and I can’t stop talking about how incredible it was. Thanks to tour guide Michael (and a number of excellent local guides who joined him), our wonderful group of travelers saw the biggest sights in China: the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Army, and Shanghai’s breathtaking Bund waterfront. I highly recommend the optional excursions. Almost everyone in the group did most (or all!) of the excursions, which kept us very busy but ended up being some of the most memorable highlights of the trip. While the hotel in Beijing was pretty good, the ones in Xian and Shanghai were outstanding. Michael kept things running smoothly and efficiently. Word to the wise if you book this trip: I hope you like Chinese food! This was my first trip with SmarTours, and it won’t be my last. Read more

Operator SmarTours

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The romantic sounding Forbidden City is the name of the imperial palace which was active from the Ming to the Qing dynasties, roughly 500 years. This enormous complex consists of 980 buildings, covering an area of over 180 acres. Today you can visit the Palace Museum with its extensive collection of art and artifacts and walk among the outer buildings, declared an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. It's a classic stop on most China tours.

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