Sign up for an elite, private guided tour to see parts of the Palace Museum closed to the public.
The Forbidden Palace Museum
Slip behind the veil and see the Forbidden City
The heart of China's imperial power, the Forbidden City was once a universe unto itself. Situated in the centre of Beijing, it was home to 24 emperors of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) Dynasties, and the thousands of courtiers, servants, politicians and artisans that spent their lives within its walls. Today the palace complex is a national icon, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site, and a treasure house of Chinese culture and history. You and your family can take an in depth look where only a few privileged people have been able to tread. In a private tour, cardholders can access areas normally closed to the public alongside an expert guide who will bring the rich history and secrets of its hidden passages and rooms to life. The most exquisitely preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world, the Forbidden City continues to inspire awe in all who enter. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.
You and your family, exploring places you never thought possible.
- Five hour visit to the Forbidden City
- For couples, families and small groups
- Led by a private guide, expert in ancient Chinese architecture, civilization and culture
- See places that are typically off limits to tourists
- Discuss thousands of years of Chinese dynastic history with your guide