About this tour
Duration: 8 Days
Service: Air-conditioned vehicle, English speaking tour guide, pick-up and drop-off service from hotel.
Day 1 Arrive Beijing by your own flight
Upon your arrival of Beijing, our tour guide will meet you at the arrival hall of the airport. Then you will be transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. The hotels in our package are located in the central Beijing. It would be very convenient to walk around, go shopping, have meals and etc.
Day 2 Beijing
Pick you up from your hotel in the morning. Your tour begins with Tian’anmen Square, which was once the largest city square in the world. It has witnessed the foundation of People’s Republic of China and several important events in China. Across the Golden Water Bridge, stands the magnificent imperial palace complex- the Forbidden City, which was the palace of 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties. We will enter the Forbidden City from the south gate and exit from the north gate. Then cross the road, we arrive at Jingshan Park, where you can have a bird’s eye view of the Forbidden City.
Day 3 Beijing
Today we will go hiking on the Great Wall of China– the most highlighted attraction of China. Head for the Badaling section in the morning. It was listed as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1987 and has become a national icon of China. Please prepare for comfortable shoes. Cable car optional (CNY100 per person).
After lunch, we will visit the Sacred Road, where there are many stone statues of people and animals on both sides. Then you will visit Dingling Tomb, which is the only tomb that has been excavated among the 13 Ming Tombs. You will go down to the underground palace to take a closer look at the tombs of ancient emperors.
Day 4 Beijing-Xian
First you will go sightseeing at the Summer Palace, which is the largest imperial garden in China. Walk along the elegant Promenade, see stone boat, visit Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. Optional boating is available on the Kunming lake.
After that, we will visit Beijing Hutong, to see what the Beijingers’ life look like. You will take a rickshaw to go through the old lanes. At noon, have lunch at a local family.
After the tour, we will transfer you to Beijing Capital International Airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival at Xian, our local guide will pick you up at Xian airport and transfer you to your hotel in Xian.
Day 5 Xian
The tour starts with the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, which is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the twentieth centuries. The warriors are just like real persons with different actions and expressions. There are three excavated pits exhibiting amazing Qin Dynasty warriors and horses figures. It seems that each of the warriors are created with a prototype in real life. Then go to the Bell Tower, the emblem of Xi’an city and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda afterwards. The pagoda is widely renowned that Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty show in the evening. The show presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty when Xi’an was the capital.
Day 6 Xian – Shanghai
The first destination of the day is Shaanxi History Museum, where you can learn more history about Xian through the cultural relics: bronze wares, jade, potteries, and murals from the Prehistory Period to the Qing Dynasty. Then, head for the Ancient City Wall. It was built in Tang Dynasty and survived through the long history of China, which is the most complete existing urban fortification in China. You can walk or cycle on the ancient wall (bike rental fee is not included). Finally, take flight to the next destination-Shanghai. Our local tour guide will meet you at the airport in Shanghai and transfer you to your hotel.
Day 7 Shanghai
First visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is a very famous Buddha Temple with a history of over one hundred years. Then head for Yu Garden, which is characteristic of the architectural style of the Ming dynasty.
Then, take a tour to Oriental Pearl TV Tower, where you can take a bird’s eye view of the whole Shanghai City. Hold your breath standing at glass sightseeing platform of 259 meters’ high. To learn more about the city, we will visit the famous Nanjing Road, the Bund and the old streets in Shanghai.
Day 8 Shanghai Departure
Free at leisure before your departure. We will arrange the drop-off service according to your departure time. See off at the airport and depart by your own flight.
|Five-star Hotel||Beijing Prime Hotel or Beijing Capital Hotel||Hyatt Regency Hotel or Grand Park Xian Hotel||Shanghai Jin Jiang Tower Hotel|
|Four-star Hotel||Beijing Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel||Skytel Hotel||Shanghai The Bund Riverside hotel|
|Three-star Hotel||Beijing Traditional View hotel orKing Parkview hotel||Xian City Hotel or New Henderson Hotel||Shanghai Charms hotel or Holiday Inn Express Zhaibei hotel|
|You can choose any hotel you like with our discount rate and inform us, we will customize the package price according to different hotels.|
Pick up and drop-off between airport & hotel
Air-conditioned car, van or bus. Click here for vehicle mode.
Entrance tickets of the attractions as listed.
English-speaking tour guide.
Meals as listed in the itinerary.
Hotels as listed.(Two persons share one room.)
Two ways domestic flights (Beijing-Xian and Xian-Shanghai) with economical class.
Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
Child taller than 1.1 meter will be charged full price, child smaller than 1.1 meter will be charged half price.
Good to know
Price may vary according to different seasons. You can extend your stay in Shanghai after this package finished, we will keep the discount hotel rate for you for the extended days.
This tour is private no-shopping tour. Only you and your friends or family join the tour; no other tourists. No shopping stops or factories.
The tour itinerary can be adjusted according to your preference. Inform us in advance and we will customize the tour for you.
Our tour guide will call you to inform you the exact pick-up time at about 8:00 pm before the tour day. Or leave a message at your hotel if you are not available.
If there are any questions or problems before, during and after the tour, please contact us as soon as possible. Our tour operators will be at your service all the time.
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