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China Tour by Train

8-Day, Shanghai, Xian, Beijing, Private Tour (ct-27s)

China Tour by Train
China Tour by Train


Peggie Lv,

Tour Manager

Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, seemingly the inevitable and doubtless three gems of China, worthy your visit.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Shanghai Arrival (Flight not Included)

Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer

A smart choice to set Shanghai as the first destination for your China tour. Upon arrival, our China travel guide will meet you up at the airport. On the way to hotel, Shanghai will be introduced to you.

- Smart Tips:

  • For a night activity, Pujiang River Cruise is a nice way to get to know the city. Ticket available for booking.
  • Meals: None


    Day 2


    China Tour by Train

    Destinations & activities: Oriental Pearl TV Tower (with Shanghai History Museum inside), Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Shikumen and a silk factory

    Oriental Pearl TV Tower is our first stop. Inside the tower, Shanghai History Museum, also known as the old Shanghai Wax Museum, offers an informative visit with its waxwork display.

    Then will visit Yuyuan Garden, a classical private garden in the style of Southern China. Stop at Jiangnan Silk Factory to learn how silk is made. Take a walk along the Bund and delve into the interesting Shikumen.


    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Day 3

    Shanghai to Xi'an (By Flight No.TBA)

    China Tour by Train

    Destinations & activities: Airport transfer, dumpling-making class, Gao's Grand Coutyard (including a shadow puppet show) and Ancient City Wall

    Have some free time before flight to Xi'an. Check in hotel upon arrival. For lunch, you will first learn how to make dumplings and enjoy your labor work.

    After lunch, you will get another treat for the eye: as we visit the Gao's Grand Courtyard, you will have a chance to watch an excellent shadow puppet show. Afterwards, we will walk on the Ancient City Wall.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Also known as Folk Art Museum, Gao's Grand Courtyard offers more than historical ruins, shadow puppet show is one of the best in the country.
  • Solo adventure to the Muslim Quarter always rewards you back with yummy food and cultural surprises, just right behind the Gao's Grand Courtyard.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dumpling Lucnh at Hantang Tianxia Dumpling Restaurant


    Day 4

    Xi'an to Beijing (By Overnight Train No.Z20)

    China Tour by Train

    Destinations & activities: Train station - hotel Transfer, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a handicraft center

    After breakfast, you will visit the wonder of ancient China: Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Have lunch before a walk at a handicraft center.

    In the afternoon, you will be back to Xi'an downtown, waiting is the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the biggest and most important Buddhism temples in China.

    At night, you will board on a train to Beijing.


    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch


    Day 5


    China Tour by Train

    Destinations & activities: Train station transfer, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong visit and a pearl store

    Embrace Beijing's morning along with thousands of locals on the Tian'anmen Square. Later, get into the Forbidden City. Also known as the Royal Palace Museum or Gugong Museum, here is the place to replay China's long royal history.

    Have lunch and take a rickshaw into the old Hutong. A stop at a pearl store will teach you how to spot a fake pearl necklace.


  • If you like kicking, we'd suggest a splendid Kungfu Show at Red Theatre. Ask your guide's help for booking and direction.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch


    Day 6


    China Tour by Train

    Destinations & activities: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall and a cloisonné factory

    In morning, we will visit the Temple of Heaven, where Chinese emperors used to worship God with their sacrifices. Later, we will drive up to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section, where you will take a round-way cable car ride. Visit a local cloisonné store after lunch.

    In the afternoon, we will be back to Beijing city.


    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch


    Day 7


    The Water Cube

    Destinations & activities: Summer Palace, Bird's Nest and Water Cube and Yonghe Lama Temple

    Today's Beijing tour will cover more Beijing highlights including Summer Palace, Bird's Nest, Water Cube, as well as the only Lamasary in Beijing: Yonghe Lama Temple.

    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch


    Day 8

    Beijing Departure (Flight not included)

    Destinations & activities: Hotel to airport transfer

    You will be transferred from your Beijing hotel to the airport in time for your flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast

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    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.

    Special Terms

    • Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
    • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
    • We accept both on-line payment (by Paypal® and Moneybookers®) and wire transfer.
    • A deposit of 10% ot the total cost is required when you confirm your booking.
    • For Cancellation Refunds, please click here.

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    • Shanghai's urban legend
    • Xi'an's historical richness
    • Beijing's multi-color lifestyle
    • Experience each city's unique charm by guided visits at major sites
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