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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

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

Highlights

  • 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
  • Solo adventure with our insider tips

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Shanghai Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Shanghai)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

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.
  • DAY
    2
    Shanghai
    • Activities: Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), Shikumen, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    

    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.

    DAY
    3
    Shanghai to Xian by Flight No. TBA
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai), Airport Transfer (Xian), Shadow Play in the Gao Courtyard, Ancient City Wall,
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Xian Garden Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    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.
  • DAY
    4
    Xian to Overnight Train by Train No. Z20 (Xian Railway Station - Beijing Xi West Railway Station) Dep 19:55 - Arr 07:10
    • Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, , Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: No

    

    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.

    Terrakotta Armee

    DAY
    5
    Beijing
    • Activities: Train station Transfer (Beijing), Hutong Tour by Rickshaw in Xicheng District, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Lizexiang Pearl Store
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Holiday Inn Express Beijing Dongzhimen - Beijing 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    

    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.
  • DAY
    6
    Beijing
    • Activities: The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Temple of Heaven, Shahe Cloisonne Factory
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Holiday Inn Express Beijing Dongzhimen - Beijing 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    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.

    

    DAY
    7
    Beijing
    • Activities: Summer Palace, Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube), Lama Temple
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Holiday Inn Express Beijing Dongzhimen - Beijing 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    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.

    DAY
    8
    Beijing Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing)
    • Meals: Breakfast

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

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    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.
    Vanessa Zheng

    Tailor-make a China tour based on your needs.

    Key sites in the three major cities Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai are all included in this 8-day China tour. Plus, No hidden fees and No tourist traps at all!

    Vernessa Zheng - Travel Advisor

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    Tour Type : Private Tour

    Best Season :All seasons

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