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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

The new trains in China offer you a comfortable and easy way to explore Shanghai, the Entombed Warriors, Forbidden City, Xian, and the Great Wall at a very affordable price!

Highlights

  • Travel from 100 USD per day with great experience
  • A/C travel coach with professional tour guides
  • Selective hotels with high rank in TripAdvisor
  • Visit all the highlights of Beijing Xian and Shanghai

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Beijing Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

Upon arrival, your tour guide will welcome and introduce you the charming capital city on the way to hotel. Check in and have some free time on your own.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • If you like excitment, we'd suggest a splendid Kungfu Show at Red Theatre. Ask your guide's help for booking and direction.
  • DAY
    2
    Beijing
    • Activities: Beijing Classic City Seat-in-coach Tour
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Your guide will leave a message or call you to determine the meeting time. On this tour, the first will be the magnificent Forbidden City, followed by the largest city square in the world - Tiananmen Square. Post lunch, we will continue to visit the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven where you will be able to experience the imperial past of China.
    Note: If your hotel is not located inside the city’s 4th loop, you will be required to reach one of the boarding places listed below at the determined time. Transportation cost not included.
    Boarding Place:
    (1) Beijing International Hotel
    (2) Catic Hotel Beijing
    (3) Jianguo Hotel Beijing
    (4) Beijing Xinxing Hotel

    DAY
    3
    Beijing to Overnight Train by Train No. Z19 (Beijing Xi West Railway Station - Xian Railway Station) Dep 20:43 - Arr 07:58
    • Activities: Badaling Great Wall & Changling (Ming Tomb) Seat-in-coach Tour, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: No

    

    -World Wonder Seat-in-coach Tour:
    Kick start the day by visiting Emperor Yongle’s tomb built in 1413- the Changling Tomb from the Ming Dynasty. This is one of the best preserved mausoleums from the dynasty. After a leisurely lunch we continue the tour to the Badaling section of the Great Wall. This extensively restored section will provide you great views of the hills and mountains.
    Note: If your hotel is not located inside the city’s 4th loop, you will be required to reach one of the boarding places listed below at the determined time. Transportation cost not included.
    Boarding Place:
    (1) Beijing International Hotel
    (2) Catic Hotel Beijing
    (3) Jianguo Hotel Beijing
    (4) Beijing Xinxing Hotel

    DAY
    4
    Xian
    • Activities: Train station Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Breakfast,
    • Hotels: Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    In the morning you will arrive in Xi'an. Transfer to hotel and have the rest of today free at leisure.

    DAY
    5
    Xian to Overnight Train by Train No. T140/T137 (Xian Railway Station - Shanghai Railway Station) Dep 19:45 - Arr 11:40
    • Activities: One Day Seat-in-coach Tour of Xi'an Historic Relics, , Hotel to Train station Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: No

    -One Day Seat-in-coach Tour of Xi'an Historic Relics: Visit one of the biggest attractions of China - the Terracotta Horses and Warriors. This 2000 year old life-sized army has unique figures. Visit the Banpo site after lunch. The area is spread over 50,000 square meters and includes burial grounds, pottery area and a residential section.

    DAY
    6
    Shanghai
    • Activities: Train station Transfer (Shanghai)
    • Meals: No Meals
    • Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    

    Today, you will arrive in Shanghai in the afternoon. After check-in, you will have the city to your own.

    Check out our list for your solo adventure.

    - Smart Tips:

  • The Old French Concession offers some quiet time along the shady pavement.
  • ERA Time Acrobatic Show is among the top Things to Do's of most travel websites, and your guide will help you get the ticket.
  • Got special taste? Dongtai Road Antique Market is right for you!
  • For food, perhaps you might like some Dim Sum at Din Tai Fung Restaurant.
  • DAY
    7
    Shanghai
    • Activities: One-Day Shanghai Seat-in-coach Tour
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    

    - One-Day Shanghai Seat-in-coach Tour: For this organized tour, we will pick up the guests at the predetermined time at the boarding hotel locations. If you are not checked into one of these hotels, please reach one of these boarding destinations on time. Today we explore Shanghai. We start with a visit to the Yu Garden and then move on to the Pearl City, Jade Buddha Temple and the Bund. After lunch, we visit the best and the largest museums in the country- Shanghai Museum and then the People’s Square. Last, we visit the old, rejuvenated Xintiandi quarter.

    - Smart Tips:

  • For today's tour, your coach will not pick you up at your own hotel, instead, you need to get to Jin Jiang Hotel for boarding before 8:30am. Direction: take Subway Route 1 to Shaanxi Nan Road (3 stops) and exit from Exit 3.
  • DAY
    8
    Shanghai Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Today your guide will escort you to the airport for departure. Bon voyage and hope to see you again soon!

    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 : Seat-in-coach Tour

    Best Season :All seasons

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    from US $839 p/p

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