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Great Value China Tour for Family

8-DayBeijing Xian Shanghai

  • Tour Type : Private Tour
  • Best Season : Summer Autumn Winter
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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Explore China with the family! Key sites, family-friendly hotels and restaurants and solo adventure tips are all included for your precious family holiday in China


  • Good for families with kids
  • China's beauty at multiple aspects
  • Beijing's historic sites
  • Xi'an's ancient greatness
  • Shanghai's vitality
  • Free time with our free insider tips

Tour Itinerary


Beijing Arrival

Airport Transfer (Beijing)

Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide will give your family a big warm welcome. Check in hotel and rest.



Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Hutong Tour in Dongcheng District, Learn to apply Facial Makeup for the Beijing opera, Lizexiang Pearl Store

Not just a public square, the Tian'anmen Square is an important landmark for the Beijingers. This morning, your family will walk across the vast square and enter the Forbidden City. Also known as Royal Palace Museum or Gugong Museum, a visit at the Forbidden City goes deep into the political as well as day-to-day life of the royal court.

Have lunch before a short visit at a pearl store.

Take a rickshaw into the Hutong in Dongcheng District. The Peking Opera facial make-up always awes foreigners, this afternoon you will get a chance to learn this old art in a Hutong house.


- Smart Tips:

  • Spice your China holiday up in a hot pot restaurant that is recommended by Trip Advisor: Haidilao Hot Pot Restaurant.
  • Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre creates a cinematic visual experience for you.
  • DAY


    Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Shahe Cloisonne Factory


    Embrace a lovely morning. Later, your family will get to the Temple of Heaven.

    Later, your Beijing tour guide will escort you to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. Take a cable car uphill and slide way down hill.

    Have lunch and visit a cloisonné factory before getting back to Beijing.


    - Smart Tips:

  • How about a foot massage or spa after dinner? Your Beijing tour guide would show you direction to Regency Taipan Massage Center, recommended by City Weekend.
  • If you haven't tried Peking Duck, you shouldn't miss the fine taste at Peking Duck Private Kitchen, ranked among the Top 10 Restaurants in Beijing on Trip Advisor.
  • DAY

    Beijing to Overnight Train by Train No. Z19 (Beijing Xi (west) Railway Station - Xi'an Railway Station) Dep 20:43 - Arr 07:58

    Free time, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing)

    Whatch a plan for a free day in Beijing? Check out our list!

    Later today, you will take an overnight train to Xi'an. Enjoy the train adventure!


    - Smart Tips:

  • Take a boat trip on Kunming Lake in Summer Palace, a good choice for a breezy day.
  • During summer, the water park in Water Cube gives your family a cool-off. Great discount booking with us.
  • Besides Wangfujing Mall, you can buy something very "Chinese" at Panjiayuan Antique Market or Liulichang Street.
  • If you'd like to learn some basic Chinese, you can book a Chinese lesson with us. Class will be arranged at Lao She Teahouse or a local family.
  • DAY


    Train station Transfer (Xian), Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Free time,

    Early in the morning, you will arrive in Xi'an. Your Xi'an tour guide will escort you to hotel.

    After simple breakfast, you will get to the Ancient City Wall, where a saunter is coming along. The Ancient City Wall used to function as a defense system back in the Ming Dynasty.

    At noon, your family will have a class learning to make dumplings. Have fun!

    The Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the Ci'en Temple enshrines a number of Buddhist scriptures that Monk Xuan Zang brought back from India during the Tang Dynasty. After this site, your family will be free to explore the city.


    - Smart Tips:

  • At the Muslim Quarter, you can find all kinds of local snack like doner kebab, barley-sugar, pancake, noodle soup and more gourmet surprises. Visit the Muslim Market behind to do some shopping.
  • You can always take a detour back to the Ancient City Wall at sunset, watching the city slowly falling into night.
  • DAY

    Xian to Shanghai by Flight No. TBA

    The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center, Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Shanghai)

    One of the most remarkable features of the famous Terracotta Army is that, each of the over-7,000 soliders comes in different sizes and styles, including beards, hairstyles and facial expressions. It is like they are still guarding the tomb of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China. After a couple of hours at this incredible site, you will stop by an art center.

    Later today, you will fly to Shanghai. Check in upon arrival.



    The Bund, Shangcheng Acrobatic Show, Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), Yuyuan Garden, French concession region


    In the morning, your family will walk along The Bund. Take a ferry to get to the other side, where you will get on the top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and visit Shanghai History Museum inside the tower. Have lunch in a gracefully-decorated restaurant.

    In the afternoon, your family will get to Yuyuan Garden and take a free walk along the romantic Fomer French Concession.

    At night, your family will have a blast at a traditional acrobatic show.


    - Smart Tips:

  • After a walk in the Former French Concession, you can go for dinner at Ding Tai Fung near Xintiandi.
  • DAY

    Shanghai Departure

    Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)

    Thanks for taking your family holiday with China travel. Today your Shanghai tour guide will escort you to the airport. Hope to see you again soon!


    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Deluxe Class Superior 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.