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Tour Type : Group Tour

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Vicky Wen
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Experience the splendor of the ancient capitals, Beijing and Xian, experience their rich history and culture.


  • Good for people with limited travel time
  • Beijing and Xi'an with their top attractions
  • Selective 4-star hotels
  • Local cuisine meals included

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  

Destinations & activities: Airport - Hotel Transfer

Welcome to China! Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide will escort you to hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own. Please feel free to ask for advice from your Beijing tour guide.


Day 2 Beijing
  • Activities: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Kungfu Show in Red Theater, Temple of Heaven, Lizexiang Pearl Store
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  

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

Start your morning visiting the Temple of Heaven.

Visit the world-famous Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall.


- Smart Tips:

  • Free Time Ideas: Near the National Olympic Stadiums, there is a multimedia digital show called Old Beijing Gets Moving for history buffs and folk art fans. The large scroll of 228 meters rolls out the past day of Beijing back to the 1930's.


  • Badaling Section of the Great Wall

    Day 3 Beijing
    • Activities: The Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube), Changling tomb, Shahe Cloisonne Factory
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  

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

    Today's Beijing tour highlights out all the essence of the ancient capital: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and enjoy an interesting rickshaw ride in the Hutong.

    Forbidden City

    Day 4 Beijing to Xian by Flight No. TBA
    • Activities: Summer Palace, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Grand Metropark Hotel Xi'an 5-star hotel  |  

    Destinations & activities: Summer Palace, Bird's Nest, Water Cube and airport transfer

    After breakfast, you will check out hotel and then go to the Summer Palace. It was the summer retreat for imperial families. Nowadays it has become a retreat for modern people in the city. Have Chinese lunch before we will walk around Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

    Afternoon, you will fly to Xi'an, where your Xi'an tour guide will escort and help you check in the hotel. Free time afterwards.

    - Smart Tips:


  • A Hutong visit is rewarding, especially on foot.
  • Free time ideas: For your free time in Xi'an, you can take a visit and food hunt at the Muslim Quarter. As the second shopping destination of TripAdvisor, Beiyuanmen Night Market is right behind the Muslim Quarter.
  • Summer Palace

    Day 5 Xian
    • Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Fountain Square of Wild Goose Pagoda, Great Mosque, Tang Dynasty Show, Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Grand Metropark Hotel Xi'an 5-star hotel  |  

    Destinations & activities: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and an art center

    Xi'an is one of China's ancient capitals, rich in historical sites. Your first tour day in Xian and you will visit one the famous — Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Terracotta Warriors and Horses is regarded as one of the most spectacular cultural sites in China. It contains over 7,000 life-size terracotta figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations.

    After lunch, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Stop by an interesting handicraft shop.

    Terracotta Army

    Day 6 Xian Departure
    • Activities: Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Dumplings Making at Han Tang Tian Xia Restaurant, Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Destinations & activities: The Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter and learn to make dumplings at Hantang Tianxia Dumpling Restaurant, Airport - Hotel Transfer

    Want to witness the ancient capital waking up from dreams? The Ancient City Wall is an excellent idea! The remaining parts of the Ancient City Wall can date back to 14th century and gracefulness remains as yesterday. Next you will learn some history at Muslim Quarter before lunch.

    Today's lunch at Hantang Tianxia Dumpling Restaurant is a fun lesson for your to learn to make dumplings.

    In the afternoon, you will be taken to the airport for departure flight. Thanks for traveling with China Travel. Hope to see you again soon!

    Dates and Prices (Join a Group)

    $ USD
    Departure Price per person Single Room Supplement Availability
    Dec. 13 - Dec. 18, 2015 $ 879879 $ 209209 Book Now

    from US $879 p/p

    Price details

    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.