Cultural and Natural Wonders of China

10-Day Beijing - Xian - Zhangjiajie - Shanghai

Wind your way from Beijing to Shanghai in style and discover China's natural grandeur and heritage wonders – climb up the Great Wall, walk around the Forbidden City while listening to the stories of Emperors, and see the majestic “Avatar Mountain” in Zhangjiajie.

This tour showcases China’s most glorious highlights to you.

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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 Beijing Arrival
  • Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town (TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, 5-star) / Sunworld Hotel Beijing (in the center of Beijing, 4-star) / Dongfang Hotel Beijing (3-star)
  • None

Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide and driver will escort you to the hotel with a comfortable private car, which takes about an hour. Check-in and adjust from jet lag.

Beijing airport pickup
Beijing Airport Pickup
DAY 2 Discover the Forbidden City, Hutong Tour by Rickshaw, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven
  • Breakfast and lunch

You will first visit Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City in the morning. In addition to the background introduction on the history, architecture, and art of the City.

Take your time to enjoy this in-depth Forbidden City tour. You will see all the important sites and discover the hidden history of Chinese imperial life. The in-depth Forbidden City tour takes about 3 hours, while common Forbidden City tours only last about 2 hours.

You will have lunch at a local restaurant in Beijing.

In the afternoon, visit Temples of Heaven. Emperors went annually to the beautiful temple grounds to pray for good harvests.

Later, you will hop on a rickshaw and the rider will take you into the beating heart of Beijing - the hutongs (old alleyways).

the Forbidden City
Forbidden City, Beijing
DAY 3 The Mutianyu Great Wall(cable car up and slideway down), Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube)
  • Breakfast and lunch

This morning we will have an exterior visit to Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube). You will explore the park, but it doesn't include going inside the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

Lunch will be at a local restaurant to taste Beijing dishes.

The afternoon is dedicated to China's most iconic sight - the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both, the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses.

Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
DAY 4 Summer Palace, Beijing to Xian by Train
  • Sofitel on Renmin Square (5-star) / Grand Noble Hotel (4-star) / Titan Times Hotel Xian (3-star).
  • Breakfast

We will visit the Summer Palace which is the largest imperial garden.

After lunch, you will take the high-speed train to Xian. It will take about five hours.

Tip: Please prepare some food to bring with you because we will arrive in Xian after dinner time.

Summer Palace
Summer Palace
DAY 5 Xian City Wall, The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Make Terracotta Warrior at a Cave Dwelling
  • Breakfast and lunch

Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Then we will visit the cave-dwelling family workshop in the countryside. learn how to make a Terracotta Warrior from a local farmer. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.

Later you will ride a bicycle around the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls that enclose Xian's old town.

The Terracotta Warriors
Make Terracotta Warrior at a Cave Dwelling
DAY 6 Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Muslim Quarters, Learn to Make Dumplings, Xi'an to Zhangjiajie by Flight
  • Pullman Zhangjiajie (5-star) / Wulingyuan Hotel(4-star)
  • Breakfast

We will get to know the history of China better, after visiting Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Then we will learn to make dumplings at a local restaurant; our teacher will share some basic skills of dumpling-making. Afterward, you can then enjoy the ‘fruits of your labor’.

Later we will visit the Muslim Quarter where you can see lots of delicious snacks, and you are suggested to try some dishes which you have never seen before.

Take a flight to Zhangjiajie at night.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
DAY 7 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yuanjiajie, Mt.Tianzishan, Bailong Sightseeing Elevator
  • Breakfast and lunch

Start our 'Avatar' journey from Yuanjiajie scenic area. You can see the unique “Hallelujah Mountain of Avatar” while standing on the mountain top.

Enjoy natural rock formations and natural beauty on Mt. Tianzishan. Taking the Bailong sightseeing elevator will be a highlight for you.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
DAY 8 Tianmen Mountain (Tianmen Cave) including Glass Walkway and Cable Car, Zhangjiajie to Shanghai by Flight
  • Breakfast and Lunch

Take the world's longest cable car ride to Tianmen Mountain, followed by the cliff-hanging glass skywalk which allows a stunning view of the 99-Bends-Road below. Then we will take another cable car to the Tianmen Cave or you could choose to walk there along the wooden plank-way.

Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant. You will take a flight to Shanghai later today.

Tianmen Mountain (Tianmen Cave)
Tianmen Mountain (Tianmen Cave)
DAY 9 Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), French Concession Region
  • Breakfast and Lunch

This morning we will visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower which is situated on the Huangpu Riverbank. Then we will go to the Shanghai History Museum and see some exhibition units to get to know the history of Shanghai.

After visiting the peaceful Yu Garden, we will have lunch at a local restaurant to taste Shanghai dishes.

You will take a stroll through the French Concession area to admire the 19 century’s architectural style. While walking along the Bund you will hear hidden stories about each building.

The Bund
The Bund, Shanghai
DAY 10 Shanghai Departure
  • Breakfast

Our guide will escort you to the airport for your departure flight.

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