Starting from US$1099.00 (based on 2 people sharing)
What to Expect
Private tour available any day
Customize the tour to fit your own schedule
Top things to do including Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall of China, The Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors, City Wall, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden
Day by Day Tour Briefing
Day 01 Arrival in Beijing, airport pickup, transfer to Beijing hotel, free time
Day 02 Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, Optional Peking Duck Dinner
Day 03 the Great Wall at Mutianyu, Summer Palace, Optional Kungfu Show
Day 04 bullet train ride to Xi’an, Hanyangling Museum, Muslim Quarter
Day 05 Terracotta Warriors, City Wall, Optional Tang Dynasty Dinner Show
Day 06 Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, fly to Shanghai, transfer to Shanghai hotel
Day 07 Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Shanghai World Financial Center, the Bund, Optional Acrobatic Show or Huangpu River night cruise
Day 08 Transfer to the airport
|Beijing||Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel||Book hotel on your own|
|Xian||Renaisance Xi’an||Book hotel on your own|
|Shanghai||Les Suites Orient Bund Shanghai||Book hotel on your own|
(This tour is a sample tour which can be customized for you exclusively.)
Day 1 Welcome to Beijing
Your tour guide will greet you upon your arrival at the airport terminal and escort you to a centrally located Beijing hotel in a private and comfortable car. Get familiar with your environment or kick back and enjoy the remainder of the day.
Day 2 Beijing (B)
You’ll be going around the capital city of China-Beijing today. Stop by the biggest square in world-Tian’anmen Square briefly and proceed to the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is now called the Palace Museum. It is made up of 9371 palaces and houses, primarily constructed with wood. The Palace Museum serves as home to tens of thousands of treasures, jewels, and artifacts.
After lunch we move on to The Temple of Heaven, which was served as a place to pay homage to Heaven and to pray for a bountiful harvest. Nowadays, it turns into a park where locals partake in traditional activities such as Tai Chi practicing, kite flying, water calligraphy, dancing, and alike.
Stop briefly at the Beijing Olympic Village to take photos of the Birds Nest and Water Cube from outside.
Retire back to your hotel or attend the optional Kungfu Show in the Red Theater (17:15-18:30/19:30-20:50)
Day 3 Beijing (B)
Pay a visit to the Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is about 70km away from you. Once here, check out the Mutianyu. Blooming ample vegetation and glorious natural scenery, Mutianyu – the “longest great wall in China” join Gubeiko in the east and Juyongguan located in the west. Its purpose before now was a vital military strategic point in ancient days. Today, tourists can still enjoy this magnificent real ancient culture in its original appearance and full glory as it has been well preserved and protected. To get to Mutianyu, a stunning and less crowded part of the Wall, go up to the top. The climb to the top consumes roughly 40 minutes. Your other option for manual climbing is going up using the cable car (consult your tour guide to specify your choice). An ascent up these rising towers and the grand view at the top is truly a sight to behold.
Descend the Mutianyu Great Wall by cable car and proceed to the next stop.
Summer Palace, located in the city outskirts and spanning over 700 acres, is your next stop. This place is the best-preserved royal summer retreat in China. It is also the biggest.
Retire back to your hotel on completion of today’s tour or have dinner at the famed Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude.
Day 4 Beijing & High-Speed Train to Xian (B)
Your next tour destination is Xian. Your Beijing tour guide will escort you to the Beijing West Railway Station. The trip to Xian North Railway Station takes roughly 5 hours via a high-speed train. Upon arrival at the Xian North Railway Station, your local tour guide will escort you to your hotel.
Our Xian tour guide will pick you up upon arrival and proceed directly to Hanyangling Museum, also known as the tomb of Emperor Jingdi, which features an underground army of terra cotta figurines buried under one of the Chinese pyramids from the Han Dynasty.
Go back to the city center and stop by the Muslim Quarter. A stroll around here will show you various snacks you can try out. You will also get to experience the Muslim culture.
Day 5 Xian (B)
Terracotta Warriors is your first stop of the day. A group of local farmers discovered the site that laid dormant for over 2,000 years buried in 3 pits in 1974. This site was home to more than 8,000 life-size warriors, horses, and chariots, which made up an ancient military army with complete battle units of cavalry, infantry, and archery. The credit of these statues goes to the dream and zeal of Emperor Qin Shishuang and the hardworking, skilled ancient Chinese artisans.
Head back to Xian. You will be strolling through the panoramic views of Xian atop the ancient City Wall. Standing 12 meters high and 18 meters wide, it is the largest existing ancient city wall in China. It has also been well preserved to maintain its glory. Cycling on the city wall is an optional addon highlight.
Tranfer to your hotel or enjoy a fantastic Tang Dynasty Dance show with a dumpling dinner.
Day 6 Xian & Flight to Shanghai (B)
Go to the Shaanxi History Museum for an insightful trip where you can get lost in the modern exhibition halls displaying ancient relics such as porcelains, currencies, and paintings dating back from the Zhou dynasty to the Tang dynasty (1100BC to 907 AD). (Note: It may not be available due to surging tourists during July through early September and China’s National Day during October 1-October 7.)
After this, you will head to Da Cien Temple, in which sits the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Buddhist master Xuanzang built it in a bid to stock the Buddhist scriptures that he brought back from his pilgrimage trip from India during the early Tang Dynasty. The pagoda stands at the height of 64.5 meters. The site is well known because of its association with Xuanzang, the prototype character for Tang Seng in the Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” which is known for almost every Chinese. (Note: an additional 30 RMB will be required to ascend the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.)
Pending your flight to China’s booming metropolis -Shanghai, you have the remainder of the day to yourself. The trip to Shanghai takes 2 hours. Your local tour guide will take care of your safe transportation to your hotel in Shanghai.
Day 7 Shanghai (B)
Spend your day sightseeing at present and past days of Shanghai.
Your tour in Shanghai begins at the Shanghai Museum. This museum built with modern-day facilities and enriched with countless international-standard exhibits of bronzes, calligraphy, jade, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics aged 5,000 years, and counting is one of the top-ranking Four Museums in China. It has a round top and a square base, which symbolizes the ancient Chinese view of the world as “round sky, square earth.” An Audio Explanation Device will be provided to explain further the relics in the museum.
Next, head to the Yu Garden.
Gracefully decorated and fitted with jagged pavilions, the Yu Garden is a fascinating and mood reinvigorating place to be. Full of pine trees shooting up to the sky and sparkling pools with roaming fish, the Yu Garden stands as one of the typical representations of the traditional design of Chinese architecture. Next to the Yu Garden is the Yuyuan Bazaar. You will be able to find mouthwatering local snacks and well-crafted traditional Chinese handicrafts and artworks.
The 100th flor (474m) of “the Eye of Shanghai” – Shanghai World Financial Center will reveal an impressive panoramic view of the new face Shanghai. Shanghai World Financial Center is a few kilometers away from the Yuyuan Bazaar.
Walkthrough from the Nanjing Road to your last stop of the day is the Bund, originally built as a simple towpath for transporting goods. Today, it’s a revived and bustling trading district, showcasing a perfect blend of Chinese and Western cultures. The Shanghai skyline is also a sight to behold at this time.
Transfer to hotel or join an optiona acrabatic show or night cruise of Huangpu River.
Day 8 Shanghai Departure (B)
Enjoy a free day. You will be escorted by your private tour guide to the airport to alight your flight home or to your next destination.
- Free tour customization
- Private vehicle as specified
- Hand-picked hotels
- Admissions as specified
- Knowledgeable veteran guides with fluent English
- Domestic flights, trains, cruises as specified
- Buffet breakfasts and non-tourist local restaurant lunches if specified
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Personal expenses
- Tips for guides and drivers