China: Highlight Tour - Beijing, Xi'an, And Shanghai

8 days Beijing- Xi’an – Shanghai classic tour

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Beijing

Beijing
3days
Forbidden City, Great Wall

Xi'an
2days
Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Shanghai
3days
Yuyuan Garden, Tongli

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Shanghai

Highlights

  • Destinations: 3
  • Must See: 26
  • Hotel: 4
  • Age: All Age
  • Comfort: Relaxed
  • Style: Cultural & Historical

Explore the must-see sites, the Forbidden City, and the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall.

Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which is dainty and exquisite in its appearance.

Take Chinese calligraphy lessons in Xi’an, and experience amazing Chinese culture

Enjoy the acrobatics performance in the evening in Shanghai.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Beijing And Its Incredible Story

    • Accommodation:

      Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Arrive in Beijing, meet your local guide in the airport, and transfer to the city centre. Visit to Tiananmen Square, located at the centre of Beijing City, which is one of the largest city squares in the world. It was built in 1417 and was the entrance gate to the Forbidden City. Afterwards, you will enter the Forbidden city, called “Gogong” in Chinese. For almost five hundred years it served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government. From November 2015 our Government has opened several new Museums to the Public. And then we will visit Lama Temple: This Lama Temple was built as a mansion for Emperor Yongzheng in the Qing Dynasty when he was a prince. In 1744, the temple was converted into a lamasery and the home of larger numbers of monks from Mongolia and Tibet. On the way back we will visit the CCTV Building from outside in Beijing CBD.

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  • Day 2 - Temple of Heaven Visit

    • Accommodation:

      Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Have breakfast in the hotel. Start the day with a visit to the Temple of Heaven. It is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. And then visit to Hutong on a rickshaw. Promenade near Shichahai (also called Houhai).

      Because of the narrow lanes, taxis could not enter into Hutong, so rickshaw is one of the most welcomed modes of transportation that bring you all the way to the discovery of old Beijing. Nan Luo Gu Alley was built under the architectural concept of “residential blocks” with the lane serving as the central line dividing 8 parallel hutongs on each side, hence forming the outlook of a fish bone, or a “Centipede”. Besides, there are many old small shop and a lot of delicious food and snack. In the end we will drive to Beijing Olympic Park(outside).

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  • Day 3 - The Famous Great Wall Discovery

    • Accommodation:

      Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Have breakfast in the hotel. First visit Mutianyu Great Wall. Considered as one of the greatest wonders of the world, it was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO since 1987. Built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups, Mutianyu is the longest fully restored Great Wall section open to visitors. We could also arrive the hilltop by telpher and enjoy the beautiful view at the same time. Continue your tour to Ming Tomb-Zhaoling. This site of the Ming Dynasty Imperial Tombs was carefully chosen according to Feng Shui(geomancy) principles. We will visit the tomb, where the twelfth emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Zaihou, and his three empresses were buried. Finish this day tour at Scared Road, a part of the Ming Tombs complex. On both sides of the road there are neat lawns and lush trees, it’s very comfortable to take a walk on that road.

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  • Day 4 - Xi’an’s Buried Treasures

    • Accommodation:

      Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Have breakfast in hotel and then your guide will send you to Beijing airport to catch the flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, meet your guide in the airport. Start this discovery day at Terracotta Warriors and Horses, created about 2200 years ago and found in 1974 on the east side of the tomb of the First Emperor Qin Shihuang by a group of farmers who were digging a water well. Move on to Great Mosque, one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. Make a promenade in Muslim Street, where all the shops and restaurants are operated by Muslims. This colourful street is packed with shops selling a large variety of interesting local delicacies, snacks and souvenirs.

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  • Day 5 - Padogas And Important Museums

    • Accommodation:

      Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Have breakfast in hotel. Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, built in the year 707 A.D. during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). As it is newer and smaller than the Big Wild Goose Pagoda the name was given to distinguish one from the other. Unlike the grand Big Wild Goose Pagoda, it is dainty and exquisite in its appearance. It is an important cultural relic and one of the remaining symbols of ancient Chang'an (the name of Xian in the Tang Dynasty). Make a rewarding break by taking Chinese calligraphy lessons before heading to Shaanxi History Museum. Located to the northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in the ancient city Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province of China, it is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. The museum houses over 370,000 items, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects.

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  • Day 6 - Heading Up To Shanghai

    • Accommodation:

      Golden Riverview Hotel (Shanghai)  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Have breakfast in hotel and then your guide will send you to Xi’an airport to catch the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival meet your guide. Stroll at the Bund. Located along the Huangpu River, the Bund shows off Shanghai’s outstanding foreign buildings, most of which were erected before 1937. To the Europeans, the Bund was Shanghai’s answer to Wall Street. In the 1930s, the string of buildings hosted the city's financial and commercial centers and the world's greatest banks and trading empires established a base here.

      Get aboard a ferry boat over Huangpu River to enjoy the beautiful view. Then, take a walk in Pudong Area. Visit the Yuyuan Garden which is located in the center of the Old City next to the Chenghuangmiao. It is considered as one of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in the region. Finish with the Shanghai Museum, a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square. Enjoy the acrobatics performance in the evening.

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  • Day 7 - Tongli: Silk Making And Gardens

    • Accommodation:

      Golden Riverview Hotel (Shanghai)  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Have breakfast in the hotel. In the morning, drive to Tongli. It is known for a system of canals, it has been given the nickname "Venice of the East". You could promenade in this old village and take a boat. Retreat and Reflection Garden: Called Tuisiyuan in Chinese. It was recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as aUNESCO World Heritage Site. Master of Nets Garden: Drive continue to Suzhou. Visit the Master of Nets Garden (wangshi yuan in Chinese). It is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size.

      Silk Factory: Visit one of the local silk factory. China is known for its silk and Suzhou is most famous place for silk producing. What is so amazing about the silk-making process is that the silkworm creates its cocoon out of a single silk thread that is continuous for approximately 3,600 feet.

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  • Day 8 - Shanghai: Time To Say Goodbye

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      After the breakfast, visit Shanghai museum in the morning, it is a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square. And then we will visit the Jade Budda Temple which is one of the Shanghai must-see attractions, and till now, it still be an active one that with 70 resident monks at last count. The most famous thing of Jade Buddha Temple is not the architectural idea which was conveyed in Song Dynasty, the valuable essence lies in the Buddha figures. Spend your leisure time without our service in the afternoon. Transfer to the airport according to your international flight schedule.

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Accommodation

Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel

No.24, Songshu Jie, Xicheng District, Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing, China, 100009

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  1. 29km Airports
  2. 11.4km Public Transport
  3. 9.8km Center
Why This Hotel:

Traditional cultural acitives can be experienced here, including free shadow art painting classes, calligraphy practising and dumpling making

Guests can watch free shadow art performance indoor every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

Within walking distance to the scenic Houhai area

Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square

319 Dongxin Street, City Center, Xian, China, 710004

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 37km Airports
  2. 1.6km Public Transport
  3. 1.8km Center
Why This Hotel:

10-minute walk from Bell Tower & Drum Tower and Muslim Street

Ideal venue to serve both leisure and business purposes

Mixing into the ancient world,offering modern luxury within China’s cultural heartland 

Golden Riverview Hotel (Shanghai)

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 20km Airports
  2. 1.3km Public Transport
  3. 0.9km Center
Why This Hotel:

3-minute stroll from the Subway Station

10-minute walk from Shanghai Railway Station

2-minute stroll from Pacific Department Store

    PRICE INCLUDES

    Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary

    Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing during the trip by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver

    Guide: As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver who will remain with you throughout your time in that city

    Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges

    Accommodation with breakfast

    All mentioned activities in the program

    All mentioned meals in the program

    PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China

    China Entry Visa Fees

    Other meals or beverage

    Tips for guide and driver

    Excess Baggage Charges : Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carry-on baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm

    Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary Please notice that the price will be much higher during the festival of Labors’ Day, National Day, Spring Festival

    Additional insurance

6 Reviews
4.9

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  • Locke
    5.0

    Everything was well run and explained with helpful tips for each city and location. All the hotels where surprisingly clean and nice places to stay! Highly recommend this once in a lifetime opportunity!

  • Lea
    5.0

    I did the China tour and it was the best thing that I ever did!! Walking on the Great Wall, seeing the Terracotta Army and Tongli were amazing experiences! All the guides were fantastic and went out of their way to help you! It was an amazing week and I would love to do it all again!!

  • Stillman
    4.8

    The trip was well organised, as a solo traveller I felt safe and involved in the activities. Guides were fantastic in each location and the activities added to the overall experience.

  • Xenos
    4.8

    Very well designed itinerary allowing you to see plenty of places in China and take party of many activities. This is a very interesting yet intense trip but a fantastic way to see a lot in a short time. Our guide was very pleasant and helpful and had a great sense of fun.

  • Bard
    4.7

    Fantastic and very varied tour of China. Within quite a short about of time we managed to cover lots of the main sites of interest but we also had time for walking, cycling and evening shows. Although the trip was quite fast paced I never felt particularly rushed. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledge and went out of his way to make the trip more comfortable

  • Yeelves
    4.9

    Only great things to say about this trip! We traveled for a few months and the China dragon trip was the best part. The trip allows you to see so much and really experience China in a unique way. It is extremely hard to communicate in China, therefore having the tour guides and transport already organised makes the trip run so much more smoothly and you make good use of your time there.

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  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Professional Guides & Drivers

    We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Local Available 7/24

    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Warm Welcome Kits

    We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.

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