8-day China Golden Triangle Tour
Tour code: ETC-B01
This 8-day trip presents the most popular destinations of China in a relaxing and comfortable pace. You will start the golden triangle tour from the one time capital and influential Beijing, then to the historical start of Silk Road - Xian to view the stunning life-style terracotta worriers and the diversified culture there; you last stop come to Shanghai, the Pearl of Oriental.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|2||Beijing||Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace|
||Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Sacred Road|
|4||Beijing / Xi'an
||Temple of Heaven, Hutong, speed train to Xi'an|
||Terra-cotta Worriors & Horses Museum, Wild Goose Pagoda, exterior of Bell Tower and Drum Tower|
|6||Xi'an / Shanghai
||Ancient City Wall of Xian, Flight to Shanghai|
|7||Shanghai||Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yu Garden, the Bund, Nanjing Road, former French Concession|
Day 1 Arrival in Beijing (no meal)
Arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport. Our guide will greet you at the exit of Arrival Hall & transferred to your hotel. Free for the rest of the day.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
Full day trip to the Tiananmen Square first. It is the largest city square in the world, where solemn ceremonies of raising/lowering the national flag in every morning or sunset time are held here. Then go to the Forbidden City. Standing in the center of Beijing, it is protected by high walls and a moat on all four sides and consists of dozens of halls and courtyards. At last, pay a visit to the Summer Palace, Qing’s Imperial rulers’ favorite summer residence. UNESCO inscribed Summer Palace a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1998.
Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)
Private escorted tour to the Great Wall at Badaling section, a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China and a symbol of China's history and heritage. Badaling Great Wall is the best-preserved and the most popular section of Great Wall. Then go to Chang Tomb, the tomb for Emperor Yongle, the third emperor of Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1683), and his wife Empress Xu. Chang is an underground tomb, the first and the largest of the Ming tombs and reflects a similar conception of Imperial architecture. At the top of Chang Tomb, visitors can have a look of the other 12 Ming Tombs. Connected with the tombs, Sacred Road used to be regarded as "the way leading to Heaven". The highlights are the 12 pairs of animal stone sculptures, including lions (symbol of power), xie-zhi (symbol of justice), qi-lin (ky-lin, Chinese unicorn), elephant (symbolizing auspices and peace), camel (symbol of transportation), and horse (standing for expedition), and 12 human stone sculptures, including military officers, civil officials, ministers of merit. Tonight’s dinner, we recommend you the famous Peking Duck Banquet (optional).
Day 4 Beijing/Xian (B, L)
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, then drive to visit Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation. Today, there are many public activities and performances are held in the park. Afterwards, meander down to the nearby hutongs. Hutongs are unique street design in Beijing and regarded as a window into Beijing folk life. Take afternoon high speed train from Beijing to Xi'an. Arrive at Xian. Be met & transferred to your hotel.
Day 5 Xian (B, L)
Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum in the morning, which is one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20th century, and a UNESCO World Heritage. Drive back to downtown area and visit the Wild Goose Pagoda, it was first built in Tang Dynasty for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang and now becomes the city emblem. Then have a visit for the exterior of Bell Tower and Drum Tower, the symbol of Xi'an and of significant importance in Xian history.
Day 6 Xian/Shanghai (B, L)
In the morning, visit to the Ancient City Wall of Xian, the best-kept and biggest city walls in China. You may have a bike trip on the city walls (optional and on your own expense) and experience the old and modern Xian. Take flight to Shanghai. Be met and transfer to your hotel. The rest of time today is your own arrangement to explore the vitality and vibrancy of Shanghai.
Day 7 Shanghai (B, L)
Shanghai highlight city trip -- Firstly, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the best viewing spot of Shanghai located by the Huangpu River with the height of 468 meters. Secondly, Yu Garden, with 400 years' history, this private garden features traditional architectural style of Yangtze Delta. Thirdly, the Bund and Nanjing Road: The Bund is the famous waterfront to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. Then Nanjing Road is the busiest shopping street in Shanghai. Lastly, the former French Concession, a pedestrian street composed of traditional street format of Shanghai Shikumen and modern development.
Day 8 Shanghai departure (B)
Free at leisure, transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination.
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PRICES START FROM US$1150 PER PERSONAs all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give an exact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$1150 for the opposite itinerary.
Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.
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