China travel map - Beijing Xian Highlights Tour

This 5 days Beijing Xian tour will fulfill your passion towards China's culture and history. Enjoy the marvelous ancient relics including the Great Wall, the imperial Forbidden City in Beijing and the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses in Xian. And other highlights like Mutianyu Great Wall, Xian Ancient City Wall and so on.

Duration: 5 days & 4 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Xian

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Xian

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Arrive at Beijing. Be met & transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

After breakfast at hotel, private escorted tour to 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. After exploring the main buildings, you guide will lead you to an area where you will see local people do morning exercises. 

Have a lunch at local restaurant, and then you will move on to visit Tiananmen Square-the largest public square in the world. After that, walk through the Tiananmen Tower, to the highlight of the day, the Forbidden City. It is the largest imperial palace in China for 24 emperors' reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.

 Kind Reminder: 

  • The Forbidden City closes on each Monday, your tour consultant will helps you to adjust the tour itinerary if it happens to be Monday. 


  • Beijing Kung Fu Show: A rare chance to watch the real Shaolin Kung Fu. The performers are the best and have mastered the difficult moves. 
  • Beijing Opera Show: It is one of the most famous traditional Chinese opera. The artists wear heavy make-up and act out the legends and romance with their unique style of singing and dance.

Meal: B, L

Temple of Heaven

Great Wall is a must-go when visit Beijing. We will show you a less busy part at Mutianyu. In order to allow more time for you at the Wall, we will arrange round trip cable car rides. Take cable car to No. 14 Tower directly and then challenge steps on the Great Wall. Spend around 2 hours on the wall and descend by cable car (there is a tobogan ride option, which is interesting for children & young people. Please advise if you want to experience) at No. 6 Tower. Transfer back to downtown in the afternoon and take a Hutong tour by a 3-wheel rickshaw. It's the best the way to learn local Beijinger's lifestyle and traditional culture. Transfer back to hotel after the visit.


  • For foodies, don’t miss the Beijing Roasted Duck at dinner time. 

Meal: B, L

Take morning high speed train to Xi’an, the train from Beijing to Xian takes 4.5hrs - 5.5hrs with highest speed at 300kmh (186mph). Arrive at Xi’an, be met and transferred to your hotel. After a short rest you will take city tour to the Ancient City Wall, which is the best kept and biggest city wall in China. Afterwards, transfer to Muslim Quarters, it is the hub of the Moslem community in Xian City, and offers a variety of local flavor snacks.


  • Cycling on the Ancient City Wall - You can rent a bike at City Wall on your own for 1.5-2 hours’ cycling. What an unforgettable experience. Besides, you can know more about the City Wall. 
  • Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show - A wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance. This is also a good way know more about the ancient Tang dynasty and some more history and art of that period.

Meal: B, L

Ancient City Wall

Enjoy the fantastic tour to visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses in the morning, it is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Qin Dynasty. To avoid crowds of tourists, we will start little bit early today. From the entrance to exhibition hall, you will take battery car instead of 20mins walk. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to airport for your flight to next destination.

Meal: B, L

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What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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