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This 8-day Beijing, Xian & Shanghai private tour presents the most popular destinations of China in a relaxing and comfortable pace. You will start to explore the golden triangle of China 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.

Duration: 8 days & 7 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Shanghai

Day

Arrive at the airport of Beijing. Our guide will greet you at the exit of Arrival Hall & transferred to your hotel. Free for the rest of the day.

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.

Meal: B, L

Forbidden City

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).

Meal: 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.

Meal: B, L

Hutong

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.

Meal: B, L

Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum

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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: B, L

Yu Garden

Free at leisure, transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

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Meal: B

What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg).
    Personal expense.
    Any meals not specified as "B, L or D".
    Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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