China travel map - Essence Tour of China by Speed Train

Ride on the High Speed Train to see the best of China! China's new train makes you feel easy and comfortable to travel to the most popular city Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai for experiencing the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Hutong, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Ancient City Wall, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Gao Courtyard House, Yu Garden...

Duration: 9 days & 8 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Shanghai

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Shanghai

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Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel at downtown.

Private escorted tour to Temple of Heaven, China's existing building complex for offering sacrifice to heaven by the emperors in history. Then visit Tiananmen Square, locates at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square which witnesses the development of China. And then the Forbidden City, nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987, is the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. At night, the epitome of Beijing cuisine Peking duck dinner is deliciously prepared.

Meal: B, L, D

Temple of Heaven

Proceed to visit Mutianyu Great Wall (round-way cable car included) - the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall that connects with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi and Jinshanling in the east. Back to down town in the afternoon and enjoy tour by a 3-wheel rickshaw to Hutong, namely Beijing's traditional alleyways, to see the local people's life. 

Meal: B, L

In the morning, pay a visit to the Summer Palace, which is a royal garden most completely preserved with richest landscapes and large compact buildings. It was listed as the world cultural heritage in 1998. You will have chance to enjoy a short cruise on Kunming Lake. Later, transfer to the train station to take a high speed train to Xian (about 5 hours).After arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Meal: B, L


Drive to visit Xian’s highlight - Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Qin Dynasty. Then take a home visit to local family, where you will learn how to make Chinese  dumplings and cook one or two traditional Chinese dishes. Enjoy the dinner with the family members. 

Meal: B, L, D

Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum

After breakfast, visit the Old City Wall - the most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence. It encircles and protects the ancient part of Xian City. Secondly, go to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda which has a brick frame built around a hollow interior, and its square base and shape reflect the building style of other pagodas from the era of Tang Dynasty. At last, enjoy a shadow puppet show at Gao's Courtyard House in Muslem Quarters

Meal: B, L

Pick up from hotel and transfer to train station for high speed train to Shanghai (around 6hrs).Upon arrival at Shanghai train station, be picked up and transferred to the hotel. After a short rest, go to visit  the fantastic Bund, which located in the Huangpu District, the scenery line of Shanghai and at the center. After the visit, an optional evening activity can be taken to enjoy world-class acrobatic show. 

Meal: B

the Bund Shanghai

Full day city sightseeing today. You will visit Yu Garden, which has a total area of 20,000 square meters with an exquisite layout and beautiful scenery. After a visit to Xintiandi, a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area where composed of restored traditional shikumen (stone gate) houses on narrow alleys, go to Renming Square and visit Shanghai Museum and learn the knowledge of Shanghai and appreciate some relics. Take a walk at Nanjing Road for free shopping.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

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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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