China Travel Map - 10 Days Affordable China Tour

Golden Triangle Tours is including most famous cities in China, namely Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai, which are perfect for travelers on the first China trip. This classic China tour at cheap price is specially designed to mix both private guided tours and join-in bus tours to offer you good price and best experiences to see top tourist cities home many grand historical relics as well as the modern landmarks in new century.

Best for: Budget travelers, First timers

Duration: 10 days & 9 nights

Destinations: Shanghai - Xian - Beijing

Travel type: Mixed private guided tour and join-in bus tours - Customizable

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Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel by private car. Free time for your own exploration.

Meal: no meal

Today, you will take a private guided tour by public transportation (metro, taxi & bus) to visit Yu Garden and adjacent old quarters (Chenghuang Miao), Former French Concession, Jade Buddha Temple, Nanjing Road and the Bund.

Meal: B

Optional activity: ERA Acrobatic Show - Intersection of Time

the Bund

Take a full day join-in bus tour to Suzhou for Chinese top gardens and Zhouzhuang, one of the most famous water towns.

Meal: B, L

Cuise in Zhouzhuang water town

Free at leisure today to explore this metroplis with mixture of eastern and western cultures. Shanghai Museum at Renmin Square, Old City Wall, Oriental Pearl TV Tower at the bank of Huangpu River, or the tallest building Shanghai Tower are highly recommended. You will be picked up from hotel in time and transfer to take overnight train to Xian (around 11 hours) in 4-berth soft sleeper cabin. 

 Meal: B

Arrive in Xian at around 10am. You will be met and transfer to hotel by private car. After a refreshing in hotel, you will take a guided tour to Terra-cotta warriors by metro in the afternoon.

Meal: no meal

Optional tour: Tang Dynasty Singing & Dancing Show

Terracotta Warriors

Today, you will take a guided city tour by public transportation. Tour starts from the Ancient City Wall, where you can take a walk or do a biking (bike renting fee not included). Later, visit Shanxi History Museum and the Bell Tower. Walk the Muslim Quarters to discover local lifestyle and try local snacks. Take overnight train to Beijing (12 hours) in 4-berth soft sleeper cabin.

Meal: B

Early morning arrival in Beijing, you will be met and trasnferred to hotel. Free at leisure for rest of the day and you're suggested to visit local Hutongs, Houhai Lake and Wangfujin Snack Street.

Meal: no meal

Optional tour: Join-in bus tour to Kungfu Show

Today, you will join in a bus tour to visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace with free pick-up and drop-off at your hotel.

Meal: B

Temple of Heaven

Join a bus tour to visit Mutianyu Great Wall today.

Meal: B

Mutianyu Great Wall

Free at leisure today and you will make your own way to airport for your flight.

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 except join-in bus tours or specially marked out in the itinerary

    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 Suit 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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