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8-day Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai Tour for Solo Traveler

Tour code: ETC-B84   

If you want to save travel cost or you travel alone in China, come join our Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai small group tour. Explore the highlights of China, and the must-visit sights in these three cities with like-minded travelers. Your English-speaking local tour guides are knowledgeable and patient. Book yourself an unforgettable China culture experience with Easy Tour China!

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Beijing
Arrive Beijing, Free Day
2 Beijing
Beijing small group tour: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
3 Beijing
Beijing small group tour: Mutianyu Great Wall
4 Beijing
High speed train to Xian
5 Xian
Xian small group tour: Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Emperor Qinshihuang Mausoleum
6 Xian / Shanghai
Flight to Shanghai
7 Shanghai
Shanghai small group tour: Shanghai Old Street, Yu Garden, The Bund, Shanghai Old Wax Figure Museum, Old French Concession
8 Shanghai
Shanghai departure

Day 1 Arrival / Beijing

Flights: on your own arrangement

Transfer: private vehicle on Easy Tour China arrangement

Meal: no meals

Accommodations: King Parkview Hotel, Beijing (Standard Room / 3 nights)                    

Arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport. The driver will greet you at the exit of Arrival Hall & transferred to your hotel in downtown Beijing (only driver service). Free for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Beijing

Transfer: Join-in Coach share with other travelers

Meal: B&L

Pick up at your hotel between 7:00am and 8:30am, this tour starts at Tian'anmen Square with its plentitude of monuments testifying to the communist, and more specifically, Mao's influence on China's modern history. From there you will proceed to the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces group with 500 years history in the world. Visit the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for 2 hours. On the way to Temple of Heaven, you will have a chance to visit the Chinese traditional medicine culture. After having a short rest, we'll visit the Temple of Heaven -- the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. The visit to Temple of Heaven takes about 1 hour.

After Chinese lunch (40 minutes) in Restaurant, enjoy a short visit to a pearl free market not missed. Drive (30minutes) to Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is regarded as a museum of gardens in China. The visit takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Transfer back to your hotels.

Day 3 Beijing

Transfer: Join-in Coach share with other travelers

Meal: B&L

Around 7:00am you will be picked up from your hotel and then drive to Mutianyu Great Wall. Located in Huai Rou County on the north-east of Beijing, this section of Great Wall is about 75 KM from Beijing city center.

The Mutianyu Great Wall was constructed on the basis of the relics of Beiqi Great Wall by the famous general Xu Da in 1368, when Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang started ruled China.

Arrive at Mutianyu Great Wall around 9:30. The round trip hike is about 6 km and takes about 3 hours. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. It’s known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. The hiking tour finishes around 13:30pm, then go for lunch. After lunch, transfer back to your downtown hotel in Beijing.

Day 4 Beijing / Xi'an

Bullet Train (2nd seats): on ETC arrangement

Transfer: private vehicle on Easy Tour China arrangement

Meal: B

Accommodations: Xi'an Skytel Hotel, Xi'an (Standard room / 2 nights)

Transfer to train station (only driver service), tank high speed train to Xi’an. Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel. Free at leisure the rest of day.

Day 5 Xi'an

Transfer: Join-in Coach share with other travelers

Meal: B&L

Pick up service from your hotel by your tour guide at 8:00 and drive for about 1 hour to visit The Museum of Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses. You will have 2.5 hours to explore Emperor Qinshihuang’s Terracotta Army. These terracotta warriors, horses and chariots are the size of a real army, and were buried alongside the Emperor in a vast underground palace. Today they constitute a spectacular monument, showcasing the power and resources of Imperial China. Qin Terracotta Army is known as “the eighth wonder in the world”.

Afterwards, visit Emperor Qinshihuang Mausoleum (30 minutes). Have lunch in a local restaurant, then have a short visit at the Terra-Cotta Replication Factory. Transfer back to downtown Xian, and drop off at your hotel before 15:00.

Day 6 Xi'an / Shanghai

Flight: on ETC arrangement

Transfer: private vehicle on Easy Tour China arrangement

Meal: B

Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei, Shanghai (Standard room / 2 nights) 

Transfer to airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, the driver will transfer you to Hotel (only driver service). Free at leisure the rest of day.

Day 7 Shanghai

Transfer: Join-in Coach share with other travelers

Meal: B&L

During the tour, you will experience both the “Classic and Modern” Shanghai. Pick up from your hotel by your tour guide at 7:30, and drive to visit Shanghai highlight attractions one by one: the Shanghai Old Street (30 minutes), Yu Garden, the best preserved ancient Chinese private official garden in Shanghai (1 hour), featured shopping at Yu Garden Typical Shanghai Tea House (30 minutes), The Bund, for 50 colonial architecture and many spectacular views in one mile stroll, Shanghai Old Wax Figure Museum, showing everyday scenes of people living in Shanghai (1.5 hour), Featured Shopping at Pearl City (30 minutes), Old French Concession, a lovely chance to take a trip back in time (30 minutes), with many shops and eating / drinking opportunities. Transfer back to your hotel before 18:00.

Day 8 Shanghai / Exit

Flights: on your own arrangement

On your own arrangement to airport for your flight



On our small group tours, usually we do our best to match you up with another solo traveller of the same sex so that you don't need to pay for a single room. But if you would prefer the privacy of your own room and would like this guaranteed, then the single room price supplement will be charged.


Included services:

1. Accommodations: above mentioned hotels or the same class with daily breakfast.

2. Meals are included as specified (B=breakfast, L= Typical Chinese lunch, D= Typical Chinese Dinner).

3. English Speaking tour guide

4. Economy seats flights from Xi’an to Shanghai

5. High speed train 2nd seats from Beijing to Shanghai

6. First entrance fees.


Non-included Services:

1. International flights.

2. Visa arrangement.

3. Excess baggage charge.

4. Optional tours & Personal expenses ( such as Fee of cable car in Great wall)

5. Tips to guide and driver: US$20 per day per group for the guide and half of that for the driver.

6. Medical insurance and emergency evacuation insurance (Easy Tour China highly recommends you to have it at home).

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  • Asked by Loke Chai Yong
    2017-04-18 18:10

    May I know how much this cost for solo traveler for case if I would like to have the room myself, and shared room?

    Thank you.

    Chai Yong
    Answered by Ricky
    2017-04-19 11:50
    Dear Chai Yong,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    We are hornored to be of service to you. Our travel specialist will be in touch with you soon via email and inform the cost.

    Good day!
  • Asked by Megan DeNunno
    2016-12-01 09:40
    How much Would it be for a solo traveler requesting a private room for the trip? Also,how much would it be to share a room with another traveler?
    Answered by Ricky
    2016-12-01 11:54
    Hi Megan,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    We are so pleased to be of service to you. Regarding your trip to China, our travel specialist will be in touch with you soon via email.

    Have a nice day there!

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