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Tour Overview

Duration: 8 Days
Departure: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Tour Type: Small Group, connected by train
Similar Tours: Private tour ,  Connected by flight

Tour Itinerary

Day 1  Arrival Beijing

You can meet your guide upon your flight or train arrival in Beijing, and you need go out of the custom alone and will see your guide holds a sign with your name on it at the exit to welcome you. Then the driver and guide will assist you to the Sunworld hotel in the bustling Wangfujing Street, and you can also have a walk near your hotel to enjoy the nightlife of Beijing, you can walk along the most famous street in Beijing with lots of shopping malls, restaurants, snack alleys, etc. Wangfujing is must-visit place in Beijing. (Unlike other travel agencies choose hotel in remote area, we choose hotel in the very center of Beijing for you to feel real Beijing city.)

Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel, Beijing

Day 2  Beijing

Have a delicious buffet breakfast at your hotel, be prepared Badaling Great Wallwith your clothing and shoes since we are going to hike the Badaling Great Wall(about 1.5 hours drive from city center). You can choose to hike or take cable car(cable car ticket not include) to reach the top of the great wall, when you see the wall stretch on the top of mountains to boundless distance, you will understand why this longest defensive wall in the world is one of the seven wonders in the world.
At noon, we will have lunch at a nice restaurant inside the Jade Museum near the great wall.
After lunch, we will go to the Ming Tomb (Dingling) and Sacred Way which are encircled in the shadow of Longevity Mountain. The Sacred Way is a road leading to the imperial tombs, alone the way guarded on both sides with stone statues by which the ancient emperors went to hold a memorial ceremony for the ancestors. The Dingling Tomb is one of the best preserved tomb of the thirteen Ming Tombs, which has a history of more than 600 years. After the Ming Tomb tour, we will drive back to the city, we will stop in Olympic National Stadium area, where you can take pictures of Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Finally we will go back to hotel in Wangfujing, you can have a rest in hotel or enjoy the night views of Wangfujing walking street (Huge variety of shops and great restaurants), if you are interested in our optional activity, you can also choose them for the evening time.

Optional activity in evening: 1. Peking roasted duck dinner, 2. Acrobat show in Chaoyang Theater 3. Peking Opera in Liyuan Theater.
Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Menu-ordered Chinese lunch

Day 3  Beijing

In the morning, after meeting our tour guide and other Temple of Heavenmembers in the lobby, we drive to the Tiananmen square, the biggest city square in the world, many great historical buildings are around the square, in the north of the square you will enter the Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City, to explore its fascinating halls and pavilions, where you will learn how and where the ancient emperors worked and lived, see their numerous priceless antique treasures. After we exit the Forbidden City, we will enter another attraction - Jingshan Park where we will see local Chinese residents taking exercise, singing or dancing, and we will climb the hill inside the park, when we reach the top of the hill, we will enjoy the bird view of the whole Forbidden City and Beijing central city, which is a highlight of today.
At noon, we will have lunch at a superior Chinese restaurant, where you can have menu-ordered delicious Chinese dishes. In the afternoon, we visit the Temple of Heaven, where the ancient emperors came every winter worshiped the heavens in hopes of good harvests. In the evening we will arrange a lively wonderful Chinese Kung Fu Show at Beijing Red Theater, then we drive back to hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, menu-ordered Chinese lunch

Day 4  Beijing - Xian

In the morning we are going to visit Summer Palace - the largest imperial garden with a beautiful landscape and magnificent buildings. The palace is divided into three areas: 1.the area for political activities centering about the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity; 2.the residential area of royal family with main structures the Hall of Jade Ripples and the Hall of Joyful Longevity; 3. the sightseeing area mainly consisting of Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. Optional activity: boating on Kunming Lake.
After Summer Palace, we will visit Panda House inside Beijing Zoo, where we will see lovely pandas.shichahai rickshaw

At noon, we will visit the old Hutong and the Shichahai Scenic Area(Hou Hai). In hutong, we will visit a local Beijing family and learn dumpling making and cooking skills, you may try to make a dumpling by yourself and taste it, see how fun and easy Chinese cooking is. we will also have lunch in this hutong family. After lunch we will get on a local rickshaw traveling along the old narrow lanes, and explore the traditional Chinese quadrangles to get a close touch with the original Beijing lifestyle and culture, pass through Yinding Bridge, Skewed Tobacco Pouch Street, etc. After hutong tour, we will visit a local market where local people buy fruit, vegetable and foods for daily life.

After the day trip, drive to Beijing West train station to catch the overnight Train Z43 (19:58-08:33) or other closer one (soft sleeper) to Xian, but there is no bathroom for shower on the train, and you just can do the simple cleaning things like washing your face and brushing your teeth.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, menu-ordered Chinese lunch

Accommodation: on the train

Day 5  Arrive in Xian

You’d better have a breakfast on the train dining car(self-paid) Terracottaor prepare some food before boarding the train, because you will start your first day Xian trip upon your arrival. When you land in Xian by train, our local guide will meet you outside the station and transfer you to the Xian Shangri-la Golden Flower Hotel, and you can save your luggage at the hotel reception.

Then start going to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. In the museum, there are three excavated pits exhibiting amazing warrior figures and Chinese ancient weapons.
At noon, we will have lunch at a superior Chinese restaurant with delicious food..
In the afternoon, we will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built in the Tang Dynasty(about 1,300 years ago) to store the Buddhist scriptures brought from ancient India. In the evening we will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Performance at Shaanxi Theater after the Dumpling Dinner at Defachang Restaurant.

Meals:  Chinese lunch, Dumpling Dinner
Note: Since the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is closed in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, guests traveling in this period will have a free night by themselves instead of the show and dinner.

Accommodation: Ramada Bell Tower Hotel, Xian

Day 6  Xian - Shanghai

In the morning we will visit the Ancient City Wall. It was built bell Towerin Tang Dynasty which survived through Chinese long history. It is the most complete existing urban fortification in China. You can walk or cycle on the ancient wall (bike rental fee is not included). Next we visit Shaanxi History Museum where you can learn more history about Xian through the cultural relics: bronze wares, jade, potteries, and murals from the Prehistory Period to the Qing Dynasty.
At noon, we will have lunch at a famous Chinese restaurant with delicious food.
Then we will view the Bell Tower-The emblem of Xi'an city.

Finally we drive to Xian train station in the city center for the overnight train to Shanghai, and you will take the overnight train Z94 17:04-7:51 or others closer trains, and stay the overnight on the train.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch

Accommodation: on the train

Day 7  Arrive in Shanghai

You will have a breakfast on the train dining car(self-paid) orthe bund prepare some food before boarding the train like on the last train. When you land in Shanghai station, our local guide will meet you outside of the station and transfer you to the Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya, and you can save your luggage at the hotel reception.

Today, you will visit Shanghai Museum, which specializes in exhibiting art works from ancient times. After that, we will tour Yuyuan Garden, a famous garden in the south China. The symbol of Yuyuan Garden is the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion. At noon we have lunch at a good restaurant with Shanghai cuisine. In the afternoon, we will walk in the famous Bund area where you can see the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower across the river, this is a good place to take pictures of Shanghai. After that we will walk to Nanjing Road, and then visit an old street in Shanghai.

Optional evening activity: Huangpu river cruise, or Acrobat Show in Central Theater or Huxi or Shanghai Circus.

Meals:  Menu-order lunch

Accommodation: The Bund Riverside Hotel, Shanghai

Day 8  Shanghai Departure

Have a breakfast at the hotel, you need find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight.

We suggest you reserve a taxi at the hotel reception beforehand to save waiting time of taxi. Note that there are two airports in Shanghai: Pudong Airport (PVG) and Hongqiao Airport (SHA). It takes about one hour or more to drive to Pudong airport(about CNY150 - 170 taxi fee). It takes about 40 minutes drive to Hongqiao airport(about CNY60 taxi fee). Alternatively, you may also wish to stay longer in Shanghai or fly to other China cities.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Price Table for Year 2017 and 2018
Month Depart Date Price / person Single Room Supplement
Apr. May.Sep.Oct. 2017 Every Mon., Wed., Fri. $1,030 USD $288USD
Mar.Jun. Jul. Aug. Nov 2017 Every Mon., Wed., Fri. $950 USD $250USD
Dec.2017 - Jan. 2018 Every Mon., Wed., Fri. $900 USD $200USD
Mar.Jun. Jul. Aug. Nov 2018 Every Mon., Wed., Fri. $950 USD $250USD
Apr. May.Sep.Oct. 2018 Every Mon., Wed., Fri. $1,030 USD $288USD
Price including:
Two ways soft sleeper ticket by train from city to city mentioned above.
Hotels (twin share bases) and breakfasts as listed in the itinerary.
Meals and entrance ticket of attractions as listed in the itinerary.
English speaking guide and transfer services.
Luggage Transfers between airports/train station and hotels as mentioned above.
Price Excluding:
Entry or Exit International Airfare.
Visa Fees.
Personal Expenses.
Tips for the guide and driver.
Optional activity fee.
No guide on the train.

Tips: you can pay 70% of tour fee in our office when you arrive in Beijing, only 30% deposit is required before the tour.

Price per person Inquiry or
* Deposit Now, Payoff After Arrival in Beijing, : $203 (1,300CNY)
High Season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct), : $1,088 (6,950CNY)
Shoulder Season, (Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov) : $1,003 (6,410CNY)
Winter Season (Dec, Jan, Feb), : $952 (6,080CNY)
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Payment Method: 10%~30% Deposit + 70%~90% Pay after arrival in China

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Click for Review DetailsSorry for my delay review on the internet, because my family just come back from Mongolia trip. We are very happy and enjoyable for the 8 days trip with chinatour.net. The arrangements worked perfectly. Happy, Joy and Sophia are our guide had already contacted the hotel by the time we checked in and sho.. More
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Question: DAY 2: How much extra is the pekin opera? DAY 3: Chinese Kung Fu show is price included? DAY 6 train is also soft sleeper? DAY 7 is new years eve, any thing special planed for this day? more..
Answer asked by Martha, 08/31/2017
Dear Martha Garcia, Thanks for your inquiry, For the extra peking opera: +$33 (220CNY) per person Chinese Kunfu is not included: +$33 (220CNY) Train is soft sleeper If you start the trip on  25th Dec, the  7th day is 31th,Dec.not new year’s eve. And there is no special plan on new year’s eve. For more..
Question: 8 Days Group Tour Beijing -Xian -Shanghai by Train, ,Do you have any bus tours starting on 4th Sept, 2017 from Shanghai ending at Beijing. Please let me know at your earliest,Thanks more..
Answer asked by Syed, 08/20/2017
Dear Syed Abbas, Thank you for your email to Chinatour.Net Yes, group tour is available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Would you like to book this tour? High Season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct), : $1,036 (6,950CNY) per person Price including: Two ways soft sleeper ticket by train from city to city mentioned above. Hotels (tw more..
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Dear Scott, Thank you for your email to Chinatour.Net Sorry, group tour is unavailable if you have one people. Do you have friend or relative to join the tour? Looking forward to hearing from you.     more..
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