8 Days Group Tour (Shanghai -Xian -Beijing) by Train
Highlights
  • Get to know China in both traditional and modern ways.
  • Catch a glimpse of how ancient emperors lived their lives in the Forbidden City.
  • Watch an amazing Kungfu show to enjoy a visual feast.
  • Visit the underground army of Terra-cotta Warriors.
  • Explore the modern charm of Shanghai city.


 8 Days
 Small Group
 Available Every Monday,Wednesday and Saturday (except holidays)
Itinerary Detail

This 8-day itinerary covers the most three famous cities in China.


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Day 1  Shanghai Arrival

Welcome to majestic China! To ensure your arrival is stress-free, your driver will meet you in the arrival hall holding a sign with your name on it and then transfer you to the hotel.

Hotel: The Bund Riverside Hotel, Shanghai

Day 2  Shanghai

 Breakfast & lunch

In the morning we visit Shanghai Museum treasured with ancient art works of China, including bronze ware, chinaware, paintings and calligraphy. Then we tour the 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 farewell lunch at a good restaurant with Shanghai cuisine.
Afternoon we visit 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. Then have a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River. After that we will walk to Nanjing Road if time permits and then visit an old streets in Shanghai.

The Bund,Shanghai

Day 3  Shanghai-Xian

 Breakfast

We will pick you up from hotel at the appointed time and transfer you to the train station for your overnight train to Xian. Before that, you can arrange on your own. Upon you arrival at Xian, we will pick you up from the train station and transfer you to the hotel in Xian.

Accommodation: on the train

Day 4  Xian

  lunch & dumpling dinner

In the morning, we will pick you up from the train station, and drive to Terra-cotta Warriors, which is the most important attraction in Xian. There are three excavated pits exhibiting amazing Qin dynasty warriors and horses figures.
At noon we will have lunch at a well-known restaurant.
After lunch, we will visit Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. In the evening, you will enjoy a traditional dumpling dinner and a splendid Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Hotel:Ramada Bell Tower Hotel

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.

Terra-cotta Warriors

Day 5  Xian-Beijing

 Breakfast & lunch

In the morning we will visit the ancient City Wall, which is one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls in the world. Then visit the Great Mosque, a nice place of serenity amid the bustling city. Surrounding the mosque is a Muslim bazaar for souvenirs and local snacks.

In the evening, take an overnight train to Beijing.

Accommodation: on the train

Optional Activities: Bicycle ride on the city wall.

Xian Ancient City Wall

Great Mosque of Xian

Day 6  Beijing

  Lunch

Pick you up from the train station. Visit the Tian’anmen Square, where the most important national ceremonies are held, surrounded by many historical buildings. From the square, you can walk to the Forbidden City. Inside this imperial palace, we will explore its fascinating halls, pavilions with golden roofs and high red walls. 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 very nice restaurant where you can have menu-ordered delicious Chinese dishes.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, where ancient emperors came to worship the heavens in hope of good harvests.
In the evening you will be entertained by a wonderful Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.

Hotel: Sunworld Hotel, Beijing or Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel

 Beijing GPS Audio Guide: Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Badaling Great Wall

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City -Get to know how emperors lived their lives.

When you visit the Forbidden City, you will see many big water tanks. Guess what they are used for?

The big water tank in the Forbidden City

Day 7  Beijing

 Breakfast & lunch

Today we will hike on the Badaling Great Wall, the most highlighted sight in Beijing. Please be prepared with your shoes since you will climb on the steps of the great wall. To reach the top of the great wall you can choose to hike on foot or take the cable car(optional with extra charge). You will never forget the view on the great wall, one of the seven wonders in the world.

At noon, we will have lunch in the nice restaurant of Jade Museum.
After lunch, we will visit the Sacred Road. Along the sacred road there are many stone statues of people and animals on both sides. These are the loyal guarders of the royal graveyard.
On the way back to the downtown Beijing, we will stop by the Olympic Stadiums, you can take photos of the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.

Badaling Great Wall

Sacred Road

Day 8  Beijing

 Breakfast & lunch

In the morning we will visit the beautiful Summer Palace – the largest imperial garden in China. Walk along the elegant Promenade, see stone boat, visit Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. You will also enjoy the scenery on a boat across the Kunming Lake. After Summer Palace, we will visit Panda House inside Beijing Zoo, where we will see lovely pandas. Then drive to hutong area, visit a local Beijing family and learn how to make a dumpling and cooking skills, you may try to make a dumpling by yourself and have dumplings as your lunch. After lunch we will enjoy a rickshaw Hutong tour where you will visit Shichahai, Yinding Bridge, Skewed Tobacco Pouch Street, etc. allowing you to experience the essence of Beijing and its old culture.

Summer Palace

Beijing Hutong


Accommodation
City 4-Star Hotel
Shanghai  The Bund Riverside Hotel, Shanghai 
Xian Ramada Bell Tower Hotel, Xian 
Beijing Sunworld Hotel, Beijing or Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel

Note: The hotel package price is based on two persons sharing one room. If you have odd number of travelers, you have two options: 1. one room will have three persons with an extra bed. 2. Pay single room supplement to have an extra room for the one person.


 Price Including
  • Train tickets with soft sleeper mentioned above
  • Hotels (twin share bases) and breakfasts as listed.
  • Meals and entrance tickets of attractions as listed in the itinerary.
  • English speaking guide and transfer services.
 Price Excluding
  • Entry or Exit International Airfare.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Tips for the guide and driver.
  • Optional activity fee.

The group tour departs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday (low season, inquire us). For everyday departure, please check private tour 8 Days Private Tour (Beijing - Xian - Shanghai).

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