Duration: 8 Days
Tour Type: Private tour, connected by flight,start from Shanghai and end in Beijing
Day 1 Shanghai Arrival by your own flight
Upon arrival at Shanghai, be met at the Shanghai airport and transferred to your hotel by a private comfortable vehicle. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Day 2 Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Pick up from hotel in the morning. Take a full day to explore the city. First you will visit Yu Garden, which is the architectural style of the Ming Dynasty and it used to be a private garden with 400 years' history. In front of the garden, there is a market called Yuyuan Bazaar,where you can have a taste of local sancks and explore traditional Chinese handcrafts and art works. Then proceed to Jade Buddha Temple, the former foreign settlement, ranged along with imposing buildings of the colonial period. Then you will visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, standing by the Huangpu River with 468 meters high, OrIental Pearl TV Tower is the highest TV Tower in Asia. Walk around the famous Bund which is the former foreign settlement, ranged along with imposing buildings of the colonial period. You will also take a troll along the Nanjing Road, the most famous shopping street in Shanghai.
Optional evening activities: 1 Take a Huangpu River night cruise 2 enjoy an amazing Acrobatic Show (usually 19:30-21:00)
Day 3 Shanghai - Xi’an (Breakfast, Lunch)
We will pick you up and transfer you to the airport for your morning flight to Xi’an. Be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the Ancient City Wall and Shaanxi History Museum. Xian Ancient City Wall is an extension of the old Tang Dynasty structure boasting the most complete city wall that survives through Chinese long history. Then drive to Shaanxi History Museum, which is one of the main museums in China which holds numerous unearthed cultural relics of China.
Day 4 Xian (Breakfast, Lunch)
Pick up in the morning and drive to the magnificent Terra-cotta Warriors, which was described as the one of the eight wonders in the world and one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the twentieth centuries. It is said that each of the warriors was created with a prototype. They just look like real persons with different actions or expressions.
Enjoy the Tang Dynasty Show in the evening. The show that presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty when Xi'an was the capital.
Day 5 Xi’an - Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
Take a morning flight to Beijing. Be met & transferred to your hotel. Visit Beijing Hutong, where you will go through the old alleys by rickshaw.
Day 6 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Pick up from your hotel, and then drive to Badaling Great Wall (60 miles away from downtown, about 1.5 hours driving). Tour guide explain the sightseeings along the tour. Hike on the most famous part of the Great Wall, Badaling section (for about 2 hours), which is the longest defensive wall in the world.
Driving to restaurant nearby the Ming Tomb and having typical Chinese lunch (1.5 hours).
After lunch, driving (20 minutes) to the Ming Tomb(Changling), the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history, visiting Changling, the largest one, Emperor Yongle's Tomb, for about 1.5 hours. Then visit Sacred Road, which is the way guarded on both sides with stone statues by which the ancient emperors went to hold a memorial ceremony for the ancestors.
If you would like to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, please contact our tour operator to customize the itinerary.
Day 7 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, and then, drive to Tian'anmen Square, one of the largest city squares in the world. Its name literally means “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. The square witnessed the foundation of the People’s Republic of China and several important events in Chinese history.
Pass through the big gate with Chairman mao's Portrait, we will visit the Forbidden City, we have VIP access to enter to the largest ancient imperial palaces group in the world with 500 years history .This palace is an example of ancient Chinese architecture.( Visit the Forbidden City from south to north for about 2 hours.)
After lunch, we drive to The Temple of Heaven. It is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world. Visit it for about 1 hour.
Visit scenic spots: 1. the hall of prayer for good harvest, 2. red stairway bridge, 3. the imperial vault of heaven, 4. echo wall, 5. triple sound stone, 6. the circular mound altar, etc.
Enjoy one evening show from Chinese Acrobatic show or Kongfu show or Peking Opera in the evening.
Day 8 Beijing Departure (Breakfast)
Free at leisure until to be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next destination.
|★★★★★||Shanghai Jinjiang Hotel||Sheraton Xian North City Hotel or Xian Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel||Beijing Prime Hotel or Beijing Capital Hotel|
|★★★★||Shanghai The Bund Riverside hotel||Xian Skytel Hotel or Ramada Xian Bell Tower||Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel|
|★★★||Charms hotel or Holiday Inn Express Zhabei hotel||Xian City Hotel or Xian Days Inn City Centre or New Henderson Hotel||King Parkview Hotel or Traditional View Hotel|
Please note: If the above hotels are fully booked, we will arrange you another hotel of the same class. If you would like to change hotel, you may need to pay a price difference.
|Tour price includes:||Tour price excludes:|
| Private transfer service along the land schedule; Entrance fees;
Meals as listed in the itinerary.
Personal English speaking local tour guide service;
Hotels (twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary.
All Service Charge and Taxes.
Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels.
Domestic flight inclusive Shanghai -Xian-Beijing.
| Tips for the tour guide and driver.
All the vehicles smelled very much like cigarette smoke. It was dificulta to find the driver at Shanghai railway station. Our three guides were excellent. more..
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!] by ROBERTO ALEJANDRO RUELAS MAYORGA,11/12/2018