Forbidden City, BeijingForbidden City, Beijing

Beijing Xian Essentials

SG11B: 5 Days Small Group Economy Tour of Beijing - Xi'an
Tour Type: Small Group of 2-18 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 3 nights at budget hotels, 1 night on soft sleeper trains
Meals: 3 breakfasts
Tour Highlights:
  • Visit the most popular Mutianyu Great Wall and experience the grandeur of this world wonder
  • Discover the majestic Forbidden City, a 600-year-old imperial palace complex
  • Take a rickshaw through the Hutongs & get a close touch with the original Beijing lifestyle
  • Marvel at the unearthed life-size Terracotta Army built more than 2,200 years ago
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Arrive at any time, Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
On the first day of this 5 days China tour, please arrive in Beijing to get ready. Upon arrival at the Capital Airport, our guide will wait for you at the arrival hall holding a signboard with your name on it. Then the driver will transfer you to the downtown to check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is left for you to recover from the jet lag at the hotel or stroll around on your own.
 
Accommodation: Jinjiang Inn or similar hotel
Day 2 Beijing
A tour briefing, Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Bird's Nest, Summer Palace. (B)
The Great Wall
The Great Wall
After breakfast, a brief explanation about this China itinerary 5 days will be given at 08: 00 in the hotel lobby. Our tour guide will confirm the meeting time with you one day in advance. After, we will go to visit Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the best-preserved sections of China Great Wall, which is a grand military defense project that protected the Chinese from northern nomadic tribes.

In the afternoon, we will return to the city by car and stop on our way to appreciate the National Stadium, namely the Olympic Bird's Nest at a distance and then proceed to the Summer Palace, the existing largest royal garden in China.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Jinjiang Inn or similar hotel
Day 3 Beijing - Xi'an
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Temple of Heaven, Take an overnight soft sleeper train to Xi'an. (B)
Tiananmen Square, Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Beijing
Our guide will help you check out after breakfast, and then extend this China itinerary 5 days to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square is the largest city square in the world. In the center stands the Monument to the People's Heroes and Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall. Forbidden City was once the residence and office of emperors in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, like today's White House of U.S. and Buckingham Palace of UK.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Temple of Heaven after a rickshaw tour in Hutongs. The Temple of Heaven is a special altar for ancient emperors to worship heaven and pray for fruitful years. It is the world's largest building complex for worship of heaven. After the visit, our guide and driver will transfer you to the railway station where you will take the overnight soft sleeper train to Xi'an.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight soft sleeper train
Day 4 Arrival in Xi'an
Arrive at around 8:00, Train station pick-up, Terracotta Army, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an City Wall.
Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army
Our guide and driver will pick you up at the railway station when you arrive at around 08:00, and then accompany you to visit Terracotta Army. Terracotta Army are funeral objects made of clay in the shape of chariots, horses and soldiers and buried to protect the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang who have unified China. 

In the afternoon, we will go to make wishes at Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which is an artistic heritage of Buddhist architecture from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.). Then we are going to Xi'an City Wall, the largest and best preserved ancient city wall in China. At the end of the day, we are going to check in the hotel.
 
Accommodation: Days Inn City Center or similar hotel
Day 5 Departure from Xi'an
Free time to explore the Bell and Drum towers area, Please check out before 12:00. We recommend the most efficient and money-saving way - taking a taxi by yourself from hotel to the airport, A pleasant onward trip! (B)
Our clients riding bicycles on Xi'an City Wall
Our clients riding bicycles on Xi'an City Wall
Our 5 days China tour ends today. Thank you for travelling with us. 

Please check out the hotel before 12:00 and go to the airport or the train station to your onward destination by yourself. Taxi is the most convenient way: it takes about one hour from the hotel to the airport and the cost is CNY120-150 per cab; it takes about 50 minutes to high speed railway station and the cost is CNY50-70 per cab. 

Xi'an is a city with convenient transportation. There are many flights and high speed trains to various cities. If you want to have a side trip around Xi'an, Mount Hua visit, a high speed train tour to Luoyang for Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes, and a high speed train tour to the Ancient City of Pingyao are all good choices. Please feel free to contact us if you need any extension service.

Meals: Breakfast
 Friendly Tips

China has a wide range of food selections from street food to fine dining and the price is quite fair. We leave the lunches and dinners on your own so that you could find more authentic local food that caters to your taste. Our guides are ready to offer you suggestions in each city.
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Sep 01(Sun) Sep 05(Thu) $479$139
Sep 08(Sun) Sep 12(Thu) $479$139
Sep 15(Sun) Sep 19(Thu) $479$139
Sep 22(Sun) Sep 26(Thu) $479$139
Oct 06(Sun) Oct 10(Thu) $479$139
Oct 13(Sun) Oct 17(Thu) $479$139
Oct 20(Sun) Oct 24(Thu) $479$139
Oct 27(Sun) Oct 31(Thu) $479$139
Nov 14(Thu) Nov 18(Mon) $469$129
Nov 28(Thu) Dec 02(Mon) $469$129
Dec 15(Sun) Dec 19(Thu) $469$129
Price Includes
  • Overnight train fare
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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