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SG01B: 7 Days Small Group Economy Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai
Tour Type: Small Group of 2-18 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 4 nights at budget hotels, 2 nights on soft sleeper trains
Meals: 4 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
  • Marvel at the unearthed life-size Terracotta Army built more than 2,200 years ago
  • View the soaring city skylines and feel the pulse of modern Shanghai
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Arrive at any time, Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Today, you will arrive at Beijing Capital Airport and get ready for this 7 days China tour. Upon landing, you will find our guide waiting for you outside the customs area of the airport. Then the driver will transfer you to the downtown hotel. Relax during the remainder of the day and be prepared for the trip in the following days.
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
Our guide will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby at 08:00 and give a short introduction to this 7 days China tour. He/ she will confirm the meeting time with you one day in advance. After, head to the Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the best preserved sections of China Great Wall. You can take the cable car or the slide way at your own expense. On the way back to downtown, make a stopover at the main venue of 2008 Olympic Games - the National Stadium. Then, we are going to visit the Summer Palace. It is a large-scale landscape garden built with Kunming Lake and Wanshou Mountain as its base sites. It is also the best preserved 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)
Forbidden City, Beijing
Forbidden City, Beijing
Check out the hotel after breakfast. First we are going to have a stroll at Tiananmen Square and then proceed northward to the Forbidden City, the royal palace of the (1368-1644 AD) and Qing (1644-1911 AD) dynasties. Inside it, you can enjoy not only the grand architecture, but also abundant precious treasures.

In the afternoon, we will take a rickshaw to visit hutongs and then appreciate the Temple of Heaven, a place for emperors of Ming and Qing to offer sacrifices to heaven and pray for abundant grain. After the visit, the guide will escort you to the railway station and assist you to take the overnight 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
This China 7 days tour will be extended to Xi'an today. Upon your arrival at Xi'an Railway Station at around 08:00, our tour guide will pick you up and then escort you to visit the Terracotta Army. It is a large underground army made up of terra cotta chariots, war horses and soldiers to protect Qin Shihuang, China's first emperor in his afterlife. 

In the afternoon, we are going to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall. Xi'an City Wall is the largest and best preserved ancient city wall in China. After a whole day visiting, our tour guide will help you check in at the hotel. 
Accommodation: Days Inn City Center or similar hotel
Day 5 Xi'an - Shanghai
Free time to explore the Bell and Drum towers area, Hotel pick-up at 14:00, Take an overnight soft sleeper train to Shanghai. (B)
Enjoy cycling on the City Wall of Xi'an
Enjoy cycling on the City Wall of Xi'an
This morning is left for you to explore the ancient Xi'an on your own. The hotel is in downtown area within walking distance of Bell Tower, Drum Tower and Muslim Quarter. You can have an explore tour there to appreciate the ancient buildings, taste local snacks and learn the customs of Muslims.

The guide will be waiting for you at the hotel at 14:00 and then escort you to Xi'an Railway Station and help you board the overnight train to Shanghai. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight soft sleeper train
Day 6 Arrival in Shanghai
Arrive at around 8:00, train station pick-up, Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and its surrounding bazaar, the Bund, Nanjing Road.
The Bund Shanghai
The Bund Shanghai
You will arrive in Shanghai at about 08:00, and the tour guide will be there on time to pick you up for a full day Shanghai tour. 

The guide will accompany you to visit Shanghai Museum, a large-scale art museum with nearly a million pieces of cultural relics, featuring bronze wares, ceramics, calligraphies and paintings. Then we are going to appreciate Yu Garden - one of the most famous classic gardens in Yangtze River Delta, and then wonder around at Yuyuan Bazaar for a while. After walking through the prosperous Nanjing Road, we will arrive at the Bund in about 15 minutes, which is well-known for the western style building cluster. Standing on the Bund, you can also appreciate the skyscrapers across the Huangpu River. After the tour, the guide will help you check in the hotel.
Accommodation: Kingtown Hotel Shanghai or similar hotel
Day 7 Departure from Shanghai
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 trip home! (B)
Our 7 days guided tour of China ends today. Please check out before 12: 00 and head to the airport by yourself. Considering your luggage, it is recommended to take a taxi to the airport. It costs about CNY200 per cab. Wish you a nice journey home!  

Shanghai is a city worth staying longer. Moreover, you can extend your tour to its neighboring cities like Suzhou, Hangzhou, Huangshan by high speed trains. We are glad to offer you the hotel extension and the guided tour services if you need.

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 07(Sat) $669$169
Sep 08(Sun) Sep 14(Sat) $669$169
Sep 15(Sun) Sep 21(Sat) $669$169
Sep 22(Sun) Sep 28(Sat) $669$169
Oct 06(Sun) Oct 12(Sat) $669$169
Oct 13(Sun) Oct 19(Sat) $669$169
Oct 20(Sun) Oct 26(Sat) $669$169
Oct 27(Sun) Nov 02(Sat) $669$169
Nov 14(Thu) Nov 20(Wed) $659$159
Nov 28(Thu) Dec 04(Wed) $649$159
Dec 15(Sun) Dec 21(Sat) $649$159
Price Includes
  • Overnight train fares
  • 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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