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Beijing Xian Essentials

SG11: 6 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & experienced driver with air-conditioned limousine
Accommodation: 5 nights, 5-star hotels
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dinner
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Try biking on the Ming Dynasty City Wall of Xi'an, or tour by electric car
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Arrive at any time, Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Welcome to China! Once you retrieve your luggage and go through the customs at Beijing Capital Airport, you will easily spot our guide warmly greeting you, holding a banner with your name on. A comfortable transfer will take you to the reserved hotel. After checking in, we suggest you have a good rest for the 6 days China tour.
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
A tour briefing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte welcome lunch with Peking Duck, Temple of Heaven, Chinese Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Our group at the Forbidden City
Photo by our client Mr. Giorgio Carcano
In the morning, you will meet other group members at the hotel lobby. Here starts your exciting trip as your guide takes you for a walk across Tiananmen Square, the world's largest public square. It is also the entrance to the marvelous Forbidden City, your next stop. The Forbidden City has been the ancient imperial palace for more than 500 years. The gorgeous imperial architecture and numerous ancient art treasures show the luxurious imperial lives. 

After enjoying an a la carte lunch with Peking Roast Duck (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a famous local restaurant, please follow your guide as you visit the Temple of Heaven, another royal palace where emperors worshipped heaven for good blessings. In the evening, you will enjoy a vivid Red Theater Chinese Kung Fu Show.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, A toast with red wine on the wall, Olympic Bird's Nest. (B)
A vegetable free market
You will be picked up by our guide in the lobby of the hotel and taken to visit the grand Mutianyu Great Wall. The cable car up and down will be reserved. You will have a vigorous morning climbing the winding and majestic wall, but will be rewarded with stunning vistas as some red wine especially provided by our company. Lunch is arranged on your own. We suggest you have some fast food around the site.

You will be taken back to the city in the afternoon. You will pass the magnificent National Stadium (Bird's Nest) in the Olympic Park. Appreciate the splendid building and take nice photos. Afterwards, you will be taken to explore a traditional local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an
Summer Palace, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Experience Chinese Paper Cutting, A la carte lunch, Fly to Xi'an, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Children playing table tennis in Xi'an City Wall Park
Make full use of this morning to travel around the royal Summer Palace garden, then enjoy the old Beijing culture and local customs by visiting narrow alleys, called Hutongs. To add much joy to the tour, you will be invited to learn to make Chinese Paper Cutting with a folk artist in Hutong alley. 

After an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price), bid farewell to your guide and fly to another ancient city, Xi'an. There, the local guide will welcome you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 5 Xi'an
Terracotta Army, A local family visit and an authentic home-cooked lunch, Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Our group at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum
Your visit today will start from the World's Eighth Wonder, the Terracotta Army. You will see the life-size terracotta soldiers and horses, ancient weapons and chariots made 2000 years ago. Around noon, we will arrange a special home cooked a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) for you at the home of some local residents, where you will have a chance to chat with the local family and raise any questions you are interested in. The hostess will be pleased to show her cooking skills and teach you to cook one or two Chinese dishes

In the afternoon, explore the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum. For the evening delight, the splendid Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show as well as the local specialty Dumpling Dinner will surely give you great enjoyment.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner
 Friendly Tips

Since the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during the periods. Clients will enjoy free time to relax.
Day 6 Departure from Xi'an
Observe local life in the park, Tai Chi practice, Xi'an City Wall, A la carte lunch, Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement, A pleasant onward trip! (B+L)
The whole morning will be devoted to the City Wall area. The encircled City Wall Park will be your first stop. It is the best place to know more about the local people's daily life and their entertainments. You will also have a chance to learn to practice Tai Chi in the park. Then you come to the second stop, the City Wall of Xi'an. It was built since early Ming Dynasty on the basis of Tang imperial city. Through five times of large scale restoration in history, it finally made to be a great fortification, which is nowadays the most intact and largest ancient city wall of China in existence.

An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be arranged at a popular local restaurant. After that, you will head to the airport by yourself since we do not include the transfer service for this part. You can book a taxi to the airport.

For any extended trip after this one week China tour, you can consult our operators for some advice. If you need us to reserve the departure flight tickets, we will be happy to serve. Have a nice trip and welcome back!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
May 23(Thu) May 28(Tue) $829$219
May 30(Thu) Jun 04(Tue) $819$209
Jun 06(Thu) Jun 11(Tue) $819$209
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 18(Tue) $819$209
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 25(Tue) $819$209
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 02(Tue) $819$209
Jul 04(Thu) Jul 09(Tue) $849$209
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 16(Tue) $849$209
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 23(Tue) $849$209
Jul 25(Thu) Jul 30(Tue) $849$209
Aug 01(Thu) Aug 06(Tue) $849$209
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 13(Tue) $849$209
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 20(Tue) $849$209
Aug 22(Thu) Aug 27(Tue) $849$209
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 03(Tue) $829$219
Sep 05(Thu) Sep 10(Tue) $849$239
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 17(Tue) $849$239
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 24(Tue) $849$239
Oct 03(Thu) Oct 08(Tue) $849$239
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 15(Tue) $849$239
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 22(Tue) $849$239
Oct 24(Thu) Oct 29(Tue) $849$239
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 05(Tue) $789$239
Nov 07(Thu) Nov 12(Tue) $789$239
Nov 21(Thu) Nov 26(Tue) $709$179
Dec 08(Sun) Dec 13(Fri) $709$179
Dec 22(Sun) Dec 27(Fri) $709$179
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan 05(Sun) Jan 10(Fri) $709$179
Feb 13(Thu) Feb 18(Tue) $709$179
Mar 05(Thu) Mar 10(Tue) $709$179
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 17(Tue) $709$179
Mar 26(Thu) Mar 31(Tue) $709$179
Apr 05(Sun) Apr 10(Fri) $829$219
Apr 12(Sun) Apr 17(Fri) $829$219
Apr 19(Sun) Apr 24(Fri) $829$219
Apr 26(Sun) May 01(Fri) $829$219
May 03(Sun) May 08(Fri) $829$219
May 10(Sun) May 15(Fri) $829$219
May 17(Sun) May 22(Fri) $829$219
May 24(Sun) May 29(Fri) $829$219
May 31(Sun) Jun 05(Fri) $819$209
Jun 07(Sun) Jun 12(Fri) $819$209
Jun 14(Sun) Jun 19(Fri) $819$209
Jun 21(Sun) Jun 26(Fri) $819$209
Jun 28(Sun) Jul 03(Fri) $819$209
Jul 05(Sun) Jul 10(Fri) $849$209
Jul 12(Sun) Jul 17(Fri) $849$209
Jul 19(Sun) Jul 24(Fri) $849$209
Jul 26(Sun) Jul 31(Fri) $849$209
Aug 02(Sun) Aug 07(Fri) $849$209
Aug 09(Sun) Aug 14(Fri) $849$209
Aug 16(Sun) Aug 21(Fri) $849$209
Aug 30(Sun) Sep 04(Fri) $829$219
Sep 06(Sun) Sep 11(Fri) $849$239
Sep 13(Sun) Sep 18(Fri) $849$239
Sep 20(Sun) Sep 25(Fri) $849$239
Oct 04(Sun) Oct 09(Fri) $849$239
Oct 11(Sun) Oct 16(Fri) $849$239
Oct 18(Sun) Oct 23(Fri) $849$239
Oct 25(Sun) Oct 30(Fri) $849$239
Nov 01(Sun) Nov 06(Fri) $789$239
Nov 08(Sun) Nov 13(Fri) $789$239
Nov 15(Sun) Nov 20(Fri) $709$179
Dec 08(Tue) Dec 13(Sun) $709$179
Dec 22(Tue) Dec 27(Sun) $709$179
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfare
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • 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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    5.05 Reviews
    Peter Blyth
    Posted on January 18, 2019
    This tour has been exceptional to date and excellent value for money. The guides and drivers have been excellent in both Beijing and Xian. They are very professional, their knowledge amazes us. The tour we took was a small group tour, it was much cheaper than with other tour groups but the quality of the service has been exceptional value for money.
    Posted on December 01, 2018
    I would like to say thanks to all the staff who made our holiday in China a great success. The arrangements they made for us were exceptional and very professionally arranged. The group was very impressed with the way our trip to Xian was organized. It was a highlight of our trip to China.

    On our arrival, our guide, Lily waiting for us at the airport, the tours organized to ensure we saw as much as possible in a day. The lunch was an unexpected highlight of the tour, the food was fantastic. The high speed train back to Beijing was a wonderful experience and very comfortable.

    Our guide, Lily was wonderfully informative about the sights we visited and everyone was very impressed with her communication skills and her high standard of English conversation. Lily certainly made our trip to Xian a very memorable experience. I had visited China 30 years ago and I had been to Xian before the terra cotta warriors were revealed to the world. The changes in China since then are unbelievable. I would have no hesitation in recommending China as a holiday destination and the services of travelchinaguide to people.

    Once again, thank you for all of the wonderful efforts to ensure our group had the opportunity to visit China in such a short time. I hope to return to China with my family to visit some of the other places including Shanghai and Guilin.
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    Patricia L Sullivan
    United States
    Posted on November 20, 2018
    Thank you to TCG for the diligent planning of our China trip and for the excellent service of the guides and drivers. We found our guides to be very knowledgeable about the sites, history and culture. They were willing to assist us with every need. The restaurants that were chosen for us were exceptional and the variety of the food far exceeded our expectation. We plan to engage their services for our next travel vacation in China and to recommend them to our friends.
    Winifred W
    United States
    Posted on November 09, 2018
    This is the 2nd time I have used this company and continue to be impressed with the quality of services. It is a very good company with knowledgeable guides and good drivers. Thanks very much for a memorable visit!
    Alan Reece
    Posted on October 24, 2018
    Thank you for a vacation that was "NO. 1", thanks to the excellent guides and drivers. The shows, accommodation, meals and expert knowledge was simply superior. Juliet in Beijing and Lily in Xian were "the best" guides, thank you. Our drivers, both Mr. Chens were excellent. Mr. Chen in Beijing also had a great singing voice making car travel enjoyable. Mr. Chen in Xian had recently lost his Mother and he was understandably a little quiet at first, however he proved himself to be a true professional and looked after us wonderfully. Every aspect of the tours in Beijing and Xian were "most memorable". The Dumpling Feast and especially the show following was absolutely "first rate". Thanks again for the gift and for the patience with me in organizing our China tours, Joan. ... More
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