Terracotta Warriors

Beijing Xian Essentials

SG12: 6 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an
Tour Type: Small Group of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 5 nights at good 5-star hotels
Meals: 5 western buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner

  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Cycling on the Ming Dynasty City Wall of Xi'an, or tour by electric car
  • Meet local people and experience the authentic Chinese culture
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Welcome to China! Once you retrieve your luggage and go through 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
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, where you will also see the surrounding landmark buildings, such as the Monument to the People's Heroes, Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, the Great Hall of the People, etc. 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 Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Admire the remarkable building at the Tiananmen Square
Admire the remarkable building at the Tiananmen Square
Day 3 Beijing
You will be picked up by our guide in the lobby of the hotel and taken to visit the grand Mutianyu Great Wall. The return-way cable car will be reserved. You will have a vigorous morning climbing the winding and majestic wall, but will be rewarded with stunning vistas as well 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.

Then you will be taken back to the city in the afternoon and explore a traditional local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Our group on the Great Wall
Our group on the Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing to Xi'an by Flight
Make full use of this morning to travel around the royal Summer Palace garden, which is honored as the museum of royal gardens due to its broad area, classic design and fine preservation. Then you will pass the magnificent National Stadium (Bird's Nest) in the Olympic Park. Appreciate the splendid building and take memorable photos.

After an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price), you will enjoy the old Beijing culture and local customs by visiting narrow alleys, called Hutongs. A Hutong is an ancient city lane in Beijing, and, here live most old Beijing residents. It witnesses the vicissitude of the city. 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. Then bid farewell to your guide and fly to the next ancient city, Xi'an. There, the local guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Tour around Hutongs by rickshaw
Tour around Hutongs by rickshaw
Take photos of Bird's Nest
Take photos of Bird's Nest
Day 5 Xi'an
Your 6 days China tour in Xi'an 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. To avoid the crowds at Terracotta Army, you will set out from the hotel a bit early in the morning. 

In the afternoon, explore the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum. It is a well-preserved famous pagoda built during the Tang Dynasty (707-710). 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, 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.
A happpy memory on the Xi'an City Wall
A happpy memory on the Xi'an City Wall
Day 6 Departure from Xi'an
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 in the early Ming Dynasty on the basis of Tang imperial city. Through five times of large scale restoration in history, it finally became a great fortification, which is nowadays the most intact and largest ancient city wall of China in existence. What's more, cycling on the City Wall is an interesting activity. You can try at your own expense if you like.

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 lunch, your group tour service ends. You will head to the airport or train station by yourself since the transfer service for this part is excluded in the tour. You may book a taxi to the airport or train station for departure.

From Xi'an, it is convenient for you to take a high speed train to nearby destinations, such as Pingyao ancient town, Luoyang or Chengdu. Also, high speed trains can take you back to Beijing.

For any extended trip after this 1 week China tour, you can consult our operators for professional advice. If you need us to reserve the departure flight or train tickets, we will be happy to serve. Have a nice trip and welcome back!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
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Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Mar 12(Sun)Mar 17(Fri)$1249$299
Mar 26(Sun)Mar 31(Fri)$1249$299
Apr 07(Fri)Apr 12(Wed)$1339$339
Apr 14(Fri)Apr 19(Wed)$1339$339
Apr 21(Fri)Apr 26(Wed)$1339$339
May 05(Fri)May 10(Wed)$1339$339
May 12(Fri)May 17(Wed)$1339$339
May 19(Fri)May 24(Wed)$1339$339
May 26(Fri)May 31(Wed)$1339$339
Jun 02(Fri)Jun 07(Wed)$1329$319
Jun 09(Fri)Jun 14(Wed)$1329$319
Jun 16(Fri)Jun 21(Wed)$1329$319
Jun 23(Fri)Jun 28(Wed)$1329$319
Jun 30(Fri)Jul 05(Wed)$1369$309
Jul 07(Fri)Jul 12(Wed)$1369$309
Jul 14(Fri)Jul 19(Wed)$1369$309
Jul 21(Fri)Jul 26(Wed)$1369$309
Jul 28(Fri)Aug 02(Wed)$1369$309
Aug 04(Fri)Aug 09(Wed)$1369$309
Aug 11(Fri)Aug 16(Wed)$1369$309
Aug 18(Fri)Aug 23(Wed)$1369$309
Aug 25(Fri)Aug 30(Wed)$1369$309
Sep 01(Fri)Sep 06(Wed)$1369$349
Sep 08(Fri)Sep 13(Wed)$1369$349
Sep 15(Fri)Sep 20(Wed)$1369$349
Sep 22(Fri)Sep 27(Wed)$1369$349
Oct 06(Fri)Oct 11(Wed)$1369$349
Oct 13(Fri)Oct 18(Wed)$1369$349
Oct 20(Fri)Oct 25(Wed)$1369$349
Oct 27(Fri)Nov 01(Wed)$1279$349
Nov 03(Fri)Nov 08(Wed)$1279$349
Nov 10(Fri)Nov 15(Wed)$1219$289
Dec 08(Fri)Dec 13(Wed)$1219$289
Dec 22(Fri)Dec 27(Wed)$1219$289
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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    4.86 Reviews
    Alan and Marian Stranex
    South bAfrica
    Posted on September 21, 2019
    On the whole we were satisfied with all aspects of the tour from enquiry to final departure. The guides were excellent and friendly and patient!
    We appreciated the surprises - For example the Kung Fu show was much more than we expected from the description. The Hotels were the best and the time for relaxation well arranged.
    Maybe the drivers could be more aware whether everyone is seated before moving off but sometimes a "late arrival" of the group was annoying.
    There should have been a warning that we would be very quickly taken from the stair lift at the Great Wall. It was a bit of a shock to be grabbed and pulled off.
    We returned from Xian to Beijing in the bullet train. This was much more preferable to the flight to Xian. Going through the procedures at the airport and all the waiting was not enjoyable. The train timing is more reliable even if the actual journey time is a bit longer.
    I had enquired about electric plug connections in the hotels but this was not a problem at all. The hotel sockets fitted most plugs anyway and I did not need any adapters.
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    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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