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Beijing Xian Essentials

SG12: 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 an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 5 nights, nice 5-star hotels
Meals: 5 western buffet breakfasts, 4 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling 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)
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
Admire the remarkable building at the Tiananmen Square
Admire the remarkable building at the Tiananmen Square
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, A toast with red wine on the wall. (B)
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.

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 - Xi'an
Summer Palace, Olympic Bird's Nest, A la carte lunch, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Experience Chinese Paper Cutting, Fly to Xi'an, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Make full use of this morning to travel around the royal Summer Palace garden, then pass the magnificent National Stadium (Bird's Nest) in the Olympic Park. Appreciate the splendid building and take nice 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. 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 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
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
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)
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. 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.
A happpy memory on the Xi'an City Wall
A happpy memory on the Xi'an City Wall
Day 6 Departure from Xi'an
Observe local life in the park, Tai Chi practice, Xi'an City Wall, A la carte lunch. We recommend the most efficient and money-saving way - taking a taxi by yourself from hotel to the airport, 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 1 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 
Apr 09(Thu)Apr 14(Tue)$869$239
Apr 16(Thu)Apr 21(Tue)$869$239
Apr 23(Thu)Apr 28(Tue)$869$239
May 07(Thu)May 12(Tue)$869$239
May 14(Thu)May 19(Tue)$869$239
May 21(Thu)May 26(Tue)$869$239
May 28(Thu)Jun 02(Tue)$869$229
Jun 04(Thu)Jun 09(Tue)$859$229
Jun 11(Thu)Jun 16(Tue)$859$229
Jun 18(Thu)Jun 23(Tue)$859$229
Jun 25(Thu)Jun 30(Tue)$859$229
Jul 02(Thu)Jul 07(Tue)$899$229
Jul 09(Thu)Jul 14(Tue)$899$229
Jul 16(Thu)Jul 21(Tue)$899$229
Jul 23(Thu)Jul 28(Tue)$899$229
Jul 30(Thu)Aug 04(Tue)$899$229
Aug 06(Thu)Aug 11(Tue)$899$229
Aug 13(Thu)Aug 18(Tue)$899$229
Aug 20(Thu)Aug 25(Tue)$899$229
Aug 27(Thu)Sep 01(Tue)$899$229
Sep 03(Thu)Sep 08(Tue)$889$259
Sep 10(Thu)Sep 15(Tue)$889$259
Sep 17(Thu)Sep 22(Tue)$889$259
Sep 24(Thu)Sep 29(Tue)$889$259
Oct 08(Thu)Oct 13(Tue)$889$259
Oct 15(Thu)Oct 20(Tue)$889$259
Oct 22(Thu)Oct 27(Tue)$889$259
Oct 29(Thu)Nov 03(Tue)$819$259
Nov 05(Thu)Nov 10(Tue)$819$259
Nov 12(Thu)Nov 17(Tue)$809$249
Nov 19(Thu)Nov 24(Tue)$749$199
Dec 09(Wed)Dec 14(Mon)$749$199
Dec 23(Wed)Dec 28(Mon)$749$199
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan 09(Sat)Jan 14(Thu)$769$199
Feb 20(Sat)Feb 25(Thu)$769$199
Mar 04(Thu)Mar 09(Tue)$789$219
Mar 11(Thu)Mar 16(Tue)$789$219
Mar 25(Thu)Mar 30(Tue)$809$219
Apr 01(Thu)Apr 06(Tue)$899$249
Apr 08(Thu)Apr 13(Tue)$899$249
Apr 15(Thu)Apr 20(Tue)$899$249
Apr 22(Thu)Apr 27(Tue)$899$249
May 06(Thu)May 11(Tue)$899$249
May 13(Thu)May 18(Tue)$899$249
May 20(Thu)May 25(Tue)$899$249
May 27(Thu)Jun 01(Tue)$889$239
Jun 03(Thu)Jun 08(Tue)$889$229
Jun 10(Thu)Jun 15(Tue)$889$229
Jun 17(Thu)Jun 22(Tue)$889$229
Jun 24(Thu)Jun 29(Tue)$889$229
Jul 01(Thu)Jul 06(Tue)$919$229
Jul 08(Thu)Jul 13(Tue)$919$229
Jul 15(Thu)Jul 20(Tue)$919$229
Jul 22(Thu)Jul 27(Tue)$919$229
Jul 29(Thu)Aug 03(Tue)$919$229
Aug 05(Thu)Aug 10(Tue)$919$229
Aug 12(Thu)Aug 17(Tue)$919$229
Aug 19(Thu)Aug 24(Tue)$919$229
Aug 26(Thu)Aug 31(Tue)$919$229
Sep 02(Thu)Sep 07(Tue)$919$259
Sep 09(Thu)Sep 14(Tue)$919$259
Sep 16(Thu)Sep 21(Tue)$919$259
Sep 23(Thu)Sep 28(Tue)$919$259
Oct 07(Thu)Oct 12(Tue)$919$259
Oct 14(Thu)Oct 19(Tue)$919$259
Oct 21(Thu)Oct 26(Tue)$919$259
Oct 28(Thu)Nov 02(Tue)$849$259
Nov 04(Thu)Nov 09(Tue)$849$259
Nov 11(Thu)Nov 16(Tue)$839$249
Nov 20(Sat)Nov 25(Thu)$779$209
Dec 04(Sat)Dec 09(Thu)$779$209
Dec 23(Thu)Dec 28(Tue)$779$209
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
    Australia
    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.
    Philip
    Australia
    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
    Canada
    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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