XA16: 5 Days Private Xi'an & Shanghai Tour

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Day 1 Arrival in Xi'an
Sincere greetings & airport pick-up, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter.
Welcome to Xi'an, China. Today, once you get out of the airport or train station, you will meet your local tour guide at the exit holding a welcome board with your name. After a warm greeting, your 5 days Private Xi'an & Shanghai tour will start from here. The first destination will be the Great Mosque and the Muslim Quarter which are close to each other. In the Muslim Quarter, you could not only taste many different kinds of local snacks, but also buy distinctive souvenirs. Afterwards, drive to the hotel and your guide will help you with the check-in procedure.
Day 2 Xi'an
Terracotta Warrior Museum, Provincial History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda. (B)
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
Terracotta Warrior Museum
After breakfast, we will head to the highlight of your Xi'an & Shanghai tour - Terracotta Warrior Museum, the eighth wonder of the world. It takes around 1 hour on the way and your guide will give you a brief introduction. The terracotta warriors, located 1.5 kilometers east of Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, are the sacrificial objects for Emperor Qin. Your guide will take you to visit the 1st, 2nd, 3rd pits and the Bronze Chariot and Horse Exhibition Hall one by one, which takes around 2.5 hours. Then you will have lunch outside the scenic area by yourself. There are many restaurants nearby and your guide will be glad to offer you some suggestions. 

After lunch, we will drive back to the downtown area to visit the Provincial History Museum where you could learn the history and culture of Shaanxi province and China. Then go to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was originally built to preserve the volumes of scriptures and Buddhist statues taken back from Tintu (ancient India) by Xuanzang through the Silk Road. After the visiting, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Xi'an - Shanghai
Observe local life in the park, City Wall, A local family visit and home-cooked lunch, Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
City Wall, Xi'an
Biking on the City Wall, Xi'an
This morning, we will visit the City Wall Park where you could experience the local people's life. There will be many people every morning, doing Tai Chi, kicking shuttlecock, playing Ping Pong, dancing and running. If you're interested in, you're welcomed to join in them. After that, visit the City Wall. The City Wall is located in the center region of Xi'an with a perimeter of 13.74 kilometers. You can take a bicycle or the sightseeing bus on the wall. The fee is on your side and your guide will help you arrange it. Or you could also just wander around. After that, pay a visit to a local family and have lunch there. The host will prepare the lunch in advance to welcome you. If you have interests in cooking, you may learn 1-2 Chinese dishes there. Please let your tour consultant or guide know in advance so that we could make preparation. After lunch, see you off at the airport for your flight to Shanghai, which takes around 2.5 hours. Upon arrival, your local guide will pick you up and transfer you to the carefully selected hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day 4 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar, Huangpu River cruise, the Bund, Tianzifang. (B)
The Bund, Shanghai
The Bund
After breakfast, a comfortable drive will take you to visit the Shanghai Museum, a large Chinese ancient art museum. Then drive to visit the Yu Garden, a Chinese southern classic garden and Yu Garden Market where you could have today's lunch. There are many dishes and snacks that worth tasting and your guide will give you some suggestions. After lunch, we will enjoy the scenery and buildings along the Huangpu River by a cruise which takes around 50 minutes. After getting out of the cruise, you will have some free time on the Bund, which is one of the landmarks in Shanghai. Afterwards, we will drive to Tianzifang, a Shanghai alley with creative shops, galleries, photographic exhibitions and lots of different cafes.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Departure from Shanghai
Zhujiajiao Water Town, Transfer to airport & see you off. A nice onward journey! (B)
Today, we will drive to Zhujiajiao for around 1 hour to visit this classic Chinese southern water town. A short cruise from Kezhi Garden to North Street is included. After that, we will see you off at the airport for your departure flight. Your 5 days private Xi'an & Shanghai tour will end here. Hope you will have a good journey.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
Xi'anCrowne Plaza Xi'an Somerset Xindicheng Xi'an
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Sunrise On The Bund
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfare of Xi'an/Shanghai
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunch at a local family
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
  • Entry visa fee
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