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China Golden Triangle Tour

S-101: 8 Days Private Beijing - Xian - Shanghai
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed car
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors
  • Take a rickshaw through the Hutongs & get a close touch with the original Beijing lifestyle
  • Experience the Bund, classical garden, modern and old in contrast in Shanghai
  • Enjoy a la carte meals & taste authentic Chinese cuisines at superb restaurants
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Having finished luggage retrieval and customs clearance, you will meet our guide outside the customs of Beijing Capital International Airport. After a warm greeting, the guide will escort you to the hotel and help you check in. The rest of the day is free for you to recover from the jet lag or loiter on the nearby busy city streets.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven. (B+L)
Badaling Great Wall, Beijing
Your memorable one-week China tour package literally starts today! Our guide will pick you up at the hotel after breakfast and transfer you to the Tiananmen Square, located in the heart of Beijing City. After taking good pictures, walk through the Tiananmen Tower with the company of our guide to visit the Forbidden City. It is divided into Inner Court and Outer Court with the former as the living place for the imperial family while the Outer Court for emperors to handle state affairs.

At noon, you will be served an a la carte lunch of authentic Chinese food at a nice restaurant, which values CNY150.00 per person and is included in our price. A visit to the Temple of Heaven will be arranged in the afternoon. It was the sacrificial altar during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911) for emperors to pray for good harvest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Ming Tomb, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Temple of Heaven
Your 8-day private China tour will be highlighted by today's visit to Badaling Great Wall. After a big breakfast, our guide and driver will take you directly to the foot of Badaling to start the conquest of this Great Wall section. Lunch is not arranged by us. You may have some food at a nearby restaurant by yourself. Our guide is glad to give you some recommendations.

Afterwards, you will be guided to the Ming Tombs where 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) were buried. Apart from mausoleums, the Sacred Way at the entrance is another highlight with 24 stone beasts and 12 figures standing along the 7-kilometers (4-mile) path. On the return trip to the hotel, we will drive by the National Stadium and you can enjoy its brilliant appearance at a distance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, Hutong visit. A high speed train to Xian. Railway station to hotel transfer. (B)
Terracotta Warriors, Xian
After breakfast, you will meet out guide at the hotel lobby and then be escorted to the Summer Palace. Three-quarters of this imperial garden is occupied by the Kunming Lake with over 3,000 elaborately-decorated buildings by the lake, including the Long Gallery, Marble Boat, and Seventeen-Arch Bridge.

Then, our guide will accompany you to roam around Hutong alleys, which form the traditional residential blocks for locals and some natives still live in quaint courtyards there.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the train station to catch a high speed train to Xian. Upon arrival, our local guide will pick you at the train station and take you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Xian
Terracotta Army Museum, Provincial History Museum, City Wall. (B)
Having fun on the City Wall
Your private Xian guided tour will start with the Terracotta Army Museum. As the funeral object of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 - 210 BC), its huge construction work lasted for 38 years and over 8,000 life-size terracotta soldiers, horses, and bronze chariots have been unearthed from the pits so far.

Getting out of the museum, you will have lunch at a nearby restaurant on your own. Then, we will proceed to Shaanxi History Museum to appreciate more than 370,000 precious relics from the prehistoric ages to 1840, including bronze wares, gold and silver articles, as well as tomb murals. After that, you will be accompanied to the 600-year-old City Wall, the best-preserved city wall of China with a total length of 14km (9mi).

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 6 Xian - Shanghai
Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, A local family visit and home-cooked lunch. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
With the company of our guide, you will spend a leisure morning sauntering around the shady Jianfu Temple, where the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum are seated. You will have a full view of the surrounding at the top of the pagoda while the 1,300 years of Xian's capital history is revealed in front of you at Xian Museum.

At noon, we will arrange you a visit to a local family and treat you to authentic home-cooked dishes. After that, our guide and driver will deliver you to the airport and help you board the flight to Shanghai, the last city of your China Golden Triangle tour. Upon landing, our Shanghai guide will meet you outside the exit and escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day 7 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, A la carte lunch, Huangpu River cruise, the Bund and Tianzifang Art Street. (B+L)
Local people doing Taichi on the Bund area, Shanghai
Our guide will come and get you at the hotel after breakfast, and then transfer you to Shanghai Museum to admire rare ancient handiworks collected throughout the country. After that, you will be led to Yu Garden, the residence of an official during the Ming Dynasty. Dozens of elegant pavilions and halls were elaborately built in the limited area of the garden. After visiting there, we will have a farewell lunch at a fancy restaurant, which valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price.

In the afternoon, you will be delivered to the Bund Area to take a one-hour Huangpu River cruise from the nearby dock. After disembarking at Bund, you will be left some free time to admire exotic western-style buildings of the 19th century there.

Our guide will then accompany you to a cultural block named Tianzifang. You can not only appreciate old-fashion Shikumen residences there, but also roam around artistic workshops, retro stores, themed cafés, and bars along the lanes.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
This pleasant 8-day private China tour will draw to an end today. Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your leaving flight. Bon voyage!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings on 2019 tours
12% off - book by Dec 31, 2018; 10% off - book in January, 2019
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$1519 $1336$1349 $1187$1149 $1011
Tour Prices with Budget Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$1429 $1257$1259 $1107$1049 $923
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
Why Travel With Us
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    5.02 Reivews
    Posted on December 08, 2018
    Very satisfied with Wendy for her informative and attentive service. Appreciate her prompt reply in our communications.
    Tusar Mazumder
    Posted on December 01, 2018
    I will simply say we were taken very good care by the agent anywhere we went. First, I would like to appreciate our hospitable consultant Selina who took very good care of us from booking this trip. The guides and the drivers were excellent and did not have any issues about the language as the guide took care of us in all places. In fact, I do not have anything to complain about our whole journey as it went so smoothly like silk. We will remember the birthdays Selina shared with both of us specially on the Nov. 14th in Xian. She made it such a great event and we were pleasantly surprised on that evening in Xian. We thank the staff at TCG very much once again for their kind help and service which made our trip very memorable and would recommend to our friends to use their service. Thanks a lot once again for all the good work which made our life very comfortable in China.

    PS: Thanks for the picture and the memorable moment in Xian on the 14th Nov. Hotels and food were good, no complain. All the guides were good and helpful including the drivers.
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