Great Wall, Beijing

Best China Family Tour

FT01: 9 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai
Tour Type: Private Family Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: Kids-friendly guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle

Tour Highlights:
  • Explore six world heritage sites and learn China's history and culture
  • Visit metropolis of Shanghai and encounter prosperous China
  • Rich experience activities, make your trip full of fun
  • A la carte meal and home-cooked food allows you to experience the most authentic Chinese cuisine
From $1619 per person Free Inquiry
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Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
Welcome to Beijing! After meeting the guide at the airport, you will be escorted to the hotel for check-in. The rest day is your free time, so you can enjoy a good rest to adjust to the jet lag. As for dinner, you can have it in the hotel or the nearby restaurants.
Day 2 Beijing
Hope you have a good sleep last night. Your China family holiday will start from today. First, the guide will accompany you to visit the Tiananmen Square and the first world cultural heritage site, the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is one of the world's largest and best-preserved ancient wooden architecture complexes. As the royal palaces of Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911), it is divided into inner court and outer court for living and holding grand ceremonies separately. The lunch today is a la carte for you to enjoy authentic Chinese food. If you like meat, Peking Roast Duck is unmissable.

In the afternoon, we will enjoy a Hutong tour by rickshaw and pay a visit to a local family there. You can also experience facial painting in Peking Opera. Facial Painting is a kind of exaggerated make-up with various colors and patterns to show the personalities of different figures. The next stop is Nanluoguxiang, where there are various shops selling snacks and art wares. In the end, the guide will transfer you back to the hotel. If you are still energetic, you can ask the guide to arrange you an optional show in the evening. Chinese Kungfu and acrobatics are both appealing for kids.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Forbidden City, Beijing
Forbidden City
Day 3 Beijing
In today's China family holiday, you will be led to two world cultural heritage sites. The first one is Temple of Heaven, the world's largest existing ancient sacrificial architectural complex. The second is one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Great Wall at Mutianyu. After reaching there by 1.5 hours' drive, we will go uphill by the cable car. Then enjoy a 2-hour hiking tour on the Great Wall. Finally, take the cable car to go downhill and return to the downtown area. You can also choose chairlift or cableway. Since the ticket office is not the same with cable car, please inform your guide in advance if you want to take any one of them.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing
Happy family on the Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing to Xi'an by High Speed Train
The last stop in Beijing is Summer Palace, a large imperial garden in Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) which is mainly composed of Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake. After the tour there, you will be sent to the high speed train station and head to Xi'an. The journey is about 4.5 - 6 hours. After arrival, the guide in Xi'an will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Summer Palace, Beijing
Summer Palace, Beijing
Day 5 Xi'an
Xi'an is an ancient cultural city. Today, we will tour two world cultural heritage sites: The Terracotta Warrior Museum and the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. The Terracotta Warrior Museum is an underground army built by Emperor Qinshihuang to guard him after his death. There are three pits opened to the public now where you will see the life-sized clay warriors, clay horses, and bronze chariots, etc. The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is the most ancient and largest rectangular brick pagoda in China. First built in Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), it was used to store the Buddhist statues, relics and sutras brought from India by Monk Xuanzang. Then, go to a local community to have a family visit to see how common Chinese families live their lives. At night, you will be invited by the host to enjoy the home-cooked dinner here. The hostess is really good at cooking and she will make some delicious dishes for you. The staple food will include dumplings. If interested, you can learn to make it from the hostess who will teach you step by step.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte dinner
Terracotta Army, Xian
Terracotta Army Museum
Xian Family Visit
Learn to make dumplings in family visit
Day 6 Xi'an to Shanghai by Flight
In the morning, we will first go to the City Wall Park. Many locals would do morning exercise in this public park, like dancing, doing Tai Chi, jogging and playing table tennis. You can interact with them to learn some moves of Tai Chi or challenging the table tennis with locals. Afterwards, we will climb up to the City Wall and overlook the city. Then, take a bike for about 30 minutes to 1 hour to sightsee on the City Wall. If you do not like cycling, we can also go sightseeing by the battery car. The next stop is the Muslim Quarter, a famous snack street in Xi'an. Then, the guide will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Shanghai. After arrival, you will be met and led to the hotel by the local guide.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
City Wall, Xian
Cycling on the Xi'an City Wall
Day 7 Shanghai
Our family holidays to China in Shanghai will start from the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall where you will know more about the past, present and future plan of the city. Then head to Yu Garden to feel the charm of classic Chinese Garden through the ancient architectures, various plants and cultural collections. After the a la carte lunch, we are going to enjoy a cruise along Huangpu River. After getting off, explore the Bund on the west bank of the Huangpu River. You will marvel at both the architectures of different western styles on the Bund and the modern skyscrapers on the opposite bank.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
The Bund, Shanghai
Shanghai Bund
Day 8 Shanghai
The whole day will be left for your own arrangement. You can wander around in the commercial street and go shopping. If you need the guide and car service, make a reservation with us at any time.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
 Friendly Tips

The nearby destinations such as Hangzhou, Suzhou, the water towns or the Disneyland are very suitable for a one day trip. If you are interested in any of these one-day guided tour, please contact your tour consultant at any time freely.
Day 9 Shanghai Airport See-off
Our family holidays to China comes to an end today. According to your flight schedule, the guide will escort you to the airport and see you off. Bon Voyage!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
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Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$2059 $1853$1869 $1682$1659 $1493
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$1809 $1628$1619 $1457$1409 $1268
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Tour price for the child under 12 is upon request, we will quote for the age.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfare & train fare
  • 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
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Questions & Answers
Asked by psucsi from USA | Jan. 08, 2019 19:56Reply
Option of either 6 days in Beijing or 3 in Beijing and 3 in Shijiazhuang. Suggestions?
Answers (2)
Answered by Meilani from FINLAND | Jan. 09, 2019 22:15

Yes, I think 3 days in Beijing and 3 days in Shijiazhuang is more suitable. In addition, 3 days are enough for you to tour around major attractions in Beijing. Have a nice journey!
Answered by Randy Hoffman from USA | Jan. 10, 2019 20:21

Thank you, I am leaning that way.
Asked by Adeel from PAKISTAN | Mar. 01, 2018 05:13Reply
Dear all, I shall be arriving at PVG at 00:35, how could I get to Shanghai Railway station??
Answers (2)
Answered by Mindy | Mar. 02, 2018 00:34

You can take shuttle bus night line to East Yan'an Road Middle Zhejiang Road. Then Shanghai Railway Station is within 4km away. You can take a taxi to get there.
Answered by Adeel from PAKISTAN | Mar. 02, 2018 07:03

Thank you very much for the reply. It's really wonderful to have people like you
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