Simatai Great Wall, Beijing

Beijing Xian Essentials

L10: 7 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Xian
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 5-star Luxury Hotels and Super Deluxe Hotels for your choice
Meals: 6 american breakfasts, 4 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dinner
Tour Highlights:
  • An overnight stay at Beijing WTown to enjoy the most precipitous Simatai Great Wall
  • Discover the imperial life of the ancient emperors at the Forbidden City
  • 2,200-year-old terracotta warriors and horses will surely amaze you
  • Watch the Chinese Kung Fu Show and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Performance
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Our guide will meet you outside the customs area of the Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) and escort you to the hotel in a clean and comfortable vehicle. After checking in, the rest of the day is free for you to get your first impression of the city and prepare for the following 7 days tour of China.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Beijing
Our clients visiting the Forbidden City
We begin the one week China tour itinerary with a visit to the solemn Tiananmen Square, commonly known as the symbol of China. Passing through Tiananmen Tower, we will arrive at the Forbidden City, where the imperial family lived for more than 500 years. The stunning palaces are well preserved with crimson columns and eaves decorated with colored glaze. Besides the magnificent architecture, you will surely be amazed at the numerous treasures stored in the Treasure Galley and Clock & Watch Hall.

Then an a la carte lunch will be served for you at a good local restaruant. Afterwards, our tour moves on to the Summer Palace, a classic royal garden frequently visited by travelers. A boat trip on the Kunming Lake will be included for you to appreciate the surrounding exquisite halls, pavilions, corridors, rockeries and bridges as well as the lush Longevity Hill from a different angle.

You may have dinner at a nearby restaurant at your own expense. Later, our guide will accompany you to enjoy the Chinese Kung Fu show from seats with good views in the 5th, 6th, 11th or 12th Row.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Temple of Heaven with one-hour Tai Chi class, Lama Temple, A la carte lunch, Hutong tour. (B+L)
Our guests at the Gubei Water Town
We will start today's China 7 days tour with the Temple of Heaven, which was used by ancient emperors to worship heaven and pray for a good harvest. Before entering the temple, you will spend one hour learning Tai Chi moves from a professional master.

At noon, you will enjoy an a la carte lunch at Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant. Afterwards, we will continue this 7 days China itinerary by visiting the Yonghe Lamasery, which is the largest Tibetan Buddhist temple in Beijing. Then a distinctive Hutong alley tour is scheduled. You will have a fun-filled experience savoring the original Beijing culture and lifestyle by taking a rickshaw.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Drive to Gubei Water Town and have a leisure walk at the town in the afternoon. (B)
Simatai Great Wall, Beijing
Today, let's set out for a ride to Gubei Water Town nestled against the Simatai Great Wall in the suburb area of Beijing. After checking in at the hotel, the guide will accompany you to enjoy some leisure time exploring the quaint town. The town presents its most beautiful side at night, when red lanterns and warm lights are all lit up. The Simatai Great Wall will also be outlined by neon lights, looking like a fiery dragon crawling along the mountain ridges. If you are also interested in a night visit to the Great Wall, please tell us and we will be happy to make the reservation for you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xian
Simatai Great Wall. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Today let's explore the Simatai Great Wall, a less-renovated section revealing a beautiful wildness. We can also start off earlier (05:00-06:00) if you want to enjoy the sunrise scene. Standing on the beacon tower, you can have an imposing view of the surrounding mountains. Lunch is not included today. You can have your own preferred food at your guide's suggestion.

In the early afternoon, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, our local guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 6 Xian
Terracotta Army Museum, A la carte lunch, City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Tang Dynasty Dinner Show. (B+L+D)
Terracotta Army, Xian
Today you will take an essential tour of Xian. As the eighth wonder of the world, the Terracotta Army Museum is waiting to welcome its enthusiastic guests. We will set out in the morning to admire thousands of lifelike terracotta warriors and chariots made over 2,200 years ago.

On the way back downtown, we will stop at Huaqing Aegean International Hot Spring Resort to have an a la carte lunch. In the afternoon, you will explore the ancient City Wall, which, in the past, enclosed the old city of Xian and protected the city from invaders. Riding a bike on the brick-paved wall is a once in a lifetime experience for many visitors. You can also tour the wall by electric car. Then your visit continues to the lively Muslim Quarter. At night, you will enjoy a Tang Dynasty Dinner Show.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Departure from Xian
Provincial History Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, A local family visit and home-cooked lunch. Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B+L)
Making dumplings in Xian family visit
After breakfast, you will be guided to the Provincial History Museum, one of the four best museums to immerse yourself in China's long history. Your next stop is the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, where you can admire the ancient brick building and learn about Buddhist culture.

After that, you will be escorted to visit a local family and have a home-cooked lunch there. This is a good opportunity for you to meet local Chinese people, taste their family dishes and get acquainted with their daily life.

Your 7 day China tour ends here, and you will be escorted to the airport. Our guide will be on hand to assist you with the check-in procedures and see you off. Farewell!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsSuper Deluxe HotelsLuxury Hotels
BeijingThe Peninsula Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong
Gubei Water TownWangjinglou Boutique Hotel Wangjinglou Boutique Hotel
XianSofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian Wyndham Grand Xian South
Tour Prices
With Super Deluxe Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Luxury 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 airfares
  • 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 Ximon from SINGAPORE | Jan. 12, 2020 19:45Reply
I have the following questions below, appreciate if someone can help. Thank you.
Are there coach and/or hired car [w/driver] services from Changsha to FengHuang City, and FengHuang City to Zhangjiajie? Any information on contacts and pricing would be very much appreciated.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tracy | Jan. 12, 2020 23:47

There are buses available from Changsha to Fenghuang. The buses depart from Changsha West Bus Station, Changzhutan Bus Station and Changshan South Bus Station.

From Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie, you may also take bus from Fenghuang Long-Distance Bus Terminal. The ride takes around 3 hours.
Asked by Vivian from UNITED STATES | Dec. 04, 2019 15:32Reply
Please tell me how to get from PEK to Double Tree by Hilton Beijing.
Do I pay cash or credit card if there is an airport bus that will get me near the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel?
Answers (3)
Answered by Bryony from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 09, 2019 17:24

Upon landing, you can take shuttle bus West Railway Station Line and get off at Guang'anmenwai Bus Stop. Then walk southeast around 300 meters to find your hotel. You are suggested to prepare some cash and pay the shuttle bus tickets.
Answered by Vivian from UNITED STATES | Dec. 10, 2019 17:11

Sorry I am a bit confused:

On the airport shuttle route map:
Airport Shuttle Bus Line 7 to Beijing West Railway Station
Peking Capital Airport - Beijing West Railway Station
Route: Guangqumen[RMB30] -- Ciqikou [RMB30] -- South T-junction of Qianmen Street[RMB30] -- Caishikou[RMB30] -- Guang'anmenwai[RMB 30] -- West Railway Station South Square (Ramp east of the roundabout) [RMB 30]

On DoubleTree Hilton website:
Take subway line 7 to Da Guan Ying Station; the hotel is only 85 meters away from exit C, a three-minute walk.

Does the Airport Shuttle Bus connect to subway line 7?
Answered by Bryony | Jan. 02, 2020 22:31

No, the shuttle bus doesn't connect to subway line 7.
Asked by Antony from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 10, 2019 12:37Reply
Is Hong Kong considered a third country so that one could enjoy the 144 hours transfer in Beijing?
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Answers (1)
Answered by Joanna from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 11, 2019 00:20

Yes, Hong Kong is considered as a third area. According to your situation, you can enjoy this policy.
Asked by Wong Lai Wan from SINGAPORE | Apr. 11, 2018 05:33Reply
Am arriving in Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 3 on 14 Apr 18, 5.30 am.
Will be taking a connecting domestic flight at 7am, terminal 3 also.

Please advise if the timing is sufficient for the transit and how do we handle our luggages please?

If the timing is not sufficient, do advise us on the alternative action we should take now so that there will not be any unnecessary delay in our trips.

Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Reina from GERMANY | Apr. 16, 2018 19:53

Your time is rushing and you are suggested to check your luggage through from your first airport. If possible, I think you’d better change your plan.
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