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118: 8 Days Private Shanghai Xian    Beijing
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Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Upon landing at Pudong Airport (PVG), you will meet our professional guide after claiming your luggage and clearing the customs. Now, your 8 days China tour starts! The guide will escort you to the hotel with a comfortable drive, and then help you with the check-in procedures. The rest of the day is free time for you to have a good rest or get familiar with this international metropolis.

Meals: No meal, advice freely available
Day 2 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, A la carte lunch, Huangpu River cruise, the Bund and Tianzifang Art street. (B+L)
Shanghai Bund
In the morning, your private guide and driver will first lead you to visit Shanghai Museum. The exhibits of the museum feature delicate cultural relics, especially bronze wares, porcelain, pottery, Chinese calligraphy and painting. You can get a basic knowledge of ancient Chinese artworks and culture there. Next, they will take you to the 400-year-old Yuyuan Garden, a classical Chinese garden, where you can enjoy traditional Chinese halls, pavilions, small bridges, streams, and rockeries in peace and tranquility. Then, an a la carte lunch, which is valued at CNY 150 per person and included in our price, will be served to you at a fancy restaurant. Your guide can help you order dishes as you like.

In the afternoon, the guide will take you to the city's top waterfront sightseeing belt - the Bund, and show you the landmarks of Shanghai, including Oriental Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Tower, and Shanghai Tower. Also, we offer a special experience of a one-hour cruise on the rippling Huangpu River. The old western-style buildings on the west bank of the river contrast finely with the skyscrapers on the east bank. It will be a wondrous experience! After that, you will be accompanied to an art and cultural street - Tianzifang.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Shanghai - Xian
Free time in the morning. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
In the morning, it is free time for you to further explore the city. For example, you can go shopping on the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, or have some local snacks at City God Temple area. In the afternoon, the guide will see you off at the airport for a flight to Xian. Upon landing, a local guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Xian
Terracotta Army Museum, Provincial History Museum, City Wall. (B)
Our guests visiting the Terracotta Army Museum, Xian
Today, your guide will lead you to the Terracotta Army Museum. The life-size mighty warriors standing in the battle array, the bronze chariots and horses, and sharp ancient weapons will bring you back to the era of the powerful Qin Dynasty (221 - 207BC). You will be amazed by its grandeur. Today's lunch is on your own arrangement. Considering the limited restaurants around the museum, you can prepare some snacks in advance, or your guide is willing to provide some suggestions on the nearby restaurants.

In the afternoon, we arrange Shaanxi History Museum for you, a miniature of the glorious history of the whole province, to which Xian belongs, and where thirteen dynasties established their capitals. You can see a great variety of treasures, including bronze wares and tri-colored glazed pottery. After that, the guide will accompany you to ascend the well-preserved City Wall. A leisure walk on the ancient wall is very delightful! If you like, you can also rent a bike at your own expense to have an exciting cycling on the wall.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Xian - Beijing
Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch. High-speed train to Beijing. Railway station-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Bicycling on Xian City Wall
In the morning, the guide will show you the ancient Small Wild Goose Pagoda. It was built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to store Buddhist sutras brought back from India. The pagoda originally had fifteen storeys, but only thirteen remain. You can choose to ascend the top along the winding wooden stairway. Next, a quick visit to Xian Museum beside the pagoda offers a good chance for you to learn more about the local history and artwork. Then, the guide will invite you to a local family, and enjoy an a la carte lunch, with the value at CNY 120 per person and being included in our price. It will be the highlight of your one-week China tour to taste the authentic home cooked food in a typical Chinese family.

Afterwards, the guide will take you to the North Railway Station for a bullet train to Beijing. The train ride takes about 5 to 6 hours. You can enjoy the rural scenery along the way. Upon your arrival, a local guide and driver will meet you and escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home cooked a la carte lunch
Day 6 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Summer Palace. (B+L)
Badaling Great Wall, Beijing
A visit to Tiananmen Square starts today's itinerary. The guide will show you the major sites on the square, such as the grand Tiananmen Tower, the solemn Monument to People's Heroes, and National Museum of China. Walking north, we will enter the Forbidden City, the best-preserved imperial buildings complex of ancient China. Follow closely your guide, who will give you informative stories and sketch the cultural background of the solemn palace for you. Seeing the magnificent halls and pavilions with very exquisite patterns and decorations, you can imagine the luxurious life of emperors and their royal family. After visiting, you must get hungry. Now, an a la carte lunch valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price will be served to you in a nice restaurant.

In the afternoon, the guide will lead you to the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. You will be deeply impressed by the natural beauty and the grandeur of the royal garden. Then, we will go back to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 7 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Bird's Nest (drive by), Temple of Heaven. (B)
Forbidden City, Beijing
In the morning, the guide will lead you to the world-famous Badaling Great Wall, which is one hour's drive from downtown. Sitting on the crests of mountains, the Great Wall resembles a giant dragon flying over mountain ridges and stretching away to the distance. Walking on the Great Wall is quite an exciting and unforgettable experience! Today's lunch is arranged by yourself, but the guide is happy to offer suggestions on dining around the site. You can also take some food with you in case that the restaurants there are below your expectation.

En route to downtown Beijing, we will drive by the Bird's Nest (National Stadium). Hence, you can see the unique exterior. In the afternoon, you will be accompanied to the Temple of Heaven, where ancient emperors worshipped the Heaven and prayed for a good harvest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza (5 stars)
Day 8 Departure from Beijing
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Today, we will transfer you to the airport and help you board the flight back home. Now, your 8 days China private tour from Shanghai has come to an end. If you don't want to go back home immediately and plan to extend your trip, we are ready to customize it for you. Have a pleasant trip!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
12% off - book 2019 tours by Dec 31, 2018; 5% off - book 2018 tours 30 days in advance
Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$1669 $1468$1499 $1319$1299 $1143
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$1509 $1327$1339 $1178$1139 $1002
  • 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
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10% off - book 60 days in advance
5% off - book 30 days in advance