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8-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai

From US$1,233.00
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  • 8-day China tour to Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai, from Beijing
  • Glimpse the world of imperial China at the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Terracotta Warriors
  • Explore the Great Wall of China at Badaling, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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8-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai
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8-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai
From US$1,233.00
Overview
Explore China with an informative guide on an 8-day tour that includes Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs (Sacred Way), Great Wall of China at Badaling, and the Terracotta Warriors. Learn about China’s past at the Small Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an and while touring Beijing’s hutoings, and see cultural attractions including Yu Gardens, the Bund, Nanjing Road and Tianzifang. Your tour includes accommodations, two flights, transportation, entrance fees and some meals.
What to Expect
Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up

Stop At: Beijing International Airport Airport Transportation China, Beijing
Our professional local guide will meet you at Beijing Airport after reclaiming your luggage and clearing customs. She/he will accompany you in a comfortable vehicle to the hotel and help you with the check-in procedure. The rest of the day is left for you to have a good rest or to become familiar with our capital city on your own.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day 2: Beijing city tour

Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), Beijing
Tiananmen Square is the biggest urban city square in the world.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, Beijing
From the Tiananmen Square, you will enter the Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City to explore its fascinating halls and pavilions. Here, you will not only learn how the emperor handled political affairs and lived their lives, but appreciate numerous ancient art treasures.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Beijing
In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors worshiped the heavens in hopes of good harvests.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show, Beijing
To round out a memorable start to your travel, we will arrange a lively and dramatic Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: A la carte welcome lunch
Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day 3: China Great Wall Tour

Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing
This morning we will take you to Mutianyu section to experience at first hand the wonder of the Great Wall. The round-trip cable car will be arranged. Standing on the wall and looking at it stretching up and down into boundless distance is an exciting experience and will leave you a life-long memory. To celebrate and commemorate this moment, we specially provide red wine for a group-toasting on the Great Wall.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Niaochao National Stadium, Beijing
In the afternoon, on the way back you will have a photo stop at the Olympic National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. After that, enjoy some free time to explore a popular local market.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an by flight

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), Beijing
The first stop of today's itinerary is the Summer Palace - the largest existing imperial garden with a graceful landscape and magnificent constructions.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hutong Tour, Beijing
Then a trip to the old Hutongs will conclude your memorable Beijing tour. Taking the local rickshaw and traveling along the narrow lanes, you will get a close touch with the original Beijing lifestyle and culture. You will also have a chance to try your hand at Chinese Paper Cutting.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: A la carte lunch
Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 star)

Day 5: Terracotta Army Tour

Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xi'an, Shaanxi
The visit to the magnificent Terracotta Army will start your day's trip. In the museum, there are altogether three excavated pits exhibiting amazing warrior figures and Chinese ancient weapons.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Small Goose Pagoda, Xi'an, Shaanxi
In the afternoon, you will visit Xi'an Museum and then the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built about 1,300 years ago in the Tang Dynasty to store the Buddhist scriptures brought from ancient India.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tang Dynasty Show, Xi'an, Shaanxi
A splendid evening is in store when you will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while partaking of the famous Dumpling Dinner.
Duration: 3 days 18 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: A special home-cooked a la carte lunch will be served at a local home that you visit.
• Dinner: Dumpling dinner with the show
Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 star)

Day 6: Xi'an - Shanghai by flight

Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Xi'an, Shaanxi
The day begins with a leisure visit to the City Wall Park, where you can observe the day-to-day life of the locals. We also have a special arrangement for you here. That is to practice Tai Chi with the master. Tai Chi, a soft form of Chinese martial arts, is considered the quintessential Chinese culture. After that, you will pay a visit to the City Wall. It is the most complete existing urban fortification in China. Cycling on the ancient wall is an exciting experience that many people like to try (bike rental fee is not included).
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: A la carte lunch
Accommodation included: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai (5 stars)

Day 7: Shanghai City Tour

Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), Shanghai
This morning, you will visit one of the four largest museums in China, Shanghai Museum, which specializes in exhibiting art works from ancient times.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), Shanghai
After that, explore Yu Garden and its nearby traditional bazaar. The symbol of the Garden is the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion.
Duration: 3 days 18 hours

Stop At: Former French Concession, Shanghai
In the afternoon, you will first discover the Former French Concession, a great place to learn the history and unique beauty of the city.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Huangpu River, Shanghai
Take a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Shanghai
Have some free time at the Bund area. Upon returning to the hotel, our guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: A la carte farewell lunch
Accommodation included: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai (5 stars)

Day 8: Leave Shanghai

Stop At: Shanghai Pudong International Airport
After breakfast at the hotel, please find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. Your 8 days China tour package is wane to the close with wonderful memories. We suggest you reserve a taxi at the hotel reception beforehand to avoid having to wait for a taxi outside. The trip to Pudong Airport (PVG) will take about one hour and cost around CNY150. Ensure you have at least an hour and a half drive if your flight leaves from Hongqiao Airport (SHA). The cost for the taxi there is about CNY200. Please check carefully from which airport your flight will depart. We wish you a smooth journey home.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
Reviews (37)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
great way to see China

Stress free trip to a country where English is not widely spoken to see some bucket list sites such as Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Xian Terracotta Warriors. Prior to leaving home, Selina Wu was our e-mail contact and answered all my questions promptly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Coastal257561
Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Coastal257561, Thank you for sharing your tour review with us! It is a great joy to see that you had an amazing tour of China with us. From your words we learn that our guide Candy's great service have made your Beijing experience memorable...More

Reviewed 24 November 2018
Incredibly easy and magical experience.

Follow Candy Follow Candy:) I had never used a tour company for any traveling before, but I felt it might be a safer idea to go with one since it's multiple stops in China. Our tour guide was very professional and was great about giving...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StrayKitty81
Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2018

Dear StrayKitty81, We are happy to read your comments here and know that you have had an amazing time in China with our company. Thank you for your recognition and support. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further help. Best...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Guide Linda -TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE - informative, fun loving and professional!

With so many organized tours advertised online for Beijing Great Wall, I was lucky to find China Tours. I was mainly interested in the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors and to learn the history of China. China Tours did not disappoint, I saw everything...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Dear kerynlacava, Thanks for your positive feedback on Tripadvisor and it is delightful that our guide Linda meet your requirement in Beijing tour. We are committed to building the best service team all the time and your recognition is our biggest driving force of improving....More

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Well run tour, incredible memories!

From beginning to end these guys really did a great job making our limited time in China memorable and special. From Abbey taking care of our travel reservations and assisting with visas and payments while still at home, to our first guide in Beijing, Linda,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Dear joeandemily t, Thank you for sharing your 8 day tours review with us again! It is a great joy to see that you also had an amazing tour in Beijing with us. From your words we learn that our consultant Abbey and guide Linda's...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Great time in Beijing

Well organised travel company, picked up on time from airport and delivered to front door of hotel. Hotel in Beijing was awesome and modern looking. Met tour guide Selena downstairs in the morning. She was an awesome tour guide who speaks English very well. She...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Dear Erana M, It's good to see your review again and thanks for traveling with us. It is our honor to serve you and your satisfaction is the best encouragement to us! We are more than happy to hear that you like Beijing tour especially...More

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There was a total of 17 people in our small group. My family of four enjoyed the company as there were two other families with young adults in our daughters' age group. The tour guides were able to meet our needs and we had... More
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