Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Shanghai
Ride on the High Speed Train to see the best of China! China's new train makes you feel easy and comfortable to travel to the most popular city Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai for experiencing the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Hutong, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Ancient City Wall, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Gao Courtyard House, Yu Garden
Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel at downtown.
Private escorted tour to Temple of Heaven, China's existing building complex for offering sacrifice to heaven by the emperors in history. Then visit Tiananmen Square, locates at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square which witnesses the development of China. And then the Forbidden City, nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987, is the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. At night, the epitome of Beijing cuisine Peking duck dinner is deliciously prepared.
Proceed to visit Mutianyu Great Wall (round-way cable car included) - the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall that connects with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi and Jinshanling in the east. Then pay a visit to the Summer Palace, which is a royal garden most completely preserved with richest landscapes and large compact buildings. It was listed as the world cultural heritage in 1998. Later, enjoy boating at Kunming Lake.
In the morning, enjoy tour by a 3-wheel rickshaw to Hutong, namely Beijing's traditional alleyways, to see the local people's life. Later, transfer to the train station to take a high speed train to Xian (about 5 hours). After arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Drive to visit Xian's highlight - Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Qin Dynasty. Then take a home visit to local family, where you will learn how to make Chinese dumplings and cook one or two traditional Chinese dishes. Enjoy the dinner with the family members.
After breakfast, visit the Old City Wall - the most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence. It encircles and protects the ancient part of Xian City. Secondly, go to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda which has a brick frame built around a hollow interior, and its square base and shape reflect the building style of other pagodas from the era of Tang Dynasty. At last, enjoy a shadow puppet show at Gao's Courtyard House in Muslem Quarters.
Pick up from hotel and transfer to train station for high speed train to Shanghai (around 6hrs).Upon arrival at Shanghai train station, be picked up and transferred to the hotel. After a short rest, go to visit the fantastic the Bund, which located in the Huangpu District, the scenery line of Shanghai and at the center. At night, enjoy the optional acrobatic show.
Full day city sightseeing today. You will visit Yu Garden, which has a total area of 20,000 square meters with an exquisite layout and beautiful scenery. After a visit to Xintiandi, a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area where composed of restored traditional shikumen (stone gate) houses on narrow alleys, go to Renming Square and visit Shanghai Museum and learn the knowledge of Shanghai and appreciate some relics. Take a walk at Nanjing Road for free shopping.
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.
1-on-1 Travel Consultant
Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.
Private Local Guide and Driver
Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life.
Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.
Accommodation to Suite Your Preference
In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.
Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.
Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary
Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).
Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.
International and domestic flights not indicated.
Food, Lunch or dinner not specified
Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned
We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.
There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.
Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.
We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.
All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.
Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.
Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.
We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.
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