Beijing, Xian and Shanghai

Terra Cotta Warriors, Xian


On this trip you will visit China's three most visited cities- Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai. You will get to visit the major highlights of each of these Chinese cities. From the largest square in the world, the mysterious forbidden city, Ming tombs, and of course the Great Wall in Beijing to the Terra Cotta warriors in Xi'an, and then ending in the industrial wonders of the world's largest port city- Shanghai.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrive in Beijing

    • Upon arrival at the Beijing Capital International Airport, you will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day will be at your leisure.

      Overnight Penta Hotel
      Meals: None
  • Day 02 Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven etc.

    • After breakfast at the hotel, you will meet your guide and begin your sightseeing tour of Beijing. The first stop of your full day tours is at the Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world (imagine 109 football fields)! Next you will visit the massive Forbidden City, which was built during 1405 – 1420 and was the seat of the emperors for almost 500 years. It now houses the Palace Museum and consists of endless halls, throne rooms, and palaces which are generally divided into political, living, and enjoyment area. It contains an extensive collection of artwork and artifacts were built upon the imperial collections of the Ming and Qing dynasties. In the afternoon you will visit China’s largest temple and altar complex as well as the city’s symbol known as the Temple of Heaven. This complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Tonight you can enjoy China’s No. 1 specialty, the Beijing roasted duck dinner at a local restaurant.

      Overnight Penta Hotel
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 03 Visit the Ming Tombs (Changling), Sacred Way, and hike the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.

    • This morning after breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the Ming Tombs (Changling). Its "Sacred Way", also called the "Way of Spirit" is lined with statues of guardian animals and officials, with a front gate consisting of a three-arches, painted red, and called the "Great Red Gate". From here you travel further northeast to the highlight of any trip to Beijing, the Great Wall. You will visit the Great Wall at the Mutianyu section which is considered to be the most well preserved section of the wall where you will have lunch at a local restaurant. The rest of the evening is spent at your leisure.

      Overnight Penta Hotel
      Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Day 04 Visit Summer Palace then take flight from Beijing – Xian.

    • In the morning, you will visit the Summer Palace, formed largely by water and favored by royal families in the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911 AD). The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water. Longevity Hill is about 60 meters (200 feet) high and has many buildings positioned in sequence. The front hill is rich with splendid halls and pavilions, while the back hill, in sharp contrast, is quiet with natural beauty. The central Kunming Lake covering 2.2 square kilometers was entirely man made and the excavated soil was used to build Longevity Hill. In the Summer Palace, one finds a variety of palaces, gardens, and other classical-style architectural structures. This afternoon you will take a flight to Xian, also known as Chang’an (Ever-lasting Peace) and the most important city in China’s northwest region. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure.

      Overnight Sunda Hotel
      Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Day 05 Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the Great Mosque, and the Ancient City Wall.

    • Another highlight of your trip will be the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum which are located in the city’s eastern suburb. They were once buried underground for 2,000 years and were found during a local farmers’ sinking of a well, it is absolutely stunning to all viewers. They have unearthed approximately 8,000 figures discovering they all have unique faces after running them though a facial recognition software. It is estimated that there are 80,000 on site still buried under the city! Your afternoon tour includes the Great Mosque which is one of the four most famous mosques in China being the oldest and most renowned founded in 742 and the Ancient City Wall. You will get to enjoy the Tang Dynasty dinner show in the evening.

      Overnight Sunda Hotel
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 06 Flight from Xian – Shanghai

    • In the morning you will visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum which is devoted largely to the history of the Silk Road and is one of the first museums with modern facilities in China. The museum houses over 300,000 items, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects. The modern museum was built between 1983 and 2001. Nearby you will visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda which was originally built 1,300 years ago to house Buddhist scriptures brought back from India. This afternoon you will take a flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel for check in and the rest of the evening is at your leisure.

      Overnight Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
      Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Day 07 Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Garden, and Acrobatic Show at the Grand Theatre.

    • Today after breakfast, your full day tour will start with the Shanghai Museum. It is the best of its kind in China, the museum has a collection of over 120,000 pieces, including bronze, ceramics, calligraphy, furniture, jades, ancient coins, paintings, seals, sculptures, minority art and foreign art. The Shanghai Museum houses several items of national importance, including one of three extant specimens of a "transparent" bronze mirror from the Han Dynasty. You will continue on to the Jade Buddha Temple which was named after the two pieces of white jade statues imported from Burma by sea. Then you will visit the Yu Garden also known as the "Garden of Peace or Happiness" with its intricate design and complete with pavilions, lakes, bridges, and it's centerpiece being the exquisite Jade Rock. Later you will enjoy watching the world-class Acrobatic Show at the Grand Theatre in the evening.

      Overnight Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 08 Depart Shanghai

    • You are free to explore Shanghai before you are transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

      Meals: Breakfast

Trip Info

Cost Includes

  • All transfers and sightseeing tours as per the itinerary with English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Private car for transfer
  • Breakfast, Lunches, and Dinners as per itinerary
  • Twin share hotel accommodation(4* Hotels) as per the itinerary including daily breakfast
  • Economy class domestic air tickets Beijing – Xian, Xian – Shanghai

Cost Does Not Include

  • Tips to local guides and drivers
  • Extra expenses or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Airfare
  • Chinese Visa fee

Dates & Prices

Land Cost (Based on Twin Sharing)

  • US$ 2,550 (Per Person)
  • US$ 520 (Single Supplement)

*Domestic Flights Included Beijing-Xian-Shanghai

*International Flights Not Included.

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