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8 Day Beijing Xian Shanghai Tour - Budget

Visit all must-see highlights in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai such as Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, boat ride on amazing Huangpu River.
Up to 10% Early Bird Discount

Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

On arrival in Beijing, meet our driver and transfer to Beijing hotel.

Hotel: 3 star King Parkview Hotel or similar

Day 2 Beijing City Tour

Pick up from your hotel at 08:30 am. Visit to the world largest square-Tiananmen Square. Then move on to the largest Imperial Palace in the world-Forbidden City (UNESCO) where 24 emperors of Ming & Qing dynasty lived and controlled China from there for several hundred years.
A la carte lunch.
Pay a visit to the Temple of Heaven (UNESCO) which was built in 1420, once was the venue for the Ming and Qing emperors to offer sacrifices to Heaven and pray for good harvest for the coming new year. Return to hotel in the late afternoon.

Optional: Enjoy Acrobatic Show at only US$29 per person.
Meal: Hotel Breakfast

Day 3 Beijing Xian by train

Pick up from your hotel at 0800am. Take a 2 hrs drive to Badaling Great Wall (UNESCO), the symbol of ancient Chinese civilization and the landmark of China.
Badaling Great Wall -It is one of the most famous sections among the Great Wall of China in Beijing which built more than 600 years ago during the Ming Dynasty. This section is some 70km away to downtown Beijing by superhighway and it is the closest section of the Great Wall to Beijing which can be visited in a half day. Great Wall at Badadling section was completely restored after 1957.
Return to downtown Beijing and visit the Summer Palace (UNESCO). Built in 1750 and known as the existing largest, best-preserved imperial gardens of the world, the Summer Palace inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1998.
Our next stop will be an exterior visit of both the National Stadium - the "Bird Nest" and National Aquatics Centre - the "Water Cube". Then transfer to railway station and board train to Xian.

Meal: Hotel Breakfast
Accommodation: 4 berth soft sleeper train
Optional: 2 berth deluxe cabin available. Addtional cost: CNY350 p/p
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Day 4 Terracotta Warriors Tour

Arrive in Xian in the morning, greeted by our guide at railway station and pay a visit to Terra cotta soldiers Museum (UNESCO). Terra cotta soldiers is not only reputed as the world's largest Military Museum but also the Eighth Wonder of the world. Terra cotta Warriors tour lasts about 4 hours.
The Qin Shi Huang Tomb is the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221BC-207BC) and also of China. Covering 2.13 square kilometers, the four-layered mausoleum, like a well-structured city, includes an underground palace, which is the center of the mausoleum, an inner city, outer city and grounds.
Terra cotta Warriors tour end and return to our Xian hotel in the late afternoon.

Meal: Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel: 3 star Skytel Xian or similar

Day 5 Xian Tour

Explore the city on your own. This morning, we suggest you visit the City Wall. Xian Ancient City Wall has been preserved intact, which is rarely seen in the world. The construction of the Xian City was formally started in the seventh year of Emperor Hongwu's reign (1374) and completed in the eleventh year of Hongwu's reign (1378). The rectangular city wall is 13.7 kilometers in circumference and has 5,984 crenels and 98 places for the garriosn troops to stay in.
After that, After lunch, pay a visit to the Great Mosque and the Muslim Street. The Great Mosque is located near the Drum Tower on 30 Huajue Lane of Xian, China, is the oldest and one of the most renowned mosques built in 742 of Tang Dynasty. Enjoy an exterior tour to Bell Tower or Drum Tower.
Afterwards, please take taxi to railway station and board train to Chongqing.

Meal: Hotel Breakfast
Accommodation: 4 berth soft sleeper train

Day 6 Shanghai Arrival

On arrival, met by our driver and transfer to hotel.

Hotel: 3 star Holiday Inn Express Zhabei or similar

Day 7 Shanghai Day Tour

Explore Shanghai on your own. We suggest to visit Shanghai Museum first. Shanghai Museum located at No. 201 Renmin Avenue, one of the must-see Shanghai tourist attractions Shanghai, is well-known as a museum of ancient Chinese art. It costs about CNY20 from your hotel to the Shanghai Museum by taxi. After that, you can hail a taxi again at a cost of about CNY15 to visit the Ming era Yu Garden which is the most famous classical garden of Shanghai. Afterwards, enjoy a walk to the the more impressive Bund. Known as the symbol of Shanghai, the Bund featured with 52 high-rises of all styles stand in the west, showing the art of world architecture. Walk along East Nanjing Road for about 1000 meters and you will find a bustling Nanjing Road pedestrian street, where there are many shopping malls, international brand stores, and Chinese and Western restaurants. Return to the hotel by taxi at a cost of about CNY20.

Meal: Hotel Breakfast

Day 8 Depart Shanghai

After breakfast, please pack your luggage and check out of the hotel. Please take a taxi to the airport.

Meal: Hotel Breakfast

Price

Group Size Validity Price Per Person
2 travelersDec. to Feb.
Mar. to Nov.
3-5 travelersDec. to Feb.
Mar. to Nov.
6-9 travelersDec. to Feb.
Mar. to Nov.
10 travelers & moreDec. to Feb.
Mar. to Nov.
Single SupplementDec. to Feb.
Mar. to Nov.

Remarks

• For China tour quotation, booking and cancellation policy, please read Terms & Conditions.
• Prices are shown in USD per person, based on minimum 2 persons.
• Booking for 3rd person is based on triple sharing using extra folding bed / mattress – wherever possible.
• Twin & Triple Sharing is charged at same rate.
• The Single Room Supplement cost is in addition to the twin sharing cost for those who would like a single room.
• If traveling alone, please contact us for a solo traveler cost.
• Surcharge applies for airport transfer required between 2100hrs – 0700hrs.
• Hotel check-in time at 1400hrs & check-out time at 1200hrs. Surcharge applies for early check-in / late check-out.
• Tour rate subject to availability and confirmation.
• Itinerary may be omitted or substituted depending on traffic, weather conditions, or other operational concern.
 

Arts and crafts in China:
Our package includes shopping at specialty shops providing opportunities to purchase, learn, and gain valuable cultural insight on items such as Jade, Pearls, Silk, and more. Many of these specialty shops offer quality products and international shipping service. If you are not interested in shopping then this time can be used for bathroom breaks, to rest, or just to learn more about China's specialty products, many of which are strongly aligned with Chinese culture.

 
Package Price Includes:
1. Sightseeing with admissions as specified.
2. Private English-speaking guide.
3. Privte driver + air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Meals as specified.
5. Service charge & government taxes.
6. Hotels listed,double occupancy basis. 
7. Trains from Beijing-Xian & Xian-Shanghai, 4 berth cabin.
 
Package Price does not Include:
1. Items of a personal nature.
2. A la carte lunches. 
3. Entry or exit China airfare or train tickets.
4. Travel insurance.
5. Gratuities to drivers, guides, etc.
6. Optional tours.

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