Meet your guide and driver at the airport and get transferred to your hotel for a rest after your journey.
Today you get the feeling of what life of an ancient Chinese emperor was like, heading to the heart of Beijing. The coach with a driver and English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel and start the sightseeing.
Our first stop is Tiananmen Square, followed by the impressive Forbidden City.
On the way to the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest, you will have a chance to glimpse at the Chinese traditional medicine culture.
After Chinese lunch in a local restaurant, visit the Summer Palace, the place where the imperial family used to escape the heat of the city. Located in a charming garden featuring hills and lakes. After the tour, transfer by coach back to your hotel.
Pick up from your hotel, and today’s tour starts with the 500 year old imperial Ming Tombs.
The afternoon is dedicated to the Badaling Great Wall, you may either hike up which takes 2 hours or take the cable car (extra cost on your own expenses). The cable car is a good choice to get you on the wall fast, maximizing your time on this iconic sight.
On the way back, catch a glimpse of the Olympic Green, the National Stadium – “the Bird’s Nest" and National Aquatics Center – “the Water Cube”. After a chance to appreciate the art of making silk, you are taken back to your hotel and then picked up after dinner for the overnight train to Xian.
In the morning you arrive in Xi'an. Your tour guide and driver will pick you up from the train station exit and transfer to hotel for breakfast. Today will be on your own arrangement to explore this ancient city. Recommended sights within the city area includes Shaanxi Historical Museum, Wild Goose Pagoda, and Islamic quarter.
The highlight of a China visit for many is the Terracotta Army. The life-sized warriors are each different; some say they must have been modeled after real people, each with an individual trait. In the morning, the coach with a driver and an English-speaking guide will pick you up from hotel and start today's group tour.
After a Chinese lunch, you stop at the lesser known but very interesting Banpo site, an ancient village grounds, where thousands of years old objects have been discovered. A chance to see and learn about the archaeological dig. After the tour, transfer to train station for overnight train heading to Shanghai.
You will be transferred to your hotel from the train station, after which the rest of the day is your own to explore. We recommend a stroll along the Bund at night, always a memorable sight.
Picked up from your hotel, and on today’s tour the beautiful Yu Garden is followed by the Bund, the Jade Buddha Temple, the People's Square and the Shanghai Museum, claimed to be the best museum in China.
Your final destination is Xintiandi, where old residences have been transformed into cafes, shops and restaurants.After the tour, transfer by coach back to your hotel.
Our guide and driver will take you all the way to the airport, so you can rest assured that you will arrive in time for your flight, and will get to the correct gate.