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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Your guide will meet you at Beijing International Airport.Approximately:1 hours (airpot-hotel) Private Car Private Van
Days Inn Forbidden City:
Recommended 3-star hotel. Only 5 minutes walk to the Forbidden City.
Recommended 4-star hotel on Wangfujing Street. 80%+ “very good or excellent” reviews.
Recommended 5 star hotel on Wangfujin Street. Good value for money.
Day 2 Beijing, visit Tiananmen, Forbidden City and Hutong
The Forbidden City:
Learn Chinese history and be a guest at the home of 24 Chinese emperors.Approximately: 2 hours
Stand in the heart of Beijing on the largest city square in the world.Approximately:40 minutes
Beijing's old lanes give a wonderful glimpse into ordinary local people's lives.Approximately:45 minutes
Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant:
a perfect combination of traditional Chinese courtyard and Western food.
Lizexiang Pearl Store:
See how freshwater pearls are produced, and learn how to spot a fake.
Kung Fu Show at Night(optional):
a story about how a boy monk grows up to be a wise kung fu master.Approximately:1 hour
Day 3Beijing, visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu, the Temple of Heaven
The Great Wall at Mutianyu:
Less commercial, well-restored architecture, and more watchtowers. Approximately:2 hours
The Temple of Heaven
: See the pinnacle of Ming architecture and local people doing morning exercises.Approximately:1.5 hours
Lunch at Xinshuangquan:
This garden-style restaurant specializes in rainbow trout.
Dinner at Fangzhuang Roast Duck:
a branch of the renowned Quanjude Roast Duck chain near the Temple of Heaven.
Sha He Cloisonné Factory:
See Cloisonné manufactured and maybe buy souvenirs — no pressure.
Peking opera at Night(optional):
a mixture of singing, dancing, acting, mime, and acrobatics.Approximately:1 hour
Day 4 Visit Summer Palace in the morning, Beijing to Xi'an by flight
Have a pleasant stroll in the best-preserved imperial garden in the world.Approximately:1.5 hours
Lunch at Yizhan Restaurant:
a popular Hutong restaurant serving Sichuan food.
Flight from Beijing to Xi'an:Approximately:1.5 hours
Guide meet you at Xi'an airport on time with smile.
Xi'an Skytel Hotel:
Recommended 3-star hotel. It is right next to the Bell Tower and Muslin quarter.
Grand Noble Hotel:
Recommended 4 star hotel with central location and good service.
Sofitel on Renmin Square:
Recommended 5-star hotel serving a good breakfast and offering large rooms.
Day 5 Xi'an, visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Goose Pagoda
The Terracotta Warriors and Horses:
Hundreds of detailed life-size models in the world's grandest tomb.Approximately:2 hours
Big Goose Pagoda:
Built in the Tang Dynasty to house Buddhist scriptures brought back from India.Approximately:40 minutes
Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant:
Specializing in Hunan and Sichuan cuisine, it's near the Terracotta Army.
Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts Center:
It mainly manufactures jade carvings and lacquer ware.
Tang Dynasty Show at Night (optional):
Enjoy experiencing Tang Dynasty court life, customs, and Chinese music and dance.Approximately:1 hour
Day 6Visit Shannxi History Museum, the City Wal and Muslim Street in the daytime, Xi'an to Shanghai by Flight
Shaanxi History Museum:
400,000 historical relics display Chinese history up to the Qing Dynasty.Approximately:1.5 hours
The City Wall:
Cycle around the best-preserved ancient city wall and enjoy the sunset.Approximately:45 minutes
Taste local food and buy special souvenirs in the full-bodied local atmosphere.Approximately:1 hour
Lunch at Qianzhou Restaurant:
well-known for its local flavor and ingredients originating from Qian County.
Flight from Xi'an to Shanghai:Approximately:2 hours
Your guide in Shanghai is waiting for you.
Kingtown Hotel Plaza:
the best possible 3-star hotel near the city center.
The Bund Hotel:
Recommended 4-star hotel with a central location and good service.
Radisson Shanghai New World:
Recommended 5-star hotel with a central location and great value.
Day 7Shanghai, visit Yu Yuan, the Bund, Shanghai Urben Planning Exhibition Hall and Shanghai World Finacial Center
Have an enjoyable stroll in a top Chinese garden to escape from the bustling city.Approximately:1 hour
With 167 years of history the Bund showcases the changing architecture of Shanghai.Approximately:40 minutes
Shanghai Urben Planning Exhibition Hall:
See Shanghai's future, representing the future of China.Approximately:1 hour
Shanghai World Financial Center:
At 492 meters, it is the fourth highest building in the world.Approximately:1 hour
Lunch at Old Shanghai Restaurant:
famous for over 130 years. it serves Shanghai food and other Chinese flavors.
Tianhou Silk Factory:
See many silk products and how beautiful silk fabric is produced from cocoons.
Era Acrobatic Show at Night (optional):
a top show combining traditional Chinese acrobatics and modern technology.Approximately:1.5 hours
Day 8Leave Shanghai
Our guide and driver will escort you to the airport.Approximately: 1.5 hours (hotel-Pudong airport)
Guide will help you to get boarding card at the check-in desk.
Bon Voyage and have a happy landing.