8-Day Train Safari Beijing, Xi'an & Guilin

Train Safari Beijing, Xi'an & Guilin

8-Day Beijing, Xian and Guilin Group Tour

China's new trains make it easy and comfortable to experience the Great Wall, Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors and Yuyuan Garden.


  • Ride the fast and comfortable bullet train from Beijing to Xi'an
  • Join in group tour can save you money and see no less
  • The most popular section of the Great Wall
  • Magnificent underground Terracotta Army
  • Li River cruise down the picturesque waterway

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Upon arrival, your tour guide, van and driver will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel so the rest of the day is yours to rest or explore.

Day 2Beijing Group Tour: The Iconic Sites

The coach with a driver and English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel and start the sightseeing.

The first stop is famous Tiananmen Square, the next the adjoining Forbidden City, a home to 24 emperors in its time, built to impress.

The Temple of Heaven is lesser known, but just as imposing. The surrounding park is full of people practicing martial arts and Chinese dance, among other things. On the way you have a chance to see a glimpse of the Chinese traditional medicine culture.

After Chinese lunch in a local restaurant, relax in the peaceful Summer Palace, an ancient imperial garden used by emperors to escape the heat of summer.

The Forbidden City The Forbidden City
Day 3Beijing Group Tour: Great Wall; Overnight train to Xi'an

After admiring the ancient Ming Tombs and lunch, climb up to the iconic Badaling Great Wall or get the optional cable car, giving you more time to admire the scenery.

On the way back pass the Olympic Green, and admire from afar the "Bird's Nest" and “the Water Cube”.

Badaling Great Wall Badaling Great Wall
Day 4Beijing to Xi'an by High Speed Train

Enjoy some free time in the morning, before your tour guide and driver pick you up from hotel and transfer to train station for high speed train heading to Xi'an (G657: 1102-1644).

When you arrive Xi'an, your local tour guide will be waiting for you and transfer to hotel for rest.

Day 5Xi'an Group Tour: Terracotta Warriors

Admire today one of the wonders of the world: the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, each of the life-sized sculptures are unique. Learn about their original bright colors.

After lunch, visit Banpo ancient village site, where the life of ordinary people thousands of years ago comes alive. After the tour, transfer by coach back to your hotel.

Terra Cotta Army The Terracotta Army
Day 6Xi'an to Guilin by Flight

Have some free time on your own to explore the ancient city or just relax. In the afternoon, you will be picked up from hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Guilin.

After your flight lands Guilin, your local tour guide and driver will be ready waiting to meet you and transfer to hotel.

Day 7Guilin Group Tour: Li River Cruise and Yangshuo

The coach with a driver and English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel and start the tour.

Glide along the Li River, taking in the beautiful mountains in comfort. A simple buffet lunch is served on the ship, however it does not always measure up to our high standards, so we recommend a good breakfast.

After arriving in Yangshuo you have a chance to walk along the winding streets, and see some of the natural surroundings in this village town. We will transfer you back to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Li River Cruise Li River Cruise
Day 8Depart Guilin

The last day of your tour you will have some free time to see the city by yourself. Your tour guide, driver and car will pick you up from your hotel on time, and transfer to the airport for your flight departing Guilin.

Trip Notes

1. Tailoring your tour

This tour is can be altered to a private tour. You can alter the itinerary, extend or shorten it to suit your price, interest and schedule. Feel free to tell us your requirements, and we are happy to help you arrange with our professional knowledge and experience.

2. Taking a Group Tour

Joining in a group tour is a cost-effective way to travel: it allows you to see as much important as possible, while costing you less than a private tour. Plus, you get to know some other travelers from around the world. Minimun size of this group tour is 2 people. On each sightseeing day, you will visit a shop where quality souvenirs are for sale and manufacturing process of artifacts is demonstrated, but there is no pressure to buy.

Before the day of sightseeing, your tour guide will leave you a message at your hotel, to confirm the time of departure for the next day.

FromUSD 1,110p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
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