China Golden Triangle Tour
On China Golden Triangle tour you will visit the most famous cities in China – Beijing, Xian and, Shanghai. Tour includes 4 Start Hotels with breakfast, daily city tours with lunch, all entry fees, all tour guide fees, and transportation. All mall group tours depart every Saturday and Wednesday.
Day 1 – Arrival to Beijing – Airport Pickup – Hotel Transfer
As soon as you arrive in Beijing and claim your baggage at the airport, you can meet your guide at the arrival hall. Your English-speaking guide will then accompany you to the hotel where you will be staying. Get some rest as you will head out to see the best of China during your golden triangle tour.
Beijing Hotel: Mercure Beijing Wanshang (4 Star)
Day 2 – Forbidden City – Temple of Heaven Day Tour (B, L)
You will begin your day with a full buffet breakfast at the hotel and then head out to Tiananmen Square with the rest of the group. Not only is this square the largest square on the planet, but it is also an important part of Chines history. Then, we will take you to another piece of Chinese history, which is the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City used to be an Imperial palace that dates back to the Ming dynasty. Once we finish our visit to this magnificent palace, it is time for lunch, and right after lunch, the Temple of Heaven. This temple is very large and is considered as one of the most important places of worship in China, as you will soon discover! There will also be a Chinese Kung Fu Show in the evening and before going back to the hotel.
Day 3 – Great Wall of China – Summer Palace (B, L)
The most unique visit for this day is The Great Wall of China, which is right after our breakfast at the hotel. To avoid the crowd, we will only visit one or two of the most famous sections of The Great Wall, namely the Mutianyu and Badaling sections. We can climb these areas with cable cars and then go back down with toboggans instead of hiking (it is best to discuss this before the tour as it will be optional and not included on tour price). Once we see the Great Wall, it is time for going to the Jade Factory. During this visit, we will also have our lunch and may even have time for some shopping. Then it is time to head out to the Summer Palace which is a large ensemble of beautiful lakes and gardens that are parts of both history and culture of China. Last but not least, we will take you to a Tea Ceremony in a local tea house. This visit can help you to rest and relax as well as getting better acquainted with Chinese culture.
Day 4 – Hutongs of Beijing – Leaving for Xian (B)
On our last day in Beijing, we will have time to visit one of the Hutongs of Beijing, to see the old neighborhoods of the city. We will walk around, see the sights, and have a learning experience that is both fun and exciting. During the afternoon we must check-out from the hotel and catch our bullet train to Xian. Once there, your guide will take you to your hotel to check-in and get some rest.
Xi’an Hotel: Mercure Xi’an on Renmin Square (4 Star)
Day 5 – The Must-sees of Xian (B, L, D)
You will first have your breakfast at the hotel in Xian, and then we will take you to see the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum where you can see the exotic crafts of the Qin dynasty, and learn their history. We will then head out to have our lunch at a good Chinese restaurant, and try some of their authentic Chinese food. But before Lunch, we will also visit a pottery-making factory and see their crafts. After lunch, it is time to make a visit to The Small Wild Goose Pagoda and then see the Xian Museum. We shall then take you to have Dumplings, a Chinese dish that you must try during your visit to China. Afterward, We will have our dinner at one of the finest local restaurants. Finally, we will go and watch the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show before calling it a night.
Since the dance show is closed in December, January, February, and March, passengers in these months will have a free evening instead.
Day 6 – Completing the Xian Tour and Leaving for Shanghai (B)
After breakfast, we will visit the Xi’an City Wall to learn more about the life of locals, as well as enjoying our time. Our last visit to the beautiful city of Xian is to the City Wall, also know as fortifications of Xian. These fortifications used to serve as the city defenses that are very well preserved. You can enjoy this visit even more by cycling on the wall, which is an optional part of our visit. After taking your pictures and experiencing some of the best of Xian, we will take you to have lunch and then checking-out from your hotel. After that, it is time to leave for Shanghai. In Shanghai, your guide will take you to your new hotel to check-in.
Shanghai Hotel: San Want Hotel (4 Star)
Day 7 – History and Beauty of Shanghai (B, L)
In Shanghai, you will mostly hear about the history of the city and see its beauty. After your full buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will learn about both history and culture when you get to the Shanghai History Museum. After learning about their history, we will take you to a more modern destination which is the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, also known as their iconic TV tower. From above the tower, you can get a view over Shanghai, and enjoy the view just before we go to get our lunch. We will have lunch in one of their good quality restaurants. Our final destination for today is one of the most beautiful places in China, The Yu Garden. In the garden, there are several buildings, exotic decorations, and carvings. There are also ponds and stone bridges that make this visit special. Before going back to the hotel, we have scheduled a visit to a silk shop for those who like shopping.
Day 8 – Departure from Shanghai (B)
We hope you enjoyed these 8 days as it is now time for ending the golden triangle tour. You will have breakfast in the hotel and after that, it is time for check-out. We suggest that you mind your flight schedule and plan for catching the plane in time. The easiest way to do so is by asking your hotel to call you a taxi for the Shanghai international airport. If you have some free time, you can also go out and explore on your own if you please. If you have other plans, such as going on more trips and adventuring a little more, you can contact us at any time for additional information and customization. In any case, we hope you enjoy your trip to China and wish to see you again in our travels.
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