Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour
Travel to 4 famous cities in China, with a great variety of activities and themes. History, Culture, Nature, Wildlife, Nightlife, and Luxury all in one package! Visit lovely Pandas in Chengdu, and the great history of Chinese terracotta army in Xian. Visit one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall, and visit the skyline of modern Shanghai from the top sphere of Shanghai pearl tower!
Day 1 – Arrival in Beijing – Airport Pickup – Hotel Transfer
On the day you arrive in Beijing you will meet your guide in the arrival hall of the airport who will welcome you to China. Immediately after the greeting and receiving some necessary instructions about your tour, you will be taken to your hotel via a comfortable van or car. There, you can check-in and get some rest from the long flight to prepare yourself for an exciting adventure in China.
Beijing Hotel: Mercure Wanshang Hotel (4 Star)
Day 2 – Beijing Forbidden City Tour (B, L)
After having breakfast in your hotel, you will meet your tour guide and other group members and we will take you directly to your first destination, Tiananmen Square by private car or van. Not only one of the largest squares in the world, but this place is also famous for all the events that have taken place in Chinese history. Cross the street is your next destination, The Forbidden City which is an imperial palace and you will take 2 hours walking tour around Forbidden City.
By the time we finish this visit, it will be time for lunch in a nice local Chinese restaurant. After our lovely lunch and in the afternoon, we will head to the Temple of Heaven. This temple is one of the largest and most important places of worship in Beijing, which is also unique in its architecture.
In the evening, you will go to Red theater to watch the exciting Chinese Kung Fu Show. The Legend of Kung Fu Show, which premiered at Beijing’s Red Theater in 2004, tells the story of a young monk who dreams of one day becoming a kung fu master. The best Kong Fu practitioners from all across China tell the story through Chinese martial arts, traditional and modern dance, and Chinese acrobatics.
Day 3 – Beijing Great Wall Tour (B, L)
At the start of this day we will have breakfast at the hotel and then visit one of the seven wonders of our world, The Great Wall of China. When we reach the Great Wall of China, you will only be able to see some sections of the wall because of its length. These sections are called Mutianyu and Badaling sections, which are famous and less crowded areas, suitable for visitors. After this visit, you will be taken to the Jade Factory where you can also have lunch and do some shopping before moving towards The Summer Palace. The palace is a large ensemble of several beautiful lakes and gardens, that are only parts of rich Chinese history and culture. By the end of the day, we will take you to a Tea Ceremony, to get some rest and relax.
Day 4 – Beijing Hutong Tour – Beijing to Xi’an by Bullet Train (B)
You can have your last breakfast of Beijing in the hotel before we take you to one of the Hutongs of Beijing to walk in the older neighborhoods of the city. You can plan to have lunch during this visit or return to the hotel with your guide. In the afternoon the group will check-out from the hotel and then head to the airport to leave for Xian. Once in Xian, your guide will take you and the rest of your group to your new hotel to check-in and rest. If there is time you can explore a little, but it is better to rest and prepare for the next day.
Xi’an Hotel: Mercure Xi’an On Renmin Square (4 Star)
Day 5 – Xi’an Day Tour (B, L, D)
Your first morning of Xian will begin with breakfast at the hotel. Then you will be taken to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and after it, a pottery-making factory. During these two visits, you learn about the crafts and pottery of the Qin dynasty and see some exotic pieces of Chinese culture. By the time this visit ends, it will be time for our lunch in a fine local Chinese restaurant, where we can try some of their Chinese dishes.
After a chance to rest and have our lunch, we can head out to discover more about the temples of China. Your guide will take you to see Small Wild Goose pagoda. After seeing the temple and enjoying its unique architecture as well as its history, we will head to the Xi’an Museum. These two visits will take some time and a lot of energy, which is why we have arranged a dinner for you in one of the best local restaurants of Xian to have some of the famous Chines Dumplings. We will also be watching a Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show before returning to the hotel.
Note: the show is closed in December, January, February, and March. Tourists will have the evening for themselves during these months.
Day 6 – Xi’an Fortifications – Muslim Neighborhood (B, L)
The first thing for today is the breakfast at the hotel and then visit the City Wall. You saw the Great Wall of China, but now it is time to visit some of the other fortifications of China which are ancient but very well preserved. Since this site is very large, you can rent bicycles to enjoy this visit even more (the fee is not included in your tour price). After the wall, we will have lunch and go to learn about the Muslims of China during a visit to The Great Mosque of Xi’an. We will see this well-preserved place of worship of Muslims and then take a walk in Muslim Street to try some of their food and snacks or go shopping if possible.
Day 7 – Leaving Xi’an to Chengdu (B, L)
You will have a full buffet breakfast at the hotel, which is the only planned meal of this day. After having your last breakfast in Xian, we will check-out from the hotel and catch our train to Chengdu. This trip will not take long and while on the way, you can see the lovely environment around the path. You can also have tea or coffee to relax and enjoy the ride. When we arrive, your guide will take you to your new hotel for check-in. You have the rest of the day to yourself. You can go anywhere you want for lunch and dinner and even explore the city. Your guide is available to provide you with instructions and suggestions to some possible destinations. We also suggest visiting the Chunxi Road and Tianfu Square, since they are very close to the hotel and you can even take a walk to see them. Be sure to get some rest for your next day.
Chengdu Hotel: Mercure Chengdu Chunxi (4 Star)
Day 8 – Giant Pandas – Wide/Narrow Allies – Jinsha Site Museum (B)
Today is scheduled to visit China’s national treasure, giant pandas at the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The morning is the best time to watch active pandas. You will surely enjoy seeing panda bears eating bamboo or playing with each other.
Your guide will take you to wide and narrow allies of Chengdu to walk around to pick a restaurant and having your lunch. After lunch, you will visit the Jinsha Site Museum where you can watch a 4D film “Dream Back to Jinsha”. This gives you a chance to understand how life was 2,000 years ago.
Day 9 – Leaving Chengdu to Shanghai (B)
After breakfast, you will check out the hotel to head to your last destination on this tour. We will take you to Chengdu Airport to board on your 3 hours flight to Shanghai. Our guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and transfer you to your next hotel. After checking in to your hotel in Shanghai, you will have the rest of the day on your own to rest or explore around and enjoy the mesmerizing nightlife in Shanghai.
Shanghai Hotel: San Want Hotel (4 Star)
Day 10 – The Beautiful City of Shanghai (B, L)
It is best to learn a little about the history and culture of Shanghai right after breakfast. That is why our first visit to the city will be at the Shanghai History Museum. Once we learn a little about the history of Shanghai, we will visit the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, also known as the TV Tower, where you can see the city from above this tower. After witnessing the Shanghai of today and becoming acquainted with its past, it is time to see its beauty, but before that, we will make a stop for lunch. Our next destination is Yu Garden, which is a place where you can see some amazing stone bridges, artificial hills, and clear ponds. There are also several buildings with unique architecture and special decorations as well as carvings in this garden, which make it a famous tourist attraction. We have also planned to take you for silk shopping if you like, just before calling it a day.
Day 11 – Departure from Shanghai (B)
In the morning we will have our last breakfast together as you will need to check-out and head to the airport to catch the flight home. The easiest way to get there is by asking the hotel to call you a taxi. If your flight schedule allows, you can go and explore a bit before heading to the airport. If you wish to explore the city, you must keep the time on your mind and also ask the hotel or your guide about the traffic. Feel free to contact us for additional information about this tour or any other tours you might like.
Tell us how your trip went as soon as you get back. We wish you an amazing time in China and hope to see you again in our groups.
Specification: Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour
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