This multi city tour take you around in Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu and Shanghai. The 3-day Beijing tour show you the ancient architectures with their background history such as Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven as well as the amazing Mutianyu Great Wall. The 2-day tour in Xi'an show you the amazing Terra-cotta Warriors, ancient City Wall and Big Goose Pagoda… The 2-day trip of Chengdu to see the magnificent natural scenery and the cute pandas. The 2-day tour of Shanghai to visit the old downtown area as well as the internationalized architectures, Yu Garden, the Bund area as well as Zhujiajiao Water Town. All transfers in each city, guide service and entrance ticket fees are included. Please cover the lunch by your own expense.
Visit the most popular and famous tourist spots in Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu and Shanghai with professional tour guides;
Enjoy the fun toboggan down from the Great Wall (Mutianyu section);
Explore not only the cultural places but also the natural beauty of China;
Get insights into local history and culture from your guide;
Travel with high speed train from Beijing to Xi'an and Xi'an to Chengdu；
Take convenient domestic flight from Chengdu to Shanghai;
Ensures a personal experience hassle-free pickup and drop-off in Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu and Shanghai;
Be picked up at the Beijing Capital Airport & transfer to the hotel located in the downtown Beijing (just transportation).
Pick up at the hotel at 8:30am to 9:00am
Tour Tian'anmen Square - one of the world's largest public square. Explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take some amazing pictures.
Forbidden City - the world's largest public square. Explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take some amazing pictures.
After lunch, drive to the hutong (old residential area). Walk around old Beijing hutong nearby Shichahai Lake.
We will then take a 30-minute ride to the Lama Temple, it's the largest and most well-preserved Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Beijing.
As an optional excursion, you may choose to include the deliciously famous Perking Roast Duck Dinner and the Acrobatic Show Performance at the Chaoyang Theatre. Please notify us if would like to take advantage of this special, exciting addition.
Pick up at your hotel (recommend start the tour at 7:30am to 8:00am)
Mutianyu Great Wall (1 1/2 to 2 hours drive)
This is a one of the most famous and ideal sections of the Great Wall. You will have your choice of taking the cable car or chair lift up the breathtaking wall and spend a leisurely 1 to 2 hours hiking up and down the various sections exploring the Watch Towers and marveling at the construction and beauty of the renown and legendary Wall. You then have the option of an exhilarating toboggan ride back down or simply return the way you came.
Lunch in a local Chinese restaurant or at the subway restaurant down the Mutianyu Wall.
Afternoon, visit Summer Palace, a summer resort for the imperial family members - considered the best preserved imperial park.
Temple of Heaven: the largest Imperial place of worship from ancient times. This special place becomes a park where the local community utilizes this beautiful and enormous space for social activities such as singing, dancing, and Taiji practice.
Pearl Market: Here you can find those fun knock-off brand bags, shoes, and watches as well as pearls. There is a little bit of everything here, and you will surely find some great souvenirs to bring home to family and friends.
Transfer to the railway station for taking the 14:00pm high speedy train (departures from Beijing south railway station) from Beijing to Xi'an.
Once you reach Xi'an north railway station, the driver will hold a welcome sign with your name on it to meet you at South Square, Sign B1, Meeting Point 1, then transfer to your hotel located at Xi'an downtown area.
Terra-Cotta Warriors - One of the most significant archaeological finds in the world, this 16,300-square-meter excavation reveals more than 7,000 life-size terra-cotta figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations.
Big Goose Pagoda - is a Buddhist pagoda built in 652 AD during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories. The original construction of rammed earth with a stone exterior fade eventually collapsed five decades later to be rebuilt by Empress Wu Zetian in 704AD who added five more stories. A massive earthquake in 1556 heavily damaged the pagoda and reduced it by three stories, to its current height of seven stories.
Muslim Street - located within the shadow of the Drum Tower, Huimin Jie is a 500-meter street lined with restaurants whose proprietors are almost exclusively Chinese Muslims.
City Wall - the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.
Drum Tower & Bell Tower - the Drum Tower was built in 1380 during the early Ming Dynasty, and got its name from the huge drum located within the building. In contrast to the Bell Tower, where bell was stricken at dawn, drum was beat at sunset to indicate the end of the day.
Hangyang Tombs Museum - is the historical site designated for state protection. This mausoleum which combines modern technology, ancient civilization, historical culture and garden scenery, is built at the base of the joint tomb of Emperor Jingdi and his Empress. It is the largest museum in China.
Transfer to the railway station for taking the afternoon high speedy train (departures from Xi'an North railway station) from Xi'an to Chengdu.
Be picked up at the Chengdu East railway station by your local private driver & transfer to the hotel in downtown Chengdu.
Pick you up at the hotel in Chengdu around 8:00am in the morning, take around 1.5 hours drive to Qingcheng Mountain then you can spend the full day at the Qingcheng Mountain and Dujiangyan irrigation system.
Qingcheng Mountain - one of the top 10 daoist mountains in China. It is about 2400 meters high above the sea-level. Qingcheng Mountain (Qingchengshan) is one of the ancient cradles of Daoism. The mountain has many Daoist temples and palaces along the paths leading t its peak. The mountain is green all year round and is known for its secluded tranquility. It is a World Cutural Heritage.
Dujiangyan Irrigation - listed as World Cultural Heritage that is located in the middle part of Minjiang River, the largest tributary of Yangtze River, which has a beautiful landscape and many cultural relics and historical sites, including the Fulong Temple, Erwang Temple, and the trail bridge. All of these, plus moving legends have exerted a great attraction for both domestic and overseas tourists.
Be picked up at your hotel in the morning.
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding - located in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill, 10 km (6 miles) from downtown. Eighty five percent of the world's wild panda population resides in Sichuan. The giant pandas are not only a Chinese national treasure but are also beloved by people the world over. As the guardians of this cherished gift from nature, Chengdu has devoted great resources towards learning about pandas and helping to preserve them in the wild.
Please note: It's best to visit the base in the morning. You'll see most action from the pandas between 8am and 11am – after that they're likely to be sleeping.
After lunch, we will continue the tour to explore the downtown area, Tianfu Square - People's Park - Jinli Street.
At the center of the city lies Tianfu Square, the location of the iconic Mao Zedong statue which overlooks Chengdu. Hosting the central subway station, the square is lit up at night and fountains are illuminated by neon lights.
People's Park of Chengdu - a comprehensive park with rich vegetation and a popular haunt for locals, as a popular place for Chengdu locals, Renmin Park is a veritable landscaped garden with lined trees, precious exotic flowers and rare herbs.
Jinli Street - it is recorded that as early as the Qin Dynasty (221 BC - 206 BC), Jinli Street was the most famous place for baldachin - a rich, ornate cloth. And it was one of the busiest commercial areas during the Shu Kingdom (221-263). Hence, it is known as 'First Street of the Shu Kingdom'. Since then, visitors from all over China and abroad gather here to relax, admire the traditional-style buildings, and taste some local snacks.
Take the late afternoon domestic flight to Shanghai, we will arrange the private driver to meet you at the airport then transfer to your hotel in Shanghai.
Pick you up after breakfast at your hotel at 8:30am or 9:00am.
Long Hua Temple & Pagoda - is located on the Longhua Road at the south of the city, famous for the ancient Longhua Temple and its pagoda. It was built in 242 AD which is during the period of the Three Kingdoms, Longhua Temple is the oldest temple in Shanghai for its long history of over 1700 years. Besides its long history, Longhua Temple is also the largest temple in Shanghai city.
Old Town area - visiting famous Yu Yuan Garden and Bazaar - Yu Yuan Garden is the largest and best known of the historic gardens of Shanghai (Built in 1559). The bazaar - is a market with lots of small shops / vendors selling souvenirs, hand-made crafts, folk crafts, and packed snacks.
Xintiandi - is composed of an area of restored traditional "stone gate" (Shikumen) houses on narrow alleys, a modern shopping mall with a cinema complex, and some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants. Most of the cafes and restaurants feature both indoor and outdoor seating. A Stone Gate House Museum there is the place for you to pay a visit to the inside of a house to experience the life in the "Stone Gate" house.
Local Flower & Bird Market Experience-experience the local people's life.
The Bund area - is one of the top ten Shanghai attractions. Just like a gallery of international architectures - historic European style buildings located on the Bund. It's the showcase of the city's colonial past and its transformation in the new year. Known as “the Wall Street in the Far East" in the colonial period. We will visit the original HSBC bank and the Peace hotel including the history gallery in the hotel.
Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone - is the place not only being the finance and trade center of Shanghai, even China, but also full of the high skyscrapers.
Local Park in the Former French Concession Area - have an idea of the morning activities of the Shanghai locals, experience the life style and be a local here.
Old Alley / Lane in Former French Concession Area - walking along the old alley / lane to explore the local life in the old house / lane. Best way to get away the hustling urban life and relax in that area.
Little White House - is a spectacular mansion which was one of the most opulent houses in former French Concession. It was home to a high-ranking official of the French Municipality at that time. Now is Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum.
Water Village (Zhujiajiao) - is crisscrossed by rivers and canals, with 9 long streets running along the rivers and thousand of buildings of Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture flanking both sides.
After the tour, drop you off at the hotel in Shanghai in the end of the entire trip.
Shanghai hotel pick up & transfer to Shanghai airport for your departure flight. (transportation only with Chinese speaking driver)
If there are any children join the tour, please email us to check the detailed update price accordingly, thanks.
If you have any other different ideas, please email us to customize the personalized tour for you.
English-speaking tour guide service fee
Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
Gas, toll & parking lot fees
All entrance tickets to the sights listed above
Round trip cable car up & cable car down the wall or chair lift up & toboggan down Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing. (If you want to choose the cable car up and toboggan down the wall then you have to cover the price difference as the cable car and toboggan belong to two different companies which will change more than just buy the round trip from one company)
Airport or railway station transfers in Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu and Shanghai city listed above (private vehicle with Chinese speaking driver)
One way high speed train ticket from Beijing to Xi’an and Xi’an to Chengdu (second class seat)
One way domestic flight ticket from Chengdu to Shanghai (economy class)
Gratuity to the guide and driver
The quoted price is for an 8-hour tour per day. If you use more than 6 hours or less than 8 hours per day it will still be considered a full day.
Additional hours are billed at 50CNY to 100CNY for the guide and 50CNY to 100CNY for the driver.
Please note that the itinerary is flexible and we can adjust it according to your personal interests, the weather or any unexpected conditions.
For the lunch, we will take you to the authentic Chinese local restaurant catering for the locals with great dishes. Please cover the lunch by your own cost.
We conduct only private tour but not group tour and won't mix you with others.
Our tours are complete non-forced shopping tour and we won't take you to any factories without request to waste your valuable time.