- Tour code: CL-C-08
- Available: Daily
- Duration: 11 days
- Starts/ends: On your request
- Destination: Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shanghai
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive in Beijing
Be picked up at the Beijing Airport & Transfer to Beijing hotel (just transportation)
Day 2 : Beijing
Pick up at your hotel (between 8:30am to 9:00am)
Visit Tian’anmen Square,?stroll around this world’s largest public square for 30 mins. Next, the magnificent Forbidden City, the largest Imperial Palace in the world. We’ll spend a couple of hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace.
Dine in a local Chinese Restaurant.
After lunch, drive to the hutong (old residential area) where the transport change into a delightful rickshaw! The 20 minutes rickshaw tour stops at a local family where our special guests get insight into the home settings, life, and culture of traditional Beijingers.
We take a short walk to the Drum Tower-located at the end of the city central axis line, climb to the steep stairs to the top where you can capture a glimpse of the old hutong area as well as the radiant skyscrapers surrounding the drum tower. We will then watch the exciting drum performance.
We will then take a 30 minute ride to the Lama Temple-the largest and most well-preserved Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Beijing.
Day 3 : Beijing
Pick up at your hotel (between 8:30am to 9:00am)
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.
We then take a 1 1/2 drive drive to the Summer Palace, a summer resort for Imperial Family Members~considered the best preserved Imperial Park.
Day 4 : Beijing - Xi’an by high speed train (G87: 14:00pm-18:23pm)
Pick up at your hotel (between 8:30am to 9:00am)
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.
After lunch, take G87 at 14:00pm high speedy train from Beijing to Xi’an (4.5 hours)
Be picked up at the Xi’an railway station & transfer to your hotel in Xi’an (private vehicle with Chinese speaking driver)
Day 5 :? Xi’an?
Your private guide in Xi’an will meet you at your hotel at 8:30am
Terra-cotta Warriors: known as the Eighth Wonder In the World. In 1974,when several farmers were digging a water well nearby the tomb of the first Qin emperor, the fragments of the Terra-cotta figures were found. Latter on, it’s fund to be a huge underground army built in the Qin dynasty ,which can be dating back to 2200 years ago. It’s considered as one of the most important archeological discoveries in the 20th century in China.
Big Goose Pagoda: originally built in the Grand Tang dynasty in 648 AD, also known as the Temple of Thanks Giving since it was built by one of the most talented emperors named Lizhi to show his appreciation to his mother who passed away very early. Known as one of the most renowned Buddhist temples in China.Walking around in the beautiful temple ,standing in the very front of the pagoda, let’s put our hands together to pray for our families and friends in hope that everyone could have a peaceful, prosperous and enjoyable life. That is the meaning of a visit, that’s what we should learn from the enlightened Buddha.
Muslim Street: the bazaar in the Muslim area is most attractive with a wide area of stalls selling everything. The streets and walkways are full of life. The shopping is great, very cheap and some unusual items we will seldom see anywhere else in China.
Day 6 : Xi’an - Chengdu by domestic flight?
City Wall: one of the best preserved walls all around China with a history over 600 years,dividing the whole Xi’an city into two parts, including the inner city known as the old town and the outter city .This city wall goes all around with a perimeter about 13.7km (8.5 miles), the four major city gates, guard houses, battlements are still perfectlly preserved, you may climb to the top of the wall to have a very relexing walk to have a spectacular view of the old town inside the wall, or you can even do biking on the top of the wall ,feeling the very tender wind blowing over your face to get a smooth touch of the history back to the Ming dynasty.
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.
Tour Hangyang Tomb: ?It is the forth emperor - Jing Emperor's tomb in Han Dynasty (206 BC–AD 220) which was opened in 2001 and is famous for its rich collecion of the terra-cotta figurines and animals. Actually his tomb is not opened yet. What we see on the exhibition hall are artifacts from his main tomb's surrounding burial sites. Hanyang Tomb is about 20 Km away from Xian airport, 30km north of the downtown Xian. For many tourists, Hanyang Tombs are more like a hidden gem!
Drop off at Xi’an North Railway Station for taking?D4261; 17:18pm - 21:40pm high speedy train from Xi’an to Chengdu. Once you upon in Chengdu airport, our local driver will transfer you from the airport to your hotel
Day 7 : 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 is one of the top 10 daoist mountains in China. It is about 2400 meters high above the sea-level. Qingchengshan 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.
After lunch, it only takes around half hour from our Qingcheng Mountain to Dujiangyan irrigation system
Dujiangyan Irrigation is 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.
Day 8 : Chengdu - Shanghai by late afternoon or evening domestic flight?
Be picked up at your hotel in Chengdu around 8:00am in the morning, transfer to Giant Panda and Research Base
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is 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
Day 9 : Shanghai
The Longhua Temple is the largest temple in Shanghai, and the pagoda is the only one in Shanghai that existed before modern times. It has a main south to north axis along which five of the buildings are located.
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.
Lunch?will be at a local?restaurant or by your request at your own cost
Local Flower & Bird Market Experience
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.You can have a outside view and take some pictures there
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
Lunch?will be at a local? restaurant or by your request at your own cost
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.Boat ride there is?included.
Day 11 : Departure Shanghai?
Shanghai hotel pick up & transfer to Shanghai airport for your departure flight (transportation only with Chinese speaking driver)
- English-speaking tour guide service fee
- Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
- Gas, toll & parking lot fees
- Airport transfers or railway station transfer service listed above
- One way high speed train tickets from Beijing - Xi'an; Xi'an - Chengdu( second class seat )
- One way domestic flight ticket from Chengdu - Shanghai (economy class)
- All entrance tickets to the sights listed above
- Round Trip cable car or chair lift up and toboggan down the wall?(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)
Excluded (Not Included)
- Meals (lunch & dinner)
- Gratuity to the guide and driver
- Personal Costs
Discounts for children in?China?are based on height and age! Pls let us know your children's height and age so we can calculate accordingly! Pls email us for details
- The quoted price is for a 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.
- Pls 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. The guide will assist you to order some dishes and you can share the lunch with the guide and cover the lunch by your own cost
- We conduct only private tour but not group tour and won't mix you with others
- Out tours are complete non-forced shopping tour and we won't take you to any factories without request to waste your valuable time
- If you prefer upgrade the high speed train ticket, please email us