5 Days Beijing-Xian Small Group Tour by Overnight Train
This 5-day Beijing-Xian join-in tour will arrange the opportune schedule for the two hot tourism cities, and cover all the highlight sites to enrich the itinerary. All the transfer, train tickets, accommodation and lunches are included. It’s a small group tour so visitors can also have a more interesting trip together with other friends in the same camp.
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Mutianyu Great Wall, Dingling, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter, Terracotta Warriors, Banpo Museum
English-speaking guide; Air- condition vehicle with driver; Tickets entrance fee; Soft-sleeper overnight train Beijing - Xian; Chinese style lunch; Hotels with breakfast
Upon your arrival in Beijing, you will be picked up by Beijing driver holding a sign with your name at the exit of Beijing train station or Beijing airport, and then take you to your Beijing hotel to check in. The rest of day is at your disposal.
Accommodation: Comfortable 3* hotel booked by us
Day 2 Beijing (B + L)
Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
Meet your guide and driver in the morning, then you will be escorted to Tiananmen Square, the heart and symbol of Beijing and the largest city square in the world. Next you will pay a visit to Forbidden City, one of the largest and most completely preserved palace complex built of wood. It functioned as the imperial palace in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1912).
After lunch, we will go to Temple of Heaven which serviced as a complex of sacrificial building where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest. Today’s last scenic site will be Summer Palace, the largest and most completely preserved imperial garden in China. Today you will also stop by Chinese Herb Medicine Market to learn about traditional Chinese pharmacy and meet many kinds of herb medicine. Then Pearl Market to appreciate some nice pearl artworks. After the tour, you will be escorted back to hotel.
Accommodation: Comfortable 3* hotel booked by us
Day 3 Beijing-Xian (B + L)
Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Dingling
In the morning, our Beijing driver and guide will greet you at your downtown hotel lobby holding a board with your name, then directly take you to start today’s tour. First let’s visit Mutianyu Great Wall that built in the early Ming Dynasty. Mutianyu is the most scenic part of Chinese Great Wall, and 90 percent of it is covered by vegetation. If hiking is too much for you, cable car is available and optional.
After a Chinese-style lunch, we will head to visit Ming Tombs, the underground palace of Dingling (one of the 13 Ming Dynasty Imperial Mausoleums). Dingling is the tomb of Emperor Shenzong, Zhuyijun, who reigned the nation for 48 years as the longest-serving monarch among all Ming emperors.
During today’s tour you will also stop by Jade Carving Factory to learn about Chinese jade culture and appreciate some exquisite jade artworks. As well as the Chinese Tea Market to learn about some tradition of tea drinking. After all the activities, you will be transferred to Beijing train station for the overnight train to Xian (Suggested: Z19/20:40-08:31+1).
Accommodation: Overnight train (4 berths in one cabin)
Day 4 Xian Arrival (L)
Attractions: Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter
In the early morning, you will be picked up at the exit of Xian train station, meet your local Xian guide who’s holding a name board. Then we drive to visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda first, which is one of the two completely preserved Tang Dynasty Buddhist Pagodas in Xian. Next go to Xian Museum where you will find historical relics and learn about the history of this ancient capital city. Later on, visit the North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The pagoda here was built in the Tang Dynasty for keeping Buddhist Sutra and figurines of the Buddha that Master Xuanzang brought back from ancient India. Now surrounding the Pagoda is the large public square for leisure. In the afternoon, head to Xian ancient City Wall. It was originally built in the Ming Dynasty for military defense. You have an option to ride a bike on the wall top. Afterwards, stop by the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square and Muslim Quarter, a hub of the Muslim community and the famous snack street in China. When the tour concludes, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Xian.
Accommodation: Comfortable 4* hotel booked by us
Day 5 Xian Departure (B + L)
Attractions: Terracotta Warriors, Banpo Museum
Your private guide and driver will come to pick you up at your hotel lobby, and then drive you to visit world-renowned Terracotta Warriors. Known as “the Eighth Wonder of the world”, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture, which is listed in the most significant discoveries of the 20th century. Before Terracotta Warriors, you will have a short stop at Xian Terracotta & Lacquer Furniture Art Factory. Afterwards, let’s head to Banpo Museum. This New Stone Age site, dating from approximately 5,000 to 4,000 B.C. is one of the most complete examples of a Neolithic agricultural settlement in the world, and the largest ruins of the Neolithic Age in China discovered by now. After the day tour, you will be transferred to Xian train station or airport to catch your departure train or flight.
Minimum 2 people required to operate the tour. If you travel alone and there is no other traveler book this tour, we reserve the right to cancel the tour and will contact you in advance.
2 people of same gender share one room. If you prefer better privacy, or there is no fellow traveler with same gender to match, you need to pay single supplement.
Optional activities you can pay on spot if you want to experience: Cable car; shuttle bus at Great Wall in Beijing; Riding a bike on Xian City Wall; Climbing Big Wild Goose Pagoda or Bell or Drum Tower in Xian.
Soft-sleeper overnight train from Beijing to Xian (4 berths in one cabin)
Hotel listed in itinerary: 2 nights in Beijing/ 1 night in Xian
Transportation in air-condition with professional and skilled driver
Excellent English-speaking guide
All Admission fees (first gate) as listed
4 days’ Chinese style lunch as listed
Tolls, fuels and parking charges
China Tourist Insurance
Visa application or international flights
Gratuities (Highly recommended: $4-8 per person per day)
Single supplement charges
Any activity not mentioned in the itinerary
Optional activities (Cable car & shuttle bus at Great Wall and bike on Xian City Wall)
The tickets for Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Bell & Drum Tower in Xian
Our expert consultant will have your booking confirmed in 12 hours. We accept the last-minute booking for most of time even if time is pressing. After your booking is confirmed, we will send you a confirmation email which includes the agreed detailed itinerary with prices.
A small amount of deposit will be charged in advance via PayPal for tour booking (Deposit for tours excluding train/flight/hotel: USD50-USD200; deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). Balance is acceptable via PayPal at least 3 days ahead of the tour or with cash paid to the tour guide on the tour. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.
Our Tour guide
Over 15 years, we had built up a professional guide team. They are 100% guaranteed licensed guide. Apart from been knowledgeable, they are also friendly, fun, attentive, and flexible. Nothing is too difficult or troublesome for them, as they will always try their best to make a pleasant journey for you! You may get new friend after travelling in China!
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Always makes you feel safe and comfortable is the main goal of our service. The vehicles we use are all air-conditioned and kept in good safety and sanitary condition. The drivers we use are all licensed driver with many years driving experience. More attentive, we offer you a free baby seatservice if you travel with your baby.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is an important part of Chinese culture. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us include breakfasts. Lunches are arranged at restaurants which are popular among the real locals with good environment (You might be a little worried about using washrooms in China, please rest assured that all restaurants have western style washroom). Dinners are mostly left for yourself to allow you more freedom on your own discovery to local food or having some familiar hometown food.
If you are vegetarian, Muslim, or allergic to any kind of food, please feel free to tell your travel consultant in advance. We will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs.