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Tour Overview

Want to know well of the Chinese culture? This 6 days China Golden Triangle tour is the ideal choice for one’s first China tour since it covers the top three classic tourist cities in China: Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Take this tour and you will explore the most highlight attractions in China covering Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Jade Buddha Temple… These three cities are always the top tourist destinations for people, because it not only will show you the culture of ancient China, but also will show you the magic and charming of modern China, which can leave you an unforgettable memory of China. Join us to find more!

Highlights of this tour:

*Visit Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace in Beijing to know more about traditional China.
*Conquer the top Wonder of the World – the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu.
*Shocked by the grand Terracotta Warriors and Horses to explore the long history of Xian.
*Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which has over 1300 years history and preserves the Buddhist relics.
*Enjoy the charming night scenery of Shanghai on The Bund or taking a Huangpu River Cruise.
*Discover the history and local lifestyle in Shanghai Museum and Yuyuan Market.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. AM: Today’s first stop will be the Tiananmen Square, the heart and symbol of Beijing and is the largest city square in the world. The spacious square has been used for many public celebrations, ceremonies, and demonstrations for over a hundred years. Then you will pay a visit the Forbidden City, one of the largest and most completely preserved palace complex built with wood. It functioned as the imperial palace in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1912). There were 24 emperors of the two dynasties lived in the Forbidden City.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    Beijing Tiananmen Square
    Tiananmen Square

    PM: After lunch, we will pay a visit to Temple of Heaven. Located in southern part of Beijing, it serviced as a complex of sacrificial building where Emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest. Today’s last stop will be Summer Palace. It locates at the west skirt of Beijing and covers an area of 290 hectare. In the Qing Dynastery during the Qianlong Era, the Summer Palace was built by copying the layout of the West Lake in Hangzhou. Now it is the largest and most completely preserved imperial garden in China.

    Today you will also pay a visit to Chinese Herb Medicine Market to learn about Chinese traditional herb medicine.

    After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

    Beijing Forbidden City
    Forbidden City

  2. AM: Pay a visit to the underground palace of Dingling. Dingling Tomb is the tomb of the 13th Emperor of the Ming Dynasty. It is also one of the most visited Ming tombs in Beijing.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, the most scenic part of Chinese Great Wall. It was built in the early Ming Dynasty at 1368 and stretches 5400 meters. 90% of the Mutianyu Great Wall is covered by vegetation. So in each season this part of the Great Wall will treat visitors with its unique scenery. If hiking is too much for you, cable car is available and optional. On the way back to city area, we will make a stop at Bird’s Nest and Water Cube to pay an outer visit and take some pictures. Today you will also pay a visit to the Jade Carving Factory to learn about Chinese jade culture.

    After visiting, you will be escorted back to your hotel in Beijing city area at around 18:00.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

    Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall
    Mutianyu Great Wall

  3. AM: In the early morning at about 05:00 our driver will pick you up from hotel and transfer to train station for bullet train to Xian. The train rides about 5.5 hours. Arriving in Xian station, meet your guide and driver.

    Noon: Lunch on your own.

    PM: Transfer to visit 2 highlight sites in Xian city area: City Wall and Muslim Quarter. The 600 years old city wall is the largest and the most completely preserved ancient military system in China. Bike and battery cart on City Wall is available and optional. The Muslim Quarter is the best known food street in Xian. here would be the excellent place to meet and try local Xian food. After the tour transfer to your hotel at around 18:00.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

    Xian Ancient City Wall
    Ancient City Wall

  4. AM: After hotel pickup you will be escorted to visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the most significant discovery of the 20th century. Known as “The Eighth Wonders of the World”, the museum shows surprisingly high level in sculpture.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Drive back to city area to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The pagoda was originally built in the early Tang Dynasty (618-907) to keep the Buddhist sutra and statues brought from ancient India by Mater Xuanzang. Now the Big Wild Goose Pagoda area is a popular amusement place among local people.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

    Xian Terracotta Army
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

  5. AM: In the morning our driver will meet you in hotel and transfer you to North Xian Station to catch the bullet train to Shanghai. The train rides about 6 hours.

    PM: Arriving in Shanghai you will be greeted by local guide and driver. After a short rest in your hotel, you will take a walk on the Bund. You will admire buildings of various styles, enjoy the beautiful Huangpu River, and listen to your guide explaining its history. Then you will experience the evening Pujiang River Cruise to see the most beautiful night views of the Bund Area. Back to hotel at about 19:00.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

    Shanghai the Bund
    the Bund

  6. AM: In the morning please meet your guide in your hotel at 09:00. Today’s adventure start with Yuyuan Garden, a famous classical garden which was originally built in the Ming Dynasty. Nearby is Yuyuan Market, a bustling marketplace with traditional architecture and shops selling everything from local snacks to various souvenirs.

    Shanghai Yuyuan Garden
    Yuyuan Garden

    After the lively Yuyuan Market, you will take a walk in the Old Street. The street has a total length of 825 meters, and the architectural style and business layout show the historical and cultural evolution of old Shanghai from the Ming and Qing dynasties to the fusion of western culture.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: After lunch, continue to visit the hundred-year-old Jade Buddha Temple. The temple was built in the late Qing Dynasty to keep two Jade Buddha statues brought from Burman. Then pay a visit to Shanghai Museum to see the exquisite cultural relics of the city and get a glimpse of the city’s history. After then continue the tour with the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall which shows the ever-changing face of the city and is an essential visiting point for those who are interested in the evolution of the city. After the day’s wonderful tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Our 6-day Beijing Xian Shanghai tour ends here.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

    Shanghai Old Street
    Shanghai Old Street

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

From $1531 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.


Price includes

  • 2nd class bullet train of Beijing – Xian – Shanghai
  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Chinese style lunch
  • All transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air-condition car and driver, English-speaking tour guide
  • One bottle of mineral water per day

Price excludes

  • Hotel
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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