Beijing Temple of Heaven

Tour Overview

This 8-day Beijing Xian Shanghai tour package is highly recommended to first-time visitors to China. You will have an in-depth visit to all essence sites in Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai. You will have a chance to visit ancient capitals like Beijing and Xi’an, and the metropolitan city of Shanghai. The famous tourist attractions are of course in your itinerary like Terracotta warriors and horses, Tiananmen, and the Bund and so on. Through this trip, you will know well of the Chinese culture and enjoy fabulous scenery.

Highlights of this tour:

*Visit Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace 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.
*Discover the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China by cycling or strolling on it.
*Stroll on People Square and Nanjing Road to have a glimpse of the local lifestyle.
*Enjoy the charming night scenery of Shanghai on The Bund or taking a Huangpu River Cruise.
*Experience local lifestyle by appreciating Chinese Kongfu Show and having the Dumpling dinner.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Beijing and check in at your accommodation. After a long journey, take some time to relax and freshen up.

    Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the city and explore the nearby areas, getting a glimpse of Beijing's unique culture and charm.

    Accommodation: Beijing

  2. Start the day by visiting Tian'anmen Square, an iconic landmark and the heart of Beijing. Marvel at its grandeur and significance as you walk through the square.

    Enter the magnificent Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural splendor of the imperial palace complex, once home to Chinese emperors.

    Beijing Forbidden City
    Forbidden City

    Embark on a rickshaw ride through the traditional Hutong neighborhoods, experiencing the charm of old Beijing. Witness the courtyard homes, narrow alleyways, and local life, gaining insights into the city's traditional culture.

    Return to your accommodation and spend the evening at leisure, perhaps trying some local cuisine or exploring the vibrant night markets.

    Accommodation: Beijing

  3. Visit the Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of Ming Dynasty architecture and a symbol of Chinese religious and cultural traditions. Explore its vast grounds and marvel at its exquisite craftsmanship.

    In the afternoon, venture to Mutianyu Great Wall, located in a picturesque mountainous landscape. Take a round-trip cable car ride to reach the wall and enjoy breathtaking views as you walk along its ancient paths.

    Capture memorable photos and immerse yourself in the history and grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Accommodation: Beijing

    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Mutianyu Great Wall

  4. Explore the Summer Palace, a tranquil retreat with beautifully landscaped gardens, pavilions, and a stunning lakeside setting. Take a leisurely stroll around Kunming Lake, visit Longevity Hill, and admire the intricately designed palaces.

    Summer Palace in Beijing
    Summer Palace

    In the afternoon, take a high-speed bullet train from Beijing to Xi'an, a journey that offers scenic views of the countryside. Arrive in Xi'an and check-in at your accommodation. Take some time to rest and prepare for the adventures ahead.

    Accommodation: Xi'an

  5. Begin the day by visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an iconic Buddhist pagoda that dates back to the Tang Dynasty. Admire the exquisite architecture and explore the surrounding temple complex. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage of Shaanxi province at the Shaanxi History Museum. Discover ancient artifacts, intricate artwork, and archaeological treasures that depict the region's past.

    Engage with local families and learn the art of making traditional dumplings, a popular Chinese dish. Roll up your sleeves, follow the guidance of experienced cooks, and create your own delectable dumplings. In the evening you will enjoy the dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty Show.

    Accommodation: Xian

    Tang Dynasty show
    Tang Dynasty show

  6. AM: Meet your guide and driver at 08:30 and drive to visit the world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

    Noon: Lunch on your own.

    Xian Terracotta Army
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    PM: In the afternoon back to city area to visit the 600 years old City Wall, the best preserved and largest existed city wall in China. Biking riding on City Wall is available and optional.Then take a walk in Muslim Quarter – the best known food street in Xi’an. At last you will visit the Great Mosque. The Mosque was built in totally Chinese architectural style and is the major gathering place for all Muslims living in Xi’an.

    Accommodation: Xian

    Cycle on the Ancient City Wall
    Cycle on the Ancient City Wall

  7. AM: Meet your driver at about 07:00 and transfer to take the bullet train G362 (08:46-14:45) or similar train to Shanghai. Meet your guide and driver at Shanghai train station.

    Noon: Lunch on your own.

    PM: Pay a visit to Yuyuan Garden, a 400 years old Chinese style garden which was built in the Ming Dynasty. The following stop will be Old City of Shanghai where you will see the old appearance of the city. Finally you will visit the Jinmao Tower and stand on the 88th floor of the tower to have an overlook of the city.

    Accommodation: Shanghai

    Shanghai Yuyuan Garden
    Yuyuan Garden

  8. Start your day by visiting the Shanghai Museum, which houses a vast collection of ancient Chinese art and artifacts. Take your time exploring the exhibits and learning about the rich history and culture of China.

    After the museum, head to Nanjing Road, one of the world's busiest shopping streets. Explore the numerous boutiques, department stores, and specialty shops along this bustling pedestrian street. Don't forget to indulge in some local snacks and street food along the way.

    Continue your exploration with a visit to the Bund, Shanghai's iconic waterfront promenade. Marvel at the stunning skyline of modern skyscrapers on one side, while on the other, you'll find historic buildings that showcase Shanghai's colonial past.

    the Bund
    The Bund

    From the Bund, embark on a relaxing Huangpu River Cruise. Enjoy panoramic views of Shanghai's skyline and the architectural wonders that line the riverbanks. This cruise will provide a unique perspective on the city's past and present.

    If time permits, you can make your way to Tianzifang, a vibrant arts and crafts enclave nestled in the old French Concession area. Explore the narrow alleys lined with boutique shops, art galleries, and quaint cafes. It's a perfect place to find unique souvenirs or sip a cup of coffee.

    Conclude your day by experiencing the charm of the Old French Concession. Take a leisurely walk along the tree-lined streets and admire the well-preserved European-style architecture.

    After all visits, our driver will transfer you to the airport. Service ends here.

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $1599 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

  • Hotel in each city with breakfast
  • Bullet train from Beijing to Xi'an; flight ticket from Xi'an to Shanghai
  • Excellent English speaking guide in each city
  • Air-conditioned car and driver in each city
  • Entrance fees
  • Chinese style lunch
  • One bottle of water per person per day

Price excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities
  • Excess luggage charge (if happens)
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