9 Days Private China Tour of Shanghai, Xian and Beijing

Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, as the Golden Triangle of China Tours, make the perfect combination for travelers to China. The three cities represent the present, past and future of China. This 9 days tour will take you to two ancient capitals, Beijing and Xian, and the booming Shanghai to learn more about China. The must-see attractions such as the Great wall, Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors are definitely included. Join this hassle-free tour to have an amazing holiday in China.

Day 1 Shanghai Arrival

Welcome to Shanghai! Upon your arrival at Shanghai Airport, your driver will greet you at the exit of arrival hall by holding a name sign and transfer you to your downtown hotel. Before getting off the plane, please double check your belongings to ensure you have collet all your staff. The rest of the day is for your own arrangement. If you need any suggestions on your free time, we will be very happy to help you.

Accommodation: Shanghai local 3* hotel

Day 2Shanghai Best Private Day Tour (B+L)

Attractions: Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, French Concession, Nanjing Road, Bund

Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and transfer you to Shanghai Museum. The museum houses millions of collections and especially features bronze wares, porcelain works, paintings and calligraphy works. Then you will move on to Yuyuan Garden. It is a famous classical garden which was originally built by the owner as a place for his parents to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. After lunch, you will visit former French Concession, a perfect place to learn the history of Shanghai from 1849 to 1943. Then wander around Nanjing Road to see traditional department stores and optionally try some authentic Shanghai snacks. The last stop is the Bund. You will admire buildings of various styles, enjoy the beautiful Huangpu River, and listen to your guide explaining its history. After a leisure walk at the Bund, the guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Shanghai local 3* hotel

Yuyuan Garden
Day 3 Shanghai Day Tour with Zhujiajiao Water Town and Flight to Xian (B+L)

Attractions: Xintiandi, Buddha Temple, Zhujiajiao Water Town (B+L)

After breakfast, meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby and check out as you will take flight to Xian directly after today’s tour. Please pack your belongings in advance.

The first stop is Xintiandi, a walking street converted based on the old Shikumen building district, where you can find nice bars, cafes and square. Next visit Jade Buddha Temple. This more than 100-year-old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues brought back from Burma by a monk named Huigen. After lunch, drive to the ancient Zhujiajiao Water Town. You will stroll along the old-time town while listening to the guide’s introduction about its history. The town could be dated back to even 1,700 years ago, as early as the time of Three Kingdoms. In the Song and Yuan Dynasties, the village grew into a town and got the name “Zhujiacun Village”. The appearance of the town we see today was left from the Ming Dynasty. Nowadays the ancient town is best known for its bridges, old streets, and gardens built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The highlight things to see here are: Fangsheng Bridge, Baoguo Temple, Town God’s Temple, and Zhuxi Garden. Capture snapshots of charming alleyways and ancient stone houses. You can also take the optional boat cruise here if you are interested.

After the tour ends, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon your arrival in Xian, your driver will greet you at the exit of arrival hall by holding a board with your name and transfer you to Xian downtown hotel for a good rest.

Accommodation: Xian local 3* hotel

Zhujiajiao Water Town
Day 4 Xian Day Tour to Terracotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pagoda (B+L)

Attractions: Terracotta Army, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (B+L)

Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby in the morning and head to today’s highlight, Terracotta Army. Known as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Terracotta Warriors slept under the ground for 2,200 years before the accidental discovery by local farmers who were digging wells. The life-size terracotta warriors differ from one another in clothing, hairstyle, posture and facial expression. Since its opening to public in 1979, it attracts millions of people from all over the world each year and has become one of the things that represent China throughout the world.

After a Chinese style lunch, we will drive back to Xian downtown to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It was built to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and travelers Xuanzang in the Tang Dynasty. At the end of the tour, your guide and driver will take you to your hotel.

Accommodation: Xian local 3* hotel

Terracotta Warriors
Day 5 Private Xian Day Tour and Departure to Beijing by Overnight Train (B+L)

Attractions: Small Wild Goose Pagoda,Ancient City Wall, Great Mosque, Muslim Street (B+L)

Meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby after breakfast. Today’s first stop is Small Wild Goose Pagoda, the twin of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Both the two pagodas are important witnesses for the history of Great Tang Dynasty. Same as the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda was also built to store the Buddhist scriptures brought from Ancient India by the master monk Xuanzang. Different from the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda attracts visitors with its special charms of keeping quiet and peaceful in the bustling downtown area and has precious value on architecture and Chinese garden aesthetics. Then you will move on to the Ancient City Wall, a military defensive system in old times. You can optionally ride a bike on the top of City Wall and enjoy the amazing view of the entire area inside the City Wall. After lunch, visit Shuyuanmen Street, an ancient culture street, renovated based on the Ming and Qing architecture and now lined by stores selling the four treasures of study (writing brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper). Then have a walk on Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square, a landmark building in Xian. Next visit Great Mosque, a main Islam place for religious activities in Xian. Different from the mosques in Arabic, the mosque here in Xian possesses much Chinese traditional style in both its design and artistic outlook. The last stop is the famous Muslim Street, which is a paradise for food lovers where you will find all kinds of delicious local snacks such as Biang Biang Noodle, Roujiamo (Chinese Hamburger), and Yangrou Paomo (Mutton and Bread Pieces in Soup).

After the tour ends, we will transfer you to the train station for your overnight train to Beijing (Z20/ 19:21- 06:58). You will spend the night on the train.

Accommodation: Overnight Train

City Wall
Day 6 Beijing Arrival and Beijing City Highlights Tour (L)

Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace

When your train arrives in Beijing in the morning, your guide will wait for you at the exit of the train station by holding a name sign. After you meet the guide and driver, you can have a breakfast (on your own cost) before the exploration. You will begin the tour with Tiananmen Square, the heart and symbol of Beijing and 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. 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). 24 emperors of the two dynasties once lived here.

After lunch, we will go to Temple of Heaven. Located at southern part of Beijing, it served 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. It is located at the west skirt of Beijing and covers an area of 290 hectares. During the Qianlong Era of the Qing Dynasty, the Summer Palace was built by imitating the layout of the West Lake in Hangzhou. Now it is the largest and most completely preserved imperial garden in China. After the whole day tour, the guide and driver will transfer you to your downtown hotel.

Accommodation: Beijing local 3* hotel

Day 7 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall & Underground Palace Private Tour (B+L)

Attractions: Ming Tomb,Mutianyu Great Wall (B+L)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will greet you at your hotel lobby. First we will drive to visit the Ming Tomb and see 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.

After a Chinese-style lunch, we will drive to Mutianyu Great Wall for about 1 hour. It would be a good chance to see the urban and suburban scenery of Chinese capital. Mutianyu Great Wall is the most scenic part of Chinese Great Wall. It was built in the early Ming Dynasty at 1368 and stretches for 5400 meters. 90 percent of the Mutianyu 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. After all the activities, you will be transferred back to your downtown hotel.

Accommodation: Beijing local 3* hotel

Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 8 Your Own Arrangement (B)

You will freely explore the city by yourself!
Accommodation: Beijing local 3* hotel

Day 9 Beijing Departure (B)

It’s time to say goodbye today. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight (usually 4 hours in advance for international flight and 3 hours for domestic flight). Our service will end here. Wish you a pleasant journey!

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

Travelers Luxury Class
1 People $
2 People $
3 People $
4 People $
5 People $
6 People $
7 People $
8 People $
9 People $
Single Room Supplement $
Hotel Standard 5 star
Book the Tour    Free Inquiry

Kind Notice:

July and August is in the peak season for this tour when it would apply the high season. Chinese public holiday such as Chinese National Holiday would applys much higher price and you are don’t suggested to do the tour during these period.

Price includes

  • Xian – Beijing overnight soft sleeper (4 berths in one cabin)
  • Shanghai – Xian economy class flight
  • 3 nights Beijing hotel, 2 night Xian hotel, 2 nights Shanghai hotel (3 star economy hotels including breakfast)
  • All admission fees (except for the optional activities)
  • Comfortable transfers in air-conditioned vehicles with experienced driver
  • Professional and friendly English-speaking tour guide
  • 6 Chinese style lunches
  • Fuels, tolls and parking charges
  • Government tax

Price excludes

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Arrival flight/train on the first day and departure flight/train on the last day
  • Guide service on the flight/train
  • All personal expenses and additional hotel service
  • Tips to the tour guide/driver

Booking Method

  • Please send your travel request to us at [email protected]. You are also welcomed to call us free at +86 15129005119 for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • 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.

Meals

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.

Free Inquiry: