People knows that Beijing whets the appetite for travel mainly with the Great Wall and Xian with Terracotta Warriors. But they do provide much more seeing points: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall…The 7 days Beijing and Xian tour package includes 4 days in Beijing and 3 days in Xian. The flight from Beijing to Xian will help you save traveling time on the way. And the tour can be tailor made according to your requirement.
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong, Mutianyu Great Wall, Dingling Tomb, Yonghe Palace, Beijing Zoo, Summer Palace, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell and Drum Tower Square, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xian Ancient City Wall
Flight of Beijing – Xian + Hotel + Tour Guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance Tickets + Hotel + Lunches
When your arrival to Beijing airport or train station, our driver will greet you at the exit by holding a welcome sign with your name. Please board the private car to the local hotel for check-in. The rest of day is free with your disposal.
AM: It’s the Beijing downtown highlights discovery day today. The schedule starts 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 we will pay a visit toForbidden 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.
Noon:Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, visit the Beijing local folk residence: Hutong Alley. There is opportunity for you to take a rickshaw to explore Hutong to see daily life of native Beijing people. Following the local expert guide, you will find another face of the city that totally different from what you see in major streets.
Afterwards escort back to your hotel or downtown if you would like to explore the city in the night on your own.
AM: Begin today’s trip with the famous world’s heritage, Mutianyu Great Wall which enjoys the best scenery among all Great Wall sections in Beijing. If you want to reach the highest point, your guide will help you to buy the cable car tickets on spot (Cost for cable car on your own).
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch we will pay a visit to Dingling Tomb, (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. Following the expert guide to enter the undergound palace, you will learn not only the story of the tomb host, Ming Dynasty but also the mausoleum culture and “Feng Shui” culture.
AM: Please be ready at hotel lobby after breakfast and expect today’s journey. The first stop is Panda House in Beijing Zoo. As you know, panda is a cute creature but also “lazy”: they are active in the morning but stay indoors when it’s hot or cold in noon or afternoon. That’s why they are visited firstly. It would be an exciting journey expecially for kids.
The next site is 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.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, visit Yonghe Palacewhere two emperors of the Qing Dynasty was born. Yonghe Palace is also called The Lama Temple because it was converted into the largest Buddhist temple in Beijing in Mid and Late Qing Dynasty.
AM: Get picked up from Beijing hotel in the morning and transferred to airport for flight to Xian. When you land on, please come to exit to meet the local guide who will hold a sign with your name.
Board the private car to Xian city area. On the way, your guide will introduce the history and culture of this ancient city for you to catch a glimpse of reason why so many well-known relics were discovered on this land.
Noon: Before the attraction visit, have lunch at a local restaurant.
PM: Afterwards, come to Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It was originally built to hold Buddhist sutra and figurines of the Buddha that Xuanzang brought back from India in Tang Dyansty, 652 A.D. Now there is a big square divided into North Square and South Square, surrounding the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The design of the buidlings and statues is in Tang style, showing people the ever glory of that great time.
Next, visit Shaanxi History Museum which is one of the biggest and most famous museums in China. The museum houses the cultural heritage unearthed in Shaanxi Province. Although it’s a provincial Museum, the collection of relics here is at national level from both quantity and quality as Xian had been Capitals for more than 13 dynasties in ancient China. Following the tour guide, walk and stop at those priceless exhibits to learn the hidden history and splendid civilization of China.
Lastly, head to Bell and Drum Tower Square locates in the very center of the city and is considered as the symbol of this old capital. Walking forward, you will come to Muslim Quarter where you will find many special local products and authentic local snacks.
Finish the tour in early afternoon and check in at local hotel for rest.
AM: It’s an exciting day for the world heritage Terracotta Warriors. Known as “the Eighth Wonders of the World”, it was found by four local farmers while drilling a well in 1974. Now it has turned into one of the most important attractions in China and the No.1 attractive site in Xi’an. The museum includes Pit 1(the largest pit), Pit 2, Pit 3, and the exhibition hall of the chariots and horses. You will stay in the museum for 2-3 hours. Listening to the explanation from the expert tour guide, you will learn the hidden story of those live-sized sculptures and history of their owner: First Emperor of Qin who is also the first emperor of China.
Noon: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
PM: Then head back to xian downtown area for another hightlight. Ancient City Wall is the most complete preserved and the largest city wall in China. It was built for the military defense in the ancient time. Since it is cycling the city, visitors can ride a bike around the city wall.
Today the tour will end at around 16:00 so you will have some free time to explore the city on your own.
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.
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 a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.