Shanghai and Xian are always on the top of must-visit-city list in China due to their special status: Shanghai is the representative of modern China while Xian represents ancient China. This 3-day Shanghai and Xian tour by flight includes the highlight sight-seeing sites of both cities, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai skyscraper building, Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda…providing a quick way for you to catch the essence of China!
Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai History Museum, Huangpu River, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall
Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets + Lunch + Flight ticket Shanghai-Xian + Hotel
Upon your arrival to Shanghai, our tour guide will hold a welcome sign with your name at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Afterwards, check in and refresh shortly.
Then you will be escorted to visit Yuyuan Garden which was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. The garden was specially built for Pan’s parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age.
Accommodation: Shanghai local hotel
Day 2 Shanghai – Xian by Flight
Attractions: Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai History Museum, Huangpu River, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall (Breakfast + Lunch)
You will be met by our tour guide and driver at your hotel lobby in Shanghai. Today’s first stop is the Oriental Pearl TV Tower where you can obtain a panoramic view of Shanghai’s dramatic city landscape. The Shanghai History Museum on the ground floor of the Tower exhibits shanghai’s past and developments. After lunch, you’ll take a cruise on Huangpu River, along which you will see rows of skyscrapers and some beautiful western-style buildings left by English colonists since 19th century.
The last stop is the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall at People’s Square which showcases the ever-changing face of Shanghai and is an essential visiting point for those interested in the evolution of the city. After the tour, transfer to airport to take the late evening flight to Xian. When you arrive to Xian airport, please meet your local driver and transfer to check in local hotel.
Accommodation: Xian local hotel
Day 3 Xian departure
Attractions: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall (Breakfast + Lunch)
After hotel pickup, you will head to visit Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Known as “the Eighth Wonders of the World”, Terracotta Warriors is the most significant discover of the 20th century, showing a surprisingly high level in sculpture. The splendid scene and format will leave you an impressive memory. After lunch, come back to Xian downtown area to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a well preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It was build to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler Xuanzang. Afterwards, if time permits, continue visiting Xian Ancient City Wall. It is the most completely preserved and the largest city wall in China. It was built for the military defense in the ancient time. Biking on City Wall is optional (cost on your own, CNY45p.p).
When the sightseeing finished, you will be transferred to airport or train station for your next destination.
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.