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.
AM: 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 Towerwhere 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.
Noon:Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: 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.
AM: 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.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: 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.
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.