If you are planning to visit Shanghai and then Xian, if you have very short stay in China, if you want to experience “China Speed” with its high speed train, please do take this 4 days Shanghai and Xian tour by high speed train. In this tour, you will be hassle free since landing on the Shanghai airport: transfer, tour guides, entrance tickets, lunches, hotel and high speed train are included. What you will do is enjoy relax and enjoy the amazing journey to discover the modern beauty of Shanghai and ancient charm of Xian by visit those famous sites: the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai High Building, Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall…
The Bund, Nanjing Road, Acrobatic Show, Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Market, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai World Financial Center, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, City Wall, Muslim Quarter
Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets + Lunch + Shanghai-Xian high speed train + Hotel with breakfast
When you arrive to Shanghai airport, our tour guide will hold a welcome sign with your name at the exit of arrival hall and transfer to your hotel. Free for the rest of the day.
If time allows, you will be escorted to take a walk inNanjing Road to see the earliest and most bustling business street in Shanghai. Then extended walk to the Bund, one of the best places to see the contrast of old Shanghai and modern Shanghai and also western and oriental buildings. In the evening, you will be escorted to see a Chinese in theater. After that check in the hotel.
AM: You will meet your tour guide in your hotel lobby in Shanghai. Today’s adventure starts with Yuyuan Garden, a famous classical garden which was originally built for Pan’s parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. The nearby Yuyuan Market is a bustling marketplace set in an old Chinese neighborhood with traditional architecture and shops selling many local snacks and some interesting souvenirs.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, continue to visit the hundred-year-old Jade Buddha Temple. The temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. Finally conclude the one day exciting trip by the skyscraper Shanghai World Financial Center which is the second tallest skyscraper in mainland China. It’s a thrilling experience to have a bird-view of this magic city. Finally you will be transferred back to your hotel after the tour.
AM: In the early morning, you will meet the local driver at your hotel lobby and then board the private car to Shanghai train station to catch the high speed train to Xian. When you arrive to Xian North Train Station, please meet Xian loca guide at the “Passenger Service Center” .
Noon: Lunch on your own.
PM: Then you will head to visit the Xian Ancient City Wall which is the most completely preserved and the largest city wall in China. It was built for the military defense in the Ming Dynasty, 1370 A.D. Since it is cycling the Xian city, visitors can ride a bike around the city wall which is optional (cost on your own, CNY45p.p). The last stop today is Muslim Quarter, the best known food street in Xian. You will meet lots of local snacks and specialties. It would be a good chance to record the local food with your camera.
Finally, you will be transferred to the Xian local hotel to check in.
AM: After hotel pickup you will head to visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum which is known as “the Eighth Wonders of the World” with a surprisingly high level in sculpture. It is located 30 km east of the Xi’an City and the original site was found by four local farmers while drilling a well in 1974. 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: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, continue to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which 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. It’s busier in the evening when many activities with Tang elements held by local amateur.
At last, you will be transferred to airport or train station your next destination. Service ends from here.
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.