The time of 5 days is proper to pay a quick visit to Shanghai and Xian. This 5-day Shanghai and Xian tour introduces you an ideal way to explore the world famous Metropolis Shanghai and Terracotta Warriors’ home, Xian, with well-designed itinerary acknowledged by many real travelers before. In this tour, you will visit the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Huangpu River Cruise, Terracotta Warriors, City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda…
Yuyuan Garden, Bund area, Shanghai Museum, Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Small Wild Goose Pagoda
Private tour guide, Driver, Vehicle, Entrance tickets + Meal + Hotel in Shanghai & Xian with breakfast + Flight tickets Shanghai-Xian-Shanghai
Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will meet our local driver who will hold a welcome sign with your name on it. Then you will be driven to the local hotel that we have booked for you and check in. In the rest of the day, take the time to relax yourself or explore the city on your own.
AM: We will start today’s tour from Shanghai Museum. The museum houses millions of collections and especially features bronze wares, porcelain works, paintings and calligraphy works. The guide will show you around to trace Chinese history and culture through the well-preserved treasures. Then we will visit Yuyuan Garden. This over 400-year-old classical Chinese garden was originally built in the Ming Dynasty by the owner Pan Yunduan for his parents to enjoy later life. We will wander around to enjoy the beautiful scenery and visit Zigzag Bridge, Great Rockery, Jade Rock, Sansui Hall, etc.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: In the afternoon, you will enjoy a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River to appreciate the beauty of Shanghai from another angle. Afterwards, disembark at the Bund area, you will have some free time to walk around and admire the beautiful architectures on the Bund.
Finally, pay a visit to the Shanghai Old Street to discover the traditional life of Shanghai city in the past.
AM: Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Shanghai and transfer you to Shanghai Airport for your flight to Xian.
Upon arrival, you will be met by our local tour guide and transfer to visit Shaanxi History Museum. The museum features the Tang-dynasty style architectural, covering the area of 70,000 square meters. It displays the longest and the most comprehensive history of Shaanxi and Chinese civilization. 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. You will learn the long history and splendid civilization of China deeply from those priceless exhibits with explanation from your guide.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: Then we come to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which is a worship place for Buddhists. The pagoda was originally built to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that Xuanzang brought back to China from Indiain 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 visit 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). Then transfer back to your hotel.
AM: Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 08:30 and transfer eastward to 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: Next you will visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which is 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 in the Tang Dynasty. Different from the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda attracts visitors with its special charms that it keeps quiet and peaceful in the bustling downtown area, has precious value on architecture and Chinese garden aesthetics.
After breakfast, our guide will see you off at the airport for your return flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, our local driver will wait you at airport by holding a board with your name and transfer to your hotel. Hope our dedicated service leaving you a pleasant memory for this comprehensive Shanghai-Xian tour.
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.