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8-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai

  • 8-day China tour to Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai, from Beijing
  • Glimpse the world of imperial China at the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Terracotta Warriors
  • Explore the Great Wall of China at Badaling, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
8-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai
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8-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai
From US$1,000.00
Explore China with an informative guide on an 8-day tour that includes Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs (Sacred Way), Great Wall of China at Badaling, and the Terracotta Warriors. Learn about China’s past at the Small Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an and while touring Beijing’s hutoings, and see cultural attractions including Yu Gardens, the Bund, Nanjing Road and Tianzifang. Your tour includes accommodations, two flights, transportation, entrance fees and some meals.
What to Expect

Day 1: Beijing
Upon your arrival today, your guide will meet you at Beijing Airport and then transfer you to the hotel. Relax during the rest of the day.

Overnight: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)- the former Sheraton

Day 2: Beijing (B+L)
Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City this morning. An a la carte lunch is served to taste the real Chinese food, including the Peking duck.

In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven. The evening will be highlighted by a lovely Chinese Kung Fu Show.

Day 3: Beijing (B)
Visit the Mutianyu Great Wall in the morning. The round trip cable car is included. 

Lunch is on your own arrangement. It may be the best that you have a big breakfast at the hotel and a light lunch, saving more time to focus on the Great Wall. You will have a chance to take photo of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) on the way back to the urban area. The whole day's sightseeing will come to an end after enjoying some free time to explore a popular local market. 

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an (B+L)
Visit the Summer Palace and follow your guide to trace the old Beijing culture by walking through the original Hutong alleys. Have an a la carte lunch at a fancy restaurant. In the afternoon, take a flight to Xi'an and check in at the hotel.

Overnight: Sheraton Hotel Xi'an (5 stars)

Day 5: Xi'an (B+L+D)
Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. After a special home cooked lunch with a local family, you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. A splendid evening is in store when you will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show and enjoy a dumpling dinner. (Tips: the dance show is available from Apr. to Nov.)

Day 6: Xi'an - Shanghai (B+L)
In the morning, observe local life in the City Wall Park and have one-hour Tai Chi practice. After that, visit the ancient City Wall and have an a la carte lunch. 

In the afternoon, you will take a flight to Shanghai and check in at the hotel.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai  (5 stars) or Similar

Day 7: Shanghai (B+L)
Visit Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden and explore its nearby traditional bazaa. An a la carte farewell lunch will be served at a popular local restaurant. After lunch, visit the French Concession. Then, drive to the Bund area, where you will take a one-hour cruise tour on the Huangpu River. Enjoy some free time on the Bund. Upon returning to the hotel your guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage.

Day 8: Shanghai (B)
Airport drop-off is not included today. Please find your own way to the airport according to your flight schedule.

Reviews (36)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Incredibly easy and magical experience.

Follow Candy Follow Candy:) I had never used a tour company for any traveling before, but I felt it might be a safer idea to go with one since it's multiple stops in China. Our tour guide was very professional and was great about giving...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StrayKitty81
Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear StrayKitty81, We are happy to read your comments here and know that you have had an amazing time in China with our company. Thank you for your recognition and support. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further help. Best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Guide Linda -TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE - informative, fun loving and professional!

With so many organized tours advertised online for Beijing Great Wall, I was lucky to find China Tours. I was mainly interested in the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors and to learn the history of China. China Tours did not disappoint, I saw everything...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank kerynlacava
Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear kerynlacava, Thanks for your positive feedback on Tripadvisor and it is delightful that our guide Linda meet your requirement in Beijing tour. We are committed to building the best service team all the time and your recognition is our biggest driving force of improving....More

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Well run tour, incredible memories!

From beginning to end these guys really did a great job making our limited time in China memorable and special. From Abbey taking care of our travel reservations and assisting with visas and payments while still at home, to our first guide in Beijing, Linda,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joeandemily t
Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Dear joeandemily t, Thank you for sharing your 8 day tours review with us again! It is a great joy to see that you also had an amazing tour in Beijing with us. From your words we learn that our consultant Abbey and guide Linda's...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Great time in Beijing

Well organised travel company, picked up on time from airport and delivered to front door of hotel. Hotel in Beijing was awesome and modern looking. Met tour guide Selena downstairs in the morning. She was an awesome tour guide who speaks English very well. She...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Erana M
Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Dear Erana M, It's good to see your review again and thanks for traveling with us. It is our honor to serve you and your satisfaction is the best encouragement to us! We are more than happy to hear that you like Beijing tour especially...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile
A trip to remember

Travel China guide are a well organized company. We had great fun on our trip and we visited all main attractions. We will use them in any future travel to China. Big thumbs up.More

Thank Salim O
Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear Salim O, It is very kind of you to compliment on our tour service. We are more than happy that you enjoyed the 8-day China tour with our well organizing ability. Your satisfaction is the best reward for us continuing our work. Please feel...More

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There was a total of 17 people in our small group. My family of four enjoyed the company as there were two other families with young adults in our daughters' age group. The tour guides were able to meet our needs and we had... More
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Hello, TravelChinaGuide can create a tour experience for any sized small group. My own travel was with a university colleague, so we traveled by private car with the driver plus a tour guide. That made four of us in the... More
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