Small Group Tour: 8 Days Beijing - Xian - Shanghai

Location: Beijing, China

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  • See the three most iconic Chinese cities with sweeping views of the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors
  • Experience a popular and all-inclusive escorted China tour for first-time visitors
  • Enjoy personal service with guaranteed small groups
  • Eat delicious delicacies at local famous restaurants


  • 8 Days

  • On the first day, we will pick you up at the Beijing Airport according to your arrival flight. For the rest of the days with sightseeing, our guide will meet you at your hotel as specified in the itinerary. The airport see-off in Shanghai on the last day is excluded.

  • After the trip is completed, our guide will drop you off at your hotel or see you off at the airport according to the itinerary. The airport see-off in Shanghai on the last day is excluded.

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What You Can Expect

  • Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
    • Pickup

      Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, your guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area of Beijing Airport, and then transfer you to the hotel.

    • Free Time

      Relax during the remainder of the day.

    • Accommodation

      Holiday Inn Central Plaza Hotel (4 stars)

  • Day 2 Beijing
    • Breakfast

    • Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

      Visit to the world famous Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City this morning.

    • Lunch

      An a la carte lunch at a famous and elegant restaurant will be especially arranged.

    • Temple of Heaven

      In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven.

    • Kung Fu Show

      The evening will be highlighted by a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre (Green Seats Area).

    • Accommodation

      Holiday Inn Central Plaza Hotel (4 stars)

  • Day 3 Beijing
    • Breakfast

    • Badaling Great Wall

      Visit the Badaling Great Wall and a jade factory in the morning. The restaurants nearby the sites are of low quality, so the lunch is not included today. It may best to have a big breakfast and take some snacks from the hotel. Or you may ask your guide for suggestions.

    • Ming Tomb

      Then visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb.

    • Olympic National Stadium

      The whole day's sightseeing will come to an end after seeing the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) on the way to the urban area.

    • Accommodation

      Holiday Inn Central Plaza Hotel (4 stars)

  • Day 4 Beijing - Xian
    • Breakfast

    • Summer Palace

      Visit the Summer Palace and a pearl store.

    • Lunch

      An a la carte lunch at a fancy restaurant with delicious food and great atmosphere will be served.

    • Hutongs

      In the afternoon, following your guide, you will trace the old Beijing culture by walking through the original Hutong alleys, appreciate the oldest gray brick courtyard residence and capture the lifestyles of local families.

    • Fly to Xi'an

      Take a flight to Xi'an and check in at the hotel.

    • Accommodation

      Shangri-la Golden Flower Hotel (5 stars)

  • Day 5 Xian
    • Breakfast

    • Terracotta Warriors and Horses

      Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and a pottery factory.

    • Lunch

      A special and authentic homely cooked a la carte lunch at a local family will be served.

    • Small Wild Goose Pagoda

      You will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda.

    • Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show

      A splendid evening is in store when you will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show when partaking of the famous Dumpling Dinner. Dumplings are a traditional local food in northern China and are made of wheat flour with various indigenous fillings. This has long been a favourite food of the local people, so you are advised to have a taste of this speciality today. You will also have an opportunity to learn more about the diversified Chinese food culture.

    • Accommodation

      Shangri-la Golden Flower Hotel (5 stars)

  • Day 6 Xian - Shanghai
    • Breakfast

    • Ancient City Wall

    • Shaanxi History Museum

    • Lunch

      An a la carte lunch is served at a well-known local restaurant.

    • Fly to Shanghai

      In the afternoon, take a flight to Shanghai and your local guide will transfer you to the hotel.

    • Accommodation

      Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya (4 stars)

  • Day 7 Shanghai
    • Breakfast

    • Shanghai Museum

    • Yuyuan Garden

    • Lunch

      An a la carte farewell lunch will be served at a popular local restaurant.

    • The Bund and Nanjing Road

    • Tianzifang

      Tianzifang is a ancient cultural street which developed from a local residence area to a new art zone combing artistic centers, exotic restaurants and bars.

    • Accommodation

      Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya (4 stars)

  • Day 8 Departure from Shanghai
    • Breakfast

    • Departure

      Please find your own way to the airport according to your flight schedule.


    • Hotel accommodation as specified in the itinerary (Twin Sharing)
    • Economy-class airfare from Beijing to Xian and from Xian to Shanghai
    • Entrance fee where applicable
    • Two bottled water per person per day
    • Professional guide and experienced driver with air-conditioned coach
    • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner as the itinerary specifies
    • Gratuities to guides and drivers
    • China visa fee
    • International airfare
    • Airport drop off service in Shanghai on Day 8
    • Passport full name, number, and country is required at time of booking for all travellers
    • A valid passport and China visa is required on the day of travel
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

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