China Impression: 8 Days Shanghai, Xian and Beijing Tour

Shanghai is one of China's largest cities.
A 8 day trip to China 
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A trip to China's major cities: Shanghai, Xian and Beijing. Experience different cultures, see different people, learn about China in three major cities.

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General Information

Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Old Street, Yuyuan Garden, Shaanxi History Museum, Terra-Cotta Warriors, The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Great Mosque, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall of China, Sacred Road of Ming Tomb

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1

Arrive in Shanghai. Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you and transfer you to the city center.

Day 2

Shanghai (B, L) Visits : Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Old Street, Yuyuan Garden. After breakfast take half day trip to Shanghai Museum. As one of the three most important museums in China, it has a big collection of bronze wares. After lunch you will visit Yu Garden (Yu Yuan) and the Old Street. In the evening, you will enjoy a fantastic acrobatic performance.

Day 3

Shanghai -> Xian (B, L) Visits : Shaanxi History Museum. This morning you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Xian. This afternoon pay a visit to Shaanxi History Museum, which is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China with over 300,000 items.

Day 4

Xian (B, L) Visits : Terra-Cotta Warriors, The Big Wild Goose Pagoda After enjoying your breakfast visit the world famous Terra Cotta Warriors. It was discovered in 1974 and considered one of the eight wonders in the world. After having lunch enjoy a leisure visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most important historical sites in Xian. In the evening, you will enjoy Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing performance.

Day 5

Day 5 - Xian -> Beijing (B, L) Visits : City Wall, Great Mosque After enjoying your breakfast visit the Great Mosque, an active place of worship and then move on to see Ancient City Walls. This afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Beijing.

Day 6

Beijing (B, L) Visits : Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven After breakfast you will visit Tiananmen Square, the biggest city square in the world. Covering 440,000 square meters, it has witnessed many important historic events taking place here. Then pay a visit to the Forbidden City, one of the five most famous palaces in the world where 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties lived and ruled for over 500 years. After lunch take a visit to the best-preserved and largest-scaled royal garden in China--Summer Palace, followed by a visit to the Temple of Heaven, which is one of the landmarks of Beijing. This evening pick up from your hotel around 6pm, then drive to Beijing Red Theatre (a former worker's club). Upon arrival at Red Theatre, you will be taken to your seat with the assistance of both your tour guide and theatre staff who have your pre-reserved entrance tickets. The show ends around 9:20pm, you can come to the stage and take photos with the performers. At last, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 7

Beijing (B, L, D) Visits : Wall of China, Sacred Road of Ming Tomb After enjoying your breakfast we drive towards northwest to visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall.Badaling is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of urban Beijing city in Yanqing County, which is within the Beijing municipality. The portion of the wall running through the site was built during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost reflecting the location's strategic importance. The highest point of Badaling is Beibalou, approximately 0.63 miles (1,015 m) above sea level. After lunch drive to the burial site of 13 Ming dynasty emperors. Today you will visit Dingling and walk along the Sacred Road. This evening, you will go to taste the most authentic food in Beijing- Beijing Duck.

Day 8

Depart Beijing (B) After breakfast you will be transfered to the airport and take flight back home.


Starting Price 

This trip is customizable for your private travel.

What's Included 

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all guided tours and activities (dependent on season)
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.