11 Days Beijing-Xian-Chengdu-Shanghai Small Group Tour

This 11 days classic tour covers the highlights of China city tour.  Beijing and Xian will give you a best chance to stroll among numerous historical sites to explore the old history and fantastic culture of China.  Chengdu, the hometown of panda, will offer you the opportunity to have a close contact with the vute pandas, as well as to experience the leisure life of Chengdu city. Shanghai will give you a best chance to explore both the old history and fantastic culture of China and the vital development and prosperity of modern China.

Highlights:

  • Stroll the mysterious Forbidden City and the majestic Great Wall in Beijing.
  • Admire the Terracotta Warriors and Xian Museum to explore the old history and fantastic culture of China.
  • Have fun with the Giant Pandas in Chengdu Panda Base in a short distance.
  • Explore both the old history and modern prosperity of China.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1 Beijing Arrival
  • Day 2 Beijing
  • Day 3 Beijing
  • Day 4 Beijing – Xian
  • Day 5 Xian
  • Day 6 Xian
  • Day 7 Xian – Chengdu
  • Day 8 Chengdu
  • Day 9 Chengdu – Shanghai
  • Day 10 Shanghai
  • Day 11 Shanghai Departure

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotel
Meals: No meals

Upon your arrival, our guide will pick you up from airport and transfer you to your hotel in a comfortable and clean car. Then have a good rest.

Day 2 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show
Accommodation: 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

We will start the tour form the center of the city – Tiananmen Square. Go north through the square and you will reach the Forbidden City. As the largest and best-preserved ancient wooden structure in the world, it has more than 8,000 pavilions and thousands of historic treasures. Then enjoy the lunch.

In the afternoon, head to visit the royal altar of the Ming and Qing dynasties – the Temple of Heaven. Then have a fantastic Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre in the evening.

Day 3 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tomb
Accommodation: 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Get up early to visit Badaling Great Wall. Great Wall is one of the greatest architecture projects in human history. Then visit Ming Tomb, where 13 emperors and their wives of the Ming Dynasty were buried. See the appearance of Bird’s Nest on the way to your hotel at a distance.

Day 4 Beijing – Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Summer Palace, Beijing hutong
Accommodation: 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit the Summer Palace in the morning, , which used to be the summer resort for royal families and emperors. In the afternoon, walking along Beijing hutong alleys, narrow but original. Then fly to city of Xian. A local tour guide will pick you up at airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 5 Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Terracotta Warriors, Xian Museum, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
Accommodation: 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today visit the world famous Terracotta Warriors. The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. After that, visit the Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. At night, enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show(paid by yourself).

Day 6 Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: the City Wall, Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, the Great Mosque
Accommodation: 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today visit the City Wall. Visitors can rent a bicycle and take a ride on the wall. And then visit Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China and one of the largest with the large storage of cultural relics from the Shang Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty. After lunch, continue to visit the Great Mosque. Later taste some local snacks on the Muslim Street.

Day 7 Xian – Chengdu

Sightseeing and Activities: free activity
Accommodation: 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, take a high-speed train to Chengdu. Upon your arrival, your tour guide will pick you up at train station and transfer you to the hotel. Then have a good rest and free activity.

Day 8 Chengdu

Sightseeing and Activities: Chengdu panda base, Jinsha Site Museum, the Broad and Narrow Alleys
Accommodation: 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit giant pandas at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. After that, continue to visit Jinsha Site Museum. Jinsha Cultural Relics in Jinsha Site Museum is a complete demonstration of ancient Sichuan culture. Then explore the Wide and Narrow Alleys of Chengdu.

Day 9 Chengdu – Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities: free activity
Accommodation: 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today take a flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival, your tour guide will pick you up at airport and transfer you to the hotel. Then have a good rest and free activity.

Day 10 Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities: Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Huangpu River cruise
Accommodation: 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will visit Shanghai Museum to learn Chinese history, culture and art. Then off to the Yuyuan Garden to enjoy the classical Chinese garden with trees, flowers, ponds, bridges, rocks, pavilions, and halls. After lunch, have a cruise on Huangpu River in the Bund area.

Day 11 Shanghai Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, check out the hotel before 12:00 and service ends. Or your can extend as the private tour.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodations: hotels based on twin occupancy as specified(Except day tours);
  • Sharing English-speaking tour guide;
  • Sharing vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.