We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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

Select Date and Travelers
From
$1,248.00
Date
2 travelers
Highlights
    What to Expect
    Itinerary

    Day 1: Pick up

    Pass By: Beijing International Airport Airport Transportation China, No. 168, Capital Airport Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing,China, Beijing 100026 China
    Your local tour guide will meet you at Beijing Airport after reclaiming your luggage and clearing customs. The driver will transport you in a comfortable vehicle to the hotel and help you with the check-in procedure. The rest of the day is left for you to have a good rest or to become familiar with our capital city on your own.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

    Day 2: Beijing city tour

    Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
    This morning, you will visit Tiananmen Square and see what the biggest urban city square in the world looks like.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    From the Tiananmen Square, you will enter the Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City to explore its fascinating halls and pavilions. Here, you will not only learn how the emperor handled political affairs and lived their lives, but appreciate numerous ancient art treasures.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
    In the afternoon, you will see the Temple of Heaven with its unique architectures, where the emperors worshiped the heavens in hopes of good harvests.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show, No.44 Xingfu Street, Dongcheng District 50 Meters East of Tiantan Hotel, Beijing 100061 China
    To round out a memorable start to your travel, a lively and dramatic Chinese Kung Fu Show is arranged at the Red Theater.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte welcome lunch
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

    Day 3: China Great Wall Tour

    Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Road, Huairou District, Beijing China
    This morning you will be taken to Mutianyu Great Wall to experience at first hand the wonder of the Great Wall. The round-trip cable car will be arranged. Standing on the wall and looking at it stretching up and down into boundless distance is an exciting experience and will leave you a life-long memory. To celebrate and commemorate this moment, we specially provide red wine for a group-toasting on the Great Wall.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
    In the afternoon, on the way back you will have a photo stop at the Olympic National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. After that, enjoy some free time to explore a popular local market.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

    Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an by flight

    Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
    The first stop of today's itinerary is the Summer Palace - the largest existing imperial garden with a graceful landscape and magnificent constructions.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China
    Then a trip to the old Hutongs will conclude your memorable Beijing tour. Taking the local rickshaw and traveling along the narrow lanes, you will get a close touch with the original Beijing lifestyle and culture. You will also have a chance to try your hand at Chinese Paper Cutting. After that, transfer you to the airport and you will fly to Xi'an.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte lunch
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 star)

    Day 5: Terracotta Army Tour

    Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
    The visit to the magnificent Terracotta Army will start your day's trip. In the museum, there are altogether three excavated pits exhibiting amazing warrior figures and Chinese ancient weapons.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Small Goose Pagoda, No.72 Youyi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an 710068 China
    In the afternoon, you will visit Xi'an Museum and then the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built about 1,300 years ago in the Tang Dynasty to store the Buddhist scriptures brought from ancient India.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tang Dynasty Show, 75 North Chang'an Road, Xi'an 710065 China
    A splendid evening is in store when you will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while partaking of the famous Dumpling Dinner.
    Duration: 3 days 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A special home-cooked a la carte lunch will be served at a local home that you visit.
    • Dinner: Dumpling dinner with the show
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 star)

    Day 6: Xi'an - Shanghai by flight

    Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China
    The day begins with a leisure visit to the City Wall Park, where you can observe the day-to-day life of the locals. You may also practice Tai Chi with the master. Tai Chi, a soft form of Chinese martial arts, is considered the quintessential Chinese culture. After that, you will pay a visit to the City Wall. It is the most complete existing urban fortification in China. Cycling on the ancient wall is an exciting experience that many people like to try (bike rental fee is not included).
    By finishing touring Xi'an, you will take a flight to Shanghai.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte lunch
    Accommodation included: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai (5 stars)

    Day 7: Shanghai City Tour

    Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), 201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai China
    This morning, Your local tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. You will visit one of the four largest museums in China, Shanghai Museum, which specializes in exhibiting art works from ancient times.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District near Fuyou Road, Shanghai 200010 China
    After that, explore Yu Garden and its nearby traditional bazaar. The symbol of the Garden is the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion.
    Duration: 3 days 18 hours

    Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
    In the afternoon, you will first discover the Former French Concession, a great place to learn the history and unique beauty of the city.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Huangpu River, Headstreams from Dianshan Lake, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201700 China
    Take a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China
    Have some free time at the Bund area. Upon returning to the hotel, your guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte farewell lunch
    Accommodation included: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai (5 stars)

    Day 8: Leave Shanghai

    Stop At: Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), S1 Yingbin Expy, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China
    After breakfast at the hotel, please find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. Your 8 days China tour package is wane to the close with wonderful memories. We suggest you reserve a taxi at the hotel reception beforehand to avoid having to wait for a taxi outside. The trip to Pudong Airport (PVG) will take about one hour and cost around CNY150. Ensure you have at least an hour and a half drive if your flight leaves from Hongqiao Airport (SHA). The cost for the taxi there is about CNY200. Please check carefully from which airport your flight will depart. We wish you a smooth journey home.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
    Show More
    Reviews (61)
    Filter reviews
    57 results
    Traveler rating
    53
    4
    0
    0
    0
    Traveler type
    Time of year
    LanguageEnglish
    Traveler rating
    53
    4
    0
    0
    0
    Show reviews that mention
    All reviews forbidden city summer palace acrobat show huangpu river rickshaw tour marco polo chinese culture yuyuan garden a la carte taking pics vast knowledge kung fu show beautiful country star hotel incredible tour tai chi went smoothly
    Selected filters
    FilterEnglish
    Updating list...
    1 - 5 of 57 reviews
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Just came back from China and rested for about 10 days.. If this is the first time going to China, I highly recommend this tour group,they provide excellent tour service with fluent English speaking guide. Pros: 1)they organize everything for you during the day, you...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank bullfu
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Great tour with Carol in Xian. In addition to visiting the “must see” Terracotta Warriors - Carol helped us negotiate the crowds and visit at the optimal time for pictures - we did get to experience several atypical events including lunch in a local Xian...More

    Thank TWM-123456
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We really enjoyed our visit to Xi'an mainly due to our terrific guide, Jacky. We visited such places as the Terra Cotta Army, the Muslim Quarter, the city wall where we had fun riding bicycles, had a great lunch with a local family, and we...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank ftchina
    EmmaZhou, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear ftchina, Thank you so much for giving a 5-rating to TravelChinaGuide! We are happy to know that you really enjoyed your tour to Xi'an in Terracotta Army, Muslim Quarter, City Wall, a local family, and you had fun playing Tai Chi with the local...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    July 2019 we had a wonderful trip to some highlights of China. The tour was very well organized by our travel consultant Vera Yu. The payment was no problem. The hotels and food on the tour were exellent. Everything we experienced exeeded our expectations. The...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 291MetteB
    EmmaZhou, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear 291MetteB, Thank you for sharing your tour review with us! It is a great joy to see that you had an excellent tour in China with us. From your words we learn that the excellent services of our local guides have made your China...More

    Reviewed July 8, 2019

    During our 8 day small-group tour of China we only had 1.5 days in Xi'an, but we accomplished a lot during that time. Susan was an excellent guide, and did a great job explaining the history of her city. She also told us a lot...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank MNfabfour
    EmmaZhou, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

    Dear MNfabfour, Thank you for traveling with TravelChinaGuide! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your Xi'an trip. It is also delightful that our guide Susan's service has met your expectation. We will never stop working hard to prefect our service and offer...More

    View more reviews
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from 8-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai staff and past visitors.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Submit
    Posting guidelines
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: