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China Golden Triangle Tour

Explore China’s epic ancient history, splendid cultures and modern miracles with a relaxing journey through the enticing golden triangle. This classic tour of China begins in Beijing, with sightseeing trips of the Great Wall and Forbidden City. Then come to Xian, the starting place of ancient Silk Road, featuring numerous remarkable historic sites. End the tour in Shanghai, a busting metropolis that represents the glory of “New China”.

CCT Advantages:

  • 1. Ascend Mutianyu Great Wall, the iconic structure of China taking you back to the ancient war years;
  • 2. Uncover the mystery of ancient Chinese emperors’ life by exploring Forbidden City and Summer Palace;
  • 3. Discover the authenticity of Old Beijing on a rickshaw tour through hutong alleys;
  • 4. Encounter the more than 2000-year-old terracotta army;
  • 5. Explore the old and new of Shanghai by visiting old streets and temples, and ascending China’s highest skyscraper;
  • 6. Have a taste of China – try the most popular Chinese foods, such as roast duck and dumpling.

7- 8 Days Beijing Xian and Shanghai Tour

7- 8 Days Beijing Xian and Shanghai Tour Package

Day 1, Beijing Arrival

Meals: No Meals

Be met and welcomed by your private guide and driver upon arrival in Beijing, China. Transfer from airport to your luxurious hotel. Relax at hotel and acclimate yourself to the new environment.

Recommended hotels:

  • - Beijing luxury hotels: Four Seasons, Peninsula, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, Regent Beijing or similar
  • - Beijing boutique hotels: Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel or similar
7- 8 Days Beijing Xian and Shanghai Tour Package

Day 2, Beijing City Highlights, Forbidden City and Summer Palace

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a refreshing morning with a walk tour across Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world, and then enter the Palace Museum, formerly known as the Forbidden City. One of the world’s five great palaces, Forbidden City features the biggest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces dating to nearly 600 years ago. Later climb up Jingshan Hill for a panoramic view of Forbidden City.

In the afternoon, tour Summer Palace and enjoy a relaxing boat cruise. Its beautiful garden and riverside palace used to be the summer retreat for the royal family.

Regarding your dinner meal, Beijing Roast Duck is highly recommended (optional).

7- 8 Days Beijing Xian and Shanghai Tour Package

    Day 3, The Great Wall, Exterior of Bird’s Nest and Water Cube

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit the less-crowded and well-preserved Mutianyu Great Wall. Take a cable car up to the top for sublime mountain views and to marvel at the world’s greatest ancient military engineering. Drive back to downtown Beijing, and have a short stop at the Olympic Park to appreciate the beautiful architecture of Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside.

Regarding Beijing’s evening activities, you’re encouraged to watch a fantastic Kung Fu Show (optional).

7- 8 Days Beijing Xian and Shanghai Tour Package

Day 4, Temple of Heaven, Hutong Tour, Bullet Train to Xian

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Start a new day with morning exercise of Tai Chi at Temple of Heaven, where the ancient emperors used to pay homage to heaven, hoping for harvest, peace and stability. Nowadays, it is the public park for local people to do morning exercise and various activities. Later, take a hutong tour on a rickshaw to experience the real life of Beijing like a local and see what the Old Beijing looks like.

Transfer to the railway station and ride a bullet train to Xian, China’s once bustling capital and the vital starting point of the Silk Road trading route. Check-in to your hotel.

Recommended hotels:

  • - Xian luxury hotels: Wyndham Grand Xian South, Gran Meliá Xian, Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel or similar
  • - Xian boutique hotels: Grand Mercure Xi'an on Renmin Square or similar
7- 8 Days Beijing Xian and Shanghai Tour Package

Day 5, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xian Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit the Terracotta Army Museum where there are thousands of life-sized terracotta warriors and horses excavated from underground - the sacrificial objects to accompany and protect The First King after he died 2200 years ago.

Afterwards, admire China’s longest and best-kept Ancient City Wall that dates back to 1370. Ride a bike on the wall if you prefer. Also have a leisure stroll through the Muslim Quarter, a famous food street in Xian, with Muslim cultural ambience.

Enjoy a local specialty dinner – a dumpling banquet, followed with a Tang Dynasty Dance Show (optional).

7- 8 Days Beijing Xian and Shanghai Tour Package

Day 6, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Flight to Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

To know more of the history of Xian and China, visit Shaanxi History Museum, one of the most important history museums in the country, boasting rich collections. Walk towards the southeast for 5 minutes and reach Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the earliest Buddhist pagodas in China and blending ancient Chinese architectural style.

Transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai, the last stop of your golden triangle tour. Pick up and transfer to hotel.

Recommended hotels:

  • - Shanghai luxury hotels: Peace Hotel, Les Suites Orient Bund, Peninsula or similar
  • - Shanghai boutique hotels: Hotel Indigo on the Bund, The Yangtze Boutique or similar
7- 8 Days Beijing Xian and Shanghai Tour Package

Day 7, Shanghai City Highlights, Yu Garden, The Bund, Shanghai Tower

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit Shanghai Museum, collecting a wealth of ancient Chinese culture and art treasures. And continue the tour to see the past and present of Shanghai, with a visit of Yuyuan Garden and a walk on the Bund. One of the most beautiful classical Chinese gardens, Yuyuan is elaborately designed and constructed.

Go through the Town God Temple, Shanghai’s old street and gastronomic center, and reach the Bund, lined with colonial architecture and offering views of Shanghai’s skyline right across the Huangpu River. Ascend the over 600-meter-high Shanghai Tower to overlook the bustling Pudong New Area.

7- 8 Days Beijing Xian and Shanghai Tour Package

Day 8, Shanghai Departure

Meals: Breakfast

It is the end of your China holiday. Bid a farewell to this magic country and the lovely people. A departure transfer to the airport has been arranged for you. Fly home safely and soundly.

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