10 Days Golden Triangle tour for the Disabled: Beijing-Xi’an-Shanghai-Suzhou

This 10-day suggested itinerary is quite popular among the first-time visitors. It covers not only the golden triangle cities, but also the nearby Suzhou with classic man-made gardens.

Trip Highlights

  • One of the seven world’s wonders – the Great Wall in Beijing
  • Dumpling making experience in a local family in Xi’an
  • Relaxing coffee time at Xintiandi in Shanghai
  • Visit the classic manmade gardens in Suzhou
  • Rickshaw experience in Tongli Water Town

Customizable Tour Itinerary

Welcome to China. Begin your China tour with a warm smile from our private guide at the airport in Beijing. Your guide will accompany you to your centrally-located hotel in a comfortable private vehicle and help you with check-in. For the rest of the day, rest in the hotel to get through the jet-leg.

Meals: No meal, advice freely available

  • Hotels: Regent Beijing, Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing, Pentahotel Beijing

As the gate of the imperial city of Ming and Qing Dynasty, Tian’anmen Square plays an important role of guarding. Walking through the square stands the Forbidden City. You can really feel its glory in the past when you are in the elegant and orderly courtyard with high walls.

Gain a deeper understanding of Beijing's history and culture as you walk the streets of the old hutong allays. Knock a local’s door and get close to the local life. During this tour, you will also watch a ground calligraphy show and hear the Hutong vendors’ cries. These are the real charm of hutongs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Jindingxuan Dim Sum Restaurant with a la carte menu

Feature Dinner option: Peking Roast Duck (Dadong Peking Duck, Qianmen Quanjude Peking Duck), Fangshan Restaurant, Mei Family Restaurant, Bai Family Restaurant)

Optional evening activity: Peking Opera, Kungfu Show


  • We need the picture and size of your wheelchair to check with the staff in Forbidden City whether you can use your wheelchair in the attraction. 
  • Your touring route may be a little different from the regular route as the guide will choose to avoid the places with steps.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Tian’anmen SquareTian’anmen Square

Do you know that the Temple of Heaven is larger than the Forbidden City, with an area of 2,700,000 square meters? It is the largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China's ancient sacrificial buildings.

Situated near Beijing, the Badaling Great Wall is the best well-preserved section of the world-renowned Great Wall of China constructed in 1505 during the Ming Dynasty era. We arrange you the round ways cable car to save energy and time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch in the local restaurant with a la carte menu


  • Electric wheelchair is not allowed in Temple of Heaven, but the manual wheelchair is OK. We will help you rent a manual one in the hotel or at the scenic area.
  • Though a little commercial than other parts of the Great Wall, Badaling is the most well-known and most wheelchair-friendly part.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Badaling Great WallBadaling Great Wall

Just as its name implies, Summer Palace is a retreat to escape from the summer heat. It was used to be for the royalties, but now it is for the whole public.

After the tour and lunch, the guide and driver will take you to the train station and help you with the check-in. Upon arrival in Xi’an, the guide will meet you at the exit and escort you to the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian, Wyndham Grand Xian South
Summer PalaceSummer Palace

As the guards of Qin shi Huang, the first feudal emperor in Chinese history, Terracotta Armies were huge and orderly. Uncover the mysterious veil of this historical site with the introduction of the guide. You will be amazed by these fabulous artistic skills of ancient Chinese artisans.

You will later be transferred back to the city area to wander leisurely around the bustling and lively Muslim Quarter, a place where you can try different local snacks and experience Muslim culture. What you should not miss is the Great Mosque. It is a fusion of Chinese culture and Islamic culture, a sacred religious site with huge ancient architectural complex, also a surprisingly quiet land away from the bustling Muslim streets.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch in the local restaurant near the Terra-Cotta Warriors with a la carte menu

Feature Dinner option: Defachang Dumpling Restaurant, Lao Sun Jia Muslim Restaurant, First Noodle under the Sun

Optional evening activity: Tang Dynasty Show and Dumpling Banquet

Note: There are souvenir shops at the exit of Terracotta Warriors. Remember this is a non-shopping tour. Just say no if you do not want to buy.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Terracotta ArmiesTerracotta Armies

Instead of the big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose pagoda is arranged, which includes the Xi’an Museum with 130, 000 fine cultural relics are kept here, most of which were unearthed in the important tombs and the capital sites of the Zhou, the Qin, the Han, and the Tang Dynasty.

The flour food is unmissable in Xi’an. Instead of eating in the local restaurant, today you will learn to make Chinese dumplings by your own hands. Enjoy your work after the lesson. You will also have a chance to talk with the locals and know better of their life.

After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, a metropolis.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Shanghai Fairmont Peace Hotel, Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, Central Hotel Shanghai
Small Wild Goose PagodaSmall Wild Goose Pagoda

In the morning, take a fresh breath in Fuxing Park and watch them doing morning exercises in different ways. Follow on is the visit to Shanghai City God Temple (Chenghuang Miao), a Taoist temple known for its long history and grand architecture. You can also find a range of shops, restaurants, teahouses at the temple area. Get away from the busy streets and explore the French Concession from European buildings to the cafes, restaurants and up-market shops.

Enjoy some relaxing coffee time at Xintiandi if you are tired. Stroll on the Bund to overlook the tall buildings in Shanghai. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xiangyefu Teahouse Restaurant with a la carte menu

Feature Dinner Option: Nan Xiang Mantou Dian, Green Wave Gallery, Lost Heaven-Yunnan Restaurant Bund Branch

Optional evening activity: Era Time or Shangcheng Acrobatic Show

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
French ConcessionFrench Concession

As the road in Tongli Water Town is the stone road, so it may not be comfortable to tour it in the wheelchair. A rickshaw is arranged for you to save energy and tour the water town in a special way. Tongli has a history of more than 1000 years and it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for its beautiful winding rivers, historic bridges, and ancient residences. You will also have a boat cruise there.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Suzhou, Garden Hotel Suzhou
Tongli Water Town Tongli Water Town

In the morning, visit one of the most beautiful classic manmade gardens in Suzhou, the Lingering Garden. Possessing typical Qing style, it is well-known for the exquisite beauty of its magnificent halls, and the various sizes, shapes, and colors of the buildings. With a history of 2,500 years, Panmen Gate is the most intact part of the ruins of the ancient city of Suzhou.

Covering an area of 52,000 square meters, Humble Administrator’s Garden is the largest garden in Suzhou. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 5 A (the highest) scenic spot. Pingjiang Road can be seen as a miniature of the town. A leisure walk here will end your day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch in the local restaurant with a la carte menu

Optional evening activity: Night tour in Master of the Nets Garden


  • You’d better to avoid travel in winter as the Lingering Garden does not look as impressive as it does the rest of the year.
  • If you travel in wheelchair, it is hard to get to the pavilions in the garden as there are some steps.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Lingering GardenLingering Garden

Today the guide and driver will take you to the airport from Suzhou hotel. Wish you a safe flight home with great memories.

  • Meals: Breakfast,
Panmen GatePanmen Gate

Price Includes

  • In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
  • Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
  • Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
  • Your own English-speaking guide service.
  • Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.

Price Excludes

  • International transportation.
  • Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


This tour is tailor-made and we can tailor to meet your reqeusts. Your personal travel consultant will contact you within 24 working hours!


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