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Golden Triangle

8-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai
Code:P01
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
fr US$14021302
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This top classic itinerary includes China's 3 most famous cities of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai. During this classic 8-day trip, you will travel through two ancient capitals of Beijing and Xian, discover their long history, walk into local people's life, then travel to the vibrant megacity of Shanghai to appreciate the fascinating fushion of the East and West.

  • This tour is one of the 3 Best Selling Trips ON SALE.
  • This promotion is only available to adults.
  • The discount is valid for bookings made before Dec 31, 2018.
  • Please check the discounted prices.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the quieter Mutianyu Great Wall with magnificent forested views.
  • Discover captivating imperial stories in the hidden palaces of Forbidden City.
  • Discover Hutong alleys and learn Peking Opera facial mask painting at a time-honored courtyard.
  • Admire the Terra-cotta Army and uncover the naked miniature clay figures in Hanyang Tombs.
  • Visit an old cave dwelling and learn about the disappearing Tiger-head shoes making.
  • Learn about the glories and vicissitudes of Shanghai in the Bund.
  • Step inside a traditional Shikumen residence of Shanghai in 1920s in the French Concession.

Golden Triangle

8-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai
Code:P01
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
fr US$14021302
  • This tour is one of the 3 Best Selling Trips ON SALE.
  • This promotion is only available to adults.
  • The discount is valid for bookings made before Dec 31, 2018.
  • Please check the discounted prices.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the quieter Mutianyu Great Wall with magnificent forested views.
  • Discover captivating imperial stories in the hidden palaces of Forbidden City.
  • Discover Hutong alleys and learn Peking Opera facial mask painting at a time-honored courtyard.
  • Admire the Terra-cotta Army and uncover the naked miniature clay figures in Hanyang Tombs.
  • Visit an old cave dwelling and learn about the disappearing Tiger-head shoes making.
  • Learn about the glories and vicissitudes of Shanghai in the Bund.
  • Step inside a traditional Shikumen residence of Shanghai in 1920s in the French Concession.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day by Day Itinerary

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D1Arrive in Beijing
Land in Beijing. Pick-up at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is for free exploration on your own.
Luxury: Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel Superior: Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

Welcome to China! Upon your arrival, your friendly tour guide holding your name sign will greet you at the arrival hall, then transfer you to the hotel. After checking in to the hotel, you will have a rest to recover from jet lag and get ready for tomorrow's discovery.

Free time idea: If you would like to explore the city, both hotels are of good locations and you could walk around and discover local life in the nearby neighborhood or do some shopping in the local malls.

D2Beijing
Visit Tianmen Square and marvel at the Forbidden City. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Hutongs and learn a facial mask painting at a traditional courtyard.
Breakfast

After a night's sound sleep, get refreshed for today's exploration. First, visit Tiananmen Square and then move to Forbidden City, the largest collection of wooden constructions preserved today which is also known as Palace Museum. As imperial palace for both Ming and Qing Dynasty and home to 24 emperors, Forbidden City witnessed the rise and fall of the two dynasties from the year 1420 to 1912. Follow your professional local guide to admire the magnificent halls and discover some amazing palaces ordinary tour groups do not cover to learn more about ancient imperial life. Then get into traditional Hutongs where common people used to live. Take a rickshaw ride into the small alleys to explore common people's houses and local life. Learn to paint a facial mask in the famous Peking Opera and you could bring this memorable souvenir home with you when you finish.

Facial Mask Painting: The facial mask painting best delivers the profound cultural meaning of the national art of Peking Opera favored by the imperial family. You will learn skecthing, coloring as well as how different personalities are depicted through different colors on the mask. Learn from the master and paint one on your own!

Forbidden CityThe Panoramic View of the Forbidden City
HutongFacial Mask Painting at a local family in a Hutong Courtyard
D3Beijing
Hike the quieter Mutianyu Great Wall. Have a photo stop at Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Admire the royal garden, the Summer Palace.
Breakfast

Today, your tour will begin with the Mutianyu Great Wall, the greatest defensive system built by ancient Chinese. Snaking around on top of the mountains for over 13,000 miles, the Great Wall successfully stopped nomadic groups and protected central Chinese states and empires. Mutianyu section is the quieter part as well as the extant longest part today. A Round-trip Cable Car is included to make your exploration easier and to save more time for you to spend on the wall. Enjoy some hiking on top of the Wall, be amazed by the impressive construction and take in the spectacular surrounding views. Afterwards, drive back to the city and have a stopover to the iconic Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Then, drive to the imperial garden Summer Palace. Covering over 290 hectares, Summer Palace used to be where the imperial family spent their leisurely summer holiday away from downtown. Stroll along the peaceful lake, taking in the picturesque scenery of gardens, halls, pavilions and exquisite paintings.

Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
D4Beijing-Xian by High Speed Train
Pay a visit to the Temple of Heaven and take a 4.5-hour high speed train to Xi'an.
Breakfast
Luxury: Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel Superior: Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

Visit the Temple of Heaven in the morning and delight in the beautiful architectures where emperors used to hold ceremonies to pray for good harvest and luck for the next coming year. Encounter locals gathering here for morning exercises and enjoy the lively scene of various activities including Taichi, group dance and shuttlecock kicking. You are more than welcome to join these friendly local people to experience the relaxing atmosphere. Afterwards, you will be taken to the railway station to take a 4.5-hour high-speed train to travel to another ancient capital Xian. Upon arrival, meet your friendly Xian guide and drive to your hotel.

High-speed train ride: China probably has the world's best high speed train system. This fastest 4.5-hour train between the two cities is arranged for you to take in the magnificent authentic rural views of China along the ride.

D5Xian
Marvel at the stunning Terra-cotta Army. Visit a local cave dwelling to learn making tiger-head shoes. Walk the intact City Wall. Visit the Chinese Style Great Mosque and enjoy some free time in the bustling Muslim Quarter.
Breakfast

About 1-hour drive from the downtown area, you will get to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, where the life-sized clay figures guarding the emperor and his tomb in his afterlife were discovered, each owning distinctive facial expression, hair style, figure as well as uniform. Both the Great Wall and Terra-cotta Army were built by the order of this emperor: Qin Shihuang Emperor (First Emperor), who created the history of Chinese feudal society. Afterwards, visit a local cave dwelling where you will be able to see the traditional craftsmanship of making tiger-head shoes. You could learn to make the most important parts, the eyes, for the tiger. Then drive back to the city to ascend the largest and best-preserved City Wall and have an overview of this old capital. Afterwards, drive to the famous local Muslim Quarter and unveil the ancient Great Mosque built in traditional Chinese style. Wonder around the bustling street and enjoy some bargained shopping in the famous bazaar.

Tiger Head Shoes Making: Tiger Head Shoes making is gradually disappearing like many other folk craftsmanship in China as younger generations seldom learn it. This visit allows you to see the featured local craftsmanship preserved by the old lady who is still making them, hoping young people could one day pick up the old skill.

Terracotta ArmyThe Bronze Chariots and Horses
making tiger-head shoesThe village woman is making tiger-head shoes.
D6Xian-Shanghai by Flight
Discover the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum. Appreciate the Hanyang Tombs. Then fly to Shanghai.
Breakfast
Luxury: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

After breakfast, approach to the tranquil Small Wild Goose Pagoda built in 8th century for prayer for health and luck to the emperor. Discover its architectural miracle with your local tour guide. Then proceed to the Xi'an Museum and unveil the earlier history of China before 13th century from the treasures stored here. On the way to the airport, visit the Hanyang Tombs (Hanyangling Mausoleum), tomb of Emperor Jingdi. Marvel atop a glass walkway and closely appreciate the miniatures of terra-cotta figures of maids, eunuchs, animals, farming tools, jade and gold ornaments, showing the prosperity and luxurious imperial life of grand Han Dynasty. Afterwards, farewell to Xi'an and you will fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, your Shanghai tour guide will pick you up and transfer you back to your hotel.

Good to know: Hanyang Tombs is a truly hidden gem while most tour groups ignore but worth your time for a better understanding of the emperor's next life belief as well as the history of the prosperous Han Dnasty in an impressive way.

D7Shanghai
Full day exploration of the essence of Shanghai including the Yu Garden, Nanjing Road and The Bund. See the city from the top of Shanghai World Financial Center. Stroll along Xintiandi and finish today's tour at Inside Shanghai.
Breakfast

Start today's tour with a visit to the Yu Garden and enjoy the beautiful layout which also presents the philosophy of Chinese people's life. Learn about Chinese classic architectural philosophy how chambers, halls, pavilions, ponds and rockeries were beautifully built in harmony. Then head to Nanjing Road and the Bund which is granted World Architecture Museum. Catch a sight of the packed skyscrapers and admire the aged colonial buildings that witnessed Shanghai's vitality. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Bund from the top of Shanghai World Financial Center and be amazed by the booming economy of this cosmopolis. Continue to visit Xintiandi (New World of Shanghai) and enjoy a leisurely stroll in Shanghai's old French Concession where features the traditional Shikumen constructional style. You will walk into Inside Shanghai, an traditional Shikumen residence where preserves the old house style back in 1920s.

The BundGorgeous neon lighted view of The Bund
Inside ShanghaiInside Shanghai, the traditional Shikumen residence
D8Depart from Shanghai
See-off at the airport for your departure flight. Wish you a nice trip home!
Breakfast

Your 8-day wonderful China trip ends here and you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Have a nice journey home!

Tips: A free day is arranged for more flexibility for your departure international flight. If you are departing on a late flight and would like to explore more, e.g. a water town, please tell your travel specialist.

Accommodations

BeijingXianShanghai
Beijing
Luxury

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.
Superior

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.
Xian
Luxury

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel

No.208, Cien East Road, Qujiang Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China
Wyndham Xi'an Grand South Hotel is located in the city's newly built CBD area, featuring the grand Tang Dynasty's architectural styles with amazing night views and easy access for shopping.
Superior

Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

No.79 Bei Da Jie, Xincheng, Xi'an, China
Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower boasts great location in the city center with comfortable rooms and good western buffet breakfast, easy to take a walk around to explore local life.
Shanghai
Luxury

Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel

No. 159 South He Nan Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Next to the Yu Garden, Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel is centrally located with excellent service and facilities and easy for self-exploration.
Superior

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.

Accommodations

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Luxury

Beijing

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.

Xian

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel

No.208, Cien East Road, Qujiang Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China
Wyndham Xi'an Grand South Hotel is located in the city's newly built CBD area, featuring the grand Tang Dynasty's architectural styles with amazing night views and easy access for shopping.

Shanghai

Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel

No. 159 South He Nan Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Next to the Yu Garden, Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel is centrally located with excellent service and facilities and easy for self-exploration.
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Superior

Beijing

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.

Xian

Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

No.79 Bei Da Jie, Xincheng, Xi'an, China
Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower boasts great location in the city center with comfortable rooms and good western buffet breakfast, easy to take a walk around to explore local life.

Shanghai

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.

Prices / US$ PP

Prices / US$ PP

Departure: Flexible 2018/2019

Tour Class Season Price
Luxury High Season US$17771677
Low Season US$16451545
Superior High Season US$15311431
Low Season US$14021302

High Season:Mar 01, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018Mar 01, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019

Low Season:Dec 01, 2018 - Feb 28, 2019Dec 01, 2019 - Feb 29, 2020

  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of 5/4 Star hotels specified in the itinerary. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • You are not limited to the itinerary above. Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, etc.
  • Luxury Class includes 5 Star hotels and 1st class highspeed train while Superior Class includes 4 Star hotels and 2nd class highspeed train.
  • Quotation without hotels will be provided if you have booked hotels on your own.

Departure: Flexible 2018/2019

Luxury US$1645+1545+
Superior US$1402+1302+
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of 5/4 Star hotels specified in the itinerary. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • You are not limited to the itinerary above. Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, etc.
  • Luxury Class includes 5 Star hotels and 1st class highspeed train while Superior Class includes 4 Star hotels and 2nd class highspeed train.
  • Quotation without hotels will be provided if you have booked hotels on your own.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
Booking Procedure

Once you send an enquiry, a confirmation email with your exclusive Case No. will be sent to you and at the meantime, our travel consultants have started working on your enquiry.

A detailed itinerary with quotation based on your enquiry will then be sent to you within 12 hours or even sooner. You could share your ideas freely to adjust the itinerary till your satisfaction.

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