Tour Code:CN-ESN07
7 Days Essence China Tour (B)-Beijing, Xian, Shanghai (Train Between Cities)
Duration:7 Day(s)
Price from:(per person)

CNY 4242

Departure/Pick-up from:

Beijing

Main Destination :Beijing Xian Shanghai
Traffic between Cities:

Train

Departure Date:You Decide!
Tel:021-53069239

Why we suggest this tour itinerary? 

If it is your first visit, there is also the practical concern of language as English is not spoken widely in China. You may want to stick to the touristy cities: Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai.  

 

The three cities offer a nice rounded view of China; a generous mix of the historic and cultural as well as progress and development. Beijing, the capital city, belongs at the top of your cannot miss list. The top attractions in Beijing are, first and foremost, the Great Wall of China and thereafter the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The Temple of Heaven and the surrounding park that make up a medieval complex of religious buildings are located in central Beijing. The temple offers a deep insight into the culture of China. The Summer Palace, situated northwest of Beijing, is thought to be the best preserved imperial garden in the world. Foodies would definitely want to stop by Quanjude Roast Duck, it is one of the famous restaurants in the city. The beginnings of this great country lie in Xian. The very first emperor of united China, was Emperor Qin, which is pronounced chin. Xian is home to temples and pagodas that are over one thousand years old and, last but not least, Emperor Qins famous Terracotta Army and Copper Carriages which was built for 247 - 208 BC. Shanghai, boasting an impressive skyline, is Chinas most cosmopolitan city. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the most iconic feature in Shanghai. Appreciating the panoramic view of the city at the sightseeing platform and enjoying your meal in revolving restaurant in the Middle Sphere (around 270m high) of the Tower would be an unparalleled experience. The Bund by the side of Huangpu River, is the most famous venue in the city. The buildings boast an array of architectural styles, like Greek, Renaissance, Baroque and eclecticism. Take a leisurely stroll along the 1.5 km walkway by the side of the River that is adorned with colorful tiles, lights and flowering plants would be a very enjoyable experience. The view at night is quite spectacular. The classical architectures on the Bund outlined in artistic lights are like the crystal palaces. Only stones throw away from the Bund is the Old Shanghai Town. The 500 years old Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Bazaar and Old City God Temple are waiting for your exploration. If you like to enjoy the charming colonial atmosphere in the city, several hours strolling in the French Town (former French Concession in Shanghai) is a good idea. Sitting outside a trendy cafe or bar to enjoy the leisure time would be an unforgettable experience for every tourist. If you have baby with you, a visit to the Disney Land would be a nice choice for your holiday in Shanghai.  

 

Beijing, the capital of China, the capital of China, has been the capital of the whole China for more than 700 years and this citys history can be dated back to over 3000 years. Its Great Wall, splendid palaces, beautiful gardens, old temples, a considerable variety of exhibitions and museums and former residences of celebrities show its glorious history and civilization. 

 

Xian ranks first among all ancient capital cities in China. Its time to be the capital is the longest, the quantity of dynasties which made Xian as their capital is the most (13 dynasties placed their capitals here.) in its over 3000 years history. It is the most significant influent ancient capital in China and one of the important birthplaces of the civilization of China. So far, Xian enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals in the world.   

 

Shanghai is the most modern city with all of Metropolis would have. Meanwhile, large parts in downtown Shanghai still remains its old elegant appearance to show us its unique culture and the  prosperous period around 100 years ago. 

 

We arrange tourists to take the bullet train from Beijing to Xian, and take the overnight Sleeper train from Xian to Shanghai. In this way, the tour price would be much cheaper than taking flight between cities, although tourists would spend more time on the traffic and the overnight Sleeper train is not as comfortable as the overnight in hotel.  

 

Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:  

Beijing:  

Qianmen Street, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Lunch at an old Beijing family, Rickshaw in Hutongs (Lanes in the residence area in the well protected old Beijing zone) in well-protected old Beijing area, Summer Palace (include the Foxiang Pavilion on top of the central mountain (means Buddha Fragrance Pavilion)), Temple of Heaven, Great Wall at Badaling,    

 

Xi’an:  

Terracotta Warriors and Copper Carriage for the Emperor Qinshihuang (UNESCO World Heritage), Big Wild Goose Pagoda (UNESCO World Heritage) and Dacien Temple (Temple of Great Maternal Grace), the Bell & Drum Tower (out view), old Muslim streets, Shaanxi History Museum, Xi’an City Wall.  

 

Shanghai:  

Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai History Museum, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Bazaar, Old City God Temple, the heart of the former French Concession – Xintiandi & Old Shikumen Open House Museum in it, the Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China (It is closed at 4pm. So It is only optional according to time), Sinan Mansion (Biarritz in Shanghai).

 

Experience in the Itinerary: 

* Walk on the Great Wall. 
* Rickshaw through the Hutongs. Have a lunch in the normal Beijing citizen’s home in the well protected old Beijing Area. 

* To know the imperial life in the Forbidden City,
* Enjoy the marvel of of China Ancient Metallurgical Technology – Copper Carriage for the emperor Qinshihuang around 2300 year ago and the Worlds No.8 Wonder – Terracotta Warriors. 

* Explore Shanghai’s colonial history, Enjoy the combination of the ancient cultures and modern miracles.

Day 1
Arrival in Beijing
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Beijing
Your private guide and driver will be on time and waiting in the arrival at the Airport or Railway Station in Beijing. A comfortable private car & experienced driver will transfer you to the hotel in central Beijing.
Day 2
Sightseeing in Beijing
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Beijing

Today, your tour in Beijing will began with strolling on Qianmen Street, an old Beijing style commercial street right to the south of Tiananmen Square. Afterwards you will walk north to visit Tiananmen Square, the heart of China and the biggest square in the world. 

  

 

Then walk through an underground tunnel to pass Cahng An Road before The Tiananmen Rostrum to get into the Forbidden City Area, visit the Forbidden City (Palace Museum & Imperial Palace, UNESCO World Heritage) - the history and meanings of it will be unlocked by your guide. Glean the history out of a place where the guidebooks leave you short. It has served as the residence to 24 emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 AD - 1911 AD), but is now used as the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City has been the center of the highest authority for more than 500 years in China. With garden landscapes and an enormous architectural complex consisting of 9,000 chambers and halls containing furniture and works of art, it has become the historical landmark witnessing invaluable Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties. 

  

 

Afterwards you will get to the north back of the Forbidden City to explore the well-protected old Beijing zone to get an authentic taste of the style and features of Old Beijing. Taking a rickshaw to explore this charming world.

 

There you will visit an old Beijing family who’ve lived in the Hutongs for generations, offering unique insights from a local perspective. You will also have Lunch at their home, and photograph the old lanes and courtyard houses in the neighboring Hutongs area.  

  

 

The last place to visit today is the Summer Palace (UNESCO World Heritage), an famous imperial garden with pavilions, vividly painted long corridors, temples, and a very large lake surrounded by hills. It was originally the imperial courts summer retreat, and still makes a nice place to escape the heat of the summer in Beijing. Strolling in the Garden, climbing the hill and enjoying the amazing view of the lake at the palace on top of the hill, for sure it is a location that will be the highlight for your photo album and also your memories because of its enchanting scenery. 

 

We specially include the Foxiang Pavilion (means Buddha Fragrance Pavilion) - near the highest place in the central mountain where tourist can have a birds eye view of this giant charming garden although the extra charge should be paid for it (we included the fee in the quotation.) .

  

 

More Detail about the Forbiden City at Wikipeida: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_City

More detail about the Summer Palace at UNESCO World Heritage website: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/880

 

Day 3
Sightseeing in Beijing, Beijing-Xian by Overnight Sleeper Train
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:Overnight in the Sleeper Train

In the morning, stroll with locals among the 6,000 ancient trees in the Temple of Heaven’s Grounds. Watch locals play chess, exercise, practice martial arts, and maybe play traditional instruments.

 

The Temple of Heaven (UNESCO World Heritage) provided a place for emperors to pray to ‘the most high God in heaven’ for a good harvest. The Round Altar, Echo Wall and Imperial Vault of Heaven are rated as the key sight in China,You will cover these and more.

  

 

The last and also the highlight place of the tour in Beijing this time is the Great Wall at Badaling (UNESCO World Heritage). You’ll drive for around 40 km/2 hours to the north of Beijing into the mountains, walk and enjoy the fantastic view there. 

  

 

Enjoy a fair well dinner in Beijing. Then drive to Beijing West Railway Station, say goodbye to your local guide in Beijing and board on the sleeper train to Xi’an. Overnight in the train tonight.

Day 4
Arrival and Tour in Xian
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Xian

Upon your arrival at Xi’an Railway Station in the morning, you’ll be picked up by your local guide and transferred to your downtown hotel. After having your breakfast in the hotel and leaving your luggage, you will begin your tour in Xi’an with the visit to one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the Terracotta Warriors and Copper Carriage for the Emperor Qinshihuang (UNESCO World Heritage) which is around 40 km / 50 minutes drive to the east of Xian city.

  

 

Afterwards, drive back to Xian city to yet more historical milestones in the form of the beautifully decorated Bell Tower and Drum Tower (to enjoy the out view for both of them), which mark the centre of the ancient capital with their garish colors and elegant architecture. Then you will walk on the well protected Muslim streets, the well protected Old Xian area.

  

Day 5
Tour in Xian, Xian to Shanghai by Overnight Sleeper Train
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:Overnight in the Sleeper Train

In the morning, continue your tour in Xian with the visit to the City Wall, the most well-preserved, most complete oldest city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. It is rectangular in shape and has a total length of around 14 km. The wall encloses an area of about 14 square kilometres. The city wall measures 12 meters high, 15-18 meters wide at the base and 12-14 meters wide at the top.

  
  

The tour will then move on to Shaanxi History Museum in Xi’an. This Museum is one of the 3 best museums in China (along with the Forbidden City and Shanghai Museum). It is a perfect overview of Chinese history and not to be missed.

  

   

 

The last place you will visit today is Big Wild Goose Pagoda (UNESCO World Heritage) and Dacien Temple (Temple of Great Maternal Grace) around it.  (You will get into the temple to have a close look at the pagoda, but do not include stepping up the pagoda.) The Pagoda was built in 652 AD, Chinese-style architecture combined with Buddhist historic statues, murals and scriptures, topped off by the best panoramic view over Xi’an.  

   

 

Afterwards, your private driver and guide will transfer you to the railway station in Xian. What you need to do is to sit back and relax. 

 

Today ends with the sleeper train from Xian to Shanghai. Say goodbye to your guide in Xian and taking the overnight sleeper train back to Shanghai.

Day 6
Arrival and Tour in Shanghai
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Shanghai

Upon your arrival at the railway station in Shanghai in the morning, you will be picked up by your tour guide and driver. Transfer service to your downtown hotel, taking breakfast and leaving your luggage in the hotel. 

 

Today you will taste the feature of Shanghai both “Classic and Modern”, feel the East-meets-West fusion and the air of the "Paris of the East". 

 

Your tour in Shanghai will begin with the visit to the 468m high Oriental Pearl Tower in Pudong area (East of Huangpu River) which is the icon of Shanghai, ranks the second tallest in Asia and the fourth tallest tower in the world. You will take the express elevator to arrive at the upper sphere (the middle sphere) which is 250m above the ground. The Shanghai Municipal History Museum located at the ground floor in the tower is also a must for tourists in Shanghai. The museum has six separate galleries which show the evolution of Shanghai in a period of 6,000 years. Then you will get to the West of Huangpu River to take a stroll on the Bund - the waterfront by the side of the river, and with many elegant classical skyscrapers built in the colonial period, it is also the most important showcase of Shanghai. 

  

 

In the afternoon, you will get to the Old Town of Shanghai which is right by the side of the former French Concession and Huangpu River, to visit the Yuyuan Bazaar and charming Yuyuan Garden, one of the best typical Classical Chinese style gardens in China. You will also visit the Old City God Temple here – the most famous city god temple in China and one of the most important religion centers for local Shanghai citizen.

  

 

Then you can visit the heart of the former French Concession – Xintiandi area. It is an upmarket, pedestrian only, shopping, eating and entertainment district composed of refurbished or reconstituted traditional early 19th century Shikumen ("stone gate") houses, narrow alleys and stone paved courtyards. It is considered one of the first lifestyle centers in China. With the Taiping Lake area right by the side of it, Xintiandi area now is also the most expensive place to live in China, with some apartments costing more than Tokyo, New York and London. It is home to the Chinese elite and top executive expats.  

 

 

The small leafy street between the North Block and South Block of Xintiandi is Xingye Road (old name Rue Wantz, Built in 1914, named after the name of the chief engineer of Public Council of the French Concession, Wantz). 

 

The Shikumen Open House Museum here presents Shanghai life as it was around the 1920s and 30s in a Shikumen-style "stone-gate" house. There are about 7 rooms furnished with period furniture. The museum includes a tingzijian, a small triangular room, sometimes rented out at a low price to impoverished writers and others. 

  

 

This kind of building style was originally created to house refugees from the Taiping Rebellion (1851-1864) who flooded Shanghai from the nearby provinces. It gained in popularity and remained the preferred style until 1980s in Shanghai.  

 

In the south eastern corner of this block, also on the Xingye Road is the Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China which has now been preserved as a museum. It is also located in the historical Shikumen buildings in which the 1st  National Congress of the Communist Party o  China took place on 23 July in 1921. The museum houses exhibits about the history of China and Shanghai and the foundation of the CPC.  

  

 

Not far from Xintiandi area is Sinan Road (Old name Rue Massenet) which was built in 1912 and completed in 1914, in the memory of the famous French musician - Massenet (12 May 1842 - 13 Aug 1912) who was a French composer of the Romantic era best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty. The two most frequently staged are Manon (1884) and Werther (1892). He also composed oratorios, ballets, orchestral works, incidental music, piano pieces, songs and other music. Now in 16th arrondissement of Paris (also known as "Arrondissement de Passy"), there is still a same name road.   

 

Please click Sinan Mansions for more info about it.   

 

Further down this quiet picturesque street with pretty buildings and villas on each sides, many elegant detached French style garden villas will appear in front of your eyes. Built in 1920s, this community was designed by French architect and copied from the buildings in Biarritz, a famous beach resort by the side of Atlantic in the south France near Spain.

  

Day 7
Leave Shanghai
Dining:
Accommodation:
Today your private driver and guide will meet you at your hotel according to your time to transfer you to the airport or railway station on time for your next destination. Say goodbye to Shanghai.
Note: Visiting time,transporting time and the duration of shows and meals in the above itinerary are for reference only and will be subject to change accoring to the real situation.

Price:  per person in CNY (Chinese Yuan)

1 P

2 P

3 P

4 P

5 P

13100 

7990

6295

5440

5240

6 P

7 P

8 P

9 P

10 P

5075

4780

4555 

4380 

4242

Single Room Supplement: CNY 945

* For 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together.

Price includes:
1. Hard berth train ticket from Beijing to Xian, from Xian to Shanghai.

2. Private van in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai with parking fee and highway fee.

3. 3-star standard hotel in Beijing, 4-star standard hotel in Xian and Shanghai with breakfast (2 people stay in one room)

* But for 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together.

4. One lunch at a local Beijing citizen family.

5. Private local English speaking guide in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.
6. Entrance ticket to the attractions as listed in the itinerary, include the Foxiang Pavilion (means Buddha Fragrance Pavilion) on top of the central mountain in Summer Palace.  
7. Tour accident insurance.

 

Price excludes:
Traffic to Beijing and leaving Shanghai on the 1st and last day,

Lunch & dinner (Except a lunch at a local Beijing citizen family. Please ask the guide & driver to take the lunch with you. Otherwise please give RMB30 per lunch to the guide and driver respectively.)

Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping.

 

* Tips is highly appreciated but not requested.

 

No national guide service.

 

Please Note:

1. Child under the age of 12 may have discount.

2. This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan.

3. The tour itinerary described above may change or cancel because of force majeure. If because of force majeure or any conditions and/or situation which are not under the control of Shanghai Elite Tours happens (such as the problem of airlines, train, ship, public bus and any other public traffic means, the sudden change of weather, temporary road problem…) and/or accidental situation such as tourists will endanger the personal safety and property safety problem, and/or any other accidental situation which are unforeseen, unavoidable and insurmountable by Shanghai Elite Tours, this tour can not be accomplished as scheduled, Shanghai Elite Tours will not bear the responsibility.

4. The sequence of the activities in the itinerary maybe will be changed according to the situation.

5. In principle, the working hour of the driver and guide (include meal time) is not over 10 hours. (except the service time in the itinerary is listed to be over 10 hours).

The car can only be used according to the itinerary listed in the itinerary.

6. Tourists must bring their passport (for foreign tourist) or Chinese ID card (for local Chinese) in the tour.

7. Tourists should pay attention to the safety during the tour and the during the time when tourists arrange the activities themselves (such as during the meal time, shopping time, rest time, go to toilet and taking bath at hotel and so on…)

8. Shanghai Elite Tours is NOT a medical institution, and can only provide the tour and/or trip and/or conference service (if any). Every tourist should also know the health situation of them own, and tourists should guarantee their health condition can meet the needs of this tour.

9. Guide and/or driver represent Shanghai Elite Tours only when the guide and/or driver serve tourists according to the Itinerary. If tourist asks guide and/or driver to add more service item and this kind of item does not been approved by Travel Service Company in written form, Travel Service Company will not take any responsibility to the added item.
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