8-Day Golden Triangle China Travel by Train
Day 1 Beijing
Welcome to China! Our private English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up in time at Beijing airport and transfer you safely to the hotel. A paper board with the sign of your name will be held high at the airport exit.
Day 2 Beijing(B, L)
Beijing is the capital of China and a most popular tourism destination. Today, we do our sightseeing in places as follows: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Tea House
Tiananmen Square: The largest city square in the world
Forbidden City: A world famous palace of Chinese 24 emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties.
The Temple of Heaven: Much bigger than the Forbidden City, it is a royal temple worshipped by Chinese emperors to pray to heaven for a good harvest.
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Today in Beijing, we visit Badaling Great Wall, Changling of Ming Tombs, Jade factory, Olympic Green.
Badaling Great Wall: The most popular section of Great Wall visited by more than 300 celebrities included President Nixon and Lady Thatcher.
Changling: The ancestral tomb of Ming Tombs where we can admire the great building craftsmanship of Chinese ancient royal tombs and discover the mysterious history of Ming Dynasty.
Olympic Green: Pay an exterior visit to Water Cube and the Bird’s Nest, which rank among the top 10 architectural miracles in China appraised by Business Week.
Day 4 Beijing(B, L)
Continue our tour in Beijing by visiting Summer Palace, Hutong tour with rickshaw, Xiushui Market in the morning. Then you will be transferred to Being West Railway Station and take an overnight soft sleeper train to Xian.
Summer Palace: A world reputed royal garden famous for its beautiful sceneries.
Hutong tour with rickshaw: Hutong is where old Beijing people lived. Be seated in rickshaw, have a sightseeing of the beautiful Shichahai Lake and its shore characteristic buildings. Further, pay a visit to local Hongtong family.
Xiushui Market: Also known as Silk Market. It has become China’s international tourism shopping market with the most international influence, along with the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. The shopping mall offers silk, pearl, Chinese souvenirs and imitation goods.
Day 5 Xian(B, L)
Pick you up at Xian railway station by our private guide and driver, transfer to the hotel. After breakfast, start to explore the time-honored Xian city through the flowing attractions: Shaanxi History Museum, Bell Tower, Xian City Wall, and Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Shaanxi Historical Museum: A good-sized national museum which houses the best cultural heritage of Shaanxi Province and shows the systematic development process of Chinese civilization.
Bell Tower: A grand ancient building with traditional Chinese architectural features famous for a huge bell.
Xian City Wall: One of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda: A well-preserved ancient building which is a holy place for Buddhists.
Day 6 Xian(B, L)
Today, we will visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xian Art Pottery Factory, Huaqing Hot Spring. Be transferred to railway station and take an overnight soft sleeper to Shanghai in the evening.
The Terra cotta Warriors and Horses: 6000 life-size painted terracotta warrior and horses-individually sculpted from real life models and arranged in battle formation have been protecting the mausoleum of the first emperor in Chinese history- Emperor Qinshihuang for 2,200 years.
Xian Art Pottery Factory: Where you are able to see the copies and souvenirs of Terra cotta Warriors and Horses as well as Tang Tricolor.
Huaqing Hot Springs: Used to be an imperial bathing pool and palace. It is famed for the beautiful sceneries; what’s more, for the love story of the Tang Emperor Xuanzong and his favorite concubine Yang, one of the most enchanting ladies in ancient China. They used to spend the wintertime at the springs.
Day 7 Shanghai (B, L)
Shanghai has a unique glamour, with the perfect blend of multi cultures-the modern and the traditional and the western and the oriental. We are going to feel the distinct city by visiting Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum, Silk Factory, and the Bund.
Oriental Pearl TV Tower: 468 m high, the highest in Asia and the third highest in the world. The architecture features 15 spheres of different sizes at different levels based on the artistic conception of ‘large and small pearls dropping onto a jade plate’. In the largest ball, there is a revolving teahouse and an observatory platform.
Yuyuan Garden: A famous classic garden in Shanghai. The pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters all have unique characteristics.
Shanghai Museum: The museum was designed with a circular roof and rectangular base according to China’s ancient understanding of the world: round sky and square earth. It stores 120,000 precious culture artifacts, which narrate a story of China’s 5,000- year civilization. The museum is highly acclaimed internationally.
The Bund: A famous waterfront where Shanghai walked into the modern times. A good place to know about the old Shanghai.
Day 8 Departure(B)
Free at your own leisure till your transfer to airport for departure. We wish you have a pleasant journey home and thank you for using with our service.
* Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary.
* Meals as listed in the itinerary.
* Hotels as listed in the itinerary.
* Private English-speaking tour guide and private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
* Soft sleeper train tickets: Beijing-Xian, Xian-Shanghai.
* Free visits to handicraft factories.
* Service charge & government taxes.
* Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.
* Free-bottled mineral water.
* China life tourist accident/casualty insurance.
* Entry or exit China airfare.
* Personal expenses.
* Gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.
* High Season: April 1-October 31, Low Season: November 1-March 31.
* Discount for children from 2 to 12 years old differs according to your tour size.
* If you are a group of 10 or 10 people above, please contact us, we could give a very competitive discount.
* If you need to prolong your stay in China, or arrive a few days earlier, please let us know and we’d be happy to extend your hotel bookings, or arrange additional tours for you.