Beijing / Xi’an / Shanghai

Highlights:

  • Explore Beijing’s ancient Forbidden City, Summer Palace and 2,000-year-old Great Wall of China
  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors in Xian – one the greatest archeological discoveries
  • Indulge in glamorous and exotic Shanghai, a metropolis rich in history and culture
  • Visit the impressive Shanghai Museum with a large collection of rare cultural relic

Ask our Destination Specialists about optional extensions to Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macau.

ACCOMODATIONS

CITYNIGHTSHOTELS
Beijing3Regent Beijing
Xi'an2Wyndham Grand Xi'an
Shanghai3Marriott City Center
DAY 1
Arrival in Beijing

Upon arrival, meet and greet then private transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2
Beijing

Morning sightseeing begins at Tiananmen Square, one of the largest city squares in the world. Then continue to two UNESCO World Heritage sites. The first is the Forbidden City, the palace complex that was home to Chinese emperors for five centuries. Then in the afternoon visit the Summer Palace, a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. (B, L)

DAY 3
Beijing

Spend the day at two more UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. On your way to your excursion, drive by the famous “Bird’s Nest,” the National Stadium used in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Once arriving at the Great Wall, walk along this architectural masterpiece that has been one of the symbols of China for nearly 2000 years. Then proceed to the Ming Tombs, a collection of mausoleums built by the emperors of the Ming dynasty, starting in the early 15th century. (B, L)

DAY 4
Beijing | Xi'an

Flight to Xi’an; upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. (B)

DAY 5
Xi'an

Travel through the scenic countryside to tour another UNESCO World Heritage site, the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor with its extraordinary Terracotta army. This collection of sculptures has thousands of life-sized figures. In the afternoon, visit the Provincial Museum and stop at a 7-story pagoda that was part of the Silk Road. (B)

DAY 6
Xi'an | Shanghai

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, China’s most cosmopolitan city. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. (B)

DAY 7
Shanghai

Morning visit to the Bund, a popular waterfront area on western bank of the Huangpu River. Then continue to the Old City of Shanghai and the Yu Yuan Garden.  (B, L)

DAY 8
Shanghai

Morning visit to the famous Shanghai Museum. The afternoon is yours to explore and relax. (B)

DAY 9
Departure from Shanghai

Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)

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