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8 Days Shanghai Xian Beijing Golden Triangle Tour By Train

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This 8 Days Shanghai Xian Beijing Golden Triangle Train Tour covers popular tour destinations in China, inculdes ancient capital city-Beijing & Xi'an and the largest city. By this tour, you will know the past of China, see the future of China and exp

Duration: 8 Days 7 Night

Attractions:
Shanghai, Xian, Beijing

Pick-up point:
Xi'an Train Station, Xi'an Airport

Finishing point:
Shanghai Train Station, Shanghai International Airport

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Day 1. Xi'an Arrival

  • Place&Transport: Xi'an
  • Today's Activities: Xi'an Arrival
  • Accommondation: Four star hotel in Xi'an
  • Meal: N/A

Upon your arrival in Xi'an, our local Xi'an tour guide will greet you at the exit of Xian xianyang international airport, you will find a welcome signage "Xi'an Private Tour" and escorted you to your hotel directly, our guide will help you to check-in. 

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The rest of the day is free on your own to recover the jetlage.

Day 2. Xi'an Day Tour

  • Place&Transport: Xi'an
  • Today's Activities: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Tang Dynasty Show with Dumpling Banquet
  • Accommondation: Four star hotel in Xi'an
  • Meal: L

In the morning, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at pointed time. Today, you will go for the landmark of Xi'an-Terra-cotta Warriors.

Firstly, drive you to Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, it's about 40 miles far away from Xi'an city center. To visit Army of Terra Cotta Warriors may be the main reason why you pay a visit for Xi'an this ancient city. It known as "the eighth Wonders of the world", the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture which is listed as the most significant discovery of the 20th century. Up to now, there has discovered a total of 179 accompanying burial pits of different connotations and various shapes in Qinshihuang's Mausoleum area. The discovery of these pits has provided all important significance in the research of the burial system of the Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum, the characteristics structures and characteristics of the burial pits. However, what makes people feel amazing is that of all the burial pits, none has been found survived from being burnt down. 

You will have lunch after visiting the Terra-cotta Warriors, our guide will arrage you to experience the local food at a good resturant.Such as the Roujiamo, Beef Or Mutton Paomo, Jiasan Guantang Steamed Bun...

In the afternoon, your tour will start at Big Wild Goose Pagoda,which is a buddhist pagoda.It was built in 652 during the Tang dynasty and originally had five stories. The structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian, and its exterior brick facade was renovated during the Ming dynasty. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda attracts numerous visitors for its fame in the Buddhist religion and its simple but appealing style of construction.

Then head to Shaanxi History Museum. It was built in 1983 and opened to the public in 1991. Xi'an, a place of great significance in Chinese history,and is well-endowed with historical sites and relics. Now most of these relics, once scattered around the region, have found their way to Shaanxi Provincial Museum. Shaanxi History Museum covers an area of over 70,000 square meters and houses more than 37,000 historical relics excavated from all over Shaanxi Province.

After the day tour, get to the Shaanxi Grand Opera House around 6:00PM and our tour guide will help you find your seat for the most famous Xi'an Dumpling Feast within the Opera House.Dumpling, or Jiaozi in Chinese, is one of the most representative Chinese food. Nearly 20 varieties are made and inside the dumplings are stuffed with delicious vegetables, meats and seafood. Dumplings' legend offers an original approach to Chinese food, merging the familiar comfort food of London’s Chinatown with the culinary heritage of regional oriental cuisine.

After dinner, you will enjoy the local colorful and splendid Tang Dynasty Dance Show, which is a performance of music and dance that imitate the Tang Dynasty over one thousand-year ago.When you travel in Xi'an, do not miss it! Xi'an, which was formerly known as Chang'an has a very long history, and was the imperial capital during 13 dynastic periods. Of these, the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) was the most prosperous and glorious of all. The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is an outstanding exponent of this ancient stable and prosperous society, keeping alive its splendid culture and providing an insight into the peaceful life style of the period. It seems as if you have lived in the palace of Tang Dynasty. 

After finished Tang Dynasty show, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Day 3. Xi'an Day Tour, Xi'an Departure

  • Place&Transport: Xi'an
  • Today's Activities: Xian Ancient City Wall, Drum Tower, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter, Xi'an to Beijing by high-speed train
  • Accommondation: Four star hotel in Beijing
  • Meal: B,L

After breakfast, our tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and your tour start.

Your first stop is Xi'an Ancient City Wall. As one of the UNESCO's World Heritage Site, Xi'an Ancient City Wall was built in the 14th century, under the regime of Emperor Zhuyuanzhang in Ming dynasty, had the function of protecting the cities or towns as military defense systems in ancient China. Xi'an Ancient City Wall is one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls, exhibits the "complete features of the rampart architecture of feudal society". Xi'an City Wall is a heritage National Historical and Cultural Town since 1961, it is about 14km in length, 12meters in height. The current city wall is an enhancement of the old Tang Dynasty structure, as a result of the emperor's wall building campaign.

And then,move on to Drum Tower. Xi'an Drum Tower originally built in 1380 during the Ming dynasty and renovated twice in 1699 dueing the Qing dynasty. Now it's the largest one of its kind in China, facing the Bell Tower at east, which was beat to tell the time to citizens, hence the name. Standing on the towering above the city center and appreciate incredible view of Xi'an. 

After a few mintus' walk, you will recah the Bell Tower,  which located south east of the Drum Tower. In Chinese history from Ming Dynasty, each city had a bell tower and a drum tower. The bell was sounded at dawn and the drum at dusk each day in ancient time, a means of telling time. Xian was not exception. The Bell Tower and Drum Tower of Xi'an date back to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The two are located in the center of the Xian city connecting the four roads from east, south, west and north within the city wall.

The last stop is for the tour is Muslim Quarter. This only 500-meter-long cobbled street was renovated in Tang Dynasty architecture style and on both sides is full of snack or souvenir stalls with bright-colored signs. The eye-dizzying snack variety can give a great workout to your eyes, taste buds and stomach: delicately-wrinkled juicy steamed dumplings, yummy lamb sandwiches, sleek grilled mutton, crumbs in mutton broth, stuffed persimmon cakes, dried fruit and nuts, etc. Muslim Quarter houses a large number of important Christian institutions. The Muslim quarter begins at the northern city wall, goes south to the northern and western walls of the Temple Mount, to Hashalshelet Street, where the Jewish Quarter begins. To the West, it runs to Beit Chabad Street, which runs between it and the Christian Quarter.

After the tour, you will be taken to the Xi'an International Airport for the flight to Beijing.Upon arrival Beijing, your personal beijing tour guide will greet you at the exit holding with the welcome sign" Beijing Private Tour". And then drive you back to your hotel in Beijing center. 

Overnight at Beijing.

Day 4. Beijing Day Tour

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City,Summer Palace,Nanluoguxiang
  • Accommondation: Four star hotel in Beijing
  • Meal: B,L

In the morning, our Beijing local guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at pointed time. 

Your Beijing tour will start at Tiananmen Square, which is now the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Square is the geographical center of Beijing City. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 1,000,000 people at one time. Tiananmen Gate on the northern square was the site where the Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China. The square is a conglomeration of splendid and beautiful flowers and the red national flag which flutters in the wind. The raising of the national flag is something which should not be missed by visitors to Tiananmen Square.

After sightseeing, walk into the Tiananmen you will meet the one of the world’s 5 most important palaces – Forbidden City. The Forbidden City, also named the Palace Museum, shares the honor of being one of five world-famous palaces with the Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in England, the White House in the U.S. and the Kremlin in Russia. The incomparable palace occupies an area of 720,000 square meters (177.9 acres) and has approximately 8,700 rooms. A high red wall with a total length of 3,400 meters (3,718 yards) encases the palace. 

The palace, the most magnificent and splendid palace complex in China, was listed as a World Cultural Heritage Building in 1987. It was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the construction of this group of buildings took fourteen years from 1406 to 1420. 

Have lunch at the local famous Peking Roast Duck restaurant, taste the most famous duck in Beijing and try some local cuisine in Beijing.Roast duck — or Peking Duck, as it's often known — has been served in Beijing for around 600 years, according to Liu. First served by palace chefs during the Ming dynasty, it has royal pedigree.

In the afternoon, you will head to visit Summer Palace, it is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China. It serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational park. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, it covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres (1.1 sq mi), three-quarters of which is water.  After 1949, the Summer Palace briefly housed the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China. Many of Mao Zedong's friends and key figures in the Communist Party, such as Liu Yazi and Jiang Qing, also lived there. Since 1953, many major restoration and renovation works have been done on the Summer Palace, which is now open to the public as a tourist attraction and park.

Continue your tour to Nanluoguxiang. It's one of the best preserved historical areas in downtown Beijing, is famous for its hutong and siheyuan courtyards. Recently the popularity of Nanluoguxiang has increased noticeably with tourist numbers on the rise after 2008 Olympic Games. You will do a short walking along the authentic Beijing Hutong. will give you a deep impression of the local residents'live.

After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Beijing downtown.

Day 5. Beijing Day Tour, Beijing Departure

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Beijing to Shanghai By Flight
  • Accommondation: Four star hotel in Shanghai
  • Meal: L

In the morning, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby after check-out and conitue your Beijing highlights tour.

Firstly, drive about 70km (1.5 h) to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Great Wall. The less-crowded Mutianyu. "If you haven't climbed the Great Wall, you haven't seen China." Many of your friends who visited China before might have told you this. It is indeed an experience of life. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. It's known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. Good sightseeing with nature, take photos from different places and angles so you’ll have plenty of memories you can share with your friends when going back home.

Your lunch is offered near the Great Wall in a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will pay a visit for Ming Tombs, it is a main attractions arranged for you. The Ming Tombs lie in Changping County, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest from the urban area of Beijing. It is actually a tomb cluster of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), including thirteen emperor's mausoleums, seven tombs for concubines and one grave for eunuchs. It was listed in the World Heritage List in 2003. Each emperor's tomb was constructed at the foot of a separate small hill, but they all share a main road called the Sacred Way.

After the tour, you will be taken to Beijing International Airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon Arrival, your shanghai tour guide will happy to meet you at the exit of the airport, then transfer you back to your hotel directly. Overnight at Shanghai

Day 6. Shanghai Day Tour

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Bazaar, The Bund,Nanjing Road
  • Accommondation: Four star hotel in Shanghai
  • Meal: B,L

After breakfast, our Shanghai local guide will meet you at pointed time and starts your Shanghai splendid tour.

The first stop for Shanghai Tour is Shanghai Museum, it houses a comprehensive collection that perfectly showcases the Middle Kingdom’s millennia old history. Spread over five floors, covers most of the major categories of Chinese art with a collection of 12, 300 pieces in 21 categories of valuable cultural relics, including some donations from private collectors. Amongst the items are bronze, ceramics, jade, ancient calligraphy and seals. The excellent Chinese Minority Nationalities’ Art Gallery displays the arts, crafts and traditional clothing of China’s 55 minority groups.          

Then you will take an interesting visit to Yu Garden. It not only regarded as best private garden in Shanghai but also the best in southeast China.The garden enjoyed a history over 400 years since its first establishment by Pan Yunduan who had intended to bring happiness and pleasure to his parents and relatives. When you come to Shanghai for tour, don't miss it,because here is a must for visitors from the foreign countries represents the past of Shanghai.

Adjacent to the garden is the Shanghai Bazaar, originally there was just a temple (the City God Temple) that was built in the 15th Century. Today the area is also home to a lively market that specializes in traditional Chinese arts and crafts. You can pick some antiques, silk fans, bamboo articles, shell carvings, paintings,to experience a little of the Shanghai culture. 

Your lunch is arranged at Nanxiang Dumpling House to try the most famous Shanghai Xiaolongbao(soup dumpling).A favorite of dim sum eaters around the globe, are considered to be a Shanghai specialty, rumored to have originated here in the 19th century. Legend has it that this world-renowned snack started out as an experiment by a cake shop owner in Nanxiang who decided to try out a riff on his popular steamed bread. 

In the afternoon, head to the Bund. The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. This area is in the eastern part of Huangpu District centers on a section of Zhongshan Road ,which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing the high, modern skyscrapers of Pudong.Traditionally, the Bund begins at Yan'an Road in the south and ends at Waibaidu Bridge in the north. When you come here, you can embrace the best cityscape, feast on the rich architectural fashions and know why Shanghai is glorified as "Paris of the East". There are a number of attractions in the area, such as Shanghai World Financial Center, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Century Park, Century Boulevard, Jinmao Tower etc. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.

Walking with your guide to Nanjing Road,another popular landmark of Shanghai. It is a shopping paradise as well as a ideal place tootake a wonderful walk to explore the modern atmosphere of the city.

After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Shanghai.

Day 7. Shanghai Day Tour

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Shanghai World Financial Center,Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center,Jade Buddha Temple,Old French Concession
  • Accommondation: Four star hotel in Shanghai
  • Meal: B,L

After breakfast, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Today, you will visit Lujiazui Area and some other famous place in Shanghai city.

Drive a few kilometers to Lujiazui Area of Pudong New District to visit “the Eye of Shanghai” - Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC). Stepping into Shanghai World Financial Center, your journey to the sky starts from the Sky Gate. You’ll enjoy a visual feast which shows you the rapid changes of Shanghai and the history of Huangpu River through high multi-media technology displays and the world’s most realistic miniature city model.

Next, you will visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. When you come here, you will learn more about Shanghai city's ambitious plans for future.The Center is a fashionably designed modern museum, themed with "City, Citizens, Environment and Development". The highlights of this exhibition center areb the old rare photos of landmarks, such as the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, during the international settlement, and the large scale model showing the detailed layout of Shanghai.

Your lunch is arranged at a local good restaurant to taste authentic Shanghai cuisine.

After lunch, you will have a chance to Jade Buddha Temple, the site of the largest jade Buddha in the world and numerous religious artifacts, ancient statues and Buddhist scriptures. This peaceful kingdom of Buddhism hidden among modern blocks and dominating mansions is a great place for a nice break in this very busy city.

The last stop for today is Old French Concession Shanghai.Shanghai is popular for many places and reasons, but the French Concession is somewhere on top of that list. Hugely popular and sought after as the preferred residential address among expats, the Former French Concession has a lot of history and beauty to its credit. 

After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Shanghai.

Day 8. Shanghai Departure

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Shanghai Departure
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: B

Today is free on your own until our local Shanghai driver transfer you to Shanghai train station or Shanghai International Airport for your next destination or back home. Have a pleasant trip!

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