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China Golden Triangle:Beijing-Xi'an-Shanghai 8 Days tour


Make the most of your time in China,Eight days of ancient culture and modern miracles. The Essence of China are there to be discovered alongside the world phenomenon of "New China".

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 See the highlight attractions - Tiananmen SquareForbidden CityTemple of Heaven, Summer Palace,The Ming Tombs
 Hike the most beautiful section of the Great Wall - the Mutianyu Great Wall
Take a pedicab to explore the hutongs, old part of Beijing, Old Courtyard and Drum Tower 
Have an outside look at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube, a magic for the 2008 Olympic Games
Enjoy Chinese acrobatic  Show or Kong Fu show in the evening  
Visit the  The Lama Temple --one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world
Visit the Panda House in The Beijing Zoo  
Program --lunch with the local family in their hutong home 
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See the highlight attractions in Xi'an- Terra-Cotta Army,City WallBig Wild Goose Pagoda and Da Ci'en Temple  in Xian and Great Mosque  in Xian.

Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the legendary army of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses in Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s subterranean tomb.
Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the City Wall which protected Xi’an’s inhabitants from its invaders
Explore the famous Muslim Quarter and street
Enjoy the famous--Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show, a must-see performance in Xi'an for travelers all over the world, is a well designed performance of the traditional Chinese music and dance

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 See the highlight attractions in Shanghai- Yu Yuan GardenShanghai Museum ,People's Square.Jade Budda Temple
 Walk along the famous shopping street Nanjing Lu, and The Bund 
 Explore a water town  Zhujiajiao Watertown 
Take a shopping bummel in the famed Nanjing Road and then down to the Bund alongside the Huangpu River to explore the modern aspect of Shanghai.
Drive to the Pudong New Area to enjoy a bird's eye view of Shanghai from the Jinmao Tower.
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Enjoy 7 Chinese lunches +1 peking duck dinner in Beijing +Tang Dynasty Highlight Dinner and cultural performance in Xi’an
Transportatin between cities
Helpful and knowledgeable private English speaking tour guide
Enjoy Private air-condtioned vehicle and airport transfer



 
Arrival at Beijing

On arrival in Beijing, you will be met by our  Driver and transferred to your hotel in Beijing. Free for the rest of the day.

Beijing ( L )
Depart your hotel at 9am
Exploring one of the world’s largest public areas—Tiananmen Square, home to the National Museum of China, the mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the great Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes. Pass through the south gate to the magnificent Forbidden City, a 250-acre complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens, which served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years
The Forbidden City was the imperial palace from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is located in the middle of Beijing,, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture,and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere.
The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987,and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world
 Lunch in the Local family with the homemade lunch
Here you will explore the off-the-beaten-path hutong allays , you will get to experience what it truly feels like to be a local on a more personal level without the crowds.Also wander through a maze of courtyards and spend time with a neighborhood family to get a glimpse of what life is like for a real Beijing hutong resident as you are invited into their home. 
Contunue to The Lama Temple --one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world
Situated on the east side of Yonghegong Street in the northeastern corner of the city, the Yonghe Lamasery is the largest and best-known lamasery in Beijing. The principal components are three exquisite memorial archways and five major halls, all of which stand on a north-south axis. The total area of the compound calculated from the southernmost memorial archway to the lamasery; s northernmost point is 66,400 square meters.
To the Drum Tower,Watch the Drum beaten performance(the last performance is at 4:50pm) at the Drum tower,then take the rickshaw to explore the local allays,you will visit a local family to see the courtyard as well.Bell tower have an interesting teahouse, if you want to learn the tea culture this is an option
The Drum Tower was built in 1272 during the reign of Kublai Khan, at which time it stood at eh very heart of the Yuan capital Dadu. At that time it was known as the Tower of Orderly Administration (Qizhenglou). In 1420, under the Ming Emperor Yongle, the building was reconstructed to the east f the original site and in 1800 under the Qing Emperor Jiaqing, large-scale renovations were carried out. In 1924, the name of the building was changed to the Tower of Realizing Shamefulness (Mingchilou) and objects related tot eh Eight-Power Allied Forces' invasion of Beijing and later the May 30th Massacre of 1925 were put on display. Nowadays, the upper story of the building serves as the People's Cultural Hall of the East City District.
Take the rickshaw along the Hutong allay and visit a local family in their courtyard home,to see how the local's living condition
Enjoy the Chinese amazing Acrobatic show or Gongfu Show 
Return to hotel around 7pm
Beijing (L)
Depart your hotel at 8:30am
Once arrive at the The Mutianyu Great Wall,you’ll enjoy a less hurried experience and take time to marvel at this wondrous structure and the surrounding hillsides .Mutianyu is a bit more rugged and slightly less crowded than the more famous Badaling. Over 96% of Mutianyu is covered by trees and orchards, keeping the air fragrant with chestnut blossoms in the spring and fresh all year long.
Stop at a Local Restaurant for lunch
Then  Visit the  Ding Ling at Ming tombs.Ming tombs was listed as World Culture Heritage which was surrounded by mountains.Dingling is the only emperor's tomb open to the public .
Dingling was built in 1590. Emperor Shen Zong and the empress were buried there in 1620. After it was built, the underground palace was covered with deep soil. The people in charge of the tomb construction and later burial of the imperials erected the tablet as a sign for relocating the underground palace when needed.
Drive Passby the National Stadium for photo
Return to hotel around 6pm

Beijing (L)(D) --Xi'an

Check out and Bring your luggage with, Meet at 9:00am
Your exploration begins with a visit  to the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven
The Temple of Heaven is one of several worship sites in the capital where the emperors offered sacrifices. Its location in the city derives from the notion that yang,the mal vital principle,is located n the south;and as Heaven is yang,it should be worshipped in the southern suburbs of the capital.
The Temple of Heaven was constructed between 1406 and 1420 during the reign of Ming Emperor YongLe (reign: 1403-1424), who also oversaw the creation of the Forbidden City during the same period.
Visit the Pandas in The Beijing Zoo.With over 600 animal species on display, including China's national treasure, the giant panda , but also the golden monkey, Yangtze alligators...
Stop at a Local Restaurant for lunch
Contunue to a well-preserved royal garden, the Summer Palace. Renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, the Summer Palace has been listed in the World Heritage Sites and considered as one of the most classical gardens of the world.
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, the Summer Palace has been listed in the World Heritage Sites and considered as one of the most classical gardens of the world.The Summer Palace, originally named Qingyi Yuan or the Garden of Clear Ripples, was first constructed in 1750. It was razed to the ground by the Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860. The Government of the Qing Dynasty started to rebuild it in 1886 with funds that it had misappropriated from the Imperial Navy and other sources. Renamed two years later as Yihe Yuan or the Garden of Health and Harmony, it was supposed to serve as a summer resort for the Empress Dowager Cixi. Known also as the Summer Palace, it was ravaged by the Allied Forces of the Eight Powers that invaded China in 1900. The damage was repaired in 1902. 
Peking Duck dinner at Local Restaurant
Peking Duck is originally from Beijing, which is the capital of Mainland China. It is prepared with a kind of fruit tree, so it has a fruity flavor. Its skin is very crispy. You also eat it in a very special way. First you need to use a special bread. Then you can start your tasty meal. Usually, you cannot finish a whole Peking Duck, so you can make soup with the leftovers.
Most Chinese people are very fond of Peking Roast Duck. You can go to a Chinese restaurant to order this dish rather than prepare it at home because it takes some time to cook it, and you need a lot of things to prepare it.
Pearl Market For the Bargainning shopping is an Option

After the tour, our guide will escort you to the airport to take a flight to Xi'an City(we will choose late afternoon flight between 6-8pm,it takes around 1 hour 40 mintues to Xi'an)-- if you choose to fly then you will have pekiing duck dinner another night.
Our Driver in Xi'an will pick you up then transfer to your hotel in Xi'an
OR

After the tour, our guide will escort you to the Beijng West Railway station for the overnight train to Xi'an City

Next morning our guide and driver will pick you up from the train station,then continue for the tour

Beijing - Xian by overnight train Z19 (19:57 - next day 07:50 am) or T43 (20:48 -next day 09:00)
OR

After the tour, our guide will escort you to the Beijng West Railway station for the High Speed train to Xi'an(It take around 5-5.5 hours from Beijing to Xi'an, the Last high speed train depart Beijing at 17:37, arrive Xi'an at 23:03) if you choose to take the high speed train  then you will have pekiing duck dinner another night.
Our driver in Xi'an will pick you up from the train station/ airport ,drop you off at your hotel in Xi'an

Xi'an(L)(D)

Depart your hotel at 9am or been picked up by our guide in Xi'an from the Train station and go directly for the tour

Then  heading to the Army of Terra Cotta Warriors.It was discovered in 1974 by peasants digging a well.The awesome ranks of life-size pottery figures,modeled from yellow clay,were made to guard the tomb of Qin Shi Huang,despotic ruuler who unified China over 2,200 years ago.Excavations yielded three pits and over 7,000 soldiers,archers,and horses.Each warrior,originally colored with pigment and holding a weapon,has indiidually crafted expression.The museum and the mausoleum are listed the world's cultural legacies as the UNESCO.
The Terracotta Army is a form of funerary art buried with the Emperor of Qin (Shi Huangdi) in 209-210 BC (his reign over Qin was from 247 BC to 221 BC and unified China from 221 BC to the end of his life in 210 BC). Their purpose was to help rule another empire with Shi Huang Di in the afterlife. Consequently, they are also sometimes referred to as "Qin's Armies". Some people think that the army was also built for protection.

The Terracotta Army was discovered in March 1974 by local farmers drilling a water well to the east of Lishan (Mount Li). Mount Li is also where the material to make the terracotta warriors originated. In addition to the warriors, an entire man-made necropolis for the emperor has been excavated.
Stop at a local restaurant for lunch 
Then heading to the City Wall in Xian.In 1370,during the reign of hongwu,the first Ming emperor,these walls were built on the foundations of the Tang imperial palace,using rammed earth,quicklime,and glutinous rice extract.The 39-ft(12m) high bastions have bases up to 59 ft(18 m)thick
The Ancient City Wall of Xi'an is a rigorous and integrated military defense system comprising city moat, drawbridge, various observation towers, battlements, turrets, parapets and crenels. Since constructed from Sui and Tang dynasties about 1400 years ago, the wall has experienced series of alteration and finalized the current layout, with the Changle Gate (East Gate), the Yongning Gate (South Gate), the Anding Gate (West Gate) and the Anyuan Gate (North Gate) being the four main city gate
Enjoy the famous--Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show, a must-see performance in Xi'an for travelers all over the world, is a well designed performance of the traditional Chinese music and dance
Back to hotel

Xi'an -Shanghai (L)
Depart your hotel at 9:00am,please check out before the guide meet you
Move on to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Da Ci'en Temple,As the symbol of the old-line Xian, Da Ci'en Temple is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists,Big Wild Goose Pagoda: Situated in the Da Ci'en Temple, about four kilometers from the urban center, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China. The Pagoda was built in the Tang Dynasty to collect Buddhist scriptures, it is one of the city’s most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xi’an today
the Great Mosque. The famous Great Mosque is located in the Muslim Area. For the tourists coming here, the bazaar in the Muslim area is most attractive with a wide area of stalls selling everything. The shopping is  very cheap and some unusual items we will seldom see anywhere else in China. The Great Mosque in Xian is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China
A mosque was first built on this site on Hua Jue Lane as early as the 700s AD, but the current complex was laid out during the Ming Dynasty in the late 14th century. Tradition says the Great Mosque was founded by the naval admiral Cheng Ho, son of a prestigious Muslim family who became famous for expelling pirates from the China Sea.
At the time the mosque was just outside the Ming city walls in a neighborhood for foreigners. Today the neighborhood and the mosque are part of the city. Most of the present buildings were rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Explore the famous Muslim Quarter(if time permit)
Actually secluded lanes and corner are where the taste surprise is always hidden and patient exploration is required. The zigzagging local-frequent Xi Yangshi and Bei Guangji Jie (Chinese: 北广济街) lanes are local-frequented and stall-clustered and harbor many authentic taste gems. These lanes have more leisurely life touch: white-skullcap stall owners chitchatting, the white-mustache senior sunbathing in the rocking chair, kids teasing the puppies, etc.
Stop at a local restaurant for lunch 

After the tour, our guide will escort you to the airport to take a flight to Shanghai City(we will choose late afternoon flight between 4-6 pm,it takes around 1 hour 50 mintues to Shanghai)

Our Driver in Shanghai will pick you up then transfer to your hotel in Shanghai
OR

After the tour, our guide will escort you to the Xi'an Railway station for the overnight train to Shanghai City( THen you have the choice to have the Tang Dynasty Show this night)

The only option is D308,Depart at 21:01 ,Arrive Shanghai at 7:48am next morning,it only have the soft sleeper which have the shared bathroom and 4 people in one room)

Next morning our guide and driver will pick you up from the train station,then continue for the tour

Shanghai(L)
Meet at 9:00am 

we head to theJade Budda Temple. The old-time and classical architectural style makes the temple unique and inimitable in this modern city. Both, the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha are carved with whole white jade. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room.
The Jade Buddha Temple is not famed for its architecture, which is very new and built in a standard Song Dynasty style, but the two Buddhas housed within. Both are made of white jade in Burma and depict Shakyamuni Buddha (the historical Buddha).

The most impressive of the two is the seated Buddha, 2 meters (6 feet 5 inches) tall, weighing 205 kg (452 lb) and decorated with semi-precious stones. The other statue is a serene and beautiful Reclining Buddha about 1 meter (3 feet 4 inches) long.
Then you will continue to the   Yu Yuan Garden,Yuyuan Garden is surrounding by a busy market place, where visitors can find everything from popular local snacks, handicrafts, antiques and souvenirs to some famous time-honored restaurants

Stop at a local restaurant for lunch
Then  drive to Pudong new district, go on an observatory or a bar in in a tall building (Shanghai World Finacial Center)bird eye view Shanghai super mega city if the day is clear.  

After lunch, we will visit the Oriental Pearl Tower, the highest TV Tower in Asia, which creates a picture of 'twin dragons playing with pearls'. The entire scene is a photographic jewel that excites the imagination and attracts thousands of visitors all year-round.
Then you will explore the Old French Concession:Old French Concession: A former foreign concession in Shanghai during the period of 1849 to 1946, including the area of Luwan and Xuhui District, dubbed as Shanghai's most charming district. This area is quiet, tree-lined and teeming with boutiques, bars and restaurants for Shanghai's hedonists. Visit of the Former Residences of Celebrities.
Return to your hotel around 5:30pm

Shanghai(L)


Our Guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 9:00am

Heading to  Zhujiajiao Watertown,it is about 1 hour driving.Zhujiajiao Water Town is situated forty seven kilometers away from Shanghai; this is a typical and ancient water town in Qingpu, south of the Yangtze River, which has almost 1,700 years of history. Zhujiajiao, also called “The Venice of Shanghai”, features lovely waterways, curved rock bridges, old streets cemented with stone, and over 10,000 buildings dating back to the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911).
Lunch in the Local restaurant 
People's Square in the city center, covering 140,000 square meters, surrounded by the municipal government office building, the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai City Planning Exhibition Hall and the Grand Theatre

Then we will visit ,Shanghai Museum which is the biggest museum of China. It incorporates a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics and is especially famsous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy.
Move on to Nanjing Lu and  the BundThe Bund is a symbol of Shanghai. The Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading houses from the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Italy, Russia, etc. The Bund houses 52 buildings of various architectural styles such as Romanesque, Gothic,Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical,Beaux-Arts, and Art Deco. The buildings are harmonious in color and style, thus gaining the name of "Gallery of World Architecture". When night falls and the lights are on, all the buildings are lit with colorful lights, glistening and dazzling to the eye.  
Return to your hotel around 5:00pm


DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION
PICK-UP LOCATION
The pick up location is in your hotel's lobby,your guide will hold a sign with your name writen on
If you are travelling between different cities,then once you arrive the destination,get your luggage,walk out the hall then find your name sign.Our guide or driver will be there

Notes

It's a heavy itinerary,So be sure to wear comfortable shoes and have a good sleep the day before
This is an exclusive private day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
We offer the Authantic Chinese food in the local restaurant,if you have special request please tell us in advance
The itinerary is flexible,we can adjust it according to your personal interests/weather/any unexpected conditions
For the Beijing-Xi'an-Shanghai overnight Train ,We will purchase the tickets for you,please send us every pessengers passport's photocopy
For the Beijing-Xi'an overnight /High Speed Train ,We will purchase the tickets for you,please send us every pessengers passport's photocopy
If you choose to take the high speed train, our package including the second class seats, if you want to upgrade to first class, please let us know in advance
Tips for the train travel and type of trains please read OUR TIP
A Full payment or a Deposit of 200USD is required for this tour to pay through Paypal.please contact us to send you the invoice.
Each city you will have your own tour guide,when you take the train or plane our guide will not go with you,you are on your own,once you arrive each city,our guide will pick you up from the airport or train station holding your name sign
If you want breakfast or dinner which is no including in the price,just tell our guide,they will help you find the place to eat,please pay your own.

Children's Discount
In China,children's discount are based on height,please let us know your children's height,so we can give you the children's discount accordingly  

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Travelling Party
Beijing-Xi'an Soft sleeper
Xi'an-Shanghai soft sleeper

Beijing-Xi'an  Soft sleeper
Xi'an-Shanghai by  plane

Beijing-Xi'an Deluxe Soft sleeper/High Speed Train
Xi'an-Shanghai soft sleeper  

Beijing-Xi'an Deluxe Soft sleeper/High Speed Train
Xi'an-Shanghai by
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By Flight for the whole trip
1 Person $1950 $2080 $2000 $2135 $2215
2 Persons $1285 $1350 $1335 $1435 $1590
3 Persons $1125 $1190 $1175 $1255 $1295
4 Persons $1005 $1070 $1055 $1135 $1230
5 Persons $935 $1000 $985 $1065 $1110
6 Persons $925 $990 $975 $1055 $1100
7 Persons $915 $980 $965 $1045 $1065
8 Persons $905 $970 $955 $1035 $1055
9 Persons $895 $960 $945 $1025 $1045
10 persons and above Please contact us for detailed quotation  
                                  























Experienced Tour Guide
Comfortable Transportation with an Experienced Driver
.Entrance fees and meals (L-Lunch) (D=Dinner)as mentioned
Cable car round trip or Ski-lift up and Tobaggan down Tickets
Dragon Boat on the Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace(Boat is not running if meet bad weather)
Chinese Acrobatic show VIP Ticket
Tang Dynasty Highlight Dinner and cultural performance in Xi’an
Transportation between city mentioned above

Accommondation
Gratuities to your tour guide and driver
Personal cost
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance
Airport drop off in Shanghai

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Mr.Lamin said:
Hi, Could you please send detail itinerary and quotation if i want to include dinners and going with train to Xian and  plane to Shanghai.Traveling on 12 April with 8-10 pax and also Hotels name please.
Thanks
Lamin
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Dear Lamin Glad to hearing from you ,we would like to provide the best private tour for you Are you looking at Beijing-Xi'an-Shanghai Golden triangle tour ? How many days are you plan to spend for this tour ? We do have package, would you please have a look? we could offer the recommendation for hotels, however at the moment our package is not including hotels Tour is private tour, no factory shops stops ,no hidden charge ,Book now we do have early birds discount http://www.discoverbeijingtours.com/China_city_tour/Multi_City/Beijing-Xian-Shanghai.html Regards Discover Beijing Tours
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