6 Days Beijing and Xian Tour by Speed Train

During this 6 Days Beijing-Xian Speed TrainTour, we will spend 4 days in Beijing, then take speed train to Xian for rest of 2 days. In Beijing, we will have an exciting hiking experience on Badaling Great Wall. We are going to visit the biggest public square in the world, enjoy authentic Chinese foods, experience the ancient royal’s life, enjoy Chinese Kung Fu Show, and explore local culture and life at old Beijing hutong and courtyard. In Xian, we will begin with one of the World’s Eighth Wonder, terracotta Army. And we will stroll and biking on the ancient city wall of Xian. At end, we will take speed train back to Beijing, and departure China from Beijing.

Highlight

  • Exciting hiking tour on Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Visit the biggest public square in the world
  • Enjoy Chinese Kung Fu Show
  • Experience the ancient royal’s life
  • Enjoy authentic Chinese foods
  • Explore local culture and life
  • View terracotta Army and other historical relic
  • Stroll and biking on the ancient city wall

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival Beijing
  • Day 2: Beijing City Tour
  • Day 3: Beijing City Tour
  • Day 4: Beijing – Xian
  • Day 5: Xian – Beijing
  • Day 6: Departure Beijing

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing City Tour:

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation:
Meals:

Welcome to Beijing. Arrival in Beijing, your tour guide will wait you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Beijing. Then you can either explore the city by yourself or take a rest in the hotel.

Day 2 Beijing City Tour:

Sightseeing and Activities: Tiananmen Square; Forbidden City; Temple of Heaven; Kung Fu Show;
Accommodation:
Meals: Lunch

After breakfast, we will first visit Tiananmen Square (40 minutes sightseeing), which is the biggest public square in the world that can hold more than million people.

Then We will cross over the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City (2 hours sightseeing) and experience the ancient royal’s life here.

Exit Forbidden City, and move on to Jingshan Park (40minutes sightseeing) to have a bird’s view of the entire Forbidden City. Jingshan Park is filled with community activities during sundays, such as tai chi, square dance, and other traditional activities.

Lunch at a nice Cantonese restaurant (a la carte lunch).

After lunch, we will visit the Temple of Heaven (2 hours sightseeing), which was the spot where the Emperor pray for a good harvest. Three blue-tiled cone-shaped roofs of it, already become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.

Tonight we will appreciate a Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre, that tells a story about Chin Yu entering the monastery and making his way through life to finally becoming the Abbott.

We will transfer back to hotel after the show.

Day 3 Beijing City Tour:

Sightseeing and Activities: Badaling Great Wall; Ming Tombs; Jade factory; Olympic Park;
Accommodation:
Meals:

08:30am, you will meet your guide in the lobby.

Transfer to Badaling Great Wall (80km, 1.5hrs driving). Badaling Great Wall, one of the most gorgeous and magnificent part of the Great Wall in Beijing. The hiking on the Great Wall takes 1-2 hours. Cable car or slide is optional.

We don’t arrange lunch for today, so please prepare some snakes and have a big breakfast. We will continue to visit a Jade factory after a break.

Later, we will transfer to the Sacred Way, the first attraction of Ming Tombs. And then go to Changling, one of the 13 Ming Tombs, which is the Mausoleum of Emperor Zhu Di, the third Emperor of Ming Dynasty. It is the largest, original and the best preserved among the 13 Ming Tombs.

After all, we will return to downtown Beijing and drop at the Olympic Park to take some picture from outside of the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. The bird nest stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics, and it’s the stadium for football competitions. Water Cube, or the Beijing National Aquatics Center, it’s the main stadium for all indoor aquatics competitions in the 2008 Olympics.

Back to hotel around 7:00 PM.

Day 4 Beijing City Tour:

Sightseeing and Activities: Ancient City Wall; the Great Mosque;
Accommodation:
Meals: Lunch

Your guide will pick you up from the hotel in Beijing around 6:00 am. And you will take early morning speed train to Xian. Arriving at Xian North Railway Station about 12:48, your local will take you to a local restaurant for lunch.

After lunch, we will visit the Great Mosque, which is the largest and best preserved of the ancient mosques of China, its buildings are a fascinating fusion of Chinese and Arabian styles.

Then we will take a stroll along the Ancient City Wall, you can ride a bicycle on the city wall. The Ming City wall is one of the best preserved protection project in ancient time.

Back to the hotel.

Day 5 Beijing City Tour:

Sightseeing and Activities: Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum; Terracotta factory;
Accommodation:
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Today, we will start from the World’s Eighth Wonder, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and a Terracotta factory.

Lunch at a local family, we will try some homemade a la carte lunch.

After lunch, you will be transferred to Xian North Railway Station and take speed train to Beijing. Your Beijing local guide will meet you outside station, and transfer you to the hotel in Beijing.

Day 6 Departure Xian:

Sightseeing and Activities: Ancient City Wall;
Accommodation:
Meals: Lunch

Hotel picks up and airport transfer. Or you can arrange the transportation to the airport on your own, and explore the city by yourself.

End of Service

Service Included

  • Meal as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private land transfer service.
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation.
  • English-speaking tour guide service.
  • Mineral water

Service Excluded

  • Airfare, tax and fuel surcharge.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips to guide and driver as your wish. (Based on the well-done job of the guide and driver).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Two A la carte lunches (Pay on your own)
  • The electrinic car & cable car.

Note:

The quotation is different for China Public Holidays. For instance, Chinese Spring Festival,Tomb-sweeping Festival, Labor Day, Dragon-boat Festival, Mid-autumn Festival, China National Day, etc.

Important Notice:
1.Please take Hiking boots, sticks or trekking sticks, backpack, sun-glasses, sunscreen, snacks, camera for this hiking tour.
2. The traveler whose body is not fit for the hiking such as arthritis, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, and the traveler who are drunk are not recommended to take this tour.
3. Don’t take baby less than 3 years old for this tour, and the traveler who are more than 80 years old are not recommended to take this tour.
4. Do not wear short pants.
5. Please go to toilet at the entrance of the wall before the hiking, there is no toilet on the Wall. Please carry toilet paper by yourself always.
6. This tour is not available under the following weather condition: Rain, Snow, Strong Wind, etc.