9 Days Beijing-Xian-Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai Small Group Tour

Besides the highlights of the golden triangle cities(Beijing, Xian and Shanghai), during this tour, you can also explore the Suzhou garden, First Silk Factory and Zhouzhuang Watertown in Suzhou.

Highlights:

  • Stroll the mysterious Forbidden City and the majestic Great Wall in Beijing.
  • Admire the Terracotta Warriors and Xian Museum to explore the old history and fantastic culture of China.
  • Explore both the old history and modern prosperity of Shanghai city.
  • Visit Suzhou garden, First Silk Factory and Zhouzhuang Watertown in Suzhou.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Beijing Arrival
  • Day 2: Beijing
  • Day 3: Beijing
  • Day 4: Beijing – Xian
  • Day 5: Xian
  • Day 6: Xian – Shanghai
  • Day 7: Shanghai
  • Day 8: Shanghai – Suzhou – Shanghai
  • Day 9: Shanghai Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals:

Welcome to the capital of China – Beijing! Upon arrival, met by tour guide and transferred to you hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast at hotel, start today’s tour with Tiananmen Square. Go north through the square and you will reach the Forbidden City. As the largest and best-preserved ancient wooden structure in the world, it has more than 8,000 pavilions and thousands of historic treasures. Then enjoy the lunch.

In the afternoon, head to visit the royal altar of the Ming and Qing dynasties – the Temple of Heaven. Then have a fantastic Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre in the evening.

Day 3 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tomb
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Get up early to visit Badaling Great Wall. Great Wall is one of the greatest architecture projects in human history. Then visit Ming Tomb, where 13 emperors and their wives of the Ming Dynasty were buried. See the appearance of Bird’s Nest on the way to your hotel at a distance.

Day 4 Beijing – Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Summer Palace, Beijing hutong
Accommodation: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit the Summer Palace in the morning, , which used to be the summer resort for royal families and emperors. In the afternoon, walking along Beijing hutong alleys, narrow but original. Then fly to city of Xian. A local tour guide will pick you up at airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 5 Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Terracotta Warriors, Xian Museum, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
Accommodation: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today visit the world famous Terracotta Warriors. The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. After that, visit the Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. At night, enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show(paid by yourself).

Day 6 Xian – Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities: the City Wall, Shaanxi Provincial History Museum
Accommodation: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today visit the City Wall. Visitors can rent a bicycle and take a ride on the wall. And then visit Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China and one of the largest with the large storage of cultural relics from the Shang Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty.

After lunch, drive to airport to board the flight to Shanghai. A local tour guide will pick you up at airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 7 Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities: Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Huangpu River cruise
Accommodation: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today visit Shanghai Museum to learn Chinese history, culture and art. Then off to the Yuyuan Garden to enjoy the classical Chinese garden with trees, flowers, ponds, bridges, rocks, pavilions, and halls. After lunch, stroll on the famous Bund and have a cruise on Huangpu River.

Day 8 Shanghai – Suzhou – Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities: Lingering Garden, Grand Canal, First Silk Factory, Zhouzhuang Water Town
Accommodation: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Morning, picked up from hotel in Shanghai and then drive to Suzhou City. It will take about 2 hours. When arrived in Suzhou, we will stroll through the Lingering Garden first, one of the four most famous gardens in China, listed as World Culture Heritage by UNESCO. Then continue the trip to the Grand Canal nearby, which is the oldest canal in China. After that, we will visit the First Silk Factory to learn Chinese silk culture.

After the lunch, drive to famous Zhouzhuang Water Town. It is the finest remaining traditional water town with history of over 900 years.

After the tour, be transferred back to your hotel in Shanghai.

Day 9 Shanghai Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast

Explore the city at leisure until being transferred to the airport for your next destination.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodations: hotels based on twin occupancy as specified(Except day tours);
  • Sharing English-speaking tour guide;
  • Sharing vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.