9 Days of Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu

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9 Days of Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu


Day 1 Arrival in Beijing

Upon your arrival, our guide will be expecting you outside the customs of the airport and then our driver will transfer you to the already reserved hotel in a comfortable and clean car. For the remainder of the day, you can have a good rest to release the jet lag.

 Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing  - the former Sheraton

Day 2 Beijing

Your Beijing Chengdu tour with Xi'an starts form the center of the city - Tiananmen Square. Walking northward across the square, you will reach the Forbidden City. As the world's largest and best preserved ancient architectural complex of wooden structure, it has over 8,000 pavilions and houses thousands of time-honored treasures.

For today's lunch, you will enjoy our special offer - the a la carte Chinese food with Peking Roast Duck at one of the best local restaurants (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) .  

In the afternoon, you will continue to visit the Temple of Heaven, the royal altar of the Ming and Qing dynasties. A fantastic Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre will be tonight's highlight and you will be impressed by the excellent performance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch

Day 3 Beijing

Your guide will pick you up in the early morning for the trip to Mutianyu Great Wall. It is one of the most splendid and the most representative parts of China Great Wall. The round-trip cable car will take you up and down, which allows you more sightseeing time on the wall. The restaurants nearby the site are in low quality, so we do not arrange the lunch today. It may be the best that you have a big breakfast at the hotel and have some fast food for lunch by yourself.

After that, you will be driven back to the urban area and then spend some leisure time at a traditional local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an

This morning you will visit the Summer Palace, a summer resort for the imperial royalty in Qing dynasty. Next, drive by the Olympic National Stadium. You will have a chance to take photos of this large Bird's Nest. We will serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a fancy restaurant with delicious food and great atmosphere.

After lunch, follow your guide to trace the old Beijing by walking along the narrow but original Hutong alleys. You will feel excited to learn to make Chinese Paper Cutting with a folk artist in Hutong. Then fly to the ancient capital city Xi'an. A local guide will pick you up and help you check in at the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel 

Day 5 Xi'an

Today you will go to one of the highlights of your Beijing Chengdu tour, the Terracotta Army. The museum not only displays the world-known delicate figures of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, but also shows visitors an array of precious ancient weapons.

At lunch time, you will visit a local family and have an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) in the family, where you can enjoy authentic home made Chinese dishes. A short cooking class is also prepared so that you can enjoy not only the gourmet food but also the fun of cooking them. 

After that, visit Xi'an Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. The pagoda was built in the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) to store the Buddhist scriptures and statues. At night, after enjoying Dumpling Dinner you will be entertained at the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner

Day 6 Xi'an

Today you will begin your visit to the City Wall Park. Encircling the old City Wall, the park is the most popular place for local people to relax, especially in the morning time. You will see people are attending different kinds of activities for fun. It is true that the park has brought the old wall live. Also in this park, you will learn to practice Tai Chi with the master. From the park, we head to the best-preserved Ming Dynasty City Wall. It will be a memorable experience to ride a bicycle on the wall. If feel interested, you can rent the bike at your own expense.

After an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price), you will first visit Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. The large storage of precious cultural relics from the Shang Dynasty (17th - 11th Century BC) to the Qing Dynasty unfold the glorious Chinese history and culture in front of you. Then visit the Great Mosque. You can also have a taste of the local snacks on the Muslim Street when finishing the visit to the mosque.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 7 Xi'an - Chengdu

This morning you will take a high-speed train for about 4 hours to Chengdu. Upon your arrival, our guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel, and then help you check in for a 2-night stay. The rest of the day is free for you to have a rest at the hotel or look around the city on your own. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza 

Day 8 Chengdu

Today you will pay a visit to the lovely giant pandas in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Giant Panda only inhabits in China, so it is regarded as the national treasure. Then our guide will escort you to explore the Broad and Narrow Alleys of Chengdu. Lunch is arranged on your own, so you might try some local snacks in the alley or choose a courtyard restaurant to enjoy your lunch.

In the afternoon, you will proceed to visit Jinsha Site Museum. Covering an area of 5 square kilometers, it is the historical remains of the Shang and Zhou dynasties (1700BC-221BC) focusing on the cultural relics' exhibit and the sacrificial site. Then come to the last stop of your tour, Renmin Park, to experience the casual lifestyle of Chengdu people. Have a pot of tea and enjoy a relaxing time.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Day 9 Departure from Chengdu

After breakfast, please check out the hotel before 12:00 and find your own way to the airport for your flight. You can take a taxi to Chengdu airport directly, at costing about CNY100. Wish you a pleasant journey!

For your reference, we also offer extension private tours after this Beijing Chengdu tour with Xi'an. There are many highlights and famous sites in Sichuan worth your visiting, such as Leshan Giant Buddha and Mt. Emei, Jiuzhaigou Valley and Huanglong. Please drop us an email freely to let us know your preference, and we will be glad to be helpful with your vacation to China.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 travelers, guaranteed departures

Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach

Accommodation: 8 nights, nice 5-star & 4-star hotels

Meals: 8 western buffet breakfasts, 4 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner

Tour Highlights:

Must-see sights - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Giant Pandas

See the giant pandas up close in the Panda Breeding and Research Center

Try biking on the Ming Dynasty City Wall of Xi'an, or tour by electric car

Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance

Price Includes

Domestic airfares & train fares

Hotel accommodation with breakfasts

A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies

Professional English-speaking guides

Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles

Entrance fees to tourist sites

Tips or gratuities for hotel porters

Price Excludes

International airfares

Entry Visa fees

Personal expenses

Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers