If you're interested in the most enormous and enduring sites, there are two sites in China that you must visit: the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors. We'll see that you make it to both.
Why you'll love this trip
See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors
Stroll through Xi'an's Muslim Quarter
Take a guided walk along the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China
Enjoy a traditional Peking duck dinner in Beijing
Tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City and the historical Tiananmen Square
Airfare from Shanghai to Xi'an and High speed rail ticket from Xi'an to Beijing included
After pickup from your Shanghai hotel, your three-day private excursion begins with a short drive to the airport, followed by your two-hour flight. Upon landing, be met at Xi'an airport by your private tour guide and driver.
See one of China's most famous attractions– the 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors. The four main burial pits are filled with the awe-inspiring sight of 8,000 life-size figurines of soldiers, 130 chariots and more than 650 terracotta horses, depicting the armies of the first emperor of China.
Traditional Chinese specialties
Afterwards, enjoy a lunch of traditional Chinese specialties in a nearby local restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive to Xi'an, where you'll have free time to explore the ancient city walls by either bicycle or on foot (bike rental at own expense).
Take a guided walking tour through the local Muslim Quarter, where you will also see its landmark bell tower. At the end of the day, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant in the quarter before checking into your 5-star hotel standard room for the evening.
Have breakfast at your Xi'an hotel, after which you'll be driven to the Xi'an High speed railway station to catch your train to Beijing. Upon arrival, your private driver will be waiting to take you to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.
Mutianyu Great Wall
Admire Mutianyu's Ming Dynasty turreted watchtowers and walls, proving that it is one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall. Enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding forest. After your amazing visit to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, enjoy a yummy lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, the drive through Beijing's outskirts takes you to the famous Bird's Nest and Water Cube, built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven, which is Beijing's principal temple, it was built in the 1400s by the Ming Emperor Yong Le, who also built the Forbidden City. At the complex you can admire the circular, triple-gabled Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests and the circular Mound Altar, with its marble dragons.
Peking roast duck dinner
In the evening, enjoy a traditional Peking roast duck dinner, the famous dish that's been prepared in Beijing (formerly called Peking) since imperial times.
Afterwards, you'll be driven to your Beijing hotel, where you will enjoy a good night's rest in your deluxe suite room.
Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
Have a final breakfast at your hotel, followed by a visit to Tiananmen Square. Enter the mysterious world of the Forbidden City, built for the emperors in the Ming Dynasty. The huge complex is home to the Palace Museum, and is made up of a succession of courts, towers, gates and lakes.
After your visit to the Forbidden City, your private driver will drop you wherever you wish – a location in the Beijing city area, at your hotel or the Beijing airport to catch your onward flight.
Entrance fees to attractions as listed
Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Meals as per itinerary
One night 5-star hotel standard room in Xi'an and one night 5-star hotel standard room in Beijing
One-way flight from Shanghai to Xi'an
One-way bullet train from Xi'an to Beijing
Meals not mentioned
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Rescheduling and Cancellation Policy
You can reschedule or cancel your trip at zero cost up to 48 hours before your travel date.