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When it comes to Beijing and Xi'an, which tourist attractions will hit you? The Forbidden City, or Terracotta Warriors? ...
This is a selection of Beijing and Xi'an highlight scenic spots that one can enjoy in full 6 days with the experience of taking the high-speed train. Apart from harvesting a visual feast of great sights and historical heritages (Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace,Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter), you can taste various delicious local snacks and have a closer look at Chinese culture.
Visiting the highlights of gorgeous capital - Beijing and ancient city - Xi'an within nearly one week
Experiencing the super-high-speed train from Beijing to Xi'an (only about 5 hours, helping you squeeze more time for sightseeing)
One-stop service, incl. tour guide, hotels, meals, transportation, attraction admissions and insurance, etc
|Today's Activities|| Welcome to Beijing, and our guide will greet you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to have a good rest.
If you like, you can head for Wangfujing Snack Street by yourself to have a taste of different local snacks in the evening, as well as experience Beijing's nightlife. Snack-stalls in the night markets are always popular and busy destinations. You are able to taste some Sugarcoated haws in person, not just seeing them from Chinese TV series.
|Today's Activities|| Today you will first visit the vast Tiananmen Square. Located in the heart of modern Beijing, the world's largest city square is an enduring symbol of China's national pride and a symbol of China in the world. It is embraced by many magnificent buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.
Passing through the Tiananmen Gate, you will enter the splendid Forbidden City, the previous home to emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties. This "city within a city" is a World Heritage Site, renowned for its impressive royal architectures, with great square, halls and gates contrast with intricate halls, gardens, courtyards and quarters, and imperial legends. Forbidden City is a must-see to take a glance at Emperors' life.
Your next stop will be the Summer Palace, the best preserved and the largest imperial gardens in China and one of Beijing's premier attractions. You can explore the lake on boat and appreciate the royal parks.
Good point for self-funded activity: the well-known Beijing Roast Duck for dinner.
|Today's Activities|| After breakfast, we will drive you to Mutianyu Great Wall by car, nearly taking you 1.5 hours. Not as crowded as the nearby Badaling Great Wall or Juyongguan Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall is the superior place to enjoy the superb views of the Great Wall. This section of the Wall is fully restored, there are hand rails to help you up on the very steep parts. So as to avoid a very steep climb, you can take the cable car to the top of the wall and back down again.
In the afternoon, you will drop by Changling Tomb, where Zhu Di, the Emperor of Ming Dynasty, and his queen were buried together. It's the first and largest one of the 13 Ming Tombs, and the best preserved royal cemetery in China.
Good point for self-funded activity: appreciating the Chinese Kung Fu Show or Peking Opera in the evening, presenting you a grand visual feast.
|Today's Activities|| The Temple of Heaven is your first stop today, which is the imperial altar for ancient emperors to worship the god of heaven. In ancient time, only the princes and dukes are accessible to it but now it is open to the public, so you can see citizens performing morning exercise or practicing Tai Chi in the park now. If you are interested in Chinese Tai Chi, you can learn to play with the locals. And if you are lucky enough, you will come across the worship performance at the Temple of Heaven.
Xiushui Street, also named "Silk Street", is a cluster of the goods with Chinese characteristics. Apart from the traditional Chinese handicrafts, antiques, calligraphy, carpets...etc., there are aslo full of modern goods now. If you are a good bargainer, you can purchase the top-quality goods with the lowest price at here. It's the bargain hunter's paradise.
After the visit, you will be transferred to take the high-speed train to another ancient capital-Xi'an. Our local tour guide will meet you at the station and escort you to your hotel.
|Today's Activities||Today's excursion starts with the incredible Terracotta Warriors. You will not only be attracted by thousands of life-size, vivid terracotta warriors in battle formation and bronze chariots and horses, but also be astonished that every figure differs in facial features and expression, clothing, hairstyle, and gestures. After the discovery of Terracotta Warriors, you will continue your journey to the Mausoleum of the Qin Emperor.
Then you can enjoy the cultural relic exhibitions and chiming show at the Bell Tower, a classical building with carved beams and painted rafters.
The Muslim Quarter is a fascinating area where you can find various ethnic shops. You can taste many attractive snacks and buy some interesting souvenirs which will not make you disappointed. It offers you a good insight into how the Muslim and Chinese components have integrated as well.
Good point for self-funded activity: enjoying the Tang Dynasty Show in the evening. It includes two parts: the fabulous music and dance performance and chinese dumpling banquet, both indulging your eyes and tongue! This marvelous show vividly reflects the ancient royal singing and dancing of the Tang Dynasty about 1400 years ago.
|Today's Activities|| After breakfast, you will tour the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built in the year 707 AD during the Tang Dynasty. Climbing the pagoda not included. And you will take a rough travel of the Xi'an Museum. Xi'an Museum is well known for its cultural treasures displayed in the exhibition hall.
You will head for Xi'an Ancient City Wall next. It is the best-preserved existing ancient city wall in China. Very well preserved and in excellent condition. There are some excellent shows in different time every day , such as, Antique City Wall Gate Opening Ceremony, Acrobatics Show. If you are available to arrive there in the show time, it's a good chance for you to take a closer glimpse of Chinese culture. Riding bicycles on the city wall not included.
Good time always flies fast. Then, you will be transferred to the train station or airport to your next destination.We believe you will love China and keep forever memories about China in your whole life.
|Your Group Size||Deluxe Class||Superior Class||Tourist Class|
|1 person||$1667 / $1426||$1384 / $1250||$1232 / $1129|
|2 - 5 persons||$963 / $836||$822 / $740||$746 / $687|
|6 - 9 persons||$810 / $682||$669 / $602||$593 / $534|
|single room supplyment||$439 / $344||$288 / $221||$212 / $198|
|The price in Red stands for High Season (Apr.1 - Nov.30), and Black for Low Season (Dec.1 - Mar.31).|
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches||Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Train Tickets: Beijing - Xi'an (High-Speed Train)||Hotels: Accommodation in Beijing and Xi'an|
|Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides||Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers|
|Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional attractions/ tours/ meals and international flights||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
This package includes 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches,
-- Breakfasts offered by hotels: just start your happy tour after having breakfast in the morning, especially for deluxe class, buffet breakfast is available;
-- - It supplys lunch according to different classes of tour, such as deluxe in city-famous restaurants and tourist in popular tourist restaurants;
-- Dinner option is open to you, you could find your favorite place to eat, or take our recommendations.
We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:
As the capital of China, Beijing boasts many good restaurants with featured cuisines. Our package takes you to have A La Carte dinner at Great Northeast Restaurant, Gold Palace Restaurant and Tang Yuan Restaurant, leading you to grasp the essence of Chinese classic cuisines.
|Dining Hall of Great Northeast Restaurant||Main Hall of Tang Yuan Restaurant|
Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shaped Chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. Muslim Quarter gathers lots of delicious local food like Rou Jia Mo and shish kebabs, etc..
(1) Here we highly recommend Chinese Dumpling Dinner, which also named "Jiaozi", typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. As a must-try for visitors, it serves with Tang dynasty show. And it belongs to an [add on] item in the tour.
(2) Friendship Restaurant at Terracotta Museum, is famous for the noodle-stretching performance. You can also enjoy the delicious local cuisine here, such as steamed cauliflower, pork and small bamboo shoots, bean curd with celery, etc.
(3) One of the best places to sample the dumpling is Defachang Restaurant. Here you can experience Xian's famous "Dumpling Banquet" where you get to feast on many different types of dumplings that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and flavors. For example there are tiny pearl dumplings, dumplings made from black rice and fruit-filled dumplings.
(4) Muslim quarter is a fascinating area where you can taste many authentic Islamic snacks, like beef or mutton Rou Jia Mo (Chinese Hamburger), northwestern style noodles, Yangrou Paomo and many other attractive snacks that will not make you disappointed. The restaurants and eateries here are serving their food in budget prices.
|Chinese Dumpling Dinner||Local Cuisine at Friendship Restaurant|
|Dining Hall of Defachang Restaurant||Snack Street in Muslim Quarter|