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9 Days Golden Triangle Tour

(Forbidden City, Great Wal, Hutong Tour - Shannxi Historical Museum - Nanjing Road)
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Tour Code: CTG-5

Tour Description

What would you find when Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai come together in your tour map? Hey, a perfect triangle! Each leg contributes equal highlights to this most expected tour we prepare for you.

In the tour each city will display itself as multifaceted complex. You’ll be face-to-face with not only the group of grand representative architecture (like Beijing Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Xi’an Terra Cotta Warriors, Shanghai Nanjing Road and Oriental Pearl TV Tower) but also the less-known subtle profile that illustrated the lifestyle and custom of local folks (like Beijing Hutong, Xi’an Muslim Quarter, Shanghai Xintiandi). Note that visit of the stately buildings is often followed with adorable exploration of the old lanes and streets. Through such a big-and-small intertwined playbill you can pull appreciation and relaxation together.

Exploring custom by rickshaw along old lanes(Hutong) of Beijing; and Shanghai New World(Xintiandi)

Marvelling at the eighth wonder of the world and the oldest capital city Xi'an

Visiting downtown Shanghai - the stunning Paris of the East

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
Today's Activities You’ll arrive in Beijing in the afternoon or at night. Concerning that, we’ll let you spend the rest of the day relaxing and restoring your energy at the hotel for the thrilling playbill tomorrow.
Day 2 Beijing (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities Everything of Beijing, the grand capital city for several dynasties, is toned with royal grace or political might. From Tian’anmen Square to the Forbidden City and Summer Palace, Beijing is boasting off its historic pillars and bricks to every visitor. When looking into the perfect architecture, you’ll understand why they have been entitled to symbols of China for ages.
Tian'anmen Square sunset at the Forbidden City Summer Palace          
Tian'anmen Square Forbidden City Summer Palace          
Day 3 Beijing (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities Who can ever leave out Badaling Great Wall from his or her list of must-visit spots in Beijing?Cause whoever hasn’t been there isn’t entitled to a hero as per Chinese sayings. 2-3 hours climbing and sightseeing will engrave the gorgeous ancient fortification on your mind.

Beijing never falls short of vast architectural complex of royal grandeur. The following Changling of Ming Tombs and Sacred Road are meant to display the highest power of Emperor Zhu Di, the one who gained the biggest achievement among 13 emperors in Ming Dynasty. Even walking along the Sacred Road, you’ve got to feel stunned by these invincible Memorial Stone Archway, Dragon and Phoenix Gate and vigorous Stone Creatures along both sides.
Badaling Great Wall Changling Tomb Sacred Road          
Badaling Great Wall Changling Tomb Articles Sacred Road          
Day 4 Beijing-Xi’an (Breakfast, lunch)transfer by rail
Today's Activities A gorgeous capital city is not always about blocks of royal buildings. To learn something about the life of local folks is not less interesting than to visit all the great halls around. Riding on the rickshaw through long passages of the ancient Hulong, you’ll be addicted to a mood of nostalgia. You’ll also fall in love with the way they enjoy leisure and all the lovely ingredients that light up their life.

The second part of your playbill will get you close to what the Beijing guys and even Chinese people worship. The stunning Temple of Heaven best demonstrates Oriental architectural aesthetics and the deeply rooted awe of Heaven in ancient Chinese, from the emperor to the masses.

Later we’ll lead you to Beijing Railway Station and we’re going to move on for another great city, Xi’an. Oriental wonders don’t stop all in Beijing, Xi’an is staring you in the face. Just be more excited.
Hutong Tour in Rickshaw Hutong Local Life Temple of Heaven          
Hutong Tour in Rickshaw Hutong Local Life Temple of Heaven          
Day 5 Arrive in Xi’an (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities We pick you up in the morning and escort you to the hotel. There is tasty breakfast in store for you. After the breakfast and some brief rest, you’ll have fun strolling along the Ancient City Wall. It’s most amazing to watch the city, where aged blocks of buildings interlaced with the modern towers, stretch itself gracefully along the wall.

More thrilling activity awaits you after lunch. No matter how many times you view the Terracotta Warriors via television or pictures, you would fail to describe the invincible vigor they give off when you’re finally face-to-face with them. The eighth world’s wonder never lets you down!
Ancient City Wall Terracotta Warriors Museum Great Mosque          
Ancient City Wall Terracotta Warriors Museum Terracotta Warriors          
Day 6 Xi’an-Shanghai (Breakfast, lunch)transfer by rail
Today's Activities Xi’an is always proud of its abundant chapters of history, so how to get the best book engraving ages of Xi’an? Definitely you need to go to Shaanxi History Museum. Thousands of valuable antiques come together to show you a vibrant civilization that Xi’an contributed to the world.

Besides, in Tang dynasty, Xi’an(called Chang’an then) was known for its generosity towards various religions. People with totally different beliefs lived happy together at that time. The next two stops, Great Mosque and Muslim Quarter, will open you to a harmonious wonderland where Muslim architecture and Chinese traditional buildings light up each other. By the way, the area is a big stock of snacks. Having lunch there is great fun!

Well, time to kiss Xi’an goodbye and move for your next destination Shanghai. You’re leaving the ancient capital city for the modern metropolis by train.
Shaanxi History Museum Collection Local Muslims at Great Mosque Muslim Quarter          
Shaanxi History Museum Collection Praying Hall of Great Mosque Muslim Quarter Local Snacks          
Day 7 Arrive in Shanghai (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities Everyone comes to Shanghai for the legendary Nanjing Road and the Bund, which we quite understand and satisfy as soon as possible. After breakfast and short rest at your hotel, you’ll find the fabulous Nanjing Road and the Bund topping your playbill in Shanghai. Isn’t that most exciting?

Nanjing Road, the world-famous pedestrian street, brings you a gigantic army of lovely commodities. You can’t have a happier crazier shopping experience than on Nanjing Road. Also, Nanjing Road has a strong collection of wonderful restaurants, fitting whatever stomach. Having lunch there is a good entertainment.

In the late afternoon there comes the best moment to appreciate all the amazing colors and silhouettes at the Bund. Towering walls of Gothic building will pull you back to decades ago when Shanghai started glittering Paris of the East.
Nanjing Road The Bund The Bund          
Nanjing Road Building of SPD Bank at the Bund The Bund          
Day 8 Shanghai (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities Since we spent a whole day shopping and reveling around, today should be about a delicate refined profile of Shanghai.

What Yuyuan Garden means to Shanghai is what Summer Palace to Beijing. So just go and fully appreciate the crowning achievement among gardens in South China.

You may not know much about Taoism or what a grand Taoist temple looks like, OK, City God Temple will confide in you. The more interesting thing is that you’ll taste all sorts of tasty local cuisine there.

Thousands of yellowing pictures of old lanes in Shanghai(often called Longtang) can’t beat your huge surprise and joy when you yourself are facing Xintiandi. The tour along black-and-white Longtang lanes for sure gives you as much happiness as the rickshaw tour to Beijing Hutong.

The last stop is Oriental Pearl Tower. Go and end the thrilling day on the skyscraper with the dazzing Shanghai night right under your nose. Moreover, you'll drop in Old Shanghai Wax Museum and find lovely images of Shanghai shaped by wax!
Yuyuan Garden City God Temple Oriental Pearl Tower          
Mid-Lake Pavilion in Yuyuan Garden City God Temple Oriental Pearl Tower          
Day 9 Shanghai (Breakfast)
Today's Activities A free-time day means you could add any activity you want to your list and we’re here to meet your need. There are plenty of add-on activities, to make sure that you won’t let go of anything interesting. You may consider having novel local snack, shopping, visiting historical architecture or watching Shanghai Portman Acrobatics.

In the afternoon we will transfer you to Shanghai Airport. Wish you all happy 9 days in China!
Package Prices & Details
Your Group Size Deluxe Class Superior Class Tourist Class
1 person $2278 / $1927 $1953 / $1672 $1619 / $1502
2 - 5 persons $1330 / $1145 $1106 / $1018 $985 / $933
6 - 9 persons $1130 / $944 $884 / $815 $808 / $765
single room supplyment $665 / $476 $409 / $319 $270 / $217
The price in Red stands for High Season (Apr.01-Nov.30), and Black for Low Season (Dec.01-Mar.31).
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Train Tickets: Beijing - Xi'an, Xi'an - Shanghai Hotels: Accommodation in Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai
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 tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Beijing
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing
Located in the golden business area of Wangfujing, the hotel only takes 10 minutes to Forbidden City and Dongfang Square.
With stylish guest rooms and newly renovated Crowne Plaza Club floor – Crowne Plaza Beijing has anticipated every need while providing easy access to business, commercial districts and historical landmarks.
Sunworld Hotel Beijing
Situated on the intersection of Wangfujing Avenue and Dengshikou Street, Sunworld Hotel Beijing is close to many famous historical and cultural landmarks, including the Forbidden City.
Guest rooms and suites are designed with a traditional and refined style. From servies to amenities, the hotel strives to make your stay a pleasant experience.
Red Wall Hotel Beijing
Redwall Hotel is located in a very favorable area. The Palace, Jinshan and Beihai royal Park, the most famous shopping center of Beijing-Wangfujing Street is all within a few minutes walk. The hotel has about 200 rooms of modern decoration or Chinese court style. The soft tone of the hotel, the elegant and bright lobby, the classic and exquisite decoration and natural & romantic design appear cultural tinge will make you feel at home.
Hotels in Xi'an
Sheraton Hotel Xi'an
Located near the 600-year-old City Wall and close to the city centre, Sheraton Hotel is just 35 minutes from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport.
With first-class amenities, facilities and family-friendly services, Sheraton Xi'an Hotel will make you feel at home.
Bell Tower Hotel Xian
Located beside the Ancient Bell Tower and styled in an extraordinary mix of tradition and modernity, The Hotel offers 360 comfortable guestrooms designed in a classic yet contemporary style. Guests can choose smoking or non-smoking rooms. Every room is fully equipped with high-speed broadband Internet and decorated in a soothing style of rich woods and light sable and white tones.
City Hotel Xi'an
The hotel is located in the centre of Xi'an city and just near the well-known Bell Tower, Drum Tower and Ancient City Wall.
The hotel offers a total of 137 well-appointed guestrooms for guests' comfortable living space. The elegant and magnificent restaurants serve delicious flavor of many varieties.
Hotels in Shanghai
Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai
The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Shanghai, 2 minutes from Nanjing Road, People Square and the Bund. It offers easy access to the city's most important business, cultural and entertainment hubs.
The elegantly designed and tastefully decorated rooms provide you with an experience of exceptional luxury and comfort.
The Bund Riverside Hotel
The Bund Riverside is ideally located in the heart of Shanghai’s commercial and financial districts. The nearby Huangpu River, otherwise known as The Bund, the symbolic Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and the Lujiazui international financial zone makes our locality especially convenient.
The Bund Riverside has 195 elegantly furnished suites equipped with the most modern amenities, which will ensure your comfort during your stay at The Bund Riverside.
Magnificent International Hotel
The hotel is located in the central heart of Shanghai – Xizang South Road and surrounded by the Bund, Xin Tian Di, Yu Garden and Shanghai Museum & Grand Theatre. Shopping streets like Nanjing Road and Huaihai Road are only within walking distance. The well-appointed guestrooms with a great number of amenities and facilities offer you an excellent stay with comfort and convenience.

Meals in the Package

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include 8 breakfasts and 7 lunches.

-- Breakfasts are offered by the hotels
-- Lunches are arranged according to different classes of tour
-- Dinners are for your own arrangement

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:


Beijing, being the Capital of China, boasts a good number of restaurants with Chinese featured cuisines. Different restaurants, like Great Northeast Restaurant, Gold Palace Restaurant and Tang Yuan Restaurant, lead you for a feast of Chinese classic cuisines.
-- Great Northeast Restaurant: featuring seafood, Sichuan food, Canton food, food of China Northeast Region
-- Gold Palace Restaurant: featuring Canton food, Sichuan food, Shandong food, Japanese & Korean food
-- Tang Yuan Restaurant: featuring Canton cuisine

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) Rou Jia Mo, also called Chinese Hamburger, is very similar to the Western hamburger essentially, but with different cooking method.

Chinese Dumpling Dinner Rou Jia Mo ( Chinese Hamburger )


Shanghai is regarded as a kingdom of delicacies, where you can taste almost everything. Here we strongly suggest you take M on The Bund into consideration.
M on the Bund Shanghai
-- Dedicated to creating a dining experience as exciting, as sophisticated, as delectable as Shanghai itself
-- “One of the top 20 restaurants in Asia” (Miele Guide, 2009-2010)
-- “Best Global Cuisine” (City Weekend Readers’ Choice Awards, 2010)
-- “M on the Bund: Most Popular Restaurant in Shanghai” (Zaqat Survey Shanghai, 2008)

Shanghai M on The Bund Restaurant Brandboard of M on the Bund
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Hello Choury,

Thanks for your note and interest.

Arthur, Chi (driver) and your agency have been very nice with my situation, which i thank all of you from my heart. I have felt much better today and could walk slowly with less pain.

The Tour: so far, very well. Will keep you informed and given what we have received in Beijing, i hope the standards are as good in the rest of the cities. And with people with same concept of hospitality and warmth, too.

Will keep in touch.

Customer:Ms. Alhach

Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai - Hong Kong

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Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an

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