Day 1 Entry Beijing Today Arrangement: Welcome to China! Our private English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up in time at the airport and transfer you safely to the hotel. A paper board with the sign of BeijingToursGuide.com and your name will be held high at the airport exit.
Day 2 Beijing Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant Attraction(s): Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Cloisonne Factory Today Arrangement: Our first tour stop in China is Beijing, the capital of China with rich culture and history. At first, appreciate the majesty ofMutianyu Great Wall, one famous section of the Great Wall but less crowded. A round way cable car help you go up and down. Move on to theTemple of Heaven, a royal temple where Chinese emperors held prayer ceremonies to Heaven for a good harvest. In the Cloisonne factory, see the demonstration of Chinese Cloisonne processing and learn about the culture. Optional Add-on: Peking Opera
Day 3 Beijing Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch at Wahaha Restaurant Attraction(s): Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong tour with rickshaw Today Arrangement: Today we visit the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutongs. Tiananmen Squareis the largest city square in the world, where you could see the ancient majestic Tiananmen Tower. Nearby the square, is theForbidden City, a world reputed palace and well preserved. Read about the real life of the old Beijing city by a unique Hutong tour with rickshaw; also visit the Bell Tower and Drum Tower, a well-known place of interest in the Hutong area. Optional Add-on: Chinese Kung Fu Show, Quanjude Roasted Duck Dinner
Gold Stream of Forbidden City
Day 4 Beijing-Xian Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch at Baguobuyi Restaurant Attraction(s): Summer Palace, Pearl factory Today Arrangement: Visit Summer Palaceand Pearl factory and finish our tour in Beijing. By a cruise in Kunming Lake, feel the charm of the exquisite royal garden- Summer Palace. Learn about Chinese pearl culture in the Pearl factory. After lunch, transfer to airport and takes the flight to Xian. Pick you up at Xian airport and send you to hotel.
Day 5 Xian Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant (Qinling Branch) Attraction(s): Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall, Xian Art Pottery Factory Today Arrangement: Xian city has the equal fame with Athens, Cairo, and Rome; let's start to know about the ancient city. The Terra cotta Warriors and Horses is one of the most significant archeological finds of the 20th century, created 2,200 years ago. Xian City Wall, as a main attraction of Xian, is one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.Big Wild Goose Pagodais a symbol of the old-line Xian, a holy place for Buddhists, well preserved. At the Xian Art Pottery Factory, you could see the copies and souvenirs of Terra cotta Warriors and Horses as well as Tang Tricolor. Optional Add-on: Dumpling Banquet, Tang Dynasty Dances and Music
Day 6 Xian-Dunhuang Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch at Qianzhou Restaurant (Xiao Yanta Branch) Attraction(s): Shaanxi Historical Museum Today Arrangement: Our final tour destination in Xian isShaanxi Provincial Museum, one of the four largest museums in China, focus on the highlights of Shannxi culture's role in the development of Chinese civilization. After lunch, be transferred to airport and take the flight to Dunhuang; upon your arrival, pick up at Dunhuang airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 7 Dunhuang Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch at Fengqingyuan Restaurant Attraction(s): Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Lake and Echoing-Sand Mountain Today Arrangement: The historical city of Dunhuang is a renowned tourism city, an obvious pearl on the Silk Road. In the morning, visit the landmark of Dunhuang city- Mogao Grottoes, a world reputed Buddhist art treasure, history of over 1,600 years, containing extant 492 grottoes in which over 45,000m2 of historic fresco and 2,400 color statues are housed. In the afternoon, you will experience a short camel ride along theEchoing Sand Mountainto reach the Crescent Lake. Echoing Sand Mountain is actually a dune, like a golden huge dragon. It utters tremendous sound when a gale blows, and murmurs when people slide down from the mountain top; hence the name. The Crescent Lake, encircled by the Echoing Sand Mountain, is a crystal-like lake with the shape of the crescent moon, a fascinating wonder of the desert.
Day 8 Dunhuang-Turpan Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch at Caigenxiang Restaurant Attraction(s): The Great Wall of the Han Dynasty, Desert Discovery at Yadan Landform Park Today Arrangement:The Great Wall of the Han Dynastyand the Desert Discovery at Yadan Landform Parkare our final tour stops in the amazing Dunhuang. The Great Wall of the Han Dynasty was built to defend the nomadic Xiongnu minorities living in the north frontiers during the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). Desert Discovery at Yadan Landform Park is also called the Evil City, famous for the night sound and vivid rocks in various shapes like animals or other world famous attractions. After the tour, you will be transferred to railway station and take an overnight soft sleeper train to Turpan.
Day 9 Turpan Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch at Red Rose Restaurant Attraction(s): Karez Well, Grape Valley, Jiaohe Ruin, Turpan Carpet Factory Today Arrangement: Pick you up at Turpan railway station in the early morning, transfer to hotel for a breakfast and a rest, and then visit Karez Well, Crape Valley, Jiaohe Ruin, Turpan Carpet factory. Turpan is an old city with more than 6,000 years history, and has a great number of historical relics as well as unique landscapes.Karez Well, a subterranean network of canals, is one of the three greatest engineering projects in ancient China along with the Great Wall and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.Grape Valley is a good place of relaxation amidst the hundreds of square miles of sand-seat under the grape trellis, savor various grapes and enjoy the beautiful Uyghur girls in their ornate costumes.Jiaohe Ruin, built in Qin and Han dynasties, is the biggest, oldest and best preserved construction city in the world. In the Turpan Carpet factory, appreciate the particular Xinjiang carpet woven technology and various exquisite Xinjiang carpets.
Day 10 Turpan-Urumqi-Kashgar Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch Attraction(s): Heavenly Lake Today Arrangement: Drive to Urumqi after breakfast; there we visit Heavenly Lake. The superlatively beautiful lake nestles 1,980 meters above sea level in the Tianshan Mountains, hemmed in by the towering snow-capped Bagda Peak. It is a natural paradise for its breathtaking scenery. Have a lunch and fly to Kashgar. Pick you up from Kashgar airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 11 Kashgar Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch at Orida Culture Restaurant Attraction(s): Zhiren street, Id Kah Mosque, Sunday Bazaar Today Arrangement: Kashgar has a history of 2,000 years and is China's most westerly city, bordering with Pakistan and India. Today, visit Zhiren Street, Id Kah Mosque, and Sunday Bazaar to find out the city’s charm.Zhiren Streetis an old street with an amazing range of handcraft goods for sale, such as exotic musical instruments. Id Kah Mosque, a 15th century mosque, is one of the largest and busiest Islamic one in China You will be asked to remove your shoes before entering the Main Hall.Sunday Bazaar, an ancient market, attracts locals and merchants from Xinjiang and nearby countries such as Pakistan and Kirghizstan.
Day 12 Kashgar-Urumqi Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch Attraction(s): Lake Karakuli Today Arrangement: Visit Lake Karakuliin the morning, the last tour stop in Kashgar. 3,600 m above sea level, the lake resembles a glittering pearl embedded among the alpine peaks, reflecting the surrounding snow-capped mountains like a mirror. After lunch, fly to Urumqi and transfer to hotel for an overnight.
Day 13 Urumqi-Shanghai Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch at Old Shanghai Restaurant Attraction(s): Yuyuan Garden, the Bund and Nanjing Road Today Arrangement: After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Shanghai. Pick you up from Shanghai airport, have lunch, then visit Yuyuan Garden, the Bund and Nanjing Road.Yuyuan Gardenis a famous classical garden in Shanhai, built in 1577 by Pan, a government officer of Ming Dynasty.The Bundis a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. It is the starting point where Shanghai walked into the modern times and a good place to know about the old Shanghai. In the east of the Bund lies the Nanjing Road, China’s premier shopping street, 3.4 miles long, a must-see destination attracting thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world.
Day 14 Shanghai Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch at Tai Restaurant Attraction(s): Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Silk Factory Today Arrangement: Let’ continue our tour in the modern and ancient charming Shanghai. First, visit Shanghai Museum, highly acclaimed internationally houses 120,000 precious culture artifacts, which narrate a story of China's 5,000- year civilization. Then move on to Oriental Pearl TV Tower. It is 468 m high, the third highest in the world. The architecture features 15 spheres of different sizes at different levels based on the artistic conception of 'large and small pearls dropping onto a jade plate'. In the largest ball, there is a revolving teahouse and an observatory platform. After lunch, we head for the Jade Buddha Temple, a venerable old temple famous for the two jade Buddha statues brought from Burma. Then transfer to the Silk factory to appreciate the whole silk-making process. Optional Add-on: Acrobatic Show
Day 15 Depart Shanghai Meal(s): Breakfast Today Arrangement: Free time before departure, and then transfer to airport. We wish you have a pleasant journey home and thank you for using with Beijing Tours Guide.
Please contact us if you are interesed in other hotels. You could also book hotel on your own.
$=U.S. dollar. Price is for per person.
Single Room Supplement - All our hotel bookings are made on the basis of two adults sharing a twin beds/double bed room. In the event of a person of a party requires his or her own room a surcharge is made. But it is not appliable if there is only 1 traveler.
If you are a group of 10 or 10 people above, please contact us, we could give a very competitive discount.
Discount for children from 2 to 12 years old differs according to your tour size.
If you need to prolong your stay in China, or arrive a few days earlier, please let us know and we'd be happy to extend your hotel bookings, or arrange additional tours for you.
Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary. Meals as listed in the itinerary.
Hotels as listed in the itinerary.
Private English-speaking tour guide and private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
China internal flights: Beijing-Xian, Xian-Dunhuang, Urumqi-Kashgar, Kashgar-Urumqi, Urumqi-Shanghai.
Soft sleeper train tickets: Dunhuang-Turpan.
Free visits to handicraft factories.
Service charge & government taxes.
Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.
Free-bottled mineral water.
China life tourist accident/casualty insurance.
Entry or exit China airfare.
Gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.