11 Days China Beijing, Xian, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai Tour

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  • 11 Days
  • Group Tour
  • English
  • Beijing, Xian, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai

Well-designed 11 days China small group tour visiting top China cities such as Beijing, Xian, Zhangjiajie and Shanghai. Ideal experience for travelers who would like to travel the mysterious oriental country while meeting with new friends.


2 to 3 departures per month. Pick up from Beijing (PEK) Airport.


Day 1Arrive Beijing

Arrive Beijing. Our tour guide will meet you at airport and transfer to hotel for check in.

Day 2Beijing City Tour (B, L)

Morning tour visit the Temple of Heaven, a complex visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Now days, you will find locals practicing Taichi and other unique morning exercises. Then, take a short walk in a less commercial Hutong to see the local living.

After lunch at local restaurant, continue visiting Tiananmen Square and explore the Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace in the world. After tour, on way to hotel stop by at local tea store to learn a little about the Chinese tea culture with tea tasting. Optional evening activity available.

Day 3Beijing Great Wall Tour (B, L)

Morning tour visit the Mutianyu Great Wall. You may hike or take cable car (on own expense) to the top to enjoy the magnificent view. After lunch at the bottom of the wall, return to Beijing city and visit a jade carving factory en route. After return to Beijing, make photo stop at the Bird Nest and Water Cube, which were constructed for the 2008 Beijing Olympic. You will have the option to enjoy the famous Peking duck dinner.

Day 4Beijing - Xian (B, L)

Morning tour to Summer Palace, an imperial garden in the Qing Dynasty and the largest and the most well-preserved imperial garden in China. After lunch, transfer to railway station and take high-speed train to Xian (5-5.5hrs). Upon arrival, guide meet at railway station and transfer to hotel. Rest day free.

Day 5Xian Terracotta Warriors and City Tour (B, L)

Morning tour visit the ancient Xian City Wall where you can choose to bike around the wall and see the city from above or participate a Taichi Lesson at the wall. Then transfer to Terracotta Warriors Museum. On the way, visit a pottery workshop where you can learn how to make your own pottery figure. After lunch, continue tour at the museum to see collections of life size terracotta sculptures in battle formation guarding the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China for over 2000 years.

Return to hotel after tour. Evening free on own or take optional activities such as the famous Tang Dynasty culture and dancing show.

Day 6 Xian - Zhangjiajie (B, L)

Morning free on own. After lunch at local restaurant take tour visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most well-preserved Tang Dynasty Buddha temples. While visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, you will have chance to watch the traditional shadow play, visit Jianfu Temple as well as Xi’an Museum.

Transfer to airport in evening and take flight to Zhangjiajie (1.5 hrs). Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.

Day 7Zhangjiajie Tour (B, L)

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a natural labyrinth located in northwestern Hunan Province with the amazing landscape of China, being famous for being a source of creation of the CGI artist in the Avatar movie.

Morning tour visit Tianmen Mountain and explore the six wonders of Tianmen Mountain including: Tianmen Mt Cable car, Glass Skywalk, Tianmen Temple, Bonsai Garden, Tianmen Cave, Connected-Heaven Avenue, etc. In the afternoon, transfer to Wulingyuan scenic area for overnight.

Day 8Zhangjiajie (B, L)

Tour visit Yuanjiajie Scenic Area by taking the Bailong Elevator, the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world. Then, tour visit Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, where you could see mountains, grand valleys, and original forests. If you are lucky, you may see the marvelous sea of clouds.

Afterwards, take a small train to visit Ten-mile Gallery. Along the 5km drive there are unique stones forming different shapes, feeling like a natural landscape painting.

Day 9Zhangjiajie - Shanghai (B)

Morning tour visit the Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, the longest and highest glass bridge in the world. Then visit Baofeng Lake, where you will take a scenic boat ride around the lake.

Transfer to airport and take evening flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, guide meet and transfer to hotel. Rest day free.

Day 10Shanghai City Tour (B, L)

Morning tour visit the old alleys in Shikumen to see the authentic local way of living in the old Shanghai area. Continue tour visit the famous Yu Garden and explore the Yuyuan Bazaar. After lunch, tour visit the Shanghai Silk Museum, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai City History Museum. Finally, enjoy the magnificent skyline of the Bund with illuminated buildings long the Huangpu River.

Day 11Shanghai - Departure (B)

Transfer to airport for departure.


4 star hotels in each city with daily breakfast

Price Includes

  • China domestic train or flight
  • Hotel Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Meal as mentioned (L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Admission to sites as mentioned
  • All local transportation as mentioned in itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • International flight
  • China Visa
  • Optional tour, admission, service not mentioned or specified as extra