During this 5 Days Beijing Xian Tour, you will get to know two of China's ancient capitals: Beijing & Xi'an. Your tour in Beijing includes stops at the city's main attractions, including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and more. You'll also have the opportunity to hike along the ramparts of the Great Wall while taking in stunning views of the surrounding hills. Travel from Beijing to Xian by high speed train to visit the Terracotta Warriors, Anicent City will with optional bike ride, enjoy the famous dumpling feast for dinner as well. The tour package includes transport, tour guide service, entrance fees, meals & accommodation.
Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights
Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Bird's Nest & Water Cube (from outside), Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Big Goose Pagoda, Drum Tower, Muslim Quarter, Tang Dynasty Show with Dumpling Feast, Terracotta Warriors, Xian Ancient City Wall
Beijing downtown hotel (train station or airport)
Xian train station or Xian Xianyang International Airport
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Pick up service is arranged at Beijing downtown hotel or Beijing train station, our guide will meet you with a welcome sign "Beijing Private Tour". Starts your tour as followings:
Firstly, drive you to visit the famous Great Wall of China- Mutianyu Great Wall section. "If you haven't climbed the Great Wall, you haven't seen China." Many of your friends who visited China before might have told you this. It is indeed an experience of life. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. It's known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year.
After lunch, the Sacred Way, affiliated with the Ming Tombs, is a main attractions arranged for you. The Ming Tombs lie in Changping County, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest from the urban area of Beijing. It is actually a tomb cluster of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), including thirteen emperor's mausoleums, seven tombs for concubines and one grave for eunuchs.
Sitting at the foot of Mt. Yan and occupying an area of more than 120 square kilometers (29,653 acres), it appears extremely spectacular. It was listed in the World Heritage List in 2003. Each emperor's tomb was constructed at the foot of a separate small hill, but they all share a main road called the Sacred Way. The thirteen emperor's mausoleums are similar in their architectural style and overall arrangement, only differing in size and complexity of their structures.
In the late afternoon, our guide will take you to visit Bird's Nest & Water Cube (from outside), constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Visit the National Stadium ( bird's nest). Its located at the Olympic Green Park, the stadium cost US$428 million. The design was awarded to a submission from the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron in April 2003 after a bidding process that included 13 final submissions.
After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Beijing.
After breakfast, you will visit the famous Temple of Heaven. The temple was constructed in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and was enlarged during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is the grandest cult architecture complex in the world and a masterpiece of the Chinese people created in ancient times. It covers 2,700,000 square meters (667 acres). Emperors of the two dynasties used to worship the heaven and pray for rich harvests, as the feudal emperors thought they were the son of the heaven.
Then, head to the with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square, which is now the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Square is the geographical center of Beijing City. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 1000000 people at one time. Tiananmen Gate on the northern square was the site where the Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China.
After sightseeing, walk into the Tiananmen you will meet the one of the world’s 5 most important palaces – Forbidden City, The Forbidden City, also named the Palace Museum, shares the honor of being one of five world-famous palaces with the Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in England, the White House in the U.S. and the Kremlin in Russia. The incomparable palace occupies an area of 720,000 square meters (177.9 acres) and has approximately 8,700 rooms. A high red wall with a total length of 3,400 meters (3,718 yards) encases the palace.
After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Beijing.
Free on your own until our driver take you to Beijing train station for the train to Xi'an. It takes around 5 hours for one way.
Once arrived at Xi'an train station, you will be greeted by our guide at the exit of the train station with a welcome signage “Xi'an Private Tour". And you will be escorted to your hotel in Xi'an directly for check in.
The rest day is free on your own to explore the city or have rest in your hotel.
After breakfast, drive you to the first stop: Big Giant Goose Pagoda, Big Goose Pagoda is one of the oldest structures in China. Originally Big Goose Pagoda consisted of a brick structure of five storeys and was about 60 meters high. First built in 589A.D. In the Sui Dynasty. Between AD 701 and AD 704 during the reign of the Empress Wu Zetian five more storeys were added to the pagoda making ten in all. Unfortunately it was damaged during World War II and reduced to seven storeys, which is as it remains today.
After the sightseeing, head to the down town and visit the Drum Tower, Located in the south end of Beiyuan Gate of Xi’da street, Xi'an Drum Tower originally built in 1380 during the Ming dynasty and renovated twice in 1699 dueing the Qing dynasty. Now it's the largest one of its kind in China, facing the Bell Tower at east, which was beat to tell the time to citizens, hence the name. Standing on the towering above the city center and appreciate incredible view of Xi'an. Between the Drum Tower and the Bell Tower, there is a square with grass, dotted with greenbelt beautiful acouto-optic fountain, which is a good place for leisure and entertainment for citizens.
Then move on to Muslim Quarter to meet many local snacks, is the most famous food street in Xian. It consists of Islamic food area, ethnic group shopping center, Great mosque and living area of Hui people. It is a place distinct for its delicious food and Islamic culture, with a history of more than 1000 years. The streets are paved by gray flagstone and the buildings are of Ming style. About 2000 years ago in the Han Dynasty after the opening of Silk Road, Changan welcomed the first Muslims: Muslim businessmen, envoys, and students.
After the day tour, get the Shaanxi Grand Opera House around 6:00PM and our tour guide will help you find your seat for the Dumpling feast within the Opera House. Dumpling, or Jiaozi in Chinese, is one of the most representative Chinese food.
Nearly 20 varieties are made and inside the dumplings are stuffed with delicious vegetables, meats and seafood. Dumplings’ Legend offers an original approach to Chinese food, merging the familiar comfort food of London’s Chinatown with the culinary heritage of regional oriental cuisine.
Then you’ll experience the local colorful and splendid Tang Dynasty Dance Show, which is a performance of music and dance that imitate the Tang Dynasty over one thousand-year ago. It seems as if you have lived in the palace of Tang Dynasty.
After the show, you will be taken back to your hotel in Xian
After breakfast, drive you to visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Its more than 40 miles away from downtown, to visit Army of Terra Cotta Warriors is the main reason why you are here in Xian. You may have already seen its pictures from China travel books or China tour related travel websites. The Terracotta Army was discovered on 29 March 1974 to the east of Xi'an in Shaanxi province by farmers digging a water well approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) east of the Qin Emperor's tomb mound at Mount Li (Lishan), a region riddled with underground springs and watercourses. The construction of the tomb was described by historian Sima Qian (145–90 BCE) in his most noted work Shiji, written a century after the mausoleum's completion.
After that conitinue to see the Qin Tomb, You will appreciate the marvelous Terracotta warriors in full battle array of Emperor both in Qin's tomb.
Drive you back to the Xian, and the last destination is the Ancient City Wall, As one of the UNESCO's world Heritage Site, Xi'an Ancient City Wall was built in the 14th century, under the regime of Emperor Zhuyuanzhang in Ming dynasty, had the function of protecting the cities or towns as military defense systems in ancient China. Xi'an Ancient City Wall is one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls, exhibits the "complete features of the rampart architecture of feudal society". Xi'an City Wall is a heritage National Historical and Cultural Town since 1961, it is about 14km in length, 12meters in height. The current city wall is an enhancement of the old Tang Dynasty structure, as a result of the emperor's wall building campaign.
After the tour, transfer to Xian train station or Xian Xianyang International Airport for your next destination.
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Duration：7 - 8 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
Tour Style：Immerse yourself in the Historic city of Beijing during a full-day tour of the city’s most significant historical sites: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square and the Summer Palace. The four sightseeing spots provide great insight into the palace life and the imperial court ceremonials of more than 600 years ago. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel/Airport/Train station is included. It is an ideal trip during your stort stay in Beijing!
Attractions(Cities)：Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Nanluoguxiang Hutong (optional: rickshaw ride,family visiting)
Tour Style：Embark on an exclusive journey through Beijing's renowned attractions with our private tour, designed to provide an intimate exploration of the city's highlights. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Nanluoguxiang Hutongs, where you can leisurely stroll or opt for a charming rickshaw ride (optional). Discover the warmth of local families, savor an authentic Beijing lunch, and engage in the rich tapestry of Beijing's folk arts.Convenient round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel/Airport/Train station is included.
Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Optional activities: Legend of Kung Fu Show; Peking duck Dinner
Tour Style：Join an expert guide for a private tour of Beijing’s most fascinating destinations and UNESCO Sites, from the Forbidden City to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Take the stress out of planning transport by having hotel/Airport/Train station pickup and drop-off included. Flexible tour with a choice to enjoy an evening show or eat an authentic Chinese delicacy – Peking duck to enhance the tour experience.
Attractions(Cities)：Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Peking Duck Lunch
Tour Style：This all-inclusive full day guided tour is particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese visiting all the highlights in Beijing. Say no to hustlers and discover the city by private car on this door-to-door private tour. Followed by a classic Peking Duck lunch, prepared in time-honored style, at one of Beijing's well-known roast duck restaurants for locals.
Attractions(Cities)：Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall
Tour Style：Make the most of a long Beijing layover—don't sit in the airport, go sightseeing instead. If you have at least 10 hours between flights, check off not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites on this private guided tour. Skip the long lines at Mutianyu Great Wall, you will ave the opportunity to step back in time and walk the Great Wall, then enjoy priority access to the Forbidden City before returning to Beijing Airport to continue your adventures.
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