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Beijing, Xian, Shanghai Overland Tour

Trip highlights: Pickup from the Xingang Harbor, tours in Beijing, the center of politics and culture; in Xian, see Terracotta Warriors; ends in Shanghai, known throughout the world as the "Paris of the Orient". Beijing, Xian, Shanghai Overland Tour
Tour price: From US$946.00      6 Days        What is included question
Destinations: Tianjin, Beijing, Xian, Shanghai
Tour type: Private tour for a 7-seat van with tour guide and driver, available every day

Day by Day Itinierary

Day  1  Tianjin, Beijing  (   )
Our English speaking tour guide will meet you at the Xingang Harbor, port in Tianjin city in the morning. Drive to Beijing Downtown. Visit Temple of Heaven, the Forbbiden City and Tian'anmen Square.
Temple of HeavenIt was the place where the Emperor of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship heaven and pray for good harvests. Built first in 1420, the Temple of Heaven is a precious example of China 's ancient architectural art and the largest design for worshipping heaven in the world.
Tian An Men SquareAs the largest city plaza in the world, it is of great cultural significance for its seeing of several key events in Chinese history. Today here are always sightseers and kite-flyers. Most visit at dawn or dusk to see the flag raising and lowering conducted by the PLA.
Forbidden CityFor almost 500 years, the Forbidden City served as the home of 24 Emperors and their households, and the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese imperial government. It was listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987.

[ Optional ] Dashilan old street: Dashilan is the oldest and perhaps one of Beijing’s most fascinating streets to explore. This district is cluttered South of Tian'anmen Square, it is the civilian area, known as the grassroots culture under the Forbidden City.
Day  2  Beijing, Xian  ( B,L )
The highlight today is the Great Wall. The Mutianyu Great Wall is less crowded than Badaling, you might walk up and down the Wall on foot, or take cable car one way or round trips. The extra cost of cable car (RMB 50 one way) will be at your own cost. Fly to Xian in the evening. Pickup from the airport and transfer to the hotel in Xian.
Ming Tombs (Changling)Changling Tomb is the largest and the most well-preserved one of the 13 Ming Tombs. Emperor Zhu Di, the third emperor of Ming Dynasty, and his Empress are co-buried in this grave. The 32 giant pillars in the Ling’en Hall, Changling’s main building, remain as solid as before after over 500 years.
Mutianyu Great WallMutianyu Great Wall seems to be not popular as section at Badaling, but it doesn’t get as crowded, which assist you in appreciating the magnificent scenery easily. Woods cover over 96% of the total scenic area, and its 2.5 kilometer stretch allows you a walk with striking landscape and fresh air.
XianXi’an, named “Chang’an” in ancient time, is the ancient capitals of 13 dynasties, dating back to 3100 years ago. It’s the starting point of the Silk Road and honored as the World Historic City by UNESCO in 1981. Hence, it’s the first choice for those Chinese civilization lovers.

[ Optional ] Olympic Stadium (Bird Nest): The National Stadium, also named the “Bird’s Nest” due to its iconic design was the key competition venue of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The stadium looks like a nest from the outside, symbolizing a cradle holding the hopes of mankind for the future.
Day  3  Xian  ( B,L )
Visit the world famous terra cotta armies and other attractions in Xian. Transferred to Xian airport for evening flight to Shanghai. Pick up at Shanghai airport and transferred to the hotel.
Xian Bell TowerBuilt in 1384 A.D, the Bell Tower boasts a history of over 600 years. It is the largest and best-preserved of its kind in China. Visiting the Bell Tower, you can still see the Big Iron Bell which was made in Ming Dynasty, 2,500 kilograms in weight.
Big Wild Goose PagodaIt was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and currently boasts height of seven stories. It’s said that Master Xuan Zang built this pagoda to house the Buddhist scriptures and relics he had brought back from India.
Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses MuseumTerracotta Warriors is the underworld terracotta army of Emperor Qin Shihuang (the first unifier of China, 259BC-210BC). It’s reputed as the Eighth Miracle of the World. Now the Terracotta Museum consists of Pit 1, Pit 2, Pit 3 and Pit 4 as well as the Hall of the two bronze chariots and horses.

[ Optional ] Tang Dynasty Dinner Show: The Tang Dynasty show has absorbed all the best music from the past dynasties and that of western regions and other countries. It vividly reflects their thriving economy, the friendly relationship between Tang and its neighboring countries, and the daily life of the Tang people.
Day  4  Xian, Shanghai  ( B,L )
Continue our city tours in Xian. Fly to Shanghai in the late afternoon. Free time for the rest of the evening in Shanghai.
Ancient City WallIt is the most well-preserved ancient military defensive systems in the world. It is composed of the moat, hanging bridges, battlements, watchtowers, tunnels and parapet. Today, the roadway is a promenade enjoyed by strolling tourist. Cycling on the wall with families is a great thing!
Shaanxi Provincial History MuseumIt is one of the Top 3 national museums in China. This museum boasts 370,000 pieces relics range from prehistory when human just used simple stone tools to exquisite wares in the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)., and enables you to see the vast changes of China in the past 5,000 years.
ShanghaiShanghai is a comprehensive industrial base and the leading port in China. It is an amazing mix of western and eastern cultures, boasting both traditional Chinese features and its modern lifestyle.

[ Optional ] Xintiandi Bars & Clubs: As the historical and cultural legacies of Shanghai, composed of Shikumen and modern architecture style as well, Xintiandi is a high-end shopping and dining area, with a very European atmosphere with outdoor cafes and bars and music playing.
Day  5  Shanghai  ( B,L )
Sightseeing tour in Downtown Shanghai.
Yuyuan GardenThe Yuyuan Garden, also known as the “Yu Garden”, is an eminent classical Chinese garden and famed as “an architectural miracle in South China”. Inside the Yu Garden, you will be fascinated with traditional Chinese style houses, grottoes, pavilions, lotus ponds, and zigzag bridges crossing streams.
Nanjing RoadIf you are a fashion-seeking shoppers, this is the right place for you where all-in-one shopping malls, gorgeous restaurants and spectacular night views can be found. Buildings with distinctive features erect on both side of the street, huge signboards and advertisements show the city’s prosperity.
Yuyuan MarketLocated next to the Yuyuan Garden, it's a lively market that specializes in traditional Chinese arts and crafts. Souvenir hunters should not miss this hot tourist destination. Also you can try some Shanghai Xiao Long Bao, vegetarian buns, chicken soup to experience a little of the Shanghai culture.
The BundThe Bund is always the first thing to hit tourists when they visit Shanghai as it is regarded as Shanghai’s magnificent landmark. It is a waterfront area of Pu Xi (Shanghai Old Town), facing the newer part of Shanghai – Pu Dong.

[ Optional ] Shanghai Acrobats Show: There are two famous Shanghai Acrobatic Theatres: Shanghai Circus World and Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. Mostly, performances are held each night and last for about 1.5 - 2 hours. You will marvel at varieties of exciting programs with countless near-impossible feats of flexibility, strength, endurance, and sheer willpower performed on stage