7 days Beijing Xi'an train tour

Beijing
⇀ Xi'an
Matched by an ancient history these 2 cities are waiting for you. Filled with marvelous sites like the Terecotta Soldiers, Great Wall and amazing culinary culture. Xi'an China's first and Beijing the current capital cities await you
Type
Private
Duration
7 days
Theme
Culture and Heritage
Trip code
BJ-04
Price
From ¥ 5,000 per person

This classical tour of Beijing and Xi'an introduces you to the top two cities China has to offer! 

 

Beijing's highlights include: Tiananmen Square (the world's largest square), the Forbidden City (a UNESCO world heritage site), the Temple of Heaven, picturesque Summer Palace and the renowned Great Wall. In Xi'an, the must-see stops are: Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an City Wall.

Day 01 :
Arrive in Beijing

Upon your arrival at Beijing Capital Airport or Beijing Train Station, you will be met by your local guide and driver who will then transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to recover from the hotel or explore Beijing. Overnight in Beijing. = breakfast

Day 02 :
Top Beijing City Sights: Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven (B)

After breakfast, you will begin your first day of sightseeing in Beijing accompanied by your guide.  

Your first stop will be Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world where many important events are held such as the New Year Celebration and other festival activities. Then move on to Forbidden City which is located at the north end of the Tiananmen Square and where 24 ancient Chinese emperors lived and met with their ministers for discussions of national affairs. 

In the afternoon visit Temple of Heaven, a holy place for the Chinese people where ancient Chinese emperors went annually to offer sacrifices to the God of Heaven and pray for an abundant harvest. Then go to Beijing Hongqiao Pearl Market to see the variety of pearls and jewelry; you may pick up some as souvenirs for your trip. Enjoy Kungfu Culture Show in the evening. Overnight in Beijing. 

Day 03 :
Top Beijing City Sights: Visit Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs-Changling. (B)

In the morning, after a short 2.5 hours of drive, you will reach Mutianyu Great Wall, a less-crowded section of the Great Wall where cable cars are available to take you up and down a good section. Time for you to freely stroll through the watch towers and enjoy a panoramic view of the wall winding its way across hills and mountains.

After lunch spend a pleasant afternoon visiting Changling, a well-preserved major tomb among a cluster of Ming tombs which is located about 50 km. (31 mi.)  northwest of Beijing center.

On your way back to downtown Beijing, you will have time to visit the Olympic Green to get a glimpse of  Bird's Nest and Water Cube where major sport events were held in the 2008 Olympic Games. You may have Beijing duck for dinner (optional). Overnight in Beijing.

Please note you are welcome to visit inside the Bird's Nest and Water Cube, tickets can be purchased at the respective gates.

Day 04 :
Beijing City Sightseeing: Visit Summer Palace and The Shichahai Scenic Area (B)

In the morning drive to an old part of Beijing, first you will spend one hour touring around the 300-year old courtyard.

Your English speaking tour guide will give you a detailed explanation of the old courtyard ( Siheyuan ) - its history, its layout, its Fengshui, and its traditional Chinese culture.

Then you will have about a 1.5 hour rickshaw ride passing  through the narrow alleys (Hutong) to experience the real life of local Beijing residents. Two people share a rickshaw. Drop off at the Silver Ingot Bridge (Yinding Bridge) and walk along the 800-year old Yandai Xiejie (Tobacco Pipe Lean Street) to Beijing's famous Drum Tower. Upon ascending the long staircase have a great view of the surrounding hutongs and traditional courtyards.

 

In the afternoon, you will be driven to the Summer Palace which is located about 12 km. (7.5 mi.) northwest of the city center and is a well-preserved royal garden famous for its enthralling scenery and spectacular ancient architecture of the Qing Dynasty. It's also noted as one of the four classical gardens in China (the other three being Chengde Palace Summer Resort, Suzhou Administrators' Garden and Suzhou Lingering Garden) and is the largest of its kind so far in China. 

 

In the evening, you will transfer to Xi'an by taking the evening train from Beijing Train Station. This train ride takes about 11 to 12 hours and you will arrive in Xi'an the next morning.

Day 05 :
Arrive in Xi'an, Visit Shanxi Provincial History Museum and Xi'an City Wall (B)

In the early morning be met and picked up to your hotel at Xi'an Train Station by your guide and driver in Xi'an. You will have half day to recover in your hotel or freely explore Xi'an city; your guide can give you some suggestions on where to go and what to see.

After lunch, head to Shanxi Provincial History Museum (one of the best in China) which houses more than 370,000 historical relics dating back to over 1,300 years ago. The location of this museum is in a secluded environment and its architectural style echoes that of the Tang Dynasty. It's said that history of this museum can be compared with China's history as a whole. So it's well worth the time wandering in this art gallery.

Afterwards a visit Xi'an City Wall, the best preserved city walls in China. You can stand on top of it to enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Xi'an city or if time permits, hire a bike and ride along the wall to savor its brilliant past from every stone and tile. Enjoy Tang Dynasty Music and Culture Show in the evening. Overnight in Xi'an.

Day 06 :
Xi'an City Sightseeing: Terracotta Warriors - Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Great Mosque (B)

In the morning visit the 8th wonder of the world -- Terracotta Warriors of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (the first emperor in Chinese history). The vivid figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations are believed to guard Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. You will surely be impressed by this living archeological site military museum.

 

Afternoon will be spend visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a landmark of Xi'an city. Built in the Tang Dynasty, it's a seven story foursquare cone-shaped tower that was used to house the Buddhism scriptures and statues brought back from India by Master Xuanzang (a famous monk in the Tang Dynasty).

Your last stop will be the Great Mosque, the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. It offers a great opportunity to appreciate both the Islamic and Chinese architecture and you can also go taste the delicious snacks on the Muslim Street or shop for some souvenirs to take back home. Overnight in Xi'an.

Day 07 :
Morning Visit to Tomb of Emperor Jingdi and Then Send Off (B)

In the morning, you will be driven to the north suburb of Xi'an city to visit the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi, the fourth emperor of Western Han Dynasty. The tomb is actually a joint mausoleum of Emperor Jingdi and his wife Empress Wang. Unlike the rigidly protected Terracotta Warriors, this attraction gives you an opportunity to appreciate the exquisite pottery figurines and other precious items at a close range with only a glass wall in between.

Afterwards, your guide and driver will see you off  at Xi'an Airport. End your Beijing and Xi'an combined trip. WindhorseTour can help you extend your China sightseeing tour and our Travel Advisors are here to help you customize it to cater for your specific requirements.

Tour notes:

All of our tours can be customized to suite your requirements, interests and budget. It is our specialty! Please feel free to contact us.
Please note prices are based in CNY.

General inclusions:

2 bottles of mineral water provided daily.
All required government taxes and fees.
Your selection of 3, 4 or 5 Stars hotel (shared twin room, private bathroom and daily breakfast)
The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one standard twin room with private facilities in all relevant locations. If a single client requests a twin room alone, the single room supplement will be charged.
All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
Guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build and from the local community. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
Airport and/or train station pick-up and drop-off.
Transportation will we be provided via a comfortable and clean car, minivan or tourist bus depending upon the groups size.

General exclusions:

Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
Tips for your guide and driver.
Flight and/or railway ticket(s) to the first city of the tour and departure from the last city of the tour.
Meals not specified in the itinerary.

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Comments

Pat hutchinson
Pat hutchinson
Thu, 06/20/2019

We are looking at a tour from beijing to lhasa by train and flying out of lhasa or chengdu back to australia

Alexander
Alexander
Mon, 01/28/2013

Hi,

Our family is planning on a trip to Baijing and Xian this June. Can you give us the best rates and itinerary for 5 to 6 days? Thank you.

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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Tue, 01/29/2013

In reply to by Alexander (not verified)

Hi Alexander,

 

Thanks for contacting us. We'd love to help you plan this trip, and we need to know a bit more information about your travel plan. I've sent you an email with some details, please check it and please know we are able to assist with all you China travel needs.

 

I'm looking forward to hearing from you! 

 

Best Regards,

 

Murphy

DARREN LIMP
DARREN LIMP
Fri, 11/30/2012

kindly provide your best fees for a planned tour in beijing, 24/12/13 to 30/12/13.

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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Mon, 12/03/2012

In reply to by DARREN LIMP (not verified)

Hi Darren,

Thank you for your comment! My name is Murphy and I'm working on sales, I'd love to help you organize this trip and share some advice with you!

I just sent you an email with more details for your reference. Please check it and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts and comments on it!

Kind Regards,

Murphy