Beijing, Xi’an & Shanghai
Our Express Tours are the perfect choice for a first time visitor to a destination. They take you to the main highlights of an area, with a few little added surprises along the way. China Express shows you the three most popular cities in this great country, with high quality accommodation and transport, and delicious local cuisine. Your experienced English speaking guide will ensure you don’t miss a second on this amazing introductory tour.
Day 1: Arrive Beijing (-/-/-)
You will be met on arrival in Beijing and transferred to your hotel to check in for the next four nights.
Day 2: Beijing (B/L/D)
Spend the day exploring the most popular highlights of magnificent Beijing. Walk through Tiananmen Square, immerse yourself in royal life at the Forbidden City, and admire the beauty of the World Heritage Listed Imperial Garden at the Summer Palace. In the evening feast on incredible Peking Duck and be amazed by a thrilling acrobatic show.
Day 3: Beijing (B/L/-)
Break out your walking shoes! Today you will explore the Ming Tombs and learn about traditional jade carving, before walking along and enjoying a sunset champagne on the famous Great Wall.
Day 4: Beijing (B/L/-)
Marvel at the wooden yet nail-less Temple of Heaven before a walking tour through the old quarters of Beijing. Learn how to make delicious dumplings and enjoy lunch with a local family, then enjoy the afternoon at your own pace to explore as you wish.
Day 5: Beijing – Xi’an (B/L/D)
Take the highspeed train to Xi’an in the morning, then transfer downtown to the Provincial History Museum. Admire the thousands of treasures and relics preserved here. Finish the day with a delicious dumpling banquet and entertaining Tang Dynasty Show.
Day 6: Xi’an (B/L/-)
Today you will be in awe of the famous life size Terracotta Warrior Army and learn how the 6,000 replicas were painstakingly crafted. See the traditional Tang Dynasty era Wild Goose Pagoda.
Day 7: Xi’an – Shanghai (B/L/-)
Admire the Drum and Bell Tower Square, before wandering through the Muslim Quarter and local food market. Relax on your ﬂight to Shanghai, then check in to your hotel for the next three nights.
Day 8: Shanghai (B/L/D)
From the charming waterfront Bund, to the old streets of Chenghuang, you will not be disappointed in this bustling metropolis. Spend the day seeing the sights on a guided tour of the city. In the evening you will be able to admire the view of the city from above.
Day 9: Shanghai (B/-/D)
Travel to the Venice of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao, to wander along the bridges shaded by picturesque willow trees. Return to Shanghai to visit the Silk Museum, then see Shanghai at night from the water on a fantastic Huangpu River cruise.
Day 10: Depart Shanghai (B/-/-)
Enjoy the last hours in Shanghai at your leisure before making your own way to the airport on the Maglev Train (Magnetic Levitating Train)!
Number of Days 10
Price From $3199
16th September – 26th September*
7th October – 17th October*
28th October – 7th November*
18th November – 28th November*
16th February – 25th February
6th April – 15th April*
11th May – 20th May*
21st September – 30th September*
26th October – 4th November*
Prices are based on Low Season (01/01/2020-29/02/2020) (01/12/2020-31/12/2020). *Surcharges apply for other periods.
9 nights good quality (4-5 star) accommodation with daily breakfast
Flight from Xi’an – Shanghai
2nd class high speed train (Beijing – Xi’an)
Maglev Train Ticket
Most meals as indicated
Tipping for guide and driver
All transportation, daily tours and admission fees
Professional English speaking guide
International airfares and taxes
China Visa (if applicable)
Any service not mentioned in the enclosed document
$ Price (Twin Share)
From $3,199 per person (land only, low season)