After arriving and checking in to your hotel, enjoy free time to see an opera, have dinner or enjoy nightlife at local bars.
Start your morning with breakfast, after which your guide will take you to massive Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, with its elegant palaces, pavilions and landscaped gardens once open only to nobility. In the afternoon, explore vast Summer Palace and take a relaxing boat ride on the lake to admire the scenery. When evening hits, have dinner and then enjoy an amazing Chinese Kung Fu Show at Red Theater.
Your third day will take you to the legendary Great Wall of China, where you’ll stand on its ancient ramparts and soak in incredible sweeping views of the rural landscape.
Have lunch and visit a jade or cloisonné enamel workshop before touring Chang Tomb, the first and largest of the Ming Dynasty-era tombs.
If time permits, you’ll visit Beijing Olympic Green, Beijing National Stadium (the Bird’s Nest) or the Beijing National Aquatics Center (Water Cube), where you can learn about the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
By flight Or by Bullet train
G87(if not available, will change into other bullet train)
After breakfast, hop on a rickshaw and feel like a local as you ride down hutongs (narrow alleyways). Pass traditional courtyard residences, quiet neighborhood corners and bustling clusters of shops.
In the afternoon, tour the Temple of Heaven, where oriental emperors once worshiped.
Continue to Hongqiao Pearl Market to browse local handicrafts, goods and souvenirs.(will cancel shopping if travel by bullet train). Then, leave Beijing behind as you take a short flight to Xi’an and check in to your hotel.
Have breakfast and then explore this ancient city’s archaeological treasure, the Terracotta Warriors. This UNESCO World Heritage Site features 8,000 life-sized soldiers and horses that were buried in the mausoleum of Emperor Qin to accompany him in the afterlife.
In the afternoon, tour the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, featuring a collection of Buddhist scriptures, statues and relics taken from India about 1,300 years ago.
Next, wander through the historic Muslim Quarter by foot, visit a souvenir shop or factory and then enjoy a wonderful cultural performance at the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show at night.
In the morning, say goodbye to Xi’an as you fly to Shanghai, China’s most modern metropolis. When you arrive, you have the option to take a cruise on the Huangpu River to soak up amazing nighttimg view of Shanghai.(self-paying)
Today, board your sightseeing coach to visit Shanghai’s Longhua Temple, a Buddhist temple with several Buddha statues in the temple and grand hall.
Then, explore Yuyuan Garden, a 16th-century Ming Dynasty-era private garden and residence. Afterward, wander through a bazaar along Shanghai Old Street and discover what Shanghai was like in the old days. Finally, visit the former French Concession district, an area once owned by the French that still features a distinctive European flair.
Post breakfast and visit Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower; post lunch and visit Shanghai Museum, wandering along City God(famous street with lots of local snack and shops); have dinner and transfer to the airport for international flight.