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China Golden Triangle by Train

8 Days Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai by train travel

This is a classic China budget tour including the best highlights in Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, which are the top tourist destinations in China.Over 5000 years' Chinese history and culture and the modernization of China can be seen during this China train travel.
Tour Code:CH-04
Destination:Beijing, Xian and Shanghai
Tour Days:8 Days
Departure Date:You Choose
  
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Reasons for choosing this China train travel:
  • On china train travel to see the China highlight cities:Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai.
  • Travel in China's must-see cities and money saved.
Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing,Flight not included Airport Transfer(Beijing) /
Day 2 Beijing Beijing Classic City Seat-in-coach Tour B,L
Day 3 Beijing to Overnight train, Train No. Z19 (Beijing West Railway Station Railway Station - Xian Railway Station) Dep 19:57 - Arr 07:58 Badaling Great Wall & Changling (Ming Tomb) Seat-in-coach Tour, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing) B,L
Day 4 Overnight train to Xian Train station Transfer (Xian), Half Day Seat-in-coach Tour of Ancient Culture of Xi'an B
Day 5 Xian to Overnight train, Train No. T140/T137 (Xian Railway Station - Shanghai Railway Station) Dep 19:45 - Arr 11:40 One Day Seat-in-coach Tour of Xi'an Historic Relics, , Hotel to Train station Transfer (Xian) B,L
Day 6 Overnight train to Shanghai Train station Transfer (Shanghai) /
Day 7 Shanghaig One-Day Shanghai Seat-in-coach Tour B,L
Day 8 Depart Shanghai, Flight not included Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai) B

Itinerary of this China train travel

Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Beijing
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing)
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels:Days Inn Forbidden CitySunworld HotelCrowne Plaza

Day 2
china train travel:Forbidden City Forbidden City

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities:Beijing Classic City Seat-in-coach Tour
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden CitySunworld HotelCrowne Plaza

--Beijing Classic City Seat-in-coach Tour :
Pick up at your hotel between 7:00am and 8:30am. The first stop is Tian'anmen Square. Tiananmen Square was named after the Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace), entry to the Forbidden City. As the world's largest city square, It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history.
Then move on to the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors between 1368 and 1911. It is the largest and the best preserved ancient imperial architecture complex in the world. It takes about 2 hours visiting the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north.
Continue our tour to visit the Temple of Heaven. On the way to Temple of Heaven, you will have a chance to visit the Chinese traditional medicine culture.
The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty, which is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture complex in the world where the ancient Emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest. The visit to Temple of Heaven takes about 1 hour. After Chinese lunch (40 minutes) in local restaurant, enjoy a short visit to a pearl free market not missed. Then we drive 30minutes to Summer Palace, the largest and best preserved imperial garden in China. The visit takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Back to your hotels at around 6:00pm.

 
Day 3
china train travel:Badaling Great Wall Badaling Great Wall

Place & Transport: Beijing to Overnight train, Train No. Z19 (Beijing West Railway Station Railway Station - Xian Railway Station) Dep 19:57 - Arr 07:58
Today's Activities:Badaling Great Wall & Changling (Ming Tomb) Seat-in-coach Tour, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing)
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden CitySunworld HotelCrowne Plaza

--Badaling Great Wall & Changling (Ming Tomb) Seat-in-coach Tour:
Pick you up at your hotel between 7:00am and 8:30am, and then drive to Ming Tombs (50 miles away from downtown, about one hour driving). The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. You will visit Changling, the largest and the best preserved tomb of Ming Tombs. It is where Emperor Yongle (the first emperor in Beijing) and his Empress Xu were buried, built in 1413. The visit of the Ming Tombs takes about 1 hour and finishes at about 10:45.
Before having lunch (11:30 am), you will have 45 minutes for a short visit of Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is a famous special Chinese product, a blend of the excellent skill on carving and Chinese traditional cultures.
Having Chinese lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, driving to Badaling Great Wall. Badaling Great Wall is the most famous, best-preserved and the first section opened to public. The hike on Badaling Great Wall takes 2 hours. Cable car is available and optional.
Head back to downtown Beijing and drive by the Olympic Green, having a distant view of both the National Stadium - the "bird Nest" and National Aquatics Center - the Water Cube. After that, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Chinese traditional Silk arts. Back to your hotel around 6:00pm.

Day 4
china train travel:Shaanxi Historical Museum Shaanxi Historical Museum

Place & Transport: Overnight train to Xian
Today's Activities:Train station Transfer (Xian), Half Day Seat-in-coach Tour of Ancient Culture of Xi'an
Meals: Breakfast
Hotels:Xi'an Skytel HotelGrand Noble HotelSofitel On Renmin Square

--Half Day Seat-in-coach Tour of Ancient Culture of Xi'an: Pick you up at your hotel lobby. The guide will call or leave you a message the night before your tour to prearrange the meeting time. You will visit Shaanxi Historical Museum in which displaying impressive collection of artifacts from the Silk Road as well as other relics from the Song, Ming and Qing dynasties. Visit the Wild Goose Pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India. Then pay a visit to Islamic mosques with more than 1200 years' history. It is famous for particular design of mixed architecture - combining traditional Muslim and Chinese styles. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 
Day 5
china train travel:Terriors Warriors and Horses Terriors Warriors and Horses
china train travel:Big Wild Goose Pagoda Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Place & Transport:Xian to Overnight train, Train No. T140/T137 (Xian Railway Station - Shanghai Railway Station) Dep 19:45 - Arr 11:40
Today's Activities: One Day Seat-in-coach Tour of Xi'an Historic Relics, , Hotel to Train station Transfer (Xian)
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Xi'an Skytel HotelGrand Noble HotelSofitel On Renmin Square

--One Day Seat-in-coach Tour of Xi'an Historic Relics: Pick you up at your hotel lobby. The guide will call or leave you a message the night before your tour to prearrange the meeting time. Pay a visit to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, where 2000 year-old army of life-sized warriors are displayed, each one unique. It is about 35 km from Xian. After lunch, visit Banpo site, the village grounds occupied a physical area of 50,000 square meters, and consisted primarily of a residential section, a pottery area, and burial grounds. You will shall the coach with other tourists from different hotels. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 
Day 6

Place & Transport:Overnight train to Shanghai
Today's Activities:Train station Transfer (Shanghai)
Meals: /
Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy)//

Day 7
china train travel:Yuyuan Garden Yuyuan Garden

Place & Transport:Shanghai
Today's Activities:One-Day Shanghai Seat-in-coach Tour
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy) //

--One-Day Shanghai Seat-in-coach Tour : This is an organized group tour. First we will pick you up at the appointed boarding hotel at the appointed time. You are advised to go to one of the boarding destinations if you are not check in these four hotels. Today we will have a day sightseeing of modern Shanghai. The tours start with the Yu Garden and follow by the Bund, Jade Buddha Temple. After lunch, we will continue our tour to visit the People's Square and Shanghai Museum which is the biggest and best museum in China. Then stops will be made at the rejuvenated old quarter of Xintiandi. Drive back to shanghai in the later afternoon.
Boarding Places and Time:
1. Renaissance Yangtze Concierge Desk 08:00 2. Jin Jiang Tower Lobby 08:20
3. Portman Ritz-Carlton Lobby 08:40
4. Oriental Riverside Pudong Concierge Desk 09:15

Day 8

Place & Transport:Depart Shanghai, Flight not included
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels: ///

Price Per Person of this China budget tour

Price Detail with hotel
Nov.1 - Mar.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $ $ $1019 -
2-5 persons $ $ $722 $199/
6-9 persons $ $ $679 $199/
Apr.1 - Oct.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $ $ $1079/ -
2-5 persons $ $ $764/ $234/
6-9 persons $ $ $696/ $234/
Booking Notes:
1.Price are for reference only, may vary during special holidays and date.
2.The prices above are based on two persons sharing one standard room. If you prefer a single room on your own, please pay single room supplement.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions of this China budget tour

Price Inclusions:

  • Airport private transfers
  • Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
  • Private car or van with English speaking guide
  • Hotel fees based on two people sharing one room with twin beds
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers Between airports and hotels
  • Arrangements

Price Exclusions:

  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Remark:
    Wear casually with comfortable sports shoes and pay attention to the climate and weather in each city.

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