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8-Day Golden Triangle Tour: Beijing, Xi'an & Shanghai Tour

Tour route: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai


  • Tour code: ODY-CN-003
  • Tour Style: Affordable Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour).
  • Price: from US$ 1594 US$ 1494 per person for the group with two adults & 4-star hotel
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Book date: July 1 - Nov 30, 2018
  • Travel date: Mar 1 - Nov 15, 2019
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Day 1: Beijing, Arrival
Upon your arrival at the Beijing Capital International Airport, your local guide will welcome you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and recover from jet lag.
Day 2: The Forbidden City

In the morning, the guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby at appointed time to start today’s tour from Tiananmen Square, and then to the Forbidden City which used to be emperor’s home for 600 years. 

After getting out of the former royal palace, enjoy Chinese lunch at a local restaurant and then continue a leisurely walking tour in hutongs to learn about the daily life of ordinary people in the city. What's more, you will also enjoy painting facial make-up of Peking Opera on a paper mask in the hutongs.

Day 3: The Great Wall & The Temple of Heaven
Start today’s tour from the Temple of Heaven, where you can see or join the locals doing morning exercise, and then drive about 1.5 hours to see the magnificent Great Wall (Mutianyu section, with cable car up and down).Walking on the venerable ramparts, you will marvel at the unbelievable constructions and appealing landscape surrounding it.
Day 4: Summer Palace, Beijing - Xi’an

Before heading to the railway station for high-speed train to Xi'an, you will visit one of the famous imperial gardens, which is the Summer Palace where you can enjoy a 15-minute boat ride on Kunming Lake if weather permits. Followed by a visit to a pearl store. When the train arrives after around 5.5 hours, the local tour guide in Xi'an will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

Note: The boat ride may not be available between November and April while the lake is frozen. 

Day 5: Terracotta Warriors

This day will be your most memorable day in Xi'an as you will uncover the mystery of the underground army of Terracotta Warriors. Surely, you will be surprised by the thousands of vivid clay statues at life-size.

After tour to the Terracotta Warriors, we will back to the city to visit the Ancient City Wall and a jade gallery.

Day 6: Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an - Shanghai
Before getting to the airport for flight to Shanghai, you will have a relaxing stroll through Muslim Street and get some general idea about Chinese Muslim’s daily life firstly, and then to Shaanxi History Museum with thousands of unearthed historical relics. When arrive in Shanghai, be welcomed by local tour guide and driver.
Day 7: Yu Garden and Other Highlights

Today, your guide will accompany you appreciate the highlights of this metropolis: Yu Garden - the representative of Chinese classic garden; Yuyuan Market, which is a bustling bazaar in old town of Shanghai. Followed by a visit to a silk workshop where you get known about how the pale cocoons turn into colorful silk. 

In the afternoon, continue the tour to the Bund and the Former French Concession, and wrap up your day with a panoramic view from the 100th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center.

After the tour, you will be sent back to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day on your own. 

Day 8: Shanghai, Departure
Be free at leisure until your personal guide and private transfer escorts you to the airport for your departing flight. It's time to say goodbye.

From US$ 1594 US$ 1494 per person for the group with two adults & 4-star hotel

Early Bird Offer:
1. US$100 off US$1000 per person
2. 15% fully-refundable deposit
3. Free room upgrade at select hotels
4. One free private tour & coupons for your next booking
5. Added bonuses in select cities

Price Inclusions:

1. Entrance feesmealsaccommodations and transportation listed in the itinerary.

2. Sightseeing & English-speaking guides as outlined in the itinerary.

3. Private transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in each city or area by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide as listed in the itinerary.

Price Exclusions:

1. Flightaccommodationsightseeingmeal not listed in the itinerary.

2. Visa fees.

3. Personal expenses such as room service, Internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.

4. Gratuities to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.

5. Excess baggage charges & travel insurance.

6. Optional activities and others not mentioned.

Meals

Normally China Odyssey Tours provides two meals each day: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, Chinese style, or a combination.

A la carte lunch

When plan your lunches, we consider the balance of food quality, dining environment and tour convenience. We provide a la carte lunch in a local restaurant whenever possible. A la carte meal will give you an opportunity to eat at local restaurant, follow local customs, and taste local dishes. The a la carte allowance would be adequate for a decent meal in our recommended local restaurants, but varies from different restaurants and different cities. However in some remote regions where it’s simply hard to find a non-tourist restaurant, the meal could be arranged at a local tourist restaurant or a local family.

Your own dinner choice

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in China. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

All of our tour guides are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides in China who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed safe drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, your guide will stay at your side until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our travel guides in every destination are locals, who know the area well, they are very good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for taking your best photos.

When changing your itinerary is needed due to unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you have a wonderful experience.

Private Transportation

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most of your experience in China.

In every destination visited, your vehicle is air conditioned, clean, and expertly maintained. Your private driver is licensed, insured, and very experienced.

To maximize your comfort, we use vehicles with extra space for you and your luggage. Depending on how many are traveling together, we generally use sedans or mini vans (7 seats) for 4 people or less, large vans or small coaches (12-22 seats) for 5-12 people, medium coaches (33 – 37 seats) for 13 – 25 people, and large coaches (45 seats over) for more than 25 people.

Reviews on: Golden Triangle Tour: Beijing, Xi'an & Shanghai Tour

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Rating: May 28th, 2017
Travel Consultant: Reinself Wei
I had never heard of China Odyssey Tours until I googled them on the internet and with some nervousness made an initial enquiry with them. Reinself Wei replied to my email and from that moment on I knew this was the agency I wanted to deal with. Thank you Reinself Wei for being our agent. We cannot fault your service. You have given us great service which has been professional, efficient, knowledgeable, prompt and without problems. You have answered all of our questions promptly and given us advice regarding our trip to China. We would definitely book through you and your company again. Thank you very much. Christine and Suzanne
Rating: May 28th, 2017
Travel Consultant: Wendy Wan
WOW! So glad we booked with Odessey Tours, had great tour guides and great hotels! Thank You
Rating: May 27th, 2017
Thanks to our amazing tour planner Alex Quan of China Odyssey Tours we had an amazing tour of 7 cities in China over 16 days. The guides have perfect English and were attentive to everything we needed, ensuring we were happy with our hotel rooms and that we made it onto the trains and planes, and they explained so much about how China operates and what it is like to live in this hugely populated country. I learned so much, and enjoyed every single tour. They gave us choices along the way, and would make extra stops for specific requests. I did not think we needed this much assistance, as I have traveled several times to Asia, but because so few Chinese people speak English, we appreciated dining suggestions and assistance with finding authentic souvenirs. We chose 5 star hotels, even requested a view of the Bund in Shanghai, and we loved every place we stayed. It was a great 4 person tour. Alex was very quick to respond to each and every email. I would recommend Odyssey Tours to anyone. I have never seen such first class service from start to finish. No surprise there are all these amazing reviews. Thank You.
Rating: May 27th, 2017
Travel Consultant: Tom Zhou
Tom Zhou has been putting together our itinerary for China and Hong Kong for next year and to date, I cannot fault anything he has done. His attention to detail and service has been excellent. Really looking forward to the trip that Tom has planned for us.
Rating: May 27th, 2017
Travel Consultant: Leila Deng
We booked our 15 day personalised tour through Leila of China Odessey Tours. Found company on internet so was a little worried if the trip would be ok. Reviewed company on TripAdvisor and the like and seemed to have very good reviews. Our trip was awesome and the company was very obliging. Leila was great to deal with as where all guides and drivers. We highly recommend this company! Thankyou!
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