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8-Day Golden Triangle Tour: Beijing, Xian & Shanghai

Tour route: Beijing - Xian - Shanghai

  • Tour code: BasicTour-Best-03
  • Early Bird Promo: from US$ 1398/p US$ 1298/p
  • Travel period: Mar 1-Oct 31, 2018
  • Offer ends: Nov 30, 2017
  • Tour Style: Affordable Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour).
  • 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.
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Day 1: Welcome to Beijing, China
Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China! Your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at your leisure to ramble in this not-to-miss destination to get touch with the nation's ancient past as well as the China's contemporary culture.
Day 2: Touching the Authentic Beijing

Today’s tour begins with a visit to the Tiananmen Square and the magnificent Forbidden City with its palace complex of 9,999 buildings across 74 hectares, surrounded by a six-meter-deep moat and a ten-meter wall. 

In the afternoon, you will come across the old Beijing by entering into the Hutongs, where you will have a leisurely walk into the local Beijingers’ daily life and try your hands at painting a facial make-up of Peking Opera on a paper model. And stop at the Longing Pearl Store before driving back to your hotel.

Day 3: The Mighty Great Wall at Mutianyu

Without a visit to Great Wall is not a complete Beijing tour. Today you will escape from the crowds and enjoy a leisure walk on the magnificent Great Wall (Mutianyu section, round trip cable car included), the 8th Wonder of the World. Walking on the venerable ramparts, you will amaze at the unbelievable constructions and appealing landscape that surrounds the Wall. 

And then, visit the Chang Tomb which gives you a real insight into the Chinese mindset.

Day 4: Exquisite Summer Palace & Speed Train to Xian
After breakfast, you will explore the exquisite Summer Palace before driving to the train station for the G speedy train to Xian (around 5-5.5 hours) - a city served as the capital for 13 dynasties in China as well as the starting of the ancient Silk Road.
Day 5: Wonders of Terracotta Warriors
This morning you will visit the incredible Terracotta Warriors with over 6,000 painted life-size warriors and horses in battle-ranked formations. After that, you will stop by a Jade Gallery and then take a leisure Golf Car tour on the Ancient City Wall which is an ideal way to admire this ancient capital city.
Day 6: Colorful Muslim Street & Flight to Shanghai
Become acquainted with the city on a short walking tour to Muslim Street - the most famous local snack street in Xian. And following to see the Shaanxi History Museum where you will be impressive by the collections of Chinese arts and relics. Today ends with a flight to Shanghai, your guide will meet you there and escort you to your hotel.
Day 7: Shanghai at a Glance
Visiting the representative of the Chinese classic garden - Yu Garden, and the Yuyuan Market nearby, which is a bustling bazaar in old town of Shanghai, follow by a famous Silk workshop. In the late afternoon, you will get a chance to visit the Bund and French Section for the featured architectures there. You will end your tour by witnessing the skyline of Shanghai city on the 100th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center.
Day 8: Departure

Enjoy a leisure time till be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. 

Staying at comfortable 4-star hotels from US$ 1398 1298pp
Travel between Mar 1 and Oct 31, 2018
Book before Nov 30, 2017
*Cannot be combined with any other promotions

Price Inclusions (Tour starting in China):
- Entrance fees, meals, accommodations and transportation listed in the itinerary.
- English-speaking tour guides during your tour.
- Domestic flight and train ticket listed in the itinerary.

Price Exclusions:
- International airfare
- Visa fees
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities
- Travel insurance


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


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.

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Clients: Christine Dwyer Johnson

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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

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WOW! So glad we booked with Odessey Tours, had great tour guides and great hotels! Thank You
Rating: May 28th, 2017

Clients: Lucia MacQuarrie

From: Canada

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Alex Quan
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

Clients: Brian Fulmer

From: Australia

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

Clients: Alicia Dunbar

From: Australia

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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!
Rating: May 27th, 2017
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