BJ-104(The Tour can Start from Xi’an and End in Beijing)
See the highlight attractions – Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
Hike the most beautiful section of the Great Wall – the Mutianyu Great Wall
Take a pedicab to explore the hutongs, old part of Beijing, Old Courtyard and Drum Tower
Have an outside look at the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, a magic for the 2008 Olympic Games
Enjoy Chinese acrobatic Show
See the highlight attractions – Terra-Cotta Army,City Wall and Great Mosque in Xian.
Explore the famous Muslim Quarter
Enjoy 4 Chinese lunches
Program –lunch with the local family in their hutong home in Beijing
Helpful and knowledgeable private English speaking tour guide
Enjoy Private air-condtioned vehicle and airport transfer
On arrival in Beijing, you will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel in Beijing. Free for the rest of the day.
Depart your hotel at 8:30am
Your exploration begins with a visit to the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven
The Temple of Heaven is one of several worship sites in the capital where the emperors offered sacrifices. Its location in the city derives from the notion that yang,the mal vital principle,is located n the south;and as Heaven is yang,it should be worshipped in the southern suburbs of the capital.
The Temple of Heaven was constructed between 1406 and 1420 during the reign of Ming Emperor YongLe (reign: 1403-1424), who also oversaw the creation of the Forbidden City during the same period.
Stop at a Local Restaurant for lunch
Contunue to a well-preserved royal garden, the Summer Palace. Renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, the Summer Palace has been listed in the World Heritage Sites and considered as one of the most classical gardens of the world.
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, the Summer Palace has been listed in the World Heritage Sites and considered as one of the most classical gardens of the world.The Summer Palace, originally named Qingyi Yuan or the Garden of Clear Ripples, was first constructed in 1750. It was razed to the ground by the Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860. The Government of the Qing Dynasty started to rebuild it in 1886 with funds that it had misappropriated from the Imperial Navy and other sources. Renamed two years later as Yihe Yuan or the Garden of Health and Harmony, it was supposed to serve as a summer resort for the Empress Dowager Cixi. Known also as the Summer Palace, it was ravaged by the Allied Forces of the Eight Powers that invaded China in 1900. The damage was repaired in 1902.
Enjoy the Chinese amazing Acrobatic show
Return to hotel around 7pm
Pearl Market For the Bargainning shopping is an Option
Depart your hotel at 8:30am
Once arrive at the The Mutianyu Great Wall,you’ll enjoy a less hurried experience and take time to marvel at this wondrous structure and the surrounding hillsides .Mutianyu is a bit more rugged and slightly less crowded than the more famous Badaling. Over 96% of Mutianyu is covered by trees and orchards, keeping the air fragrant with chestnut blossoms in the spring and fresh all year long.
Stop at a Local Restaurant for lunch
To the Drum Tower,Watch the Drum beaten performance(the last performance is at 4:50pm) at the Drum tower,then take the rickshaw to explore the local allays,you will visit a local family to see the courtyard as well.Bell tower have an interesting teahouse, if you want to learn the tea culture this is an option
Take the rickshaw along the Hutong allay and visit a local family in their courtyard home,to see how the local’s living condition
Return to hotel around 6pm
Depart your hotel at 9am
Exploring one of the world’s largest public areas—Tiananmen Square, home to the National Museum of China, the mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the great Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes. Pass through the south gate to the magnificent Forbidden City, a 250-acre complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens, which served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years
The Forbidden City was the imperial palace from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is located in the middle of Beijing,, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture,and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere.
The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987,and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world
Lunch in the Local family with the homemade lunch
Here you will explore the off-the-beaten-path hutong allays , you will get to experience what it truly feels like to be a local on a more personal level without the crowds.Also wander through a maze of courtyards and spend time with a neighborhood family to get a glimpse of what life is like for a real Beijing hutong resident as you are invited into their home.
After the tour, our guide will escort you to the airport to take a flight to Xi’an City(we will choose afternoon flight between 2-4pm,it takes around 1 hour 40 mintues to Xi’an)
Our Driver in Xi’an will pick you up then transfer to your hotel in Xi’an
After the tour, our guide will escort you to the Beijng West Railway station for the overnight train to Xi’an City(then you can either start the tour in the morning to add other sites you want to do in Beijing with no extra charge ,just pay your own entrance fee) or start the tour from noon lunch time)
Next morning our guide and driver will pick you up from the train station,then continue for the tour
Beijing – Xian by overnight train Z19 (19:57 – next day 07:50 am) or T43 (20:48 -next day 09:00)
After the tour, our guide will escort you to the Beijng West Railway station for the High Speed train to Xi’an(It take around 5-5.5 hours from Beijing to Xi’an, the Last high speed train depart Beijing at 17:37, arrive Xi’an at 23:03)
Our driver in Xi’an will pick you up from the train station,drop you off at your hotel in Xi’an
Our guide will meet you in your hotels lobby at 8:30am
Then heading to the Army of Terra Cotta Warriors.It was discovered in 1974 by peasants digging a well.The awesome ranks of life-size pottery figures,modeled from yellow clay,were made to guard the tomb of Qin Shi Huang,despotic ruuler who unified China over 2,200 years ago.Excavations yielded three pits and over 7,000 soldiers,archers,and horses.Each warrior,originally colored with pigment and holding a weapon,has indiidually crafted expression.The museum and the mausoleum are listed the world’s cultural legacies as the UNESCO.
The Terracotta Army is a form of funerary art buried with the Emperor of Qin (Shi Huangdi) in 209-210 BC (his reign over Qin was from 247 BC to 221 BC and unified China from 221 BC to the end of his life in 210 BC). Their purpose was to help rule another empire with Shi Huang Di in the afterlife. Consequently, they are also sometimes referred to as “Qin’s Armies”. Some people think that the army was also built for protection.
The Terracotta Army was discovered in March 1974 by local farmers drilling a water well to the east of Lishan (Mount Li). Mount Li is also where the material to make the terracotta warriors originated. In addition to the warriors, an entire man-made necropolis for the emperor has been excavated.
Move on to the City Wall in Xian.In 1370,during the reign of hongwu,the first Ming emperor,these walls were built on the foundations of the Tang imperial palace,using rammed earth,quicklime,and glutinous rice extract.The 39-ft(12m) high bastions have bases up to 59 ft(18 m)thick.You can either climb up to the Wall to have a spectucalar view of the city or ride a bide along the city Wall.
Have lunch in a local Chinese restaurant
the Great Mosque. The famous Great Mosque is located in the Muslim Area. For the tourists coming here, the bazaar in the Muslim area is most attractive with a wide area of stalls selling everything. The shopping is very cheap and some unusual items we will seldom see anywhere else in China. The Great Mosque in Xian is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China
A mosque was first built on this site on Hua Jue Lane as early as the 700s AD, but the current complex was laid out during the Ming Dynasty in the late 14th century. Tradition says the Great Mosque was founded by the naval admiral Cheng Ho, son of a prestigious Muslim family who became famous for expelling pirates from the China Sea.
At the time the mosque was just outside the Ming city walls in a neighborhood for foreigners. Today the neighborhood and the mosque are part of the city. Most of the present buildings were rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries.
At the end of the tour,our guide will drop you off at your hotel around 5pm
DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION
The pick up location is in your hotel’s lobby,your guide will hold a sign with your name writen on
Once you arrive Xi’an,you will be picked up either at the airport or exit of the train station by our driver or guide,our represantives will hold your name sign
This is an exclusive private day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
We offer the Authantic Chinese food in the local restaurant,if you have special request please tell us in advance
‘The quotated price is for a tour between 8 to 9 hours,additional hours are billed $15 per hour for the guide and $15 per hour for the driver.
The itinerary is flexible,we can adjust it according to your personal interests/weather/any unexpected conditions
For the Beijing-Xi’an overnight /High Speed Train ,We will purchase the tickets for you,please send us every pessengers passport’s photocopy
If you choose to take the high speed train, our package including the second class seats, if you want to upgrade to first class, please let us know in advance
Tips for the train travel and type of trains please read OUR TIP
A Full payment or a Deposit of 200USD is required for this tour to pay through Paypal.please contact us to send you the invoice.
Trains to and from Xi’an depart / arrive at Beijing West Railway station which have two exits, once you come out please looking for your name sign, just in case you didn’t find your name sign, please wait at the exit, our driver will go in between to looking for you
In China,children’s discount are based on height,please let us know your children’s height,so we can give you the children’s discount accordingly
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Experienced Tour Guide
Comfortable Transportation with an Experienced Driver
.Entrance fees and meals (L-Lunch) as mentioned
Dragon Boat on the Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace(Boat is not running if meet bad weather)
Cable car round trip or Ski-lift up and Tobaggan down Tickets on the Great Wall
Hutong Rickshaw and visit a local family
Lunch in the Local family with the homemade lunch
Chinese Acrobatic show VIP Ticket
Flight /Train tickets from Beijing To Xi’an with taxes and fees
All the prices for the tour above are subject to reconfirmation from our trip advisors when an actual booking is being made. We keep the right to change the itinerary because of traffic, weather, or any other conditions not under our control
International flights (in and out China)
Flight or train depart from Xi’an
Services that is not mentioned above
Tips and graditutes to your tour guide and driver
Airport or train station transfer services depart from Xi’an
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