7 Days Budget China Golden Triangle Tour (By Train)

Tour Route: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai

You will be able to climb the Ancient City Wall, the largest ancient military defense system, enter the Big Goose Pagoda, the largest Music Fountain Square in Asia and go sightseeing the Forbidden City. Reasonable tour arrangement and meals are ready!

Private Tour
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

After you arrive in Beijing, our local guide will pick you up and then drive to hotel for a good rest.

Meals: No meal
Day 2 Beijing

Picked up in your hotel and began your coach tour in Beijing with mind-like friends overseas. Early travel to Temple of Heaven, you may see the Taichi exercises. (90 minutes)

Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace complex in the world. (2.5 hours)

Afterwards, visit the Summer Palace, the largest, most beautiful and exquisite imperial garden in the world. (90 minutes)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Beijing to Xian

Hike the Great Wall, Climb up the Great Wall, well-known for the longest defense wall in the world. What a great experience! You will become “a true man, heroes and heroines on the Great Wall” as the old Chinese saying goes. (Cable Car is optional). (2 hours)

Stroll around Changling Tomb, the mausoleum of Emperor Yongle who was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty.  He was the most famous historical figure among the Ming Emperors. (1 hour)

In the evening, board an overnight soft sleeper train to Xian.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Xian

Morning picked by our guide and visit Shaanxi Historical Museum, symbolizes the great extent of Shaanxi history and its remarkable culture. (1.5 hours)

Afterwards, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, regarded as the symbol of Xi’an. (1 hour)

Then proceed to the Ancient City Wall, it is the best preserved wall in china, is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Xi'an. (1 hour)

Meals: Lunch
Day 5 Xian to Shanghai

Meet the guide at the appointed time. Visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, attracts a large number of loacl and overseas tourists (2 hours).

Then explore the Qin Tombs, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (1 hour).

After this trip, take the flight to Shanghai.
Welcome you and check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Shanghai

First explore the Jade Buddha Temple, a venerable and famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai. (40 minutes)

Discovery in the Yuyuan Garden, a place of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai. (1 hour)

Relax yourself in the Bund, to enjoy the beautiful night scenery of this famous Oriental city. (40 minutes)

Have a look at the Oriental Pearl Tower, the highest TV tower in Aisa, to have a bird view of this metropolis. (1.4 hours)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Depart Shanghai

Driven to the airport, your budget travel in china ends. See you off!

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$1650 US$1434
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$1777 US$1650

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Qingming Festival Holiday (Apr. 4 - 6, 2020 ), Labor's Day Holiday (May 1 - 3, 2020) ,Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (Jun. 25 - 27, 2020) and National Day Holiday (Oct 1- Oct 8, 2020).

1. All arrangements and first admission/entrance fees of scenic spots specified in the itinerary.
2. Buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch or dinner as listed in the itinerary.
3. Well-equipped commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations, scenic spots and hotels.
4. Three-star Hotel based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast unless specified.
5. Overnight train with soft-sleeper from Beijing to Xi'an, Xi'an-Shanghai Airfare.
6. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
7. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.

1. China entry visa fees.
2. International airfare or train tickets.
3. Meals not specified in the itinerary and extra and alcoholic or beverages during meals.
4. Tips for guides and drivers.
5. Personal expense: e.g. mini bar, personal telecommunications, laundry, excess baggage charges etc.)
6. Excursions and activities not included in itinerary.
7. Single room supplement.

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It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

I want to enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show at night in Xian for myself. Where can I enjoy it? Is it far from Xian City Hotel?
Asked by Dean (Aug.10, 2012)

Lead To China Trip Advisor (Aug.10, 2012) replied:
No. You can enjoy it in Shaanxi Song & Dance Theater. It is about 7.3km from Xian City Hotel. It takes about 21 minites if you drive there.

Can we travel as shanghai xian beijing ?
Asked by Walermar (May.28, 2012)

Trip advisor (May.28, 2012) replied:
Yes sure! Exact price will be quoted according to your travel date and special request.

Do u provide hindu food on tour
Asked by Anil (Apr.26, 2012)

Lead to China Trip Advisor (Apr.26, 2012) replied:
Thanks for your question. We do provide hindu food on this tour package. However, some small cities do not have restaurants with hindu food, please check it with our trip advisor via Email.

What is cost of Maglev bullet train [the new train that travels to Beijing in 4hrs 59 mins]return ticket from Shanghai [SHA]?
Asked by henk (Apr.26, 2012)

Lead to China Trip Advisor (Apr.26, 2012) replied:
From 07:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m, there are at least 2 Maglev bullet trains (G Trains) start from Shanghai to Beijing in every hour. The first class seat costs ¥935($148), and the second class seat costs ¥555($88)

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