9 Days Train Tour Across the Golden Triangle

Tour Route: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai

On this trip, you will enter Big Goose Pagoda, the largest Music Fountain Square in Asia, visit Terracotta Warriors Museum named as “One of the Eight Wonders in the World” and go sightseeing the Forbidden City which is One of the Five World Palaces.

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

In the morning, you will be picked up in your hotel.

Explore Tiananmen Square, including Tiananmen Rostrum, the symbolic landmark of Beijing and China and other main buildings such as National Museum of China, Great Hall of the People, parliament building of China, etc. (30 minutes)

Afterwards, visit the Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace complex in the world. (2 hours)

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

At night, you will enjoy the famous Beijing Roasted Duck Dinner and Beijing Opera Performance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Beijing

First visit Mutianyu Great Wall, which is the best preserved section of the Great Wall. Climb up the Great Wall, well-known for the longest defense wall in the world. (Cable Car is optional). (2 hours)

After lunch, visit Ming Tombs – Dingling, 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)

When tour is over, you will be transferred back to your hotel by tour guide and driver. On the way, visit the Bird’s Nest from the exterior(1 hour).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Beijing to Xian

In the morning, visit the Temple of Heaven and watch morning exercise of Taiji. (90 minutes)

Take a rickshaw to visit Beijing Hutongs, sitting in a rickshaw, the means of transport in the Qing Dynasty, you can see the ancient Beijing lanes and quadrangle houses that have been preserved for 700 years. (90 minutes) 

After the sightseeing, take an overnight train to Xian. China train tour is a good way to have cheap China travel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Xian

After breakfast, you'll head to the Big Wild Googse Pagoda, one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China (1 hour). After that, go ahead to visit a complex and well-organized system of defense for the city - Ancient City Wall (1 hour). At night, you will enjoy Dumpling Dinner (1 hour) and Tang Dynasty Dance Show (1 hour).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Xian to Shanghai

Today you will go to take a Terrecotta Warriors and Horses travel, the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century and Qin Tomb, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (2 hours).  Then visit Huaqing Hot Springs.  Its long history and location among the wonderful landscapes of Xian attracts many visitors to visit and bathe in this hot spring(2 hours). Then transfer to the train station, take an overnight soft sleeper train to Shanghai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Shanghai

In the morning, transfer from the train station to your hotel. First Visit the Yuyuan Garden, situated at a very busy marketplace in a complex of traditional-style buildings(1 hour). Then head to a venerable and famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai - Jade Buddha Temple(40 minutes). Relax at the beautiful waterfront Bund(1 hour) and Nanjing Road, one of the busiest shopping street in the world(1 hour).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Shanghai

In the morning, visit Shanghai Museum to learn about Shanghai history and culture(1.5 hours). Next visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the highest TV tower in Asia(1 hour).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Depart Shanghai

Today you will be driven to the airport for your departure flight, tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$1048 US$887
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$1258 US$1061

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. Four-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. All the transfer fares including domestic train tickets and flights with airports taxes,fuel charges, free baggage allowance as specified in the itinerary.
6. Beijing-Xian, Xian-Shanghai train ticket.
7. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
8. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.

1. China entry visa fees.
2. International airfare.
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.

Hello myself and partner are planing a trip from the 26/27th October to 5/6/7 November, this trip looks like something we would enjoy, are these private tours or with other travelers. Also is the prise in US dollars. Last question is this trip Availble.
Asked by Sinead (Sep.25, 2015)

Trip Advisor (Sep.25, 2015) replied:
Hi Sinead, Kindly inform you that the tour can be available daily.And it is a private tour with the price in US dollars. Hope you can see. Please kindly check your email about the details of the tour you need. Thanks!

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