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

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

This 8-day Golden Triangle Tour will take you to see the most representative and popular destinations in China: ancient Xi’an, imperial Beijing, and metropolis Shanghai. It takes you the shortest time to have an authentic first taste of china. No matter which city you are going to start with, we will customize the tour according to your needs in the most economical way.

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.

Beijing - 3 Nights
DAY 2

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 drive back to your hotel. Read more

Beijing - 3 Nights
DAY 3

The Mighty Great Wall

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. Read more

Beijing - 3 Nights
DAY 4

Summer Palace to Xian

After breakfast, you will explore the exquisite Summer Palace before drive 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.

Xian - 2 Nights
DAY 5

Terracotta Warriors,Xian

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. Read more

Xian - 2 Nights
DAY 6

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. Read more

Shanghai – 2 Nights
DAY 7

Shanghai at a Glance

Visiting the representative of the Chinese classic garden - Yu Garden, and the nearby Yu Market 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. Read more

Shanghai – 2 Nights
DAY 8

Departure

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

Shanghai – 2 Nights

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Beijing
Day 4
Location Xian
Day 6
Location Shanghai
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Beijing
Day 4
Location Xian
Day 6
Location Shanghai
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Beijing
Day 6
Location Shanghai

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Entrance fees, meals, accommodations; and transportation listed in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing & English-speaking guides as outlined in the itinerary.
  • 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.

Package excludes

  • Flight, accommodation, sightseeing, meal not listed in the itinerary.
  • Visa fees.
  • Personal expenses such as room service, Internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc..
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc..
  • Excess baggage charges & travel insurance.
  • Optional activities and others not mentioned.

More information

  • Single supplement:
  • Economy accommodations:
  • low season: US$196 per person
  • shoulder season: US$215 per person
  • High season: US$239 per person
  • Comfortable accommodations:
  • low season: US$242 per person
  • shoulder season: US$265 per person
  • High season: US$322 per person
  • Luxury accommodations:
  • low season: US$484 per person
  • shoulder season: US$555 per person
  • High season: US$628 per person

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Seth Embers, Belgium

I was going to China for two weeks, and as my journey was partly business, partly leisure, I was looking for a company flexible enough to put together a really tailor-made tour. From the start, Odyssey proved to be just what I needed. I filled out the personalized form on the website, and Maggie Yang contacted me less than a day after. She suggested useful tweaks to my planned itinerary. From that moment on, communication was always positive, smooth and efficient.In total, I went from Chongqing to Chengdu and back; from Chongqing to Xi'an; from Xi'an to Shaolin; and from there to Beijing. All of these trips were by train. Now, I had never taken the train in China before, and I had heard some scare stories about how difficult it can be... But Maggie made it a breeze, booking and sending the tickets to me, and explaining in detail how to read them and how Chinese railway stations work. My first guide in Chengdu, Jim Xu, was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and particularly welcoming. While he was only to take me to see the famous Sichuan opera, he went "the extra mile", as he also advised me on out-of-town visits (Qingchengshan, Dujiangyan, etc.) and actively helped me to book tickets at the best rate. Thanks to him, I made the most out of my time in Chengdu.A friend joined me in Xi'an, and we opted for seeing the city by ourselves, without a guide. (Another sign of our tour's flexibility here.) Conversely, we chose to visit the Shaolin Temple with a guide chosen by Odyssey Tours, Jerry Ma. He picked us up at the station, greeting us with good humor, much-needed cold bottles of water, and a wealth of information about Luoyang, Dengfeng and the Shaolin Temple. He made sure that we took the most out of our brief visit there. By the way, Dengfeng was the only city where we stayed at a hotel booked by Odyssey and not on our own; and I must say that it was a very good choice. The hotel was well-situated between kung fu schools, and minutes away by car from the dazzling Shaolin Zen Music Ritual show recommended by our guide.Let me add that when I had a problem with a hotel I had booked on my own (i.e. not through Odyssey) in Beijing, I contacted Maggie, who was able to sort it out. I much appreciated the personal attention I received throughout the trip as needed, and the swift response whenever I had a question or issue (24/7 service)!In sum, Odyssey Tours provides highly personal and flexible service, very useful pre-travel advice on practical matters such as local transportation, tip rates, etc., and has extremely clear, professional and friendly communication – by email, by phone, by mobile chat. After this excellent experience, I'll definitely go back to Odyssey for more Asian journeys! :) Read more

Lucia MacQuarrie, Canada

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. Read more

Christine Dwyer Johnson, New Zealand

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 Read more

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