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8-Day Private China Golden Triangle Tour

Highlights :
Mutianyu Great Wall Forbidden City Summer Palace Terracotta Warriors Xian City Wall Yuyuan Garden Oriental Pearl Tower the Bund
Destinations :
Beijing (3N) - Xian (2N) - Shanghai (2N)

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of China on this 8-day private tour of China's Golden Triangle. From Beijing travel by air to Xi'an. ExploreChina's royal past, discover different historical sites of different dynasties. In Shanghai, the "Pearl of the Orient", visit the glorious palaces to witnessthe great achievement of "the reform and opening-up policy".

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Day 1 Beijing

That you land in Beijing Capital International Airport marks the beginning of 8 Day China Golden Triangle Tour. Our professional and experienced tour guide will meet you and send you to your hotel that has already booked ahead of time. After check in, you may arrange your time flexibly; have a rest to recover from the tiredness or whatever. The evenings are yours for exploration or relaxation. You can in advance ask for ideas and recommendations from your guide of this China golden triangle tour package, an expert on Beijing city.

Meals : No Meals

Day 2 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall, a famous scenic spot you must visit during your 8 Day China Golden Triangle Tour of Beijing, Xian Shanghai.

Mutianyu Great Wall

After breakfast, you will be met at the lobby of hotel. Your guide of 8 Day China Golden Triangle Tour will pick you up there, prepared with drinks, snacks, and map, ready to maximize your time. Then you will have an excursion to Mutianyu Great Wall which has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall. Dingling Tomb and the Sacred Way are also included in this Beijing Xian Shanghai tour. Dingling Tomb is a famous tomb of Ming Tombs. The Sacred Way is a road leading to the imperial tombs, and signifies the road leading to heaven. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals : (B+L)

Day 3 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, the landmark of Beijing you will see during your 8 Day China Golden Triangle Tour of Beijing, Xian Shanghai.

Tiananmen Square

Depart from your hotel in the morning and continue your 8 Day China Golden Triangle Tour of Beijing, Xian Shanghai to visit Tiananmen Square, the World's largest urban square. Then walk north to the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Later you will take a visit to the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. The Temple of Heaven is China's largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China’s ancient sacrificial buildings. After that, transfer back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals : (B+L)

Day 4BeijingXian
Exploring Beijing Hutongs by Rickshaw is an interesting experience of 8 Day China Golden Triangle Tour of Beijing, Xian Shanghai.

Beijing Hutongs by Rickshaw

In the morning time, take a relaxing Hutong tour by rickshaw (Short route) to know the Beijing local lifestyle. And then, proceed to the Summer Palace, the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. After that, be transferred to the airport for the 2-hour flight to Xian. Your tour guide of 8 Day China Golden Triangle Tour will wait for you at Xian Xianyang International Airport and escort you to the hotel. Have dinner and stay one night in Xian city.

Meals : (B+L)

Day 5 Xian
Terracotta Warriors in Xian. You cannot miss it in 8 Day China Golden Triangle Tour of Beijing, Xian Shanghai.

Terracotta Warriors

Today, continue your Beijing Xian Shanghai tour with Xian city sightseeing. Ample time will be provided for visits to Terracotta Warriors, a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. After lunch, drive back to the downtown for a visit to Giant Wild Goose Pagoda which is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists and the symbol of the old-line Xian. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals : (B+L)

Day 6XianShanghai
Shaanxi History Museum is included in 8 Day China Golden Triangle Tour of Beijing, Xian Shanghai.

Shaanxi History Museum

In the morning, you will first take a visit to Shaanxi History Museum, giving you a miniature overview of the thousands of years of Chinese history and the splendid ancient cultures of olden times, and the Xian City Wall which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Later, be transferred to the airport for the 2-hour flight to Shanghai. On arrival in Shanghai, the local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the downtown area to check in at the appointed hotel for a two-night stay.

Meals : (B+L)

Day 7 Shanghai
Yuyuan Garden, a famous scenic spot in Shanghai, is included in 8 Day China Golden Triangle Tour of Beijing, Xian Shanghai.

Yuyuan Garden

A full-day sightseeing starts with Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby City God Temple (Chenghuang Temple), a well-known Taoist temple of Shanghai, and Shanghai Old Street which is an important part of the Yu Garden tourism zone that has a combination of tourist attractions, shops, entertainment and cultural exhibits. Afterwards, visit the Oriental Pearl Tower, the third highest TV tower in the world, is an outstanding landmark of Shanghai. Later have a leisure walk along the Bund, the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. After the tour, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals : (B+L)

Day 8Shanghai

It is the last day of 8 Day China Golden Triangle Tour of Beijing, Xian Shanghai. Free at leisure until the transfer time to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Your tour guide will accompany you to the airport. Your 8 day China tour is over all too soon as you board the homebound flight, bidding a fond farewell to China, and we know you'll be back.

Meals : (B)

2015 Price

Staying in 3 star accommodation, with private transfers and private excursions.

Nov.1 - Mar. 31 Economy Superior Deluxe
1 - 2 Persons $1,228 $1,336 $1,569
3 - 5 Persons $1,003 $1,111 $1,409
Apr.1 - Oct. 31 Economy Superior Deluxe
1 - 2 Persons $1,341 $1,478 $1,633
3 - 5 Persons $1,040 $1,176 $1,409

Recommended Accommodation (Economy)

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance Fees
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Authentic Chinese Lunch
  • Comfortable Air-Conditioned Private Cars
  • Professional Drivers and English Speaking Guides
  • All Transportation between Hotels and All Sightseeing Spots

Price Exclusion

  • International Flights Airfare or Train Tickets; Visa Fee
  • Passport Application or Renewal Fee
  • Personal Expenses; Tips for Guides
  • Escort, Drivers
  • Bellman, etc; Any Items not Specified in the Plan


  • The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.
  • Prices are generally for private arrangements using economy flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.
  • There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.
  • Price is for one person in US dollars. Price may vary according to your travel time, e.g. China National Day Holiday and Chinese Spring Festival.
  • The avove price is for private tours. If you want to join a group tour, please see our SIC tours.
  • he availabilities of rooms, flights and so on are subject to change until the actual booking is being made. So your early confirmation is highly appreciated. Child (ren) between 2 to 12 years can get discounts from 50% to 90% from above price, please contact us for details to make your bookings in advance.
Private Tour Guide
Tour Guide of GWD

Tour Guide of GWD-Amber

As your China tour operator, GreatWallDiscovery realize that tour guides, or tour managers are always playing an important role on all travel arrangements and services. All tour guides who escort visitors in their language and interprets the cultural and natural heritage of China, or the tour leaders who accompany their guests around the whole country must possess an official licenses for their tour guide qualification issued by the China National Tourism Administration.

On behalf of GreatWallDiscovery, with their very good professional training and responsible talent in the hospitality industry, our tour guides love their work, and are always good at communication, ready to ensure the programme which is carried out as described in our tour package and render their good service to their customer friends on the arrangements of transportation, food, shelter, entertainment as they understand tourists come for joy. We appreciate your kind comments on our guides’ behavior and their service before you leave for home.

Van used in China Tour Offered by GWD

Van used in China Tours

Of course GreatWallDiscovery mainly introduce and arrange flights for you between cities such as Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Guilin. Besides we do suggest you to try some other traffic means during your China travel, such as by high speed train, or sometimes even by overnight express train to learn more about local Chinese. Also this might be a way to save your accommodation cost.

At each destination and around you will usually be greeted and picked up at the airport, train station, port or hotel by your tour guide and driver to begin your city sightseeing with our safe, comfort and convenient vehicles or limousine equipped with air conditioning and seat belts. All our selected drivers passed strict examinations and gained at least five years of safe driving records. The drivers in mainland China are Chinese speaking but they knows lots of English words. English speaking drivers are used in Hong Kong and Macau. Basic insurance for all traffic tools we choose are covered though we recommend you to buy your medical and accident insurance by yourself before you leave for China. And again you are welcome to give us your comments and judgements by filling out the evaluation form from our tour guide.

Peking Roast Duck offered by GWD in Beijing

Peking Roast Duck

Chinese food is the most characteristic part of Chinese tour, so we mainly focus on what you eat during your tour. However, Chinese food is quite different from Western food, so please get ready to enjoy the Chinese food we serve you. Our trip advisor will communicate with you in advance about the food that you never eat and that you want to experience. We recommend you allow us to arrange lunch for you, because we will carefully select characteristic Chinese restaurant with food both in Chinese flavor and Western flavor.

Moreover, you can contact your trip advisor in advance or guide during your tour to book some special meals as dinner, like Peking Roast Duck, Dumplings Banquet in Xian, Din Sum Banquet in Shanghai, etc. On the Yangtze River cruise, all meals are buffet, and are already included in ticket price. When you embark on the cruise, the cruise stuff will enquire about your food intolerance. In the main cities, we can also provide Western food (including Italian food, French food, etc.), Indian food, Halal food and so on. At the end of your tour, you can give us a rate and comment on our Travel Service Evaluation about the meals.

Exterior of Shangri-La Guilin

Exterior of Shangri-La Guilin

Where to stay is the most important standard of your China tour. Not only you ask for a comfortable and clean staying, but also a peaceful place to relax your body and mind after the day tour. In China, we are delighted to offer you all kinds of accommodation from 3, 4, 5 star hotels to characteristic inns. You name it, we have it.

Moreover, our standard of hotel selection is equipped with city-central location, WIFI coverage, convenient hub to food and shopping malls, basic English speaking waiters and good rating on TripAdvisor. We re-audit all hotels we used in last year and decide whether to use them by the feedback from our all clients. For any special requests to rooms, like non-smoking, connecting, high floor, city view, we will try to arrange or update for you if there is not any extra cost. No worries to share with us your idea about the staying. We are happy to share you our experience. Your comments to the hotels and rating on the evaluation form are warmly welcome.

  • Name : Philip Steven/Williammee Catherine Lynn/Williammee Nationality : America May 4, 2013

    We had a great vacation to Beijing!

  • Name : YOUSSEF/SAWSAN  Nationality : Syria Nov 2, 2012

    We have a wonderful time in Beijing and we are definitely visiting again, we love our tour guide,she has been great with us.

  • Name : Jeffrey Adam Paglialonga Nationality : America Jun 17, 2011

    I would have appreciated be told what was each dish were being served at the restaurant. because of this tour, we were able to pack an incredible amount of the sites of Shanghai into only one day. Thank you so much for the ecellent tour!

  • Name : Chaminda Nationality : Switzerland May 30, 2010

    the tour guide is very kindly

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