Welcome to China
On arrival at Beijing International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
The day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Beijing, China’s massive capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Nearby, the massive Tiananmen Square pedestrian plaza is the site of Mao Zedong’s mausoleum and the National Museum of China, displaying a vast collection of cultural relics.
Overnight in Beijing.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy a full day tour to visit the famous Great Wall - Badaling and Ming Changling Tomb.
You will be picked up from your hotel and will drive to the Ming Tombs. The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. You will visit Changling, the head and the largest of Ming Tombs, where Emperor Yongle (the first emperor in Beijing) and his Empress Xu were buried. The sightseeing on the Ming Tombs takes about 1 hour. The visit to Ming Tombs finishes at about 10:45hrs. Short visit to a Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is a famous special Chinese product, a blend of excellent carving and Chinese traditional cultures. Visit Great Wall - Badaling. The hike on Great Wall takes 2 hours. Badaling section is the most famous and best-preserved wall. Its highest point at Badaling is some 800 meters above sea level.
Enjoy this full day tour where you will visit Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Imperial Forbidden City and Tian'anmen Square. After your hotel pickup, this tour starts at Tian'anmen North Square with its plentitude of monuments testifying to the communist, Mao's influence on China's modern history. From there you will proceed to the Forbidden City. On the way to Temple of Heaven, you will have a chance to visit a centre for Chinese traditional medicine culture. Visit the Temple of Heaven - the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. After lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, enjoy a short visit to a pearl free market. Drive to the Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden.
Proceed to the train station and catch the high-speed train from Beijing to Xian.
On arrival in Xian make your way to the hotel and check-in.
Xi’an is a large city and capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. Once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), it marks the Silk Road’s eastern end and was home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties' ruling houses. At archaeological sites in Xi’an’s surrounding plains are the famed Bingmayong (Terra Cotta Army), thousands of life-size, hand-moulded figures buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang.
Overnight in Xian.
Meet your guide at the designated meeting point for your Terracotta Warriors and Ancient City Wall
On the way to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, we will first make a short visit to the Terra-cotta Figures Factory which focuses on the reproduction of the Terracotta Soldiers. Next head to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, which are one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. They were discovered by local farmers in 1974 and now it is one of the most visited museums in the world.
Life size terracotta figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations are the star features at the museum. They are replicas of what Qin Shi Huangâ€™s imperial army would look like at that time, 210-209 BC. The army was built in order to protect the emperor in the afterlife. Today, there are still miles of land with unexcavated treasures.Different pits have different figures â€“ ranging from military personnel to musicians, acrobats, and strongmen. In the main and most impressive vault of the museum, you will see figures arranged in typical battle formation in 11 columns comprising officers, soldiers holding spears and swords, and others steering horse-drawn chariots, as if ready for one last battle. Donâ€™t hesitate to explore the museum exhibits displaying artifacts and a film on the fascinating history of the mausoleum. After enjoying a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch on your own, we will drive back to downtown Xi'an to visit the City Wall. It is the most complete city wall that has survived in China and one of the largest and most complete ancient military systems of defense in the world. Then transfer back to your hotel in Xian city centre.
Proceed to the train station and catch the high-speed train from Xian to Shanghai.
On arrival in Shanghai make your way to the hotel and check-in.
Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country's biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers and ponds.
Overnight in Shanghai.
Explore the best of Shanghai on a comprehensive half-day tour and see the ultimate must-see sites of the city.
The highlight of the tour includes: Stroll down the famous promenade: The Bund, Immerse yourself in ancient history at Yuyuan Garden, Lose yourself in the alleyways in the stylish Xintiandi district.
No journey to Shanghai is complete without a walk along The Bund, the famous promenade on the Huangpu River. See for yourself why this area has become one of Shanghai’s most recognizable symbols as you start your tour walking past historic colonial buildings and admiring the towering skyscrapers across the river.
Next, head over to the Yuyuan Garden, a classic creation dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Admire the various pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters each with their own unique characteristics and don’t miss the giant jade sculpture. Continue with a drive down Shanghai Old Street whose origins date back the Qing Dynasty then pass through the tree-lined streets of the elegant former French Concession before making a stop at the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Store.
The last stop of the tour will be in Xintiandi, a stylish nightlife district with many boutiques, pubs, and restaurants. While here in this pedestrian-only area you will appreciate the perfect blend of old-style Shikumen residences combined and modern architecture. You are free to finish the tour here to continue exploring this area at your own leisure or head back to your hotel with the group.
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight
AED 6,490/- per person, prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights.
Destinations: Beijing Xian & Shanghai.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
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Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Beijing / Shanghai / Dubai.
3 Nights accommodation in Beijing based on double room occupancy.
2 Nights accommodation in Xian based on double room occupancy.
2 Nights accommodation in Shanghai based on double room occupancy.
Return airport transfers in Shanghai & Beijing on private car.
Economy class train tickets Beijing-Xian, Xian-Shanghai.
Sightseeing tours in Beijing Xian & Shanghai on seat in coach.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.