A Week in Beijing & Xian

Beijing, Great Wall & Xian

From $3000 Per Person in low season
From $3400 Per Person in high season

based on 6 nights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

per person based on two sharing. 
Please note that the cost of the itinerary will be higher during peak periods of travel, over Chinese National Vacations.

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  • Opt for an exciting and unique sidecar ride to explore Beijing city. Avoid traffic jams, and meander into hidden areas of the city!

  • Get away from the crowds in a guided exploration of the East wing of the Forbidden City, a comparatively less touristy area of the imperial palace.

  • Get a different perspective of the Great Wall as you embark on a tranquil walk into the raw and unspoiled beauty of Jinshanling section.

  • A must-visit is definitely one of the greatest sites of China, the Terracotta warriors!

  • For those with more time, we can arrange a trip to the Summer Palace with optional calligraphy class or exclusive access to Chonghua Palace which is not open to general public

  • Optional extension to Luoyang's Shaolin Temple and day trip to Huashan can be arranged

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In China the weather has four distinct seasons - a pleasant warm spring, a hot rainy summer, a comfortable cool autumn and a cold winter. The hottest time in China comes in July and August, with more than 10 days at temperatures above 35 C. The coldest time is from the late January to early February. The spring from March to May is recommended as the best time to travel to China. Summer which also sees heavy rainstorms late in the season is surprisingly the peak season.

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Serving as the capitals of Ancient China of different dynasties, Beijing and Xian tells of different stories across time. Lying on the eastern end of China Silkroad, Xian is a kaleidoscope of culture and history to some of the most impressive sites of China, while Beijing is known for the best preserved imperial palaces and sections of the Great Wall. Unravel the tales of the two capitals in this week long itinerary.

  1. Fly into Beijing

  2. Days 1-4: Beijing

    Your journey starts in the metropolis of Beijing, where you will stay for three nights. Delve into the rich history of Beijing and witness the grandeur of the Imperial Palace - the Forbidden City. Stop at Tiananmen Square which has seen some of the most dramatic chapters of China history. Wander along the narrow alleyways of the Hutongs and visit the Temple of Heaven, considered as one of the top leading worship sites of Beijing.

    Accommodation: Eclat Hotel (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-5: Great Wall

    A trip to Beijing is never complete without the Great Wall of China. Get a choice to visit different sections of the wall but we recommend Jinshanling section where it is less crowded and offers a tranquil walk into the raw and unspoiled beauty of the Great Wall. At the end of your exploration, stay a night in W water town right next to the great wall and relax in the peaceful surrounds and nature.

    Accommodation: Wuzhenhui Boutique Hotel (1 night)

  4. Days 5-7: Xian

    The last stop is the former capital of Ancient China, Xian, and seat of the Emperor for more than 10 dynasties over a thousand years. Stroll along the Muslim quarter and indulge in a street food walking tour. Visit the excellent Provincial History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda and not to forget, a trip to the Terracotta warriors is a must! Thousands of life-sized soldiers, complete with horses and carriages are all buried as companions for the first emperor of China to accompany him into the afterlife. Have a choice of two evening shows, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow or Tang Dynasty Show.

    Depending on your interest, we can also arrange optional walking or biking on the Ancient City Wall at additional cost.

    Accommodation: Sofitel On Renmin Square (2 nights)

  5. Fly home from Xian


  • 'The Song of Everlasting Sorrow' Outdoor Night Show

    Be delighted by a splendid outdoor night show, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow which tells the sad love story of Emperor Xuanzong and his beloved concubine. With nature as the backdrop and impressive visual effects, this is a performance not to be missed!

  • Beijing City Tour

    Today, embark on a full day tour of Beijing city as you explore the highlights including the Yonghe Lama Temple, Guozijiang Street, the Drum Tower and the Temple of Heaven.

  • Beijing Highlights - Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden Palace

    This morning, explore the highlights of Beijing. Visit Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden City. Delve into the rich history and witness the past grandeur and glory of the Chinese imperial family.

  • Hanyang Tomb Tour

    Explore the Hanyang Tomb, a joint tomb of Liu Qi while experiencing the underground integrated museum. You have the option toparticipate in demonstration of relic restoration, or join a family-friendly simulated excavation as an archaeological trainee.

  • Historical Xian Tour

    Explore the remarkable Shaanxi Provincial History Museum before setting off to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a famous well-preserved Buddhist pagoda built in the 652 during the Tang Dynasty.

  • Jinshanling Great Wall Exploration

    Visit Jinshanling Great Wall where fewer tourists venture. Enjoy the pristine beauty and serenity as you walk along the wall.

  • Magnificient Terra Cotta Warriors

    Be amazed by thousands of life-sized soldiers that were constructed to accompany Emperor Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China, into the afterlife. Spend some time to explore the museum and gain an insight into the Terra Cotta Warriors.

  • Muslim Street Food Walking Tour

    Walk through the Muslim quarters rich with historic Islamic culture and embark on a street food walking tour. Try out their local delicacies such as their famous Liangpi “cold skin” noodles or mutton soup with flour cake.

  • Tang Dynasty Performance with Dinner

    Be treated to a Tang Dynasty show and enjoy its melodious music, live classical Chinese orchestra and intriguing historical stories. Dinner is included with delicious Cantonese delicacies provided at the Tang Dynasty Palace.


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