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Taihe Palace In Forbbiden City

9-Day China Golden Triangle Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Flexible private travel at the most competitive price.

  • Explore three of the most-visited cities in China.

  • See the highlights of each city and visit China's essence during a short stay.

  • Enjoy the best of authentic Chinese food.

Tour Facts

  • Tour Days: 9 days
  • Tour Code: CH-1
  • Tour Price: From US$1189/Person
  • Destination: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai

Detail Itinerary

9 Days China memorable tour of Forbidden City in Beijijng, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum in Xi'an, and Yuyuan in Shanghai. We specialize in tailor-made or customized China tour.

  • Upon your arrival in Beijing, you will find that our guide is waiting for you outside the customs of Beijing Airport after your check-out procedures are fully completed and then you will be transferred to the selected hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest or explore.

    Meals: No meals

  • In the morning, our driver and guide will pick you up at the hotel. The morning excursion will be started with Tiananmen Square, which is the largest city square around the world. The square witnessed many historical and celebratory events. Afterwards, we will enter into Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex where 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties lived there. Walking in the Forbidden City, you will be impressed by the magnificent architecture arts and precious cultural relics, and be shocked by ancient Chinese people’s considerable skills in building. Around noon, we will transfer you to a famous local restaurant to enjoy an a la carte lunch. You will be served with the authentic Chinese dishes. In the afternoon, we will continue to visit the Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious buildings where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshiped for good harvest at annual ceremonies. After that, our guide will take you to the Red Theatre to watch a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Today’s tour will begin with the visit to the Great Wall at Badaling. Known as one of the Seven Wonders in the world, the incomparable Great Wall is a must-see destination if you come to Beijing. Built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Badaling Great Wall is the most perfectly-preserved section of the Great Wall. Unlike many other travel agencies, we don’t arrange you to have a lunch at shopping site restaurants which always offer cheap and low quality food. We will take you to a popular local restaurant to have Sichuan food. In the afternoon, we will drive to visit the Ming Tomb. Going along a road named Sacred Way, we will reach the Ming Tomb where many Chinese emperors from 15th to 17th century were buried. We will see memorial archway, stele pavilion, ornamental pillar and 18 pairs of stone statues.

    On the way back to downtown Beijing, we will stop at the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium), which was the main stadium of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • After breakfast, we will take you to visit the Summer Palace, which is an imperial garden for royal families to rest and entertain. With its stunning natural views and cultural interests, the Summer Palace attracts a large number of visitors. Afterwards, we will continue to enjoy a Hutong tour. Riding a rickshaw through Hutongs will give you an opportunity to close to local people’s life. And you will get to know the special Beijing culture and history by visiting the famous sites such as Shichahai, Yinding Bridge, Yandaixiejie, grand Bell tower or Drum tower. After that, we will transfer to a noted local restaurant to offer you an a la carte lunch. You will enjoy Chinese delicious food in a great atmosphere. Then our driver and guide will send you to the airport for the flight to Xian. The guide will pick you up at the airport of Xian and transfer you to the selected hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • In the morning, we will pay a visit to the most notable symbol of Xian - Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. In view of its scale and significance, the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are regarded as the most important archeological excavations of the 20th century. The huge underground museum will present you with the amazing warrior figures and large number of ancient weapons. You will be impressed by the wisdom of the laboring people over 2,200 years ago. Around noon, we will serve you with an a la carte lunch in a fancy restaurant to enjoy delicious food. In the afternoon, we will proceed to visit one of must-see spots of Xian, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It was originally built in 652 during the reign of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and served as a place to collect Buddhist scriptures taken from India by the hierarch Xuanzang. Afterwards, our tour will be extended to the Provincial History Museum, reputed as “the pearl of ancient dynasties and house of Chinese treasures”. In the most comprehensive museum in China, you will know more about China’s history and culture from the large number of ancient items. In the evening, our guide will take you to enjoy a marvelous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show and the Dumpling Dinner at Shaanxi Opera Theatre. The show will take you back to 1400 years ago - the dreamy and glorious Tang Dynasty.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • After breakfast, we will go to visit the City Wall, one of landmarks of Xian. The ancient wall was built in the Ming Dynasty to function as a military defense. At present, it is an entertainment place for local people to do morning exercises, sing and play game. Walking around the wall, you will have a chance to close to the local people. Afterwards, we will continue to have a local family visit. The host will prepare the delicious food for your lunch. Not only you will enjoy the authentic home cooked dishes, but also have a chance to approach the local people and talk with them. If you prefer, you can learn how to cook Chinese food. The host will be happy to teach you step by step. After lunch, we will depart for the Great Mosque, which is a magnificent architecture incorporating traditional Muslim and Chinese styles. You may see the local Muslims do worship.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • In the morning, we will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Shanghai. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own exploration.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • After breakfast, we will pay a visit to Shanghai Museum. The museum has 3 galleries and three exhibition halls covering a large number of ancient arts, such as bronze ware, chinaware, calligraphy and painting. After that, we will proceed to visit the Yuyuan Garden. In the bustling Shanghai, it is not easy to find this kind of classic garden. With beautiful scenery and quiet atmosphere, the Yuyuan Garden is a good place for you to enjoy a tranquil and peaceful time. Around noon, we will serve you with an a la carte lunch in a local delicate restaurant, making you enjoy authentic Shanghai and Cantonese cuisines. In the afternoon, we will take you to the Bund area for a short cruise on the Huangpu River. The west bank (Puxi) of the Huangpu River will show you many historical buildings left over from Shanghai's colonial days. The east bank of the river (Pudong) is the newer district of Shanghai and its financial and commercial hub. You will see many skyscrapers such as Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jin Mao Tower. We will explore the Bund area and then visit an old street in Shanghai.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • According to your flight schedule, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and send you to the airportyou’re your homeward flight.

    Meals: Breakfast

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Price includes

  • 8 nights' accomodation

  • All meals listed

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • Private vehicle during the trip

  • Entrance to all sites listed