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5 Days Private Beijing & Xian Tour by Overnight Train with hotel

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The 5 days private tour offers the chance to visit the most essence sites in the two cities: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven in Beijing; Terracotta Army, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, and City Wall in Xian. The overnight train and 3 star hotels with breakfast are included in the tour.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Stop At:

Upon your arrival in Beijing in the morning, our guide and driver will meet you at airport, then start the half day Beijing City Tour.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

Tiananmen Square is the heart and symbol of Beijing and the largest city square in the world. The spacious square has been used for many public celebrations, ceremonies, and demonstrations for over a hundred years.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

Forbidden City is one of the largest and most completely preserved palace complex built of wood. It functioned as the imperial palace in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1912). 24 emperors of the two dynasties once lived here. (Forbidden City closed on each Monday).

Duration: 2 hour

Day 2 Beijing

Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall is the most scenic part of Chinese Great Wall. It was built in the early Ming Dynasty at 1368 and stretches for 5400 meters. 90 percent of the Mutianyu is covered by vegetation. So in each season this part of the Great Wall will treat visitors with its unique scenery. If hiking is too much for you, cable car is available and optional.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

It is located at the west skirt of Beijing and covers an area of 290 hectares. During the Qianlong Era of the Qing Dynasty, the Summer Palace was built by imitating the layout of the West Lake in Hangzhou. Now it is the largest and most completely preserved imperial garden in China.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Beijing

On the way back to city area, we will make a stop at Bird’s Nest and Water Cube to pay an outer visit and take some pictures, At last, we will pay a visit to Jade Market.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 3 Beijing - Xi'an

Stop At: Temple of Heaven

Located at southern part of Beijing, it served as a complex of sacrificial building where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

Lama Temple also called Yonghe Temple, the birthplace of the Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty. In the middle and late period of Qing dynasty, it was transformed into a Buddhist temple with the highest level throughout the country.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Hutong Tour

To visit the Beijing local folk residence: Hutong Alley. There is opportunity for you to take a rickshaw to explore Hutong to see daily life of native Beijing people. Following the local expert guide, you will find another face of the city totally different from what you see in major streets.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum

Confucius Temple was built in 1302 in memory of the great educationist Confucius.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Beijing West Railway Station

After the tour finished, our guide and driver will escort you to Beijing West Train Station and take the overnight train Z19 (20:40-08:31) to Xian.

Duration: 30 minutes

Day 4 Xi'an Arrival

Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

Known as “the Eighth Wonder of the World” and one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in the 20th century, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture. The splendid battle formation will leave you an impressive memory.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Drum Tower Square

The Bell Tower and Drum Tower of Xi’an date back to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The two are located in the center of the Xian city connecting the four roads from east, south, west and north within the City Wall.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Muslim Quarter

Muslim Quarter is a hub of the Muslim community in Xian City. Many special local products and snacks could be found along this street. You can enjoy preserved meat, casserole, various noodles, etc.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 5 Xi'an Departure

Stop At: Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum is one of the biggest and most famous museums in China. The museum houses the cultural heritage unearthed in Shaanxi Province. Although it’s a provincial Museum, the collection of relics here is at national level from both quantity and quality as Xian had been Capitals for more than 13 dynasties in ancient China. Following the tour guide, walk around and stop at those priceless exhibits to learn the hidden history and splendid civilization of China.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

The big wild goose pagoda was originally built to hold the sutras and Buddha statues that Xuanzang brought back to China from India. Now there is a big garden around the pagoda where people can have a nice walk.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

Yongxingfang Gourmet Street- the whole street was built in ancient Ming and Qing Dynasty style. Many family-handmade foods which have been lost in big cities can be found here. They cook right in front of you, so you get to see how each food you try was made. Of course, each family has its own secret source or spices you won’t get to know how they make it.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Xi'an

After the tour finished, transfer to the airport or train station for your departure to next destinaton.