This 6 Days ancient capitals tour is an ideal option for who want to spend a short time for China Tour. Beijing, Xian both are popular tour destination in China. By this tour,will let you know this mysterious oriental country deeply. This tour covered highlights,such as Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven,do the great wall tour, Terracotta Warriors...
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
Beijing International Airport (based on your requirement)
Xian International Airport (based on your requirement)
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Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
Day 2 Beijing: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Red Theatre
Day 3 Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing National Stadium
Day 4 Beijing: Temple of Heaven, Beijing to Xian By Train
Day 5 Xian: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xian Museum, Muslim Quarter
Day 6 Xian: Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square
Upon on your arrival,our Beijing local guide & driver will pick you up at exit of international airport with a welcome sign "China Private Tour".
Drive you to your hotel, you will have free time to explore Beijing city on your own after hotel check-in.
In the morning, our tour guide will pick you up in your hotel lobby.
Firstly, drive you to visit Tian'anmen Square. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 1,000,000 people at one time. Tiananmen Gate on the northern square was the site where the Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China. The square is a conglomeration of splendid and beautiful flowers and the red national flag which flutters in the wind. The raising of the national flag is something which should not be missed by visitors to Tiananmen Square.
After sightseeing, walk into the Tiananmen you will meet the one of the world’s 5 most important palaces – Forbidden City, The Forbidden City, also named the Palace Museum, shares the honor of being one of five world-famous palaces with the Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in England, the White House in the U.S. and the Kremlin in Russia.The palace, the most magnificent and splendid palace complex in China, was listed as a World Cultural Heritage Building in 1987. It was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the construction of this group of buildings took fourteen years from 1406 to 1420.
Have lunch at the local restaurant, taste the local cuisine in Beijing.
After lunch, continue your tour to Summer Palace, which is an imperial garden and it integrates numerous traditional halls and pavilions, conceived by the Qing emperor Qianlong between 1750 and 1764 as the Garden of Clear Ripples. Using Kunming Lake, the former reservoir of the Yuan dynasty’s capital and Longevity Hill as the basic framework, the Summer Palace combined political and administrative, residential, spiritual, and recreational functions within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature.
One of highlights for the tour is Kung Fu Show. You are arranged to see the Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre. This is a great show. It tells a story of Chin Yu entering the monastery and making his way through life to finally becoming the Abbott. There are many demonstrations of Kungfu and strength throughout the show. The costumes and the choreography are great.The show lasts about one hour and 15 minutes.
After the show, you will be taken back to your hotel.
Firstly, drive about 70km (1.5 h) to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Great Wall. The less-crowded Mutianyu."If you haven't climbed the Great Wall, you haven't seen China." Many of your friends who visited China before might have told you this. It is indeed an experience of life. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. It's known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. Good sightseeing with nature, take photos from different places and angles so you’ll have plenty of memories you can share with your friends when going back home.
There are three ways to get onto the Wall when you get to the base of Mutianyu Great Wall. Apart from hiking up on foot (half hour), you can choose take cable car or chair lift (Optional ). To get down the wall, you can also take Toboggan slide down (Optional).
Your lunch is offered near the Great Wall in a local restaurant.
After lunch, drive your back to downtown city. On the way, take a short stop at Beijing Olympic Park where you can get a chance to take photos of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube from outside.
Then, you will move into Nanluoguxiang Hutong area by a rickshaw. It is one of the best preserved historical areas in downtown Beijing, is famous for its hutong and siheyuan courtyards. Recently the popularity of Nanluoguxiang has increased noticeably with tourist numbers on the rise after 2008 Olympic Games. You will do a short walking along the authentic Beijing Hutong. will give you a deep impression of the local residents’ live.
After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel.
In the morning, our guide will meet your at your hotel lobby.
The sightseeing today starts with a visit to the remarkable Temple of Heaven, The temple was constructed in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and was enlarged during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is the grandest cult architecture complex in the world and a masterpiece of the Chinese people created in ancient times. It covers 2,700,000 square meters (667 acres). Emperors of the two dynasties used to worship the heaven and pray for rich harvests, as the feudal emperors thought they were the son of the heaven.
Afterwards, drive you to Beijing train station for the high speed train to Xi'an, which takes approximately 5 hours, and along the way, feel free to admire a totally different scenery of the countryside.
Upon arriving at the Xi'an North Station, Xi'an tour guide will pick you up with a welcome signal "China Private Tour" and escort you to the hotel.
Firstly, drive you to Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses：Known as “the eighth Wonders of the world”, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture which is listed as the most significant discovery of the 20th century. Up to now, there has discovered a total of 179 accompanying burial pits of different connotations and various shapes in Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum area. The discovery of these pits has provided all important significance in the research of the burial system of the Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum, the characteristics structures and characteristics of the burial pits. However, what makes people feel amazing is that of all the burial pits, none has been found survived from being burnt down.
Your lunch is arranged at local restaurant with authenic Xi'an food.
In the afternoon, head for the Xian Museum. Xi'an Museum has an overall coverage of 245 hectares, which was officially opened to the public in May 2007. This museum collectively reflects the long history of Xi'an city and consists of three main parts of the small Wild Goose Pagoda, which is the national key protection culture unit, the ancient building groups of Jianfu Temple, and the modern culture relic exhibition hall.
The last stop is Muslim Quarter. The Muslim Quarter is the largest of the old city's neighborhoods. It's a confusing array of narrow alleys that are wonderful to wander in, get lost, and stumble upon surprising discoveries. Muslim Quarter houses a large number of important Christian institutions. The Muslim quarter begins at the northern city wall, goes south to the northern and western walls of the Temple Mount, to Hashalshelet Street, where the Jewish Quarter begins. To the West, it runs to Beit Chabad Street, which runs between it and the Christian Quarter.
After the day tour, get to the Shaanxi Grand Opera House around 6:00PM and our tour guide will help you find your seat for the most famous Xi'an Dumpling Feast within the Opera House.Dumpling, or Jiaozi in Chinese, is one of the most representative Chinese food. Nearly 20 varieties are made and inside the dumplings are stuffed with delicious vegetables, meats and seafood. Dumplings' legend offers an original approach to Chinese food, merging the familiar comfort food of London’s Chinatown with the culinary heritage of regional oriental cuisine.
Drive you back to your hotel.
After breakfast, our tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and your tour start.
Today your first destination is the Ancient City Wall. as one of the UNESCO's World Heritage Site, Xi'an Ancient City Wall was built in the 14th century, under the regime of Emperor Zhuyuanzhang in Ming dynasty, had the function of protecting the cities or towns as military defense systems in ancient China. Xi'an Ancient City Wall is one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls.
Continue your tour to Bell Tower, which located in south east of the Drum Tower. In Chinese history from Ming Dynasty, each city had a bell tower and a drum tower. The bell was sounded at dawn and the drum at dusk each day in ancient time, a means of telling time. Xian was not exception. 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. Atop the Bell Tower you will have a panoramic view of the Xian City. A number of highlighted cultural relics are exhibited in Xi'an Bell Tower, including a huge bell, inscribed steles and couplets hung on the column, all of which are of high historical and cultural values. Between the Drum Tower and the Bell Tower, there is a square with grass, dotted with greenbelt beautiful acouto-optic fountain, which is a good place for leisure and entertainment for citizens.
After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel or transfer to Xi'an train station or airport (based on your requirments)!
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