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5 Days Private Beijing Xi’an Tour by Bullet Train

From $289 per person

Tour Style:
A private tour for your family or your friends exclusively

Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights

Attractions:
Xi'an, Beijing

Pick-up point:
Xi’an Train Station or the hotel lobby in Xi’an where you live

Finishing point:
After your trip ends, you will be taken back to Beijing train station or the hotel lobby in Beijing where you live

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

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Day 1

  • Place&Transport: Xi'an
  • Today's Activities: Big Giant Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Muslim Quarter, Dumpling Banquet, Tang Dynasty Dance show
  • Accommondation: 4 stars Hotel(Can be customized)
  • Meal: B, L, D

In the morning, our local Xi'an tour guide will pick you up at the exit of Xi'an train station/international airport or your hotel lobby in Xi'an, you will find a welcome signage "Xi'an Private Tour".  And start your Xian City highlight day tour.

Firstly, drive you to the Big Giant Goose PagodaBig Goose Pagoda is one of the oldest structures in China. Originally Big Goose Pagoda consisted of a brick structure of five storeys and was about 60 meters high. First built in 589A.D. In the Sui Dynasty. Between AD 701 and AD 704 during the reign of the Empress Wu Zetian five more storeys were added to the pagoda making ten in all. Unfortunately it was damaged during World War II and reduced to seven storeys, which is as it remains today.

The Highlight of Big Giant Goose Pagoda
The storeyed pagoda is an architectural marvel. It was built with layers of bricks without any cement. The seams between each layer of bricks and the "prisms" on each side of the pagoda are clearly visible. The grand body of the pagoda with its solemn appearance, simple style and high structure, is indeed a good example of Chinese traditional architecture.

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After the sightseeing, head to the down town and visit the Drum TowerLocated in the south end of Beiyuan Gate of Xi’da street, Xi'an Drum Tower originally built in 1380 during the Ming dynasty and renovated twice in 1699 dueing the Qing dynasty. Now it's the largest one of its kind in China, facing the Bell Tower at east, which was beat to tell the time to citizens, hence the name. Standing on the towering above the city center and appreciate incredible view of Xi'an. 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.

The Highlight of Drum Tower
In the Drum Tower, there are many larges drums hang on a hall with beautiful Chinese writing, which means good luck, besides, there is a drum museum where you can appreciate lots of drums, some of which has thousands of history.

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Then walk for a few minutes you will see the 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.

The Highlight of Bell Tower
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.

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Then move on to Muslim Quarter to meet many local snacks, is the most famous food street in Xian. It consists of Islamic food area, ethnic group shopping center, Great mosque and living area of Hui people. It is a place distinct for its delicious food and Islamic culture, with a history of more than 1000 years. The streets are paved by gray flagstone and the buildings are of Ming style. About 2000 years ago in the Han Dynasty after the opening of Silk Road, Changan welcomed the first Muslims: Muslim businessmen, envoys, and students.

The Highlight of Muslim Quarter
The food in the street is of north and west flavor, in which crude pancake in mutton soup, cold rice noodles, Chinese hamburger, Qishan noodles are famous Shaanxi food.Besides, there are other local flavors: Xi’an small cakes, Shaanxi pasta, Rice cake, etc. And in the street, most are beef and mutton products, in which the roast beef is especially delicious.

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After the day tour, get the Shaanxi Grand Opera House around 6:00PM and our tour guide will help you find your seat for the Dumpling dinner 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. 

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Then you’ll experience the local colorful and splendid Tang Dynasty Dance Show, which is a performance of music and dance that imitate the Tang Dynasty over one thousand-year ago. It seems as if you have lived in the palace of Tang Dynasty.

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At last drive you back to your hotel. On the way you will enjoy the luminous city wall and Xi Dajie brightly and beautifully lit.

Day 2

  • Place&Transport: Xi'an
  • Today's Activities: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall
  • Accommondation: 4 stars (can be Customed)
  • Meal: B, L

After breakfast, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and your tour start.

Firstly, visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Its more than 40 miles away from downtown, your private driver will be happy to help you put away your luggage. What you need to do is sitting back and relaxing in the air-condition car. on the way to the destination, your private tour guide will tell you something about the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and if you have any question, please do not hesitate to let us know.

To visit Army of Terra Cotta Warriors is the main reason why you are here in Xian. You may have already seen its pictures from China travel books or China tour related travel websites. The Terracotta Army was discovered on 29 March 1974 to the east of Xi'an in Shaanxi province by farmers digging a water well approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) east of the Qin Emperor's tomb mound at Mount Li (Lishan), a region riddled with underground springs and watercourses. The construction of the tomb was described by historian Sima Qian (145–90 BCE) in his most noted work Shiji, written a century after the mausoleum's completion. 

The Highlight of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.

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After that conitinue to see the Qin Tomb, You will appreciate the marvelous Terracotta warriors in full battle array of Emperor both in Qin's tomb. 

Drive you back to the Xian, and the last 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, exhibits the "complete features of the rampart architecture of feudal society". Xi'an City Wall is a heritage National Historical and Cultural Town since 1961, it is about 14km in length, 12meters in height. The current city wall is an enhancement of the old Tang Dynasty structure, as a result of the emperor's wall building campaign.

The first city wall of Xi'an was built of earth, rammed layer upon layer. The base layer was made of earth, quick lime, and glutinous rice extract, tamped together. It made the wall extremely strong and firm. Later, the wall was totally enclosed with bricks. A moat, wide and deep, ran around the city. Over the moat, there used to be a huge drawbridge, which would cut off the way in and out of the city, once lifted. It is the most completely preserved and the largest city wall in China. It was built for the military defense in the ancient time.Biking around the City Wall is included, and is the best way to enjoy this sight. You can take in the great contrast of the ancient culture and modern Xian while biking on the wall.  The walls, ramparts, gates and watchtowers, which were built in the 13th century can still be seen.

The Highlight of Xi'an Ancient City Wall
Now, Ancient City Wall is one of the top attractions in Xi'an city. It takes around half day to walk around, cycling is a good choice for visitors go around and appreciate the construction in Ancient China.

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After the tour ends, be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 3

  • Place&Transport: Xi'an to Beijing by bullet train
  • Today's Activities: N/A
  • Accommondation: 4 starts (can be customized)
  • Meal: B, L

Free on your own until our guide take you to Xian train station for the train to Beijing. It takes around 5 hours 

Once arrived at Beijing train station, you will be greeted by our guide at the exit of the train station with a welcome signage “Beijing Private Tour. And you will be escorted to your hotel in Beijing directly.

The rest of the day free for you to explore the city.

Day 4

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Bird's Nest, Water Cube
  • Accommondation: 4 stars (can be customized)
  • Meal: B, L

In the morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby. Your highlights tour in Beijing start.

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. 

The Highlight of The Mutianyu Great Wall
You can expect enough time on the Mutianyu Great Wall to soak up its beauty. Take photos from different places and angles so you’ll have plenty of memories you can share with your friends when going back home. Also we have arranged the round-way cable cars for you to ascend and descend the wall. This is a special experience when visiting Mutianyu Great Wall and at the same time it will maximize your time on the wall.

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Your lunch is offered near the Great Wall in a local Chinese restaurant.

After lunch, the Sacred Way, affiliated with the Ming Tombs, is a main attractions arranged for you. The Ming Tombs lie in Changping County, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest from the urban area of Beijing. It is actually a tomb cluster of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), including thirteen emperor's mausoleums, seven tombs for concubines and one grave for eunuchs.  

Sitting at the foot of Mt. Yan and occupying an area of more than 120 square kilometers (29,653 acres), it appears extremely spectacular. It was listed in the World Heritage List in 2003. Each emperor's tomb was constructed at the foot of a separate small hill, but they all share a main road called the Sacred Way. The thirteen emperor's mausoleums are similar in their architectural style and overall arrangement, only differing in size and complexity of their structures. 

The Highlight of Ming Tombs
Each emperor's tomb was constructed at the foot of a separate small hill, but they all share a main road called the Sacred Way. The Sacred Way is seven kilometers (4.3 miles) long and leads to Changling (Chang Tomb) directly.

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In the afternoon, return to the downtown Beijing and visit the Olympic Green Park, constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Visit the National Stadium ( bird's nest). Its located at the Olympic Green, the stadium cost US$428 million. The design was awarded to a submission from the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron in April 2003 after a bidding process that included 13 final submissions. 

The Highlight Of Bird's Nest
The design, which originated from the study of Chinese ceramics, implemented steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable roof; giving the stadium the appearance of a bird's nest. The stadium's design originally called for a capacity of 100,000 people; however 9,000 were removed during a simplification of the design. The new total of 91,000 was shaved further when 11,000 temporary seats were removed after the 2008 Olympics; bringing the stadium's capacity to 80,000

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Then continue to visit the "Water Cube( National Aquatics Center),  is one of the best venues of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, built with donations from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan compatriot and overseas Chinese. It was chosen through public appraisals as one of “China ten big new architecture views” by The U.S. magazine "Business Weekly". 

The Highlight Of Water Cube
The Water Cube Series of licensed products have been rated among the “Top 10 Musts for Tourists to Beijing”. Former IOC President Jacques Rogge praised the Water Cube as “a perfectly-equipped, widest open and best operated Olympic swimming venue.”

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At last, drive you back to your hotel.

Day 5

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
  • Accommondation: 4 stars (can be customized)
  • Meal: B, L

Today, fistly, drive about 6km to next imperial site - 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. 

It is also one of the most brilliant ancient architectural masterpieces in China. Today, it is a pleasant place for leisure stay of walking or sightseeing, also for exploration of local culture. 

The Highlight of Temple of Heaven
The primary buildings in the temple are the Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests in the north and Circular Mound Altar in the south. This temple has two parts: the inner temple and the outer temple and is surrounded by two high walls. The two walls are elaborately constructed: the north section of walls is semicircular while the south section is square. This layout of walls reflects the ancient Chinese concept of the cosmogony: the sky is round and the earth is square.

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Then head to the with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square which is now the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Square is the geographical center of Beijing City. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 1000000 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 Higlight of Tiananmen Square
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.

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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 incomparable palace occupies an area of 720,000 square meters (177.9 acres) and has approximately 8,700 rooms. A high red wall with a total length of 3,400 meters (3,718 yards) encases the palace. 

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. 

The highlight of the Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is the imperial palace where twenty-four emperors ascended the throne and exercised their strong power to the nation and reigned over the country for over 500 years. And this incomparable palace occupies an area of 720,000 square meters (177.9 acres) and has approximately 8,700 rooms. A high red wall with a total length of 3,400 meters (3,718 yards) encases the palace. More than one million civilian workers spent about fourteen years to complete this most brilliant palace in China history. Pass through various doorways to admire the magnificent and well preserved buildings decorated with yellow glazed tile roof, white marble base and splendid colorful paintings.

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Have lunch at the local restaurant, taste the local cuisine in Beijing

In the afternoon, head to visit the Summer PalaceIt is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China. It serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational park. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, it covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres (1.1 sq mi), three-quarters of which is water.  After 1949, the Summer Palace briefly housed the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China. Many of Mao Zedong's friends and key figures in the Communist Party, such as Liu Yazi and Jiang Qing, also lived there. Since 1953, many major restoration and renovation works have been done on the Summer Palace, which is now open to the public as a tourist attraction and park.

In November 1998, the Summer Palace was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Towards the end of 2006, the Chinese government also started distributing commemorative coins to celebrate the Summer Palace as a cultural relic of the world.

The Highlight Of Summer Palace
In November 1998, UNESCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List. It declared the Summer Palace "a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value".

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After the tour ends, you will be transferred to Beijing train station or your hotel in Beijing. Hope you have a pleasant trip!

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Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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