4 Days Beijing and Xi'an Highlights Budget Tour
- Tour Code:CBT08
- Tour Duration: 4 Days
- Destination:Beijing, Xi'an
- Tour overview:Enjoy the marvelous ancient relics includingthe Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, the Great Wall, the imperial Forbidden City and Summer Palace... Also, experience the traditional Beijing local life by taking a Hutong tour in Rickshaw.
- Tour Price:2-5 pax (Tourist Class) : USD539 per person
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Transfer via: Flight –on your own arrangement
Sightseeing: Hutong Rickshaw Tour
You will be greeted by our local guide upon your arrival in Beijing and then be transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned car. Then we will experience a unique Hutong tour by taking rickshaw for the rest day. Hutongs are a kind of ancient city alley or lane that is typical in Beijing. Most of them are found around the Forbidden City, and many were built during the three dynasties of Yuan, Ming and Qing. Today, the Hutong is a living museum of Beijing history showing the traditional lifestyle of Beijing people.
Day 2 Beijing (B)
Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
We start today's highlights with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, The temple of Heaven was where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. With the three blue-tiled cone-shaped roofs, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail, it has become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.
After lunch, we go on our city tours to visit Tiananmen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the biggest public square in the world, which can hold one million people.
From here we walk across the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City and experience ancient Emperor's daily life. Forbidden City was the largest palace in the world, and it was indeed a forbidden place limited to commoners for 500 year in the past. Your tour here will include private access to the Emperor's palace.
Day 3 Beijing / Xi'an(B)
Transfer via: Overnight Train (soft sleeper) –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs , Sacred Way
After experience of the royal lifestyle, today we will spend about 1.5 hours to be transferred outside the city to the surrounding countryside for a visit to the Badaling Great Wall, the pride of China and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Whereas Genghis Khan contemplated it as a military obstacle, Richard Nixon saw it as one of humankind's greatest achievements. You will be able to climb and walk the 2,000 years old ancient wall, admiring the splendid mountain views.
This afternoon we will visit the legendary Ming Tombs, The Ming Tombs are situated at the foot of Heavenly Longevity Mountain, northwest of Beijing. Since there are 13Ming emperors buried there, there are also called the 13 Ming Tombs. Passing though the Sacred Way, a road guarded on both sides with stone statues by which the ancient emperors went to hold a memorial ceremony for the ancestors, you will encounter the marble tombs of the Ming Dynasty emperors.
In the evening, you will be transferred to railway station to take overnight soft sleeper train to Xi'an. Please note that four berths (two upper and two lower) are held in each compartment in the soft sleeper carriages. If you are reluctant to share with the strangers, you need to pay for the extra charge of the left berths except the one you occupied.
Day 4 Xi'an (B)
Sightseeing: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, The Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower
Arrive in Xian in the morning, your local guide will greet you at the exit of the railway station and transfer you to the hotel. Depart from your hotel after breakfast. You will visit the amazing 2000-year-old Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Regarded as the 8th Wonder of the World, the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Over 2,200 years ago, the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang in search of immortality, ordered the construction of a vast army of Terra-cotta warriors and buried with him to protect his empire after his early death.
Another highlight today is the Ancient City Wall. It is the largest and best preserved present city wall in ancient China and is probably the best military battlement in the world.
Then we go on to visit the Bell Tower, which is the most well-preserved and best-known one among many ancient cities of China. The Bell Tower was built in 1384. In early morning of ancient times it had the mission of ringing the bell and giving the correct time to the whole city, so it is called "The Bell Tower". With magnificent carved beams and painted rafters, this classical building is truly elegant.
After the tour, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight to next destination.
|Season||Tour Class||Group Size|
|Low Season||3*(Tourist Class)||$539|
|Peak Season||3*(Tourist Class)||$539|
|Shoulder Season||3*(Tourist Class)||$539|