Day 1 Beijing
Upon your arrival at Beijing airport or train station, the driver will wait for you at the exit of arrival hall or train station by holding a sign with your name and then transfer you to downtown hotel to check in. We can enjoy our free time for the rest of the day.
Day 2 Beijing
Today we will meet our guide and driver in the morning, then we will be escorted to the Tiananmen Square. Next we will go to visit the Forbidden City. After lunch, we will go to the Temple of Heaven. Then we will continue to go to visit the Summer Palace. Today we will also stop by the Chinese Herb Medicine Market to learn about traditional Chinese pharmacy and meet many kinds of herb medicine. Then we will go to the Pearl Market to appreciate some nice pearl artworks. Guests will have opportunities to purchase some medicine and pearls if you are interested in that. Afterwards we will be transferred back to hotel.
Day 3 Beijing
In the morning, our tour guide will greet at the downtown hotel lobby holding a board with your name, then directly take us to start today's tour. Before heading to the Dingling Tomb, we will stop by Jade Carving Factory to learn about Chinese jade culture and appreciate some exquisite jade artworks. We will have opportunity to purchase some fine products here if you are interested in it. Then we will come to the Dingling Underground Palace. After a Chinese-style lunch, we will head to the Mutianyu Great Wall built in the early Ming Dynasty. If hiking is too much for you, we can choose to take a cable car on own expenses. After that, we will be transferred back to downtown. On the way back to hotel, we will pay a short visit to the Chinese Tea Market to take a tea ceremony and learn about some tradition of tea drinking. You can buy some here if you would like to. Then we will be dropped off at the hotel.
Day 4 Beijing - Xian (905 km)
After picked up from hotel between 7:00am-8:00am, we will go to visit the traditional Hutong, where we will try to take Rick Shaw. Then we will go to the Jingshan Park. After a Chinese style lunch, we will drive to the Yonghe Palace (also called Lama Temple). When finishing the visit here, we will continue to the Panda House in Beijing Zoo to see lovely Chinese treasures. Lastly, we will drive to and make a stop at Bird's Nest and Water Cube for a outside visit and take some pictures. We can stay around 50 minutes to enjoy the outer look of the buildings in which the 2008 Olympics was held. Then we will also pay a visit to the Silk Market to learn about Chinese silk culture and meet some nice silk products. After the whole day tour, we will be transferred to the train station for the overnight train to Xian (Z19/8:40pm-8:31am).
Day 5 Xian
In the early morning, we will be picked up at the exit of Xian Train Station and meet our local Xian guide who's holding a name board. Then we will drive to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda first. Then we will go to Xian Museum where we will find historical relics and learn about the history of this ancient capital city. Later on, we will visit the North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda. In the afternoon, we will head to Xian ancient City Wall. We will have an option to ride a bike on the wall top. Afterwards, we will stop by the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square and Muslim Quarter, a hub of the Muslim community and the famous snack street in China. After that, we will be transferred back to the hotel in Xian.
Day 6 Xian
After picked up at the hotel lobby, we will drive to visit world-renowned Terracotta Warriors. Before visiting the Terracotta Warriors, we will have a short stop at the Xian Terracotta & Lacquer Furniture Art Factory. Then we will head to visit the Banpo Museum. After that, we will be transferred to Xian train station or airport.