Day 1 Shanghai
Upon your arrival in Shanghai by flight/bullet train, the driver will wait for you at the exit of the arrival hall/train station by holding a sign with your name and then transfer to the hotel for check in. We can enjoy our free time for the rest of the day.
Day 2 Shanghai
After picked up from the hotel in the early morning, we will head to the Jade Buddha Temple. Then we will pay a short visit to a Fresh Water Pearl Gallery to appreciate some fine pearl artworks. Afterwards, we will stroll on the People Square to have a glimpse of the daily life of the locals. Next, we will head to visit the Shanghai Museum.
After lunch, we will move on to the Yuyuan Garden. Then we will wander around Shanghai Old Street which combines sightseeing, shopping, entertainment and cultural exhibition. The next stop is the Bund. We will admire buildings of various styles, enjoy the beautiful Huangpu River, and listen to the guide explaining its history. After a leisure walk at the Bund, we will visit the Silk Factory to see how the silk is processed. Then we will visit former French Concession, a perfect place to learn the history of Shanghai from 1849 to 1943. The last stop of today is the Xin Tian Di, a walking street converted based on the old Shikumen building district. After that, our driver will escort us back to hotel for a good rest.
Day 3 Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai (169 km)
In the morning we will meet with our guide and driver at the hotel lobby and then head to Suzhou. The first stop is the Net Master Garden. Then we will visit the Ancient City Wall. Then we will move on to the Grand Canal. We will also stop at a Silk Spinning Factory to learn something about silk spinning. After lunch, we will get to the last site of today - Zhouzhuang, one of the most famous water towns in China. We will take a pleasant cruise by Chinese style gondola, going through stone bridges and passing by antique folk houses on the banks. Finally we will go back to hotel.
Day 4 Shanghai - Xian (1384 km)
After picked up from hotel in the early morning, we will transfer to the Shanghai train station and take a bullet train to Xian (G360/8:36AM - 2:32PM or similar). When we arrive in Xian, our guide will greet us at the passenger service center by holding a name sign. Then we will directly go to Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square in Xian. Next, we will go to the famous Muslim Street, which is a paradise for food lovers where we will find all kinds of delicious local snacks. After sampling some popular dishes, we will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Finally, we will be transferred to local hotel to check-in.
Day 5 Xian
Depart from hotel in the morning, we will head to the Terracotta Warriors Museum. Before exploring the museum, we will first make a short visit to a Terracotta Figurine Factory where we will have opportunity to buy warrior imitations as souvenirs. Then our guide will show us around the Terracotta Warriors Museum. After lunch, we will go back to downtown Xian to visit the City Wall. We can choose to take a bike on own expenses on the top of city wall and enjoy the amazing view of the entire area inside the City Wall. After that, we will transfer to the hotel.
Day 6 Xian
Today the driver will pick us up from hotel and then transfer to the airport or train station for departure flight or bullet train. Please refer to the "Departure & Return" for more details.