It’s time for China – the home to one quarter of the World’s people, and one of the richest and longest continuous civilizations in history. China offers endless diversity of archaeological treasures, architectural masterpieces, stunning landscapes and the inexhaustible variety of its people. Any visit to China will be an unforgettable experience!

Destinations: Shanghai-Xian-Beijing

Tour Highlights | Time for China

– Visit super tall skyscrapers
– The architecture along the bund, a “world architectural fair”
– Walk in the former French Concession
– Water Town Zhujiaojiao
– Terracotta Warriors in Xian, the historical & cultural heritage by UNESCO
– Experience the CRH China Railway High-speed
– Great Wall Hiking, life time experience and No. 1 of the Seven Wonders of the World
– Angsana hot spring resort
– Mutianyu Great Wall slide
– Visit Forbidden city, admire the world’s largest imperial palace complex
– Look Chairman Mao in the eye at his giant portrait by Tiananmen Square
– Chinese delicious cuisine

Brief Itinerary | Time for China

Day 1 Shanghai arrival, 2 nights (no meals incl.)
Day 2 Shanghai city tour, free (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 3 Zhujiaojiao ancient water town, fly to Xian, 2 nights (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 4 Terra-cotta Warriors excursion (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 5 Xian city tour, 1st class high speed train to Beijing, 3 nights (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 6 Summer Palace & Mutianyu Great Wall excursion (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 7 Beijing city tour, free (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 8 Departure (Breakfast)

Tour Details | Time for China
Day 1 Shanghai arrival, 2 nights (no meal)

Shanghai arrival, meet your guide at PVG international airport and transfer to hotel, check in.
Shanghai is a modern and fast paced city, rich in history and culture and with a wealth of areas and sites just waiting to be explored. One of the nicest aspects of Shanghai is that the crowds here are much more manageable than in a city like Beijing. This is largely because there are no great ancient sites which people flock to. Rather, this is a city to be walked, wandered, explored and discovered in your own time and, in your own style. Discover ‘Asia’s New York’, the massive city with captivating views of skyscrapers and stunning architecture. Get to eat cuisines from all of China’s provinces or try to some local sweeter dishes. It is always a good experience, with new adventures around every street corner.

Day 2 Shanghai city tour (Breakfast/Lunch)

Hotel pick up, you will start your city excursion. The first stop is the Bund by walk. enjoying the colonial walking along the Huangpu River. This park-like promenade, stretching along the Huangpu River between the narrow Wusong River and Old Town, was the former Wall Street of the foreign powers. Today the area bristles with activity and excitement virtually any time of the day or night. Crowds gather every morning to perform the slow, graceful exercises known as taichi.

Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and this garden was specially built for Pan’s parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age.

Chenghuangmiao – Town God’s Temple, it is the oldest city area in Shanghai, the style and features of the ancient Chinese towns and streets still kept here. Shanghai Laojie is an ideal place to discover what Shanghai was like in the old days. The eastern section retains characteristics of residences. The western section is filled with Ming and Qing style architecture.

In the afternoon, free time at leisure. You can either visit the former French Concession, walk in the footsteps of the famous and the infamous. Or go to the SWCF Tower to have a bird view of Shanghai.

Day 3 Zhujiaojiao ancient water town, fly to Xian, 2 nights (Breakfast/Lunch)

Hotel breakfast and check out. In the morning, you will go visit the ancient water town Zhujiaojiao which is located 45 km from Shanghai city Center.

Zhujiajiao – With history spanning more than 1,700 years and covering an area of 47 square kilometers (11,614 acres), the little fan-shaped town, being regarded as Shanghai’s Venice, glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains.the Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people who have been living amidst the bustle and hustle of the modern big city to a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquillity.

After lunch, transfer to Hongqiao airport and fly to Xian. Meet on arrival at Xian airport, transfer to hotel.

Xi’an is located in central-northwest China, records the great changes of the country just like a living history book. Called Chang’an (meaning the eternal city) in ancient times, it is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. As the eastern terminal of the Silk Road and the site of the famous Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, the city has won a reputation all over the world. More than 3,000 years of history including over 1,100 years as the capital city of ancient dynasties, have endowed the city with an amazing historical heritage.

Day 4 Terra-cotta Warriors excursion (Breakfast/Lunch)

Today’s highlight is to visit the Terracotta Warriors’ Museum. The high point of a trip to Xian comes when you stand at the edge of Emperor Qin Shihuang’s vast funeral and gaze at the life like faces of his Terracotta army.

Day 5 Xian city tour, 1st class high speed train to Beijing (in first class) 3 nights (Breakfast/lunch)

Check out, transfer to Xian city, approx. 1 hour.

Private guided tour incl. visiting the Ancient City Wall which is the most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence. It is also the landmark of Xian. City Wall encircles and protects the ancient part of Xian City. Xian was the capital of thirteen different Chinese dynasties, so the need for a defensive structure such as the city wall was imperative. The current six hundred year old City Wall is the most integrated ancient City Wall in China.

Then you will visit the Great Mosque and its bazaar. The mosque was built in a Chinese architectural style with most of the grounds taken up by gardens still an active place of worship, the mosque holds several prayer services each day. The bazaar at the entrance of Mosque is quite interesting for the visitors. After lunch transfer to Xian railway station, take a high speed train to Beijing West Station G88 dep 13:30 arr 17:55 or similar with first class ticket.

CRH China Railway High-speed Taking one of China’s high-speed passenger trains is probably one of the most convenient ways to travel the country. As China is building a high-speed rail network comparable to the French TGV and the Japanese Shinkansen “bullet trains,” trips through the country have become easy and comfortable. Nearly every important and interesting place within in China can now be reached by high-speed train. The trains are comfortable, very modern and can be compared to airplanes when it comes to seating and smoking restrictions.

Meet on arrival Beijing railway station and transfer to hotel, check in.

Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. It has been the heart of China’s history for centuries, and there is scarcely a major building of any age in Beijing that does not have at least some national historical significance. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, and huge stone walls. Its art treasures and universities have long made it a centre of culture and art in China.

Day 6 Beijing Summer Palace & Mutianyu Great Wall excursion (Breakfast/Lunch)

Today you will visit the Summer Palace. Despite its name, the Summer Palace is not a palace in the sense of the Forbidden City but an imperial park criss-crossed by pathways and nestled against lovely Kunming Lake. The Qing court spent much of the year here in the empire’s final decades.

After lunch, drive to the Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall winds 1.4 miles through lofty mountains and high ridges, many sections of which are made of granite. The unique structure makes the wall almost indestructible. It measures 23 to 26 feet high and four to five yards wide. Both of the wall’s inner and outer sides have parapets to defend against enemies coming from the two sides. Some parapets are saw- tooth shaped instead of the regular rectangular form. Below the parapets, there are square embrasures the top of which are designed in an arc structure, different from the traditional round embrasures. After the climb, you will take a Slide down the hill. It is also possible to take a cable car up.

Return to Beijing in the afternoon, free time at leisure on your own.

Stay at Vue Hutong Hotel or Zen Hotel

Day 7 Beijing Temple of Heaven & the Forbidden City (Breakfast/Lunch)

Hotel breakfast, have a private guided tour to the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven is situated in south eastern urban Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.

The guided tour continues to the Tiananmen Square. Tiananmen Square is located at the center of Beijing City where you can see Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People’s Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and see the national flag raising ceremony. It is the world’s largest city square. And then you will visit the Forbidden City. The place was originally established by Emperor Yongle between 1406 and 1420. The palace is so large that a full-time restoration squad is continuously repainting and repairing. 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties lived and ruled from the Forbidden City.

You will have your lunch near the site, and free time in the afternoon on your own.

Stay at Vue Hutong Hotel or Zen Hotel Beijing

Day 8 Beijing departure (Breakfast)

Hotel breakfast, check out, private transfer to Beijing International Airport, trip ends.

13100 p. person, twin sharing
CNY 17360 p. person, single room
based on a minimum of 4 pax

What’s Included:

  • Train and air ticket incl. handle fee

Day4 Shanghai-Xian CA1216 dep 08:25 arr 11:15 or similar flight: eco class
Day5 Xian-Beijing G88 dep 13:30 arr 17:55 or similar train: first class ‘

  • All private transfers with air-conditional vehicle as indicated in itinerary
  • Accommodation in the above mentioned hotels for a total of 7 nights
  • 7 Hotel international buffet breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour with Local licensed English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee, cable car of Great Wall as indicated in the itinerary
  • 6 Lunches near the site as indicated in the itinerary
  • China Visa invitation or Port arrival visa

What’s not included:

  • Personal expense such as telephone calls, fax, laundry, beverages and meals
  • Meals that are not indicated in itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Tips to guides, porterages & drivers if service is satisfied
Accommodation | Time for China
Day 1-3, Shanghai
URBN Boutique Shanghai

URBN Boutique Shanghai is an award winning design-meets-sustainable boutique hotel in Shanghai, set to draw the discerning jetsetter. Occupying a converted factory warehouse, URBN uses recycled and locally sourced materials and is proudly China’s first carbon neutral hotel.


Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

Les Suites Orient ON THE BUND is a lifestyle boutique hotel with an unparalleled location on the city’s most famous boulevard. With panoramic views of the famous Bund, the Lujiazui skyline, as well as the 16th century Yu Gardens, the property has a sweeping eye over both the old and new.

Day 3-5, Xian
Angsana Xi’an Lintong

Experience the ancient city andhistory of Xi’an at Angsana Xi’an Lintong hotel. See the life-sized terracotta army from the First Emperor of China, and be amazed by the largest ancient military defence system in the world. Relax and recuperate at our hot spring resort, and enjoy the breath-taking nature and the rich culture of Xi’an.

Day 5-8, Beijing
VUE Hotel

VUE Hotel’s first flagship property is located in Beijing, in the Hutong district of Houhai. The hotel compound sits on the edge of the picturesque Houhai lake, and neighbours a verdant public park, as well as historic Hutong houses which are still used by local inhabitants today. Located along Houhai’s banks are a district of bars and vibrant cafes.


Hotel Jen Beijing

Located in Beijing’s Central Business District (CBD), Hotel Jen Beijing offers travellers no-fuss service with a refreshing sense of adventure, and puts the city right at their doorstep with a lively gastropub, restaurants, smart meeting spaces and a fitness centre.


CB Travel wishes you a wonderful tour and an amazing experience of China culture and Hospitality!


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