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7 Days Tour to Chengdu Xi'an and Beijing

7 Days Tour to Chengdu Xi'an and Beijing

Chengdu - Xi'an - Beijing
Duration: 7 days Departure: All year around
Highlights:
Chengdu Panda Base, People's Park, Panda Post, Wenshu Monastery, Marquis Wu Shrine, Jinli Ancient Street. Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter, The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Forest of Stone Museum, Beijing Roast Duck, Hutong, Family visit with dumpling cooking, Tian'anmen Square Palace, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird’s Nest & Water Cube
Beijing, Xi’an and Chengdu are used to be the capital city in different dynasties, which played important roles in the history. Unique culture attracted millions of tourists all over the world each year. Nowadays, bullet train and air flight makes these places connect tightly, which saves us lots of time to visit those places.
DAY BY DAY
D1: Chengdu
D2: Chengdu
D3: Chengdu-Xi'an
D4: Xi'an
D5: Xi'an-Beijing
D6: Beijing
D7: Beijing 
$ per person

Day1 Chengdu

Highlights: Chengdu Panda Base, People's Park, Panda Post

Schedule today: Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby around 8 am, and transfer to Chengdu Panda Base, located in northern suburbs of Chengdu. Sichuan is the home to Panda, which is the national treasure of China. As panda is more active in the morning, visit Panda base in the morning is a better choice. After dinner, go to visit People’s Park. Originally called Shaocheng Park, it is the earliest and the largest park in Chengdu. Teahouse, lotus ponds, walking paths, pavilions, and match-up corner make the park popular for locals. Then you will go to the Panda Post, which is a theme post station only exists in Chengdu. You can buy a post card and write the lines for your family or friends, and then send it with their unique stamps.

Chengdu Panda Base People’s Park
Chengdu Panda Base People’s Park

Day2 Chengdu

Highlights: Wenshu Monastery, Marquis Wu Shrine, Jinli Ancient Street.

Schedule today: After breakfast, you will start your trip. Wenshu Monastery is the first place to visit. Initially built in Tang Dynasty, it is the best-preserved Buddhist Temple in Chengdu. What’s more, it is also the home of the Buddhist Association of Sichuan Province and Chengdu City. After visit, you can choose to have a vegetarian lunch. Then go to visit Marquis Wu Shrine, which is dedicated to Zhuge Liang, the Marquis Wu of Shu Kingdom in the Three Kingdoms Period. Known for its intelligence, Zhuge Liang had contributed a lot to Shu Kingdom. One of the exits of Marquis Wu is connected with Jinli Ancient Street. After finish visiting Marquis Wu Shrine, go to visit Jinli Ancient Street directly. Reputed as “the First Street of Shu Kingdom”, now it is a business pedestrian built in traditional Sichuan Style courtyard, dozens of vendors are selling local snacks and souvenirs.

Wenshu Monastery Marquis Wu Shrine
Wenshu Monastery Marquis Wu Shrine

Day3 Chengdu-Xi'an

Highlights: Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter

Schedule today: After breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby and transfer to train station to take the train to Xi’an. When you arrive, the guide and driver will meet you at train station. They will transfer you to have a local lunch, and then go to visit Ancient City Wall. It is the most complete city way that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. You can stroll on the city wall to see the city which used to be protected by it. Of course, ride a bike is also a good choice to visit it. Later go to visit Muslim Quarter, the hub of the Muslim community in Xi’an city with very long history. Muslim food and souvenir is a feather of it. You can try delicious local food, and it will never upset you. This is the best place to experience local life.

Ancient Great Wall Muslim Quarter
Ancient Great Wall Muslim Quarter

Day4 Xi'an

Highlights: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Forest of Stone Museum

Schedule today: The first place in your schedule is the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. As a World Heritage Site, the Terracotta Warriors is definitely a must-see place in Xi’an. Located 40 km away from Xi’an, it is a large collection of life-size terracotta sculptures in battle formations. It also enjoys the reputation of “the Eighth World Wonder of the World.” After lunch, transfer to next destination-- Big Wild Goose Pagoda. With a history of 1300 years, it is built to house Buddhist scriptures collected by a Chinese Monk, in which you can see variety of Buddha statues. The last place you will visit is Forest of Stone Steles Museum, which can date back to Tang Dynasty. As a theme museum focusing on displays of stone steles, it is a perfect place to enjoy calligraphic art treasures of the past dynasties.

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses Forest of Stone Museum
The Terracotta Warriors and Horses Forest of Stone Museum

Day5 Xi'an-Beijing

Highlights: Beijing Roast Duck, Hutong, Family visit with dumpling cooking

Schedule today: Today is kind of foodie tour. After breakfast, you will head towards train station to Beijing. When you arrive, your guide and driver will take you to have the most famous food—Beijing Roast Duck as your lunch. After lunch, go to visit Hutong. In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Most of they are surprisingly well ordered either oriented East-West or North-South to comply with Feng-shui custom. Then your guide will lead you to visit a local family in a traditional Siheyuan. As you know, Jiaozi (Dumpling) is a traditional food beloved by Chinese. A “cooking class” will held here. you will follow the hostess learn to make Jiaozi, and it will be your dinner. We hope when you come back home, you can make it when you want to eat it.

Hutong Learn to make Jiaozi (Dumplings)
Hutong Learn to make Jiaozi (Dumplings)

Day6 Beijing

Highlights: Tian'anmen Square Palace, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven

Schedule today: After Breakfast, you will firstly visit Tian’anmen Square, which is built in Ming Dynasty, originally called Cheng’an men. Then go to visit the Forbidden City, also called the Palace Museum. It is a palace complex, the former Chinese imperial palace from Ming Dynasty. It is the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structure, and was listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. After Breakfast, go to visit the Temple of Heaven. Located in the south-east of the Forbidden City, it was used to hold a memocial ceremony for the God in Winter Solstice Festival and pray for harvest in the first month of the lunar year by the emperors in Ming and Qing Dynasty. After visit, transfer back to your hotel.

The Forbidden City The Temple of Heaven
The Forbidden City The Temple of Heaven

Day7 Beijing

Highlights: Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird’s Nest & Water Cube

Schedule today: In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you hotel lobby. You will be transferred to Mutianyu Great Wall. It is one of the best-preserved and best-know Great Wall section. It is less crowed comparento Badaling Great Wall. It is known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. If you want to reach the highest point, cable car is a good choice (optional). After Visit, transfer back to Beijing City. You will pass by Bird’s Nest (Beijing National Stadium) and Water Cube (Beijing National Aquatics Center). They were two venues for 2008 Beijing Olympics. Stop to visit for a while (not go inside). After visit, transfer back to your hotel.

Mutianyu Great Wall Bird’s Nest
Mutianyu Great Wall Bird’s Nest
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