WALLS WARRIORS & BUND

SHANGHAI ● XIAN ● BEIJING

TOUR OVERVIEW

DURATION, PRICE, TOUR TYPE & DEPARTURES

4 nights from UK £ 1,015 / US $ 1,420 per person*

*Price based on 2 people travelling. These prices are based on 2021 rates and are here to give guidance. Final quotes vary by date, exchange rates and are subject to availability.

PRIVATE TOUR - NOT A GROUP TOUR - CAN BE TAILORED 

SEASON - YEAR ROUND STARTING ANY DAY

TOUR CODE : TS-C-EW-03

MAP & DESTINATIONS

THE STOPS VISITED ON THIS TOUR

🇨🇳 SHANGHAI - 1 night

China's bustling financial capital is full of energy and a glimpse into the future.

🇨🇳 TRAIN - 1 night

Overnight sleeper train from Shanghai to Xian.

🇨🇳 XIAN - 2 nights

China’s Tang Dynasty Capital & home to the extraordinary Terra Cotta Army.

🇨🇳 BEIJING

This trip finishes on arrival in China's stunning capital of Beijing.

Note: This tour is designed to be booked in conjunction with our Trans-Siberian tours which already include accommodation, tours and transfers in Beijing. If booking this tour on its own we can add in the full Beijing section to this trip.

TSCEW03 map

OUR EXCLUSIVE TRIP GUIDEBOOK

This trip includes our exclusive 200+ page guidebook personalised to your trip with sections about the trains, destinations, timetables and emergency contacts and allowing you to be fully prepared for your trip of a lifetime - an invaluable resource!

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAILY DESCRIPTIONS OF ACTIVITIES, MEALS & OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION

DAY 1 - SHANGHAI

ARRIVAL IN SHANGHAI WITH TIME TO RELAX AT THE HOTEL AFTER YOUR FLIGHT

Welcome to Shanghai, China’s exciting and futuristic financial capital and living testament to China's phenomenal growth. Your guide will greet you at the airport with a transfer by private car to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax from the long flight or start to explore the city with the help of your personalised and exclusive Trip Guidebook we send you before the trip. The area around your centrally located hotel is perfect for an introductory walk.

MEALS: None Today.

OVERNIGHT: SSAW Boutique Bund  ★ ★ ★ ★ click to view hotel.

itinerary insert shanghai 6itinerary insert shanghai 11

DAY 2 - SHANGHAI TO XIAN

YUYUAN GARDENS, OLD SHANGHAI, ANTIQUE MARKET, THE BUND & SKYSCRAPER VIEWPOINT & OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO XIAN

Today you will have a full day private tour of some of Shanghai’s highlights starting with the classical Yuyuan Garden that dates back to 1577. Surrounding the garden is Old Shanghai, an area that has been a vibrant commercial centre for over a century. Here we visit Fuyou Road antique market, one of the best places for souvenir hunting and a fascinating experience even if not shopping. The tour continues with a walk down the Bund along which the Huangpu River runs and where some of Asia’s finest colonial architecture is located. From here we cross the River by ferry to Shanghai’s ultra modern Pudong Financial district for a bird’s eye view of the city from the top of one of the stunning skyscrapers.

After the tour a transfer to the station for a sleeper train service to Xian.

MEALS: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

OVERNIGHT: Sleeper train to Xian.

itinerary insert shanghai 5itinerary insert shanghai 1

DAY 3 - XIAN

THE TERRA COTTA ARMY, BIG WILD GOOSE PAGODA, CITY WALLS & MUSLIM QUARTER

Arrival in Xian, the once golden city of Emperors, soldiers, arts, culture and the capital of the prosperous Tang Dynasty. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel. Please note that the check-in time is 12 noon but if a room is available or you have pre-booked early check-in you can go straight to your room. We have booked an extra breakfast for you today due to your early arrival.

Today visit one of China’s most extraordinary sights, the Terra Cotta Army built by China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang in 246 BC. Several thousand of the life-sized soldiers are on display and, with no two soldiers looking alike, make for a truly impressive spectacle.

We also visit a relic of the Tang Dynasty, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, home to some of the most famous Buddhist scriptures in China. It is possible to climb the pagoda - you will need to buy a ticket locally if you wish to do this - for views over Xian. Continue to the 14 km Ming Dynasty City Walls which are up to 18 meters thick at the base and 12 meters in height. It is possible to hire bicycles and ride some sections of the wall - local rental payment required.

Finish the day with a wander through Xian’s vibrant Muslim quarter, including a visit to the Great Mosque, unusually built entirely in the Chinese architectural style. This area is an excellent place to souvenir shop and eat - just ask your guide for recommendations.

MEALS: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

OVERNIGHT: Atour Nanmen Hotel  ★ ★ ★ ★ click to view hotel.

itinerary insert xian 2itinerary insert xian 4

DAY 4 - XIAN

THE STUNNING & VERTIGINOUS SACRED TAOIST MOUNTAIN OF HUASHAN

Located 120 km east of Xian is the breathtaking mountain scenery of Huashan, one of China’s five sacred Taoist mountains. We take the cable car up and down the mountain to maximize your time amongst the peaks. Let the guide know how adventurous and active you want to be and they will fit your day around your requirements. Note that if you decide to try the famed “plank walk” you will need to let the guide know at the start of the day and a small local payment is required.

Return to Xian with the evening free.

MEALS: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

OVERNIGHT: Atour Nanmen Hotel  ★ ★ ★ ★ click to view hotel.

itinerary insert xian 8itinerary insert xian 1

DAY 5 - XIAN TO BEIJING

BULLET TRAIN ON TO BEIJING TO START YOUR TRANS-SIBERIAN ITINERARY

After breakfast transfer to the station to catch a bullet train on to Beijing. Afternoon arrival in China’s cultural and political capital with its extraordinary blend of ancient and modern sights.

Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel as per day one of your Trans-Siberian itinerary.

MEALS: Hotel Breakfast.

Thank you so very much. We had the best time!
wegerhoff feedback

AMY WEGERHOFF

"Your company really did an amazing job on this trip."
potgeiter feedback

ENGELA POTGIETER

"Nothing short of outstanding & the fulfilment of a lifetimes dream."
saville feedback

ALF SAVILLE

READ MORE CLIENT FEEDBACK & REVIEWS

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

FOR FULL DETAILS ASK UP FOR DOWNLOAD THE TRIP DOSSIER

Train tickets.
All accommodation as specified above.
All private transfers and transport as described.
All meals as specified in the itinerary.
All tours as specified including entrance fees.
24 hour emergency assistance
Visa Paperwork you need in order to obtain the visas.
Financial Peace of Mind as your trip is protected.
Our exclusive 200+ page trip guidebook.
International Airfare to / from the start / finish of your trip – we can book these flights on request.
The Chinese visa – we can advise and partner with VisaCentral.
Travel insurance to cover any medical treatment – we canadvise on options.
Discretionary gratuities to drivers and guides.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW

"We had an amazing trip. The trains were so fun and hotels so central."
sharp mill feedback

ANDY SHARP

"You are doing an “ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS” service!!!
barlev pham feedback

VELVET PHAM

"It was a nice experience to deal with “The Trans Siberian Travel Company.”
haque feedback

FAIZUL HAQUE

CLICK FOR MORE TRANS-SIBERIAN CLIENT FEEDBACK

HOMETOURSPLANABOUTBLOG
☎ UK +44 (0) 20 8816 8925info@thetranssiberiantravelcompany.com
All trips are operated by HeadsEast Ltd | UK Company number 6717612 | © Copyright 2008-21 HeadsEast Ltd
footer logos
We hold ATOL license 10287 so booking with us gives you 100% financial protection. We are also members of the Association of British Travel Agents. ABTA has strict membership requirements and we are required to adhere to the associations high standards. Our ABTA number is Y1699.
Privacy PolicyTerms & ConditionsGreen PolicyCareers
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram