10 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour

Home to the incredibly adorable giant pandas and a wealth of cultural treasures, China is a perfect country for travelers to have a close contact with dozens of pandas and delve into thousand year-old fascinating cultural traditions.

This 10 days private China tour is a wonderful combination – explore the iconic destinations, experience China’s stunning contrast between ancient history, culture & art and modern development, and join the panda keeper program to enjoy the happy and valuable time with pandas.

Trip Highlights

  • Work as a volunteer to improve pandas' living circumstances
  • Watch a traditional Shadow Play and Puppet Show
  • Relax on a rickshaw through a maze of Beijing hutongs
  • Witness the unique grandiosity and grandeur of the Great Wall

Customizable Tour Itinerary

Fly into Beijing and view China’s capital city from the air. Your private guide has been waiting for you outside the customs of airport. Meet up and transfer to your luxurious hotel with a private vehicle.

  • Hotels: Beijing Fairmont Hotel, Beijing Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel, Beijing Aman Summer Palace
Double Happiness Courtyard HotelDouble Happiness Courtyard Hotel
Aman Summer PalaceAman Summer Palace

The over 3000-year-old Beijing was the capital of imperial China since the 13th Century, where there are numerous remarkable historical and cultural sites to be discovered.

Walking across Tiananmen Square, the biggest of its kind in the world, you can see Tiananmen Rostrum and several monuments and get into the Forbidden City.

The royal palace of Ming and Qing Dynasty, Forbidden City is now China’s best and largest ancient culture and art museum, known as Palace Museum. See the world’s best-preserved ancient wooden structural palace and many valuable collections.

Experience Beijing’s folklores and cultural essence on a hutong rickshaw tour, and witness the historical chances of this imperial city.

Enjoy a night show of Shaolin Kungfu or Peking Opera (optional).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Forbidden CityForbidden City

Continue your Beijing tour. Visit Temple of Heaven, a finest Ming architecture complex is where the ancient emperors used to fete the gods of heaven and earth.

To understand China’s history, the Great Wall is a must-visit sight, which is one of the world’s rarely-seen ancient wonders and really an enormous defense military project. Take cable car up and down to see the Great Wall embraced by spectacular mountain scenery, and get to know why and how it was built.

Taste famous Beijing specialty food – Peking duck (optional).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Great WallGreat Wall

Tour Summer Palace – the best classical garden in China with exquisite palace and temple complex built against Wanshou Hill and bridges over Kunming Lake. Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise surrounded by intoxicating scenery.

Then move to Xian, China’s most brilliant historical city that was vital to the trading development of Silk Road.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian
Summer PalaceSummer Palace

Discover one of the world’s top ten ancient tombs - the massive excavation pits of Terra-cotta Army dating to over 2200 years ago. Have a wonderful encounter with thousands of life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and witness a list of cold weapons.

Afterwards, delight in the leisure ambience of Muslim Quarter, where the various kinds of street foods is about to make your mouth water.

At dinner time, savor different flavors of dumplings, the most popular Chinese food, and feast your eyes on beautiful Tang Dynasty Dance show.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Terracotta Warriors MuseumTerracotta Warriors Museum

Get in ancient China’s best-kept and longest city wall dating to the 14th Century, which is also one of the iconic structures of Xian. If you prefer, ride a bike to see the old structures such as the Bell and Drum Tower of Xian in the Old City area and tower blocks in the New Xian.

Then visit Xi'an Museum to admire cultural relics of different historical periods and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda that retains its original look from the 8th Century. Also watch a Shadow Play and Puppet Show, an interesting traditional Chinese art show.

Take a high speed train from Xian to Chengdu – you’ve landed the panda paradise.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Buddha Zen Hotel Chengdu, Fairmont Chengdu, Grand Hyatt Chengdu
Xi'an Ancient City WallXi'an Ancient City Wall

Enjoy a full day with giant pandas, one of the most adorable creatures on earth. Participating in the panda volunteer program allows you to work with the scientists and experts to learn the knowledge of pandas. Meanwhile, you need to help clean pandas’ house, prepare the food, and of course observe pandas closely, when they are having food, sleeping or some naughty ones are playing on the grass or in the tree.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
 Panda Keeper Panda Keeper
 Panda Keeper Panda Keeper

Discover the cultural riches of Chengdu. Join the locals to have a relaxing time at Chengdu Renmin Park, where you can listen to traditional folk music, watch performances of diabolo and Sichuan Opera, enjoy the ear cleaning service, and sample local tea at quaint teahouse.

Then have a brisk stroll along Wide and Narrow Alley, the Chengdu style hutongs dating to 18th Century, with traditional courtyards of black tiles and grey brick walls.

Afterwards, visit Wenshu Monastery, Chengdu’s best-preserved temple, initially built in the 7th Century. It is a treasure house of Buddhist relics, and also a graceful garden.

Fly to Shanghai, a bustling, energetic international metropolis, where cultural traditions can still be found.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai, Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
Heming tea house in ChengduHeming tea house in Chengdu

Appreciate the masterpieces of ancient Chinese art at Shanghai Museum, which incorporates bronze gallery, ceramic gallery, Chinese seals gallery, traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting gallery…

Then tour Yu Garden, a fine example of Jiangnan classical garden with fascinating artificial landscape consisting of pavilion, corridor, rockery, wood carving… And walk the old streets of Yuyuan Market, where the traditional Chinese-style architectures remind people of its ancient traditions.

Later learn from your guide about Shanghai’s colonial culture when on the Bund, where you can see an array of 19th Century colonial architectures. Across the Huangpu River is the Lujiazui Financial District. Ascend Shanghai World Financial Center, one of the highest buildings in the district, for glitzy city view of Shanghai.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Shanghai World Financial CenterShanghai World Financial Center

Here comes to the end of the 10 days China tour itinerary. Enjoy a private transfer service to the airport and board your departure international flight back to sweet home.

  • Meals: Breakfast,
Shanghai airportShanghai airport

Price Includes

  • In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
  • Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
  • Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
  • Your own English-speaking guide service.
  • Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.

Price Excludes

  • International transportation.
  • Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


This tour is tailor-made and we can tailor to meet your reqeusts. Your personal travel consultant will contact you within 24 working hours!


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