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Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai
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Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai

Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai

Itinerary (subject to change)

DAY 1: Afternoon check in at the international Airport Frankfurt Terminal 1. We fly direct with Lufthansa to Beijing. Departure at 3:00 pm . 

DAY 2: 

Morning arrival in Beijing (09:10am), where our local guide will be waiting for us. After sightseeing we visit the Summer Palace, built for Empress Cixi in the 1880s. The palace and its grounds cover an area over 700 acres of landscaped park, with temples and pavilions, a theatre, bridges and fountains. Stroll around and don’t miss the covered walkway, curving for over 800 yards and painted with scenes of southern China. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon we check into our 5-star hotel.

DAY 3: 

After breakfast enjoy the city sightseeing tour and see the Forbidden City, which got it’s name from forbidding ordinary people in this area for over 500 years. The last emperor and his court continued to live in its palaces after the 1911 revolution. Supposedly, there is a total of 9,999 rooms. From here we proceed to one of the world’s largest urban spaces: Tiananmen Square and then we visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperor would come to pray and make sacrifices for good harvest. Dinner in a restaurant.

DAY 4:

After breakfast prepare yourself to climb the steps of the over 5,000 km long Great Wall! From here we pay a visit to the Ming Tombs. After we returned back to our hotel, freshen up and join a special Chinese dinner with Peking duck.

DAY 5: 

After breakfast and check out, we depart to the trainstation and get our train to Xi’an. After arrival and a sightseeing tour of the city we will see the walls dating from early in the Ming Dynasty, around 1370. Outside the walls the Small Wild Goose Pagoda dates from the late 7th century. It is part of a still-active Buddhist Jianfu temple. Every morning the monks toll a huge iron bell, which resounds over a large part of the city Xi’an. Afterwards we visit the Residence of the family Gao and enjoy a Chinese Shadow Theatre. We then take a stroll in the Muslim Quarter, where some 25,000 people of the Hui minority live. Hotel check in and dinner in a restaurant.                                                            

DAY 6: 

After breakfast we start with our excursion to the Terracotta Warriors. Within two years, three huge pits had been uncovered, containing more than 7000 figures of warriors, just over life-size, with hundreds of horses, generally in line of four, interspersed among them. Lunch in a restaurant. After this excursion we fly from Xi’an to Shanghai. From the Airport Pudong we will take the fast magnetic Maglev train to Shanghai. Transfer to our hotel and check in.

DAY 7: 

After breakfast in the hotel we start with the city sightseeing tour. We will see the Yuyuan Garden, a classical Chinese garden of pools, bridges, etc, dating from 16th century. Then we visit the Old City and Jade Buddha Temple, with its life-sized Buddha carved from a single piece of precious white jade followed by a Harbour boat ride (appr. 1 hour) and a walk through the little streets of Tianzifang. Lunch in a restaurant. In the evening we will visit a famous Acrobat Show.

DAY 8: 

After breakfast we visit the water village of Zhujiajiao including a short boat tour. We then pay a visit to the Jin Mao Tower. We drive with an elevator up to the 88th floor in only 45 seconds. At the observation deck we can enjoy a spectacular view of Shanghai. Inside the building you can look down to the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Hotel at the 53rd floor. Afterwards free time for shopping and lunch in a restaurant.

DAY 9: 

After breakfast, we check out and depart for the Airport of Shanghai. Our Lufthansa air craft leaves at noon 12:00pm and arrives at Frankfurt Airport at appr. 6:55 pm


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:  International direct flight with Lufthansa (FRA-PEK 3:00 pm – 09:30 am+). Direct return flight with Lufthansa (PVG-FRA 12:00 pm – 6:55 pm), all airport and security taxes, meals on board, one check in luggage (23 kg), national flight from Xi'an to Shanghai, train from Beijing to Xi'an in second class, 7 overnights with buffet breakfast in 5 and 4-star hotels (all rooms with private facilities), 2x dinners and 1x Peking Duck dinner, 4 x lunch, Acrobat show, all entrance fees according to our program (Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, excursion to the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Gao residence with Shadow Theatre, Terracotta Warriors, Jade Buddha Temple, Harbour boat ride, Water village Zhujiajiao incl. boat trip, entrance Jin Mao Tower), all transfers, ride with Maglev train, local Chinese guides in every city, service of an Interra Reisen escort.

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: € 450 for 7 nights. Persons booked on share basis must pay single room supplement if no share is available (the single room supplement will be charged after the tour). Share basis means double or triple occupancy

SUPPLEMENTARY COSTS: Visa fee (only for US citizens living in Germany) appr. € 250-300, meals, personal expenses, tips.

CHILDREN’S PRICE: Children 2 through 11 pay € 2699.

BOOKING DEADLINE: 20th of August 2024 

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: valid US Tourist Passport for military and civilian personnel valid until June 2025 or longer. Our team from Interra Reisen will assist to get your visa for China. We need a copy of your passport and you need to fill out a questionaire. We only can handle visa for US citizens living in Germany. US citizens living in the US need to contact the local Chinese embassy for visa. Non US-citizensmust meet proper Visa requirements.

TRAVEL INSURANCES: please book with our Insurance partner USAA (see our website “Insurance”)

CANCELLATION CHARGES for flight with hotel overnight trips:   up to 96 days prior to departure 10% of the tour price; 95-61 days prior to departure, 20% of the tour price; 60-35 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour price; 34-16 days prior departure: 75% of the tour price; 15-7 days prior departure: 90% of the tour price; 6 days until day of departure: 100% of the tour price will be charged. NO REFUND FOR NOSHOWS!

INTERRA REISEN is not responsible for lost and stolen articles. Liability: We are only acting as agents for various contractors (hotels, bus companies, airlines etc.) and are therefore in no way responsible for the fulfillment of their obligations, nor are we to be held liable for accidents, delays, losses etc. The liability of all these contractors, remains unprejudiced. Right is also reserved to program changes and alterations as well as substitution of services listed above, when and where necessary, without prior notice. INTERRA REISEN reserves the right to cancel the tour if minimum participation is not reached. Conditions accepted upon booking.


  • Prices & Dates

    22 - 30 November 2024 / € 2999 per person double / twin or 3-bed room

    22 - 30 November 2024 / € 3449 per person single room

  • Duration

    9 Days / 7 Hotel Overnights

  • Pick up Points

    Frankfurt International Airport


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