Terracotta Warriors | Xi'an | China
FROM: USD $1,495 pp

FAMILY TOUR TO CHINA (for children aged 12 years and above): Climb the legendary Great Wall in Badaling and Juyongguan Pass, explore the Forbidden City in Beijing, marvel at the subterranean army of Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an and get lost in the glimmering metropolis of Shanghai on a fun adventure for young and old.

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Trip Highlights

Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Pearl markets, Jade Carving Factory, Hutong area of Beijing, Chinese Acrobatic Show
Xi'an - UNESCO listed Terracotta Warriors, Clay warrior workshop, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, City Wall and bike ride
Badaling and Juyongguan - 2 UNESCO listed sections of Great Wall of China
Shanghai - Plaza Tower, The Bund and Old Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden, Huangpu River skyline of Pudong City


7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 Peking Duck dinner
High speed train: Xi'an - Shanghai
Touring of Beijing, Badaling, Xi'an, Juyongguan and Shanghai
Rickshaw ride through Beijings' Hutongs
Shanghai - Huangpu River cruise
Beijing Capital Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and departure transfer day 8 from Shanghai Airport
All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles
6 nights 3 - 4 star hotels
1 overnight train: Beijing - Xi'an (4-berth soft sleeper cabin)
Chinese acrobatic performance
Xi’an - bike ride on medieval City Wall
Tour Guide escorted for groups of 6 or more
English speaking specialist guides at local sights

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$100-110pp, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide is not included in the Tip Kitty. We suggest USD$3-5 per day, per traveller for a job well done, however the amount is up to you
Tipping Kitty: USD$50-60pp, paid in local currency


Day 1


Saturday. Welcome to China and the start of your holiday! Upon arrival you will be met at Beijing Capital Airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure exploring China’s capital city. Vast squares, magnificent palaces and beautiful gardens are just some of the treasures still visible from the Beijing’s imperial past, while down narrow alleyways one can find charming tea houses, traditional workshops, and quiet courtyards.
Overnight: Beijing

Day 2

The Forbidden City

First thing this morning we will embark on a guided tour of the city centre, including the legendary Forbidden City, which stood as the residence of emperors and as the political powerhouse of the country for over half a millennia. Today it houses the Palace Museum and is the country’s largest and best-preserved complex of ancient buildings, which we will get to explore. The red-roofed Gate of Heavenly Peace stands entrance to the Forbidden City just off of Tiananmen Square, a vast public space which is home to Chairman’s Mao’s Mausoleum and several historic monuments as well as being a fascinating place to people watch and snap a few pictures.

In the afternoon we will enjoy a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs – or backstreets, of Beijing and in the evening we will witness a jaw-dropping Chinese acrobatic performance. Human pyramids, spinning plates, juggling hoops and swinging ropes are just some of the tricks you can expect to see here. Later we’ll head to a local restaurant for a Welcome Dinner of Peking Duck.
Overnight: Beijing  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

The Great Wall

After a free morning to further explore the city, we drive beyond Beijing to Badaling, to walk a section of the famous Great Wall. Built in the Ming Dynasty, a 6m wide pathway makes a formidable defence, following the highest contours of a steep range of hills. This evening we spend the night at our quaint hotel near Juyongguan Pass, which offers views of the Great Wall.
Overnight: Great Wall  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Morning at the Great Wall

Beijing - Xi’an. We rise early this morning and head (5 min bus drive) to the Great Wall at Juyongguan Pass when it opens to beat the crowds. We have time to enjoy and explore the wall before visiting a Jade Carving Centre to learn about this ornamental rock and its importance in Chinese culture. After lunch we head back to Beijing. Free time is offered in the cavernous Pearl Market - a multi floor shoppers paradise with clothing, jewellery, gadgets and much more, before travelling by express soft sleeper train to Xi’an in Shaanxi Province.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

See the amazing Terracotta Warriors

Upon arrival into Xi'an we transfer to our hotel for breakfast and check in, with time to freshen up. Today's highlight is the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site. Standing in battle-ready formation and numbering into the thousands, the Terracotta Army is Xian’s most popular sight and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, 13 years after the army was discovered. Built by local craftsman during the 3rd century BC for emperor Qinshihuang, the life-sized warriors and horses were designed to offer protection in the afterlife. Later we visit to a clay workshop specialising in making replica figurines of the Terracotta Warriors.

Lastly today, we will head to the vibrant Muslim Quarter, where free time is offered to independently explore. Tonight, we welcome you to join the optional Tang Dynasty Show, which includes dinner, a traditional performance and transfers (bookable locally).
Overnight: Xi'an  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Big Wild Goose Pagoda & bike ride atop the Xi’an City Wall

Xi’an - Shanghai. This morning we venture out and enjoy a leisurely bike ride atop the Xi’an City Wall. Dating back to 1370 the 12m-high walls are some of the few remaining urban fortifications still standing in China today and after extensive restorations the City Walls offer ample opportunities from which to explore Xi'an. We then visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of Xian’s most iconic landmarks. After lunch we board our express train to Shanghai. Arrival Shanghai and check into our hotel later this evening.
Overnight: Shanghai  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Sizzling Shanghai!

Arriving early in the morning we will be welcomed by a skyline filled with shimmering skyscrapers, gleaming shopping malls, luxurious hotels and thriving art centres in modern Shanghai. After check-in and breakfast at our hotel, we will take a tour of the many city sights including Yuyuan Garden and The Bund – once the trading and commercial centre of Old Shanghai, before ending with a cruise on the Huangpu River.
Overnight: Shanghai  |  Breakfast

Day 8


Saturday. Shanghai. Our tour will come to an end after breakfast and your onward departure transfer to the airport.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. On all of our family tours we guarantee that parents and teenager rooms will be side by side or directly adjacent. This trip is intended for families travelling with teens – why not bring the whole family! grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and discover captivating China together. As long as you’re travelling with a teen aged between 12-18yrs, you’re a family in our eyes.

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Extra Prices

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Pre-Tour Accommodation - Beijing
USD $75
USD $75
Post-Tour Accommodation - Shanghai
USD $60
USD $50


The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Holiday Inn Temple of Heaven, Beijing

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Beijing Holiday Inn Temple of Heaven is an elegant and comfortable hotel with well-furnished and spacious rooms. Practical in design, the guestrooms feature internet access and the hotel also boasts a range of restaurants and bars, as well as an indoor swimming pool. Located just a 10 minute walk from the Temple of Heaven, the hotel is the perfect base from which to explore this fascinating city.

Holiday Inn Express Beijing Minzuyuan, Beijing

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located just a stones throw from the Beitucheng Subway station, with access to Line 10 & Line 8, the Holiday Inn Express Beijing Minzuyuan is a perfect base to explore the many amazing highlights of Beijing. Within walking distance of the hotel you'll find the famous Birds Nest Olympic Stadium. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel, Xi'an

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located a stone’s throw away from the Ancient City Wall and Islamic Mosque, is the Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel. The hotel offers modern comforts in the heart of the city. Each air-conditioned guestroom features WiFi, a minibar and satellite TV. There is an onsite restaurant which serves a daily buffet or a la carte breakfast as well as a variety of Asian and Western dishes. During free time, guests can enjoy a relaxing massage or work out in the fitness centre.

Ramada Encore Shanghai Hotel , Shanghai

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Ideally located close to several plazas and shopping centres, this modern hotel offers you a comfortable stay in one of China’s fastest growing cities. Guestrooms are equipped with all the essential amenities, with free WiFi and access to the breakfast buffet included. The onsite Dakang Restaurant also serves lunch and dinner, and you can expect a tasty menu featuring both Western and Chinese cuisine. Other amenities include a fitness centre, coffee shop and small convenience store.

In Brief

Trip Type
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 18
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 1
Click to play videoBeijing cityscape with a view of the sprawling Forbidden City palace complex from above
Click to play videoGreat Wall Highlight
Click to play videoCyclists on the old city walls in Xian
Click to play videoThe view across the Huangpu River to the modern cityscape of Pudong in Shanghai

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Extra Tour Info

Visiting the Great Wall
Our guide to the various sections of the Great Wall
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