Golden Triangle of China
Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai

9 Days
3 Destinations
40 Activities

Why do we call Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai ‘the Golden Triangle?’ The answer is simple; if you can only visit three Chinese cities, these are the ones you must see. Well, that, and if you join them up on a map, they make a triangle shape!

Beijing is full of hidden gems. You’ll get to know them up-close-and-personal during your rickshaw ride through the city’s ancient alleyways.

It only takes an hour-and-a-half to get to The Great Wall from Beijing’s city center, and the Mutianyu section comes highly recommended. You know what they say, “you haven’t been to China, unless you have visited the Great Wall.”

For most people, the name Xi’an evokes images of the staggering Terracotta Warriors. After your trip, the name will bring back countless memories of other adventures: cycling the city walls, exploring the Muslim quarters, and tasting delicious local delicacies, to name but a few.

Wrap up your trip in Shanghai, the most populated city proper in the world (and therefore one of the most diverse.) Stroll along the futuristic waterfront one day and visit the traditional Chinese Yuyuan Gardens the next; you may feel like you have stepped back in time.

As always, we can customize your tour to suit to your individual preferences, simply ask your agent!


Recommended Itinerary

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  • Pick up from Beijing airport
  • Check into your hotel


  • Economy class domestic flights as listed on the itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide (selected/trained by our western staff)
  • Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission tickets to all sights listed on the itinerary – no hidden costs
  • Free bottled water supplied in your vehicle
  • Meals as specified in quality local restaurants with unlimited standard drinks (Coke, Sprite, bottled water, Chinese tea)


  • Accommodation – if you want us to book hotels for you, please let your agent know;
  • International flights to and from China
  • International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
  • Tips for your guide and driver
  • Other personal expenses


  • We offer our itineraries as suggestions only; all of our tours can be tailored to your individual interests. If there is anything you do or don’t want to see, simply let your agent know
  • Prices are calculated based on a small private group of eight and are subject to change. Please ask for a free, bespoke quotation
  • Meals may change based on the time and your location. You can also ask your guide to change your meals. We will try our best to help you enjoy a variety of Chinese food
  • For tour booking terms and conditions, please read our Terms of Service
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Golden Triangle of China

9 Days: | Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai
Tour Code: TCG-180

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