The Ancient Capitals
Beijing, Xi'an

7 Days
2 Destinations
33 Activities

On this truly eye-opening journey, we will take you from Beijing, which has held the title of capital on-and-off since the 11th century BC, to Xi'an, which held the title for an impressive 13 dynasties.

Your Beijing adventure includes a jaunt around the city's hutong alleyways on the back of a cycle rickshaw. Any trip to Beijing is incomplete without a hike up the Great Wall, another great opportunity to learn about Chinese history.

Next, you will take a high-speed train to Xi'an, where archaeological wonders seem almost ten-a-penny! Of course, the undisputed highlight of the Xi'an leg is the tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuang and his Terracotta Warriors.

If you have a few extra days, a trip to Hua Shan Mountain, just outside of Xi'an, is a great chance to get back to nature. As is the case with all of our tours, your travel agent will happily customize your itinerary to suit your preferences.


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  • Pick up from Beijing airport
  • Check into your hotel


  • Bullet trains: Beijing-Xi'an, Xi'an-Beijing (2nd class)
  • 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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The Ancient Capitals

7 Days: | Beijing, Xi'an
Tour Code: TCG-3854

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