Summer Palace

7 day sample itinerary

Beijing and Xian Multi Centre

Ancient Kingdom's and rapid progress

China holidays tell a tale of two countries – one is an ancient kingdom embedded in the past, the other an electrifying age of change. Beijing’s Imperial City is a trove of ancient treasures, with the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square echoing with history. Xian is home to the outstanding Terracotta Warriors which were discovered in 1974 by a group of farmers who were digging a well. These are just some of the many landmarks in this colourful history book that are a must-see.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Combine the vibrant city of Beijing with the ancient city of Xian
  • Explore Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Walk along the Great Wall of China
  • Travel by high speed train

Sample Itinerary Summary

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7 days
Destination Breakdown
  • Beijing

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Walk along the Great Wall of China
    • See the most holy imperial temple - the Temple of Heaven
    • Visit the Summer Palace
    • Explore the Forbidden City
    • See the iconic Bird’s Nest National Stadium
  • Xian

    Itinerary Highlights

    • One of the oldest cities in China
    • Home to the striking Terracotta Army
    • Tour the Wild Goose Pagoda
    • See a Tang Dynasty show

A holiday to Beijing, China's majestic capital city, offers an experience of World Heritage Sites from the Great Wall to the sprawling Tiananmen Square. Temples and palaces stand alongside beautiful green spaces, futuristic skyscrapers and superb neon nightlife. This ever-changing metropolis is a must-see.


The famous Terracotta Warriors truly are a sight to behold while Xian also provides shoppers and culture vultures with plenty to whet their appetite. The Ming dynasty certainly knew how to live, with Xian's stately city wall and seven storey Wild Goose Pagoda just a couple of landmarks in the colourful history book that are a must-see on a holiday to Xian.