The Mysterious West Of China, Private Tour

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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • max group size 2
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Shanghai, China
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Beijing: from ancient walled capital to showpiece megacity in barely a century, it spins a breathless yarn of history, culture, and innovation.
  • Xi’an: Xi'an’s Mingera city walls remain intact, vendors of all descriptions still crowd the narrow lanes of the warrenlike Muslim Quarter. 
  • Zhongwei: Its advantageous and strategic location has endowed Zhongwei with its scenic features: vast deserts, green hills, the Yellow River, and oases.
  • Shanghai: home to the world's secondtallest tower and a city with a diverse architectural heritage is like no other cities on earth.
The "The Mysterious West Of China, Private Tour" starts from Beijing and ends in Shanghai. It is an art and architecture tour that takes 12 days taking you through Beijing, Yinchuan and Xi'an in China. "The Mysterious West Of China, Private Tour" is a guided private that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Join this twelve-day tour to discover western China! Visit the Forbidden City, home to emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasty for over 500 years, and the Terracotta Warriors Museum, the eighth wonder of the world Explore the Muslim quarter, Xi’an city’s glamour and gourmet and Western Xia Imperial Tombs, the best-preserved historic cultural heritage representing the Tangut civilization at the largest scale and in the highest rank. Discover Shapotou Tourism Area, it lies southeast rim of the desert and regarded as the Capital of Sand. Visit The Bund, the symbol of Shanghai and Former French Concession, the charm of old Shanghai.
  • Day 1: Arrival Beijing (30km – 1hr)
  • Day 2: Beijing
  • Day 3: Beijing
  • Day 4: Beijing – Xi’an (4.5/5.5hrs By High-speed Train, Included)
  • Day 5: Xi’an
  • Day 6: Xi’an – Yinchuan (3-4hrs By High-speed Train, Included)
  • Day 7: Yinchuan – Zhongwei (200km – 3hrs)
  • Day 8: Zhongwei
  • Day 9: Zhongwei – Yinchuan
  • Day 10: Yinchuan – Shanghai (2.5-3.5hrs By Flight, Included)
  • Day 11: Shanghai
  • Day 12: Departure Shanghai (50km – 1.5hrs)
  • 11 nights' accommodation
  • 11 Breakfasts 
  • 7 Lunches (Day 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11)
  • 3 Dinners (Day 4, 6, 10)
  • Arrival private transfer from Beijing International Airport (Day 1)
  • Private transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • High-speed train ticket from Beijing /Xi’an /Yinchuan on the basis of per seat per person, with 2nd class seat and without luggage check-in service 
  • Domestic flights as mentioned in the program Yinchuan/Shanghai in Economy Class with 1 piece of 20kg free suitcase per person per flight, including airport tax and fuel surcharge 
  • Departure private transfer to Shanghai International Airport (Day 12)
  • Operated with English-speaking local guide during the scheduled activities (Day 2-11)
  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary (entrance fee of the complex and first entry only): Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City (complex, closed on Monday), Beijing’s few remaining ‘hutongs’ and Buddhist Miaoying Temple visits (exterior visit) (Day 2); Huanghuacheng Great wall, and 798 Art District visits (Day 3); Temple of Heaven complex, Muslim Quarter (Day 4); Ancient City Wall, Terracotta Warriors site and Xi’an museum visits (Day 5); Helan mountain rock paintings (Day 6); Western Xia Imperial Tombs, Zhongwei Gao Miao (Day 7); Tonghu Grassland, including 90mins folk songs and dance show, Shapotou Tourism Area (Day 8); 108 Buddhist Pagodas, Shuidonggou site (Day 9); Shanghai propaganda poster museum (closed on Monday) (Day 10); Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and French Concession Quarter visits (Day 11)
  • Meet & Greet (Day 1, 4, 6, 10)
  • International long haul flights 
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • Optional tours (if any)
  • City tax not included, payable on the spot
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage and gratuities  
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Mysterious West Of China, Private Tour tour. You can cancel the tour up to 35 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 34 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 31 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 31 October 2021, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 34 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Mysterious West Of China, Private Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this The Mysterious West Of China, Private Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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