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Golden China- 8 Days (Beijing, Xian) (2018)

Beijing, Forbidden City, Great Wall, Xian, Terracotta Warriors


New for 2018: Overnight under the Great Wall and explore the Simatai section for a more authentic experience.

A BETTER WAY TO TOUR: To us, 'value' means making a better way to tour. We love to surprise our guests with unique experiences, top-notch service, hidden local delights, & memories of a lifetime. We include only the best highlights and leave out the tourist traps, making this one of the highest-quality tour experiences in China available.  Travel with our world-class guides and explore highlights of China in-depth; perfect for first-time visitors.

Travel through time to relive the old Imperial era in Beijing & meet the famous Terracotta Warriors. 




  • Beijing traffic is always heavy - our tour is designed to ensure you can have ample time to enjoy the biggest highlights: the Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, and Tiananmen Square
  • Escape the crowds, and overnight in Gubei Water Town, a resort outside Beijing. Our extra time under the Great Wall means you can see many diverse perspectives during day and night - near and far; a great way to enjoy a more original section of the Great Wall.


  • Terracotta Army: Our route is carefully designed to let you best enjoy this amazing piece of human history
  • Visit the wonderful Yang Mausoleum of Han and the Xi'an Museum for a deep understanding of China's ancient story.



  • Beijing: Ritz Carlton Beijing, Financial Street – One of the best hotels in the city.

  • Great Wall: Gubei Water Town: elegant boutique hotel designed in classic Chinese style under the Great Wall.

  • Xi'an: Wyndham Grand Xian – Newly renovated, stay in the heart of Xi'an.



  • We take great pride in arranging and sharing great culinary experiences with you. Our development team samples each meal before presenting them to our guests. On this trip, you will have a chance to taste authentic Chinese delicacies including a local Beijing favorite for Peking Duck, mutton hot pot, and much more.



  • Charismatic and knowledgeable guide with extensive Super Value training.

  • A comprehensive travel insurance plan. Details

  • High quality headsets to hear our tour guide's presentation clearly.

  • Unlimited bottled water is provided throughout the entire trip.

  • Porterage service included at every hotel.


Important note for Visas: Visas are required for US/Canada passport holders entering China. Please see our Visa Information Center for details.  Visa fees not included in tour fare.




767 Depart North America for Beijing, China


Arrive in Beijing 【Dinner】

  • "Ni Hao" or "Welcome" to China! A Super Value Tours Representative will meet you at the arrival gate and bring you to our hotel. Airport transfer is available for flights arriving between 11:00AM~10:00PM.
  • Our centrally-located hotel gives you access to explore the city.
[D]Local Specialties

Ritz Carlton Beijing Financial Street


Beijing【3 Meals】

  • Imperial Summer Palace: Stroll through the regal and picturesque palaces and gardens of the Qing Dynasty. 
  • Tiananmen Square: Walk through one of the largest public squares in the world, the site of many unforgettable historical events. 
  • Forbidden City: Visit the home of 24 Ming and Qing Dynasty Emperors and the center of the Chinese political power for more than 500 years. 
[B]Hotel Buffet [L]Beijing Noodles [D]Peking Duck Banquet

Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street


Beijing smiley (75 miles, 1.5 hours) Gubei Water Town, Simatai Great Wall 【3 Meals】

  • Temple of Heaven: Morning visit to one of the most historically important temples in China built during the Ming Dynasty.  
  • Gubei Water Town: Travel out of the city to enjoy breathtaking views in our resort at the foot of the Great Wall.
  • We include special arrangements for upgraded waterfront rooms (1 large bed) on a first come, first served basis. In case you need twin rooms (2 beds per room), please kindly let us know at time of booking. Twin rooms do not have a waterfront view.
[B]Hotel Buffet [L]Local Specialties [D]Local Specialties

Wuzhenhui Boutique Hotel (Deluxe Double Rooms)


Simatai Great Wall smiley (75 miles, 1.5 hours) Beijing Airport 767 (2 hours) Xian 【3 Meals】

  • Great Wall - Simatai:
    • Named "One of the World's Top 25 Sites" by TIME, we have hand-picked this section of the Great Wall for its more natural views and to avoid the crowds.
    • Ride a Gondola to the top and enjoy a comfortable hiking tour atop the Great Wall.
  • Fly to Xian, the ancient capital of China.
  • Great Tang All Day Mall: After dinner, stroll through one of the largest shopping streets in Xian to see local shops and admire Tang Dynasty architecture. 
[B]Hotel Buffet [L]Light Lunch [D]Xian Specialties

Wyndham Grand Xian (Near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Great Tang All Day Mall)


Xi'an  【3 Meals】

  • Han Dynasty Mausoleum (Han Yang Ling): Descend into the tomb of Emperor Jingdi (188-141BC) and his consort, Empress Wang to discover an incredible excavation of human history.
  • Xi'an Museum: Hear vivid vivid stories of ancient Xi'an and the Silk Road for the best understanding of China's origins. In addition to the excellent exhibits, enjoy traditional Chinese Shadow Play and taste a cup of local Fu Tea.
  • Ancient City Walls: Stroll atop the original fortifications of the ancient city, dating back 500 years.
[B]Hotel Buffet [L]Local Specialties [D]Local Specialties

Wyndham Grand Xian (Near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Great Tang All Day Mall)


Xi'an【3 Meals】

  • Terracotta Warriors and Horses: Witness a true wonder and one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the world. Our hotel's proximity gives us earlier access to the museum. Super Value Tours has carefully planned a special route to help avoid crowds and clearly depicts the history and story of the magnificent Terracotta Army.
  • Huaqing Palace: Explore beautiful gardens and hot springs to imagine and re-live the golden days of the Tang Dynasty - one of Imperial China's richest and most romantic periods.
  • Optional Evening activities: Relax in the hot springs in our hotel or watch a local performance: "A Song of Everlasting Sorrow" (tickets not included).
[B]Hotel Buffet [L]Specialties of Xian [D]Local Specialty Dishes

Hotel Angsana Lintong (Luxury Hot Spring Resort - 2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence)


Xi'an 767 Next Destination 【Breakfast】

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport by a Super Value Tours representative. Zai jian (Until Next Time)!

 *Airport send off available from 10:00AM-10:00PM (XIY Airport)


[B]Hotel Buffet

Tian'an Men Square

Directly across the Forbidden City,  Tiananmen (literally "Gate of Heavenly Peace") Square has been the site of several key events in China's history, and holds great cultural significance.

A half mile long and over a quarter mile wide, the gargantuan scale is hard to imagine for many people until they have a chance to see it in person. At maximum capacity, this famous square can contain over 100 million people simultaneously!

The National Palace Museum (Forbidden City)

The Chinese Imperial Palace was the throne of power from the mid-Ming Dynasty (~1400AD) to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1920AD) from which the Emperors ruled for 500 years. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the world.

Gubei Water Town

Gubei Kou (literally "Old North Opening"), is named for its historic status as one of the Great Wall's key checkpoints during ancient times. The local village was restored in 2016 to create a resort town in classic Chinese style. We arrange an overnight stay here so you can have ample time to enjoy one of the world's most beautiful landmarks; take in unique evening views of the Great Wall and take a walking tour on the wall during the day. Located at the foot of the Simatai Great Wall, the resort is in a picturesque location where visitors can appreciate the beauty of the Great Wall from many different perspectives.

Simatai Great Wall

Super Value Tours includes a less-commercialized portion of the Great Wall of China so you can avoid the crowds and have ample time to quietly enjoy the magnificent beauty of the area. Located in the northern part of Miyun District in Beijing, the Simatai section of the Great Wall is adjacent to Gubei Water Town. The city wall is built on a steep hill and is famous for its unique beauty. Mandarin Duck Lake divides this part of the Great Wall into two sections with 16 carefully crafted watchtowers in the east and 18 in the west. Luo Zhewen, a famous Chinese ancient architect, once commented that "the Great Wall of China is the highest in the world, and the Great Wall of Simatai is the best in the Great Wall of China." It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987 and is a state-level key cultural relic.

Great Wall of China at Mutianyu

Super Value Tours includes a less-commercialized portion of the Great Wall of China so you can avoid the crowds and have ample time to quietly enjoy the magnificent beauty of the area. The Mutianyu section is located 45miles northeast of Beijing, and the beauty is breathtaking. The Great Wall presents a different face in all 4 seasons: Flowers bloom across the mountain in spring, bright green grass dresses the hillside in summer, red and yellow leaves adorn the mountaintop with gold in autumn, and snow blankets the Wall in winter.

Imperial Summer Palace

This second palace served the Qing Dynasty as an imperial retreat from the stifling confines of the Forbidden City. The complex suffered two major attacks, one during the Anglo-French invasion of 1860 and again during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. The surviving garden was rebuilt in 1886 and 1902, and became a UNESCO World Heritage site in December 1998.


A Hutong is a neighborhood of narrow streets or alleys, most commonly associated with Beijing. An ancient style of city planning, the grid-shaped streets in Hutongs were formed by joining the outer walls of Shiheyuan (literally: courtyard surrounded by 4 buildings) homes together. These folk-style neighborhoods have a long history spanning over 1000 years, but even today, they are still inhabited and retained as an important part of Beijing heritage.

Temple of Heaven

The temple also known as Tian Tan, is one of the largest temple complexes in China and a paradigm of Chinese architectural balance and symbolism. The complex was visited by the Emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to heaven for a good harvest. Today, the park surrounding the Temple of Heaven has become a favorite gathering place for early morning practitioners of Tai Chi and other bustling social activities.

Shaanxi History Museum

Covering 700,000 square feet, the newly-built museum recreates Tang-dynasty architecture and successfully symbolizes the great extent of Shaanxi (ancient name for Xian) history and its remarkable culture. This is the best starting point on our journey back through time.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Just as the Forbidden City symbolizes Beijing, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a popular piece of ancient architecture in China and symbolizes Xian. The pagoda was erected in the Tang-dynasty (~ 650AD) as a fireproof storehouse for sutras and other Buddhist relics imported from India.

Terracotta Army Museum

The life-sized Terracotta (clay) warriors and horses of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor who unified China, date back over 2,000 years (210BC) and were unearthed in 1974 by local farmers. The delicately carved figures include warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians, each with different expressions and unique faces. A vast collection has been unearthed across 3 separate pits, but archeologists estimate the entire army consists of over 8,000 soldiers with a majority of the original warriors still buried in the pits.

Xi'an Ancient City Wall

The Ancient City Wall of Xi'an was constructed in the early Ming Dynasty (1300AD), and is a symbol of great significance for China's most famous historic cities. A main feature of the Xi'an City Wall lies in the fact it has been preserved, which is rarely seen elsewhere in the world. The Ancient City Wall has corner towers, ramparts, sentry towers, gate towers, battlements and a number of city fortifications with very strong defensive capabilities.

Waldorf Astoria Beijing

Rich Chinese tradition and modern affluence flawlessly combine at Waldorf Astoria Beijing. This distinctive hotel is in the heart of the Wangfujing area, with 10 minutes walking distance to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

Westin Xi’an

Centrally-located in the city called the "cradle of Chinese civilization," The Westin Xian is just steps from the ancient city’s myriad cultural attractions, great restaurants, and unique shopping.

The Ritz-Carlton Beijing

Winner of the Forbes Travel Guide 5-star honor in 2017 and 2018, the Ritz Carlton flawlessly combines Chinese tradition and modern elegance. This distinctive hotel is in the heart of Beijing's legendary financial street, just minutes to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

Gubei Water Town Wuzhenhui Boutique Hotel

Special features: Stay in a traditional water town near the Great Wall

With an incredible location at the foot of the Great Wall at the Simatai Gubei scenic spot, this boutique hotel was carefully designed to showcase traditional Chinese cultural elements while providing modern comfort and convenience. Carved wooden furniture, stone walkways, and Chinese landscaping come together to give you a very charming feel. Walk through the town and look out at the illuminated Simatai Great Wall to enjoy a serene and wonderful evening.

* We include special arrangements for upgraded waterfront rooms (1 large bed).  As rooms are limited, priority will be based on order of booking. In case you need twin rooms (2 beds per room), please be sure to let us know in advance. Twin rooms do not have a waterfront view.

Wyndham Grand Xian

Special Features: Excellent location (Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Downtown) 

Located in the heart of the Tang Dynasty city of Xi'an, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, numerous scenic spots, and unique local shopping are within easy reach. The 3100-year history of Xi’an is a magnificent backdrop which inspired the design of the hotel itself. The exterior reflects the deep history of Xi'an while the interior has a smooth modern design. Guests staying here will feel exquisite Chinese hospitality and modern comfort.

  • Peking Duck

  • Peking Dessert

  • Instant Boiled Mutton

  • Steam Live Shrimp

  • Stuffed Tofu

  • Pea Flour Cake

  • Beef Sesame cake

Henry L. - Pleasant Hill, CA( Dec 6, 2017 )

Excellent, excellent experience on the Super Value Tour to Vietnam/Cambodia. Thy, the Vietnamese tour guide is experienced, professional, and provides valuable insight and local flavor. The accommodations are five star (The Chinese Premier stayed at our Hanoi Hotel) and meals (big variety available) are all included and are outstanding examples of local cuisine. I definitely would book again with Super Value Tours. Great value, complete, comprehensive tour.

Health & Safety 

  • This tour involves standing and walking for up to 1 hour at a time over inclined or uneven streets.
  • Some areas of this tour are not wheelchair accessible.

Passports & Visas

  • Visas are required for US/Canada passport holders entering China. Please see our Visa Information Center for details.  Visa fees not included in tour fare.


  • In the spirit of "Travel Happy" we do not believe in hidden fees - no options are sold on tour.

 Dietary Restrictions

  • It's important everyone has a great dining experience while traveling with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e. no lamb, etc), please let us know. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.

Luggage Handling

  • Domestic flights in China have a checked luggage limit of 44lbs (20kg) per person.