Biggest Ever Sale - Save up to $4000 per couple! All our destinations are on sale! See the offer
The Award-Winning Tour Specialist

China Revealed: Beijing to Zhangjiajie

  • Duration
    12 days
  • Tour Type
    Private Tour
  • Price From
    Land only from $7,240
Ignite your wanderlust on this whirlwind adventure, starting in Beijing amidst the magnificent halls of the Forbidden City and the sprawling expanse of the Great Wall. Venture into the cultural gems of Xian, a city steeped in history and legend, most renowned for being the home of the world-famous Terracotta Army.

Discover Zhangjiajie's surreal landscapes, a UNESCO-listed treasure that inspired the film 'Avatar'. From the adrenaline-pumping adventures of Tianmen Mountain and the Grand Canyon, to the tranquility of Lake Baofeng, there is something for everyone. Then, dive into the vibrant energy of Changsha, Hunan's capital, where ancient heritage meets modern innovation amidst bustling streets and lively markets.

What's Included

  • Domestic transportation
  • Accommodation in 4 star hotels
  • Meals as stated
  • Entrance fees, guides and daily tours
  • Excludes tipping
This adventure is ideal for travellers with less time to spend and who want to see the very best bits of this incredibly diverse destination. We have designed the tour to make the most of the time available to showcase the must-see cities and secret gems of China.

Why Choose a Wendy Wu Private Tour?

Complete flexibility

Travel on any day you wish

Expertly crafted itineraries

Tailored for parties as small as two.

You Choose who you travel with

A private trip just for you and your chosen travel party.

Personalised guiding

Enjoy the undivided attention of your knowledgable private guide.

Small is beautiful

Enjoy a more intimate and authentic travel experience.

Private Tour Highlights

Our China Revealed: Beijing to Zhangjiajie tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Beijing Street Food

Be guided by your senses as you wander through Wangfujing on a street food tour, a vibrant hub and culinary haven bursting with delectable snacks. 

Xian

Uncover the history of Xian as you stroll along the ancient city walls. 

Zhangjiajie

Discover the striking beauty of Zhangjiajie's sandstone pillars, colourful caves and dramatic landscapes.

Authentic Experience

Tang Dynasty Dance Performance

Step back in time to relive the majesty of the Tang Dynasty, of which Xian was the prosperous and glorious capital, with a colourful spectacular of traditional music and dancing.

Authentic Experience

Walk the World's Highest Glass Bridge

Stroll across Zhangjiajie's grand canyon, stepping foot on the world's highest glass bridge at a staggering 360-metre height and spanning an impressive 430-metres!

Authentic Experience

Peking Duck Dinner

Eat like a local as you savour a delicious dinner of Peking Duck, Beijing's most famous delicacy.

Tour Itinerary

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

  • Day 1
    Arrive to Beijing
    Days 1: Arrive to Beijing

    Arrive to Beijing, China's historical capital. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

  • Day 2
    The Great Wall B L D
    Day 2: The Great Wall

    This morning is dedicated to China's most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Soar up to the summit by a scenic chairlift or cable car ride and walk on the ancient stones, immersing yourself in the magnificence of its engineering and the landscapes it crosses. Choose a thrilling descent by toboggan ride or the more serene cable car. You will then have an opportunity to visit a jade factory, where you can buy a small handcrafted piece. Jade is revered throughout China, it is said to bring fortune and prosperity to those who wear it. Enjoy the afternoon strolling through the idyllic gardens of the Summer Palace.

  • Day 3
    Explore Beijing B L D
    Day 3: Explore Beijing

    This morning, head to Beijing's symbolic heart, Tiananmen Square, and stroll into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. Take a leisurely stroll through the narrow alleys of the warren-like hutongs and learn more about living in this traditional area. Later, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape. This evening, enjoy a Wangfujing street foodie tour.

  • Day 4
    Day at leisure B
    Day 4: Day at leisure

    Enjoy a day at leisure. Unwind in your hotel or soak up the local culture with some optional sightseeing. You could embark on a shopping tour of the Beijing Silk Market or take a trip to the bustling Hongqiao Pearl Market brimming with jewellery and accessories. Or weave your way through the narrow alleys of the Hutong's, admiring the ornate Lama Temple – the biggest Tibetan Buddhist temple in Beijing!

  • Day 5
    Bullet Train to Xian B D
    Day 5: Bullet Train to Xian

    Board the bullet train to Xian, the former ancient capital. In the evening, enjoy a Shui Jiao dumpling meal and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

  • Day 6
    Terracotta Warriors B L D
    Day 6: Terracotta Warriors

    After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China's first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors. Visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Laquer Exhibition Workshop, and later stroll on the beautifully preserved 14thcentury city walls that enclose Xian's old town. Tonight, enjoy a foodie tour around the Muslim Quarter.

  • Day 7
    Fly to Zhangjiajie B
    Day 7: Fly to Zhangjiajie

    Transfer to the airport and board your flight from Xian to Zhangjiajie, a scenic area of over 3,000 sandstone pillars, rising from misty folds of subtropical forest and cloaked in vibrant green vegetation, Zhangjiajie's striking beauty is unforgettable.

  • Day 8
    Discover Zhangjiajie B L
    Day 8: Discover Zhangjiajie

    Begin the day with a ride in the remarkable Bailong glass elevator. Embedded into the mountain, the elevator soars up the mountain side to a towering height of 326 metres in as little as two minutes! Soak up the amazing views of the 'First Bridge under the Sun' and Hallelujah Mountain. Continue to Emperor Mountain and Helong Park before taking a cable car down. Later, explore Jinbian Stream and the Ten-Mile Natural Gallery with a ride on the scenic train. End the day with a scenic sampan cruise on Lake Baofeng, a turquoise expanse of water amongst picturesque karst scenery.

  • Day 9
    Zhangjiajie's Glass Bridge and Huanglong Cave B L
    Day 9: Zhangjiajie's Glass Bridge and Huanglong Cave

    Explore the colourful stalagmites and stalactites of the Huanglong Cave, stretching over 120 acres in area. Later, brace yourself for an exhilarating walk across Zhangjiajie's Glass Bridge, the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge spanning 430-metres over the Grand Canyon.

  • Day 10
    Tianmen Mountain B L
    Day 10: Tianmen Mountain

    Soar up the heights of Tianmen Mountain in the world's longest cable car, a 7-kilometre journey taking approximately 40-minutes. Atop the Mountain, marvel at Tianmen Cave, nicknamed 'Heaven's Door', standing proudly at the top of 999 steep steps and take a thrilling walk along a glass skywalk, aptly named the 'Walk of Faith'. Stop by Jun Sheng Sandstone painting gallery then transfer to the station and board your bullet train to Changsha.

  • Day 11
    Explore Changsha B L
    Day 11: Explore Changsha

    Step into history at the Yuelu Academy, a historical hub of learning nestled by the scenic Mt. Yuelu. Explore the lush gardens of Orange Island and take a visit to the Hunan museum.

  • Day 12
    Depart Changsha B
    Day 12: Depart Changsha

    Transfer to Changsha airport for your onward travel arrangements.

+ -
China Revealed: Beijing to Zhangjiajie map

Places Visited: Beijing (4N) - Xian (2N) - Zhangjiajie (3N) - Changsha (2N)

Download Detailed Itinerary

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart AU Duration Price Booking Options
Any date you wish 12 days Land only from $7,240

Sample Hotels

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

Best time to go

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
-3°c
3mm
Xian
0°c
7mm
Zhangjiajie
4°c
35mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
0°c
5mm
Xian
4°c
10mm
Zhangjiajie
6°c
50mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
6°c
8mm
Xian
9°c
29mm
Zhangjiajie
10°c
92mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
14°c
21mm
Xian
15°c
43mm
Zhangjiajie
16°c
167mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
20°c
34mm
Xian
20°c
60mm
Zhangjiajie
20°c
218mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
24°c
78mm
Xian
25°c
54mm
Zhangjiajie
24°c
243mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
26°c
185mm
Xian
27°c
99mm
Zhangjiajie
26°c
193mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
25°c
160mm
Xian
26°c
71mm
Zhangjiajie
26°c
155mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
20°c
46mm
Xian
21°c
92mm
Zhangjiajie
22°c
108mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
14°c
22mm
Xian
15°c
60mm
Zhangjiajie
17°c
111mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
5°c
7mm
Xian
8°c
24mm
Zhangjiajie
12°c
69mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
-1°c
3mm
Xian
2°c
6mm
Zhangjiajie
6°c
35mm

How many are travelling?
Choose your flights
Special Offers Available:
$