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Tour Overview

Duration: 11 Days
Tour Type: Small Group
Departure: Every day

Tour Itinerary

Day 1  Arrival in Beijing

You will be met at Beijing airport and taken to check in at the hotel. You may make your own plans for the remainder of the day. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel, Beijing  or The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing

Day 2  Beijing

After breakfast at the hotel, all nationals on the tour attend an orientation session for mix and mingle. Set off to the first stop, at the Tian'anmen Square and then the Forbidden City. There is much to see. Our guide will take you one step further with first hand knowledge.

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At noon, you may dine on an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a very popular restaurant. There are great menu selections.

After that you will approach the Temple of Heaven. It is a former place of worship surrounded by a park. Then you will go to see a traditional Chinese Kung Fu Show in the evening.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 3  Beijing

The buffet style breakfast with variety of food is served at the hotel from 06:30. We suggest you have a hearty breakfast today as you are going to mount the great wall and lunch is not included. After about one hour driving, you will reach the Badaling Great Wall, the most popular section. Drop by a jade factory en route. To add spice on the occasion, we toast you with a bottle of red wine.

Then we will conduct you to the spiritual Sacred Way in the afternoon. With pairs of huge statues guarding both sides under the weeping willow trees, the Sacred Way is a very peaceful way for a walk. On the way back to town, you will be driven through 2008 Olympic site dominated by the large Bird's Nest. You can also get a photo opportunity with it as backdrop.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Day 4  Beijing - Xian

On the last day of Beijing visit you get to see the Summer Palace, a pearl store and the traditional Hutongs. Summer Palace is one of the places where you find refuge from the bustling city center. Narrow alleys connect traditional courtyard residences called Hutongs. A rickshaw ride through those old hutongs is an eye-opening experience.

We will serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a quality local restaurant. Enough of Beijing, and you are off to the ancient imperial capital, Xian, where you will be met at the airport and brought to the hotel accommodation in the city.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Ramada Bell Tower Hotel, Xian or Sheraton Hotel

Day 5  Xian

This morning, we will show you the Terracotta Army Museum and then a pottery-making factory. The museum consists of four main excavation pits and the excavation is ongoing.

Then pay a home visit. You will socialize with the host family members and join them for lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price). Proceed to the Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda after lunch. This evening, dine on the local special dumpling dinner with the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner
Tips: Since the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will be closed in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we do not calculate the price of the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during this period. Clients will enjoy a free night by themselves.

Day 6  Xian

Ascend City Wall in the morning. Originally built as a military defense system, it consists of walls, gate towers, suspension bridges and city moats. Nowadays, it has become one of the landmarks of this ancient capital city. Later, visit the Shaanxi History Museum, an admirable place for visitors to appreciate the cultural treasures.

After an a la carte lunch at a nice restaurant, continue to the Muslim Street. It has been a prosperous commercial street since ancient times, and now it becomes more and more popular among tourists with its distinctive features. Going across the bustling street, you will reach the tranquil Great Mosque, which is one of the most famous mosques in China. It was first built during the mid-seventy century when Islam was introduced to Northwestern China by Arabic merchants and travelers.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 7  Xian - Chengdu

A morning high-speed train will take you from Xian to Chengdu in about 4 hours. We meet you at the railway station and help you check in at the hotel. You will be free in the afternoon.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza

Day 8  Chengdu

The Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding cannot be bypassed when one visits Chengdu. We show you the panda center in the morning when pandas are the most active. You will sure be entertained.

In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Jinsha Site Museum, which supports dating Chengdu city settlement back to 611 BC. Its heritage reflects on everyday life. And people there have the reputation for their carefree lifestyle. We will take you to the Broad and Narrow Alleys for a glimpse on their living style.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Day 9  Chengdu - Shanghai

Today you will be taking a flight to your last scheduled destination: Shanghai. Expect to be met and taken to the hotel for check-in. The rest time of the day is free for you to explore the city.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: The Bund Riverside Hotel Shanghai or Hotel Equatorial Shanghai

Day 10  Shanghai

If Chinese history, culture and art, is right up your alley, then Shanghai Museum is the most informative. Then off to the Yuyuan Garden, which is a classical Chinese garden. It includes trees, flowers, and also ponds, bridges, rocks, pavilions, and halls. A silk shop is scheduled afterwards.

You will be at the a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a fancy restaurant.

You will spend the afternoon to take in the Bund area and have a one-hour cruise tour on the Huangpu River

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 11  Departure from Shanghai

Today's transfer from hotel to airport is not included in the package as the flights' time of group members are different. You need to find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. The most convenient way is to take a taxi. It costs around CNY200 per cab to Pudong airport. We hope you have a nice trip home.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Price Includes: Price Excludes:
Domestic airfares & train fares
Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
 Lunches as itinerary specifies
Professional English-speaking guides
Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
Entrance fees to tourist sites
Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
International airfares
Entry Visa fees
Personal expenses
Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

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Price for 2018

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Price for 2019

12% off – make full payment by Dec 31st, 2018; 10% off – make full payment by Jan 31st, 2019.

Seasons Regular price (USD) 12% off - book by Dec 31st, 2018 (USD) 10% off - book by Jan 31st, 2019 (USD)
 High Season (Apr,May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct) 1779 1565 1601
 Shoulder Season (Nov 7th) 1709 1503 1538
Low Season (Mar,Nov 21st) 1649 1451 1484
Winter Season(Jan,Feb,Dec) 1609 1415 1448
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High Season, Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov 1st : $1,668 (11,349CNY)
Low Season, Mar, Dec : $1,488 (10,125CNY)
Shoulder Season, Nov 8th, 15th : $1,558 (10,601CNY)
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Payment Method: 30%~50% Deposit + 50%~70% Pay after arrival in China

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