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Tour Overview

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

 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1  Arrival in Beijing

After your flight arrives at Beijing, and you have claimed your luggage and cleared customs, you will find us at the arrival exit. We will accompany you to your hotel where you will check in. The rest of the day is free for you to arrange by yourself.

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

Day 2  Beijing

Your first stop will be Tian'anmen Square. The majestic surrounding buildings, such as the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the Museum of the Chinese Revolution, along with Tian'anmen Gate which was built in the Ming Dynasty constitute this majestic square; a spectacular city site. Next we will take you to explore the marvelous Forbidden City. Located in the city center, it is an excellent and unique masterpiece of ancient architecture that shows the wisdom and technical ingenuity of the ancient people.

Beijing GPS Audio Guide: Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Badaling Great Wall Install App or bookmark our website on your phone browser to enjoy.

After the morning excursion, we will transfer you to a popular local restaurant for an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) where you will be able to order dishes at your own wish.

Then extend your journey to the Temple of Heaven, which is the largest existing imperial altar in China. As well as enjoying the splendid architecture, you will also find local residents singing, dancing and reading in the park, which will offer you an opportunity to observe the ordinary people's life here. In the evening, a fabulous Chinese Kung Fu Performance will be arranged for you to round off the whole day's visit.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 3  Beijing

We believe that you have probably heard much about the Badaling Great Wall. Today you will have a chance to witness, in person, this extraordinary project in human history afer a short visit to a jade factory. Standing on the wall and appreciating its snaking path along the mountain ridges will certainly bring you unique feelings.

We suggest you have a large breakfast, because you will have a whole day visit and the restaurants in the mountain area are not up to TCG's standard. You may have some fast food for lunch around the site.

After that, continue your trip to visit the Sacred Way. The vividly decorated stone statues standing along both sides of the Sacred Way are mainly for decorative purposes, symbolizing the power of emperors before their death. On the way back to the city, we will pass the Bird's Nest Stadium and you will have a short stop nearby to take some photos.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Day 4  Beijing - Xian

After checking out of the hotel, our guide will pick you up and take you to visit the world famous Summer Palace and then a pearl store. Built in 1750, it encompasses the elite of the Chinese traditional art of garden building. Artfully making use of the surrounding mountains and lakes, the Summer Palace not only represents a resplendent imperial garden, but also reflects the exquisite beauty of nature.

Then, we will take you to an upscale local restaurant having fantastic food on offer with a la carte menu (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price).

Afterwards, you will take a Hutong tour. Hutong is an alleyway, which has a history as long as Beijing city. Courtyards with gray bricks in the narrow residential alleys will give you a great impression of old Beijing. Late in the afternoon, you will head for Xian by air. Upon arrival, our local driver will meet you and then drive you to the hotel.

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

Day 5  Xian

The morning schedule will be your visit to the Terracotta Army, which is famous for its incredible art skill and its tremendous scale, and then a pottery-making factory. In 1974, the army of terracotta warriors was discovered by local villagers when they were drilling a well. After a series of excavations by archeologists, this amazing hidden treasure was finally revealed to the world. This discovery not only made Chinese people proud of their forefathers, but amazed the whole world.

To avoid the low-quality tourist food near the site, we take you to visit a local Chinese family home, where you will have lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) cooked by the host.

After lunch, you are going to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, an ancient Buddhist tower, was built more than 1,300 years ago and now it still stands there elegantly. In this spot, you can also visit the newly built Xian Museum. This evening, you will taste a delicious Dumpling Dinner and appreciate the classic Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Performance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner
Tips: Clients visiting in December, January, February and March will arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater will not be open at that time.

Day 6  Xian - Zhangjiajie

You will spend the whole morning visiting the City Wall and the Provincial History Museum. The City Wall is the fortification of Xian city, built in the Ming Dynasty, a real ancient ruin. Having fun on the City Wall is very easy. Just hire a bike, ride around the old city wall and laugh all the way and return the bike until you get exhausted.

An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be served at a very famous local restaurant.

After winding around several alleys, we will lead you to the Great Mosque. It has a beautiful architecture with a very Chinese appearance, unlike other mosques. The highlight afterwards is coming out the mosque and wandering around the market. There are a lot of interesting knickknacks and traditional local snacks for you to sample. Then our guide and driver will escort you to the airport and help you board the flight to Zhangjiajie. On arrival, you will be greeted and taken to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel

Day 7  Zhangjiajie

An exciting day in fantastic Zhangjiajie National Forest Park awaits you! Our first stop is Yellow Stone Stronghold (Huangshi Zhai), which boasts a series of awesome precipices and jagged rocks. All you can see are uncanny workmanship of nature's masterpieces. We'll spend the afternoon visiting Golden Whip Stream (Jinbian Stream), where overlapping peaks, rippling waters, verdant forests and tranquil valleys give everyone an enjoyable experience.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Day 8  Zhangjiajie

Today, our forest park exploration continues to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve and the Ten-mile gallery. The spectacular Bailong Sight-seeing Elevator in Yuanjiajie takes visitors rapidly up to the mountain top, where you get a magnificent vista. Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve is hailed as 'the Monarch of the Peak Forest', so you can imagine how magnificent it is. Making your way through the Ten-mile gallery is like a journey across a huge scroll of scenic paintings.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Day 9  Zhangjiajie - Shanghai

Today we get the chance to experience the world's highest and longest glass bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and take the world's longest cable car to ascend Tian Men Mountain. Our sightseeing ends in the late afternoon, and then we set out for the airport for a flight to Shanghai. Our local driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the reserved hotel for checking in.

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

Day 10  Shanghai

Shanghai Museum is a beautiful site with modern interior and exterior, and with excellent, well organized displays covering ancient Chinese bronze pieces, paintings, ceramics, ethnic minority arts and crafts, and even ancient Chinese currencies. After seeing so many antiques, we will transfer you to Yuyuan Garden, a beautiful garden with a history of more than 400 years. Every bridge, hall, pavilion, pond, rockery in the garden have its own personality. After that we will go to a silk shop.

Then have an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a popular local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will be escorted to the Bund, where you will have a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River. Then take some free time to walk around the Bund and see the beautiful different style buildings along one side, and big or small boats traveling along the Huangpu River. It is a must to see this great view in Shanghai. Your amazing trip comes to an end when our guide transfers you back hotel and bids you bon voyage.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 11  Departure from Shanghai

As it is the last day of your vacation, after having breakfast at the hotel you will need to prepare for your departure flight. You can take a taxi to Pudong airport and it takes about one hour driving. We wish you a safe journey home and we will be always happy to serve you again in the future.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Price Includes: Price Excludes:
Domestic airfares
Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
 A la carte 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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Seasons Regular price - book within 30 days in advance (USD)  5% off – book 30~59 days in advance (USD)  10% off – book 60 days in advance (USD)
 High Season (Mar, Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct)  $2269  $2155  $2042
 Shoulder Season (Jun)  $2249  $2136  $2024
 Low Season (Nov, Dec)  $2169  $2060  $1952
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High Season, Mar, Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct : $2,271 (14,340CNY)
Low Season, Nov,Dec : $2,171 (13,708CNY)
Shoulder Season, Jun : $2,251 (14,214CNY)
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Payment Method: 10%~30% Deposit + 70%~90% Pay after arrival in China

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