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Tour Overview

Duration: 9 Days
Tour Type: Small group
Departure: Every day
Accommodation: Hotel included

Tour Itinerary

Day 1  Arrival in Beijing

Today your international flight will touch down in Beijing. Our professional local guide will meet you at the Airport after you reclaim your luggage and clear the customs. On the way to the hotel, we will give you a brief introduction to our capital city. After we help you check in at the hotel, you will have free time for the rest of the day.

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

Day 2  Beijing

Before your escorted tour starts, an introductory talk will be given at the hotel. You will meet the other members of your group at that time. We begin the trip with a visit to Tian'anmen Square. Every early morning and sunset, people can watch the most majestic national flag raising and lowering ceremonies. After that, you will walk for a few minutes to the Forbidden City, the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is the most comprehensive palace museum, as well as the largest ancient culture and art museum, containing a great collection of valuable historical items in China.

To avoid the cheap tourist restaurants as the most are doing now, we specially serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a famous and elegant restaurant.

The afternoon visit will take you to the Temple of Heaven. Four times larger than the Forbidden City in area, the Temple of Heaven has always been a sacred imperial temple for the emperors to sacrifice to the God of Heaven and pray for a good harvest year. Not far away from the site of the Temple of Heaven, it is the Red Theater, where you will enjoy a grand visual feast of the splendid Chinese Kung Fu Show.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 3  Beijing

Today you will come to visit the highlight of your trip, Badaling Great Wall. En route, a short visit to a jade factory is arranged. Badaling is the most elite section of China Great Wall. No travelers can help feeling the excitement of witnessing this world wonder. At this time, you may think of drinking a glass of red wine to celebrate the memorable moment. Please rest assured; We will leave no regret for you. We would like to arrange red wine for our valued guests toasting on the amazing wall.

The restaurants nearby the sites are in low quality, which absolutely are not up to our standard, so we do not arrange the lunch today. It may be the best that you have a big breakfast and have some fast food for lunch by yourself.

The afternoon journey will take you to the Sacred Way, a road leading to the Ming mausoleums. Different from the other sites, which are always congested with crowds, the Sacred Way is quite a peaceful place at any time you visit. Stone statues lined both sides of the road featuring various shapes and postures, still keep the thousand years' silence. Finally we will drive you back to the hotel. Along the way, you will have a chance to see the Bird's Nest at close range.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast

Day 4  Beijing - Xian

After breakfast this morning, you will check out of the hotel. Our guide will first transfer you to visit the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial garden, and then a pearl store. It is mainly composed of the Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake and three quarters of the garden is water area. Focusing on the essence of garden art, the 728 meters Long Corridor with delicate artistic drawings and designs is the most representative part of the palace.

An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) will be served at a decent local restaurant. You may order your favorite Chinese dishes and enjoy it leisurely.

The afternoon visit will involve the traditional Hutongs, where the narrow alleys, old-style courtyards, pedlars along the streets and these amiable local people will surely leave you with unique impressions of old Beijing. Then you will go to the airport to take a flight to Xian. Your local guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area of the airport, and get you checked in at the hotel.

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

Day 5  Xian

There will be an expected trip to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum this morning. Thousands of life-size pottery soldiers had been made to guard the first Emperor of Qin after his death. Don't be surprised that you could not find two soldiers alike as they were made exactly identical with the real royal army 2200 years ago. Then an interesting visit to a pottery-making factory is scheduled.

To avoid the mass-produced food at the cheap tourist restaurants near the warrior site, we will offer you a home cooking a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a family house. You can take this opportunity to have a close contact with the locals and get to know the way of their lives by talking with the host. If you are interested, the host can also teach you how to cook Chinese food with the assistance of your guide.

After lunch, you will visit the Xian Museum and then the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was a famous ancient stupa initially built about 1300 years ago. This evening, the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will impress you while enjoying the famous Dumpling Dinner.

Meals included: 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 - Shanghai

After breakfast, you will visit the City Wall. With about 600 years' history, the City Wall is the most well-preserved ancient fortification in China. Travelers can ride a bicycle or electric car on the top of the wall, but you need to pay the rental fee on the spot by yourself. It should be a fascinating experience. Afterwards we head to the Shaanxi History Museum. It has a huge collection of 370,000 pieces of cultural relics from ancient times, down to the year 1840.

Around noon, we will serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a popular local restaurant with tasty food. Please take your time to enjoy it.

In the afternoon, you will board a flight to Shanghai. Transfer from the airport to the hotel will be arranged. You will have a three-night stay at this hotel.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: The Bund Riverside Hotel, Shanghai or Hotel Equatorial Shanghai

Day 7  Shanghai

This morning you will start from the famous Shanghai Museum, which is a large museum of ancient Chinese art built in 1952. Among its huge collections, the displays of bronze vessels in Shang and Zhou dynasties, ceramic objects of different historical periods and ancient paintings and calligraphy, grace the museum with their incalculable value. The next stop is the Yuyuan Garden, a classical Chinese garden built in 1559. After that we will go to a silk shop.

To taste the good Shanghai cuisine, we would like to arrange a farewell a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) for you at a famous local restaurant.

In the afternoon, our guide will take you to the Bund area, where you will take a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River. You will have some free time to stroll along the Bund. The most attractive site in the Bund area is a group of western-style buildings from the colonial period, including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 8  Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai

In the morning, you will be transferred to Suzhou. Then start your Suzhou exploration with a visit to the Garden of the Master of Nets. This is a classical garden with exquisite buildings and peaceful surroundings. Then you will come to the Tiger Hill for sightseeing.

The last destination in Suzhou is the Humble Administrator's Garden, which is the most famous and largest classical landscape garden among other ones. Your amazing journey comes to an end when the guide transfers you back to Shanghai and say goodbye at the hotel lobby.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Day 9  Departure from Shanghai

After having breakfast, you are supposed to check out the hotel before 12:00 and find your own way to the airport. We suggest you book a taxi at the hotel in advance. It takes around one hour driving to the Pudong airport. We wish you a happy and smooth trip back home.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast

Price Includes: Price Excludes:
Domestic airfares 
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
Price per person Inquiry or
High Season, Apr 12-30th,May 1-16th : $1,405 (8,880CNY)
High Season, Mar 31st,Apr 1st-11th : $1,479 (9,347CNY)
Low Season, Nov : $1,219 (7,704CNY)
Shoulder Season, May 17th-31st,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct : $1,331 (8,412CNY)
Summer Season, Mar 1st-30th,Jun : $1,304 (8,241CNY)
Winter Season, Dec : $1,169 (7,388CNY)
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Payment Method: 10%~30% Deposit + 70%~90% Pay after arrival in China

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