8-Day Essence of China Tour
Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: ct-1s
Overview: There is an immense wealth of sites and destinations to experience in China, and this 8 day tour will show you some of the best that the countryin its top cities: Beijing , Xian, and Shanghai.
Beijing Arrival (Flight not Included)
Destinations & activities: Hotel - Airport Transfer
Welcome to China! As you arrive in Beijing, you will feel warm welcome by your Beijing tour guide and driver. You will be escorted to hotel for check-in. Free time afterwards.
Destinations & activities: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong, a local pearl store
A fresh breakfast kicks start your morning. This morning we will visit the largest public square, Tian'anmen Square. Afterwards, we will enter the Forbidden City to track down history's imprints. Stop by a local pearl store. Have lunch in a traditional courtyard house restaurant: Courtyard 7 Restaurant.
Afternoon is spent visiting the maze-like Hutong. A visit to a local family is essential!
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Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant
Destinations & activities: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, a cloisonné factory
In morning, we will drive up to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section, where you will take a cable car ride up the peak and walk along with your tour guide. Visit a local cloisonné store before lunch.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, where Chinese emperors used to worship God with their sacrifices. At night, you will enjoy a Peking Duck dinner at an old famous restaurant.
- Smart Tips:
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Xinshuangquan Restaurant, Peking Duck Dinner at Quanjude Peking Duck Restaurant
Beijing to Xi'an (By Flight No.TBA)
Destinations & activities: Summer Palace, free time in Beijing, Hotel - Airport Transfer
In morning, we will go to the Summer Palace. It was the summer retreat for imperial families. Nowadays it has become a retreat for modern people in the city.
You will have the whole afternoon for solo adventure. Your Beijing tour guide will be happy to offer some tips.
At night, you will be taken to the airport for ongoing flight to Xi'an. Shortly, you will meet up your guide and drive to hotel for check-in.
- Smart Tips:
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Haidilao Hotpot Restaurant
Destinations & activities: Airport - Hotel Transfer, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a handicraft center
Arrive in Xi'an in the morning, your tour guide will take you to some simple breakfast and help you check in. Later, you will visit the wonder of ancient China: Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Have lunch in a Sichuan restaurant nearby before a walk at a handicraft center.
In the afternoon, you will be back to Xi'an downtown, waiting is the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the biggest and most important Buddhism temples in China.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant
Xi'an to Shanghai (By Flight No.TBA)
Destinations & activities: Hotel - Airport Transfer, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter, free time in Shanghai
Slowly, Xi'an is waking up from her dreams, you will witness this at its Ancient City Wall. Later, take an interesting walk around the Muslim Quarter. Find yourself something to eat.
After lunch, check out and board a plane to Shanghai.
Your Shanghai tour guide will be waiting for you at the airport. After check-in, you will have Shanghai all to your own.
- Smart Tips:
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Qianzhou Restaurant
Destinations & activities: Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai History Museum, Lilong visit, a silk factory
Overlooking the Huangpu River and the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is absolutely Shanghai's pride and icon. Today you will be on the top of it, taking in a panoramic. Visit Shanghai History Museum, which is located inside the tower, with a great collection of waxwork detailing the history of Shanghai. Have lunch at Home's Restaurant with its artisty atmosphere.
After a stop at a local silk factory, your Shanghai tour guide will take you on a Lilong visit. Knock on a local house and get invited for teatime with the locals.
- Smart Tips:
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Home's Restaurant
Depart Shanghai (Flight not included)
Destinations & activities: Hotel to airport transfer (Shanghai Pudong International Airport)
You will be transferred from your Shanghai hotel to the city’s international airport (Shanghai Pudong International Airport) in time for your flight home.
Hotels and Accommodation
Dates and Prices
Terms & Conditions
- Entrance fees.
- Meals listed in the itinerary.
- Private transfers.
- Private English-speaking guide and driver.
- Hotels listed in the itinerary.
- Service Charge & Taxes.
- China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
- Luggage Transfers.
- International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
- China Entry Visa Fees.
- Excess Baggage Charges.
- Personal Expenses.
- Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
- Single Room Supplement.
- Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
- Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
- We accept both on-line payment (by Paypal® and Moneybookers®) and wire transfer.
- A deposit of 10% ot the total cost is required when you confirm your booking.
- For Cancellation Refunds, please click here.
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