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All-Inclusive Essence of China Tour

9-Day, Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and Beijing

Forbidden City
Forbidden City in Beijing
Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army in Xi'an
Beauty in Shanghai
Beauty in Shanghai

Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Beijing Arrival (International Flight Included)
Activities: Airport pick-up and transfer
Hotel: King Parkview Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
Meals: None

After a long journey from home, your flight finally lands in Beijing. Our private Beijing tour guide will escort you to hotel.

No meals included for today.

Smart Tips:

  • About the flight: Get your international flight information on our FAQs tag, or directly contact us.
  • About the reservation: Please book the tour package at least 2 months ahead of the departure time.
  • About the airport transfer: Airport transfer in your own country is on your own arrangement.
  • About the hotel: King Parkview Hotel Beijing is a nice 3-star hotel, close to Jingshan Park, Wangfujing Street, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and has a lot of small Hutongs for free exploration. All the hotels in this China tour package can be re-arranged based on your needs with extra cost applied.
Activities: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong visit and a pearl store
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

Every morning, thousands of Chinese or foreigners gather for a solemn flag-raising on the largest public square that is Tian'anmen Square. Later, learn more about China's history at Forbidden City, where we will visit the Hall of Mental Cultivation, Hall of Supreme Harmony, Palace of Heavenly Purity and Royal Garden.

Have lunch and we will carry on with a rickshaw ride in Hutong. Stop by a time-honored pearl store.

Breakfast and lunch are included for today.

Tian'anmen SquareTian'anmen Square
Forbidden CityForbidden City
Hutong VisitHutong Visit
Activities: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall and a cloisonne factory
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

After a fresh breakfast, we will pay a visit at the royal royal prayer hall at Temple of Heaven.

Hiking up the mountain can get you a better view of the world wonder that is the Great Wall. After the hike at Mutianyu Great Wall, sit back inside the cable car whilst the amazing views pass by. We will stop by a cloisonne factory before heading back to the city.

Breakfast and lunch are included for today.

Temple of HeavenTemple of Heaven
The Great WallGreat Wall at Mutianyu Section
Beijing to Xi'an (Flight MU2104 1655-1905 for Reference)
Activities: Summer Palace, Bird's Nest, Water Cube and airport transfer
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)

As a royal garden for the emperors to summer, Summer Palace is a treasure trove for amazing discovery. Take a walk outside the famous Bird's Nest and Water Cube before we have lunch.

After lunch, take a break before we drive to the airport. Fly to Xi'an and check in upon arrival.

Breakfast and lunch are included for today.

Summer PalaceSummer Palace
Bird's NestBird's Nest
Water CubeWater Cube

Smart Tips:

  • About the hotel: Xi'an Skytel Hotel, 40-min drive from the airport, is right at the heart of Xi'an, good for you to do some solo adventure.
  • Get a night show ticket from our tour guide to immerse yourself in music and dance from the Tang Dynasty.
Activities: Terracotta Army, Ancient City Wall and an art center
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

Frozen in time, today you will get an impressive insight of the Terracotta Army. Have lunch in a nearby restaurant. Stop by an art center to appreciate delicate works before we head back to the city.

After a short break, we will take a free walk on the Ancient City Wall.

Breakfast and lunch are included for today.

Terracotta ArmyTerracotta Army
Ancient City WallAncient City Wall

Smart Tips:

  • Drive to the Terracotta Army takes about one hour.
  • Word has it that the Ancient City Wall looks even better at night. If you want to capture great photos, don't forget your tripod.
Xi'an to Shanghai (Flight MU2169 1615-1815 for Reference)
Activities: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter and airport transfer
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei 3-star hotel (or Same Class)

After breakfast, we will visit the famous Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Later, you will blend in with the locals at the Muslim Quarter.

Have lunch and wave Goodbye to Xi'an as we fly to Shanghai. Check in upon arrival.

Breakfast and lunch are included for today.

Muslim QuarterFood Vendor at the Muslim Quarter
Big Wild Goose PagodaBig Wild Goose Pagoda

Smart Tips:

  • About the hotel: Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei, managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, offers you a cozy stay and friendly help. Easy to get around town by nearby subway route 1,3 and 4.
Activities: The Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, French Concession, Xintiandi and a silk store
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

Start with a free walk along The Bund. Later, view the city at a height, we will visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower and learn about interesting history of Shanghai at its exhibit hall.

After lunch, we will visit a traditional garden, aka Yuyuan Garden. Feel the flashback of history at French Concession and Xintiandi. We will also stop by a silk store.

Breakfast and lunch are included for today.

Oriental Pearl TV TowerWax Statues of a Pawn Shop Owner and His Customer
Yuyuan GardenYuyuan Garden
French ConcessionLeisure Walk in the French Concession

Smart Tips:

  • So many ieads to kill the night in Shanghai! Book a night show is one of the smartest moves! We'd recommend ERA Time Acrobatic Show as it is among the top list on Trip Advisor.
Shanghai to Beijing (Flight HU7604 0820-1045 for Reference)
Activities: Airport transfer and free time in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: CITIC Hotel Beijing Airport 3-star hotel (or Same Class)

After breakfast we will fly back to Beijing. Check in upon arrival.

The rest of today will be free at leisure or shopping. You may want to take optional tours in Beijing. A deeper visit at Hutongs, wander in parks or simply saunter up and down Wangfujing Street would be great choices. (* Tour cost at your own expense)

Breakfast is included for today.

Beijing Departure (International Flight Included)
Activities: None
Meals: Breakfast

Get to the airport and board on flight back home. Airport transfer will be on your own arrangement.

Breakfast is included for today.

Dates and Prices (Private tour, 3-star Hotels)

* Notes:
1. Please book at least 2 months ahead of the departure time.
2. Prices may vary based on the currency exchange rates or airfares.
3.Private Tour; Minimum number of travelers: 2 people.
4. Single Room Supplement: USD 359 / Room.

Departure City Departure Time Price Availability
(Flight: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday)
March - April, 2014 $ 2,799
May - August, 2014 $ 3,299
Sept. - Nov., 2014 $ 2,999
December, 2014 $ 3,499
(Flight: Every Day)
March - April, 2014 $ 2,899
May - August, 2014 $ 3,499
Sept. - Nov., 2014 $ 3,299
December, 2014 $ 3,599
( Flight: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
June - August, 2014 $ 2,999
Sept.-Nov., 2014 $ 3,099
December, 2014 $ 3,299
(Flight: Every Day)
March - April, 2014 $ 2,899
May - August, 2014 $ 3,299
Sept. - Nov., 2014 $ 3,199
December, 2014 $ 3,499
(Flight: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
March - April, 2014 $ 2,899
May - August, 2014 $ 3,399
Sept.-Nov., 2014 $ 3,099
December, 2014 $ 3,599
St. Petersburg
(Flight: Every Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
March - April, 2014 $ 2,399
May - August, 2014 $ 2,899
Sept.-Nov., 2014 $ 2,699
December, 2014 $ 3,199
(Flight: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
March - April, 2014 $ 2,499
May - August, 2014 $ 2,899
Sept.-Nov., 2014 $ 2,699
December, 2014 $ 3,199
(Flight: Every Day Except Wednesday)
March - April, 2014 $ 2,799
May - August, 2014 $ 3,199
Sept.-Nov., 2014 $ 2,899
December, 2014 $ 3,199


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Are international flights included in this package?

Yes. This all-inclusive China tour package includes round-trip international flights of Chicago - Beijing, Seattle - Beijing, Boston - Beijing, Berlin - Beijing, Moscow - Beijing, Toronto - Beijing, St. Petersburg - Beijing, Brussels - Beijing.

What's my flight number?

Flight information please refer:
Chicago - Beijing HU498 1530-1820(+1) / HU497 1320-1330
Seattle - Beijing HU496 1400-1655(+1) / HU495 1620-1205
Boston - Beijing HU482 1710-1850(+1) / HU481 1350-1510
Toronto - Beijing HU7976 1720-1850(+1) / HU7975 1355-1510
St. Petersburg - Beijing HU7966 2120-0855(+1) / HU7965 1445-1925
Moscow - Beijing HU7986 2055-0905(+1) / HU7985 1500-1905
Berlin - Beijing HU490 1925-1155(+1) / HU489 1340-1730
Brussels - Beijing HU492 1230-0520(+1) / HU491 0145-0545
* All the flights are operated by Hainan Airlines.

What do I need to know about Hainan Airlines ?

Firstly founded in January, 1993 in Hainan, China, Hainan Airlines is one of the seven 5-star airlines in the world by Skytrax and was honored as the Best Staff Service in China of Skytrax World Airline Awards after 20 years of service. Hainan Airlines has opened nearly 500 Chinese domestic and international routes flying to more than 90 cities. Hainan Airlines will have its Chicago - Beijing route launched in Sept, 2013.

What's the price based on ?

Our prices as showed in the list are based on 2 - 5 travelers with 3-star accommondation. Prices will be different upon changes or request. Please contact our travel advisors directly for more details.

Is there a minimum number for booking ?

Yes, there must be at least two travelers for one booking. We strongly suggest that number of travelers above 10 make reservation at least 2 months ahead of the departure time.

When should I book for the all-inclusive China tour package ?

To ensure a valid booking, we suggest you book the package at least 2 months prior to departure date.

Do the all-inclusive China tour packages include fuel fee, flight tax and insurance ?

Yes. Our all-inclusive China tour packages include all fuel fees and flight taxes, but flight insurance is not included.

Can I get a refund for cancellation ?

Sorry, but the international flights are unrefundable once the ticket is issued. However, you can get a refund of the tour for cancellation. Please refer to our cancellation policy.

Can I change the dates, flights or passengers ?

Sorry, but changes of dates, flights, passengers and other changes are not allowed once ticket is issued.

Can I change the itinerary ?

Yes, the itinerary can be changed under these two conditions: firstly, the departure date is fixed due to the flight schedule. Changes of the itinerary or hotels will cost extra. Please contact our travel advisors.

What are the prices for kids and babies ?

For international airfares, kids and babies are charged the same price as adults. For land tour (including domestic flights in China ), full adult price for kids above 12 years, 80% of the full adult price for kids between 4-12 years and half of the full adult price for babies under 4.

Do you have German-speaking / Russian-speaking / Belgian-speaking / French-speaking tour guide ?

Yes we will send guides based on the group's native language. However, if there are more than 1 group from different countries, we will have your company with English-speaking guide(s), which might apply extra cost.

What will we do on the last day before return flight ?

As you can see in the itinerary, some routes leave an extra free day in Guilin or Beijing. We suggest you take optional trips with us, however, a free day to explore the city will also be fun.

Terms & Conditions

Price Inclusion

  • International flights to enter and leave China.
  • Domestic flights between the destinations listed in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees.
  • All activities as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Shared A/C coach.
  • Shared English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • Attractions and activities that are not listed in the itinerary.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals and drinks that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Non-English speaking tour guides.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Special Terms

  • 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 .

Tour Highlights

  • Classic China tour int'l flights from 8 destinations.
  • Major highlights in each city with enough free time for you to explore.
  • Time and money-saving on an all-inclusive China tour package.
  • Minimum number of travelers: 2.

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