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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Get under the skin of real Chinese Kungfu and you can get a understanding of the essence of Chinese culture at Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi'an and Beijing.

Highlights

  • Trouble-free arrangement all the highlights
  • Kungfu show and Kungfu lesson for real Kungfu fans
  • Panda in Chengdu
  • Enough free time for you to explore

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Shanghai Arrival
  • Activities: Zhujiajiao Water Town, Zhujiajiao Cruise, Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai), Airport Transfer (Chengdu)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

Destinations & activities: Transfer from the airport to hotel

Start your China holiday in China's big metropolis Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to hotel. Free time after check-in.

 

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  • DAY
    2
    Shanghai
    • Activities: Half Day Tour to Panda Breed Reserve, Wu Hou Temple, Jinli Old Street,
    • Meals: Lunch at Home's Restaurant
    • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    Destinations & activities: The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Former French Concession, Shikumen and a silk store

    In the morning, you will take a walk along The Bund. Later, you will learn about the city at Shanghai Museum. Waiting for you is the classic garden: Yuyuan Garden. Have lunch in a gracefully-decortaed restaurant.

    After lunch, you will take an easy walk at the Former French Concession and visit the nearby Shikumen

    . A silk store will be the last stop for today.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • No hidden cost! An English-speaking guide device will be given to you for the trip at Shanghai Museum.
  • Cityweekend Shanghai.com's winner for the Best Bars 2013, Unico is designed for eaters looking for an authentic Latin bite. Find its info on our tag for tonight's dinner.
  • Where to go on a Sunday night? Why not join the worship at Shanghai Community Church?
  • The Bund

    DAY
    3
    Shanghai to Chengdu by Shanghai Airlines FM9543 (Shanghai Hongqiao Airport T2 - Chengdu Shuangliu Airport T2) Dep 15:00 - Arr 18:05
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Chengdu), Airport Transfer (Lhasa)
    • Meals: Lunch
    • Hotels: Regal Master Hotel 5-star hotel  |  Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu 4-star hotel  |  Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel  3-star hotel

    Destinations & activities: Free time in Shanghai and transfer to the airport

    Enjoy a free morning in Shanghai.

    Today you will take a flight to Chengdu. Check in upon arrival.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Getting around and shopping around at People Square. Novo is a nice place to take home some trendy stuff.
  • If you are interested in quirky stuff, Dongtai Road Antique Market is where you should be. Find our info on the tag.
  • Try out the famous dim sam restaurant Ding Tai Fung at the Former French Concession or Yuyuan Garden.
  • DAY
    4
    Chengdu
    • Activities: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
    • Meals: Lunch at Caigen xiang
    • Hotels: Regal Master Hotel 5-star hotel  |  Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu 4-star hotel  |  Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel  3-star hotel

    Destinations & activities: Panda Breeding and Research Center, Wide and Narrow Lanes, Wuhou Temple and Shu Brocade Institute and Factory

    Chengdu is home to the giant pandas. Today your Chengdu tour guide will take the group to the Panda Breeding and Research Center. Look at these cute babies playing, rolling, climbing and eating, don't you just love them?!

    Get back to Chengdu and have lunch. Get into the Wide and Narrow Lanes, aka Kuanzhai Xiangzi, learning about Chengdu local's daily life. Later, visit a traditional temple: Wuhou Temple. Last, you will visit the Shu Brocade Institute and Factory to learn about the delicate Shu embroidery art.

     

    DAY
    5
    Chengdu to Xian by Sichuan Airlines 3U8801 Dep 15:55 - Arr 17:20
    • Activities: Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery
    • Meals: No Meals
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Xian Garden Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    Destinations & activities: Free time in Chengdu and transfer to the airport

    Have some free time in Chengdu.

    Today you will take a flight to Xi'an. Check in upon arrival.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • A cup of tea is the best way to know about Chengdu. We recommend Heming Tea House inside People's Park if you are interested.
  • DAY
    6
    Xian
    • Activities: Yomdrok Lake, Our guide and driver will escort you from Lhasa to Shigatse, The Palgor Chorten
    • Meals: Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant(Qinling Branch)
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Xian Garden Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    Destinations & activities: Train station - hotel Transfer, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall and 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 Ancient City Wall, one of the oldest milatry defense systems in China.

     

    Terracotta Army in Xi'an

    DAY
    7
    Xian to Luoyang by Train No. G662 (Xian Bei North Railway Station Railway Station - Luoyang Longmen Railway Station) Dep 14:40 - Arr 16:15
    • Activities: Tashilunpo Monastery, Our guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Lhasa
    • Meals: Lunch at Guohua Restaurant
    • Hotels: Chanwu Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Chanju Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Shaolin Int'l Hotel  3-star hotel

    Destinations & activities: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter and transfer to the train station, land transfer to Dengfeng

    Today you will visit the famous Buhddism attraction: Big Wild Goose Pagoda and later, go for a walk at the Muslim Quarter. Have lunch and your Xi'an tour guide will take you to the train station.

    A high speed train will take you to Luoyang, from where we will drive about 1 and 1/2 hours to Dengfeng. Check in upon arrival.

     

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    DAY
    8
    Dengfeng
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa), Airport Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Lunch
    • Hotels: Chanwu Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Chanju Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Shaolin Int'l Hotel  3-star hotel

    Destinations & activities: Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest, Sanhuangzhai

    After breakfast, you will visit Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest. An excellent Kungfu show will be a warm-up for tomorrow's Kungfu class.

    After lunch, you will get outside Dengfeng and get to Sanhuangzhai, a national forest park where you will take a cable car to get an awesome view.

     

    DAY
    9
    Luoyang
    • Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Xian Imperial Fine Arts center
    • Meals: Lunch
    • Hotels: Huayang Plaza Hotel  5-star hotel  |  Yaxiang Jinling Hotel 4-star hotel  |  New friendship Hotel 3-star hotel

    Destinations & activities: Kungfu learning, land transfer to Luoyang

    Today you will follow a master and learn Kungfu. Enjoy the moves!

    Later today, your tour guide will escort you back to Luoyang. Check in upon arrival.

     

    Kungfu learning

    DAY
    10
    Luoyang to Beijing by China Eastern Airline MU5700 (Luoyang Beijiao Airport - Beijing Capital Airport T2) Dep 15:40 - Arr 17:20
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Beijing), Summer Palace
    • Meals: Lunch at Zhenbutong Water Banquet
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Destinations & activities: Longmen Grottoes and transfer to the airport

    Today you visit the world-famous Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang.

    In the afternoon, take a flight to Beijing. Check in upon arrival.

     

    Longmen Grottoes

    DAY
    11
    Beijing
    • Activities: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Lizexiang Pearl Store
    • Meals: Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Destinations & activities: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling and a Hutong visit

    Tian'anmen Square is an extensive open area in Beijing, adjacent to the Forbidden City. Inside the Forbidden City, you will visit the four cores: the Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Mental Cultivation, Hall of Supreme Harmony and Royal Garden. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

    The most interesting fact about the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling is that China's last emperor Pu Yi once lived in a courtyard house in a Hutong but not the majestic Forbidden City. Afterwards, you will take a rickshaw Hutong ride and visit a local family.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Today's tour ends up at the Hutong area near Houhai, where you can find a decent place to kick back and enjoy a brisk Beijing night.
  • It takes some nerve to dance in public. But moves don't matter if you got the passion - at least it's so for Chinese dance devotees. Go check out China's national hobby: Square Dance in Beijing!
  • To eat like Chairman Mao, try out Mao's Family Restaurant, whose head chef used to be Mao's private cook.
  • The Forbidden City

    DAY
    12
    Beijing
    • Activities: The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Temple of Heaven, Shahe Cloisonne Factory
    • Meals: Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Destinations & activities: The Temple of Heaven, Great Wall at Mutianyu Section and a cloisonne factory

    As your Beijing tour guide walks your way to the site, you can see many local folks take the holy site Temple of Heaven as an open-air playground for Taichi, Yangko and sword dancing.

    Next stop for today is the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. A one-way cable car ride and one-way slide-way is included in our trip. Later, stop by to see how the cloisonne ware comes out at a cloisonne factory before heading back.

    Later at night, your Beijing tour guide will escort you to the train station and an onward train will take you to Xi'an.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Sliding down the Great Wall would count as an excitment, however, you can request to change to one-way cable car ride if you prefer.
  • Don't leave Beijing without a bite of the famous Peking Duck. You can ask your tour guide for tips and one of our best bets is Hua's Restaurant. Find more on our "Solo Adventure!" tag.
  • DAY
    13
    Beijing Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing)
    • Meals: No Meals

    Destinations & activities: Free time and transfer to the airport

    How time flies! Today your Beijing tour guide will take you to the airport. Thanks for traveling with us. Hope to see you again soon!

     

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    Price Inclusion

    • 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.

    Price Exclusion

    • 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.
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    Tailor-make a China tour based on your needs.

    Key sites in the three major cities Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai are all included in this 8-day China tour. Plus, No hidden fees and No tourist traps at all!

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    Tour Type : Private Tour

    Best Season :All seasons

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