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Essence of China Tour - Special Deal

8-Day, Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Private Tour (CT-SP-01)

Essence of China Tour - Special Deal
Essence of China Tour - Special Deal
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Incredible deal for a classic 8-day China tour in Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai. Explore China with our private local tour guides and cars.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Beijing Arrival (Flight not Included)

Airport transfer to hotel

Destinations & activities: Airport transfer

As your international flight lands in Beijing, our Beijing local tour guide will escort you to hotel for check-in.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • Not international flights included for this package,however, we would be happy to offer help. Contact us for more international flight deals.
  • You will be staying in King Parkview Hotel Beijing. Near the hotel, you can go lounging in a bar at Houhai Bar Street, or go shopping at Wangfujing Street.
  • Meals: None

    Hotel: King Parkview Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

     

     
    Day 2

    Beijing

    Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong visit and Nanluoguxiang Hutong

    The Forbidden City
    The Forbidden City

    Destinations & activities: Tian'anmen Sqaure, Forbidden City, Hutong visit, Nanluoguxiang Hutong and a pearl store

    Morning stroll through the vast Tian'anmen Square and pass by Chairman Mao's large photograph hung on the tower gate. Rectangular-shaped, walled up, surrounded by moats, the Forbidden City is the highlight of today.

    A local rickshaw rider knows his way in the Hutong. Sit back and enjoy the views before visit a local family. Next, stroll along the famous hutong: Nanluoguxiang Hutong. Stop by a pearl store.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • You will have a bunch of choices where to grab a bite at Nanluoguxiang Hutong. After dinner, you can go watch a live show at Mao's Live House.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Hotel: King Parkview Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

     

     
    Day 3

    Beijing

    Summer Palace, 798 Art Zone, Bird's Nest and Water Cube

    Essence of China Tour - Special Deal

    Destinations & activities: Summer Palace, 798 Art Zone, Bird's Nest and Water Cube

    Uniquely beautiful royal garden Summer Palace will let you return home with pictures of tranquil lake, exquisite gardens, pleasant sidewalks and flowers blooming in breeze. Next, the mind-provoking artistic place at 798 Art Zone, followed by Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • A night at the Water Park of Water Cube is a way to cool off during summertime.
  • Book a night show to keep entertained: Kungfu Show, Chaoyang Acrobatic Show, Golden Mask Dynasty Show and more.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Hotel: King Parkview Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Day 4

    Beijing to Xi'an (Overnight Train Z19 2043 - 0758)

    Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall train station transfer

    Great Wall
    The Great Wall at sunset

    Destinations & activities: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, a cloisonne factory and transfer to the train station

    Construction of Temple of Heaven began at 1420. It's the classic script of the Ming Dynasty architecture. Drive about an hour to reach the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. The Wall is tough to climb so we cheat with a round-way cable car. Visit a traditional cloisonne factory.

    Boad on the overnight train to Xi'an after dinner on your own.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Try out Peking Duck at Hua's Restaurant before you leave Beijing.
  • Please keep an eye on your stuff during the train ride. Pack some snacks or fruits for a night bite. There's no bathroom for shower on the train, so some Kleenex and baby wipes are needed.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Hotel: Overnight Train (Soft Sleeper)

     

     
    Day 5

    Xi'an

    Transfer to hotel, Shaanxi History Museum, Muslim Quarter and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

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    Destinations & activities: Train station tansfer to hotel, Shaanxi History Museum, Muslim Quarter and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    Arrive in Xi'an and check in hotel.

    Get a priview of Xi'an at Shaanxi History Museum. Big Wild Goose Pagoda was built to honor the eminent Monk Xuan Zang (602-664) of Tang who brought scriptures and Buddha's statues from the ancient India. Grasp a lively photo at the Muslim Quarter.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • On Fountain Square, you can get a nice panoramic photo of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
  • Traveling back in time to the Tang Dynasty, you can book a night show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show, to see how the emperors back then enjoyed their dinner.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Hotel: Melody Hotel Xian 3-star hotel

     

     
    Day 6

    Xi'an to Shanghai (Overnight Train Z94 1708 - 0742)

    Terracotta Army, Ancient City Wall and transfer to the train station

    Terracotta Army
    Terracotta Army

    Destinations & activities: Terracotta Army, Ancient City Wall, an art center and transfer to the train station

    Early morning is the best time to walk on the Ancient City Wall. Frozen in time, the 8,000 clay soldiers have been determindedly standing for ages. Enjoy the impressive views at the Terracotta Army. Stop by an interesting art center.

    Tonight, get on an overnight train to Shanghai.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Try some Shaanxi noodles at First Noodle Under the Sun for dinner.
  • If you have some free time after the tour, you may want to get back at the Muslim Quarter for some gift shopping. Just watch out for your belongings while the spree.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Hotel:Overnight Train (Soft Sleeper)

     

     
    Day 7

    Shanghai

    The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Former French Concession and Tianzifang

    The Bund
    The Bund at sunset

    Destinations & activities: The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Former French Concession and Tianzifang, train station transfer to hotel

    Shanghai's morning sunlight shines your way. Check in and have simple breakfast.

    The Bund is definitely a great window for you to know about Shanghai. Learn some history at Shanghai Museum and tour Yuyuan Garden. Get to the Former French Concession and delve into the interesting Tianzifang. Today we will make a brief stop at a silk store.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • After the Former French Concession, you can find a Starbuck to kick back, or go to dinner at Ding Tai Fung Restaurant.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Hotel: Hengsheng Peninsula International Hotel Shanghai 3-star hotel

     

     
    Day 8

    Shanghai Departure (Flight not Included)

    Airport transfer

    Destinations & activities: Airport transfer

    Today you will be flying back home. Our Shanghai tour guide will escort you to the airport.

     

    Meals: Breakfast

    Hotel: None

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    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.

    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.

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    • Beijing Xian and Shanghai with their best to offer
    • Train travel experience
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