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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

This student tour focus on China's long history that is written on the Great Wall in Beijing, in the Terracotta Army in Xi'an and Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng and the Bund in Shanghai.

Highlights

  • Focus on culture and history
  • Key sites in every destination
  • Some time to go solo adventure
  • Kungfu experience in Shaolin Temple

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Beijing Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

Welcome to China! The old yet lively country waits for your passionate exploration!

Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide will escort you to hotel for check-in. Take some time to rest and adjust yourself from jet lag.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • Better know about the directions before you head out in Beijing, your Beijing tour guide will give a hand.
  • DAY
    2
    Beijing
    • Activities: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Hutong Tour by Rickshaw in Xicheng District, Making a Chinese Paper Cut , Treasure Houses
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Numerous motion pictures have been filmed of the bustling scenery on Tian'anmen Square, but today you will be a part of the set. Later, get into the world-famous Forbidden City. Here you will approach China's history in the Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Supreme Harmony, Hall of Mental Cultivation and Royal Garden. Also, visit the Treasure House before lunch.

    Traditional rickshaws will take you and your friends into Hutong, where the real life is vividly colorful. Visit a local family for chitchat and tea. And a master will teach you how to cut paper into funny shapes.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre creates a cinematic visual experience for you.
  • During summer, the water park in Water Cube gives your family a cool-off. Great discount booking with us.
  • Artful and chic, you will enjoy a night walk at the 798 Art District. Otherwise, hanging out with your gang at Houhai Bar Street would be nice, too.
  • The Forbidden City

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

    Temple of Heaven has an important stand in both China's history and culture. This morning, your Beijing tour guide will lead your way at this site before the drive to the Great Wall.

    There are several sections of the Great Wall and we select the most enjoyable one for your visit: Mutianyu Section. You will take an uphill cable car ride and an exciting slide-way ride downhill.

    Near the Great Wall, you will visit an interesting cloisonné factory to learn about the process.

    Drive back to downtown Beijing and relax.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Rub away fatigue, you can enjoy a traditional massage or spa for tonight. Your Beijing tour guide will be happy to give great tips.
  • If you want a taste of the famous Peking Duck, you shouldn't miss Peking Duck Private Kitchen.
  • Temple of Heaven

    DAY
    4
    Beijing to Overnight Train by Train No. Z19 (Beijing Xi West Railway Station - Xian Railway Station) Dep 20:43 - Arr 07:58
    • Activities: Free time, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing)
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: No

    You will have a free day in Beijing. What do you feel like doing?

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • We can arrange cooking class / cycling trip in Beijing, please let us know what we can do for you.
  • Love the giant pandas? Why don't you meet them up at Beijing Zoo ?
  • A great restaurant for groups, Haidilao Hot Pot Restaurant spices up your China holiday! Your Beijing tour guide will help you make a reservation for group dining.
  • Even though it might be a little bit old-school, but a boat trip or free stroll in the royal summer retreat -- the Summer Palace would be pleasant. For history buffs, the elegant ruins at the Old Summer Palace, aka Yuanmingyuan, can be quite mind-provoking.
  • A fan of quirky stuff? You can go shopping at Panjiayuan Market, a favorite spot for shopping and walking for many Trip Advisor reviewers.
  • Pack some snack for tonight's train ride. Since there's now shower on the train, it is nice to pack up some wet tissues for cleaning. Keep an eye on your stuff while you are on the train.
  • DAY
    5
    Xian
    • Activities: Train station Transfer (Xian), The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Xian Garden Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    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 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.

     

    DAY
    6
    Xian to Luoyang by Train No. G858/G855 (Xian Bei North Railway Station Railway Station - Luoyang Longmen Railway Station) Dep 15:05 - Arr 16:48
    • Activities: Free time, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Xian), Train station Transfer (Luoyang), Our guide and driver will escort you from Luoyang to Dengfeng
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Chanwu Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Chanwu Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Chanwu Hotel 4-star hotel

    Have a free morning in Xi'an.

    In the afternoon, you will take a high speed train to Luoyang (about 2 hours), where your Luoyang tour guide will escort you to Dengfeng by car (about 2 hours). Check in upon arrival.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • In the early morning, you can get on the Ancient City Wall to watch the city waking up from dreams.
  • For lunch, you can try out the noodle at First Noodle Under the Sun, recommended by Trip Advisor.
  • Don't miss out the Muslim Quarter if you are a real gourmet. You can also find a market nearby.
  • DAY
    7
    Luoyang
    • Activities: Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest (including Shaolin Kungfu Show), Our guide and driver will escort you from Dengfeng to Luoyang, Longmen Grottoes
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Huayang Plaza Hotel  5-star hotel  |  Yaxiang Jinling Hotel 4-star hotel  |  AVIATION HOTEL LUOYANG 3-star hotel

    The humble Buddhist temple was made world-known by many Kungfu movies. Today you and your friends will get a chance to watch a Kungfu show after a visit at the Shaolin Temple and the Forest of Pagoda. Have lunch in a nearby restaurant.

    In the afternoon, we will drive back to Luoyang. Check in hotel upon arrival. Your Luoyang tour guide will take you to another wonderful site: Longmen Grottoes.

     

    DAY
    8
    Luoyang to Shanghai by China Eastern Airline MU2043C Dep 14:00 - Arr 15:30
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Luoyang), Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Free time
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    Have a free morning in Luoyang.

    At noon, your Luoyang tour guide will take you to the airport for flight to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will escort you and help you check in at the hotel. Afterwards, you will have some free time in Shanghai.

    - Smart Tips:

  • Free time ideas: People Square caters to bascially all you need: dinning, touring, entertainment and shopping.
  • Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Shangahi are all in People Square, closed on Mondays. An exterior visit is also nice.
  • DAY
    9
    Shanghai
    • Activities: Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), The Bund, French concession region, Tianzi Fang, Xintiandi
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    The Bund is our first stop. Later visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Inside the tower, Shanghai History Museum offers an informative visit with its wax work display.

    After lunch, your Shanghai tour guide will introduce the historical standing of the Former French Concession while walking the shady pavement. Get to the colorful world at Tianzifang and Xintiandi. Visit a silk store to learn the process of silk.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • After a walk in the Former French Concession, you can go for dinner at Ding Tai Fung near Xintiandi.
  • The Bund

    DAY
    10
    Shanghai Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Today is the last day of your China student tour. Your Shanghai tour guide will escort you to the airport for departure flight. Thanks for traveling with us. Hope to see you guys 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.
    Vanessa Zheng

    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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