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Vicky Wen
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Paint this China tour with different colors in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Lhasa, Xi'an and Beijing. Get close to the giant pandas, seek a hint of Tibet mystery and walk along the Great Wall.

Highlights

  • Student tours at a low cost
  • Experience China's culture and charm
  • Unfold Tibet's mystery
  • Visit the pandas in Chengdu
  • Excellent Kungfu show
  • Professional tour guide
  • Some free time for solo adventure

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Shanghai Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Shanghai)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: New World Mayfair Hotel Shanghai 5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

Welcome to China! Shanghai is your arrival destination. Check in hotel upon arrival.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • If you want to get around after check-in, ask your Shanghai tour guide for directions first.
  • It needs 20 days to process Tibet Travel Permit. China Travel kindly suggests you confirm your tour at least 30 days ahead of time.
  • DAY
    2
    Shanghai
    • Activities: Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), The Bund, French concession region, Tianzi Fang, Xintiandi
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: New World Mayfair Hotel Shanghai 5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    Kick start a bright day with a cup of hot coffee. 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.
  • Highly ranked as the No.4 attraction on Trip Advisor, ERA Time Acrobatic Show brings you an awesome night. Ask your Shanghai tour guide for ticket booking with great price.
  • Shanghai the Bund

    DAY
    3
    Shanghai to Hangzhou by Train No. G7309 (Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station - Hangzhou Railway Station) Dep 11:00 - Arr 11:49
    • Activities: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Shanghai), Train station Transfer (Hangzhou), The West Lake(including cruise and visit of the Island in the lake), Meijiawu Tea Village
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Sofitel Westlake Hangzhou 5-star hotel  |  Haihua Hotel Hangzhou 4-star hotel  |  Enjoyor Hotel 3-star hotel

    This morning, you will spend some free time in Shanghai. At noon, take a high speed train to Hangzhou. Check in upon arrival.

    Have lunch before we go for a boat trip in the beautiful West Lake. Later, you will walk on Meijiawu Tea Village, learning how the tea is planted and cooked.

    - Smart Tips:

  • Impression West Lake is a famous night show, giving you a dream-like hint mixed with both local legend and beautiful landscape. Book with us and get a great price for your group.
  • Get a home-like dining experience at Trip Advisor reviewers' favorite Grandma's Restaurant, serving authentic Hangzhou food.
  • DAY
    4
    Hangzhou to Chengdu by Xiamen Airlines MF8423 Dep 13:00 - Arr 15:30
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Hangzhou), Airport Transfer (Chengdu), Free time
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Kempinski Hotel Chengdu 5-star hotel  |  Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu 4-star hotel  |  Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel  3-star hotel

    Enjoy a free morning in Hangzhou.

    You will take an afternoon flight to Chengdu. Check in upon arrival.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Leisure is the top keyword about Chengdu. Find a traditional tea house to kill your free time. Lonley Planet regards Heming Teahouse as one of the Top 10 Sichuan Teahouses. Find it inside People's Park.
  • As the city turns into a party playground after sunset, you can find a bunch of cool places around Renmin South Road and West Yangshi Street. Leading to Wuhou Temple, Jinli Street adds a Chinese-style tinge to nightlife in Chengdu.
  • Chengdu Teahouse

    DAY
    5
    Chengdu
    • Activities: Panda Breeding and Research Center, Wu Hou Temple, Chengdu Kuan-zhai Lane, Chengdu Shu Embroidery Co.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Kempinski Hotel Chengdu 5-star hotel  |  Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu 4-star hotel  |  Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel  3-star hotel

    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?!

    Have lunch and get back to Chengdu. 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
    6
    Chengdu to Lhasa by Flight No. TBA
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Chengdu), Airport Transfer (Lhasa)
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xinding Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    After breakfast, you will be flying to Lhasa. Check in upon arrival and you will have some free time.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Allow yourself to adjust to the altitude change. Let your Lhasa tour guide know if you don't feel well.
  • Foreign travelers are not allowed to travel without a guide in Lhasa, but getting around the neighborhood for just a couple of hours won't be a problem.
  • Tianhai Night Market is a famous night market, located in Minzu Road of the western suburb of the city.
  • DAY
    7
    Lhasa
    • Activities: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xinding Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    Today, you will visit the highlights of Lhasa. Firstly, visit the famous Jokhang Temple. Later, get to the Sera Monastery, learning the daily life of monks in Tibet.

    Afternoon, your Lhasa tour guide will lead your way in a free stroll in Barkhor Street.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Tibetan carpet, Thangka(a painted or embroidered banner), Tibetan fresco painting, butter sculptures and other stuff can be found in Barkhor Street, which can be something nice to bring home.
  • Jokhang Temple

    DAY
    8
    Lhasa
    • Activities: Drepung Monastery, Tibet Medical and Astrological Institute, Potala Palace
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xinding Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    After breakfast, you will go to the majestic Potala Palace. A visit to Drepung Monastery helps you find out. This monastery used to be home for Dalai Lamas before Potala Palace.

    In the afternoon, you will go to Tibet Medical and Astrological Institute for an informative chance to learn about Tibetan medicine.

     

    Potala Palace

    DAY
    9
    Lhasa to Xian by Flight No. TBA
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa), Airport Transfer (Xian), Free time
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Grand Noble Hotel  4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    Today you will have some free time in Lhasa before the flight to Xi'an. Check in upon arrival and enjoy some leisure time.

    DAY
    10
    Xian to Overnight Train by Train No. Z20 (Xian Railway Station - Beijing Xi West Railway Station) Dep 19:55 - Arr 07:10
    • Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Fountain Square of Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: No

    After breakfast, 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, your Xi'an tour guide will take your group for a free walk on the Fountain Square, where you can get a nice look at the famous Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

    At night, you will take an overnight train to Beijing. Enjoy the ride!

    DAY
    11
    Beijing
    • Activities: Train station Transfer (Beijing), Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Guozijian(Imperial College), The Legend of Kung Fu
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  King Parkview Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Arrive in Beijing in the early morning, you will be taken to hotel for check-in and simple breakfast.

    Walk on the vast Tian'anmen Square before approaching to the Forbidden City. In the Forbidden City, you will visit the Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Supreme Harmony, Hall of Mental Cultivation and Royal Garden.

    Have lunch and visit Guozijian, aka the Imperial College.

    At night, your Beijing tour guide will take your group to a Kungfu Show. Get yourself awed!

    The Forbidden City

    DAY
    12
    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  |  King Parkview 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.
  • Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall

    DAY
    13
    Beijing
    • Activities: Summer Palace, Suzhou Street, Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  King Parkview Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Destinations & activities: The Summer Palace, Suzhou Street, Bird's Nest and Water Cube

    In the morning, you will walk in the beautiful Summer Palace. Inside the Summer Palace, your Beijing tour guide will take you to an interesting street Suzhou Street. A copy of the commercial streets in the Qing Dynasty, you can see how people trade and make living 200 years ago. Have lunch.

    In the afternoon, you will go for a free walk outside Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

     

    Summer Palace

    DAY
    14
    Beijing Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Today is the last day for your China holiday. Your Beijing tour guide will escort the group to the airport.

    Thanks for traveling with China Travel. 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.

    Good to know

    It needs 20 days to process Tibet Travel Permit. China Travel kindly suggests you confirm your tour at least 30 days ahead of time.

    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!

    Vernessa Zheng - Travel Advisor

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    Tour Type : Private Tour

    Best Season :All seasons

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