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Colorful China Student Tour

14-Day, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Lhasa, Xian, Beijing, Private Tour (CT-ST-03)

Colorful China Student Tour
Colorful China Student Tour

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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.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Shanghai Arrival (Flight not Included)

Destinations & activities: Airport - hotel transfer

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.
  • Meals: None

     

     
    Day 2

    Shanghai

    Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is Shanghais lan#100;mark

    Destinations & activities: The Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with Shanghai History Museum inside, Former French Concession, Tianzifang, Xintiandi and a silk store

    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.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

     
    Day 3

    Shanghai to Hangzhou (By High Speed Train No.G7309)

    West Lake
    Sit on the bench by the lakeside, West Lake, Hangzhou
    Destinations & activities: Hotel - train station transfer, West Lake and Meijiawu Tea Village

    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.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Day 4

    Hangzhou to Chengdu (Flight No.TBA)

    Chengdu Teahouse
    Teahouse in Chengdu
    Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer, free time in Chengdu

    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.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Day 5

    Chengdu

    Panda
    Happy lunch time
    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?!

    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.

     

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Day 6

    Chengdu to Lhasa (Flight No.TBA)

    Destinations & activities: Airport - hotel transfer, free time in Lhasa

    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.
  • Meals: Breakfast

     

     
    Day 7

    Lhasa

    Sera Monastery
    Monks in Sera Monastery

    Destinations & activities: Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Street

    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.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

     

     
    Day 8

    Lhasa

    Potala Palace
    Potala Palace in Lhasa

    Destinations & activities: Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery and Tibet Medical and Astrological Institute

    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.

     

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

     

     
    Day 9

    Lhasa to Xi'an (Flight No.TBA)

    Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer, Free time in Xi'an

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

    Meals: Breakfast

     

     
    Day 10

    Xi'an to Beijing (By Overnight Train No.Z20)

    Terracotta Army
    The Terracotta Army

    Destinations & activities: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Fountain Square and a handicraft center, hotel - train station transfer

    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!

     

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

     

     
    Day 11

    Beijing

    Kungfu Show
    Enjoy an awesome Kungfu Show
    Destinations & activities: Train station - hotel transfer, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Guozijian (Imperial College) and a Kungfu Show

    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!

     

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Day 12

    Beijing

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

    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.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

     
    Day 13

    Beijing

    Summer Palace
    Summer Palace in Beijing
    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.

     

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Day 14

    Beijing Departure (Flight not Included)

    Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer

    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!

     

    Meals: Breakfast

     

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    • 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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    • Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
    • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
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    • A deposit of 10% ot the total cost is required when you confirm your booking.
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    Tour 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

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