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Cultural and Natural Wonders of China

11-Day Beijing (4 Days)Xian (2 Days)Zhangjiajie (3 Days)Shanghai (2 Days)

Wind your way from Beijing to Shanghai in style and discover China's natural grandeur and heritage wonders – climb up the Great Wall, walk around the Forbidden City while listening to the stories of Emperors, and see the majestic “Avatar Mountain” in Zhangjiajie. This tour showcases China’s most glorious highlights to you.

  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Best Season: Spring Summer Autumn Winter
  • Exprience:

From $2,159 USD p/p

Highlights

  • Discover the Forbidden City while our guide will show some historic pictures using an Ipad
  • Visit an aged baijiu (Chinese liquor) Museum in the Hutong Area
  • Learn how to make a Terracotta Warrior at a cave dwelling
  • Take the world’s longest cable car to Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1

Beijing Arrival

Airport/Train Station/Port to Hotel Transfer

Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide and driver will escort you to the hotel with a comfortable private car, which takes about an hour. Check in and adjust from jet-lag.

DAY
2

Beijing

Take your time to enjoy this in-depth Forbidden City tour. Our expert guide will lead you to explore this largest imperial palace in the world and comprehensive explanations with pictures. You will see all important sites and discover the hidden history of Chinese imperial life. The in-depth Forbidden City tour takes about 5 hours, while common Forbidden City tours only last about 2 hours.

You will have lunch at Alley Coffee which is near the Forbidden City.

In the afternoon, visit Jingshan Park to have a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City and watch the sunset.

DAY
3

Beijing

The Mutianyu Great Wall, The Mutianyu Great Wall(cable car up and slideway down), Temple of Heaven, Cloisonne Factory

This morning we will visit the Temple of Heaven which was built in 1420, during the Ming Dynasty, for annual ceremonies of prayer for a good harvest. Lunch will be at a local restaurant to taste Beijing dishes.

In the afternoon is dedicated to China's most iconic sight - the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both, the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses.

DAY
4

Beijing to Xian by Train No. G663 (Beijing Xi (west) Railway Station - Xian Bei (north) Railway Station) Dep 15:45 - Arr 21:24

Hutong Tour in Dongcheng District, Summer Palace with boat ride and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing), Train station Transfer (Xian)

We will hop on a rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys, as well as visit a local family to get to know the life of resident. Try a small cup of baijiu in the Baijiu Museum after getting to know Chinese baijiu history and culture..

Then continue to visit the Summer Palace which is the largest imperial garden.

After lunch, you will take the high-speed train to Xian. It will take about five hours.

Tip: Please prepare some food to bring with you because we will arrive in Xian after dinner time.

DAY
5

Xian

Xian City Wall with Bicycle, The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Learn How to Make Terracotta Warrior at a Cave Dwelling, Chongde Handmade Pottery Factory

Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Then we will visit the cave dwelling family workshop in the countryside. learn how to make a Terracotta Warrior from a local farmer. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.

Later you will ride a bicycle round the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian's old town.

DAY
6

Xian to Zhangjiajie by China Eastern Airline MU2431 Dep 20:05 - Arr 21:45

Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Muslim Quarters, Learn to Make Dumplings, Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Zhangjiajie), Zhangjiajie Airport or Train Station to Hotel Transfer

We will get to know the history of China better, after visiting Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Then we will learn to make dumplings at a local restaurant; our teacher will share some basic skills of dumpling-making. Afterwards you can then enjoy the ‘fruits of your labor’.

Later we will visit the Muslim Quarter where you can see lots of delicious snacks, and you are suggested to try some dishes which you have never seen before.

Take a flight to Zhangjiajie at night.

DAY
7

Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yuanjiajie, Mt.Tianzishan, Bailong Sightseeing Elevator

Start our 'Avatar' journey from Yuanjiajie scenic area. You can see the unique “Hallelujah Mountain of Avatar” while standing on the mountain top. Enjoy natural rock formations and natural beauty on Mt. Tianzishan. Taking the Bailong sightseeing elevator will be a highlight for you.

DAY
8

Zhangjiajie

Tianmen Mountain Glass Walkway, Tianmenshan Cable car, Tianmen Mountain including one way trip cable car and shuttle bus

Take the world's longest cable car ride to Tianmen Mountain, followed by the cliff-hanging glass sky walk which allows a stunning view of the 99-Bends-Road below. Then we will take another cable car to the Tianmen Cave or you could choose to walk there along the wooden plank-way.

Lunch will at the mountain top.

DAY
9

Zhangjiajie to Shanghai by Flight No. TBA

Hotel to airport Transfer (Zhangjiajie), Airport Transfer (Shanghai)

After climbing up mountains in Zhangjiajie, you will take a flight to Shanghai today. Free time for you to explore the city.

DAY
10

Shanghai

Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), French concession region, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop

This morning we will visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower which is situated on the Huangpu River bank. Then we will go to the Shanghai History Museum and see some exhibition units to get to know the history of Shanghai.

After visiting the peaceful Yu Garden, we will have lunch at local restaurant to taste Shanghai dishes.

You will take a stroll through the French Concession area to admire the 19 century’s architectural style. While walking along the Bund you will hear hidden stories about each building.

DAY
11

Shanghai Departure

Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)

Our guide will escort you to the airport for your departure flight.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

$ USD
Apr.1- Nov.31 Tourist Class Superior Class Deluxe 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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