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SG05B: 8 Days Small Group Economy Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Shanghai
Tour Type: Small Group of 2-18 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 6 nights at budget hotels, 1 night on soft sleeper train
Meals: 6 breakfasts
Tour Highlights:
  • Visit the most popular Mutianyu Great Wall and experience the grandeur of this world wonder
  • Discover the majestic Forbidden City, a 600-year-old imperial palace complex
  • Marvel at the unearthed life-size Terracotta Army built more than 2,200 years ago
  • See the giant pandas up close in the Panda Breeding and Research Center
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Arrive at any time, Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Upon arrival at Beijing Airport and clearing customs, our local guide will meet you at the arrival hall. You will then be transferred to check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to either rest or do some self-exploration.
Accommodation: Jinjiang Inn or similar hotel
Day 2 Beijing
A tour briefing, Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Bird's Nest, Summer Palace. (B)
Great Wall, Beijing
Great Wall, Beijing
At around 08:00, our guide will give you a brief introduction of this 8 days China tour at the lobby of the hotel and the guide will confirm with you the meeting time one day in advance. Then the China 8 days tour starts from Mutianyu Great Wall, which is renowned for the well-preserved walls and watch towers.

In the afternoon, we will drive back to the downtown area. On the way, stop for a while to view the National Stadium (Bird's Nest) at a distance. Our last destination today will be the Summer Palace, the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Jinjiang Inn or similar hotel
Day 3 Beijing - Xi'an
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Temple of Heaven, Take an overnight soft sleeper train to Xi'an. (B)
Our happy clients at Forbidden City, Beijing
Our happy clients at Forbidden City, Beijing
Check out after breakfast, then we will go to visit Tiananmen Square. After, walk northward to reach Palace Museum, aka Forbidden City, the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming (1368 - 1644 AD) and Qing (1644 - 1911 AD) Dynasties.

This afternoon, we will take a rickshaw to visit the Hutongs where you can experience the life of the ordinary Beijingers. The last stop of today’s sightseeing will be the Temple of Heaven, the largest and best-preserved existing sacrificial building in China. After enjoying a happy day, the guide and driver will transfer you to the railway station and help you board the overnight soft sleeper train to extend this 8 days China tour to Xi'an.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight soft sleeper train
Day 4 Arrival in Xi'an
Arrive at around 8:00, train station pick-up, Terracotta Army, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an City Wall.
Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army
Upon your arrival in Xi'an at about 08:00, our guide will pick you up on time and accompany you to visit the Terracotta Army, where the life-sized pottery soldiers, horses and chariots are standing in battle array. Then the guide will escort you to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. It was built to store Buddhist scriptures and figures of Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD). Next, continue to visit the City Wall, the largest and most completed existing city wall in China which served as military defensive system in ancient times. After sightseeing, the guide will help you check in at the hotel.
Accommodation: Days Inn City Center or similar hotel
Day 5 Xi'an - Chengdu
A 4-hour high-speed train to Chengdu, Train station to hotel transfer, Free time in the bustling Chunxi Road. (B)
Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an
Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an
In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the railway station for the high speed train to Chengdu. The train ride takes around 4 hours. Upon arrival, our guide in Chengdu will be waiting for you at the station exit and then help you check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. The hotel we booked is within walking distance of the prosperous Chunxi Road; you can have a stroll there.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Gold Crape Myrtle Hotel or similar hotel
Day 6 Chengdu - Shanghai
Giant Panda Base, Wide and Narrow Alley, Leisure time at People's Park, Fly to Shanghai. We recommend taking a taxi from Shanghai Airport to the hotel by yourself. (B)
Giant pandas
Giant pandas
The first destination of this China 8 days tour in Chengdu is Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where you can observe panda's behavior in a close range. Then we will head to the Wide and Narrow Alley, which are ancient streets left from Qing Dynasty with distinctive local characteristics. After that, we will enjoy a leisurely afternoon in People's Park. You can sit in a century-old teahouse, taste the fragrant tea, chat with your friends and learn how the surrounding locals enjoy their life. When we finish today's tour, the guide will see you off for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, please head to the hotel we reserved for you and check in by yourself.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Kingtown Hotel Shanghai or similar hotel
Day 7 Shanghai
Full day is free for your independent exploration with our suggestions. (B)
Shanghai Bund area
Shanghai Bund area
We will leave the whole day free for you to explore the magic Shanghai at your own pace.

Here is a suggested itinerary for your reference: In the morning, you can visit the Shanghai Museum and Yu Garden, a classic garden in southern China style. You can also have a walk in the nearby Yuyuan Bazaar, rich in featured souvenirs and snacks. In the afternoon, go to visit the Bund, which is located on the west bank of Huangpu River famous for various western style buildings. On its opposite is the Lujiazui squeezed with skyscrapers. The night view is especially beautiful when the lights are on.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Kingtown Hotel Shanghai or similar hotel
Day 8 Departure from Shanghai
Please check out before 12:00. We recommend the most efficient and money-saving way - taking a taxi by yourself from hotel to the airport, A pleasant trip home! (B)
Please check out of the hotel before 12:00 and transfer to the airport for your homebound flight on your own. In consideration of your luggage, we suggest you take a taxi to the airport directly which costs CNY200 per cab. Your China itinerary 8 days ends here. Wish you a pleasant journey home!

If your schedule is flexible, you may spend more days in Shanghai or in its neighboring cities like Suzhou, Hangzhou and Huangshan, which can be easily reached by high speed trains. Should you need any extension service, please feel free to contact us.

Meal: Breakfast
 Friendly Tips

China has a wide range of food selections from street food to fine dining and the price is quite fair. We leave the lunches and dinners on your own so that you could find more authentic local food that caters to your taste. Our guides are ready to offer you suggestions in each city.
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Sep 01(Sun) Sep 08(Sun) $1179$259
Sep 08(Sun) Sep 15(Sun) $1179$259
Sep 15(Sun) Sep 22(Sun) $1179$259
Sep 22(Sun) Sep 29(Sun) $1179$259
Oct 06(Sun) Oct 13(Sun) $1179$259
Oct 13(Sun) Oct 20(Sun) $1179$259
Oct 20(Sun) Oct 27(Sun) $1179$259
Oct 27(Sun) Nov 03(Sun) $1149$259
Nov 14(Thu) Nov 21(Thu) $1139$239
Nov 28(Thu) Dec 05(Thu) $1129$229
Dec 15(Sun) Dec 22(Sun) $1129$229
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfare and train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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