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SG01: 8 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing - Xian - Shanghai
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 persons, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed limousine
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River to take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Upon your arrival, our guide will pick you up at the Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and transfer you to the centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own arrangement.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Badaling Great Wall
Your small group Beijing tour starts today. This morning, our guide will accompany you to the famous Tian'anmen Square first, and then lead you to the Forbidden City, which is also known as Palace Museum, storing millions of cultural collections. After that, we will serve you an a la carte lunch, giving you a chance to taste the authentic Chinese food. It costs CNY 150.00 per person and is included in our price.

After lunch, our guide will lead you to the Temple of Heaven, a place where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911) used to hold worship ceremonies to the Heaven. Your evening will be highlighted by a Chinese Kung Fu Show in the Red Theater, and the show tells a story of how a little monk grows into a master.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Our group at the Forbidden City
In the morning, you will be accompanied to the Badaling Great Wall, the best-preserved and most famous Great Wall section of China. Moreover, we specially provide red wine for a group-toasting on the Great Wall. Since restaurants near Badaling cannot meet our service standard, lunch is not arranged by us, but our guide is glad to give you some recommendations.

Then, we will continue the tour to the Scared Way, a path leading to the mausoleum of an emperor during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). It was also believed to guide the emperor to the heaven after he died. On our way back to the hotel, we will drive by the Bird's Nest which is also known as the National Stadium, so you can appreciate it at a distance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Terracotta Warriors, Xian
Today is your last day in Beijing, but you can still explore more about this capital city during the daytime. In the morning, our guide will escort you to the Summer Palace, the royal garden of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911).

After that, we will arrange an a la carte lunch at a fancy restaurant, which is valued at CNY150.00 per person and is included in our price. In the afternoon, you will explore the original Hutongs to experience the local lifestyle with the company of our guide.

After your Hutong tour, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Xian. Our local guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 5 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Cycling on Xian City Wall
Your Xian small group tour starts with the Terracotta Army Museum, one of the World's Eight Wonders and the largest underground military museum on the earth.

Lunch will be arranged in a local family, and you can learn how to cook Chinese dishes from the host. In the afternoon, our guide will escort you to the Small Wild Pagoda & Xian Museum. The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will be arranged then; what's more, you will be served the famous Dumpling Dinner at the same time.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
 Friendly Tips

Since the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will be closed in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we do not calculate the price of the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during this period. Clients will enjoy a free night by themselves.
Day 6 Xian - Shanghai
City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, A la carte lunch. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Our clients learning to make dumplings in Xian family visit
In the morning, you will be led to the landmark of Xian, the City Wall, which is the best-preserved city wall in China. Later, our guide will escort you to Shaanxi History Museum. Here you can appreciate over 370, 000 cultural relics from the Shang Dynasty (17th century BC - 1046 BC) to the Qing Dynasty. Then, an a la carte lunch will be provided in a well-known local restaurant, which is valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price.

In the afternoon, the guide and driver will transfer you to the airport to take a flight to Shanghai. Our Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport and send you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
Day 7 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, A la carte lunch, the Bund, Huangpu River cruise. (B+L)
Shanghai Bund
This morning, you will be accompanied to Shanghai Museum to appreciate more than 120, 000 relics there. Then we will go to a classical garden, Yuyuan Garden, which follows the exquisite architectural style of the Southern China. An a la carte farewell lunch valued at CNY120.00 per person will be served then. The lunch is included in our price.

After lunch, you will be escorted to the Bund, one of the most famous attractions in Shanghai. You will also have a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River.  Upon returning to the hotel, our tour guide will see you into the lobby and say bon voyage.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. A pleasant trip home! (B)
Due to different flight schedules, the hotel-airport transfer service is not included, so you will travel to the airport for your leaving flight by yourself. We wish you a nice journey home.

From hotel to Pudong Airport (PVG): Walk to the City Terminal Building (Jing'an Temple) and take airport shuttle bus line 2. You will arrive at the airport in around 1.5 hours.

From hotel to Hongqiao Airport (SHA): Take metro line 2 at Jing'an Temple Station and get off at Hongqiao T2. The whole trip may take 30 minutes.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Oct. 2018Oct 04(Thu) Oct 11(Thu) $1059$349
Oct 11(Thu) Oct 18(Thu) $1059$349
Oct 18(Thu) Oct 25(Thu) $1059$349
Oct 25(Thu) Nov 01(Thu) $1059 $1006$349
Nov. 2018Nov 01(Thu) Nov 08(Thu) $1059 $1006$429
Nov 08(Thu) Nov 15(Thu) $969 $920$339
Nov 15(Thu) Nov 22(Thu) $929 $882$319
Dec. 2018Dec 08(Sat) Dec 15(Sat) $899 $809$319
Dec 22(Sat) Dec 29(Sat) $899 $809$319

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
12% off - book by Dec 31, 2018; 10% off - book by Jan 31, 2019
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2019Jan 05(Sat) Jan 12(Sat) $1009 $887$279
Jan 19(Sat) Jan 26(Sat) $1009 $887$279
Feb. 2019Feb 24(Sun) Mar 03(Sun) $1009 $887$279
Mar. 2019Mar 05(Tue) Mar 12(Tue) $1039 $914$319
Mar 12(Tue) Mar 19(Tue) $1039 $914$319
Mar 26(Tue) Apr 02(Tue) $1039 $914$319
Apr. 2019Apr 04(Thu) Apr 11(Thu) $1169 $1028$339
Apr 11(Thu) Apr 18(Thu) $1169 $1028$339
Apr 18(Thu) Apr 25(Thu) $1169 $1028$339
Apr 25(Thu) May 02(Thu) $1169 $1028$339
May. 2019May 09(Thu) May 16(Thu) $1169 $1028$339
May 16(Thu) May 23(Thu) $1169 $1028$339
May 23(Thu) May 30(Thu) $1169 $1028$339
May 30(Thu) Jun 06(Thu) $1179 $1037$329
Jun. 2019Jun 06(Thu) Jun 13(Thu) $1179 $1037$329
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $1179 $1037$329
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 27(Thu) $1179 $1037$329
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 04(Thu) $1169 $1028$329
Jul. 2019Jul 04(Thu) Jul 11(Thu) $1199 $1055$329
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 18(Thu) $1199 $1055$329
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 25(Thu) $1199 $1055$329
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 01(Thu) $1199 $1055$329
Aug. 2019Aug 01(Thu) Aug 08(Thu) $1199 $1055$329
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 15(Thu) $1199 $1055$329
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 22(Thu) $1199 $1055$329
Aug 22(Thu) Aug 29(Thu) $1199 $1055$329
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 05(Thu) $1169 $1028$339
Sep. 2019Sep 05(Thu) Sep 12(Thu) $1179 $1037$349
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 19(Thu) $1179 $1037$349
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 26(Thu) $1179 $1037$349
Oct. 2019Oct 03(Thu) Oct 10(Thu) $1179 $1037$349
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 17(Thu) $1179 $1037$349
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 24(Thu) $1179 $1037$349
Oct 24(Thu) Oct 31(Thu) $1179 $1037$349
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 07(Thu) $1089 $958$349
Nov. 2019Nov 07(Thu) Nov 14(Thu) $1089 $958$349
Nov 21(Thu) Nov 28(Thu) $1029 $905$289
Dec. 2019Dec 08(Sun) Dec 15(Sun) $1009 $887$289
Dec 22(Sun) Dec 29(Sun) $1009 $887$289
Jan. 2020Jan 05(Sun) Jan 12(Sun) $1009 $908$289
Feb. 2020Feb 13(Thu) Feb 20(Thu) $1009 $908$289
Mar. 2020Mar 05(Thu) Mar 12(Thu) $1039 $935$319
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 19(Thu) $1039 $935$319
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 02(Thu) $1039 $935$319

Remark: The prices in red reflect 12% discount.

Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • 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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