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SG01: 8 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing - Xi'an - 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 - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • 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
From $889 per person Free Inquiry
Our group at the Forbidden CityOur happy clients at the Great WallTerracotta Army, Xi'anOur clients learning to make dumplings in Xi'an family visitCycling on Xi'an City Wall
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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 Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and transfer you to the centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own arrangement.
 
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte welcome lunch with Peking Duck, Temple of Heaven, Chinese Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Our group at the Forbidden City
Our group at the Forbidden City
Your small group Beijing tour starts today. This morning, our guide will accompany you to the famous Tiananmen 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 welcome lunch, giving you a chance to taste the authentic Chinese food, especially the well-known Beijing Roast Duck. 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 welcome lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, A toast with red wine on the wall, Olympic Bird's Nest. (B)
Our happy clients at the Great Wall
Our happy clients at the Great Wall
In the morning, you will be accompanied to the Mutianyu Great Wall, the most splendid part of the Great Wall sections in China. You will definitely be amazed by the large defensive wall which was constructed by Chinese people thousands of years ago. We include the round-trip cable car for you. Moreover, we specially provide red wine for a group-toasting on the Great Wall. Since restaurants near Mutianyu cannot meet our service standard, lunch is not arranged by us, but our guide is glad to give you some recommendations.

On our way back to the city, we will drive by and stop at the Olympic National Stadium (Bird's Nest), so you can take some pictures with it. Before getting back to the hotel, you are free at leisure to explore a local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an
Summer Palace, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Experience Chinese Paper Cutting, A la carte lunch, Fly to Xi'an, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
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). Then, start a Hutong tour by rickshaw, where you will see traditional residential quarters and bustling alleyways. Besides, you will enjoy learning to make Chinese paper cutting with a folk artist in Hutong. 

In the midday, 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.
 
Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Xi'an. 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 Xi'an
Terracotta Army, A local family visit and an authentic home-cooked lunch, Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Our clients learning to make dumplings in Xi'an family visit
Our clients learning to make dumplings in Xi'an family visit
Your Xi'an small group tour starts with the Terracotta Army, one of the World's Eight Wonders and the largest underground military museum on the earth.

Lunch will be arranged in a local family (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price), and you can learn how to cook Chinese dishes from the host. In the afternoon, our guide will escort you to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xi'an 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

Clients visiting in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec need to arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater is usually not open at that time.
Day 6 Xi'an - Shanghai
Observe local life in the park, One-hour Tai Chi practice, Xi'an City Wall, A la carte lunch, Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Cycling on Xi'an City Wall
Cycling on Xi'an City Wall
In the morning, our guide will take you to the City Wall Park, a place for locals to do exercises or spend their leisure time. There, you will enjoy your time following the master to practice Tai Chi, a kind of Chinese Kung Fu. Then our guide will accompany you to the landmark of Xi'an, the City Wall, which is the best-preserved city wall in China. On the wall, you can either walk or bike around. The bike can be rented on the wall by yourself. Afterwards, 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: Ocean Hotel Shanghai
Day 7 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar, A la carte farewell lunch, Former French Concession, the Bund and 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, Yu Garden, which follows the exquisite architectural style of the southern China. You will also have time to visit the traditional bazaar nearby. 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, we will proceed to the Former French Concession which is said to be the earliest and also the largest one of the four concessions in China. Then you will be escorted to the Bund and have a one-hour 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 farewell 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. Please contact us freely if you need any assistance. We wish you a nice journey home.

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
12% off - book by Dec 31, 2018; 10% off - book in January, 2019
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2019Jan 05(Sat) Jan 12(Sat) $999 $879$269
Jan 19(Sat) Jan 26(Sat) $999 $879$269
Feb. 2019Feb 24(Sun) Mar 03(Sun) $999 $879$279
Mar. 2019Mar 05(Tue) Mar 12(Tue) $1029 $905$309
Mar 12(Tue) Mar 19(Tue) $1029 $905$309
Mar 26(Tue) Apr 02(Tue) $1029 $905$309
Apr. 2019Apr 04(Thu) Apr 11(Thu) $1159 $1019$329
Apr 11(Thu) Apr 18(Thu) $1159 $1019$329
Apr 18(Thu) Apr 25(Thu) $1159 $1019$329
Apr 25(Thu) May 02(Thu) $1159 $1019$329
May. 2019May 09(Thu) May 16(Thu) $1159 $1019$329
May 16(Thu) May 23(Thu) $1159 $1019$329
May 23(Thu) May 30(Thu) $1159 $1019$329
May 30(Thu) Jun 06(Thu) $1169 $1028$319
Jun. 2019Jun 06(Thu) Jun 13(Thu) $1169 $1028$319
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $1169 $1028$319
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 27(Thu) $1169 $1028$319
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 04(Thu) $1159 $1019$319
Jul. 2019Jul 04(Thu) Jul 11(Thu) $1189 $1046$319
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 18(Thu) $1189 $1046$319
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 25(Thu) $1189 $1046$319
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 01(Thu) $1189 $1046$319
Aug. 2019Aug 01(Thu) Aug 08(Thu) $1189 $1046$319
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 15(Thu) $1189 $1046$319
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 22(Thu) $1189 $1046$319
Aug 22(Thu) Aug 29(Thu) $1189 $1046$319
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 05(Thu) $1159 $1019$329
Sep. 2019Sep 05(Thu) Sep 12(Thu) $1169 $1028$349
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 19(Thu) $1169 $1028$349
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 26(Thu) $1169 $1028$349
Oct. 2019Oct 03(Thu) Oct 10(Thu) $1169 $1028$349
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 17(Thu) $1169 $1028$349
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 24(Thu) $1169 $1028$349
Oct 24(Thu) Oct 31(Thu) $1169 $1028$349
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 07(Thu) $1079 $949$349
Nov. 2019Nov 07(Thu) Nov 14(Thu) $1079 $949$349
Nov 21(Thu) Nov 28(Thu) $1029 $905$289
Dec. 2019Dec 08(Sun) Dec 15(Sun) $999 $879$279
Dec 22(Sun) Dec 29(Sun) $999 $879$279
Jan. 2020Jan 05(Sun) Jan 12(Sun) $999 $899$279
Feb. 2020Feb 13(Thu) Feb 20(Thu) $999 $899$279
Mar. 2020Mar 05(Thu) Mar 12(Thu) $1029 $926$309
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 19(Thu) $1029 $926$309
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 02(Thu) $1029 $926$309

Remark: The prices in red reflect 12% discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Early Bird Savings: 5% off, book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Dec. 2018Dec 08(Sat) Dec 15(Sat) $889$319
Dec 22(Sat) Dec 29(Sat) $889 $844$319

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current 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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