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SG22: 10 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing Xian Shanghai Suzhou ShanghaiHangzhou
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day02 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Day03 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, a jade factory, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Day04 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, a pearl store, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day05 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, a pottery-making factory, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Day06 Xian - Shanghai
City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, A la carte lunch. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)

Accommodation: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
Day07 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, a silk shop, A la carte lunch, the Bund, Huangpu River cruise. (B+L)
Day08 Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai
Land transfer to Suzhou. Garden of the Master of the Nets, Tiger Hill, Humble Administrator's Garden. (B+L)
Day09 Shanghai - Hangzhou
A high speed train to Hangzhou. Lingyin Temple, a tea plantation, West Lake, Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum. (B+L)

Accommodation: Hai Hua Hotel
Day10 Departure from Hangzhou
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. A pleasant onward trip! (B)
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Upon landing at the airport, you will receive a warm welcome from your professional guide. A private transfer will take you to our carefully selected hotel to check in. The rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest at the hotel. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day02 Beijing
Temple of Heaven
After breakfast, you will meet all the members of your group at an orientation briefing held in the hotel. Your exciting escorted tour begins with a visit to the world's largest public square - Tiananmen Square - which is large enough to hold one million people at the same time. Then across the Golden Water Bridge to arrive at the Forbidden City, the imperial palace of nation's last 24 emperors. Many buildings were laid-out according to tradition and were finely decorated. There are many precious cultural relics preserved in the palace complex where you will gain an insight into the lives of the imperial families that lived here. 

Avoiding the cheap tourist restaurants used by most other agents, we take you for an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a famous and elegant restaurant to taste authentic Chinese food. 

After that, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, which will surprise you with its ingenious architecture demonstrating superior acoustic and artistic achievements. The evening highlight is a lively Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day03 Beijing
Our group on the Badaling Great Wall
We suggest you have a big breakfast at the hotel this morning since you will head out to climb the splendid Badaling Great Wall today. Before reaching the wall, we will go to a jade factory first. While climbing up this grand military defensive system perched on the mountains, you can get a feel of its long history of bricks, sentries and beacon towers.
 
As the restaurants near the Great Wall are tourist restaurants with poor service quality and hygiene, we suggest you just eat at a fast food place for lunch.
 
The afternoon exploration continues with a visit to the Sacred Way. The ancient Chinese believed that emperors were from heaven and would return there after their death. That was why the Sacred Way was built in front of mausoleums, as the emperors needed a road leading to Heaven. The whole day's sightseeing comes to an end after seeing the Bird's Nest Stadium at the Olympic Park on the way back to town. Our driver will stop there for a few minutes for you to take pictures if you wish.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day04 Beijing - Xian
Our guests learning how to make dumplings at a local Chinese family
Your visit today will start with the Summer Palace - the largest and most complete royal garden in China and called the Museum of Royal Gardens. Praised as one of four famous Chinese gardens, it blends the art of the Chinese classical garden and with views of the surrounding landscape, thereby creating the Royal Gardens' magnificent momentum and fresh natural style. Then a visit to a pearl store is arranged. 

At midday, enjoy a tasty a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) in a smart restaurant. 

In the afternoon we take a tour of the traditional Hutong area. 'Hutong' refers to an alley with residential courtyards. The grey walls and roofs will give you a deep impression of old Beijing. You will then be transferred to the airport for a flight to Xian and be picked up upon arrival. Check in at the hotel and have a good rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day05 Xian
Terracotta Army
The morning trip takes you to the world's eighth wonder, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and later a pottery-making factory. As a part of the tomb of the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC), the clay warriors and horses have been buried in three pits 1,500 meters east of the tomb. Though 2,000 years have passed, the soldiers and horses are still vivid with distinct appearances. 

After a special and authentic home-made a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) with a local family, you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xian Museum. The pagoda was built in the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) to house Buddhist scriptures and statues brought back from India. A splendid evening is in store when you will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while enjoying a famous Dumpling Dinner.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
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.
Day06 Xian - Shanghai
Our clients visiting the Shanghai Bund
Your 10 days China itinerary will continue to the ancient City Wall and Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. The city wall was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and now is regarded as a landmark of the city. Every brick, tile and turret on the wall tells the history of this old city. Also you will learn more history and culture of the country in the museum. 

Afterwards, an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) is served at a well-known local restaurant.
 
In the afternoon, the guide will see you off at the airport for a connecting flight to Shanghai, and, upon arrival, our local guide will transfer you to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to have a good rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
Day07 Shanghai
After a western buffet breakfast, visit Shanghai Museum, one of the best museums in China. With a large amount of cultural relics and advanced display equipment, the museum is the best place to learn Chinese history and culture. Then walk through bustling Yuyuan Market to the ancient Yuyuan Garden to get a general idea of Chinese gardens. Followed is a short visit to a silk shop. 

After that you will enjoy a tasty a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a popular local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will visit the famous Bund, where you will take a one-hour cruise tour on the Huangpu River. Then you may have some time to explore the Bund area.  

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day08 Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai
Humble Administrator's Garden, Suzhou
After breakfast, you will take a two-hour bus ride to Suzhou. Suzhou city is renowned for beautiful gardens, and today you are going to the most famous ones. Your first stop is the Garden of the Master of the Nets, a famous private garden with dwelling house that has been listed as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO. After that, you will proceed to Tiger Hill. The last garden you are going to visit is Humble Administrator's Garden, the largest ancient garden in Suzhou. Afterwards, you will be driven back to Shanghai.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day09 Shanghai - Hangzhou
Street artists playing music by the West Lake, Hangzhou
Today, you will take a high-speed train to Hangzhou and check in at the hotel for a one-night stay. The morning excursion takes you to Lingyin Temple (Temple of Soul's Retreat). The temple has a history of over 1,700 years and is regarded as one of the famous Buddhist temples of the Chan sect in China. 

After that you will visit a tea plantation and then take a sight-seeing boat on the famous West Lake. As one of the most beautiful lakes in the country, there are many attractions in and around the lake, which you will see on the sight-seeing boat, such as Bai Causeway, Broken Bridge, Baochu Tower, Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, and Leifeng Pagoda. Then after a visit to Red Carp Pond in a picturesque park near the lake, you will learn some basic knowledge of Chinese medicine at the Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hai Hua Hotel
Day10 Departure from Hangzhou
In the last day of your 10 days guided tour of China, please check out of the hotel and find your own way to the airport for your onward trip. You can take a taxi to Zhongshan International Hotel, and catch the airport shuttle bus to the airport. The taxi fare from your hotel to the airport is about CNY100. If you plan to extend your journey, please feel free to contact our travel consultant .

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
  • 2017 Prices
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MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Dec. 2017Dec 09(Sat) Dec 18(Mon) $1359$359
Dec 22(Fri) Dec 31(Sun) $1359 $1223$359

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  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • 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
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Book a 2018 China tour before Dec. 31, 2017, and you will enjoy a guaranteed discount of 12% off the tour price.