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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.
Your 8-day China small group tour starts the moment you land at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). You will meet our professional guide outside the customs and then be transferred to the hotel by a comfortable drive. Take the rest of the day to recover from the jet lag.

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
After breakfast, our guide and driver will come and get you at the hotel lobby and take you to Tiananmen Square. It is the world's largest urban square in the heart of Beijing and has witnessed important ceremonies and assemblies. Then, you will walk through the Tiananmen Tower with the company of our guide to visit the Forbidden City, which was the royal palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911).

At noon, an a la carte lunch of authentic Chinese food (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) will be arranged at an elegant restaurant. After a short break, you will be escorted to the Temple of Heaven, where emperors held national sacrificial rituals and prayed for good harvest in the old times.

If you are a big fan of Chinese Kung Fu, a lively Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater will offer you a chance to appreciate this martial art up close.

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
This morning, we will arrange a visit to the Badaling Great Wall and a jade factory. Badaling Great Wall is the best-preserved and most popular Great Wall section of China, looking like a giant dragon lying on rolling mountain ranges. We will specially provide red wine for a group-toasting to celebrate the conquest of the Great Wall.

Lunch will not be arranged by us as restaurants near the Great Wall are not up to our service standard. You may have a big breakfast before setting off and have some fast food around the scenic area. Our guide will offer you more advice.

After lunch, we will head for the Sacred Road, which is guarded by statues of stone kylins, dragons, and lions on the two sides of the path.

On the way back to the downtown area, you can have a distant view of the National Stadium, also nicknamed as the Bird's Nest because of its unique appearance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Local people's life
Having had a challenging trip yesterday, this morning we will arrange a leisure visit to the Summer Palace, which used to be the royal resort during the Qing Dynasty. Here you can admire richly ornamented halls and temples, the tranquil Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill.

At noon, we will provide an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a fancy restaurant. Before that, you will stop by a pearl store.

In the afternoon, a hutong exploration by rickshaw will round off your Beijing tour. You can have a glimpse of authentic traditional Beijingers' life while shuttling among hutong alleys and grey brick courtyards.

After that, you will be escorted to the airport for your onward flight to Xian. Upon arrival, our local guide will pick you up at the airport and accompany 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)
Terracotta Warriors
Your memorable Xian tour starts today. After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the Terracotta Army Museum. It is the funerary object of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 - 210 BC) with over 8,000 pottery soldiers and chariots in battle array to protect this great ruler in his afterlife. A visit to a pottery-making factory will be arranged then.

After that, we will have an a la carte lunch at a local family. You can even follow suit with the hospitable host to cook home-made food if interested. After lunch, our guide will take you to the Jianfu Temple to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum inside.

The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will highlight this evening and you will be served a delicious Dumpling Dinner at the same time.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
Day 6 Xian - Shanghai
City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, A la carte lunch. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Making dumplings at a local family
After breakfast, you will be given a comfortable ride to the ancient City Wall, which has guarded the old city of Xian for over 600 years. After getting down from the wall, we will head for the Shaanxi History Museum to delve into the profound Chinese ancient civilization. More than 370,000 pieces of historical relics, especially rare items of the Han (202 BC - 220 AD) and Tang dynasties are displayed here, including bronze wares, tomb murals, potteries, and coins.

After an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a well-known restaurant, our guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Shanghai and help you with the boarding procedure.

Upon landing, you will meet our local guide at the exit and be escorted to the hotel by a comfortable drive.

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
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the first destination, Shanghai Museum. The museum collects over 120,000 precious items of different dynasties, among which bronze wares of the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 - 771 BC) as well as paintings and calligraphy works of the Tang Dynasty are the most worth seeing.

You will then be transferred to Yuyuan Garden. Although not very large in scale, it resembles an elaborate bonsai with pavilions, bridges, pools, and rockeries inside setting off by verdant plants. After getting out of the garden, you will be accompanied to a silk shop.

At noon, an a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be arranged at a popular local restaurant. After lunch, you will be led to the Bund Area, where you will take a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River. You will also have time on the Bund to look at the miniature of Shanghai back in the 19th century.

Our guide will accompany you back to the hotel at the end of the day 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)
This one week China small group tour will come to an end today. Take your entire belongings to check out the hotel and get to the airport for your homeward flight by yourself. We wish you a nice journey home! 

To Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG): Walk for around 10 minutes from your hotel to the City Terminal Building near Jing'an Temple and take airport shuttle bus Line 2 to reach the airport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a taxi to go directly to the airport at a cost of around CNY180. 

To Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA): Take Metro Line 2 from Jing'an Temple Station for 7 stops and get off at Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2. The whole trip takes around 30 minutes. If you take a taxi, the fare is around CNY50.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars.
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Apr. 2018Apr 05(Thu) Apr 12(Thu) $1149$389
Apr 12(Thu) Apr 19(Thu) $1149$389
Apr 19(Thu) Apr 26(Thu) $1149$389
Apr 26(Thu) May 03(Thu) $1149$389
May. 2018May 03(Thu) May 10(Thu) $1149$389
May 10(Thu) May 17(Thu) $1149$389
May 17(Thu) May 24(Thu) $1149$389
May 24(Thu) May 31(Thu) $1149 $1091$389
May 31(Thu) Jun 07(Thu) $1159 $1101$359
Jun. 2018Jun 07(Thu) Jun 14(Thu) $1159 $1101$359
Jun 14(Thu) Jun 21(Thu) $1159 $1101$359
Jun 21(Thu) Jun 28(Thu) $1159 $1043$359
Jun 28(Thu) Jul 05(Thu) $1189 $1070$359
Jul. 2018Jul 05(Thu) Jul 12(Thu) $1189 $1070$359
Jul 12(Thu) Jul 19(Thu) $1189 $1070$359
Jul 19(Thu) Jul 26(Thu) $1189 $1070$359
Jul 26(Thu) Aug 02(Thu) $1189 $1070$359
Aug. 2018Aug 02(Thu) Aug 09(Thu) $1199 $1079$379
Aug 09(Thu) Aug 16(Thu) $1199 $1079$379
Aug 16(Thu) Aug 23(Thu) $1199 $1079$379
Aug 30(Thu) Sep 06(Thu) $1159 $1043$389
Sep. 2018Sep 06(Thu) Sep 13(Thu) $1159 $1043$389
Sep 13(Thu) Sep 20(Thu) $1159 $1043$389
Sep 20(Thu) Sep 27(Thu) $1159 $1043$389
Oct. 2018Oct 04(Thu) Oct 11(Thu) $1159 $1043$389
Oct 11(Thu) Oct 18(Thu) $1159 $1043$389
Oct 18(Thu) Oct 25(Thu) $1159 $1043$389
Oct 25(Thu) Nov 01(Thu) $1159 $1043$389
Nov. 2018Nov 01(Thu) Nov 08(Thu) $1069 $962$379
Nov 08(Thu) Nov 15(Thu) $1069 $962$379
Nov 15(Thu) Nov 22(Thu) $1019 $917$349
Dec. 2018Dec 08(Sat) Dec 15(Sat) $979 $881$349
Dec 22(Sat) Dec 29(Sat) $979 $881$349

Remarks: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars.
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2019Jan 05(Sat) Jan 12(Sat) $1009 $908$349
Jan 19(Sat) Jan 26(Sat) $1009 $908$349
Feb. 2019Feb 24(Sun) Mar 03(Sun) $1009 $908$349
Mar. 2019Mar 05(Tue) Mar 12(Tue) $1009 $908$349
Mar 12(Tue) Mar 19(Tue) $1009 $908$349
Mar 26(Tue) Apr 02(Tue) $1009 $908$349
Apr. 2019Apr 05(Fri) Apr 12(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
Apr 12(Fri) Apr 19(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
Apr 19(Fri) Apr 26(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
Apr 26(Fri) May 03(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
May. 2019May 03(Fri) May 10(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
May 10(Fri) May 17(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
May 17(Fri) May 24(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
May 24(Fri) May 31(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
May 31(Fri) Jun 07(Fri) $1229 $1106$359
Jun. 2019Jun 07(Fri) Jun 14(Fri) $1229 $1106$359
Jun 14(Fri) Jun 21(Fri) $1229 $1106$359
Jun 21(Fri) Jun 28(Fri) $1229 $1106$359
Jun 28(Fri) Jul 05(Fri) $1269 $1142$359
Jul. 2019Jul 05(Fri) Jul 12(Fri) $1269 $1142$359
Jul 12(Fri) Jul 19(Fri) $1269 $1142$359
Jul 19(Fri) Jul 26(Fri) $1269 $1142$359
Jul 26(Fri) Aug 02(Fri) $1269 $1142$359
Aug. 2019Aug 02(Fri) Aug 09(Fri) $1279 $1151$379
Aug 09(Fri) Aug 16(Fri) $1279 $1151$379
Aug 16(Fri) Aug 23(Fri) $1279 $1151$379
Aug 30(Fri) Sep 06(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
Sep. 2019Sep 06(Fri) Sep 13(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
Sep 13(Fri) Sep 20(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
Sep 20(Fri) Sep 27(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
Oct. 2019Oct 04(Fri) Oct 11(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
Oct 11(Fri) Oct 18(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
Oct 18(Fri) Oct 25(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
Oct 25(Fri) Nov 01(Fri) $1239 $1115$389
Nov. 2019Nov 01(Fri) Nov 08(Fri) $1129 $1016$379
Nov 08(Fri) Nov 15(Fri) $1129 $1016$379
Nov 15(Fri) Nov 22(Fri) $1109 $998$349
Dec. 2019Dec 08(Sun) Dec 15(Sun) $1079 $971$349
Dec 22(Sun) Dec 29(Sun) $1079 $971$349
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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