Amazing Huangshan

SG21: 10 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Mt. Huangshan
Tour Type: Small Group of 2-18 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & experienced driver with air-conditioned limousine
Accommodation: 9 nights, 5-star & 4-star hotels
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dinner
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
  • Visit Mt. Huangshan, one of the most scenic mountains in China
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Arrive at any time, Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Forbidden City, Beijing
Your exciting escorted China tour begins when your international flight lands at Beijing Capital Airport. Our experienced guide will be waiting for you before your arrival and will welcome you with a warm greeting. On the way to the hotel, a brief introduction of this capital will be presented and the rest of the day will be left for you to make your initial contact with this charming city.
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
A tour briefing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte welcome lunch with Peking Duck, Temple of Heaven, Chinese Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
This morning, you will set off to visit Tiananmen Square with other members of your group. As the symbol of our country, Tiananmen Square occupies an irreplaceable place in the hearts of Chinese people. A few more steps will bring you to the next destination - the Forbidden City, where you can discover the past life of the emperors by visiting the places of their daily living and seeing the articles they used every day. 

Around noon, we will transfer you to a carefully picked restaurant for an a la carte-style welcome lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price). The famous Peking Roast Duck is also served in this restaurant. 

In the afternoon, you will go ahead and explore the Temple of Heaven. It is now a popular park not only for sightseeing but also for the recreational activities of the local residents. Tonight, you are invited to enjoy a Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.

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 client Ms. Cornelia Popa taking rickshaw during the Hutong tour
Climbing the Great Wall is a life-long dream for most travelers. Today, your dream will come true as we take you in the morning to visit this magnificent human achievement. The Great Wall stretches for tens of thousands of miles from east to west. We'll visit the most famous section at Mutianyu. A round-trip cable car is arranged to save your energy for a better experience. 

Normally, the restaurants near tourist spots are only for tourists and have low quality food. This is why we do not arrange lunch for you today. We recommend you have a big breakfast at the hotel and have some fast food for lunch by yourself. Our guide will show you some restaurants. 

On the way back we'll pass by the Bird's Nest stadium, a main venue of the 2008 Olympic Games. We will stop there briefly so you can take pictures. Today's tour will be concluded after you spend some free time at a well-known 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)
Our Travel Consultant Lydia with her guests
Today you are scheduled to visit the Summer Palace after breakfast. Different from other historical sites, the Summer Palace is a big, beautiful garden occupying an area of more than two hundred hectares. It is pleasant to walk around the lake and interact with the local people who are doing morning exercises in the park. The following arrangement will be a rickshaw journey through Hutongs. Nowadays, the original style and features of these ancient alleys are still well maintained even after hundreds of years. Here will have a chance to learn the Chinese paper cutting, which is one kind of traditional folk arts in China. 

For lunch today, you will order the dishes of your choice at a fancy restaurant with an a la carte menu (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price). 

Then our guide will see you off at the airport for your flight to Xi'an. There will be another professional guide waiting for you on your arrival and you will be driven to the hotel.

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)
Rural people's life
After a good night's rest, we'll start our Xi'an journey by visiting the Terracotta Army, which is another amazing site and worth your time to see. The astonishing lifelike figures and remarkable army formation in the museum will bring you back to a time of 2,200 years ago. 

Before lunchtime, we will take you to a local family to see a typical Chinese house and learn the living habits of the local people. Meanwhile, the hospitable hostess will show you how to cook Chinese food and prepare a sumptuous a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) so you can taste real home-made meals. 

The program in the afternoon is to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum. This evening, a delicious Dumpling Dinner awaits you, and the brilliant Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will make the time more enjoyable.

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, Tai Chi practice, Xi'an City Wall, A la carte lunch, Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Our group visiting the ancient City Wall, Xi'an
A short ride from your hotel will get you to the City Wall Park, your first stop this morning. In the park, you will not only experience the local people's leisured life but also attend a Tai Chi practice and learn the skills from the master. After that, we will proceed to the ancient City Wall. If you cycle, a bike ride on the old wall is strongly recommended. The bike rental fee is at your own expense.

Take your time to enjoy an a la carte meal (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) arranged at a nice restaurant. 

After lunch, a comfortable transfer will take you to Xi'an airport and our guide will help you board a flight to Shanghai. Be picked up and transferred to check in at the hotel when you arrive.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai
Day 7 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar, A la carte lunch, Former French Concession, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise. (B+L)
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
Shanghai is an attractive city that deserves a complete exploration. We will arrange Shanghai Museum as your first destination. This elegant museum and the fascinating exhibits in it tell you the history and remarkable changes of the city. Proceed to visit Yuyuan Garden afterwards and enjoy some free time at a traditional bazaar outside the garden. 

At midday, we will take you to a nice restaurant offering local cuisine for an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price). 

In the afternoon, you will follow your guide to the Former French Concession, a well-known place gathering many old-fashioned architectures in European style remained from the colonial period. Finally, we will move on to the Bund area, where you will have a one hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River. 
Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Shanghai - Huangshan
A 3-hour high speed train to Huangshan, Pick-up service, Hongcun Village. (B)
In the morning, our guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and escort you to Shanghai Railway Station to take a 3-hour high-speed train to Huangshan North Station. Upon your arrival, our local guide will greet you and transfer you to Hongcun Ancient Village directly. There are, in total, 158 residential houses here which can be traced back to the Ming and Qing dynasties, of which nearly 140 are still in good condition. The picturesque village with its tranquil setting combining nature and people living harmoniously, earns Hongcun Village the title of 'The Village in a Chinese Painting'. After visit, we will drive you back to the hotel in downtown for check-in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Huangshan International Hotel
Day 9 Huangshan
A whole day visit on Mt. Huangshan, Stay at the hotel on the mountain. (B+L)
Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan is definitely a must-visit place if you are a nature lover. Today you will be driven for around one hour so you can enjoy the beauty of the area around Huangshan Mountain. Then you will ascend the mountain by cable car and the stunning sceneries along the way will never let you down.

Mt. Huangshan offers delightful views in all four seasons. On reaching the end of the ride, you will walk to enjoy the view of some famous spots, including the Beginning-to-Believe Peak, the Peach Blossom Valley, the Lion Peak, the Flying-over Rock and the Bright Summit. The foot path is quite slippery on rainy days, so please make sure you wear a pair of sturdy shoes. With a height of 1,860 meters, the Bright Summit is the second highest peak of the mountain. It is so named because the land here is flat and wide with good sunlight. The views from the peaks of the top are amazing beyond expression and will leave you with an everlasting memory. You will lodge at the 4-star Beihai Hotel on the mountain this evening. Try to get a good sleep in preparation for further exploration tomorrow.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Beihai Hotel
Day 10 Departure from Huangshan
Continue to visit Mt. Huangshan, Take the cable car down, Tunxi Old Street, See-off service, A pleasant onward trip! (B+L)
Tunxi Old Street
After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion and Xihai Grand Canyon. Walking northward for one kilometer from the Flying-Over Rock, you will reach the Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion, which is the best spot to get a fine view of the spectacular scenery. Then our guide will take you to admire Xihai Grand Canyon. Lunch will be served and after that you will descend the mountain by cable car. 

Our guide will transfer you back to Huangshan city. Visit the Tunxi Old Street. With a history of hundreds of years, it is the best preserved commercial street lined with architectures in Huizhou style. You may spend the remaining time of the day wandering the street for shopping or photography. Dinner is on your own arrangement. Finally our guide and driver will see you off at the airport or the railway station according to your flight or train schedule.

Since there are not many flights connecting Huangshan with other cities, for your onward journey we have following suggestions. First, you can go back from Huangshan to Shanghai by either flight or an overnight soft sleeper train; second, you can fly from Huangshan to Guangzhou directly and then travel from Guangzhou to Hong Kong by a high speed train; third, if you book a round trip international flight, you can also fly back to Beijing from Huangshan. Usually most flights departing from Huangshan are late in the afternoon or in the evening, so you have enough time today. We hope these are helpful to you and our professional travel consultants are glad to assist you in making the best plan at any time.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
May 30(Thu) Jun 08(Sat) $1849$479
Jun 06(Thu) Jun 15(Sat) $1849$479
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 22(Sat) $1849$479
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 29(Sat) $1859$479
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 06(Sat) $1849 $1756$479
Jul 04(Thu) Jul 13(Sat) $1879 $1785$479
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 20(Sat) $1879 $1785$479
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 27(Sat) $1879 $1785$479
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 03(Sat) $1879 $1691$479
Aug 01(Thu) Aug 10(Sat) $1879 $1691$479
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 17(Sat) $1879 $1691$479
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 24(Sat) $1879 $1691$479
Aug 22(Thu) Aug 31(Sat) $1879 $1691$479
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 07(Sat) $1829 $1646$499
Sep 05(Thu) Sep 14(Sat) $1879 $1691$509
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 21(Sat) $1849 $1664$509
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 28(Sat) $1849 $1664$509
Oct 03(Thu) Oct 12(Sat) $1849 $1664$509
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 19(Sat) $1849 $1664$509
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 26(Sat) $1849 $1664$509
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 02(Sat) $1849 $1664$509
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 09(Sat) $1739 $1565$509
Nov 07(Thu) Nov 16(Sat) $1739 $1565$509
Nov 21(Thu) Nov 30(Sat) $1659 $1493$439
Dec 08(Sun) Dec 17(Tue) $1599 $1439$439
Dec 22(Sun) Dec 31(Tue) $1599 $1439$439

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan 05(Sun) Jan 14(Tue) $1599 $1439$429
Feb 13(Thu) Feb 22(Sat) $1639 $1475$469
Mar 05(Thu) Mar 14(Sat) $1639 $1475$469
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 21(Sat) $1639 $1475$469
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 04(Sat) $1639 $1475$469
Apr 05(Sun) Apr 14(Tue) $1849 $1664$499
Apr 12(Sun) Apr 21(Tue) $1829 $1646$499
Apr 19(Sun) Apr 28(Tue) $1829 $1646$499
Apr 26(Sun) May 05(Tue) $1829 $1646$499
May 03(Sun) May 12(Tue) $1829 $1646$499
May 10(Sun) May 19(Tue) $1829 $1646$499
May 17(Sun) May 26(Tue) $1829 $1646$499
May 24(Sun) Jun 02(Tue) $1829 $1646$499
May 31(Sun) Jun 09(Tue) $1849 $1664$479
Jun 07(Sun) Jun 16(Tue) $1849 $1664$479
Jun 14(Sun) Jun 23(Tue) $1849 $1664$479
Jun 21(Sun) Jun 30(Tue) $1859 $1673$479
Jun 28(Sun) Jul 07(Tue) $1849 $1664$479
Jul 05(Sun) Jul 14(Tue) $1879 $1691$479
Jul 12(Sun) Jul 21(Tue) $1879 $1691$479
Jul 19(Sun) Jul 28(Tue) $1879 $1691$479
Jul 26(Sun) Aug 04(Tue) $1879 $1691$479
Aug 02(Sun) Aug 11(Tue) $1879 $1691$479
Aug 09(Sun) Aug 18(Tue) $1879 $1691$479
Aug 16(Sun) Aug 25(Tue) $1879 $1691$479
Aug 30(Sun) Sep 08(Tue) $1829 $1646$499
Sep 06(Sun) Sep 15(Tue) $1879 $1691$509
Sep 13(Sun) Sep 22(Tue) $1849 $1664$509
Sep 20(Sun) Sep 29(Tue) $1849 $1664$509
Oct 04(Sun) Oct 13(Tue) $1849 $1664$509
Oct 11(Sun) Oct 20(Tue) $1849 $1664$509
Oct 18(Sun) Oct 27(Tue) $1849 $1664$509
Oct 25(Sun) Nov 03(Tue) $1849 $1664$509
Nov 01(Sun) Nov 10(Tue) $1739 $1565$509
Nov 08(Sun) Nov 17(Tue) $1739 $1565$509
Nov 15(Sun) Nov 24(Tue) $1659 $1493$439
Dec 08(Tue) Dec 17(Thu) $1599 $1439$439
Dec 22(Tue) Dec 31(Thu) $1599 $1439$439

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares & train fare
  • 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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    Peter Buckland
    Posted on December 01, 2018
    My wife and I were very pleased with every detail of our journey. There was always someone at airports to pick us up, all guides spoke English very well and had a very good knowledge of their cities. All guides were very pleasant young people who made us feel most welcome and met our needs. Hotels were of a very high standard as available in each city. Food also was of a very high standard with the only complaint being that there was probably too much at times. We would have no hesitation to recommend Travel China Guide to others and have already done so. Thanks again for the excellent service and assistance with our trip. ... More
    Nick Brown
    Posted on October 29, 2018
    I just wanted to thank you and let you know that we had a wonderful trip! All aspects of the travel went very smoothly, and the Guides and Drivers were all exceptionally helpful and friendly. I look forward to visiting again soon!
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