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Splendid China

SG09: 10 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Hong Kong
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
  • Take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai as you walk along the Bund
  • Feel the vibrant atmosphere & explore bustling markets in Hong Kong
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
From $1489 per person Free Inquiry
Our clients at Mutianyu Great Wall
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
When you arrive in Beijing today, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the reserved hotel. We suggest you have a good rest at the hotel to get refreshed.
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 clients at Mutianyu Great Wall
Our clients at Mutianyu Great Wall
The prelude of your China tour is going to be opened while visiting Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City this morning. You could walk around the world largest city square for a while and then go across Chang'an Avenue to the well-preserved Forbidden City. As one of the world's largest imperial palace, Forbidden City is said to have more than 9,000 houses and over one million cultural relics. While you are walking on the flat stone path, our guide will also provide information and interesting stories of the palace's history and culture. 

Then an a la carte welcome lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) is served at a very nice restaurant to taste the authentic Chinese food and the crispy Roast Duck.

In the afternoon, visit another imperial site, the Temple of Heaven, where emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties offered sacrifice to heaven and prayed for good harvest for the country. Afterwards, a wonderful Chinese Kung Fu Show will be arranged for your enjoyment at the Red Theatre.

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 group at the Forbidden City
Morning excursion transfers you to China Great Wall - Mutianyu section. It will be too much tiring to climb up the steps to the wall in Mutianyu, so we have included the cable car up and down for you. Walking on the wall, you will see the majestic great wall and beacon towers, as well as the gorgeous landscape. 

Lunch is arranged on your own. As restaurants nearby the site are in low quality, we do not arrange it. It may be the best that you have a big breakfast and have some fast food for lunch by yourself. Or you may turn to your guide for suggestions.

On the way back to downtown, you will have a photo stop at the Olympic National Stadium, namely the Bird's Nest. After that, a visit to a featured local market follows. You will enjoy some free time to explore the market before you are taken back to the hotel.

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)
The morning visit takes you to the imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty, the Summer Palace, which is the largest and best preserved royal garden in the world. The whole garden mainly consists of the Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. The Long Gallery, 728 meters (796.2 yards) in length, boasts as the longest gallery in China's gardens. Beginning from the Yaoyue (Inviting-Moon) Gate and ending at Shizhang Pavilion, the Long Gallery ingeniously links Longevity Hill with Kunming Lake. Then following our guide, you will trace the old Beijing culture by walking through the original Hutong alleys, appreciate the oldest gray brick courtyard residence and capture the lifestyles of local families. What's more, a special experience of making Chinese Paper Cutting will be arranged for you.

We will serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a fancy restaurant with delicious food and great atmosphere. After that, take an afternoon flight to Xi'an and check in at the hotel upon arrival.

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)
Terracotta Army
After breakfast, we will drive to the Terracotta Army Museum. The warriors were discovered accidentally by local farmers when they were digging a well, thus unveiled a grand underground army. When you are in the museum, you will be shocked by life-sized clay soldiers and horses that stand neatly in formations. The bronze chariot and horses are considered as the crown of bronze for its design and process of making more than 2,000 years ago are very similar to modern engineer structures. 

Around noon, drive back to the city for a special and authentic home cooked a la carte lunch at a local family

Afterwards, visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xi''an Museum. A splendid evening is in store when you will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show when partaking of the famous Dumpling Dinner

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)
Our guests learning to make dumplings in the family visit, Xi'an
After breakfast, we will take a walk on the City Wall Park. It is a popular venue for local people to spend their leisure time and a good chance for you to get to know more about their daily life. With the nice environment and great atmosphere, you will learn to practice Tai Chi for one hour. Then we ascend to the old City Wall. As a part of the city's defending systems, the wall's thickness is even larger than height so that soldiers and chariots could run on the top. Today, we get a chance for a bike ride on the wall (the cost is on your own), and this has been proved to be very popular among most visitors. 

After an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) is served at a well-known local restaurant, you will take a flight to Shanghai. Our local guide will meet and escort 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 lunch, Former French Concession, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise. (B+L)
Our clients visiting the Bund, Shanghai
This morning, you will first visit Shanghai Museum, which houses a large collection of cultural relics, such as bronze wares, chinaware, ancient Chinese paintings and calligraphy works. Then go ahead to the famous Yu Garden and its nearby traditional bazaar. Yu Garden is one of the best Chinese gardens in the finest preservation in Shanghai. Its pavilions, rockery, pools, flowers make it a land of peace and leisure in the bustling Shanghai. 

An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) will be served for you today to taste the authentic Shanghai cuisine.

After lunch, you will explore the Former French Concession, the thriving Bund area and take a one-hour cruise tour on the Huangpu River. You will be impressed by different scenes on the two banks of the river - rows of skyscrapers on the east showing the modernness while the old western-style buildings telling the history of the colonial times of Shanghai. Our guide will transfer you back to your hotel and say you bon voyage in the lobby.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 8 Shanghai - Hong Kong
Fly to Hong Kong, Transports between airport and hotel are on your own arrangement. (B)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and find your own way to the Pudong Airport to catch your flight to Hong Kong. We will issue air tickets for you. You can charter a taxi from the hotel, costing about CNY200 per cab. Upon arrival in Hong Kong, you can make your way to the 3-star B P International Hotel via either of the following ways.

Airport Express:
The train is available every 10 minutes from 05:54 to 00:48 daily. The ticket costs HK$90 per person. Please follow the signs to take the Airport Express and get off at Kowloon station by yourself. It takes you 24 minutes to Kowloon Station, and from there you can connect free shuttle bus K4 (available every 20 minutes) to the hotel.

Public Bus A21:
It is available from 06:00 to 24:00 daily. The ticket costs HK$33 per person. You can take it for 10 stops to Prudential Centre and walk southward for 100 meters to the traffic light and turn right on to Austin Road. Continue to walk westward for about 200 meters, you will find the hotel. Check in and have a good rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: B P International Hotel
Day 9 Hong Kong
Full day is free for your independent exploration with our suggestions. (B)
Victoria Bay
Breakfast is served at the hotel. After that, you can start your one-day independent exploration in Hong Kong. We suggest you have a peak tram ride to reach the Victoria Peak and enjoy the city panorama. 

After having lunch at the Central Area, you can take a bus to Stanley Market and enjoy a sunbath on the soft beach of Repulse Bay where the richest Hong Kong people live around. If time permits, you can go to explore the local fishermen's life in Aberdeen.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 10 Departure from Hong Kong
Take a shuttle bus or a taxi to the airport, A pleasant trip home! (B)
Check out of the hotel before noon and take shuttle bus No. A21 to the airport for your homebound flight. If you want to extend your stay in Hong Kong, we will be glad to assist. Wish you a smooth 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 14(Mon) $1599 $1407$509
Jan 19(Sat) Jan 28(Mon) $1599 $1407$509
Feb. 2019Feb 24(Sun) Mar 05(Tue) $1649 $1451$559
Mar. 2019Mar 05(Tue) Mar 14(Thu) $1679 $1477$599
Mar 12(Tue) Mar 21(Thu) $1679 $1477$599
Mar 26(Tue) Apr 04(Thu) $1659 $1459$579
Apr. 2019Apr 04(Thu) Apr 13(Sat) $1769 $1556$599
Apr 11(Thu) Apr 20(Sat) $1769 $1556$599
Apr 18(Thu) Apr 27(Sat) $1769 $1556$599
Apr 25(Thu) May 04(Sat) $1769 $1556$599
May. 2019May 09(Thu) May 18(Sat) $1769 $1556$599
May 16(Thu) May 25(Sat) $1769 $1556$599
May 23(Thu) Jun 01(Sat) $1769 $1556$599
May 30(Thu) Jun 08(Sat) $1749 $1539$549
Jun. 2019Jun 06(Thu) Jun 15(Sat) $1749 $1539$549
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 22(Sat) $1749 $1539$549
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 29(Sat) $1749 $1539$549
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 06(Sat) $1779 $1565$589
Jul. 2019Jul 04(Thu) Jul 13(Sat) $1799 $1583$589
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 20(Sat) $1799 $1583$589
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 27(Sat) $1799 $1583$589
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 03(Sat) $1799 $1583$589
Aug. 2019Aug 01(Thu) Aug 10(Sat) $1799 $1583$589
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 17(Sat) $1799 $1583$589
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 24(Sat) $1799 $1583$589
Aug 22(Thu) Aug 31(Sat) $1799 $1583$589
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 07(Sat) $1789 $1574$629
Sep. 2019Sep 05(Thu) Sep 14(Sat) $1799 $1583$639
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 21(Sat) $1799 $1583$639
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 28(Sat) $1799 $1583$639
Oct. 2019Oct 03(Thu) Oct 12(Sat) $1859 $1635$699
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 19(Sat) $1859 $1635$699
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 26(Sat) $1859 $1635$699
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 02(Sat) $1819 $1600$659
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 09(Sat) $1689 $1486$619
Nov. 2019Nov 07(Thu) Nov 16(Sat) $1689 $1486$619
Nov 21(Thu) Nov 30(Sat) $1639 $1442$549
Dec. 2019Dec 08(Sun) Dec 17(Tue) $1639 $1442$559
Dec 22(Sun) Dec 31(Tue) $1639 $1442$559
Jan. 2020Jan 05(Sun) Jan 14(Tue) $1609 $1448$509
Feb. 2020Feb 13(Thu) Feb 22(Sat) $1599 $1439$509
Mar. 2020Mar 05(Thu) Mar 14(Sat) $1679 $1511$599
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 21(Sat) $1679 $1511$599
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 04(Sat) $1679 $1511$599

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 17(Mon) $1489$569
Dec 22(Sat) Dec 31(Mon) $1489 $1414$569

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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