Splendid China

SG09: 10 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing - Xian - 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 - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors
  • 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
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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.

Meals included: 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)
Our clients at Badaling 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 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.
 
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 lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Our group at the Forbidden City
Morning excursion transfers you to climb China Great Wall - Badaling section. It may be a little tiring to climb up the steps in Badaling, but when you see the majestic great wall and beacon towers, as well as the gorgeous landscape, you will think all your efforts are worthwhile. Then we go to a jade factory. 

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.
 
The afternoon visit continues to the Sacred Way. The Sacred Way is the main path leading to the tomb, along which there are stone statues of mythical beasts and ancient officials. On the way back to downtown, drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium). You will see its appearance at a distance.
 
Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
The morning visit takes you to the imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty, the Summer Palace and an amazing pearl store. Summer Palace 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.  

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. 

In the afternoon, 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. Take a flight to Xian and check in at the hotel.

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
After breakfast, we will drive to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and then a pottery-making factory. 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 & Xian 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 December, January, February and March will arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater will not be open at that time.
Day 6 Xian - Shanghai
City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, A la carte lunch. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Our guests learning to make dumplings in the family visit, Xian
After breakfast, we will take a walk on 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 that, proceed to Shaanxi History Museum where there is a large collection of precious relics and discoveries ranging from the Stone Ages to the late Qing Dynasty. 

Then 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, take a flight to Shanghai and our local guide will transfer you to the hotel.

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)
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 Yuyuan Garden. It 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. After that we will go to a silk shop. 

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

After lunch, you will take a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River and have some free time on the Bund. 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 lunch
Day 8 Shanghai - Hong Kong
Fly to Hong Kong. Today's land transfer is 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 way.

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 Hongkong
Free time for the day. (B)
Victoria Bay
Breakfast is included in your room rate. 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, please feel free to contact our travel experts. 

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
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
May. 2018May 03(Thu) May 12(Sat) $1789$659
May 10(Thu) May 19(Sat) $1789$659
May 17(Thu) May 26(Sat) $1789$659
May 24(Thu) Jun 02(Sat) $1789$659
May 31(Thu) Jun 09(Sat) $1799$639
Jun. 2018Jun 07(Thu) Jun 16(Sat) $1799$629
Jun 14(Thu) Jun 23(Sat) $1799$629
Jun 21(Thu) Jun 30(Sat) $1799$629
Jun 28(Thu) Jul 07(Sat) $1829 $1737$629
Jul. 2018Jul 05(Thu) Jul 14(Sat) $1829 $1737$629
Jul 12(Thu) Jul 21(Sat) $1829 $1737$629
Jul 19(Thu) Jul 28(Sat) $1829 $1737$629
Jul 26(Thu) Aug 04(Sat) $1829 $1646$629
Aug. 2018Aug 02(Thu) Aug 11(Sat) $1839 $1655$649
Aug 09(Thu) Aug 18(Sat) $1839 $1655$649
Aug 16(Thu) Aug 25(Sat) $1839 $1655$649
Aug 30(Thu) Sep 08(Sat) $1829 $1646$689
Sep. 2018Sep 06(Thu) Sep 15(Sat) $1829 $1646$689
Sep 13(Thu) Sep 22(Sat) $1829 $1646$689
Sep 20(Thu) Sep 29(Sat) $1829 $1646$689
Oct. 2018Oct 04(Thu) Oct 13(Sat) $1889 $1700$759
Oct 11(Thu) Oct 20(Sat) $1889 $1700$759
Oct 18(Thu) Oct 27(Sat) $1889 $1700$759
Oct 25(Thu) Nov 03(Sat) $1889 $1700$759
Nov. 2018Nov 01(Thu) Nov 10(Sat) $1789 $1610$749
Nov 08(Thu) Nov 17(Sat) $1789 $1610$749
Nov 15(Thu) Nov 24(Sat) $1659 $1493$619
Dec. 2018Dec 08(Sat) Dec 17(Mon) $1629 $1466$619
Dec 22(Sat) Dec 31(Mon) $1629 $1466$629

Remarks: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
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 14(Mon) $1699 $1529$559
Jan 19(Sat) Jan 28(Mon) $1699 $1529$559
Feb. 2019Feb 24(Sun) Mar 05(Tue) $1749 $1574$619
Mar. 2019Mar 05(Tue) Mar 14(Thu) $1779 $1601$659
Mar 12(Tue) Mar 21(Thu) $1779 $1601$659
Mar 26(Tue) Apr 04(Thu) $1769 $1592$639
Apr. 2019Apr 04(Thu) Apr 13(Sat) $1889 $1700$669
Apr 11(Thu) Apr 20(Sat) $1889 $1700$669
Apr 18(Thu) Apr 27(Sat) $1889 $1700$669
Apr 25(Thu) May 04(Sat) $1889 $1700$669
May. 2019May 09(Thu) May 18(Sat) $1889 $1700$669
May 16(Thu) May 25(Sat) $1889 $1700$669
May 23(Thu) Jun 01(Sat) $1889 $1700$669
May 30(Thu) Jun 08(Sat) $1859 $1673$609
Jun. 2019Jun 06(Thu) Jun 15(Sat) $1859 $1673$609
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 22(Sat) $1859 $1673$609
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 29(Sat) $1859 $1673$609
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 06(Sat) $1889 $1700$649
Jul. 2019Jul 04(Thu) Jul 13(Sat) $1919 $1727$649
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 20(Sat) $1919 $1727$649
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 27(Sat) $1919 $1727$649
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 03(Sat) $1919 $1727$649
Aug. 2019Aug 01(Thu) Aug 10(Sat) $1919 $1727$649
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 17(Sat) $1919 $1727$649
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 24(Sat) $1919 $1727$649
Aug 22(Thu) Aug 31(Sat) $1919 $1727$649
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 07(Sat) $1909 $1718$689
Sep. 2019Sep 05(Thu) Sep 14(Sat) $1919 $1727$699
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 21(Sat) $1919 $1727$699
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 28(Sat) $1919 $1727$699
Oct. 2019Oct 03(Thu) Oct 12(Sat) $1979 $1781$769
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 19(Sat) $1979 $1781$769
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 26(Sat) $1979 $1781$769
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 02(Sat) $1939 $1745$729
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 09(Sat) $1799 $1619$679
Nov. 2019Nov 07(Thu) Nov 16(Sat) $1799 $1619$679
Nov 21(Thu) Nov 30(Sat) $1739 $1565$609
Dec. 2019Dec 08(Sun) Dec 17(Tue) $1749 $1574$609
Dec 22(Sun) Dec 31(Tue) $1749 $1574$609
Jan. 2020Jan 05(Sun) Jan 14(Tue) $1709 $1538$569
Feb. 2020Feb 13(Thu) Feb 22(Sat) $1699 $1529$559
Mar. 2020Mar 05(Thu) Mar 14(Sat) $1779 $1601$659
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 21(Sat) $1779 $1601$659
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 04(Sat) $1779 $1601$659
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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