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Essence of China & India

SG26: 13 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
Tour Type: Small Group of 2-18 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 12 nights, nice 5-star & 4-star hotels
Meals: 12 western buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Taj Mahal
  • Take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai as you walk along the Bund
  • Discover the golden triangle cities of India: Delhi, Jaipur and Agra
  • Admire the magnificent architecture of Taj Mahal and learn about the Indian culture
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Arrive at any time, Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Welcome to Beijing! Upon your landing, our experienced guide will greet you at the airport arrival hall with a warm welcome. Then, you will be transferred to check in at the hotel.
 
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)
After breakfast, we will set out for Tiananmen Square, where many city landmarks such as Tiananmen Tower, Great Hall of the People and Monument to the People's Heroes can be seen. Later, enter the Forbidden City through Meridian Gate and tour this ancient wooden building complex from south to north. You can also scan millions of precious cultural relics from the Palace Museum.

At about noon, you will enjoy a la carte welcome lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) with Peking Duck in a fancy restaurant. After that, you will be chauffeured to Temple of Heaven for a look at the sacrificial altar's genius design. Tonight, you will watch a wonderful Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Forbidden City, Beijing
Majestic Forbidden City
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
Our group at the Temple of Heaven
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, A toast with red wine on the wall. (B)
This morning, we will drive you to visit the highlight of this China and India group tour, Mutianyu Great Wall. Lunch is not included today. We suggest you have a big breakfast at the hotel or take some snacks for lunch by yourself. Upon arriving, take the round-trip cable car to appreciate thousands of turns and twists of the Great Wall. Each two sections of the fortress are connected by a strong beacon tower, from afar, just like a giant dragon hovering along continuous mountain ridge. We will propose a toast with red wine to celebrate the moment while conquering the Great Wall.

After the breathtaking views from Mutianyu, we will get back to downtown and then enjoy some free time at a featured local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
China Great Wall
Have a great time on the China Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an
Summer Palace, Olympic Bird's Nest, A la carte lunch, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Experience Chinese Paper Cutting, Fly to Xi'an, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Firstly, the Summer Palace will be exposed in this morning. Except exploring the fine view upon Longevity Hill, you can also conduct a relaxing boat trip over Kunming Lake to immerse in the elegance of the imperial garden. Then have a short photo stop at the Olympic Bird's Nest. You will see its unique appearance at a distance. Enjoy an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at noon.

After lunch, an interesting Hutong rickshaw tour will be arranged for you to take the in-depth exploration to the old Beijing through those long and antique alleys. Here you will have chance to experience the unique Chinese Paper Cutting. Afterwards, you will be escorted to the airport and fly to Xi'an to continue the China and India tour. Our local guide and driver will provide airport-hotel transfer.

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)
After breakfast, we can spend the morning wandering in the must-see Terracotta Army, one of eight wonders of the world. The well-arranged terracotta warriors in three pits would amaze you by their vivid and mighty expressions. When you get out from the large underground military museum, an authentic home-cooked a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will await you in a local family.

Accompanied by the guide, you will then tour the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum in the early afternoon. Before returning to the hotel, please enjoy the brilliant Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show and have bumper dumpling feast for dinner.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
 Friendly Tips

Since the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during the periods. Clients will enjoy free time to relax.
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
Marvel at the 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors
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)
Today, you will be transferred to observe locals' life and practice physical exercise of Chinese Tai Chi with a master in the City Wall Park. Afterwards, the guide will lead you to Xi'an City Wall for a walk or a leisure cycling if you are interested. The bike rental fee will be on your own expense.

After enjoying an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price), we will transfer you to catch the flight to Shanghai. The professional Shanghai guide will pick you up from the airport and escort you to the hotel for check-in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Xi'an City Wall
Enjoy cycling on the ancient City Wall of Xi'an
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)
This morning, we will reach Shanghai Museum to admire the historical relics, including Big Grams Tripod in Western Zhou (1046 BC - 771 BC), outstanding calligraphy works in Tang (618 - 907 AD) and paintings in Song (960 - 1279 AD). Then, proceed to the refined Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar for sightseeing. An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be specially arranged for you at a local decent restaurant.

In the afternoon, the garden-like foreign villas covered under luxuriant oriental plane trees will expect your arrival in Former French Concession. Afterwards, you will be guided to the Bund to catch a glimpse of the modern skyscrapers and enjoy an easeful one-hour Huangpu River cruise tour.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
The Bund of Shanghai
Take a leisurely walk at the Bund area
Day 8 Shanghai - Delhi
Relax in the morning, Fly to Delhi, Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer. (B)
You will enjoy some free time for shopping or exploring at your own pace. Our guide will pick you up at appointed time and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight to Delhi. After your landing, we will offer you airport pick-up service and chauffer you to check in at the hotel in Delhi.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini
Day 9 Delhi
Raj Ghat, Drive by Red Fort, Jama Masjid Mosque, A rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. (B)
Your first stop of the group tours in India is the Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Then we will drive past the russety sandstone building Red Fort and tour Jama Masjid by a private transfer. A rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk will add more fun to your journey. Next, we will pay a visit to Qutub Minar and Humayun Tomb in succession. We will continue to visit the India Gate, drive past the Parliament House, President's House and other Government Secretarial Buildings and finally reach Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh Temple) to conclude the day sightseeing. 

Meals: Breakfast
Qutub Minar, Delhi
Qutub Minar, Delhi
Indian people
Local Indian people
Day 10 Delhi - Agra
Drive to Agra & check in at hotel, Agra Fort, Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah, Mehtab Bagh. (B)
In the morning, we will drive to Agra and help you check in at the hotel. Then, we go to visit the wonderful Agra Fort built on the bank of Yamuna River. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983, Agra Fort, completely made out of red sandstone, consists of several royal palaces, such as Jahangiri Mahal, Akbar Mahal, Shah Jahani Mahal, etc. They are all ornamented with peculiar pavilions, fancy murals, and elegant gardens. Next we will pay a visit to Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah, also known as the Baby Taj and ends our visit at Mehtab Bagh, from which you will get a good preview of the Taj Mahal on the opposite. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Agra MG Road
Day 11 Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Abhaneri - Jaipur
Enjoy Taj Mahal at sunrise, Drive to Jaipur, En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, Abhaneri Step Well. (B)
This morning marks an essence part of this group tours in India - visiting the world-famous Taj Mahal. It took about 22 years to finish the construction of this giant mausoleum in honor of the beloved wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, and a million people get touched by their romantic love story. The Taj Mahal was regarded as the most perfect treasure in the Muslim architecture for its pure milky-white appearance and outstanding designs. There the pavilions and halls decorated with countless gemstones, crystals, jades and corals would dazzle your eyes by offering a great visual feast. 

We will continue our group tours in India to Jaipur. During the car ride, a stopover at the red sandstone Fatehpur Sikri will be arranged. Touring inside this impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site, we will marvel at a vast array of historic architecture. To the southwest of the main palace, there is a mosque, whose appearance resembles that of the Delhi Jama Majid. Besides that, many aristocratic tombs of the Mughal Empire (1526 - 1857) are also housed here.

Then we will drive via Abhaneri village and take a short break. Here, our enthusiastic driver will lead you to visit the Chand Baori Stepwell, the largest and deepest of its kind in India. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at the hotel for a good rest.  

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre
Taj Mahal, Agra
Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra
Day 12 Jaipur
Amber Fort, A photo stop at Jal Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Stop by Hawa Mahal. (B)
Today we will first appreciate the charming Amber Fort, which is gracefully glittering in the hilltop within tall winding city walls. After alighting from the vehicle, you can ascend the agate-like fort by walking and have a nice glimpse of the grandiosity and gorgeousness of the commanding castle. Alternatively, taking the unique ride on an elephant's back or in jeep are also your available options with extra cost. On the way back to downtown, we will have a photo stop at the Jal Mahal, also called Palace of Water.

Then, we proceed to view the ornate buildings of Maharaja City Palace. Thereafter, we will continue our trip to Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory in size in India, is distributed with exotic marble construction, including sundial, theodolite, and meridian detector, etc. Hawa Mahal is a hot scenic spots for its pink façade with vast honeycomb windows allowing winds to travel through, so it has been given the nick name of Palace of Winds. We will take nice photos of Hawa Mahal from the outside.

Meals: Breakfast
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
Day 13 Jaipur - Delhi & Departure from Delhi
Drive to Delhi airport & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Here comes the end of this 14 days China and India group tour. When finishing the check-out procedures, we will transport you to Delhi airport and see you off. We wish you a pleasant trip home! 

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
12% off - book by Mar 31, 2020, 10% off - book by Apr 30, 2020
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Mar 26(Thu)Apr 07(Tue)$2589 $2278$639
Apr 02(Thu)Apr 14(Tue)$2619 $2304$599
Apr 09(Thu)Apr 21(Tue)$2619 $2304$599
Apr 16(Thu)Apr 28(Tue)$2619 $2304$599
Apr 23(Thu)May 05(Tue)$2619 $2304$599
May 07(Thu)May 19(Tue)$2619 $2304$599
May 14(Thu)May 26(Tue)$2619 $2304$599
May 21(Thu)Jun 02(Tue)$2619 $2304$599
May 28(Thu)Jun 09(Tue)$2629 $2313$579
Jun 04(Thu)Jun 16(Tue)$2629 $2313$569
Jun 11(Thu)Jun 23(Tue)$2629 $2313$569
Jun 18(Thu)Jun 30(Tue)$2629 $2313$569
Jun 25(Thu)Jul 07(Tue)$2629 $2313$569
Jul 02(Thu)Jul 14(Tue)$2659 $2339$569
Jul 09(Thu)Jul 21(Tue)$2659 $2339$569
Jul 16(Thu)Jul 28(Tue)$2659 $2339$569
Jul 23(Thu)Aug 04(Tue)$2659 $2339$569
Jul 30(Thu)Aug 11(Tue)$2659 $2339$569
Aug 06(Thu)Aug 18(Tue)$2659 $2339$569
Aug 13(Thu)Aug 25(Tue)$2659 $2339$569
Aug 20(Thu)Sep 01(Tue)$2659 $2339$569
Aug 27(Thu)Sep 08(Tue)$2609 $2295$579
Sep 03(Thu)Sep 15(Tue)$2639 $2322$619
Sep 10(Thu)Sep 22(Tue)$2639 $2322$619
Sep 17(Thu)Sep 29(Tue)$2639 $2322$619
Sep 24(Thu)Oct 06(Tue)$2839 $2498$699
Oct 08(Thu)Oct 20(Tue)$2839 $2498$699
Oct 15(Thu)Oct 27(Tue)$2839 $2498$699
Oct 22(Thu)Nov 03(Tue)$2839 $2498$699
Oct 29(Thu)Nov 10(Tue)$2719 $2392$699
Nov 05(Thu)Nov 17(Tue)$2719 $2392$699
Nov 12(Thu)Nov 24(Tue)$2709 $2383$689
Nov 19(Thu)Dec 01(Tue)$2659 $2339$639
Dec 09(Wed)Dec 21(Mon)$2629 $2313$639
Dec 23(Wed)Jan 04(Mon)$2709 $2383$669

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
12% off - book by Mar 31, 2020, 10% off - book by Apr 30, 2020
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan 09(Sat)Jan 21(Thu)$2619 $2304$609
Feb 20(Sat)Mar 04(Thu)$2619 $2304$609
Mar 04(Thu)Mar 16(Tue)$2649 $2331$649
Mar 11(Thu)Mar 23(Tue)$2649 $2331$649
Mar 25(Thu)Apr 06(Tue)$2669 $2348$649
Apr 01(Thu)Apr 13(Tue)$2699 $2375$619
Apr 08(Thu)Apr 20(Tue)$2699 $2375$619
Apr 15(Thu)Apr 27(Tue)$2699 $2375$619
Apr 22(Thu)May 04(Tue)$2699 $2375$619
May 06(Thu)May 18(Tue)$2699 $2375$619
May 13(Thu)May 25(Tue)$2699 $2375$619
May 20(Thu)Jun 01(Tue)$2699 $2375$619
May 27(Thu)Jun 08(Tue)$2709 $2383$599
Jun 03(Thu)Jun 15(Tue)$2699 $2375$589
Jun 10(Thu)Jun 22(Tue)$2699 $2375$589
Jun 17(Thu)Jun 29(Tue)$2699 $2375$589
Jun 24(Thu)Jul 06(Tue)$2699 $2375$589
Jul 01(Thu)Jul 13(Tue)$2739 $2410$589
Jul 08(Thu)Jul 20(Tue)$2739 $2410$589
Jul 15(Thu)Jul 27(Tue)$2739 $2410$589
Jul 22(Thu)Aug 03(Tue)$2739 $2410$589
Jul 29(Thu)Aug 10(Tue)$2739 $2410$589
Aug 05(Thu)Aug 17(Tue)$2739 $2410$589
Aug 12(Thu)Aug 24(Tue)$2739 $2410$589
Aug 19(Thu)Aug 31(Tue)$2739 $2410$589
Aug 26(Thu)Sep 07(Tue)$2689 $2366$599
Sep 02(Thu)Sep 14(Tue)$2719 $2392$639
Sep 09(Thu)Sep 21(Tue)$2719 $2392$639
Sep 16(Thu)Sep 28(Tue)$2719 $2392$639
Sep 23(Thu)Oct 05(Tue)$2919 $2568$719
Oct 07(Thu)Oct 19(Tue)$2919 $2568$719
Oct 14(Thu)Oct 26(Tue)$2919 $2568$719
Oct 21(Thu)Nov 02(Tue)$2919 $2568$719
Oct 28(Thu)Nov 09(Tue)$2799 $2463$719
Nov 04(Thu)Nov 16(Tue)$2799 $2463$719
Nov 11(Thu)Nov 23(Tue)$2789 $2454$709
Nov 20(Sat)Dec 02(Thu)$2739 $2410$649
Dec 04(Sat)Dec 16(Thu)$2709 $2383$649
Dec 23(Thu)Jan 04(Tue)$2789 $2454$689

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Price Includes
  • Three flights (economy class seat): Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Delhi
  • 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 flight into Beijing and out Delhi
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • China and India Visa fees
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