Taj Mahal, Agra

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 at good 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
Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China! 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
After breakfast, we will set out for Tiananmen Square, where many city landmarks such as Tiananmen Tower, the Great Hall of the People and the Monument to the People's Heroes can be seen. Later, we will enter the Forbidden City through the Meridian Gate and tour this ancient wooden building complex from south to north. You can also view 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 the Temple of Heaven for a look at the sacrificial altar's genius design. Outside the ancient site, there are local people gathering for daily entertainments in the surrounding park. 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
Forbidden City, Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
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, the Great Wall at Mutianyu. It is the most important military fortification in ancient China and the longest man-made structure in the world. You will take a round-trip cable car to appreciate the thousands of turns and twists of the Great Wall as well as its surrounding scenery. On the Wall, each two sections of the fortress are connected by a strong beacon tower, from afar, just like a giant dragon hovering along the continuous mountain ridge. You will enjoy enough time on the Wall, and we will propose a toast with red wine to celebrate the memorable moment.

Lunch is on your own today. As there are no decent restaurants around the site, you can have a simple Chinese meal of noodles or fried rice, or western fastfood of hamburgers or sandwiches for lunch. The guide will show you where to dine and help to make the order.

Afterwards, we return to the downtown Beijing. You can take a good nap during the 1.5 hours driving. Today's last stop is a featured local market, a great place for you to hunt for gifts and souvenirs.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
China Great Wall
The splendid Great Wall of China
Day 4 Beijing to Xi'an by Flight
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 visited in this morning. As well as exploring the fine view of the Longevity Hill, you can also take a relaxing boat trip at your own expense over Kunming Lake to immerse in the elegance of this imperial garden. Then have a short photo stop at the Olympic Bird's Nest. You will see its unique appearance from a distance. Enjoy an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at noon.

The memorable journey continues in the afternoon. An interesting Hutong rickshaw tour will be arranged for you to take an in-depth exploration of the old Beijing through those long and antique alleys. Here you will have a chance to experience the unique Chinese Paper Cutting. Afterwards, you will be escorted to the airport and fly to Xi'an to continue your China and India tour. Our local guide and driver in Xi'an will welcome you at the airport and provide the comfortable 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 will spend the whole morning to visit the Terracotta Army, one of the eight wonders of the world. The well-arranged terracotta warriors in the three pits will amaze you with their vivid and mighty expressions. In particular you will be impressed by the grand views of the No. 1 pit.

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 tour the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum in the afternoon. Before returning to the hotel at night, you will enjoy a brilliant Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show and have a 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 these 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 to Shanghai by Flight
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)
This morning, you will be guided to see the locals' life and practice the physical exercise of Chinese Tai Chi with a master in the City Wall Park. Afterwards, our guide will company you to visit Xi’an City Wall. It was built as a military defense system in the Ming Dynasty, but now it stands there quietly, encircling the city center. Visitors can take a leisurely walk on it or cycle around to overlook the city view. The bike rental fee is on your own.

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 the Big Grams Tripod in the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC-771 BC), outstanding calligraphy works in Tang (618-907 AD) and paintings in Song (960-1279 AD). Then, let's proceed to the refined Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar for sightseeing. Yu Garden is characterized by its quietness, beauty and exquisiteness. It embodies the architectural style of the garden on the Yangtze Delta in the Ming Dynasty.

An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be specially arranged for you at a decent local restaurant.

In the afternoon, the garden-like foreign villas covered under luxuriant oriental plane trees will expect your arrival in the Former French Concession. Afterwards, you will be guided to the Bund to catch a glimpse of the modern skyscrapers and enjoy a peaceful 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 to Delhi by Flight
Relax in the morning, Fly to Delhi, Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer. (B)
You will enjoy some free time in Shanghai for shopping or exploring at your own pace. Leave China trip behind and let's journey towards your next destination, India. Our guide will pick you up at the appointed time and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight to Delhi. After your landing, we will offer you the airport pick-up service and chauffeur 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 russet 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 full 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 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 the 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 side. 

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 essential 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 are 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 the pink city Jaipur. During the car ride, a stopover at the red sandstone Fatehpur Sikri will be arranged. Touring inside this impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site, you 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. Additionally, many aristocratic tombs of the Mughal Empire (1526-1857) were also housed here.

Then we 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 a unique ride on an elephant's back or in jeep are also your available options at an extra cost. On the way back to downtown, we will have a photo stop at the Jal Mahal, also called the 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 decorated with an exotic marble construction, including sundial, theodolite, and meridian detector, etc. Hawa Mahal is a hot scenic spot for its pink façade with vast honeycomb windows allowing winds to travel through, so it has been given the nick name of the Palace of Winds. We will take nice photos of Hawa Mahal from the outside.

Meals: Breakfast
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Day 13 Jaipur - Delhi & Departure from Delhi
Drive to Delhi airport & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Here comes to 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 there. We wish you a pleasant trip home and thank you for travelling with us! 

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
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Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Feb 20(Sat)Mar 04(Thu)$2779$649
Mar 04(Thu)Mar 16(Tue)$2809 $2668$689
Mar 11(Thu)Mar 23(Tue)$2809 $2668$689
Mar 25(Thu)Apr 06(Tue)$2829 $2687$689
Apr 01(Thu)Apr 13(Tue)$2869 $2582$659
Apr 08(Thu)Apr 20(Tue)$2869 $2582$659
Apr 15(Thu)Apr 27(Tue)$2869 $2582$659
Apr 22(Thu)May 04(Tue)$2869 $2582$659
May 06(Thu)May 18(Tue)$2869 $2582$659
May 13(Thu)May 25(Tue)$2869 $2582$659
May 20(Thu)Jun 01(Tue)$2869 $2582$659
May 27(Thu)Jun 08(Tue)$2879 $2591$639
Jun 03(Thu)Jun 15(Tue)$2869 $2582$629
Jun 10(Thu)Jun 22(Tue)$2869 $2582$629
Jun 17(Thu)Jun 29(Tue)$2869 $2582$629
Jun 24(Thu)Jul 06(Tue)$2869 $2582$629
Jul 01(Thu)Jul 13(Tue)$2909 $2618$629
Jul 08(Thu)Jul 20(Tue)$2909 $2618$629
Jul 15(Thu)Jul 27(Tue)$2909 $2618$629
Jul 22(Thu)Aug 03(Tue)$2909 $2618$629
Jul 29(Thu)Aug 10(Tue)$2909 $2618$629
Aug 05(Thu)Aug 17(Tue)$2909 $2618$629
Aug 12(Thu)Aug 24(Tue)$2909 $2618$629
Aug 19(Thu)Aug 31(Tue)$2909 $2618$629
Aug 26(Thu)Sep 07(Tue)$2859 $2573$639
Sep 02(Thu)Sep 14(Tue)$2889 $2600$679
Sep 09(Thu)Sep 21(Tue)$2889 $2600$679
Sep 16(Thu)Sep 28(Tue)$2889 $2600$679
Sep 23(Thu)Oct 05(Tue)$3099 $2789$759
Oct 07(Thu)Oct 19(Tue)$3099 $2789$759
Oct 14(Thu)Oct 26(Tue)$3099 $2789$759
Oct 21(Thu)Nov 02(Tue)$3099 $2789$759
Oct 28(Thu)Nov 09(Tue)$2969 $2672$759
Nov 04(Thu)Nov 16(Tue)$2969 $2672$759
Nov 11(Thu)Nov 23(Tue)$2959 $2663$749
Nov 20(Sat)Dec 02(Thu)$2909 $2618$689
Dec 04(Sat)Dec 16(Thu)$2879 $2591$689
Dec 23(Thu)Jan 04(Tue)$2959 $2663$729

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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