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SG24: 11 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing - Xian - Shanghai - Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok
Tour Type: Small Group of 2-18 persons, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed limousine
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Grand Palace
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
  • Take a long-tail boat trip on small canals & taste the original life of Bangkok
  • Explore Ayutthaya Historical Park to feel the once glorious empire of Thailand
  • Watch Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance, Puppet Show
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Your flight will land in Beijing International Airport. After passing through customs our guide will greet you with a warm smile and a name-board. Then we will transfer you to the hotel. Relax for the remainder of the day.

Meals: 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 group at Badaling Great Wall
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel. We will drive to visit the world famous Tian'anmen Square, one of the largest squares in the world. Then we visit the Forbidden City - the former imperial palace complex of the Ming and Qing emperors of the country. For lunch we avoid the cheap tourist restaurants but will provide special a la carte meal (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a famous and elegant restaurant to taste the authentic Chinese food.

In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven. The complex used to be the site of heavenly offerings made by the Ming and Qing emperors, but now it has become a park for the community. The evening will be highlighted by a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre (Green Seats Area). 

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 Tiananmen Square
In the morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel. Drive out of the city to Badaling Great Wall, the most famous part of the Wall. A jade factory visit follows. The restaurants nearby the sites are low quality, so we do not arrange lunch today. It may be the best that you have a big breakfast at the hotel and have some fast food for lunch by yourself. Our guide will show you some restaurants.

Following the morning activities, we will visit the Sacred Way. The whole day's sightseeing will come to an end after passing by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) on the way back into town. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Terracotta army, Xian
After breakfast, we will collect you from your hotel and drive to visit the Summer Palace which is known as a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. Then we have a short stay at a nearby pearl store. An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) is served at a good restaurant with delicious food and great atmosphere.

In the afternoon, with our guide, you will trace the old Beijing culture by riding rickshaw through the original Hutong alleys, appreciate the oldest gray brick courtyard residence and capture the lifestyles of local families. Transfer to the airport and take a flight to Xi'an. Our guide in Xian will greet you at the airport and escort you to your 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)
Cycling on Xian City Wall
Leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century and one of the eight wonders of the world. Afterwards, visit a pottery-making factory. A special and authentic home-cooked a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) is arranged at a local family.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xian Museum. A famous Dumpling Dinner with Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is in store for you this evening.

Tips: Since the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is not available in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we do not calculate the price of the show and dumpling dinner for tours during this period - at those time you will have a free night on your own. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
Day 6 Xian - Shanghai
City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, A la carte lunch. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Our guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to the well preserved ancient City Wall. An interesting way to visit it might be by hiring a bike (the rental fee is at your expense) and riding along the Wall. Afterwards, we will drive to see Shaanxi History Museum which is famous as Chinese treasure house.

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, our guide will see you off at the airport for a flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, our guide will greet you at the airport and accompany 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)
Shanghai Bund
After breakfast this morning, we start a full day Shanghai city exploration. The first destination is the comprehensive Shanghai Museum. Then we go to the picturesque Yuyuan Garden. A silk shop visit is included. Around noon, an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be served. After lunch, we visit the symbolic Bund and have a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Shanghai - Bangkok
Fly to Bangkok. Airport-hotel transfer. Free time for the rest of the day. (B)
Our guide will see you off at the airport for a flight to Bangkok. After around 4.5 hours' flying, you will reach Bangkok. Your local guide will greet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you at leisure.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Majestic Grande Sukhumvit
Day 9 Bangkok
Wat Pho, Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew. A private long-tail boat cruising on the placid Klong Bang Luang. Enjoy a puppet show and the day ends at Wat Arun. (B+L)
Grand Palace, Bangkok
We will start our Bangkok tour with a visit to the Wat Pho, which holds the biggest Reclining Buddha in the world. In particular, we will experience the monks' morning chanting ritual here at around 9am. Then our visit continues to the magnificent Grand Palace where we will also see the Emerald Buddha enshrined at the Wat Phra Kaew inside the palace. (Note: Appropriate dress is required or can be rented on site).

After having lunch, we will take a private long-tail boat trip on the tranquil Klong Bang Luang. As the boat drifts gently across the small canals, we feel the noise of the city become a far-off whisper. Later, the boat stops at the 100-year-old Baan Silapin, where we will visit art galleries, experience handicraft making and explore the local community. If we are lucky enough, we can also enjoy a unique puppet show performed by puppeteers trained under the Joe Louis School of puppetry. Our last stop today is the beautiful Wat Arun, one of the most prominent riverside landmarks of Bangkok. Afterwards, we will drive you back to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok
Drive to Ayutthaya, visit Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Phra Srisanphet and Wat Mahathat and local Muslim Quarter. Travel back to Bangkok by cruising on the Chao Phraya River. (B+L)
Floating market in Bangkok
In the morning our guide will meet you at your hotel and then we will drive north out of Bangkok to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam. Visit the representative Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Phra Srisanphet and Wat Mahathat where the Buddha face is naturally emerged out of the tree. Continue to the local Muslim Quarter. In the afternoon, we will travel back to Bangkok by taking the Chao Phraya River on the luxurious, air-conditioned cruiser, the Grand Pearl. Enjoy a superb buffet lunch while witnessing rural life and Thai architectures along the River of Kings. Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon and we will take you back to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Departure from Bangkok
Bid farewell at the airport. A pleasant trip home! (B)
Our guide will collect you from your hotel and take you to the airport for your flight. We hope you have had an enjoyable time with us and hope to see you again in future. 

Meals: Western buffet 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
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jun. 2018Jun 07(Thu) Jun 17(Sun) $2229$489
Jun 14(Thu) Jun 24(Sun) $2229$489
Jun 21(Thu) Jul 01(Sun) $2229$489
Jun 28(Thu) Jul 08(Sun) $2249$489
Jul. 2018Jul 05(Thu) Jul 15(Sun) $2249$489
Jul 12(Thu) Jul 22(Sun) $2249$489
Jul 19(Thu) Jul 29(Sun) $2249$489
Jul 26(Thu) Aug 05(Sun) $2249 $2136$489
Aug. 2018Aug 02(Thu) Aug 12(Sun) $2259 $2146$499
Aug 09(Thu) Aug 19(Sun) $2259 $2146$499
Aug 16(Thu) Aug 26(Sun) $2259 $2146$499
Aug 30(Thu) Sep 09(Sun) $2229 $2006$519
Sep. 2018Sep 06(Thu) Sep 16(Sun) $2229 $2006$519
Sep 13(Thu) Sep 23(Sun) $2229 $2006$519
Sep 20(Thu) Sep 30(Sun) $2229 $2006$519
Oct. 2018Oct 04(Thu) Oct 14(Sun) $2229 $2006$519
Oct 11(Thu) Oct 21(Sun) $2229 $2006$519
Oct 18(Thu) Oct 28(Sun) $2229 $2006$519
Oct 25(Thu) Nov 04(Sun) $2229 $2006$519
Nov. 2018Nov 01(Thu) Nov 11(Sun) $2219 $1997$519
Nov 08(Thu) Nov 18(Sun) $2209 $1988$499
Nov 15(Thu) Nov 25(Sun) $2159 $1943$479
Dec. 2018Dec 08(Sat) Dec 18(Tue) $2129 $1916$479
Dec 22(Sat) Jan 01(Tue) $2149 $1934$479

Remarks: 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 in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2019Jan 05(Sat) Jan 15(Tue) $2279 $2051$479
Jan 19(Sat) Jan 29(Tue) $2279 $2051$479
Feb. 2019Feb 24(Sun) Mar 06(Wed) $2279 $2051$479
Mar. 2019Mar 05(Tue) Mar 15(Fri) $2309 $2078$509
Mar 12(Tue) Mar 22(Fri) $2309 $2078$509
Mar 26(Tue) Apr 05(Fri) $2329 $2096$509
Apr. 2019Apr 04(Thu) Apr 14(Sun) $2499 $2249$539
Apr 11(Thu) Apr 21(Sun) $2449 $2204$539
Apr 18(Thu) Apr 28(Sun) $2449 $2204$539
Apr 25(Thu) May 05(Sun) $2419 $2177$509
May. 2019May 09(Thu) May 19(Sun) $2419 $2177$509
May 16(Thu) May 26(Sun) $2419 $2177$509
May 23(Thu) Jun 02(Sun) $2419 $2177$509
May 30(Thu) Jun 09(Sun) $2429 $2186$499
Jun. 2019Jun 06(Thu) Jun 16(Sun) $2429 $2186$499
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 23(Sun) $2429 $2186$499
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 30(Sun) $2429 $2186$499
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 07(Sun) $2429 $2186$489
Jul. 2019Jul 04(Thu) Jul 14(Sun) $2459 $2213$489
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 21(Sun) $2459 $2213$489
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 28(Sun) $2459 $2213$489
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 04(Sun) $2459 $2213$489
Aug. 2019Aug 01(Thu) Aug 11(Sun) $2459 $2213$489
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 18(Sun) $2459 $2213$489
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 25(Sun) $2459 $2213$489
Aug 22(Thu) Sep 01(Sun) $2459 $2213$489
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 08(Sun) $2419 $2177$509
Sep. 2019Sep 05(Thu) Sep 15(Sun) $2429 $2186$519
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 22(Sun) $2429 $2186$519
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 29(Sun) $2429 $2186$519
Oct. 2019Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $2459 $2213$549
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $2459 $2213$549
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $2459 $2213$549
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $2459 $2213$549
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $2369 $2132$549
Nov. 2019Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $2369 $2132$549
Nov 21(Thu) Dec 01(Sun) $2309 $2078$489
Dec. 2019Dec 08(Sun) Dec 18(Wed) $2279 $2051$479
Dec 22(Sun) Jan 01(Wed) $2349 $2114$509
Jan. 2020Jan 05(Sun) Jan 15(Wed) $2279 $2051$479
Feb. 2020Feb 13(Thu) Feb 23(Sun) $2279 $2051$479
Mar. 2020Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $2309 $2078$509
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $2309 $2078$509
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $2329 $2096$509
Price Includes
  • Three flights (economy class seat): Beijing - Xian - Shanghai - Bangkok
  • 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 Bangkok
  • 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 Thailand Visa fees
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