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SG28: 11 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok
Tour Type: Small Group of 2-18 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights, nice 5-star & 4-star hotels
Meals: 10 western buffet breakfasts, 7 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights - Mutianyu 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
Arrive at any time, Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Your flight will land in Beijing International Airport. After passing through customs you will find our guide greeting you with a warm smile and a name-board. Then we will transfer you to the hotel. Relax for the remainder of the day.
 
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)
Our group at the Great Wall
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel. We will drive to visit the world famous Tiananmen 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 China. 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 for you to taste the authentic Chinese food and delicious roasted duck.

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 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. (B)
In the morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel. Drive out of the city to Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the most famous parts of the Wall. You will ascend and descend the wall via cable car. 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 drive back to downtown. The whole day's sightseeing will come to an end after spending some leisure time at a prosperous local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
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)
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive to visit the Summer Palace which is known as a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. Then, we will pass by the Olympic National Stadium (Bird's Nest) for a photo stop. 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 a rickshaw through the original Hutong alleys, appreciate the oldest gray brick courtyard residence and capture the lifestyles of local families. Besides, we also offer you a chance to experience the traditional Chinese paper cutting with a folk artist. After that, we will transfer you to the airport and help you board a flight to Xi'an. Our guide in Xi'an 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 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)
Cycling on Xi'an City Wall
Leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Terracotta Army. It is the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century and one of the eight wonders of the world. Afterwards 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. Our hostess will teach you to cook Chinese cuisines for free with the guide's help.

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

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.
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)
Our guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to the City Wall Park. With pleasant environment and unique culture, the park has become one of the most popular places for local residents to get relaxed and have recreational activities in their spare time. Walking in the park, you can observe the local people's life and interact with them. Then you will learn some skills of Tai Chi with a master. Afterwards, we will proceed to the well preserved ancient City Wall. An interesting way to visit it might be by hiring a bike and riding along the Wall. The rental fee is at your expense.

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: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai - the former Crowne Plaza
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)
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 Yu Garden and its bustling market nearby. Around noon, an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be served. After lunch, we go for a walk at the Former French Concession, visit the symbolic Bund, and have a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Shanghai - Bangkok
Fly to Bangkok, Airport-hotel transfer, Relax during 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 boat trip on Klong Bang Luang, A puppet show, 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 9:00. 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. 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, Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Phra Srisanphet, Wat Mahathat, 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 pick you up from your hotel and escort you to the airport for your flight. We hope you have had an enjoyable time with us and hope to see you again in the 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
12% off - book by Dec 31, 2019, 10% off - book by Jan 31, 2020
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan 05(Sun) Jan 15(Wed) $2269 $1996$479
Feb 13(Thu) Feb 23(Sun) $2269 $1996$479
Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $2279 $2005$499
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $2279 $2005$499
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $2279 $2005$499
Apr 02(Thu) Apr 12(Sun) $2439 $2146$519
Apr 09(Thu) Apr 19(Sun) $2439 $2146$519
Apr 16(Thu) Apr 26(Sun) $2439 $2146$519
Apr 23(Thu) May 03(Sun) $2439 $2146$519
May 07(Thu) May 17(Sun) $2439 $2146$519
May 14(Thu) May 24(Sun) $2439 $2146$519
May 21(Thu) May 31(Sun) $2439 $2146$519
May 28(Thu) Jun 07(Sun) $2459 $2163$519
Jun 04(Thu) Jun 14(Sun) $2449 $2155$509
Jun 11(Thu) Jun 21(Sun) $2449 $2155$509
Jun 18(Thu) Jun 28(Sun) $2449 $2155$509
Jun 25(Thu) Jul 05(Sun) $2449 $2155$509
Jul 02(Thu) Jul 12(Sun) $2449 $2155$509
Jul 09(Thu) Jul 19(Sun) $2449 $2155$509
Jul 16(Thu) Jul 26(Sun) $2449 $2155$509
Jul 23(Thu) Aug 02(Sun) $2449 $2155$509
Jul 30(Thu) Aug 09(Sun) $2449 $2155$509
Aug 06(Thu) Aug 16(Sun) $2449 $2155$509
Aug 13(Thu) Aug 23(Sun) $2449 $2155$509
Aug 20(Thu) Aug 30(Sun) $2449 $2155$509
Aug 27(Thu) Sep 06(Sun) $2449 $2155$509
Sep 03(Thu) Sep 13(Sun) $2449 $2155$539
Sep 10(Thu) Sep 20(Sun) $2449 $2155$539
Sep 17(Thu) Sep 27(Sun) $2449 $2155$539
Sep 24(Thu) Oct 04(Sun) $2489 $2190$539
Oct 08(Thu) Oct 18(Sun) $2489 $2190$539
Oct 15(Thu) Oct 25(Sun) $2489 $2190$539
Oct 22(Thu) Nov 01(Sun) $2489 $2190$539
Oct 29(Thu) Nov 08(Sun) $2379 $2093$539
Nov 05(Thu) Nov 15(Sun) $2379 $2093$539
Nov 12(Thu) Nov 22(Sun) $2379 $2093$529
Nov 19(Thu) Nov 29(Sun) $2309 $2031$489
Dec 09(Wed) Dec 19(Sat) $2309 $2031$489
Dec 23(Wed) Jan 02(Sat) $2309 $2031$489

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
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Dec 08(Sun) Dec 18(Wed) $2239$449
Dec 22(Sun) Jan 01(Wed) $2299$469

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

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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    5.02 Reviews
    Barbara
    Saudi Arabia
    Posted on December 01, 2018
    Our trip was more than we expected. Our guides Rebecca in Beijing and Fang in Xian were both wonderful and made our China experience memorable. And Phong, our Thai guide was very enthusiastic and always asked what else we need. The drivers, Mr. Wong and Mr. Chin were both very competent and we felt very safe with them. All our guides were very knowledgeable and were able to answer all our questions. The hotels were excellent and the food was good. The two suggestions I would offer to make the trip better is cut back on the number of sites to visit each day, and add some time for shopping.

    Several families here in Saudi Arabia have asked about our trip and who we used. I have highly recommended your organization and if we were ever to return to travel, I would not hesitate to use Travel China Guide again. Thank you again for making our experience so memorable.
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    Bob
    Japan
    Posted on November 10, 2018
    We want to say that our trip to China and Thailand was wonderful; thank you for the well-organized tours and the well-informed guides. Of course, we didn't want to leave and return to our jobs here in Japan. Everyone was extremely friendly and willing to try speaking English with us. We were surprised at the English ability of so many people. Accents, vocabulary and pronunciation were excellent. There is no complaint on our expedition.
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings!
10% off - book 60 days in advance
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