Zhangjiajie Forest ParkZhangjiajie Forest Park

Incredible Zhangjiajie

SG08: 11 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Zhangjiajie - Shanghai
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 hotels
Meals: 10 western buffet breakfasts, 8 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • See the floating mountains of Avatar in reality in Zhangjiajie Forest Park
  • Have an exciting walk on the world's highest and longest glass bridge
  • View the soaring city skylines and feel the pulse of modern Shanghai
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Arrive at any time, Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
After your flight arrives at Beijing, and you have claimed your luggage and cleared customs, you will find our local guide at the exit. The driver will drive you to the hotel where you will check in. The rest of the day is free for you to arrange by yourself.
 
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)
On the Great Wall
Photo by our client Mr. David Custer
Your first stop will be Tiananmen Square. The majestic surrounding buildings, such as the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the Museum of the Chinese Revolution, along with Tiananmen Gate which was built in the Ming Dynasty constitute this majestic square, a spectacular city site. Next we will take you to explore the marvelous Forbidden City. Located in the city center, it is an excellent and unique masterpiece of ancient architecture that shows the wisdom and technical ingenuity of the ancient people. 

After the morning excursion, we will transfer you to a popular local restaurant for an a la carte welcome lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) where you will be able to order dishes at your own wish and the roasted Peking duck is highly recommended. 

Then extend your journey to the Temple of Heaven, which is the largest existing imperial altar in China. As well as enjoying the splendid architecture, you will also find local residents singing, dancing and reading in the park, which will offer you an opportunity to observe the ordinary people's life here. In the evening, a fabulous Chinese Kung Fu Performance will be arranged for you to round off the whole day's visit.

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, Olympic Bird's Nest. (B)
Temple of Heaven
Photo by our client Ms. Linda Michel
We believe that you have probably heard much about the Great Wall of China. Today you will come to the Mutianyu section and have a chance to witness, in person, this extraordinary project in human history. The round trip cable car is included. Standing on the wall and appreciating its snaking path along the mountain ridges will certainly bring you unique feelings.

We suggest you have a large breakfast, because you will have a whole day visit and the restaurants in the mountain area are not up to our standard. You may have some fast food for lunch around the site. 

On the way back to the city, we will pass the Olympic Bird's Nest and you will have a short stop nearby to take some photos. Finally, we will leave you some free time to explore a well-known local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an
Summer Palace, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Experience Chinese Paper Cutting, A la carte lunch, Fly to Xi'an, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
After checking out of the hotel, our guide will pick you up and take you to visit the world famous Summer Palace. Built in 1750, it encompasses the elite of the Chinese traditional art of garden building. Artfully making use of the surrounding mountains and lakes, the Summer Palace not only represents a resplendent imperial garden, but also reflects the exquisite beauty of nature. Afterwards, you will take a Hutong visit. Hutong is an alleyway, which has a history as long as Beijing city. Courtyards with gray bricks in the narrow residential alleys will give you a great impression of old Beijing. We specially arrange you to experience Chinese Paper Cutting. 

Then, we will take you to an upscale local restaurant having fantastic food on offer with a la carte menu (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price). 

Late in the afternoon, you will head for Xi'an by air. Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you and then drive you to the 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)
Terracotta army
Terracotta army
The morning schedule will be your visit to the Terracotta Army, which is famous for its incredible art skill and its tremendous scale. In 1974, the army of terracotta warriors was discovered by local villagers when they were drilling a well. After a series of excavations by archeologists, this amazing hidden treasure was finally revealed to the world. This discovery not only made Chinese people proud of their forefathers, but amazed the whole world. 

To avoid the low-quality tourist food near the site, we take you to visit a local Chinese family home, where you will have lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) cooked by the host. 

After lunch, you are going to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, an ancient Buddhist tower, which was built more than 1,300 years ago and now still stands there elegantly. In this spot, you can also visit the newly built Xi'an Museum. This evening, you will taste a delicious Dumpling Dinner and appreciate the classic Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Performance.

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

Clients visiting in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec need to arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater is usually not open at that time.
Day 6 Xi'an - Zhangjiajie
Observe local life in the park, Tai Chi practice, Xi'an City Wall, A la carte lunch, Provincial History Museum, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter, Fly to Zhangjiajie, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Local people playing Tai-chi in the City Wall Park
You will spend the whole morning visiting the City Wall area. First you will see the local people doing their morning exercises in the City Wall Park and you can also take part in the Tai Chi Practice. Then you follow the guide ascending the City Wall, which is the fortification of Xi'an city, built in the Ming Dynasty, a real ancient ruin. Having fun on the wall is very easy. Just hire a bike, ride around the old city wall and laugh all the way and return the bike until you get exhausted. 

An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be served at a very famous local restaurant.

Then you go on to the Provincial History Museum and the Great Mosque. After that, you have time to wander around the Muslim Quarter. There are a lot of interesting knickknacks and traditional local snacks for you to sample. Then our guide and driver will escort you to the airport and help you board the flight to Zhangjiajie. On arrival, you will be greeted and taken to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel
Day 7 Zhangjiajie
Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain, Golden Whip Stream, Ten-mile Gallery. (B+L)
An exciting day in fantastic Zhangjiajie National Forest Park awaits you! Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, Golden Whip Stream and Ten-mile Gallery are main spots that you will explore today. The spectacular Bailong Sight-seeing Elevator in Yuanjiajie takes visitors rapidly up to the mountain top, where you get a magnificent vista. Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve is hailed as 'the Monarch of the Peak Forest', so you can imagine how magnificent it is. Golden Whip Stream, with overlapping peaks, rippling waters, verdant forests and tranquil valleys gives everyone an enjoyable experience. Making your way through the Ten-mile Gallery is like a journey across a huge scroll of scenic paintings.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Zhangjiajie
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, Experience glass bridge, Baofeng Lake. (B+L)
Today, our forest park exploration continues to the world's highest and longest glass bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. You will have a chance to challenge your courage. Later, you will take a boat excursion on the Baofeng Lake, which offers you a fresh air and you can capture a lot of beautiful photos.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Zhangjiajie - Shanghai
Tian Men Mountain, Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Today we get the chance to take the world's longest cable car to ascend Tian Men Mountain. Our sightseeing ends in the afternoon, and then we set out for the airport for a flight to Shanghai. Our guide will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the reserved hotel for checking in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai - the former Crowne Plaza
Day 10 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar, A la carte farewell lunch, Former French Concession, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise. (B+L)
Local people playing Tai-chi in Shanghai Bund area
Shanghai Museum is a beautiful site with modern interior and exterior, and with excellent, well organized displays covering ancient Chinese bronze pieces, paintings, ceramics, ethnic minority arts and crafts, and even ancient Chinese currencies. After seeing so many antiques, we will transfer you to Yu Garden, a beautiful garden with a history of more than 400 years. Every bridge, hall, pavilion, pond, rockery in the garden has its own personality. Later, we will leave you some time at the nearby Yu bazaar. 

An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a popular local restaurant is followed. 

In the afternoon, you will be escorted to the Former French Concession, and then the Bund, where you will have a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River. Then take some free time to walk around the Bund and see the different style buildings along one side, and big or small boats traveling along the Huangpu River. It is a must to see this great view in Shanghai. Your amazing trip comes to an end when our guide and driver transfers you back hotel and bids you bon voyage.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 11 Departure from Shanghai
Please check out before 12:00. We recommend the most efficient and money-saving way - taking a taxi by yourself from hotel to the airport, A pleasant trip home! (B)
As it is the last day of your vacation, after having breakfast at the hotel you will need to prepare for your departure flight. You can take a taxi to Pudong airport and it takes about one hour driving. We wish you a safe journey home and we will be always happy to serve 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!
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Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $2139$599
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $2139$599
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $2139$599
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $2139 $2032$599
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $2049 $1946$589
Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $2029 $1927$589
Nov 21(Thu) Dec 01(Sun) $1959 $1861$529

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
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Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $1979 $1741$569
Apr 02(Thu) Apr 12(Sun) $2099 $1847$599
Apr 09(Thu) Apr 19(Sun) $2099 $1847$599
Apr 16(Thu) Apr 26(Sun) $2099 $1847$599
Apr 23(Thu) May 03(Sun) $2099 $1847$599
May 07(Thu) May 17(Sun) $2099 $1847$599
May 14(Thu) May 24(Sun) $2099 $1847$599
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May 28(Thu) Jun 07(Sun) $2099 $1847$589
Jun 04(Thu) Jun 14(Sun) $2089 $1838$579
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Jun 25(Thu) Jul 05(Sun) $2089 $1838$579
Jul 02(Thu) Jul 12(Sun) $2119 $1864$579
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Jul 16(Thu) Jul 26(Sun) $2119 $1864$579
Jul 23(Thu) Aug 02(Sun) $2119 $1864$579
Jul 30(Thu) Aug 09(Sun) $2119 $1864$579
Aug 06(Thu) Aug 16(Sun) $2119 $1864$579
Aug 13(Thu) Aug 23(Sun) $2119 $1864$579
Aug 20(Thu) Aug 30(Sun) $2119 $1864$579
Aug 27(Thu) Sep 06(Sun) $2119 $1864$579
Sep 03(Thu) Sep 13(Sun) $2119 $1864$609
Sep 10(Thu) Sep 20(Sun) $2119 $1864$609
Sep 17(Thu) Sep 27(Sun) $2119 $1864$609
Sep 24(Thu) Oct 04(Sun) $2119 $1864$609
Oct 08(Thu) Oct 18(Sun) $2119 $1864$609
Oct 15(Thu) Oct 25(Sun) $2119 $1864$609
Oct 22(Thu) Nov 01(Sun) $2119 $1864$609
Oct 29(Thu) Nov 08(Sun) $1989 $1750$609
Nov 05(Thu) Nov 15(Sun) $1989 $1750$609
Nov 12(Thu) Nov 22(Sun) $1979 $1741$609
Nov 19(Thu) Nov 29(Sun) $1919 $1688$549

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

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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    4.63 Reviews
    Richard
    US
    Posted on December 15, 2018
    Our experience would rate a 10 on a scale of ten. We dealt with our travel consultant Wendy Lee. She was very professional and attentive to our needs. We also had concerns with wiring funds overseas to a stranger. As it turned out our fears were misplaced. Wendy furnished us with four superb guides in all four cities. They were very knowledgeable, courteous, and helpful in all details. The hotels arranged were 5 star and no complaints at all. The food arrangements also excellent-we gained weight, even though using chop sticks for the first time. ... More
    Ellertsen
    United States
    Posted on December 01, 2018
    Our tour of 13 days, Beijing, Xian, Zhangjiajie and Shanghai. We had a great time!(with 2 additional days in Shanghai). So much to see, in so little time. I give my complements to the four guides, Candy, Lily, LJ and Chris, keeping track of our small group with so many people around. Guides were very knowledgeable in the history of all the locations visited. The pace of a couple places visited, were rushed. I think if we had eliminated, the Kung Fu Show, Jade shop, Pearl shop and Silk shop, we could had more time at the sights. The hotels were excellent. Having spend additional time in Shanghai, it could had been ideal for the hotel to be closer to the French Concession and Tianzifang area. Since there were more eateries and shopping for our free time. The family hosting our luncheon in Xian was EXCELLENT. The rickshaw ride was quite fun.

    The Dumping diner was tasty, so many to savor our taste buds. There is so little time among all the places to see and being a museum buff, that given only an hour to visit the Provincial History Museum and Shanghai Museum was a bummer. My favorite place, because I love the outdoors, was Zhangjiajie. OH MY!, what a beautiful place to be at. LJ, our guide, extremely handsome man, took the time to show what a magnificent and splendid place to be in. To finally come to visit China, on this it gave me the thought to come for another visit in the future.
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    Darryl C
    United States
    Posted on November 22, 2018
    We cannot begin to tell how much we enjoyed our China trip with TravelChinaGuide!
    Below are our comments.

    1. The meals were always delicious and abundant, but sometimes a bit much, especially since lunch and dinner were timed so close together. We would definitely recommend the home cooked lunch!

    2. All of our guides were very attentive and conscientious, and their English was very well understood. They made every effort to make sure that we were comfortable and informed. They were very knowledgeable about the sites we visited, and made our tour a pleasant learning experience.

    3. All of the cars we traveled were very clean and comfortable, and the drivers were friendly and highly skilled in dealing with city traffic.

    Although all of the guides were wonderful, we particularly liked Echo, our guide in Xian. Her presentation was entertaining yet professional and very informative. We also liked Wu, our guide in Shanghai who made an extra effort to help us with our needs. As our first visit ever to China, we were truly amazed by the splendid experience that TravelChinaGuide provided. They surpassed all of our expectations and made those days the most memorable trip of our lives. We have already recommended their service to many of our friends and family. Thanks for everything, and we look forward to returning to China again in the future.
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