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Incredible Zhangjiajie

SG17: 11 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing - Xi'an - Zhangjiajie - Shanghai
Tour Type: Small Group of 2-18 persons, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed limousine
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
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 guide will accompany you to your 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
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, One-hour 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 one-hour 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)
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
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: Ocean Hotel Shanghai
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
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement, 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!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
12% off - book by Dec 31, 2018; 10% off - book in January, 2019
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Mar. 2019Mar 26(Tue) Apr 05(Fri) $1969 $1732$499
Apr. 2019Apr 04(Thu) Apr 14(Sun) $2069 $1820$519
Apr 11(Thu) Apr 21(Sun) $2069 $1820$519
Apr 18(Thu) Apr 28(Sun) $2069 $1820$519
Apr 25(Thu) May 05(Sun) $2069 $1820$519
May. 2019May 09(Thu) May 19(Sun) $2069 $1820$519
May 16(Thu) May 26(Sun) $2069 $1820$519
May 23(Thu) Jun 02(Sun) $2069 $1820$519
May 30(Thu) Jun 09(Sun) $2059 $1811$509
Jun. 2019Jun 06(Thu) Jun 16(Sun) $2059 $1811$509
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 23(Sun) $2059 $1811$509
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 30(Sun) $2059 $1811$509
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 07(Sun) $2049 $1803$509
Jul. 2019Jul 04(Thu) Jul 14(Sun) $2079 $1829$509
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 21(Sun) $2079 $1829$509
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 28(Sun) $2079 $1829$509
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 04(Sun) $2079 $1829$509
Aug. 2019Aug 01(Thu) Aug 11(Sun) $2079 $1829$509
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 18(Sun) $2079 $1829$509
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 25(Sun) $2079 $1829$509
Aug 22(Thu) Sep 01(Sun) $2079 $1829$509
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 08(Sun) $2069 $1820$519
Sep. 2019Sep 05(Thu) Sep 15(Sun) $2079 $1829$529
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 22(Sun) $2079 $1829$529
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 29(Sun) $2079 $1829$529
Oct. 2019Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $2079 $1829$529
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $2079 $1829$529
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $2079 $1829$529
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $2079 $1829$529
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $1999 $1759$529
Nov. 2019Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $1999 $1759$529
Nov 21(Thu) Dec 01(Sun) $1949 $1715$479

Remark: The prices in red reflect 12% 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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