China Tour from Ottawa

SG20-INTL: 12 Days Small Group Tour of Ottawa - Beijing - Xi'an - Lhasa - Shanghai - Ottawa
Tour Type: Small Group of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures, all-inclusive
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, 6 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
  • Full insight visits of the sacred Potala Palace and pure land of Tibet
  • View the soaring city skylines and feel the pulse of modern Shanghai
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
From $3839 per person Free Inquiry
From US$3839 per person
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Day 1 Flying from Ottawa
Since there is no direct flight from Ottawa to Beijing, we recommend you transfer in Toronto. The whole flight trip will take about 16 hours. We will book the air tickets and confirm the flight information with you in advance. On the day of departure, you need to go to the airport by yourself.
Day 2 Arrival in Beijing
When your flight arrives, we will pick you up outside the customs of the airport and transfer you to the arranged hotel. After check-in, you can have a rest in the hotel room or explore Beijing on your own before your China tour from Ottawa officially starting tomorrow.
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 3 Beijing
Our clients visiting Tiananmen Square
Our clients visiting Tiananmen Square
After breakfast, start your China tour from Canada at the famous Tiananmen Square, which is situated in the city center with a large size. Then, move steps to the north, pass over a stone bridge and enter the Forbidden City, also famous as Palace Museum, which was built 600 years ago. Surrounded by a moat and red walls, it was once the residence and office for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1912).

At noon, an a la carte welcome lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) with Peking Duck is specially arranged at a famous restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will be accompanied by our guide to the Temple of Heaven, the largest sacrificial building complex in the world. In the evening, there will be a fantastic Chinese Kung Fu Show arranged for you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Today, we will head to the Mutianyu Great Wall, 65 kilometers (40 miles) to the north of Beijing, which is the longest section of China's Great Wall. A round-trip cable car is arranged, making it easier to climb up and down. Moreover, a toast with red wine is provided on the wall. 

Lunch is not arranged today and you can prepare some fast foods or snacks. If you would like to have lunch at restaurants nearby, our guide will be glad to assist you.  

Afterwards, we will get back to downtown area and spend some time at a popular local market before returning to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xi'an
Today's itinerary starts from the Summer Palace, which was once served as a luxurious garden for royal families to relax and entertain. Then, we will pass by the Olympic National Stadium, also called Bird's Nest for a short time. You can take some photos of its splendid appearance.

Around noon, we will serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a nice local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will arrange a rickshaw trip travelling through old Hutongs, the traditional residential area for locals. What's more, you will be guided to try Chinese paper cutting. After that, you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Xi'an. Our Xi'an guide will pick you up at the airport and help you check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to be ready for your China tour from Ottawa in Xi'an.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 6 Xi'an
Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army
The Terracotta Army, aka Terracotta Warriors and Horses, will be the first stop of your China tour from Canada in Xi'an. This huge underground army is the military part of the mausoleum of the first emperor in Chinese history. After that, we will provide you with a special home-cooked a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a local family, where you can also learn to cook Chinese food. Next, we will pay a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum. The pagoda, in the north of the Xi'an Museum, witnessed the development of Buddhism in China. When night comes, our guide will take you to watch a wonderful Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while delicious dumplings dinner will be served as well.

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 7 Xi'an - Lhasa
After having breakfast, our guide will transfer you to the airport to fly to Lhasa. Our Lhasa guide will wait for you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free. In order to ensure an enjoyable China tour from Ottawa in Lhasa, you need to try to acclimatize to the high altitude first.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Tashipozhang Hotel
Day 8 Lhasa
Potala Palace
Potala Palace
Your China tour from Ottawa in Lhasa will start with the Norbulingka Park, which is regarded as the "Summer Palace" in Lhasa. It was also served for successive Dalai Lamas in summer. Walking inside, you can not only appreciate the delicate design of this garden but also watch many precious flowers and plants. Next, we will go to the Sera Monastery, which is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Lhasa. What attract you most must be the thousands of precious Buddhist Statues and many colorful murals on the wall. Thereafter, you will be accompanied by our guide and head to the viewing platform of Yaowang Hill, which is the best place to have a panoramic view of Potala Palace.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Lhasa
Tibetan people
Tibetan people
In this morning, our guide will take you to the Potala Palace, which is one of the highlights of your China tour from Ottawa. As the "pearl on the roof of the world", Potala Palace is famous for its splendid buildings combining the styles of palace, temple and castle. There are two parts: white palace and red palace together displaying lots of historical relics, like porcelains, Buddhist pagodas, Thangka and traditional Tibetan clothes.

After lunch, continue to visit the Jokhang Temple, which is the most glorious surviving building of the Tubo period (618 - 842) in Tibet. Then, go to the Barkhor Street, also famous as the Holy Road, where you can always watch pilgrims; there are small shops selling local specialties and souvenirs along the street.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Lhasa - Shanghai
After breakfast, our guide will take you to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, the last stop of your China tour from Ottawa. Upon arrival, our Shanghai guide will take you to the hotel and help you check-in. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the city.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Day 11 Shanghai
Shanghai Bund Area
Shanghai Bund Area
Our guide will accompany you to visit the Shanghai Museum built in 1952, where you can appreciate many valuable collections of porcelains, paintings and jades. Then, you will be guided to Yu Garden and Yuyuan Bazaar. Yu Garden ranks a must-see tour destination in Shanghai for the exquisite layout, artistic design of garden buildings, unique rockeries and beautiful scenery. 

At noon, we'll serve you an a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a famous restaurant.

Next, you will be guided to have a short wander in the Former French Concession and pay a visit to the fascinating Bund, known as "expo of worldwide architecture". In addition, we will arrange a cruise tour over Huangpu River.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 12 Shanghai - Ottawa
After having breakfast, transfer from the hotel to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) on your own. We recommend you take a taxi to the airport, and the taxi trip will cost about CNY 200 and take around 1.5 hours. There is no direct flight from Shanghai to Ottawa, and you are advised to transfer in Toronto or Montreal. After about 17-hour flight trip, your China tour from Ottawa comes to an end. Wish you have had a pleasant tour with us!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
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
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
(From YOW)
Single Room
Mar 31(Thu)Apr 11(Mon)$3089 $2780$3889 $3580$639
Apr 07(Thu)Apr 18(Mon)$3089 $2780$3889 $3580$639
Apr 14(Thu)Apr 25(Mon)$3089 $2780$3889 $3580$639
Apr 21(Thu)May 02(Mon)$3089 $2780$3889 $3580$639
May 05(Thu)May 16(Mon)$3089 $2780$3989 $3680$639
May 12(Thu)May 23(Mon)$3089 $2780$3989 $3680$639
May 19(Thu)May 30(Mon)$3089 $2780$3989 $3680$639
May 26(Thu)Jun 06(Mon)$3089 $2780$3989 $3680$629
Jun 02(Thu)Jun 13(Mon)$3079 $2771$3879 $3571$619
Jun 09(Thu)Jun 20(Mon)$3079 $2771$3979 $3671$619
Jun 16(Thu)Jun 27(Mon)$3079 $2771$4179 $3871$619
Jun 23(Thu)Jul 04(Mon)$3099 $2789$4199 $3889$639
Jun 30(Thu)Jul 11(Mon)$3149 $2834$4349 $4034$649
Jul 07(Thu)Jul 18(Mon)$3149 $2834$4349 $4034$649
Jul 14(Thu)Jul 25(Mon)$3149 $2834$4349 $4034$649
Jul 21(Thu)Aug 01(Mon)$3149 $2834$4349 $4034$649
Jul 28(Thu)Aug 08(Mon)$3149 $2834$4349 $4034$649
Aug 04(Thu)Aug 15(Mon)$3149 $2834$4349 $4034$649
Aug 11(Thu)Aug 22(Mon)$3149 $2834$4549 $4234$649
Aug 18(Thu)Aug 29(Mon)$3149 $2834$4349 $4034$649
Aug 25(Thu)Sep 05(Mon)$3149 $2834$4149 $3834$659
Sep 01(Thu)Sep 12(Mon)$3149 $2834$4149 $3834$699
Sep 08(Thu)Sep 19(Mon)$3149 $2834$4149 $3834$699
Sep 15(Thu)Sep 26(Mon)$3149 $2834$4149 $3834$699
Sep 22(Thu)Oct 03(Mon)$3139 $2825$4139 $3825$679
Oct 06(Thu)Oct 17(Mon)$3129 $2816$3929 $3616$689
Oct 13(Thu)Oct 24(Mon)$3129 $2816$4229 $3916$689
Oct 20(Thu)Oct 31(Mon)$3129 $2816$3929 $3616$689
Oct 27(Thu)Nov 07(Mon)$3039 $2735$3839 $3535$639
Nov 03(Thu)Nov 14(Mon)$3039 $2735$3839 $3535$639
Nov 10(Thu)Nov 21(Mon)$3029 $2726$4129 $3826$629
Price Includes
  • China domestic airfares
  • Round-trip airfare from Ottawa (YOW)
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • Land only package excludes international airfare
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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