China Tour from Vancouver

SG01-INTL: 9 Days Small Group Tour of Vancouver - Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Vancouver
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 travelers, guaranteed departures, all-inclusive
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights, nice 5-star hotels
Meals: 7 western buffet breakfasts, 5 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
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River to take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
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Day 1 Flying from Vancouver
Generally, there are three direct flights on Thursday and Sunday and two direct flights on the other days of the week flying from Vancouver to Beijing. The plane usually departs around noon and the journey takes about 11.5 hours to arrive in Beijing. We will book the appropriate flight for you based on your time schedule. On the day of departure, you will find you own way to the airport and take flight to Beijing.
Day 2 Arrival in Beijing
When your flight lands in Beijing, our experienced local guide will pick you up at the airport after you clear the customs, and then the driver will transfer you to check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is your free time. Relax to store energy for the following China tour from Vancouver.
 
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 3 Beijing
Our group at the Forbidden City
Our group at the Forbidden City
The first stop of today's China tour from Canada is the Tiananmen Square. Then, walk across the largest urban city square in the world and proceed northward to reach the Forbidden City, which consists of the inner court and the outer court. The inner court was served as the residence for imperial families, while the outer courter was mainly used as administrative area for emperors to deal with political affairs.

After that, enjoy an a la carte welcome lunch with Peking Duck at a famous restaurant. Then, explore China's largest royal sacrificial building complex - the Temple of Heaven. This evening, we will arrange a fantastic Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 4 Beijing
It would be a great pity for your China tour from Vancouver without visiting the Great Wall. So, this morning, we will explore the Mutianyu Great Wall by taking a round-trip cable car. Standing on the wall with a cup of red wine, you will feel amazed about this majestic masterpiece stretching for thousands of miles. 

We don't serve lunch today because the restaurants nearby are not up to our standard. You can have some fast food or pack some snacks for lunch. Then we will get back to the urban area and have some leisure time at a famous local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xi'an
Today's itinerary starts with China's largest royal garden - the Summer Palace, where we can appreciate picturesque natural sceneries and exquisite royal constructions. Then, we will make a short stop at the Bird's Nest for photo opportunity.

Around noon, have an a la carte lunch at a well-reputed restaurant. In the afternoon, a rickshaw tour through old Hutongs will be arranged for you to learn more about daily life of Beijinger. After that, our guide will transfer you to the airport for a flight to Xi'an, the next destination of your China tour from Vancouver. Upon arrival, you will be met and sent to the hotel by Xi'an Guide.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 6 Xi'an
Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army
The Terracotta Army, acting as one of the eight wonders of the world, is the first stop in this ancient city. Inside the museum, there are thousands of life-sized warriors representing the strong military power during the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC).

After exploring this astonishing art work, we will serve you a special home-cooked a la carte lunch at a local family's home. It's a good opportunity for you to learn about Chinese food culture and you can also try to learn how to cook Chinese food. In the afternoon, visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum. An unforgettable night will be created when you watch the attractive Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show and taste the delicious Dumpling Dinner.

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 - Shanghai
In the morning, we will have a leisure walk around the City Wall Park, where many locals do morning exercises, engage in other recreational activities or just chat with each other. All these events reflect the real life of local citizens. Moreover, you will be guided to practice Tai Chi with a master. Then, ascend the Xi'an City Wall, where you can get a close touch with the most complete city wall in China. Bike riding on the wall is also popular among visitors and the bike rental fee is on your own.

After an a la carte lunch at a well-known restaurant, our guide will escort you to the airport to fly to Shanghai, the last stop of your China tour from Vancouver. Our Shanghai guide will wait for you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Day 8 Shanghai
Local people playing Tai Chi at the Bund
Local people playing Tai Chi at the Bund
Your China tour from Canada in Shanghai starts with the Shanghai Museum, which displays a large number of collections of ancient Chinese art works. Then, explore the famous Yu Garden, a typical classical garden in Southern China. The garden specializes in precious tree species, exquisite pavilions, delicate rockeries... Next is the surrounding Yuyuan Bazaar, which offers diversified small products and palatable local snacks.

Around noon, enjoy an a la carte lunch at a nice restaurant. Then, continue to discover old Shanghai at the Former French Concession. Afterwards, wander along the Bund, a must-visit place in Shanghai. We will arrange a special cruise over the Huangpu River to round out today's trip. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 9 Shanghai - Vancouver
After having a hearty breakfast at the hotel, it's time to say goodbye to your 9 days China tour from Vancouver. On each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, there are two direct flights from Shanghai to Vancouver, while there are three on other days in one week. We will certainly purchase the tickets for you ahead of time. You will need to arrange your own trip to the airport. We recommend you take a taxi for convenience, which will cost about CNY 200 to Pudong International Airport. After a 10.5-hour flight journey, you will get back home. Wish you have had a wonderful trip with us!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Air+Land
(From YVR)
Single Room
Supplement
 
Jul 15(Wed)Jul 23(Thu)$1449$2649$399
Jul 22(Wed)Jul 30(Thu)$1449$2649$399
Jul 29(Wed)Aug 06(Thu)$1449$2649$399
Aug 05(Wed)Aug 13(Thu)$1449$2549$399
Aug 12(Wed)Aug 20(Thu)$1449$2549$399
Aug 19(Wed)Aug 27(Thu)$1449$2549$399
Aug 26(Wed)Sep 03(Thu)$1439$2539$409
Sep 02(Wed)Sep 10(Thu)$1429$2429$449
Sep 09(Wed)Sep 17(Thu)$1429$2429$449
Sep 16(Wed)Sep 24(Thu)$1429$2429$449
Sep 23(Wed)Oct 01(Thu)$1429$2429$449
Oct 07(Wed)Oct 15(Thu)$1429$2429$449
Oct 14(Wed)Oct 22(Thu)$1429$2429$449
Oct 21(Wed)Oct 29(Thu)$1429$2429$449
Oct 28(Wed)Nov 05(Thu)$1299$2299$449
Nov 04(Wed)Nov 12(Thu)$1299$2299$449
Nov 11(Wed)Nov 19(Thu)$1289$2289$429
Nov 18(Wed)Nov 26(Thu)$1219$2219$379
Dec 08(Tue)Dec 16(Wed)$1209$2409$369
Dec 22(Tue)Dec 30(Wed)$1209$2609$369
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Air+Land
(From YVR)
Single Room
Supplement
 
Jan 08(Fri)Jan 16(Sat)$1129$1929$339
Feb 19(Fri)Feb 27(Sat)$1129$1629$339
Mar 03(Wed)Mar 11(Thu)$1159$1659$369
Mar 10(Wed)Mar 18(Thu)$1159$1659$369
Mar 24(Wed)Apr 01(Thu)$1159$1659$369
Mar 31(Wed)Apr 08(Thu)$1319$1919$399
Apr 07(Wed)Apr 15(Thu)$1319$1919$399
Apr 14(Wed)Apr 22(Thu)$1319$1919$399
Apr 21(Wed)Apr 29(Thu)$1319$1919$399
May 05(Wed)May 13(Thu)$1319$1919$399
May 12(Wed)May 20(Thu)$1319$1919$399
May 19(Wed)May 27(Thu)$1319$1919$399
May 26(Wed)Jun 03(Thu)$1329$1929$379
Jun 02(Wed)Jun 10(Thu)$1319$2519$379
Jun 09(Wed)Jun 17(Thu)$1319$2519$379
Jun 16(Wed)Jun 24(Thu)$1319$2519$379
Jun 23(Wed)Jul 01(Thu)$1319$2519$379
Jun 30(Wed)Jul 08(Thu)$1359$2559$379
Jul 07(Wed)Jul 15(Thu)$1359$2559$379
Jul 14(Wed)Jul 22(Thu)$1359$2559$379
Jul 21(Wed)Jul 29(Thu)$1359$2559$379
Jul 28(Wed)Aug 05(Thu)$1359$2559$379
Aug 04(Wed)Aug 12(Thu)$1359$2459$379
Aug 11(Wed)Aug 19(Thu)$1359$2459$379
Aug 18(Wed)Aug 26(Thu)$1359$2459$379
Aug 25(Wed)Sep 02(Thu)$1339$2439$389
Sep 01(Wed)Sep 09(Thu)$1339$2339$419
Sep 08(Wed)Sep 16(Thu)$1339$2339$419
Sep 15(Wed)Sep 23(Thu)$1339$2339$419
Sep 22(Wed)Sep 30(Thu)$1339$2339$419
Oct 06(Wed)Oct 14(Thu)$1339$2339$419
Oct 13(Wed)Oct 21(Thu)$1339$2339$419
Oct 20(Wed)Oct 28(Thu)$1339$2339$419
Oct 27(Wed)Nov 04(Thu)$1219$2219$419
Nov 03(Wed)Nov 11(Thu)$1219$2219$419
Nov 10(Wed)Nov 18(Thu)$1209$2209$399
Nov 19(Fri)Nov 27(Sat)$1139$2139$359
Dec 03(Fri)Dec 11(Sat)$1129$2329$349
Dec 22(Wed)Dec 30(Thu)$1129$2529$349
Price Includes
  • China domestic airfares
  • Round-trip airfare from Vancouver (YVR)
  • 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
  • Land only package excludes international airfare
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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