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China Delights from Shanghai

SG27: 12 Days Small Group Tour to Shanghai  Beijing Xian Guilin Shanghai
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Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Welcome to China, an oriental country with long and glorious history and full of modern dynamics. As soon as you land in Shanghai, our guide is ready to meet you at the exit of the airport. We then drive you to check in at the hotel and remain the rest time of the day free. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
Day 2 Shanghai - Beijing
Hotel-railway station transfer. A high speed train to Beijing, Railway station to hotel transfer. (B)
Our group in the Forbidden City, Beijing
The group you will join in is scheduled to begin and end in Shanghai. We have arranged the sightseeing of Shanghai when you come back on the eleventh day, so today you will take the high-speed train heading for Beijing first. The train journey is 5.5 - 6 hours and it runs about every 20 minutes from 07:00 to 19:00. The ideal one we would like to book for you leaves at 10:00 and arrives in Beijing at 15:00, but if you have other preferred time of leaving, or if you prefer to take flight instead, come to your travel consultant please. The transfers between your hotel and the train station in both Shanghai and Beijing are included. After we assist you to check in at the hotel in Beijing, you will be free for the rest time of the day. Take a good sleep tonight and your exciting China group tours from Shanghai officially starts from tomorrow. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 3 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Badaling Great Wall
In the morning, meet your guide and the other group members at the hotel lobby. Let's go for our first highlight of this trip, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Covering an area of 440 thousand square meters, Tiananmen Square is regarded as the heart of the city. After taking some pictures on the square, we walk into the Forbidden City, a grand Royal Palace for Ming and Qing dynasties. Besides the large scale and unique wooden structure of this ancient architectural complex, the more interesting part of this would be the historical and mysterious stories and legends about the imperial life that you will hear from your guide.

After that, have a hearty lunch at a decent local restaurant to taste the real Chinese food (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price).

The afternoon time is to visit the Temple of Heaven, followed by a vivid Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Today's highlight is surely the marvelous Great Wall, which is two hours away from your hotel. The section of Badaling Great Wall is the best-preserved and most complete section. Its magnificence is incomparable. After that a jade store is arranged. As there is no good restaurant close to the wall, we leave the lunch on your own and you may have some fast food nearby with the recommendation of your guide.

Continue the afternoon visit to the Sacred Way. On the way back to Beijing, you will have a chance to admire the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) from a distance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Our travel consultant with her clients
Today you will pack your luggage beforehand and check out the hotel after the breakfast. On our last day tour in Beijing, we devote our time to the beautiful Summer Palace, a pearl factory and the traditional Hutong alleys. Lunch is still in a la carte style and you have an allowance of CNY150 per person to order food as you like.

Later in the day, we drive you to the airport and see you off for your flight to Xian. After two hours flight journey, you will land in Xian where your new guide is expecting you with a warm welcome. We transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel Xian
Day 6 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Terracotta Army, Xian
Now comes to our highlight visit in Xian, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is regarded as the eighth miracle in the world. This underground army was built by the first Emperor Qin Shi Huang to protect him in his afterlife. The craftsmanship of the terracotta warriors is outstanding and it is amazing that each warrior has its own attire and expression. After that, go to a pottery-making factory, and then we drive back to the downtown city.

Lunch today is specially arranged in a local family and the delicious food is made by the hospitable hostess. Visit her house and you will get to know the local people's life in China.

Then we visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xian Museum before attending the Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show in the evening. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
Day 7 Xian
City Wall, Provincial History Museum, A la carte lunch, Great Mosque, Free time at the Muslim Bazzar. (B+L)
Continue your visit to the ancient City Wall and the Provincial History Museum today. An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) is arranged at a fancy local restaurant. After that, visit the Great Mosque and then spend your remaining time at the famous Muslim market, where you get a good opportunity to shopping small souvenirs and gifts. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Xian - Guilin
Fly to Guilin. Airport-hotel transfer. Reed Flute Cave. (B)
Li River Cruise, Guilin
In the morning, bid farewell to your guide in Xian after we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Guilin. The flight takes about two hours. Then you will meet your local guide at the airport exit after you fetch back your luggage. Not like Beijing and Xian where you learn much about China's history and culture, Guilin is a beautiful city in southern part with marvelous landscape.

After arrival, we will firstly visit the Reed Flute Cave. And then transfer you to the hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 9 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip. Yangshuo-Guilin transfer. Elephant Trunk Hill. (B+L)
Yangshuo countryside
Today you will enjoy a visual feast with continuous green hills and clear waters when you cruise along Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo. Lunch on the boat is the basic Chinese lunch box so you are suggested to have a big breakfast at the hotel in the morning. 

After 4 to 5 hours on the boat, you will disembark at Yangshuo at around 14:00. Followed is a lovely countryside trip to appreciate the beautiful rural scenery in Yangshuo, including a local villager's home. After that, we will transfer you back to Guilin and fulfill your time by visiting the Elephant Trunk Hill

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. Free time for the rest of the day. (B)
After breakfast, we transfer you to the airport to take flight to Shanghai. You will be greeted by your local guide upon arrival and transferred to the hotel. Then the rest of the time is free on your own to discover this modern and prosperous city.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
Day 11 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, A la carte lunch, the Bund, Huangpu River cruise. (B+L)
Shanghai Bund
In the morning, your guide is ready to pick you up after you have breakfast. Today we will visit Shanghai Museum to see more of China's cultural relics. Then visit the Yuyuan Garden which represents the classical private gardens in southern area. Followed is a silk factory which is an ideal place to witness the tradition of the mulberry-tree planting, silkworm raising, silk reeling, silk fabric weaving and silk embroidery.

After an a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a local restaurant, we will continue to visit the Bund, where you will also have a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River. At the end of the day, we will transfer you back to the hotel and bid farewell to you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 12 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. A pleasant trip home! (B)
Today you will travel to the airport for your homeward flight by yourself. You may book a taxi with the hotel reception beforehand. It costs about CNY200 per cab to PVG Airport.

If you would like to stay longer for a private extension trip, please come to your travel consultant to discuss more. We wish you have had a wonderful time with us in China. Thank you! 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Mar. 2018Mar 03(Sat) Mar 14(Wed) $1629$489
Mar 10(Sat) Mar 21(Wed) $1629$489
Mar 24(Sat) Apr 04(Wed) $1789$599
Mar 30(Fri) Apr 10(Tue) $2029$669
Apr. 2018Apr 04(Wed) Apr 15(Sun) $2029$669
Apr 11(Wed) Apr 22(Sun) $2029$669
Apr 18(Wed) Apr 29(Sun) $2029 $1927$669
Apr 25(Wed) May 06(Sun) $2029 $1927$669
May. 2018May 02(Wed) May 13(Sun) $2029 $1927$669
May 09(Wed) May 20(Sun) $2029 $1927$669
May 16(Wed) May 27(Sun) $2029 $1927$669
May 23(Wed) Jun 03(Sun) $2029 $1826$669
May 30(Wed) Jun 10(Sun) $1979 $1781$619
Jun. 2018Jun 06(Wed) Jun 17(Sun) $1979 $1781$619
Jun 13(Wed) Jun 24(Sun) $1979 $1781$619
Jun 20(Wed) Jul 01(Sun) $1979 $1781$619
Jun 27(Wed) Jul 08(Sun) $2049 $1844$619
Jul. 2018Jul 04(Wed) Jul 15(Sun) $2049 $1844$619
Jul 11(Wed) Jul 22(Sun) $2049 $1844$619
Jul 18(Wed) Jul 29(Sun) $2049 $1844$619
Jul 25(Wed) Aug 05(Sun) $2049 $1844$619
Aug. 2018Aug 01(Wed) Aug 12(Sun) $2059 $1853$629
Aug 08(Wed) Aug 19(Sun) $2059 $1853$629
Aug 15(Wed) Aug 26(Sun) $2059 $1853$629
Aug 29(Wed) Sep 09(Sun) $2069 $1862$669
Sep. 2018Sep 05(Wed) Sep 16(Sun) $2069 $1862$669
Sep 12(Wed) Sep 23(Sun) $2069 $1862$669
Sep 19(Wed) Sep 30(Sun) $2069 $1862$669
Oct. 2018Oct 03(Wed) Oct 14(Sun) $2069 $1862$669
Oct 10(Wed) Oct 21(Sun) $2069 $1862$669
Oct 17(Wed) Oct 28(Sun) $2069 $1862$669
Oct 24(Wed) Nov 04(Sun) $1979 $1781$659
Oct 31(Wed) Nov 11(Sun) $1819 $1637$639
Nov. 2018Nov 07(Wed) Nov 18(Sun) $1819 $1637$639
Nov 14(Wed) Nov 25(Sun) $1789 $1610$609
Dec. 2018Dec 07(Fri) Dec 18(Tue) $1749 $1574$589
Dec 21(Fri) Jan 01(Tue) $1749 $1574$589

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