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China Delights from Shanghai

SG28: 12 Days Small Group Tour to Shanghai Beijing Xian Guilin Shanghai
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Day01 Arrival in Shanghai
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.

Accommodation: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day02 Shanghai - Beijing
Hotel-railway station transfer. A high speed train to Beijing, Railway station to hotel transfer. (B)

Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
Day03 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Day04 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, a jade factory, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Day05 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, a pearl store, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel Xian
Day06 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, a pottery-making factory, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Day07 Xian
City Wall, Provincial History Museum, A la carte lunch, Great Mosque, Free time at the Muslim Bazzar. (B+L)
Day08 Xian - Guilin
Fly to Guilin. Airport-hotel transfer. Reed Flute Cave, a sea water pearl store. (B)

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day09 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip. Yangshuo-Guilin transfer. Elephant Trunk Hill. (B+L)
Day10 Guilin - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. Free time for the rest of the day. (B)

Accommodation: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day11 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, a silk shop, A la carte lunch, the Bund, Nanjing Road, an art and cultural street. (B+L)
Day12 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. A pleasant trip home! (B)
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Day01 Arrival in Shanghai
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: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day02 Shanghai - Beijing
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: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
Day03 Beijing
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
Day04 Beijing
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
Day05 Beijing - Xian
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
Day06 Xian
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
Day07 Xian
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
Day08 Xian - Guilin
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 as well as a sea water pearl store in downtown area. And then transfer you to the hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day09 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
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
Day10 Guilin - Shanghai
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: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day11 Shanghai
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, Nanjing Road and an ancient cultural street, Tianzifang. 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
Day12 Departure from Shanghai
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
  • 2018 Prices
  • 2017 Prices
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person! Currency Converter
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2018Jan 05(Fri) Jan 16(Tue) $1529 $1345$469
Feb. 2018Feb 02(Fri) Feb 13(Tue) $1529 $1345$469
Mar. 2018Mar 03(Sat) Mar 14(Wed) $1529 $1345$469
Mar 10(Sat) Mar 21(Wed) $1529 $1345$469
Mar 24(Sat) Apr 04(Wed) $1689 $1486$569
Mar 30(Fri) Apr 10(Tue) $1919 $1688$639
Apr. 2018Apr 04(Wed) Apr 15(Sun) $1919 $1688$639
Apr 11(Wed) Apr 22(Sun) $1919 $1688$639
Apr 18(Wed) Apr 29(Sun) $1919 $1688$639
Apr 25(Wed) May 06(Sun) $1919 $1688$639
May. 2018May 02(Wed) May 13(Sun) $1919 $1688$639
May 09(Wed) May 20(Sun) $1919 $1688$639
May 16(Wed) May 27(Sun) $1919 $1688$639
May 23(Wed) Jun 03(Sun) $1919 $1688$639
May 30(Wed) Jun 10(Sun) $1869 $1644$589
Jun. 2018Jun 06(Wed) Jun 17(Sun) $1869 $1644$589
Jun 13(Wed) Jun 24(Sun) $1869 $1644$589
Jun 20(Wed) Jul 01(Sun) $1869 $1644$589
Jun 27(Wed) Jul 08(Sun) $1929 $1697$589
Jul. 2018Jul 04(Wed) Jul 15(Sun) $1929 $1697$589
Jul 11(Wed) Jul 22(Sun) $1929 $1697$589
Jul 18(Wed) Jul 29(Sun) $1929 $1697$589
Jul 25(Wed) Aug 05(Sun) $1929 $1697$589
Aug. 2018Aug 01(Wed) Aug 12(Sun) $1949 $1715$609
Aug 08(Wed) Aug 19(Sun) $1949 $1715$609
Aug 15(Wed) Aug 26(Sun) $1949 $1715$609
Aug 29(Wed) Sep 09(Sun) $1949 $1715$639
Sep. 2018Sep 05(Wed) Sep 16(Sun) $1949 $1715$639
Sep 12(Wed) Sep 23(Sun) $1949 $1715$639
Sep 19(Wed) Sep 30(Sun) $1949 $1715$639
Oct. 2018Oct 03(Wed) Oct 14(Sun) $1949 $1715$639
Oct 10(Wed) Oct 21(Sun) $1949 $1715$639
Oct 17(Wed) Oct 28(Sun) $1949 $1715$639
Oct 24(Wed) Nov 04(Sun) $1869 $1644$629
Oct 31(Wed) Nov 11(Sun) $1719 $1512$609
Nov. 2018Nov 07(Wed) Nov 18(Sun) $1719 $1512$609
Nov 14(Wed) Nov 25(Sun) $1689 $1486$579
Dec. 2018Dec 07(Fri) Dec 18(Tue) $1649 $1451$559
Dec 21(Fri) Jan 01(Tue) $1649 $1451$559
Jan. 2019Jan 04(Fri) Jan 15(Tue) $1569 $1380$559
Jan 18(Fri) Jan 29(Tue) $1569 $1380$559
Feb. 2019Feb 23(Sat) Mar 06(Wed) $1569 $1380$559
Mar. 2019Mar 04(Mon) Mar 15(Fri) $1569 $1380$559
Mar 11(Mon) Mar 22(Fri) $1569 $1380$559
Mar 25(Mon) Apr 05(Fri) $1569 $1380$559

Remarks: The prices in red reflect 12% discount if you book a 2018 China tour before Dec. 31, 2017.

Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • 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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Book a 2018 China tour before Dec. 31, 2017, and you will enjoy a guaranteed discount of 12% off the tour price.