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SG30: 12 Days Small Group Shanghai Beijing Xian Chengdu 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 pick-up & railway station-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 - Chengdu
Fly to Chengdu. Airport-hotel transfer. Free time in the afternoon. (B)

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Day09 Chengdu
Giant Panda Breeding Base, Jinsha Site Museum, Broad and Narrow Alleys. (B)
Day10 Chengdu - 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
Upon your arrival, our guide will be waiting for you outside the customs of the airport, and then transfer you to the hotel. Relax during the remaining time of the day.

Highlights in Shanghai will be arranged to visit on your return trip with your group members on Day 11. If you get enough time today, you can go to Nanjing Road and the Bund to have a brief visit of this city by yourself. You may take Metro Line 1 from the hotel, get off at Renmin Square and go out from Exit 14, then it takes about 10 minutes' walking to Nanjing Road from the station. Taxi may cost about CNY25 per cab from the hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day02 Shanghai - Beijing
This morning, our guide will pick you up from your hotel and escort you to the railway station for a high-speed train with a ride of around 5.5 hours to Beijing. Upon your arrival, our guide will be waiting for you at the exit of the Railway Station and transfer you to the hotel. Please get ready for your following China group tours from Shanghai.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
Day03 Beijing
Forbidden City, Beijing
Today our trip begins with a visit to Tiananmem Square, the largest city center square in the world and one of the most iconic images of the 20th century. Our next destination, the Forbidden City is opposite to Tiananmen Square with just several minutes walking. The history here was fascinating and the architecture iconic, which make it a tremendous place to understand the greatness of the Chinese Empire. To avoid the cheap tourist restaurant, we specially serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a famous and elegant restaurant to taste the authentic Chinese food.

After lunch, we continue our visit to the Temple of Heaven. It is a massive outdoor park filled with beautiful green space and temples dating back to the Ming Dynasty where the Emperor would go to pray for harvest. The evening will be highlighted by a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day04 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall
This morning we drive out of the city to the most representative and best-preserved section of the spectacular Great Wall - Badaling, which is definitely worth a visit. On the way to the Great Wall, we will stop at a jade factory to learn about the long history of Chinese jade culture and witness the superb craftsmanship in jade stone carving. Lunch is on your own arrangement. It may be better that you have a big breakfast at the hotel and have some fast food for lunch by yourself.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Sacred Way which means the road leading to heaven with pairs of marvelous stone creatures on both sides. The whole day's sightseeing will be completed after seeing the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) on the way to back to the city.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day05 Beijing - Xian
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Our guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby and help you with the check-out formality. Drive to the Summer Palace, the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, to enjoy the stunning constructions and the gorgeous landscape. Then we will walk for a few minutes to reach a pearl factory, where people will learn interesting information about pearl cultivation, processing and study. We will serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a fancy restaurant with delicious food and great atmosphere.

After lunch, we will take a rickshaw to trace the old Hutong alleys, appreciate the oldest gray brick courtyard residence and capture the lifestyles of local families. Then take a late afternoon flight to Xian. Our guide will wait for you at Xian airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel Xian
Day06 Xian
Terracotta Army, Xian
The morning excursion will bring us to the Eighth Wonder of the World, the marvelous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum which is renowned as the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Here we will see a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China. After completing the museum trip, we will have a stopover at a pottery-making factory to see craftsmen making terracotta replicas. Then we will drive back to downtown and enjoy a special and authentic home cooked a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a local family.

A visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xian Museum will be scheduled in the afternoon. At night, we will watch a gorgeous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show and taste the local Dumpling Dinner at Shaanxi Opera Theatre. The melodic music and graceful dance of the show is inspired from the Chinese royal court performance over 1,000 years ago.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
Day07 Xian
Another day for Xian highlights will wait for you. The City Wall in Xian is the most complete city wall that has survived in China. Walk on the wall and feel how the past meets present. Cycling on the ancient wall would be an interesting experience that many travelers like to try (bike rental is at your own expense). The next destination is the comprehensive Provincial History Museum.

An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be specially arranged at a famous local restaurant, followed by a visit to the Great Mosque. Free time will be left for you to explore the nearby Muslim street before getting back to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day08 Xian - Chengdu
Our guide and driver will escort you to the airport for flight to Chengdu. Your local guide in Chengdu will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Free in the afternoon.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Day09 Chengdu
Giant panda munching on bamboos
We will head to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding when the pandas are active in the morning. The Panda Base is set among bamboo groves with winding paths. Here we may have chance to see pandas of any ages, adults, toddlers and babies. Lunch is on your own and you may get suggestions from the local tour guide. 

Continue our journey to Jinsha Site Museum and appreciate its 4D Cinema Dream Back to Jinsha. After that, we will turn to explore the Broad and Narrow Alleys, a blend of boutiques, bars, cafes, teahouses, traditional handworks and local popular restaurants. We will drive you back to the hotel at the end of the day.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day10 Chengdu - Shanghai
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and accompany you to the airport for a morning flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival, our local guide will meet you at the exit of the arrival hall and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. The remaining time of the day is free for you to explore the city. A visit to Xin Tian Di area is suggested as it is famous for shopping, entertainment and dining.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day11 Shanghai
Shanghai Bund
Our first destination today is Shanghai Museum which houses a wonderful collection of painting, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy and bronzes. Afterwards, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden to discover the unique characteristics of its pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters. Then visit Shanghai Silk Museum to witness the tradition of the mulberry-tree planting, silkworm raising, silk reeling, silk fabric weaving, silk embroidery and suchlike ancient crafts. An a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be served at a popular local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit the Bund, Nanjing Road and an ancient cultural street, Tianzifang. Then we get back to the hotel, our guide will bid farewell to you in the lobby.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day12 Departure from Shanghai
Today you will travel to the airport for your departure flight by yourself. The normal hotel check out time is 12:00. If you leave late in the afternoon, you may store your luggage at the hotel reception. Due to different flight schedules, the hotel-airport transfer service is not included. For your reference, it costs around CNY150 to Pudong International Airport and around CNY50 to Hongqiao Airport by taxi. We wish you a nice journey home.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
  • 2017 Prices
  • 2018 Prices
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons! Currency Converter
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2017Jan 04(Wed) Jan 15(Sun) $1699$529Full
Feb. 2017Feb 13(Mon) Feb 24(Fri) $1699$529Full
Mar. 2017Mar 04(Sat) Mar 15(Wed) $1729$569Full
Apr. 2017Apr 05(Wed) Apr 16(Sun) $1899$649Full
May. 2017May 03(Wed) May 14(Sun) $1899$649
May 10(Wed) May 21(Sun) $1899$649
May 17(Wed) May 28(Sun) $1899$649
May 24(Wed) Jun 04(Sun) $1899$649
May 31(Wed) Jun 11(Sun) $1839$579
Jun. 2017Jun 07(Wed) Jun 18(Sun) $1839$579
Jun 14(Wed) Jun 25(Sun) $1839$579
Jun 21(Wed) Jul 02(Sun) $1839$579
Jun 28(Wed) Jul 09(Sun) $1869 $1756$589
Jul. 2017Jul 05(Wed) Jul 16(Sun) $1869 $1756$589
Jul 12(Wed) Jul 23(Sun) $1869 $1756$589
Jul 19(Wed) Jul 30(Sun) $1869 $1756$589
Jul 26(Wed) Aug 06(Sun) $1869 $1756$589
Aug. 2017Aug 02(Wed) Aug 13(Sun) $1879 $1766$599
Aug 09(Wed) Aug 20(Sun) $1879 $1766$599
Aug 16(Wed) Aug 27(Sun) $1879 $1766$599
Aug 23(Wed) Sep 03(Sun) $1879 $1766$599
Aug 30(Wed) Sep 10(Sun) $1919 $1803$669
Sep. 2017Sep 06(Wed) Sep 17(Sun) $1909 $1794$659
Sep 13(Wed) Sep 24(Sun) $1909 $1794$659
Sep 20(Wed) Oct 01(Sun) $1909 $1794$659
Oct. 2017Oct 04(Wed) Oct 15(Sun) $1909 $1794$659
Oct 11(Wed) Oct 22(Sun) $1909 $1794$659
Oct 18(Wed) Oct 29(Sun) $1909 $1794$659
Oct 25(Wed) Nov 05(Sun) $1859 $1747$649
Nov. 2017Nov 01(Wed) Nov 12(Sun) $1769 $1662$629
Nov 08(Wed) Nov 19(Sun) $1769 $1662$629
Nov 15(Wed) Nov 26(Sun) $1739 $1634$599
Dec. 2017Dec 08(Fri) Dec 19(Tue) $1699 $1597$559
Dec 21(Thu) Jan 01(Mon) $1699 $1597$559
Jan. 2018Jan 05(Fri) Jan 16(Tue) $1699 $1597$559
Feb. 2018Feb 02(Fri) Feb 13(Tue) $1699 $1597$559
Mar. 2018Mar 03(Sat) Mar 14(Wed) $1729 $1625$569
Mar 10(Sat) Mar 21(Wed) $1729 $1625$569
Mar 24(Sat) Apr 04(Wed) $1779 $1672$589

Remark: Prices in red reflect the 6% discount.

Price Includes
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  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
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  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
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