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Incredible Zhangjiajie

111: 11 Days Private Beijing - Xian - Zhangjiajie - Shanghai
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed car
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors
  • Have a leisurely walk or an exciting bicycle ride on the time-honored City Wall of Xian
  • See the Avatar floating mountains in Zhangjiajie & experience the No.1 glass bridge
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River to take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Our professional guide will meet you at the Arrival Hall of the airport, carrying a board with your name. Afterwards, you will be escorted to the hotel. En route, the guide will give you some basic introduction of Beijing. After check-in, you are free to wander around this city for the rest of the day.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven. (B+L)
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
Today's private China tour will begin with the Tiananmen Square located on the central axis of Beijing City. It is regarded as the world's largest square in downtown area, holding the Monument to the People's Heroes and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. Meanwhile, you can also see the Great Hall of the People, National Museum, and the Tiananmen Tower around the square. Besides, the sparkling Jinshui River under the Tiananmen Tower is also a stunning scene. Afterwards, our guide will take you to the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum. It was the royal palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911). As the best-preserved and the largest wooden royal architectural complex in the world, it also covers a large number of unique and priceless cultural relics.

Then you can enjoy a delicious a la carte lunch at noon. Afterwards, we will proceed to the Temple of Heaven which originally served as a place for emperors to worship the God of Heaven in the Ming and Qing dynasties. At present, it has developed into a park for Beijingers to do exercise. You can have a chance to blend in with the local life there.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Ming Tomb, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Our clients on the Badaling Great Wall, Beijing
In the morning, the guide will accompany you to the best-preserved section of the Ming Great Wall, Badaling Great Wall. Climbing this section is absolutely a highlight of this 2-week China tour pacakge. You can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and appreciate the exquisite architectural technique of ancient people there. You may have lunch on your own, and our guide is willing to provide you some advice.

Afterwards, we'll continue this private China tour to the Ming Tombs where thirteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) were buried. The Sacred Way measuring about 7.3 kilometers (4.5 miles) is the first spot and leads to the Changling Tomb, the largest mausoleum of the Ming Tombs. You can see a huge stone memorial archway with delicate carvings at the entrance. When finishing visiting there, our drive will send you back to your hotel, and you can have a distance view of the Bird's Nest on the way.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, Hutong visit. A high speed train to Xian. Railway station to hotel transfer. (B)
Summer Palace is the first destination of today's China tour package. It's a representative Chinese classic garden, as well as one of the best-preserved royal gardens of the country. After that, we will arrange you a Hutong tour to enjoy the lifestyle of traditional Beijingers. Then the guide will help you to check out the hotel and escort you to the railway station. You will then take a high speed train to Xian. Our Xian guide will pick you up at the railway station and send you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Xian
Terracotta Army Museum, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Provincial History Museum. (B)
Terracotta Army Museum, Xian
Xian is an ancient city with various historic sites. Today, your private Xian tour will start with Terracotta Army Museum. As one of the Eight Wonders in the world, it holds numerous delicate pottery soldiers, acrobats, weapons, horses, and chariots of the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC). Our guide will accompany you to appreciate this grand scenic area and give you vivid and interesting explanations about the kingdom and this underground troop. Lunch is on your own, and the surrounding fast-food restaurants are recommended.

Then you will be guided to the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. After that, we will proceed to the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum which looks like a palace during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). Here exhibits diverse cultural relics including stoneware of Prehistoric Times, bronze wares of the Shang and Zhou dynasties (17th century - 256 BC), lifelike pottery figures, golden and silver wares of the Han (202 BC - 220 AD) and Tang dynasties, and the Tang tomb murals. When the visiting is over, our driver will take you back to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 6 Xian - Zhangjiajie
City Wall, A local family visit and home-cooked lunch, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter. Fly to Zhangjiajie. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Biking on the City Wall
Today, we will continue this private China tour to the City Wall. Its perimeter measures 13.74 kilometers (8.5 miles) with moats, suspension bridges, watch towers, parapets and battlements. After that, we will arrange a local family visit for you, and you can have a home-cooked lunch there.

In the afternoon, our guide will lead you to the Great Mosque of typical Islamic architectural features. Later, you may stroll around the nearby Muslim Quarter freely to have a taste of local snacks, including Crumbled Unleavened Bread in Mutton Stew, kebabs, steamed stuffed bun of Jiasan, and fruit pies. Afterwards, the drive will send you to the airport to catch the flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel directly.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day 7 Zhangjiajie
Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, Golden Whip Stream (Jinbian Stream) and the Ten-mile gallery. (B+L)
Today you will have a full day tour in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Firstly, we will take the Bailong Elevator to the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area which is famous for the Southern Sky Column - the shooting places of famous movie Avatar. Afterwards, the guide will accompany you to take a battery car to Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, where you can find a large scale of valuable and rare plants, as well as diverse animals. Later, the guide will accompany you to the Golden Whip Stream. This stream stretching 5,710 meters (3.5 miles) is named after the Golden Whip Rock which looks exactly like a whip shining under the sunlight. You will then head for Ten-mile gallery by a small train. This gallery is about 5 kilometers (3 miles) long with lush woods, beautiful flowers, and oddly-shaped rocks on both sides. After enjoying the natural scenery for a whole day, the guide and driver will take you back to your hotel. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Zhangjiajie
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with glass bridge, Baofeng Lake (B+L)
Our guests visiting Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Today's first destination, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, will definitely leave you an unforgettable impression. This Grand Canyon can be regarded as the Zhangjiajie landscape museum, integrating mountains, caves, and water together. You can have a whole view of karst topography in North Temperate Zone there with twitter of the birds, clear lakes and vigorous animals. In addition, the Glass Bridge here is the world's longest and highest one with a relative height of around 400 meters (1,300 feet) and a length of 370 meters (400 yards). 

Later, you will take a boat on the Baofeng Lake. The picturesque landscape around the lake, along with the beautiful folksongs by local people in traditional costume, will offer you a great experience.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Zhangjiajie - Shanghai
Tian Men Mountain. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Today we will visit the Tianmen Mountain, the highest mountain in Zhangjiajie with a height of 1,518.6 meters (4,982 feet). The mountain tour will end in the afternoon. You will then be escorted to catch an evening flight to Shanghai. Upon landing, our guide of the following private Shanghai tour will transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, A la carte lunch, Huangpu River cruise, the Bund and a cultural street. (B+L)
Our clients at the Bund, Shanghai
Shanghai will be the last city of your China tour package. Today's itinerary will cover the Shanghai Museum and Yu Garden in the morning. There are more than 120,000 cultural relics preserved in Shanghai Museum, including bronze wares, pottery figures, calligraphy, and paintings. Yuyuan Garden with exquisite design and elegant environment is a classic private garden of more than 400 years' history.

After an a la carte lunch, the guide will take you to experience the Huangpu River Cruise. You can admire buildings of both Chinese and western architectural styles along the bustling Bund as well as modern skyscrapers of the Lujiazui on the two banks. Afterwards, you can enjoy some free time to explore the Bund. Then you will be accompanied to a cultural street to experience the elegant and strong culture along the old lanes. After that, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 11 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Your 11-day private China tour will come to an end here. Please check out the hotel and get all your belongings ready. Our driver will escort you to catch your homeward flight. A nice journey home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
BeijingHotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong Pentahotel Beijing
XianWyndham Grand Xian South Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda
ZhangjiajiePullman Zhangjiajie Hotel Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Ocean Hotel Shanghai
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Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
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Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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    5.01 Reivew
    Valerie
    Cayman Islands
    Posted on November 28, 2018
    Our agent Abbey organised for us The Great Wall in Beijing and the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an on a small-group tour and 3 days private tour in Zhangjiajie. She also booked all our train tickets. Tours have been great, hassle free, professional drivers and guides. Abbey was very professional, replied promptly to my emails and mostly, she was very patient. I asked her so many questions and change my itinerary so many times and she never gave up on me. Much appreciated.
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