FT04: 11 Days Private Tour of Beijing  Luoyang  Xian Chengdu Shanghai
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer.
When you arrive, our guide will meet you outside the customs checkpoint at Beijing Capital Airport, holding a sign with your name on it. Then the guide, together with our experienced driver, will escort your family group to the hotel. The rest of the day is free. Take a walk near the hotel to get acquainted with the surroundings and have a good rest for the coming holiday.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven. (B+L)
Our client Philip with his daughter on the Great Wall, Beijing
Our guide will accompany you to start your private China family tour. In the morning, we will head for the world's biggest city center square, Tiananmen Square. After a leisurely stroll, we walk northwards to visit today's highlight - the Forbidden City, the best-preserved imperial palace in China. It was the dwelling palace of 24 emperors and their families in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911). Apart from appreciating the magnificent structures, you can dress your kids up as princes or princesses in the ancient Chinese style and take some memorable photos. At noon, you will have a delicious a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a superb local restaurant. Then the guide will take you to the Temple of Heaven, the ancient imperial site for the Heaven Worship Ceremony. The interesting Echo Wall here is a good place for you to play with your kids.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird's Nest (drive by), Hutong alleys. (B)
Shaolin Temple, Luoyang
Today provides a wonderful excursion to the Great Wall! Have a big breakfast, and remember to prepare some snacks for the kids, because we will not arrange lunch for you considering the poor quality of nearby restaurants. We will drive you to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in a suburb of Beijing. The round-trip cable car ride is arranged for you. Enjoy the fun of hiking on this amazing man-made wonder.

In the afternoon, we will drive back to the downtown area, and pass by the  Bird's Nest (National Stadium), the grand Olympic site. You can appreciate it at a distance. Afterwards, follow your guide to explore the old Hutong, which is the best place to witness local people's life. There are rickshaws available for shuttling between the alleys. You can try it to experience the old Beijing culture.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Luoyang
Summer Palace. A high speed train to Luoyang. Railway station to hotel transfer. (B)
This morning, our guide will accompany you to an imperial style garden, the Summer Palace. Kunming Lake offers great fun for a family. You can go skating in winter and boating in other seasons. In the afternoon, our guide will see your family off on a high-speed train to Luoyang. After a four-hour fast ride on a clean and comfortable train, our Luoyang guide will welcome you at the arrival hall of the railway station, and then transfer your family to a local hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Luoyang - Xian
Shaolin Temple(including Kung Fu practice), Longmen Grottoes. A high speed train to Xian. Railway station to hotel transfer. (B)
Our family group visiting the ancient Xian City Wall
Today the guide will lead you to the Shaolin Temple, where you can appreciate the real practice of Chinese Kung Fu. Your whole family can learn some basic martial arts moves from the young monks there. Then we will head to the  Longmen Grottoes, located at Longmen Mountain. These grottoes feature abundant shrine-caves, Buddhist statues and cliff calligraphy inscriptions. Every work is imbued with delicacy and wisdom, and you will be intrigued by these masterpieces.

In the evening, you will be escorted back to Luoyang and take another high-speed train to the ancient city, Xian. Our Xian guide will wait for you at the railway station and accompany you to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 6 Xian
Terracotta Army Museum, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. (B)
Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Xian
Today's private tour begins with a close contact with the marvelous terra cotta soldiers at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Afterward, the guide will show you how the "soldiers" are made in a local pottery factory, and you can get involved in the process if you are interested. Lunch is on your own, and our guide will give you some advice.

After a short break, the guide will take you to visit the Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda in Jianfu Temple. You might meet and communicate with some Chinese children learning painting in the yard on weekends. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 7 Xian - Chengdu
City Wall, Muslim Street, A local family visit and home-cooked lunch. A high-speed train to Chengdu. Train station to hotel transfer. (B+L)
Today, you will be guided to the landmark of Xian, the ancient City Wall. There are both single and tandem bicycles on the wall, by which you and your kids can have a ride and enjoy the cool breeze full of fun. Then we will guide you to Muslim Street. There are a lot of souvenirs shops around, where you and kids can select gifts for friends. This noon, your family will be served a home-made lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) by a local family. If you are interested, your hostess will teach you and your children to cook some Chinese food.

After lunch, we will escort you to the North Railway station for a high-speed train to Chengdu. The train journey takes around 4 hours. Upon arrival, our Chengdu guide will meet you at the railway station and transfer you to the hotel for a rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day 8 Chengdu
Giant Panda Breeding Base, Jinli Ancient Street, Jinsha Site Museum. (B)
How lovely the pandas!
Today we will meet the panda families at Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center. The environment here is very clean and quiet. You can enjoy a leisurely time and see how the giant pandas live their lives. The cute baby pandas in the incubator will surely make you smile. After that, we will go to Jinli Old Street, which is famous for delicious snacks. You can try some if you like. There you can also experience the local people's casual lifestyle.

Afterwards, a visit to Jinsha Site Museum will be arranged. The displays in the museum can take you back more than 3,000 years to the ancient Shu Kingdom, and show you the splendid culture of the Jinsha Site. Then, the guide will escort you back to the hotel to have a good rest for the next day's early flight.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 9 Chengdu - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, the Bund, an Acrobatic Show. (B)
In the morning, our guide will say goodbye to you at Chengdu Airport. After the flight to Shanghai, our local guide will meet you outside the arrival hall and then help you check into a local hotel.

In the afternoon, our guide will take you to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. Here you will find miniature models of the city, which will enable you to see Shanghai's planning at a glance. You can also find the present accomplishments of construction and future plans for the city. Then we will make our way to the Bund area. The splendid Huangpu River view echoes with a peculiar complex of buildings, fully showing the glamour of modern Shanghai. In the evening, you can enjoy an acrobatics show with your kids. Every moment of the stunning performance is not to be missed. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 10 Shanghai
Yu Garden, Yuyuan market, A la carte lunch, Zhujiajiao Water Town. (B+L)
Zhujiajiao Water Town, Shanghai
In the morning, we will go to Yu Garden. This is a private garden built in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty. Famous for being elegant and exquisite, it attracts many visitors from home and abroad. The brick carvings, tile carvings and pottery statues are all worth savoring. Drop by the nearby markets, where you can do some shopping for tiny craft objects. A la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) is served. In the afternoon, we will drive you to Zhujiajiao Water Town. All of its streets are built along the river, and the dwellings are in primitive Ming and Qing dynasties style. Aged pavilions and stone bridges all show their touching stories. Wandering inside, you can enjoy this romantic moment with your family. Then our guide will take you back downtown.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 11 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & farewell. A nice journey home! (B)
Your private journey comes to an end today, and our guide and driver will see you off at the airport. If you have an interest in trying the maglev train, we can drive you instead to Longyang Road Station. Our guide will assist you in purchasing the tickets, and you will reach the airport within 8 minutes. If you have such an intention to try the maglev, please contact our tour consultant for this option in advance. We wish you a nice trip!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
BeijingHotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong Pentahotel Beijing
LuoyangLee Royal Hotel Mudu New Friendship Hotel
XianWyndham Grand Xian South Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda
ChengduGrand Hyatt Chengdu Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Ocean Hotel Shanghai
Tour Prices
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Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Tour price for the child under 12 is upon request, we will quote for the age.
  • 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 guide(s)
  • Private driver(s) & air-conditioned vehicle(s)
  • 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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Questions & Answers
Asked by Dave Taysom from USA | Jul. 24, 2019 05:49Reply
What is the best metro route from Pudong Airport to Campanile Shanghai Bund Hotel?? Thanks Dave
Answers (2)
Answered by Sophie from POLAND | Jul. 31, 2019 00:31

Upon landing, take subway line 2 to East Nanjing Road Station and transfer to metro line 10 to Yuyuan Station, Exit 4. After arriving, walk northwest around 600 meters to find the destination.
Answered by David from USA | Jul. 31, 2019 10:16

Thanks for your help...…..appreciate your guidance and support....Great service
Asked by David from SINGAPORE | Apr. 18, 2019 01:29Reply
Taking Shanghai Maglev ending Longyang Road station
Taking which is the best way to Magnificent Int'L Hotel at Xintiandi ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ursa from POLAND | Apr. 18, 2019 18:10

From Longyang Road, take subway line 2 to East Nanjing Road Station and then change to subway line 10 to Laoximen Station, Exit 1. After arriving, walk north around 550 meters to find the hotel.
Asked by Gayle from UK | Jan. 24, 2019 15:51Reply
Hi. We are flying to Shanghai arriving on 1st March in the morning
We are staying in Shanghai until 4th March, where we join a cruise ship and sail to Japan
We are a bit confused if we will qualify for the 144 hour visa? if we do how do we apply for it?
Thank you for you help.
Answers (1)
Answered by Joanna from FRANCE | Jan. 27, 2019 19:58

If you come to Shanghai from a third country, then you qualify for the 144 hours visa.
The following are the 6 Steps to Apply for 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit:
1. Inform the carrier when boarding
2. Fill an Arrival/Departure Card
3. Apply for the 144-hour visa-free stay permit upon arrival
4. Claim the luggage
5. Go through the customs
6. Leave the airport

Hope helpful!
Asked by amit from INDIA | Jul. 31, 2018 01:03Reply
Is there indian veg restaurant near Grand Hyatt Shanghai Pudong new area
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma from USA | Jul. 31, 2018 18:45

There is an Indian restaurant Kebabs On The Grille located on Room 103, 1 / F, Central Plaza, 227 North Huangpi Road, Huangpu District.
Asked by Eveline from THE NETHERLANDS | Apr. 24, 2018 14:57Reply
Best way from Chengdu airport to Xiao Nan Street, Qingyang District?
What would be the best way to get to 109 Xiao Nan Street, Qingyang District by public transport, please?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tyler from GERMANY | Apr. 24, 2018 22:32

You are suggested to take subway line 10 to Taipingyuan to switch to line 3 to Yiguanmiao. Then, take a taxi to your destination.
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