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S-101A: 8 Days Standard Beijing Xian Shanghai
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Day02 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven. (B+L)
Day03 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Ming Tomb, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Day04 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, Hutong visit. A high speed train to Xian. Railway station to hotel transfer. (B)
Day05 Xian
Terracotta Army Museum, Provincial History Museum, City Wall. (B)
Day06 Xian - Shanghai
Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, A local family visit, Homely cooked lunch. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Day07 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, A la carte lunch, Huangpu River cruise, the Bund and a cultural street. (B+L)
Day08 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Your flight will touch down in our capital city today. Our local professional guide and experienced driver will expect you at the airport after your baggage reclaim and customs clearance, and then escort you to check in at the hotel. Relax during the rest time of the day to recover from the jet leg and prepare for your 8 days guided tours of China.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day02 Beijing
Great Wall
Photo by our clients Mr. Karl Dutton & Mr. Mark James De Garis
Your private journey will start from the magnificent Tiananmen Square. Then continue to the Forbidden City. The imperial palace complex is divided into two parts, the Inner Court and the Outer Court. The Inner Court was the living space for royal families, and the Outer Court served as a workplace for emperor to cope with political affairs. 

After visiting the imperial palace, you will enjoy an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at one of the best restaurants in the city. 

In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day03 Beijing
Our consultant Flora with her clients
The highlight of your 8 days China tour package will come today as you climb the amazing Great Wall at Badaling section. The Great Wall is a priceless heritage left by the Chinese ancestry. Just when you stand on the Wall and see its grandness, you will find it is no wonder that Great Wall has the vigor to surprise the whole world. 

Lunch is not included. Our guide will be pleased to offer you some suggestions. 

In the afternoon, continue the sightseeing to the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb. On the way back to the downtown area, while passing by the Bird's Nest, also called the Olympic National Stadium, we will make a brief stop for you to take some pictures of the huge nest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day04 Beijing - Xian
Terracotta warriors, Xian
Photo by our client Mr. Gary Wayne Vandiver
This morning, you will first visit the Summer Palace. Mainly composed of Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, it is the largest and best preserved imperial garden of the country. It is a monument to classical Chinese architecture in terms of both garden design and construction. Then have a traditional Hutong rickshaw tour. In the afternoon, you will take a high speed train to Xian. Our local guide will meet you at Xian Railway Station and take you to check in at the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day05 Xian
Rural People Celebrating the Traditional Festival
The whole morning will be spent to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. You will be astonished by the life-size unearthed terracotta warriors and horses more than 2200 years ago. Over 8,000 terracotta soldiers were excavated with orderly array and grandeur. They vary in height, posture and expression. 

Lunch is arranged on your own. You may ask for some advice from your guide. 

In the afternoon, proceed to the Provincial History Museum. The museum has been a crucial window to show excellent culture of this ancient city and our nation, as well as a connecting bridge for cultural exchange with outside world. Then go to the time-honored City Wall. It is a top wonder of the city, initiated by the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty in the shape of a rectangle.


Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day06 Xian - Shanghai
Our clients riding Bicycle on the City Wall
This morning you will visit the Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built for keeping the Buddhist scriptures and Buddha figures brought back from India by eminent monk Yijing during the Tang Dynasty.
 
Then you will have a Chinese local family visit. Not only can you visit the local people's home, but also the hosts will invite you to have an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at their home. What a fantastic experience! The hosts will also be glad to teach you to make dumplings or to cook your favorite Chinese dish. 

Afterwards, you will take a flight to Shanghai. Our local guide will greet you at the airport and take you to check in at the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Homely cooked a la carte lunch
Day07 Shanghai
Pudong New Area
In the morning, our guide will escort you to see Shanghai Museum and the classical Yuyuan Garden. As a distinguished museum of Chinese art, Shanghai Museum is also one of the four famous museums in China, holding rich and high-quality collection of ancient precious works of art. Once you enter the Yuyuan Garden, a beautiful scene delights you wherever you go; you feel that all beautiful scenes are grouped together by nature.
 
At noon, an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) of the true Shanghai and Cantonese cuisines at a fancy and famous local restaurant will be specially served for you today. 

After lunch, you will take a Huangpu River cruise to appreciate the two representative profiles of the city along two sides of the river. It helps you understand the past, see the present and look into the future of this modern city. Then you will explore the Bund area. Free time will be given you there so that you can take some nice photos. At last you will visit an old street, where is full of sense of culture and arts.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day08 Departure from Shanghai
According to your international flight schedule, your private guide will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the airport on time. We wish you have a pleasant journey home and thank you for choosing our 8-day China guided tours. Or if you plan to have an extension journey, please refer to our City Package for more details.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation
HotelsStandard HotelsEconomy Hotels
BeijingNovotel Beijing Xin Qiao Days Inn Forbidden City Hotel
XianDays Hotel & Suites Xinxing Days Inn City Centre Xi'an
ShanghaiPullman Shanghai Jing An Golden River-view Hotel
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  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
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