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L-101: 9 Days Luxury Beijing Xian Shanghai
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
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, 798 Art Zone. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B)

Accommodation: Wyndham Grand Xian South
Day05 Xian
Terracotta Army Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Provincial History Museum. (B)
Day06 Xian
City Wall, A local family visit, Homely cooked lunch, Great Mosque. (B+L)
Day07 Xian - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B)

Accommodation: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
Day08 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, A la carte lunch, Huangpu River cruise, the Bund and a cultural street. (B+L)
Day09 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
Our guide will meet you or your family outside the customs of Beijing Airport after your check-out procedures are fully completed and then transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest or explore. For dinner on your own arrangement, we have some suggestions around the hotel. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
Day02 Beijing
Forbidden City
Photo by our client Ms. Ann Clarke Cessaris
This morning, your private 9 days guided tours of China starts from the world's largest Tiananmen Square, which is a site where many major historical and celebratory events happened. Walk through the square to the Golden Water Bridge, you will enter the best-preserved imperial palace complex, Forbidden City. Once the palace of twenty-four emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties, it not only exhibits the incomparable architecture arts and precious cultural relics, but also shows how the ancient emperors administered the country and lived their lives 600 years ago. 

As is our practice, you will be served an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) of authentic Chinese dishes at a noted local restaurant, not a tourist-oriented eatery. You will eat the most delicious Chinese food during your journey like taking a food tour. 

In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven, which is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world. 

Meals: American breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day03 Beijing
Our clients at Great Wall
Today you will head to the Great Wall at Badaling. As one of the greatest wonders of mankind, the majestic Great Wall is always a must for those visitors to Beijing. Among all the existing sections, Badaling is the most famous and developed one. Today's lunch is on your own arrangement. Our guide will offer you some suggestions upon your request. 

In the afternoon, pass through the Sacred Way to visit the Ming Tomb. The Sacred Way is a road leading to the Ming Tomb, which mainly consists of memorial archway, stele pavilion, ornamental pillar and 18 pairs of stone statues. The Ming Tomb is a group of mausoleums of the Chinese emperors from 15th to 17th century. On the way back to downtown area, we will drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium), which is the major venue of the 2008 Olympic Games.

Meals: American breakfast
Day04 Beijing - Xian
A family visit in Xian
Explore the Summer Palace and then take a Hutong tour in the morning. The Summer Palace is an imperial garden and temporary dwelling palace for the emperors built 260 years ago. It is also a large-scaled natural mountain and water garden. After that, enjoying the rickshaw riding through Hutongs will be your memorable experience. Next you will visit the 798 Art Zone. Then fly to the famous ancient city - Xian and our guide will transfer you to the well-selected hotel. 

Meals: American breakfast
Accommodation: Wyndham Grand Xian South
Day05 Xian
Local retired people playing chess near the City Wall
The highlight of today is the 'Eighth Wonder' of the world, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is a huge underground military museum constructed as an accessory pit of Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. In the museum, you will not only appreciate the amazing warrior figures, but also enjoy the display of Chinese ancient weapons, which exemplify the wisdom of the laboring people over 2,200 years ago. Lunch is on your side. You may get recommendation on the proper restaurants nearby from your guide. 

In the afternoon, visit one of the landmarks of Xian, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Later, our guide will take you to the Provincial History Museum, the most comprehensive museum exhibiting ancient China in all aspects.

Meals: American breakfast
Day06 Xian
Bicycle riding at dusk on the ancient City Wall
Pay a visit to the City Wall in the morning. Originally built as military defensive systems in the Ming Dynasty, at present, a garden has been built along the wall. Standing on it, you may see the local people doing morning exercises, singing, playing games. 

After that, you will have a local family visit and a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be arranged at the visited home to taste the authentic home cooked dishes. If you are interested in learning to cook Chinese food, you can choose your preferred dishes in the menu of our Chinese food cooking class. The host will prepare the ingredients beforehand and then teach you step by step when you come to the home. You do not need to pay any fee for this.

In the afternoon, continue to visit the Great Mosque, a place where the local Muslims attend worship ceremony. You may have a glimpse of Muslims' life here.

Meals: American breakfast,  Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day07 Xian - Shanghai
Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Xian
Photo by our client Mr. Bruce Malkin
This morning you will take a flight to Shanghai. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own exploration. 

We kindly remind you that the hotel is not far from the famous Xin Tian Di area. Xin Tian Di, where the new meets the old and East meets West, is a famous place for shopping, dining and nightlife in this modern city. It takes you five minutes to go there by taxi from your hotel and takes twenty minutes if you walk there. Please ask the hotel bellboy to help you.

Meals: American breakfast
Accommodation: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
Day08 Shanghai
Our clients at Bund area
Photo by our clients Frank and Hilde van Diest
In the morning, you will visit Shanghai Museum first. Then, proceed to the Yuyuan Garden, which is a famous classic garden of the south region. The beautiful scenery and quiet atmosphere here make it a peaceful place in bustling city. 

Around noon, you will have an a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a fancy and famous local restaurant, which offers authentic Shanghai and Cantonese cuisines. 

In the afternoon, we will transfer you to the Bund area for a short cruise on the Huangpu River. Standing on the cruise ship, you will see many western-style buildings from Shanghai's colonial days in Puxi area. While on Pudong side, rows of skyscrapers will come into view. The utterly different buildings are the best records of the development of the city. You will explore the Bund area and then visit an old street. 

Meals: American breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day09 Departure from Shanghai
Your private guide will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to the airport so that you can board the flight back home after this private 9 days China tour package. If you plan to have an extension trip, please refer to our private City Package for more details.

Meals: American breakfast
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Remark:
1. Prices in red reflect the 10% discount.
2. If you prefer to book your own hotels, we are happy to offer a lower quote that does not include room rates.

We are never beaten on price and quality! Should another operator offer an identical itinerary at lower cost please contact our Sales Director and we will match it.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares
  • 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
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  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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