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8 Days China Highlights

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(Great Wall, Forbidden City - Terracotta Warriors - The Bund)
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Tour Code: CTG-1

Tour Description

Recommended for the visitors who come to China for the first time, the 8 day China Highlights tour goes across three main cities of China - Beijing, Xian & Shanghai, and covers several China well-known attractions, such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors. The tour offers you a comprehensive image of the yesterday, today and tomorrow of China. Regarded as the most popular travel route, it is very worthy of your action.

Worry-free promise and Low price guarantee, save your money and energy in this triangle tour of China.

One-stop service, incl. tour guide, hotels, meals, transportation, attraction admissions and insurance, etc.

Caring, experienced local guide & driver will be of great help to ensure your safety and comfort on the way.

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing : Pick-up and Check-in
Today's Activities May you have a good journey to Beijing, and our guide will meet you outside the customs of Beijing Airport after you clear the customs, and then transfer you to the downtown hotel. The rest of the day is flexible for your will, have a rest or take a walk near the hotel.
Day 2 Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities After having breakfast at hotel, you will visit the Tiananmen Square this morning to start your Beijing tour. Strolling round the large square is very enjoyable where you will see Beijing with ancient and modern elements, then walk north to the Forbidden City. As the largest and best-preserved imperial palace in China, it vividly indulges us with a whole impression of the royal life. Later you will appreciate Chinese featured royal park - Summer Palace, which boasts of typical Chinese architecture and splendid landscape.
Highlights
Tiananmen Square Forbidden City Summer Palace          
Tiananmen Square Forbidden City Summer Palace          
Day 3 Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

After breakfast, you will go to the most famous tomb of Ming Tombs - Changling, it is the largest in scale and is completely preserved, inhumed the fourth emperor of Ming Dynasty. Later you will have an excursion to the Mutianyu Great Wall, you will take cable car to see this vital section of the world famous China Great Wall, Mutianyu has a storied history of over 1400 years, can trace back to Northern Qi Dynasty (550-570). While driving back to downtown Beijing, you will stop by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) and Water Cube (National Aquatics), to view the unique constructions and take some photos.
Highlights
Changling of Ming Tombs Mutianyu Great Wall Water Cube          
Changling of Ming Tombs Mutianyu Great Wall Water Cube          
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air
Today's Activities This day you can visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperor of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship heaven and pray for good harvests. After that, you will explore Beijing Hutong by rickshaw to know more about the life and culture of ordinary Beijing people. This visit can provide you with a distinctive travelling experience compared to other attraction. At last, you will transfer to airport to Xi'an, then check in at Xi'an downtown hotel.
Highlights
Temple of Heaven Beijing Hutong South Luogu Lane          
Temple of Heaven Visit Hutong in rickshaw Beijing Hutong Tour          
Day 5 Xi'an ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities After having breakfast, you will head to world-famous Terracotta Warriors to start wonderful Xi'an tour, maybe you have seen them many times on TV or magazines before, but it's a total different experienc to see them with your own eyes. Also with a sidetrip to Mausoleum of the Qin Emperor, who owned this awesome underground kingdom, you would know more about the first dynasty of China - Qin dynasty. Later you will return to downtown for seeing the Great Mosque of Xi'an, where still hold prayer services each day; With several minutes' walk to Muslim Quarter, you can buy some interesting sourviners and taste various delicious local snacks. Optionally visit: Tang Dynasty Show.
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Xian Terracotta Warriors Xian Terracotta Warriors Great Mosque          
Terracotta Warriors Mausoleum of Qin Emperor Great Mosque          
Day 6 Xi'an - Shanghai ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air
Today's Activities Deeply explore Xi'an in many fields by seeing Shaanxi Historical Museum this morning, where you can get more knowledge about Chinese national treasures and other precious cultural relics. Later you will step on Xi'an Ancient City Wall. As the best-preserved old city wall in China, you can take beautiful views of Xi'an city, and even optionally cycling on the wall is available for you. At last, tour guide will take you to airport. With about 2 hour's fly to Shanghai, you will be picked up at airport and transferred to Shanghai downtown hotel.
Highlights
Shannxi Historical Museum Exhibits in Museum Cycling on Ancient City Wall          
Shannxi Historical Museum Exhibits in Museum Cycling on Ancient City Wall          
Day 7 Shanghai ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities As the biggest city of China, Shanghai definitely offers many lures. Begins from Yuyuan Garden and Yuyuan Market, you will appreciate Chinese garden construction and know more about Shanghai local people. Then with a stroll from Nanjing Road to the Bund, you will be impressed by Modern Shanghai amazingly compared with Xi'an. Later you can view the whole city at the highest floor of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and know about the development of Shanghai with a following visit to Shanghai Municipal History Museum at the pedestal of the tower. At night, Shanghai Acrobats Show can be optionally appreciated.
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Yuyuan Market Oriental Pearl TV Tower Shanghai Municipal History Museum          
Yuyuan Market The Bund Municipal History Museum          
Day 8 Depart Shanghai : See-off at airport
Today's Activities This is the last day of your tour, you can have free activity in Shanghai, shopping or have a rest, and later the tour guide will take you to airport for your flight to next destination. We believe you will love China and keep forever memories about China in your whole life.
Package Prices & Details
Your Group Size Deluxe Class Superior Class Tourist Class
1 person $3191 / $2841 $2358 / $2234 $2075 / $1976
2 - 5 persons $1933 / $1749 $1516 / $1442 $1358 / $1287
6 - 9 persons $1706 / $1522 $1302 / $1215 $1141 / $1071
single room supplyment $788 / $630 $396 / $328 $247 / $196
The price in Red stands for High Season (Apr.1 - Nov.30), and Black for Low Season (Dec.1 - Mar.31).
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches; Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary;
Flight Tickets: Beijing to Xian, Xian to Shanghai; Hotels: accommodation in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai;
Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers; Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide;
Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver; Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges.
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional attractions / tours / meals and international flights; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Beijing
Beijing Regent Hotel
Beijing Regent Hotel
Situated in an advantageous position within walking distance to Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Wangfujing shopping district, Regent Beijing is a five-star hotel equipped with 500 luxurious rooms. Each room is spacious and boasts modern features and stylish amenities, plus fitness center, indoor swimming pool, massage rooms, etc. Three restaurants are offered for guests to cater for whatever their taste buds require. Free LAN and WiFi access are also provided.
Sunworld Hotel Beijing
Sunworld Hotel Beijing
Situated on the intersection of Wangfujing Avenue and Dengshikou Street, Sunworld Hotel Beijing is close to many famous historical and cultural landmarks, including the Forbidden City. Guest rooms and suites are designed with a traditional and refined style. From servies to amenities, the hotel strives to make your stay a pleasant experience.
Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing
Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing
With its courtyard style, the hotel has retained its charm of the ancient time but as well merged in contemporary architecture and designs. The hotel is near the famous Tian’anmen Square and Wangfujing Business Street. It takes about 20 minutes from Capital International Airport (24km) and 5 minutes from Beijing Railway Station (3km). The hotel provides guests clean and comfortable service and amenities.
Hotels in Xian
Xian Westin Hotel
Westin Hotel Xian
With an easy access to some attractions of Xian, such as Tang Paradise Theme Park and Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The Westin Xian Hotel offers safety deposit boxes, car park, coffee shop, bar, Wi-Fi in public areas for the comfort and convenience of guests, in addition to well-equipped guestrooms and recreational facilities. It ‘s a good place to enjoy a relaxed and hassle-free stay with fun.
Xian Grand Noble Hotel
Grand Noble Hotel Xian
Grand Noble Hotel Xian is a four-star luxurious property, offering comprehensive facilities and services for leisure and business stays. It is conveniently located in the commercial center, shopping and entertainment area of downtown Xian, neighboring several popular tourist attractions. Bell Tower and Forest of Stone Steles Museum is 10 minutes-walk away. Only 40 minutes from Xi'an Xian Yang International Airport and 5 minutes from Xi'an Railway Station.
Forest City Hotel Xian
Forest City Hotel Xian
As an international property settled in downtown Xian, Forest City Hotel offers an easy access to many famous attractions of Xian, just within 10-15 minutes walking distance. It is also close to commercial areas, with a convenient transportation to Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagaoda, etc. The rooms are well-equipped with high quality service, plus Free WiFi provided in the public areas.
Hotels in Shanghai
Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
Considered as an iconic hotel in Shanghai, Yangtze Boutique is a luxurious boutique property designed in a distinctive architectural style combining Art Deco and Shanghai’s historical flavor, with a prime position, just 30 meters away from the metro station. There are 96 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites - each designed to recapture the glamour and grandeur of the past era.
SSAW Hotel Shanghai
SSAW Hotel Shanghai 
The four-star SSAW Hotel is easily accessed from the airport and to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Yuyuan Garden, City God Temple, etc. It offers guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, e.g. airport transfer, Wi-Fi in public areas, fitness center and meeting facilities, home to 165 bedrooms.
Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai Hotel
With its location just 2.7 km from the city center and 1.0 km from the airport, Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Hotel provides excellent service and superior facilities, featuring tours, facilities for disabled guests, shops, concierge, babysitting, etc. 472 well-furnished bedrooms and recreational amenities offered to give guest an unforgettable stay.

Overview

This package includes 6 breakfasts and 6 lunches, except for the first day and the last day: :

- Breakfasts offered by hotels: just start your happy tour after having breakfast in the morning, especially for deluxe class, buffet breakfast is available;
- It supplys lunch according to different classes of tour, such as deluxe in city-famous restaurants and tourist in popular tourist restaurants;
- Dinner option is open to you, you could find your favorite place to eat, or take our recommendations.

We promises no-worry about the dining quality, plus flexible choices that you can have depending on your preference. If having any special requestment, just tell our trip advisor directly. In all, we aim to satisfy your tongue and stomach with our recommendation as follows:

Beijing

As the capital of China, Beijing boasts many good restaurants with featured cuisines. Our package takes you to have A La Carte dinner at Great Northeast Restaurant, Gold Palace Restaurant and Tang Yuan Restaurant, leading you to grasp the essence of Chinese classic cuisines.

Dining Hall of Great Northeast Restaurant Main Hall of Tang Yuan Restaurant

Xi’an

Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shapes chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. At Muslim Quarter, where gathers lots of delicious local food, like Rou Jia Mo and shish kebabs, etc.
(1) Here we highly recommend Chinese Dumpling Dinner, which also named Jiaozi, typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. As a must-try for visitors, it serves with Tang dynasty show. And it belongs to an [add on] item in the tour.
(2) Rou Jia Mo, also called Chinese Hamburger, is very similar to the Western hamburger essentially, but with different cooking method.

Chinese Dumpling Dinner Rou Jia Mo ( Chinese Hamburger )

Shanghai

We say little about the dining in Shanghai, since Shanghai is regarded as a delicious kingdom, where you can taste everything almost. Here we strongly suggest you take M on The Bund into consideration.
M on the Bund Shanghai
-- Dedicated to creating a dining experience as exciting, as sophisticated, as delectable as Shanghai itself
-- “One of the top 20 restaurants in Asia” (Miele Guide, 2009-2010)
-- “Best Global Cuisine” (City Weekend Readers’ Choice Awards, 2010)
-- “M on the Bund: Most Popular Restaurant in Shanghai” (Zaqat Survey Shanghai, 2008)

Shanghai M on The Bund Restaurant Brandboard of M on the Bund

Comments

Hello Choury,

Thanks for your note and interest. Arthur, Chi (driver) and your agency have been very nice with my situation, which i thank all of you from my heart. I have felt much better today and could walk slowly with less pain.

The Tour: so far, very well. Will keep you informed and given what we have received in Beijing, i hope the standards are as good in the rest of the cities. And with people with same concept of hospitality and warmth, too. Will keep in touch.

Customer: Ms. AlhachUpdate Date: Jul 29, 2013

Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai - Hong Kong

Related Tour: 12 Days China Discovery; 9 Days Essential China Tour

I have just arrived home and I want to thank you sincerely for organizing such a wonderful tour for our party of four adults and three children.  Your friendly guides and drivers were all excellent.  We were always met on arrival and assisted on each departure for every stage of the tour, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the marvelous sights we were shown and the interesting commentary presented. The accommodation was always four star as promised, and the meals were tasty and satisfying.
I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to any of our friends and acquaintances.  

Customer: Graham MoxeyUpdate Date: Jan. 04, 2013

Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai

Related Tour: 11 Days China Explorer Cruise; 11 Days Soul of China Tour

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