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What would you find when Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai come together in your tour map? Hey, a perfect triangle! Each leg contributes equal highlights to this most expected tour we prepare for you.
In the tour each city will display itself as multifaceted complex. You’ll be face-to-face with not only the group of grand representative architecture (like Beijing Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Xi’an Terra Cotta Warriors, Shanghai Nanjing Road and Oriental Pearl TV Tower) but also the less-known subtle profile that illustrated the lifestyle and custom of local folks (like Beijing Hutong, Xi’an Muslim Quarter, Shanghai Xintiandi). Note that visit of the stately buildings is often followed with adorable exploration of the old lanes and streets. Through such a big-and-small intertwined playbill you can pull appreciation and relaxation together.
Exploring custom by rickshaw along old lanes(Hutong) of Beijing; and Shanghai New World(Xintiandi)
Marvelling at the eighth wonder of the world and the oldest capital city Xi'an
Visiting downtown Shanghai - the stunning Paris of the East
|Today's Activities||You’ll arrive in Beijing in the afternoon or at night. Concerning that, we’ll let you spend the rest of the day relaxing and restoring your energy at the hotel for the thrilling playbill tomorrow.|
|Today's Activities||Everything of Beijing, the grand capital city for several dynasties, is toned with royal grace or political might. From Tian’anmen Square to the Forbidden City and Summer Palace, Beijing is boasting off its historic pillars and bricks to every visitor. When looking into the perfect architecture, you’ll understand why they have been entitled to symbols of China for ages.|
|Today's Activities||Who can ever leave out Badaling Great Wall from his or her list of must-visit spots in Beijing？Cause whoever hasn’t been there isn’t entitled to a hero as per Chinese sayings. 2-3 hours climbing and sightseeing will engrave the gorgeous ancient fortification on your mind.
Beijing never falls short of vast architectural complex of royal grandeur. The following Changling of Ming Tombs and Sacred Road are meant to display the highest power of Emperor Zhu Di, the one who gained the biggest achievement among 13 emperors in Ming Dynasty. Even walking along the Sacred Road, you’ve got to feel stunned by these invincible Memorial Stone Archway, Dragon and Phoenix Gate and vigorous Stone Creatures along both sides.
|Today's Activities|| A gorgeous capital city is not always about blocks of royal buildings. To learn something about the life of local folks is not less interesting than to visit all the great halls around. Riding on the rickshaw through long passages of the ancient Hulong, you’ll be addicted to a mood of nostalgia. You’ll also fall in love with the way they enjoy leisure and all the lovely ingredients that light up their life.
The second part of your playbill will get you close to what the Beijing guys and even Chinese people worship. The stunning Temple of Heaven best demonstrates Oriental architectural aesthetics and the deeply rooted awe of Heaven in ancient Chinese, from the emperor to the masses.
Later we’ll lead you to Beijing Railway Station and we’re going to move on for another great city, Xi’an. Oriental wonders don’t stop all in Beijing, Xi’an is staring you in the face. Just be more excited.
|Today's Activities|| We pick you up in the morning and escort you to the hotel. There is tasty breakfast in store for you. After the breakfast and some brief rest, you’ll have fun strolling along the Old City Wall. It’s most amazing to watch the city, where aged blocks of buildings interlaced with the modern towers, stretch itself gracefully along the wall.
More thrilling activity awaits you after lunch. No matter how many times you view the Terracotta Warriors via television or pictures, you would fail to describe the invincible vigor they give off when you’re finally face-to-face with them. The eighth world’s wonder never lets you down!
|Today's Activities|| Xi’an is always proud of its abundant chapters of history, so how to get the best book engraving ages of Xi’an? Definitely you need to go to Shaanxi Historical Museum. Thousands of valuable antiques come together to show you a vibrant civilization that Xi’an contributed to the world.
Besides, in Tang dynasty, Xi’an(called Chang’an then) was known for its generosity towards various religions. People with totally different beliefs lived happy together at that time. The next two stops, Great Mosque and Muslim Quarter, will open you to a harmonious wonderland where Muslim architecture and Chinese traditional buildings light up each other. By the way, the area is a big stock of snacks. Having lunch there is great fun!
Well, time to kiss Xi’an goodbye and move for your next destination Shanghai. You’re leaving the ancient capital city for the modern metropolis by train.
|Today's Activities|| Everyone comes to Shanghai for the legendary Nanjing Road and the Bund, which we quite understand and satisfy as soon as possible. After breakfast and short rest at your hotel, you’ll find the fabulous Nanjing Road and the Bund topping your playbill in Shanghai. Isn’t that most exciting?
Nanjing Road, the world-famous pedestrian street, brings you a gigantic army of lovely commodities. You can’t have a happier crazier shopping experience than on Nanjing Road. Also, Nanjing Road has a strong collection of wonderful restaurants, fitting whatever stomach. Having lunch there is a good entertainment.
In the late afternoon there comes the best moment to appreciate all the amazing colors and silhouettes at the Bund. Towering walls of Gothic building will pull you back to decades ago when Shanghai started glittering Paris of the East.
|Today's Activities|| Since we spent a whole day shopping and reveling around, today should be about a delicate refined profile of Shanghai.
What Yuyuan Garden means to Shanghai is what Summer Palace to Beijing. So just go and fully appreciate the crowning achievement among gardens in South China.
You may not know much about Taoism or what a grand Taoist temple looks like, OK, City God Temple will confide in you. The more interesting thing is that you’ll taste all sorts of tasty local cuisine there.
Thousands of yellowing pictures of old lanes in Shanghai(often called Longtang) can’t beat your huge surprise and joy when you yourself are facing Xintiandi. The tour along black-and-white Longtang lanes for sure gives you as much happiness as the rickshaw tour to Beijing Hutong.
The last stop is Oriental Pearl Tower. Go and end the thrilling day on the skyscraper with the dazzing Shanghai night right under your nose. Moreover, you'll drop in Old Shanghai Wax Museum and find lovely images of Shanghai shaped by wax!
|Today's Activities|| A free-time day means you could add any activity you want to your list and we’re here to meet your need. There are plenty of add-on activities, to make sure that you won’t let go of anything interesting. You may consider having novel local snack, shopping, visiting historical architecture or watching Shanghai Portman Acrobatics.
In the afternoon we will transfer you to Shanghai Airport. Wish you all happy 9 days in China!
|Your Group Size||Deluxe Class||Superior Class||Tourist Class|
|1 person||$2396 / $2015||$1895 / $1697||$1649 / $1544|
|2 - 5 persons||$1391 / $1188||$1145 / $1034||$1025 / $960|
|6 - 9 persons||$1181 / $979||$936 / $824||$815 / $752|
|single room supplyment||$548 / $388||$328 / $250||$221 / $185|
|The price in Red stands for High Season (Apr.01-Nov.30), and Black for Low Season (Dec.01-Mar.31).|
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches||Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Train Tickets: Beijing - Xi'an, Xi'an - Shanghai||Hotels: Accommodation in Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai|
|Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides||Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers|
|Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include 8 breakfasts and 7 lunches.
-- Breakfasts are offered by the hotels
-- Lunches are arranged according to different classes of tour
-- Dinners are for your own arrangement
We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:
Beijing, being the Capital of China, boasts a good number of restaurants with Chinese featured cuisines. Different restaurants, like Great Northeast Restaurant, Gold Palace Restaurant and Tang Yuan Restaurant, lead you for a feast of Chinese classic cuisines.
-- Great Northeast Restaurant: featuring seafood, Sichuan food, Canton food, food of China Northeast Region
-- Gold Palace Restaurant: featuring Canton food, Sichuan food, Shandong food, Japanese & Korean food
-- Tang Yuan Restaurant: featuring Canton cuisine
|Dining Hall of Great Northeast Restaurant||Main Hall of Tang Yuan Restaurant|
Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shaped Chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. Muslim Quarter 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 is regarded as a kingdom of delicacies, where you can taste almost everything. 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|