12-Day Small Group China Tour From Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, Yangtze, Shanghai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    On the first day when you arrive in Shanghai, we will pick up you at the Shanghai airport. During the tour, we will pick up you at the hotel in each morning (except the l.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Shanghai
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover China's most incredible attractions during a 12-day group tour. Beijing and Xian, the best place to learn about the history and culture of China. Yangtze river Cruise allows you to enjoy the great landscape with abandon. Modern Shanghai makes you feel more dynamic.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Shanghai Airport

Stop At: Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Our professional local guide will meet you at Shanghai Airport after reclaiming your luggage and clearing customs and accompany you in a comfortable vehicle to the hotel and help you with the check-in procedure. The rest of the day is left for you to have a good rest or to become familiar with Shanghai on your own.
Tomorrow you will head to Beijing to meet your group first. All the highlight attractions in Shanghai will be arranged to visit when you come back with your group. So there is no guided sightseeing arranged in Shanghai at the beginning.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai (5 stars)

Day 2: Shanghai - Beijing by a high-speed train

Stop At: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai
After having breakfast at the hotel, our guide will escort you to the railway station for a high-speed train bound for Beijing. It is a fantastic experience to ride the 4.5 hours train, which has a top speed up to 186 miles per hour. There are many trains operating between Shanghai and Beijing every day. Normally we book morning trains. If you have any preferred time, please let your travel consultant know in advance.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Beijing International Airport Airport Transportation China, Beijing
On arriving in Beijing, our local guide will greet you at the railway station exit on time and escort you to check in at the hotel.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

Day 3: Beijing City Tour

Stop At: Tiananmen square (Tiananmen Guangchang), Beijing
Tiananmen square is the biggest urban city square in the world.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Forbidden city-The Palace Museum, Beijing
From the Tiananmen Square, you will enter the Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden city to explore its fascinating halls and pavilions. Here, you will not only learn how the emperor handled political affairs and lived their lives, but appreciate numerous ancient art treasures.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Temple of heaven, Beijing
In the afternoon, visit The temple of heaven, where the emperors worshipped the heavens in hopes of good harvests.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Red theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show, Beijing
To round out a memorable start to your travel, we will arrange a lively and dramatic Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch: A la carte lunch
Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

Day 4: China Great Wall Tour

Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing
This morning we will take you to Mutianyu section to experience at first hand the wonder of the Great Wall. The round-trip cable car will be arranged. Standing on the wall and looking at it stretching up and down into boundless distance is an exciting experience and will leave you a life-long memory. To celebrate and commemorate this moment, we specially provide red wine for a group-toasting on the Great Wall.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Niaochao National stadium, Beijing
In the afternoon, on the way back you will have a photo stop at the Olympic National stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. After that, enjoy some free time to explore a popular local market.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

Day 5: Beijing - Xi'an by flight

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), Beijing
The first stop of today's itinerary is The summer palace - the largest existing imperial garden with a graceful landscape and magnificent constructions.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hutong Tour, Beijing
Then a trip to the old Hutongs will conclude your memorable Beijing tour. Taking the local rickshaw and traveling along the narrow lanes, you will get a close touch with the original Beijing lifestyle and culture. You will also have a chance to try your hand at Chinese Paper Cutting.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch: A la carte lunch
Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 6: Terracotta Army Tour

Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xi'an, Shaanxi
The visit to the magnificent Terracotta Army will start your day's trip. In the museum, there are altogether three excavated pits exhibiting amazing warrior figures and Chinese ancient weapons.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Small Goose Pagoda, Xi'an, Shaanxi
After having an a la carte lunch at a local family home, you will visit Xi'an Museum and then the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built about 1,300 years ago in the Tang Dynasty to store the Buddhist scriptures brought from ancient India.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tang Dynasty Show, Xi'an, Shaanxi
A splendid evening is in store when you will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while partaking of the famous Dumpling Dinner.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch: A special home-cooked a la carte lunch will be served at a local home that you visit.
Dinner: Dumpling dinner with the show
Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 7: Xi'an - Chongqing by flight

Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Xi'an, Shaanxi
The day begins with a leisure visit to the City Wall Park, where you can observe the day-to-day life of the locals. We also have a special arrangement for you here. That is to practice Tai Chi with the master. Tai Chi, a soft form of Chinese martial arts, is considered the quintessential Chinese culture. After that, you will pay a visit to the City Wall. It is the most complete existing urban fortification in China. Cycling on the ancient wall is an exciting experience that many people like to try (bike rental fee is not included). Afterwards, you will fly to Chongqing.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jiefangbei Square, Chongqing
Our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to visit Jiefangbei CBD, where you may have dinner by yourself before boarding the cruise. Then head for Chaotianmen Ferry Terminal to board the luxurious Yangtze river cruise ship
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at President No.6 cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

Day 8: Yangtze river Cruise

Stop At: Shibaozhai East Gate
In the morning, the river guide will give an introduction to the cruise schedule and the Yangtze river. At about 14:00, the ship will disembark at Zhongxian for an onshore excursion to Shibaozhai. After that, you will re-board the ship and the cruise will continue towards the splendid Three Gorges. This evening, the cruise staff will invite you to join the Captain's Welcome Party.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at President No.6 cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

Day 9: Yangtze river Cruise

Stop At: Shennong Stream, Badong County, Hubei
As the ship sails through Wu Gorge, you will change to a sampan to take a side trip along Shennong Stream for 3 to 4 hours. Shennong Stream features picturesque natural beauty, distinctive Tujia flavor, boat tracking culture and valued historical relics.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at President No.6 cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

Day 10: Yichang - Shanghai by a bullet train

Stop At: Three Gorges Dam Project, Yichang, Hubei
After breakfast, you will disembark for an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. Before that, you should pack your luggage and complete check-out procedures. After finishing the excursion, the cruise ship company will drive you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city. Our local guide will meet you there and then see you off at Yichang East Railway Station for a bullet train to Shanghai.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai
Our local guide in Shanghai will greet you at the railway station and accompany you to the hotel.

Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai (5 stars)

Day 11: Shanghai City Trip

Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), Shanghai
This morning, you will visit one of the four largest museums in China, Shanghai Museum, which specializes in exhibiting art works from ancient times.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), Shanghai
After that, explore Yu Garden and its nearby traditional bazaar. The symbol of the Garden is the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Former French Concession, Shanghai
In the afternoon, you will first discover the Former French Concession, a great place to learn the history and unique beauty of the city.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Huangpu river, Shanghai
Take a one-hour cruise along the Hungpu River.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Shanghai
Have some free time on the Bund area. Upon returning to the hotel, our guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch: A la carte lunch
Accommodation included: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai (5 stars)

Day 12: Leave Shanghai

Stop At: Shanghai Pudong International Airport Terminal 1
After breakfast at the hotel, please find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. Your 8 days China tour package is wane to the close with wonderful memories. We suggest you reserve a taxi at the hotel reception beforehand to avoid having to wait for a taxi outside. The trip to Pudong Airport (PVG) will take about one hour and cost around CNY150. Ensure you have at least an hour and a half drive if your flight leaves from Hongqiao Airport (SHA). The cost for the taxi there is about CNY200. Please check carefully from which airport your flight will depart. We wish you a smooth journey home.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

11x Breakfast

3x Dinner

6x Lunch

Accommodation included: 11 nights

11 nights accommodation

One way second-class seat of high speed train from Shanghai to Beijing

One way Economy-class airfare from Beijing to Xi'an

One way Economy-class airfare from Xi'an to Chongqing

One way first-class bullet train ticket from Yichang to Shanghai

Meals as specified in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Two bottled water per person per day

Professional guide & experienced driver

Air-conditioned vehicle

Fuel surcharge

Landing and facility fees

Breakfast

Lunch

Bottled water

Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven

Entry/Admission - Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show

Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall

Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour

Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

Entry/Admission - Tang Dynasty Show

Entry/Admission - Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

Entry/Admission - Shibaozhai East Gate

Entry/Admission - Shennong Stream

Entry/Admission - Three Gorges Dam Project

Entry/Admission - Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

Entry/Admission - Huangpu River

Exclusions

Gratuities to guides and drivers (recommended)

China visa fees

International airfare

Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

Airport drop-off service in Shanghai on Day 12

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not recommended for participants with wheelchair

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

The maximum tour group size is around 18 persons

Minimum age is 12 years

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers