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China Essential 9-Day Guided Tour

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Day 1: Arrive Beijing

Stop At: Beijing, Beijing
Arrive at Beijing Capital Airport where your guide or driver will meet you in the arrivals hall. You will be escorted to your vehicle for your transfer to your accommodation for the next three nights.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Meet your fellow travelers and enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Accommodation included: Overnight at the 4-star Guangxi Hotel

Day 2: Beijing City Tour

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
Built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty. The architecture is incredibly ornate with much attention to detail. The complex covers an area of around 270 acres and is made up of several religious buildings and courtyards.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
Aa vast public plaza, home to various important buildings such as the Mausoleum of Chairman Mao, Tianmen Tower and the Monument to the People’s Heroes.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
A massive complex of palaces, halls, corridors, courtyards, streams, and bridges, now the Palace Museum
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China
A network of narrow alleys and lanes home to many compact courtyard residences, where many families live in close proximity.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the 4-star Guangxi Hotel

Day 3: Great Wall

Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing China
You will be visiting the section at Mutianyu which is around an hour and a half drive to the northeast of Beijing. This section of the Wall is not as crowded as other sections, it dates to the 6th century and has been well-preserved. There is a cable car at this section of the wall that you may take to reach the highest part.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
Also known as the iconic Birds Nest Stadium, situated at the Olympic Park which was used for the 2008 Olympics.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Water Cube, No.11 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
Visit the iconic Water Cube at the Olympic Park which was used for the 2008 Olympics.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner: A delicious and traditional Peking Duck dinner.
Accommodation included: Overnight at the 4-star Guangxi Hotel

Day 4: Bullet train to Xian

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
Start your tour today with a visit to the Summer Palace, dating back to the Qing Dynasty, it served as a summer residence for the Emperors. Two of the main features of the complex are the scenic Kunming Lake, where you can enjoy a boat ride, and Longevity Hill, which has a number of halls and pavilions adorning its slopes.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Lunch is at a local restaurant
Accommodation included: Overnight at the 4-star Grand Dynasty Culture, Xian

Day 5: Terracotta Warriors

Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
Morning visit to the Terracotta Warriors, a remarkable collection of clay figures that were discovered in 1974 by local farmers who were digging a well. There is said to be more than 8,000 figures which include soldiers, chariots and cavalry horses, all dating back around 2,000 years. The average height of each solder is around 70 inches, and the average weight is said to be around 350 pounds.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China
The Ancient City Wall, built as a military defense system, it stands at an average height of 39 feet and runs for a length of around 8.5 miles.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tang Dynasty Show, 75 North Chang'an Road, Xi'an 710065 China
This evening attend an extravagant Tang Dynasty performance of song and dance with a traditional dumpling dinner.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant
• Dinner: A traditional dumpling dinner.
Accommodation included: Overnight at the 4-star Grand Dynasty Culture, Xian

Day 6: Fly to Shanghai

Stop At: Shaanxi History Museum, 91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061 China
Start your day at the Shaanxi Museum, home to a great collection of artifacts dating from different periods of China’s history. The museum is said to house around 370,000 relics, the earliest dating back over 3,000 years.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Small Goose Pagoda, No.72 Youyi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an 710068 China
the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, built between 707 and 709 and comprised of 15 tiers, gradually becoming narrower towards the top of the building.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Muslim Quarter, West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000 China
Visit the Muslim Quarter, the hub of the Muslim community, where bustling markets and exotic street food can be seen.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at the 4-star Greenland Jiulong Hotel, Shanghai

Day 7: Shanghai City Tour

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China
Start your tour today at the delightful Yuyuan Gardens, a traditional Chinese garden and a haven of tranquil fishponds, pavilions, plants and flowers, winding corridors, rock gardens and courtyards, built in 1577.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jade Buddha Temple, 170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai China
The next stop of the day will be at the Jade Buddha Temple, a Chinese Buddhist Temple founded in 1882, home to two white jade Buddha statues.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), No.201 Renmin Avenue, Shanghai China
Visit the Shanghai Museum, considered to be one of the best museums in China with an impressive collection of Chinese Art.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Bund, The Bund, Shanghai
At the famous Bund, an attractive waterfront promenade, you can admire the European-style buildings on one side of the Huangpu River and the glittering architecture of the Pudong District on the other.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the 4-star Greenland Jiulong Hotel, Shanghai

Day 8: Zhuijiajiao

Stop At: Zhujiajiaozhen, Qingpu, Shanghai, China
This morning enjoy the short drive, approx 50 minutes, to the captivating water town of Zhujiajiao, where traditional whitewashed buildings line the waterways dotted with stone bridges and where the charming narrow streets wind their way around the town. Zhujiajiao is home to a population of around 60,000 and dates back around 1,700 years. After visiting the Ma Family Garden return to Shanghai for an afternoon at leisure.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at the 4-star Greenland Jiulong Hotel, Shanghai

Day 9: Depart Shanghai

Pass By: Pudong International Airport, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
You will be met in the Arrivals Hall by a representative holding a China Tours & Travel sign.

Airports

  • Beijing Daxing International Airport, Langfang China
Departure Time
1:00 AM
Duration
9 days
Inclusions
  • 8x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • 4-star accommodation x 8 nights
  • Domestic flights in economy class
  • Bullet train in first class
  • Transfers
  • English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
  • Entry/Admission - Tang Dynasty Show
  • Entry/Admission - Shaanxi History Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Small Goose Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
Exclusions
  • Local tips: RMB 390 (US $56) per person
  • Personal spending
  • Travel Insurance
  • China visa and fees
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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