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8 Days Essence of China Join-in Small Group Tour


Tour Type: Join-in Small Group Tour

Tour Departure: Fixed Dates

Tour Length: 8 Days

Destination: Beijing - Xian - Shanghai

Price from: USD1153/person
Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Beijing

Upon your arrival at Beijing International Airport. Our guide will hold a sign with your name waiting for you outside the baggage claim area. Pick up and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Beijing

temple-of-heaven-22This morning, our guide will pick you up from your hotel. You will visit the Tiananmen Square firstly. Tiananmen Square is the world's largest city center square and was the locality of numerous major political and historical events. It is the witness of Chinese development. Then go through an underground tunnel to the imperial palace, also known as the "Forbidden City", which functioned as the house of emperors and their families, and also the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for up to 500 years. After lunch, continue to visit Temple of Heaven, the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. (B+L)

Day 3: Beijing

mutianyu-great-wall-22After breakfast, begin the highlight of your Beijing tour,visit Mutianyu Great Wall, which is known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. Mutianyu Great Wall is located in Huai Rou County on the north-east of Beijing. This section of the Great Wall is about 75 KM from the center of Beijing. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. Visit the Jade Museum to have a basic knowledge of China jade culture.

In the afternoon, move on to the Summer Palace, The Summer Palace is known as the Gardens of Nurtured Harmony, it has been included in World Heritage List in December 1998. It stated that the Summer Palace "a masterpiece of China landscape garden layout. Natural landscape of hills and open water is along with man-made features like pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to create a harmonious ensemble of remarkable aesthetic value."

On the way back to your hotel. You will have a short visit to see the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube - the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. (B+L)

Day 4: Beijing to Xian

beijing-hutong-29After breakfast, transfer you to Shichahai Area. Visit the Beijing Old Hutongs by taking rickshaw. Hutong means the lanes, an old city alleyway or lane specific in Beijing. Survived as earlier as centuries of years ago, narrow lanes, or Hutongs were most common in old Beijing.

Afterwards, you would be transferred to the Beijing railway station. Take high speed train to Xian. The train ride will take 5.5 hours. This will offer you a chance to experience China train tour and get more close to local Chinese people.

Upon your arrival at Xian North Station, pick up and transfer to the hotel.

Day 5: Xian

terra-cotta-warriors-22After breakfast, pick up from the hotel. Then drive to visit famous and must-be see spot, the Terra-Cotta Warriors, which is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. Continue to visit the Big Goose Pagoda. A major Buddhist site, the simple, elegant brick Pagoda stands in the grounds of the attractive Da Ci'en Temple. The Pagoda was built in the 7th century to house the Buddhist materials that Xuanzang (Tripitaka) brought back from his epic journey to India. Last you will visit Shaanxi Provincial History Museum - a large modern museum of the national level where you will see the artifacts that have been collected in Shaanxi Province since the upper Cave Man 18,000 years ago. (B+L)

Day 6: Xian to Shanghai

great-mosque-2After breakfast at hotel, your city tour begins with a visit to the Ancient City Wall, the City Wall is one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world and the most complete ancient city wall in China. And today, the city wall is regarded as a landmark dividing the Xian city into the inner part and the outer part. Afterwards visit the Great Mosque, the oldest and biggest Islamic mosque in the country, determined to have been built in mid-7th century. You will visit the Muslim Quarter, which many special local products and snacks to be found along this street. Then move on to visit Bell and Drum Tower Square, Located in the center of Xian and used for timekeeping in old days.

Transfer to the airport, take flight to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. (B+L)

Day 7: Shanghai

nanjing-road-13This morning, you will visit Shanghai Museum. This museum holds the selection of hyper- 112,000 Chinese cultural tokens from the Old Stone Age to contemporary world, which contains bronzeware, calligraphy, paintings, clayware, porcelain, jadeware, stone sculptures, Jiaguwen imperial seals, old coins, silk embroidery, dyed materials, ivory carvings, cultural crafts.

Afterwards, visit the Nanjing Road - the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, and have a leisure walk along the Bund - famous as a group of building known as "a Gallery of world architecture".

In the afternoon , go to Yu Garden, which bearing the burden of being the most complete classical garden in urban Shanghai and therefore a must-see for every tourist. Then visit the nearby Chenghuang Temple (Old Street), There are over a hundred stores and shops in this area, and most of these store buildings are nearly a century old. (B+L)

Day 8: Departure from Shanghai

After breakfast at the hotel, you will find your own way to the airport for your next destination. (B)

Tour Remark
1. This is a join-in small group tour with fixed itinerary and departure dates. You will travel with other travelers.
2. Hotel accommodation is on twin basis. Double rooms are upon requested but subject to availability.
3. Further discount child under 12 years old is available. Please contact us if this happens.
4. Under unusual circumstances, the above hotels' availabilities are subject to government activities or orders. Same class hotels will be arranged if the original ones are not available.
Tour Price
Guaranteed Departures with 2 Persons (USD/PP):
MonthsDeparture Dates5 Star Hotels
4 Star Hotels
3 Star Hotels
Mar. 2017Mar 04, Mar 06, Mar 11, Mar 13, Mar 18, Mar 20, Mar 25, Mar 27$1333$1268$1175Open
Apr. 2017Apr 01, Apr 03, Apr 08, Apr 10, Apr 15, Apr 17, Apr 22, Apr 24, Apr 29$1383$1290$1186Open
May. 2017May 01, May 06, May 08, May 13, May 15, May 20, May 22, May 27, May 29$1383$1290$1186Open
Jun. 2017Jun 03, Jun 05, Jun 10, Jun 12, Jun 17, Jun 19, Jun 24, Jun 26$1333$1268$1175Open
Jul. 2017Jul 01, Jul 03, Jul 08, Jul 10, Jul 15, Jul 17, Jul 22, Jul 24, Jul 29, Jul 31$1333$1268$1175Open
Aug. 2017Aug 05, Aug 07, Aug 12, Aug 14, Aug 19, Aug 21, Aug 26, Aug 28$1333$1268$1175Open
Sep. 2017Sep 02, Sep 04, Sep 09, Sep 11, Sep 16, Sep 18, Sep 23, Sep 25, Sep 30$1383$1290$1186Open
Oct. 2017Oct 07, Oct 09, Oct 14, Oct 16, Oct 21, Oct 23, Oct 28, Oct 30$1383$1290$1186Open
Nov. 2017Nov 04, Nov 06, Nov 11, Nov 13, Nov 18, Nov 20, Nov 25, Nov 27$1383$1290$1186Open
Dec. 2017Dec 04, Dec 11, Dec 18, Dec 25$1296$1240$1153Open
Jan. 2018Jan 01, Jan 08, Jan 15,$1296$1240$1153Open
Feb. 2018Feb 26$1296$1240$1153Open

This chart shows per person price in USD based on twin sharing room; Guaranteed departures for min 2 persons; The single supplement won't be charged unless a single room is needed.

  Hotels We Use
 Deluxe (5 Star Hotels)Standard (4 Star Hotels)Budget (3 Star Hotels)
BeijingBeijing Jinglun HotelHoward Johnson Paragon HotelBeijing King Parkview Hotel
XianXian Jianguo HotelXian Tianyue HotelXian Forest City Hotel
ShanghaiWyndham Bund East, ShanghaiShanghai Jiulong HotelHoliday Inn Express, Zhabei
Price Includes
  • All site entrance tickets  
  • Excellent  English-speaking tour guide 
  • Air-conditioned coach bus  with driver
  • Airport-hotels transfers or vice versa  
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary 
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flights with tax
  • High speed train ticket (second class)
  • Government taxes and fees
Price Excludes
  • International airfare and taxes
  • China visa fees
  • Single supplement
  • Travel insurance (TTC suggests you arrange it with your local insurance company)
  • Gratuities, Tips to Guide and Driver


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