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8 Days Essence of China Tour

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Tour Type: Private Package Tour

Tour Departure: Any Date

Tour Length: 8 Days

Destination: Beijing - Xian - Shanghai

Price from: USD1020/person
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Beijing

Upon your arrival at Beijing Airport or Beijing Train Station. Our guide will hold a sign with your name waiting for you at Exit. Pick up and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Beijing

forbidden-city-36This 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, you are picked up at your hotel around 8:00am. Drive to visit the Ming Tombs, there are 13 Ming Dynasty Emperors were buried in this area. You will visit the Dingling Tomb today, which is the only one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs to have been excavated. Visit the Jade Factory, where they explained the difference types of jade and how jade can be carved in a great variety of shapes.

After lunch, you will visit the 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.

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

summer-palace-22After 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. 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."

Transfer to the airport. Take flight to Xian. On your arrival, our guide will pick you up and transfer to the hotel. (B+L)

Day 5: Xian

terra-cotta-warriors-31After 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

xian-city-wall-10After 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.Then move on to visit Bell and Drum Tower Square. Located in the center of Xian and used for timekeeping in old days. After lunch in the downtown , you will visit the Muslim Quarter, which many special local products and snacks to be found along this street. You can enjoy preserved meat, casserole, various noodles, and Terracotta Warriors imitation.

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

oriental-pearl-tower-2Pick up from the hotel. Visit Jade Buddha Temple. It was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Burma by sea. These were a sitting Buddha (1.95 metres tall, 3 tonnes), and a smaller reclining Buddha representing Buddha's death. After then, 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. After lunch, you will visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the world's sixth tallest TV and radio tower, the most charming landmark of Shanghai. And then, go for shopping in 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". (B+L)

Day 8: Departure from Shanghai

Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport to see you off. (B)

 
Tour Feature
1. Our private car and driver, professional English-speaking Guide only serve you. No other travelers will join in your group.
2. You will have flexible time on sites.
3. You will obtain informative knowledge about the China history and culture.
 
Tour Price
Tour Price Per Person (US $)
Dec. 01 - Feb. 28 Deluxe Standard Budget Single Room Supplement
2 Travelers $1560 $1420 $1330 $420 / $280 / $200
3-5 Travelers $1450 $1310 $1220 $420 / $280 / $200
6-9 Travelers $1350 $1210 $1120 $420 / $280 / $200
10+ Traveler $1250 $1080 $1020 $420 / $280 / $200
Mar. 01 - Nov.30 Deluxe Standard Budget Single Room Supplement
2 Travelers $1690 $1490 $1360 $550 / $350 / $230
3-5 Travelers $1580 $1380 $1250 $550 / $350 / $230
6-9 Travelers $1480 $1280 $1150 $550 / $350 / $230
10+ Traveler $1380 $1150 $1050 $550 / $350 / $230
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The quoted price are based on two persons sharing one room. Single room supplement happens if you prefer a single room on your own.

  Hotels We Use
  Deluxe (5 Star Hotels) Standard (4 Star Hotels) Budget (3 Star Hotels)
Beijing Crowne Plaza Beijing Howard Johnson Hotel, Beijing King Parkview Hotel, Beijing
Xian Sharaton Hotel Xian Shenzhou Gaosu Hotel Xian City Hotel
Shanghai Majesty Plaza Shanghai Jiulong Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Express Zhabei

Price Includes 

  • All site Entrance Tickets  
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide 
  • Air-conditioned Private Car with driver
  • Airport-hotels transfers or vice versa  
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary 
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flights with tax

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities, Tips to Guide and Driver

 

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Traveler Reviews

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Olayemi A

5.0

The two day tour was all i needed. And they made it perfect. From the Badaling Great Wall, Changling Ming Tombs, Jade Factory and Tea Ceremony place to Forbidden City, and Summer Palace and Pearl Factory, it was wonderful.

JanetH944

5.0

I booked this tour last minute and did not regret it! The cost was minimal compared to the fun I had! First we toured the Forbidden City and our guide, Leo, was wonderful! He shared great knowledge and gave us time to explore on our own. Next we went to the Jade factory and was given a short tour followed by lunch there. The dining experience was wonderful and delicious. We then headed to the Great Wall and it was amazing! Although our time there was limited to two hours, it was just almost perfect. We ended the day with a tea sampling and shopping. I couldnt have asked for a more perfect first tour of China.

Colette K

5.0

On our recent trip we visited :
1) Badaling Great Wall and the Ming Tombs with Linda
2) Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace with Jackson
3) Zhujiajao Water Town with Jason
We were well looked after and driven everywhere as part of a small bus group and met some lovely people. The local Chinese lunches were particularly nice.

stephanie 

5.0

We had a 2-day tour with Tour Travel China.
The first day includes Badaling Great Wall and Changling Ming Tombs with visits to the Jade Factory and Tea Ceremony place.
The second day includes Tian An Men + Forbidden City, Tian Tan, and Summer Palace with visits to the Pearl Factory and Bao Shu Tang where we got a nice foot massage for only 20 Kuai. 
The itinerary and tour service, especially the first day with David were absolutely amazing! He is a great tour guide, with excellent command in English as well as a nice personality.
The second day with Paul was a little bit too fast for our liking. He spoke too fast and a little bit unclear, and seem like almost too in rush for anything so I think that could be improved in the future. The meal in our second day was amazing though! Delicious!
Thank you to you and all TTC team for helping our trip in Beijing much easier!

AnnemiekHK

5.0

Enjoyed a hiking day trip with Tour Travel China to the Great Wall at Jinshangling. This is a further away section but much quieter and definitely worth the extra travel. I visited Mitanyu previously which was very busy.
Two hikes were available 7km and 13km. I took the 7km which was still quite challenging. Spent 2.5 hours on the wall. It’s an amazing experience.
After hiking we had a late lunch at a local restaurant and then headed back to Beijing.
There is no shopping, although there are a few hawkers on the wall.
Make sure you take lots of water and sunscreen with you as it can get quite hot in Summer.
The tour guide and driver were excellent and can recommend this trip.
The travel time is quite long so bring a tablet and headphones to keep you entertained

calishandysg

5.0

We had a great 3-day tour. Most of it was a walking tour that required stamina. The cost was a good deal that included 3 lunch meals.
The tour guides Yoyo, Irish and Vik were very knowledgable about their history. Their English was good, but at times could not understand their accent. 
The Lunch for the 3 days were good but on the 2nd and 3rd day, we were brought to the same restaurant. The service in the Great wall restaurant was good. Food was prepared on the table when we arrived. Unlike in the 2nd restaurant, food was served one at a time, hence time-consuming.
The mandatory stops, total of 5 in 3days: Jade factory, Tea factory, Pearl factory, Silk factory, Foot massage were informative but the time spent there could have been added for picture-taking in the tourist places.
The 24-hour hotline was veey helpful for queries.
Overall, Tour travel China met our travel expectations.
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