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11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Yangtze Cruise - Shanghai

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    Day 1: Pick up from the airport

    Pass By: Beijing International Airport Airport Transportation China, No. 168, Capital Airport Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing,China, Beijing 100026 China
    Your professional local guide will meet you at Beijing Airport after reclaiming your luggage and clearing customs. The driver will take you to the hotel in a comfortable vehicle 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 our capital city on your own.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

    Day 2: Beijing City Highlights Tour

    Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
    Tiananmen Square is the biggest urban city square in the world.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    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, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
    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, No.44 Xingfu Street, Dongcheng District 50 Meters East of Tiantan Hotel, Beijing 100061 China
    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 3: China Great Wall Tour

    Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Road, Huairou District, Beijing China
    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, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
    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 4: Beijing - Xi'an by flight

    Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
    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, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China
    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 5: Terracotta Army Tour

    Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
    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, No.72 Youyi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an 710068 China
    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, 75 North Chang'an Road, Xi'an 710065 China
    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.

    Friendly Tips: Since the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during the periods. Clients will enjoy free time to relax.
    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 6: Xi'an - Chongqing by flight

    Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China
    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, Junction of Mingzu Road, Mingquan Road and Zourong Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400000 China
    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 7: Yangtze River Cruise

    Stop At: Shibaozhai (East Gate), China, Chongqing Shi, Zhongxian, 582 Xian Dao, 石宝镇印山街
    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 8: Yangtze River Cruise

    Stop At: Shennong Stream, North Shore of Wu Gorge, Badong County 442400 China
    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 9: Yichang - Shanghai by a bullet train

    Stop At: Three Gorges Dam Project, Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134 China
    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

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai (5 stars)

    Day 10: Shanghai City Trip

    Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), 201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai China
    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), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District near Fuyou Road, Shanghai 200010 China
    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: 2 hours

    Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
    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, Headstreams from Dianshan Lake, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201700 China
    Take a one-hour cruise along the Hungpu River.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China
    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: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte lunch
    Accommodation included: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai (5 stars)

    Day 11: Leave Shanghai

    Stop At: Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), S1 Yingbin Expy, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China
    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.
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    Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

    Candy was our tour guide at Beijing and she was the best . Loved the way she kept saying “Follow candy”. She Ensured each member of our group Was comfortable and ensured our stay in Beijing was great! Thanks Candy!

    Thank reshkings
    Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

    Dear reshkings, Thank you for taking time to post the review on our service, especially on our guide Candy. Candy is an excellent guide who deserves your praise. Thank you again for your recognition on our work. Have a nice day!

    Reviewed June 4, 2019

    our entire trip was blessed with wonderful attention from Kitty in beijing to all the other ist class guides china tours did a great job right from the airport. the hotel were great and the location of them very good we also had free time...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank PeterhAustralia
    Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

    Dear PeterhAustralia, Thank you very much for giving us your authentic feedback on our service. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your China tour in Beijing which is accompanied by Kitty. Also, thank you so much for recommending on our service. We highly...More

    Reviewed March 25, 2019

    Thank you for a wonderful time in China! Our group of six had a great time from the time we arrived at the airport in Beijing to our final day in Shanghai. We had a variety of personal guides throughout our trip in different cities....More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank halewilson
    Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

    Dear halewilson, Thank you for sharing your tour review with us! It is a great joy to see that you had an amazing tour in Beijing with us. From your words we learn that our guide John's excellent knowledge and great service have made your...More

    Reviewed July 14, 2018

    Thank you for a wonderful time in China. I traveled with my wife and daughter. Sadly my son could not join.This was our first time in China and our tour guides were Selina, Jacky, Colin and Ocean, who were very knowledgeable, helpful, resourceful and welcoming....More

    Date of experience: May 2018
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    Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

    Dear Atily G, Thank you for having chosen TravelChinaGuide and posting this marvelous review regarding you trip to China with your family here. Nothing could give us more power than knowing that you had a great experience and were satisfied with the service of our...More

    Reviewed June 24, 2018

    Our tour guide Candy Lin in Beijing was excellent, very informative about the city and the history of the dynasties. She was also very careful at every point to make sure that we were all together.More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank DeborahSH1
    Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

    Dear Deborah S H, Thank you so much for travelling with us and writing the feedback regarding your Beijing trip here. We are more than happy that you were satisfied with our arrangement, especially our guide Candy Lin who took good care of you and...More

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