November 16. Start from Beijing
 

Tour Title:
China Travel - Small Group Tour
Departure:
November 16, 2011
Duration:
9 days
Meeting Location:
See below
Dropoff Location:
Airport

 Itinerary
Nov 16. Gathering, check-in to our hotel
Pickup from Xingang port,
Pickup from Airport,
Pickup from Train station,
Pickup from a Hotel or Apartment in Beijing
Nov 17. Beijing
Start the tour at 08:30am.
Visit Tiananmen Square- the biggest downtown square in the world.
Proceed to Forbidden City- 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties ruled from the Forbidden City, which is the largest, best preserved palace complex remaining in the world.
In the afternoon, we visit Summer Palace- the largest imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty and is by far the best preserved one in our country.
Stop at Olympic venue en route, go inside of the Bird's Nest, and see the exterior look of the Water Cube.
Enjoy Pecking Roast Duck Dinner.
Transfer back to the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Nov 18. Beijing
Start the tour at 08:30am.
Drive for about 40 minutes to the Ming Tombs, visit the biggest tomb Changling, and the Sacred Way.
Proceed to the Badaling Great Wall- China Great Wall totally has 6,350 kilometer long, it is the longest defensive wall in the world. Badaling Great Wall was built between two mountains and was constructed to be a communications center, it was called the "Key to the north gate of Beijing".
We arranged Foot Massage for you this evening after long walking.
Transfer back to the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Nov 19. Beijing
Start the tour at 08:30am.
Go to the Zoo to see Pandas in the morning,
Then to Beijing Hutong to visit local courtyards, Bell Tower, take rickshaw pass by Hou Hai bar street.
Visit the Lama Temple- also known as the Yonghe Lamasery, which is the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China.
In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven- is the largest building complex for worshipping heaven in the world.
Stop at famous Hongqiao Market to see pearls, silk, Chinese dress for awhile.
Enjoy the Acrobatic Show in the theater after dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Nov 20.  Beijing  Q Xi'an
Transfer to the airport to take the morning flight to Xi'an.
Xi'an guide and driver will greet you at the airport, take you to the hotel.
After a short rest and dress up, we will proceed to the city tour.
Ancient City Wall- The Xi'an City Wall was built in the Ming Dynasty from 1374 to 1378, it was a very important military system to protect city. You may hire a bicycle to ride on the wall.
The Great Mosque- the largest and one of the most important Mosques in China.
Muslim Street- This area displays many kinds of Muslim food. You will see many traders and hawkers doing business here. Drum Tower and Bell Tower are just nearby.
Dumpling Banquet is served tonight.
Transfer back to the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Nov 21. Xi'an
Start the tour at 08:30am.
Drive to visit famous Terracotta Warriors including Bronze Chariots and Horses - Terracotta Warriors is a world wonder.
Huaqing Hot Spring- It used to be a former winter resort for emperors, during the Western Zhou Dynasty the King You built a palace here, then the Tang Emperor Xuanzong spent dizzying amounts of his funds to build a luxurious palace and changed its name to Huaqing Hot Spring.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda- It was originally built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty, after rebuilding, the pagoda currently stands at a height of 64 metres tall. This attraction can be divided into three parts: the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Da Ci'en Temple, and the North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda which is the biggest fountain and waterscape square in the world.
Enjoy Tany Dynasty Diner and Show.
Transfer back to the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Nov 22. Xi'an Q Shanghai
Transfer to the airport to take morning flight to Shanghai.
Shanghai guide and driver will greet you at the airport, after check-in to the hotel.
Proceed to visit Nanjing Road- this 5.5-meter long street is one of the world's busiest shopping streets, also known as the First Street in China.
The Bund- The Bund got its name as a beach outside the old Shanghai, the east side of the Bund is the Huangpu River, the west of the Bund are many old western style buildings, so it is a complex of both eastern and western buildings, both modern and old Shanghai.
Evening Boat Tour on Huangpu River- The night view of the Bund and new Shanghai area along the Huangpu River is gorgeous, so ride boat on the Huangpu River in the evening is an interesting experience.
Transfer back to the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Nov 23. Shanghai
Start the tour at 08:30am.
Visit Yu Garden- One of the classical gardens south of the Yangtze river, with a history of 400 years, many cultural relics are exhibited at the hall. Walking through the well known Yu Yuan Market including the Nine Turning Bridge.
Jade Buddha Temple- Not only in Shanghai, but famous all over the world as a Buddhist Temple, it is located in downtown Shanghai, also known as a Quiet Land in the busy city.
Shanghai Museum- It possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art. First Floor with bronze & sculptural; Second Floor with ceramics, Third Floor with painting & calligraphy; Fourth Floor with minority craft works and ancient currency.
Oriental Pearl TV Tower- As the highest tower in Asia, it is a landmark of Shanghai, the new outdoor observation deck, just built in October 2008, is especially amazing.
Transfer back to the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Nov 24. One day Suzhou tour from Shanghai
Start the tour at 08:00am. Drive to Suzhou where is known as paradise on the earth.
Visit Humble Administrator's Garden- It is the largest one of all classical gardens in Suzhou, with the area of 51,950 square meters.
Garden of Master of Nets- Only covers 0.54 hectares, it is a very small garden, but impressed as a jewel among many gardens in Suzhou.
Boat Ride on the Grand Canal- Grand Canal starts from Beijing, ends in Hangzhou, known as two greatest ancient projects together with the Great Wall. Ride boat to see age-old houses, stone bridges of this water town in south of China.
Visit the No. 1 Silk Factory.
Transfer back to the hotel in Shanghai. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Nov 25. Departure
We will take you to the airport to take the flight home, this flight is booked by yourselves, please kindly provide the flight No and departure time when you booking this tour.
Service ends. (Breakfast)

 
 Accomodation
Hotel Category Hotel Name Hotel Class ('*' =star) Hotel Location
 
Standard Holiday Inn Temple of Heaven 4* City Center, Beijing
Tangcheng Hotel 4* City Center, Xian
Central Hotel 4* City Center, Shanghai

 
 Price includes
Hotel in each city including breakfast:
Yes
Domestic fight and train:
Yes
Vehicle in each city (Air-conditioned):
Yes
Entry fee for tourist sites:
Yes
English-speaking tour guide:
Yes
Meals (Listed in the itinerary):
Yes
Items are not listed :
No
Personal Expenses:
No
Gratuities to guide and driver:
No

 
 Price
Price $1175 US dollars each person
Single room supplement $350 US dollars each person
 
Payment (optional)
-Prepay 10% as deposit, and give the balance in cash upon you are in Beijing, either in US$ or RMB;
-Prepay with credit card 2 weeks prior to your tour;
-Prepay via bank 3 weeks prior to your tour.
Note

-Price does Not include the transportation on the first day;
-Prices are based on twin occupancy (except 1 person), so if you require a single room, single supplement will be added to the price;
-Exchange Rate: 1US$=6.8RMB


 
 
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