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SG27: 12 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi

Tour Type: Perfect group size of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 11 nights, nice 5-star & 4-star hotels
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches with some being a la carte style, 2 dinners

No Shopping Stops,
No Optional Tour Hidden Cost!
Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
Welcome to this 12-day China and Vietnam tour! Your first stop will be Beijing. Our guide will meet you at the airport arrival hall and the driver will take you to a comfortable hotel where you can rest up while you wait to begin our journey of exploration in Beijing tomorrow.

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day 2: Beijing
After breakfast, we will meet other group members at the hotel lobby and then go to the first destination in your China Vietnam tour, Tiananmen Square, the central square of the city. After that a short walk will take us to the Forbidden City, the world’s biggest and best-preserved Palace architectural complex, where we can glimpse its rich history.

At noon, we will take you to a wonderful local restaurant for an a la carte welcome lunch with Peking Duck. After lunch, we will visit the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420, and used by the emperors of the Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 -1912) Dynasties to worship Heaven and pray for an abundant year. We will end this first day by enjoying a Chinese Kung Fu Show.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

  • Beijing Palace Museum
    Grand Beijing Palace Museum
  • Temple of Heaven, China
    Visiting Temple of Heaven
Day 3: Beijing
Please have a big breakfast to provide lots of energy for the Mutianyu Great Wall with its wonderful scenery. Access to the wall will be by round-trip cable car. At noon, we will make a toast on the wall with red wine. We suggest that you to bring some food with you in case you get hungry as there are no good restaurants nearby.

On the way back to hotel, our guide will take you to a local market where you can enjoy some leisure time.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
Today’s visit to the Summer Palace will definitely add to your fondness for the city of Beijing. The Summer Palace possesses both elegant scenery and many precious relics. You will see visitors boating on Kunming Lake and view glorious buildings beside the Lake. Then we will have a short stop at the Olympic Stadium, also called the Bird’s Nest, so that you can take some photos.

An a la carte lunch will be provided at a well-known local restaurant. After that, you can experience a traditional Beijing Hutong by rickshaw and learn how to do Chinese paper cutting from a folk artist.
Later, the guide will transfer you to the airport for your departure to Xi’an where you will be escorted to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

  • Jade Belt Bridge
    Jade Belt Bridge in Summer Palace
  • China Hutong Tour
    Taking a rickshaw in Beijing Hutong
Day 5: Xi'an
Today we will visit a must-see sight in your China Vietnam tour - the Terracotta Warriors Museum. Inside the museum, you will see a very large collection of life-size terra cotta sculptures in battle formations. The vividly sculptured figures with various shapes always impress visitors. Then, we will take you to have an authentic home-cooked lunch with a local family.

After lunch, we will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the Xi’an Museum. In the evening we will have a Dumpling Dinner and watch the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Friendly Tips:
As the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours during the periods. Guests will enjoy free time to relax.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 6: Xi'an - Shanghai
This morning we will visit the City Wall Park and observe the life of the local people. You can also learn how to practice Tai Chi from the master. Then we will visit the Xi’an City Wall, a well-preserved ancient building with a long history. After enjoying an a la carte lunch, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. A local guide will meet you at the Shanghai Airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

  • Yongning Gate in Xi'an
    Our guests riding bicycles on Xi'an City Wall
Day 7: Shanghai
This morning, we will explore some wonderful scenic spots in Shanghai. First we will go to the Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, and the nearby bustling bazaar. At noon, an a la carte lunch will be served at a famous local restaurant. Afterwards, we will visit the Former French Concession and spend some leisure time at the Bund, where you will take a one-hour Huangpu River cruise.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

Day 8: Shanghai - Hanoi
After breakfast, you will have some free time to do whatever you like. Then our guide will send you to the airport for your flight to the next destination in your China and Vietnam group tour: Vietnam.

When you arrive in Hanoi, our guide will meet you and help you check in at your hotel. We recommend that you have a good rest to prepare for the following days’ fascinating tour in Vietnam.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa (4 stars)

Day 9: Hanoi
Today’s China and Vietnam tour will start with a visit to a very famous scenic spot in Hanoi- Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum Complex, where we will learn the life stories of this country’s great founder- Ho Chi Minh. Then, we will visit the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, one of Vietnam's unique historical sites. Later we will go to the West Lake area to visit the Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Quan Thanh Temple beside this beautiful lake. Before returning to the hotel, we will also explore the Temple of Literature and the History Museum.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa (4 stars)

  • Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi
    The ancient building of Tran Quoc Pagoda
Day 10: Hanoi - Halong Bay
This morning, we will drive to Halong Bay, one of the most breathtaking natural landmarks in Vietnam. We will board a cruise ship and sail into Halong Bay to appreciate the picturesque exotic landscape. The various limestone islands dotting the Bay will catch your eyes. To help you explore the Bay in depth, we will have an excursion to Thien Cung to view the limestone cave.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Indochina Sails (4 stars) - Superior Cabin

Day 11: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Today is the last day of your China and Vietnam group tour. After you disembark from the cruise ship, we will drive back to Hanoi to visit some other well-known places like the Opera House, the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Ngoc Son Temple. At the end of the tour, we will enjoy a great Water Puppet Performance in the Hoan Kiem Lake area.

Meals: Brunch

Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa (4 stars)

  • Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
    Tourist cruise ship crossing the attractive Halong Bay
Day 12: Departure from Hanoi
This morning, we will accompany you to the airport for the next leg of your trip. We send you our best wishes for your journey.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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Tour with us, you will enjoy
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Prices are per person in US Dollars;
prices in red reflect the discount prices.
Arrival DateDepature DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement
Jan
09(Sun)
Jan
20(Thu)
$2869
$2725
$849
Feb
20(Sun)
Mar
03(Thu)
$3039
$2735
$849
Mar
04(Fri)
Mar
15(Tue)
$2889
$2600
$889
Mar
11(Fri)
Mar
22(Tue)
$2889
$2600
$889
Mar
25(Fri)
Apr
05(Tue)
$2889
$2600
$889
Apr
01(Fri)
Apr
12(Tue)
$3039
$2735
$919
Apr
08(Fri)
Apr
19(Tue)
$3039
$2735
$919
Apr
15(Fri)
Apr
26(Tue)
$3039
$2735
$919
Apr
22(Fri)
May
03(Tue)
$3039
$2735
$829
May
06(Fri)
May
17(Tue)
$2979
$2681
$829
May
13(Fri)
May
24(Tue)
$2979
$2681
$829
May
20(Fri)
May
31(Tue)
$2979
$2681
$829
May
27(Fri)
Jun
07(Tue)
$2999
$2699
$819
Jun
03(Fri)
Jun
14(Tue)
$2999
$2699
$809
Jun
10(Fri)
Jun
21(Tue)
$2999
$2699
$809
Jun
17(Fri)
Jun
28(Tue)
$2999
$2699
$809
Jun
24(Fri)
Jul
05(Tue)
$2999
$2699
$809
Jul
01(Fri)
Jul
12(Tue)
$3029
$2726
$809
Jul
08(Fri)
Jul
19(Tue)
$3029
$2726
$809
Jul
15(Fri)
Jul
26(Tue)
$3029
$2726
$809
Jul
22(Fri)
Aug
02(Tue)
$3029
$2726
$809
Jul
29(Fri)
Aug
09(Tue)
$3029
$2726
$809
Aug
05(Fri)
Aug
16(Tue)
$3029
$2726
$809
Aug
12(Fri)
Aug
23(Tue)
$3029
$2726
$809
Aug
19(Fri)
Aug
30(Tue)
$3029
$2726
$809
Aug
26(Fri)
Sep
06(Tue)
$2999
$2699
$819
Sep
02(Fri)
Sep
13(Tue)
$2999
$2699
$849
Sep
09(Fri)
Sep
20(Tue)
$2999
$2699
$849
Sep
16(Fri)
Sep
27(Tue)
$2999
$2699
$849
Sep
23(Fri)
Oct
04(Tue)
$2999
$2699
$939
Oct
07(Fri)
Oct
18(Tue)
$3039
$2735
$939
Oct
14(Fri)
Oct
25(Tue)
$3039
$2735
$939
Oct
21(Fri)
Nov
01(Tue)
$3039
$2735
$939
Oct
28(Fri)
Nov
08(Tue)
$2909
$2618
$939
Nov
04(Fri)
Nov
15(Tue)
$2909
$2618
$939
Nov
11(Fri)
Nov
22(Tue)
$2899
$2609
$919
Nov
20(Sun)
Dec
01(Thu)
$2849
$2564
$869
Dec
04(Sun)
Dec
15(Thu)
$2849
$2564
$909
Dec
23(Fri)
Jan
03(Tue)
$2919
$2627
$909
What's Included
  • Three flights (economy class seat): Beijing - Xian - Shanghai - Hanoi
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
What's Excluded
  • International flight into Beijing and out Hanoi
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • China and Vietnam Visa fees
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  • Free Cancellation
    30 Days Before
  • No Shopping
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From US$2849 per person
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