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103: 10 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Shanghai

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

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Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
Upon arrival at the Beijing Airport, our guide will wait for you outside the customs. After a warm greeting, our driver will send you to the hotel we've reserved. You are free to have some self-planning activities for the rest the day. It's our pleasure to offer you some advice about the good dishes and restaurants nearby if it is needed.
Day 2: Beijing
Today, the 10 days China tour itinerary will commence with a visit to Tiananmen Square. The square is the icon of the capital city. Then we follow our private guide to the Forbidden City. It has withstood 500 hundred years of events, from the ancient to the modern day China.

We celebrate your arrival with a la carte meal. Then we will continue the journey to today's final stop - Temple of Heaven. Bygone emperors from Ming through Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1912) officiated at sacrificial offerings on the altars there to appease the gods, ward off the evil, and produce good harvests for the nation.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

  • Meridian Gate
    Meridian Gate of Forbidden City
  • Temple of Heaven, China
    Our Guests Visiting Temple of Heaven
Day 3: Beijing
Early in this morning, the China itinerary 10 days will lead us to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the grandest sections. It is mostly covered with green, and the air is fresh and the landscape pleasant. We book you a round trip cable car service to enable you full time concentration on the scenery.

We will return downtown. Along the way, a short pause at the Olympic Bird's Nest allows external photo ops. A relaxing stroll at a local market will follow.

Friendly Tips:
The fees for round-way cable car at Mutianyu Great Wall are included. However, if you are more interested in taking the chairlift up and luge sliding down, we can also arrange that for you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
The morning visit is at the Summer Palace. How royalties led their lives, surrounded by such elegance and grandeur! And we will approach the Tower of Buddhist Incense, Long Gallery etc. within the palace garden.

Next, we go and tour Beijing Hutong by rickshaw. And follow that up with a 4.5-hour high speed train to another capital, Xi'an, almost as far back as ancient biblical times. At destination, the local guide will meet you at the train station and bring you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

  • Summer Palace of Beijing
    Summer Palace, the most well-preserved royal park in China
Day 5: Xi'an
Today's first stop in our China itinerary 10 days will be the Terracotta Army, which is still inside the original pits now sheltered under a museum structure. The terracotta soldiers, each with individual characteristics, are frozen in time 2200 years ago. The exhibits also display the beautiful ancient bronze ware.

Later, we will visit the Provincial History Museum. It holds 1.7 million artefacts, all related to the culture and history of China. We end up with a stroll on the ancient Xi'an City Wall.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

  • Terra Cotta Warriors
    Famous Terra Cotta Warriors
  • Xian City Wall
    Riding Bikes on Xi'an City Wall
Day 6: Xi'an - Chengdu
In the morning in Xi'an we will cover the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum for more charms on the city. Then we will socialize with a family over a real home-cooking lunch. Then the guide will put you aboard a 4-hour bullet train to Chengdu, where a Chengdu guide will meet you at the railway station and settle you into the hotel.

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

Day 7: Chengdu
An introduction to the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is one of the highlights in our China itinerary 10 days. We observe these lovely panda from up close. When our luck holds, we might get to feed pandas. Today's lunch will be self-arranged.

Then we continue on to visit the Jinsha Site Museum. The precious relics like golds, coppers, jades, stones, lacquers, potteries, ivories there will dazzle us. After that, we will venture to the Broad and Narrow Alleys, dating back to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) and now designated a cultural zone featuring antique streets, dwellings, and modern facilities.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

  • Pandas Eating Bamboo
    Lovely pandas enjoying their fresh and delicious bamboo meals
Day 8: Chengdu - Shanghai
In the morning, the guide will place you aboard the flight to Shanghai, where a guide will greet you at the airport and then transfer you to the hotel. Since there is spare time today, you may explore out on your own.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Day 9: Shanghai
After breakfast, we explore the Shanghai Museum and Yu Garden. Shanghai Museum looks after 120,000 precious relics: bronzes, ceramics, calligraphies, and paintings. Yu Garden is a former garden undiminished in its attraction today.

We share a la farewell lunch together before we go for a walk at the Bund. And then we take a cruise on Huangpu River in order to get a real feel of the city. We will stroll leisurely along an ancient cultural street before we turn in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

  • Shanghai Bund buildings
    European-style buildings of Shanghai Bund
Day 10: Departure from Shanghai
This morning, our guide will connect you with your flight home. We hope you have much to look back to on your 10 days China tour itinerary. Wish you a pleasant journey home.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
BeijingHotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong
Pentahotel Beijing
XianWyndham Grand Xian South
Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda
ChengduGrand Hyatt Chengdu
Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
Ocean Hotel Shanghai

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  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
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  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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