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SG25: 11 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Jinan - Tai'an - Qufu - Shanghai

Tour Type: Perfect group size of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights, nice 5-star & 4-star hotels
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner

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Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
Welcome to Beijing! Upon your arrival, our guide will be waiting for you at the arrival hall of the airport and will escort you to check-in at your hotel. You are free to do whatever you like for the rest of the day.

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

Day 2: Beijing
After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the first stop of your China tour package to Shandong: Tiananmen Square, the city central square of Beijing. Many buildings that are symbols of the nation are located here such as the Great Hall of the People, and the National Museum. Afterwards, we will proceed to the Forbidden City where you will see the biggest and best-preserved architectural complex in China.

Around noon, we will serve you an a la carte lunch featuring Peking Duck at a famous restaurant. Then we will visit the Temple of Heaven, which used to be the place for emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) to hold the Heaven Worship Ceremony. Later, a Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater will be presented for you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch

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

  • Tiananmen Beijing
    Our guests with Tiananmen Square
  • Beijing Red Theatre
    Watching Lion Dance Performance
Day 3: Beijing
Today, we’ll explore one of the must-see sights in your China tour to Shandong: the world-famous Mutianyu Great Wall, a place offering you different scenes of natural beauty throughout the year. We highly recommend that you have a big breakfast or bring some food before departure because we will not arrange lunch for you today due to the poor quality food at the nearby restaurants. We will see and appreciate the wonderful scenery of the Mutianyu Great Wall by taking a round-trip cable car up to the Wall.

Afterwards, we will show you around a famous local market to get a feel for the life of the local residents.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
This morning after breakfast, we will visit the Summer Palace, known as the “Royal Garden Museum”. Apart from viewing some historical buildings, we will also enjoy the beautiful and picturesque Kunming Lake. On the way back, we will have a quick look at the Olympic Bird’s Nest stadium for you to take some photographs.

At noon, we will prepare an a la carte lunch for you to taste the unique flavor of Beijing cuisine. After that, an interesting Hutong tour by rickshaw and the activity of experiencing the traditional art of Chinese Paper-cutting will be arranged so you may know more about Beijing’s lifestyle and culture.

Afterwards, our guide will send you to the airport so that you can fly to Xi’an to continue your China tour package to Shandong. Upon your arrival, a local guide will be expecting you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

  • Kunming Lake, Summer Palace
    Kunming Lake in Summer Palace
  • China Hutong Tour
    Taking a rickshaw in Beijing Hutong
Day 5: Xi'an
This morning, we will pay a visit to the Terracotta Army. Inside the museum are more than 6,000 unique and life-size statues, reflecting the maturity of the sculpture art in ancient China. You can take some photos if you like. Then, a local family visit is waiting for us and we will be served an authentic home-cooked lunch there. The engaging host will show you how to make a simple dish.

Afterwards, we will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi’an Museum. In the evening, a Tang Dynasty Show and dumpling dinner will be arranged for you to enjoy.

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 - Jinan
In this morning, our guide will accompany you to the City Wall Park, where we’ve invited a master to teach you a few movements of Tai Chi. Later we will come to the Xi’an City Wall, which tells the world the unique stories of the ancient capital, Xi’an. You can have a ride on the wall if you are interested.

Afterwards, you will be escorted to the airport for the flight to Jinan, Shandong Province. A warmhearted guide will be waiting for you at the arrival hall and transfer you to a local hotel. You can have a stroll or have some authentic dishes on your own after you are settled. Our guide will be glad to give you some good recommendations.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Shungeng Hillview Hotel (4 stars)

Day 7: Jinan - Tai'an
Today is another highlight in your China tour to Shandong: Daming Lake Park. “Lotuses and willows are all around the city, hills and lakes are all in sight”. Lines like this were written to praise the charming scenery of the city of Jinan. In summer days, lotuses in full bloom in the lake attract visitors from far away to appreciate their beauty. Then, we proceed to visit Baotu Spring Park. The tranquil atmosphere and famous Baotu Spring will refresh your body and mind.

A 1.5-hour transfer will bring you to Mountain Taishan. Being the first of China’s Five Mountains, Mountain Taishan is known for its breathtaking views and rich human landscape. A round-trip cable car will be arranged for you to take a panoramic view of Mountain Taishan, especially the Taoist and Buddhist temples that lie along the mountain. After that, you will be transferred to a downtown hotel for check-in and a good rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Ramada Plaza Tai'an (4 stars)

  • Spouting Spring
    Tranquil Spouting Spring
  • Mount Tai
    Mount Tai with temples
Day 8: Tai'an - Qufu
Today, we will explore the city of Qufu in Jinan Province. You will get better acquainted with Confucius, one of the great thinkers of ancient China by visiting the Confucius Temple, the Confucius Family Mansion and the Cemetery of Confucius. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to know more about Confucius if you are fond of Chinese culture and philosophy.

At about noon, our guide will help you check-in at a local hotel.

Meals: Chinese Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Queli Hotel (4 stars)

  • Cemetery of Confucius
    The outside of Confucius Cemetery
Day 9: Qufu - Shanghai
Early in this morning, we will go to view the traditional ceremony of opening the city gate in Qufu. Then the guide will send you to the train station to take a 3.5-hour high-speed train to Shanghai. A local guide in Shanghai will pick you up upon your arrival and transfer you to your hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Chinese breakfast

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

Day 10: Shanghai
In the morning, we will visit the Shanghai Museum and Yu Garden. Afterwards you can spend some time at the traditional bazaar outside Yu Garden. At noon, we will prepare an a la carte lunch with an authentic Shanghai dish for you.

After lunch, follow our guide to explore the Former French Concession. Then a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River will be arranged for you to appreciate the charm of this city. You can spend some time wandering the beautiful Bund before our guide sends you back to the hotel and says farewell to you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

Day 11: Departure from Shanghai
Today is the end of your 11-day China tour package to Shandong. Please check out before 12:00 after breakfast. You must arrange your own hotel-airport transfer today. We advise you to take a taxi to the airport. We sincerely hope you have enjoyed this trip. Feel free to contact us it if you need additional services.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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Prices are per person in US Dollars;
prices in red reflect the discount prices.
Arrival DateDepature DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement
Jan
09(Sun)
Jan
19(Wed)
$2689
$2554
$599
Feb
20(Sun)
Mar
02(Wed)
$2689
$2420
$599
Mar
04(Fri)
Mar
14(Mon)
$2719
$2447
$639
Mar
11(Fri)
Mar
21(Mon)
$2719
$2447
$639
Mar
25(Fri)
Apr
04(Mon)
$2719
$2447
$639
Apr
01(Fri)
Apr
11(Mon)
$2819
$2537
$659
Apr
08(Fri)
Apr
18(Mon)
$2819
$2537
$659
Apr
15(Fri)
Apr
25(Mon)
$2819
$2537
$659
Apr
22(Fri)
May
02(Mon)
$2849
$2564
$689
May
06(Fri)
May
16(Mon)
$2819
$2537
$659
May
13(Fri)
May
23(Mon)
$2819
$2537
$659
May
20(Fri)
May
30(Mon)
$2819
$2537
$659
May
27(Fri)
Jun
06(Mon)
$2819
$2537
$639
Jun
03(Fri)
Jun
13(Mon)
$2809
$2528
$639
Jun
10(Fri)
Jun
20(Mon)
$2809
$2528
$639
Jun
17(Fri)
Jun
27(Mon)
$2809
$2528
$639
Jun
24(Fri)
Jul
04(Mon)
$2809
$2528
$639
Jul
01(Fri)
Jul
11(Mon)
$2849
$2564
$639
Jul
08(Fri)
Jul
18(Mon)
$2849
$2564
$639
Jul
15(Fri)
Jul
25(Mon)
$2849
$2564
$639
Jul
22(Fri)
Aug
01(Mon)
$2849
$2564
$639
Jul
29(Fri)
Aug
08(Mon)
$2849
$2564
$639
Aug
05(Fri)
Aug
15(Mon)
$2849
$2564
$639
Aug
12(Fri)
Aug
22(Mon)
$2849
$2564
$639
Aug
19(Fri)
Aug
29(Mon)
$2849
$2564
$639
Aug
26(Fri)
Sep
05(Mon)
$2889
$2600
$669
Sep
02(Fri)
Sep
12(Mon)
$2879
$2591
$709
Sep
09(Fri)
Sep
19(Mon)
$2859
$2573
$679
Sep
16(Fri)
Sep
26(Mon)
$2879
$2591
$709
Sep
23(Fri)
Oct
03(Mon)
$2909
$2618
$729
Oct
07(Fri)
Oct
17(Mon)
$2859
$2573
$679
Oct
14(Fri)
Oct
24(Mon)
$2859
$2573
$679
Oct
21(Fri)
Oct
31(Mon)
$2859
$2573
$679
Oct
28(Fri)
Nov
07(Mon)
$2769
$2492
$679
Nov
04(Fri)
Nov
14(Mon)
$2769
$2492
$679
Nov
11(Fri)
Nov
21(Mon)
$2759
$2483
$669
Nov
20(Sun)
Nov
30(Wed)
$2709
$2438
$609
Dec
04(Sun)
Dec
14(Wed)
$2699
$2429
$599
Dec
23(Fri)
Jan
02(Mon)
$2699
$2429
$599
What's Included
  • Domestic airfares & train fare
  • 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 airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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From US$2689 per person
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