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SG35: 12 Days Small Group Tour of Shanghai - Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Shanghai

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, 5 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner

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No Optional Tour Hidden Cost!
Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Shanghai
When you arrive at Shanghai airport, our local guide and driver will greet you and direct you to your hotel. Have a good rest after the long trip to China and prepare for the forthcoming tour from Shanghai.

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

Day 2: Shanghai - Beijing
After breakfast, you need to pack up your belongings and follow the guide to the railway station where you will board the 4.5-hour high speed train to Beijing. Our guide in Beijing will receive you and take you to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day resting in your hotel or taking a walk to nearby places. Just ask your guide for advice if needed.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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

Day 3: Beijing
After a brief introduction about the China tours from Shanghai, our guide will accompany you on a walk in Tiananmen Square. You will visit the Forbidden City, also called Palace Museum. Built in the heart of Beijing, it is now the largest wooden palace complex in the world, with over 70 palaces and 9,999.5 rooms. The museum is home to a very great number of priceless artifacts and relics.

At noon, we will go to a nice restaurant for a delicious a la carte welcome lunch where some famous Peking Duck will be served.

In the afternoon, we will go to the Temple of Heaven to see how emperors in the past conducted the worship of heaven to pray for an abundant year. In the evening, we will go to Red Theatre and watch an exciting Chinese Kung Fu Show before getting back to hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch

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

  • Tiananmen
    Majestic Tiananmen Square with stone lion
Day 4: Beijing
Today we are going to Mutianyu Great Wall! After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby and then head for the Great Wall immediately. We recommend that you buy some fast food for lunch at the foot of the Great Wall. We do not arrange lunch today because restaurants in the area are not up to our standards. Our guide will direct you to Subway or Burger King. We will take a round-trip cable car to reach the best parts of the wall. To memorize this great moment, we will offer you some red wine for a toast while enjoying the splendid landscape of Great Wall.

At the end of the day you can relax in any of the traditional markets near your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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

Day 5: Beijing - Xi'an
In the morning, we will go to the Summer Palace, the last royal garden in China which once served as the most important political and diplomatic center after Forbidden City in the late Qing Dynasty (1840 - 1912). Then we will stop briefly at one of the famous national landmarks - the Bird’s Nest. Photos you take there will be very special in your memory later.

After lunch, you will take a rickshaw at Beijing Hutong to visit its antique alleys and quadrangle dwellings. Later a Chinese paper cutting experience tour will bring your day to a fitting end. Then our Beijing guide will accompany you to the airport for your flight to Xi’an. The local guide in Xi’an will pick you up at the airport and escort you to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

  • Summer Palace
    Taste the classical flavor of Summer Palace
  • China Hutong Tour
    Taking a rickshaw in Beijing Hutong
Day 6: Xi'an
Today your trips from Shanghai to Xi’an begins and we shall spend this morning visiting the Terracotta Army. You will explore the culture and history of the Qin Dynasty (221BC - 207BC) and appreciate the exquisite and lifelike sculptures of the terracotta warriors as well as the unique bronze chariots and horses.

At noon, we will pay a visit to a local family and enjoy a home-cooked lunch there. You can chat with them and learn to cook some local dishes from them.

After that, we will continue our journey to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist tower over 1,300 years old where the precious Buddhist scriptures carried from ancient India were stored and translated. The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show with dumpling dinner will make your second night in Xi’an more enjoyable and wonderful.

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

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

  • Terracotta Army
    World-famous and lively clay figures of Terracotta Army
Day 7: Xi'an
In the early morning, we will join the local people to practice Tai Chi in Xi’an City Wall Park with an invited master we invite. This is a good way to experience local people’s life. Then take a sightseeing walk on Xi’an City Wall, the largest ancient city wall in China.

After lunch, we will roam around Shaanxi History Museum and explore the long history of China through its collected relics which can date back to over one million years. Then visit the Great Mosque and stroll in the Muslim Quarter. Your Xi’an part of the China tours from Shanghai will end here.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 8: Xi'an - Chengdu
In the morning, with help from our guide, you will take the bullet train for the 4-hour journey to Chengdu. On your arrival, our local guide will receive you and take you to your hotel. You can spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza (4 stars)

Day 9: Chengdu
In the morning, we will see the lovely pandas at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Then come to Broad and Narrow Alleys, the famous pedestrian street. It is great historical and cultural interest with numerous featured dwellings, restaurants, shops and teahouses distributed along the antique alleyways.

In the afternoon, we will go to Jinsha Site Museum to explore the history and culture of Chengdu through the rich display of ancient artifacts. You will also experience the leisurely life of native residents at Renmin Park.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza (4 stars)

  • Giant Pandas
    Lovely pandas eating bamboo
  • Golden Mask in Jinsha
    Golden Mask in Jinsha Cite Museum
Day 10: Chengdu - Shanghai
At the end of your Chengdu tour from Shanghai, our guide will transfer you to the airport and help you board the flight to Shanghai. The local guide in Shanghai will meet you and accompany you to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

Day 11: Shanghai
In the morning, we will inspect the ancient artworks collected by Shanghai Museum. This will be followed by a relaxed stroll in Yu Garden and a visit to the traditional bazaar surrounding it.

At noon, we will head for an elegant restaurant at which you will enjoy an a la carte farewell lunch. Then we will go to the Former French Concession to soak in the romantic and peaceful atmosphere which has haunted these old European-style buildings and streets for over 100 years. Later you can go to the Bund and board a cruise ship on Huangpu River. During the one-hour cruise, you can enjoy the exotic building clusters along the Bund and the beautiful scenery on either side of the river.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

  • Jingdezhen Ware
    Jingdezhen Ware of Shanghai Museum
  • Bund of Shanghai
    Modern Shanghai Bund with blue sky
Day 12: Departure from Shanghai
The hotel check out time is 12:00 and before that you can arrange your time freely. We suggest you take a taxi to the airport. We hope that you will have enjoyed the trip from Shanghai with us and that you take away many memories and photographs to keep your Chinese experience alive in the months to come. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey back to your homeland.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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
Aug
04(Wed)
Aug
15(Sun)
$2799$819
Aug
11(Wed)
Aug
22(Sun)
$2799$819
Aug
18(Wed)
Aug
29(Sun)
$2799$819
Aug
25(Wed)
Sep
05(Sun)
$2809$829
Sep
01(Wed)
Sep
12(Sun)
$2809
$2668
$869
Sep
08(Wed)
Sep
19(Sun)
$2809
$2668
$869
Sep
15(Wed)
Sep
26(Sun)
$2809
$2668
$869
Sep
22(Wed)
Oct
03(Sun)
$2809
$2668
$869
Oct
06(Wed)
Oct
17(Sun)
$2809
$2528
$869
Oct
13(Wed)
Oct
24(Sun)
$2809
$2528
$869
Oct
20(Wed)
Oct
31(Sun)
$2809
$2528
$869
Oct
27(Wed)
Nov
07(Sun)
$2689
$2420
$869
Nov
03(Wed)
Nov
14(Sun)
$2689
$2420
$869
Nov
10(Wed)
Nov
21(Sun)
$2669
$2402
$839
Nov
19(Fri)
Nov
30(Tue)
$2619
$2357
$789
Dec
03(Fri)
Dec
14(Tue)
$2619
$2357
$769
Dec
22(Wed)
Jan
02(Sun)
$2619
$2357
$769
What's Included
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • 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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  • Selected
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  • A La Carte
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  • Free Cancellation
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  • No Shopping
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From US$2619 per person
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