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Marvelous 11 Day Tour Of Shanghai, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Xian & Beijing

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from/per person $1,955.00USD

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Highlights of the Tour

  • Private tour with private tour guide and private car in each city
  • No shopping stops
  • Marvel at the amazing landscapes of Juizhaigou Natural Reserve and Huanglong Natural Reserve
  • Explore the most important site: Terracotta Army, Forbidden City and Great Wall of China
  • Taste the delicious Peking Roast Duck and watch interesting traditional performances like Peking Opera, etc.

Price Per Person

Month Hotel Category 2 pax 3~5 pax 6~9 pax SSP
MAR-NOV  3stars 2,658 USD 2,468 USD 2,078 USD  424 USD
 4stars  2,914 USD 2,724 USD 2,333 USD 680 USD
 5stars  3,443 USD 3,253 USD 2,862 USD 1,210 USD
DEC-FEB  3stars  2,536 USD  2,345 USD  1,955 USD 302 USD
 4stars  2,644 USD 2,453 USD  2,063 USD 410 USD
 5stars 3,001 USD 2,810 USD 2,420 USD 766 USD

Remark:

  • The quotation above is not valid in the following duration in 2016: April 1-April 6, Apr 28-May 4, Jun 8- Jun 12, Sep 14-Sep 18, Sep 29-Oct 8.
  • SSP refers to single room supplement.

Included Services:

  • Hotel accommodations
  • Air-conditioned private vehicle for transfers and sightseeing
  • Experienced English speaking guide in each city
  • Entrance fees and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Domestic flights from Shanghai to Chengdu, Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou and Jiuzhaigou to Xian (Economy class)
  • Domestic airport and fuel taxes
  • Super high-speed train Xian to Beijing (second class seats)
  • Service Charges & Government Taxes

Non-Included Services:

  • International transportation to Shanghai and out of Beijing
  • China visa
  • Personal expenses such as: Excess luggage charge, Beverages, Laundry services, etc.
  • Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide

 

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  • Access for disabled
  • Groups allowed
  • Pet allowed
  • Tour guides

Tour Schedule by Day


Day 1 Arrival at Shanghai

Meals: no meals

Accommodation:

  • Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei  3stars  similar class
  • Lee Gardens Hotel Shanghai  4stars or similar class
  • Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai  5stars or similar class

Today you will meet the English speaking guide at Shanghai Pudong International Airport upon your arrival. You will be transferred to your hotel, and the guide will give you a brief introduction about the city.

Day 2 Shanghai

Meals: Buffet breakfast & Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

  • Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei  3stars  similar class
  • Lee Gardens Hotel Shanghai  4stars or similar class
  • Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai  5stars or similar class

Today you will take a full day city tour in Shanghai to explore its major attractions. First, you will be taken to the Jade Buddha Temple, an important Buddhist Temple in Shanghai, to get a glimpse of Buddhism and Buddhists in China. This temple has a history of 120 years, and it contains two jade Buddha sculptures. That’s why it is called Jade Buddha Temple. Following that, you will travel to Yuyuan Garden. The garden was built in 1559 by an official of Ming Dynasty to please his
father. When you visit the garden, you will be impressed by its size, the buildings containing delicate carvings and the artistic rockeries inside it. After discovering the garden, you will spend some time strolling along the Shanghai Old Street close to it. It is lined with many souvenir shops. Then you will move on to Shanghai Museum. It is one of the most famous museums in China. It houses more than 120,000 items covering bronze ware, pottery, ancient furniture, etc. After that, you will take a leisure walk on the Bund, the center of Shanghai, to check out the colonial buildings there and look into that period of history. At night, you will watch a world class Acrobatic Show.

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Day 3 Shanghai/Chengdu by plane

Meals: Buffet breakfast & Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

  • Sichuan Minshan Anyi Hotel  3stars  similar class
  • BuddhaZen Hotel 4stars or similar class
  • Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel   5stars or similar class

You will kick off the day with a short trip to Zhouzhuang Water Town. Around Shanghai, there are many such towns, but Zhouzhuang has its own charm. You will take a boat ride on the river winding through the town and explore the various old houses and bridges which have survived for hundreds years. Then you will be transferred to the airport and board the flight to Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province. When you land in Chengdu, you will meet the local guide and be driven to the hotel.shanghai tours

Day 4 Chengdu/Jiuzhaigou by plane

Meals: Buffet breakfast & Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

  • Five Yue Hotel 3stars  similar class
  • Qianhe International Hotel 4stars or similar class
  • Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort  5stars or similar class

Today you will travel to the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center to see the lovely Giant Pandas. You will be introduced to the living environment of the Giant Pandas and what the Chinese government has done to save this endangered species. After the tour, you will explore the Broad and Narrow Alleys before being dropped off at the airport and fly to Jiuzhaigou. When you arrive in Jiuzhaigou, you will be transferred to the hotel.

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Day 5 Jiuzhaigou

Meals: Buffet breakfast & Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

  • Five Yue Hotel 3stars  similar class
  • Qianhe International Hotel 4stars or similar class
  • Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort  5stars or similar class

You will enjoy a full day tour to the fairyland: Jiuzhaigou National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is named after the nine Tibetan villages around it. The park consists of three valleys shaped like the letter Y. They are Rize, Zechawa, and Shuzheng Valleys. Inside the valleys, there are waterfalls and many colorful lakes. You will check out the various sites: Primeval Forest, Arrow Bamboo Lake, Panda Lake, Five Flower Lake, Pearl Shoal, Mirror Lake, etc. by shuttle bus and on foot. It is the most beautiful in mid-October.

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Day 6 Jiuzhaigou/Xian by plane

Meals: Buffet breakfast & Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

  • Days Inn City Centre Xian 3stars  similar class
  • Xian Grand Noble Hotel 4stars or similar class
  • Sofitel on Renmin Square  5stars or similar class

Today you will spend your time in Huanglong National Park. You will be amazed by the multiple-layered colorful pools formed by calcite deposits. After you will be driven to Jiuzhaigou airport and fly to Xi'an. When you arrive in Xi'an, you will be transferred to the hotel.

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Day 7 Xi'an

Meals: Buffet breakfast & Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

  • Days Inn City Centre Xi'an 3stars  similar class
  • Xi'an Grand Noble Hotel 4stars or similar class
  • Sofitel on Renmin Square  5stars or similar class

Being one of the four great capitals of China, Xi'an has a very long history and many historical sites. Today you will explore the world famous Terracotta Warriors which contains a large number of life-sized terracotta warriors, chariots, and horses. These were built by Emperor Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of feudal China, to protect him in his afterlife. It is considered the 8th wonder of the world. Then you will be transferred back to the city area, and you will take a leisure walk along the age-old City Wall which encircles the inner city. Later on, you will visit the Muslim Quarter which is the largest one of its kind in Xi'an. You will take a look at the Great Mosque there and watch a short Shadow Puppet Show which is a very old art of story-telling unique in China.

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Day 8 Xi'an/Beijing by super high-speed train

Meals: Buffet breakfast & Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

  • Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven 3stars  similar class
  • Pentahotel Beijing 4stars or similar class
  • Regent Beijing 5stars or similar class

After enjoying a wonderful breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide will take you to the Wild Goose Pagoda which is the symbol of Xi'an. The pagoda was built in 652 by Xuan Zang who was a prestigious and respectable monk in Tang Dynasty. He spent years on a long and tough journey to Nalanda Temple of India, and he brought back hundreds of Buddhist sutras, sculptures, and Buddha relics. He translated many of the sutras, and the pagoda was built to keep these sutras. Then you will spend 1 hour or 2 in Shaanxi History Museum to discover further on the history of Xi'an. Finally, you will take the super high-speed train to Beijing. When you arrive in Beijing, you will be transferred to the hotel.

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Day 9 Beijing

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch, and Peking roast duck dinner

Accommodation:

  • Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven 3stars  similar class
  • Pentahotel Beijing 4stars or similar class
  • Regent Beijing 5stars or similar class

Start the day early with a visit to Temple of Heaven. In early mornings, many residents come here to do morning exercises. Some of them play Taichi. Some dance with a sword. Some sing opera. It is a fascinating experience to look at the daily life of the local people. Afterward, you will explore Temple of Heaven, which served as the venue to offer sacrificing ceremonies to the Heaven during Ming and Qing Dynasties.

After visiting it, you will be guided to Tiananmen Square, the center of the city, where you will visit the National Museum of China. The museum is one of the best museums in China. It has many precious collections such as the jade burial suit laced with gold thread dating back to Han Dynasty.

After that, you will move on to the Forbidden City, the imperial palace for emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties and their families. The Forbidden City was built by Emperor Yongle of Ming Dynasty in 1420. Since then, totally 24 emperors lived here. Puyi, the last emperor of China, abdicated in 1912 but remained here until 1924 when Feng Yuxiang, a warlord from Anhui, took the Forbidden City and expelled the last emperor from the palace. In 1925, it was converted into the Palace Museum and open to all people. You will visit the main palaces, the imperial garden, the treasure gallery and clock & watch exhibition hall as well as the newly opened areas such as Cining Palace which is the living area of several empress dowagers of the Qing Dynasty.

At last, you will enjoy a delicious Peking roast duck dinner at Shichahai Quanjude Restaurant and watch the impressive traditional performances offered by the restaurant.

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Day 10 Beijing

Meals: Buffet breakfast & Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

  • Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven 3stars  similar class
  • Pentahotel Beijing 4stars or similar class
  • Regent Beijing 5stars or similar class

In the morning, you will be driven to the northern outskirt of Beijing to visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Round trip cable car ride is included to help you get on/off the wall. You will spend a few hours walking along the Wall which looks like a mighty dragon lying on the hilltops. After that, you will travel back to the city center and get off at the Olympic Park to take some photos for the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Then explore the Summer Palace, the imperial summer resort for the royal families of Qing Dynasty.

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Day 11 Depart from Beijing

Meals: Buffet breakfast

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.


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