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8 Days Classic China Tour

Destination:  

Beijing, Xian, Shanghai

Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: TCT-Classic-02
Tour Ratings: Comfort    Culture    Natural Scenery
Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.
Price from
2-5 persons: US$ 1255 P/P
6-9 persons: US$ 1073 P/P
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Beijing Xian Shanghai Tour

  • Beijing Xian Shanghai Tour

    Beijing Xian Shanghai Tour

  • Travel to Beijing

    Travel to Beijing

  • Beijing Forbidden City

    Beijing Forbidden City

  • Temple of Heaven

    Temple of Heaven

  • Mutianyu Great Wall

    Mutianyu Great Wall

  • Xi'an Terracotta Warriors

    Xi'an Terracotta Warriors

  • Small Wild Goose Pagoda

    Small Wild Goose Pagoda

  • Travel to Shanghai

    Travel to Shanghai

  • Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

    Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

  • Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower

    Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Summary: This is an ideal experience for a short-time traveler in China. The imperial Forbidden City and the Great Wall in historical Beijing, the remarkable Terracotta Warriors Museum in Xian and the famous Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai are all elements of a worthy journey into the ancient soul of this civilization of 5,000 years.

Tour cover the same destinations:
9 Days Beijing-Xian-Shanghai Budget Tour
From $933

Tour Overview

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Beijing Be transferred to the hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
03 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park ( Bird Nest and Water Cube )
04 Beijing - Xian Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Summer Palace, Flight to Xian
05 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall
06 Xian - Shanghai Shaanxi History Museum, Hanyang Mausoleum, Flight to Shanghai
07 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Nanjing Road, The Bund
08 Departure Shanghai Be transferred to the airport

Day-by-day Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be met at the airport by tour guide and transferred to your comfortable hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Beijing
Beijing City View Travel to Beijing Beijing Capital Airport
Beijing City View Our Clients in Beijing Beijing Capital Airport
Day 2
Beijing
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square (40min) - the World's largest urban square, and the Forbidden City (2.5 - 3 hours) - the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven (1 hour) in the afternoon.  After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Opera 1.5 hours (daily 19:30)
► Tips: How to visit Forbidden City can be found in Forbidden City Tour Tips
Tian'anmen Sqaure Forbidden City Temple of Heaven
Tian'anmen Square Forbidden City Temple of Heaven
Day 3
Beijing
After breakfast, start to drive to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (2 hours) - the section of the Great Wall which is more popular among foreign visitors. Have the lunch near the Mutianyu Great Wall, and then drive back to the downtown and have a short visit to see the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube (about 1 hour) - the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Roasted Duck around 1 hour
► Tips:
1) Click
What to pack for Great Wall Trips to find some tips when climbing the Great Wall of China
2) If you would like to have a tighter itinerary in this day,
Xiushui Street - known as the Leading Foreign Trade Market.
Mutianyu Great Wall Bird Nest Peking Roast Duck
Mutianyu Great Wall Bird Nest Peking Roast Duck
 
Day 4
Beijing Xian
After breakfast, drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw (Short route, 40 min) - the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle. And then, a visit to the Summer Palace (about 1.5 hour ) - the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. After you lunchi in Beijing, be transferred to the airport for the 2 hours flight to Xian. Your Xi'an tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian
► Tips:
1) About Beijing Hutong sightseeing details can be found on Beijing Hutong Tour Tips
2) An alternative transporting method is the high speed train. Detailed information can be found in Beijing-Xian High-speed Train page.
Hutong Tour Beijing Summer Palace Xi'an Xianyang Airport
Hutong Tour Summer Palace Xi'an Xianyang Airport
Day 5
Xian
Ample time will be provided for visits to Terracotta Warriors (2.5 - 3 hours) - one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. After lunch near the Terracotta Warriors area, drive back to the downtown for a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda (1 hour) - the site of the old Han and Tang capital Chang'an. After that, continue to visit the Xian City Wall (1 hour) - represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian
Optional Night Activities: Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner 3.5 hours (daily 18:00 - 20:30 for dinner, 20:30 – 21:35 for Tang Dynasty Show)
► Tips: You can have a general idea after you read What is Terracotta Warriors page
Terracotta Warriors Small Wild Goose Pagoda Xian city wall 
Terracotta Warriors Small Wild Goose Pagoda Xi'an City Wall
Day 6
Xian  Shanghai
Finish the breakfast, and you will firstly to visit the Shaanxi History Museum (2 hours) - one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. After lunch, continue to the Hanyang Mausoleum (1 hour) - the multi-burial cemetery of Emperor Jing of Han and his queen. Your Xi’an tour will be finished by connecting the 2 hours flight to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
Shaanxi History Museum Hanyang Mausoleum Shanghai Night View
Shaanxi History Museum Hanyang Mausoleum Shanghai Night View
Day 7
Shanghai
A full day sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple (1 hour) - famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. And then, go to Yuyuan Garden (1 hour) - a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby Chenghuangmiao (Old Street)(1 hour). After lunch time, you will have an exterior tour of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower (30 min) - the most charming landmark of Shanghai. And then, go for shopping in Nanjing Road (1 hours generally) - the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, and have a leisure walk along the Bund (30 min) - famous as a group of building known as "a Gallery of world architecture". After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
Optional Night Activities: Acrobatic Show about 2 hours (daily 19:30)
► Tips: Traditional Dim-sum Banquet in Yuyuan Garden is recommended as today’s lunch choice.
Jade Buddha Temple Yuyuan Garden Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Jade Buddha Temple Yuyuan Garden Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Day 8
Departure Shanghai
Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport for the return flight.
Meals: Breakfast
►Tips: Besides coach transfer, we also can arrange meglev transfer service between Shanghai downtown and Shanghai Pudong Airport.
Service Ends

Note: Visiting time, transporting time, and duration of shows and meals in the itinerary are suggested and will be subject to change particular situations.

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

  • JAN, FEB, DEC
  • MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG
  • APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   1875   1987   2298
2-5 persons 1255 1503 1311 1615 1467 1926
6-9 persons 1073 1321 1130 1433 1285 1744
10 persons & above 887 1061 944 1173 1075 1436
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   1956   2109   2435
2-5 persons 1321 1584 1397 1736 1560 2062
6-9 persons 1139 1402 1216 1555 1379 1880
10 persons & above 941 1143 1010 1280 1153 1566
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   2007   2216   2650
2-5 persons 1359 1634 1464 1844 1681 2278
6-9 persons 1177 1452 1282 1662 1499 2096
10 persons & above 992 1218 1074 1382 1283 1801

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

  • JAN, FEB, DEC
  • MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG
  • APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   1875   1987   2298
2-5 persons 1255 1503 1311 1615 1467 1926
6-9 persons 1073 1321 1130 1433 1285 1744
10 persons & above 887 1061 944 1173 1075 1436
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   1956   2109   2435
2-5 persons 1321 1584 1397 1736 1560 2062
6-9 persons 1139 1402 1216 1555 1379 1880
10 persons & above 941 1143 1010 1280 1153 1566
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   2007   2216   2650
2-5 persons 1359 1634 1464 1844 1681 2278
6-9 persons 1177 1452 1282 1662 1499 2096
10 persons & above 992 1218 1074 1382 1283 1801

Recommended Hotels:

City Economy Hotel ★★★ Comfortable Hotel ★★★★ Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
BeijingHoliday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven
Add: No.36 Nanwei Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100050, China
Royal Phoenix Hotel Beijing
Add: No 17 Qianliang Lane, Dongchenng Dist, Beijing, China 100006
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U Town
Add: 3 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
XianSkytel Hotel Xian
Add: No.32 South Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an
Days Hotel & Suites Xinxing Xian
Add: No.189 Jinhua North Road, Xi’an
Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian
Add: 319 Dongxin Street, Xian, China, 710004
ShanghaiKingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Add: 126 Xinzha Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi Hotel
Add: No.338 Hengfeng Road, Shanghai
Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
Add: No. 88, Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Optional Local Specialties & Night Shows:

City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Beijing Beijing Roasted DuckSee the Peking Opera
Xian Dumpling BanquetTang Dynasty Show with Dinner
Shanghai Tea CeremonyAcrobatics Show

Price includes:
★ Private transfer between airport(railway station), hotel and attractions
English speaking guide service
★ Domestic airfare or train fare based on economy class
 Hotel accommodtion with daily breakfast
 Entrance fee to attractions listed in the itinerary
 Meals as itinerary specifies
 China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance,  insurance terms & conditions
 
Price excludes:
 International airfare
 Visa fee
 Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc. 
 Personal expenses
Optional tours, meals, activities and services 

Remarks:
★ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2015 to Feb 29, 2016, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
★ TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
★ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise.
 Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
★ Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
 TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

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