9 Days Chinese Spring Festival Tour

Beijing, Xian, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-Cultural-06

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from on request

Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  Personally experience the tranditional Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)
  Have a chance to enjoy a reunion dinner with a Chinese family as a quite unique experience
  Join in the crowded temple fair to have a glimpse of how Chinese celebrate this traditional festival
  Fine designed China tour covering the most famous travel destinations in China Beijing, Xian and Shanghai

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Beijing Transfer service to hotel
02 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
03 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Local market, Hutong Tour
04 Beijing Temple of Heaven, Temple Fair
05 Beijing Xian Transfer service in Beijing and Xian
06 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
07 Xian Shanghai Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, Hanyang Tomb
08 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
09 Shanghai Transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Jan 25, 2017 Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Beijing City View
 

Day 2Jan 26, 2017 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
 

[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.
[08:30-12:30] Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, famous for the vegetable food, such as fried vegetables, dry-fried beans, sweet corn cake
[13:30-16:30] Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that you will experience Chinese tea at tea house.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel and get ready for your Chinese Spring Festival Experience.


Mutianyu Great Wall
 

Day 3Jan 27, 2017 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Local market, Hutong Tour

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing.
[09:30-12:30] You will reach the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit today’s highlight: Forbidden City , the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world.
[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at Shi Yuan Restaurant, Chinese local food, famous for the braised eggplant, vegetable ball, and diced chicken with walnuts in soya sauce.
[14:00-16:30] After lunch, you can go to nearby market that selling special purchases for the Spring Festival. Choose one of them and keep it as a special memory of your China tour. In the late afternoon, take a relaxing Hutong Tour to touch the local life. Red lanterns hanging up all around the lanes, festival couplets pasting on every doorway, all the world seems covered with China red, composing a festive and joyful scene.
[16:30-18:30] You can join the reunion dinner with a local family there and even try to learn how to make dumplings. You will surely get to know more about the inner spirit of this very city at this very time. Then back to hotel.


Pasting Spring Couplets
Beijing Hutong
 

Day 4Jan 28, 2017 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Traditional Temple Fair
 

[09:00-09:30] Enjoy your leisure time and have buffet breakfast in hotel. Meet at the hotel lobby. Start your Spring Festival exploration.
[09:30-12:30] you will have a short visit to the Temple of Heaven, where might a little bit deserted in this cold winter morning, but reveal its solemn and magnificent thoroughly.
[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at local restaurant
[14:00-16:30] Enjoy the delightful and crowed Temple Fair! Taste local flavors, enjoy folk performances, really a different experience, which will make you a quite different and impressive China holiday.
[16:30-17:30] Transfer back to hotel and free at leisure for the rest of the day. Or you can plan for the night show or the Peking duck dinner with your guide and ask for suggestions.


Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
 

Day 5Jan 29, 2017 Beijing Xian

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★

Free at leisure in the morning, enjoy your own exploration in this ancient city. In the afternoon, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Xian, where the local tour guide is waiting at the exit of Xian Airport and transfer you to check in hotel.

Xian City View
Xian City View
 

Day 9 Jan 30, 2017 Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:
Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing:
Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Ancient city.
[09:30-12:30] Drive to  Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience.
[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at Lanchi Restaurant, professional for buffet and local food, such as dim sum, noodles and Chinese hamburger.
[14:00-17:00] Afternoon visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. The calligraphy lesson will be arranged and you will be taught how to write a couple of Chinese characters. Then visit the Bell tower, which is the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner.



Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 7 Jan 31, 2017 Xian Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, Hanyang Tomb
 

[09:30-10:00] You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and have one day leisure tour in Xian before leaving for Shanghai.
[10:00-12:30] Visit the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around. After that visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and you will have chance to watch the North plaza fountain show.
[12:30-16:30] Special lunch will be arranged as dumpling banquet at local restaurant. After lunch, drive to Xian airport, on the way visit the Hanyang Mausoleum, the largest museum with largest floor space in China.

Fly to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel


the Bund
Shanghai City View
 

Day 8Feb 01, 2017 Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:
Sunrise on the Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing:
Jade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street, The Bund

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.
[09:30-12:30] Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time for the local special food, Dim Sum and Steamed Bun
[13:30-16:30] Visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Yuyuan Market, where you can also appreciate a joyful atmosphere for the Spring Festival. Then walk along Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs and silk product there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night Acrobatic Show, especially the ERA show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.


Shanghai Night View
Yuyuan Garden
 

Day 9Feb 02, 2017 Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for departure flight. Our guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at appointed time. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Day 1Jan 25, 2017 Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Beijing City View
 

Day 2Jan 26, 2017 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:
Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.
Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around.
After Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. Back to the hotel and get ready for your Chinese Spring Festival Experience.
 


Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 3Jan 27, 2017 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Morning visit Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world;today’s highlight: Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. After lunch, you can go to nearby market that selling special purchases for the Spring Festival. Choose one of them and keep it as a special memory of your China tour. In the late afternoon, take a relaxing Hutong Tour to touch the local life. Red lanterns hanging up all around the lanes, festival couplets pasting on every doorway, all the world seems covered with China red, composing a festive and joyful scene. You can join the reunion dinner with a local family there and even try to learn how to make dumplings. You will surely get to know more about the inner spirit of this very city at this very time. Then back to hotel.

Pasting Spring Couplets
Beijing Hutong
 

Day 4Jan 28, 2017 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Hotel pick up in the morning and have a short visit to the Temple of Heaven, where might a little bit deserted in this cold winter morning, but reveal its solemn and magnificent thoroughly. Enjoy the delightful and crowed Temple Fair in the afternoon! Taste local flavors, enjoy folk performances, really a different experience, which will make you a quite different and impressive China holiday.

Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
 

Day 5Jan 29, 2017 Beijing Xian

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★

Free at leisure in the morning, enjoy your own exploration in this ancient city. In the afternoon, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Xian, where the local tour guide is waiting at the exit of Xian Airport and transfer you to check in hotel.

Xian City View
Xian City View

 

Day 9 Jan 30, 2017 Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:
Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★

Hotel pick up in the morning, then drive to  Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation.
After lunch time at Lanchi Restaurant, visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. Then visit the Bell tower, the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.



Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 7 Jan 31, 2017 Xian Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★

Pick up and check out from hotel  and morning visit to the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Thenvisit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda at the North plaza. After dumpling banquet lunch, drive to Xian airport. Visit the Hanyang Mausoleum on the way, the largest museum with largest floor space in China. Fly to Shanghai where the airport pick up service is arranged.  

the Bund
Shanghai City View
 

Day 8Feb 01, 2017 Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:
Sunrise on the Bund Hotel ★★★★

The city tour starts from hotel pick-up in the morning. Drive to visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao. After lunch at local restaurant, Visit Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Yuyuan Market, where you can also appreciate a joyful atmosphere for the Spring Festival. Then walk along Nanjing Roa, the earliest commercial street in Shanghai. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".


Shanghai Night View
Yuyuan Garden
 

Day 9Feb 02, 2017 Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for departure flight. Our guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at appointed time. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

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Notice:
Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

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Beijing Beijing Roasted DuckPeking Opera
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Shanghai Xiao Long BaoAcrobatics Show

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