9 Days Chinese Spring Festival Tour

Beijing, Xian, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-Cultural-06

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from on request

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Tour Feature

  Personally experience the tranditional Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)
  Have a chance to enjoy a reunion meal 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

DayDestinationHighlights
01BeijingTransfer service to hotel
02BeijingMutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City
03BeijingTemple of Heaven, Hutong Tour
04BeijingFree day, Temple Fair
05Beijing XianBig Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall
06XianTerracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum,  Muslim Quarter
07Xian ShanghaiShanghai Alley, Old Street, Nanjing Road, The Bund
08ShanghaiTongli Water Town, Lingering Garden
09ShanghaiTransfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Jan 25, 2017 Arrival Beijing

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

Come to China for the Chinese Spring Festival in Lunar New Year.  Upon arrival at Beijing airport, be met and greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Soak up the atmosphere of Chinese New Year in advance while hanging out during the rest of day.


Beijing City View of New Year
 

Day 2Jan 26, 2017 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City

Today will be a big day for people who head for their hometown. To avoid the New Year rush, we will arrange morning tour to Mutianyu Great Wall. You can choose to hike on the Great Wall or take cable car up and walk around. Enjoy your peaceful time there till lunch time. Drive back to Beijing downtown in the afternoon. Visit Forbidden City which is the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. You could image how busy it would be during the old time when the Emperor prepares for the New Year.


Mutianyu Great Wall in winter
 

Day 3Jan 27, 2017 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Hutong Tour

Today is Chinese New Year Eve! The busy city of Beijing will show you another side. You will visit Temple of Heaven, in the morning. After that, walk into the Hutong and be a real Beijinger to celebrate the Chinese New Year. You will see the clean alley, red lantern, spring couplets, and meet people who express their New Year greetings to everyone. We will arrange a special lunch at the local family’s house and enjoy your happy time with them for the New Year Eve. Don’t forget to give red envelopes and your best wishes to them.


Beijing Hutong
 

Day 4Jan 28, 2017 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Free day

Give your guide and drive a day off and enjoy your free time for the New Year’s Day. You can explore the temple fairs and shopping streets on a walking tour of the city. You will have our New Year coupon of ¥100 per person for taxi fee.



Beijing Temple Fairs
 

Day 5Jan 29, 2017 Beijing Xian

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing:
Big Wild Goose pagoda, Ancient City Wall


Say goodbye to Beijing and take morning flight to Xian. Upon arrival, be met by our tour guide and visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda and North Square. Appreciate the Music Fountain Show in the afternoon at the largest square in Asia. After that, visit Ancient City Wall which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. You will also enjoy the special lantern show at night during Chinese New Year Festival.


Xian Ancient City Wall

Day 6 Jan 30, 2017 Xian

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

In the morning, 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. In the afternoon, visit TangBo 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 and design your own spring couplets. And then, visit the Bell tower, the largest bell tower in structure and shape and best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter where is the best place to experience Chinese New Year in Xian.


TangBo Art Museum handicraft for New Year

Day 7 Jan 31, 2017 Xian Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Shanghai Alley, Shanghai Old Street, Nanjing Road, The Bund

Morning will be at leisure on your own and take fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, be met by our guide and enjoy your afternoon tour to Shanghai Alley and Shikumen, which is the most typical buildings reflecting the old Shanghai. After that, stroll around Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road for free shopping.  In the evening, have orientation walk on the Bund and celebrate the New Year Festival with local people while playing fireworks.

 
Shanghai Firwork at the Bund
 

Day 8Feb 01, 2017 Shanghai  Suzhou  Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:
Sunrise on the Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing:
Tongli Water Town, Suzhou Pingjiang Ancient Street, Lingering Garden

In the morning, drive to Tongli Water town, famous for the traditional residences including gardens, houses and temples, built in the Ming and Qing Dynasty. You will also experience Tongli Canal wooden boat through the waterways. The water town will be well decorated during Chinese New Year and you will enjoy the unique water town only once a year. In the afternoon, drive to Suzhou city and stroll around the Pingjiang Ancient Street, an ancient cultural road which has been preserved for more than 800 years. Continue visit to Lingering Garden, one of the great four gardens in China. Get back to the Shanghai after the tour.


Tongli Water Town in New Year
 

Day 9Feb 02, 2017 Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Chinese New Year Festival is till on but it is time to leave. Be transferred to the airport for  your departure flight.

Service Ends

Day 1Jan 25, 2017 Arrival Beijing

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

Come to China for the Chinese Spring Festival in Lunar New Year.  Upon arrival at Beijing airport, be met and greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Soak up the atmosphere of Chinese New Year in advance while hanging out during the rest of day.


Beijing City View of New Year
 

Day 2Jan 26, 2017 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City

Today will be a big day for people who head for their hometown. To avoid the New Year rush, we will arrange morning tour to Mutianyu Great Wall. You can choose to hike on the Great Wall or take cable car up and walk around. Enjoy your peaceful time there till lunch time. Drive back to Beijing downtown in the afternoon. Visit Forbidden City which is the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. You could image how busy it would be during the old time when the Emperor prepares for the New Year.


Mutianyu Great Wall in winter
 

Day 3Jan 27, 2017 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Hutong Tour

Today is Chinese New Year Eve! The busy city of Beijing will show you another side. You will visit Temple of Heaven, in the morning. After that, walk into the Hutong and be a real Beijinger to celebrate the Chinese New Year. You will see the clean alley, red lantern, spring couplets, and meet people who express their New Year greetings to everyone. We will arrange a special lunch at the local family’s house and enjoy your happy time with them for the New Year Eve. Don’t forget to give red envelopes and your best wishes to them.


Beijing Hutong
 

Day 4Jan 28, 2017 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Free day

Give your guide and drive a day off and enjoy your free time for the New Year’s Day. You can explore the temple fairs and shopping streets on a walking tour of the city. You will have our New Year coupon of ¥100 per person for taxi fee.



Beijing Temple Fairs
 

Day 5Jan 29, 2017 Beijing Xian

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing:
Big Wild Goose pagoda, Ancient City Wall


Say goodbye to Beijing and take morning flight to Xian. Upon arrival, be met by our tour guide and visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda and North Square. Appreciate the Music Fountain Show in the afternoon at the largest square in Asia. After that, visit Ancient City Wall which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. You will also enjoy the special lantern show at night during Chinese New Year Festival.


Xian Ancient City Wall

Day 6 Jan 30, 2017 Xian

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

In the morning, 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. In the afternoon, visit TangBo 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 and design your own spring couplets. And then, visit the Bell tower, the largest bell tower in structure and shape and best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter where is the best place to experience Chinese New Year in Xian.


TangBo Art Museum handicraft for New Year

Day 7 Jan 31, 2017 Xian Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Shanghai Alley, Shanghai Old Street, Nanjing Road, The Bund

Morning will be at leisure on your own and take fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, be met by our guide and enjoy your afternoon tour to Shanghai Alley and Shikumen, which is the most typical buildings reflecting the old Shanghai. After that, stroll around Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road for free shopping.  In the evening, have orientation walk on the Bund and celebrate the New Year Festival with local people while playing fireworks.

 
Shanghai Firwork at the Bund
 

Day 8Feb 01, 2017 Shanghai  Suzhou  Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:
Sunrise on the Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing:
Tongli Water Town, Suzhou Pingjiang Ancient Street, Lingering Garden

In the morning, drive to Tongli Water town, famous for the traditional residences including gardens, houses and temples, built in the Ming and Qing Dynasty. You will also experience Tongli Canal wooden boat through the waterways. The water town will be well decorated during Chinese New Year and you will enjoy the unique water town only once a year. In the afternoon, drive to Suzhou city and stroll around the Pingjiang Ancient Street, an ancient cultural road which has been preserved for more than 800 years. Continue visit to Lingering Garden, one of the great four gardens in China. Get back to the Shanghai after the tour.


Tongli Water Town in New Year
 

Day 9Feb 02, 2017 Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Chinese New Year Festival is till on but it is time to leave. Be transferred to the airport for  your departure flight.

Service Ends

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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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