11 Days Classic China and Thailand Tour

Beijing-Xian-Shanghai-Bangkok

Tour Code: TCT-Thailand-06

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: March to November is good time to visit China, November to next April is the best time to visit Thailand.

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Tour Feature

 Fine- designed private tour covering China and Thailand
 Exciting experience of high speed train trip in China
 Visit to the highlights of Bangkok, but with different experience
 

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Beijing Transfer service to hotel
02 Beijing Temple of Heaven, Hutong, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, 
03 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird Nest and Water Cube
04 BeijingXian Summer Palace, High speed train to Xian
05 Xian Ancient City Wall, Taichiquan Course, Terracotta Warriors
06 XianShanghai Small Wild Goose Pagoda, fly to Shanghai
07 Shanghai Shikumen, Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Old Street, the Bund
08 ShanghaiBangkok

Fly to Bangkok, transfer service to hotel in Bangkok

09 Bangkok Wat Traimit, Wat Pho, Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaeo
10 Bangkok Maeklong Railway Market, Damnoensaduak Floating market
11 Departure Bangkok Transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be greeted by our local guide at the airport with TCT signboard. Then our guide will transfer you to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day for you to get over the jet lag.


Beijing City View
 

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la carte Chinese lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

TCT local guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time. It will be an exciting day as we will explore the world well-known wonders today. The 1st stop is Temple of Heaven, the existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven and a place where the emperors prayed for a year of abundance. In the visit of Temple of Heaven, you will be astonished by the exquisite ancient Chinese architectures. Besides, you will see local seniors doing morning exercises in the square and full of vigor. You will have chance to watch Chinese Kongfu, Taichi, square dancing, playing cards, playing chess etc.

Then our group will move to a less commercial Hutong nearby. A short walking along the authentic Beijing Hutong will give you a deep impression of the local residents’ live. A la carte lunch is served at a local restaurant to have a taste of the authentic Chinese food at noon time and have a break at the restaurant.

Then continue this Beijing city treasure city by a visit to Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest city center square, the locality of numerous major political and historical events. It is the witness of Chinese development. It is only a walking distance from Tian'anmen Square to Forbidden City, the world's existing largest and most complete ancient wooden structure buildings. You will explore the glorious palace halls and gardens for more than 2 hours in Forbidden City, learning the legendary story of the emperors and how the royal family lived there. You will be stunned by the numerous old art treasures exhibited in halls. Drive back to hotel, we will have a stop at pearl store en route. Please feel free to consult with your local guide about the evening activities in Beijing, such as the night shows of Beijing.

Forbidden City
Forbidden City
 

Day 3 Beijing

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la Carte Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

It will be an exciting day today. In the early morning, guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby. Today we will visit the must-visit spot in Beijing--- Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the famous sections of China Great Wall. It takes about 2 hours driving from the downtown of Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, making it older than the Badaling section. (***Cable car and slideway are available at Mutianyu Great Wall. It is optional and excluded from our price***)

A la carte lunch is arranged at a good restaurant at the foot of Mutianyu. Drive back to downtown of Beijing. We will have a stop at a tea store en route. When we reach Beijing, we will have a photo stop outside the Bird Nest and Water Cube, which were the famous sites constructed for 2008 Beijing Olympic. The tour finishes by dropping off at your hotel. If you would like to try local specialty tonight, you could ask for some suggestion about Peking Roast Duck Restaurant.


Mutianyu Great Wall
 

Day 4BeijingXi'an

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

In the morning, check out from hotel and start to visit the last spots in Beijing --- Summer Palace, the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. The Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake are regarded as the representative of Summer Palace. In the park, you could choose to take a boating trip on the lake, enjoying the beautiful royal garden view. Walk along the Long Corridor--- the longest corridor in the world, admiring the extremely rich and prestigious paintings on the beams of the corridor.

A la carte lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant on the way to Beijing West Railway Station to take high speed train (2nd class seat, duration: about 5-5.5 hours) from Beijing to Xi'an. TCT guide will wait at the exit of Xi'an train station with our signboard and transfer you to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the time.

Summer Palace
Summer Palace
 

Day 5Xi'an

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

Today we will have a full day to explore this historical and cultural city in China. Pick up from hotel in the morning, and then have a visit to the landmark of Xi'an---Xian City Wall. You could choose to have a bicycle riding on the city wall (***Bicycle riding is optional and excluded from our price***). An impressive Tai Chi Chuan course is arranged at the City Wall for you. Originating from the roots of classical Chinese culture, Tai Chi Chuan absorbed a variety of sources including the Book of Changes, Taoism and Buddhism. With a professional Tai Chi Master's teaching, you will understand Chinese culture better.

After that, we will drive to the highlights in Xi’an ---the Terracotta Warriors. On the way to Terracotta Warriors, we will have a stop at a pottery workshop, where you will have chance to learn how to make a pottery figure.  A la carte lunch is arranged at a local restaurant nearby Terracotta Warriors. In the afternoon, we will have enough time to visit this world wonder --- Terracotta Warriors, one of the world’s most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation.

The tour finishes by dropping-off at the hotel lobby. You could ask your local guide for some information about evening entertainment or night show, such as Tang Dynasty Show.


Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 6Xi'anShanghai

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

You will have a leisure morning for your to walk around. We will check out at noon time and drive to have lunch directly. In the afternoon, Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda ,  one of the most well-preserved Tang Dynasty buddha temples. It is  reputed as the Tang Dynasty elaborate and valuable Buddhist architectural heritage. While visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, you will have chance to watch the traditional shadow play, visit Jianfu Temple as well as Xi'an Museum.

Take a flight to Shanghai, the local guide will meet you at Shanghai airport and transfer you to check in the hotel.


Shanghai city view
 

Day 7Shanghai

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

The last day but still an inspiring day to explore the city of Shanghai,the largest and most modern city in mainland China. We will start the tour by walking into Nong Tang, the alleys in Shikumen, where you could witness the locals' relaxing and plain life. You will also find the unique architectural feature of Shanghai.

Then continue the day trip to Yuyuan Garden which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then continue to explore the Yuyuan Bazaar (Chenghuangmiao Old Street) nearby.

After a la carte lunch is served at a local restaurant, we continue our trip to Shanghai Silk Museum before moving to the foot of The Oriental Pearl TV Tower to visit Shanghai City History Museum(The Former Shanghai Wax Museum), where you will know more about the history and development of Shanghai. Then take the elevator up to the 2nd ball of the TV tower, from which you will have a bird-eye view of Shanghai. Go on driving through Lujiazui, the finance & trade zone in Pudong of Shanghai, where you will find many skyscrapers. We will have a view of the modern skyline of Shanghai.

Then back to the Bund, admire the illuminated buildings lining the Huangpu River. From the Bund, you could see the landmark of Shanghai--- The Oriental Pearl TV Tower as well as other high-rised buildings, just on the opposite of Huangpu River. 

the bund
The Bund
 

Day 8Shanghai Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Bangkok

After a leisure breakfast and check out the hotel, our guide will excort you to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. Upon Arriving at Bangkok, you will be met by our local representative at arrival gate hall and be transferred to hotel by private minivan. The local tour guide will help you with the hotel check-in. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Wat Pho
Wat Pho
 

Day 9Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Bangkok

Today after a leisure breakfast, we will start our exploration of Bangkok City Temple and Grand Palace. First visit Wat Trimit, known for its famous Golden Buddha. The beautiful image of solid gold is three meters high and weighs 5.5 tons. Continue the tour by passing through beautiful city scenery of the colorful flower market and Chinatown. Visit Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), founded in the 16th century, the oldest and biggest temple with the largest number of pagodas (95 in all) in the city.

We won't miss the Grand Palace and Wat Phra kaeo, the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Before transfer back to hotel, have a visit Gems Gallery for some free shopping time.

Grand Palace
Wat Phra kaeo
 

Day 10Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Bangkok

Today we will show you to explore the local market in Bangkok. After a leisure breakfast at hotel, you will enjoy a trip to outside of Bangkok by minivan.

The first stop is Maeklong Railway Market (Hoop Rom Market) is a local market in Samut Songkhram Province, commonly called Siang Tai (life-risking) Market. It is amazing tourist place. It spreads over a 100-metre length, and is located by the railway near Mae Klong Railway Station, Mueng District, Samut Songkhram Province. It is a common fresh market selling seafood, vegetable, fruits, fresh and dried food, meats and other miscellaneous goods. Mae Klong Railway Market is open from 6.00 a.m. -6.00 p.m.

Then continue to visit Floating market at Damnoensaduak. Take a paddle boat to see numerous vendors selling local foods, fruits and products on the rowing boats.

Lunch will be on your own arrangement. You could ask the guide to recommend the local restaurant and some optional show. In the afternoon, back to your hotel and free at leisure for the rest of the day. 

Pak Klong Talad Flower Market Bangkok
Pak Klong Talad Flower Market Bangkok
 

Day 11Departure Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure before our representative to pick you up from your hotel and transfer to airport to catch your departure flight.

Service Ends

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be greeted by our local guide at the airport with TCT signboard. Then our guide will transfer you to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day for you to get over the jet lag.


Beijing City View
 

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la carte Chinese lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

TCT local guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time. It will be an exciting day as we will explore the world well-known wonders today. The 1st stop is Temple of Heaven, the existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven and a place where the emperors prayed for a year of abundance. In the visit of Temple of Heaven, you will be astonished by the exquisite ancient Chinese architectures. Besides, you will see local seniors doing morning exercises in the square and full of vigor. You will have chance to watch Chinese Kongfu, Taichi, square dancing, playing cards, playing chess etc.

Then our group will move to a less commercial Hutong nearby. A short walking along the authentic Beijing Hutong will give you a deep impression of the local residents’ live. A la carte lunch is served at a local restaurant to have a taste of the authentic Chinese food at noon time and have a break at the restaurant.

Then continue this Beijing city treasure city by a visit to Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest city center square, the locality of numerous major political and historical events. It is the witness of Chinese development. It is only a walking distance from Tian'anmen Square to Forbidden City, the world's existing largest and most complete ancient wooden structure buildings. You will explore the glorious palace halls and gardens for more than 2 hours in Forbidden City, learning the legendary story of the emperors and how the royal family lived there. You will be stunned by the numerous old art treasures exhibited in halls. Drive back to hotel, we will have a stop at pearl store en route. Please feel free to consult with your local guide about the evening activities in Beijing, such as the night shows of Beijing.

Forbidden City
Forbidden City
 

Day 3 Beijing

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la Carte Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

It will be an exciting day today. In the early morning, guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby. Today we will visit the must-visit spot in Beijing--- Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the famous sections of China Great Wall. It takes about 2 hours driving from the downtown of Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, making it older than the Badaling section. (***Cable car and slideway are available at Mutianyu Great Wall. It is optional and excluded from our price***)

A la carte lunch is arranged at a good restaurant at the foot of Mutianyu. Drive back to downtown of Beijing. We will have a stop at a tea store en route. When we reach Beijing, we will have a photo stop outside the Bird Nest and Water Cube, which were the famous sites constructed for 2008 Beijing Olympic. The tour finishes by dropping off at your hotel. If you would like to try local specialty tonight, you could ask for some suggestion about Peking Roast Duck Restaurant.


Mutianyu Great Wall
 

Day 4BeijingXi'an

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

In the morning, check out from hotel and start to visit the last spots in Beijing --- Summer Palace, the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. The Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake are regarded as the representative of Summer Palace. In the park, you could choose to take a boating trip on the lake, enjoying the beautiful royal garden view. Walk along the Long Corridor--- the longest corridor in the world, admiring the extremely rich and prestigious paintings on the beams of the corridor.

A la carte lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant on the way to Beijing West Railway Station to take high speed train (2nd class seat, duration: about 5-5.5 hours) from Beijing to Xi'an. TCT guide will wait at the exit of Xi'an train station with our signboard and transfer you to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the time.

Summer Palace
Summer Palace
 

Day 5Xi'an

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

Today we will have a full day to explore this historical and cultural city in China. Pick up from hotel in the morning, and then have a visit to the landmark of Xi'an---Xian City Wall. You could choose to have a bicycle riding on the city wall (***Bicycle riding is optional and excluded from our price***). An impressive Tai Chi Chuan course is arranged at the City Wall for you. Originating from the roots of classical Chinese culture, Tai Chi Chuan absorbed a variety of sources including the Book of Changes, Taoism and Buddhism. With a professional Tai Chi Master's teaching, you will understand Chinese culture better.

After that, we will drive to the highlights in Xi’an ---the Terracotta Warriors. On the way to Terracotta Warriors, we will have a stop at a pottery workshop, where you will have chance to learn how to make a pottery figure.  A la carte lunch is arranged at a local restaurant nearby Terracotta Warriors. In the afternoon, we will have enough time to visit this world wonder --- Terracotta Warriors, one of the world’s most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation.

The tour finishes by dropping-off at the hotel lobby. You could ask your local guide for some information about evening entertainment or night show, such as Tang Dynasty Show.


Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 6Xi'anShanghai

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

You will have a leisure morning for your to walk around. We will check out at noon time and drive to have lunch directly. In the afternoon, Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda ,  one of the most well-preserved Tang Dynasty buddha temples. It is  reputed as the Tang Dynasty elaborate and valuable Buddhist architectural heritage. While visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, you will have chance to watch the traditional shadow play, visit Jianfu Temple as well as Xi'an Museum.

Take a flight to Shanghai, the local guide will meet you at Shanghai airport and transfer you to check in the hotel.


Shanghai city view
 

Day 7Shanghai

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

The last day but still an inspiring day to explore the city of Shanghai,the largest and most modern city in mainland China. We will start the tour by walking into Nong Tang, the alleys in Shikumen, where you could witness the locals' relaxing and plain life. You will also find the unique architectural feature of Shanghai.

Then continue the day trip to Yuyuan Garden which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then continue to explore the Yuyuan Bazaar (Chenghuangmiao Old Street) nearby.

After a la carte lunch is served at a local restaurant, we continue our trip to Shanghai Silk Museum before moving to the foot of The Oriental Pearl TV Tower to visit Shanghai City History Museum(The Former Shanghai Wax Museum), where you will know more about the history and development of Shanghai. Then take the elevator up to the 2nd ball of the TV tower, from which you will have a bird-eye view of Shanghai. Go on driving through Lujiazui, the finance & trade zone in Pudong of Shanghai, where you will find many skyscrapers. We will have a view of the modern skyline of Shanghai.

Then back to the Bund, admire the illuminated buildings lining the Huangpu River. From the Bund, you could see the landmark of Shanghai--- The Oriental Pearl TV Tower as well as other high-rised buildings, just on the opposite of Huangpu River. 

the bund
The Bund
 

Day 8Shanghai Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Bangkok

After a leisure breakfast and check out the hotel, our guide will excort you to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. Upon Arriving at Bangkok, you will be met by our local representative at arrival gate hall and be transferred to hotel by private minivan. The local tour guide will help you with the hotel check-in. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Wat Pho
Wat Pho
 

Day 9Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Bangkok

Today after a leisure breakfast, we will start our exploration of Bangkok City Temple and Grand Palace. First visit Wat Trimit, known for its famous Golden Buddha. The beautiful image of solid gold is three meters high and weighs 5.5 tons. Continue the tour by passing through beautiful city scenery of the colorful flower market and Chinatown. Visit Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), founded in the 16th century, the oldest and biggest temple with the largest number of pagodas (95 in all) in the city.

We won't miss the Grand Palace and Wat Phra kaeo, the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Before transfer back to hotel, have a visit Gems Gallery for some free shopping time.

Grand Palace
Wat Phra kaeo
 

Day 10Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Bangkok

Today we will show you to explore the local market in Bangkok. After a leisure breakfast at hotel, you will enjoy a trip to outside of Bangkok by minivan.

The first stop is Maeklong Railway Market (Hoop Rom Market) is a local market in Samut Songkhram Province, commonly called Siang Tai (life-risking) Market. It is amazing tourist place. It spreads over a 100-metre length, and is located by the railway near Mae Klong Railway Station, Mueng District, Samut Songkhram Province. It is a common fresh market selling seafood, vegetable, fruits, fresh and dried food, meats and other miscellaneous goods. Mae Klong Railway Market is open from 6.00 a.m. -6.00 p.m.

Then continue to visit Floating market at Damnoensaduak. Take a paddle boat to see numerous vendors selling local foods, fruits and products on the rowing boats.

Lunch will be on your own arrangement. You could ask the guide to recommend the local restaurant and some optional show. In the afternoon, back to your hotel and free at leisure for the rest of the day. 

Pak Klong Talad Flower Market Bangkok
Pak Klong Talad Flower Market Bangkok
 

Day 11Departure Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure before our representative to pick you up from your hotel and transfer to airport to catch your departure flight.

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Group Size Oct 1st – Apr 30th May 1st –Sep 30th
2 ~ 5 pax $- $-
6 ~ 9 pax $- $-

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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