9 Days Chinese Spring Festival Tour

Beijing, Xian, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-Cultural-06

Tour Type: Private Tour

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  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
 

Day Destination Highlights
01 Beijing Transfer service to hotel
02 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City
03 Beijing Temple of Heaven, Hutong Tour
04 Beijing Free day, Temple Fair
05 Beijing Xian Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall
06 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum,  Muslim Quarter
07 Xian Shanghai Shanghai Alley, Old Street, Nanjing Road, The Bund
08 Shanghai Tongli Water Town, Lingering Garden
09 Shanghai Transfer service to airport

Itinerary

Day 1Feb 13, 2018 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 2Feb 14, 2018 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 3Feb 15, 2018 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 4Feb 16, 2018 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 could explore the temple fairs and shopping streets on a walking tour of the city. We suggest you visit the temple fair held at Ditan Park with more than 30-year history. Going to temple fair during Chinese New Year is a must-do activity for Beijingers. During temple fair, you will have chance to watch traditional performance and traditional handicrafts. You can also try many local snacks. You will have our New Year coupon of ¥100 per person for taxi fee.


Beijing Temple Fairs
 

Day 5Feb 17, 2018 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 Feb 18, 2018 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 Feb 19, 2018 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 20, 2018 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 21, 2018 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.

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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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