11 Days Beijing-Xian-Chengdu-Shanghai Group Tour

Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-China-Group-09

Tour Type: Join-in Group Tour

(Fixed departure China group tour from Beijing)

Price from $ 1503

Dates & Prices

This 11 days China Group tour is an ideal and comfortable experience for those panda fanatics in China. Chengdu Panda breeding research, allows you to walk in the imperial Forbidden City and on the Great Wall in historical Beijing, enjoy the remarkable Qin Terracotta Army Museum in Xian, Giant Pandas in Chengdu Research Base and the famous Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel 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 2 Beijing

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la carte Chinese lunch
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel 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: Sunworld Hotel 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 4 Beijing Xi'an

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel ★★★★
 

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
Beijing Hutong



Day 5 Xi'an

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel ★★★★

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 6 Xi'an  Chengdu

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Mercure Chengdu Chunxi ★★★★

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 late afternoon high-speed train(2nd class seat) for about 4 hours from Xi'an to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding



Day 7 Chengdu

Meals: Hotel breakfast
Accommodation: Mercure Chengdu Chunxi ★★★★

Today enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (2-3hours) - a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. After lunch (on your own expense), drive to Mt. Leshan. Walk from the head of the gigantic Buddha to his enormous toes (Alternative: Taking Boat from the ferry to the river in front of Buddha). The tour ends at the Tianfu Square where is the city center. You may walk back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

 Leshan Giant Buddha
Leshan Giant Buddha



Day 8 Chengdu

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Mercure Chengdu Chunxi ★★★★

Today we will have a unique day by visiting Sichuan Cuisine Museum, which is the only one so called “eatable museum”, it brings a new visiting concept –visiting can not only completed with eyes and ears, but also enjoy with mouth and nose. Your participation is the highlight of this trip: Taste the Sichuan style stuffed pancake, Tofu pudding, Sichuan pickle; Appreciate the cultural relics to learn history of Sichuan cuisine; Visit the organic vegetable garden, experience the traditional manufacturing techniques of flipping, sunburning and dewing to make Pixian chilly bean paste etc.; Involve yourself in the original food processing techniques, Savor the delicacy made by yourself; Enjoy dishes cooked by yourself.

Menus to choose from: A. Panda steamed dumpling, Kung Pao chicken, Mapo Tofu, B. Pumpkin steamed dumplings, Daqian dry-braised fish, boiled beef in chili sauce. 

After all the hard work and excitement, you’ll relax and experience the life of a “Chengduer”: Sitting in bamboo chairs and sipping tea from a traditional Chinese teacup set in the tea house, you can either have some snacks like peanuts and sun flower seeds or play several rounds of Mahjong, the favorite pastime here, then back to Chengdu.

Sichuan Cuisine Museum
Sichuan Cuisine Museum



Day 9 Chengdu  Shanghai

Meals: Hotel Breakfast
Accommodation: SSAW Boutique Hotel ★★★★

Have a leisure breakfast and free morning. After check out the hotel, our guide will escort you to take flight to Shanghai.

Recommendations for your free time:
- People’s Park, where locals relax themselves by singing, dancing, playing cards or chess, ect. You could have a cup of tea at local tea house and enjoy the leisure time in the park.
- Jinsha Site Museum, which is the museum established in the Jinsha ruins site, and is also a museum to show categories of ancient Shu culture in Sichuan area during Shang and Zhou dynasty.
- Jinli Ancient Street, which is with elegant style of the architectures on both sides tells what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.
- Kuanzhai Alley, is formed by three alleys called Kuan Alley (Wide Alley), Zhai Alley (Narrow Alley), and Jing Alley. The major buildings in this site are courtyards and ancient style streets. It is a cultural site consisting of 45 Qing Ming Dynasty style courtyards, modern villas and gardens, as well as theme hostels.
- Hotpot, is very popular in Chengdu and is known for its spicy and hot flavor. Having a hot pot lunch at local restaurant is a good try. Although this kind of hotpot is taken as the Chongqing specialty by the locals, it has become famous and popular all over the country for a long time.

The Shanghai local guide will meet you at Shanghai airport and transfer you to check in the hotel.
 
Kuanzhai alley
Kuanzhai Alley



Day 10 Shanghai

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: SSAW Boutique Hotel ★★★★

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



Day 11 Departure Shanghai

Your China Experience is over all too soon as you transfer to the airport and board the homebound international flight, bidding a fond farewell to this ancient land.

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Please note: We generally arrange the free hotel-airport transfer together according to all the travelers' departure flights. If your flight is postponed, you probably need to wait at the airport for a long time. If separate transfer is required, extra fee will be caused. Please check with us in advance. If independent travel to airport is preferred, you could also let us know in advance.

Dates & Prices (per person in US$)

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2019-03-11 2019-03-21 1503 1943 Enquire
2019-03-23 2019-04-02 1503 1943 Enquire
2019-04-16 2019-04-26 1553 2013 Enquire
2019-05-08 2019-05-18 1553 2013 Enquire
2019-05-15 2019-05-25 1553 2013 Enquire
2019-06-12 2019-06-22 1503 1943 Enquire
2019-07-10 2019-07-20 1503 1943 Enquire
2019-08-03 2019-08-13 1503 1943 Enquire
2019-09-04 2019-09-14 1553 2013 Enquire
2019-09-10 2019-09-20 1553 2013 Enquire
2019-10-09 2019-10-19 1553 2013 Enquire
2019-10-16 2019-10-26 1553 2013 Enquire
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Price includes:
  Sharing transfers for group tours
  Domestic flight or train tickets based on economy class
  Accommodation on twin bed room sharing basis
  Driver and English-speaking guide service during tour.
  Entrance fee to the attractions listed in the itinerary
  Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  Government taxes and service charge.
  Insurance fees (China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance)
  Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels.

Price excludes:
  International airfare or train fare for entry or leaving China
  China entry visa fee
  Any meals, tours and activities not specified in the itinerary.
  Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
  Personal expenses
  Single Room Supplement
  Personal travel insurance

Remarks:
※   Prices are valid from Nov 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2019, 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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