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9 Days China Highlight Tour

9 Days China Highlight Tour Tour Features: This tour takes you to the best sights of China's three "capitals," the modern political capital in Beijing, the ancient dynastic capital of Xian, and the commercial capital of Shanghai. You will visit the major tourist sites as well as experience some unique cultural aspects of these three cities, such as the Hutongs in Beijing and the Great Mosque in Xian.

Tour Code: CCT-CHT05S

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai

Tour Price: From 669 USD

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  • Itinerary
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Day 1 Beijing arrival
Day 2 Beijing 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Temple of Heaven, National Museum, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park
Day 3 Beijing
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Badaling Great Wall
Day 4 BeijingTrainXian
Meal: Breakfast
Day 5 Beijing
Meal: Breakfast
Highlights: Terracotta Warriors Museum, Emperor Qin’s Mausoleum
Day 6 XianTrainShanghai
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Wolong Temple, City Wall, Shuyuanmen Culture Street, Bell & Drum Tower Square, Muslim Street
Day 7 Shanghai
Meal: Breakfast
Day 8 Shanghai
Meal: Breakfast
Day 9 Shanghai
Meal: Breakfast

Day 01 Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You are greeted by your guide at the airport outside the luggage claim area with your name displayed and then transferred to the hotel for rest.

Day 02 Beijing (B, L)

Get up early today and meet our guide at your hotel lobby. Your first visit is the Temple of Heaven Park, where you can see many local Chinese people doing morning exercises, such as Tai-Chi (a traditional Chinese martial art), Peking opera singing and folk dancing. 

Forbidden CityNext you will walk through the Temple of Heaven, which is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where most Emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest. 

After touring the Temple of Heaven, you will take a private transfer to the National Museum of China, which is the flagship of its kind in China and dedicated to its collections, exhibitions, research, archeology, public education and cultural communication.

Have a quick lunch at Old Beijing Noodle Restaurant or Starbucks, then stroll the Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and then enter the Forbidden City, which is the residence of Chinese emperors for more than 500 years.

Going from south to north through the Forbidden City, you will pass the Jingshan Park. If time permits, you can also go into the park and climb up the hill to have a birdview of the royal palace.  (Entrance fee not included). Then take private transfer back to your hotel.

Day 03 Beijing (B, L)

Great WallMeet your guide at your hotel and then take private transfer to Beijing North Station. Today you will have a train ride to Badaling Section of the Great Wall. Regarded as first railway in China, the trail of the S2 train was originally built in 1909.  During the one-hour train ride, you can see the beautiful rural area along both sides of the road.  Upon arriving at the Badaling Great Wall, you can either take cable car uphill or hike along the stairs on the wall.  You may spend 2-3 hours on the symbol of the Chinese ancient civilization and then take the train back to Beijing.  A private car will pick you up at the train station and transfer back to your hotel.

Day 04 Beijing / Xian (B)

Enjoy a free day to explore Beijing city on your own. In the evening, pickup by your local guide and take private transfer to railway station and board the soft-sleeper train to Xian.

Day 05 Xian (B, L)

Arrive in Xian in the morning, meet your guide at the railway station and transfer back to hotel for rest. After refresh, you will take a express bus to Lintong, the place where The Terracotta Army and the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor was discovered.

Terracotta WarriorsThe Terracotta Warriors are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. There are more than 8,000 life-size Terra-cotta soldiers and horses excavated from this area which all displayed in the practical battle formation in 3 pits respectively.

In the late afternoon, take express bus back to the railway station and private transfer back to your hotel.

Day 06 Xian / Shanghai(B, L)

Take private transfer to Xiamaling Street, where the Tomb of Dongzhongshu is located. Then you will go west and pass the Wolong Temple, a famous Buddhism temple built in Han Dynasty, which have a history around 1,800 years.

Walk along the City Wall and stop at the Forest Stone Tablet Museum. Continue walk westward and cross Sanxue Street, you will arrive at the Shuyuanmen Culture Street, where lots of shops sell calligraphy, paints and local souvenirs. Cross the underpass and have lunch. Then you will visit the South Gate of the ancient City Wall. You can either walk on top of the wall or rent a bike and ride along the wall. After that, walk by the Xiangzimiao Street and turn right to Zhubashi Street. This street is famous for its wood & bamboo workshops in past times.

Cross the street and walk to the Drum Tower Square. Go west and you will pass the Xian City God Temple. Then turn right and walk in the Muslim quarter. You will visit the mosque at Daxuexixiang. After that, enjoy your shopping time at the Muslim street which is lined with shops selling souvenirs and local snacks. Then take private car transfer to the railway station and board your soft-sleeper train to Shanghai.

Day 07 Xian / Shanghai (B, L)

Arrive in Shanghai in the morning, meet our guide at the railway station and transfer back to your hotel for rest. Today is free for you to explore Shanghai.

Day 08 Shanghai (B)

Free day in Shanghai to explore the city on your own.

Day 09 Shanghai (B)

Transfer to the airport and board on your departure flight. Service ends.

  2people 3-4people
Without hotel USD 669/Person USD629/Person
3-star hotel USD 799/Person USD759/Person
4-star hotel USD 849/Person USD 799/Person

The quotations include:

1. Hotel accommodations with daily Western / American Buffet breakfast. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one twin room with private facilities.

2. Chinese lunches or dinners with multi-soft drinks specified on the itinerary.

3. Special meal arrangement or entertainment mentioned on the schedule

4. Tour escort services provided by English-speaking guides in each sightseeing cities.

5. Air-conditioned coach or private van served along the trip.6. The economy-class airfare of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities in the itinerary.

7. Entrance fee for all of the sightseeing spots listed on the itinerary.

8. Escorted Trip Leader for Small Group Tours.

9. The government tax and the city construction fee inside China within the tour where applicable. 

The quotations exclude:

1. International airfare

2. Single Supplement

3. Domestic airport construction fee for every airport and the international departure (including departure to Hong Kong and Macao)

4. Tips and Personal Expenses

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