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8 Days China Highlight Tour

8 Days China Highlight Tour Tour Features: Our best China tour is the perfect tour for the first time visitors or for those with limited time frame. It covers the "must-sees" of China, from the historical monuments such as the Great Wall in Beijing and Terracotta Warriors in Xian to the modern Nanjing Road in cosmopolitan Shanghai.

Tour Fares: From USD690/Person

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai


Day 1. Beijing Arrival

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of People's Republic of China. Meet your guide and transfer to four star hotel.

Day 2. Beijing (B. L)

Pick you up your hotel in the morning. A full day excursion starts with the Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden City. Tian An Men Square is the world's largest palace complex and covers 74 hectares. The Forbidden City was the home of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties, a period extending over 500 years. After lunch at a carefully-selected local restaurant, you will continue to visit the Summer Palace, the best preserved and the second largest royal garden in China, with a history of over 800 years. In 1998, it was listed as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 3. Beijing (B. L)

Enjoy a full day to visit to Ming Tombs (50 miles away from downtown about one hour driving). The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. You will visit Changling, the head and the largest tomb of Ming Tombs, where Emperor Yongle (the first emperor in Beijing) and his Empress Xu were buried. The sightseeing on the Ming Tombs takes about 1 hour. The visit to Ming Tombs finishes at about 10:45.

Before having lunch (11:30 am), you will have 45 minutes for a short visit of Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is a famous special Chinese product, a blend of the excellent skill on carving and Chinese traditional cultures.

After lunch, driving to the Badaling Great Wall. The hike on Badaling Great Wall takes 2 hours. Badaling section is the most famous and best-preserved wall. Its highest point at Badaling is some 800 meters above sea level. Cable car is available and optional.

Day 4. Being / Xi'an (B, L)

In the morning, You will be arranged to have lunch with locals in a typical Beijing resident's house. Then you will be arranged to visit the old Beijing lanes by taking rickshaws. During Hutongs tour, you will visit the typical Chinese quadrangles, primary school, many famous old buildings, like the bell tower, where you can explore the real life of ordinary people in Beijing

At noon, enjoy the homemade lunch at local Hutongs family. If you are interested in, learn the local home cooking with the host/hostess. While eating the meal, listen to the ancient stories about the family.

And then go to the Beijing Capital Museum. It has fully adopted internationally advanced technology in its construction and ranks among the best in China. With its imposing building, abundant exhibitions, high technology and advanced services, it has placed itself in the world a leading position. Cultural relics unearthed in Beijing are its main items on display, which bear forceful Beijing features.

After visiting, take a private transfer to Beijing Train Station to take your overnight soft sleeper train to Xi'an. This will offer you a chance to experience China train tour and get more close to local Chinese people.

Day 5. Xian (B, L)

Upon arrival, the local guide will meet you at Xi'an Train Station. Morning visit to the Shaanxi History Museum. Here you can learn China's culture and history by the dynasties order. It is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. The museum houses over 300,000 items including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects.

Then take a visit to Great Mosque, which possesses much Chinese tradition in both its design and its artistic outlook. Different from the style peculiar to Islamic mosques, this mosque also has characteristics of Chinese pavilions, with painted beams and engraved ridgepoles. Here you will spend about one hour for a short visit of Ceramics Factory. It is a well-known Chinese product, an marvelous skill on ceramics and Chinese traditional cultures.

Take a taste of real local snacks at Moslem Street and appreciate the cooking process of the delicious dishes. Learn some cooking methods if you are interested for free. 

Appreciate the evening musicalfountain show at Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square, the biggest scale one in Asia.

Day 6. Xian / Shanghai (B, L)

Full day enjoy the visit to Terra Cotta Army Museum, buried underground to protect the afterlife of Emperor Qinshihuang from 2200 years ago. There are more than 8,000 life-size terra cotta figures of soldiers and horses excavated from this area. They are all displayed in the practical battle formation in 3 pits respectively. The Terra Cotta Army is now regarded as the Eighth Wonder of the World. And the children have the chance tomake their own cottas in the factory. followed by a wander on the famous Shuyuanmen Culture Street to appreciate the delicate traditional art crafts.

Then take a private transfer to Xi'an Airport to catch your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, the local guide will meet you at Shanghai Airport and transfer you to your hotel for a rest.

Day 7. Shanghai (B, L)

Morning step into the Yuyuan Garden for a taste of old Shanghai, Ming style gardens, with pavilions, streams, and pools. Don't miss the huge Dragon Wall (the dragon is protecting the garden), red fish swimming in the Lotus Pool, or the zig-zag Bridge of Nine Turns – the zig-zags foil the demons (who don't turn corners very well). The bazaar has tourist shops where you can buy silk umbrellas, calligraphy, Chinese toys, paper dragons, embroidery.

Then you will visit the Shanghai Museum, one of the best in China, to learn the history of this city. As a museum of ancient Chinese art, Shanghai Museum possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art. Its rich and high-quality collection of ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy is specially celebrated in the world. Then a short time about one hour for Silk Factory for learning the history and making skills of silk in China.

Take a walk on the Bund, the wide promenade along the Huangpu river. Kids can watch the ships go by on the river, boats large and small, barges and ferries (there are telescopes for closer views). Just imagine the Bund a century ago, teeming with junks and sampans, loading and unloading at the wharves.

Day 8. Shanghai (B)

According to your flight schedule, the guide will meet you at hotel at appointed time. Take a private transfer to Airport for your flight back home. Your trip ends with lifetime unforgettable memory.

Tour Fares:

Tour Code Day 01 (Arrival) Twin/Double Occupancy Single Supplement Book
SG1-200308 Mar 08th. 2020 US$960 US$220 Reserve
SG1-200322 Mar 22th. 2020 US$960 US$220 Reserve
SG1-200412 Apr 12th, 2020 US$1,029 US$240 Reserve
SG1-200422 Apr 22th, 2020 US$1,029 US$240 Reserve
SG1-200503 May 03rd, 2020 US$1,029 US$240 Reserve
SG1-200517 May 17th, 2020 US$1,029 US$240 Reserve
SG1-200524 May 24th, 2020 US$1,029 US$240 Reserve
SG1-200607 Jun 07th, 2020 US$989 US$220 Reserve
SG1-200614 Jun 14th, 2020 US$989 US$220 Reserve
SG1-200628 Jun 28th, 2020 US$989 US$220 Reserve
SG1-200712 Jul 12th, 2020 US$989 US$220 Reserve
SG1-200726 Jul 26th, 2020 US$989 US$220 Reserve
SG1-200809 Aug 09th, 2020 US$1,029 US$240 Reserve
SG1-200817 Aug 17th, 2020 US$1,029 US$240 Reserve
SG1-200906 Sep 06th, 2020 US$1,029 US$240 Reserve
SG1-200913 Sep 13th, 2020 US$1,029 US$240 Reserve
SG1-200920 Sep 20th, 2020 US$1,029 US$240 Reserve
SG1-201004 Oct 04th, 2020 US$1,029 US$240 Reserve
SG1-201011 Oct 11th, 2020 US$1,029 US$240 Reserve
SG1-201025 Oct 25th, 2020 US$1,029 US$240 Reserve
SG1-201102 Nov 02nd, 2020 US$960 US$220 Reserve
SG1-201116 Nov 16th, 2020 US$960 US$220 Reserve

Incl. & Excl.:

Prices include:

1. Four-star hotel accommodation with daily breakfasts
2. Meals as indicated in itinerary
3. All admission fees for all sightseeing spots and old towns, parks and workshops as indicated in the schedule.
4. Private air-conditioned vehicle with driver in all transfers and tours indicated in the itinerary.
5. Private English speaking local guides 
6. 1 night on the soft sleeper train (4 persons in one cabin) from Beijing to Xian.
7. Economy class domestic airfares with taxes from Xian to Shanghai 
8. Professional CCT tour leader for group of 10+ persons.
9. Payable Government city instruction fee and taxes.

Prices exclude:

1. International airfare & taxes --- (Do not hesitate to contact us for the international airfare inquiry!) 
2. Meals other than the ones included (average cost for extra meals is US$7~15 per person per meal in local restaurant).
3. Single supplement 
4. Travel insurance (CCT suggests you arrange it with your local insurance company).
5. Tips to guides, drivers and porters.
6. China visa.
7. Items not mentioned above


1. Hotel accommodation is on twin basis. Double rooms are upon requested but subject to availability.
2. Further discount child under 12 years old is available. Please contact us if this happens. 
3. Under unusual circumstances, the above hotels' availabilities are subject to government activities or orders. Same class hotels will be arranged if the original ones are not available.

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