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14-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai

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    Day 1: Pick up from Beijing Airport

    Pass By: Beijing International Airport Airport Transportation China, No. 168, Capital Airport Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing,China, Beijing 100026 China
    Once you arrive at Beijing Airport, your professional guide will be waiting for you at the arrival hall holding a sign with your name on it. The driver will take you to the hotel and assist you in check-in process. For the rest of time, you can have a good rest in your room or manage your own activities.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

    Day 2: Beijing City Highlights Tour

    Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
    Tiananmen Square, a revered place for Chinese people where you will stay for 30 minutes.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    As a world-renowned imperial palace complex, it boasts magnificent ancient palatial constructions and cultural heritage. At least 2 hours are needed to appreciate its grandness.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
    Drive to the Temple of Heaven to see the site where Chinese emperors worshiped.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show, No.44 Xingfu Street, Dongcheng District 50 Meters East of Tiantan Hotel, Beijing 100061 China
    In the evening, we will invite you to enjoy the Kung Fu Performance at the famous Red Theater.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte lunch
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

    Day 3: China Great Wall Tour

    Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Road, Huairou District, Beijing China
    It is advisable to have a hearty breakfast at the hotel as you will climb the Great Wall this morning, though the round trip cable car is included.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
    After the Great Wall tour, we will drive you back to the city. On the way, you can take photos for the Bird's Nest stadium, where the 2008 Olympic Games were held. You will also have some free time at a popular local market before returning to the hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

    Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an by flight

    Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
    After breakfast, our escorted tour will take you to the Summer Palace, a summer resort for the royal families.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China
    Next stop is the original Hutong alleys to experience the changing times of old Beijing by rickshaw. You can also participate in Chinese Paper Cutting activity.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte lunch
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

    Day 5: Terracotta Warriors Tour

    Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
    This morning you will have the chance to appreciate the amazing wonder - Terracotta Army Museum. In the museum, you can appreciate the pottery generals, soldiers with saddled horses and kneeling archers forming an impenetrable fortress to protect Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Small Goose Pagoda, No.72 Youyi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an 710068 China
    After having a home-cooked a la carte lunch at a local family home, you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tang Dynasty Show, 75 North Chang'an Road, Xi'an 710065 China
    In the evening, you will enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Performance while you will also experience a famous Dumpling Dinner.

    Friendly Tips: Since the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during the periods. Clients will enjoy free time to relax.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Home-cooked a la carte lunch at a local family home.
    • Dinner: Dumpling dinner with the show
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

    Day 6: Xi'an - Lhasa by flight

    Stop At: Lhasa Gongga Airport Parking Lot, Gonggar, Shannan, Tibet, China
    Today we will drive you to the airport where you will board the morning flight to Lhasa. The guide will wait for you at the airport and transfer you to a good hotel for a three-night stay. After checking in, it is recommended that you have a good rest at the hotel to acclimatize yourself to the high altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Xinding Hotel (4 stars)

    Day 7: Lhasa Tour

    Stop At: Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), No.21 Luobulinka Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    A morning visit takes you to the Norbulinka Park, which is the largest man-made garden with the most beautiful scenery and historical relics in Tibet.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Afterwards, pay a visit to the Sera Monastery. It is rich in precious cultural relics and art works.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Yaowang Mountain of Lhasa, Right of Potala Palace, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Then you will go to the Viewing Platform of Yaowang Hill, which is the best location to take a panoramic view of the Potala Palace.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Xinding Hotel (4 stars)

    Day 8: Potala Palace Tour

    Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    There are some cultural observations that you should be aware of when you visit the Potala Palace. You should avoid stepping on the doorsill when entering. Taking photos is prohibited and it is not acceptable that women wear hats in the palace.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Jokhang Temple is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Barkhor Arts Gallery, Pedestrian St, Chengguan Qu, Lasa Shi, Xizang Zizhiqu, China
    After visiting a Nunnery, we will turn to the Barkhor Street. You will see many pilgrims in procession prostrating themselves along the Barkhor street.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Xinding Hotel (4 stars)

    Day 9: Lhasa - Chongqing by flight

    Stop At: Tibet Museum, No.19 Luobulinka Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    The last destination in Lhasa is Tibet Museum, which offers visitors an opportunity to learn much about the region. A vast amount of cultural heritage is on display. After that you will take a flight to Chongqing.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jiefangbei Square, Junction of Mingzu Road, Mingquan Road and Zourong Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400000 China
    Our local guide will greet you at Chongqing airport. Explore Jiefangbei CBD, where you may have dinner by yourself before boarding the cruise.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at President No. 8 Cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

    Day 10: Yangtze River Cruise

    Stop At: Shibaozhai (East Gate), China, Chongqing Shi, Zhongxian, 582 Xian Dao, 石宝镇印山街
    In the morning, the river guide will give an introduction to the cruise schedule and the Yangtze River. At about 14:00, the ship will disembark at Zhongxian for an onshore excursion to Shibaozhai. After that, you will re-board the ship and the cruise will continue towards the splendid Three Gorges. This evening, the cruise staff will invite you to join the Captain's Welcome Party.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at President No. 8 Cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

    Day 11: Yangtze River Cruise

    Stop At: Shennong Stream, North Shore of Wu Gorge, Badong County 442400 China
    As the ship sails through Wu Gorge, you will change to a sampan to take a side trip along Shennong Stream for 3 to 4 hours. Shennong Stream features picturesque natural beauty, distinctive Tujia flavor, boat tracking culture and valued historical relics.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at President No. 8 Cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

    Day 12: Yichang - Shanghai by a bullet train

    Stop At: Three Gorges Dam Project, Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134 China
    After breakfast, you will disembark for an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. Before that, you should pack your luggage and complete check-out procedures. After finishing the excursion, the cruise ship company will drive you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city. Our local guide will meet you there and then see you off at Yichang East Railway Station for a bullet train to Shanghai.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai (5 stars)

    Day 13: Shanghai City Trip

    Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), 201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai China
    This morning, you will visit one of the four largest museums in China, Shanghai Museum, which specializes in exhibiting art works from ancient times.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District near Fuyou Road, Shanghai 200010 China
    After that, explore Yu Garden and its nearby traditional bazaar. The symbol of the Garden is the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
    In the afternoon, you will first discover the Former French Concession, a great place to learn the history and unique beauty of the city.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Huangpu River, Headstreams from Dianshan Lake, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201700 China
    Take a one-hour cruise along the Hungpu River.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China
    Have some free time on the Bund area. Upon returning to the hotel, our guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte lunch
    Accommodation included: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai (5 stars)

    Day 14: Leave Shanghai

    Stop At: Shanghai Pudong International Airport, S1 Yingbin Expy, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China
    After breakfast at the hotel, please find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. Your 8 days China tour package is wane to the close with wonderful memories. We suggest you reserve a taxi at the hotel reception beforehand to avoid having to wait for a taxi outside. The trip to Pudong Airport (PVG) will take about one hour and cost around CNY150. Ensure you have at least an hour and a half drive if your flight leaves from Hongqiao Airport (SHA). The cost for the taxi there is about CNY200. Please check carefully from which airport your flight will depart. We wish you a smooth journey home.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    On the first day when you arrive in Beijing, we will pick up you at the Beijing airport. During the tour,we will pick up you at the hotel in each morning (except the last day).
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    14 days
    Return Details
    Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
    Inclusions
    • 13x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 13 nights
    • 13 nights accommodation with twin-sharing room and Yangtze River cruise
    • One way bullet train fare from Yichang to Shanghai
    • One way Economy-class airfare from Beijing to Xi'an, Xi'an to Lhasa and Lhasa to Chongqing.
    • Two bottled waters per person per day
    • Professional guide and experienced driver
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Tibet Travel Permit
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
    • Entry/Admission - Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show
    • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
    • Entry/Admission - Tang Dynasty Show
    • Entry/Admission - Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden)
    • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Yaowang Mountain of Lhasa
    • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Tibet Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Shibaozhai (East Gate)
    • Entry/Admission - Shennong Stream
    • Entry/Admission - Three Gorges Dam Project
    • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
    • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Huangpu River
    Exclusions
    • China visa fees
    • International airfare
    • Excess luggage charges (if applicable)
    • Airport drop-off service in Shanghai on Day 14
    • Gratuities to guides and drivers (recommended)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 25 May 2019 via mobile

    Travel China Guide is very organized. However, I had a few issues: 1. On arrival in Beijing my guide Kevin was not waiting for me. Yet one hour prior to arrival I emailed and sent a We chat of my imminent arrival. You can imagine...More

    Thank maganthrim
    Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

    Dear maganthrim, First, we would like to thank you for traveling with TravelChinaGuide and taking time to write such a detailed feedback regarding our tour service in each city. It is good to know that most of our tour services have met your expectation. At...More

    Reviewed 11 May 2019 via mobile

    Tina was our travel guide in Beijing. It was quite an experience to see Tina at work, guiding a group of 17 people, through the crowds of Beijing, answering questions, lots of questions with enthusiasm, giving us the energy we needed during such tour. She...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Gheorghe L
    Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

    Dear Gheorghe L, Thank you for choosing TravelChinaGuide to arrange your tour. We are more than happy that our guide Tina has brought you an impressive experience in your Beijing tour. We are grateful for your recognition and best wishes!

    Reviewed 28 April 2019

    What a trip we had, making new friends in our small (13 people) group, seeing such wonderful sites, eating excellent food, and having the best guides ever - Maggie, Jackie, Tom and Chris. Being local guides in each area they offered a wealth of information,...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank kristinam220
    Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2019

    Dear kristinam220, Thank you for sharing your tour review with us! It is a great joy to see that you had an excellent small group tour with us. From your words we learn that our guides’ excellent knowledge and great service have made your experience...More

    Reviewed 23 December 2017

    We visited Guilin with Oscar (Lu) while on an 11 day tour with travel china guide. Coming from the Midwest USA we loved the small town atmosphere with beautiful scenery! Oscar was a wonderful guide giving us plenty of time to visit the sites we...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
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