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Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing
Upon your arrival today, your guide will meet you at Beijing Airport and then transfer you to the hotel. Relax during the rest of the day.

Overnight: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)- the former Sheraton

Day 2: Beijing (B+L)
Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City this morning. An a la carte lunch is served to taste the real Chinese food.

In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven. The evening will be highlighted by a lovely Chinese Kung Fu Show.

Day 3: Beijing (B)
Visit the Badaling Great Wall and a jade factory in the morning.

Lunch is on your own arrangement. It may be the best that you have a big breakfast at the hotel and a light lunch, saving more time to focus on the Great Wall. Visit the Sacred Way. The whole day's sightseeing will come to an end after seeing the appearance of Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) on the way to the urban area.

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an (B+L)
Visit the Summer Palace and a pearl store. Have an a la carte lunch at a fancy restaurant. In the afternoon, following your guide to trace the old Beijing culture by walking through the original Hutong alleys. Take a flight to Xi'an and check in at the hotel.

Overnight: Sheraton Hotel Xi'an (5 stars)

Day 5: Xi'an (B+L+D)
Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and a pottery-making factory. After a special home cooked lunch with a local family, you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. A splendid evening is in store when you will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show and enjoy a dumpling dinner. (Tips: the dance show is available from Apr. to Nov.)

Day 6: Xi'an - Shanghai (B+L)
Visit the ancient City Wall and Shaanxi History Museum. An a la carte lunch is served at a well-known local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will take a flight to Shanghai and check in at the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai (5 stars)

Day 7: Shanghai (B+L)
Visit Shanghai Museum, the Yuyuan Garden and a silk shop. An a la carte farewell lunch will be served at a popular local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Bund, Nanjing Road and an ancient cultural street, Tianzifang. Upon returning to the hotel your guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage.

Day 8: Shanghai (B)
Airport drop-off is not included today. Please find your own way to the airport according to your flight schedule.

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Travel China Guide
Overview
Explore China with an informative guide on an 8-day tour that includes Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs (Sacred Way), Great Wall of China at Badaling, and the Terracotta Warriors. Learn about China’s past at the Small Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an and while touring Beijing’s hutoings, and see cultural attractions including Yu Gardens, the Bund, Nanjing Road and Tianzifang. Your tour includes accommodations, two flights, transportation, entrance fees and some meals.
Highlights
  • 8-day China tour to Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai, from Beijing
  • Glimpse the world of imperial China at the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Terracotta Warriors
  • Explore the Great Wall of China at Badaling, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Tour key religious sites including Small Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an and Temple of Heaven in Beijing
  • Taste delicious regional dishes and watch a kung fu show
  • Admire the classical design of stunning Yu Gardens and colonial-era buildings on the Shanghai Bund
  • Take in the hyper-modern stores on Nanjing Road and the artsy shops around Tianzifang
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Incredible tour of China!

My husband and I had a wonderful 9-day tour of China including Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, and Suzhou. We highly recommend Travel China Guide and we were impressed with their excellent service. Selina Wu was very responsive through email as our travel agent and the whole...More

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Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear hflugrad, We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your China tour with us so much, and we also feel happy that our guides have made your China experience memorable. Thanks for your high praise on our guides, our arrangements such as accommodations,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best way to get a quick flavor of China

We had a wonderful time on the TravelChinaGuide 8 day tour. If you only have time for a quick visit, as we did, then this is the tour for you. Our guide in Beijing, Candy Lin, was the best tour guide you could ask for....More

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Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear htownhunter, Thank you for traveling with TravelChinaGuide. We are more than happy to know that you had a wonderful trip in Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai. Besides, it is great that you were very satisfied with the service of our guide Candy who is quite...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018
A Must Tour for 1st Time Travelers

We had a great experience in Bejing! Thanks to our amazing tour guide, Selena, who was so knowledgeable and helped us to learn about the Chinese culture. The tour package took care of everything, from pickup at the airport, hotels, transportation, sightseeing tickets/entrance, and air-flight...More

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Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Dear MyPointofview2015, Thanks so much for taking your precious time to share your fantastic experience regarding your trip in China with us. From your words we can see that you were satisfied with our arrangements, especially our guide Selina's service, and we are thrilled to...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Review for Beijing part of our 8-day small group tour

My family and I were very impressed by the grandeur of the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Great Wall which were some of the sites visited on the Beijing part of the tour. The lunches were all delicious. Our guide Selina was knowledgeable and took...More

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Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear cathyw1764, Thank you for having chosen TravelChinaGuide and writing this lovely feedback on Tripadvisor. We are more than happy to know that our guide Selina has made you Beijing experience impressive and enjoyable. Selina is a good guide who deserves your praise. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Awesome, professional tour service

I researched for YEARS until finally deciding on China Tour Guide. They have the best, longest running record of great reviews and when one is going to China you want to not to worry if you made the right choice. Trusting that someone you never...More

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Gloria G, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear betsiwetsi, We are happy to see your review regarding our service here. What a nice thing to hear that our arrangements have met your expectation. Thank you for your trust. We sincerely hope to have your continuance confidence in the future. Best regards!

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