9-Day Small Group Tour to Shanghai - Beijing - Xian - Shanghai

9-Day Small Group Tour to Shanghai - Beijing - Xian - Shanghai
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$1338
Duration: 9 days
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Description

This small group tour comes up the most appealing as it shows visitors China's top three cities - Beijing famed for Great Wall & Forbidden City, Xian boasting the Terracotta Army, and Shanghai with modern splendor.

Day 1: Arrival in Shanghai
Upon your arrival at Shanghai, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. We don't have any further arrangements today, as you will visit other major destinations in this small group tour first, and finally return to Shanghai for a visit before you leave China. Relax yourself in the hotel during the remainder of the day, or you can have a self-exploration with suggestions from the guide.

Overnight: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai (5 stars)

Day 2: Shanghai - Beijing
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and take a high-speed train to Beijing. The train runs around 5.5 hours. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the Exit of the railway station and then transfer you to the hotel. Relax during the remainder of the day. (B)

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

Day 3: Beijing (B+L)
Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. 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 4: Beijing (B)
Visit the Badaling Great Wall and a jade factory. Lunch is on your own arrangement. Visit the Sacred Way. Then you will see the appearance of Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) on the way to the urban area.

Day 5: 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 star)

Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: Shanghai (B+L)
Visit Shanghai Museum, 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 9: Shanghai (B)
Airport drop-off is not included today. Please find your own way to the airport according to your flight schedule.

This small group tour comes up the most appealing as it shows visitors China's top three cities - Beijing famed for Great Wall & Forbidden City, Xian boasting the Terracotta Army, and Shanghai with modern splendor.