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China Highlights Tour - Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai

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If you're looking for a classic tour covering China's most popular must-see attractions, this is the perfect choice for you. Combining history, nature, and culture, you'll travel from the bright lights of Beijing through to the stunning skyline of Shanghai. Our custopmisable, eight-day tour provides a fascinating insight into China's highlights for families, couples, and small groups.    ...

If you're looking for a classic tour covering China's most popular must-see attractions, this is the perfect choice for you. Combining history, nature, and culture, you'll travel from the bright lights of Beijing through to the stunning skyline of Shanghai. Our custopmisable, eight-day tour provides a fascinating insight into China's highlights for families, couples, and small groups.       

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Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Beijing

Touch down in Beijing, the beating heart of China...

• Meet your guide at the airport, and transfer to the city centre
• Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
• Head to Lama Temple and the CCTV Building

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
Night at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel 4* (Beijing)

Day 2: The Temple of Heaven

Explore the capital's greatest landmarks...

• Start the day with a visit to the Temple of Heaven
• Tour the Hutongs on a rickshaw before a stroll in Houhai
• At the end of the day, head to the Beijing Olympic Park

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
Night at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel 4* (Beijing)

Day 3: The Great Wall of China

Climb the Great Wall, China's greatest wonder...

• Morning excursion to Mutianyu, part of the Great Wall
• Walk across one of the Seven Wonders of the World
• Finish your day with a tour of the Ming Tombs

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
Night at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel 4* (Beijing)

Day 4: Xi’an’s Buried Treasures 

Depart for Xi'an, the ancient capital of China...

• Head to the airport for an early flight to Xi’an
• Visit the Terracotta Warriors at the Tomb of the First Emperor
• Look around the Great Mosque and the local food market 

Visited:
Xi'an
Accommodation
Sofitel Renmin Square (Xi'an)

Day 5: Xi'An's Pagodas and Museums

Discover the rich heritage of Xi'an...

 Visit the staggering Wild Goose Pagoda monument
• Enjoy a calligraphy lesson, then head to the History Museum
• free night in Xi’an before you head to Shanghai 

Visited:
Xi'an
Accommodation
Sofitel Renmin Square (Xi'an)

Day 6: On To Shanghai

Take in the glorious sights of Shanghai...

• Breakfast and morning flight to Shanghai
• Pay a visit to Pudong and stroll through Yuyuan Garden
• Enjoy an acrobatics performance in the evening

Visited:
Xi'anShanghai
Accommodation
Golden Riverview Hotel (Shanghai)

Day 7: Tongli Silk-Making and Gardens 

Cruise the canals of Tongli and Suzhou...

• Morning drive to Tongli, known as the Venice of the East
• Pay a visit to Tuisiyuan Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Continue to Suzhou and visit a local silk factory

Visited:
TongliShanghai
Accommodation
Golden Riverview Hotel (Shanghai)

Day 8: Departure from Shanghai

Enjoy a final day in Shanghai before flying home...

• After breakfast, drive back to Shanghai
• Visit the stunning Jade Buddha Temple
• Enjoy a free afternoon before your flight home

Visited:
Shanghai

Beijing Xi'an Shanghai Tongli

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,550 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax3 to 5 Pax
Price per person$1,580$1,500

Included in price:

  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary
  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing during the trip by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver
  • Guide: As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver who will remain with you throughout your time in that city
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • All mentioned activities in the program
  • All mentioned meals in the program

Not included in price:

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Other meals or beverage
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Excess Baggage Charges : Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carry-on baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary
  • Please notice that the price will be much higher during the festival of Labors’ Day, National Day, Spring Festival

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