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10 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Mt. Huangshan
Tour Code: SG03
Price from $2189 per person
Itinerary Details
Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Your exciting escorted China tour begins when your international flight lands at Beijing Capital Airport. Our experienced guide will be waiting for you before your arrival and will welcome you with a warm greeting. Then our driver will transfer you to the hotel and the rest of the day will be left for you to make your initial contact with this charming city.
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
This morning, you will set off to visit Tiananmen Square with other members of your group. As the symbol of the country, Tiananmen Square occupies an irreplaceable place in the hearts of Chinese people. A few more steps will bring you to the next destination - the Forbidden City, where you can discover the past life of the emperors by visiting the places of their daily lives and seeing the articles they used every day. 

Around noon, we will transfer you to a carefully picked restaurant for an a la carte-style welcome lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price). The famous Peking Roast Duck is also served in this restaurant. 

In the afternoon, you will go ahead and explore the Temple of Heaven. It is now a popular park not only for sightseeing but also for the recreational activities of the local residents. Visiting the grand sites of praying and performing sacrificial rites, and experiencing the local’s leisured life by watching them singing, dancing, or practicing Tai Chi in the surrounding garden. Tonight, you are invited to enjoy a Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
Admire the splendid architectures at the Temple of Heaven
Day 3 Beijing
Climbing the Great Wall is a life-long dream for most travelers. Today, your dream will come true as we take you in the morning to visit this magnificent human achievement. Get up early in the morning, and please have a substantial breakfast as it will be an energy-consuming day. The Great Wall stretches for tens of thousands of miles from east to west. We'll visit the most famous section at Mutianyu. A round-trip cable car is arranged to save your energy for a better experience. After you get to the wall by cable car, enough time will be scheduled for you to walk on it and appreciate the views. 

Normally, the restaurants near tourist spots are only for tourists and have low quality food. This is why we do not arrange lunch today. We recommend you have a big breakfast at the hotel and have some fast food for lunch by yourself. Our guide will show you some restaurants. 

Then we will return to the city and spend some free time at a well-known local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Our Guests on the Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing to Xi'an by Flight
Today you are scheduled to visit the Summer Palace after breakfast. Different from other historical sites, the Summer Palace is a big, beautiful garden occupying an area of more than two hundred hectares. It is pleasant to walk around the lake and interact with the local people who are doing morning exercises in the park. Next we'll pass by the Bird's Nest Stadium, a main venue of the 2008 Olympic Games. We will stop there briefly so you can take pictures.

For lunch today, you will order the dishes of your choice at a fancy restaurant with an a la carte menu (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price). 

The afternoon arrangement will be a rickshaw journey through Hutongs. Nowadays, the original style and features of these ancient alleys are still well maintained even after hundreds of years. Here you will have a chance to learn the Chinese paper cutting, which is one kind of traditional folk arts in China. Then our guide will see you off at the airport for your flight to Xi'an. There will be another professional guide waiting for you on your arrival and escorting you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Summer Palace, Beijing
Enjoy your time at the royal garden Summer Palace
Day 5 Xi'an
After a good night's rest, we'll start our Xi'an journey by visiting the Terracotta Army, which is another amazing site and worth your time to see. The astonishing lifelike figures and remarkable army formation in the museum will bring you back to a time of 2,200 years ago. Our guide will give you the introduction to the ancient stories. 

Before lunchtime, we will take you to a local family to see a typical Chinese house and learn the living habits of the local people. Meanwhile, the hospitable hostess will show you how to cook Chinese food and prepare a sumptuous a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) so you can taste real home-made meals. 

The program in the afternoon is to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum. This evening, a delicious Dumpling Dinner awaits you, and the brilliant Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will make the time more enjoyable.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner

 Friendly Tips
Clients visiting in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec need to arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater is usually not open at that time.
Terracotta Army, Xian
World-famous Terracotta Army
Rural people's life
Rural people's life
Day 6 Xi'an to Shanghai by Flight
A short ride from your hotel will get you to the City Wall Park, your first stop this morning. In the park, you will not only experience the local people's leisured life but also attend a Tai Chi practice and learn the skills from the master. After that, we will proceed to the ancient City Wall. If you cycle, a bike ride on the old wall is strongly recommended. The bike rental fee is at your own expense.

Take your time to enjoy an a la carte meal (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) arranged at a nice restaurant. 

After lunch, a comfortable transfer will take you to Xi'an airport and our guide will help you board a flight to Shanghai. Be picked up and transferred to check in at the hotel when you arrive.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Day 7 Shanghai
Shanghai is an attractive city that deserves a complete exploration. We will arrange Shanghai Museum as your first destination. This elegant museum and the fascinating exhibits in it tell you the history and remarkable changes of the city. Proceed to visit Yuyuan Garden, a famous classical garden in the South area of the Yangtze River, which has a history of more than 400 years. Then you will enjoy some free time at a traditional bazaar outside the garden.

At midday, we will take you to a nice restaurant offering local cuisine for an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price).

In the afternoon, you will follow the guide to the Former French Concession, a well-known place with many old-fashioned architectures in European style remaining from the colonial period. Finally, we will move on to the Bund area. As the landmark of Shanghai, it gives tourists an excellent introduction to the city. Here, you will have a one hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River to admire the skyscrapers across the bund.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
The Bund, Shanghai
Charming night views of the Bund
Day 8 Shanghai to Huangshan by High Speed Train
In the morning, our guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and escort you to Shanghai Railway Station to take a 3-hour high-speed train to Huangshan North Station. Upon your arrival in Huangshan, our local guide will greet you and transfer you to Hongcun Ancient Village directly. There are, in total, 158 residential houses here which can be traced back to the Ming and Qing dynasties, of which nearly 140 are still in good conditions. The picturesque village with its tranquil setting combining nature and people living harmoniously, earns Hongcun Village the title of 'The Village in a Chinese Painting'. After your visit, we will drive you back to the hotel in downtown for check-in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Huangshan International Hotel
Hongcun Ancient Village
Explore the 900-year-old Hongcun Ancient Village
Day 9 Huangshan
Huangshan is definitely a must-visit place if you are a nature lover. You are suggested to pack some light luggage along with you and store your main luggage at Huangshan International Hotel. Today you will be driven for around one hour so you can enjoy the beauty of the area around Huangshan Mountain. Then you will ascend the mountain by cable car and the stunning sceneries along the way will never let you down.

Mt. Huangshan offers delightful views in all four seasons. On reaching the end of the ride, you will walk to enjoy the view of some famous spots, including the Beginning-to-Believe Peak, the Peach Blossom Valley, the Lion Peak, the Flying-over Rock and the Bright Summit. The foot path is quite slippery on rainy days, so please make sure you wear a pair of sturdy shoes. With a height of 1,860 meters, the Bright Summit is the second highest peak of the mountain. It is so named because the land here is flat and wide with good sunlight. The views from the peaks of the top are amazing beyond expression and will leave you with an everlasting memory. You will lodge at the 4-star Xihai Hotel on the mountain this evening. Try to get a good sleep in preparation for further exploration tomorrow.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Xihai Hotel - North Building
Huangshan Mountain
Admire the peculiar natural sceneries of Huangshan Mountain
Day 10 Departure from Huangshan
Today begins with an exploration of the Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion. Walking northward for one kilometer from the Flying-Over Rock, you will reach the Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion, which is the best spot to get a fine view of the spectacular scenery. Then our guide will take you to admire Xihai Grand Canyon. Lunch will be served and after that you will descend the mountain by cable car. 

Our guide will transfer you back to Huangshan city. Visit the Tunxi Old Street if time permits. With a history of hundreds of years, it is the best preserved commercial street lined with architectures in Huizhou style. You may spend the remaining time of the day wandering the street for shopping or photography. Dinner is on your own arrangement. Finally our guide and driver will see you off at the airport or the railway station according to your flight or train schedule.

Though there are not many flights connecting Huangshan with other cities, the high speed trains are available. First, you can go to Hangzhou or get back to Shanghai by high speed trains; second, you can fly from Huangshan to Guangzhou directly and then travel from Guangzhou to Hong Kong by a high speed train; third, if you book a round trip international flight, you can also return to Beijing from Huangshan by air or high speed train. Usually most flights departing from Huangshan are late in the afternoon or in the evening, so you have enough time today. We hope these are helpful to you and our professional travel consultants are glad to assist you in making the best plan at any time.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
May 06(Fri)May 15(Sun)$2379$719
May 13(Fri)May 22(Sun)$2379$719
May 20(Fri)May 29(Sun)$2379$719
May 27(Fri)Jun 05(Sun)$2399$699
Jun 03(Fri)Jun 12(Sun)$2389$689
Jun 10(Fri)Jun 19(Sun)$2389$689
Jun 17(Fri)Jun 26(Sun)$2429$749
Jun 24(Fri)Jul 03(Sun)$2389$689
Jul 01(Fri)Jul 10(Sun)$2429$689
Jul 08(Fri)Jul 17(Sun)$2429$689
Jul 15(Fri)Jul 24(Sun)$2429$689
Jul 22(Fri)Jul 31(Sun)$2429$689
Jul 29(Fri)Aug 07(Sun)$2429$689
Aug 05(Fri)Aug 14(Sun)$2429$689
Aug 12(Fri)Aug 21(Sun)$2429$689
Aug 19(Fri)Aug 28(Sun)$2429$689
Aug 26(Fri)Sep 04(Sun)$2399$749
Sep 02(Fri)Sep 11(Sun)$2389$749
Sep 09(Fri)Sep 18(Sun)$2389$749
Sep 16(Fri)Sep 25(Sun)$2389$749
Sep 23(Fri)Oct 02(Sun)$2439$789
Oct 07(Fri)Oct 16(Sun)$2389$749
Oct 14(Fri)Oct 23(Sun)$2389$749
Oct 21(Fri)Oct 30(Sun)$2389$749
Oct 28(Fri)Nov 06(Sun)$2259$749
Nov 04(Fri)Nov 13(Sun)$2259$749
Nov 11(Fri)Nov 20(Sun)$2239$709
Nov 20(Sun)Nov 29(Tue)$2189$659
Dec 04(Sun)Dec 13(Tue)$2189$649
Dec 23(Fri)Jan 01(Sun)$2189$649
What's Includes
  • Domestic airfares & train fare
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
What's Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers