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8 Days Essence of China Private Tour
Tour Code: TPLOLB-A-2
Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai
Starting from: $1,008 per person
Tour Features:

This classic nine-day-tour will give you a quick look at the history of the country and lifestyle of its people.


Day 1 Arrive Beijing (no meal)
Upon arrival, you will be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel.

You will be free for the remainder of the day.


Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
A morning tour of Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and the Palace Museum, known as the Forbidden City; the complex of imperial palaces which is home to the emperors for over 500 years in the Ming and Qing dynasties. After lunch you will be driven to visit the Summer Palace, a former summer resort for the royal family, and take a boat ride on its Lake Kunming if weather permits (not for Winter season). You will have chance to visit a pearl factory afterwards. This evening, you will be at leisure or take an optional evening show – “the Legend of Kungfu”.


Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)
Your full day excursion to include the Great Wall - the landmark of China and one of the most amazing feats of human labor. You are to visit the less crowded Juyong Pass. Mid afternoon, you’ll return to downtown and will visit the old Beijing Hutongs – by trishaw and have tea at a local family. This evening you will be treated to a delicious Beijing roast duck dinner.


Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an (B, L)
Your sightseeing this morning is the Temple of Heaven, where the Ming and Qing emperors prayed for good harvest. It is the largest temple complex remaining in China today. You’ll also have chance to visit a famous silk store close by called Yuan Long which has a history of over a hundred years. 

This afternoon, you’ll take a two-hour flight to Xi'an, the great ancient capital and the eastern end of the Silk Road. You are transferred to hotel upon arrival.


Day 5 Xi'an (B, L)
This exciting day of sightseeing will include the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses at the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first Qin Emperor. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 AD. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk Xuanzang. You’ll also have a chance to visit jade carving factory. Remainder of the day is at leisure.


Day 6 Xi'an – Shanghai (B, L)
Today, you’ll visit the Shanxi Provincial Museum where you will discover how Xi'an became the cradle of Chinese culture and to visit the ancient City Wall with bicycle riding. After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for a two-hour flight to Shanghai, a cosmopolitan, bustling and heavily populated city in China. You’ll be transferred to hotel and free for the remainder of the day.


Day 7 Shanghai (B, L, D)

Your sightseeing today features a tour of the Yuyuan Garden, the old area of the city, and a stroll along the lively waterfront, known as the "Bund". This afternoon you'll be free at Nanjing Road. You’ll also have chance to experience a traditional tea ceremony. After dinner, you'll enjoy a stunning acrobatic show.


Day 8 Shanghai (B, L)

Today, you’ll drive to Pudong area through the Tourist Luster Tunnel, which is well worth riding once for a marvelous underwater trip, especially if you have kids. Then visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, which creates a picture of 'twin dragons playing with pearls'. Afternoon take a round-trip ride on the maglev train-the highest speed train in China.


Day 9 Departure (B)
At leisure until your transfer to the airport for homebound flight.

End of your unforgettable China trip.




Budget Class-3*

Standard Class-4*

Luxury Class-5*


Traveler Inn Huaqiao

Merchantel Hotel

Crowne Plaza Wangfujing


New Henderson Hotel

Mercure on Renmin Square

Sheraton Xi’an Hotel


East China Hotel

Yun’s Paradise Hotel

Howard Johnson Business Club



Terms & Conditions


- Child Fare
* Children under 2 years of age traveling with their parents pay 10% of tour cost.
* Children aged between 2-6 years pay 50% of full fare, children aged between 7-11 years   pay 75% of full fare, entitled to an extra bed in parent’s room

* Children at 12 years of age and over pay full fare.

- Please be noted
* Tour price does not include excess baggage and any personal expenses.
* All tours are conducted in English.
* Extra USD33 would be charged for one passenger's one way airport transfer.

* Extra USD20 p.p. would be charged for arrival/departure before/after the scheduled date.

* Entrance fees and domestic airfares are based on current rate. Should there be major increases, we shall reserve our right to adjust them.

* All costs are in US dollars.

* Due to National Day Holiday, all costs related with Guilin 1Oct-8Oct are subject to changes, which we’ll confirm/advise upon request.


- Reservation
* Following information would require upon reservation:

  - Full names of all passengers with passport details

  - Name of tour that passengers are to take

  - Arrival & departure flight details.

  - Room type requirements (Due to limited double-bed rooms at hotels in China, double-bed rooms are always subject to availability upon hotel check in)

* Reservation will be confirmed within 48 working hours unless under special circumstances


- Deposit
* Under any special circumstances and a deposit is required, a deposit will apply accordingly.


- Cancellation
* 15 days before scheduled date of departure - no cancellation charge.
* Between 8-15 days -  5% of total tour cost.
* Between 2-7 days -  30% of total tour cost.
* Within 24hours -  50% of total tour cost plus tour expense of the first day.
* If a participant cancels while a tour is in progress, no refunds would be made for un-used portion of the tour.







- Accommodation at listed hotels or similar with daily breakfast

- Flights Beijing/Xi’an/Shanghai on Economy class including taxes
- Meals & shows as indicated in the itinerary
- Private sightseeings by air-conditioned vehicle

- English speaking local guide service

- Luggage handling and transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa

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