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9-day Essence Tour of China by Speed Train

Tour code: ETC-B58   

Ride on the High Speed Train to see the best of China! China's new train makes you feel easy and comfortable to travel to the most popular city Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai for experiencing the Great Wall, Forbidden City, the Entombed Warriors…

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Beijing
Arrival in Beijing
2 Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Peking duck dinner
3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace
4 Beijing / Xi'an
Hutong by Rickshaw, High speed train to Xi'an
5 Xi'an
Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, learn to make Chinese noodles or dumplings
6 Xi'an / Shanghai
Ancient City Wall, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Gao Courtyard House with a shadow puppet show, Night train to Shanghai
7 Shanghai
Yu Garden, Shanghai History Museum, the Bund. Optional acrobatic show
8 Shanghai
Zhujiajiao watertown, Xintiandi
9 Shanghai

Day 01 Arrival in Beijing (No meal)

Upon arrival,  you will be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel at downtown.

Day 02 Beijing (B, L, D)

Private escorted tour to Temple of Heaven, China's existing building complex for offering sacrifice to heaven by the emperors in history. Then visit Tiananmen Square, locates at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square which witnesses the development of China. And then the Forbidden City, nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987, is the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. At night, the epitome of Beijing cuisine Peking duck dinner is deliciously prepared.

Beijing Forbidden City

Day 03 Beijing (B, L)

Proceed to visit Mutianyu Great Wall (round-way cable car included) - the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall that connects with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi and Jinshanling in the east. Then pay a visit to the Summer Palace, which is a royal garden most completely preserved with richest landscapes and large compact buildings. It was listed as the world cultural heritage in 1998. Later, enjoy boating at Kunming Lake.

Day 04 Beijng-Xian (B, L)

In the morning, enjoy tour by a 3-wheel rickshaw to Hutong, namely Beijing's traditional alleyways, to see the local people's life. Later, transfer to the train station to take a high speed train to Xian (about 5 hours). After arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Mao’er Hutong Beijing

Day 05 Xi'an (B, L, D)

Drive to visit Xian’s highlight - Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Qin Dynasty. Then go to learn how to prepare Chinese noodles or dumplings at the local restaurants.

Day 06 Xian - Shanghai (B, L)

After breakfast, visit the Old City Wall - the most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence. It encircles and protects the ancient part of Xian City. Secondly, go to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda which has a brick frame built around a hollow interior, and its square base and shape reflect the building style of other pagodas from the era of Tang Dynasty. At last, enjoy a shadow puppet show at Gao's Courtyard House. Later, transfer to the train station and take an overnight train to Shanghai.

Xian Small Goose Pagoda

Day 07 Shanghai (B, L)

Upon arrival at Shanghai train station, be picked up and transferred to the hotel. Have breakfast and refreshment, then go to visit Yu Garden, which has a total area of 20,000 square meters with an exquisite layout and beautiful scenery. After a visit to Shanghai History Museum and learn the knowledge of Shanghai and appreciate some relics, go to the fantastic Bund, which located in the Huangpu District, the scenery line of Shanghai and at the center. At night, enjoy the optional acrobatic show. 

Day 08 Shanghai (B, L)

Drive to Zhujiajiao to visit a lovely small town near Shanghai, which is featured with the traditional lifestyle of Yangtze Delta. Then come back to visit Xintiandi, a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area where composed of restored traditional shikumen (stone gate) houses on narrow alleys.

Zhujiajiao Water Town

Day 09 Shanghai departure (B)

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

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As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. Contact our sales people for the detailed price of this tour package.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";

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