12-Day Tours of Beijing-Xian-Yangshuo-Guilin-Shanghai, Price from $1272 per person!

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Tour Code: BT08 - SG04


Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Shanghai
Tour Length: 12 days

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Daily Itinerary Summary


Day 01: Entry Beijing
Upon arrival at the airport, our professional local guide will pick you up there. On the way to the hotel, a brief introduction of the capital city will be given. Check into your hotel and enjoy the free time on your own.

 Hotel : Forbidden Hotel

 
Day 02: Beijing 
The first arrangement this morning is to meet the other members of the group that are from all around the world but share the same taste on travel. Then the pre-tour briefing which includes some dos and donts will be given in the hotel. To begin with your memorable travel, you will visit the world famous Tian'anmen Square - one of the grandest city squares in the world. The Imperial Palace - known as the Forbidden City is arranged next, where you can sense the vicissitude of once feudal spelled country. After a couple of hours in the Forbidden City, you will be taken to the Temple of Heaven, which was the royal temple for the royal members to pray and worship for harvests and blessings to their people. As one of the most important parts to shape the present day Beijing - Beijing Roast Duck is something you can not miss. We serve roast duck valued at CNY122.00 net per person at a famous restaurant, which is the original and has sold millions of ducks since it was established centuries ago. The evening delight is Acrobatic Show.

 Hotel : Forbidden Hotel
 Meals : B, L, D

 
Day 03: Beijing
The Great Wall is the top highlight of Beijing and of China, if there is only one thing you could expect to see in China, that is definitely the Great Wall. The truly magnificent Great Wall will be presented to you this morning as you travel Badaling section. After the decent lunch at a famous Sichuan food restaurant (not lunch site tourist restaurant), you will continue your visit to the Sacred Road and the Ming Tomb - one of the Ming Dynasty royal graves.

 Hotel : Forbidden Hotel
 Meals : B, L, D

 
Day 04: Beijing  Xian
After the visit to the royal garden - the Summer Palace and the lovely pandas in Beijing Zoo, your Beijing Travel will end by taking an afternoon flight to the ancient city - Xian. Our professional guide will expect you at the exit terminal of the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The welcome dinner valued at CNY60.00 net per person will be arranged.  

 Hotel : Grand New World Hotel
 Meals : B, L, D

 
Day 05: Xian
A wonderful journey today eastwards will take you to a genuine Qin Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum tour. Drive back by highway for a decent lunch valued at CNY80.00 net per person at a famous restaurant in the downtown area. Afternoon delight is the visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall. The local special Dumpling dinner is scheduled followed by the marvelous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show. 

 Hotel : Grand New World Hotel 
 Meals : B, L, D

 
Day 06: Xian Dunhuang
Contine the Xian tour to visit the Great Mosque and the Provincial History Museum, which is one of the top museums in China both by scale and by the quantity and quality of its collections. Take an afternoon flight to Dunhuang and transfer to the local best hotel.

 Hotel : Building No. 8 of Dunhuang Hotel 
 Meals : B, L, D

 
Day 07: Dunhuang Turpan
Have a visit to the Mogao Grottoes in the morning, followed by a short camel-riding along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the precious oasis of the desert, the Crescent Lake. After dinner, board on the overnight soft sleeper train to Turpan.

 Hotel : overnight soft sleeper train
 Meals : B, L, D

 
Day 08: Turpan
Morning arrival in Turpan and our guide will meet you at the railway station. After breakfast in the hotel, visit the the Jiaohe Ruins, which is the largest, oldest and best-preserved earthen city in the world, and then go ahead to visit a local Uygur family and have a lunch there. In the afternoon the journey leads you to the underground Great Wall - the Karez Well and the Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs.

 Hotel : Oasis Hotel 
 Meals : B, L, D

 
Day 09: Turpan Urumqi
The first stop of today is the most valuable Buddhist cave in Turpan - the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves, and then you will visit the Gaochang Ruins, along the way you will pass by the Flaming Hill. Transfer to Urumqi and check in at the hotel.

 Hotel : Xinjiang Grand  Hotel
 Meals : B, L, D

 
Day 10: Urumqi  Shanghai
Take a morning to Shanghai and transfer to the well selected hotel. Take a relaxing tour to visit the Xin Tian Di area, a newly developped district in Shanghai with old style constructions.

 Hotel : Days Hotel Shanghai  - deluxe room
 Meals : B, L

 
Day 11: Shanghai
Your Shanghai city tour package will start by the visit the Shanghai Museum, which is the top museum in China. Following visit is the Yuyuan Garden. Then, you will have some free time to wander along the Bund, to see the striking contrast along the two sides of the Huangpu River. Dinner is served at your hotel. The guide will say bon voyage to you after seeing you into the hotel lobby.  

 Hotel : Days Hotel Shanghai  - deluxe room
 Meals : B, L, D

 
Day 12: Shanghai/ Exit
After breakfast, you will travel to the airport for your homeward flight by yourselves. However, should you wish to stay on rather than return home right away, we would suggest you choose our City Tour Packages as an extension to your China adventure!

 Meals : B


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Important note:

To the airports:
Shanghai has two airports: Hongqiao Airport (9 miles (15 km) west of the center of Shanghai) and Pudong Airport (19 miles (30km) southeast of Shanghai). Please make sure you go to the right one for departure.

Best way to Airports:
Beijing Travel suggests you book a taxi at the Front Desk of your hotel (Sofitel Hyland Hotel) to make sure you won't stand outside the hotel entrance with your luggage waiting for a taxi. The Travel to Pudong Airport will take about one hour at 150 -170 RMB and it needs a 20 minutes drive for the Hongqiao Airport at 50 RMB. Hotel shuttle buses are available every hour to the airport at 50 RMB per person. For details please contact the Front Desk of the hotel.


Tour Prices (based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group Code
Arrival Date
Departure Date
Double Occupancy
Sole Occupancy
Status
 
08-SR0514 May 14 May 25 $1782.00 $2102.00 Closed 
08-SR0613 Jun 13 Jun 24 $1782.00 $2102.00 Closed 
08-SR0711 Jul 11 Jul 22 $1902.00 $2222.00 Closed 
08-SR0912 Sep 12 Sep 23 $1902.00 $2252.00 Closed 
08-SR1017 Oct 17 Oct 28 $1812.00 $2152.00 Closed 

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