11 Days China Fixed Date Group Tour of Beijing-Xian-Shanghai
Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Suzhou
Duration: 11 Days/ 10 Nights
Tour Code: DIY-CGT-004
Type of Tour: Fixed Departure Group Tour
Price p/p from: $1,201
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Day 01 Beijing

In the first day, arrive in Beijing. Be met at the airport and transferred to the Beijing International Hotel. Just relax and take a leisured stroll around the city. You can excurse and reveal this charming city by person. Happy travel!
Meals:No Meals
Accommodation:Beijing International Hotel

Beijing

Beijing is the cultural and political capital of the People’s Republic of China. This ancient city has remained a constant throughout the many incarnations of the Chinese nation, a history stretching back over 5000 years. The history of modern Beijing, however, began in the 13th century, when Genghis Khan built his fortress city Khanbaliq amongst the ashes of Yanjing - the Liao Dynasty capital that he burned to the ground in 1215. Beijing remained the centre of power throughout the reigns of the succeeding Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties - most of the last 800 years. After the Nationalist Government in Nanjing was usurped by the Communists Party in 1949, Mao Zedong made his capital in Beijing; famously announcing the birth of the People’s Republic of China in Tiananmen Square on October 1, 1949. Beijing’s lengthy and diverse history can be seen on the streets of Beijing, in the variety of monuments and palaces built by emperors and governments over the centuries. Beijing is one of the world’s most iconic cities; full of must-see sights for all first-time visitors to the Middle Kingdom.

Day 02 Beijing

After breakfast, we are to visit the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong tour by rickshaw with a home visit.
Meals:(B+L)
Accommodation:Beijing International Hotel

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square: Tiananmen (the Gate of Heavenly Peace), is located in the center of Beijing. It was first built in 1417 and named Chengtianmen (the Gate of Heavenly Succession). At the end of the Ming Dynasty, it was seriously damaged by war. When it was rebuilt under the Qing in 1651, it was renamed Tiananmen, and served as the main entrance to the Imperial City, the administrative and residential quarters for court officials and retainers. The southern sections of the Imperial City wall still stand on both sides of the Gate. The tower at the top of the gate is nine-room wide and five-room deep. According to the Book of Changes, the two numbers nine and five, when combined, symbolize the supreme status of a sovereign. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, Tiananmen was the place where state ceremonies took place.
 

Forbidden City: Forbidden City also known as Palace Museum was home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In the ancient time, the emperor claimed to be the son of the heaven and therefore their supreme power was conferred upon them from the heaven. Their residence on the earth was built as a replica of the Purple Palace where the God lived in the Heaven. Such divine place was certain forbidden for the ordinary people and it is why the Forbidden City is so called. The museum is a real treasures house of Chinese cultural and historical relics, recognized as one of the most important five palaces in the world. The splendid architecture of the Forbidden City represents the essence and culmination of the traditional Chinese architectural accomplishment. In 1961 the Palace Museum was listed as one of the important historical monuments under the special preservation by the Chinese central government and in 1987, it was nominated as the world cultural heritage by the UNESCO.


Beijing Hutong: The Beijing Hutong (old lane) areas have a very special and important position in the rich history and culture of Beijing. The alleys give a wonderful glimpse into the world of yesterday in Beijing. While visiting the Beijing Hutong, you can appreciate the dramatic changes that the rest of Beijing has undergone. You can see evidence of the history of Beijing, experience the old way of life and experience traditional Beijing culture. Longer Beijing tours usually include a visit to a hutong area.

Day 03 Beijing

Today’s full day activity is to visit to the Sacred Way of Ming Tombs, Badaling Great Wall and Jade stone workshop visit en route. Photo stop at the Bird Nest & Water Cube.
Meals:(B+L)
Accommodation:Beijing International Hotel

Sacred Way

Sacred Way: At a distance of 50 km northwest of Beijing stands an arc-shaped cluster of hills fronted by a small plain. Here is where 13 emperors of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) were buried, and the area is known as the Ming Tombs. Each tomb is located at the foot of a separate hill and is linked with the other tombs by a road called the Sacred Way. The Sacred Way inside the gate of the Ming Tomb is lined with 18 pairs of stone human figures and animals. These include four each of three types of officials: civil, military and meritorious officials, symbolizing those who assist the emperor in the administration of the state, plus four each of six types of animals: lion, griffin, camel, elephant, unicorn and horse.


Badaling Great Wall: The Great Wall was initially built in the Spring and Autumn Period. During the following 2,000 years, the construction, connection and restoration of the wall had never ceased. The present Great Wall was largely built in the Ming Dynasty. The Badaling stretch, the best preserved portion of the Ming Great Wall, was widely realized as the essence of the Ming Great Wall. Standing on the top of Badaling and looking to the distance, one will be amazed at the great wonder of the Wall. In 1961 it was listed by the Chinese State Council as a key national historical heritage protection site. Later in 1988,it was nominated by the UNESCO as a world cultural heritage.
 

Bird Nest: The Beijing National Stadium, also known as the" bird's nest" was the main track and field stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics and host to the Opening and Closing ceremonies. The stadium's appearance is one of synergy, with no distinction made between the facade and the superstructure. The structural elements mutually support each other and converge into a grid-like formation - almost like a bird's nest with its interwoven twigs. The spatial effect of the stadium is novel and radical, yet simple and of an almost archaic immediacy, thus creating a unique historical landmark for the Olympics of 2008.
 

Water Cube: The National Aquatics Centre, also known as 'The Water Cube', is one of the most dramatic and exciting venues to host sporting events for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Located inside the Beijing Olympic Green, it is axially related to the National Stadium on the north part of Beijing Central Axis. The National Aquatics Center is the venue for swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water-polo final during the Olympic Games. The total seating capacity is 17,000, including 6,000 permanent and 11,000 temporary for Games which was removed post-Games, and now the National Aquatics Center is the venue for various activities such as aquatic sports, swimming, fitness and recreation.

Day 04 Beijing

Today, after you have breakfast, you will visit the Temple of Heaven (watch local people doing all kinds of morning exercise and learn to do Chinese Tai Chi with Tai Chi master for 30 minutes ), Summer Palace & Pearl workshop visit. Peking Duck dinner tonight.
Meals:(B+L+D)
Accommodation:Beijing International Hotel

Summer Palace

Temple of Heaven: The Temple of Heaven is a large park and temple complex situated in more or less the south central area of Beijing. Its center piece is a large tower built, it is said, entirely of wood and not using a single nail. It is said that the main features of the park are its trees and inhabitants. The park is filled with more than a thousand species of tree, some of which are hundreds of years old, despite their relatively small size. One thing you could notice here is that most of the architecture here. The park also attracts local residents by the thousand each day, which come to practice singing, martial arts, Peking opera, chess, dancing, and calligraphy. Of course, this can be said of many parks in Beijing, but the Temple of Heaven attracts more than its fair share.
 

Summer Palace: The Summer Palace landscape, dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, covers an area of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water surface. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, garden and other ancient-style architectural structures. Well known for its large and priceless collection of cultural artifacts, it was among the first group of historical and cultural heritage sites in China to be placed under special state protection.
 

Peking Duck: Peking duck is thought to be one of the most delicious dishes all over the world; most visitors coming to Beijing will never forget to have a try. Eating Peking duck is seen to be one of the two things you are absolutely supposed to do while in Beijing.

Day 05 BeijingXian

In the morning, after you have breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for departure to Xian. When you arrive in Xian, you will have a Visit to the Provincial Museum & Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Then transferred to the Jian Guo Hotel Xian.
Meals:(B+L)
Accommodation:Jian Guo Hotel Xian

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Provincial Museum: The museum occupies an area of 65,000 square meters (16 acres). It is a grand complex of buildings imitating the architecture style of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). A primary pavilion stands in the center, and secondary pavilions of varying heights are distributed orderly around it. With black, white and grey as the predominant colors, the buildings have a solemn and rustic charm. The museum is furnished with central air-conditioning and multi-functional lighting system to ensure the protection of the culture relics. It is a comprehensive museum with more than 370,000 exhibits of different times and kinds. The two-storied primary pavilion is divided into the following three main exhibition halls: Basic Exhibition Hall, Theme Exhibition Hall and East Exhibition Hall.
 

Big Wild Goose Pagoda: The temple complex in which the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is located is filled with beautiful gardens and stunning architecture. Although destroyed and rebuilt numerous times, the current buildings were built in the style of the Tang Dynasty, the period in which the pagoda was built. The temple complex was constructed along an axis, with matching buildings on either side. The beautiful architecture is constructed of grey brick with glazed roofs. The many gardens hidden amongst the temple’s many courtyards are very lovely and a wonderful place for visitors to take a break and soak in the beauty that surrounds them. The temple complex is filled with ancient artifacts. The Forest of Stupas located hidden on one side of the temple complex is where prominent monks are buried. The stupas, or gravestones, are exquisite and have been placed in the temple grounds over the centuries.

Day 06 Xian

Today has a full day excursion. After breakfast, you will go to visit the Qin Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horse Figurines. The ceramics and pottery workshop visiting en route. Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show is for your night show to offer you a wonderful night.
Meals:(B+L+D)
Accommodation:Jian Guo Hotel Xian

Terracotta Warriors Museum

Qin Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horse Figurines: Viewing Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s terracotta army guarding his burial site and protecting his entry to the afterlife from the earthen side of a continuing archeological project is certainly one of the most memorable parts of any trip to China. Every figure differs from those around in facial features and expression, clothing, hairstyle, and gestures. The horsemen, the longbow bearers, the archers and the senior officers and generals were positioned in strict accordance with the ancient directives on the Art of War. The site was made a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987.
 

Tang Dumpling Dinner Show: Visitors to Xian get a chance to step back in time and relive this fantastic era at the Tang Dynasty Show. Visitors upon entering the theater are taken to their seats for a dinner of Jiaozi (dumplings). The dumplings are as beautiful as they are delicious and the best part is that the dinner is all that you can eat. After eating, the show begins. It is a spectacle of color, culture, music, and dance. The spectacular music and beautiful costumes with long flowing sleeves perfectly match and complement each other. It is a show not to be missed. 

Day 07 XianShanghai

After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport and flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival, our dedicated tour guide will pick up at the airport and transfer you to Ocean Hotel Shanghai. The rest of the day will be yours to relax and wander around the city.
Meals:(B)
Accommodation:Ocean Hotel Shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai, situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, cultural, science and technology center in East China. Also it is a popular tourist destination, visitors can sense the pulsating development of modern China in this tour in China. In addition to its modernization, Shanghai's multicultural flair endows Shanghai with a unique glamour. Here, one finds the perfect blend of cultures, the modern and the traditional, and the western and the oriental. New skyscrapers and old Shikumen lanes together draw the skyline of Shanghai. 

Day 08 Shanghai

Your today's activities are to visit the Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, Tianzifang Artist Area and the Bund. The famous Shanghai Acrobatic Show is for your night show to offer you a wonderful night.
Meals:(B+L+D)
Accommodation:Ocean Hotel Shanghai

The Bund

Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and this garden was specially built for Pan’s parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age.


Shanghai Museum is to the south of the People's Square in the downtown area.As a museum of ancient Chinese art, Shanghai Museum possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art. The museum style and presentation surround visitors with artifacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy. The exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land. Its rich and high-quality collection of ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy is specially celebrated in the world. The museum is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls. The eleven Galleries cover most of the major categories of Chinese art: Ancient Bronze, Ancient Ceramics, Paintings, Calligraphy, Ancient Sculpture, Ancient Jade, Coins, Ming and Qing Furniture, Seals, and Minority Nationalities.
 

Tianzifang is an arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated residential area in the French Concession area of Shanghai, China. It comprises a neighborhood of labyrinthine alleyways off Taikang Road and is therefore also referred to as Taikang Road or Taikang Lu. Tianzifang is known for small craft stores, coffee shops, trendy art studios and narrow alleys. It has become a popular tourist destination in Shanghai, and an example of preservation of local Shikumen architecture, with some similarities to Xintiandi.
 

The Bund is an area of Huangpu District in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. The area centers on a section of Zhongshan Road (East-1 Zhongshan Road) within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing Pudong, in the eastern part of Huangpu District. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. The Bund is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. Building heights are restricted in this area.


Shanghai Acrobatic Show is a must-see performance in shanghai, you can learn the profound history and miracle of China during the show time. And you’ll have a wonderful time there! 

Day 09 ShanghaiSuzhouShanghai

Today we have a tour to Suzhou from shanghai by bus. We’ll visit the Garden of Net Master, Lingering Garden, the Grand Canal, Silk spinning factory and the local market and back to shanghai.
Meals:(B+L)
Accommodation:Ocean Hotel Shanghai

Garden of Net Master

Garden of Master of Nets is situated on the southeast of Yukuojia Tou Lane in Suzhou ancient city. This exquisite garden was first designed during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279) and it was later restored as the residence of a government official from whom the garden got its name. In 1997 it was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. In 2003 it was listed as the National Tourist Attraction of Grade AAAA.
 

Lingering Garden is located outside Changmen Gate in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. Originally a classical private garden, it is one of the four most famous gardens in China. Possessing typical Qing style, in 1997, the garden was recorded on the list of the world heritage by UNESCO. Like other famous gardens in Suzhou, the Lingering Garden seeks to create stunning natural landscapes within limited space. In this garden, domiciles, ancestral temples and private gardens are included. Buildings, trees, and flowers blend harmoniously with their surroundings.
 

Grand Canal is the oldest and longest man-made waterway in the world. Parts of this canal between Hangzhou and Beijing date back more than 2000 years. Several million workers were required to construct and connect the many sections of the canal. Disuse and disrepair, flooding and silting have made parts of the canal unnavigable, but there are sections still in use and much traffic can still be seen on both the major and minor waterways. Other modes of transportation helped make the need for this form of transportation unnecessary.
 

Silk Factory is located on Nanmen Road near central Suzhou. The Suzhou Dongwu Silk Weaving Mill has a long history dating back to 1919 and enjoys remarkable fame at home and abroad. With the integrated production capacity of weaving, spinning and apparel making, its main products are pure silk, mixed woven silk and chemical filament for exportation. The mill is one of the key large-scale and the only Grade I state enterprise in China's silk industry. It has the ISO 9002 Certificate and has autonomous export and import power. A must for a visitor to Suzhou is Silk Factory Number One where it is possible to view silk production from worm to finished products.

Day 10 Shanghai

Today is a free day for your itinerary. Hangzhou tour by round trip by coach, including the West Lake, Hefang Street, Millionaire Hu’s Former Residence & Tea Plantation, is recommended for your today’s itinerary, which is exclusive in our quotation. Price at USD 110 net per person operated with minimum of 6 passengers. Feel free to contact our travel advisor about the details.
Meals:(B)
Accommodation:Ocean Hotel Shanghai

West Lake

West Lake is a like a shining pearl inlaid on the vast land of China, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. Most of the best known tourist sites lie around and within the lake. With a circumference of 15km, the lake area itself is easy for the visitor to negotiate.

 

Former Residence of Hu Xueyan was built in 1872. After hundreds of years, the residence was renewed by 29 million yuan of investment in Hangzhou and on January 20, 2001, it was formally opened. Hu Xueyan’s former home is located in Hangzhou HeFong Street, Dajing Alley historical and cultural protected areas in eastern. It was built in Tongzhi eleven years (1872), having more than 5.8 thousand square meters building area. The furniture and the use of materials in this former residence could be regarded as the best and most beautiful one in late Qing Dynasty China.


Hefang Street is part of Qinghefang, which is the old area of Hangzhou city. The street is about 18 kilometers long, showing the view from the late Qing Dynasty (1662-1911), which is by far the most representative street that can show the history and cultural value of Hangzhou.

Day 11 Shanghai

Today you will be transferred to the airport. Your amazing 11 Day China Fixed Date Group Tour of Beijing-Xian-Shanghai is finished.
Meals:(B)
Accommodation:

Lujiazui Economic Zone

We are sure that 11 Day China Fixed Date Group Tour of Beijing-Xian-Shanghai has leaves you a different and impressive memory. It is a nice chance for you to learn more about Chinese development, especially the progress of Shanghai, this oriental metropolis.

Fixed Departed Date for Group

1. This Tour is from 3rd, April ,2013 to 26th, March , 2014.

2. Guaranteed departure based on minimum of 2 passengers.

Year Month Departure Date
(Wed)
Package Rate
(twin or triple share)
Single Room Supplement Availability
2013 Apr 03, 10, 17 USD 1292 USD 452
2013 Apr 24 USD 1331 USD 494
2013 May 01, 08, 15, 22 USD 1331 USD 494
2013 May 29 USD 1279 USD 437
2013 Jun 05, 12, 19, 26 USD 1279 USD 437
2013 Jul 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 USD 1279 USD 437
2013 Aug 07, 14, 21 USD 1279 USD 437
2013 Aug 28 USD 1331 USD 494
2013 Sep 04, 11, 18 USD 1373 USD 541
2013 Oct 02, 09, 16, 23 USD 1373 USD 541
2013 Oct 30 USD 1305 USD 464
2013 Nov 06, 13, 20, 27 USD 1262 USD 418
2013 Dec 04, 11, 18, 25 USD 1201 USD 375
2014 Jan 08, 15 USD 1201 USD 375
2014 Feb 12, 19, 26 USD 1201 USD 375
2014 Mar 05, 12, 19 USD 1223 USD 409
2014 Mar 26 USD 1281 USD 438

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