Tour route: Hong Kong - Shanghai - Xian - Beijing
Upon your arrival at Hong Kong, a vibrant metropolis, our local guide will meet and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax.
On this day you will visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center to witness how Shanghai became a huge cosmopolitan city from a shabby village, and then take a stroll in the beautiful Yu Garden, a masterpiece of China's traditional gardens. Outside the Garden, you will roam through the hustling Yuyuan Market and drop by Jiangnan Silk Workshop to discover how real silks are made from small cocoons. In the late afternoon, you will have a chance to visit the Former French section and Xin Tian Di area.
A recommendation night activity is the famous Acrobatics Show which will bring you a memorable experience in Shanghai.
In the morning, you will walk down the Bund, a lively waterfront with many ancient colonial buildings, stroll along the flourishing Nanjing Road. After the tour, you will be escorted to the airport for the flight to Xian.
Upon arriving in Xian, one of China's four oldest historical capitals, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.
The world-famous Terracotta Warriors is your first stop today. Discovered by a farmer accidently in 1974, the Terra Army was regarded as one of the most significant archaeological finds in 20th Century. You will tour all three Pits and inspect 6,000 life-sized terra soldiers and horses in battle formation, which is really awesome.
In the afternoon, set foot on Xian's Ancient City Wall, the world's largest city walls, stop at a Jade Gallery and visit the 1350-year-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The night option can be the dancing performance Tang Dynasty Show as the entertainment.
Morning sightseeing will take you to the GreatMosque and Muslim Community to have a taste of the exotic Muslim culture. Afterthe tour, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Beijing.
Upon your arrival in Beijing, the capital of China, your local guide willwelcome you and escort you to your hotel. Balance off the day resting in your hotelor start to explore this ancient city on your own.
After a hearty breakfast, you will wander about the historic Tiananmen Square. Heading north and walking through Tiananmen Gate, you will enter China's No.1 palace complex, Forbidden City, which was the home to 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties, for 600 years. In the afternoon, marvel at the well-known Temple of Heaven where emperors in ancient times worshiped Heaven for a national good harvest and prosperity, follow by a drop by a Pearl Store.
In the evening, a recommendation for tonight is the Chinese Kung Fu Show which is thrilling for you.
A day you will never forget. You will visit the magnificent Great Wall at Mutianyu Section, round trip cable car included.Later you will visit the Chang Tomb before you are transferred back to your hotel.
Today is at your own leisure before being escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
There is no doubt that your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around China will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.
|Standard Tour Class||Comfortable Tour Class||Deluxe Tour Class|
|Shanghai||Greenland Jiulong Hotel No.601 Liyang Road,Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080 China||The Bund Hotel 525 Guangdong Road, Shanghai China||The Westin Bund Center Shanghai No.88 Henan Middle Road, Bund Center, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002, China|
|Xian||Skytel Xi'an (Formerly Prince International Hotel) No.32 South Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China||Grand Noble Hotel Xian 334 Dong Da Jie(East Street), Xian City, Shaanxi Province, China No. 334 East Street, Xian City, Shaanxi, P.R.C. 710001||Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square No. 319 Dongxing Road, Xian, China, 710004|
|Beijing||Dong Fang Hotel Beijing No. 11 Wanming Road ,Xuanwu District, Beijing ,China P.C.100050||Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel 3 Jinyu lane, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100006, China||The Regent Beijing 99# Jinbao Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China|
We pick Hotels for You Based on:
Location:most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality:all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Diversity for Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
Hotel criteria for each tour class
Hotel arrangement for Standard Tour Class
It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class
Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in very rare cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience.
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.
Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class
Luxurious hotel with top-notch service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.
Normally China Odyssey Tours provides two meals each day: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, Chinese style, or a combination.
When plan your lunches, we consider the balance of food quality, dining environment and tour convenience. We provide a la carte lunch in a local restaurant whenever possible. A la carte meal will give you an opportunity to eat at local restaurant, follow local customs, and taste local dishes. The a la carte allowance would be adequate for a decent meal in our recommended local restaurants, but varies from different restaurants and different cities. However in some remote regions where it’s simply hard to find a non-tourist restaurant, the meal could be arranged at a local tourist restaurant or a local family.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in China. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Private Guide & Transfer
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.
All of our tour guides are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides in China who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed safe drivers.
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, your guide will stay at your side until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our travel guides in every destination are locals, who know the area well, they are very good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for taking your best photos.
When changing your itinerary is needed due to unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you have a wonderful experience.
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most of your experience in China.
In every destination visited, your vehicle is air conditioned, clean, and expertly maintained. Your private driver is licensed, insured, and very experienced.
To maximize your comfort, we use vehicles with extra space for you and your luggage. Depending on how many are traveling together, we generally use sedans or mini vans (7 seats) for 4 people or less, large vans or small coaches (12-22 seats) for 5-12 people, medium coaches (33 – 37 seats) for 13 – 25 people, and large coaches (45 seats over) for more than 25 people.
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