Tour route: Shanghai - Chengdu - Xian - Beijing
Welcome to Shanghai. Upon your arrival at Shanghai Pudong airport, you will be met and taken to experience the high-tech Maglev Train, the world’s fastest train running 430 km an hour. 8 minutes later, you will reach Longyang Road Station where your driver is ready to pick you up and take you to your hotel.
Today you first visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center to witness how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village. Then take a leisurely walk in the beautiful Yu Garden, sample some flavorful local snacks at the bustling Yuyuan Market and drop by a silk workshop. Later, you will tour the French Concession to appreciate its old French-style villas and special colonial culture.
The optional activity tonight is the awesome Acrobatics Show which can bring you a memorable experience in Shanghai.
In the morning, comfortable transfer will take you to Zhujiajiao, China’s largest water town. In this fan-shaped town, you will step on Fangsheng Bridge, walk through Beida Street and visit the Kezhi Garden.
Or you could take a sampan to see traditional residences, peculiar stone bridges, charming waterscape and locals simple countryside life along the winding canals. After the tour, be driven back to Shanghai.
After breakfast, you will walk down the Bund along the Huangpu River and visit Nanjing Road, and then get a bird's eye view of Shanghai from the Shanghai World Financial Center. After the tour you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Chengdu.
Upon arriving in Chengdu, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. You can immerse yourself in the leisure place by rambling on your own.
Today you visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to have a memorable close-up encounter with pandas. You will see real pandas enjoying their lives in this sanctuary and learn more about this lovable but endangered species via documentary film and exhibition.
Then you will visit the city’s oldest Wenshu Temple, sip a cup of genuine Chinese tea in its tea house,and walk along Jinli Old Street to absorb the relaxing atmosphere of Chengdu.
Evening is free, optional to enjoy the melodious Sichuan Opera.
You will be free until your local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Xian.
Upon arriving in Xian, your local guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After a rest, you will set out to tour the centuries-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and then pay a visit to the Great Mosque and Muslim Street to appreciate the ingenious religious architectures and exotic Muslim culture.
In the morning, you will inspect the incredible Terracotta Warriors. These terra soldiers and horses were sculpted like the real Qin Dynasty legions from 2,200 years ago; when discovered, they shocked the world with its overwhelming scale and exceptional sculpture skills. Like a living army, they stand in battle formation ready to fight any invaders.
In the afternoon, you will take a bike tour along the top of the Ancient City Wall, drop by a Jade Gallery and appreciate Chinese stele calligraphy at Forest of Stone Steles Museum.
The night option Tang Dynasty Show is a fantastic performance which you can choose as the night show.
On this day you will be free to pursue your personal activities until being transferred to the airport for your flight to Beijing.
Upon your arrival in Beijing, capital of China,your local guide is ready to greet you and take you to the hotel. After a rest,you will tour the 798 Dashanzi Art District where you can see various delicate artworks created by artists from all over the world.
Today you will first visit Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest plaza, and the splendid Forbidden City. Famous for its impressive royal architectures and imperial legends, the Forbidden City is a must-see of Beijing.
In the afternoon, you will stop by a Pearl Store and take a pedicab to explore Hutongs, the disappearing ancient alleys of Old Beijing, to discover the daily life of Beijing commons and their long-kept traditions. Then walk along Houhai Bar Street to see how locals enjoy their entertainment.
Tonight, a recommended option is the Chinese Kung Fu Show which will bring you a memorable experience in Beijing.
The magnificent Great Wall, the Eighth Wonder of the World, is your first stop today. You will be transferred to the Mutianyu section,an intact and less touristic part of the Great Wall. Walking along these venerable ramparts provides you a chance to step back in history.
In the afternoon, you will take a leisurely stroll on the Sacred Road, a royal path reputed for its vivid statues and beautiful scenery.
After breakfast, you will marvel at the spectacular Temple of Heaven. Here you will not only see grand imperial temples but also watch locals doing their stylish morning exercises. Even you could learn some from them if you like.
After the tour, you will be 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|
|Chengdu||MinShan Lhasa Grand Hotel No 88, Northern Road of Xiaojia River, No 4 of the Southern Part of Yihaung Road, Chengdu, Sichuan||Tianfu Sunshine Hotel No.2, Taisheng north Road, Chengdu, Sichuan, China||Sofitel Chengdu Taihe 15 Binjiang Middle Road, Sichuan Province CHENGDU, 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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