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10-Day Luxury China Tour: Historic Hidden Jewels

Tour route: Hong Kong - Chengdu - Xian - Beijing

  • Tour code: COT-LUXE-01
  • Tour Style: Luxury Private Tour.
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date.
  • Highlights:
    - Indulge in the essence of Chinese culture, like Fengshui, Tai Chi & fresco art 
    - Discovering those world heritages in a way that few people can imagine
    - Spend one meaningful day at Dujiangyan Panda Base as a volunteer
    - Taste exquisite flavors from the Sichuan spice, zen vegetarian to the Peking Roast Duck
    - Stay at top rated luxury hotels & revel in the accompany by professional guide and driver
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Day 1: Welcome to Hong Kong, China

Upon your arrival in Hong Kong, a vibrant metropolis, your private guide and driver will greet you and escort you to Conrad Hong Kong, an impressive luxury hotel located at the business center. 

Overnight: Conrad Hong Kong

Day 2: Ancient Philosophy of Feng Shui (Wind & Water)

Feng Shui, literally "wind and water", is a 3,000-year-old system of geomantic divination following the principle of humans living in harmony with nature. This private half day Feng Shui tour with a professional geomancer provides you an unusual way to explore the city. You will walk along the Bank of China Building, HSBC Main Building, IFC Building from outside and then discover the Victoria Peak and Repulse Bay that are laid out in accordance with Feng Shui principles. Return to your luxury hotel and free in the afternoon to discovery this city on your own. 

Overnight: Conrad Hong Kong

Day 3: Local Life of Chengdu & Dazzling Show

This morning, you will have a leisurely breakfast at your hotel and head to the airport on a private transfer with your guide and driver to fly to Chengdu

Upon arriving in Chengdu, your private guide and drive will meet you and escort you to check in your luxury accommodation - The Temple House. Later you will make your way to the River Viewing Tower Park, a fascinating insight into locals’ real life. Enjoy your time sitting in a tea house with a cup of jasmine tea and indulging in the special atmosphere of Chengdu. 

This evening, you will dine in the Yinxing Resturant, where offers the absolute best of the Sichuan Food. Enjoy the Sichuan Opera (Face Changing Opera) at Shu Feng Ya Yun with VIP seat. A pre-opera entertainment option with the ticket is massage, ear candling, facial makeup or costume wearing, you choose one of four that you’d like take. 

Overnight: The Temple House

Day 4: Volunteering at the Dujiangyan Panda Base

Today’s private full day panda volunteer program will get you an up-close look at the cute giant pandas and understand their panda wilderness training program. 

You will drive to the Dujiangyan Panda Base from hotel at 7:30 am. After signing up with the assistance of your guide (start from 9 am), the professional panda keepers will give you a short training of Panda's information. As a volunteer inside the Dujiangyan Panda Base, you will get a chance to keep close to the Pandas, such as cleaning their houses, feeding them, etc. A simple lunch will be arranged in the panda keepers' canteen. 

In the afternoon, you will have a chance to make panda cakes with your own hands and get a volunteer certificate to commemorate this meaningful day. Drive back to Chengdu to enjoy a leisurely walk through the Kuanzhai Alley. Return to your luxury hotel in Chengdu tonight. 

Overnight: The Temple House

Day 5: Turning to China’s Ancient Capital - Xian

In the morning, your private transfer will meet you at the hotel lobby and ready to take you to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival in Xian, you will be met by your private guide and driver and head to one of the “wow” site in Xian – Hanyang Tomb. This important archaeological site will provide you with an amazing collection of findings from the Han dynasty. After the tour, check in the iconic Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian. 

Overnight: Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian

Day 6: Wonders of Qin & Tang Dynasty

Today you will venture outside the city, touring the wonders of Terracotta Warriors and Horses with over 6,000 painted life-size warriors and horses in battle-ranked formations. After lunch, you will visit the Shaanxi History Museum and its Fresco House of Tang Dynasty. Those less-visited displays inside the Fresco House provide you real insight into the times of Tang Dynasty. Tonight you will sample some fantastic vegetarian dishes at Tianlongbaoyan Vegetarian Restaurant. 

Overnight: Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian

Day 7: Enchanting Xian & Flight to Beijing

This morning you will take a more intimate look at Xian, with a visit to the ancient City Walls, the Great Mosque and the Muslim Street composed of narrow alleys full of colors, smell, taste and sights, and enjoy the shadow puppet show at Gao's Courtyard before being escorted to the airport to fly to Beijing. Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, enjoy the private escorted transfer to the luxury Opposite House for overnight. 

Overnight: The Opposite House

Day 8: Discovering the Great Wall at Mutianyu

This morning you will devote your time to the magnificent Great Wall at Mutianyu (about 1.5 hours drive), the 8th Wonder of the World. Walking on the venerable ramparts, you will amaze at the unbelievable constructions and surrounding landscapes. Enjoy a delighted local-style lunch at the Brickyard Retreat. Follow a good stroll to check out the creative 798 Dashanzi Art District. This evening features a truly unique experience to dine on delicious Peking Roast Duck at Quanjude (Heping Men)

Overnight: The Opposite House

Day 9: Treasures of Beijing

After breakfast, you will take a short stroll on Tiananmen Square, once the largest square in the world stretching a vast 440,000 square meters. And then discover the amazing Forbidden City with its palace complex of 9,999 buildings across 74 hectares, surrounded by a six meter deep moat and a ten meter wall. It gives new meaning to the word “epic”. Step into the Treasure Gallery and The Hall of Clocks and Watches at the Forbidden City for an in-depth discovery. Continue to come across the old Beijing by entering into the Hutongs by rickshaw, which is a segment of Beijing’s history at risk of vanishing.

Overnight: The Opposite House

Day 10: Experiencing Iconic Tai Chi, Departure
Your morning starts with a 1-hour Tai Chi class with your Tai Chi master at the Temple of Heaven. Onward you will have an exploration to immerse yourself at this grand park. After the trip, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home, while filled with memories of the splendid tour you’ve just taken.

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 ClassComfortable Tour ClassDeluxe Tour Class
ChengduMinShan Lhasa Grand Hotel standar hotel star No 88, Northern Road of Xiaojia River, No 4 of the Southern Part of Yihaung Road, Chengdu, Sichuan Tianfu Sunshine Hotel comfortable hotel star No.2, Taisheng north Road, Chengdu, Sichuan, China Sofitel Chengdu Taihe deluxe hotel star 15 Binjiang Middle Road, Sichuan Province CHENGDU, CHINA
XianSkytel Xi'an (Formerly Prince International Hotel) standar hotel star No.32 South Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China Grand Noble Hotel Xian deluxe hotel star 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 deluxe hotel star No. 319 Dongxing Road, Xian, China, 710004
BeijingDong Fang Hotel Beijing standar hotel star No. 11 Wanming Road ,Xuanwu District, Beijing ,China P.C.100050 Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel comfortable hotel star 3 Jinyu lane, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100006, China The Regent Beijing deluxe hotel star 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.

Standar Hotel

 

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.

Comfortable Hotel

 

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.

Deluxe Hotel

Meals

Normally China Odyssey Tours provides two meals each day: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

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.

A la carte lunch

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.

Your own dinner choice

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.

Private Tour Guide

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.

Private Transportation

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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I had never heard of China Odyssey Tours until I googled them on the internet and with some nervousness made an initial enquiry with them. Reinself Wei replied to my email and from that moment on I knew this was the agency I wanted to deal with. Thank you Reinself Wei for being our agent. We cannot fault your service. You have given us great service which has been professional, efficient, knowledgeable, prompt and without problems. You have answered all of our questions promptly and given us advice regarding our trip to China. We would definitely book through you and your company again. Thank you very much. Christine and Suzanne
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WOW! So glad we booked with Odessey Tours, had great tour guides and great hotels! Thank You
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Thanks to our amazing tour planner Alex Quan of China Odyssey Tours we had an amazing tour of 7 cities in China over 16 days. The guides have perfect English and were attentive to everything we needed, ensuring we were happy with our hotel rooms and that we made it onto the trains and planes, and they explained so much about how China operates and what it is like to live in this hugely populated country. I learned so much, and enjoyed every single tour. They gave us choices along the way, and would make extra stops for specific requests. I did not think we needed this much assistance, as I have traveled several times to Asia, but because so few Chinese people speak English, we appreciated dining suggestions and assistance with finding authentic souvenirs. We chose 5 star hotels, even requested a view of the Bund in Shanghai, and we loved every place we stayed. It was a great 4 person tour. Alex was very quick to respond to each and every email. I would recommend Odyssey Tours to anyone. I have never seen such first class service from start to finish. No surprise there are all these amazing reviews. Thank You.
Rating: May 27th, 2017

Clients: Brian Fulmer

From: Australia

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Tom Zhou has been putting together our itinerary for China and Hong Kong for next year and to date, I cannot fault anything he has done. His attention to detail and service has been excellent. Really looking forward to the trip that Tom has planned for us.
Rating: May 27th, 2017

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We booked our 15 day personalised tour through Leila of China Odessey Tours. Found company on internet so was a little worried if the trip would be ok. Reviewed company on TripAdvisor and the like and seemed to have very good reviews. Our trip was awesome and the company was very obliging. Leila was great to deal with as where all guides and drivers. We highly recommend this company! Thankyou!
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