Tour route: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai
In the morning, the guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby at appointed time to start today’s tour from Tiananmen Square, and then to the Forbidden City which used to be emperor’s home for 600 years.
After getting out of the former royal palace, enjoy Chinese lunch at a local restaurant and then continue a leisurely walking tour in hutongs to learn about the daily life of ordinary people in the city. What's more, you will also enjoy painting facial make-up of Peking Opera on a paper mask in the hutongs.
Before heading to the railway station for high-speed train to Xi'an, you will visit one of the famous imperial gardens, which is the Summer Palace where you can enjoy a 15-minute boat ride on Kunming Lake if weather permits. Followed by a visit to a pearl store. When the train arrives after around 5.5 hours, the local tour guide in Xi'an will meet you and escort you to your hotel.
Note: The boat ride may not be available between November and April while the lake is frozen.
This day will be your most memorable day in Xi'an as you will uncover the mystery of the underground army of Terracotta Warriors. Surely, you will be surprised by the thousands of vivid clay statues at life-size.
After tour to the Terracotta Warriors, we will back to the city to visit the Ancient City Wall and a jade gallery.
Today, your guide will accompany you appreciate the highlights of this metropolis: Yu Garden - the representative of Chinese classic garden; Yuyuan Market, which is a bustling bazaar in old town of Shanghai. Followed by a visit to a silk workshop where you get known about how the pale cocoons turn into colorful silk.
In the afternoon, continue the tour to the Bund and the Former French Concession, and wrap up your day with a panoramic view from the 100th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center.
After the tour, you will be sent back to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day on your own.
US$ 1594 for the group with two adults & 4-star hotel
Early Bird Offer:
1. US$100 off US$1000 per person
2. 15% fully-refundable deposit
3. Free room upgrade at select hotels
4. One free private tour & coupons for your next booking
5. Added bonuses in select cities
1. Entrance fees, meals, accommodations and transportation listed in the itinerary.
2. Sightseeing & English-speaking guides as outlined in the itinerary.
3. Private transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in each city or area by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide as listed in the itinerary.
1. Flight, accommodation, sightseeing, meal not listed in the itinerary.
2. Visa fees.
3. Personal expenses such as room service, Internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
4. Gratuities to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
5. Excess baggage charges & travel insurance.
6. Optional activities and others not mentioned.
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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