Tour route: Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Confucius Temple & Imperial Academy - Great Wall - Summer Museum
Meet your group tour guide around 08:00 am at the Tiananmen Square and see the remains of Chairman Mao at Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. Walking through the square, you will get to the Forbidden City which is the best-preserved and largest royal palace in China. Enjoy a full duck banquet as lunch.In the afternoon, visit Wangfujing Pedestrian Street and Confucius Temple & Imperial Academy. Dinner is arranged on your own. Head to your hotel by 18:00. The rest of the day is for your relaxing.
Note: If Chairman Mao Memorial Hall is closed due to policy, watch it from the outside.
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.
Reviews on: Winter Study Group Tour with 4-Star Hotel
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Sometimes all your impressions are colored by the person you are with!
We spent three days with Ellie and our colors in Shanghai and Suzhou were vibrant and sparkly!Ellie has no limitations with English and her style of conversation and storytelling leaves you very engaged and in anticipation of more stories to come!
Ellie has tremendous knowledge of history and the way she presents it makes you ask questions and try to discover another angle of this culture and it's people!
Ellie also has a more western outlook on life and the ability to put Chinese culture of yesterday and today in perspective. This was our favorite stop during our 15 days trip to China with local highlights in Shanghai and Suzhou.The city is very modern and the food is terrific but most importantly ask for Ellie to make this special for you!
Visited December 2013
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