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3-Day Winter Study Group Tour with 4-Star Hotel

Tour route: Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Confucius Temple & Imperial Academy - Great Wall - Summer Museum

  • Tour code: XC-BJ-008
  • Tour Style: Join-in Group Tour.
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary, guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes are shared.
  • Travel date: Flexible travel date.
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Day 1: Historical Royal Heritages

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.

Day 2: Badaling Great Wall & Olympic Culture
Get up at 05:00 for watching the raising of the national flag, which will bring you a fantastic chance to feel the shock and solemnity. Take away your breakfast from the hotel. After the flag-raising ceremony, drive to the Badaling Great Wall. After lunch, watch a large Olympic show. Pass by the Olympic Bird's Nest and the Water Cube when driving back. Make a stopover for taking photos from the outside. Have dinner by yourself before transferring to the hotel.
Day 3: Summer Palace & Science and Technology Museum
After breakfast, depart for the Summer Palace at 08:00 am, which is famed as the Museum of the Royal Garden. After lunch, move towards the Science and Technology Museum that is a very interesting and educational palace for children. The last stop is the Old Summer Palace where you can see the ruins of many excellent ancient architectural designs. Tour ends and get back to your home.


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.

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.

Reviews on: Winter Study Group Tour with 4-Star Hotel

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Clients: Ste***e

Travel Consultant:
Femando Shen
Fermando was so helpful with my trip. While in China working for two months, I had to cancel my trip to Beijing, and reschedule it by a month, he handle all the arrangements, at a very resonable charge! Had a wonderful adventure in Beijing, our travel guide was fabulous, vry persononal and very knowledgeable! Planning another trip to Asia, will defiantly use Fermat do and Odyssey Tours!!!!!!! .
Rating: December 25th, 2015

Clients: Eli***B

Travel Consultant:
Shelly Qin

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

Rating: December 25th, 2013

Clients: Phi***Z

Travel Consultant:
Laura Li
I can't really add a lot to what others have said about sights in Shanghai itself but I can confirm that China Odyssey and our guide Michael were excellent. My wife is a vegetarian and Michael managed to find two restaurants for lunch where she could obtain what she wanted - with the help of his translation as English was not written on the menu or spoken. (Note: This was more of a problem on our trip throughout China than we anticipated.)

We also spent a day going to Suzhou and Tongli Water town, which were very worthwhile experiences. The Yu Gardens in Shanghai (and market) was fascinating while the Humble Administrator's Garden and large and fascinating Pan Gate in Suzhou were even more so.

The quaint water town with its canals and boat ride was interesting and relaxing at the end of a long day with a lot of walking. In fact, there was a lot of walking required everywhere we went on our 12 day tour so if you are not in shape when you start you will be when you finish.

While hazy skies due to pollution were not as bad as in Beijing, they were present. No blue sky photos during our three days in this area, unfortunately. But the buildings and the Shanghai Museum were still interesting to see. What was not more than a punch list item for me was the Jewish tour. Interesting history well presented by not much to actually see.

I don't think we would have seen Suzhou or Tongli, the highlights of our time staying in Shanghai, if not for the advice of our tour coordinator at China Odyssey, Laura Li. Her recommendations were right on here (and throughout our trip.)
Rating: November 7th, 2013

Clients: Bri***M

Travel Consultant:
Tom Zhou
Shanghai and Suzhou was the final leg of our 2 week vacation in China and COT maintained the standard of previous stops. Our guide, Barbara, was both knowledgeable, enthusiastic and unfailingly helpful throughout our stay and very understanding and accommodating when we overran our nominal time allocation in the Shanghai Museum and the various gardens - one of the many advantages of the private tour format versus the restrictions one finds in larger groups.The other advantage being that there is a much greater opportunity to discuss and explore cultural and sociological detail and really begin to appreciate the day to day aspects of life in China.If you are visiting China or a similar are for the first time and are at all nervous about the prospect, I can totally recommend the private tour format in general and China Odyssey Tours in particular. Our 2 week experience was completely stress free and relaxed. The logistics of internal transportation was flawless and collection at airports and stations was a breeze. In all locations the quality and enthusiasm of the guides was fantastic.Will we use them again in China or their other locations in the Far East ... absolutely yes.
Rating: September 29th, 2013

Clients: Hei***R

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Tom Zhou
Shanghai is a city which is worth visiting. Odyssey provided us with a great hotel with views over the city and the river. Considering that we travelled 3 star hotels we were very happy to have such a great spot to enjoy the night view. Our tour guide Portia was very knowledgeable and efficient. We learned a lot about China from her. I would like to come back here since we had not enough time to explore more of the city. We also took the bullet train to Yangzhou and Suzhou. Two beautiful cities to enjoy with beautiful gardens and waterways. So much to see and so little time! Thank you Bao your very detailed information about the gardens.Again, a great trip provided by Odyssey.
Rating: September 26th, 2013
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