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  • Visit the Great Wall and Forbidden City in Beijing
  • See giant pandas up close in Chengdu
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River and see the impressive skyline of Shanghai
  • Travel to Xian and see the Terracotta Army
Join us on this 11-day trip and visit 4 of China's major cities. Get the chance to see some of the major highlights of these cities and learn more about the long history and rich culture that China possesses. Starting from Beijing, the modern-day capital of China, this tour will take you to Xian (a city that has been China's capital in the past), Chengdu and Shanghai.

Visit the Great Wall and the Forbidden City while in Beijing. See more than two thousand years old, life-size clay figures of armies in Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum in Xian and see cute, cuddly pandas up close in Chengdu. Fly to Shanghai, the heart of China's economy, and go out on a tour of the city. See its impressive skyline from the Huangpu River before preparing for your departure .

Travel in small groups and enjoy the expert service of our professional, English-speaking tour guides. For more about the tour, please read the itinerary below
5 Star Hotel at The Great Wall Hotel Beijing
Upon arriving at the airport in Beijing, you will meet your guide outside the customs area. Transfer to your hotel and check in. You are free for the remainder of the day.
5 Star Hotel at The Great Wall Hotel Beijing
Meet your guide after breakfast. Visit the world famous Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City this morning. An a la carte lunch is arranged at a popular, local restaurant, where you can taste authentic Chinese food, including Peking duck. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven. See an entertaining Chinese kung fu show at the Red Theatre.
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  • Breakfast & Lunch
5 Star Hotel at The Great Wall Hotel Beijing
No Beijing tour is complete without visiting the Great Wall. Set off to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in the morning after you are done with breakfast at your hotel.

Take photos of the Bird's Nest (formally known as the Beijing National Stadium) en route back to the downtown. The tour ends after you visit a local market.
Meals
  • Breakfast
5 Star Hotel at Sheraton Hotel
Visit the Summer Palace. It is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden as well as a world-famous tourist destination. Take a rickshaw tour of Beijing's hutongs (narrow alleys flanked by traditional alleys) and meet a local resident to learn more about the life of the people in these places. You will also experience the Chinese Paper Cutting.

Enjoy your a la carte lunch at a popular restaurant before heading for the airport to catch your flight to Xian. Drive to your hotel upon landing in Xian and check in upon arrival.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
5 Star Hotel at Sheraton Hotel
Get the chance to explore the amazing Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum this morning and appreciate the undeniable excellence of ancient Chinese craft. Drive back to the city center to enjoy a real, home-cooked lunch with a local family.

Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda after lunch. This will be followed by a trip to the Xian Museum. Enjoy a delicious dumpling dinner along with a Tang Dynasty music and dance show in the evening.

Travellers who have booked the trip with the starting dates in December, January, February and March will not be able to enjoy the music and dance show along with the dumpling dinner. This is because the theatre will stay closed during these months.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5 Star Hotel at Sheraton Hotel
Explore Xi'an City Wall Park in the morning and see the locals enjoying their morning exercises. Continue your trip to see the Fortifications of Xian. Have an a la carte lunch and then visit the Shaanxi History Museum and the Great Mosque of Xi'an in the afternoon. You will also have free time at the Muslim Bazaar.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
4 Star Hotel at Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
We will transfer you to the Xi'an North Railway Station from where you will catch your high-speed train to Chengdu. Meet your guide the Chengdu East Railway Station upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. You have the rest of the day for yourself.
Meals
  • Breakfast
4 Star Hotel
Visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe these cute creatures in their natural environment.

Continue your trip to Broad and Narrow alleys, where old houses and alleys of the Qing Dynasty have been turned to tea houses, restaurants, shops and bars. Head for the Jinsha Site Museum. At last, have some leisure time at Renmin Park.
Meals
  • Breakfast
5 Star Hotel at Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai or Similar
Take the flight to your last scheduled destination: Shanghai. Meet your Shanghai tour guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in. You are free for the rest of the day.
Meals
  • Breakfast
5 Star Hotel at Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai or Similar
Head for the Shanghai Museum after breakfast. Visit the ancient Yu Garden, where you can see traditional Chinese architecture, beautiful artificial hills and ponds. Visit its nearby traditional bazaar next and enjoy a farewell lunch at a popular restaurant later.

Visit the former French Concession, Shanghai's Bund in the afternoon and enjoy a one-hour cruise on the Huangpu River. Our guide will then transfer you back to the hotel and bid you farewell.
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and travel to the airport by yourself. For Pudong Airport, you just need to walk for about 650 meters from your hotel to the City Terminal Building (Jing'an Temple) to catch the airport shuttle bus (line 2). If your flight takes off from Hongqiao Airport, you can take the line 2 metro from your hotel to the airport. We wish you a nice journey home!
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  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary based upon twin share
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking tour guides
  • Entrance fees to the sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • Domestic airfare & train tickets. Airport pickup service. All other transfers as per the itinerary in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tips for hotel porters
  • All activities as per the itinerary, including a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
what's excluded
  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Single room supplement is compulsory for solo travellers at an additional cost and is also available on request
  • Anything mentioned optional on the itinerary
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's included' section
Tour details
Availability Every Thu & Sun
Duration 11 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 18 participants
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 1 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Beijing, China/ Shanghai, China
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Other Practical InformationSingle room supplements are available on request Children under 12 will receive a preferential rate, available upon request Vegetarian options are available. However, please inform us about it at the time of booking We do not recommend this tour for those using wheelchairs
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