12-Day Small Group China Tour from Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, Yangtze, Shanghai

Discover China's most incredible attractions during a 12-day group tour. Beijing and Xian, the best place to learn about the history and culture of China. Yangtze River Cruise allows you to enjoy the great landscape with abandon. Modern Shanghai makes you feel more dynamic.

per adult from

$3,275

NZD

Duration

12 days

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 11x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • 11 nights accommodation based on twin-sharing room.
    • One way second-class seat of high speed train from Shanghai to Beijing
    • One way Economy-class airfare from Beijing to Xi'an and Xi'an to Chongqing.
    • One way first-class bullet train ticket from Yichang to Shanghai
    • Two bottled water per person per day
    • Professional guide & experienced driver
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
    • Entry/Admission - Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show
    • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
    • Entry/Admission - Tang Dynasty Show
    • Entry/Admission - Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
    • Entry/Admission - Shibaozhai (East Gate)
    • Entry/Admission - Shennong Stream
    • Entry/Admission - Three Gorges Dam Project
    • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
    • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Huangpu River
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities to guides and drivers (recommended)
    • China visa fees
    • International airfare
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
    • Airport drop-off service in Shanghai on Day 12

  • Day 1: Pick up from Shanghai Airport

    Stop At: Shanghai Pudong International Airport, S 1 Ying Bin Gao Su, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China
    Our professional local guide will meet you at Shanghai Airport after reclaiming your luggage and clearing customs and accompany you in a comfortable vehicle to the hotel and help you with the check-in procedure. The rest of the day is left for you to have a good rest or to become familiar with Shanghai on your own.

    Tomorrow you will head to Beijing to meet your group first. All the highlight attractions in Shanghai will be arranged to visit when you come back with your group. So there is no guided sightseeing arranged in Shanghai at the beginning.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 stars)

    Day 2: Shanghai - Beijing by a high-speed train

    Stop At: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, West of the Hongqiao Airport, Minhang District, Shanghai 200335 China
    After having breakfast at the hotel, our guide will escort you to the railway station for a high-speed train bound for Beijing. It is a fantastic experience to ride the 4.5 hours train, which has a top speed up to 186 miles per hour. There are many trains operating between Shanghai and Beijing every day. Normally we book morning trains. If you have any preferred time, please let your travel consultant know in advance.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Beijing International Airport Airport Transportation China, No. 168, Capital Airport Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing,China, Beijing 100026 China
    On arriving in Beijing, our local guide will greet you at the railway station exit on time and escort you to check in at the hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

    Day 3: Beijing City Tour

    Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
    Tiananmen Square is the biggest urban city square in the world.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    From the Tiananmen Square, you will enter the Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City to explore its fascinating halls and pavilions. Here, you will not only learn how the emperor handled political affairs and lived their lives, but appreciate numerous ancient art treasures.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
    In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors worshipped the heavens in hopes of good harvests.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show, No.44 Xingfu Street, Dongcheng District 50 Meters East of Tiantan Hotel, Beijing 100061 China
    To round out a memorable start to your travel, we will arrange a lively and dramatic Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte lunch
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

    Day 4: China Great Wall Tour

    Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing China
    This morning we will take you to Mutianyu section to experience at first hand the wonder of the Great Wall. The round-trip cable car will be arranged. Standing on the wall and looking at it stretching up and down into boundless distance is an exciting experience and will leave you a life-long memory. To celebrate and commemorate this moment, we specially provide red wine for a group-toasting on the Great Wall.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
    In the afternoon, on the way back you will have a photo stop at the Olympic National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. After that, enjoy some free time to explore a popular local market.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

    Day 5: Beijing - Xi'an by flight

    Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
    The first stop of today's itinerary is the Summer Palace - the largest existing imperial garden with a graceful landscape and magnificent constructions.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China
    Then a trip to the old Hutongs will conclude your memorable Beijing tour. Taking the local rickshaw and traveling along the narrow lanes, you will get a close touch with the original Beijing lifestyle and culture. You will also have a chance to try your hand at Chinese Paper Cutting.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte lunch
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

    Day 6: Terracotta Army Tour

    Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
    The visit to the magnificent Terracotta Army will start your day's trip. In the museum, there are altogether three excavated pits exhibiting amazing warrior figures and Chinese ancient weapons.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Small Goose Pagoda, No.72 Youyi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an 710068 China
    After having an a la carte lunch at a local family home, you will visit Xi'an Museum and then the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built about 1,300 years ago in the Tang Dynasty to store the Buddhist scriptures brought from ancient India.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tang Dynasty Show, 75 North Chang'an Road, Xi'an 710065 China
    A splendid evening is in store when you will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while partaking of the famous Dumpling Dinner.

    Friendly Tips: Since the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during the periods. Clients will enjoy free time to relax.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A special home-cooked a la carte lunch will be served at a local home that you visit.
    • Dinner: Dumpling dinner with the show
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

    Day 7: Xi'an - Chongqing by flight

    Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China
    The day begins with a leisure visit to the City Wall Park, where you can observe the day-to-day life of the locals. We also have a special arrangement for you here. That is to practice Tai Chi with the master. Tai Chi, a soft form of Chinese martial arts, is considered the quintessential Chinese culture. After that, you will pay a visit to the City Wall. It is the most complete existing urban fortification in China. Cycling on the ancient wall is an exciting experience that many people like to try (bike rental fee is not included). Afterwards, you will fly to Chongqing.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jiefangbei Square, Junction of Mingzu Road, Mingquan Road and Zourong Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400000 China
    Our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to visit Jiefangbei CBD, where you may have dinner by yourself before boarding the cruise. Then head for Chaotianmen Ferry Terminal to board the luxurious Yangtze River cruise ship
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at President No.6 cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

    Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise

    Stop At: Shibaozhai (East Gate), China, Chongqing Shi, Zhongxian, 582 Xian Dao, 石宝镇印山街
    In the morning, the river guide will give an introduction to the cruise schedule and the Yangtze River. At about 14:00, the ship will disembark at Zhongxian for an onshore excursion to Shibaozhai. After that, you will re-board the ship and the cruise will continue towards the splendid Three Gorges. This evening, the cruise staff will invite you to join the Captain's Welcome Party.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at President No.6 cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

    Day 9: Yangtze River Cruise

    Stop At: Shennong Stream, North Shore of Wu Gorge, Badong County 442400 China
    As the ship sails through Wu Gorge, you will change to a sampan to take a side trip along Shennong Stream for 3 to 4 hours. Shennong Stream features picturesque natural beauty, distinctive Tujia flavor, boat tracking culture and valued historical relics.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at President No.6 cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

    Day 10: Yichang - Shanghai by a bullet train

    Stop At: Three Gorges Dam Project, Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134 China
    After breakfast, you will disembark for an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. Before that, you should pack your luggage and complete check-out procedures. After finishing the excursion, the cruise ship company will drive you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city. Our local guide will meet you there and then see you off at Yichang East Railway Station for a bullet train to Shanghai.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, West of the Hongqiao Airport, Minhang District, Shanghai 200335 China
    Our local guide in Shanghai will greet you at the railway station and accompany you to the hotel.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 stars)

    Day 11: Shanghai City Trip

    Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), No.201 Renmin Avenue, Shanghai China
    This morning, you will visit one of the four largest museums in China, Shanghai Museum, which specializes in exhibiting art works from ancient times.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China
    After that, explore Yu Garden and its nearby traditional bazaar. The symbol of the Garden is the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
    In the afternoon, you will first discover the Former French Concession, a great place to learn the history and unique beauty of the city.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Huangpu River, Headstreams from Dianshan Lake, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201700 China
    Take a one-hour cruise along the Hungpu River.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China
    Have some free time on the Bund area. Upon returning to the hotel, our guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte lunch
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 stars)

    Day 12: Leave Shanghai

    Stop At: Shanghai Pudong International Airport Terminal 1, China, Shanghai Shi, Pudong Xinqu, 启航路900号
    After breakfast at the hotel, please find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. Your 8 days China tour package is wane to the close with wonderful memories. We suggest you reserve a taxi at the hotel reception beforehand to avoid having to wait for a taxi outside. The trip to Pudong Airport (PVG) will take about one hour and cost around CNY150. Ensure you have at least an hour and a half drive if your flight leaves from Hongqiao Airport (SHA). The cost for the taxi there is about CNY200. Please check carefully from which airport your flight will depart. We wish you a smooth journey home.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    On the first day when you arrive in Shanghai, we will pick up you at the Shanghai airport. During the tour, we will pick up you at the hotel in each morning (except the last day).Airports
    • Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai China
    • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, 2550 Hong Qiao Lu, Changning Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200237
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Travel China Guide

Activity ID: V-7493P60

More like this

Is this your business?

If this is your business, Claim Your Listing so you can manage and update your profile through our Business Portal.

Or you can improve this listing by Suggesting an Edit .