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9-Day Highlights of China

Starts: Beijing;                                       Ends: Shanghai
Itinerary: Beijing / Xian / Shanghai;        Duration:  9 Days

If you feel the need of a change of scenery from your country, here's a quick getaway to some of China's main great cities. This nine-day trip to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai offers you everything from a high-speed cosmopolitan experience to the timeless peace of an ancient temple. Elegant gardens, ancient city walls, and fabulous shopping streets will tempt your senses, while historical wonders like the Terracotta Warriors will excite your curiosity.


  • Great Wall
  • Forbidden City
  • Summer Palace
  • Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses
  • Ancient City Wall
  • Big Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Shanghai Museum
  • Bund
  • Water Town 

Starts: Beijing;                                       Ends: Shanghai
Itinerary: Beijing / Xian / Shanghai;        Duration:  9 Days

Day 01: Beijing Arrival

  • Upon arrival in Beijing Capital airport, your private friendly guide will greet you at the airport. Then you will transfer to your hotel for check in and adjust the jet lag.
  • Overnight in Beijing 

Day 02: Beijing  (B, L)

  • Morning visit to Tian An Men Square, which was built in 1965. It is the world's largest public square, and several important monuments & buildings are situated around the square's perimeter. Then, you will proceed through the Heavenly Peace Gate to the incredible Forbidden City in which is the treasure of the imperial palace. It was the former residence of the Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors and included six main palaces surrounded by a wide moat. You will also see the treasure house inside the Forbidden City, the treasure House has the country's largest collection of ancient art works, some of which are invaluable national treasures.
  • Afternoon take a fantastic Hutong tour. Hutong is a special kind of old city alley of Beijing. There are thousands of them around the Forbidden City. Most of them were formed in Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties in Chinese history. You will visit the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling in Hutong area, the residence was once a garden of one of the Qing Dynasty princes' mansions. The area along the banks of Rear Lake is quiet and beautiful, with shady willow trees lining the streets. There are some fantasic Hutong cultural options for your choice, such as paper cutting, calligraphy and dumplings making etc..
  • Overnight in Beijing 

Day 03: Beijing (B, L)

  • Morning transfer to visit the Great Wall (Mutianyu Section), one of the world's architectural marvels It winds like an immense dragon through the hills of Northern China and passes within 40 miles of BEIJING. Indeed it is the only man-made structure visible to astronauts in space. Here you will have plenty of time to walk along the historic ramparts and marvel at its size and grandeur. You will also take a cable car to view the beautiful landscape.
  • In the afternoon, transfer to visit one of the thirteen Ming Tombs – Ding Tomb with the Sacred Way, which means the road leading to heaven. The Emperor, known as the Son of the Heaven, who came from Heaven to his country through the Sacred Way, also deservedly would return to Heaven through this road.
  • Overnight in Beijing

Day 04: Beijing – Xian (B, L)

  • Flight: TBA
  • In the morning, transfer to visit the Temple of Heaven-the imperial construction for Emperors' to pray to Heaven for a good harvest. It is a masterpiece of 15th century architecture set within an extensive park is enclosed by walls.
  • In the afternoon, trip to the outskirts of Beijing to visit the magnificent, 800-year-old Summer Palace, the largest and the best preserved of all imperial palace gardens associated with Empress Dowager Ci Xi. Here you can feast your eyes on the Long Corridor. Other attractions include the Longevity Hill and a boat trip on the beautiful Kunming Lake.
  • Transfer to the airport and catch the flight to Xian. Upon arrival in Xian, your private friendly guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel for rest.
  • Overnight in Xian

Day 05: Xian (B, L)

  • Your stay in Xian starts with taking a walk along Xi’an City Wall. Then you will stroll around the Muslim Quarters. Next you will visit the Great Mosque, which is the largest and best preserved of the early mosques of China and was built primarily in the Ming Dynasty. Finally you will visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda built in Tang Dynasty.
  • Overnight in Xian

Day 06: Xian – Shanghai (B, L)

  • Flight: TBA
  • In the morning drive to visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Dynasty are praised as "the eighth miracle of the world". The 2000 year old Army of Terracotta Warriors remains stunningly well-preserved.  The amazingly lifelike figures are arranged in traditional battle formations and stances.  Every figure of the several thousand figures of warriors, horses and chariots unearthed to date is unique and individual.
  • In the afternoon, your tour guide will bring you the visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum (closed on Mondays), a treasure trove of archaeological and historical unearthed from historical Shaanxi.
  • Transfer to the airport and catch the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, your private friendly guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for rest.
  • Overnight in Shanghai

Day 07: Shanghai (B, L)

  • In the morning transfer to visit the Yuyuan Garden, a beautifully preserved example of a Ming dynasty garden nestling among the throngs of the Old Town; and then transfer to visit the French concession – lilong and take a bird eye view of Shanghai at the top of Jinmao Tower. In the afternoon, transfer to visit the fabulous Shanghai Museum, which is one of the best museums in the country.
  • This evening take a Boat trip on the Huang Pu River about 40 minutes, Then you will stroll along the Shanghai waterfront – the European styled Bund.
  • Overnight in Shanghai

Day 08: Shanghai – Tongli – Shanghai (B, L)

  • In the morning, transfer to visit the ancient water town Tongli. It is an age-old, but very well preserved water township with a history of more than 1,000 years.
  • *It's around 1hr driving between Shanghai and Tongli.*
  • Overnight in Shanghai

Day 09: Shanghai Departure (B)

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Time for leisure until transfer to the airport and catch the flight back home.
  • End of service


*Based on minimum 10 people in a group on twin sharing* 

Age Classification

Price Based on Per Person in Cash

Adult ( 12 years old)

RMB 13,900 / Adult

Child (< 12 years old)

RMB 12,200 / Child with an extra-bed

 *If there are more than 2 people in your group, kindly contact us and we are pleased to adjust the offer according to your wishes.*



Hotel Name

Room Type


Novotel Xinqiao Hotel (4 Star)

Standard Room


Grand Mercure Hotel  (5 Star)

Standard Room


Pine City Hotel (4 Star)

Standard Room

 Included Services:

  • All domestic flight mentioned in the program in economy class including airport tax and fuel surcharge.
  • All private transfers mentioned in the program with air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program.
  • Accommodation in mentioned hotel with breakfast (based on twin sharing).
  • Private English speaking local guide for all mentioned sightseeing.
  • All meals mentioned in the program (B: breakfast; L: lunch).

Excluded Services:

  • Flights to Beijing & from Shanghai
  • Meals not mentioned above.
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers and hotel porters.
  • All expenses not mentioned above.


  • Quotation based on min. 2 adults traveling together.
  • The above mentioned rates are subject to availability.

Passport & Visa:

The passengers are responsible for all visas, entry documents, health and other requirements and any documents required by laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited. All passengers traveling in China and other Asian countries require a Passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip, and with appropriate visas. Multiple-entry visas are required if the passengers need to reenter the country. It is the responsibility of each passenger to have a valid Passport and necessary visas, as well as to comply with entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited. The Operators and agents are not responsible for passport, visa requirements, entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.
China tourist visa is L visa issued for a stay of short duration, usually 30 days, but not more than 90 days, and can not be extended upon expiration.

Climate & Clothing: 

Unless you have a need for formal or dressy clothes, jeans, slacks, shorts, shirts, blouses and T-shirts will do fine.
A comfortable pair of walking shoes is a must. You will be doing a great deal of walking both in the rural and urban areas of China.
Bring a swimming suit if you wish to swim. Many hotels have a swimming pool. Sun block, sunglasses and a light hat are also suggested items.
In spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) you will need a lined jacket, woolen sweater or light coat. In summer (June to August) cool cotton garments are recommended. In winter (December to February) a fleece jacket, sweatshirt, or heavy sweater will probably keep you warm enough in the south, but in the north a heavy woolen coat or down parka is a must.
It is often rainy in late spring and late summer, especially in the southern part of China, so bring some rainwear with you, or you can buy it at your destination.

Beat Jetlag on China Tours: 

Get plenty of rest before your trip. Starting out sleep-deprived makes jet lag worse. If you're traveling east, try going to bed one hour earlier each night for a few days before your departure. Go to bed one hour later for several nights if you're flying west.
Drink plenty of water before, during and after your flight to counteract the dehydrating effects of bone-dry cabin air. It's not clear whether dehydration actually causes jet lag, as some experts maintain, but there's no doubt it makes symptoms worse. For the same reason, avoid alcohol and caffeine, both of which dehydrate you further.
Move around during the flight, walk up and down, do some stretching exercises, to keep the blood circulating, and keep the joints from stiffening. While seated, swirl your ankles around from time to time.
Try to sleep on the plane if it is nighttime at your destination. Earplugs, headphones and eye masks can help block out noise and light. If it's day where you're going, resist the urge to sleep.
Set your watch to the new time before you leave. Once you reach your destination, try not to sleep until nighttime, no matter how tired you are.
Finally, if you just cannot resist and your eyelids are drooping and you feel more and more tired, then set you alarm for four hours, have a hot bath, and jump into bed.

Luggage Allowance for China Tours

Free Baggage Allowance in Weigh
On international and regional flights, the free baggage allowance for each published adult-fare or half-fare passenger is as follows:
First class ticket: 40 kilogram (88 pounds)
Business class ticket: 30 kilogram (66 pounds)
Economy class fare ticket: 20 kilogram (44 pounds)
No free baggage allowance is granted to infants paying 10% of the adult fare.

Free Baggage Allowance by pieces
The free baggage allowance by pieces is applicable only on China-USA and China-Canada international flights. According to the class of tickets, the free baggage allowance for each full-fare of half-fare first-class and business-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm). The free baggage allowance for each economy-class and discounted tourist-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm). The sum of the length, width and height of the two pieces of baggage must not exceed 107 in. (273cm); the weight of each piece must not exceed 32 kg. An infant paying 10% of the adult fare is allowed one piece of free baggage, and the sum of its length, width and height must not exceed 45 in. (115cm). In addition, a collapsible infant carriage or stroller is allowed to be carried free. If baggage exceeds the free baggage allowance in pieces, or the sum of the length, width and height of each piece exceeds the prescribed limits, an excess baggage charge must be paid.

Carry on Baggage
In addition to the free baggage allowance in weight, each passenger holding a full-fare or half-fare ticket may carry the following articles: a lady's handbag, an overcoat, a raincoat or a traveling blanket, a walking stick or an umbrella, a small amount of reading material for the trip, a small camera, a pair of small binoculars, infant's food for consumption in flight, an infant's carrying basket, a fully collapsible wheelchair, a pair of braces or artificial limbs. In addition to the free baggage allowance in pieces, regardless of the fare class of the ticket, the passenger may also carry hand baggage that can be placed under the passenger seat, and the sum of the length, width and height of all the pieces must not exceed 45 in. (115cm).

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