Trip Type : Private Guided
Group of People Visiting Great wall of China

China Golden Triangle Tour

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
9 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army

  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
  • Try biking on the Ming Dynasty City Wall of Xi'an, or tour by electric car
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River to take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai

Short Description

Arrive Beijing and visit china attractive places like Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Visit Great Wall of China and Terracotta Army Museum.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Beijing
End City Shanghai

Trip Includes

  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Beijing

Meals: No meals and advice freely available

Welcome to Beijing, the first destination of your China Golden Triangle Tour. Our guide will meet you or your family outside the customs of Beijing Airport after your check-out procedures are fully completed and then transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest or explore.

Day 2 Beijing

Meals: American breakfast and A la carte lunch

This morning, your private 9 days guided tours of China starts from the world's largest Tiananmen Square, which is a site where many major historical and celebratory events happened. Walk through the square to the Golden Water Bridge, you will enter the best-preserved imperial palace complex, Forbidden City. Once the palace of twenty-four emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties, it not only exhibits the incomparable architecture arts and precious cultural relics, but also shows how the ancient emperors administered the country and lived their lives 600 years ago.

As is our practice, you will be served an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) of authentic Chinese dishes at a noted local restaurant, not a tourist-oriented eatery. You will eat the most delicious Chinese food during your journey like taking a food tour.

In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven, which is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world.

Day 3 Beijing

Meals: American breakfast

Today you will head to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, with the round-trip cable car included. As one of the greatest wonders of mankind, the majestic Great Wall is always a must for those visitors to Beijing. Mutianyu is one of the most famous and developed existing sections. Today's lunch is on your own arrangement. Our guide will offer you some suggestions.

On the way back to downtown area, we will drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium), which is the major venue of the 2008 Olympic Games. We will also set aside some time for you to relax at a local market before returning to the hotel.

Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an

Meals: American breakfast

Explore the Summer Palace and then take a Hutong tour in the morning. The Summer Palace is an imperial garden and temporary dwelling palace for the emperors built 260 years ago. It is also a large-scaled natural mountain and water garden. After that, enjoying the rickshaw riding through Hutongs will be your memorable experience. Next you will visit the 798 Art Zone. Then fly to the famous ancient city - X'ian and our guide will transfer you to the well-selected hotel.

Day 5 Xi'an

Meals: American breakfast

The highlight of today is the 'Eighth Wonder' of the world, Terracotta Army, which is a huge underground military museum constructed as an accessory pit of Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. In the museum, you will not only appreciate the amazing warrior figures, but also enjoy the display of Chinese ancient weapons, which exemplify the wisdom of the laboring people over 2,200 years ago. Lunch is on your side. You may get recommendation on the proper restaurants nearby from your guide.

In the afternoon, visit one of the landmarks of Xi'an, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. Later, our guide will take you to the Provincial History Museum, the most comprehensive museum exhibiting ancient China in all aspects.

Day 6 Xi'an

Meals: American breakfast and Home-cooked a la carte lunch

Pay a visit to the City Wall in the morning. Originally built as military defensive systems in the Ming Dynasty, at present, a garden has been built along the wall. Standing on it, you may see the local people doing morning exercises, singing, playing games.

After that, you will have a local family visit and a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be arranged at the visited home to taste the authentic home cooked dishes. If you are interested in learning to cook Chinese food, you can choose your preferred dishes in the menu of our Chinese food cooking class. The host will prepare the ingredients beforehand and then teach you step by step when you come to the home. You do not need to pay any fee for this.

In the afternoon, continue to visit the Great Mosque, a place where the local Muslims attend worship ceremony. You may have a glimpse of Muslims' life here.

Day 7 Xi'an - Shanghai

Meals: American breakfast

This morning you will take a flight to Shanghai. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own exploration.

We recommend you find your own way to visit the famous Xin Tian Di area. Xin Tian Di, where the new meets the old and East meets West, is a famous place for shopping, dining and nightlife in this modern city. It takes you 30 minutes to go there by taxi from your hotel. Please ask the hotel bellboy to help you.

Day 8 Shanghai

Meals: American breakfast and A la carte lunch

In the morning, you will visit Shanghai Museum first. Then, proceed to the Yu Garden, which is a famous classic garden of the south region. The beautiful scenery and quiet atmosphere here make it a peaceful place in bustling city.

Around noon, you will have an a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a fancy and famous local restaurant, which offers authentic Shanghai and Cantonese cuisines.

In the afternoon, we will transfer you to the Bund area for a short cruise on the Huangpu River. Standing on the cruise ship, you will see many western-style buildings from Shanghai's colonial days in Puxi area. While on Pudong side, rows of skyscrapers will come into view. The utterly different buildings are the best records of the development of the city. You will explore the Bund area and then visit an old street.

Day 9 Departure from Shanghai

Meals: American breakfast

Your private guide will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to the airport so that you can board the flight back home after this private 9 days China tour package.

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Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

The private guided tour is tailored for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other participants will be in your group. In other words, others will not join in your tour and you will not take part into any tours of others during our land services except the excursion parts of the Yangtze River Cruises or any other cruises. For the whole of your tour, you will benefit from a private guide and driver we provide. You will have flexibility within reason to agree with your guide on your daily departure, sightseeing and even mealtimes.

Accomodations

Accommodation:

 

Grade

Luxury

Standard

 Beijing

 Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong  (5 stars)

 Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao  (4 stars)

 Xian

 Wyndham Grand Xian South  (5 stars)

 Wyndham Xian  (4 stars)

 Shanghai

 Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel (5   stars)

 Ocean Hotel Shanghai  (4 stars)



Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao (4-star)

Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao has long been popular among the 4-star hotels in Beijing. Its greatest strength is the wonderful location, which offers good access to everywhere most tourists want to visit. The subway (Line 2 and 5) is right in front of the hotel, allowing guests to reach the Forbidden city, Summer Palace, Hutong area, etc all within 10-30 minutes. Natural hot spring water is available in all guest rooms together with spa is really a plus. The Utopia Chinese restaurant is famous for its authentic Peking roast duck. In addition, guests are always delighted with the courteous service provided at all times by the friendly staff.

Address: Beijing, China

The Peninsula Hotel, Shanghai (5 Star)

The Peninsula Shanghai Hotel locates at the historical famous Bund area; it is the only one new building in this area during the past 60 years. The hotel is well-furnished by recreating the heyday of Shanghai in 1920s and 1930s when Shanghai was hailed as the Oriental Paris. All kinds of guest rooms and suites are with the large areas by comparing with other 5 star hotels and each room is equipped with the separate spacious cloakroom. Standing in the hotel, clients can have perfect views of the Bund, Huangpu River and the magnificent scene of the former British Consulate garden. It will take 45 minutes to get to the hotel from Pudong international airport and 30 minutes from Hongqiao airport.

Address: Shanghai, China

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel(5 Star)

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel is a new hotel opened in 2014, which is also the first luxury hotel under direct management of Wyndham Group in China. With superb location near the famous Big Wild Goose Pagoda, this hotel is very convenient for sightseeing, shopping and dinning. There are 565 spacious and well-appointed rooms and suites with special designs offering clients comfortable and unforgettable experience. All the staffs are well trained and ready to greet you with big smiling faces.

Address: Shaanxi, China

Wyndham Xi'an (4 Star)

Conveniently located in the business center of east Xi'an, this 26-storey building hotel consists of 319 rooms with various styles, elegant Chinese restaurant, fashionable decorated western restaurant, meeting halls, fitness center, beauty salon, etc. Its complete facilities and great service assure pleasant stay for guests.

Address: Xi'an, China

Ocean Hotel Shanghai (4 Star)

The Ocean Hotel Shanghai is well-located in the downtown and shopping area with easy access to the reputable landmarks, the Bund area, Nanjing Road and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Taking the nearby metro Line 4 and Line 12, you can approach almost every corner of the city. The hotel possesses totally 357 exquisite decorated guest rooms and luxurious suites. Guests will enjoy the high-speed broadband Internet, standardized Fitness Center, Indoor Swimming Pool, exclusive benefits and extremely comfortable rooms as well as high-quality service during stay.

Address: Shanghai, China

Cancellation Policy:

The cancellation fee will be a certain percentage of the tour total price.

  • 15 days or more before the arrival day: we will refund the full cost to you except for the actual air/ train cancellation fee and the bank transfer fee if there is.
  • 14 days to 3 days before: 20% of the total price.
  • Cancellation within 2 days before: 50% of the total price.
  • Cancellation on the arrival day: 100% of the total price.

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

Meals Included:

8 Breakfasts and 3 Lunches

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