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Visit Beijing, capital of China, cultural and political center. Explore its historical monuments such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Continue to Xi An, the starting point of the ancient Silk Road and very well known for the world famous Terracotta Warriors. Then fly to Shanghai, the largest city of China and the most prosperous city in the Far East.
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7 Nights from $2,566 w/air, hotel & air taxes*
This sample price includes ALL air taxes & fuel surcharges: priced within the past 7 days for arrival on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, departure from Los Angeles Intl, CA. Choose your own departure city and dates.
This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  International round-trip airfare
  Flight into Beijing and out of Shanghai
  Air Flight Transfers between Cities (Beijing-Xi An-Shanghai)
  Airport transfers
  3 nights in Beijing at Novotel Xinqiao (Superior)
  2 nights in Xi An at New World (Superior)
  2 nights in Shanghai at Rayfont Xuhui (Superior)
  Service charges and hotel taxes
  6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners
  Including a welcome dinner in Beijing at a Local Restaurant
  Deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning
  Sightseeing with local guides
  Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Great Wall and Summer Palace
  Xian: Terracotta Warriors
  Shanghai: Yu Garden, Bund and Jade Buddha Temple
Price history for this itinerary (past 14 days):
From Los Angeles Intl, CA for 7 nights
$2,566 * incl.tax
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Accomodation Info

Day 1: Arrival Beijing

Upon arrival at Beijing airport, you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel, the Novotel Xinqiao, which takes approximately 45 minutes. After check-in, you will have some time at your own leisure, before departing the hotel between 5.30 - 6.00pm for a welcome dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight: Novotel Xinqiao

Day 2: Day in Beijing

After breakfast in the hotel, depart at 8.30am for a full day sightseeing, including a walk through Tiananmen Square, one of the largest squares in the world, where you can see the Great Hall of the People and other historical monuments. The Forbidden City, located directly behind the Tiananmen tower gate, and where the Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors and empresses lived and ruled from 1420 to 1924. You will spend the whole morning in the Forbidden City. After lunch you will spend about 2 hours visiting the Temple of Heaven where the Emperors worshipped and prayed during the Ming and Qing Dynasties for a good harvest. Between 4.30-5.00pm, return to your hotel for a short rest (subject to the traffic situation, you may not have time to go back to your hotel before dinner) before departing for dinner and the Peking Opera. The Opera starts at 7.30pm and lasts for approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. Return to your hotel at around 9.30 pm.

Overnight: Novotel Xinqiao

Day 3: The Great Wall and the Sacred Way

After breakfast in your hotel, depart at 8.30am for a full day of sightseeing including the Great Wall at Badaling, which lies 45 miles northwest of Beijing, about one and a half hours drive. This provides a good opportunity to see the countryside surrounding Beijing. Approximately two hours will be spent at the Great Wall, along which you will be able to walk and climb or travel by cable car (price not included). Lunch is at 1.00pm in a local restaurant. After lunch, you will walk along the beautiful Sacred Way guarded by stone statues of the emperors? officers and officials and stone animals, dating from the 15th century. A stop at a Jade workshop is included. At about 5.00pm return to your hotel for a short rest before departing for a Peking Duck Dinner in a local restaurant (subject to traffic situation and availability of Duck Restaurant, you may go to dinner directly). Total mileage for the day is approximately 110 miles.

Overnight: Novotel Xinqiao

Day 4: Arrival Xi An

After breakfast, check out of the hotel (We suggest that you pay your bill for personal incidentals the evening before to avoid a possible queue at reception in the morning. Please request a receipt at reception). Depart the hotel at 8.30am for the Summer Palace, approximately 50 minutes drive. (Subject to the flight availability, you may have some time at leisure in the morning). Morning visit the Summer Palace, and lunch is at 11.30am. After lunch, you will be transferred to Beijing airport for your flight to Xian. The flight time is 1 hour 40 minutes. Upon arrival at Xian you will be transferred to the New World Xian Hotel for 2 nights. Dinner will be en route to your hotel. The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is 1 hour.

Overnight: New World Xian

Day 5: Day in Xi An

After breakfast in the hotel, a full day of sightseeing will start at 9.00 am, with 1 hour drive to the Terracotta Warrior Museum in the suburbs of Xian - Lintong. The visit to the Museum usually begins with a presentation film explaining the period of history during which the Terracotta Warriors were constructed. A visit of about 2 hours will be spent studying the thousands of Terracotta Warriors and their chariots. Lunch is at 12.30pm. And afternoon visit the Wild Goose Pagoda on your return to Xian. You will have dinner followed by the Tang Dynasty Show in a local theatre. Return to the hotel at 10.20pm.

Overnight: New World Xian

Day 6: Arrival Shanghai

After breakfast in the hotel, 10:00am depart the hotel to visit City Wall. Lunch will be at 12.00pm, after which you will depart for the airport for your flight to Shanghai. (The arrival time is subject to your flight schedule, it could also be a morning flight), which takes approximately 2 hours. Upon arrival at Shanghai you will be transferred to the Rayfont Xuhui Hotel. Dinner is in a local restaurant.

Overnight: City Hotel Shangai

Day 7: Day in Shanghai

After breakfast in the hotel, a full day sightseeing starts at approximately 9.00am. Morning visit to the Yu Garden with typical pagodas and classic architecture from the Qing Dynasty. Lunch is at 12.30pm. After lunch you will visit a functional Buddhist temple -the Jade Buddha Temple. The rest of your time will be spent in Nanjing Road and the famous Bund. Dinner is at a local restaurant at around 6.00pm. You will return to your hotel by 8.00pm.

Overnight: City Hotel Shangai

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Shanghai Pudong airport for your flight home.

Included:

  • Private transfers, tours with English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals mentioned at local restaurants
  • Twin-sharing accommodation with daily breakfast at 4-star hotels
  • Domestic air tickets with taxes (Beijing-Xian-Shanghai)
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* Sample prices displayed include international and domestic airline tickets as per itinerary and ALL airline-related taxes and fuel surcharges and are per person, based on double occupancy, and are dynamic in nature. Prices do not include insurance or delivery charges which are optional and customizable by the traveler. The airfare portion of the itinerary price is based on economy class, midweek departure. Prices do not include fees for carry on or checked baggage which can add additional fees per ticket on a roundtrip flight based on carrier charges. It also does not include any entrance fees or visa fees that may be charged at international airports. Some cities may charge local taxes that can only be collected by hotel at destination.
Prices were accurate at the time we posted them. Sample prices were for a specific travel date and specific departure airport, as indicated. Your prices will vary according to departure cities and travel dates. We do not control prices (airlines and hotel reservation systems do). Prices may change dynamically and at times significantly numerous times during any given day.
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