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13-Day China Tour To Beijing, Xi'an, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang And Shanghai

Destinations: Beijing, Xi'an, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shanghai
Tour Code: CNT_16
Availability: Year Round

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Beijing
Upon your arrival in
Beijing, our English-speaking tour guide will meet you at the airport. After claiming your luggage, you will easily find our guide holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure to overcome jetlag.
Day 02 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace) and the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Duck Dinner and the Peking Opera in the evening.

Tiananmen Square: Located in the center of Beijing, it covers an area of 440,000 square meters with 880 meters long east-west and 500 meters long south-north, it can hold more or less one million people at one time. Tian'anmen Square houses many important buildings and leads to the tourist entrance to the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square has been a crucial political place to hold national ceremonies, grand public gatherings and to greet foreign leaders.
Forbidden City: The largest and best-preserved wooden architecture complex in the world. Located in the Beijing city center behind Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City is encircled by a 52-metre-wide moat along the 12-meter-high wall. It served as the imperial palace for the 24 emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties from 1420 to 1911.
Summer Palace: The Summer Palace is virtually a museum of classical Chinese garden architecture. Covering an area of 290 hectares with water making three quarters of it, the Summer Palace consists of three functional areas: Court Area, Longevity Hill Area and Kunming Lake Area. Kunming Lake is most beautiful, and the best time to enjoy it is in the summer to take a cruise by boat and have skiing in the winter. In 1998, it was designated as a World Heritage Site and in 2007 it was officially authorized as a National 5A-leveled Tourist Attraction.
Beijing Duck Dinner: Beijing Roasted duck is renowned as the most delicious food of Beijing.
Peking Opera: China boasts of more than 300 local operas, Beijing Opera is the largest one among Chinese traditional opera types, which gradually came into being after 1790. Full of Chinese cultural facts, Beijing Opera presents the audience with an encyclopedia of traditional culture, as well as unfolding stories, exquisite costumes, beautiful paintings, graceful gestures and martial arts.
Day 03 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take an excursion to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) at a distance.

Great Wall Of China: The Great Wall is ancient military defence work which extends to more than 5,000 kilometers. The Badaling section is not only the best preserved but also the most impressive and representative section of the Great Wall. It is located roughly 70 kilometers northwest from the center of Beijing. It is a defensive outpost of the Great Wall occupying a commanding strategic position. The wall was made wide enough for five or six horses to be ridden abreast on its top. In peacetime, the Wall has proved useful as a highway, transporting people and supplies over large distances. Because of its magnificence and beauty of its scenery, Badaling gained the worldwide reputation by being enlisted in the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1988.
Ming Tombs: Located at 50 kilometers northwest of Beijing proper, the Ming Tombs are Mausoleums of 13 emperors from Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Each tomb complex starts with a stone bridge, followed by a front gate, a stele pavilion, the Gate of Eminent Favor, the Hall of Eminent Favor, a watchtower and then the Precious Hall. Zhu Di, the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty, built his Changling Tomb, this is the best preserved tomb area. The underground palace at Dingling Tomb consists of an antechamber, a central chamber and a rear chamber plus the left and right annexes.
Day 04 Beijing - Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Temple of Heaven. Transfer to the airport for flight to Xi'an. Visit Ancient City Wall.

Temple of Heaven: Situadet in the South-Eastern part of Beijing, the Temple of Heaven is the largest still existing sacrificial temple in China. It was used as the site for imperial sacrifices during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was here that the emperor conducted the elaborate and most exalted sacrifices addressed to "the Supreme Ruler of the Universe" to ask for the heavens blessings and good harvest.
Ancient City Wall: A defensive structure which was erected in the 14th century Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), under the regime of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang. The wall is 13 meters in circumference and 12 meters in height, with a deep moat surrounding it. Visitors could take the bike ride around the whole wall, very relaxing.
Day 05 Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, the Forest of Stone Steles Museum and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy Tang Dynasty Show this evening.

Terra Cotta Warriors Museum: The most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. It is a sight not to be missed by any visitor to China.
Forest of Stone Steles Museum: The Stele Forest stores voluminous artworks which possess not only eximious value of handwriting and art, but also rich cultural connotation. The Stele Forest began to be built in 1087.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda: It was built in 652 A.D. in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to house Buddhist scriptures brought from India by the monk Xuan Zang. Xuan Zang studied Buddhism in India from 629 to 645. The pagoda currently stands a height of 64 m (210 ft) tall with seven stories.
Tang Dynasty Show: A performance of Chang'an music and dances that was originated in the Tang dynasty of Chinese history over a thousand years ago.
Day 06 Xi'an - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum and the Great Mosque. Transfer to the airport for flight to Kunming.
Day 07 Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, drive 1.5 hours (90 KM) to visit the Stone Forest. Back to Kunming in the afternoon and visit the Golden Temple.

Stone Forest: As a typical karst landscape, it should not be missed if you visit Kunming. The Stone Forest is 89 kilometers from Kunming and the driving takes an hour. The area covers 26,000-hectare and from a distance, it does indeed look like a forest of stones with its peaks and odd-shaped rocks standing straight up from the ground.
Golden Temple: With a gross weight of 250 tons, the temple is a component of the Taihe Palace. It was built on in 1671 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The temple's North Pole Hall was constructed entirely of cast bronze, including its pillars, beams, roof tiles, arched doors and windows, statues, and incense burners. With double-eave roofs, the bronze hall is 6.7 meters high, and 6.2 meters wide and deep.
Day 08 Kunming - Dali (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Dali. Take a cruise in the Erhai Lake then visit the Three pagodas. In the afternoon, we will visit the Dali Ancient City.

Erhai Lake: A fresh water lake in the Yunnan Plateau at an elevation of 1972 metres, with a length of 42 km and width of 8 km.
Three pagodas:
The Three Pagodas are representation of the ancient architectural and cultural arts of the Bai nationality, erected during the Wudai Period (907-979 A.D.) of the Dali Kingdom.
Dali Ancient City: A famous Chinese historical and cultural city and a national scenic zone. A rich heritage dates back to the days when the city was the capital of the kingdoms of Nanzhao and Dali.
Day 09 Dali - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive 3 hours to Lijiang

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.


4. Inclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Airport or hotel pick-up and drop-off service in cities listed in the itinerary.
2. Private English-speaking tour guide, driver and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
3. The admission tickets for scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
4. Service charge and government taxes.
5. The air ticket of economic class, taxes and dues for the flights as listed in the itinerary.
6. Fourteen-night hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
7. A lunch served on board as listed in the itinerary.
8. Tibet entry permit based on the listed itinerary.



5. Exclusion For The Above Tour:

1. International flight tickets or train tickets.
2. Hotel single room supplement.
3. Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
4. Tips to local tour guide and driver.
5. Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
6. Fees for entry visa to China.
7. Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise unless explained specially.
8. Meals (L & D) not listed in the itinerary.

 

6. Terms / Condition

Cancellation and refund policy for Tours reservation
If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, you must advise us in advance. The letter must be signed by the lead name on the booking and once we receive it you should expect to receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours. If you do not then please contact us to ensure your letter has been received.
To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements, we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown below. The person who made the booking is responsible for paying this charge. The size of the charge depends on when we receive your cancellation notice or letter or how you would like us to deal with your payment providing that we have received your full payment for the tours.
No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation notice is received more than 30 days prior to tour departure!
Cancellation in advance & Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days, no Cancellation Fee
30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment

 

7. Pricing Policy

  • The price is set as four travelers together, usually more people more discounts. See Price Calendar on top right corner.Please fill out Tailor-made form for free if you have over 10 travelers, and we will calculate a more favorable quoted price.
  • Accommodation
    The quoted price contains Standard Tour Class lodging, and we offer hotel upgrade service. You can choose to upgrade hotel when booking, the price will change accordingly.
    Not all hotels can provide Standard Triple Room if you want three travelers in one room, they may arrange extra bed service. The additional fee for an extra bed is Single Supplement, and it is included in the final price.
    Your earlier arrival to Beijing later departure from Hong Kong can be adjusted on line; but the extra charge is not included in the original charge.
    The single supplement is not included in the quoted price except single traveler's price.
    We choose only centrally located hotels with western standard service and breakfast. However, we can also arrange good location and clean local hotels with lower prices. Please inquiry for details.
  • Breakfast
    The breakfast is subject to hotels' arrangements, they may offer western food or Western & Chinese Buffet in the morning.
    Child's breakfast is included only when he/she occupy a bed. Otherwise the hotel may charge an extra fee for the breakfast.
  • Lunch and Dinner (Optional)
    The original price excludes lunch and dinner unless particular illustration. Usually, dinner and lunch are optional Chinese food with local flavor, and the meal price is charged based on the group size.
    If you have some preferences on meals such as vegetarian meal and diabetic meal, please make us know in Special Requirements.
    Please also fill the Special Requirements if you want other choices such as Hindu meal, Halal food or Western food, etc. You are suggested to uncheck lunch and diner when booking. We will try to arrange it and your meal price is charged by the local restaurant.
    Our guide will lead you to your favorite restaurants when you don't select meals, the meal fee is at your own. Besides, your group should pay an extra 100RMB per day in cash to the driver and guide.
  • Transfer Service
    We offer free airport/railway station transfer service as specified in the itinerary. As for earlier arrival or later departure, you will be charged a bit of service fee and guide service is not provided. Please provide train/flight number, arrival time and contact information in Special Requirements.
    Usually, local guide will drop you off at security checkpoint of airport or railway station without guide serve on the flight or train. And the transfer guide may be not the same of that on the tour.
  • Flight
    We promise to offer flights operated by major airlines such as Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airline, etc. or local big airlines such as Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Shandong Airlines and so forth. And the aircraft type is Airbus A3XX Series or Boeing 7-Series. Any change due to objective cause, we will ask your permission in advance.
  • Scenic Spots
    Children, between 2 to 12 years old and under 1.3 meters (4.3 feet), can get discount.

 

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