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Dynamic Beijing and Cosmopolitan Shanghai

PRIVATE TOUR - 8 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 2822

Private Tour Highlights

  • Walk along the spectacular Badaling section of The Great Wall
  • Dine on the finest Peking duck and other meals set for an emperor
  • Explore Tainan Square and admire the secrets of the Forbidden City
  • Ponder the mysteries of the Terracotta Warriors while in Xian
  • Witness Shanghai’s Intricate modern and traditional architecture blending seamlessly
  • Local English speaking guides and assistance with transfers
  • Walk the square that witnessed the founding of the People's Republic of China, Tian'an Men Square
  • Explore the ancient halls and intricate gardens of the Forbidden City
  • Get lost in the intricate and lush Yu Gardens, a wonderful example of classical design
  • Stroll down the bustling and glamourous Nanjing Road while shopping Shanghai
  • Look out over the city below while at Jinmao Tower
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Tour Overview

If one is to Visit China, the cities to see are of course Dynamic Beijing and Cosmopolitan Shanghai. With help from Yampu Tours, visiting these exquisite cities will be an experience! Walk along the spectacular great wall just before dining on some of the finest Peking duck, set for an emperor. Explore Tainan Square and admire the secrets of the Forbidden City. Ponder the mysteries of the Terracotta Warriors while in Xian, and admire the beauty of Shanghai’s Intricate modern and traditional architecture as they blend seamlessly together. Check this historical and culturally enriched country off of that running bucket list with Yampu!
Make a landing at the award-winning Beijing Capital international airport before being met by a local guide to assist with the transfer to the city. Once there, visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall and enjoy this testament to Chinese engineering. Afterwards, walk a historical road that leads to the Ming Tombs before dining on iconic Beijing dishes refined to perfection over the centuries and fit for an emperor.
While in Beijing, walk the square that witnessed the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Tian’an Men Square. Explore the halls and gardens of the largest ancient palatial structure in the world, the Forbidden City. Framed amongst the princely imperial styles of the Ming and Qing Dynasties is the Palace of Heaven. Stop by this masterpiece of imperial style and architecture before experiencing the former site of retreat for the imperial family, the Summer Palace. Its buildings and courtyards are beautifully decorated and charged with history.
While in Xian, witness ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Terracotta Warriors, a fascinating glimpse into the ancient world. Get lost in the intricate Yu Gardens, a wonderful example of classical design, while exploring the beautiful city of Shanghai. While in Shanghai, stroll down Nanjing Road, a well-known shopping boulevard of immense energy and bright lights. Look out over the city below while at Jinmao Tower, a wonder of modern architecture. Wrap up this amazing experience with a walk along the Bund with the iconic skyline contrasting with the ornate colonial buildings of yesteryear.

Inclusions
Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the hotels mentioned. All meals as specified in itinerary (soft drink included) Private transfers and sightseeing as per the given itinerary. Services of an accompanying English speaking guide. Entrance fees – for single visit only. Assistance on arrival and departure. All currently applicable taxes. Current airport tax and fuel surcharge (subject to change) for the domestic flights. First Class Bullet Train seats if applicable

Note:
Flight mentioned in the program in Economy Class with one piece of 20kg free luggage per person per flight. Accommodation will be provided in mentioned hotels or of same category. Air fare is subject to change. We shall not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to flight cancellation, landslides or any unforeseen circumstances. Additional expenses incurred will be in addition to given cost. Given rates are net and non - commissionable to you. Rates valid for specific period ( excl the public holidays and exhibition dates)
Exclusions

International or domestic flight airfares and Airport Taxes. Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, any insurance etc. Any alcoholic beverage (consumption on direct payment basis) Tips for guides and drivers, Visa Fee (if needed) Surcharge during Exhibitions in Shanghai and Chengdu (dates are to be advised) Surcharge during the public holiday, Any surcharge announced by government after this quotation. Early check-in or late check-out or day use room. National guide. FOC. Separate luggage van, Surcharge of overweight luggage (in case of exceeding 20 Kilo per piece)

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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$2655 £$2822 £$3572 N/A
Single £$4269 £$4607 £$6105 N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International Flight to Beijing

After arrival at the Beijing international airport, be met by a local guide to assist with the transfer to the city. Transfer by to the awaiting hotel in the heart of the city and an opportunity to rest and prepare for the remainder of the day (excl. early check-in)

After arrival at the Beijing international airport, be met by a local guide to assist with the transfer to the city. Transfer by to the awaiting hotel in the heart of the city and an opportunity to rest and prepare for the remainder of the day (excl. early check-in)

beijing-china-the-scenery
Day
2

Beijing

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall. Enjoy this testament to Chinese engineering and ingenuity, a monument to human endeavor set against a backdrop of stunning scenery. (excl. cable car) Lunch in a local Chinese restaurant. Next walk Sacred Way, a historical road flanked with statues that leads to the Ming Tombs. Afterwards, enjoy a Peking duck dinner at a local restaurant! Dine on an iconic Beijing dish refined to perfection over the centuries and fit for an emperor's table.

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall. Enjoy this testament to Chinese engineering and ingenuity, a monument to human endeavor set against a backdrop of stunning scenery. (excl. cable car) Lunch in a local Chinese restaurant. Next walk Sacred Way, a historical road flanked with statues that leads to the Ming Tombs. Afterwards, enjoy a Peking duck dinner at a local restaurant! Dine on an iconic Beijing dish refined to perfection over the centuries and fit for an emperor's table.

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Day
3

Beijing with Tian'an Men Square

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the square that witnessed the founding of the People's Republic of China. Tian'an Men Square is of one the world's most impressive public plazas and stands at the center of Beijing. Visit the Forbidden City. Explore the halls and gardens of the largest ancient palatial structure in the world, the best preserved imperial palace in China and a site of great historical importance. (excl. exhibitions) Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Visit the Temple of Heaven. Framed among the princely imperial styles of the Ming and Qing Dynasties the site is a masterpiece of imperial style and architecture. Dinner will be on one’s own. ...read less

Day
4

Xian - Beijing

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Summer Palace. The former site of retreat for the imperial family, the Summer Palace provides a range of striking views and the opportunity to take to Kunming Lake. Its buildings and courtyards are beautifully decorated and charged with history. (excl. boat, theater and Longevity Hill) Lunch at a local Chinese restaurant.
Transfer to the train station to take the Bullet train to the ancient capital of Xi'an. Transfer to hotel after arrival.

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Summer Palace. The former site of retreat for the imperial family, the Summer Palace provides a range of striking views and the opportunity to take to Kunming Lake. Its buildings and courtyards are beautifully decorated and charged with history. (excl. boat, theater and Longevity Hill) Lunch at a local Chinese restaurant.
Transfer to the train station to take the Bullet train to the ancient capital of Xi'an. Transfer to hotel after arrival.

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Day
5

Terracotta Warrior Museum

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Terracotta Warrior Museum. The Museum of Terra Cotta Warriors is praised as 'the eighth wonder of the world' and is a fascinating glimpse into the ancient world. The silent army and its place in Chinese culture represent a wonderful highlight of any tour. Lunch at a local restaurant. Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building, one of the oldest surviving structures of its kind in China. Next up is a Tang Dynasty Show with dinner in Grand Theater.

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Terracotta Warrior Museum. The Museum of Terra Cotta Warriors is praised as 'the eighth wonder of the world' and is a fascinating glimpse into the ancient world. The silent army and its place in Chinese culture represent a wonderful highlight of any tour. Lunch at a local restaurant. Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building, one of the oldest surviving structures of its kind in China. Next up is a Tang Dynasty Show with dinner in Grand Theater.

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Day
6

Xi'an-Shanghai

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Xi'an airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, be met by an English-speaking local guide. Lunch at a local restaurant, before beginning the half day tour of Shanghai. First stop is the Jade Buddha Temple. Founded in 1882, the temple is celebrated for its two magnificent white jade Burmese Buddha statues. Next, visit the Yu Gardens. Located in the old city center, this sublime site is a wonderful example of classical design. Constructed 400 years ago in the Ming period, the colossal city of Shanghai has sprung up around this older relative, but has left it to grow old peacefully, providing a fascinating window into the past. Next take a stroll to Nanjing Road, a well-known shopping boulevard of immense energy, bright lights and all the condensed spectacle of Shanghai in one place. Transfer to the awaiting hotel. ...read less

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Day
7

City Tour of Shanghai

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the morning spent at leisure. Next, embark on a half day city tour of Shanghai complete with the following: A visit to Jinmao Tower, a wonder of modern architecture and a chance to look out over the city below. Walk along the Bund with an iconic skyline famous throughout the world, the Pudong area proudly boasts its striking modernist architecture, while at the same time contrasting with the ornate colonial buildings of yesteryear facing it from across river along the Bund. Transfer to the theater for the spectacle and sights of the city's most famous acrobatic show! Lunch and dinner are not included today. ...read less

Day
8

Flight Home

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the international flight home .

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the international flight home .

Beijing, China

Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

Shanghai, China

Places You'll See

  • beijing-olympiad-birds-nest

    Beijing

    Located in Northern China, Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Throughout the Country’s long history the ancient city of Beijing has been the center for trade and politics, and is home to many culturally significant landmarks. Walk through the Famous Tiananmen Square, located at the center of Beijing City, and witness the immense historical wealth that the Forbidden City has to offer. Of course, no visit to china is complete without a visit to The Great Wall to admire the massive military defense system of ancient China.

  • xian-the-city-walls-city-gate-moat

    Xi’an

    Located near Central China, Xi’an is another historical city of great importance to the development of this culturally rich country. Once the eastern terminal of the Silk Road and home to the famous Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, the city of Xi’an has been a part of more than 3,000 years of history. Over 1,100 years Xi’an was the capital city of ancient dynasties, gracing the city with an amazing historical heritage.

  • shanghai-old-town-renmin-road-crowd

    Shanghai

    Located in the estuary of the Yangtze River is the influential city of Shanghai. A fine combination of modern and traditional, Shanghai is the perfect open display of history and culture, along with human development. Take in the magnificent views from the Bund, admiring the modern architecture before walking China’s premier shopping street, Nanjing Road. Walk the famous classical Yuyuan Garden just before visiting a venerable and famous Buddhist temple, home to the Jade Buddha.

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Beijing : Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao Hotel

Beijing : Hotel Kapok

Beijing : Holiday Inn Central Plaza

Xian : Mercure Xian on Renmin Square (Classical Room)

Shanghai : Shanghai Holiday Inn Vista

Shanghai : SSAW Hotel Shanghai

Shanghai : Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai (Superior Room)

5 Star Properties

Beijing : Beijing Hotel Nuo

Beijing : Waldorf Astoria Beijing

Beijing : Fairmont Beijing

Beijing : St.Regis

Xi'an : Hilton Xi’an

Shanghai : Amanyangyun Resort

Shanghai : Fairmont Peace Hotel

Shanghai : Le Royal Meridien Shanghai (deluxe Room)

Luxury Properties

Beijing : Aman at Summer Palace Beijing

Beijing : Regent Beijing Hotel

Xi'an : Sofitel on Renming Square

Xi'an : Angsana Xi’an Lintong

Shanghai : Park Hyatt Shanghai

Testimonials

Jim, Travel Agent

Traveled July, 2016

An incredible time……

WOW!!!…..

Just had Evelyn on the phone for over an hour and they had an incredible time……

“Very impressed with China and learned a lot! We loved our experience in Tibet. The people are lovely and scenery magnificent. We had very accommodating and thoughtful guides. Very helpful.”

Flights in China were great and no delays, hotels were awesome, guides were wonderful, tours were perfect and even the train worked out. The 8th person on the train was a young Tibetan woman and they felt safe with her in the compartment.

Once again, a total success and very happy clients….

 

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