Multiple Day Beijing Tours

Beijing is one of the most dynamic and interesting cities in the world by any standards. Host city for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the 2022 Winter Olympic Games (the first city to ever host both the summer and winter Olympics), Beijing has undergone an unprecedented and amazing transformation over the past few years, with ancient landmarks now sitting side-by-side with the most modern architecture found anywhere in the world. From the Bird’s Nest to the Water Cube and the CCTV Tower, Beijing is filled with incredible new buildings in addition to its ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Beijing Discovery Tours has the localized knowledge to make sure that you see the best that incredible Beijing has to offer, from the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China to lesser-known but equally historic temples and other important cultural landmarks. Contact us with your questions or comments, and we will do our best to ensure that you have a great time when you visit the ancient yet modern capital of China. These are only sample tours and activities for your reference - you can choose to book these tours, tailor your own itinerary according to your own schedule, or let us recommend a Beijing tour schedule for you that fits your time and what you want to see.

Beijing Tour Tian'anmen Square







#MDT1: 5 Days, 4 Nights “Highlights of Beijing” Tour

Day 1: Beijing Capital International Airport Pickup
Upon your arrival at the Beijing airport, your English-speaking tour guide will greet you and transport you to your hotel by private vehicle. This evening you will have the opportunity to rest up from your long journey to Beijing.
Day 2: Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - The Summer Palace - Evening Acrobatics (or Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera) Show
An early start to a busy day to make the most of your time in Beijing - your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private vehicle at 8 a.m. to visit the “must-see” sites in the city. Wrap up the evening with the incredible Acrobatics, Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera show, then back to your hotel to rest up for another big day tomorrow. Lunch, all entrance fees and transportation are included.
Day 3: Great Wall of China at Badaling or Juyongguan - The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs
Another early start for a trip to the outskirts of Beijing to see the legendary Great Wall of China and the Ming Dynasty Tombs. We will pick you up at 8 a.m. for another full-day of fun in the Capital City. Lunch, all entrance fees and transportation are included.
Day 4: Rickshaw Hutong Tour of Old Beijing - Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo
A more relaxed day today starts with a 9:30 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a tour of some of the ancient Beijing alleyways that have been home to Beijing residents for centuries. You will have the opportunity to visit with a local family and see a few historical sites before enjoying a nice lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit with the Giant Pandas at the Beijing Zoo.
Day 5: Hotel Checkout - Depart from Beijing
Your tour guide can help you check out from your hotel and transfer you to the Beijing airport or train station on time to ensure that you make it to your next destination. Depending upon your departure time, you may have a chance to do some shopping or explore another of the many interesting sites in Beijing.

Cost: 2 people: 2656 CNY / US$443 per person; 3 - 5 people: 1890 CNY / US$315 per person; 6 - 9 people: 1485 CNY / US$243; 10 + people: 1280 CNY / US$210.
Includes airport transfers, your personal English-speaking tour guide, 2nd, 3rd and 4th day lunches, all entrance fees and tickets, private transportation. Not included: hotel, breakfasts, dinners but we can add these in to your tour for an additional cost.

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Beijing Great Wall Tour




#MDT2: 4 Days, 3 Nights “Highlights of Beijing” Tour

Day 1: Beijing Capital International Airport Pickup
Upon your arrival at the Beijing airport, your English-speaking tour guide will greet you and transport you to your hotel. You will have the opportunity to rest up from your journey to Beijing.
Day 2: Tian'anmen Square -The  Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - The Summer Palace - Evening Acrobatics (or Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera) Show
An early start to a busy day to make the most of your time in Beijing - we will pick you up at 8 a.m. to visit the “must-see” sites in the city. Wrap up the evening with the incredible Acrobatics show (or substitute the Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera shows for the same price), then back to your hotel to rest up for another big day tomorrow. Lunch, all entrance fees and private transportation are included.
Day 3: Great Wall of China at Badaling or Juyongguan - The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs
Another early start for a trip to the outskirts of Beijing to see the legendary Great Wall of China at Badaling (or we can substitute the Juyongguan section as a less crowded option if you prefer) and the ancient Ming Dynasty Tombs including the Sacred Way, which is lined with hundreds of years old statutes of animals and Ming Dynasty era court officials. Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at 8 a.m. for another full-day of fun in and around the Capital City. Lunch, all entrance fees and private transportation are included.
Day 4: Hotel Checkout - Depart from Beijing
Your tour guide can help you check out from your hotel to transfer you by private vehicle to the Beijing airport or train station on time so that you make it to your next destination. Depending upon your departure time, you may have a chance to do some shopping or explore another of Beijing’s interesting sites.

Cost: 2 people: 2490 CNY / US$415 per person; 3 - 5 people: 1685 CNY / US$281 per person; 6 - 9 people: 1295 CNY / US$217 per person; 10+ people: 1090 CNY / US$182 per person.
Includes airport transfers, your personal English-speaking tour guide, 2nd and 3rd day lunches, all entrance fees/tickets, and private transportation. Not included: hotel, breakfasts, dinners.

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Beijing Great Wall Tour




#MDT3: 3 Days, 2 Nights “Highlights of Beijing” Tour

Day 1: Morning Beijing Capital International Airport Pickup - Tiananmen Square - The Forbidden City - Acrobatics (or Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera) Show
We will greet you at the Beijing airport in the morning and get you checked into your preferred hotel, treat you to a nice lunch and then off to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City that afternoon. You will have a chance to refresh yourself back at your hotel before leaving at 6:30 p.m. for the Acrobatics, Kung Fu or Beijing Opera show.
Day 2: Great Wall of China at Badaling or Juyongguan - The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs
An early start for a trip to the outskirts of Beijing to see the legendary Great Wall of China and the Ming Dynasty Tombs, including the Sacred Way. We will pick you up at 8 a.m. for another full-day of fun in the Capital City. Lunch, all entrance fees and private transportation are included.
Day 3: Temple of Heaven - Depart from Beijing
We will pick you up at the hotel around 8 a.m. to help you check out, then take care of your luggage for you as you visit the iconic Temple of Heaven. Depending upon your departure time, you may have time for shopping at the nearby Pearl Market. We will treat you to a nice lunch, then have you back at the airport or train station in time for your departure to your next destination.

Cost: 2 people: 2260 CNY / US$377 per person; 3 - 5 people: 1650 CNY / US$276 per person; 6 - 9 people: 1095 CNY / US$183 per person; 10+ people: 890 CNY / US$149 per person.
Includes airport transfers, your personal English-speaking tour guide, lunch each day, all entrance fees and tickets, private transportation. Not included: hotel, breakfasts, dinners.

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Beijing Forbidden City Tour


#MDT4: 2 Days, 1 Night “Essentials of Beijing” Tour

Day 1: Morning Beijing Capital International Airport Pickup - Tiananmen Square - The Forbidden City - Acrobatics (or Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera) Show
We will greet you at the Beijing airport in the morning and get you checked in to your preferred hotel, treat you to a nice lunch and then you will be off to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City that afternoon. You will have a chance to refresh yourself back at your hotel before leaving at 6:30 p.m. for the Acrobatics, Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera show. Any of the three choices will leave you amazed and impressed with the abilities of the performers and the presentation of the shows as they demonstrate the different aspects of ancient Chinese culture.

Day 2: Great Wall of China at Badaling or Juyongguan - The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs - Depart Beijing
An early start for a trip to the outskirts of Beijing to see the legendary Great Wall of China and the Ming Dynasty Tombs. We will pick you up at 8 a.m. and help you check out of your hotel, then take care of your luggage for you during your sightseeing until we transfer you to the airport or train station for your evening or night departure on to your next destination. Lunch, all entrance fees and private transportation are included.

Cost: 2 people: 1478 CNY / US$247 per person; 3 - 5 people: 1190 CNY / US$198 per person; 6 - 9 people: 793 CNY / US$133 per person; 10+ people: 655 CNY / US$110 per person.
Includes airport transfers, your personal English-speaking tour guide, lunch each day, all entrance fees and tickets, private transportation. Not included: hotel, breakfasts, dinner.

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Beijing to Chengde Tour

#MDT5: 7 Days, 6 Nights Beijing - Chengde - Tianjin - Beijing Tour

Day 1: Beijing Capital International Airport Pickup
Upon your arrival in Beijing, your English-speaking tour guide will greet you and transport you to a 4-star hotel where you can rest and relax at night from your adventures during the day in Beijing. This evening you will have the opportunity to rest up from your long journey to Beijing.

Day 2: Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - Evening Acrobatics (or Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera) Show
A full and busy day today to help you make the most of your time in Beijing. We will pick you up at 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. (your choice) to visit some of the “must-see” sites in the city. Wrap up the evening with the incredible acrobatics show (or you can substitute the Legend of Kung Fu show or the Beijing Opera show for the same price), then back to your hotel to rest up for another big day tomorrow. Breakfast at the hotel, lunch, all entrance fees and private transportation are included.

Day 3: Great Wall of China at Badaling or Juyongguan - The Summer Palace
An early start with a hotel pickup at 8 a.m. for a trip to the outskirts of Beijing to see the legendary Great Wall of China. After lunch (included) it is off to see the beautiful Summer Palace park (Yiheyuan) with its Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake, Stone Boat and numerous other historical structures - this place is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Breakfast at the hotel, lunch, all entrance fees and private transportation are included.

Day 4: Beijing to Chengde - The Imperial Summer Resort
We will help you check out of your hotel around 8 a.m. for an interesting 4-hour drive to Chengde, home of the Imperial Summer Resort. After checking into your 4-star hotel and a nice lunch, you will visit the enormous resort, built in 1703 and later enlarged to be bigger than the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace in Beijing combined - this place is big! You will be back at your hotel around 5:30 p.m. in time to find a nice place for dinner (not included).

Day 5: Lesser Potala Palace (Potaraka Doctrine Temple) - Chengde to Beijing
We will help you check out of your hotel at around 8:30 a.m. for a visit to the Temple of Potaraka, which was modeled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa and built between 1767 and 1771. After a nice lunch (included), we will drive you back to Beijing and help you check into your hotel room. You will have the evening free for dinner on your own or we can recommend some other activities for you.

Day 6: Beijing - Tianjin - Beijing
Hotel pickup at around 8:30 a.m. for the 90-mile, 2-hour drive to Tianjin. Tianjin is famous for its Food Street, featuring just about every type of cuisine from all over China. After lunch (included), you will have the opportunity to visit Culture Street, which is basically a rebuilt area that offers a plethora of souvenirs for sale - be sure to bargain hard! We will have you back at your hotel in Beijing in time for dinner for your last night here (not included) - we can take you to a fantastic and reasonably priced Beijing Duck restaurant if you would like.

Day 7: Hotel Checkout - Depart from Beijing
Your tour guide can help you check out from your hotel to transfer you to the Beijing airport or train station by private vehicle to ensure that you make it to your next destination. Depending upon your departure time, you may have a chance to do some shopping or explore another of Beijing’s interesting sites.

Cost: 2 people: 6800 CNY / US$1133 per person (shared room); 3 people: 6200 CNY / US$1033 per person (extra bed in room); extra discounts for larger groups are available, please contact us for details.
Includes airport transfers, your personal English-speaking tour guide, hotels, 2nd, 3rd and 4th day breakfast and lunch, 5th day breakfast, all entrance fees and tickets, transportation. Dinners are not included but can be added in for an additional cost.

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Beijing Xi'an Tour







#MDT6: 9 Days, 8 Nights Beijing - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - 3 Gorges River Dam - Xi'an Terracotta Warriors - Beijing Tour

This amazing tour has a very busy schedule (but we can spread it out over another day or two if you would like), and it shows you the very best of what China has to offer - the best sites of Beijing, Chongqing, the 3 Gorges River area with a Yangtze River Cruise and of course the incredible Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an! We can also customize this tour by adding in other cities or additional sightseeing; please contact us with your ideas for your perfect China tour.
Day 1: Beijing Capital International Airport Pickup
Upon your arrival in Beijing, our English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Depending on what time your flight arrives, we may have time to start sightseeing, but if not, we will get you checked into your hotel to rest up from your long journey to Beijing.
 Day 2: Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - Yonghegong Lama Temple - Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo
We will get an early 8 a.m. start to help you make the most of your time in Beijing with a busy schedule today. First you will have the opportunity to visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven before we treat you to a nice lunch of local Beijing cuisine. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to visit Yonghegong (the Lama Temple) and the Panda House of the Beijing Zoo. We will treat you to a nice China specialty hotpot dinner and then VIP seats at the Beijing Night Show before we return you to your hotel for a good night’s sleep after a busy day.
Day 3: Rickshaw Hutong Tour - Flight to Chongqing - Goose Neck Park - Yangtze River Cruise
It’s an even earlier start today with a 7:30 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a tour of Beijing’s ancient alleyways (hutongs) by rickshaw where you will see where Beijing residents have lived for centuries and have tea with a local hutong family in their home. We will then take you to the airport for your flight to Chongqing, where your English-speaking tour guide will meet you for a quick tour of Goose Neck Park and treat you to a local dinner of Chongqing cuisine before you board your 5-star cruise ship for the Yangtze River Cruise.
Day 4: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions
Day 5: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions
Day 6: Yangtze River Cruise - 3 Gorges Dam - Flight to Xi'an
Your cruise ship will arrive in Yichang in the afternoon, but shortly before your arrival you will have the opportunity to tour the massive and impressive Three Gorges Dam - the largest hydro-electric project in the world - before your evening flight from Yichang to Xi'an. Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at the airport to transport you to your hotel in Xi'an.
Day 7: Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Warriors - Flight to Beijing
We will pick you up at your hotel at 8 a.m. for a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the morning and then a nice lunch of the local Xi'an cuisine. After lunch, we will take you to see the unforgettable and world-famous Terracotta Warriors where you will enjoy one of the world’s greatest treasures that has stood watch over the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang for 2,200 years. We will transport you to the Xi'an airport in time for your evening flight back to Beijing, where your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private vehicle to transfer you and help you check into your hotel.
Day 8: Great Wall of China at Mutianyu - The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs
8 or 8:30 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a visit to the Sacred Way and one of the Ming Tombs, then a visit to a spectacular section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. There is also an optional cable car ride up for the less physically fit and a toboggan ride down for the more adventurous. We will treat you to a nice local lunch at the Great Wall, then transport you back to Beijing for the world-famous Beijing Duck dinner and a truly impressive Acrobatics Show (or Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera) before you return to your hotel.
Day 9: Transfer to Beijing Airport
We will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the airport in time for your flight on to your next destination.

Cost: Tour price varies by standard of cruise and accommodation, peak or off-season and exchange rates. Please contact us for a no-obligation quote with the latest prices, current airfares and cruise availability.

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Beijing Xian Yangtze River Shanghai Tour

#MDT7: 11 Days, 10 Nights Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai

Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
Your English-speaking tour guide will greet you as you come out of Chinese customs at the Beijing airport to transfer you and help you check in to your hotel. You will have the rest of this day to relax and recover from your trip to China.
Day 2: Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - Yonghegong Lama Temple - Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo - Evening Legend of Kung Fu Show
We will get an early 8 a.m. start to help you make the most of your time in Beijing with a busy schedule today. First you will have the opportunity to visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven before we treat you to a nice lunch of local Beijing cuisine. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to visit Yonghegong (the Lama Temple) and the Giant Panda House at the Beijing Zoo. That evening, enjoy the Legend of Kung Fu Show and a traditional Chinese hotpot dinner before we taking you back to your hotel for the night. (Breakfast at your hotel, lunch and dinner are included.)
Day 3: Rickshaw Hutong Tour of Old Beijing – The Summer Palace - Evening Acrobatics Show
8 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a tour of Beijing’s ancient alleyways (hutongs) by rickshaw where you will see where Beijing residents have lived for centuries and have tea with a local hutong family in their home; then visit the Drum and Bell Towers. After lunch, we will take you to visit the historic Summer Palace, then take you out for the world-famous Beijing Duck dinner and a truly impressive Acrobatics Show before taking you back to your hotel. (Breakfast at your hotel, lunch and dinner are included.)
Day 4: The Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs - Ming Tombs – Great Wall of China at Mutianyu – Evening Flight to Xi’an
8 or 8:30 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a visit to the Sacred Way and one of the Ming Tombs, then a visit to a spectacular section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. There is also an optional cable car ride up for the less physically fit and a toboggan ride down for the more adventurous. Afterwards we will take you on to the Beijing airport for your evening flight to Xi’an, where your English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the airport and help you check into your Xi’an hotel for the evening. (Breakfast and lunch are included.)
Day 5: Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Warriors
Your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at your hotel for a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the morning and then a nice lunch of the local Xi’an cuisine. After lunch, we will take you to see the unforgettable and world-famous Terracotta Warriors where you will enjoy one of the world’s greatest treasures that have stood watch over the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang for 2,200 years. Afterwards, you tour guide will transfer you to your Xi’an hotel and help you check in for the night.
Day 6: Xi’an City Wall – Flight or High-Speed Train to Chongqing – Board Yangtze River Cruise
Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up and help you check out of your Xi’an hotel in the morning to explore the ancient Xi’an city wall, then treat you to lunch before taking you on to the Xi’an airport or train station in time for your flight or high-speed train to Chongqing. At the Chongqing airport or train station, your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private vehicle for a tour of Goose Neck Park, then enjoy a traditional Chongqing hotpot dinner before boarding your cruise ship at around 7 p.m.
Day 7: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions
Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions
Day 9: Yangtze River Cruise - 3 Gorges Dam - Flight or High-Speed Train to Shanghai
Your cruise ship will arrive in Yichang in the afternoon, and shortly before your arrival you will have the opportunity to tour the massive and impressive Three Gorges Dam - the largest hydro-electric project in the world - before your evening flight or high-speed train from Yichang to Shanghai. Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at the airport to transport you to your hotel in Shanghai.
Day 10: Shanghai City Tour - Shanghai Museum - Yuyuan Garden - Cheng Huang Miao Bazaar – Former French Concession Area – The Bund – Nanjing Road – Evening Huangpu River Cruise
Your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private van for your full-day tour of the main sites in Shanghai. (Breakfast and lunch are included.)
Day 11: Depart Shanghai
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you to the Shanghai airport in time for your departing flight.

Cost: Tour price varies by standard of cruise and accommodation, peak or off-season and exchange rates. Please contact us for a no-obligation quote with the latest prices, current airfares and cruise availability.

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Beijing to Hong Kong Tour



 



#MDT8: 15 Days, 14 Nights Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Suzhou - Zhouzhuang Water Village - Hong Kong - Macau - Hong Kong Tour

Day 1: Beijing Airport Pickup
Pickup by private vehicle from the Beijing airport and check in to your 5-star hotel. If time allows and you are up to it, you may start your tour this day, or relax at the hotel to recover from your flight.
Day 2: Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Beihai Park
Day 3: Temple of Heaven - Wangfujing Shopping Street - Evening Acrobatics, Kung Fu or Beijing Opera Show
Day 4: Great Wall of China at Badaling or Juyongguan - The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs
Day 5: The Summer Palace - White Cloud Temple (Bai Yun Guan) - Rickshaw Hutong Tour
Day 6: Beijing - Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors
Morning flight to Xi'an and a visit to the 2,000 year-old Terracotta Warriors of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, that will spark your imagination of what life must have been like in ancient China. That evening, your English-speaking tour guide will help you check into your 4-star hotel.
Day 7: Xi'an - Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Xi'an City Wall
This morning starts off with a visit to the ancient Big Wild Goose Pagoda and then on to explore the Xi'an City Wall, one of the most complete ancient city walls still in existence in the world.
Day 8: Xi'an - Shanghai - Nanjing Road - Yuyuan Garden
Morning flight to Shanghai, then a visit to Nanjing Road, and the Yuyuan Garden before checking into your hotel.
Day 9: Shanghai - Former French Concession Area - The Bund - Evening River Boat Cruise
In the morning, visit the former French concession area and the Bund, with a night boat cruise along the Huangpu River for a fantastic river-point view of the surreal Shanghai nighttime skyline.
Day 10: Shanghai - Suzhou - Zhouzhuang Water Village
Today take a drive to visit beautiful Suzhou and the Zhouzhuang Water Village before returning to Shanghai in the evening.
Day 11: Shanghai - Hong Kong
Morning flight to Hong Kong with the day free for sightseeing and a ferry to Lantau Island and the Big Buddha before checking into your hotel for the night.
Day 12: Hong Kong - The Peak - Kowloon - Free Afternoon & Evening
Visit The Peak in Hong Kong and Kowloon, then perhaps some shopping or have a free day to do as you like.
Day 13: Hong Kong - Macau
Morning ferry to Macau (50-minute ferry ride) for some sightseeing, such as the historic St. Paul’s Cathedral facade. Spend the night in Macau.
Day 14: Macau - Hong Kong
This morning is free for more sightseeing in Macau, then take the afternoon ferry back to Hong Kong with the rest of the day free.
Day 15: Depart Hong Kong
Transfer to the Hong Kong airport in time for your departing flight.

Cost: 21596 CNY per person / US$3611* (based on 2 people, significant discounts for more than 2 people)
Includes 4-star hotels, breakfast at your hotels, all lunches in Mainland China, English-speaking tour guides in each city, private vehicle transportation, all airport transfers, entrance fees and show tickets in Mainland China (hotel, tour guide and transportation only in Hong Kong and Macau - discounts available if no tour guide is wanted in Hong Kong and Macau).
Does not include: international or domestic flights (although we can book these for you, please contact us for a quotation and current airfares), personal expenses, extra hotel charges (mini-bar, phone, laundry, etc.), dinners, or customary tips for tour guides and drivers.
*Prices are given as a guideline only; they may vary depending on current exchange rates or during the off-season.  Please contact us for a no-obligation quote with the latest prices and current airfares.

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Beijing Xi'an Guilin Shanghai Tour



#MDT9 15-day, 14-nights Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangshuo - Chengdu - Shanghai Tour

Day 1: Beijing Capital International Airport Pickup
To begin your China adventure, your personal English-speaking tour guide will greet you upon your arrival at the Beijing airport and take you to your private car to transfer to your hotel and check in. You will have the rest of the day and evening free to relax and recover from your flight.
Day 2:Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven
The first day of your tour takes in the  main sights of the old city of Beijing. 
Day 3: The Summer Palace - Rickshaw Hutong Tour of Old Beijing - Yonghegong Lama Temple
Today you will experience the vast summer refuge of the Chinese emperors at The Summer Palace and see the old hutong (alleyways) of Beijing, including tea in a hutong resident's home. You will have the opportunity to see the world's largest wood carved Buddha at the Lama Temple in the afternoon. 
Day 4: Great Wall of China at Mutianyu -  Flight  to Xi'an (as an alternative you may choose to take the high-speed bullet train to Xi'an)
We'll get an early morning start to visit one of the great wonders of the world at one of the most spectacular sections of the Great Wall near Beijing. Once you have had plenty of time to explore the Great Wall, we will take you on to the Beijing airport for your flightt to Xia'n, where you will be met at the airport by your personal English-speaking tour guide to be escorted to your hotel to check in. 
Day 5: Terracotta Army - Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Xi'an Culture & Food Street
First off it's a visit to the world famous Terracotta Warriors where you'll have plenty of time to check out China's most famous archeological dig, where work is ongoing to uncover even more  terracotta soldiers every day. Then it's a visit to the ancient Big Wild Goose Pagoda before spending some time on Xi'an's Food & Culture street before returning to your hotel.
Day 6:  Sha'anxi Provincial History Museum - Flight to Guilin
In the morning you'll have the chance to visit one of China's greatest museums before transferring to the airport and flying on to Guilin. Your personal English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the Guilin airport to take you on to your hotel and help you get checked in for the night. 
Day 7:  Li River Cruise to Yangshuo (4 hours) - Free Afternoon in Yangshuo at Old Street -Return to Guilin
This morning you will have the opportuity to take a riverboat cruise through some of the world's most spectacular scenery with the karst mountain landscapes surrounding the Li River. You'll ave the afternoon to explore the ancient town of Yangshuo before returning back to your hotel in Guilin. 
Day 8:  Longji (Dragon's Backbone) Rice Terraces and Miao Minority Villages - Return to Guilin - Sun & Moon Tower
Today you will see some of China's beautiful countryside as you explore the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and visit some Miao villages. Finish today's sightseeing with a visit to the beautiful Sun & Moon Towers scenic area. 
Day 9:  Elephant Trunk Hill - Reed Flute Cave - Seven Star Park - Flight  to Chengdu
The main highlights of the city of Guilin await you today with a visit to Elephant Trunk Hill and the fantastic Reed Flute Cave before seeing 7-star Park. After today's sightseeing you will fly on to Chengdu. 
Day 10:  Giant Panda Research & Breeding Center - Wuhou Temple - Jinli Food Street - Kuan Zhai Xiang Old Street
The Giant Panda Research & Breeding Center just outside of Chengdu is the world's leading panda research centers where you get up close to see Giant Pandas in a more natural setting than at any zoo. You'll also see the main highlights of the city of Chengdu today. 
Day 11: High-Speed Train to LeShan - LeShan Giant Buddha - High-speed Train Return to Chengdu
Today we'll take you the bullet trains to visit the impressive 1,300 year old LeShan Giant Buddha, the largest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Day 12: Chunxilu Shopping Street - DuFu Cottage - Wenshu Temple - Jinsha Ruins Museum-  Flight to Shanghai

This morning you can visit Chengdu's famous shopping street or skip that and go directly on to see the other main sites of interest in Chengdu before flying on to Shanghai in the evening.
Day 13: Yuyuan Garden - Chenghuangmiao Bazaar - Shanghai Museum -Evening at The Bund & Huangpu River - View The Bund from Top of Oriental Pearl Tower at Night
Today you wil have the opportunity to explore the best sights of Shanghai and see its incredible skyline lit up at night from the futuristic Oriental Pearl Tower. 
Day 14: Zhouzhuang Water Village - Transfer Back to Shanghai
Not far outside of Shanghai is one of China's most scenic "water villages" at Zhouzhuang. Take a boat ride through the scenic village and explore the pleasant surroundings before returning to Shanghai.
Day 15: Shanghai Airport Transfer for Departing Flight
Today we will take you by private vehicle to the Shanghai airport in plenty of time for your departing flight.
Cost (based on 2 people traveling together): 28880 Chinese Yuan / (US$4813 at historic exchange rates, please contact us for a free no-obligation up to date quotation and discounts for larger groups.)
Includes Beijing - Guilin, Guilin - Xi'an and Xi'an - Chengdu, Chengdu - Shanghai flights, Chengdu - Leshan and Leshan - Chengdu high speed train, 4-star hotels including breakfasts, sightseeing entrance tickets, lunch during your tours, private vehicles with professional drivers for your ground transportation, English-speaking tour guides in each city, all highway toll fees, fuel, oil and taxes.

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Beijing Chinese Culture Tour



#CCT1: 5 Days, 4 Nights Beijing Chinese Culture Tour

Day 1: Beijing Airport Pickup - Transfer to Hotel
Upon your arrival in Beijing, our English-speaking tour guide will greet you and transport you to your hotel. This evening you will have the opportunity to rest up from your trip to Beijing.
Day 2: Hutong Rickshaw Tour of Old Beijing - Kindergarten Visit - Tea with a Hutong Family - Drum and Bell Towers - The Forbidden City
An early start to a day filled with Chinese culture both past and present. Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at your hotel at 8 a.m. by private vehicle for a morning rickshaw hutong tour of the ancient alleyways that Beijingers have called home for centuries. You will have the opportunity to visit the home of a local family for tea and a talk, as well as a local kindergarten. Then enjoy a visit to the ancient Drum and Bell Towers, which helped keep track of time during the Ming Dynasty. After your hutong tour, you will visit the Forbidden City, the symbolic heart of China and the 600-year old former seat of power in the Middle Kingdom.
Day 3: Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Great Wall -The  Ming Tombs - Chinese Tea House & Ceremony
Another full day of immersion in Chinese culture with a visit to the final resting place of the Ming Dynasty emperors at the Ming Tombs and then to a beautiful section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. We will pick you up at your hotel at 8 a.m. for the trip to the Ming Tombs, then we will treat you to a traditional and world-famous Chinese meal, Beijing Duck! After lunch, you will visit the awe-inspiring Mutianyu Great Wall, which has an optional cable car ride up and toboggan ride down (an extra 55 RMB per person round trip). We will have you back in Beijing in time for a traditional Chinese tea ceremony that will aptly demonstrate the place of importance that tea holds in Chinese culture. It is much more than just a drink, and the art and science of making a proper cup of Chinese tea as well as the accompanying elaborate ceremony is very impressive.
Day 4: The Summer Palace - Temple of Heaven - Evening Acrobatics or Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera Show (your choice of which to attend)
We will pick you up at your hotel for a visit to the Summer Palace, a beautiful former summer resort for China’s emperors (and an empress). For lunch, we will treat you to a Chinese cultural traditional meal of “hot pot”, where diners cook their own food in a boiling broth right at the table. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the ancient center of religious activities in Beijing, the Temple of Heaven. That evening, more Chinese culture in the form of entertainment, with your choice of one of any of the spectacular performances of Acrobatics, Legend of Kung Fu (Gong Fu) or the traditional Beijing Opera Show.
Day 5: Transfer to the Beijing Airport for Departing Flight
We will transfer you to the airport in time for you to make it to your flight to your next destination.

Cost: 2 people: 3510 CNY / US$587 per person; 3 - 5 people: 2632 CNY / US$440 per person; 6 - 9 people: 1987 CNY / US$332 per person; 10+ people: 1793 CNY / US$300 per person.
Includes airport transfers, your personal English-speaking tour guide, 2nd, 3rd and 4th day lunches, all entrance fees and tickets, class fees, private transportation with a professional driver. Hotels and dinners are not included but we can add these in for you at an additional cost.

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Beijing Chinese Culture Tour












#CCT2: 4 Days, 3 Nights Beijing Chinese Culture Tour

Day 1: Beijing Capital International Airport Pickup
Upon your arrival in Beijing, our English-speaking tour guide will greet you and transport you to your hotel. This evening you will have the opportunity to rest up from your long journey to Beijing.
Day 2: Hutong Rickshaw Tour of Old Beijing - Kindergarten Visit - Drum & Bell Towers - The Forbidden City - Tian'anmen Square
An early start to a day filled with Chinese culture both past and present. We will pick you up at your hotel at 8 a.m. for a morning rickshaw hutong tour of the ancient alleyways that Beijingers have called home for centuries. You will have the opportunity to visit the home of a local family and a local kindergarten before a visit to the Drum and Bell Towers. After we treat you to a nice local lunch, you will visit the symbolic heart of China, the Forbidden City, the 600-year old former seat of power in the Middle Kingdom for most of the Ming Dynasty, and then Tiananmen Square, the largest public square found anywhere in the world.
Day 3: Great Wall of China at Mutianyu - The Ming Tombs - Chinese Tea House & Ceremony
Another full day of immersion in Chinese culture with a visit to the final resting place of the Ming Dynasty emperors at the Ming Tombs and then to a beautiful section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. We will pick you up at your hotel at 8 a.m. for the trip to the Ming Tombs, then we will treat you to a traditional and world-famous Chinese meal, Peking (Beijing) Duck. After lunch, you will visit the awe-inspiring Mutianyu Great Wall, which has an optional cable car ride up and toboggan ride down (an extra 65 RMB per person round trip). We will have you back in Beijing in time for a traditional Chinese tea ceremony that will aptly demonstrate the place of importance that tea holds in Chinese culture. It is much more than just a drink, and the art and science of making a proper cup of Chinese tea as well as the accompanying elaborate ceremony is very impressive.
Day 4: Transfer to the Beijing Airport for Departing Flight
We will transfer you to the airport in time for you to make it to your flight to your next destination.

Cost: 2 people: 2887 CNY / US$483 per person; 3 - 5 people: 2010 CNY / US$336 per person; 6 - 9 people: 1620 CNY / US$271 per person; 10+ people: 1493 CNY / US$250 per person.
Includes your airport transfers, your personal English-speaking tour guide, 2nd and 3rd day lunches, all entrance fees and tickets, class fees, private transportation with a professional driver.  Hotels and dinners are not included but we can add these in for you at an additional cost.


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Xi'an Tour from Beijing





#XT4: 5 Days, 4 Nights Beijing - Xi'an - Beijing Tour

Day 1: Morning Beijing Airport Pickup - Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Evening Acrobatics (or Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera) Show
We will greet you at the Beijing airport in the morning and get you checked in to your hotel, then treat you to a nice lunch before exploring Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City that afternoon. You will have a chance to refresh yourself back at your hotel before leaving at 6:30 p.m. for the Acrobatics, Kung Fu or Beijing Opera show. Any of the three choices will leave you amazed and impressed with what you have seen as we take you back to your hotel.
Day 2: Great Wall of China at Badaling or Juyongguan - The Ming Tombs - Xi'an Terracotta Warriors
An early start for a trip to the outskirts of Beijing to see the legendary Great Wall of China and the Ming Dynasty Tombs. We will pick you up at 8 a.m., help you check out of your hotel and take care of your luggage for you during your sightseeing. After a visit to Badaling or Juyongguan, we will treat you to a nice lunch and visit the Ming Tombs. Afterwards, we will transport you to the airport for your evening flight to Xi'an, where your tour guide will meet you to take you to your Xi'an hotel. Lunch, all entrance fees and ground transportation (excluding airplane tickets) are included.
Day 3: Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Warriors
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel for a visit to the more than 13 centuries-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda. You will get to sample the local Xi'an cuisine with lunch at a local restaurant, then the highlight of the trip, an afternoon with the world famous Terracotta Warriors. We will take you back to your hotel in the evening to give you the opportunity to check out the beautiful nighttime scenery of Xi'an, with the historic Drum and Bell Towers lighting up the downtown area and the surrounding City Wall giving this ancient city a special ambiance at night.
Day 4: Sha'anxi Provincial History Museum - Xi'an City Wall - Grand Mosque - Beijing
Your tour guide will help you check out of your hotel, then it’s off to visit the Xi'an Provincial History Museum, which is as full of ancient artifacts as you would expect it to be since it is located in one of the world’s most important ancient capitals. We will treat you to a nice lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the world’s oldest surviving city wall and the Grand Mosque, which has been in Xi’an since the 7th century with its current structure begun in 1392. It is the largest and most well-preserved of all of the early mosques in China. That evening we will transport you back to the airport for your flight to Beijing, where our tour guide will meet you to transport you back to your hotel.
Day 5: Hotel Pickup - Transfer to Beijing Airport for Departing Flight
We will pick you up at your hotel to transport you to the airport on time for your flight to your next destination.

Cost: 2 people: 5850 CNY / US$978 per person; 3 - 5 people: 4079 CNY / US$682 per person; 6 - 9 people: 3403 CNY / US$569 per person; 10+ people: 3195 CNY / US$534 per person.
Includes airport transfers, English-speaking tour guides, 4 nights in 4-star hotels, 4 days breakfast, 4 days lunch, all entrance fees and tickets, ground transportation. Dinners and your flights in China are not included but we can add these in for you for an additional cost. 

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Beijing Nanjing Tour





#NT3: 5 Days, 4 Nights Beijing - Nanjing - Beijing Tour

Day 1: Beijing Airport Pickup - Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Evening Acrobatics (or Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera) Show
We will greet you at the Beijing airport in the morning and get you checked into your hotel, treat you to a nice lunch and then off to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City that afternoon. You will have a chance to refresh yourself back at your hotel before leaving at 6:30 p.m. for the Acrobatics, Kung Fu or Beijing Opera show. Any of the three choices will leave you amazed and impressed with what you have seen as we take you back to your hotel for the night.
Day 2: Great Wall of China at Badaling or Juyongguan - The Ming Tombs - Flight to Nanjing
An early start for a trip to the outskirts of Beijing to see the legendary Great Wall of China and the Ming Dynasty Tombs. We will pick you up at 8 a.m., help you check out of your hotel, and take care of your luggage for you during your sightseeing. After a visit to the Badaling or Juyongguan Great Wall, we will treat you to a nice lunch and visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tombs. Afterwards, we will transport you to the airport for your evening flight to Nanjing, where your English-speaking tour guide will meet you to take you to check into your 4-star hotel. Lunch, all entrance fees and ground transportation (excluding airplane tickets) are included.
Day 3: Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum - Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum - Evening Qinhuai River Cruise
We will pick you up at your hotel, the Nanjing airport or train station in the morning; then you will be off to see the sights of historic Nanjing, beginning with the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, constructed between 1381 - 1431 A.D. as the burial site for the first Ming Dynasty emperor. From there, it is on to visit the final resting place of a more contemporary leader of China, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, who led the Republic of China after the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty, the last of the dynasties in China. A local lunch is included this afternoon, then in the evening you will be treated to a cruise along the Qinhuai River, which is not only historic but also beautifully lit at night, a perfect way to end your first day in Nanjing.
Day 4: Zhonghua City Gate - Yangtze River Bridge - Nanjing Museum
We will pick you up in the morning after breakfast at your hotel to take you to the ancient Zhonghua Gate, an interesting and crucial part of the walled defenses of Nanjing from the Ming Dynasty. Then you will have the opportunity to visit the Yangtze River Bridge, a historic and impressive achievement especially considering the unpredictability of the Yangtze River. After lunch, you will visit the Nanjing Museum, full of ancient and historical artifacts just as you would expect from one of China’s most important and ancient capital cities. We will then take you to the airport for your afternoon or evening flight back to Beijing and help you get checked back into your hotel.
Day 5: Hotel Pickup - Transfer to Beijing Airport for Departing Flight
We will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the airport in time for your flight on to your next destination.

Cost: Please contact us for tour customization and a free no-obligation best price quotation.

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Beijing Pingyao Tour

#PYT3: 8 Days, 7 Nights Ancient Cities of China: Beijing - Xi'an - Pingyao - Beijing Tour

Day 1: Beijing Airport Pickup
We will pick you up from the Beijing airport upon your arrival in Beijing and transfer you to your 4-star hotel. You can have the rest of the day to rest from your trip to Beijing, or we can take you out for a Beijing Duck or traditional Chinese hotpot dinner or even an extra evening show if you would like (not included in the tour cost below).
Day 2: Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - The Summer Palace
Your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning for a tour of the must-see sites in Beijing. We will also treat you to a nice traditional Chinese lunch during your tour before taking you back to your hotel in the evening.
Day 3: The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs - Great Wall of China at Juyongguan - Evening Acrobatics, Legend of Kung Fu or Peking Opera Show
Today you will have the opportunity to visit the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs, a statue-lined roadway leading to the final resting places of 13 of the 16 Chinese emperors who ruled during the Ming Dynasty. After visiting one of the tombs, journey on to the Juyongguan Great Wall, a steep and beautiful section of the Wall not far from the Ming Tombs. That evening, take in one of the famous Beijing evening shows - your choice of the Acrobatics, Legend of Kung Fu or Peking Opera shows.
Day 4: Morning Flight to Xi'an - Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Warriors
Your tour guide will pick you up early in the morning for your flight to Xi'an, where your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private vehicle for your tour of this historical ancient capital city of China. First, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist temple with a history of almost 1,400 years. After a nice lunch of the local Xi'an cuisine, spend the afternoon with the legendary Terracotta Warriors, one of the most spectacular archeological findings ever uncovered.
Day 5: Xi'an Provincial History Museum - Xi'an City Wall - Grand Mosque - Flight to Taiyuan
Today you can continue your exploration of this ancient city with a visit to the impressive Xi'an Provincial History Museum. Xi'an’s status as one of the most important cities throughout China’s history is reflected in some of the fantastic exhibits in this important museum. Afterwards, visit the Xi'an city wall, one of the few remaining complete city walls in China. That afternoon, visit the Grand Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Xi'an, which was first built during the Tang Dynasty (685 0 762 A.D.) After your day of exploring, your tour guide will help you transfer to the Xi'an airport for your flight to Taiyuan, where your English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the airport and help you check into your 4-star hotel for the night.
Day 6: Taiyuan - Pingyao - Ancient City Wall - Rishengchang Exchange Shop - Mingqing Street
This morning, your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private vehicle for the drive to Pingyao, one of the most well-preserved cities in all of China, including its intact city wall and surviving Ming and Qing Dynasty homes. Begin your visit by climbing the city wall for a great overview of the old city, then visit the first bank in China, Rishengchang, and the old commercial district on Mingqing Street. That evening, check into your 4-star hotel with time to walk around and enjoy the ambiance of an ancient Chinese city.
Day 7: Qiao Family Compound - Shuanglin Temple - Flight to Beijing
This morning we will leave Pingyao to visit the Qiao Family Compound, an incredible and well-preserved home that was built by one of the most wealthy families in China in 1756 during the Qing Dynasty. Afterwards, visit the Shuanglin Temple, with its thousands of intriguing clay statues before traveling on to Taiyuan for your flight back to Beijing. You will be met at the Beijing airport and transferred by private vehicle to your 4-star hotel for the night.
Day 8: Depart Beijing
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel by private vehicle to transfer you to the Beijing airport in time for your departing flight.

Cost: 2 - 5 people: 6406 CNY / US$1071 per person; 6 - 9 people: 5569 CNY / US$931 per person; 10+ people: 5153 CNY / US$862 per person.
Includes 4-star hotel accommodations, your personal English-speaking tour guide, airport transfers, private ground transportation, all entrance tickets to sites mentioned in the itinerary, lunch each day. Does not include flights ( we can book these for you, please contact us for an up-to-date quotation).

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