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  • The Bund
  • Forbidden City
  • Summer Palace
  • Yuyuan Garden
  • Jade Buddha Temple
  • The Temple of Heaven
  • Nanjing Road
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
  • Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Ming Tombs
  • Hutong Tours in Rickshaw
  • Tiananmen Square

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9 Days Beijing, Shanghai, Sanya Winter Tour

Tour Code: CWTT05
Tour Duration: 9 Days
Destination: Beijing, Sanya, Shanghai
Tour overview: In winter of China, Sanya of Hainan is a wonderful tourist destination to escape the frozen weather. Sun, water and beaches are what travelers enjoy about this place. Beijing and Shanghai are also two popular destinations for your winter tours with plenty of renowned attractions.

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9 Days Beijing, Shanghai, Sanya Winter Tour 9 Days Beijing, Shanghai, Sanya Winter Tour 9 Days Beijing, Shanghai, Sanya Winter Tour 9 Days Beijing, Shanghai, Sanya Winter Tour

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Beijing Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel. A specially decorated room is waiting for you. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
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Day 2 Beijing Full day visit The Temple of Heaven , Tiananmen Square , Forbidden City . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B, L
Day 3 Beijing Full day visit Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs . Afternoon, you'll visit old Beijing - Hutong Tours in Rickshaw . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B, L
Day 4 Beijing/Sanya Morning visit Summer Palace . Then you will be transferred to airport and flight to Sanya. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Resort Horizon Resort Golden Palm Yinyun Seaview Hotel
B, L
Day 5 Sanya Free at leisure today, enjoying the clean sea water, fresh air, beautiful beaches and bright sunshine. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Resort Horizon Resort Golden Palm Yinyun Seaview Hotel
B
Day 6 Sanya Free at leisure today, enjoying the clean sea water, fresh air, beautiful beaches and bright sunshine. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Resort Horizon Resort Golden Palm Yinyun Seaview Hotel
B
Day 7 Sanya/Shanghai Take morning flight to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to your hotel. Then visit The Bund and Nanjing Road . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
B, L
Day 8 Shanghai Full day visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center , Yuyuan Garden , Jade Buddha Temple . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
B, L
Day 9 Shanghai Free at leisure till be transferred to airport for your flight departure. Details... B
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

You will be greeted by our local guide upon your arrival and then be transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned car. A specially decorated room is waiting for you. Then you will spend the rest of day on your leisure.

Day 2 Beijing (B, L)

Beijing (B, L)

Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

Today's highlights with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, The temple of Heaven was where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. With the three blue-tiled cone-shaped roofs, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail, it has become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.

After lunch, we go on our city tours to visit Tiananmen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the biggest public square in the world, which can hold one million people.

From here we walk across the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City and experience ancient Emperor's daily life. For 5 centuries Chinese emperors carried out their administration here. With almost 10,000 rooms, this was the centre of the Ming and Qing dynasties, a massive complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens where 24 emperors used to live. Forbidden City was the largest palace in the world, and it was indeed a forbidden place limited to commoners for 500 year in the past. Your tour here will include private access to the Emperor's palace

You'll be free at leisure this evening.

Day 3 Beijing (B, L)

Beijing (B, L)

Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Hutong Tour in Richshaw

After experiencing the royal lifestyle, today you will visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, the pride of China and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Whereas Genghis Khan contemplated it as a military obstacle, Bill Clinton described it as an unbelievable achievement of the humankind. The hike takes about 2-3 hours. After lunch, continue to visit Changling, one of the 13 Ming Tombs the 13 emperors of the Ming.

In the afternoon we will visit the legendary Ming Tombs, which are situated at the foot of Heavenly Longevity Mountain, Changping, northwest of Beijing. Since there are 13 Ming emperors buried there, this place was called the 13 Ming Tombs.

Then we will experience a unique Hutong tour by taking a rickshaw this afternoon. Hutongs are a kind of ancient city alley or lane and are very typical for Beijing. Most of them can be found close to the Forbidden City, and many were built during the three dynasties of Yuan, Ming and Qing. Today, the Hutong is a living museum of Beijing history showing the traditional lifestyle of Beijing people.

Day 4 Beijing to Sanya (B, L)

Beijing to Sanya (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Summer Palace

After breakfast, you will visit the famous royal garden - Summer Palace. In 1888, the notorious Empress Cixi used the money intended for the Chinese Navy to build this opulent summer retreat for herself. We will have a lakeside cruise on the lovely Kunming Lake and enjoy the magical views of the temples, pavilions and covered corridors around.

Then, you will to the "Pearl on the South China Sea" - Hainan Island and start your sweet beach holidays in Sanya. It is a great retreat when you are looking to escape the bone-chilling winter climate elsewhere in much of China. It provides a warm sanctuary with clean sea water, fresh air, beautiful beaches and bright sunshine.

Upon arrival, our local guide will meet you and transfer you to hotel. You will have a room specially decorated with a romantic ambience. Free for the remainder of your day.

Day 5 Sanya (B)

Sanya (B)

Free at leisure today, enjoying the clean sea water, fresh air, beautiful beaches and bright sunshine.

You could choose either just have free relaxing times on the beach, or we are delighted to arrange for you optional tours as to the East Sea area for a diving experience to enjoy the colorful coral underwater, etc.

Day 6 Sanya (B)

Free at leisure today, enjoying the clean sea water, fresh air, beautiful beaches and bright sunshine.

Day 7 Sanya to Shanghai (B, L)

Sanya to Shanghai (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: the Bund, Nanjing Road

Today, you will say goodbye to the beach and take flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, your local guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

After a rest, you will have a leisure stroll along the lively waterfront, known as the Bund, which is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai. Also a visit to Nanjing Road.

Day 8 Shanghai (B, L)

Shanghai (B, L)

Sightseeing: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple

Today you will first visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center; it is the first kind of exhibition center in China showcasing a city's development. It showcases the past, the present and the future of the development of the urban planning of Shanghai.

Then you will take a relaxing walk to the lovely Yuyuan Garden, a beautiful garden in the south of the Yangtze River. Wandering through it, you will find pavilions, corridors, streams, courtyards as well as many other natural features.

Later, you will have a visit of Jade Buddha Temple. The old-time and classical architectural style makes the temple unique and inimitable in this modern city. Both, the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha are carved with whole white jade. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room.

Day 9 Shanghai Departure (B)

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Your time is your own, until our guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

Comment on our service from Martin McMulkin, UK
Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin.
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Thank you for organizing the trip, we had a great time.

1. Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive.

2. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. Only problem was that the seatbelt in the van did not work properly.

3. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin. Lots of companies seem to quote ridiculous prices for non-Chinese travelers.

Thank you very much and if we plan to visit somewhere unusual like this again I will get in touch with your company.

Thanks
Martin
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Comment on our service from Yolette, USA
I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us. I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.

I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us.

I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.  I appreciate it!

Thank you!
Yolette

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Comment on our service from Sandra Borja Santos, Portuguese
Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!! All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.
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Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!!

All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.

The tour guide Lucy (Ling Ling) was simply amazing - what a wonderful lovable and knowledgeable person!!!!

She took care of us in the most perfect way. 

If there's a tourist guide that can work really well with foreigners, it's Lucy.

Her command of English was simply great.

Thank you again for arranging everything.

Enjoy the rest of the day.


Cheers,
Sandra 
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Comment on our service from Barton Lee, Hong Kong
The tour operator is very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us, and the guide is good and helpful.
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Please see my comments as follows:
1. What do you think of our guide service? 
Good and helpful.

2. What do you think of our driver service? 
Good, but not particularly cheerful.

3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast? 
These International hotels' services and quality are as good as they usually are. The only comment I wish to make is that on top of the guests request for the types of rooms, they should consider to allocate ground level or easy access rooms for elderly and/or handicapped guests.

4. Which meal makes you memorable? 
Aside from the hotel being rather old the Chinese restaurant food was excellent in Dali. Good variety and tasty.

5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday? 
Because of you, Sandy! You were very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us. Thank you!

Best regards,
Barton
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Comment on our service from Jürgen Breuste, Germany
Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others.


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Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. Only the heat was a little too much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others. Especially Mr. Stone was a source of much important information. I can recommend him very much.

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Attached have some photos (town gate Luoyang, Mt. Song, Huang He dam, Longmen grottos).

Kind regards,
Jürgen Breuste


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Comment on our service from CAMERON ALEXIS KRULEWSKI, USA
Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization.

Thanks for your email.

Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization. She will be in China for another month, yet. She's at Sichuan University.

Tom

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