10 Days Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai Tour with free time to visit Shanghai World Expo 2010

Tour Code: VOC-20100801-C

Destination: Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an

Tour Starting Date: Sunday, 01, August, 2010

Group Numbers: 3

Client's Information:
Thomas V. DeBruin, USA

Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1   Sunday 1-August-10    Beijing Arrival

Transfer via: by air AC031 15:55 arrival-own arrangement 
Program: Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel, free at the rest of the day.

Accommodations: Redwall Hotel***
Tel: 010-51098666, Fax: 010-51098999

Day 2   Monday 2-August-10   Meal(s) (B, L)   Beijing

Forbidden City,Beijing Tours,China ToursProgram: Full day tour for The Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Hutongs, Lama Monastery.

-The Tian'anmen Square: The largest city square in the world.
-The Forbidden City: The largest imperial palace in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.
-Hutongs: The old narrow paths where common people lived. All the Hutongs crisscross with each other, dotted with the Kindergarten, the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Tea House, and the lake, House of Gong Infante and local people's houses among them.
-Lama Monastery: the largest 260-year-old monastery in Beijing of the Yellow sect of Lamaism.

Accommodations: Redwall Hotel***

Day 3   Tuesday 3-August-10   Meal(s) (B, L)   BeijingTemple of Heaven,Beijing Tours,China Tours

Program: Full day tour for Mutianyu Great Wall with round-way cable car, The Temple of Heaven.

-Mutianyu Great Wall: This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is a pleasant drive 90km NE of Beijing. A cable car takes you to a good section (avoiding a very steep climb), where you can walk along the wall, through the watch towers and enjoy superb views as it snakes across the hills and mountains.
-The Temple of Heaven: The place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation.

Accommodations: Redwall Hotel***

Day 4   Wednesday 4-August-10   Meal(s) (B, L)   Beijing to Xi'an

Transfer via: by air (arranged by us)  Summer Palace,Beijing Tours,China Tours
Program: Visit the Summer Palace, take an exterior visit for both of the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest), National Swimming Center (The Water Cube), Beijing Zoo, Be transferred to airport (Beijing), Arrive in Xi'an, be met and transferred to hotel.

-Summer Palace: The largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years.
-Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest): The Beijing National Stadium, also known as the bird's nest was the main track and field stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics and host to the Opening and Closing ceremonies.
-National Swimming Center (The Water Cube): The National Swimming Center, known as 'The Water Cube', was one of the most dramatic and exciting venues to feature sporting events for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
-Beijing Zoo: Situated in the Xicheng District, Beijing Zoo was the first of its kind to be opened in China. The zoo contains a diverse collection of animals, a number of exhibition halls and some sites of historical interest

Accommodations: Citylion International Hotel***
Tel: 029-87632017, Fax: 029-87632211

Day 5  Thursday 5-August-10   Meal(s) (B, L)   Xi'anTerra-cotta Warriors and Horses,Xi'an Tours,China Tours

Program: Full day tour for the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, the Bell Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

-Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses: The greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb.
-The Bell Tower: The wooden tower, which is the largest and best-preserved of its kind in China, is 36 meters (118 feet) high.
-Big Wild Goose Pagoda: It is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.

Accommodations: Citylion International Hotel***

Day 6  Friday 6-August-10   Meal(s) (B, L)   Xi'an to ShanghaiAncient City Wall,Xi'an Tours,China Tours

Transfer via: by overnight train-soft sleeper (arranged by us) 
Program: Visit the Ancient City Wall, Cycling along the Ancient City Wall, History Museum in Xi'an, be transferred to train station (Xi'an).

-The Ancient City Wall:  It is the largest and best preserved present city wall in ancient China and is probably the best military battlement in the world.
-History Museum in Xi'an: It is a magnificent architectural complex in the Tang Dynasty style. The Museum possesses a treasure of 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi, and it covers an area of 1,100 square meters for exhibition.

Accommodations: Stay on the train

Day 7 Saturday 7-August-10   Meal(s) (B, L)   Shanghai

Jade Buddha Temple,Shanghai Tours,China ToursProgram: Arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to hotel, the visit Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai French Concession, Shanghai Old Street, Nanjing Road, the Bund (Waitan).

-Yu Garden: It's reputed to be the most beautiful garden south of the Yangtze River. Built beside the Temple of the City God and covering only fives acres, it follows the Suzhou garden design of a world in microcosm.
-Jade Buddha Temple: The Jade Buddha Temple is one of the few temples in downtown Shanghai. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room.
-Shanghai French Concession: The Shanghai French Concession is a district in the city and was the foreign concession of France in Shanghai. Covering what are today Xuhui District and Luwan District and occupying the centre.
-Shanghai Old Street: Known as Fangband Road, "Shanghai Old Street" with a total of 825 metres, is adjacent to the Yuyuan Garden Bazaar Area and runs in an east-west direction from Zhonghua Road to Henan Road South, with both ends marked by decorated archways
-Nanjing Road: It is one of the most important commercial and tourist streets in Shanghai, which stretches from Waitan to Yanan Xilu.
-The Bund (Waitan): It is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai. It is here where the first British company opened an office in 1846.

Accommodations: Shanghai Charms Hotel***
Tel: 021-53594900, Fax: 021-63526060

Day 8  Sunday 8-August-10   Meal(s) (B)   Shanghai

Program: Free on your own to visit the EXPO sites. (One day admission is already including.)

Accommodations: Shanghai Charms Hotel***

Day 9  Monday 9-August-10   Meal(s) (B)   Shanghai

Program: Free on your own to visit the EXPO sites(One day admission is already included).

Accommodations: Shanghai Charms Hotel***

Day 10 Tuesday 10-August-10   Meal(s) (B)   Shanghai to Departure City

Transfer via: by air AC088 17:10 leave-own arrangement 
Program: Be transferred to airport (Shanghai).

Service Ends!

Quick Questions

Our team is waiting for your questions. Please feel free to ask us any questions you might have about our China package tours, Chinese culture, or the sites available. We will gladly help you with any special needs you might have and all questions, like our trip designing is completely free of charge.