14 Days Grand China Tours

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14 Days Grand China Tours

Destination:

Beijing (4 Nights) ,Xi'an (2 Nights) ,Kunming (2 Nights) ,Lijiang (2 Nights) ,Shanghai (3 Nights)

Duration: 14 Days & 13 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP14

Summary:

Beijing-the capital of China + Xi'an - Historical China + Shanghai-the most modern city in China and you will have the chance to wondering around the accient Lijiang city.

1Highlights & Map

View both the unique Chinese historical wonders and beautiful landscape Compare ancient civilization and modern progress Enjoy local ethnic folk customs in Yunnan Province as well as beautiful scenery

2Itinerary

Day 01Beijing

Destinations: Arrive in Beijing

Activities: Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts - an ancient capital with some incredible historical sites and a bustling modern metropolis getting ready to host the 2008 Olympics. Upon your arrival in Beijing, our guide will meet you and transfer you to your Hotel. The guide will give you some tips on local restaurants that we recommend or shopping places nearby. The rest of the day is free to rest to recover from jetlag or to explore by yourself.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 02Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: After breakfast head out for Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, which is closely linked to The Forbidden City, from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties governed for over 500 years. Later you'll visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and rain, or gave thanks for the harvest. Today's itinerary includes a visit to the old Beijing handicraft workshop.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 03Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: Leave town in the morning for the drive (a bit under two hours) to the Badaling Section of The Great Wall , which stretches for over 6000 km, and was originally built to protect China from the barbarians. You can walk and climb at your own pace, or enjoy spectacular views from the cable car. Before returning to the city you'll enjoy visiting the Changling (one of the Ming Tombs), and the attractive tree-lined Sacred Way , bordered by stone statues, along which the Emperors once trod to conduct their sacred ceremonies. During the day a visit to Jade Caving Factory or Cloisonne (enamelware) workshop is included. Dinner tonight is at Quanjude Restaurant, where you'll eat some of the best 'Peking Duck' in Beijing.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 04Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: After experiencing royal life today there is the opportunity to take a rickshaw ride to the Hutong where we visit a local flea market which is an excellent example of typical architecture of this area. You may find some interesting things and learn how to bargain. You will also visit with a local family and talk to the family members to gain a true understanding of life in this region and to have an experience of this unique form of community. We can guarantee you will have impressive stories to tell your friends after this. Then to the Summer Palace, which is equally famous as the Forbidden City. It is the best preserved and the largest imperial gardens in China.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 05Beijing, Xi'an

Destinations: Beijing to Xi'an

Activities:

This morning you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Xi'an. After arrival you will proceed to at one of the best museums in China, the Shaanxi Historical Museum. Among the 400,000 items on display are treasures from many Dynasties including some magnificent bronzes and porcelain which have never before been on permanent display. Later we will take a half-hour's hike along the Ancient City Wallto familiarize ourselves with this fascinating cross cultural city. For the energetic we recommend a ride bike along the top of the wall (Bikes can be rented for around 20 yuan/hour). The City Wall is a major landmark and the best preserved, oldest and largest city defense system in China.

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 06Xi'an

Destinations: Xi'an

Activities: After breakfast in the hotel, you will set off for the incredible 2000 year-old Terracotta Warriors and Horses. The Warriors are part of the underground tomb of the Emperor Qin. Well over 7000 figures in full battle array are formed for battle in several large pits. In the afternoon we're going to the Bell Tower where you can get a bird's view of the city from the top. There is a music performance of the ancient music and a display of the instruments. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda stored his collection of classic Buddhist artifacts brought from India.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 07Xi'an, Kunming

Destinations: Xi'an to Kunming

Activities:

Free to make your own arrangements until be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kunming.

Hotel: Yunnan Jinhua International Hotel - Kunming

No.96 Beijing Road, Kunming CityShow Map

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Day 08Kunming

Destinations: Kunming

Activities:

The Stone Forest: A fantastic natural phenomena located 90 km southeast of Kunming. The various shapes of karst landscape was formed due to the millions years movement of Earth. The Stone Forest area is the home of the Sani people, their folk customs has become one spectacular scene, the colorful embroidery and minority dances combine with the natural sceneries, which will surely leave you a deep impression. Afternoon you will set off for The Dragon Gate on West Hill. Which is The natural forest park in Kunming. The carvings on the cliff was made in 1751. Western Hills boasts an excellent environment with flourishing flowers and dense forest, providing tourists an excellent environment to enjoy the tranquility and marvelous scenery.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Yunnan Jinhua International Hotel - Kunming

No.96 Beijing Road, Kunming CityShow Map

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Day 09Kunming, Lijiang

Destinations: Kunming to Lijiang

Activities: The Black Dragon Pool: The park holds the Black Dragon Pool and got name because of it. The pool is listed in the Collections of Famous Pools of China because of its beauty. Lijiang Ancient City : It is situated in the middle area of the county, which is more than 2400 meters high above sea level. It enjoys beautiful scenes, an indeed famous city with long history and splendid culture, it is very rare in China that such well-preserved minority ancient city still exists.

Hotel: Lijiang Sanhe Hotel

No.4 Jishan Lane, Xinyi Street,Show Map

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Day 10Lijiang

Destinations: Lijiang

Activities: Spuce Meadow: It is a large patch of pasture tucked away hidden amongst a virgin spruce forest on the eastern side of the The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The Fresco in Baisha Village: Baisha village is about 16 kilometers north of Lijiang City. It is the important birthplace of "Tusi" (the Chinese word means chieftain of a clan) from Mu clan. Its characteristic artistic style and precious historic content of the mural deeply attracted visitors from home and abroad.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Lijiang Sanhe Hotel

No.4 Jishan Lane, Xinyi Street,Show Map

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Day 11Lijiang , Shanghai

Destinations: Lijiang - Shanghai

Activities:

Free to make your own arrangements until be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai.

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 12Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai

Activities: Morning sightseeing begins at Jade Buddha Temple and the Yuyuan Garden in the old town of Shanghai, which is based on the original walled city established in the 11th century. Afternoon to The Bund, the waterfront which shows Shanghai in early 1930s and then you can stroll or shop in the Nanjing Road. At night enjoy a wonderful Huangpu River Night Cruise. Huangpu River, is the name for grand Yangtze River Shanghai section where it joins in the East China Sea. It divides the Bund into two sections, Pu Dong and Pu Xi which means "east of river" and "west of river". Local people honor the Huangpu as their Mother River, and as you view the lights and spectacle from the deck during your cruise, you will understand why.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 13Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai

Activities: We start the day by visiting Shanghai Museum which is The biggest museum in China, with a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics. The museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings, and calligraphy. Then we head to the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower (also known as the Pearl Tower, for its distinctive shape). The second highest viewing platform provides wonderful views over Shanghai and the Huang Pu River, and those with a good head for heights can choose to buy a ticket to continue on to the very top. In the afternoon, we take a relaxing walk to the Old French concession region. The area, which dates from the French Colonial period, is home to many of the city's best restaurants. It is a great area for weekend strolling or to find a delicious food in the heart of downtown.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 14Shanghai

Destinations: Depart from Shanghai

Activities: Your time is your own, until you are ready to be transferred to the airport for your departure.

3Price Policy

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner).
  • Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport tax and fuel fee.
  • Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide for transfers and sightseeing program as indicated in each city.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Service charge and government Taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
  • Hotel room/cruise cabin single supplement.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
  • Fees for entry visa to China.
  • Traveler insurance.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
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

4Things to Do

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Beijing Accommodation

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5Reviews

Reviews (100% / overall satisfaction:)
would
recommend

Ms. Joel Winett

Aug.05, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""
Hello Carol,

We had a great trip. I would definitely recommend CTD.

Having a personal guide and driver is the best way to travel.The arrangements were excellent. I think the choices of cities chosen were just what we wanted to see and the sites were very interesting and worth seeing. I chose some cities to visit but Karen select Kunming (The Stone Forest was worth seeing), Dali (Loved our visit to Lake Lijiang (Loved the visit to the Baisha Township and the Wang Fu Hotel).

We especially like the performance at the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing. Note that we had to pay a small fee to take the cable car up to the Great Wall in Mutianyu.

We appreciated the service of CTD. The best way to see China is with a private guide and driver. You don’t have to stay at 5* hotels so cost is comparable to a group tour and you don’t need to have big meals for dinner since the lunches were quite filling.

CTD is very well organized and the staff is well trained. The CTD web site with the references from people who used their service convinced me that COT was the organization we wanted.

Regards,

Joel Winett
New Zealand
would
recommend

Ms. Adrien Albert

Jul.28, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""
Dear James,

Thank you for arranging a very enjoyable tour in China. In general, we were very happy with the quality of your service and below are details of each city's service.

The guides offered excellent service, very professional and knowledgeable. They went beyond what was expected of them. They were all marvelous and really helped us we just could not fault them. They really helped us to understand the Chinese culture. No disappointment but we did have to ask them to talk a little slower but once they got use to us no problem.

The service attitude of the driver was great & very helpful. The car was clean and well maintained.

Our hotels were all very clean and comfortable, with helpful staff and good facilities. All had fantastic locations (particularly in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xian). The meals were larger than we expected and generally very good.

I am from the U.K. and have worked and lived overseas for many years. I travel a lot and I have never hired a tour company before. I wasn't too happy about having to hire one for China. I did a lot of research before deciding on China Travel Depot. Your company is very well organized and professional. I fully endorse it.

Best Regards,
Adrien Albert,
U. K.
would
recommend

Ms. Meg and Vanessa

Jul.14, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
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Dear Carol,

I really should have written to you sooner to thank you so much for organizing such a fantastic China tour for Vanessa and myself.

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute of our stay in your most beautiful country.

All the guides were very knowledgeable and friendly which helped to make our stay so memorable, through our tour, we travelled Beijing, Lijiang, Xi'an, Kunming and Shanghai. In Beijing and Xian, we felt both the unique Chinese historical wonders and beautiful landscape, in shanghai we could compare ancient civilization with modern progress. While in Yunnan, we enjoyed the local ethnic folk customs as well as beautiful scenery. Really a terrific tour!

So here, please accept our very grateful thanks once again.
Love and regards,

Meg and Vanessa
England

6Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers

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Jan. 16,2013 18:33

Asked by Ms.amanda (South Africa)

please send me pricing
Good Day Please assist with a quote for 2 adults when this tour would be best to go on. anytime of the year. please also send a seperate breakdown of the flights price + the accomodation etc
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