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    China 8 Nights (BXS-C) (code: BXS-C)

Duration:   9 Days 8 Nights
Cities:   Beijing-Xian-Shanghai
Tour Type:   Group tour of fixed departure dates
Tansport:   International flights included
Hotels(local):   4 stars+
Deal:   From AU$2199 per person
Full Itinerary   Availability & Prices   Special Remarks
Day 1: Arrival at Beijing Hotel:Holiday Inn Express Beijing Airport Zone or similar ( 4 stars )  

Welcome to China! Meet local tour guide upon arrival at Beijing airport. A comfortable transfer will take you to hotel. Free for the rest of the day!
* Travel date may be one day earlier, depending on airlines or departure city.

Day 2: Beijing ( B'fast + Lunch ) Hotel:Holiday Inn Express Beijing Airport Zone or similar ( 4 stars )  

Start your day off with a visit to Tiannamen Square, one of the most spectacular public plazas in the world. Continue to the Forbidden City, a 15th-century palace complex which now houses a museum full of collections from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Then you will be free for the rest of the day, or choose to join optional tour as follows(multiple choice is possible).
Optional Tour #1 (AU$30/p): Take a
rickshaw ride along Beijing Hutongs and visit a local family
Optional Tour #2 (AU$60/p): Visit
Temple of Heaven and learn how to practice Tai Chi boxing
Optional Tour #3 (AU$30/p):  Dinner of Peking Duck
Optional Tour #4 (AU$60/p):  Night performance: Kung Fu Legend




Day 3: Beijing ( B'fast + Lunch ) Hotel:Holiday Inn Express Beijing Airport Zone or similar ( 4 stars )  

After enjoying your breakfast, head north of the city to visit the famous Juyong Pass segment of the Great Wall of China. Surrounded by beautiful rugged mountains, this part of the wall stands out for its stunning Cloud Platform gate – a white marble fortification standing at 9.5 metres tall. Make a stop at the largest Jade carving factory in Beijing to learn how Jade was used to create finest ornaments for Chinese imperial dynasties. Visit the site of the 2008 Olympic Games and marvel at structures such as the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, then unwind with a stop at a traditional Chinese medicine centre.
Optional tours are as follows(multiple choice is possible).
Optional Tour #1 (AU$60/p): visit
Summer Palace and scenic Houhai area
Optional Tour #2 (AU$30/p):
Hot pot dinner



Day 4: Beijing-Xian ( B'fast ) Hotel:Holiday Inn Express Xi'an North or similar ( 4 stars )  

After breakfast, take bullet train from Beijing to Xian. Meet local guide upon arrival and check in your Xian hotel.  Tonight spend some leisure time on Muslim Street. In early days of Tang Dynasty(618-907), many Arabian merchants traveled along Silk Road and stopped to settle down in Xian, the by-then capital city. Xian's Muslim community got to expand much since then. Muslim Street is now the hub of Muslim community in Xian and also an ideal place for visitors in search of local mouth-watering food and characteristic souvenirs. Dinner would be on your own exploration of cuisine in the street.

Day 5: Xian ( B'fast + Lunch ) Hotel:Holiday Inn Express Xi'an North or similar ( 4 stars )  

Visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses this morning. It is deemed as the eighth wonder of the world. Lunch will be typical Xian dishes and you would also see how the most famous Biang Biang Noodles are made.
After lunch, take a stroll along
Xian City Wall, the world’s most well-preserved city wall and and also one of the most magnificent ancient military defense systems.  A terracotta sculpture shop is also on today’s visiting list.
Optional Tour(AU$68/p):
Xian Dumpling Banquet + Tang Dynasty Singing & Dancing Show.

Day 6: Xian ( B'fast ) Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Xi'an North or similar ( 4 stars )  

Free day on your own. Or you may choose to join the following optional tours (multiple choice is possible):
Optional Tour (AU$90/p):
Shaanxi History Museum + Big Wild Goose Pagoda.  (minimum 4 people)

Day 7: Xian - Shanghai ( B'fast + Lunch ) Hotel: Borrman Hotel (Shanghai Pudong International Airport) or similar ( 4 stars )  

Leave Xian for Shanghai  (by flight or bullet train; subject to the arrangement of local agent). Get pick-up upon arrival at Shanghai and drive to tour the Bund area.
Optional Tour (AU$45/p): Night cruise on Huangpu River



Day 8: Shanghai ( B'fast ) Hotel: Borrman Hotel (Shanghai Pudong International Airport) or similar ( 4 stars )  

The day is yours to discover exciting Shanghai as you wish. Or you may choose to join the following optional tours (multiple choice is possible):

Optional Tour #1 (AU$110/p):  Half-day tour of Zhujiajiao Water Town  (incl. lunch) (minimum size: 4 people)
Optional Tour #2 (AU$110/p): Jinmao Tower + Asia-Pacific Plaza


Day 9: Depart from Shanghai ( B'fast )   

Free at your own leisure till the hotel check-out time (before 12:00 noon). Free transfer from hotel to airport will be available. Typically you would arrive at your home city the next day, depending on airlines or your home city.