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11 Days Tour to China Metropolis

Destinations: Beijing-Shanghai-Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong
Duration: 11 Days
Tour Code: TBT-CH-Classic-14
Tour Type: Independent Private
Price from: US$ 1337
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    Tour Map

  • Badaling Great Wall

    Badaling Great Wall

  • Beijing Temple of Heaven

    Beijing Temple of Heaven

  • Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple Night View

    Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple Night View

  • Shanghai World Finance Center

    Shanghai World Finance Center

  • Guangzhou Temple of the Six Banyan Trees

    Guangzhou Temple of the Six Banyan Trees

  • Shenzhen Splendid China

    Shenzhen Splendid China

  • Hong Kong Aberdeen

    Hong Kong Aberdeen

Summary:

Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the economically and culturally developed key cities of China, are outstanding representatives to feature the inner spirits of this ancient country. In this days tour, TCT is pleased to introduce those 5 metropolises for you, but actually, each of them has double take. You can enjoy your great swim in the history ocean by visiting the solemn Palaces, majestic Great Wall and ancient Garden, time-carved dwellings. But those skyscrapers, fashionable constructions and crowed but individual folks, just remain you that, this very place is not indulge in its past, but as a leading economical strength, is forging ahead. Follow us, from north to south, from inner land to coastal area, to experience the newly developing China that still maintains its brilliant ancient glories.

Day 1

Arrival Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing
 

Day 2

Beijing
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Peking Opera is available for your optional night entertainment. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
 

Day 3

Beijing
The star attraction of China is its Great Wall, a massive defensive structure built to keep intruders from entering the mainland. Today you will have the opportunity to traverse the ancient steps of Badaling Great Wall, then driving to the nearby Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.  Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
 

Day 4

Beijing    Shanghai
In the morning, take a Hutong Tour by rickshaw to visit the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing. Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Shanghai in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
 

Day 5

Shanghai
Today’s sightseeing will start with a visiting to Jade Buddha Temple and Yuyuan Garden the Chinese classic garden in downtown. Then visit the nearby old street. Continue the trip to the new landmark-World Finance Center. After that, you can take a relaxing stroll along along the Bund and Xintiandi - the Bar Street. Traditional Dim-sum Banquet and Acrobatics are available for your optional lunch and night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
 

Day 6

Shanghai    Guangzhou
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Guangzhou. On arrival, your local guide will meet you at the airport, you will then be driven to the hotel for check-in. You can take a good rest in the afternoon or, if you are willing, can enjoy a relaxing stroll in Yuexiu Park, the largest park in Guangzhou City with luxuriant trees and colorful flowers. Tonight, a Pearl River Night Cruise is available for an optional activity. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guangzhou
 

Day 7

Guangzhou
Today, you will take a city highlight tour of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, Temple of Chen Family, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and Shamian Island.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guangzhou
 

Day 8

Guangzhou    Shenzhen
In the morning, you will take a train to Shenzhen (about 1 hour by D-train). Then begin your explore of Shenzhen. Firstly, you will visit the Splendid China. After lunch, visit the China Folk Culture Village. At night, Dances between China Dragon & Phoenix is available as your optional night show (at your own expense).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shenzhen
 

Day 9

Shenzhen    Hong Kong
Today, you will leave Shenzhen for Hong Kong, this busy, modern but still very traditional city. You will first be transferred to Shenzhen Airport then take the direct bus from there to Hong Kong. On arrival, you will be greeted at the bus station by your tour guide and transferred to hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Hong Kong
 

Day 10

Hong Kong
Today, enjoy your highlight city tour to Victoria Peak, Aberdeen and Repulse Bay.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Hong Kong


Day 11

Departure Hong Kong
Recognizing that Hong Kong is a destination that begs to be explored on your own, we have planned no activities before transfer you to the airport for board the flight to the next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Day 1

Arrival Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing

Beijing, China's capital and one of the great travel destinations of the World, offers sights and cultural relics found no where else on Earth. The city has a character all its own; there are quadrangles, small alleys, tricycle, boiled mutton, roasted duck, arts and crafts, Peking Opera, The Great Wall, the 2008 Olympics venue and a vibrancy that is the distinctive flavor of Beijing.
 

Day 2

Beijing
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Peking Opera is available for your optional night entertainment. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Tian'anmen SquareAs the biggest city center square in the world, Tian’anmen Square covering 44 hectares in the heart of Beijing. It is the place where history-changing events and ceremonies occurred. A few steps away, come to visit the Forbidden City, which was the Imperial Palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and, it is one of the largest, and certainly the most completely restored, ancient architectural complex in the world. Walk in the footsteps of Emperors; come to the museum and see with your eyes, and feel with your hearts; you’ll begin understand what life in this richest of feudal realms was like for the Imperial Rulers, their concubines and their slaves.

After enjoying a delicious lunch, continue on to the Temple of Heaven. Departing from the Imperial vermilion and gold hues of the Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven is decorated in blue, the color of the Heavens. The perfect harmony between the architectural environment and nature can be felt here; you might easily imagine the vivid spectacle of a great sacrifice to the Heavens for a good harvest. The magnificent Hall of Prayer of Good Harvest is one of the most important and impressive building in China.

In the evening, we offer you an opportunity to enjoy Peking Opera. Expert performers convey powerful emotions to the audience through song, dance, facial make-up, exquisite masks and costume, skilled use of body language and sympathetically integrated musical accompaniment. 
 

Day 3

Beijing
The star attraction of China is its Great Wall, a massive defensive structure built to keep intruders from entering the mainland. Today you will have the opportunity to traverse the ancient steps of Badaling Great Wall, then driving to the nearby Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.  Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Badaling Great WallBadaling Great Wall is located 75km northwest of Beijing. The construction of the Great Wall began in the 5th century BC and is one of the greatest construction projections in all of human history. The Great Wall has a total length of over 6,700km, and Badaling is one of the best-preserved and most accessible sections.
 
Then, you will have chance to visit the Ming Tombs which located in the northern suburbs of Beijing. Altogether there are thirteen tombs of Ming Dynasty Emperors from the period after the capital was moved from Nanjing to Beijing. You’ll visit the Changling Tomb, burial site of Emperor Yong Le, the biggest and first built at this historic site. The Lingsi Palace in Changling Tomb's second yard really deserves a visit. This is unique, a magnificent palace made of camphor wood. The ceiling is colorfully painted and supported by sixteen solid camphor posts. The floor is decorated with gold bricks. 

For today’s optional dinner, how about taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck, as it is the best-known dish in Beijing. It is very tender and unforgettably delicious. You’ll visit a local restaurant to enjoy a full meal and learn the proper way to experience Peking Roasted Duck. From the whole roasted duck to the soup of duck bones, you'll enjoy a banquet made from every part of the duck. Moreover, the chef will demonstrate his skill of cutting the skin of the duck for your entertainment.
 

Day 4

Beijing    Shanghai
In the morning, take a Hutong Tour by rickshaw to visit the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing. Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Shanghai in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Beijing HutongIf exploring the Forbidden City has improved your understanding of the lifestyles of China’s ancient Imperial Court, then this relaxing Hutong Tour will give you an insight into the lives of ordinary Chinese people and reveal their social culture in today's Beijing City. The narrow streets of old Beijing are known as Hutongs. You’ll take a rickshaw tour along the Hutongs and see the 100-year-old houses, courtyards and a vanishing way of life in today’s Beijing.

Although Shanghai is a busy city lined up by tall buildings and one of the most populated cities in the country, it still has scenic ancient sites reminding the rich history of old Shanghai.
 

Day 5

Shanghai
Today’s sightseeing will start with a visiting to Jade Buddha Temple and Yuyuan Garden the Chinese classic garden in downtown. Then visit the nearby old street. Continue the trip to the new landmark-World Finance Center. After that, you can take a relaxing stroll along along the Bund and Xintiandi - the Bar Street. Traditional Dim-sum Banquet and Acrobatics are available for your optional lunch and night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Xintiandi Today you'll find a Buddhism shrine - Jade Buddha Temple, which is located in a crowd of Shanghai City. It was first built in 1882 in Jiangwan on the southern outskirts of Shanghai. In order to make it convenient for the adherents to visit, it was bodily moved to Shanghai City at the present sire in 1918. It is named for its two bejeweled white jade Buddha. It receives thousands of visitors and worshipers everyday while keeps its sanctity and charming. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying the excellent skill and extraordinary art of Chinese people.

Yuyuan Garden has a lot of stories for it was severely damaged in the 19th century and was restored in 1961. This garden was first built in the 16th century by provincial governor, Pan Yunduan, in honor of his father who was the then government minister. It has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways. The delicate design and exquisite layout of the whole garden reveals a strong impression of 'garden in the garden, whole in the part.

Shanghai World Finance Center is a super tall skyscraper in Pudong New Area. It is a mixed use skyscraper which consists of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls on the ground floors. On 14 September 2007 the skyscraper was topped out at 492.0 meters (1,614.2 feet) and became the second tallest building in the world; as well as the tallest structure on mainland China, including Hong Kong. It is currently the world's tallest completed building by roof. On 28 August 2008, the SWFC officially opened for business.

Then it comes to the Bund, the showcase with the old buildings of colonial-era leftover along Huangpu River. The renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. The word BUND is of Anglo-India origin meaning embankment on the waterfront. It is also the popular site to enjoy the night view of the city.

Xintiandi is a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area of Shanghai, China. It is composed of an area of restored traditional shikumen (stone gate) houses on narrow alleys, a modern shopping mall with a cinema complex, and some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants. Most of the cafes and restaurants feature both indoor and outdoor seatings. Xintiandi has an active nightlife on weekdays as well as weekends, though romantic settings are more common than loud music and dance places. Xintiandi means "New Heaven and Earth", and is considered one of the first lifestyle centers in China.

Shanghai offers colorful recreations with rich contents and creative form. Your night may be filled with an interactive old form of art known as the Acrobatics. Those professional performers have been trained of as early as age six or seven so that they can play so well and excellent. It definitely will be an unforgettable night in your memory.
 

Day 6

Shanghai    Guangzhou
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Guangzhou. On arrival, your local guide will meet you at the airport, you will then be driven to the hotel for check-in. You can take a good rest in the afternoon or, if you are willing, can enjoy a relaxing stroll in Yuexiu Park, the largest park in Guangzhou City with luxuriant trees and colorful flowers. Tonight, a Pearl River Night Cruise is available for an optional activity. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guangzhou

Yuexiu ParkGuangzhou is a civilized ancient city with a history of more than 2200 years, the same age as the ancient city of Rome in Italy. It was also the earliest trade port in China that opened to the world and was the starting port of the “silk road” on the sea since the Han and Tang Dynasties. The city is now the capital of Guangdong province, you can see there ultra-modern hotels and office blocks rub shoulders with traditional temples, wet markets and historic buildings.

Yuexiu Park, originally was Yuexiu Hill, is the largest park in Guangzhou City with an area of 920,000 square meters. Inside the park, there are luxuriant trees and colorful flowers. Every year, the Spring Festival Flower Fair is hold here when the festival is approaching, besides the there is Chrysanthemum Exhibition in autumn. In the park, visitors can find a large stadium, which can hold more than 30,000 audiences, the Stone Sculpture of Five Rams which is the symbol of Guangzhou City, Zhenhai Tower, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and the ancient city walls built in the Ming Dynasty.

The Pearl River is the third longest river in China and the night cruise out of Guangzhou is an excursion no to be missed. Originating from Bai'etan, the boat will take you east to Guangzhou Bridge and south to Baihe Cave. On this leisure and romantic two-hour trip, you will see millions of lights of the city and colorfully-decorated lanterns shining along the river.
 

Day 7

Guangzhou
Today, you will take a city highlight tour of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, Temple of Chen Family, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and Shamian Island.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guangzhou

Quiet Shamian IslandDr. Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall is one of the most important historic buildings in Canton. It is built to honor Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great architect of Chinese revolution. The hall was constructed between 1929 and 1931, on the site of the former Presidential Palace.

Temple of Chen Family is one of the most culturally unique complexes in Southern China. Built in the 1890s, the complex is comprised of 19 buildings which are known for great decorations, woodcarvings, and iron castings and so on.

With the famous Thousand-Buddha Pagoda standing in the temple, the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liurong si) enshrines three Buddhist statuses in its Grand Hall, which were cast in the Qing Dynasty in 1663. In the Sixth Ancestor Hall, visitors can find a copper statue of Huineng, the sixth founder of a sect of Buddhism.  

Shamian Island is a sandbank island in the Liwan District of Guangzhou city. The territory was divided into two concessions given to France and the United Kingdom by the Qing Dynasty government in the 19th century. The island is a historical area that serves as a tranquil reminder of the colonial European period, with quiet pedestrian avenues flanked by trees and lined by historical buildings in various states of upkeep. The island now is the location of several hotels, a youth hostel, restaurants and tourist shops selling curios and souvenirs.
 

Day 8

Guangzhou    Shenzhen
In the morning, you will take a train to Shenzhen (about 1 hour by D-train). Then begin your explore of Shenzhen. Firstly, you will visit the Splendid China. After lunch, visit the China Folk Culture Village. At night, Dances between China Dragon & Phoenix is available as your optional night show (at your own expense).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shenzhen

Splendid ChinaShenzhen, the one-time small fishing village, was singled out by the then Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1978 to be developed into a Special Economic Zone. Apart from its rapid commercial development, it is named the “International Green City” in the Green Oscars in 2000 and has become the most popular weekend escape for Hong Kong people. Shenzhen is the sister city of Brisbane, Australia since 1992.

If your time is tight and you can’t squeeze in a tour of China, a visit to this theme park - Splendid China is the answer! It showcases major tourist attractions-perfectly reproduced in miniature-and “houses” 24 ethnic villages on site while demonstrations of traditional customs, arts and crafts take place daily. In addition, more than 500 artistes perform every night at the dazzling evening show.
 

Day 9

Shenzhen    Hong Kong
Today, you will leave Shenzhen for Hong Kong, this busy, modern but still very traditional city. You will first be transferred to Shenzhen Airport then take the direct bus from there to Hong Kong. On arrival, you will be greeted at the bus station by your tour guide and transferred to hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a bustling and vibrant destination boasting a rich blend of Chinese and European traditions. Visitors to this “Pearl of the Orient” will experience breathtaking views from Victoria Peak, the uniqueness of Aberdeen’s Floating Community, and the offerings at Stanley Market. It would be hard to find a more exiting city than Hong Kong. Set among beautiful natural surroundings it has all the benefits of a thriving and vibrant commercial center home to shopping like no place
 

Day 10

Hong Kong
Today, enjoy your highlight city tour to Victoria Peak, Aberdeen and Repulse Bay.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Hong Kong

Repulse BayVictoria Peak is Hong Kong’s premier visitor attraction, providing magnificent harbor and city views. You will experience the dazzling panorama of Hong Kong Island, the Victoria Harbor, the Kowloon Peninsula and hills beyond. By night, you are thrilled to the neon-light skyline. What’s more, the Peak offers visitors a multitude of fantastic entertainment, dining and shopping options.

Aberdeen is also located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island. It is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. The traditional lifestyle is dramatically juxtaposed against a modern high-rise community that spreads up the nearby hillsides. To get a close-up look at the Aberdeen way of life, many visitors take a sampan ride. In the evenings, any others prefer to take in the view from the floating seafood restaurant anchored there.

The wide and wave-lapped beach - Repulse Bay is popular with locals and visitors alike and great for sandy strolls early morning or at sunset when all is at peace. As well as sun, sea and sand, there are plenty of diversions nearby. The former colonial style Repulse Bay Hotel and the ornate Life Guard Club built in traditional Chinese style is all there for you to explore.


Day 11

Departure Hong Kong
Recognizing that Hong Kong is a destination that begs to be explored on your own, we have planned no activities before transfer you to the airport for board the flight to the next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

JAN, FEB, DEC MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
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1 person   3418   3976   4325
2-5 persons 2126 2607 2405 3164 2579 3513
6-9 persons 1650 2131 1929 2688 2103 3037
10 persons & above 1337 1771 1582 2262 1766 2629
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   3459   3834   4415
2-5 persons 2169 2648 2356 3022 2647 3604
6-9 persons 1692 2172 1880 2546 2171 3128
10 persons & above 1380 1812 1534 2120 1820 2692
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   3658   4209   4886
2-5 persons 2268 2847 2543 3397 2882 4075
6-9 persons 1792 2371 2067 2921 2406 3599
10 persons & above 1514 2037 1763 2534 2095 3198

Remarks:
1.The prices quoted here are only valid from March 1, 2011 to March 1, 2012. TCT reserves the right to adjust the prices of any portion of the tour due to the reasons beyond our control without prior notice.
2.All quotation is in US dollar (per person), and based on the exchange rate between CNY and USD in effect at the time of publishing. It is subject to change.
3.The quotation on our website is also subject to change during some Chinese festivals, national holidays, fairs or events, when hotels may levy higher rates which will be advised on a case by case basis.
4.The availabilities of rooms, flights and etc. are subject to change until the actual booking is been made.
5.Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary needs should be subjected to reconfirm upon your arrival. We would put on your request to the Hotel.
 
Price includes:
1. Airport/railway station welcome and private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
2. Domestic airfare of economic class or train ticket(s) as mentioned in the itinerary. Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge are included.
3. Accommodation (if include Yangtze cruiser) based on two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate (S.SUPP in above price table). A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar one.
4. Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
5. All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of TopChinaTravel. TCT will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
6. Travel insurance.
7. Government taxes.
 
Price excludes:
1.Round way International airfare or train tickets, unless otherwise noted.
2.Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
3.Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
4.Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5.Optional meals and shows mentioned in the itinerary, which will be added up if the clients desire to take the activities.
6.Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of TopChinaTravel and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
7.Any items not specified in the plan.

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