11 Days Classic China Winter Tour

Tour Route: Beijing, Harbin, Xian, Shanghai

Private Tour
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals: No meals
Day 2 Beijing

Today you will discover all of Beijing's Imperial treasures. The Temple of Heaven, a great historical site in Beijing, where you can witness the local people's interesting morning life.

Walk through Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and grandest public plazas in the world. Then enter within the imposing walls of the Forbidden City for an extensive tour through this vast complex of palaces, pavilions and courtyards as your engaging guide illuminates the dramatic history of the Emperor who once resided here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Beijing

Today Beijing highlights to the Great Wall of Mutianyu Section, which is one of the great wonders in the world and the symbol of China. You may choose to take the cable car up & down the wall or hiking to climb the "ancient" wall. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Cloisonné Factory and learn about the local traditional Art Culture. Drive back to the city and have a Hutongs tour by a 3-wheel rickshaw and then visit a local family living in a Siheyuan (Chinese quadrangles) in the Hutong to see the local Beijing People's lifestyle. After that, drive back to the hotel and free at leisure in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Beijing to Harbin

In the morning, meet the guide and drive to the airport for the flight to Harbin.
Upon arrival at Harbin in the afternoon, be met at the Harbin Airport and transferred to the hotel (check in if room available) for a short rest. In the late afternoon, you will be heading to one of the highlights of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival - Ice Lantern Art Fair at Zhaolin Park. The magical and extraordinary ice lanterns and sculptures have literally made the place an icy fairyland.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Harbin

Morning guide tour to visit the Saint Sofia Church and the Central Street, and then drive to the Sun Island Park to enjoy the enormous snow sculptures. In the afternoon, proceed to the Siberian Tiger Park, where you will be caged in a specially protected bus to visit the tigers. Late afternoon, you will be heading to the highlight of this tour as well as the highlight of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival - Ice and Snow World. The magical and extraordinary ice lanterns and sculptures have literally made the place an icy fairyland.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Harbin to Xi'an

In the morning, visit Heilongjiang Provincial Museum. Later visit the Stalin Park, watch winter swimming performance and take part in some ice activities (e.g. snowmobile driving, tyre sliding or take the horse/dog drawn sled etc.- optional activities with own expense). After that, transfer to the airport and take the afternoon flight to Xi'an.
On arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfst, Lunch
Day 7 Xi'an

After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive to visit the Xi'an Daqin Terra-Cotta & Lacquer Furniture Art Factory. In the factory, you can see the process of how to make Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Continue drive to visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20th century; an army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at Emperor Qin's tomb since 2200 year ago. In the afternoon, drive to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Xi'an to Shanghai

Morning transfer to visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, one impressive museum housing more than 370,000 pieces of historical relics. Followed pay a visit to the Ancient City Wall, the best-kept and biggest city walls in China. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Shanghai

Morning visit the Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. After lunch, we will walk down the Bund along the Huangpu River to visit the most bustling shopping street in Shanghai - Nanjing Road.
Optional night activity: Chinese acrobatics show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Shanghai

In the morning, meet the guide and drive to visit the nearby Zhujiajiao Water Town and learn about the local Yangtze Delta people’s lifestyle. After lunch, drive back to the city and pay a visit to the Jiangnan Silk Workshop and free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Shanghai Exit

Free at leisure until meet the guide and transfer to the airport for the flight back to your sweet home.Trip ends.

Meals: Breakfast
It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

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