CGT-01 : Essence Tour of China

9 Days Group Tour of Beijing/Xi'an/Shanghai

From: $ 899


  1. Classic tour for your first visit to China.
  2. Golden Triangle of China tour destinations; ancient and modern miracles.
  3. Mysterious Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Terra-cotta Army to be discovered.
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  • Great Hall of the People

    Day 1Arrive in Beijing

    Upon your arrival in Beijing, your private and professional English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at Beijing Capital International Airport, and then we will use private vehicle to transfer you to the hotel where you can have a good rest and get ready for the trip of the next day.

    Meals: None

    Accommodation: Mercure Beijing Downtown

  • Grand Forbidden City

    Day 2 Beijing

    After western buffet breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer you to feel the glory of Tian’anmen Square and the magnificence of Forbidden City. A place could be just historic, or only extremely beautiful, or merely iconic, but Forbidden City is all three. In the afternoon, you will start for Temple of Heaven . What’s for dinner today? Roast Duck , of course! Panda is a national treasure, and Kongfu is the quintessence of Chinese culture, what will happen when the treasure comes across the quintessence? Let’s watch a special show - Kongfu Show after dinner at Shicha Lake Theater. At last, return to your hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Beijing Roast Duck Dinner

    Accommodation: Mercure Beijing Downtown

  • Hiking on the Great Wall

    Day 3Beijing

    You will start the day by visiting the Great Wall which is one of the most important symbols of China. It is a man-made structure and the construction started over two thousand years ago and finished in about 100 years later. Believe you will be shocked by the spectacle. The first destination in this afternoon will be the Jade Museum where you can buy jade souvenirs. Next, you will have an exterior view of Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) and National Swimming Center (Water Cube). 

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Mercure Beijing Downtown

  • Aged Mao Er Hutong

    Day 4Beijing/Xi’an

    Get up and enjoy a buffet breakfast in the hotel. Later, start for the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace is the most important center of political and diplomatic activities besides the Forbidden City in late Qing Dynasty. After that, you will have some time to shop in a pearl store. After lunch, take an interesting visit to Hutong by rickshaw. Hutong is like an encyclopedia that reflects not only history but also social customs of Beijing. Then you will fly to Xi’an. Similarly, you will be greeted by a private and excellent tour guide when you arrive in Xi’an, and taken to the hotel by the private vehicle.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


  • Spectacular Terra-cotta Warrior Armies

    Day 5Xi’an

    Before you witness the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (Terra-cotta Army Museum), you might have never imagined this country with such long and mysterious history. This morning, we will take you there. Today we will also visit Terra-cotta warriors and horses reproduction factory and know something about the working process of terra cotta figures. Xi’an City Wall with a history of over 600 years is another highlight of today. There you could have a cozy time by walking on the wall or riding a bicycle (p.s.: bicycle renting fee is on your own). Later in a splendid theater, a marvelous Tang Palace Music and Dances show will be presented to you after a delious dumpling banquet.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dumpling Banquet Dinner


  • Statue of Xuanzang in Da Ci'en Temple

    Day 6Xi’an

    You will have a visit to Shaanxi History Museum which houses numerous relics found in this province, and North and South Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda today. Alternatively, you can choose to visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi’an Museum instead. After lunch, you will visit Gao’s Courtyard (Bangyan Mansion) (Bangyan, the second in final imperial examination in ancient times), a typical local residence with a history of 400 years. You will also watch the local folk art - Shadow Play inside. You may immerse yourself in Moslem Quarter in the afternoon, where almost all Xi’an snacks can be found, and stroll around the Bell and Drum Tower Square.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


  • Magnificent sea-crossing bridge in Hangzhou Bay

    Day 7Xi’an/Shanghai

    This morning, you will have to say goodbye to the ancient and modern Xi’an and fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival at the airport, you will meet your well trained tour guide. We will take you to experience Huangpu River and feel the appealing scenery on both sides of the river, The Bund and Lujiazui area.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Radisson Hotel Shanghai Hong Quan

  • Featured architecture in Town God's Temple

    Day 8Shanghai

    After breakfast, visit Shanghai Museum and walk around Nanjing Road. Nanjing Road is the window open to the outside world, and shopping paradise for domestic and oversees tourists. After lunch, you will see Xintiandi Pedestrian Shopping District and Yuyuan Garden as well as the markets around the Town God's Temple. A visit to a silk store will also be arranged. Our flavored dinner will be offered later, followed by an Acrobatics show at Portman Ritz Carlton this evening. You will be transfered back to the hotel afterwards.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Radisson Hotel Shanghai Hong Quan

  • Speedy Maglev Train in Shanghai

    Day 9Depart from Shanghai

    After breakfast, you will have some free time before heading for the airport according to your flight schedule. You may also experience the maglev train. Your wonderful China trip ends here.

    Meals: Breakfast

Service Inclusion:

1. Air-conditioned buses, drivers and guides throughout the itinerary;
2. Well-selected international brand hotel or same level hotel with daily
western breakfasts;
3. Entrance fees to all tourist sites;
4. Authentic Chinese Food served at local best restaurants;
5. Domestic airfare with fuel fee & taxes and relative transfers in China;
6. Services charges and government taxes;
7. Travel liability insurance.

Service Exclusion:

1. Chinese visa application fee;
2. International airfare to and from China;
3. Personal expense like phone rental and laundry charges;
4. Gratuity to guides and drivers.

Note on prices:10 people and above.Additonal cost will occur when a single person occupies a standard room.

10 people and above


  • Asked by Sophia

    Oct 09 , 2016 17:45

    Hi, I want to go to Beijing in this coming December and would like to take the high speed train to Shanghai. Please advise me something.

    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    Oct 10 , 2016 09:45

    Thanks for your message. Kindly notice that you can buy the ticket in the railway station and the fare is about 553 RMB as the minimum. The whole trip will cost 5 or 6 hours. Do you need other service in Beijing & Shanghai? Like excursion, hotel etc. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

  • Asked by Jerry

    Sep 24 , 2016 00:05

    Can you tell me why we always enter via Beijing and exit from Shanghai?

    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    Sep 25 , 2016 10:01

    In the Itinerary, we arranged Beijing as the enter city, and Shanghai as the departure city. That is because this is a much convenient choice compared to other choices. Of course, you can choose other city to enter China, but if to choose other city, the international flight tickets will cost much higher.

  • Asked by myra

    Sep 10 , 2016 23:50


    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    Sep 11 , 2016 10:51

    hi there

  • Asked by Tracy

    Aug 27 , 2016 08:00

    I am interested in this tour does the tour includes flights or just seperate .

    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    Aug 27 , 2016 17:48

    Thank you for your interests in our tours. We are glad to tell you that quotation includes domestic airfare with fuel fee & taxes in China, while the international airfare to and from China are excluded.The detailed terms are on the bottom of the itinerary, any other question about tour pls feel free to contact us Thank you.

  • Asked by Andrew

    Aug 08 , 2016 11:07

    Which is the best season to take this trip?

    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    Aug 11 , 2016 16:10

    Actually it is suitable to visit these golden triangle cities all the year around and sure September and October might be the optimal time in terms of whether conditions.

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