China: Trace Imperial To Modern-Day China

9 days Beijing,Xi'an,Shanghai luxury tour

From $ 1500 USD/pax
From $ 1500 USD
EXCELLENT

7 reviews
5 Reviews
4.8

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Beijing

Beijing
4days
Forbidden City, Great Wall

Xi'an
2days
Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Shanghai
3days
Yuyuan Garden, Jinmao Tower

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Shanghai

Highlights

  • Hotel: 4 Stars
  • Attractions: 18+
  • Destinations: 3
  • Age: All Age
  • Comfort: Relaxed
  • Style: Cultural & Historical

Discover the different facets of the country, from the imperial to modern-day China.

Worry-free pick-up service in each city

Discover the different facets of the country, from the imperial to modern-day China, from Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses before 2200 years ago in Xi’an to Jinmao Tower in Shanghai, the third tallest in the world until 2007.

Enjoy Beijing Opera, the quintessence of Chinese culture.

Stroll through the streets of Beijing on a Sidecar to have a first insight of the contrast between the modern and old Beijing and give you an overall idea of the city.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Beijing

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      The Orchid (Beijing)  

    • Meals:

      None
    • Activity:

      Today arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Your driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Your room is a small hotel located at the heart of the city. The rest of the day is free.

      Option: You will have the opportunity to stroll through the streets of Beijing on a Sidecar to have a first insight of the contrast between the modern and old Beijing and give you an overall idea of the city. (not included in the quotation).

      Included: Driver for the pick up.

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  • Day 2 - The Temple of Heaven's story

    • Accommodation:

      The Orchid (Beijing)  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      This morning you will visit the Temple of Heaven, known as "a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design". It was where the emperor came every winter solstice to worship Heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. Then you will go to Tiananmen square which is located at the heart of the capital, and see he Imperial Palace, known as the Forbidden City, which has seen 24 emperors altogether from the Ming to the Qing dynasties. Finally, end your afternoon with a walk in Jingshan Park to get an impressive view on the Forbidden City and Beijing Opera.

      Included : Driver, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees.

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  • Day 3 - The awesome Mutianyu Great Wall of China

    • Accommodation:

      The Orchid (Beijing)  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      This morning your driver (without guide) will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the Mutianyu portion of the Great Wall of China. This impressive wall runs China from West to east, the lengh around 5000 to 6000km.

      Included : driver, entrance fees.

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  • Day 4 - Nice walk in the Summer Palace

    • Accommodation:

      The Orchid (Beijing)  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      In the morning your driver and your tour guide will bring you to visit the Summer Palace where you will discover the covered gallery, the big parc, Kunming lake and the dispelling cloud pavillion. In the afternoon you will visit the Lama Temple and Confucius Temple, both located in the hutongs.

      Included : Driver, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees.

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  • Day 5 - Take a flight to ​Xi'An

    • Accommodation:

      Mercure (Xi'an)  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      This morning your driver will pick you up at your hotel and will drive you to the airport to take your flight to Xi'An. Your tour guide will meet you and guide you through the Big wild goose Pagoda which was built in 652 A.D. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures, which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang. Then head to the Great Mosque, one of the best conserved in China, and finish your day by trying out the local snacks in the snack street.

      Included : Driver, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees.

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  • Day 6 - Departure to Shanghai after several interesting visits

    • Accommodation:

      Astor House (Shanghai)  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      This morning you will go to the unparalleled highlight Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses at the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor in China, and Huaqing Hot Springs, the imperial Winter Villa in Tang Dynasty. This afternoon stroll on the city wall. It is possible to rent bikes there (not included in the pricing) then take your flight to Shanghai.

      Included : Driver, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees.

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  • Day 7 - An agreeable promenade in the ​Yuyuan Garden

    • Accommodation:

      Astor House (Shanghai)  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Start your day with the famous Yuyuan Garden, also called "Eastern Garden", a typical classical Chinese garden. The finely structured pavilions, winding cloisters, decorated walls and crystal pond together make the garden a charming and tranquil land in the bustling city. Then head to Shanghai Old Town and visit the Jade Buddha Temple, which is one of the  Shanghai must-see attractions, and is still active with 70 resident monks at last count. In order to make it convenient for the adherents to visit, it was bodily moved to Shanghai City in 1918. After that you will go to the Bund area which is the quintessential of Shanghai. Finally, you will see the Jinmao Tower which symbolizes Shanghai emerging into the 21st century. It was the tallest building in the country and third tallest in the world until 2007, with an east-meets-west design signifying Shanghai's emergence as a modern city,

      Included : Driver, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees.

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  • Day 8 - free day at Shanghai

    • Accommodation:

      Astor House (Shanghai)  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      This day is for your own activity. Enjoy your nice free day in Shanghai!

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  • Day 9 - End of the travel

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Free day till your driver picks you up to bring you to the airport to take your international flight.

      Inclusions : Driver for the drop off.

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Accommodation

The Orchid (Beijing)

No. 65 Baochao Hutong, Gulou East Street, Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing, China, 100009

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 26.4km Airports
  2. 6.6km Public Transport
  3. 6.4km Center
Why This Hotel:

Well-placed in the sightseeing, culture, restaurants area of Beijing city

Excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions

Ideal venue to serve both family and leisure purposes

Mercure (Xi'an)

319 Dong Xin Street, City Center, Xian, China, 710004

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 36km Airports
  2. 2.9km Public Transport
  3. 2.8km Center
Why This Hotel:

located in the historical Renmin Square

5-minute drive from Xi'an Railway Station

Popular pick for both business and leisure travelers

Astor House (Shanghai)

15 Huangpu Road, The Bund and North Bund, Shanghai, China

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 25km Airports
  2. 4.1km Public Transport
  3. 0.8km Center
Why This Hotel:

Situated on Huangpu Road, is located near the Oriental Pearl

Within close proximity to a myriad of shopping and entertainment areas in addition to historic attractions

Perfect for travelers that want affordable accommodation

    PRICE INCLUDES

    Hotel with breakfast

    English tour guide if mentioned

    Private driver if mentioned

    Entrance fees as mentioned

    PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    Visa

    International and domestic flights

    Train tickets

    Tips to the driver and tour guide

    The room before 14pm and after 12 Supplement for early or late pick up/ drop off before 7am and after 10pm

    Additional insurance

5 Reviews
4.8

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  • Quinlan
    4.8

    Very good trip and a once in a life time opportunity. It is a lot of money, but is money well spent and a holiday you will remember for the rest of your life!

  • Robin
    4.7

    I really enjoyed seeing the great wall of China and also the terracotta warriors as these are some of the top tourist attractions in China. UME Trave really do make sure that these days are something special for you and will give you English speaking tour guide's who know everything there is to know about the great wall and the terracotta warriors. Just ask them any question you like!!

  • Valarie
    5.0

    We visited China in December. Every key spot is well marked and perhaps because we were there in December, it wasn't very crowded. The most impressive spot is the wall in Xi’an. The wall itself is quite wide and you can ride cycles or take the electric buggy around. It is a new experience.

  • Barbie
    4.8

    This trip has many highlights, but for me it was seeing the Terracotta Army - absolutely amazing & took my breath away! The Great Wall is also a site to behold seeing it stretch for miles and miles! The Forbidden City and Palace in Beijing is impressive but so vast. If you want to travel to China, be prepared for a bit of a culture shock in China.

  • Wally
    4.6

    A great introduction to China. This is a busy trip with a lot of travel, but an excellent way to see the main highlights the country has to offer. The few days in Shanghai at the end of the trip were highly enjoyable and provide a welcome contrast to the week spent in China.

Service

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Professional Guides & Drivers

    We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Local Available 7/24

    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Warm Welcome Kits

    We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.

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