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11-Day Scenic China & Zhangjiajie Tour

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11-Day Scenic China & Zhangjiajie Tour

This is a tour combining history, heritage, modernization and nature of China. Forbidden city, the Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace in capital Beijing will lead you to where ancient China emperors lived, relaxed and worshiped. The Great Wall will amaze you for its magnificence and wonder built thousands of years ago. Marvel at Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an and the karst landscape collection in Zhangjiajie. Soak up the modernized city of Shanghai.

DAY 1

Welcome to Beijing

Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China! Your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at your leisure to ramble in this not-to-miss destination to get touch with the nation's ancient past as well as the China's contemporary culture.

Beijing – 3 Nights
DAY 2

Historical sites of Beijing

On this day you will first visit Tiananmen Square, the largest plaza on earth. Passing through the iconic Tiananmen Gate, then you will get a chance to enjoy a panoramic view of Forbidden City from the Jingshan Park, China’s No.1 palace complex famous for its grand royal buildings, exquisite ornaments and priceless treasures. In the afternoon you will admire the Temple of Heaven and blend with the locals doing exercises inside the huge grounds. Read more

Beijing – 3 Nights
DAY 3

Great Wall at Mutianyu

Without a visit to Great Wall is not a complete Beijing tour. Today you will escape from the crowds and enjoy a leisure walk on the magnificent Great Wall (Mutianyu section, round trip cable car included), the 8th Wonder of the World. Walking on the venerable ramparts, you will amaze at the unbelievable constructions and appealing landscape that surrounds the Wall. And then, visit the Chang Tomb which gives you a real insight into the Chinese mindset. Read more

Beijing – 3 Nights
DAY 4

Summer Palace,Beijing

After breakfast, you will explore the exquisite Summer Palace before drive to the train station with a private vehicle and guide. The high-speed bullet train from Beijing to Xian takes about 5.5 hours ride. Upon arriving in Xian, met and escorted to the hotel by private guide and drive. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out to discover what this amazing city has to offer. Read more

Xian – 2 Nights
DAY 5

Xi'an City Highlights

In the morning, you will venture outside the city, touring the wonders of Terracotta Warriors and Horses with over 8,000 painted life-size warriors and horses in battle-ranked formations and the Xi'an Art Ceramics Factory. In the afternoon, take a walk on the top of the Ancient City Walls which is an ideal way to admire this ancient capital city. Read more

Xi'an – 2 Nights
DAY 6

Last Glance of Xi'an

Your tour begins with Great Mosque, one of China’s largest mosques, and the Muslim Street to admire the exotic religious architecture and Muslim culture. Your Xi'an tour ends at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda before driving to the airport for onward flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon your arrival at Zhangjiajie, met and escorted to the hotel by private guide and drive. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or head out into the city for a little adventure on your own. Read more

Zhangjiajie – 3 Nights
DAY 7

Wulingyuan Scenic Area

After breakfast, you will devote your whole day to Wulingyuan Scenic Area.You will first take Bailong elevator up to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area - the most visited area, where mountains are said to be the source for Avatar’s Hallelujah Mountain. You will then impressed by the First Bridge Under the Sun, Fairy Maiden Presenting Flowers, Imperial Brush Peak. You will end your tour by touring Mt. Tianzi - The Emperor Mountain (including cable car) and Ten-mile Gallery (including round trip train). Read more

Zhangjiajie – 3 Nights
DAY 8

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

After breakfast, you will set off on a walk inside the world’s most beautiful canyon-Golden Whip Stream Canyon (2.5-3 hours). Later´╝îyou will enjoy a leisurely time at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon which is attractive for its cliffs, lakes, caves and streams. The highlight of today is to explore the world’s longest and highest glass-bottom bridge. Read more

Zhangjiajie – 3 Nights
DAY 9

Soul of Zhangjiajie

Today, you will start your to by taking the longest cable car to Tianmen Mountain(also named Heavenly Gate Mountain), It is regarded as the symbol & soul of Zhangjiajie and is the first recorded mountain in history of Zhangjiajie. You can experience the thrilling walkway and cliff-hanging glass skywalk at the height around 1,500 meters above sea level. After the tour, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival in Shanghai, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Read more

Shanghai – 2 Nights
DAY 10

Shanghai City Discovery

Enjoying a Shanghai chronicles visit in the Shanghai Museum for tracing the past, present and future of this charming city from the collections there. Continue to visit the representative of the Chinese classic garden - Yu Garden, and the nearby Yu Market which is a bustling bazaar in old town of Shanghai, follow by a famous Silk workshop. In the late afternoon, you will get a chance to visit the Bund and get a bird's eye view of the modern Shanghai from the Shanghai World Financial Center. Read more

Shanghai – 2 Nights
DAY 11

Shanghai, Departure

Enjoy a leisure time before heading for the airport for your flight back home.

Shanghai – 2 Nights

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Beijing
Day 4
Location Xian
Day 6
Location Zhangjiajie
Day 9
Location Shanghai
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Beijing
Day 4
Location Xian
Day 6
Location Zhangjiajie
Day 9
Location Shanghai
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Beijing
Day 6
Location Zhangjiajie
Day 9
Location Shanghai

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Entrance fees, meals, accommodations; and transportation listed in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing & English-speaking guides as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in each city or area by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide as listed in the itinerary.

Package excludes

  • Flight, accommodation, sightseeing, meal not listed in the itinerary.
  • Visa fees.
  • Personal expenses such as room service, Internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc..
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc..
  • Excess baggage charges & travel insurance.
  • Optional activities and others not mentioned.

More information

  • Single supplement:
  • Economy accommodations:
  • low season: US$275per person
  • shoulder season: US$295 per person
  • High season: US$319 per person
  • Comfortable accommodations:
  • low season: US$373 per person
  • shoulder season: US$429 per person
  • High season: US$453 per person
  • Luxury accommodations:
  • low season: US$626 per person
  • shoulder season: US$703 per person
  • High season: US$776 per person

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Seth Embers, Belgium

I was going to China for two weeks, and as my journey was partly business, partly leisure, I was looking for a company flexible enough to put together a really tailor-made tour. From the start, Odyssey proved to be just what I needed. I filled out the personalized form on the website, and Maggie Yang contacted me less than a day after. She suggested useful tweaks to my planned itinerary. From that moment on, communication was always positive, smooth and efficient.In total, I went from Chongqing to Chengdu and back; from Chongqing to Xi'an; from Xi'an to Shaolin; and from there to Beijing. All of these trips were by train. Now, I had never taken the train in China before, and I had heard some scare stories about how difficult it can be... But Maggie made it a breeze, booking and sending the tickets to me, and explaining in detail how to read them and how Chinese railway stations work. My first guide in Chengdu, Jim Xu, was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and particularly welcoming. While he was only to take me to see the famous Sichuan opera, he went "the extra mile", as he also advised me on out-of-town visits (Qingchengshan, Dujiangyan, etc.) and actively helped me to book tickets at the best rate. Thanks to him, I made the most out of my time in Chengdu.A friend joined me in Xi'an, and we opted for seeing the city by ourselves, without a guide. (Another sign of our tour's flexibility here.) Conversely, we chose to visit the Shaolin Temple with a guide chosen by Odyssey Tours, Jerry Ma. He picked us up at the station, greeting us with good humor, much-needed cold bottles of water, and a wealth of information about Luoyang, Dengfeng and the Shaolin Temple. He made sure that we took the most out of our brief visit there. By the way, Dengfeng was the only city where we stayed at a hotel booked by Odyssey and not on our own; and I must say that it was a very good choice. The hotel was well-situated between kung fu schools, and minutes away by car from the dazzling Shaolin Zen Music Ritual show recommended by our guide.Let me add that when I had a problem with a hotel I had booked on my own (i.e. not through Odyssey) in Beijing, I contacted Maggie, who was able to sort it out. I much appreciated the personal attention I received throughout the trip as needed, and the swift response whenever I had a question or issue (24/7 service)!In sum, Odyssey Tours provides highly personal and flexible service, very useful pre-travel advice on practical matters such as local transportation, tip rates, etc., and has extremely clear, professional and friendly communication – by email, by phone, by mobile chat. After this excellent experience, I'll definitely go back to Odyssey for more Asian journeys! :) Read more

Lucia MacQuarrie, Canada

Thanks to our amazing tour planner Alex Quan of China Odyssey Tours we had an amazing tour of 7 cities in China over 16 days. The guides have perfect English and were attentive to everything we needed, ensuring we were happy with our hotel rooms and that we made it onto the trains and planes, and they explained so much about how China operates and what it is like to live in this hugely populated country. I learned so much, and enjoyed every single tour. They gave us choices along the way, and would make extra stops for specific requests. I did not think we needed this much assistance, as I have traveled several times to Asia, but because so few Chinese people speak English, we appreciated dining suggestions and assistance with finding authentic souvenirs. We chose 5 star hotels, even requested a view of the Bund in Shanghai, and we loved every place we stayed. It was a great 4 person tour. Alex was very quick to respond to each and every email. I would recommend Odyssey Tours to anyone. I have never seen such first class service from start to finish. No surprise there are all these amazing reviews. Thank You. Read more

Christine Dwyer Johnson, New Zealand

I had never heard of China Odyssey Tours until I googled them on the internet and with some nervousness made an initial enquiry with them. Reinself Wei replied to my email and from that moment on I knew this was the agency I wanted to deal with. Thank you Reinself Wei for being our agent. We cannot fault your service. You have given us great service which has been professional, efficient, knowledgeable, prompt and without problems. You have answered all of our questions promptly and given us advice regarding our trip to China. We would definitely book through you and your company again. Thank you very much. Christine and Suzanne Read more

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