Essence of China Tour from Chicago or Toronto
9-Day Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai Tour
This is the best tour covers China’s three must see cities to show you the world famous wonders, heritages and scenes. Get a great deal valued for money by taking round trip flights from US or Canada.
- Centrally Located Hotels
- Authentic Chinese Food
- Private Cars and Drivers
- Private Guides
- Entrance Fees
- Phone Rental / Wifi Package
- Luggage Transfers
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
- International and Domestic Flights and Transfer in China
- Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge.
- Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
- More people more discounts. Low season, lower price.
|Departure Time||From Chicago||Single Room Supplement||You Save||Book Tour|
|2013.9.3 - 2013.10.31||$2,459||$329||$450|
|2013.11.1 - 2013.11.30||$2,449||$309||$450|
|2013.12.25 - 2014.1.28||$2,539||$279||$450|
|2014.1.29 - 2014.4.29||$2,399||$309||$450|
|2014.5.14 - 2014.8.20||$3,089||$309||$450|
|2014.8.21 - 2014.9.20||$2,859||$329||$450|
|2014.9.21 - 2014.12.10||$2,499||$329||$450|
|Departure Time (2013)||From Toronto||Single Room Supplement||You Save||Book Tour|
|1.1 - 4.14||$3,099||$288||$300||Sold Out|
|4.15 - 5.10||$3,319||$309||$300||Sold Out|
|5.11 - 6.8||$3,129||$309||$300||Sold Out|
|6.9 - 6.15||$3,319||$309||$300||Sold Out|
|6.16 - 7.8||$3,719||$296||$300||Sold Out|
|7.9 - 8.14||$3,309||$296||$300||Sold Out|
|8.15 - 12.10||$3,149||$329||$300|
|12.11 - 12.24||$3,769||$269||$300|
|12.25 - 12.31||$3,059||$269||$300|
- Day 1 Depart USA/CA
Fly from Chicago/Seattle/Toronto, International flight included. Cross the International Dateline and lose a day.
*Hainan Airlines flights for depature from Chicago or Toronto.
- Day 2 Arrive in Beijing
Be met at the arrival hall of the airport by our tour guide and transferred back to your hotel in a comfortable private vehicle.
- Day 3 Beijing
Attractions: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Treasure Houses, Hutong Tour
Walk slowly through the glorious, ancient imperial palace, a leisure rickshaw is waiting for you to explore the zigzag lanes and see how local people lead their lives. Talk to them and get to know history from ordinary people’s point of view.
- Day 4 Beijing
Attractions: The Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven
Today is a big day. Start by joining the morning exercise crowds, followed by a trip along the backbone of mountains to admire one of greatest man-made miracles in the world. A Peking Duck Banquet is a beautiful ending to this amazing day.
- Day 5 Beijing, Fly to Xi'an
Attractions: Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony
Imagine how the Dragon Lady feels wandering in the biggest royal garden in China. Say goodbye to our guide in Beijing and in two hours, you will meet the guide in Xi’an and get to the hotel also in a private vehicle.
- Day 6 Xi'an
Attractions: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses
If you have only one day in Xi’an, this is the day you will not want to miss for anything. Marching soldiers and horses are coming for you!
- Day 7 Xi'an, Fly to Shanghai
Have a early lunch in Xi'an and head for metropolis Shanghai by air. Our private guide and driver will take you directly to the hotel.
- Day 8 Shanghai
Attractions: Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Shanghai World Financial Center, The Bund
An amazing day packed with something old and something new. The charms could not be found anywhere other than Shanghai!
- Day 9 Back Home from Beijing
Our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport and fly to Beijing. Then back home from Beijing with fond memories of highlights on your tour. Arrive home later today.
Terms and Conditions
- Airfare/Fuel surcharges/Taxes are subject to change until the fare is paid in full and ticketed.
- A fee that will be charged if the booking is changed or cancelled. Many tickets are non-refundable.
- Normal baggage restrictions and charges apply.
- Entrance Fees:
To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
All meals as specified in the itinerary.
If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
- Private Transfers:
Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
Your comfort is our priority! Click here to get a description of the vehicles that we use for our tours.
As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
- International Airfare to enter or leave China.
Round-trip international flights to Beijing;
Beijing To Xi'an Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements);
Xi'an To Shanghai Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements);
Shanghai To Beijing Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
- Airport Tax and Fuel Fee
- Service Charge & Government Taxes:
The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
Click here to learn more about the insurance coverage and the sum insured.
- Luggage Transfers:
Between airports and hotels.
The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
- China Entry Visa Fees.
- Excess Baggage Charges.
Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carry on baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm. More
- Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
- Single Room Supplement.
The Forbidden City, Beijing
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
The Bund, Shanghai
- Business since 1959 and 13 years online
- Flexibility, you call the shots
- Absolutely no forced shopping
- 76% of our customers and their friends come back to us again
Just a little note to say that we had a great time with Crystal, our guide in Guilin / Yangshou.Our two days there were the most enjoyable ones of our tour. Read more
Nicole Sep. 12, 2011
Thanks very much for your help and support. We had a great trip and the logistics were perfect.
Chad February 12, 2012