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9 days / 8 nights

SITA’s signature tour to China features a plentitude of up-close opportunities to experience China’s cultural heritage in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, with an optional extension to Hong Kong. Partake in a private Chinese Calligraphy and Paper Cutting class with a local family, take a private visit to the Remnant Great Wall at Badaling with the Great Wall Restoration Work, experience a private Taichi Class, exclusive private access to the lower platform to view the Terra Cotta Warriors, visit a local farmers' house and attend a cultural class to learn how to draw the famous "Farmers Painting."

Day 1 - Arrive Beijing
Arrive in Beijing the capital of the People's Republic of China. You are welcomed at the airport and escorted to Grand Mercure Beijing Dongcheng

Day 2 - Beijing - City Tour
Start your tour this morning with visit to the Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City followed by lunch at Bamboo Garden. Afternoon enjoy Hutong Tour by pedicabs including the visits to the local family, where you will learn about to learn Chinese Calligraphy and Paper Cutting. (BL)

Day 3 - Beijing - Great Wall & Summer Palace Excursion
Morning embark on a memorable visit to the Remnant Great Wall at Badaling and participate in the Great Wall Restoration Work. Following short briefing on how to rebuild the Great Wall at the Administrative Office, go up to the Wall and do the Restoration Work under the instruction from the local artisans. Later explore the Great Wall at your own pace. This section of the Great Wall is not open to the general public yet. Guests will receive an official certificate from the Great Wall Administrative Office for their work rebuilding the Great Wall. Afternoon visit the Summer Palace with a boat ride on the Kunming Lake. Enjoy Peking Duck Dinner at famous Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant, which has a long history of over 600 years. (BLD)

Day 4 - Beijing / Xian
Morning visit the Temple of Heaven, possibly the country's most popular symbol. Enjoy private Taichi Class. Afternoon transfer to airport for your flight to Xian. Xian was the National capital for eleven Chinese dynasties and a major link between Asia and Europe. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to Grand Mercure Xian on Renmin Square (BL)

Day 5 - Xian - City Tour & Dinner Show
Morning visit the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum with private access to lower platform to view the terra cotta warriors. Enjoy lunch with Noodle making demonstration. Afternoon visit City Wall with bike ride on the wall. Evening dumpling dinner followed by Tang Dynasty Show. (BLD)

Day 6 - Xian / Shanghai - Nansuo Village
Morning visit Nansuo Village at the Hu County. You will be welcomed by the local farmers with the Drangon Dance and Waist-drum Dance. Enjoy visit to the local farms, temple and home visit to the local farmers house. Attend a cultural class to learn how to draw the famous "Farmers Painting". After lunch with the local farmers, transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you are met and escorted toRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden (BL)

Day 7 - Shanghai - City Tour
Our full day tour of Shanghai includes morning visit to the Bund, Yu Garden and Old Town
Shanghai Dim Sum lunch at famous LvBoLang's. Afternoon visit the Shanghai Museum and French Concession. (BL)

Day 8 - Shanghai
Day at leisure to relax and pursue independent activities. (B)

Day 9 - Depart Shanghai
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back home or to extension to Hong Kong (B)

Optional Hong Kong Extn:

Day 9 - Shanghai / Hong Kong
In the morning, transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to City View Hotel .Remainder of the day is free at leisure (B)

Day 10 - Hong Kong - City Tour
This morning following breakfast, you will get an opportunity to tour Hong Kong Island on a seat-in-coach basis. Your tour includes visits to Golden Bauhinia Square, Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 11 - Depart Hong Kong
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)

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SITA Features:
  • Private cultural class at the local family to learn Chinese Calligraphy and Paper Cutting.
  • Private visit to the Remnant Great Wall at Badaling with the Great Wall Restoration Work.
  • Private Taichi Class.
  • Private access to lower platform to view the terra cotta warriors.
  • Visit to local farmers' house.
  • Attend a cultural class to learn how to draw the famous "Farmers Painting".
Inclusions and Value-Adds:
    Main Tour Package:
  • Twin room accommodation inclusive of tax and service charge as applicable.
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • 6 Lunches with one soft drink or local mineral water per person per meal.
  • 2 Dinners with one soft drink or local mineral water per person per meal.
  • Transfers inclusive of baggage handling and porterage.
  • Sightseeing Tours as listed with a Licensed English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fee to the monuments.
  • Assistance by knowledgeable SITA Representative at airports and hotels.
  • Transport services by private air-conditioned Car.
  • Domestic Airfare for Beijing/Xi'an/Shanghai in economy class including taxes & fuel surcharges.
    Optional Hong Kong Extension:
  • Twin room accommodation inclusive of tax and service charge as applicable.
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Transfers inclusive of baggage handling and porterage on private basis.
  • Sightseeing Tours as listed with a Licensed English speaking guide on seat in coach basis.
  • Entrance fee to the monuments.
  • Assistance by knowledgeable SITA Representative at airports and hotels.
  • Domestic Airfare Shanghai / Hong Kong in economy class including taxes & fuel surcharges.
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