Essence of China
Duration :8 Days/7 Nights
Price From : $3,060 per person
Highlights :

Beijing, Shangai


This tour is designed for the traveller with restricted time but who seeks to make the most of every minute. You’ll experience the best of China’s two great cities-Beijing, the country’s capital for over 700 years, and Shanghai, its glittering commercial centre. Walk along the Great Wall and the Shanghai Bund, visit the fascinating Shanghai Museum, see Tiananmen Square, explore the splendors of the Forbidden City, wander through the grounds of the Summer Palace, and dine on traditional specialites at favourite family-run restaurants.


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Arrive Beijing

Arrival private transfer to hotel.

Fairmont Beijing




During in-depth private touring in Beijing, explore the splendours of the imperial palaces- Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven; Travel by rickshaw down the narrow hutongs (lanes) of a traditional residential neighbourhood. See lesser-known temples, and venture to a little-visited hilltop park for panoramic views over the rooftops of the Forbidden City.

One day, take an excursion to a stunning section of the Great Wall with a stop for lunch at Commune by the Great Wall. Dine on traditional specialties at favourite family-run restaurants, and enjoy reservations at private clubs and Beijing's most acclaimed restaurants. Visit markets specializing in pearls, silk, food and furniture, and, if desired, explore new art gallery districts that showcase the city's burgeoning contemporary art scene.

Fairmont Beijing




Private transfer and flight to Shanghai for 3 nights.

Fairmont Peace Hotel




In Shanghai, learn about Shanghai's history through the architecture of the Bund, the French Concession, Pudong and other districts. Visit up-and-coming neighbourhoods filled with art galleries, design shops and stylish new restaurants. Later visit the beautifully maintained Yu Garden, an outstanding example of a classical garden dating from the 16th century, and explore the bustling market area which now surrounds it; Ascend the Minshan Tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings, for an astonishing view over the whole city, before visiting the renowned Shanghai Museum.

One day you will take high speed train to scenic Hangzhou.

Fairmont Peace Hotel



Depart Shanghai

Depart private transfer to the airport.

Your journey will be a private, independent travel experience. To customise this itinerary, please contact us .

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Tour Name :Essence of China

Tour Type : Private

Duration : 8 Days/7 Nights

Tour price per person

Departures Between        Twin Share                 Single Supplement Solo Traveler           
Oct 08-Oct 31 2016 $3,430 $1,540 $5,640
Nov 01-Nov 15 2016 $3,285 $1,420 $5,360
Nov 16-Nov 30 2016 $3,260 $1,420 $5,330
Dec 01-Dec 31 2016 $3,060 $1,280 $4,970
Jan 01-Feb 28 2017 $3,395 $1,540 $5,610
Mar 01-Mar 30 2017 $3,395 $1,540 $5,610
Mar 31-Apr 27 2017 $3,430 $1,540 $5,640
Apr 28-May 31 2017 $3,430 $1,540 $5,640
Jun 01-Jun 29 2017 $3,170 $1,345 $5,165
Jun 30-Aug 03 2017 $3,170 $1,345 $5,165
Aug 04-Aug 31 2017 $3,170 $1,345 $5,165
Sep 01-Sep 28 2017 $3,430 $1,540 $5,640


What's included in the cost

All accommodation, private transportation, the services of an exceptional local guide are included in the price of private tours. Please see below for all other inclusions relevant to this itinerary.

  • Domestic economy class flights, with airport assistance, as indicated in the itinerary. (Surcharge for domestic business class flights is available, upon request.)
  • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 1 dinner.
  • Private sightseeing (including all entrance fees) as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Comfortable private transportation with driver. Other modes of transportation include first class seat on high speed train from Shanghai to Hangzhou
  • Snacks and refreshments along the way.
  • Airport meet and greet service.
  • Arrival and departure transfer.


Not included in the cost

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities


Additional Information

Please call toll free 800 475 1569 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in USD ($) based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. 

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