5-Day China Spring Festival Experience

  • Destination: Beijing→Xi'an
  • Highlights: Make a China tour during its Spring Festival will definitely give you different experience, the most authentic experience of Chinese culture. Here we recommend you a 5-day tour to Beijing and Xian, two ancient cities which well reserve traditional custom.
  • Out Price: from : US $535.00  Customize This Tour
  

Day1

Place & Transport January 21   Arrive in Beijing
Today's Activities Your tour guide from ShanghaiFocus.com will hold a name sign and wait for you at Beijing airport this morning. And you will be transferred to hotel with his/her escort. After check-in the hotel, this afternoon, you will be guided to take an in-city sightseeing of Beijing.
Visit the Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world, representing symbol of China's national pride. Head to the Forbidden City, popularly known as the Imperial Palace, was the permanent residence of the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
This evening, you will attend a Peking Opera performance and get driven back to hotel after the show.
Attractions Forbidden City  Tiananmen Square 
Meals: Lunch

Day2

Place & Transport January 22   Beijing
Today's Activities After breakfast in the hotel, the driver and the tour guide will meet you at the hotel’s lobby and then your full day Beijing tour starts. Visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu, surrounded by wonderful landscape and less crowded than Badaling section of the Great Wall. You are suggested to wear comfortable shoes for hiking. Next tour the Changling Tomb, the largest one in scale of the Ming Tombs where 13 emperors of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) were buried after death. Drive back to city centre after the day excursion. And you may have a stop over at National Stadium, more widely known as Bird's Nest, the main game venue for Beijing 2008 Olympics.
Enjoy Peking Roast Duck in famed Quanjude Restaurant.
Attractions Great Wall  The Ming Tombs 
Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Day3

Place & Transport January 23  Beijing->Xian
Today's Activities This morning, you will be escorted to Temple of the Earth where yearly cultural fair is held during the Spring Festival. The theme of the coming year will be China Dragon. And you will have the chance to watch featured Chinese folk arts and also very China elements such as lanterns, spring couplets, red decorations, acrobatics, yummy snacks and so on. They always offer more than what you expect.
After lunch, take a rickshaw ride along Beijing Hutongs. Visit a local family and experience Beijingers’ daily life. Have dinner with the family and then get driven to airport and fly to Xian.
Meet your Xian tour guide upon arrival and then check in your Xian Hotel.
Attractions Beijing Hutongs 
Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Day4

Place & Transport January 24     Xian
Today's Activities Today you will be escorted to visit Terracotta Warriors, the most highlighted part of Xian tours to every visitor. It is the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, the world eighth wonder and there are altogether 7,000 life-size pottery soldiers, horses, chariots and weapon guarding the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang in silence during the 2000 years history. You've got plenty time today to admire the world’s eighth wonder. And this afternoon, you will visit Xian City Wall, the most complete city wall now in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world, built first in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
During China Spring Festival, various kinds of lanterns are exhibited along the City Wall to the public. Some are designed in traditional spherical shape, and some are design into the shapes of dragons, birds, butterflies and other animals. Anyway, the lantern fair will full please the audience’ eyes and beyond their imagination.
Enjoy Jiaozi Banquet as dinner and watch fabulous singing and dancing show of Tang Dynasty.
Attractions Terracotta Soldiers  Xian City Wall 
Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Day5

Place & Transport January 25     Depart from Xian
Today's Activities Continue your Xian sightseeing this morning with your local guide. First visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists, rated as a National Key Cultural Relic Preserve as well as an AAAA Tourist Attraction. Proceed to visit Great Mosque, one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China and the only mosque in Xian that is open to visitors. Before driving to catch your flight departing from Xian, you will also have the chance to visit Shaanxi History Museum, a state-class museum with priceless collection of historic relics.
Your Xian tour guide will see you off at airport and this 5-Day China Spring Festival Experience completes.
Attractions Big Goose Pagoda  Shaanxi History Museum  Grand Mosque 
Meals: Breakfast+Lunch
Featured Hotels
City Beijing Xian Hotel Class
Hotel Name Soluxe Courtyard Hotell Garden Hotel

* We will arrange hotels of the same class if there are no rooms available during your travel time

Price ( per person, in US dollars)
Group Size 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6-9 persons Single Supplement
Tour Class
Standard TBA $850.00 $695.00 $615.00 $575.00 $535.00 $170.00
* Validity of the rates: January 21 - January 25, 2012
* If there are more than 10 people in the group, please contact your travel consultant for better discounts;
Price Inclusions
  • Entrance Fees 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 similar restaurant. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We try to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts are supplied, however there may be only Chinese breakfast is prepared in some remote places.
  • Private Transfers for the itinerary listed above by well-maintained, air-conditioned vehicle;
  • Guide: A private English-speaking guide and a private driver will be provided in each city, which will remain with you throughout your time in that city.
  • Hotels: (based on standard twin sharing) All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Luggage Transfers Between airports and hotels.
  • Arrangements The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
  • One bottle of mineral water every day.
Price Exclusions
  • International air/train/cruise tickets arriving/departing from China;
  • Gratuities to the tour guides or the drivers;
  • China Entry Visa Fees;
  • Excess Baggage Charges: Free baggage allowance is 20kg/ticket for economy class and carryon baggage should be kept with 5kg in weight and 20x40x 55cm in size;
  • Personal Expenses: such as personal telecommunications, laundry, souvenir and so on;
  • Any meal, sightseeing or service not specified in the itinerary;
  • Single room supplement: For group of over 2 travelers, our rates are based on 2 people sharing one room. If someone requires a single room, he/she should pay single supplement as specified in the tariff table. If you require a single cabin on Yangtze Cruise, please contact your travel consultant to check for the right price and availability.
  • China domestic air tickets: Mostly airfares fluctuate a lot. Please contact us to check the best airfare of your travel time;
 
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