11 Days Beijing-Xian-Shanghai-Bangkok-Ayutthaya-Bangkok Small Group Tour

During this 11 days China small group tour, we will experience the old and modern culture of China through visiting the cities of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Then we will head to visit the highlights of Bangkok, feel the once glorious empire of Thailand and take a luxurious cruise.

Highlights:

  • Experience the old and modern culture of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.
  • Feel the once glorious empire of Thailand through visiting Ayutthaya.
  • Visit the highlights of Bangkok and take a luxurious cruise back to Bangkok.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1 Beijing Arrival
  • Day 2 Beijing
  • Day 3 Beijing
  • Day 4 Beijing – Xian
  • Day 5 Xian
  • Day 6: Xian – Shanghai
  • Day 7: Shanghai
  • Day 8: Shanghai – Bangkok
  • Day 9: Bangkok
  • Day 10: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Bangkok
  • Day 11: Bangkok Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: No meals

Upon your arrival, our guide will pick you up from airport and transfer to your hotel in a comfortable and clean car. Then have a good rest.

Day 2 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

We will start the tour form the center of the city – Tiananmen Square. Go north through the square and you will see the Forbidden City. As the largest and best-preserved ancient wooden structure in the world, it has more than 8,000 pavilions and thousands of historic treasures. Then enjoy the a la carte lunch.

In the afternoon, head to visit the royal altar of the Ming and Qing dynasties – the Temple of Heaven. Then have a fantastic Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre in the evening.

Day 3 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Badaling Great Wall, the Sacred Way
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

Get up early and have a big breakfast at hotel because there is no good restaurants for lunch during the journey.  Drive to visit Badaling Great Wall. After that, drop by a jade factory before heading for the Sacred Way. See the grand stone archway, several animals’ sculptures, and stone pavilions while you are marching along this 4-mile stone path. See the appearance of Bird’s Nest on the way to your hotel.

Day 4 Beijing – Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Summer Palace, Beijing hutong
Accommodation: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit the Summer Palace in the morning, which used to be the summer resort for royal families and emperors. Have a short stay at a nearby pearl store. Then have an a la carte lunch.

In the afternoon, visit Beijing hutong alleys by riding rickshaw, narrow but original. Then fly to city of Xian. A local tour guide will pick you up at airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 5 Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Terracotta Warriors, Xian Museum, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
Accommodation: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today visit the world famous Terracotta Warriors. The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. Afterwards, visit a pottery-making factory. Have a special and authentic home-cooked a la carte lunch at a local family.

After that, visit the Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. At night, enjoy the famous Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Day 6 Xian – Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities: the City Wall, Shaanxi Provincial History Museum
Accommodation: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today visit the City Wall. And then move on to Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China and one of the largest with the large storage of cultural relics from the Shang Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty.

Have a la carte lunch at a decent local restaurant, then escorted to take the flight to Shanghai. Picked up at airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 7 Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities: Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Huangpu River cruise
Accommodation: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will visit Shanghai Museum to learn Chinese history, culture and art. Then off to the Yuyuan Garden to enjoy the classical Chinese garden with trees, flowers, ponds, bridges, rocks, pavilions, and halls.

Have a la carte lunch. In the afternoon, visit the bund, which is located along the Huangpu River. Then have a short cruise on the Huangpu River.

Day 8 Shanghai – Bangkok

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast

Explore this city at leisure until being transferred to the airport for the flight for Bangkok. Picked up at airport and transferred to your hotel by the local tour guide.

Day 9 Bangkok

Sightseeing and Activities: the Wat Pho, Grand Palace, boat trip, Baan Silapin, Wat Arun
Accommodation: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today’s tour will start with the Wat Pho to see the biggest Reclining Buddha in the world and experience the monks’ morning chanting ritual here. Then move on to Grand Palace to see the Emerald Buddha. (Note: Appropriate dress is required or can be rented on site.)

In the afternoon, take a private long-tail boat trip on the tranquil Klong Bang Luang. After that, we will visit the 100-year-old Baan Silapin to appreciate art galleries, handicraft making, and explore the local community. We may have a chance to enjoy a unique puppet show.

At last, we will head to the most prominent riverside landmarks of Bangkok – Wat Arun.

Day 10 Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Bangkok

Sightseeing and Activities: Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Phra Srisanphet, Wat Mahathat, Muslim Quarter, cruise
Accommodation: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, we will drive to the ancient capital of Siam – Ayutthaya and visit Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Phra Srisanphet, and Wat Mahathat. Then continue the tour to local Muslim Quarter.

In the afternoon, take the luxurious cruise – the Grand Pearl back to Bangkok.

Day 11 Bangkok Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast

Escorted to the airport for your next destination. Service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodations: hotels based on twin occupancy as specified(Except day tours);
  • Sharing English-speaking tour guide;
  • Sharing vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.