China: Classic - Beijing, Yunnan and Shanghai

14 days Beijing- Lijiang -Shangri-La - Dali -Kunming – Shanghai classic tour

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Beijing

Beijing
3days
Great Wall, Forbidden City

Lijiang
2days
Lijiang Ancient Town

Shangri-la
2days
Yangtze River

Dali
2days
Dali Old Town

Kunming
1days
Green Lake Park

Shanghai
4days
Hungpu River, Tongli

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Shanghai

Highlights

  • Destinations: 6
  • Must See: 34
  • Hotel: 4
  • Age: All Age
  • Comfort: Standard
  • Style: Cultural & Natural

Take a rickshaw to discover the ancient side of Beijing.

Enjoy a peaceful time and being amazed by the Great Wall at Mutianyu which is less crowded, has better architecture, and has more watchtowers than other sections.

On our exclusive in-depth Forbidden City journey you'll discover more, without the hassle of other groups.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Welcome To China!

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Beijing Xinqiao  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Upon arrival in Beijing, meet your guide and driver.

      Then we will start with a visit of the Temple of Heaven.

      This is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing.

      Then you will visit Hutong on a rickshaw.

      Due to the narrow lanes, taxis cannot enter Hutong, so rickshaw is one of the most welcomed modes of transportation.

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  • Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Lama Temple

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Beijing Xinqiao  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      You will start the day with a visit to Tiananmen Square, located in the centre of Beijing City, one of the largest city squares in the world.

      Afterwards, you will enter the Forbidden City, called “Gogong” in Chinese.

      Then, we will visit Lama Temple.

      It was built as a mansion for Emperor Yongzheng in the Qing Dynasty when he was a prince, and later converted to a lamasery.

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  • Day 3 - The Great Wall of China

    • Accommodation:

      Hexi Hotel, Lijiang  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Have breakfast in the hotel.

      First off, visit Huanghuacheng Great Wall.

      Unlike other parts of The Great Wall, this one is under a lake and therefore looks like a dragon hovering on the water.

      It’s also a good idea to go hike to and explore the small village nearby.

      We are more than happy to invite you to taste the local famous cuisine-grilled rainbow trout.

      Drive to the airport, fly to Lijang in the afternoon.

      Night in Lijiang.

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  • Day 4 - Visiting Lijiang: Black Dragon Pond and Lijiang Ancient Town (UNESCO)

    • Accommodation:

      Hexi Hotel, Lijiang  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Have breakfast in the hotel, then visit the Black Dragon Pond with the Dongba Culture Museum, the best known and most frequently visited park in Lijiang.

      The Five Phoenixes Pavilion, built in early 17th century, possesses intricately joined and beautifully painted eaves.

      Proceed to visit Lijiang ancient town.

      A gathering place of the Naxi minority, Lijiang Ancient Town is a mountainous town of stone and tile, rimmed with canals and lanes, which has been listed as an UNESCO world monument.

      It takes the form of an official ink stone, and unlike most of the old towns in China, the city is not fortified by a wall.

      It is surrounded by magnificent mountains, a true delight for the senses.

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  • Day 5 - Lijiang of Baisha Frescos: Temple Discoveries

    • Accommodation:

      Hexi Hotel, Lijiang  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Full day tour in Lijiang in Baisha Frescos, Yufeng Monastery, Yuhu Naxi minority’s village and Shuhe Old Town.

      North of Lijiang County you will find the Liulidian Temple and Daobaoji Temple at Baisha village, housing 558 mural painting on 12 walls that date back to the Ming Dynasty in 1385.

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  • Day 6 - Heading Up to The Ancient Town Of ​Shangri-la

    • Accommodation:

      Shangri-la Zhaxidele Hotel  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Drive about 4.5 hours to Shangri-la.

      Stop on the way for a magnificent view of the Yangtze river near an 180-degree turn.

      Then visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

      Upon arrival, take time to visit the old town of Shangri-la.

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  • Day 7 - Shangri-La and Geden Songzanglin Monastery Visit

    • Accommodation:

      Shangri-la Zhaxidele Hotel  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Shangri-La is a beautiful city filled with breath-taking mountains and a rich cultural history.

      Visit Geden Songzanglin Monastery, which has 700 monks and one living Buddha.

      Founded in the 17th century during the reign of the Fifth Dalai Lama, it is nicknamed the Lesser Potala Palace by locals.

      You will then embark on a half day tour of Pudacuo National Park with a virgin forest and meadow dotted with wild flowers and tranquil lakes.

      Then visit a Tibetan family.

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  • Day 8 - Drive To Dali

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Shangri-la Zhaxidele Hotel  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Upon arrival explore the Dali Old Town, with a history that's 1,300 years old and home to Bai minority.

      The town, whose format is like a chess board with four gates guarding the north, south, east and west, stands between Cangsham mountains and Erhai lake.

      This entirely natural structure seems specially designed, highlighting the town's unparalleled beauty.

      Duration: 6h30 hours

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  • Day 9 - Discovering Traditional Dali

  • Day 10 - A Walk In The ​Stone Forest

    • Accommodation:

      Kunming Jinjiang Hotel  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Upon an early arrival at Kunming, transfer to your hotel for breakfast.

      Then drive to the Stone Forest, an extremely rare geological phenomenon dating back to 270 million years ago.

      The Stone Forest is 80 hectares of karst limestone pillars in fantastic shapes that resemble a forest when viewed from a distance.

      It is also home to the Sani tribe, a diverse and scattered Yi minority group, renowned for their diligence, embroidery and dancing.

      Upon your return to Kunming, visit the Green Lake Park.

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  • Day 11 - Shanghai: From Modernity to Tradition

    • Accommodation:

      Riverview Hotel  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Have breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport.

      Upon arrival in Shanghai, meet your guide and driver.

      Visit Bund, the centre of administrative and commercial activity on the river.

      Set sail on a public boat over Huangpu River, from which you can enjoy the beautiful views of the harbour and the Hungpu river.

      Take a walk in Pudong Area, alongside its skyscrapers.

      Visit the Shanghai old town with its pedestrian streets filled with traditional shops, and the 16th century Yu Garden, located in the heart of the Old town.

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  • Day 12 - Relax in Tongli, the Venice of the East

    • Accommodation:

      Riverview Hotel  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      In the morning, drive to Tongli, known for its network of canals, and for this it is nicknamed"Venice of the East".

      You could wonder about in this old village and take out a boat.

      There are many "Retreat and Reflection Gardens" called Tuisiyuan in Chinese.

      It was recognized along with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      Visit the Master of Nets Garden (wangshi yuan in Chinese).

      It is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, yet it is the most impressive due to its use of space, which creates a powerful visual illusion.

      Finally, visit a local silk factory.

      Back to Shanghai in the late afternoon.

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  • Day 13 - ​Jade Buddha Temple Discovery

    • Accommodation:

      Riverview Hotel  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Have breakfast in the hotel.

      Visit the Shanghai museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square.

      You will also visit Jade Budda Temple, one of Shanghai's must-see attractions.

      It's still very much active, with 70 resident monks according to the latest figures.

      Take a walk on China's premier shopping street, a 3.4-mile long Nanjing Road.

      Today over 600 businesses on the road offer the latest high quality famous fashion brands.

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  • Day 14 - Last Day of your Trip

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Unfortunately, our amazing trip has to draw to a close.

      You will be transferred to the airport.

      We look forward to welcoming you again to great country!

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Accommodation

Novotel Beijing Xinqiao

1 Chong Wen Men Xi Da Jie, Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing, China, 100005

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  1. 28km Airports
  2. 1.3km Public Transport
  3. 1.8km Center
Why This Hotel:

Excellent location with subway station downstairs

Well-equipped room

Ideal venue to serve both family and business purposes

Hexi Hotel, Lijiang

South Square, Dayan Ancient Town, Lijiang, Chian, 674100

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  1. 28.8km Airports
  2. 7.3km Public Transport
  3. 0.8km Center
Why This Hotel:

This hotel was awarded as Dwelling Under Special Protection by the local government

Located within the World Heritage Listed Lijiang Old Town

Ideal venue to serve family,couple and leisure purposes

Shangri-la Zhaxidele Hotel

Kangzhu Street, Shangri La, Deqen, China, 674499

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  1. 5.6km Airports
  2. 615km Public Transport
  3. 2.1km Center
Why This Hotel:

Within walking distance to city center

Offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations

Ideal venue to serve both leisure and business purposes

Shangri-la Zhaxidele Hotel

Kangzhu Street, Shangri La, Deqen, China, 674499

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 5.6km Airports
  2. 615km Public Transport
  3. 2.1km Center
Why This Hotel:

Within walking distance to city center

Offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations

Ideal venue to serve both leisure and business purposes

Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

98 Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China, 650011

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 28.2km Airports
  2. 3.3km Public Transport
  3. 4km Center
Why This Hotel:

Within walking distance to South Huancheng Road Station

Views of Dian Lake are featured

Ideal venue to serve both leisure and business purposes

Riverview Hotel

No.36 South Zhongshan Road, Huangpu District, The Bund and North Bund, Shanghai, China, 200010

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 26km Airports
  2. 7.3km Public Transport
  3. 2.3km Center
Why This Hotel:

located close to City God Temple, Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, The Cool Docks and Bund Finance Centre

An excellent rest stop for business travelers visiting Shanghai

    PRICE INCLUDES

    Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary

    Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing during the trip by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver

    Guide: As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver who will remain with you throughout your time in that city

    Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges

    Accommodation in Beijing, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Shanghai All mentioned activities in the program

    All mentioned meals in the program

    Transportation

    PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China

    China Entry Visa Fees

    Other meals or beverage

    Tips for guide and driver

    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

    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

    Please note that the price will be much higher during the festival of Labors’ Day, National Day, Spring Festival

    Additional insurance

8 Reviews
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  • Maisie
    5.0

    As a solo traveler I was hesitant at the start to book this trip. But having been there I could not recommend it highly enough. Everything went smoothly, no one got ill or hurt. I did not find it expensive at all, once I got there.

  • Gabriel
    4.8

    China is huge, but this trip really does allow you to experience wonderful places and people. Don`t expect to be chatting to locals-they don`t speak English!! We found them very friendly though and you get used to them wanting to take photos with you.

  • Wilson
    5.0

    This is a fascinating trip, in a country which is really interesting. Walking on the Wall is a great way to see a bit of the countryside, and to see how people live outside of the cities. Going on an organised tour like this, you feel like you get a better idea of what life is like in China. Go for it!!!

  • Fran
    4.7

    We are a couple and have travelled a lot through the years but we had never gone on an customized tour before. I was not totally sold on going on such a tour but that made the most sense when we began to plan our trip to China. And I am so glad we went on there with UME Travel; it was so much better than I expected and I will definitely recommend it to others.

  • Abbra
    4.8

    To be honest every day brought new sights, smells and experiences. I never knew what was awaiting me each morning, which made it all the more exciting! Of course walking on the Great Wall was amazing, just to feel like we were seeing such an important part of world history.

  • Helena
    4.7

    The traveling was nice with the train. It is nice when everyone is around the same place in the train, so we can talk with each other. The things we have seen were fantastic! thank you for this great trip and new friends!

  • Freeman
    5.0

    The tour was really insightful and had a great mixture of culture and fun. The tour guides were all great and very helpful. When I first arrived in Shanghai I was quite overwhelmed by the culture shock but I was soon put at ease.

  • Abbe
    4.9

    A really enjoyable trip, with a great guide and a fantastic group of people. I really enjoyed the variety of walks on the Great Wall. Each day brought different scenery, and different challenges. the scenery was always amazing.

Service

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    Professional Guides & Drivers

    We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

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    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Warm Welcome Kits

    We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.

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