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9-Day Beijing Shanghai & Chengdu Panda Tour

Highlights :
Forbidden City Mutianyu Great Wall Temple of Heaven Wuhou Memorial Temple Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center + Panda Volunteer Work Experience Yuyuan Garden the Bund Huangpu River Cruise
Destinations :
Beijing (3N) - Chengdu (3N) - Shanghai (2N)

Visit one of the most famous seven ancient capitals of China, hug the giant pandas, cruise on the dazzling Huangpu River from any perspective you desire!

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Day 1 Beijing

That you land in Beijing Capital International Airport marks the beginning of 9 Day Beijing Shanghai and China Panda Volunteer Tour. Our professional and experienced tour guide will meet you and send you to your hotel that has already booked ahead of time. After check in, you may arrange your time flexibly; have a rest to recover from the tiredness or whatever. The evenings are yours for exploration or relaxation. You can in advance ask for ideas and recommendations from the local tour guide, an expert on Beijing city.

Meals : No Meals

Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, the landmark of Beijing you will see in 9 Day Beijing Shanghai and China Panda Volunteer Tour.

Tiananmen Square

Today is all about Beijing city sightseeing. After breakfast, be picked up at the lobby of your hotel and go to visit Tiananmen Square, the World's largest urban square. Then walk north to the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Later you will explore Beijing Hutong by rickshaw to know the Beijing local lifestyle. After that, transfer back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals : (B+L)

Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall is a must while you are taking 9 Day Beijing Shanghai and China Panda Volunteer Tour.

Mutianyu Great Wall

Depart from your hotel in the morning and continue 9 Day Beijing Shanghai and China Panda Volunteer Tour with the excursion to Mutianyu Great Wall which has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall. Dingling Tomb and the Sacred Way are also included in the China panda tour 9-day. Dingling Tomb is a famous tomb of Ming Tombs. The Sacred Way is a road leading to the imperial tombs, and signifies the road leading to heaven. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals : (B+L)

Day 4BeijingChengdu
Temple of Heaven is worth to see during your 9 Day Beijing Shanghai and China Panda Volunteer Tour.

Temple of Heaven

After having breakfast, you will first go to visit the Temple of Heaven which is China's largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China’s ancient sacrificial buildings. And then say goodbye to Beijing and be transferred to the airport for the flight to Chengdu city. Upon arrival, the local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the downtown area to check in at the appointed hotel for a three-night stay.

Meals : (B+L)

Day 5 Chengdu
Jinli Ancient Street is worth to visit in 9 Day Beijing Shanghai and China Panda Volunteer Tour.

Jinli Ancient Street

Today is all about Chengdu! Ample time is provided for the visits to Jinli Ancient Street, Du Fu Thatched Cottage and Wuhou Memorial Temple. Jinli Anciet Street is a stage for Chengdu's life, where you taste flavor of old Chengdu through folk residences teahouses, wine bars and handiwork. Du Fu Thatched Cottage is an idyllic park and museum in honour of the Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu at the western outskirts of Chengdu. Wuhou Memorial Temple is the most famous and influential temple dedicated to Zhuge Liang, the Martial Marquis of Shu in the Three Kingdoms. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals : (B+L)

Day 6 Chengdu
Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center is the highlight of 9 Day Beijing Shanghai and China Panda Volunteer Tour.

Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center

Today, take a driving of 10 km to Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center to take photos with lovely giant pandas. And the rest of day is scheduled for panda volunteer work experience. With the help and instructions of the mentor, you will clean the pandas living areas, or feed the panda. Pandas have their own behavior and life style. Some of your keeper work may change as not to disturb their peaceful life. I hope you can understand it. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals : (B+L)

Day 7ChengduShanghai
Wangjianglou Park in Chengdu is included in 9 Day Beijing Shanghai and China Panda Volunteer Tour.

Wangjianglou Park

Depart from your hotel in the morning and take a visit to Wangjianglou Park that is not only renowned for its natural beauty, but also its historically significance. After that, be transferred to the airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, the local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the downtown area to check in at the appointed hotel for a two-night stay.

Meals : (B+L)

Day 8 Shanghai
Yuyuan Garden is highly recommended in 9 Day Beijing Shanghai and China Panda Volunteer Tour.

Yuyuan Garden

Today is all about Shanghai. After breakfast, start Shanghai city sightseeing with Yuyuan Garden. Have a relaxing strolling on the Bund and Nanjing Road which is the earliest and most prosperous shopping street in Shanghai. And have a cruise on Huangpu River to view many landmark buildings along both banks which reveals the past, present and future of the city. Shanghai Museum, a museum of ancient Chinese art, is also included in today’s China panda tour. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time. 

Meals : (B+L)

Day 9 Shanghai

It is the last day of 9 Day Beijing Shanghai and China Panda Volunteer Tour. Free at leisure until the transfer time to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Your tour guide will accompany you to the airport. Your Beijing Shanghai Chengdu tour is over all too soon as you board the homebound flight, bidding a fond farewell to China, and we know you'll be back.

Meals : (B)

2015 Price

Staying in 3 star accommodation, with private transfers and private excursions.

Nov.1 - Mar. 31 Economy Superior Deluxe
1 - 2 Persons $1,607 $1,651 $1,993
3 - 5 Persons $1,315 $1,360 $1,701
Apr.1 - Oct. 31 Economy Superior Deluxe
1 - 2 Persons $1,658 $1,786 $2,043
3 - 5 Persons $1,367 $1,494 $1,751

Recommended Accommodation (Economy)

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance Fees
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Authentic Chinese Lunch
  • Comfortable Air-Conditioned Private Cars
  • Professional Drivers and English Speaking Guides
  • All Transportation between Hotels and All Sightseeing Spots

Price Exclusion

  • International Flights Airfare or Train Tickets; Visa Fee
  • Passport Application or Renewal Fee
  • Personal Expenses; Tips for Guides
  • Escort, Drivers
  • Bellman, etc; Any Items not Specified in the Plan


  • The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.
  • Prices are generally for private arrangements using economy flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.
  • There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.
  • Price is for one person in US dollars. Price may vary according to your travel time, e.g. China National Day Holiday and Chinese Spring Festival.
  • The avove price is for private tours. If you want to join a group tour, please see our SIC tours.
  • he availabilities of rooms, flights and so on are subject to change until the actual booking is being made. So your early confirmation is highly appreciated. Child (ren) between 2 to 12 years can get discounts from 50% to 90% from above price, please contact us for details to make your bookings in advance.
Private Tour Guide
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As your China tour operator, GreatWallDiscovery realize that tour guides, or tour managers are always playing an important role on all travel arrangements and services. All tour guides who escort visitors in their language and interprets the cultural and natural heritage of China, or the tour leaders who accompany their guests around the whole country must possess an official licenses for their tour guide qualification issued by the China National Tourism Administration.

On behalf of GreatWallDiscovery, with their very good professional training and responsible talent in the hospitality industry, our tour guides love their work, and are always good at communication, ready to ensure the programme which is carried out as described in our tour package and render their good service to their customer friends on the arrangements of transportation, food, shelter, entertainment as they understand tourists come for joy. We appreciate your kind comments on our guides’ behavior and their service before you leave for home.

Van used in China Tour Offered by GWD

Van used in China Tours

Of course GreatWallDiscovery mainly introduce and arrange flights for you between cities such as Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Guilin. Besides we do suggest you to try some other traffic means during your China travel, such as by high speed train, or sometimes even by overnight express train to learn more about local Chinese. Also this might be a way to save your accommodation cost.

At each destination and around you will usually be greeted and picked up at the airport, train station, port or hotel by your tour guide and driver to begin your city sightseeing with our safe, comfort and convenient vehicles or limousine equipped with air conditioning and seat belts. All our selected drivers passed strict examinations and gained at least five years of safe driving records. The drivers in mainland China are Chinese speaking but they knows lots of English words. English speaking drivers are used in Hong Kong and Macau. Basic insurance for all traffic tools we choose are covered though we recommend you to buy your medical and accident insurance by yourself before you leave for China. And again you are welcome to give us your comments and judgements by filling out the evaluation form from our tour guide.

Peking Roast Duck offered by GWD in Beijing

Peking Roast Duck

Chinese food is the most characteristic part of Chinese tour, so we mainly focus on what you eat during your tour. However, Chinese food is quite different from Western food, so please get ready to enjoy the Chinese food we serve you. Our trip advisor will communicate with you in advance about the food that you never eat and that you want to experience. We recommend you allow us to arrange lunch for you, because we will carefully select characteristic Chinese restaurant with food both in Chinese flavor and Western flavor.

Moreover, you can contact your trip advisor in advance or guide during your tour to book some special meals as dinner, like Peking Roast Duck, Dumplings Banquet in Xian, Din Sum Banquet in Shanghai, etc. On the Yangtze River cruise, all meals are buffet, and are already included in ticket price. When you embark on the cruise, the cruise stuff will enquire about your food intolerance. In the main cities, we can also provide Western food (including Italian food, French food, etc.), Indian food, Halal food and so on. At the end of your tour, you can give us a rate and comment on our Travel Service Evaluation about the meals.

Exterior of Shangri-La Guilin

Exterior of Shangri-La Guilin

Where to stay is the most important standard of your China tour. Not only you ask for a comfortable and clean staying, but also a peaceful place to relax your body and mind after the day tour. In China, we are delighted to offer you all kinds of accommodation from 3, 4, 5 star hotels to characteristic inns. You name it, we have it.

Moreover, our standard of hotel selection is equipped with city-central location, WIFI coverage, convenient hub to food and shopping malls, basic English speaking waiters and good rating on TripAdvisor. We re-audit all hotels we used in last year and decide whether to use them by the feedback from our all clients. For any special requests to rooms, like non-smoking, connecting, high floor, city view, we will try to arrange or update for you if there is not any extra cost. No worries to share with us your idea about the staying. We are happy to share you our experience. Your comments to the hotels and rating on the evaluation form are warmly welcome.

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