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Golden Triangle Audio Guided Tour 9-Days

Golden Triangle Audio Guided Tour 9-Days
• Tour Code: GTT006
• Starting Price: USD642 per person
• Departure Dates: Upon request at at any date
• Features: Private vehicle & GoGlobalis audio guide
• Live Guide: No live guide
• Starts from: Beijing
• Departs from: Shanghai
• Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Suzhou & Shanghai
• Audio Guide: Audio guide of specified sightseeing places is included
• Audio Guide Language: English, Dansk, Deutsch, Espanhòl, Français, Italiano, Lietuvių kalba, Norsk, Polski, Portugués, Suomen kieli, Svenska, Türkçe

 

  • Day 1: Arrival in Beijing, Meet & Greet at Airport, Transfer to Hotel
    Meals Included: No meals 
     
    Our GCT representative will meet you at the airport and assists you to your hotel. Relax during the remainder of the afternoon and evening to recover from the jet lag.
    Day 2: Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Chinese Tea Ceremony, Temple of Heaven
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
     
    We will start to explore Beijing from Tiananmen Square in the morning. Located in the center of Beijing, Tiananmen Square is the largest city square in the world and it has great cultural significance as it was the site of many important events in Chinese history such as Chairman Mao's declaration of the establishment of the People's Republic of China on Oct, 01, 1949. Next we will walk to the Forbidden City. As the royal residences of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties from the 15th to 20th century, the Forbidden City was the centre of state power in late feudal China and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors. After lunch we will visit the Temple of Heaven. This temple, built between 1406 and 1420, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site regarded as a masterpiece of architectural and landscape design.
     
     
     
    Day 3: Beijing, Great Wall of China, Jade Museum, Ming Tombs (Dingling Tomb), Photo Stop at Olympic Venues of Bird Nest & Water Cube
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
     
    Morning visit to the Jade Museum and the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall was continuously built from the 3rd century BC to the 17th century AD on the northern border of China as the great military defense project of successive Chinese Empires. Today, the wall is still impressive at 3,750 miles in length, stretching from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. The Great Wall embodies unparalleled significance as the national symbol for safeguarding the security of the country and Chinese people. After lunch we will visit the Dingling Tomb. Constructed for the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty, the Ming tombs follow the precepts of traditional Chinese geomancy and fengshui theory. They feature rich decoration of stone statues and carvings and tiles with dragon motifs, illustrating the development of the funerary architecture of the Ming Dynasty. Next we will make a photo stop at the 2008 Olympic Venues of Bird Nest and Water Cube.
     
     
    Day 4: Beijing, Summer Palace, Fresh Water Pearl, High Speed Train to Xian
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
     
    This morning we will visit the the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China, the Summer Palace. Using Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill as the basic framework, the Summer Palace combined political and administrative, residential, spiritual, and recreational functions within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value. After lunch we will take the second class high speed train to Xian (about 5 hours). Xian is the ancient capital city of China and the starting point of Silk Road.
     
      
    Day 5: Xian, Terracotta Warriors & Horses & Reproduction Factory, Bell & Drum Tower Square, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
     
    Morning visit to the Terracotta Army & reproduction factory. Considered one of the foremost archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the 2000-year-old Terracotta Army was discovered by accident in 1974 by local farmers digging a well. The 8,000-plus life-sized figures are arranged in vaults to guard the tomb of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China. After lunch we will visit the Bell & Drum Tower Square, the Great Mosque and Xian Muslim Quarter. The Muslim Quarter of Xian covers several blocks with an estimated 60,000 Muslims in the region. There are about seven ancient mosques in the area, among which the Great Mosque built in 742 is most famous and popular among all. At Xian's Muslim Quarter you will find a seemingly endless labyrinth of street food, restaurants and bustling local life.
     
      
    Day 6: Xian, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bullet Train to Suzhou
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
     
    This morning we will walk on the the oldest, largest and best preserved city walls in China, Xian City Wall which is rectangular in shape and has a total length of 14 kilometers. As one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world, it was constructed with a moat, drawbridges, watch towers, corner towers, parapet walls and gate towers. Next we will visit Shaanxi History Museum. Considered one of China's most exceptional museums, this museum's exhibits range from ancient bronze tools to Ming and Qing dynasty artifacts. Later we will walk along the square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda. As the symbol of Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building constructed in 652. Bullet train to Suzhou ( about 6 hours). 
     
     
    Day 7: Suzhou, Garden of Master of Nets, Silk Factory, Grand Canal Cruise, Panmen City Gate, Drive to Shanghai
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
     
    Praised by Marco Polo as the Venice of the Orient, Suzhou has always been the silk capital of China as well as the whole world for centuries. After breakfast we will visit the specially selected garden, Garden of the Master. Being the most exquisite and the best-preserved garden in all old residential gardens in Suzhou, The most striking feature of Garden of the Master of the Nets is its use of space. Small as its size is, the scale of the building is large, but nothing appears cramped. Then we will visit the silk factory to see a display of the life-cycle of the silk worm and demonstrations of how the silk is harvested from the cocoons and eventually woven into fabric. We will then have a cruise on Grand Canal which was constructed in the Sui Dynasty (AD581-AD618) as a waterway to ship the produce of East China to the capital city. Afterwards we will visit the Panmen City Gate which is the original entrance to the city and is said to boast a history spanning 2,400 years. Later in the afternoon we will drive to Shanghai.
     
     
    Day 8: Shanghai, Jade Buddha Temple, The Bund, Nanjing Road, People’s Square, Shanghai Museum, Xintiandi
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
     
    Morning visit to the Jade Buddha temple which was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Burma. These were a sitting Buddha, and a smaller reclining Buddha representing the Buddha's death. The temple draws from both the Pure Land and Chan traditions of Mahayana Buddhism. Later we will stroll along the Bund and nearby Nanjing Road. The Bund refers to Shanghai's famous waterfront stretching for 1.6km along the west shore of the Huangpu River. Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai and one of the busiest shopping streets in the world. We will then visit the People's Square and Shanghai Museum. The rich and high-quality collection of Shanghai Museum's 120,000 precious works of art including ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy is specially celebrated in the world. Our last stop will be the Xintiandi. Located near the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xintiandi is a newly developed recreation area in Shanghai with old styled Shikumen buildings.
     
      
    Day 9: Departure from Shanghai
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

     

  • Deluxe Prices (5-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2 Pax

    3-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1313pp

    USD1271pp

    USD1054pp

    USD927pp

    Single Room Supplement

    USD486

    USD486

    USD486

    USD436

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1272pp

    USD1175pp

    USD1011pp

    USD888pp

    Single Room Supplement

    USD445

    USD445

    USD445

    USD398


    Standard Prices (4-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2 Pax

    3-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1192pp

    USD1097pp

    USD932pp

    USD832pp

    Single Room Supplement

    USD365

    USD365

    USD365

    USD340

     

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1115pp

    USD1004pp

    USD855pp

    USD745pp

    Single Room Supplement

    USD287

    USD287

    USD287

    USD255


    Budget Prices (3-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2 Pax

    3-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1025pp

    USD928pp

    USD767pp

    USD668pp

    Single Room Supplement

    USD200

    USD200

    USD200

    USD180

     

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1003pp

    USD893pp

    USD743pp

    USD642pp

    Single Room Supplement

    USD175

    USD175

    USD175

    USD156

     
    Pricing Policy
    • The prices are based on per person, twin sharing basis
    • Infants (under 2 years of age) traveling with parents: free of charge
    • Child (2 -12 years of age) with extra bed: 100% of the adult price
    • Child (2 -12 years of age) without bed: 70% of the adult price
     
    Booking Notice
    • Tour starts in Beijing
    • Tour ends in Shanghai
    • Minimum of two persons are required at the time of booking
    • 4G cellphone and internet access is required to purchase this product
    • Please download GoGlobalis APP in advance
    • GoGlobalis coupon will be provided, apply coupon when buying audio guide
    • You may also click my account, my orders, start listening
    • For better experience, please be prepared with earphone
    Tour Price Inclusions
    • Hotel accommodations with daily Buffet Breakfast at hotel
    • Second class bullet train ticket from Beijing to Xian (5 hours); Xian to Suzhou (6 hours)
    • Meals as specified (B for breakfast at hotel)
    • Private air-conditioned car/van/coach for land transportation
    • GoGlobalis audio guide of sightseeing places specified in the itinerary
    • All government taxes
    Tour Price Exclusions
    • Live guide
    • Lunch & dinner 
    • Admission tickets to sightseeing places
    • International airfare to Beijing and departing from Shanghai
    • Excursions and activities not specified in itinerary
    • Gratuities to GCT service staffs
    • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc
    Reservation
    For reservation, please send an email to info@GrandChinaTravel.com. Please inform us: the tour code; the number of travelers; your name as appeared in passport; your passport number; the date of arrival in China and your international flight number. For details of payment, please read our Terms & Conditions.

     

  • Deluxe Hotels for Golden Triangle Tour 9 Days

    Beijing

    Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing or similar

    Xian

    Grand Noble Hotel Xian or similar

    Suzhou

    Pan Pacific Hotel Suzhou or similar

    Shanghai

    Majesty Plaza Shanghai or similar


    Standard Hotels for Golden Triangle Tour 9 Days

    Beijing

    Holiday Inn Beijing Temple of Heaven or similar

    Xian

    Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel Xian or similar

    Suzhou

    Grand Trustel Aster Suzhou or similar

    Shanghai

    Ambassador Hotel Shanghai or similar


    Budget Hotels for Golden Triangle Tour 9 Days

    Beijing

    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing or similar

    Xian

    Xian Tianyou International Hotel or similar

    Suzhou

    FX Hotel Guanqian Suzhou or similar

    Shanghai

    Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai or similar

    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing
    Add: 50 Wangfujing Avenue. Dongcheng District, Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-58168888
     
    Sunworld Dynasty Hotel is located in Wangfujing Avenue within walking distance to Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The property features 395 luxurious guestrooms equipped with modern amenities suitable for business and leisure travelers. If you are here for business, the hotel provides conference and function rooms for meetings and special events. Savor Asian and European cuisine at Dynasty Plaza or Cantonese and Northern Chinese specialties at Royal Restaurant. Spend your day with the recreational facilities including a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and spa. Whatever the reason for your visit, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel is a must for your stay.
     
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Grand Noble Hotel Xian
    Add: No.334 East Street Beilin District Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87690000
     
    The Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an (Xi'an Huangcheng Haomen Jiudian) is located close to the Bell and Drum Towers and to the Bell Tower Station on Metro Line 2. The hotel is also in convenient proximity to Xi'an Railway Station. Guestrooms and suites offer amenities including mini-friges, complimentary broadband Internet access and a butler service. This Xi'an features a non-smoking floor, rooms equipped for the disabled and rooms with outdoor balconies. This hotel offers spaces for business and social events including a Grand Ballroom, a VIP Room, several function halls and a meeting room. International cuisine is available in the hotel's open-kitchen restaurant, while light meals, snacks and drinks can be found at the hotel's café, deli and lobby bar. This hotel also houses a fitness center, a massage center, chess rooms, a spa and a beauty salon.
     
       
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel
    Add: No.259 Xin Shi Road, Gusu District, Coiled Gate Area, Suzhou
    Tel: +86-512-65103388
     
    Surrounded by a thriving commercial district and historic attractions, the strategic location of Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel allows easy access to Pan Men Scenic Area and is only one-hour drive or 30 minutes high-speed train ride from Shanghai. The hotel features 481 guestrooms with spectacular views. All guest rooms are equipped with high speed internet access, a work desk station and other conveniences for business and leisure travelers. For dining options, try one of the three restaurants which feature dishes from local favorites to western fare, and from Cantonese classics to Italian seafood. Recreational facilities include a fitness center, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, and a temperature-controlled indoor swimming pool. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel is the perfect choice for a memorable stay.
     
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Majesty Plaza Shanghai 
    Add: No.719 Nanjing East Road Huangpu District Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-63500000
     
    Located in the heart of downtown, the Majesty Plaza Hotel Shanghai (Nanxinya Dajiudian) offers close proximity to all of Shanghai's major attractions. The Bund, Old Town, the French Concession and the Shanghai Museum are all within walking distance. The Shanghai Convention Center and Pudong International Convention Center are also both just a 15-minute drive away. The elegantly decorated guest rooms in this Shanghai hotel have luxury amenities including terrycloth bathrobes, feather-soft pillows, and duvets. Each room is also equipped with internet access, along with many other modern necessities for each guest's needs. As for mornings, guests can wake up to the delicious aroma of a buffet breakfast at the Comely Café. Besides the multiple restaurant options around the city, this hotel offers many different dining options. The hotel offers genuine Shanghai cuisine at the Lijing Restaurant while the Golden Elephant serves up authentic Thai food. Also offered are Japanese and Western fares, along with multiple cafes and bars for guests to lounge in. Business guests will be able to work comfortably during their stay. The business center provided can assist with the basic needs of the guests and conference and meeting rooms are available and can be tailored to any host's events. The Signature Club Lounge is a good place for guests to unwind. Guests can stay connected with high-speed Internet access in either the E-booking Internet kiosk or the club guestrooms. In addition, guests can exercise at the fitness center or splash around in the hotel's 70-foot-long indoor pool.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Holiday Inn Beijing Temple of Heaven
    Add: No.1 North Ding'anli, South 3rd Ring Road Fengtai District Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-67626688
     
    The Holiday Inn Beijing Temple of Heaven (Beijing Zhongcheng Tiantan Jiari Jiudian) is just a 20-minute stroll from the famous Temple of Heaven and roughly 40 minutes by car from Beijing Capital International Airport. Sitting between the South 2nd Ring and 3rd Ring roads means guests are just a 30-minute drive to Beijing Central Business District, and a 20-minute drive to Wangfujing and the Yizhuang Technological Development Area.Spacious guestrooms offer all the standard amenities and large suites are also available.In this Beijing hotel guests may enjoy complimentary breakfast and evening happy hour in the on-site Executive Lounge when staying in an executive room or suite. The hotel's three restaurants serve Cantonese cuisine as well as noodles and international buffets. Guests can also relax in the stylish Echo Lounge with coffee and cocktails.Those with leisure time on their hands may take a refreshing dip in the indoor swimming pool or work out in the fitness center. For assistance with travel arrangements, guests may ask the concierge staff.Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in air-conditioned public areas. Eleven meeting rooms allow guests room to host events for up to 350 people. For those doing business in Beijing, the business center supports printing, faxing and secretarial needs.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel Xian
    Add: No.172 Lianhu Road Lianhu District Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87216868
     
    The Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel is ideally located in the city center near several major Xi'an attractions. All 464 guestrooms in this Xi' an hotel feature modern amenities including large screen TV's, mini-bars and 24-hour room service. The hotel's restaurant serves a variety of Asian and Western delicacies, and a bar/lounge caters for after dinner drinks. Conference rooms at the business center are equipped with audiovisual facilities as well as all necessary amenities for an efficient office environment away from home. In terms of recreation, the hotel offers a fully-equipped gymnasium and a tennis court for active guests, along with an indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna for guests seeking something a little more relaxed. The hotel's restaurant serves a variety of Asian and Western delicacies, and a bar/lounge caters for after dinner drinks.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Grand Trustel Aster Suzhou
    Add: No.488 Sanxiang Road Gusu District Suzhou
    Tel: +86-512-68291888
     
    Aster Hotel is a five-star joint-venture hotel, Which has the highest floor and the largest scale in Suzhou. It has 327 rooms , including presidential suite , executive floor , apartment suites and other kinds of rooms . All the rooms have been installed more than 10 satellites TV programmers and internet.Chinese,Western the Revolving Restaurant on the 29th floor can accommodate up to 1000 people with all kinds of food and beverage.Besides we have meeting rooms of various sizes and very well-equipped fitnesscenter.The well-trained staff are looking forward to your coming.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Shanghai Ambassador Hotel 
    Add: No.818 Wanhngdu Road, Jingan District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-63357509
     
    This luxury class hotel situated in the CaoJiaDu Commercial Zone, is located near West NanJing Road. Guests will enjoy easy access to the Shanghai Exhibition Center, the commercial zones of ZhongShan Park, and the JingAn Temple. The hotel is also surrounded by a myriad of restaurants, shopping areas, and local markets. The hotel boasts 308 rooms furnished with elegant amenities that promote comfort and offer a special Japanese floor. Additionally, guests can enjoy fine dining and drinks at the Clivia Coffee Shop, the Grand Palace Restaurant, and the Yawara Teppanyaki Restaurant. The Ambassador Hotel is one of the leading international luxury hotels in Shanghai, perfect for guests that want luxury and refinement.
     
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star City Inn Happy Valley Hotel Beijing
    Add: Vecchio Shopping Street, North Xiaowuji Road, East 4th Ring, Chaoyang District, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-67376688
     
    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing is a chain of fine business hotel brand developed by the OCT IHMC, located in the center of Beijing City that gives traveler the great location for business and financial purposes. The hotel is also easily reachable the city’s major shopping area and famous attractions nearby such as Beijing National Stadium, the Summer Palace. The hotel boasts excellent accommodation among Beijing hotels, good service and well appointed facility. In the hotel there are 224 rooms that have contemporary interiors and diverse room types. It offers the ideal setting for conferences, meetings, special events, business trips, and the Internet access helps guests keeping in touch with their friends and family when traveling in Beijing. Free broad video and self-help laundry house are available for guests. Restaurants, Bars, Sauna, Foot Massage, Beauty Salon, Supermarket, Banks, and Hospital are all around the hotel. An attentive and professional staff is always pleased to provide you all the necessary information for your successful Beijing travel.
     
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Xian Tianyou International Hotel
    Add: 12 West 2nd Ring Road (Xi Erhuan Nanduan) Lianhu District Xi'an
    Tel: +86-29-87918888
     
    The Xi'an Tianyou International Hotel (Tianyou Guoji Jiudian) is located approximately 32 km (20 mi) from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport. Guests can dine on Chinese dishes at the on-site restaurant and unwind with a drink in the cafe. Business travelers are invited to make the most of the business center and meeting rooms.In their free time, guests can relax in the sauna or treat themselves to a massage. This hotel provides Wi-Fi access in rooms and public areas as well as free parking.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star FX Hotel Guanqian Suzhou
    Add: No.938 East Ganjiang Road, Guanqianjie Commercial District, Suzhou
    Tel: +86-512-65091688
     
    This hotel is located in the central district of Suzhou, at the intersection of Renmin Road and Ganjiang Road, a prime area for business and entertainment. The East Airline shuttle bus is directly opposite the hotel, providing non-stop shuttle bus services to Hongqiao and Pudong International Airport. Within close proximity are local landmarks not to be missed, including Suzhou Gardens, Grand Canal, and Suzhou Sports Center, and it's merely a five-minute walk to a major shopping center. Transportation is convenient with the railway station and bus stations just a short walk away. This business hotel features a modern and trendy design while providing a comfortable stay for its guests with 229 rooms. A standard room comes with a size of 25 square meters, well-equipped with a mini bar, safe, broadband Internet access, and a satellite TV. A variety of business services are offered along with personalized services such as laundry, foreign currency exchange, and room service.
     
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Holiday Inn Express Putuo Hotel Shanghai
    Add: No. 843 Guang fuxi Lu, Putuo District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-61421818
     
    Well-managed and conveniently situated on Guang Fu Xi Road, in the heart of downtown, Holiday Inn Express Putuo Hotel is a great choice for travelers. It's an easy drive to the city center and a short distance of nine kilometers to Hongqiao International Airport. The railway station is also easily accessible along with many scenic destinations such as Jing'an Temple, Jade Buddy Temple, Zhongshan Park and the Suzhou River where guests can enjoy the stunning riverside and garden view. Shanghai's prime shopping center is also within close proximity. The seven-story hotel boasts 237 well-appointed guest rooms that come with a modern and simplistic style. All room are non-smoking, featuring satellite TV and individually controlled air conditioning. Catering to the discerning business travelers, the 48 square meters meeting room is ideal and fully-equipped with an array of meeting facilities such as an LCD projector and a DVD player.
     
     
     

     

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We have returned safe, sound and very pleased. This is just a brief note to thank you for your hospitality, care and attention for details. We were a bit anxious before starting this tour but thanks to your organizing skills we have returned with great bundles of very happy memories. Your guides are all wonderfully dedicated individuals. They made our stay and movements easy, enjoyable and educational.

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