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Beijing Lhasa Xian Yangtze and Shanghai Private Tour

19 days China private trip of Beijing Lhasa Xian Yangtze River Cruise and Shanghai.

  • Beijing Lhasa Xian Yangtze River and Shanghai private tour covers top tourism cities of China.

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  • Tour Code : CT-BJ-05
  • City : Beijing Lhasa Xian Yangtze River and Shanghai
  • Type : China private tour
  • Departure : daily
  • Duration :19 days 18 nights
  • Escorted : yes
  • Language : English
  • Minimal price : 2951 USD/p
  • Max price : 5768 USD/p
  • Level : easy
  • Kids : available
  • Elders : available
  • Hotel : include
  • Start : airport of Beijing
  • End : airport of Shanghai

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  • Beijing Lhasa Xian Yangtze and Shanghai Private Tour

Highlights

  • Visiting the biggest downtown square of the world - Tiananmen Square.
  • Discover the imperial resident place and office of Ming(1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty of China.
  • Take sightseeing in the old Beijing Hutong by man-powered Rickshaw.
  • Walking on ancient China defensive project - Great Wall.
  • Visiting top attraction in Lhasa, capital city of mysterious Tibet.
  • Visit Terracotta Warriors of Qin Dynasty, around 2000 years ago.
  • Enjoy picturesque scenery on the cruising ship from Guilin to Yangshuo.
  • Visiting the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo.
  • Enjoy the amazing Yangtze River Cruise on 5 star ship, including the famous Three Gorges Dam.
  • Sightseeing in beautiful Hangzhou and the biggest modern city of China - Shanghai.

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  • Take flight of 4.5 hours from Beijing to Xian. The flight of Lhasa to Xian is around 2.5 hours. After disembark from Yangtze River Cruise, you will flight or take train to Shanghai.
  • Map of Beijing Lhasa Xian Yangtze and Shanghai Private Tour

Why travel with us

  • Mature and high quality travel China service.
  • Well selected travel service providers including hotel, vehicle, restaurant, etc.
  • Unique designed tour itinerary by Beijingservice itinerary designing expert.
  • Newly updated itinerary and accurate quotation.
  • Kind and passionate tour guide.
  • Easy and convenient payment method.
  • One to one tour advisor to set up your trip.
  • Feedback form(testimonial) of our customers.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1. Entry Beijing  
  • Day 2. Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Olympic Park.  
  • Day 3. Beijing: Ming Tombs, Badaling Great Wall.  
  • Day 4. Beijing: Hutong, Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple, Capital Museum.  
  • Day 5. Beijing to Lhasa,  Reach Lhasa.  
  • Day 6. Lhasa: Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Park.  
  • Day 7. Lhasa: Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street.  
  • Day 8. Lhasa to Xian.  Check in Xian hotel  
  • Day 9. Xian: Terracotta, Huaqing Pool, Steles Forest Museum, Tang Dynasty Show.  
  • Day 10. Xian: Banpo Neolithic Village, Great Mosque, City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda.  
  • Day 11. Xian morning to Guilin.  Reach Guilin. Reed Flute, Elephant Trunk Hill.  
  • Day 12. Guilin: Li River Cruise, YangShuo, Guilin.(B,L,)  
  • Day 13. Guilin to Chongqing,   Board ship.  
  • Day 14. Yangtze River Cruise.  
  • Day 15. Yangtze River Cruise.  
  • Day 16. Yangtze River-Yichang to Shanghai.    
  • Day 17. Hangzhou day tour from Shanghai.    
  • Day 18. Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Nanjing Road, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund.  
  • Day 19. Departure.  

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1. Entry Beijing  

  • Arrive in Beijing.Be met and transferred to hotel for checking in.Remainder of the day is at leisure.
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  • Day 2. Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Olympic Park.  

  • Private tour guide of Beijingservice.com will meet you up from hotel lobby at 08:30 a.m.
    Drive to visit Tiananmen Square - The biggest downtown Square of the world. Take a short sightseeing in the square. Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao, Great Hall of the People and China National Museum stands around you.
    Walk to the north, pass the Tiananmen Rostrum, Wumen Gate, we will enter Forbidden City, which is also called Palace Museum. It was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. 24 Emperors and work and live in this palace 500 hundred years ago. Visit Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for around 1.5 hours. We will walk out the palace from Shenwumen Gate.
  • After lunch in a nice local restaurant, we will drive 40 minutes (around 20km) to Summer Palace. It was the imperial garden of Ming and Qing dynasty, and was open to public after entering the new era. Summer Palace is around 290 hectares, including more than 3,000 buildings, such as halls, pavilions, towers, etc.The sightseeing time of this garden is around one hour and twenty minutes.
    Proceed to visit the Olympic Park. As the major venue of the 2008 Olympic Games, the Olympic Park contains three areas including the Forest Park in the north, major venue and supporting facilities area in the center and the completed stadiums and the reserved area. The completed stadiums contains the National Stadium (Bird
  • Note
    • Please scan your passport and send us via email. We will book tickets of Forbidden City, which save your much time of waiting in line.
  •   Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch,
  • Day 3. Beijing: Ming Tombs, Badaling Great Wall.  

  • Enjoy your breakfast hotel before being met from hotel lobby at 08:30 a.m.
    Drive 60 km around 1.5 hours to north of Beijing to visit Ming Tomb, which is the final resting place of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors. So it is also called 13 Ming Tombs. We will visit the largest one of them - Changling Tomb, which has a history of over 600 years. It owns the largest hall made in nanmu wood. We have one hour time for visiting before driving to restaurant.
    Have lunch in a nice local restaurant on the way to Badaling Great Wall.
  • Drive 40 minutes to discover Great Wall of China, which was built and maintained between the 7th century BC and 17th century BC.Today we will visit the famous Badaling Great Wall. Built in 1505 during the Ming Dynasty, Badaling Great Wall is the best preserved and most visited one. Cable car is available for elders or children. Take sightseeing on Badaling Great Wall for about 2 hours.
    You will be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour.
  • Note
    • We suggest you to walk to south during weekend or Chinese public holiday, which lead you a less crowded section of Great Wall.
  •   Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch,
  • Day 4. Beijing: Hutong, Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple, Capital Museum.  

  • After buffet breakfast in hotel, you will be met and transferred to the area near Drum Tower to discover old section of the city - Beijing Hutong. With a history of around 800 years, Beijing Hutong are lanes or alleys formed by lines of courtyard (Siheyuan). It is a good place to know the life style of old Beijing people. Man-powered rickshaw is arranged for you to feel the Hutong of Beijing. Perhaps you wan to try the unique vehicle of old Beijing. It is quite different with bicyle. ;)
    Move one to visit Lama Temple, the biggest lamasery in Beijing. Built in 1694, the temple contains 5 halls plus three Memorial Archways. The Hall of Harmony and Peace is the main building of the temple.
    Have lunch in a nice restaurant of downtown Beijing.
  • Drive to visit Capital Museum. The exhibition items are divided into three categories: permanent exhibitions, exhibitions of fine artistic collections and temporary exhibitions. This is a good place to touch Beijing local culture and custom. The visiting time is around 1 hour.
    At the end of the day, we will dive to visit Temple of Heaven, sacrificial building complex of Ming and Qing Dynasty. The emperor came to the temple every winter to pray for ample harvests and good weather. The main buildings, Circular Mound Altar, Imperial Vault of Heaven and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, stands on a 750 meter long south-north axis. The sightseeing time of Temple of Heaven is around 1 hour.
    You will be transferred back to hotel after the one day city tour.
  •   Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch,
  • Day 5. Beijing to Lhasa,  Reach Lhasa.  

  • Today we will fly from Beijing to Lhasa. You will be met 3 hours before departure time and transferred to airport.
    Lhasa local tour guide of Beijingservice team will meet you from airport.
    On the way to Lahsa, if time permit, we will stop at Nietang Buddha, the the biggest stone statue engraved on a cliff.
    Check in Hotel. You may take a leisure walk to adapt to the high altitude of Lhasa.
    Remainder of the days is at leisure.
  • Note
    • Tibet Entry Permission will be handed to you by Beijing guide. Please take good care of it. For most of time, it is necessary to show the permission when take flight to Lhasa.
    • Please do not exercise vigorously after reaching Tibet.
  •   Buffet Breakfast, ,
  • Day 6. Lhasa: Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Park.  

  • Breakfast is arranged in hotel. Then you will be met by Tibet local guide at 09:00 a.m.

    The first place we visit today is Potala Palace, which is regarded as landmark of Lhasa as well as the most important place of Tibet trip. It is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks. Please follow the advice of tour guide during visiting this building of seventh century.
    Have lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Drive to visit the Sera Monastery - one of the three largest monasteries of Gelugpa. Completed in 1419, Sera Monastery houses the collection of murals maintained in perfect, original condition.
    Move on to visit the Norbulingka Park. Built in the 1740s, Norbulingka Park was Dalai Lama
  • Note
    • The tickets of Potala Palace need to be bought in advance. We will operate this after Tibet Entry Permission issued.
  •   Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch,
  • Day 7. Lhasa: Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street.  

  • Lhasa local tour guide will meet you from hotel lobby at 09:00am.
    Drive to visit Drepung Monastery. This Monastery houses many cultural relics, such as Statues of Manjushri Bodhisattva, and Sitatapatra found on the first storey of the Coqen Hall, rare sutras on the second storey and Jamyang Qoigyi's conch shell given by Tsong Khapa on the third storey.
    Have Lunch in a nice local restaurant.
  • Drive to visit the Jokhang Temple -the holiest site in Tibet and is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists. The monastery is a four-storey timber complex with a golden top. It features architectural styles of the Tang Dynasty, Tibet and Nepal.

    Move on to discover Barkhor Street. This is an ancient circular street surrounding the Jokhang Temple with a strong religious atmosphere and exotic flavor. Many Buddhist pilgrims walk clockwise around Barkhor Street, chanting the holy Buddhist mantra and praying for the blessing and enlightenment of the statues of Sakyamuni placed in the Jokhang Monastry.
    Being transferred back to hotel after the sightseeing.
  •   Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch,
  • Day 8. Lhasa to Xian.  Check in Xian hotel  

  • Be met from hotel lobby of and transferred to Lhasa airport for departure.
  • You will be met and transferred to hotel after arriving at Xian Xianyang International airport. Remainder of the day is at leisure.
  • Note
    • Boxed breakfast will be arranged if the flight departure on the morning.
  •   Buffet Breakfast, ,
  • Day 9. Xian: Terracotta, Huaqing Pool, Steles Forest Museum, Tang Dynasty Show.  

  • Today we will visit the Eight Wonders of The World. English speaking Xian tour guide will meet you from hotel lobby at 08:30 a.m. Drive one and half hours to Terracotta Warriors Museum, which depict the history of Qin Dynasty of ancient China 221 BC-206 BC. You may find more than 6000 pottery warriors in unique height, face, clothing, hairstyle and gestures.
  • Drive back to downtown Xian to appreciate the imperial garden of Tang Dynasty - Huaqing Pool, which work as the resort place of many emperors in ancient China. The traditional Chinese Tang Dynasty style buildings, the story of Emperor Xuan Zong with his favorite concubine Yang and the Xian Incident made Huaqing Hotspring closely related with Chinese culture and history.

    The next attraction is the Stone Stele Forest(Museum) - a classical courtyard styled structure with the oldest and richest collection of ancient Chinese steles.
  • Taste local Dumpling Banquet - traditional food of Chinese New Year. This is a perfect combination of flour, vegetables and meat.
    Enjoy Tang Dynasty Performance, which was originated in the Tang dynasty over a thousand years ago. Most of the music was played by Tang-dynasty-style musical instruments. The performance show you a corner of the Tang Dynasty glorious culture.
    We will drive you back to hotel after the performance at around 21:00.
  • Note
    • Please inform tour guide if you prefer to discover how the Terracotta Warriors was made. A local workshop is available on the way.
  •   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10. Xian: Banpo Neolithic Village, Great Mosque, City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda.  

  • Departure from hotel at 08:30 a.m. after buffet breakfast in hotel.

    Drive to suburb of Xian to discover Banpo Neolithic Village - the first prehistoric museum in China. This museum houses artifacts of Yangshao Culture of about 6000 years ago, displaying the culture and social life of the Neolithic Matriarchal community.

    The next stop is Great Mosque (full name: the Huqjuexiang Great Mosque ) - the largest and best-preserved mosques of China. This mosque was built in a style of Chinese courtyard with strong traditional Chinese architectural features.
  • Drive to visit Xian Ancient City Wall - the best preserved, oldest and largest ancient city defense system in China. It is available to walk or biking on this 600 years old city wall.

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda is the last attraction of today. Originally built in 652 of Tang Dynasty, the pagoda is functioned to collect Buddhist materials that were taken from India by Xuanzang. Now it is one of Landmarks of Xian.
    You will be transferred back to hotel after the sightseeing.
  • Note
    • Luggage can be packed in the evening for the flight to Guilin tomorrow.
  •   Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch,
  • Day 11. Xian morning to Guilin.  Reach Guilin. Reed Flute, Elephant Trunk Hill.  

  • Be met from hotel and transferred to Xianyang International Airport to connect flight to Guilin.
  • Arriving at Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, be met and transferred to your hotel by private vehicle and tour guide.
    If time permit, we will take short private tour in this beautiful city.
    Reed Flute Cave - Known as "the Palace of Natural Arts" contains beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Elephant Trunk Hill - the landmark of Guilin, looks like a giant elephant with a long trunk.
  • Note
    • There is possibility of use your lunch on airplane.
    • Tour guide will inform you the pick up time of Li River Cruise of day 12.
  •   Breakfast,Lunch,
  • Day 12. Guilin: Li River Cruise, YangShuo, Guilin.(B,L,)  

  • Be met from hotel at appointed time and transfer to cruise pier to start the amazing Li River Cruise.
    Being the highlight of Guilin tour, Li River cruise is a trip on water for 4.5 hours, from Guilin to Yangshuo.
    Picturesque mountains, peaceful green fields, farms and lovely villages scattered on the bank along Li River.
    Simple lunch is arranged on cruise ship.
  • Disembark at Yangshuo Pier. Take a short exploration in the Yangshuo Town before being transferred back to Guilin city by vehicle.
  • Note
    • The cruise time is subject to change based on weather and water status of Li River.
  •   Buffet Breakfast, simple lunch on board,
  • Day 13. Guilin to Chongqing,   Board ship.  

  • Be picked up from hotel of Guilin and transferred to Liangjiang International Airport to connect morning flight to Chongqing.
  • Be met from Chongqing airport. If time permit, we will take a short city tour (Panda House, Residence and Museum of Stilwell,). Be transferred to Yangtze River cruise ship (5 star level). The cruise ship departure in the evening.
  • Note
    • The cruise start time is subject to change based on weather and water status of Yangtze River.
  •   Breakfast, , Lunch,
  • Day 14. Yangtze River Cruise.  

  • After enjoying your buffet breakfast on ship, you may start the on-board sightseeing along the Yangtze River. Taichi exercising led by a Taichi master is available on the morning. It is available to join in them to learn some Tachi skill.
  • A shore excursion to Fengdu is included. This is a trip covers cultural experience of local religion and spirit.
    Chinese cultural related activities is available on ship, which make the cruising trip more interesting. You may join in by interests.
  • Captain's welcome reception is arranged in this evening.
  • Note
    • The cruise start time is subject to change based on weather and water status of Yangtze River.
    • Optional trip is available on ship, which will be introduced by crew based on weather condition.
  •   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15. Yangtze River Cruise.  

  • Today the ship will cruise through magnificent gorges.
    A shore excurcision to Shennong stream is included. The trip offers beautiful scenery as well as the culture related with local people.
  • We will pass through the five-step ship locks, which is an unique experience on Yangtze River.
  • Note
    • Sometimes there will be cultural performances by the crew, and tourists can also join in for fun.
  •   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16. Yangtze River-Yichang to Shanghai.    

  • Today we will take sightseeing at Three Gorges Dam, which is one of the highlights of Yangtze River Cruise.
    Being the largest hydroelectric project in the world, Three Gorges Dam was competed in 2009.
    Arrive in Yichang Pier at 11:30.
    Be met and transfer to Yichang airport to connect flight to Shanghai.
  • After arriving in Shanghai, you will be met and transfer to hotel. After reaching Shanghai airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel.
  • Note
    • There is possibility of takeing train from Yichang to Shanghai.
  •   Breakfast, ,
  • Day 17. Hangzhou day tour from Shanghai.    

  • Be picked up from your hotel at 08:00 am. Drive to Hangzhou to visit LingYin Temple - one of the ten most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China. The temple hourses various Buddhist literature and statues.
    Then we will dive to visit the No.1 attraction of Hangzhou - West Lake. Being famous for the beauty, West Lake lies on the west side of downtown Hangzhou city. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful places of China. Take a short cruise on West Lake.
  • After lunch, we will dirve to visit Six Harmonies Pagoda. It is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure built in 970 AD in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). It is a masterpiece of ancient Chinese architecture.
    Drive back to Shanghai after the whole day tour.
  •   Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Day 18. Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Nanjing Road, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund.  

  • Be met from hotel at 08:30 a.m. Drive to visit Yu Garden, a Suzhou style Garden in Shanghai. With pavilions, halls, chambers, towers, ponds and rockeries, Yu Garden is regarded as one of the must visit places in Shanghai.
    Drive to visit Jade Buddha Temple. Built in 1882, Jade Buddha Temple is famous for 2 jade statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha, one seated and one reclining.
  • Drive to visit Nanjing Road. Being regarded as one of the most famous and bustling business streets of China, the street owns more than 600 businesses.
    Then we will drive to Pudong new district to visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower, which is made up of 11 balls. We can have a bird view of Shanghai from the second sightseeing ball of the tower.
    Take a leisure walking along the Bund of Huangpu River before being transferred back to hotel. Many kinds of architecture styles can be found in this area. The main building styles covers Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism, Renaissance, etc.
  •   Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Day 19. Departure.  

  • Be met from hotel and transfer to airport for homeward flight. Service end.
  • Note
    • The pick up time is 4 hours before departure time, unless tour guide update you a new pick up time.
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Hotel

  • City \ Level
  • Beijing
  • Sunworld Dynasty Beijing
  • Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing
  • King Parkview Hotel Beijing
  • Lhasa
  • Jilong Hotel Shigatse
  • Jilong Hotel Shigatse
  • Jilong Hotel Shigatse
  • Xian
  • Sofitel Xian
  • Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel
  • Minxing Boutique Hotel
  • Guilin
  • Merryland Hotel Xingan Guilin
  • Merryland Hotel Xingan Guilin (standard room)
  • Merryland Hotel Xingan Guilin (standard room)
  • Yangtze
  • Victoria Cruise Fleet
  • Victoria Cruise Fleet
  • Victoria Cruise Fleet
  • Yichang
  • Crowne Plaza Yichang (Standard room)
  • Gezhouba Hotel Yichang
  • Radow Hotel (Yichang Binjiang Pedestrian Street)
  • Shanghai
  • Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
  • Central Hotel Shanghai
  • Charms Hotel Shanghai
  • Chongqing
  • Grand House Chongqing (Standard room)
  • Minshan Longshui Grand Hotel
  • Jirunxiang Hotel
  • Hangzhou
  • Narada Resort Spa Liangzhu
  • Hangzhou Meiziqing Hotel
  • Lily Hotel

    Price

  • USD/person
Deluxe
  • People No.
  • Peak
  • Shoulder
  • Low
  • 2-3
  • 5768
  • 5492
  • 5172
  • 4-5
  • 4993
  • 4713
  • 4424
  • 6-9
  • 4696
  • 4462
  • 4178
  • 10-15
  • 4175
  • 3914
  • 3703
  • 16-25
  • 4018
  • 3763
  • 3564
  • 26 or above
  • 3923
  • 3675
  • 3477
  • Single Supplement
  • 1492
  • 1343
  • 1174
  • Standard
  • People No.
  • Peak
  • Shoulder
  • Low
  • 2-3
  • 5340
  • 5142
  • 4849
  • 4-5
  • 4565
  • 4363
  • 4101
  • 6-9
  • 4268
  • 4112
  • 3854
  • 10-15
  • 3766
  • 3623
  • 3461
  • 16-25
  • 3609
  • 3473
  • 3322
  • 26 or above
  • 3515
  • 3385
  • 3235
  • Single Supplement
  • 1135
  • 1051
  • 905
  • Comfortable
  • People No.
  • Peak
  • Shoulder
  • Low
  • 2-3
  • 5042
  • 4877
  • 4644
  • 4-5
  • 4266
  • 4099
  • 3896
  • 6-9
  • 3970
  • 3848
  • 3650
  • 10-15
  • 3476
  • 3360
  • 3250
  • 16-25
  • 3319
  • 3209
  • 3111
  • 26 or above
  • 3225
  • 3121
  • 3024
  • Single Supplement
  • 887
  • 831
  • 735
  • Payment
    Bank of China, Wechat, Alipay, Credit Card (Visa Master AmericanExpress), PayPal.
    Include
    • Tourism flights within China, including tax,
    • Fast or overnight train from Yichang to Shanghai based on condition on tour date,
    • Well selected hotel accommodation,
    • Deluxe ship on Yangtze River (5 star) include daily breakfast,
    • Daily breakfast in hotel(except Yangtze cruise), boxed breakfast prepared for morning flight,
    • Licensed tourism vehicle in good condition,
    • Friendly and experienced local driver in each city,
    • Friendly and professional English speaking tour guide in each city,
    • First entry fee of attractions in itinerary,
    • Lunch or dinner as listed in itinerary,
    • Man-powered rickshaw in Hutong are of Beijing,
    • Tibet Entry Permission and related cost,
    • Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Performance,
    • Cruise ship on Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo,
    • Tour operating service charge,
    • Toll fuel and parking cost,
    Exclude
    • Chinese Visa related cost,
    • International air tickets,
    • Cable car of Great Wall when necessary,
    • Optional tour on Yangtze River cruise ship,
    • Tips to guides or driver,
    • Personal cost,

    Note

    • The tickets of Forbidden City and Badaling Great Wall needs to be reserved in advance.
    • Tibet Entry Permission is suggested to be applied one month in advance.
    • Please scan your passport and send to us via email after confirmation.
    • The altitude of Lhasa is high and oxygen content is low. Strenuous activities is not suggested.
    • Please respect the customs of tourist cities.
    • The traffic in these cities are heavy. We will pick up travelers 3 hours in advance to connect demostic flight, and 4 hours in advance for international flight. Tour guide will adjust pick up time when necessary.

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