China Essence 8 Days Route A

    • Tour Code: BJN8E
    • Duration: 8 Day
    • departure:
    • destination:
  • ** Local 5-star hotels
    ** Explore the essence of Beautiful China

Day 01 Arrive in Beijing
When arriving in Beijing, you will be greeted by our professional tour guide at the Beijing Capital Airport and then transferred to the hotel.
The rest of the day will be free for your own leisure, and you can choose other scenic spots to visit at your own expenses.
  • Beijing capital airport

  • Beijing

Hotel: Chang An Grand Hotel 5* or similar
Day 02 Beijing (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After hotel breakfast, begin our wonderful city tour by visiting Forbidden City, which is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. Then tour Tiananmen Square and outside view of the National Grand Theatre. Afterwards, visit the Summer Palace, where we will enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Kunming Lake. Lastly, Stop by Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Institute, which had been designated to provide medicines for the royal pharmacy of the imperial palace of the Qing Dynasty for 188 years. Peking Duck Dinner will be served tonight.
  • Forbidden City

  • Tiananmen square

  • Summer palace

Chang An Grand Hotel 5* or similar
Day 03 Beijing (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Looking like a gigantic dragon across deserts, grasslands and mountains, the Great Wall of China is one of the ‘Eight Wonders of the World’. We tour the Juyongguan portion of the Great Wall in the morning and stop by a Jade Workshop where we will learn some information about the precious jade. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Changling of the Ming Tombs. Lastly, drive by Olympic Village and have a photo stop at the Bird Nest & Water Cube.
You can choose to enjoy an optional Beijing acrobatic show after dinner tonight: USD30 per person (price is valid when paid in advance. USD $40 in destination).
  • The great wall

  • Water cube

  • Bird's nest

Chang An Grand Hotel 5* or similar
Day 04 Beijing – Shanghai – Suzhou (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, proceed to the city of Shanghai, China’s most popular metropolis that has attracted the visitors from all over the world. Then transferred to the city of Suzhou, often referred to as the “Venice of the East”. Upon arrival, visit the Suzhou’s Bird Nest, designed by Paul Andrew who also designed the Beijing’s Bird Nest.
  • Shanghai

  • Suzhou

Grand Metropark Hotel Suzhou 5* or similar
Day 05 Suzhou – Wuxi (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, we will visit Suzhou Lotus Garden, also named The Couple’s Garden. It is the world’s cultural heritage. It has survived to the present and is kept in a good state of preservation and its artistic perfection, the garden has had a good reputation, popularly known as “Oriental romantic”. And visit the silk embroidery factory for a demonstration on the silk-making process. Transfer to Wuxi after lunch, pay a visit to Xue family Garden, the former residence of XueFucheng, these historical places are protected by the city government. Then visit the Zisha Tea-Pot Center.
  • Suzhou

  • Wuxi

Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan 5* or similar
Day 06 Wuxi – Hangzhou (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast visit the Li Garden, located in the bank of the Lake Li with beautiful scene, is one of the main beautiful spots of Tai Lake. The garden is surrounded with water on three sides. It became vivid because of the water, it shows the interests of “the artificial hill the real water”. Proceed to visit the Pearl Breeding Center. Then transfer to Hangzhou, visit Leifeng Pagoda, it was a popular tourist attraction. Leifeng Pagoda was one of the sights of West Lake because of the Legend of the White Snake.
After dinner, you can choose to watch an optional “the night of West Lake” dance show: USD30 per person (price is valid when paid in advance. USD $40 in destination).
  • Wuxi

  • Hangzhou

Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou 5* or similar
Day 07 Hangzhou – Shanghai (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Today we will take view of the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon from the Flower Harbor. And visit the Dragon Well Tea Plantation to have a taste of the famous green tea-Dragon Well. Then transfer to Shanghai, stop by the Jewel Store. Visit the Bund, which is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years.
After dinner, you can choose to enjoy an optional relaxing cruise on the Huangpu River: USD30 per person (price is valid when paid in advance. USD $40 in destination).
  • Hangzhou

  • Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan 5* or similar
Day 08 Shanghai-Home (Breakfast)
At specified time, transfer to airport for your home bound flight. Tour ends.

Take one of the two amazing extension packages to the birthplace of “Avatar’ scenery, cruise on the Yangtze River and much more.

7 Days Extension 1 Option: Zhangjiajie, Yangtze River Cruise

12 Days Extension 2 Option: Zhangjiajie, Yangtze River Cruise, Guilin, Shenzhen, Hong Kong


 Land cost includes:

   1.  Sup. 1st class hotel accommodation based on double occupancy;

   2.  Daily American buffet breakfast and meals as listed in the itinerary

   3.  Mandarin or English-conducted sightseeing tour specified as itinerary 

   4.  Baggage handling

 Land cost does not include:

   1. International flights

   2. China visa

   3. Travel insurance

   4. Tips and personal expense

   5. Domestic flight within China and China AIF


Customers are responsible for obtaining and paying for all visas and entry documents,for meeting all health and other requirements and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of the countries you will visit and for your return home. Canadian citizens can contact Foreign Affairs Canada at Citizens of other countries should check with the relative Tourist Board or Consular office of the destination which they are intending to visit.Visa and entry documents must be obtained independently prior to departure. Compass Holidays will assume no responsibility whatever for passengers denied carriage by the airline or refused entry into any country.
1. Valid for Canadian / USA / Australia passport / PR holder with English speaking tour guide service;

2. This is a shopping tour required to make several stops of one to two hours as outlined in the itinerary, but you aren't obligated to purchase. 
3. The tour fee excluded Optional tour Fee listed on the itinerary and Compulsory Tips.
4. The date of early arrival or extended stay guests without arrange free shuttle;
5. All the tour program including the attraction and hotels are subject to change;
6. The tour does not include additional costs when unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances or events arising. Unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances or events including private demand, flight delays / cancellations, the threat of war / potential threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorism / actual terrorist activities, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, etc. .
7. Please double confirm 24 hours prior to departure for your flights statues, the first night hotel and tour guide information to avoid any mistake.
10. Passenger who 70 years old or above we suggested have accompanied by relative travel together and is strongly recommended to purchase and other necessary medical and accident travel insurance;
11. In case of delayed or canceled flights and other causes of delays or changes , please contact your travel agent or the local emergency contacts as soon as possible, any tickets and transportation costs incurred loss, please be borne by the guests.
12. For any tours involving an altitude of 3000m and above, seniors and those who suffer from hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary diseases and other related health issues must decide on their own if their health is fit for the tours prior to booking. Once booked, we would assume that guests and families were aware of any associated risks. Should guests experience any health problems on the trip, guests and families need to bear all the responsibilities and costs.

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