Forbidden City, Beijing
Want to know more about China? Taking a trip is the best way. You will be met by our competent guide with warm greetings after you pass through the baggage claim area. A private comfortable transfer will take you to the pre-reserved nice hotel for a rest. Rest well to recover from the jet leg for your rest day. Or you can go out to explore this city on your own.
Roam relaxingly in the Tiananmen Square after your breakfast. Then your guide will take you to the celebrated site - Forbidden City. Splendid paintings on the royal architectures, grand and deluxe halls, and surprisingly magnificent treasures will certainly feast your eyes and leave a deeply impression on you. Then you will enjoy an a la carte lunch at a nice restaurant. In the afternoon, a visit to the Temple of Heaven will be also a surprise for you. Besides its gorgeous appearance, one of the most interesting sites you should not miss is the Three Echo Stones, which is outside of the gate of the Imperial Vault of Heaven. If you speak facing the Vault while standing on the first stone, you will hear one echo standing on the second and then the third stone, that is to say, you will hear two and three echoes respectively. Besides the sightseeing of the grand royal buildings, a lively Chinese Kungfu Show tonight is also indispensable. (B, L)
This morning, drive toward northwest more than 70 kilometers to see the grand mountain pass of the Jundu Mountain - The Badaling Great Wall, which plays an important role in defending the invaders in the past. For instance, on the highest place, signal fire platforms were set to send warning signals in the ancient China. After that, you will be driven to have Sichuan cuisine at an elegant restaurant. In the afternoon, passing through the Sacred Way, which was lined by vivid stone statues, you will reach the Ming Tomb. The Soul Tower is symbolic of the whole of Dingling and it forms the entrance to the underground chambers. The yellow glazed tiles; eaves, archway, rafters and columns are all sculptured from stone, and colorfully painted. Then transfer to the downtown area after your visit there. On the way back to downtown, drive by the Birds Nest (Olympic National Stadium). You will see its appearance at a distance. (B, L)
City Wall, Xian
After breakfast, visit the famous Royal Garden - the Summer Palace. This famous garden was called "Qingyi Yuan" (Garden of Clear Ripples) when it was established. Stroll leisurely around the Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake. We will arrange you an a la carte lunch at very famous local restaurant at noon. Then you will have a Hutong tour to experience the original Beijing culture by taking a special rickshaw riding through the various Hutongs and to know about Old Beijings manners and customs. Take a flight to the ancient city - Xian. You will be met by our hospitable guide in Xian and transfer you to the hotel comfortably. (B, L)
You will be driven out of the downtown area to see the large-scaled and world celebrated museum - The Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. After massive excavation, the emperors terra cotta army was found in three underground timber lined vaults and it formed the current famous three pits, namely Pit 1, Pit 2 and Pit 3. A la carte lunch today is specially arranged at a well-chosen restaurant. The schedule for this afternoon is the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Provincial History Museum. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is famous because it was the first place the Monk Xuan Zang set up Buddhist Sutra Translation Center and from then the Buddhism became popular in Tang Dynasty. For the arrangement in the evening, you will have the Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Music and Dances Show at Shaanxi Opera Theater. (B, L, D)
After visiting the City Wall in the morning, you will have a local family visit and an a la carte lunch will be arranged in the home of the family that you visit, to taste the authentic home cooked Chinese dishes. In the afternoon, continue to visit the Great Mosque and have some free time to explore the Muslim Bazaar nearby. (B, L)
This morning, fly to the modern metropolis - Shanghai and transfer to the comfortable hotel for a rest. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city by yourself. (B)
Visit the Shanghai Museum in the morning after breakfast. Admittedly, it is indispensable for you to know more about this citys past and development by seeing numerous historical articles exhibited there. After the indoor visit in the museum, be driven to the northeastern part to see its well-known garden - Yuyuan Garden. You will be attracted by its unique bounding wall, since they are decorated with dragons heads and paved by scale like tiles on top, looks like a huge wandering dragon, and that is the so-called Five- Dragon Wall. Around noon, you will enjoy a luxury a la carte lunch at a reputed and well-selected local restaurant. Then, an unforgettable short Huangpu River Cruise will be arranged in the afternoon. You will also have a chance to visit an old street in Shanghai. (B, L)
Transfer you to the airport to board your international flight. Your memorable China tour ends here. (B)
|Beijing||Crowne Plaza Hotel||Holiday Inn Central Plaza|
|Xian||Sheraton Hotel||Bell Tower Hotel|
|Shanghai||Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel||Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya|
|See 2013 Price|
|Travelers||High Season||Low Season||High Season||Low Season|
|Room Occupancy||Room Occupancy||Room Occupancy||Room Occupancy|
|10 & above||$1430||$1980||$1200||$1560||$1160||$1480||$1040||$1270|
Based on per person and shown in US dollars. Valid from Mar. 1st, 2013 to Feb. 28th, 2014
The above private guided tour is tailored for you, your family or your friends exclusively.
No other participants will be in your group. In other words, others
will not join in your tour and you will not take part into any tours
of others on our land services.
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Unique China Taste: 13-Day Beijing/ Xian/ Shanghai/ Guilin/ Yangshuo/ Guilin/ Hongkong
Highlight China Travel with Kunming: 13-Day of Beijing/ Xian/ Kunming/ Lijiang/ Guilin/ Yangshuo/ Guilin/ Shanghai
Trail to the Hometown of Chinese Gongfu: 11-Day Shanghai/ Kaifeng/ Luoyang/ Shaolin Temple/ Xian/ Beijing
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