Begin your journey with the international flight to Beijing
Meet and transfer to the hotel with your tour manager
On the way to Tiananmen Square, photo stop at National Theatre
Visit Tiananmen Square, and walk through the Forbidden City, home of the Chinese emperors and their household for five centuries
Visit Hutong, the local and traditional Beijingese living area. Take the option to ride on rickshaw and have a special lunch hosted by local family, and enjoy the evening Kung Fu show (US$80 pp or RMB500 pp)
Experience traditional Chinese Tea Culture
Visit Silk factory to learn famous Chinese silk
Visit 2008 Olympic Games Sites , Bird’s Nest & Water Cube (Outside)
Visit Jade factory to learn Chinese Jade culture
Walk in the clouds while hiking the 2,000-year-old Great Wall of China
Visit Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) researching centre ,and get some experiences about Chinese herb med-icine and enjoy foot massage (at your own expense) after hiking on the great wall.
Enjoy optional Chang’an Avenue and The Place night tour (US$35 or RMB250 pp)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Visit Temple of Heaven, on the way to Temple of Heaven, experience Morning exercise -Tai Chi lesson * Visit Capital Museum, which houses a large collection of ancient porcelain, bronze, calligraphy, painting, jade, sculpture, and Buddhist statues from imperial China as well as other Asian cultures
Pearl Factor Outlet - A great place to buy pearls in China with "wholesale" prices, every strand of lovely sea and freshwater pearls is negotiable
Optional to visit Summer Palace and Beijing Zoo to see Pandas in the afternoon (US$80 or RMB500 pp, lunched included)
Beijing - Suzhou
Take high speed train from Beijing to Suzhou
Upon arrival in Suzhou, Visit Lingering Garden is an elaborate succession of small gardens. Lingering in a garden you will marvel at its unique architecture and art
Take overnight train to Yichang
An Optional Grand Canal boat ride takes you back to the old days and experience the life of the ancient time (US$35 or RMB200 pp)
Optional guided tour to Wuzhen Ancient water town (US$80 pp or RMB500 pp, lunch included). Wuzhen, a 1300-year-old water town on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, was named as a candidate for UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List in 2001. The ancient
Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal flows through the town, which is divided by waterways into four areas, Dongzha, Xizha, Nanzha, and Beizha. Since its foundation in 872 A.D., Wuzhen has never changed its name, location, waterways, or way of life. Traditional buildings remain intact to-day even after hundreds years of weathering
Suzhou – Shanghai
After breakfast drive to Shanghai and Visit Pearl of Orient TV tower (outside) (extra cost for riding on the tower)
Shanghai museum to learn more Shanghai local culture and history in past
Visit the Bund by the Huangpu River, experience the old and modern side of the city
Enjoy an Optional evening Huangpu River Cruise (US$40 or RMB280 pp)
Free day to explore the city by your own
Shanghai – Xi’an
Take the morning flight to Xi’an
Visit the City Wall, one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world
Visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the landmark of Xi’an
Tour the exhibit of the historical Terracotta Warriors
Muslim Quarter and the traditional market
Enjoy Traditional Chinese Dumplings banquet with Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show (US$50 or RMB320 pp paid on tour)
Xi’an - Home
You will be transferred to the airport via your schedule flight back home or continues your journey to visit other cities in China
Forbidden City- The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
Great Wall - The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces. Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC; these, later joined together and made bigger, stronger, and unified are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall. Especially famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.
Hutong - Hutongs represent an important cultural element of the city of Beijing. Thanks to Beijing’s long history and status as capital for six dynasties, almost every hutong has its anecdotes, and some are even associated with historic events. In contrast to the court life and elite culture represented by the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heaven, the hutongs reflect the culture of grassroots Beijingers. The hutongs are residential neighborhoods which still form the heart of Old Beijing.
Ancient City Wall - Ancient City Wall, the fortifications of Xi'an, an ancient capital of China, represent one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Construction of the first city wall of Chang'an began in 194 BCE and lasted for four years. That wall measured 25.7 kilometres ( 16.0 mi) in length, 12–16 metres (39– 52 ft) in thickness at the base. The area within the wall was c. 36 square kilometres (14 sq mi). The existing wall was started by the Ming Dynasty in 1370. It encircles a much smaller city of 14 square kilometres (5.4 sq mi). The wall measures 13.7 kilometres ( 8.5 mi) in circumference, 12 metres ( 39 ft) in height, and 15–18 metres (49– 59 ft) in thickness at the base.
Terracotta Warriors - The Terracotta Army or the "Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses", is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
The figures, dating from 3rd century BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. Other terracotta non-military figures were also found in other pits and they include officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians.
The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River, opposite of The Bund makes it a distinct landmark in the area. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. It is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.
Suzhou Ancient Water Town - Ancient water town is surrounded by water. The village has as many canals as it does roads. No cars are allowed into the village making it very peaceful and quiet. Little gondolas glide through the canals and people can rent one and travel through the village. The village is filled with elderly people and they are quick to smile at visitors. Sitting next to a canal with your feet in the water, or sitting in a teahouse watching the gondolas pass by is an unforgettable experience.
Hangzhou West Lake - To admire the beauty of West Lake, visitors can leisurely bike around the lake, walk around the lake or take a short cruise on the lake. Contact us to customize a Hangzhou tour. West Lake is considered as one of the best biking routes in China. See West Lake biking guide.Travelers can take a boat cruise to visit some of its islands. There are many kinds of boats including large painted boats, small rowing boats and even self-rowing boats. See our West Lake Cruises.
Fine Print for China Exploration - Beijing, Suzhou, Shanghai, Xi'an
2016 Feb 26, Mar 25, April 22, May 20, Jun 17, Jul 8, Aug 12, Sep 16, Oct 14, Nov 11
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