The China Historic s a tour that leads you to a fantastic introduction to the splendid attractions and historic monuments in Beijing and Xi'an. Explore enormous ancient city walls and the massive army of more than 7,300 lifesized Terra-Cotta Warriors while in Xi’an. Climb the Great Wall of China. Feast on a Peking Duck banquet in Beijing and spot which full of beautiful natural and historical sites.
Depart Home – Beijing
Begin your journey with the international flight to Beijing
Meet and transfer to the hotel with your tour manager
Visit Tiananmen Square*
Walk through the Forbidden City, home of the Chinese emperors and their household for five centuries
Optional Evening Entertainment (at $35pp) - The Legend of Kung Fu
You will be transferred to the airport via your schedule flight back home or continues your journey to visit other cities in China
Beijing-Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Lunch and Dinner, Kungfu show on Day 2, Olympic Game Sites and Great Wall with Lunch on Day 3, Xi’an – Ancient City wall, Big Wild Goose pagoda and Provincial Museum, Lunch, Dumpling Dinner and evening show on Day 5, Terracotta Warriors and Muslim quarter and traditional market, Lunch on Day 6
Beijing-Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Lunch and Dinner, Kungfu show on Day 2, Olympic Game Sites and Great Wall with Lunch on Day 3
Xi’an – Ancient City wall, Big Wild Goose pagoda and Provincial Museum, Lunch, Dumpling Dinner and evening show on Day 6, Terracotta Warriors and Muslim quarter and traditional market, Lunch on Day 6
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.
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AUSTRALIA DEPARTURE DATES 2013: Aug 4, Sep 5, Oct 17, Nov 7, 18, Dec 19
2014: Jan 29, Feb 20, Mar 13, 27
Metropark Hotel Beijing, Shangri-la Golden Flower Hotel Xi’an, or similar
• Voucher price is per person based on double occupancy
• Seasonal surcharge US$100 per person for Aug 4, Nov 18, Jan 29, Feb 20, Mar 13, 27, $500 for Dec 19 payable upon booking
• Tour tipping not included and payable upon booking
• Single supplement $360 per person payable upon booking
• Air ticket will be issued and sent by email after all payable (Tour tipping and option service, and tour, and other related fees) to Merry Travel is settled
• Promotion tour is non-refundable from Merry Travel after air ticket is issued
Mention your VOUCHER number and provide your credit card information to pay the balance of payment (tipping, single supplement (if applied), and other related fees
International airfare and airport taxes and fees (Arrival in Beijing, and Return home from Xi’an)
4 Star Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, 4 nights in Beijing and 2 nights in Xi’an
China Visa fees (for regular service: AUS98.5 for Australian passport holder,USD140 for United States passport holder, CAD85 for Canadian passport holder), US$50 per person service fees (including return postage) for obtaining Visa
Airport pick up in Beijing, and drop off in Xi’an for international flight US$100 per person (optional and payable upon booking)
Package choice US$450 pp for either Beijing or Xi’an (One way airport transfer for China domestic flight included, local transportation, guided tour, sightseeing admissions within the package included) , or US$550 pp for Beijing and Xi’an both (Meals in the itinerary, international and China domestic flight hotel airport transfers, local transportation, guided tour, sightseeing admissions included) (Payable upon booking)
Tour tipping US40 per person for either Beijing or Xi’an tour, US$80 per person for both tours, payable upon booking
Meals and beverages, other than specified
Laundry and other items of a personal nature
Trip delay, or interruption by airline schedule change
Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above
Optional insurance coverage is available for Baggage, Accident and Trip Cancellation/Interruption
Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
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Additional fee caused by passenger's special request for date change, routing change and itinerary change.
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