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Eight days of ancient culture and modern miracles. The Essence of China is there to be discovered alongside the world phenomenon of "New China". Walk on the Great Wall. Cycle along the Xi'an city wall. Rickshaw through the Hutongs. Watch imperial life at the Forbidden City come to life with the help of your private guide. Explore Shanghai's colonial history, combining ancient cultures and modern miracles.

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DAY1Arrive in Beijing

Your private guide will be on time and waiting at the exit of the Arrivals Hall. A comfortable private car (non-smoking) & experienced driver will transfer you to the hotel.

Deluxe Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town or similar hotel

Superior Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing or similar hotel

DAY2Bejing

An early start and have chance to do exercise or stroll with the locals among the 60,000 ancient trees in the Temple of Heaven's Grounds. Watching the  locals' exercise, practicing martial arts and playing traditional instruments.

The Temple of Heaven provided a place for emperors to pray to 'the Most High God in heaven' for a good harvest. The Round Altar, the Echo Wall and the Imperial Vault of Heaven are rated as key sights. We will cover these and more sights.

We'll drive into the mountains to a farmhouse garden restaurant, which famous for its rainbow trout & salmon. A short drive along the mountain backbones and you'll arrive fresh & ready to climb the Great Wall of China (Mutianyu), less crowded with the most spectacular views.

Peking Roast Duck is the most famous and must-taste dish of Beijing. We will arrange Roast Duck dinner for you at Fangzhuang Branch of Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant.

Deluxe Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town or similar hotel
Superior Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing or similar hotel
  
          Great Wall                                    Temple of Heaven

DAY3Beijing

A buffet breakfast & real fresh coffee will kick start your day. Your private car, driver and our guide will be on time, prepared with drinks, snacks, and map ready to maximize your time. First stop, Tian'anmen Square. The history and meanings of the Forbidden City (Palace Museum & Imperial Palace) will be unlocked by our guide. Glean the history out of a place where the guidebooks leave you short.

Photograph the old lanes and courtyard houses in the neighboring Hutongs, but first choose dishes with help from our guide at the best Traditional Courtyard Restaurant. Depending on your mood & the weather take a rickshaw or bike to explore this charming world. Visit a local man's pearl workshop & store and learn how to spot a fake. A highlight is a visit to a family who've lived in the Hutongs for generations, offering unique insights from a local perspective.

Optional Tour: The Best Acrobatics Show in Beijing. Chaoyang Theatre has breathtaking performances making this Beijing's #1 attraction after the Great Wall. Your guide can help you get tickets.

Deluxe Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town or similar
Superior Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing or similar

Forbidden City                                         Hutongs

DAY4Beijing/Xi’an

The Summer Palace is an enormous park with pavilions, vividly painted corridors, temples, among lakes and surrounded by hills. It was originally the imperial courts summer retreat, and still makes a nice place to escape the heat of the summer. Climb the hill or take a scroll in the gardens, this is a charming place to explore before taking a dragon styled boat tour on Kunming lake.

Enjoy a fair well lunch with the guide at a charming traditional restaurant, serving Sichuan food. In two hours, you will fly to Xi’an. You will meet our Xi'an guide in Xi'an and get to the hotel by private transfer.

Boat Tour – Most tour companies don't include these things as standard, we do. Adventure & Save – Up for adventure, try the sleeper train to Xian and save.

Other Suggestions: Early Rise – An early walk to watch the dancing, exercise or Tai chi with swords in nearby parks.

Deluxe Hotel: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian or similar
Superior Hotel: Grand Noble Hotel or similar

Summer Palace

DAY5Xi’an

One of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the Terracotta Warriors. Enjoy lunch a place known nationwide for its Hunan & Sichuan dishes. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is build in AD 652. Chinese-style architecture combined with Buddhist historic statues, murals and scriptures topped off by the best panoramic view over Xi'an. Lastly we have arranged a visit to the Xi'an Imperial Arts Centre to see live jade carving, a specialty of the north.

No Tricks (Big/Little) Pagoda – Look closely at other companies and large group tour operators and you'll see they take you to the free Little Goose Pagoda, - experience + profits.

Adrenaline Boost – Add an extra day and visit Hua Shan. Test your nerves on a crazy cliff hanging path in amazing mountain scenery.

Other Suggestions: Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is rated in many Top 10's. Your guide can help you buy tickets.

A short walk to see the Bell Tower/Drum Tower. This area has many high end restaurants, but if you're ready for something western, there is a Starbucks, Dairy Queen and Dunkin Donuts.

Deluxe Hotel: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian or similar
Superior Hotel: Grand Noble Hotel or similar
 
Terracotta Warriors                       Big Wild Goose Pagoda

DAY6Xi’an/Shanghai

Shanxi History Museum is a perfect overview of Chinese history and not to be missed. Next cycle around Xi'an on the City Wall. It encircles the city and is perfect for seeing an overview of the city, not to mention fun. Lunch is a literal taste of history; Qianzhou Restaurant famous for its Tang Dynasty ancient dishes. Stroll around and merge into the local atmosphere and discover the local Muslim heritage of Muslim Street dating back to the Silk Road era. Today ends with a flight to Shanghai. Your private car, drive and guide handle all the transfer for you at each end. Sit back and relax.

Xi'an City Wall & Bike Ride – The city wall and ride are ranked no. 2 and 3 attractions on most websites after the Terracotta army. Rickshaw, ride, or walk. You call the shots.

Bell Tower & Forrest of Steles – Customer feedback on the Steles was low so we do not visit this. Our recommended hotels are close to the Bell Tower so it's easy to see in your own time.

Deluxe Hotel: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World or similar
Superior Hotel: The Bund Hotel Shanghai or similar
 
City Wall                                                    Bell Tower

DAY7Shanghai

Charming Yuyuan Garden, one of the most beautiful Suzhou style gardens in China. Next your walk though old and modern and stop on route at a neat place, a real hit with our customers. The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall is an amazing display of the progress and future of Shanghai. We'll have lunch and visit to see a silk workshop as the perfect contrast to the panoramic views from World Financial Center, before a visit to another era, the Bund, which still retains its colonial charm.

Old Shanghai Restaurant – 130 years old, serving traditional typical Shanghai foods.
We revolve around you! – Customize the trip to suit you. e.g. A history and art fan might like to visit Shanghai Museum, it's rated by many as the best Museum in China.

Other Suggestions: The Bund Evening Walk & Drink – Great for an evening walk. When the skyline lights go out at 10pm head over to Glamour for a Shanghai Cocktail.

Deluxe Hotel: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World or similar
Superior Hotel: The Bund Hotel Shanghai or similar
 
Yuyuan Garden                                          The Bund

DAY8Depart Shanghai

Your private car, driver and guide will be ready and waiting at your hotel lobby to get you to the airport on time. Sit back and relax as they help you check-in and escort you to the correct security gate. Taking the stress and hassle out of travel.

Price Inclusion

Centrally Located Hotels
Authentic Chinese Food
Private Cars and Drivers
Private Guides 
Flights & Transfers in China
Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees
Entrance Fees
Service Charge & Government Taxes
Insurance
Luggage Transfers

Price Exclusion

International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
China Entry Visa Fees
Excess Baggage Charges
Personal Expenses
Single Room Supplement.

Please send your plans and requests to us, we will design a suitable trip according to your needs to make your exploration for Chinese cities, culture, history and attractions more easy, simple and safe.
Telephone: 86-773-2851898
Email:guilinholiday88@yahoo.com

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