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This 14 days impression China group tour will take you to experience the main traveling cities including Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai, Suzhou, Shanghai. In this group tour, you will explore the must-see historical interests of Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Terracotta Warriors in Beijing and Xian, as well as fabulous natural scenery in Guilin and Suzhou, covering Li River cruise and Grand Canal. What’s more, Shanghai will show you a charming and prosperous modern metropolis. Importantly, this group tour will give you the best service and the lowest price with fixed departure date.

ITINERARY

DAY1Arrive Beijing (No meals)

Pick up from airport and transfer to the Hotel. Just relax and take a leisured stroll around the city. You can excurse and reveal this charming city by person.

DAY2Beijing (B/L/-)

Today have a tour of Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong tour by rickshaw with a home visit.

Tiananmen Square is the largest city square in the world, at 440,000 square meters, and can hold about one million people for public celebration or gatherings. In the square tourists can climb the Tiananmen Rostrum, attend the national flag raising ceremony every morning at sunrise, visit the National Museum of China, and go to the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, in which one will see the body of the great Chinese leader.
Forbidden City, also known as Palace Museum, was home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In the ancient time, the emperor claimed to be the son of the heaven and such divine place was certain forbidden for the ordinary people and it is why the Forbidden City is so called.
Hutong: The alleys give a wonderful glimpse into the world of yesterday in Beijing. While visiting the Beijing Hutong, you can appreciate the dramatic changes that the rest of Beijing has undergone. You can see evidence of the history of Beijing, experience the old way of life and experience traditional Beijing culture.


Tiananmen Square                             Forbidden City                               Hutong

DAY3Beijing (B/L/-)

After breakfast, you will discover the world wonder-Badaling Great Wall (2 hours visit at least), and go on to explore Sacred Way of Ming Tombs, Jade stone workshop visit en route. photo stop at the Bird Nest & Water Cube.
(Optional Legend of Kungfu Show with transfers, price at USD 28 net per person.)

The Badaling Great Wall locates only 70 km from Beijing. Constructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it extends in all directions which is the reason it be called Badaling. Badaling is the most visited section of the Great Wall. The Badaling Great Wall resound in the whole world, it is the first part which open to tourist of the Great Wall.
The Sacred Way inside the gate of the Ming Tomb is lined with 18 pairs of stone human figures and animals. These include four each of three types of officials: civil, military and meritorious officials, symbolizing those who assist the emperor in the administration of the state, plus four each of six types of animals: lion, griffin, camel, elephant, unicorn and horse.
Bird Nest: The Beijing National Stadium, also known as the" bird's nest" was the main track and field stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics and host to the Opening and Closing ceremonies. The stadium's appearance is one of synergy, with no distinction made between the facade and the superstructure.
Water Cube: The National Aquatics Centre, also known as 'The Water Cube', is one of the most dramatic and exciting venues to host sporting events for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Located inside the Beijing Olympic Green, it is axially related to the National Stadium on the north part of Beijing Central Axis.


The Badaling Great Wall                The Sacred Way                   Water Cube    

DAY4Beijing (B/L/SD)

Today you will visit the Temple of Heaven (watch local people doing all kinds of morning exercise and learn to do Chinese Tai Chi with Tai Chi master for 30 minutes ), Summer Palace & Pearl workshop visit. Enjoy Peking Duck dinner tonight.

The Temple of Heaven is a large park and temple complex situated in more or less the south central area of Beijing. Its center piece is a large tower built, it is said, entirely of wood and not using a single nail. It is said that the main features of the park are its trees and inhabitants.
Summer Palace is regarded as the best preserved imperial garden in the world, and the largest of its kind still in existence in China. The Chinese call it Yihe Yuan (Garden of Restful Peace), and the landscaped gardens, temples, and pavilions were designed to achieve harmony with nature, to soothe, and to please the eye. The Summer Palace was listed on the World Heritage List by the UNESCO in 1998.

 

The Temple of Heaven                     Summer Palace

DAY5Beijing-Xian by Flight (B/L/-)

Today you will be transferred to airport for flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, visit to the Provincial Museum & Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Stay overnight at the Hotel Xian.

Shanxi Provincial Museum is a tribute to Shaanxi's glamorous imperial past. The museum building was designed in China's grand and elegant ancient Tang Dynasty (618-907) style. The newly built modern building recreates Tang-dynasty architecture and successfully symbolizes the great extent of Shaanxi history and its remarkable culture.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China. The Pagoda was built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) for the study of Buddhist scriptures. Although it has been attacked by centuries of weather, war and seismic activity, which destroyed most of the original material of the structure, a pagoda by this name and style still exists on the site. It is filled with beautiful gardens and stunning architecture.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

DAY6Xian (B/L/TD)

Full day excursion to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, and visit to the ceramics & pottery workshop en route. Enjoy the Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show tonight.

The Terracotta Army Museum lies 1.5 km east of The Tomb of Qin Shihuang, who unified China 2200 years ago. Emperor Qin, from whom China gets its name, ordered the creation of this model army. It is certainly one of the most memorable parts of any trip to China. The site was made a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987.
Tang Dumpling Dinner Show:  Visitors to Xian get a chance to step back in time and relive this fantastic era at the Tang Dynasty Show. Visitors upon entering the theater are taken to their seats for a dinner of Jiaozi (dumplings). After eating, the show begins. It is a spectacle of color, culture, music, and dance. The spectacular music and beautiful costumes with long flowing sleeves perfectly match and complement each other. It is a show not to be missed.

Terracotta Warriors Museum

DAY7Xian-Guilin by Flight (B/L/-)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will escort you to airport for your flight to Guilin. Visit the Reed Flute Cave. Stay at the Hotel Guilin.

Reed Flute Cave is absolutely a must-see attraction which will be the most impressive cave in Guilin. The cave is filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites, rocks in all strange shapes.

 

Reed Flute Cave

DAY8Guilin/Yangshuo (B/L/-)

Today , you are going to explore the Li River by cruise with lunch on board. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, transfer to the Hotel Yangshuo.

The Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. The Li River originates in the Mao'er Mountains in Xing'an County and flows in the general southern direction through Guilin, Yangshuo and Pingle. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Enjoy your experience in idyllic surroundings.

 

The Li River

DAY9Yangshuo (B/-/-)

Free day in Yangshuo. Time is arranged by yourself.

west street

DAY10Guilin-Shanghai by Flight (B/-/-)

Drive to Guilin Airport and fly to Shanghai. Meet and transfer to Hotel Shanghai. The rest of the day on own. You can roam around this charming city on your own.


Shanghai city

DAY11Shanghai (B/L/D)

Full day visit to the Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, the Bund and Tianzifang Artist Area. Famous Shanghai Acrobatic Show tonight.

Yuyuan Garden is located in the heart of Shanghai's old Chinese quarter and links to Yuyuan Market. Built in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty in the Suzhou style by a high official Pan Yunduan in honor of his father, the garden has maintained its classic beauty over the centuries. The Yuyuan Garden was considered the best garden in Southeast China. It is a renowned traditional landscape garden in Jiangnan.
Shanghai Museum is to the south of the People's Square in the downtown area.As a museum of ancient Chinese art, Shanghai Museum possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art. The museum style and presentation surround visitors with artifacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy.
The Bund is a 1.5-kilometer-long boulevard on the western bank of the Huangpu River. For more than 100 years, it has been the symbol of Shanghai. Shanghai people are proud of the Bund. It shows the culture of Shanghai and the creation of modern civilization to people.

 

Yuyuan Garden                                     The Bund

 

DAY12Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai (B/L/-)

Bus excursion to Suzhou. Visit Garden of Net Master, Lingering Garden, the Grand Canal, Silk spinning factory and the local market, Return to Shanghai.

Garden of Master of Nets is situated on the southeast of Yukuojia Tou Lane in Suzhou ancient city. This exquisite garden was first designed during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279) and it was later restored as the residence of a government official from whom the garden got its name. In 1997 it was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO.
The Lingering Garden  is one of the four most famous gardens in China. Possessing typical Qing style, in 1997, the garden was recorded on the list of the world heritage by UNESCO. The Lingering Garden seeks to create stunning natural landscapes within limited space. Buildings, trees, and flowers blend harmoniously with their surroundings.
The Grand Canal is the oldest and longest man-made waterway in the world. Parts of this canal between Hangzhou and Beijing date back more than 2000 years. The canal we see today was built section by section in different areas and dynasties before it was linked together by the Sui Dynasty (581-618).The Grand Canal is noted as one of the most magnificent and wondrous constructions in ancient China, which can really offer one a profound look into China's fascinating, historical past.


Garden of Net Master                      Lingering Garden                   the Grand Canal

DAY13Shanghai (B/-/-)

Free day in Shanghai. Time is arranged by yourself.
(Optional tour to Hangzhou by coach, including visit to the West Lake, Hefang Street, tea plantation & Billionaire Hu’s former residence with lunch. Price at USD 110 net per person operated with minimum of 6 passengers.)

DAY14Depart Shanghai (B/-/-)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for your flight to your next destination.

Price Inclusion

Tour prices include all hotel accommodations with breakfast daily, lunches and dinners as specified in the itinerary marked with (B/L/D);
professional English speaking tour guide service;
guided sightseeing as specified in the itinerary;
round trip airport/hotel/airport transfers;
domestic airfares with airport tax and fuel surcharge which are subject to change according to government.

Price Exclusion

Tour prices do not include any optional tours;
international airfares in/out of China;
visa fees, passport application or renewal fees;
applicable taxes or government fees;
travel insurance;
excessive luggage charges;
personal expenses such as laundry,telephone/internet charges;
meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary and gratuities to guide, driver & porters.

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.
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1.2017-05-14 19:23:30

Chasmine

You have beautiful, precious children…I love your updates and stories and I think you are an awesome mom. We all have our proud parenting monktns…thames for sharing!

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