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This 13 Days Chinese Ancient Architecture Tour will lead you to get a deep touch with the Chinese architectural culture. In Beijing, you will see the gorgeous Forbidden City and magnificant Great Wall; In Pingyao, the folk dwelling houses which exists since 2,700 years will let you know about the Jin Merchant culture; In East China, a trip to Tongli Water Town is a great experience to see the Jiangnan (South Delta of Yangtze River) lifestyle; And in Suzhou, the elegant private garden will tell you why Qianlong Emperor prefered this area rather than Beijing.

 Full price of this tour (per person in US$): -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

March, June, July, August
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
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Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
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1 person   $3756   $4008   $4469
2-5 persons $2278 $2730 $2404 $2981 $2635 $3442
6-9 persons $1691 $2076 $1811 $2317 $2021 $2738
≥10 persons $1369 $1674 $1474 $1884 $1657 $2251

 

Note:The above price is flat quarter price. In May, September, October and Chinese statutory holidays, on the basis of the above prices go up about 10%. In January, February, March, December, on the basis of the above price to fall by about 10%.

ITINERARY

DAY1Arrival Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing           

Beijing airport                 

DAY2Beijing

Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon - built in 1420, Heaven Worshipping Ceremony site. If you desire, enjoy Peking Opera tonight as your optional activity.(your own expense).

Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Opera 1.5 hours (daily 19:30)

Tiananmen Square

DAY3Beijing

In the morning, you will first have the opportunity to traverse the ancient steps of Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall. Then take a short visit to Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb). This evening, Peking Roasted Duck will be your optional dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Roasted Duck around 1 hour(your own expense).

The Great Wall

DAY4Beijing/Datong

In the morning, take a visit to the most beautiful garden in China - Summer Palace, which is a famous imperial garden in Qing Dynasty. After lunch, enjoy a leisure visiting to the Hutong. It will give you an insight into the lives of ordinary Chinese people and reveal their social culture in today's Beijing City. After the tour, be transferred to the airport for a flight to Datong.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Datong

Summer Palace

DAY5Datong

Today, we will firstly visit a famous - Yungang Grottoes, composing of 252 grottoes which contain 51,000 Buddhist statues. It is considered one of the best examples of rock-cut architecture which is a collection of cave art that combines traditional Chinese art with Greek and Indian influences. Returning to the city proper, we'll pass by the Nine Dragon Screen - the oldest and largest glazed screen in China and have a short visit of it.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Datong

Yungang Grottoes

DAY6Datong - Pingyao

Today, leave Datong you will first take 1hour driving to Hunyuan County for a visit to the Hanging Temple - a temple built along the cliff and the masterpiece of ancient wooden constructions. The temple buildings are supported by sturdy wooden pillars inserted in holes cut in the mountain body. And then continue your driving to Pingyao.Pingyao is an ancient town existing 2,700 years and is considered a treasure house of Chinese architecture. Enjoy a peaceful night in this ancient town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Pingyao

Hanging Temple

DAY7Pingyao - Xian

After a night rest in Pingyao, riding for Wang's Grand Courtyard in Lingshi County, which consisting of 54 courtyards and 1,052 rooms, the epitome of Oriental domestic architecture. Then be transferred back to Pingyao for an overnight train to Xian.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: On the train

Wang's Grand Courtyard

DAY8Xian

Today is all about Xian. After getting off the train, your first destination is the Terracotta Warriors. It has been regarded as the 8th wonder of the world and the most significant excavations of the 20th century. Then get back to city for the Xian City Wall - an ancient city wall kept from Tang Dynasty, as well as a landmark of Xian City. Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner is available for your optional meal this evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian
Optional Night Activities: Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner 3.5 hours (daily 18:00 - 20:30 for dinner, 20:30 – 21:35 for Tang Dynasty Show)(your own expense).

Terracotta Warriors

DAY9Xian - Shanghai

This morning you will take the flight to Shanghai. In this modern but still rich in ancient cultures city.You'll have time to 'unwind' in the exquisite beauty of Yuyuan Garden, an expression of filial piety by a Ming Dynasty official.Pan Yunduan, who spent his life savings ensuring his parents would live out their lives in magnificent comfort. In the evening, enjoy the nightlife of Xintiandi, bars and nightclubs in converted 19th century European style houses.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Yuyuan Garden

DAY10Shanghai

Today, enjoy your full day city tour covering the Shanghai Museum - a large museum of ancient Chinese art. Afterwards, take a short visit up to Oriental Pearl TV Tower - landmark of Shanghai, and you can then have a leisure stroll along the Bund, Shanghai’s famed waterfront promenade. Tonight if you are interested, you can enjoy the Acrobatics show has an optional activity(your own expense).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai 
Optional Night Activities: Acrobatic Show about 2 hours (daily 19:30)(your own expense).

The Bund

DAY11Shanghai—Tongli—Suzhou

Today, after breakfast a drive to Tongli Water Town - One of the six existing old-time water towns in Yangtze River delta and a large museum of ancient Chinese art. After a tour in this picturesque town, drive to Suzhou and free of the rest day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Suzhou

Tongli Water Town

DAY12Suzhou—Shanghai

Suzhou is an ancient town interlaced by canals and has been aptly nicknamed the Venice of the East. Your sightseeing tour of Suzhou will cover the Humble Administrator's Garden - the best representation of Chinese Ming Dynasty classical gardens and New Suzhou Museum, the last masterpiece designed by I.M. Pei. Then continue to visit Silk Factory to find out how silk is being made. After the tour, be transferred back to Shanghai.   

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Suzhou Museum

DAY13Departure Shanghai

Free at leisure until to be transferred to the airport for your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast
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 Remarks:
1.If you have determined the date of departure, we will give you more favorable prices.
2.Visiting time, transporting time, and duration of shows and meals in the itinerary are suggested and will be subject to change,
depending on particular situations.
3.Specific Requests: requirements of adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary should inform us in advance.

Price Inclusion

1.Vehicle: Be transferred by private vehicle in the itinerary.
2.Flights Tickets: Domestic flights of economic class in the itinerary.
3.Train Tickets: Domestic train tickets in the itinerary.
4.Accommodation: Two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room listed in the itinerary. *Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own, single supplement rate (Sole Occupancy in above price table) is needed.
5.Driver & Guide: Licensed driver and English-speaking guide.
6.Entrance fee: All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary.
7.Dining: Meals as specified in the itinerary.
8.Taxes: Airport taxes and fuel fees, Government taxes, etc.
9.Travel insurance.

Price Exclusion

1. Round way International airfare or train tickets.
2. Visa fee.
3. Tips for guides, escort, drivers, bellmen, etc.
4. Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5. Optional scenic spots, meals and shows in the itinerary.
6. Any other changes caused by force majeure incidents or accidents beyond the control of China-special Travel.
7. Any items not specified in the plan.

 

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:china-special@hotmail.com

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