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Day by Day Itinerary

B : Breakfast - L : Lunch - D : Dinner
Day 1: Beijing (D)
Arrival in Beijing, Airport to hotel transfer.
Day 2: Beijing (B, L, D)
Great Wall (Mutianyu), Lunch, Ming Tombs, Sacred Road, Dinner at Quanjude Peking Duck.
Day 3: Beijing
Tai Chi Temple of Heaven, Breakfast, Tiananmen Square, Lunch, Forbidden City.
Day 4: Beijing, Xi'an
Free time in Beijing, Lunch, Plane to Xi'an, Ancient City Walls.
Day 6: Xi'an, Hangzhou
Free time in Xi'an, Lunch, Plane to Hangzhou, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation.
Day 8: Suzhou
Train to Suzhou, Lunch, Humble Administrator's Garden, Cruise on Grand Canal, No.1 Silk Factory.
Day 9: Suzhou, Shanghai
Hanshan Temple, Zhouzhuang, Train to Shanghai.
Day 11: Shanghai
Free time in Shanghai, The Bund, Nanjing Road.
Day 12: Shanghai
Breakfast, Hotel to airport transfer.
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Tour Summary :

Duration:12 days 11 nights
Price:Starting at €1976

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Included Features :

  • 2 domestic flights: Beijing/Xi'an, Xi'an/Hangzhou
  • Deluxe class hotel
  • Comprehensive touring program including entrance fees
  • Guide: English, French, Spanish
  • * The price depends on the number of travelers, season, accomodation options, extra-activities, extra-places, or tour-guide request.

    Activities & Attractions :

    Activities & Attractions Overview

    Forbidden City
    The Imperial Palace, home to 24 Emperors between 1420 and 1911. Great squares, halls and gates contrast with the intricate networks of side halls, gardens, courtyards and quarters for those who lived in this "city within a city".
    Tiananmen Square
    The world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausole
    Great Wall (Mutianyu)
    This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is a pleasant drive 90km NE of Beijing. A cable car takes you to a good section (avoiding a very steep climb), where you can walk along the wall, through the watch towers and enjoy superb views as it snakes across the hills and mountains. You can return by cable car, walk down or walk along the wall for about an hour to descend by chairlift. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.
    Temple of Heaven
    The place which was visited yearly by the emperors who performed intricate rituals to insure a good harvest for the whole nation at ancient times.
    Ming Tombs
    The burial site of the emperor Wanli, the 13th emperor of the Ming Dynasty who ruled for 48 years until his death in 1620, it is the only underground tomb of the thirteen Imperial Ming tombs ever excavated.
    Sacred Road
    The path lined with stone statues of animals, mystical beasts and officials who are supposed to serve the emperor in his afterlife, through which the sitting emperors would go to perform memorial rituals for the ancestors once a yea
    Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts - an ancient capital with some incredible historical sites and a bustling modern metropolis getting ready to host the 2008 Olympics.
    Quanjude Peking Duck
    Founded in 1864, the Quanjude Restaurant is the largest roast duck restaurant in Beijing if not in the world.
    Ancient City Walls
    Built during the 14th century on Tang dynasty foundations and they date from the Ming dynasty. The walls are the largest and best-preserved ancient fortress in the world. There is a gate in each of the four sides, and the gate towers built over each gate look lofty and magnificent and form a tight defence engineering system.
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses
    Discovered in 1974 by local farmers digging a well, this is one of the most significant archeological finds of the 20th century. These 6,000 life-size painted Terracotta Warriors and Horses --individually sculpted from real-life models and arranged in battle formation have been protecting the mausoleum of the first emperor in Chinese history--Emperor QinShihuang for 2,200 years ago.
    Bell Tower
    Standing in the center of the city and built in 1582, the Bell Tower is a three-story wooden structure with traditional Chinese architectural features. It is so called because an iron bell is hung in the tower to give the correct time.
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda
    Regarded by many as a symbol of the city Xian, the pagoda was built in 652 A.D. in the Tang Dynasty to house the sutras brought back from India by the famous monk Xuan-zang.
    Tang Dynasty Show
    The Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) was one of the most glorious dynasties in China's history, and Xi'an was the capital during the Tang Dynasty and called as Chang'an. Tang Dynasty Show is a performance of Chang'an music and dances in Tang Dynasty style laid out according to various historical records and ancient arts and relics discovered in Xi'an. During the show, the musicians present the music with the Tang-Dynasty-style musical instruments and the dancers dance by wearing a Tang-Dynasty-style robe with long white silk sleeves, and you will certainly enjoy this national art that reflects the glory and richness of the Tang Dynasty era.
    Hangzhou, a city famous for its natural beauty and historical and cultural heritage.
    Lingyin Temple
    A celebrated Chan (Zen) Buddhist temple founded in 326AD, despite being destroyed and rebuilt 16 times, it remains one of Hangzhou's main attractions. The current structure dates from the late Qing dynasty. Its highlights are the Great Hall with its 65 foot camphor-wood statue of the Buddha and the Feilai Peak opposite the temple.
    Meijiawu Tea Plantation
    Tea village is seated at the hinterland of West Lake Park and it boasts the most important tea production basis. Here you are in an original natural environment, just relax your feelings and enjoy the special tea culture, taste the fragrant tea while appreciating the beautiful village scenery.
    West Lake
    There are 36 West Lakes throughout China, but the one in Hangzhou is the inspiration for them all. The name of the West Lake originated during the Tang Dynasty from its lying to the west of Qiantang County. The entire lake is ringed on three sides by mountains and one side by the city proper. With the green hills, willow trees, elegant bridges and clean spring water around, the view of the West Lake is simply enchanting.
    Liuhe Pagoda
    The Liuhe (Six Harmonies) Pagoda where first built in 970 AD in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) to calm down the tide of the Qiantang River, it is a pavilion-style tower made of brick and wood with a height of 59.89 meters. The name "six harmonies" comes from the six Buddhist ordinances, meaning "harmonies of the heaven, earth, east, west, south and north".
    Huqingyu Tang Chinese Medicine Museum
    The Museum of Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine is a key cultural relics and historic site under the protection of the government. It is housed in the ancient buildings of a famous Hangzhou Chinese herbal medicine shop. The exhibition halls introduce the origin, development and application of traditional Chinese medicine and its role in the history of medicine.
    Suzhou is permeated right through with garden atmosphere. Such classical gardens were actually the dream of a lifetime home to which the Chinese of old aspired. The famous gardens are few in number, but garden architecture has a solid popular foundation in Suzhou and you can find gardens large and small in the homes of Ordinary folk perhaps just a rockery or a tall and slender bamboo.
    Grand Canal
    The Grand Canal ranks alongside the Great Wall of China as the country's greatest engineering achievement and it is the longest man-made waterway in world. Cruising the Canal in Suzhou you can see the local life of the people living on the both sides of the canal as well.
    No.1 Silk Factory
    Suzhou is famous for its silk production. In the factory you can learn more about silk production and detailed steps of the silk making process, and you will have an opportunity to purchase some of the incredibly delicate works as well.
    Humble Administrator's Garden
    This garden covers 10 acres and is the largest garden in Suzhou. It was built in 1509 during the Ming Dynasty and is divided into the eastern, middle and western parts. All of this centers upon the broad expanse of a lake to form the poetic and picturesque garden landscapes and waterscapes with exquisite buildings and luxuriant vegetation.
    Hanshan Temple
    It used to be one of ten most famous temples in China where ther are a lot of cultural relics.
    Zhouzhuang (Zhou's village) was named after Zhou Digong in the Song Dynasty (960-1127 AD) who donated more than 13-hectare of his land as the field for the Quanfu Temple. Famed as No.1 water village in China with a 900 year history, Zhouzhuang is an ancient town featuring great cultural traditions and unique architecture surrounded by water with many tributaries.
    Shanghai Museum
    Often ranked as China's best museum, it is the biggest museum in China with a fine collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese artifacts.
    Yu Garden
    Located in the Old Town of Shanghai and laid out in 1559 AD by a powerful Ming official, Yu Garden recreates a beautiful landscape of pagodas, pavilions, rockeries, fountains, ancient trees and precious flowers.
    Yuyuan Market
    Outside the Yu Garden, a bustling market with different snacks and trinkets.
    The Bund
    Where the great trading houses and banks had their headquarters in the 1920s and the 1930s. The Bund is about about a mile long, it is the city's fulcrum.
    Nanjing Road
    Known as "China's No.1 Shopping Street" with a huge selection of merchandise on sale.
    Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    It stands opposite to the Bund in the Pudong area of Shanghai. Located on the bank of the Huangpu River, it is 468 meters high which makes it the highest TV tower in Asia and the third highest tower in the world. From the sightseeing floor, you can get a bird's eye view of the exciting city of Shanghai.
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