Day 1 Shanghai
Day 2 Shanghai
Yu Garden, Jade Budda Temple, Shanghai Museum, Bund, a local gift shop en route
The Jade Budda Temple is famous for its two precious jade Buddha statues brought from Burma, which are not only rare cultural relics but also exquisite artworks.
The Shanghai Museum has a collection of 120,000 pieces of Chinese ancient treasures.
The Bund,featured outstanding European colonial architectures, is full of new skyscrapers and historical buildings in the center of Shanghai.
Ideas for leisure time:
- 1. Acrobatic Shows in Shanghai are known as the best in China. You can never imagine how exciting the show is.
- 2.Or you could take a Huangpu River Night Cruise which is the perfect way to enjoy the gorgeous night view of Shanghai.
Day 3 Shanghai – Suzhou (by bullet train)
Master of Nets Garden, Grand Canal, Pingjiang Road, a silk factory en route
Take a small boat trip along the Grand Canal and get close to the world’s oldest and longest canal.
Pingjiang Road, a ancient street along the Grand Canal, is filled with snack shops, tea houses, ping-tan museums, and boutique shops.
Day 4 Suzhou- Hangzhou (by bullet train)
West Lake , Six Harmonies Pagoda, Qinghefang Historical Street
The Six Harmonies Pagoda is a masterpiece of ancient Chinese architecture. You can get a panoramic view of the Qiantang River on the very top.
The Qinghefang Historical Street has been the most flourished street in the city since the ancient time. Hangzhou’s century-old shops are all located in this area.
Day 5 Hangzhou – Xi’an (by air)
Day 6 Xi’an
Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a ceramic & pottery workshop en route
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Tang Dynasty landmark, is a seven-story pagoda initially constructed in 652 AD. One of the pagoda’s many functions is to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler – Xuanzang.
Ideas for leisure time: Enjoy a tasteful Dumpling Banquet followed by an exquisite traditional Tang Dynasty Show.
Good to know: If you have an extra day in Xi’an, you could explore the Mount Hua and get impressed of its unique natural beauty. Or to take a day trip to Luoyang by bullet train and visit the Longmen Grottoes, one of the Three Most Famous Buddhist Grottoes in China.
Day 7 Xi’an – Beijing (by bullet train)
Day 8 Beijing
Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City , Temple of Heaven, a silk gift shop en route
The Forbidden City (UNESCO) is the imperial place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties ruled for nearly 500 years (1420-1911). Experience the architectural splendor of the palaces, ceremonial courtyards, and private quarters.
The Temple of Heaven (UNESCO), where ancient Chinese emperors made sacrifices to Heaven and prayed for bountiful harvests, demonstrates the supreme achievement of traditional Chinese architecture.
Good to know: Usually the guide service for a full day tour is about from 9:00 to 17:00, and the evening time is on your own. If needed, your guide is happy to offer some tips or help you buy tickets for evening entertainment.
Ideas for leisure time: If you are interested in Chinese Kung Fu, the Legend of Kung Fu is a good choice for tonight. It is stunning Kung Fu show with a great story line and martial arts skills.
Day 9 Beijing
Great Wall, Summer Palace , a cloisonné workshop en route
The Summer Palace (UNESCO) is the largest imperial garden in the world. Emperors of successive dynasties created a summer retreat of Chinese gardens and pavilions, around the tranquil waters of Kunming Lake.
Ideas for leisure time:
1. Enjoy the Peking Duck dinner at time-honored restaurant – Quanjude or Bianyifang. The duck is characteristic with its crispy skin, tender meat and the fragrance from the fruit-wood.
2. Watch a breathtaking acrobatic show at Chaoyang Theater or Tiandi Theater.
Day 10 Beijing
– Private tour guide
– Private air-conditioned car or coach
– Land transfers between airport or train station and hotel
– First entrance tickets as listed
– Chinese lunch as listed
– Centrally located hotels with breakfast
– Domestic flight ticket with tax and train tickets (2nd class seat) as listed
– Service charge & government taxes
– International flight
– Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities
– Tips for guides and drivers
– China Visa
– Travel insurance
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