This wonderful tour is a combination of the latter-day China together with the Ming-Qing royal collapse (Beijing), the mysterious and ethical Dunhuang, the ancient attraction of China (Xi'an) and a cosmopolitan city (Shanghai).
Itinerary Details : Day 01: Arrival in Beijing
Meet our guide at the airport and then transfer to check in the hotel for 3 nights stay. Then you are free for the rest of the day to have a good rest.
Make a tour around the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing Roast Duck as dinner and then enjoy a Peking Opera show at Liyuan Theater.
-Tiananmen Square: Tian An Men (Gate of Heavenly Peace) was the main entrance to the Forbidden City during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Built in 1417, it was first named the Cheng Tian Men, meaning that emperors obeyed the order of Heaven in ruling the country.
-Forbidden City: The Forbidden City, also named the Palace Museum, shares the honor of being one of five world-famous palaces with the Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in England, the White House in the U.S. and the Kremlin in Russia.
-Temple of Heaven: At the Temple of Heaven Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911) worshiped Heaven and prayed for good harvests.
-Beijing Roast duck: Beijing Roast duck is thought to be one of the most delicious dishes all over the world; most visitors coming to Beijing will never forget to have a try.
After breakfast, visit the Badaling Great Wall. Have lunch at a popular Sichuan Food restaurant. Then continue to visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb in the afternoon.
-The Badaling Great Wall: The Great Wall at Badaling is the best representative section of the Great Wall. It is more than 7 meters high and 5 meters wide. It was the strategic point of Juyongguan Pass in ancient times. Many other fortresses and beacon towers were constructed at the strategic points. This section of the Great Wall has drawn great attention from the Chinese government since the foundation of P.R. China.
-The Ming Tombs: Located at the foot of the Tianshou Mountain in Changping District, Beijing, the Ming Mausoleums, occupying an area of 120 square kilometers, are well preserved and have the biggest number of emperors buried in the world.
Visit the Summer Palace in the morning. After lunch, continue to visit the Lama Temple and lovely pandas in Beijing Zoo.
-The Summer Palace: The Summer Palace landscape, dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, covers an area of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water surface. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, garden and other ancient-style architectural structures.
-Lama Temple: The Lama Temple, or Yonghe Gong in Chinese, is the largest Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple in Beijing. It was built in the 33rd year of Kangxi Reign in the Qing Dynasty (1694) as the mansion for Emperor Yongzheng when he was a prince.
-Beijing Zoo: Now the Beijing Zoo covers an area of about 50 hectares. The animal houses and enclosures, with a total floor space of 40,000 square metres, include those for pandas, elephants, brown and polar bears, tigers, hippopotami, rhinoceros, antelopes, giraffes and reptiles. More than 6,000 animals of over 500 species are on show.
Day 05: Beijing - Dunhuang (B+L)
After breakfast, take a flight to Dunhuang and Check in the local hotel for 1 night stay. Then have a wonderful camel-riding experience along the Echoing-Sand Dune to the Crescent Lake, who is a nature miracle coexist with the desert for thousand of years. After that, visit the Dunhuang Museum.
Day 06: Dunhuang Xian (B+L)
Make an excursion to the shrine of Buddhist art treasures Mogao Grottoes and take a flight to Xian where you can taste Chinas long history. Then transfer to the hotel for 2 nights stay.
-Mogao Grottoes: Located on the eastern slope of Rattling Sand Mountain (Mingshashan) southeast of Dunhuang County in Gansu Province, the Mogao Grottoes (also known as Thousand Buddha Cave) is one of three noted grottoes in China and also the largest, best preserved and richest treasure house of Buddhist art in the world.
Visit the amazing Terracotta Soldier Museum. Have a la carte lunch. Then excurse Big Wild Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda who is the landmark of Xian. After dinner, enjoy a Dumpling Banquet and watch a Tang Dynasty Music and Dances Show.
-The Terracotta Museum: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Work is ongoing at this site, which is around 1.5 kilometers east of Emperor Qin Shi Huangs Mausoleum, Lintong Country, Shaanxi province. It is a sight not to be missed by any visitor to China.
-The Big Wild Goose Pagoda: As the symbol of the old-line Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It is located in the southern suburb of Xian City, about 4 kilometers from the downtown of the city.
Day 08: Xian - Shanghai (B+L)
After breakfast, pay a visit to the Great Mosque and the Shaanxi Museum. Have a la carte lunch. After that take a flight to prosperous and fashionable Shanghai. Then transfer to the hotel for 2 nights stay.
-The Great Mosque: The Great Mosque of Cordoba was considered to be a wonder of the medieval world by both Muslims and Christians. Built on a Visigothic site, which was probably the site of an earlier Roman temple, the Great Mosque of Cordoba was begun between 784 and 786 during the reign of 'Abd al-Rahman I, who escaped from Syria to the Iberian Peninsula after his family was massacred by a rival political dynasty.
-The Shaanxi History Museum: The Shaanxi History Museum is situated on Yan Ta Road in Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province. It covers 65,000 square meters, with a building area of 60,000 square meters. The newly built modern building recreates Tang-dynasty architecture and successfully symbolizes the great extent of Shaanxi history and its remarkable culture.
Make a full day excursion to the Shanghai Museum, the Yuyuan Garden, the famous Bund area along the Huangpu River and a local family. Watch a Portman Acrobatic Show. Have a farewell dinner in Wangbaohe restaurant.
-The Yu Garden: Yu Garden is one of the most famous gardens in China and is national heritage listed. It was built in 1559 and extended in 1577. Each section of the garden is separated by curved white walls with the head and body of a dragon on them. It's named after the original owner.
-Shanghai Museum: Shanghai Museum used to be near the Bund. It is now situated in People's Square and its new buildings were built in 1996, designed by a Shanghai architect named Xing Tonghe.
-The Bund area: The Bund is the best-known landmark in Shanghai. On this stretch of Zhongshan Road East lies the most important buildings left from colonial Shanghai including the Peace Hotel, the Bank of China, and Shanghai Gold Exchange.
Day 10: Shanghai Exit (B+L)
|No. of Guests
(1.)Pay cash to our tour guide upon your hotel pickup in the morning. Both Chinese RMB and USD are acceptable.
(2.)Transfer the money to tour bank account at least 2 weeks beofore your tour date.
(3.)Pay by Credit Card through Paypal. We will send you the Paypal Invoice. You just need to follow the instructions step by step .
A. Private transfer in air-conditioned vehicle with driver; Entrance fees;
B. Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=Dinner.
C. Personal local Guide service;
D. Twin share bases in hotel as listed and offer third person extra bed.
E. All the transporation