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Tour Overview

Discover the heart of China on this immersive 10-day journey. Begin in Beijing, where ancient dynasties meet modern wonders like the Forbidden City and the Bird’s Nest stadium. Explore the awe-inspiring Mutianyu Great Wall and delve into Xi’an’s Terracotta Army marvels. In Hangzhou, cruise West Lake, taste exquisite tea, and explore historical temples. Suzhou enchants with its classical gardens, while Shanghai dazzles with its Bund skyline and vibrant street life. Immerse in China’s rich culture, culinary delights, and architectural marvels, creating unforgettable memories along the way.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Explore Ancient Wonders: Roam the Forbidden City’s imperial halls, marvel at the Terracotta Army’s clay soldiers, and cycle atop Xi’an’s ancient city walls.
2. Immerse in Nature: Cruise West Lake’s serene waters, hike the majestic Mutianyu Great Wall, and meander through Suzhou’s picturesque water town, Tongli.
3. Indulge in Culinary Delights: Savor Beijing’s local delicacies at Sanyuanli Food Market, sip exquisite tea at Hangzhou’s Dragon Well Tea Plantation, and taste street food in Xi’an’s bustling Muslim Quarter.
4. Witness Architectural Marvels: Admire the modernity of Beijing’s Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, explore the timeless elegance of Master of the Nets Garden, and stroll Shanghai’s historic Shikumen neighborhoods.
5. Dive into Cultural Heritage: Absorb the tranquility of Lingyin Temple, delve into China’s tea culture at the National Tea Museum, and explore the rich history at Shaanxi History Museum.
6. Experience Local Life: Navigate ancient Hutong alleys, explore bustling markets in Suzhou, and wander through the vibrant Former French Concession in Shanghai, immersing in the pulse of China’s cities.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Beijing, your friendly guide and driver will meet you and escort you to your hotel, ensuring a smooth transition to the city. After settling in, you have the rest of the day free to explore Beijing at your own pace. Immerse yourself in the local culture, perhaps by wandering through nearby markets or sampling authentic Chinese cuisine at a local restaurant.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  2. Begin your day with a visit to Tiananmen Square, one of the world's largest public squares, surrounded by significant landmarks. Explore the awe-inspiring Forbidden City, a vast imperial palace complex that served as the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. Marvel at the intricate architecture and learn about China's rich history and emperors' lives.

    Beijing Forbidden City
    Forbidden City

    Next, venture to the Summer Palace, a stunning royal retreat set amidst lush gardens and a serene lake. Discover its picturesque pavilions, bridges, and temples, capturing the essence of classical Chinese garden design. After that, drive back to Beijing and marvel at the innovative Bird's Nest and Water Cube, iconic structures from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  3. Embark on a culinary adventure at Sanyuanli Food Market, where you can savor local delicacies and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of a traditional Chinese market. Afterward, journey to Mutianyu Great Wall, a well-preserved section of the Great Wall of China. Take a cable car ride to the top and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. Explore the ancient stone pathways, marvel at the watchtowers, and soak in the historical significance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall
    Mutianyu Great Wall

    Continue your day with a visit to Confucius Temple, dedicated to the great philosopher Confucius, and the Imperial College Museum, offering insights into ancient Chinese education. Conclude your day with a leisurely stroll through the narrow alleys of the Hutong, traditional residential neighborhoods, where you can witness Beijing's local life and rich cultural heritage.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  4. Begin your day with a visit to the Temple of Heaven, an architectural masterpiece where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties performed ancient ceremonies to pray for good harvests. After your spiritual experience, board a high-speed train to Xi'an, a city steeped in history and home to the famous Terracotta Army.

    Temple of Heaven
    Temple of Heaven

    Upon your arrival in Xi'an, check into your hotel and enjoy the evening exploring the ancient capital on your own. Roam the bustling streets, sample local snacks, or relax in a traditional tea house.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Xi'an

  5. Delve into history with a visit to the Terracotta Army, an archaeological wonder consisting of thousands of life-sized soldiers, horses, and chariots that were buried with Qin Shi Huang, China's first emperor. Marvel at the intricacy of the sculptures and learn about the emperor's afterlife beliefs.

    Terracotta Army
    Terracotta Army

    Next, explore the City Wall, one of the oldest and most well-preserved city walls in China. Rent a bicycle or take a leisurely walk along the wall, enjoying panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. Visit the Great Mosque, a harmonious blend of traditional Chinese and Islamic architecture, and venture into the lively Muslim Quarter, known for its bustling markets and delectable street food.

    Xian Muslim Quarter
    Food stalls on Muslim Quarter

    Conclude your day by exploring Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, where you can admire these ancient structures and experience the historical heartbeat of Xi'an.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Xi'an

  6. Embark on a cultural journey at Shaanxi History Museum, home to a vast collection of artifacts showcasing China's rich heritage. Marvel at ancient relics, pottery, and sculptures, gaining valuable insights into the region's history and culture.

    Next, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an iconic Buddhist pagoda that has stood for centuries. Explore its surroundings and absorb the serene atmosphere of the temple complex. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hangzhou, a city renowned for its picturesque landscapes and tea culture.

    Xi'an Big Wild Goose Pagoda
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    Upon arrival in Hangzhou, your guide will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel, where you can unwind and prepare for the next day's adventures.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hangzhou

  7. Experience the natural beauty of West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its scenic charm. Embark on a boat trip, gliding across the tranquil waters while admiring the surrounding hills, islands, and ancient temples. See the Lingyin Temple, one of China's most significant Buddhist temples, nestled amidst lush greenery. Continue to Feilai Peak, known for its intricately carved Buddhist statues and ancient stone inscriptions.

    Hangzhou West Lake Boat Trip
    Enjoy a leisure cruise on West Lake

    In the afternoon, dive into the world of tea at Dragon Well Tea Plantation. Participate in the tea-making process, from handpicking tea leaves to stir-frying them to perfection. Gain a deeper understanding of Chinese tea culture at the nearby China National Tea Museum, where you can explore the history and artistry behind this beloved beverage.

    Return to your hotel, savoring the memories of your enriching day in Hangzhou.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hangzhou

  8. Begin your day with a high-speed train journey to Suzhou, a city famed for its classical gardens and silk industry. Upon arrival, visit the Master of the Nets Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its exquisite design and serene ambiance. Stroll through its winding pathways, admire the intricate architecture, and learn about the garden's historical significance.

    Master of the Nets Garden Suzhou
    Master of the Nets Garden

    Next, venture to Tongli Water Town, a charming ancient town characterized by its intricate canals, stone bridges, and well-preserved architecture. Immerse yourself in the town's nostalgic atmosphere, exploring its narrow alleys and enjoying the picturesque views.

    After your exploration of Tongli, board a high-speed train to Shanghai, China's bustling metropolis.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

    Suzhou Tongli Water Town
    Tongli Water Town

  9. Embark on a cultural and historical journey at Shanghai Museum, home to a vast collection of Chinese art, ancient artifacts, and cultural relics. Marvel at the museum's treasures, spanning thousands of years of Chinese history and craftsmanship.

    Take a leisurely stroll along the Bund, Shanghai's waterfront promenade, lined with colonial-era buildings and offering stunning views of the city's modern skyline. Explore Nanjing Road, a bustling commercial street adorned with shops, boutiques, and international brands.

    the Bund
    The Bund

    Continue your day with a visit to Yu Garden, a classical Chinese garden renowned for its intricate pavilions, rockeries, and ponds. Dive into Shanghai's past at the Shikumen Museum, housed in a traditional stone-gate residence, offering a glimpse into the city's unique architectural heritage.

    Conclude your day by wandering through the Former French Concession area, known for its tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and vibrant cafes. Experience the blend of East and West in this culturally rich neighborhood.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

    Shanghai Former French Concession
    Former French Concession

  10. Enjoy your free time in the morning, perhaps indulging in some last-minute shopping or exploring any missed attractions. Your driver will then escort you to the airport or train station for your onward journey or flight home.

    Please note that the itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted according to your preferences and the availability of attractions. Safe travels and enjoy your adventure in China!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 9 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Economy air tickets and second-class train tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets to Beijing / off Shanghai;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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