China: Temples, Landscapes, And Cities

11 days Shanghai-Suzhou – Luoyang –Xi’an - Beijing adventure tour

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Shanghai

Shanghai
2days
Yuyuan Garden, Huangpu River Cruise

Suzhou
1day
Tongli

Luoyang
2days
Mogao Caves, Shaolin Temple

Xi'an
2days
Terracotta Warriors

Beijing
4days
Forbidden City, Great Wall

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Beijing

Highlights

  • Hotel: 4 Stars
  • Attractions: 24+
  • Destinations: 5
  • Age: 7 - 80
  • Comfort: Standard
  • Style: Cultural & Historical

Visit Yuyuan Garden, one of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in China

Get to know Chinese cultural, take a Chinese calligraphy lessons in Xi'an

Relax on a ferry boat over Huangpu River and enjoy the beautiful Chinese countryside view

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival In Shanghai: Yuyuan Garden

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Rayfont Downtown Hotel  

    • Meals:

      None
    • Activity:

      Arrive in Shanghai, meet your local guide in the airport, and transfer to the city center. Located in the centre of the Old City next to the Chenghuangmiao area in Shanghai, the Yuyuan Garden is considered as one of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in the region.

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  • Day 2 - Tongli And Suzhou: Canals And Gardens

    • Accommodation:

      Rayfont Downtown Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      In the morning, drive to Tongli. It is known for a system of canals, it has been given the nickname 'Venice of the East.' You can take a walk in this old village and take a boat. Afterwards, continue to the Retreat & Reflection Garden, called “Tuisiyuan” in Chinese. It was recognised with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Drive on to Suzhou.

      Visit the Master of Nets Garden ('wangshi yuan' in Chinese). It is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, but yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is greater than its actual size. End this amazing day at a silk factory. China is known for its silk and Suzhou is the most famous place for silk production. What is amazing about the manufacturing process of silk is that the silkworm creates its cocoon from a single strand of wire single silk that can extend up to about 3600 feet. Go back to Shanghai in the late afternoon.

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  • Day 3 - Shanghai: Modernity Vs Ancestral History

    • Accommodation:

      Rayfont Downtown Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Stroll at the Bund. Located along the Huangpu River, the Bund shows off Shanghai’s outstanding foreign buildings, most of which were erected before 1937. To the Europeans, the Bund was Shanghai’s answer to Wall Street. In the 1930s, the string of buildings hosted the city's financial and commercial centres and the world's greatest banks and trading empires established a base here. Get aboard a ferry boat over Huangpu River to enjoy the beautiful view. About 20 minutes.

      Take a walk in Pudong Area before paying a visit to the French Concession which was a foreign concession in Shanghai from 1849 until 1946. Finish with the Shanghai Museum, a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square. Transfer to the train station and get on the train toLuoyang. Overnight on board.

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  • Day 4 - Longmen Grottos And Mogao Caves

    • Accommodation:

      New Friendship Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Arrive in Luoyang in the morning. Our sightseeing will focus on the Longmen Grottos, Yungang Caves and Mogao Caves which are regarded as the three most famous treasure houses of stone inscriptions in China. Most of them are the works of the Northern Wei Dynasty and the flourishing age of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

      Lots of historical materials concerning art, music, religion, calligraphy, medicine, costume and architecture are kept in Longmen Grottoes. In the afternoon, visit to the old city.


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  • Day 5 - The Origins Of Chinese Martial Arts

    • Accommodation:

      Xian Skytel Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Drive to Zhengzhou where you will enter the Shaolin Temple. Founded in the 5th century, the monastery is long famous for its association with Chinese martial arts and particularly with Shaolin Kung Fu, and it is perhaps the Mahayana Buddhist monastery best known to the Western world. The Shaolin Monastery and its famed Pagoda Forest were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 as part of the 'Historic Monuments of Dengfeng.

      Attend a Kong Fu show. Also referred to Wushu by the Mandarin Chinese, a number of fighting styles have been developed over the centuries in China. Transfer to the train station to get on the express train to Xi’an. After arrival, meet your local guide then transfer to hotel.

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  • Day 6 - Xi’an: Terracotta Warriors

    • Accommodation:

      Xian Skytel Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Start this discovery day at Terracotta Warriors and Horses, created about 2200 years ago and found in 1974, on the east side of the tomb of the First Emperor Qin Shihuang, by a group of farmers who were digging a water well. Move on to Great Mosque, one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China.

      Make a promenade in Muslim Street, where all the shops and restaurants are operated by Muslims. This colorful street is packed with shops selling a large variety of interesting local delicacies, snacks and souvenirs.

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  • Day 7 - Xi’an: Calligraphy Lessons

    • Accommodation:

      Xian Skytel Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, built in the year 707 A.D. during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). As it is newer and smaller than the Big Wild Goose Pagoda the name was given to distinguish one from the other. Unlike the grand Big Wild Goose Pagoda, it is dainty and exquisite in its appearance. It is an important cultural relic and one of the remaining symbols of ancient Chang'an (the name of Xian in the Tang Dynasty).

      Make a rewarding break by taking Chinese calligraphy lessons before heading to Shaanxi History Museum. Located to the northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in the ancient city Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province of China, it is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. The museum houses over 370,000 items, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects. The modern museum was built between 1983 and 2001 and its appearance recalls the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty. Transfer to the train station in order to take the train to Beijing. Overnight on board.

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  • Day 8 - Beijing: Millennial Capital Of China

    • Accommodation:

      The Orchid (Beijing)  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Arrive in Beijing, meet your local guide and transfer to the city centre. Visit to Tiananmen Square, located at the center of Beijing City, which is one of the largest city squares in the world.

      It was built in 1417 and was the entrance gate to the Forbidden City. Then visit to Hutong on a rickshaw until you reach the promenade near Shichahai (also called Houhai). Because of the narrow lanes, taxis cannot enter, so the rickshaw is one of the most welcomed transportation methods to bring you all the way into old Beijing.

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  • Day 9 - Tracing The Lives Of The Emperors

    • Accommodation:

      The Orchid (Beijing)  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Our day will start with a visit to the Temple of Heaven. It is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Afterwards, you will enter the Forbidden City, called “Gogong” in Chinese.

      For almost five hundred years it served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government. Since 1925, the Forbidden City has been under the charge of the Palace Museum, whose extensive collection of artwork and artifacts was built upon the imperial collections of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

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  • Day 10 - Cross The Great Wall

    • Accommodation:

      The Orchid (Beijing)  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      First visit Mutianyu Great Wall. The Great Wall, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO since 1987. Built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups, Mutianyu is the longest fully restored Great Wall section which is open to visitors. There are fewer tourists there and more beautiful views than Badaling.

      Continue your tour to Ming Tomb-Zhaoling. This site of the Ming Dynasty Imperial Tombs was carefully chosen according to Feng Shui (geomancy) principles. We will visit the tomb, where the twelfth emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Zaihou, and his three empresses were buried. Finish this day tour at Scared Road, a part of the Ming Tombs complex. Alongside the Sacred Road are 18 pairs of marble figures lined up opposite each other, almost as if watching those passing by. These creatures include twelve pairs of animals such as lions, horses, elephants, camels, and other hulking beasts, and six pairs representing public officials

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  • Day 11 - End Of The Trip

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Spend your leisure time without our service. Transfer to the airport according to your international flight.

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Accommodation

Rayfont Downtown Hotel

No.7 Zhao Jia Bang Road, Xintiandi and Huaihai Rd, Shanghai, China

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  1. 22km Airports
  2. 6.2km Public Transport
  3. 5.9km Center
Why This Hotel:

2-minute walk from Metro Line 9 and 5-minute walk from Tian Zi Fang

Offer an indoor pool

Ideal venue to serve both family and business purposes

New Friendship Hotel

No.6 Xiyuan Road, Jianxi District, Jianxi, Luoyang, China, 471003

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  1. 10km Airports
  2. 6.7km Public Transport
  3. 5.7km Center
Why This Hotel:

One of the city's most popular locales

Bicycle rental is available for those who wish to explore the area

10-minute drive from Wangcheng Park

Designed for both business and leisure travel

Xian Skytel Hotel

No.32 South Road, City Center, Xian, China

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 37km Airports
  2. 4.1km Public Transport
  3. 0.56km Center
Why This Hotel:

Within walking distance to city's must see attractions

Offering quality accommodations in the culture, sightseeing, restaurants district of the old city of Xi’an

Popular pick for both business and leisure travelers

The Orchid (Beijing)

No. 65 Baochao Hutong, Gulou East Street, Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing, China, 100009

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 26.4km Airports
  2. 6.6km Public Transport
  3. 6.4km Center
Why This Hotel:

Well-placed in the sightseeing, culture, restaurants area of Beijing city

Excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions

Ideal venue to serve both family and leisure purposes

    Entrance Fees: to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary

    Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing during the trip by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver

    Guide: as outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available

    Hotel: hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast

    Transportation: night train on soft sleeper from Shanghai to Luoyang, from Xi’an to Beijing, train express with seconde class seat from Zhengzhou to Xi’an

    Arrangements: the tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges

    International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China

    China entry visa fees

    Excess baggage charges : passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carry on baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm

    Personal expenses: expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary

    Meals: any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary

    Single room supplement

    Please notice that the price will be much higher during the festival of Labors’ Day, National Day, spring festival and Luoyang Peony fair

5 Reviews
4.9

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  • Nada
    4.8

    I did the one day tour of Suzhou and Tongli. My guide and the driver picked me up at my hotel in Shanghai and we drove to Suzhou. It was all very scenic and we had nice weather as well. The guide did a good job of explaining things and answering my questions.

  • Baird
    5.0

    I thought Yuyuan will be a very convenient garden, with a lot of trees, benches or little lake to spend your time and refresh mind. This is a beautiful oasis of culture in modern Shanghai. Actually it more seems like a market or shopping centre. But, the accents of Chinese ancient buildings in every shops really made it worth, made me feel like I was living in Ming Dynasty's market.

  • Maris
    4.8

    We loved strolling around the park last weekend and enjoyed the lights shining all around. This is a great place to people watch and just look around at the city skyline beauty! We also enjoyed or visit to the Forbidden City. The area is huge and requires a lot of walking. We had a stroller which wasn't very useful due to the uneven rocks on the floor- not a big deal for us since our boys weren't that tired, but perhaps it could affect other families more.

  • Adair
    5.0

    A walk along the top of the City Wall is absolutely not to be missed. The ancient wall has been beautifully restored and very effectively lighted. It a very popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike, with beautiful views, places to eat and drink, and interesting things to see and do. As westerners, we had not heard of this, and are so glad to have had the chance to walk along this ancient way.

  • Max
    4.9

    I personally would have found it very difficult to have explored china without our guide - simply because of the language barrier and sheer size of the cities. Our guide spoke perfect English & was very knowledgeable about the places we visited. she also gave us great insight into the Chinese culture and way of life.

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    Professional Guides & Drivers

    We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

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    Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

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    Local Available 7/24

    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

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    Warm Welcome Kits

    We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.

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