China

China

China

China 7 nights/8 days Day 1: Arrival in Beijing Your flight will touch down in our capital city today. Our local professional guide and experienced driver will expect you at the airport after your baggage reclaim and customs clearance, and then escort you to check in the hotel in downtown area. Relax during the rest time of the day to recover from the jet leg. Meals: No meals, advice freely available.

Day 2: Beijing Your journey will start from the magnificent Tiananmen Square. Then continue to your next destination, the Forbidden City. The imperial palace complex is divided into two parts, the Inner Court and the Outer Court. The Inner Court was the living space for royal families, and the Outer Court served as a workplace for emperor to cope with political affairs. In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, and then go to enjoy an exciting Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre. Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Indian Dinner.

Day 3: Beijing The highlight will come today as you climb the amazing Great Wall at Badaling section in the suburb. The Great Wall is a priceless heritage left by the Chinese ancestry. Can you imagine how the laboring people in ancient times made such a great project by their hands? Without modern machines, equipments and construction materials, the Wall was well designed and built in accordance with the local geographical features. Just when you stand on the Wall and see its grandness, you will find it is no wonder that Great Wall has the vigor to surprise the whole world. Lunch is not included. Our guide will be pleased to give you some suggestions upon your request. On the way back to the downtown area, while passing by the Bird’s Nest, also called the Olympic National Stadium, we will make a brief stop for you to take some pictures of the huge nest. Then have a traditional Hutong rickshaw tour in the afternoon.

Our suggestion: It will be an energy consuming day if you climb the Great Wall and walk along the Sacred Way. There are lots of steps on the Great Wall, so a pair of shoes suitable for walking may ease you somewhat. Along the way to the entrance of the Great Wall, there are many vendors selling various souvenirs who are always aggressive. They will keep saying hello to you, waving their goods in hand. If you are not interested or have no intention of buying, you can just ignore them and walk on by. When climbing the Great Wall, bringing a bottle of water is a wise idea, especially if you are traveling in summer. A good supply of water is necessary to avoid dehydration. Meals: Western buffet breakfast.

Day 04: Beijing – Xian This morning, you will first visit the Summer Palace, also called Yi He Garden, meaning pleasing and peace in Chinese. Mainly composed of Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, it is the largest and best preserved imperial garden of the country. It is a monument to classical Chinese architecture in terms of both garden design and construction. In the afternoon, you will take a high speed soft seat train to Xian. Our local guide will meet you at Xian Railway Station and take you to check in the hotel. Meals: Western buffet breakfast. Indian Dinner.

Day 05: Xian The whole morning will be spent to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. You will be astonished by the life-size unearthed terracotta warriors and horses more than 2200 years ago. Qin Shi Huang was the first emperor who conquered and united the nation. The life-sized terracotta figurines were used to protect his tomb, for he wanted to continue to reign even after his death. Over 8,000 terracotta soldiers were excavated with orderly array and grandeur. They vary in height, posture and expression. Lunch is arranged on your own. You may ask for some advice from your guide. In the afternoon, proceed to the Provincial History Museum, one of the best museums in our country. The museum has been a crucial window to show excellent culture of this ancient city, a lovely and thick land, and our nation, as well as a connecting bridge for cultural exchange with outside world. Then go to the time-honored City Wall. It is a top wonder of the city, initiated by the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty in the shape of a rectangle. Among the remains of the massive defensive walls of several cities, the one here is the best preserved, most impressive and photogenic. This evening you will be entertained by the marvelous Music and Dance show of Tang Dynasty and the delicious Dumpling dinner or Indian Dinner. Our suggestion: The well preserved City Wall which encircles the inner city is an ideal venue for cycling. Ascend the City Wall at the South Gate to find bicycle renting sites on the wall. Both the one-man bicycles and tandem bicycles are available there, priced at RMB 40 to 80 Yuan per 90 minutes. One and a half hours are almost right for a whole circle ride. You can also ask for a pedicab or an electric car to drive you around. Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Dumpling Dinner or Indian Dinner.

Day 06: Xian – Shanghai This morning you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xian Museum. As one part of the museum, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda is a famous tourist attraction and was built for keeping the Buddhist scriptures and Buddha figures brought back from India by eminent monk Yijing during the Tang Dynasty. You will also find a giant bell made in 1192 striking with a loud sound, which is hailed as one of the eight landscapes in Shaanxi province. Afterwards, you will take a flight to Shanghai. Our local guide will greet you at the airport and take you to check in the hotel located in the downtown area.

Shanghai, the largest city in our country, has allured countless tourists. It is a city of modernization and reminiscence and a city of orient and occident. Westerners are drawn by its rich history and oriental charm. People from other places are fascinated with its modern face. There are both ancient Chinese architecture and western structures. The historical landmark – the Bund and the modern ever-expanding – Pudong area symbolize the ancient and modern faces of the metropolis respectively. Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Indian Dinner.

Day 07: Shanghai In the morning, our guide will escort you to see Shanghai Museum and the classic Yuyuan Garden. As a distinguished museum of Chinese art, this museum is also one of the four famous museums in China, holding rich and high-quality collection of ancient precious works of art. It consists of eleven galleries with various contents and three exhibition halls, which is the home to about 120,000 pieces of historical relics. Yuyuan Garden is a classical and elegant garden in the city. Once you enter the garden, a beautiful scene delights you wherever you go; you feel that all beautiful scenes are grouped together by nature. Its lotus ponds mirror the halls, pavilions, towers, corridors and trees on the edge, offering tourists wonderful views. After lunch, you will take a Huangpu River cruise to appreciate the two representative profiles of the city along two sides of the river. It helps you understand the past, see the present and look into the future of this modern city. Then you will explore the Bund area. The bund has been regarded as the symbol of the city for hundreds of years. The Huangpu River, river bank, and greenbelt as well as the architectural clusters comprise the most distinctive features of the city. Everyone will marvel at its brilliant and dazzling high-rise buildings when the colorful lights are on. Free time will be given you there so that you can take some nice photos. At last you will visit an old street, where is full of sense of culture and arts. Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Indian Dinner.

Day 08: Departure from Shanghai According to your international flight schedule, our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the airport on time. We wish you have a pleasant journey home and thank you for choosing us. In general, the check-out time for the hotel room is 12:00 at noon. If your international flight departs late in the afternoon or evening, you are advised to have your luggage checked at the concierge of the hotel. It is usually free of charge. Please do remember to fix a meeting time with your guide beforehand. Meals: Western buffet breakfast