Arrive in Beijing. Transfer to hotel. Beijing, China’s sprawling capital, has a history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Nearby, the massive Tiananmen Square pedestrian plaza is the site of Mao Zedong’s mausoleum and the National Museum of China, displaying a vast collection of cultural relics. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will go for a Beijing city tour. Visit The Sprawling Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, and many beautiful sights of Beijing. The Palace Museum is a national museum housed in the Forbidden City at the core of Beijing, China. It was established in 1925 after the last Emperor of China was evicted from his palace, The Summer Palace, is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens, and palaces in Beijing. It was an imperial garden in the Qing Dynasty, Tian’anmen Square is a city square in the center of Beijing. Also, visit the Temple of heaven and many more market areas. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast proceeds for a visit to Great Wall from the badling side. The Great Wall of China is the collective name of a series of fortification systems generally built across the historical northern borders of China to protect and consolidate territories of Chinese states and empires against various nomadic groups of the steppe and their politics. Back to your hotel in the evening. Later go for some great shopping.
Take a train from Beijing to Xian. Arrive & transfer to the airport. Xi’an is a large city and capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. Once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), it marks the Silk Road’s eastern end and was home to the Zhou, Qin, Han, and Tang dynasties’ ruling houses. At archaeological sites in Xi’an’s surrounding plains are the famed Bingmayong (Terra Cotta Army), thousands of life-size, hand-molded figures buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Overnight at hotel
Maximize your limited time in Xi’an on a private tour. Customize the tour duration, along with the pickup and drop-off points, based on your schedule. With so much flexibility, the tour is a perfect way to begin or end your stay in the Xi’an. Private transportation allows you to complete your itinerary comfortably and efficiently. Enjoy guided visits to the Terracotta Warriors Museums and other attractions of your choosing. The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. Just as its name implies, the Muslim Quarter, also known as Huimin Jie in Pinyin, is the hub of the Muslim community in Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province. Evening back to your hotel
After breakfast proceeds to the train station to take a train to Chengdu. Chengdu is the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province. Chengdu’s history dates back to at least the 4th century B.C. when it served as the capital for the Shu Kingdom. Artifacts from that dynasty are the focus of the Jinsha Site Museum. The city is also home to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation center where visitors can view endangered giant pandas in a natural habitat. Evening enjoys Sichuan opera – It is a type of Chinese opera originating in China’s Sichuan province around 1700. Today’s Sichuan opera is a relatively recent synthesis of 5 historic melodic styles.
After breakfast visit Panda Breeding Centre. Chengdu Panda Base is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It is located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987. Later visit Leshan Buddha. The Leshan Giant Buddha is a 71-meter tall stone statue, built between 713 and 803, depicting Maitreya. It is carved out of a cliff face of Cretaceous red bed sandstones that lies at the confluence of the Min River and Dadu River in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan. Evening back to your hotel.
After breakfast proceeds to the train station for your train to Guilin. Guilin is a city in southern China known for its dramatic landscape of limestone karst hills. At its center are 2 lakes, Shanhu (Cedar) and Ronghu (Banyan), remaining from a medieval-era moat that once surrounded the city. Boats travel through these and other lakes via connected rivers. On Shanhu Lake’s shore, twin pagodas, the Sun and Moon, light up the sky at night.
Today you take a river cruise. Weave your way along the beautiful Li River and explore the luscious Chinese countryside on a full-day tour from Guilin. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, capture fantastic photographs of the spectacular scenery as you sail down the calm river for four hours; feast on freshly caught fish and local specialties on board for lunch; and disembark to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of street vendors in a rustic village. Peruse bespoke boutiques selling fine Chinese paintings and precious jade jewelry and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Guilin hotel.
After breakfast proceeds to the train station for a bullet train to Shanghai, the port city. Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers, and ponds. Overnight at the hotel.
Stay away from the hustle and bustle of the modern city, find an ancient, tranquil town to loosen body and mind. This 5-hour Zhujiajiao Ancient Town tour is the most popular choice for a side trip from Shanghai, which is specially designed for tourists who are looking for a leisurely town trip. Tourists could decide themselves when to start the tour. This half-day ancient town tour starts with hotel pickup, please advise your preferred pickup time when you book the tour. Generally, we suggest the starting time from 9 am to 1 pm. On your travel day, our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby in the Shanghai city area. Then drive about 50 minutes to Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. Strolling along with the old-time town as listening to the introduction by your guide about its history, which dates back to even 1700 years ago, as early as the time of Three Kingdoms. The appearance of the town we see today was left from the Ming Dynasty. Nowadays the ancient town is best known for its bridges, old streets, and gardens built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The highlight things to see here are Fangsheng Bridge, Baoguo Temple, Town God’s Temple, and Zhuxi Garden. Capture snapshots of charming alleyways and ancient stone houses. There’s an option to take a boat to cruise the old canal, which is based on your interest and at your own expense. After the tour, we transfer you back to your downtown hotel. Evening back to your hotel.
Take in the highlights of beautiful Hangzhou on a private full-day tour from Shanghai. After hotel pickup and transfer by high-speed train to Hangzhou, your private guide takes you to see some city attractions, such as Faxi temple. Moreover, enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Longjing village. There, learn about the process of farming and producing dragon well tea, the region’s most famous product. Finally, enjoy a scenic boat cruise on UNESCO World Heritage-listed West Lake before returning to Shanghai.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.