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Nostalgic China

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Day 1-3 Shanghai Day 4-6 Visit water village Wuzhen, a hidden gem in fast changing China and discover the beauty of Hangzhou's West Lake, Day 7-8 Visit the villages at the foot of Yellow Mountain, a UNESCO’s world heritage, Yellow Mountain with cable car ride Day 10-11 Visit “Flower City” – Guangzhou Day 12 Finish in Guangzhou

Description

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
Upon your arrival at Beijing International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 2 Beijing (B/L/D)
Visit the Temple of Heaven in the morning. Take an excursion to the Great Wall in the afternoon. Tonight enjoy a Peking Duck dinner

Day 3 Beijing to Datong (B)
Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City in the morning Hutong tour in the afternoon. Late afternoon: Beijing to Datong by train K615. on arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Day 4 Datong to Taiyuan (B)
Morning: Visit Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for their fusion of Buddhist symbolic art from south and central Asia. Th is afternoon, visit Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and the Hanging Temple. Yingxian Wooden Pagoda is the oldest all-wood pagoda in China, and the highest all-wood pagoda in the world, standing at 67.31 meters and with a base diameter of 30.27 meters. Xuankong Si (the Hanging Temple), an ancient temple that seems to be carved into the cliff s 164 feet (50 meters) from the ground, the Hanging Temple boasts Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian structural elements. Late afternoon transfer to Taiyuan and on arrival, check in to your hotel.

Day 5 Taiyuan – Pingyao (B)
Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi. Meet your guide and visit the Jinci Temple which is located at the foot of the Xuanweng Mountain to the southwest of Taiyuan, one of the most important historical relics under special protection of the State. After lunch, visit the Twin Pagoda Temple. The two pagodas of the Twin Pagoda Temple are the symbol of Taiyuan. Then you will drive to Pingyao Ancient City, one of the 4 ancient cities well preserved in China and it was evaluated as the most outstanding heritage in the world by UNESCO in 1997.

Hotel: De Chao Ge Hotel (4*)

Day 6 Pingyao (B/L)
Full day explore the ancient town of Pingyao: walk on the city wall and shop at the Ming & Qing Streets. You will feel that you are back to the ancient Chinese history. Pingyao was originally built 2,700 years ago and expanded about 600 years ago in the Ming Dynasty, keeping a complete city wall, the old street layout and a group of featured buildings. The essence of Pingyao could be found while you are wandering along the Ancient Ming-Qing Street, namely the South Street of the ancient town. Here, you will find about one hundred various kinds of shops opened in old buildings, revealing the prosperous commercial atmosphere created by local merchants hundreds of years ago. Besides, you should focus on the Temple of the City God, Rishengchang Exchange Shop and Tongxinggong Ancient Bank Safeguard. It is worth to be mentioned that Rishengchang is one of the earliest exchange shops in China. Visit the Confucius Temple in the Ancient City of Pingyao and City Tower.

Day 7 Pingyao (B/L)
This morning, travel south for 45minutes on the high way to visit Wang family courtyard. Wang family courtyard is an example in handing down and inheriting the five thousand years’ old Chinese civilization and a peak-usurping masterpiece of Chinese civil residence architecture of Qing Dynasty. It was built by the Wang family in Jingsheng, the posterities of Taiyuan Wang family, which in history had been one of the four large families in Lingshi county.

After lunch, drive to Shuanglin temple praised as the ‘ancient painted sculptures museum’, it is one of the three treasures of Pingyao, having been included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1997. After the successive repairs in later dynasties, what have been preserved by now are mostly works of Ming dynasty. Return to Pingyao and you could climb up the well-preserved Pingyao City Wall which looks like a giant turtle.

Day 8 Pingyao – Taiyuan – Xian (B/L)
Driving out southwest from Pingyao, you will stop at the Zhenguo Temple for a visit. Later, the car will drive you to visit the Qiao’s Compound in Qixian County. It is a castellar ancient residence complex in north China constructed by the local Qiao’s family from 1756. The compound covering an area of 4,175 square meters was built with 313 rooms and blocked from outside world. Nowadays, it is treasure house to research the local residence, various kinds of brick and wood carvings as well as delicate murals. Transfer to Taiyuan airport in time for your flight to Xian. On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Days Hotel & Suits Xinxing Xian (5*)

Day 9 Xian – Huashan (B/L/D)
Morning visit the extraordinary Terracotta Warriors, Xian’s crowning glory. This afternoon, continue drive 100 kilometers to Huashan Mountain. As one of the five most famous mountains in China, Huashan Mountain is famous for its natural vistas of steep and narrow paths, precipitous crags, lofty peaks and a high mountain range. It takes two hours to reach the foot of Huashan Mountain. On arrival, check in to your hotel.

Huashan Hotel

Day 10 Huashan – Xian (B/L/D)
Early this morning, take a gondola up to the North peak. The 2200 meter granite peaks are considered a sacred mountain area to the Chinese. Spend some time trekking in the area to some of the surrounding peaks. The scenery surrounding us here is nothing short of spectacular. Late in the afternoon we will hike to West Peak and return by gondola and drive back to Xian.

Hotel: Days Hotel & Suits Xinxing Xian (5*)

Day 11 Xian (B/L/D)
Depart this morning for a visit to the Famen Temple known as the forefather of pagodas and temples in Central China, about 73 miles west of Xian. In 1985, an underground palace was accidentally discovered and where the finger bones of Sakyamuni and other valuable relics that enshrined these precious bones was found. Other valuable relics include gold brocades, porcelains and gold plate. The exquisite patterns on a embroidered skirts that The Empress Wu Zetian had consecrated were made out of gold threads, only 0.1 millimeter thick each, finer than a hair inter-twisted with silk thread. It reveals the superb technique of gold brocade in the Tang dynasty. The secret seladon made of Chinese green porcelain is unique for its very complicate and fine process techniques, which were kept secret, hence the name “secret seladon”. The findings are noteworthy for its research value of Chinese porcelains. The gold gilded monk’s cane is the most precious Buddhist gold and silver relic. Lunch at local restaurant. Later in the afternoon visit Qianling Mausoleum, the joint tomb of Emperor Tang Gaozong and Empress Wu Zetian, the only Empress in Chinese history. You will see some of the exquisite stone carvings of the Tang. On the way back to your hotel, stop at Xianyang Museum where The famous Han Terra cotta army is showing in the fifth and sixth exhibiting halls. Powerful and sturdy, they fully express the mighty military power of the West Han dynasty.

Hotel: Days Hotel & Suits Xinxing Xian (5*)

Day 12 Xian (B/L)
Morning visit to the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Great Mosque and colourful Muslim Quarter followed by a dumpling lunch at Defachang restaurant. Afternoon visit the Shanxi History Museum and Museum and Stone Steles, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and City Wall. Enjoy a Tang dynasty show tonight

Hotel: Days Hotel & Suits Xinxing Xian (5*)

Day 13 Xian (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.



Based on minimum 10
$1795
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $895

Based on 6-9 passengers
$1995
Land only per person based on sharing
  • Single supplement: $895

Based on 2-5 passengers
$2575
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $995

Additional information

OVERVIEW

11 DAYS VISIT: SHANGHAI • YELLOW MOUNTAIN • HANGZHOU • GUANGZHOU

START / END

Day 1 Arrive in Harbin • Day 2 Visit Harbin • Day 3-6 Visit in Beijing / Sabbath services and dinner • Day 7-9 Zhengzhou & Kaifeng • Day 9-10 Xian • Day 11-13 Guilin & Yangshuo • Day 14-16 Shanghai • Day 17 Shanghai departure

DEPARTURE

Private Trip, Guaranteed departure for minimum 2 travelers

HOTELS

First Class Hotel throughout

INCLUSIONS

Superior First Class Hotel with daily breakfast as listed in the itinerary
Meal specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, SD = Special Dinner)
Arrival and departure transfer services from Airport/hotel/airport
Transfer and ground transportation during the tours by air conditioned vehicles
Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary with English speaking local guide(s)
Fully escorted by National Guide if the departure is final at minimum 10 passengers
Entrance fees at sites/monuments (one time)
Intra-tour air/rail transportation based on coach class
Present applicable VAT/taxes.

EXCLUSIONS

International flights – Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Tourist visa to the country visited in the itinerary
Insurance you may wish (which we urge you to purchase)
Personal expenses and gratuities.
Any other item not specified

QUESTIONS

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