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8 Days Beijing Xi'an Shanghai China Essence Tour

8 Days Beijing Xi'an Shanghai China Essence Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 15 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 860 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1560 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Beijing. Pick up from airport in Beijing by our driver and tour guide, then transfer to hotel for check in, free at leisure.

Day 2: Beijing

Pick up you from hotel in 8:30 am. Then go to visit Tian an men square, Forbidden city. After lunch visit Summer palace. We have a short visit to the Tiananmen Square is the spiritual heart of the world’s most populous country, occupy an area of 44 hectares (440,000 square meters), big enough to hold (half) a million people. On October 1st, 1949, Mao climbed atop the ‘gate of Heavenly Peace”, which gives the square it’s name, to proclaim the foundation of the people’s Republic of China. On the square’s north end is the Gate of Heavenly Peace, which leads towards the Forbidden City. In the center of the square is the 40m-high Monument to the People’s Heroes. Chairman Mao’s mausoleum, on the square’s east side house is Chinese history and revolution Museum, on the west is the Great Hall of the People.

Forbidden City. The abode of 24 Ming and Qing emperors of the celestial Empire, the forbidden city is a fittingly awe-inspiring sight. Enclosed behind it’s moat and 9.9m high walls are 980 buildings, vast courtyards and long corridors that occupy a total area of 720,000 square meters. It’s alleged that as many as 1,000,000 workers and 100,000 artisans participated in the construction of this imperial palace, which began in 1406 and was completed in 1420 during the reign of Ming dynasty, the last emperor Puyi, left the Forbidden city in 1924, 11 years after his abdication and the establishment of the Republic of China, after Puyi’s departure, the Forbidden city, which had long been off-limits to most mortals, was opened to the public, Hence its current Chinese name, gugong bowuyuan, meaning “the palace Museum”.

After lunch, driving to Summer Palace. The Summer palace is a wonderful place to explore, as long ago as the Yuan dynasty, officials set up their private gardens in the scenic area, but the summer palace didn’t take on its present appearance until the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty. He deepened the park’s manmade lake and added building to serve as a “country home” for his mother, though it would be the Empress Dowager Cixi who would have the biggest impact on the palace’s appearance.

Enjoy famous Beijing Roast Duck dinner. Enjoy acrobatic show in evening. Acrobatics is an interactive art form. Whether you are old or young, educated or illiterate, you can appreciate it as long as you can see. There is no language barrier and cultural border. The history of acrobatics in China can be traced back to Neolithic times. It is believed that acrobatics grew out of the labor and self-defense skills that the people practiced and demonstrated during their leisure time. Pick travelers from hotels at 18:00-18:30. The show lasts about one and half hours. After the show, transferred back to your hotel. Program Duration is 7:15pm - 8:30pm. Transfer you back to hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Beijing

Pick up you from hotel in 8:30 am. and then drive to the Great Wall (80km away from downtown, about one and a half hour driving). Tour guide explain the sightseeings along the tour. Badaling is situated at the very top of the mountain to the north of Guangou Valley. There is a narrow path leading to the top of the two precipitous mountains. The Badaling Great wall is built in between two mountains and was constructed to be a communications center. North of Badaling, you can travel to Kangzhuang, Huailai, datong and Zhangjiakou; to the east, you can reach Yongning, Sihai and Miyun; to the south you can go to Beijing city proper via Changping, Since the traffic is nice, so it is called Badaling (Eight Prominent Peaks).

Driving to restaurant nearby the Ming Tomb and having typical Chinese lunch (50 minutes). Driving (20minutes) to the Ming Tombs. The tombs of 13 Ming dynasty emperors and their consorts are scattered in a gorgeous valley 45km northwest of Beijing, all but three of the Ming emperors lies in Nanjing, the tomb of the second emperor remains unknown as he had his throne usurped by his uncle and another emperor was considered illegitimate and wasn’t given the honor of an imperial tomb. Driving the travelers back to your hotel. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 4: Beijing / Xian

Take Flight to Xian in morning, then transfered to hotel. After lunch goto visit City Wall and the Great Mosque. Pick up you from the hotel. Visit ancient City Wall, Xi'an's gray city walls are imposing and built to keep out bandits and barbarians. The massive walls measure 12m high and 16m wide at the base, tapering to 12m to 14m and is 13.74km in circumference. Towers at each corner of the walls have defensive towers jutting our along the length of the wall, the surviving walls, built on Tang dynasty foundations, date to the Ming dynasty and were built during the 14 century. Parts of the wall have been destroyed and the wall is incomplete but many sections remain or have been rebuilt.

Then visit the Great Mosque. Located in Muslim district along Huajue lane, the Great mosque is short walk form the Drum tower and the bell tower at the center of town, The mosque, which is still an active place of worship and was established by the Tang dynasty in AD 742 for Muslim traders from Central Asia who settled in XI'an. Inside the Great Mosque compound it is difficult to tell that the buildings are Islamic because it was built according to traditional Chinese architectural forms and many of the Islamic symbols are Sinicized, the area surrounding the mosque is called Huifang and has a distinct Muslim atmosphere, with small tree lined lanes crowded with restaurants and shops that are alive with activity. Transfere to hotel after dinner. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Xian

Pick up you from hotel in 8:30 am. Then go to visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses In 1974 when the farmers drilling a well, what they found would excite the archeology world. In a vault of approximately 12,000 square meters and 5m underground lay some 8000 terracotta infantry soldiers, archers, cavalrymen and chariots arranged in battle formation, as warriors, they each held weapon, bronze swords, spears, axes and halberds-which were still sharp when discovered and longbows and crossbows, ready to defend their Emperor's (Emperor Qingshihuang) immortal soul. The terracotta sculptures show a high level of artistry with individualized facial expressions, hairstyles and clothing and were one brightly painted with black armor, colorful red scarves and green pants, though the colors have long faded.

After lunch go to visit Huaqing hot spring. The museum is 30km east of Xi'an, was once the playground of Tang dynasty emperors, though there have been buildings there as early as the western Zhou (about 3000BC), with later additions built during in Qin and Sui dynasties. The museum are famous because YangGuifei, one of four beauteous girls in Chinese history. The natural springs are considered to have beneficial minerals and there are several places to bathe, visitors also can enjoy these valued hot spring. Transfere to hotel. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 6: Take Flight from Xian to Shanghai, transferred to hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 7: Shanghai

Pick up you from hotel in 8:30 am. Visit the Bund Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum. Yu Garden: classical Chinese garden in Shanghai, around which a nice shopping mall for all kinds of light products, specialties and local snacks. The Bund: the former foreign settlement, ranged along with imposing buildings of the colonial period. Visit the Shanghai Pearl Tower: Standing by the Huangpu River with 468 meters high, Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the highest TV Tower in Asia. Shanghai Museum: The museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings, and calligraphy. With a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics. Transfere to hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 8: Transferred to air port. Departure from Shanghai. Includes: (B).

Notes:
Airfare is included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Transfer from airport to your hotel in each city
- Air-conditioned car or van
- Admission fee of mentioned attractions
- Meals as listed in itinerary
- English-speaking tour guide
- Domestic flight tickets tickets
- Accommodations in each city.

Price Excludes: Gratuities to guide and driver and Personal expense.

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