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12 Days China Culture Exploration Tour

12-Day Beijing, Xian, Nanjing, Suzhou and Shanghai Tour

This China tour will enable you to immerse yourself in China's multicultural heritage  when you are appreciating the Chinese historical legacy . So you can take this vacation tour package to see how the ancient emperors lived by visiting the Forbidden City, you will also climb the Great Wall in Beijing and travel to Xi'an to witness the incredible warriors and so on.......
Tour Code:CH-10
Destination:Beijing, Xian, Nanjing, Suzhou and Shanghai
Tour Days:12 Days
Departure Date:You Choose
  
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Reasons of choosing this China tour:
  • This vacation tour package covers 12 days to explore the cultures in Beijing, Xian, Nanjing, Suzhou and Shanghai.
  • This China heritage tour includes Beijing, Xian, Nanjing-three capitals in China history for different dynasties.
Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing Flight not included Airport Transfer(Beijing) /
Day 2 Beijing Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Lizexiang Pearl Store B,L
Day 3 Beijing The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car),Cloisonne Factory B,L,D
Day 4 Beijing Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, 798 Art District B,L
Day 5 Beijing, Xian Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Xian), Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall with Bicycle B,L
Day 6 Xian The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Great Mosque, Xian Imperial Fine Arts center B,L
Day 7 Xian,Nanjing Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Nanjing), Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Zhonghua Gate, Confucius Temple B,L
Day 8 Nanjing,Suzhou Hotel to Train station Transfer (Nanjing), Train station Transfer (Suzhou), Humble Administrators Garden, The Grand Canal(Cruising by Hand-operated Boat), Rickshaw ride, The No.1 Silk Factory B,L
Day 9 Suzhou,Shanghai Tongli, Tongli Cruise, Our guide and driver will escort you from Suzhou to Shanghai B,L
Day 10 Shanghai Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Shanghai World Financial Center, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop B,L
Day 11 Shanghai Be a Shanghainese B,L,D
Day 12 Depart Shanghai Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai) B

Itinerary of this China tour package

Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Beijing
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing)
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels:Days Inn Forbidden City/ Sunworld Hotel/ Crowne Plaza

Day 2

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Lizexiang Pearl Store
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden City/ Sunworld Hotel/ Crowne Plaza

china heritage tour:Forbidden City Forbidden City
china heritage tour:Tiananmen Square Tiananmen Square
china heritage tour:Temple of Heaven Temple of Heaven

- Tiananmen Square :Located in the heart of Beijing, it is the largest one of its kind in the world. In the morning, the grand flag-raising ceremony is held, and the nightfall, the flag lowering ceremony is conducted. The flag-raising ceremony has become the most attractive and sacred ceremony in Tian’anmen Square. This immense courtyard is also the site of various historical events. It is surrounded by significant edifices such as the Chinese Revolution History Museum, the Mao Mausoleum, the Great Hall of the People, and the Heavenly Peace Gate
- The Forbidden City :Also called as the Palace Museum, it is the largest and the best preserved Imperial Palace in the world. Forbidden City houses numerous rare treasures; it’s splendid painted decoration, royal architectural wonder, the grand and deluxe halls will certainly satisfy one’s curiosity. In 1987, it was listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
- Temple of Heaven :Located in the southeast of Beijing City proper, the Temple of Heaven was first constructed in 1420. The temple was built specifically as a place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests. Main buildings in the temple take blue as the basic color, symbolizing the color of heaven. In 1998, it was included in the Worl Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO.
- Lizexiang Pearl Store: China's freshwater pearls are famous throughout the world. See how they are produced including some of the latest technology, and learn how to spot a fake. The outlet also offers a range of items produced from pearls and pearl oysters which goes far wider than jewellery.

 
Day 3

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities:The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Shahe Cloisonne Factory
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden City/ Sunworld Hotel/ Crowne Plaza

china heritage tour:Mutianyu Great Wall Mutianyu Great Wall

- The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car):Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou County 70km northeast of Beijing. the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs for generations. Besides, it is also famous for the breathtaking beautiful scenery, such as woodland and streams.You can return by cable car, walk down or walk along the wall for about an hour to descend by chairlift. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.
- Shahe Cloisonne Factory : Sha He Cloisonne Factory manufactures and sells high quality Cloisonne ware. High quality Cloisonne also called "Copper - body and wire inlaid Enamel" requires an elaborate and complicated manufacturing process including hammering, filigree welding, enamel filling, surface polishing and gilding. This is a popular place for those looking for special, quality souvenirs.

 
Day 4

Place & Transport: Beijing
Today's Activities: Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, 798 Art District
Meals: Breakfast
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden City/ Sunworld Hotel/ Crowne Plaza

china heritage tour:Summer Palace Summer Palace
china heritage tour:798 798
china heritage tour:Beijing Hutong Beijing Hutong

- Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony : Its main features are Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake, and various buildings. In the time of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it had become a luxurious royal garden providing riyal families with rest and entertainment It is also possible to cruise on the lake which takes 10 minutes by the ferry boat.
- 798 Art District (1.5 hours):The 798 Art District is in northeastern Beijing. This place provides creative people with an opportunity and an outlet to enthusiastically pursue their artistic ideals. It has also given them a unique, spiritual homeland. China's artists have truly inspired new life into an area of Beijing, resurrecting the ghosts of the past while breathing in energy and innovation in the present. Indeed, China's vanguard has turned an industrial graveyard into an artistic paradise.
- Hutong Tour in Xicheng District : Hutong is an ancient urban alley peculiar to Beijing. Arrive at the old courtyard and begin the one hour visit inside. With the help of your English speaking tour guide of the courtyard, you will have a detailed explanation of the old courtyard ( Siheyuan ) - its history, its layout, its Fengshui, and its traditiona Chinese culture involved.

Day 5

Place & Transport: Beijing to Xian, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Xian), Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall with Bicycle
Meals: Breakfast
Hotels:Xi'an Skytel Hotel/Grand Noble Hotel/Sofitel On Renmin Square

china heritage tour:City Wall City Wall
china heritage tour:Shaanxi History Museum Shaanxi History Museum

- Shaanxi History Museum :In the southern part of Xian about one kilometer northwest of the Greate Wild Goose Pagoda stands the Shaanxi History Museum, a large State-grade Museum, which covers an area of seven hectares. It consists of a group of magnificent Tang-style palaces.
- Ancient City Wall:The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xian is the ancient City Wall, which stretches round the old city. It is also one of the most famous attractions in Xian. Today, this wall represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.

Day 6

Place & Transport:Xian
Today's Activities:The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Great Mosque, Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels:Xi'an Skytel Hotel/Grand Noble Hotel/Sofitel On Renmin Square

china heritage tour:Terracotta Warriors Terracotta Warriors
china heritage tour:Big Wild Goose Pagoda Big Wild Goose Pagoda

- The Terracotta Warriors and Horses : The Terracotta Warriors and Horses wre excavated in 1974 and the museum was built at the site in 1979. It is a sensational archeological find of all times that has put Xi’an on the map for tourists. The museum has three pits of terracotta warriors and horses, forming a huge legion. Altogether over 7,000 pottery soldiers, horses, chariots, and even weapons have been unearthed from these pits. Most of them have been restored to their former grandeur.
- Big Wild Goose Pagoda :The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, or Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories。Now this well-preserved holy place for Buddhist has been the symbol of Xian
- Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center: Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts mainly manufactures jade carvings and lacquer ware. Tourists can learn how the fine Chinese jade carved and the function of jade.

 
Day 7

Place & Transport: Xian to Nanjing, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Nanjing), Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Zhonghua Gate, Confucius Temple
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: ) Ramada Plaza Yihua Hotel Nanjing (Economy) Nanjing Central Hotel (Deluxe)Xuanwu Hotel Nanjing (Superior)

china heritage tour:Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum
china heritage tour:Zhonghua Gate Zhonghua Gate
china heritage tour:Confucius Temple Confucius Temple

- Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum: The elaborate layout of the numerous tomb structures in the Mingxiaoling mausoleum is a fine example of ancient China's royal tomb construction, which was greatly influenced by the traditional Chinese theory of geomantic omen on location. This mausoleum also illustrates the predominant thought of power that dominated ancient China for over 5,000 years.
- Zhonghua Gate: Zhonghua Men Gate is the largest castle-style gate among the 13 ancient city gates in Nanjing. It's the best preserved and, architecturally, most complicated ancient castle in the world. The elaborately designed castle contains three closed courtyards and four arched gates serving as entrances to the city.
- Confucius Temple: The Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao) was built in the year 1034 and dedicated to worshiping the great philosopher Confucius. Many shops, restaurants and bars, have been included with the temple to make it a commercial and entertainment center combining rich culture and arts. The Dacheng Hall in Fuzimiao scenic area has is the largest figure of Confucius in China. The largest river in the city - Qin Huai River flow in front of the Confucius Temple

 
Day 8

Place & Transport: Nanjing to Suzhou, Train No. G7051 (Nanjing Railway Station - Suzhou Railway Station) Dep 08:53 - Arr 10:21
Today's Activities: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Nanjing), Train station Transfer (Suzhou), Humble Administrators Garden, The Grand Canal(Cruising by Hand-operated Boat), Rickshaw ride, The No.1 Silk Factory
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Garden Hotel (Economy) Holiday Inn Jasmine Suzhou (Deluxe) Pan Pacific Suzhou (Superior)

china heritage tour:Humble Administrator Garden Humble Administrators Garden
Grand Canal Grand Canal

- Humble Administrators Garden :Humble Administrator Garden (Zhuozheng yuan) is the best representation of Chinese classical gardens of the Ming Dynasty. Its design is duplicated in many gardens throughout China, and there is even a replica in the New York Metropolitan Museum.
- The Grand Canal(Cruising by Hand-operated Boat): The Grand Canal ranks alongside the Great Wall of China as the country's greatest engineering achievement and it is the longest man-made waterway in the world.Cruising on the Canal(about 30-40 minutes), you can see the local peoples' life. Known as the land of rice and fish, Suzhou city has a network of picturesque lakes and canals both large and small, which all link in eventually to the Grand Canal. The view from the little boats that ply the smaller canals is enchanting, whilst the traffic on the Grand Canal reminds you of Suzhou that it was the original source of the 'sea' silk road.
- The No.1 Silk Factory : Suzhou is famous for its silk produts. Tourists may go and see how the silk is processed from worm to the final product, and some of the silk history of in China. There's also an opportunity to buy something beautiful from the showroom, or just enjoy the goods on display.
- Rickshaw ride : Through the old streets & Hutongs in Suzhou, you will see local people's life.

 
Day 9

Place & Transport:Suzhou to Shanghai
Today's Activities: Tongli, Tongli Cruise, Our guide and driver will escort you from Suzhou to Shanghai
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy) The Bund Hotel Shanghai (Deluxe) Radisson Shanghai New World Hotel (Superior)

china heritage tour:Tongli Tongli

- Tongli:Tongli in Jiangsu Province is one of the many ancient water towns in the south of the Yangtze River Delta, which are famous for their rivers, ancient bridges and house complexes.
- Tongli Cruise: Tongli Cruise is the best way to experience this water town.
- Tongli Nanyuan Tea House: The Tea House was build with traditional brick. The wooden facade is decorated in the Qing Dynasty style, and there are two floors with a total area of about 400 square meters. Tea House serves many types of tea including black teas, green teas, scented teas. The tea house also provides smoked green beans, dried carrots and other refreshments. Patrons are entertained by traditional performances..

Day 10

Place & Transport:Shanghai
Today's Activities:Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Shanghai World Financial Center, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy) The Bund Hotel Shanghai (Deluxe) Radisson Shanghai New World Hotel (Superior)

vacation tour packages:Yuyuan Garden Yuyuan Garden
vacation tour packages:The Bund The Bund
vacation tour packages:Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai World Financial Center

- Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall : The Center is a six-story building, with two basement levels, which displays Shanghai urban planning and development. This is one of the world largest showcases of urban development and is much more interesting than its dry name suggests.
- Yuyuan Garden :Yuyuan is the most famous garden in Shanghai. It is located in the heart of Shanghai's Old City (Shanghai bazaar), one of the few existant old tourist places in Shanghai. Shanghai bazaar is teemed with a great number of small streets and lanes where vendors sell their products and food stuffs to the tourists and local people.
- The Bund :It is also called Zhongshan East Road. It is Shanghai's famous waterfront and is the symbol of Shanghai. Walking along the Bund, the western shore of the Huangpu River, you can see the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Jin Mao Tower across the river in Pudong. It is one of the top attractions in Shanghai.
- The Shanghai World Financial Center : Shanghai World Financial Center is a super tall skyscraper in Pudong New Area, Shanghai. On 14 September 2007 the skyscraper was topped out at 492.0 meters (1,614.2 feet) and became the second tallest building in the world .
- Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop: See how silk is produced from the cocoons of silk worms, and turned into the beautiful fabric we all know and love. Silk filled duvets are excellent value, and the showroom offers everything from small souvenirs to larger items.

 
Day 11

Place & Transport:Shanghai
Today's Activities:Be a Shanghainese
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy) The Bund Hotel Shanghai (Deluxe) Radisson Shanghai New World Hotel (Superior)

- Be a Shanghainese : This tour will give you a chance to experience the real life of Shanghainese and to know how they think and what they do. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Caoyang New Neighbourhood, the first new-birth neighbourhood for workers since the national liberation in 1952. After that you will visit a local food market and call on a local residence to make dumplings with the owners. Then, have your lunch there. After lunch, you will be transferred back to your hotel after the tour.

Day 12

Place & Transport:Depart Shanghai, Flight not included
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
Meals:Breakfast

Price Details Based on Per Person

Price Detail with hotel
Nov.1 - Mar.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $3714 $3195 $3034 -
2-5 persons $2303 $2048 $1937 $828/$527/$432/
6-9 persons $1886 $1631 $1504 $828/$527/$432/
Apr.1 - Oct.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $4181 $3484 $3195 -
2-5 persons $2549 $2209 $2039 $1085$671/$500/
6-9 persons $2133 $1784 $1580 $1085$671/$500/

Booking Notes:
1.Price are for reference only, may vary during special holidays and date.
2.The prices above are based on two persons sharing one standard room. If you prefer a single room on your own, please pay single room supplement.

Price Inclusions and Exclusionsof this China heritage tour

Price Inclusions:

  • Airport private transfers
  • Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
  • Private car or van with English speaking guide
  • Hotel fees based on two people sharing one room with twin beds
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers Between airports and hotels
  • Arrangements

Price Exclusion:

  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
Remark for this China tour:
    Wear casually with comfortable sport shoes and pay attention to the climate in each city.

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