The Great Wall Terracotta Warriors Xian The Forbidden City

China Discovery - 12Days/11Nights

With perhaps more world-class tourist attractions than any other country, China has drawn explorers, adventurists, travelers and epicureans for centuries. The country has one of the longest continuous histories of any country in the world and seeing that ancient history juxtaposed with its striking modernity is truly something to experience. Quickly growing, but resiliently traditional, China is like nowhere else.
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  • DAY 01: ARRIVE BEIJING

    Arrive in Beijing, China’s capital for more than 800 years. Today, the city is a fascinating mix of old and new. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
  • DAY 02: DISCOVER BEIJING

    Discover two of the most fascinating sites in Beijing – Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Transfer from the hotel to Tiananmen Square. After Lunch your visit continues with the Imperial Summer Palace, former holiday home of the Imperial family. In the evening transfer to a local restaurant to sample the local delicacy, the world-renown Peking Duck. Transfer back to the hotel.
  • DAY 03: THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA

    The Great Wall of China is truly a wonder of the world originally built as a fortification to protect the Chinese Empire from northern armies. Visit the Mutianyu section which snakes up and down several mountains and valleys and is remarkably well preserved. After visiting the wall, enjoy lunch at the Schoolhouse Restaurant. Returm to the city and enjoy the evening at leisure.
  • DAY 04: XIAN

    Transfer to the airport for a domestic flight to Xian, capital of the Chinese kingdom for 12 dynasties and ancient center of culture and civilization. Visit the ancient city walls of Xian, one of the best preserved city walls in the entire country. Walk on top of the walls to admire the magnificent view. Later visit the lively Muslim Quarter where you can explore the Islamic food Markets and the Great Mosque. In the evening transfer to a local restaurant to enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling buffet.
  • DAY 05: THE TERRACOTTA WARRIORS

    The terracotta army is one of the most important archaeological sites in China. After your visit, head back towards Xian. Visit the 15-tiered Little Goose Pagoda and return to the hotel.
  • DAY 06: GUILIN

    Fly to Guilin, one of the most picturesque areas in China. After lunch, visit the Reed Flute Cave, known as a place of Natural Art. Spend some time to explore the cave and observe the stalactites & stalagmites illuminated by different colors light. Return to town and enjoy the evening at leisure.
  • DAY 07: GUILIN TO YANGSHUO

    Cruise along the stunning Li River to Yangshuo for two nights stay. Your journey takes you past tranquil farming and fishing villages and picturesque scenery. Relax in a street side café and enjoy the colorful atmosphere of this enchanting town.
  • DAY 08: YANGSHUO

    This morning, enjoy either an easy cycling tour, a Chinese painting instruction or take the day at leisure. The choice is yours.
  • DAY 09: YANGSHUO TO SHANGHAI

    Enjoy the morning at leisure and transfer to Guilin for an afternoon flight to Shanghai. Transfer to your hotel and check in. In the evening transfer to a local restaurant for dinner.
  • DAY 10: SHANGHAI

    Visit the Yu Yuan Gardens which include several pavilions, ceremonial halls, rock gardens and fish ponds. Explore other streets and shops of the Old town, then head to the Shanghai Museum to learn about Chinese history. Enjoy a delicious local lunch, explore the fashionable Xintiandi area, famous for its unique shikumen architectural style. In the evening, transfer to a local restaurant for dinner.
  • DAY 11: AROUND SHANGHAI

    Visit the ancient town of Zhujiajiao which was an important trading hub in the area. Admire ancient buildings and shops along the canals, visit the old market area and small alleys used by the local people. After lunch, head back to Shanghai and walk to the famous Bund riverfront area.
  • DAY 12: DEPARTURE

    Free day at leisure until your transfer to the airport.

     

    *This is sample itinerary with no selected accommodation suggested unless otherwise stated. International airfares are not included unless otherwise specified within the detailed proposal – please contact our team to tailor this itinerary to your personal specifications.
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