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8 Days Ancient and Modern Cities Tour


Day 1 Arrive Beijing(D)

On arrival in Beijing, you will be met & transferred by our professional English speaking guide to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2 Beijing(B/L)

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day city excursion to Tian'anmen Square---the largest square in the world, Forbidden City---imperial palace of Ming and Qing Dynasty, and Temple of Heaven---here ancient emperors prayed for good harvest. Lunch at good local restaurants.  You can choose Hutong tour with rickshaw in the late afternoon or Chinese Kungfu Show in the evening as an optional choice.

The Tian'anmen Square: The largest city square in the world.

The Forbidden City: The imperial palace for the Ming and Qing with a history of around 600 years.

The Temple of Heaven: The Temple of Heaven is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of one of the world's great civilizations.

Day 3 Beijing(B/L/D)

Buffet breakfast at hotel followed by full day trip to the Great Wall at Badaling, the Ming Tombs and the Sacred Way with lunch at local Chinese restaurant. Peking Roasted Duck dinner.

The Great Wall: The symbol of China and climbing the Great Wall you can pass visitors from all over the world, and hear conversations in almost every language.

The Ming Tombs:Consisting of mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors, is the largest imperial necropolises in China.

The Sacred Way: The way standed on both sides with marvelous stone sculptures by which means the road leading to heaven.

Day 4 Beijing/Xi'an(B/L/D)

Buffet breakfast at hotel, then tranfer to the airport for flight to Xi'an---the ancient capital of China. Upon arrival meet and transfer the hotel. Lunch at local restaurant followed by visit to Shaanxi Historical Museum, Ancient City Wall. Dumpling dinner at good dumpling restaurant.

The Provincial Museum: Which is one of the best museum in China and where you can learn a lot about the 5,000 year brilliant history of China.

The Ancient City Wall: Xi'an City Wall was constructed in the early Ming Dynasty on the basis of the imperial city of Chang'an(Everlasting Peace)of the Tang Dynasty.

Day 5 Xi'an (B/L)

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to world famous Terracotta Warriors  and Horses with circle movie showed before visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Grand Mosque. Lunch at good local restaurant. You can choose the Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show as the optional choice in the evening(highly recommended, as it is the best show in China).

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses: The most signigicant archeological excavations of the 20th century, the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb.

The Tang Dynasty Dinner&Show: The show that presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty.

The Big Wild Goose Pagoda: It is one of the city's most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xi'an today. In AD 652, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda was built to store the sutras and the figurines of Buddha, which were brought from India by a famous Buddhist translator and traveler Tang Sanzang, also known by his Buddhist name as Xuanzang.

The Grand Mosque: It is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China.

Day 6 Xi'an/ Shanghai(B/L)

Buffet breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the airport for flight to Shanghai. Arrive at airport, transfer to hotel; after lunch, half day tour of the Shanghai Museum and lunch at local Chinese restaurant; free time to have dinner.

Shanghai Museum: It is one of the largest museums in China, Shanghai Museum possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art.

Day 7 Shanghai(B/L)

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Fully day city tour with visit to the Yu Garden, the "Bund" and the Jade Buddha Temple with lunch at local Chinese restaurant. You can choose the Acrobatic Show as an optional choice in the evening.

Yu Garden: A place of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai, dates back to the fabled Ming Dynasty.

The Jade Buddha Temple: The most famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai.

The Bund: Known as a miniature museum of international architecture with dozens of high buildings standing along the shore.

Day 8 Shanghai/Departure(B)

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Free until transfer to the airport for flight to the next destination. End of service.

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