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Luoyang Shaolin Temple

China Kaleidoscope - Group Tour - 14 Days

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Beijing - Xi’an - Luoyang - Zhengzhou - Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai
This 14 days tour will bring you to step into the pages of history and discover the antique secrets of ancient China. You will not only visit the marvelous Terracotta Warriors and Horses, but also step in to Shaolin Temple and admire the unique Shaolin Kung Fu. Besides, the elegant Chinese gardens will make your trip unforgettable.
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Day 1 (Wed) Arrive Beijing

airport-hotel transfer in Beijing

Day 2 (Thu) Beijing

breakfast, lunch
Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City , Summer Palace , optional program
The Tian’anmen Square is the world’s largest and renowned public square where many historical events once took place.
The Forbidden City (UNESCO) is the imperial place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties ruled for nearly 500 years (1420-1911). Experience the architectural splendor of the palaces, ceremonial courtyards, and private quarters.
The Summer Palace (UNESCO) is the largest imperial garden in the world. Emperors of successive dynasties created a summer retreat of Chinese gardens and pavilions, around the tranquil waters of Kunming Lake.
Optional program: Kung Fu Show with Peking Duck dinner (USD 60 per person)

Day 3 (Fri) Beijing

breakfast, lunch
Great Wall, Bird's Nest & Water Cube, a jade stone workshop en route
The Great Wall is one of the most spectacular structures ever built by humans and is the only one visible from space.
Take an outside tour to the Olympic Stadium, nicknamed Bird's Nest, and the National Swimming Centre, also known as the Water Cube.

Day 4 (Sat) Beijing

breakfast, lunch
Temple of Heaven, Hutong Tour, a pearl workshop en route
The Temple of Heaven (UNESCO), where ancient Chinese emperors made sacrifices to Heaven and prayed for bountiful harvests, demonstrates the supreme achievement of traditional Chinese architecture.
Take a Hutong Tour to explore the oldest part of the city and gain insight into the traditional lifestyle and customs.

Day 5 (Sun) Beijing - Xi’an (by air)

hotel-airport transfer in Beijing, airport transfer in Xi’an
breakfast, lunch
Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda
The Shaanxi History Museum, a national comprehensive museum in Xi’an, highlights the development of Chinese civilization more than 5,000 years.
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Tang Dynasty landmark, is a seven-story pagoda initially constructed in 652 AD. One of the pagoda's many functions is to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler - Xuanzang.

Day 6 (Mon) Xi’an

breakfast, lunch & special dinner
Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Dumpling Banquet & Tang Dynasty Show, a ceramic & pottery workshop en route
The Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses (UNESCO) is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world. More than 6000 life-sized terra cotta warriors, archers, infantrymen, horses, and bronze chariots have silently guarded the tomb of China's First Emperor for over 2,200 years.
Enjoy a tasteful Dumpling Banquet followed by an exquisite traditional Tang Dynasty Show.

Day 7 (Tue) Xi’an - Luoyang (by train)

hotel-train station transfer in Xi’an, train station transfer in Luoyang
breakfast, lunch
Longmen Grottoes
The Longmen Grottoes is one of the Three Major Buddhist Grottoes in China. Carved 1500 years ago, the grottoes is the long-established art form which plays a significant role in the evolution of Buddism in Asian. It has over 100,000 Buddhist images and statues inside.

Day 8 (Wed) Luoyang

breakfast, lunch
Shaolin Temple, White Horse Temple
Established in the 5th century, the Shaolin Temple (UNESCO) is world-famous for its connection with Chinese martial arts - Shaolin Kung Fu. China’s biggest pagoda forest also lies in Shaolin Temple, which is a concentration of more than 240 tomb pagodas for eminent abbots and monks of the temple.
The White Horse Temple was etablished in the year 68 AD, and it was the first Buddhism temple in China. In ancient legend, there was a white horse that first carried the Buddhism script from India to here, hence it was named White Horse Temple.

Day 9 (Thu) Luoyang - Zhengzhou (by automobile)

transfer from Luoyang to Zhengzhou
breakfast, lunch

Scenic Area of the Yellow River

Today, take a car ride to Zhengzhou and visit to the scenic area of the Yellow River, the birthplace of Chinese Civilization.

 

Day 10 (Fri) Zhengzhou - Shanghai (by air)

hotel-airport transfer in Zhengzhou, airport-hotel transfer in Shanghai
breakfast, lunch

Day 11 (Sat) Shanghai

breakfast, lunch, dinner
Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, Bund, Xintiandi Street, Acrobatic Show
Owing to its ingenious design in Ming and Qing dynasties, the Yu Garden becomes a real museum of Chinese ancient architecture.
The Shanghai Museum has a collection of 120,000 pieces of Chinese ancient treasures.
The Bund,featured outstanding European colonial architectures, is fulled of new skyscrapers and historical buildings in the center of Shanghai.
Take a stroll along the Xintiandi Street, a boutique area highlights a harmonious merger of classic and modern Shanghai.
After your dinner, enjoy a spectacular Acrobatic Show, known as one of the most fabulous performance arts in China.

Day 12 (Sun) Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai (by automobile)

transfer of Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai
breakfast, lunch
Master of Nets Garden, Grand Canal, Pingjiang Road, a silk factory en route
The Master of Nets Garden, the smallest and most proportional of all the beautiful gardens in Suzhou, is in the mood of tranquility and harmony.
Take a small boat trip along the Grand Canal and get close to the world's oldest and longest canal.
Pingjiang Road, a ancient street along the Grand Canal, is filled with snack shops, tea houses, ping-tan museums, and boutique shops.

Day 13 (Mon) Shanghai

breakfast

Free day in Shanghai.

Day 14 (Tue) Depart Shanghai

hotel-airport transfer in Shanghai
breakfast

Service ends.

Tour Dates:

Fixed departures based on minimum of 2 travelers

 

Accommodation:

Beijing International Hotel
Xi’an Jianguo Hotel
Luoyang Friendship Hotel
Zhengzhou Ramada Plaza
Shanghai Ocean Hotel

Tour Includes :

-- English-speaking guide

-- Air-conditioned coach or van

-- Land transfers between airport and hotel.

-- Entrance tickets as listed

-- Chinese lunch and dinner as listed

-- Hotels with daily breakfast

-- Domestic flight ticket with taxes and train ticket

-- Service charge & government taxes

Tour Excludes :

-- International flight tickets

-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities

-- Tips for guides and drivers (Suggested tipping amount per person per day: USD 5-7 for the guide and USD 3-5 for the driver)

-- Chinese Visa

-- Travel insurance

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