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Terracotta Warriors and Horses

China Essence - Group Tour 2019 - 10 Days

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Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai
This classic tour covers the most of the must-see destinations in China. In ten days, you will visit the ancient cultural cities of Beijing and Xi’an, enjoy the dynamic Shanghai and get impressed by the most graceful and charming city of Suzhou.

Day 1 (Wed) Arrive Beijing

airport-hotel transfer in Beijing

Day 2 (Thu) Beijing

breakfast, lunch
Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City , Summer Palace
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.

Day 3 (Fri) Beijing

breakfast, lunch
Great Wall, Bird's Nest & Water Cube, a jade stone workshop en route, optional program
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.

Optional program: Kung Fu Show with Peking Duck dinner (USD 60 per person)

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, a ceramic & pottery workshop en route, Dumpling Banquet & Tang Dynasty Show
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 - Shanghai (by air)

hotel-airport transfer in Xi’an, airport-hotel transfer in Shanghai

Day 8 (Wed) Shanghai

breakfast, lunch
Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, Bund, Xintiandi Street, Pudong New Area, Optional program
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 full 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.
Pudong New Area is home to the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone and the Shanghai Stock Exchange and many of Shanghai's best-known buildings, such as the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Center, and the Shanghai Tower. These modern skyscrapers directly face Puxi's historic Bund, a remnant of former foreign concessions in China.
Optional program: Acrobatic Show with dinner (USD 60 per person)

Day 9 (Thu) Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai

transfer of Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai
breakfast, lunch
Master of Nets Garden, 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.
Pingjiang Road, a ancient street along the Grand Canal, is filled with snack shops, tea houses, ping-tan museums, and boutique shops.

Day 10 (Fri) Shanghai

hotel-airport transfer in Shanghai

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Tour Dates:

Fixed departures based on minimum of 2 travelers


3 Apr. 2019
10 Apr. 2019
17 Apr. 2019
24 Apr. 2019
1 May 2019
8 May 2019
15 May 2019
22 May 2019
29 May.2019
5 Jun. 2019
12 Jun. 2019
19 Jun. 2019
26 Jun. 2019
3 Jul. 2019
10 Jul. 2019
17 Jul. 2019
24 Jul. 2019
31 Jul. 2019
7 Aug. 2019
14 Aug. 2019
21 Aug. 2019
28 Aug. 2019
4 Sep. 2019
11 Sep. 2019
18 Sep. 2019
2 Oct. 2019
9 Oct. 2019
16 Oct. 2019
23 Oct. 2019
30 Oct. 2019
6 Nov. 2019
13 Nov. 2019
20 Nov. 2019
27 Nov. 2019
4 Dec. 2019
8 Jan. 2020
19 Feb. 2020
26 Feb. 2020
4 Mar. 2020
11 Mar. 2020
18 Mar. 2020



Super House International Beijing
Xi'an Jianguo Hotel
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

-- 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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