Here are the top local delicacies you can’t miss:
Day 1 Beijing
Day 2 Beijing
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 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.
◆Local delicacy: taste a traditional Beijing hot pot in a charcoal-burning bronze pot, which is famous for fresh mutton, beef and special sesame sauce.
Day 3 Beijing
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.
◆Local delicacy: enjoy the Peking Duck dinner at time-honored restaurant - Quanjude. The duck is characteristic with its crispy skin, tender meat and, the fragrance from the fruit-wood.
Day 4 Beijing – Xi’an (by bullet train)
Day 5 Xi’an
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.
◆Local delicacy: enjoy a tasteful Dumpling Banquet followed by an exquisite traditional Tang Dynasty Show.
Day 6 Xi’an - Shanghai (by air)
Day 7 Shanghai
The Jade Budda Temple is famous for its two precious jade Buddha statues brought from Burma, which are not only rare cultural relics but also exquisite artworks.
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.
◆Local delicacy: you simply can't miss the Dim Sum Banquet in Lyubolang Restaurant, where you could try a wide variety of tasty Shanghai snacks.
-- Private tour guide
-- Private air-conditioned car or coach
-- Land transfers between airport or railway station, and hotel
-- Entrance tickets as listed
-- Chinese lunches and dinners as listed
-- Centrally located hotels with breakfast
-- Domestic flight with taxes and train ticket (2nd class seat) as listed
-- Service charge & government taxes
-- International flights with taxes
-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities
-- Tips for guides and drivers
-- China Visa
-- Travel insurance