Here are the top local delicacies that 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.
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 a 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 tasty Dumpling Banquet followed by an exquisite traditional Tang Dynasty Show.
Day 6 Xi’an - Chengdu (by air)
Day 7 Chengdu
The Wuhou Memorial Temple is a complex of pavilions and statues commemorating figures of the Three Kingdoms period (AD 220-80).
◆Local delicacy: enjoy a Sichuan-style hot pot for your lunch, which is famous for its hot and mouth-numbing flavor.
Day 8 Chengdu - Shanghai (by air)
◆Local delicacy: savor a bunch of spicy Chengdu Snacks at the time-honored Longchaoshou Restaurant.
Day 9 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: enjoy your lunch in a famous local restaurant. It provides the most authentic Shanghai cuisine, traditionally called Benbang cuisine, such as the Sweet and sour spare ribs and Red Braised Pork
Day 10 Shanghai – Hong Kong (by air)
Day 11 Hong Kong
◆Local delicacy: have your lunch in a old-school dim sum restaurant, where you could pick dim sum from the strolling carts. The waiters still wear their traditional white tunics and serve you tea from huge brass kettles.
-- 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