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China Foodie Adventure - 12 Days

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Beijing - Xi’an - Chengdu - Shanghai - Hong Kong
With its distinguished flavor and tastes, China is definitely a culinary adventure for you. From Peking Duck to Sichuan hot pot, from various street food to tasty Hong Kong Dim Sum, this 12-day tour is stuffed with all kinds of local delicacies.

Here are the top local delicacies that you can’t miss:

- Peking Duck in Beijing

- Dumpling Banquet and street food in Xi’an;

- Sichuan hot pot and local snacks in Chengdu

- Shanghai cuisine

- Tasty Dim Sum in Hong Kong

Day 1 Beijing

airport-hotel transfer in Beijing

Day 2 Beijing

breakfast, lunch
Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City , Temple of Heaven, a silk gift shop en route
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 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

breakfast, lunch, dinner - Peking Duck
Great Wall, Summer Palace , a cloisonné 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.
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)

hotel - train station transfer in Beijing, train station - hotel transfer in Xi’an

Day 5 Xi’an

breakfast, lunch, dinner - Dumpling Banquet in Xi’an
Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, 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.
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 bullet train)

railway station transfer in Xi’an, railway station - hotel transfer in Chengdu
breakfast, lunch
Ancient City Wall
The Ancient City Wall is one of the oldest city walls in China and still encompasses the center of Xi'an today.

◆Local delicacy: wander around the Muslim Snack Street, which is full of mouth-watering Islamic snacks.

Day 7 Chengdu

breakfast, lunch - Sichuan hot pot
Giant Panda Breeding Research Center, Wuhou Memorial Temple
The Giant Panda Breeding Research Center is a massive ecological and zoological park offers a wonderful chance to get face-to-face with China's national treasure. There is also a panda museum that has detailed exhibitions on panda evolution, habits, habitats and conservation efforts.
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)

airport transfer in Chengdu, airport - hotel transfer in Shanghai
breakfast, lunch - Chengdu Snacks
Jinli Ancient Street
The Jinli Ancient Street, decorated with tea-houses and boutiques on both sides, used to be one of the busiest commercial streets during the Shu Kingdom. The wooden steles and the brick-walls exhibit the ancient charm of the city.

◆Local delicacy: savor a bunch of spicy Chengdu Snacks at the time-honored Longchaoshou Restaurant.

Day 9 Shanghai

breakfast, lunch - Shanghai cuisine
Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, Bund, a local gift shop en route
Owing to its ingenious design in Ming and Qing dynasties, the Yu Garden becomes a real museum of Chinese ancient architecture.
The Jade Buddha 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)

hotel - airport transfer in Shanghai, airport - hotel transfer in Hong Kong

Day 11 Hong Kong

breakfast, lunch - Dim Sum
Half-day tour of Hong Kong Island
Today starts with a half-day tour of Hong Kong Island. Visit the Victoria Peak (include One-way peak tram ride), the summit of the Hong Kong Island and get a bird-eye view of the magnificent skyline of the Victoria Harbor. Then, visit the Stanley Market and drive by the Repulse Bay. Later, explore the Historic Fishing Village at Aberdeen with sampan ride. Their traditional lifestyle is in sharp contrast to the modern life style of those living in the high-rise communities. Afterwards, return to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

◆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.

Day 12 Hong Kong

hotel - airport transfer in Hong Kong

Service ends.

Tour Includes :

-- 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

Tour Excludes :

-- International flights with taxes

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

-- Tips for guides and drivers

-- China Visa

-- Travel insurance

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