Day 1 Beijing
Day 2 Beijing
Attractions: Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace.
Explore the largest square in the world, Tian'anmen Square, and visit Forbidden City, which is the best-preserved ancient royal building complex in the world and it is a reflection of the highest architecture level in ancient China. After lunch, head to Summer Palace, one of the finest examples Garden Architecture in China.
Day 3 Beijing
Attractions: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall
Visit the Temple of Heaven, which was built for Emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties to worship the heaven and has been described as a masterpiece of combining architecture and landscape design. After lunch, take an excursion to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, is known as the best part of the Great Wall. With a unique architectural style, it expresses the essence of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty.
Temple of Heaven
Day 4 Beijing - Pingyao (by bullet train)
In the morning, visit Beijing Hutong, the most optimal place to get close to the local life and history of Beijing, and to explore the particular architecture of Siheyuan (quadrangle dwellings). After lunch, you will be transferred to the train station. Take bullet train from Beijing to Pingyao. Arrive in Pingyao, transfer to your hotel with private guide.
Day 5 Pingyao - Xi’an (by bullet train)
Attractions: Pingyao Ancient Town
Start the half-day trip in Pingyao Ancient Town, one of the best-preserved ancient towns in China. It is an outstanding example of Han nationality town in the Ming and Qing dynasties. After Lunch, You will be transferred to the train station. Take Bullet train from Pingyao to Xi’an. Arrive in Xi’an, transfer to your hotel.
Day 6 Xi’an
Attractions: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter
Morning visit Terracotta Warriors - one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Drive back to the city center and visit Ancient City Wall. Option to rent a bike to ride on the wall and appreciate the typical Chinese architecture and the different landscapes of the inner and the outer city. Stroll around the bustling and lively Muslim Quarter to try different local snacks and explore Muslim culture.
Day 7 Xi’an - Hangzhou (by flight)
Day 8 Hangzhou
Attractions: Lingyin Temple, Longjing Village, Hefang street
First we'll visit the Lingyin Temple, one of the most important and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, boasting plenty of pagodas and Buddhist grottoes. After lunch, visit Longjing Village, one of the five production places of world famous Longjing Tea, to experience tea ceremony and taste authentic Longjing Tea. Then visit Hefang Street, which is renowned for its splendid historical and cultural characters. The old-fashioned street lanes still remain well preserved to this day.
Day 9 Hangzhou - Huangshan (by bullet train)
Attractions: West Lake
Morning tour to West Lake, one of the major landmarks of Hangzhou and take a cruise tour to enjoy the breath-taking view. After lunch, you will be transferred to the train station. Take bullet train from Hangzhou to Huangshan. Arrive in Huangshan, transfer to your hotel.
Day 10 Huangshan
Day 11 Huangshan - Shanghai (by bullet train)
Attractions: Hongcun village, Tunxi Old Street
Start the tour by visiting Hongcun Village, one of China's most beautiful ancient villages. Hongcun Village preserved a remarkable extent of the surviving examples of Anhui-style architecture, where layer after layer of white walls and black tiles will impress you. After that, you will be transferred to Tunxi Old Street. There you can enjoy a leisurely walk among the ancient buildings. Late afternoon, you will be transferred to the train station. Take bullet train from Huangshan to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, transfer to your hotel.
Day 12 Shanghai
Attractions: Yu garden, Yuyuan Bazaar, The Bund, Shanghai Tower
Visit the Yu Garden, which is a delicate classical garden that is hidden among high buildings. Enveloping the garden is a glorified shopping center, jammed with antique and souvenir shops - Yuyuan Bazaar. Walking along the Bund. Your guide will take you into historical buildings where you can touch the old items and he/she will tell you stories about their past. Take the fastest elevator in the world and ascend the highest building in Shanghai - the Shanghai Tower, which is a well spotted architecture in the Shanghai skyline viewing from the Bund.
Shanghai skyline viewing from the Bund
Day 13 Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai (by automobile)
Attractions: Humble Administrator’s Garden, Pingjiang Road Rickshaw ride, Suzhou Museum
Car with private guide to Suzhou, visit the Humble Administrator's Garden, the largest as well as the most famed in Suzhou and contains almost all the features of classical Suzhou gardens. Explore Suzhou by taking a rickshaw ride alongside the ancient canal. You will go into little lanes and chat with locals in a food market. Walk along Pingjiang Road, which is a beautiful old street beside the canal. Afterwards, visit the Suzhou Museum, a small but enjoyable museum to see a nice selection of Chinese artifacts. After the excursion, transfer back to Shanghai.
-- Private tour guide
-- Private air-conditioned coach
-- Land transfers between airport or railway station and hotel
-- Entrance tickets as listed
-- Hotels with breakfast
-- Domestic flights with taxes and train ticket (2nd class seat) as listed
-- Chinese lunch 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