Arrive at Beijing airport.
Be picked by English-speaking tour guide
and transferred to hotel.
|Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
English speaking tour guide and vehicle will pick you up from hotel.
Visit Tiananmen Square - The biggest downtown Square of the world. Take a stroll in the square.
From the north end of Tiananmen Square, we will enter the Forbidden City -also called Palace Museum, is located at the center of Beijing. It was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Rectangular in shape, Forbidden City is the world's largest palace complex. Visit Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for 1.5 to 2 hours.
Visit Pearl Factory and Summer Palace - 20 kilometers northwest of downtownBeijing. Summer Palace is the largest imperial garden of Ming and Qing dynasty. The whole Summer Palace covers an area of over 290 hectares including more than 3,000 buildings, such as halls, pavilions, towers, etc. Take sightseeing in this beautiful garden for one hour and twenty minutes.
Dinner is served with a fabulous Peking Duck Banquet.
We will transfer you back to hotel after the whole day tour.
Optional: Hutong Tour with lunch $29/per person
|Beijing: Juyongguan Great Wall, Beijing-Xian
Be picked up from hotel in the morning.
Drive to vist Juyongguan Great Wall. Situated in a beautiful valley, Juyongguan was once listed as one of the eight best sceneries in Beijing. Buddhist carvings on a stone platform and the "cloud terrace" in the middle of the pass also worth seeing.
After that, you will stop at a Jade Museum to learn the history of Jade. In Chinese, jade is pronounced as 'Yu', and it has a history in China of at least four thousand years.
The rest of the day will be free at Wangfujing Street.
Tonight you will take a train to Xian.
| Xian: Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall
Be picked up from the train station and we will visit the the outside of Small Wild Goose Pagoda.
Move on to visit the City Wall - the best preserved, oldest and largest ancient city defense system in China. The wall has a history of over 600 years.
Check in the hotel and remainder of the day is free.
Be picked up from your hotel in the morning.
Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses -the Eighth Wonder of the World. More than 6,000 different looking pottery figures depict the history of the Qin Dynasty from 221 BC-206 BC.
After the Terra Cotta Army replication factories, be transferred to train station to Shanghai.
Shanghai: The Bund, Nanjing Road, People's Square, Gem Exhibition Center & Shanghai Museum
Arrive in Shanghai. Be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel.
Visit the Bund. The Bund, also called Zhongshan Road, is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. The most famous and attractive sights are the 52 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance, which are also located at the west side of the Bund. The Bund was the centre of Shanghai's politics, economy and culture hundreds of years ago, consulates of most countries. Many banks, businesses and newspaper offices were settled there, and that's why we have these art-like buildings.
Then visit City God Temple. Built in the fifteenth century during the Ming Dynasty, City God Temple has a history of 600 years. It is the important taoist temple in Shanghai.
you will also experience the bustling shopping district of Nanjing Road and People's Square and use your bargaining skills to acquire memento for this visit.
After shopping, spend some free time at Gem Exhibition Center & Shanghai Museum. Shanghai Museum, known as the Museum of Ancient Chinese Art, was established in 1952. You will find more than 120,000 precious and rare works of art in 21 categories. In addition to the 11 galleries, the museum includes three exhibition halls, a tearoom, a restaurant, shops, a high-definition graphics hall, a library and a VIP garden.
Be transferred back to the hotel.
OPTIONAL:Huang Pu River Cruise & Lujiazui FTDZ $30/per person
Free day at leisure.
OPTIONAL:Full day Yu Yuan Garden & Jade Baddha with lunch $50/per person
Be picked up from your hotel, transferred to the airport to connect the flight for departure.