tour combines in an ideal way the most important sightseeings
of China. You will see a many significant and beautiful
sights of the old and new China: The Great Wall, the
Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven in Beijing,
the Army of Terrakotta Warriors in Xi'an, the fantastic
karst landscape around Guilin and the world metropolis
Shanghai. You will explore China in its diversity
and get to know the Chinese people.
Arrival at Beijing
Capital International Airport at noon. Greetings by
your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. The rest
of the day is at your disposal.
the Badaling Great Wall in the morning.
You can climb up it and enjoy the scenery from above.
Visit the Summer Palace (Yi He Yuan),
which was the residence park of the emperor, after
lunch. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, because
here the art of Chinese gardening is perfectly reflected.
|Day 3: Beijing / Xi'an
Visit the world-famous
Tian'anmen Square in the morning.
Enter the palace of the emperor, which the Chinese
officials call the Palace Museum (better known as
the Forbidden City) through the Tian’anmen
Square Gate. The Forbidden City is on the UNESCO World
Heritage List, too. It is a masterpiece of Chinese
palace architecture and it demonstrates the traditional
architecture in ancient northern China. After lunch
visit the Temple of Heaven, where
the Ming and Qing Emperors worshiped the heaven and
prayed for good harvests. It is also on the UNESCO
World Heritage List. It is an unique expression of
the Chinese concept of the relationship between heaven
and earth.Transfer to the train station in the late
afternoon. Go to Xi'an by train in a first class sleeping
in Xi'an in the morning. Transfer to the hotel and
breakfast. Visit the site of excavation of the
Army of TerraCotta Warriors. It is on the
UNESCO World Heritage List. There are thousands of
life-size Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses watching
over the Tomb of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi
Huang (BC 221-210), especially two bronze models of
horse carriage and warrior (Tong Che Ma). The excavation
is located close to the subsurface grave of the first
emperor of China. In the afternoon, you go back to
the city by minibus and visit the Big Wild
Goose Pagoda (Da Yan Ta) in the Dacien temple
built in 652 A.D., which is considered as Xi'an’s
5: Xi'an / Guilin
Bell and Drum Tower square (Zhong-Gu Lou)
and the Muslim Old Town with numerous small shops
and restaurants in the morning. There you visit the
Great Mosque (Qingzhen Si), which is built
in the typical Chinese temple architectural style.
Moreover you see the Chinese Medicine Market,
where the raw materials for the Chinese traditional
medicine are sold. In the afternoon, go to Guilin
by plane. Arrival in Guilin, greeting by the tour
guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
6: Guilin / Yangshuo
|| West Street Guesthouse**
Go for a cruise
on the Li
. The river meanders through a landscape
full of cone shaped rocks, stone pinnacles and bamboo
groves. Arrival in Yangshuo and enjoy yourself there.
You have got time at your disposal. You can make a
trip by bicycle or electrical minibus to enjoy the
picturesque landscape and the beautiful scenery of
villages, rice fields and mountains. Overnight stay
in the West Street Guesthouse in Yangshuo.
Suggestion for the evening: Impression Liu
, directed by the famous Chinese film
director Zhang Yimou. He will be the leading director
of the opening and closing ceremony of the 2008 Olympic
Games in Beijing. The evening performance is a wonderful
presentation of local dance and singing.
7: Yangshuo / Shanghai
||Pacific Luck Hotel***
Return to Guilin
in the morning. Visit the famous Reed Flute
Cave (Ludiyan) and the city's landmark -
the elephant trunk mountain (Xiangbi
Shan). Go to Shanghai, China's largest city, by plane.
Greetings at the airport by your tour guide and transfer
to the hotel.
you will go up to the world’s highest view platform,
at the Jinmao Skyscraper, with 412
m the present third highest building in the world.
You can enjoy a 360 degree breath-taking view of the
city at the 88 th floor. And then the Jade
Buddha Temple (Yu Fo Si), where a 2m Buddha
statue made of one single piece of rare white Burmese
jade is housed. Moreover you walk through the Old
Town with its labyrinth of narrow lanes. You can enjoy
one of the numerous sorts of tea from China in the
Tea House, which is located in the middle
of a lake. Then visit the Bund, a
legendary street along the Huangpu River with its
European colonial architecture of the 1930's. Stroll
up Nanjing Road, the famous shopping
street of Shanghai.
Transfer to the airport after breakfast
and fly back home. (You can spend approx. $7 to go
to the airport by the Transrapid).
End of the travel.
L: Lunch D:
For individual groups
Number of participants
Single room extra charge
Single room extra charge
you are a group with more than 5 persons, you can
get more favourable prices. Please note that the prices
may vary due to exchange rate fluctuations (RMB to
USD) slightly. The prices above were computed by the
rates as 1 USD= 7.9 RMB.
Peak season: May, September and October
Shoulder season: March, April, June, July, August,
Beijing Qianmen Hotel***(*)
Xi'an Jianguo Hotel****
Guilin Osmanthus Hotel***(*)
Yangshuo West Street Guesthouse
Shanghai Pacific Luck Hotel***
-- All overnight accommodation in double rooms
shared by two adults with breakfast
-- Meals as listed in the itinerary
-- All transfers and entrance tickets as listed in
-- Inland flight tickets including all fees
-- Local English-speaking tour guides
-- International flight tickets
-- Visa for China
-- Personal expenditures, tips etc.
-- All prices quoted above are in USD (please
note the exchange rate fluctuations).
-- Children less than 12 years old can be given discounts.
-- The hotels, trains and flights listed in the itinerary
may be changed into the ones
of similar category if necessary.
-- The prices do not apply to the Spring Festival,
the May Day Holiday (30th April.
–7th May.), the National Day Holiday (30th Sep.–7th
Oct.), and during the period
of the Formula 1 racings in Shanghai (25th Sep.–5th
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