Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China! Your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at your leisure to ramble in this not-to-miss destination to get touch with the nation's ancient past as well as the China's contemporary culture.
This morning rise you start your China tour off with a visit to Tian'anmen Square, once the largest square in the world. Following, walk in the footsteps of emperors in imposing Forbidden City, China’s No.1 palace complex famous for its grand royal buildings, exquisite ornaments and priceless treasures.
Afternoon, step into the peaceful Temple of Heavenfor appreciating the architectural art which is mixed with Chinese philosophy. And then having a pause in thePearl Store.
Note: Tonight, if you’re interested, take in a thrillingChinese Kung Fu Show as your optional entertainment.
Without a visit to Great Wall is not a complete Beijing tour. Today you will escape from the crowds and enjoy a leisure walk on the magnificent Great Wall (Mutianyu section, round trip cable car included), the 8th Wonder of the World. Walking on the venerable ramparts, you will amaze at the unbelievable constructions and appalling landscape that surrounds the Wall.
And then, visit the Sacred Road to trace the path of an imperial ancestor-worshipping ritual in the Ming Dynasty.
Today you will set out to explore the Summer Palace, the best imperial garden in China with its huge lake and hilltop views offering a pastoral escape into the landscapes of traditional Chinese painting. If time allows,the optional Beijing Hutong Experience is recommended for you to discover the old Beijinger’s lifestyle there.
After the tour, be transferred to the railway station forthe G speedy train to Xian (around 5-5.5 hours) - a city served as the capital for 13 dynasties in China as well as the starting of the ancient Silk Road.
A begin of your ancient capital exploring from visiting the incredible life-size Terracotta Warriors in the morning. Walk in and marvel at the scene that the clay statues of soldiers, horses and chariots all standing in battle formation were commissioned by the emperor of the Qin dynasty as part of his mausoleum.
After lunch, continue to visit the Ancient City Walls and if you prefer, enjoy an optional unique experience - cycle atop of the Ancient City Wall. And then, stop in the Jade Gallery and follow to Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a wonderful leisure site for the appreciation of cultural relics.
Note: Today, the optional activity can be either a Chinese calligraphy class or the Tang Dynasty Show which both are wonderful experience of the Chinese traditional culture.
Become acquainted with the city on a short walking tour to Muslim Street – the most famous local snack street in Xian. And following to see the Chinese folk culture performance Shadow Puppet Show in Gao's Courtyard.
When finish the sightseeing, be escorted to the airport for flight to Shanghai. Shanghai, reputed as the Paris of the East, is the vibrant pulse of new China blending 21st-century architecture with old-world character.
Enjoying a Shanghai chronicles visit in the Shanghai Museum for tracing the past, present and future of this charming city from the collections there. Continue to visit the representative of the Chinese classic garden - Yu Garden, and the nearby Yu Market which is a bustling bazaar in old town of Shanghai, follow by a famous Silk workshop. In the late afternoon, you will get a chance to visit Shanghai Old Street and French Section for the featured architectures there.
Note: Tonight, a recommended optional activity can be a night cruise on the Huangpu River to view the picturesque nightscape of this exciting city or a stunning Acrobatic Show which brings you a memorable night in Shanghai.
After breakfast, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bundto appreciate the architectural galley along the Huangpu River, and venturing to the bustling Nanjing Road which is the No. 1 shopping road in China, and then visit Shanghai World Financial Center for vistas of Shanghai.
After, this China tour is finished. Enjoy a leisure time till be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
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