Follow in the footsteps of the ancients – up the ornate steps of the Forbidden City and to the ramparts of the Great…
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Follow in the footsteps of the ancients - up the ornate steps of the Forbidden City and to the ramparts of the Great Wall, snaking its way across the rolling countryside, and through the winding ancient alleys of Beijing's hutongs to learn about Chinese traditions over a home-cooked lunch.
Explore the great destinations of Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shangal from April 7 to April 17.
- Day 1. 4/07 Departing USA for Beijing
- Day 2. 4/08 Arrive in Beijing
Upon arrival, your guide will accompany you to your deluxe accommodations.
- Day 3. 4/09 Beijing (Breakfast)
This morning, you will sight-see Tiananmen Square, which is noted as the largest public square in the world and then the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Later stop at a Pearl Factory to gain a little knowledge of fresh pearls. In the afternoon, visit Summer Palace declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.
- Day 4. 4/10 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
The Great Wall of China is one of the seven greatest man-made wonders of the world and is definitely the focal point of China. You will hike along the Great Wall (Juyongguan Pass). 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. Later visit Traditional Chinese Medicine Center.
- Day 5. 4/11 Beijing / Xian (Breakfast)
Today fly to historic Xian, ancient capital of China and site of archaeological treasures. Upon arrival in Xian, your first stop will be Small Wild Goose Pagoda Park.
- Day 6. 4/12 Xian (Breakfast, Lunch)
The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses have been called the "Eighth Wonder of the World." Nearly 8,000 life- size terra cotta soldiers and horses were buried about 2000 years ago to protect the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, in his afterlife. You will visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses museum, and Terra Cotta Army replication factory.
- Day 7. 4/13 Xian / Guilin (Breakfast)
Fly to Guilin.Upon arrival, be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is on your own.
- Day 8. 4/14 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin (Breakfast, Lunch)
A leisurely four-hour Cruise down the Lijiang River from Guilin to Yangshuo begins the day. Enjoy the picturesque landscape, surrounded by the hills and bamboo that have inspired many artists over the centuries. This afternoon to explore on your own by either renting a bike or taking a walk around Yangzhou’s West Street, a 1,400-year-old street paved with marble.
Later drive back to Guilin and stop at the Saltwater Pearl Center to gain a little knowledge of pearls.
- Day 9. 4/15 Guilin / Shanghai (Breakfast)
Free until check-out. And then take a flight bound for cosmopolitan Shanghai. The balance of the day is free at leisure.
Day 10. 4/16 Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today you'll soak up the more commercial aspects on Old Street, modern Xintiandi, Nanjing Road, and the famous Bund. Visit a Silk Spinning Mill where you can do some shopping. Then step back in time at the Shanghai Museum with more than 120,000 art objects.
- Day 11. 4/17 Shanghai to Hometown (Breakfast)
Today you'll board a flight to return home. Your amazing China trip ends.
- Day 3: Hutong tour with rickshaw & lunch at local family $39 per person
- Day 4: The Golden Mask Dynasty $39 per person
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- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- International Airfare from JFK to Beijing and Shanghai to JFK
- Inter domestic -China Flights
- Beijing to Xian
- Xian to Guilin
- Guilin to Shanghai
- 9 nights 3-star accommodations
- All transfers
- Knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides
- 15 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Administration & Entrance fees as per itinerary