16 Days Keen Contact of Chinese History and Culture

Tour Route: Beijing, Datong, Wutai Mountain, Taiyuan, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Xian, Shanghai

The Largest Wooden Structure of the Ancient Building Group-Forbidden City,World Largest Underground Military Museum-Terracotta Warriors Museum,Watch the Real Kung Fu Stunts Show at Shaolin Temple,You are certain to get Lifelong China Tour Memory

Private Tour
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

After you arrive in Beijing, our local guide will pick you up and then drive to hotel for a good rest.

Meals: No meal
Day 2 Beijing

In the morning, you will be picked up in your hotel. Explore Tiananmen Square, the symbolic landmark of Beijing and China and other main buildings such as National Museum of China, Great Hall of the People, parliament building of China, etc. (30 minutes)

Then visit the Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace complex in the world. (2 hours)

Visit the Summer Palace, the largest, most beautiful and exquisite imperial garden in the world. (90 minutes)

At night, you will enjoy the famous Beijing Roasted Duck Dinner and Beijing Opera Performance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Beijing

After breakfast, you will visit the Badaling Great Wall, which is the best preserved section of the Great Wall. Enjoy the grand scenery. (2 hours)

After lunch, visit the Sacred Road and the Ming Tombs.

Driven back to the hotel, on the way, visit the Bird’s Nest from the exterior.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Beijing to Datong

In the morning, visit the Temple of Heaven, the largest building complex for worshiping the God of Heaven in the world. And watch morning exercise of Taiji. (100 minutes)

Take a rickshaw to visit Beijing Hutongs. (90 minutes)

Take a train to Datong.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Datong

In the morning, visit the Yungang Grottoes. With their 252 caves and 51,000 statues, the grottoes represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th century.

Then visit Nine-Dragon Screen and the Huayan Monastery.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Datong to Wutai Mountain

In the morning, drive to Wutai Mountain.

Visit the Hanging Temple and the Wooden Pagoda on the way. The pagoda is the only preserved large wooden pagoda in China and also the tallest among ancient wooden buildings in the world.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Wutai Mountain

After breakfast, visit the beautiful natural scenery and the famous Buddhism temples on Wutai Mountain- the most holy land of Chinese Buddhism.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Wutai Mountain to Taiyuan to Zhengzhou

Free day in Wutai Mountain area. Drive to Taiyuan Railway Station for an overnight train to Zhengzhou.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 9 Zhengzhou

Your guide will pick you up from the train station in the morning. Have a rest in your hotel.

Then visit the ancient city with a history of over 3,000 years. Attractions to visit include the Yellow River Scenery Area and Shang City Relics.

Meals: Lunch
Day 10 Zhengzhou to Luoyang

Today you will have a full day tour to Shaolin Temple and the the Pagoda Forest on Songshan Mountain. Appreciate an excellent Martial Arts performance. You may take a China Kung Fu lesson there.

Afterwards, you will be driven to Luoyang—one of the seven captical cities in ancient China.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Luoyang to Xian

In the morning, you will visit the Longmen Grottoes—one of China’s three most precious treasure houses of stone sculptures and inscriptions.

Then visit the White Horse Temple.

After the sightseeing, take a train to Xian.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Xian

Today you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda—the Landmark of Xian.

Then visit the Ancient City Wall, it is the best preserved wall in china, is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Xi'an.

Then visit to the Bell Tower, built during Hongwu years of the Ming Dynasty, which is the oldest extant example in Xi'an.  

At night, enjoy the traditional Xian Dumpling Banquet, and the Tang Dynasty Singing and Dance Show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 Xian to Shanghai

Today you will visit the amazing "8th Wonder of the World"—the Terra-cotta Warriors & Horses with a history of 2000 years.

Then visit the Huaqing Hot Spring.

Afterwards, take an overnight train to Shanghai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 14 Shanghai

Your guide will pick you up at the railway station.

Walk along the Bund to appreciate the waterfront and modern flavor of Shanghai.

Visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the famous pedestrian street-Nanjing Road.

Meals: Lunch
Day 15 Shanghai

In the morning, you will visit the Yuyuan Garden. It is one of the best Suzhou-style gardens in southern China.

Then visit the Jade Buddha Temple.

Next you will visit the Shanghai Museum, to appreciate its collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 16 Depart Shanghai

You will be driven to Pudong International Airport for your departure flight. Your China package tours of Keen Contact & Exploration Tour of Chinese History and Culture comes to the end.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$2630 US$2122
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$2732 US$2223

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Qingming Festival Holiday (Apr. 4 - 6, 2020 ), Labor's Day Holiday (May 1 - 3, 2020) ,Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (Jun. 25 - 27, 2020) and National Day Holiday (Oct 1- Oct 8, 2020).

1. All arrangements and first admission/entrance fees of scenic spots specified in the itinerary.
2. Buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch or dinner as listed in the itinerary.
3. Well-equipped commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations, scenic spots and hotels.
4. Four-Star Hotel based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast unless specified.
5. Train ticket of Beijing-Datong, Taiyuan-Zhengzhou, Zhengzhou-Luoyang, Luoyang-Xian, Xian-Shanghai; Private vehicle of Datong-Wutai Mountain, Wutai Mountain-Taiyuan.
6. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
7. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.

1. China entry visa fees.
2. International or domestic airfare or train tickets not included in the itinerary.
3. Meals not specified in the itinerary and extra and alcoholic or beverages during meals.
4. Tips for guides and drivers.
5. Personal expense: e.g. mini bar, personal telecommunications, laundry, excess baggage charges etc.)
6. Excursions and activities not included in itinerary.
7. Single room supplement.

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It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

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