10 Days Ancient China Tour

10 Days: Beijing / Xian / Luoyang / Shaolin / Shanghai

On this China tour travel package go through the most important ancient cities in Chinese history, where you can take in the spiritual side of China. Walk the Great Wall in Beijing, admire the exceptional stone carvings of the Longmen Grottoes in Datong, visit the cradle of KungFu martial art in the Shaolin Temple, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, and discover the delightful Pingyao Ancient City, finish your journey in the modern city of Shanghai.

Day 1 - 2 Beijing

Arrive at Beijing, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The next day visit China's architectural master piece: the Temple of Heaven, observe local leisure life in the neighbouring park. Leisurely walk through Tiananmen Square, to the Forbidden City for a visit. Afternoon enjoy a rickshaw ride through the zigzag alleyways called Hutong to catch a glimpse into traditional Beijing life. Sample the famous Peking duck dinner. (B/D)

Day 3 Beijing

Walk the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu section! Take a cable car up to one of the many watchtowers to view the winding wall as it rises and falls over mountains into the distance, walk your way down. Visit the Sacred Way, and a Jade factory to see ancient craftsmanship on the way back to Beijing. (B)

Day 4 Beijing / Xian

Head off to the former imperial resort - the Summer Palace to see the lavishly decorated temples, halls, courts, and the Long Corridor, enjoy a relaxing Dragon boat ride and then high speed train to Xian, upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 5 Xian

Morning tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, where you will find 7000 individually crafted clay soldiers standing on guard. You will get a chance to learn how to make these warriors at a workshop. Enjoy a dumpling lunch, and then see the intricately carved murals and feel the Buddhists chanting at Big Wild Goose Pagoda, enjoy Asia's largest musical water fountain at the square of the Pagoda (8:30am). (B/L)

Day 6 Xian / Luoyang

Explore the Old Muslim Quarter and Old Mosque, home to a large Chinese Muslim population and traditional Chinese architecture with Middle Eastern influences. take a stroll (or even a bike ride at your own cost) on the original City Wall, a high speed train to Luoyang, upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 7 Shaolin Temple & Longmen Caves

Morning visit the Shaolin Temple, the cradle of the Chinese Kungfu Martial Arts. Observe students learning and practicing Kungfu, watch the monks demonstrate their kungfu skills. Afternoon tour of 6th Century Longman Caves etched into the cliffs of the Yi River. It contains the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese Buddhist art between 316 and 907, which are showcases of best Chinese stone carving. (B)

Day 8 Luoyang / Shanghai

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Shanghai, upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. the rest of day is at your own leisure time for bargain shopping or exploring local streets. (B)

Day 9 - 10 Shanghai - Depart Shanghai

Take a morning walk around the beautiful Fuxing Park that mixes Chinese and French styles, watch locals singing, dancing, practicing in tai chi, calligraphy and other leisurely activities, and then stroll along the historic riverfront Bund to see magnificent colonial buildings and the contrasting view of “Old and New” Shanghai on both sides of the Huangpu river, and then drive to Shanghai’s landmark - the Oriental Pearl Tower for the panoramic city view from the glass bottom Skywalk, In the afternoon, step back in time at the Old Quarter of Shanghai; visit the exquisite Yu Garden and neighbouring Bazaar. Sample the famous snack "steam pork bun" at your dinner before a fabulous acrobatic show. The next day spend some leisure time before transferring to the airport (B2/D)
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Trip Grading: Easy

Suitable for travelers with an average level of fitness and good mobility.

Pricing

* Private Tour price from $2880p.p.

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Inclusions

Private English speaking guides in each city
Listed meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners (B-Breakfast, L-lunch, D-Dinner)
11 nights 3*& 4* hotels
3 high speed trains
All private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle
Sightseeing
Associated entry fees
1 domestic flight

Exclusions

International flights
Travel insurance
Tips and Personal Expenses
Meals not listed
Chinese visa
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