Wind your way from Beijing to Shanghai in style and discover China's natural grandeur and heritage wonders – climb up the Great Wall, walk around the Forbidden City while listening to the stories of Emperors, and see the majestic “Avatar Mountain” in Zhangjiajie. This tour showcases China’s most glorious highlights to you.
Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide and driver will escort you to the hotel with a comfortable private car, which takes about an hour. Check in and adjust from jet-lag.
The Mutianyu Great Wall, The Mutianyu Great Wall(cable car up and slideway down), Temple of Heaven, Cloisonne Factory
You will first visit Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City in the morning. In addition to the background introduction on the history, architecture and art of the City
Take your time to enjoy this in-depth Forbidden City tour. Our expert guide will lead you to explore this largest imperial palace in the world and comprehensive explanations with pictures. You will see all important sites and discover the hidden history of Chinese imperial life. The in-depth Forbidden City tour takes about 3 hours, while common Forbidden City tours only last about 2 hours.
You will have lunch at local restaurant in Beijing.
In the afternoon, visit Temples of Heaven. Emperors went annually to the beautiful temple grounds to pray for good harvests. Nowadays elderly people come daily to dance their dances, perform their morning taichi, or simply bring along their birds in birdcages.
Later, you will hop on a rickshaw and the rider will take you into the beating heart of Beijing - the hutongs (old alleyways).
Hutong Tour in Dongcheng District, Summer Palace with boat ride and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing), Train station Transfer (Xian)
This morning we will have exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube). You will explore the park, but it doesn't include going inside the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.
Lunch will be at a local restaurant to taste Beijing dishes.
In the afternoon is dedicated to China's most iconic sight - the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both, the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses.
Beijing to Xian by Train No. G663 (Beijing Xi (west) Railway Station - Xian Bei (north) Railway Station) Dep 15:45 - Arr 21:24
Xian City Wall with Bicycle, The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Learn How to Make Terracotta Warrior at a Cave Dwelling, Chongde Handmade Pottery Factory
We will visit the Summer Palace which is the largest imperial garden.
After lunch, you will take the high-speed train to Xian. It will take about five hours.
Tip: Please prepare some food to bring with you because we will arrive in Xian after dinner time.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Muslim Quarters, Learn to Make Dumplings, Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Zhangjiajie), Zhangjiajie Airport or Train Station to Hotel Transfer
Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Then we will visit the cave dwelling family workshop in the countryside. learn how to make a Terracotta Warrior from a local farmer. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.
Later you will ride a bicycle round the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian's old town.
Xian to Zhangjiajie by China Eastern Airline MU2431 Dep 20:05 - Arr 21:45
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yuanjiajie, Mt.Tianzishan, Bailong Sightseeing Elevator
We will get to know the history of China better, after visiting Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Then we will learn to make dumplings at a local restaurant; our teacher will share some basic skills of dumpling-making. Afterwards you can then enjoy the ‘fruits of your labor’.
Later we will visit the Muslim Quarter where you can see lots of delicious snacks, and you are suggested to try some dishes which you have never seen before.
Take a flight to Zhangjiajie at night.
Tianmen Mountain Glass Walkway, Tianmenshan Cable car, Tianmen Mountain including one way trip cable car and shuttle bus
Start our 'Avatar' journey from Yuanjiajie scenic area. You can see the unique “Hallelujah Mountain of Avatar” while standing on the mountain top. Enjoy natural rock formations and natural beauty on Mt. Tianzishan. Taking the Bailong sightseeing elevator will be a highlight for you.
Zhangjiajie to Shanghai by Flight No. TBA
Hotel to airport Transfer (Zhangjiajie), Airport Transfer (Shanghai)
Take the world's longest cable car ride to Tianmen Mountain, followed by the cliff-hanging glass sky walk which allows a stunning view of the 99-Bends-Road below. Then we will take another cable car to the Tianmen Cave or you could choose to walk there along the wooden plank-way.
Lunch arrange at a local restuarant.You will take a flight to Shanghai later today.
Note: Tianmen Mountain cable car will be close for maintenance between Nov.2 and Nov.21, 2018, visitors should take the shuttle bus up and down for visit.
Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum）, French concession region, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop
This morning we will visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower which is situated on the Huangpu River bank. Then we will go to the Shanghai History Museum and see some exhibition units to get to know the history of Shanghai.
After visiting the peaceful Yu Garden, we will have lunch at local restaurant to taste Shanghai dishes.
You will take a stroll through the French Concession area to admire the 19 century’s architectural style. While walking along the Bund you will hear hidden stories about each building.
Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
Our guide will escort you to the airport for your departure flight.
What's Included & Excluded
Meals listed in the itinerary.
Private English-speaking guide and driver.
Hotels listed in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Taxes.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
China Entry Visa Fees.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
Single Room Supplement.
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