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Shanghai - Suzhou - Wuzhen - Hangzhou - Guilin - Yangshuo - Xian - Beijing

Description :You will experience not only the amazing speed of development of modern China, but the well-preserved traditions dating back thousands of years ago.
Tour Code : CHP-03
Price : from US$1987 p/p
Departure Date : You choose

Day 1

Shanghai   (No meal included)

When you arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to sightseeon your own.

Day 2

Shanghai   (B, L)

Today you will explore Shanghai’s famed universities to experience the local academic atmosphere. You will walk around the campus of Fudan University and Tongji University. They are high ranking universities in China. In the afternoon pay a visit to Duolun Road Cultural Celebrities Street. You can have a stroll along the street, or just take a seat and experience its modern art.
Lunch: A Ying Bao Restaurant
The restaurant is located No. 239 Shanxi South Road Huangpu District. It mainly serves Shanghai local dishes. It is popular among local people for its braised food.

Day 3

Shanghai -> Suzhou   (B, L)

Visits : Tiger Hill, Humble Administrator Garden

Today you will be driven to Suzhou. In the afternoon pay a visit to Humble Administrator Garden and Tiger Hill. Then visit a silk factory to learn how silkworms produce silk.

Day 4

Suzhou -> Wuzhen -> Hangzhou   (B, L)

This morning you will be driven to Wuzhen, a  lovely smallwater town with a river winding through it like a silver ribbon. Taking a short cruise on the river you can enjoy the waterside scenery and watch people walking by. The houses there have white walls and grey tiles and stand close together on each side of the river. After lunch you will be transferred to Hangzhou.

Day 5

Hangzhou   (B, L)

Visits : Lingyin Temple, West Lake

This morning enjoy a short boat ride on the beautiful West Lake which is associated with many legends. Then pay a visit to LingyinTemple. It is the most popular Buddhist temple in Hangzhou. After lunch visit the historical Huqingyutang Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum and take a leisurely stroll alongHefang Street.In the 12th century Hangzhou served as the capital city of the Southern Song Dynasty. Then visit MeijiawuTeaVillage to taste the famous Longji Green Tea.

Lunch: Butterfly Laguna Restaurant (Nanshan Road)
Enjoy the fantastic Southeast Asian food. It is a buffet so eat as much as you can.

Day 6

Hangzhou -> Guilin   (B, L)

Visits : Elephant Trunk Hill, Wave Subduing Hill (Fubo Hill)

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Guilin. In the afternoon our guide will take you to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill &Fubo Hill.

Lunch: GuilinQianShui Wan Restaurant
This restaurant is located in city center, west to the LiberationBridge .You can enjoy a good view of Li River and Seven Star park.
Hangzhou/Guilin by flight SC4951 10:30-12:35 (for reference only)

Day 7

Guilin -> Yangshuo -> Guilin   (B, L)

After enjoying your breakfast take a trip on the Li River Cruise to witness the spectacular limestone rock formations and rural life along the riverbanks. After having lunch stop at Yangshuo, a small town set in the lush rice paddies and surrounded by meandering rivers and limestone peaks.  Then enjoy some free time to explore. Then you will be transferred back to Guilin.

Day 8

Guilin -> Xian   (B, L)

Visits : City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Xian.In the afternoon explore ShaanxiHistoryMuseum. It is a large building, combining traditional architecture with modern technology. Afterwards go to the city wall, the oldest and best preserved in China.

Lunch: Jiang Nan Restaurant
 A nice environment featuring both middle China and eastern China home-made dishes.
Guilin/Xian by flight CZ6375 09:30-11:15 (for reference only)

Day 9

Xian   (B, L)

Visits : Terra-Cotta Warriors, The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Great Mosque

Today visit the world famous Terracotta Warriors, discovered in 1974 and considered one of the eight wonders in the world. After having lunch you will visit the Wild Goose Pagoda one of the most famous Buddhist temples in China. Then walk along the old streets of the Muslim area and visit the Grand Mosque. In the evening, you can choose to enjoy a performance named Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show – this is optional and is not included in the quotations.

Lunch: Jia San Guan Tang BaoZi Restaurant
The most famous of the Jia Brothers´ restaurants and the specialty dish is guantangbaozi, with a choice of beef, lamb, or "three flavors" -- lamb, mushroom, and prawn.

Day 10

Xian -> Beijing   (B, L)

Visits : Beijing Summer Palace

After enjoying your breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Beijing.
This afternoon visit the Summer Palace, which used to be a summer resort of Empress Dowager Cixi and is dominated by the 60-meter-highLongevity Hilland Kunming Lake.

Lunch: Chu Wan Yuan
The wood-furnished dining room, with its high beamed ceilings and tight squeeze of tables, exudes a tavern-esqe aura that seems to tease out congeniality from all present, making for a buzzy atmosphere that borders on raucous.
Xian/Beijing by flight MU2109 09:00-10:50 (for reference only)

Day 11

Beijing   (B, L)

Visits : Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven

After enjoying your breakfast you will visit Tiananmen Square, the biggest city square in the world. Covering 440,000 square meters, it has witnessed many important historic events taking place here. Then pay a visit to the Forbidden City, one of the five most famous palaces in the world where 24 emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties lived and ruled for over 500 years. After lunch you will visit the Temple of Heaven where emperors in Qing and Ming dynastiesconducted religious rituals and prayed for good harvests. It is one of the most important landmarks of Beijing. Then you will participate in a special cultural experience: Beijing opera facial makeup. You will be taught about the techniques of face painting and try painting an opera face. This will last for half an hour. The dominating colors on the face have to go with the performing character’s personality and historical assessment. For example, red means loyalty, uprightness and intrepidity. Black shows the character is upright, honest, brave even impertinent. White shows the performing character is an evil man or illicit official. After that, you will experience a popular relaxation therapy in China – foot massage which lasts for about 80mins. Finally, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Lunch: Da Wan Ju
Dawanju serves Beijing and Chongqing style food as well as the famous Beijing Duck.Their service is great too.

Day 12

Beijing   (B, L, D)

Visits : Mutianyu Great Wall

Today explore the fantastic wild Mutianyusection of Great wall- which is well preserved with spectacular views and has fewer tourists than Badaling.

In the afternoon pay a visit to Changling, one of the thirteen Ming tombs. It is the tomb of Zhu Di, the third emperor of Ming Dynasty. This evening you will taste Beijing Roast Duck in Quanjude which is a famous Roast Duck restaurant in China.

Day 13

Beijing   (B)

Free till being transfered to the airport. End of the fabulous tour in China.

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