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10 days Authentic China Spring Festival Tour from US$ 1,195

 

Fireworks, lantern fairs, folk arts, abundant cultural events and smiling faces everywhere, you can find it quite an interesting and unforgettable experience to enjoy a Chinese New Year tour. Plus that you can see plenty of living traditions in China. It is a unique experience for you to learn the country and its people more and better.

Tour code: CHP-150
Destination: Beijing, Taiyuan, Pingyao, Xian
Departure: Everyday (Jan.18 to Feb. 1)
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Highlights: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Ming Tomb, Summer Palace, Hutong, Jinci Temple. Qiao Family Mansion, Pingyao Ancient Town, Shuanglin Temple, Terracotta Warriors, Bell Tower, Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Paradise.

         10 days Authentic China Spring Festival Tour 

 
 
 
 

China Spring FestivalDay 1 Arrive Beijing 

Today’s activity: Upon arriving at Beijing airport, our ACT guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax and have a first impression of the cultural and historic city in the Chinese New Year. 

Accommodation:
Beijing Dong Fang Hotel 


Day 2 Beijing
 

Today’s activity:
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

Forbidden CityMeals:
Breakfast, Chinese lunch, Beijing Duck dinner

Detailed itinerary:
After breakfast you will first visit Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world, followed by the magnificent Forbidden City, where the emperors ruled the whole country for over 600 years. In the afternoon, you will enjoy yourselves at Temple of Heaven, where emperors used to pray for good harvest. During Spring Festival, there are different kinds of traditional shows here and lots of traditional snacks as well.
Enjoy the famous Beijing Duck for dinner.

Accommodation:
Beijing Dong Fang Hotel 


Day 3 Beijing 

Today’s activity:
Great Wall, Ming Tomb Great Wall

Meals:
Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Detailed itinerary:
You will visit the magnificent Great Wall which is the symbol of Chinese spirit. You will enjoy a nice hiking on the Badaling section, the best preserved part to enjoy the nice feeling. After lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, you will visit Changling of the Ming Tombs, the earliest and best preserved tomb which was built for the third Ming emperor and the empress. After the tour you will be transferred back to hotel, evening is free for you to explore the city and learn how Chinese people celebrate the New Year. 

Accommodation:
Beijing Dong Fang Hotel 


Day 4 Beijing/ Taiyuan
Beijing Spring Festival Activity

Transportation:
Beijing to Taiyuan, Train K611, departs Beijing at 22:27, arrives at Taiyuan at 07:41. 

Today’s activity:
Summer Palace, Hutong 

Meals:
Breakfast, Chinese lunch, Chinese dinner 

Detailed itinerary:
After breakfast, you will visit the Summer Palace, the masterpiece of Chinese gardens. There are also traditional temple fairs to enjoy along with the breathtaking views. Then you will enjoy a typical Chinese lunch with a local family living in the old Hutong, followed by a Rickshaw tour. And then you will enjoy some free time for shopping. Dinner will be served in a local Chinese restaurant on the food street. You will be transferred to railway station for overnight train to Taiyuan. Train No. K611, Departs Beijing at 22:27, arrives at Taiyuan at 07:41 the next morning. 

Accommodation:
Train Soft berth sleeper 


Qiao Family MansionDay 5 Taiyuan/ Pingyao

Today’s activity:
Jinci Temple. Qiao Family Mansion. 

Meals:
Chinese lunch, Chinese dinner 

Detailed itinerary:
After meeting our guide at Taiyuan railway station, you will visit Jinci Temple, an ancient ancestral temple combined of historical cultural relics and beautiful landscapes. Then you will move on to Qiao Family Mansion, apart from the typical courtyard you may find it be, you can also learn something in a folk culture museum here. And then you will drive to Pingyao, after dinner, enjoy the magnificent lantern show. 

Accommodation:
Pingyao hongshanyi guesthouse 4 star 


Pingyao Spring FestivalDay 6 Pingyao


Today’s activity:
Pingyao Ancient Town, Ancient City Wall, Rishengchang Draft Bank, Ming and Qing Street, County Government Office 

Meals:
Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner 

Detailed itinerary:
The whole day is for you to explore the Ancient Town and enjoy the programs held especially during Chinese New Year. First is the Ancient City Wall which has a perimeter of 6.4 kilometers and is over 12 meters high and 3.5 meters wide. And then you will visit the Rishengchang Draft Bank, the Ming and Qing Street and County Government Office, an ancient city hall and law court. 

Accommodation:
Pingyao hongshanyi guesthouse 4 star 

Pingyao Old Town
Day 7 Pingyao/ Taiyuan/ Xian


Transportation:
Taiyuan to Xian, Airline HU 7581, Departs Taiyuan at 16:00 Arrives at Xian at 17:00. 

Today’s activity:
Ancient bodyguard agency, Temple of City God, Shuanglin Temple. 

Meals:
Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Dumpling Dinner
Detailed itinerary: In the morning you will the Ancient bodyguard agency, and Temple of City God. And then visit Shuanglin Temple, a Buddhist temple where there are more than 2000 colorful and lively paintings of Guanyin and arhats. Then you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Xian, one of the ancient capital cities of Chinese history. Enjoy special dumpling dinner. 

Accommodation:
HNAHOTEL Downtown Xian 


Day 8 Xian

Today’s activity:
Terracotta Warriors, Bell Tower, Ancient City Wall 

Terra Cotta  WarriorsMeals:
Breakfast, Chinese lunch, Chinese dinner 

Detailed itinerary:
You will visit the amazing life-size Terracotta Warriors in the morning. After lunch, you will visit the ancient Bell Tower. In the evening, you will pay a visit to the Ancient City Wall where you can enjoy the annual New Year Lantern Fair. 

Accommodation:
HNAHOTEL Downtown Xian 

Day 9 Xian 

Today’s activity:
Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Paradise, Tang Dynasty Show, Water Screen movie

Meals:
Breakfast, Chinese lunch, Chinese dinner 

Detailed itinerary:
After breakfast you will visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built for Tang monk Xuanzang to translate the Buddhist scriptures he brought from India. Then you will move on to explore the Tang Paradise, learn Tang culture, enjoy Tang Dynasty show, and watch water Xian Spring Festival at Tang Paradisescreen movie which was based on the famous legend Journey to the West. 

Accommodation:
HNAHOTEL Downtown Xian 


Day 10 Depart Xian 

You will be free till be transferred to the airport for flight to your next destination.

 

 

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12/30/2011 11:07:40 AM To 3/1/2015 5:25:58 PM
US$ 1,650
US$ 1,510
US$ 1,195


 

Service included:
Entrance Fees to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
All meals as specified in the itinerary.
Air-conditioned private transfers for sightseeing.
Experienced English speaking guide.
Hotel accommodation (based on two people sharing one room with twin beds)
Transportation: Soft berth sleeper train tickets from Beijing to Taiyuan, Flight from Taiyuan to Xian are arranged by Absolute China Tours.
Service Charge & Government Taxes:
Travel Agency Liability Insurance.
Service not included:
Personal expenses such as: excess luggage charge, beverages, laundry services, etc.
Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide
Meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
Single Room Supplement.

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