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12 Days China Gourmet Tour
You will enjoy this tour because:

• World famous cultural heritages in Beijing.

• Spectacular Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an.

• Close touch with giant panda in Chengdu.

• Stunning night view of Shanghai.

• 8 selected authentic local food.

• Comfortable to Luxury hotels for your choice.

• 7X24 hours private travel consultant service.

The highlights of China Gourmet Tour

Beijing

Beijing Roasted Duck Dinner
“Roasted Duck Dinner”

“Dadong Kaoya Restaurant”

Xi’an

Authentic Xi’an Cuisine
“Authentic Xi’an Cuisine”

“No.1 Chang’an True Love Restaurant”

Chengdu

Chengdu Fried Prawn Balls in hot Sauce
“Fried Prawn Balls in hot Sauce”

“South Beauty Restaurant Chengdu”

Hangzhou

Hangzhou Fried Shelled Shrimps with Dragon Well Tea
“Fried Shelled Shrimps with Dragon Well Tea”

“Weizhuang Restaurant on Su Causeway”

Shanghai

Shanghai Sweet and Sour Mandarin Fish
“Sweet and Sour Mandarin Fish”

“Xianqiangfang Restaurant at Yongan Wing”

Price Details

Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
Month
Group Size Hotel Category
2 Pax 3~5 Pax 6~9 Pax Single Supplement
Dec,Jan, Feb
Superior Class 2458 USD 2238 USD 1835 USD 488 USD
Luxury Class 2734 USD 2514 USD 2110 USD 762 USD
Mar,Jun, Jul,Aug,Nov
Superior Class 2520 USD 2307 USD 1887 USD 530 USD
Luxury Class 2936 USD 2514 USD 2304 USD 945 USD
Apr,May, Sep,Oct
Superior Class 2572 USD 2360 USD 1940 USD 579 USD
Luxury Class 2999 USD 2785 USD 2366 USD 852 USD
Remark
*The quotation above is not valid in the following duration in 2016: Jan 25-Feb 17, April 1-April 6, Apr 28-May 4,Jun 8- Jun 12, Sep 14-Sep 18, Sep 29-Oct 8.
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Price included:

Twin-shared room with buffet breakfast.

Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary.

The bulletin train with second class seat as listed.

The airfare and tax of the domestic flight with economy class.

8 specialty meals as specified in the itinerary.

Private experienced English speaking guide.

Air-conditioned private vehicle service.

Service Charges & Government Taxes.

Daily mineral water( 1 bottle per person,free of charge).

Price not included:

The travel insurance.

Chinese visa.

Personal expenses.

Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

Other charges not mentioned in the tour.

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Detailed Itinerary:
Beijing Tian'anmen Square
Day 1 Arrival at Beijing

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Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing**** Superior Room (Superior class)
Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall***** Deluxe Room(Deluxe Class)

Welcome to visit China, one of the TOP 4 Civilized countries in the the world, which features the 5000-year-old history, splendid culture, numerous historical heritages as well as its various gourmet food. As the highlight part of the tour, we arrange you with 8 carefully selected local authentic meals which offer you a chance to get a fresh bite on the Chinese tasty food with different styles.

Upon arrival, our local experienced tour guide and driver will hold a pick-up sign with your name and meet with you at the Arrival Hall of Beijing International Airport. Then be transferred to your hotel in the city downtown.The rest of the day, free at your leisure after a long journey on the plane.

Beijing Forbidden City
Day 2 Beijing

Meals:Buffet breakfast, Special Dinner

Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing**** Superior Room (Superior class)
Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall***** Deluxe Room(Deluxe Class)

After enjoying the breakfast you will walk on Tian’anmen Square, the biggest city square in the world. Covering 440,000 square meters, it has witnessed many important historic events taking place here. Then discover the Forbidden City, one of the five most famous palaces in the world where the 24 emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties lived and ruled for over 500 years. After that visit Jinshan Park, the former imperial garden of Ming and Qing dynasties where you can overlook the whole Forbidden City.

Lunch will be on your own choice.

This afternoon you will visit the Temple of Heaven where emperors conducted the religious rituals and prayed for good harvests in Qing and Ming dynasties. It is one of the most important landmarks of Beijing.

Dinner will be arranged with the imperial court dinner at the well-known Family Li Restaurant which is highly recommended by many high level foreign governors and celebrities. Family Li had a legendary story with the Qing Dynasty and Empress Cixi. Mr. Li Zijia was the head of Imperial Household Department in Late Qing Dynasty who was highly trusted by Empress Cixi. He was in charge of the daily food and drinks of emperor and empress. In the latter years of his life, he sorted out a set of imperial cuisine and handed down by his family. The found of Family Li Restaurant, professor Li Shanling, established his won business in his free time after work in a courtyard in the Hutong of Back Sea. At the very beginning, his restaurant was rather small which can only supply the meal to less than 20 persons. He only offered a table per week. As a genius chef, professor Li not only inherited the family-owned secret recipe, but also developed and completed the menu with his innovation and experience. Gradually, it won a worldwide reputation among the high level foreign governors, embassy and celebrities. At present, his family extend the business to Melbourne, Tokyo etc. (Add: 11 Yangfang Hutong, Deshengmen, Xicheng District, Beijing 北京西城区德胜门内大街羊房胡同11号 Tel: +86-10-66180107)

Optional evening activities:
-Legend of Kongfu Show in Beijing
-Peking Opera Show in Beijing

Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 3 Beijing

Meals:Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch,Peking Roasted Duck Dinner

Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing**** Superior Room (Superior class)
Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall***** Deluxe Room(Deluxe Class)

The great wall is the place you must not miss when you travel in China. Today you will spend a full day to explore the fantastic wild Mutianyu Great wall and enjoy the spectacular views. Compared with Badaling, Mutianyu section has fewer tourists.

As the northern barrier defending the capital and imperial tombs in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the section is surrounded by woodland and streams. It is a section restored in early 1980s, however we will do a secret part of the Wall by starting hiking at a remote village. It’s easy to access by 45 miles away from Beijing. The trip will finish 12 densely placed towers with a total length of 2 km in 2 hours.

You will be picked up at your hotel on 8 am this morning and transferred to a remote village near Mutianyu (1.5 hrs). You will start the hiking around 9:30, and it will take about 2 hours to complete the hike (2.5km). Along the 12 watchtowers, we will spend 1.5 hours on the first 7 abandoned watchtowers at the original and untouched section which is not easy at the very beginning. Once you reach the restored part the Wall, you will find it’s easier to walk. You have the options downhill: either by walking or by toboggan (optional). A lunch at a local restaurant will be organized after the hiking before returning your hotel.

Tonight, we will arrange the tasty Peking Roasted Duck Dinner at famous Dadong Kaoya Restaurant which is considered to be the best roasted duck in Beijing. Founded in 1985, the restaurant was converted from the state-owned company and named after the founder Chef Dong Zhenxiang.Hence named Dadong Restaurant. The business in mainly targeted to high level customers and foreigners. Its roasted duck is famous for the eight ingredients and eights ways to eat. Distinguished with normal Roasted duck, Chef Dong made a large change on the cooking procedure and focused on the health of food. The skin is crispy but not oil. Besides, he selected the low calorie sugar for the customers when eating the crispy skip and dip with it. (Add: 88, Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 金宝街88号金宝汇购物中心5楼(近王府饭店), Tel:+86-10- 85221234)

Beijing Summer Palace
Day 4 Beijing Xi’an

Meals:Buffet breakfast

Accommodation:

Xi’an Grand Noble Hotel**** Superior Room(Superior Class)
Sofitel on Renmin Square*****Superior Room(Deluxe Class)

This morning take a leisurely rickshaw tour in Beijing Hutong and get to know the local lifestyle and the typical residence. Then drive to Beijing Summer Palace, the best-preserved imperial garden in the world that boasts architectural masterpieces as well as beautiful scenery, it was originally a retreat for Empress Cixi and the emperor built in late Qing Dynasty. The fascinating Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill are the most famous attractions in the park.

After the tour, you will be transferred to take the speed bulletin train to the ancient capital city, Xian. You are supposed to arrive at Xi’an this evening. Once there, be picked up and sent to your hotel in the city downtown. You will stay at Xi’an for 2 nights.

Xian Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Day 5 Xi’an

Meals:Buffet breakfast, Special Lunch

Accommodation:

Xi’an Grand Noble Hotel**** Superior Room(Superior Class)
Sofitel on Renmin Square*****Superior Room(Deluxe Class)

With a history of 3 ,100 years old, the city Xi’an had been served as the capital city of six dynasties in ancient China. The numerous cultural heritages, relics and historical architectures as well as the beginning of Silk Road make the city one of the most popular destinations for international travelers.

After breakfast, drive to visit the world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses. The Terra Cotta Army was created to guard Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb and to protect him in the afterlife. It is estimated that there are over 7,000 life-size Terra-Cotta Warriors and horses buried here.

Lunch will be arranged with local authentic food at True Love Chang’an No.1 Restaurant. (Xi’an Cuisine).(Address:1, Chang’an Rd North, Beilin District, Xi’an 西安碑林区长安北路1号工业展览馆(近长安立交) Tel: +86-29 8521 1234)

After Lunch, continue on to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the famous landmark of Xi’an,which was built in 652 A.D. in Tang Dynasty to restore the Buddhist scriptures brought by the famous Monk Xuanzang. The story had been rewritten to a famous classic novel, (The Journey to West) Then visit Ancient City wall, the largest and best preserved in China which has a total length of 13.7km. It was rebuilt in Ming Dynasty on the basis of constructions of Sui and Tang dynasties. You can even take an interesting cycling tour on the massive city wall (on your own expense, 45 RMB p.p.).

After the tour, drive to explore the night market in Muslin Quarters where you can taste the local snacks and experience the bustling night life.

Optional evening activity:
-Tang Dynasty Show in Xi’an (traditional singing and dancing performance)

Xian Former Residence of Family Gao
Day 6 Xi’an Chengdu

Meals:Buffet breakfast,Hotpot Dinner

Accommodation:

Celebrity Ruicheng Hotel Chengdu **** Superior Room (Superior Class)
Sofitel Chengdu Taihe***** Deluxe Room (Deluxe Class)

Today continue on to explore the ancient capital city. Firstly visit the well-known Shaanxi History Museum, the first modern museum in China where you can see the precious bronze articles of Shang and Zhou Dynasty, various terra-cotta warriors, the exquisitely designed gold and silver ornaments as well as the unique fresco of tomb in Tang Dynasty. Then visit the Grand Mosque, one of the TOP 4 Muslin mosques in ancient China, which was built in 742 A.D. with the style of traditional architecture of China.

Lunch will be on your own choice.
This afternoon, drive to visit the Former Residence of Family Gao which is a well-preserved typical residence of Han Nationality built in Ming Dynasty. You will also watch the traditional and interesting puppet show here. After the tour, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to the slow-pace leisure city, Xi’an.

Upon arrival, our local tour guide and driver will pick you up at the airport. This evening, we will arrange you with the local hotpot dinner at the famous Laomatou Restaurant. (Add: 29, Yulin Rd Middle, Wuhou District, Chengdu 武侯区玉林中路29号(倪家桥地铁站、玉林生活广场) Tel: +86-28-85555705) Hotpot is the most famous representative and favorite food in Chengdu. It is said that over 2,300 hotpot restaurants are opened in Chengdu. Undoubtedly, Chengdu is the Kingdom of hotpot. Laomaotou, found in 2001, is listed as the TOP 3 hotpot restaurants in Sichuan Province.

Giant Buddha of Leshan
Day 7 Chengdu

Meals:Buffet breakfast,Special Dinner

Accommodation:

Celebrity Ruicheng Hotel Chengdu **** Superior Room (Superior Class)
Sofitel Chengdu Taihe***** Deluxe Room (Deluxe Class)

Today you will be driven to Leshan (around 2.5 hours on the way, single trip) and visit the Giant Buddha. Built in 803A.D.of Tang Dynasty, its height reaches up to 71 meter which makes it the largest carved stone Buddha in China. You will take a short boat trip to enjoy a panoramic view of the giant Buddha. After the tour you will be transferred back to Chengdu and enjoy a local authentic Sichuan Cuisine at the famous South Beauty Restaurant.

As the international brand on the management of restaurant, South Beauty was firstly founded in 2000 and set the head office in Beijing by Ms Zhanglan. With the target of high level customers, South Beauty aims to be the “LV of Chinese Cuisine“”. With the persistence on innovation and quality on Sichuan Cuisine, South Beauty now became the leading brand of catering industry in China and expand its business to Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuhan, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Qingdao etc. (Add: 605, 5 F, IFS, 1 Hongxing Rd Sanduan, Jingjiang District, Chengdu. Close to the bustling Chunxi Rd. 成都锦江区红星路三段1号国际金融中心IFS6楼605商铺(近春熙路) Tel:+86-28-66320688).

This evening we suggest you explore on your own at the bustling Chunxi Rd, taste the authentic local snacks, experience the busy nightlife.

Optional evening activity:
The traditional and interesting Sichuan opera show at Shufeng Yayun.

Base of Giant Panda in Dujiangyan city
Day 8 Chengdu Hangzhou

Meals:Buffet breakfast

Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Hangzhou **** Superior Room(Superior Class)
Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Hangzhou ***** Deluxe Room(Deluxe Class)

This morning take an early drive (1.5 hours on the way) to see giant panda at the Base of Giant Panda in Dujiangya city. The lovely creature is usually more active in the morning. You can also have the chance to hug the panda and take a photo (You have to make the donation to the Panda Fund, 2000RMB p.p. Reservation in advance is requested.) or to be a volunteer.( You have to make the donation to the Panda Fund, 700 RMB p.p. Reservation in advance is requested. Duration:3.5-4hours.)

After the tour, drive to Chengdu Airport for your departure flight to the leisure city, Hangzhou which is reputed as the “City on Paradise”.Meet with our local tour guide and driver at the airport. Then be transferred to the hotel in the downtown. The rest of your day, free on your own.

Optional evening activities:
Impression of West Lake( The best night show in Hangzhou which is directed by Zhang Yimou.)

Hangzhou West Lake
Day 9 Hangzhou

Meals:Buffet breakfast,Special Dinner

Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Hangzhou **** Superior Room(Superior Class)
Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Hangzhou ***** Deluxe Room(Deluxe Class)

After breakfast, you will start a full day to explore the fascinating views of the city. Firstly stroll along the famous Bai Causeway and visit the Broken Bridge. Continue on to take a leisurely boat trip on West Lake and enjoy the picturesque lake view.

Lunch will be on your own choice.
After that, you will be driven to visit the well-known Lingyin Temple which was originally built in 326 A.D. in East Jin Dynasty. Then visit the Fling Peak which is famous for the hundreds of Buddhist sculptures and natural caves. The last stop today is the Chinese Medicine Museum. You will walk across the busy Hefang Ancient Street to the museum where you can get to know much about the traditional Chinese Medicine.

Tonight, we will arrange you with local authentic food(Hangzhou Cuisine) at the lakeside Weizhuang which is considered to the best money-value Chinese restaurant around the West Lake. Located on Yanggong Causeway, lakeside of the West Lake, Weizhuang enjoy a sound reputation among all the foodies from both China and aboard not only for its fascinating lake view but also its delicious food. Weizhuang is a brand of the local famous restaurant train company, Zhiweiguan which has a history over 100 years. The big success on the business of Weizhuang is firmly connected with the Chef Dong Shunxiang who could make the fried chicken within 1minute 23 seconds from the live chicken. (Add:10-12, Yanggong Causeway, Xihu District, Close to Flower Harbor Park 杭州西湖区杨公堤10-12号(近花港) Tel:+86-571-87971913)

Hangzhou Six Harmonies Pagoda
Day 10 Hangzhou Shanghai

Meals:Buffet breakfast,special dinner

Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Hangzhou **** Superior Room(Superior Class)
Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Hangzhou ***** Deluxe Room(Deluxe Class)

Today you will be transferred to visit the renowned Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda), which was firstly built in South Song Dynasty and used as the lighthouse to direct the boat on Qiantang River. It is considered as the landmark of ancient Hangzhou. Then visit the close-by Ceramic and Porcelain Museum of South Song Dynasty which was built on the former imperial ceramic factory of South Song Dynasty..

Lunch will be on your own choice.

This afternoon, you will be transferred to Hangzhou Railway Station for the bulletin train(second class seat) to Shanghai. Once there, you will be picked up and driven to your hotel. The rest of the day, you are free at your leisure.

Dinner will be arranged with local authentic food(Shanghai Cuisine) at the exquisite designed Xianqiangfang Restaurant (Yongan Wing)which is close to the bustling Nanjing Rd. As the first restaurant of Xianqiangfang brand in Shanghai, it is located at F4-F5, 600, Jiujiang Rd which has a history over 100 years. The restaurant is a perfect combination of the 20th century luxury and classic decoration. From the 20th Western sitting clock to graceful marble pillar, from the copper doorknob to European lights, you can date back to the time of 1920s-1930s. The food features the sweet flavor,nice color and fresh material. (Add: 4-5F, Yongan, Jiujiang Rd, Nanjing Rd East, Shanghai 南京东路 九江路600号永安4-5楼)

After dinner, you can have a short walk on Nanjing Rd.

the Bund of Shanghai
Day 11 Shanghai

Meals:Buffet breakfast,Special Lunch

Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai **** Superior Room (Superior Class)
Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai ***** Superior Room (Deluxe Class)

As the most developed city in China and a new world financial city, Shanghai will definitely give you a big surprise for its rapid speed of economy achievements, impressive city view and modern life.
After breakfast, you will start your full day tour to explore the metropolis. Firstly stroll around the romantic place the Bund which is a famous waterfront with 52 various buildings of different architectural styles. Besides you can enjoy a impressive skyline of Pudong District. Then visit the Old City, the cradle of the history of Shanghai, was the former political, economic and cultural center of Shanghai in the ancient times. The close-by Yu Garden is one of the most famous attractions in old city. As a stunning pearl of the metropolis and typical private garden, it was originally built in 1559 A.D. In Ming Dynasty.

Lunch will be served at the famous Lvbolang Restaurant (Shanghai Cuisine) with the local specialty. Lvbolang was a former tea house around the Yu Garden in old downtown in Ming Dynasty. In 1978, it was converted into a restaurant which offers the authentic Shanghai Cuisine. It features for the state-class banquet and local snacks catering the foreign celebrities, high level governors, minsters and even presidents which make it worldwide reputation in Shanghai. (Add: 115,Yuyuan Rd, Huangpu District, Shanghai. 黄浦区老城隍庙内豫园路115号Tel: 4007339993 )

This afternoon, visit the well-known Shanghai Museum, one of TOP 3 museums in China, which is famous for its large collection of bronze articles and relics.Besides, you can also see the precious ancient ceramics, Chinese paintings and etc. Then drive to visit the Former French Concession which features the well-preserved European style buildings. Tianzifang is a spotlight today which has been occupied by the art studios, art galleries, bars and restaurants. You will have a lot to explore here.

Dinner is on your own choice. In the evening, you will be transferred to take a leisurely night cruise on Huangpu River and enjoy the impressive night view of the sleepless metropolis.

Day 12 Shanghai-Departure

Meals:Buffet breakfast

Today free on your own till being transferred to the airport. End you memorable gourmet tour in China.

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