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10-Day China Classic Tour of Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xi’an and Beijing

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Overview:

A great ancient kingdom like China always has some its own classical features which may be a poetic lake, romantic bund and so on. This 10 days’ China tour has collected the best classic destinations for you. You start your vacation from Shanghai, the blend of West and East, to picturesque city Hangzhou, then make a memorable stop at the ancient capital Xi’an, and lastly finish your vacation in Beijing, the most popular travel destination in China.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Code

CHN10D9N-SHXB-930

Duration

10 Days/ 9 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Shanghai Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shanghai

Welcome to Shanghai! After retrieving your luggage.Our guide will wait at the airport, holding a sign with your name on it. After a warm greeting, you will be taken to the hotel we have booked for you, which have prefect infrastructure.The rest of the day is at your disposal, you can take a warm rest or explore this city on your own.

 

Day 2Shanghai

Attractions:Shanghai Museumm,the Bund, Yu Garden, Shanghai World Financial Center
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shanghai

A full day sightseeing begins with the Shanghai Museum, where you will experience the richness of Chinese culture. We will then take a fun walk in the charming Former French Concession. 

The next stop is Yu Garden, a representation of traditional Chinese gardens. Walking through its decorated bridges, you may feel like stepping back in time to 400 years ago. Right next to the garden, you’ll get to the Yuyuan Market, where you can taste local snacks or buy unique souvenirs. Besides, you’ll visit a silk workshop to see how small cocoons are transformed into elegant silk. End the day with a bird’s view of the city from the 100th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center.

End with the Bund to take in heritage buildings featuring architectural styles from Neoclassical to Gothic to Baroque. While walking on the streets full of various colonial architecture, the epitome of 19th-century Shanghai will come to your mind vividly.

 

 

 

Day 3Shanghai-Tongxiang

Attractions: Tianzifang, Former French Concession, Wuzhen Water Town
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Wuzhen

First, visit Tianzifang, a unique popular tourist enclave remolded from a traditional residential block in the French Concession area of Shanghai. Finally, you will take a leisurely walk in the charming Former French Concession which is a heritage treasury, a significant window into the city’s up-and-down history and an excellent witness of the culture fusion of the East and Europe. After trip in Shanghai, you’ll be transferred to visit Wuzhen in Zhejiang. Wuzhen Water Town with over 6,000 years old is one of the four great water towns at the region south of the Yangtze River and one of the ten most charming famous towns in China.

Day 4Tongxiang - Hangzhou

Attractions: West Lake, Feilai Peak, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Village, China National Tea Museum
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Hangzhou

First, make the symbolic visit to the picturesque West Lake, which is the iconic site of Hangzhou and a pretty UNESCO World Heritage. Next, go to Feilai Peak, which features in over 300 Buddhist carvings lining the riverbanks and hillsides and tucked away inside grottoes. Continue to the adjacent Lingyin Temple of nearly 1,700 year, which is the oldest and one of the most popular temples in Hangzhou. Then, drive to Meijiawu Tea Village, a refreshing wonderland surrounded by mountains with a large area of emerald Dragon Well tea plantations. After that, go to China National Tea Museum to learn systematically about Chinese tea culture.

Day 5Hangzhou-Xi'an

Attractions: Hefang Street, Qiaoxi Conservation Area, China Museum of Knives, Scissors & Swords, China Umbrella Museum, Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Xi’an

You will enjoy a nice historical walk at Hefang Street, a unique pedestrian street to see the typical old and prosperous Hangzhou in South Song era. Then you’ll have an interesting cultural visit to Qiaoxi Conservation Area which was called “Little Shanghai” for its prosperity in Ming and Qing era due to the convenient linking by the Grand Canal. Now, this cultural street block preserves lots of old folk dwellings and industrial sites and has a series of themed museums and exhibitions. Go to China Museum of Knives, Scissors & Swords to admire various scissors used in daily life and learn the developing story of Zhang Xiao Quan. Walk to the adjacent China Umbrella Museum. Then, go to the nearby Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion to watch the live demonstration of painting on oiled paper umbrellas and various handicrafts, such as making potteries, embroideries, bamboo weaving, etc.

Day 6Xi'an

Attractions: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Xi’an

Drive to discover one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world – the Terracotta Warriors, built by the first emperor of China Qin Shihuang to protect him in his afterlife. Take a wonderful stroll on the Ancient City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China. This visit is followed by a relaxing wander around bustling and lively Muslim Quarter.

Day 7Xi'an-Beijing

Attractions: Da Cien Temple, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

A full day sightseeing begins with Da Cien Temple, a famous Buddhist sutra translation site during the Tang Dynasty. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is the most famous building in the temple which was built by the famous Buddhist master Xuanzang. Next is an educational visit to the Shaanxi History Museum where you can ramble in the modern exhibition halls to appreciate historic relics such as porcelains, paintings, and currencies dating from the Zhou to the Tang dynastic periods (1100BC to 907 AD).

Day 8Beijing

Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

Today, we embark on our journey of exploration of Beijing from Tnanmen Square. Tiananmen Square is now the largest city square in the world.

Passing through Tiananmen Square, you can see the five most important palaces in the world, the Forbidden City. It was the residence of the Ming and Qing emperors and represented the supreme power of ancient China.

After that, we will spend a relaxing afternoon at the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China.

Day 9Beijing

Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Sacred Way, Water Cube, Bird’s Nest
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

In the morning, visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, a less crowded but well-preserved section of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty. You will take a cable car ride up the Great Wall and then hike to the most beautiful and interesting places in Mutianyu.

Then continue your journey to the Sacred Way, a 7-kilometer-long passage to the tombs of the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.

Finally, drive back to Beijing and stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to admire the famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside.

Day 10Beijing-Departure

Attractions: Temple of Heaven, Hutongs
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: No

Drive to the Temple of Heaven. Once a place where the emperor offered sacrifices and prayers, the Temple of Heaven has now become a lively place.

Then, head back to the city to experience the various Hutongs and learn about where Beijingers live.
Your trip to China is coming to an end and you will return home or head to another flight.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 9-night accommodation (3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned