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12-Day China Private Highlight Tour of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Chengdu

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Overview:

Well-designed tour for a gourmet who is planning a China vacation
Experience a unique journey to get close to and taste the featured Chinese cuisines
An arranged cooking lesson will give away more secrets behind Chinese food

 

Tour Code

CHN12D11N-BHSG-120

Duration

12 Days/11 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Beijing & Pick-up

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

Beijing Airport Parking Lot

Upon your arrival in Beijing, your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Relax in the hotel during the remainder of the day, or you can have a self-exploration with suggestions from your guide. 

Day 2Beijing

Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Back Lakes and Nanluoguxiang Alley
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Over night in Beijing

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing.You will reach the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit today’s highlight: Forbidden City , the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.
Lunch time at Shi Yuan Restaurant, Chinese local food, famous for the braised eggplant, vegetable ball, and diced chicken with walnuts in soya sauce.
Visit Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It is China’s existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market. Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night show or the Peking duck dinne with your guide and ask for suggestions.

Day 3Beijing

Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Over night in Beijing

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around.
Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, famous for the vegetable food, such as fried vegetables, dry-fried beans, sweet corn cakeDrive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that you will experience Chinese tea at tea house.
Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as foot massage, houhai night bars and Sanlitun bar street.

Day 4Beijing to Chengdu

Attractions: Beijing Hutong, Summer Palace, fly to Chengdu
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Chengdu

You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and have half day leisure tour in Beijing.

Drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw , which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle.Drive to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included. Lunch will be arranged at nearby restaurant, named Xiangyangtun, with opera stage inside.Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Chengdu, on arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel to catch up on some rest.

Day 5Chengdu

Attractions: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Chengdu

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Panda hometown.Enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. Sightseeing shuttle bus is included. You will learn the habits and characteristics of Giant and baby pandas, observe them eating bamboos and playing around. Lunch will be arranged as local food at restaurant nearby.Typical lunch will be arranged as Hot Pot at Old House restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit Renmin Park and it is the paradise for local people who addict to dancing, playing mahjong, drinking teas. We will arrange tea break in the park and mahjong lesson if you are interested in. After that enjoy shopping time at Jinli Old Street which is the elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.Back to the hotel and the Face Changing show will be a good option or you can just stroll around Kuanzhai Alley which is the famous snack street in the evening.

Day 6Chengdu

Attractions: Sichuan Cuisine Museum with cooking lesson
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Chengdu

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start today’s Sichuan Cuisine tripDrive to visit Sichuan Cuisine Museum, the only living theme museum in the world, displaying Sichuan cuisine culture. You will have chance to visit the Perface Hall, Collection Exhibition Hall, Interactive Presentation Hall, Tea Lounge, Temple for God of the Kitchen, Raw Material Processiong Tools and Sichuan Food Raw Materials Display Area, ect. Sichuan food cooking lessons is arranged at the museum.Lunch time at the restaurant in the museum, enjoying the traditional Sichuan foodIn the afternoon, drive back to Chengdu downtown, walk around Kuaizhai Alley.

Day 7Chengdu - Guangzhou

Attractions: Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall, The Chen Clan Academy, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Shamian Island, Beijing Road
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Guangzhou

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Guangzhou. On arrival, you local tour guide meet you at the airport. Then transfer to check in hotel. After a short break, we will have lunch at an authentic Canton restaurant, where offers Canton Cuisine. In the afternoon, take a visit to Dr. Sun Yetsen Memorial Hall which is one of the most important historic buildings in Canton for memorizing Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Temple of Chen Family with the famous Thousand-Buddha Pagoda standing in.

Day 8Guangzhou - Hangzhou

Attractions: Canton Morning Tea, fly to Hangzhou
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Hangzhou

Get up earlier this morning, you will have chance to taste the famous Canton Morning Tea. After that, be transferred to the airport for the flight to Hangzhou.

Day 9Hangzhou

Attractions: West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Tea Museum, Hefang Street
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Guilin

Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobbyearly in the morning.Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. We will arrange cruise tour on West Lake and it is also highly recommended to walk around. After that, visit the Lingyin Temple, a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery.

Lunch time at local restaurant for traditional Hangzhou cuisineVisit Six Harmonies Pagoda, ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. After that, visit China Tea Museum you can have close touch with the China tea history and know more about the tea producing process. Shopping time at Hefang Street, which is the most prosperous place in Hangzhou since the ancient time. Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities or watch Impression Show of West Lake.

Day 10Hangzhou - Shanghai

Attractions: Wuzhen Water Town
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shanghai

Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby early in the morning.Drive to Wuzhen about 2 hours, and visit Wuzhen water town. It is national 5A level scenic spots and one of the six southern towns. It is also China Top Ten town and most beautiful towns and villages with history and culture
Lunch time at local restaurant in Wuzhen for traditional Hangzhou cuisine.In the afternoon, drive back to Shanghai and check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. And around 7:00 p.m., we will arrange you to have a Shanghai local food experience tour in Wujiang Road.

Day 11Shanghai

Attractions: Jade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shanghai

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao.

Lunch time for the local special food, Dim Sum and Steamed BunVisit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs and silk product there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as “a Gallery of world architecture”.Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night Acrobatic Show, especially the ERA show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.

Day 12Departure Shanghai

Attractions: Not Included
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 11 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