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11 Days China Culture and Yellow Mountain Tour

11 Days China Culture and Yellow Mountain Tour

Tour Code:  VOC-20100313-C
Destination:  Beijing, Hangzhou, Huangshan, Shanghai, Xi'an
Client's Information: Sherry Lea Burris, USA
Tour Starting Date:  Saturday, 13, March, 2010
Group Numbers:  2
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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1  Sat 13-Mar-10  Arrival Beijing

Transfer via: by air-own arrangement
Program: Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel, free at the rest of the day

Accommodations: On your own arrangements


Day 2  Sun 14-Mar-10 Meal(s) (L)  Beijing

Program: Full day tour for the Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Hutong tour with rickshaw, Lhama Monastery

-The Tian'anmen Square: The largest city square in the world.
-The Forbidden City: The largest imperial palace in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.
-Hutongs: The old narrow paths where common people lived. All the Hutongs crisscross with each other, dotted with the Kindergarten, the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Tea House, and the lake, House of Gong Infante and local people's houses among them.
-Lhama Monastery: the largest 260-year-old monastery in Beijing of the Yellow sect of Lamaism.

Accommodations: On your own arrangements


Day 3  Mon 15-Mar-10 Meal(s) (L)  Beijing

Program: Full day tour for Mutianyu Great Wall with round-way cable car, the Temple of Heaven

-Mutianyu Great Wall: This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is a pleasant drive 90km NE of Beijing. A cable car takes you to a good section (avoiding a very steep climb), where you can walk along the wall, through the watch towers and enjoy superb views as it snakes across the hills and mountains.
-The Temple of Heaven: The place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation.

Accommodations: On your own arrangements


Day 4  Tue 16-Mar-10 Meal(s) (L)  Beijing to Xian

Transfer via: by air (arranged by us)
Program: Visit the Summer Palace, on the way to the airport, you will take an exterior visit for both of the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest), National Swimming Center (The Water Cube), be transferred to airport (Beijing), Arrive in Xian, be met and transferred to hotel, free at the rest of the day

-The Summer Palace: The largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years.
-Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest): The Beijing National Stadium, also known as the bird's nest was the main track and field stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics and host to the Opening and Closing ceremonies.
-National Swimming Center (The Water Cube): The National Swimming Center, known as 'The Water Cube', was one of the most dramatic and exciting venues to feature sporting events for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Accommodations: Bell Tower Hotel****or similar
Tel: 029-87600000, Fax: 029-87271217


Day 5  Wed 17-Mar-10 Meal(s) (B, L)  Xian

Program: Full day tour for the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda

-The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses: The greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb.
-Big Wild Goose Pagoda: It is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.

Accommodations: Bell Tower Hotel****or similar


Day 6  Thu 18-Mar-10 Meal(s) (B, L)  Xian to Hangzhou

Transfer via: by air (arranged by us)
Program: Visit the Ancient City Wall with bicycle, be transferred to airport (Xi'an), Arrive in Hangzhou, be met and transferred to hotel, then visit West Lake, Three Pools Mirroring the Moon

-The Ancient City Wall: It is the largest and best preserved present city wall in ancient China and is probably the best military battlement in the world.
-West Lake: Lying on the west edge of Hangzhou city, West Lake is the symbol of Hangzhou as well as one of the most beautiful sights in China.

Accommodations: Wuyang Hotel****or similar
Tel: 0571-87218888


Day 7  Fri 19-Mar-10 Meal(s) (B, L)  Hangzhou to Huangshan

Transfer via: by Express bus (arranged by us)
Program: Visit Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Depart Hangzhou by express bus, Arrive in Huangshan, be met and transferred to hotel, free at the rest of the day

-Lingyin Temple: Lingyin Temple is one of the ten most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China. It also houses various Buddhist literature and treasures.
-Six Harmonies Pagoda: It is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure built in the ancient China. It was first built in 970 AD in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The name "six harmonies" comes from the six Buddhist ordinances, meaning "harmonies of the heaven, earth, east, west, south and north".

Accommodations: Huangshan Xin'an Villa Hotel****or similar


Day 8  Sat 20-Mar-10 Meal(s) (B, L, D)  Huangshan

Program: Cable car up to the Mt. Huangshan, visit Mt. Huangshan scenery area

-Mt. Huangshan: known as "the loveliest mountain in China", famous for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of clouds. "

Accommodations: Huangshan Beihai Hotel****or similar
Tel: 0559-5582555


Day 9  Sun 21-Mar-10 Meal(s) (B, L)  Huangshan to Shanghai

Transfer via: by air (arranged by us)
Program: Cable car down, then visit Xidi Village, Hongcun Village, airport transfer (Huangshan), Arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to hotel, free at the rest of the day

-Xidi Village: First built 900 years ago in Song Dynasty, its traditional architecture is well preserved. The buildings and the street patterns, reflect the socio-economic structure of a long-lived settled period of Chinese history.
-Hongcun Village: An ancient town over 800 years old leaning against Mt. Huangshan, it is folded in the fog of the Mt. which makes it look like a river and mountain picture; It enjoys the reputation of "The Chinese town in the pictures". Especially, the whole town distributes like a "cow", which made it one of the wonders in the world culture heritage. The famous film "Crouching Tiger" was made here. 

Accommodations: On your own arrangements


Day 10  Mon 22-Mar-10 Meal(s) (L)  Shanghai

Program: Full day tour for Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund (Waitan), Shanghai World Financial Center 100F, Nanjing Road

-Yu Garden: It's reputed to be the most beautiful garden south of the Yangtze River. Built beside the Temple of the City God and covering only fives acres, it follows the Suzhou garden design of a world in microcosm.
-Jade Buddha Temple: The Jade Buddha Temple is one of the few temples in downtown Shanghai. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room.
-The Bund (Waitan): It is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai. It is here where the first British company opened an office in 1846.
-Shanghai World Financial Center: The Shanghai World Financial Center is a superhigh skyscraper in Shanghai, China. It is a mixed use skyscraper which consists of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls on the ground floors.
-Nanjing Road: It is one of the most important commercial and tourist streets in Shanghai, which stretches from Waitan to Yanan Xilu.

Accommodations: On your own arrangements


Day 11  Tue 23-Mar-10  Shanghai to Departure city

Program: Hotel to airport transfer (Shanghai)


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