16 Days Overall China Tour with Beijing, Guilin, Lijiang and Shanghai

Tour Code: VOC-090408-S

Destination: Beijing, Dali, Guilin, Kunming, Lijiang, Shanghai, Xi'an, Yangshuo

Tour Starting Date: Wednesday, 08, April, 2009

Group Numbers: 4

Client's Information:
Caroline Jane Kerridge, Australia

Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1  Mon 17-Aug-09     Meal(s) ()    TBA / Beijing

Transfer via: by air CO89 at 1:50PM arrival in Beijing-own arrangement 
Program: Arrive in Beijing, you will be met and transferred to hotel, free at the rest of the day

Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Beijing****
Tel: 010-67081188   Fax: 010 -67081808

Day 2  Tue 18-Aug-09     Meal(s) (B, L)   Beijing

Program: Full day tour for the Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven

-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.
-The Temple of Heaven: The place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation.

Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Beijing****

Day 3  Wed 19-Aug-09     Meal(s) (B, L)   Beijing

Program: Full day visit the Badaling Great Wall, The Ding Tomb, The Sacred Road, On the way back to hotel, you will be driven to visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium), National Swimming Centre ('The Water Cube'), Beijing, feel free to take some photos of the stadiums

-Badaling 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 Ding Tomb: The only underground tomb of the thirteen tombs of the emperors in the Ming Dynasty.
-The Sacred Road: The way guarded on both sides with stone statues by which the ancient emperors went to hold a memorial ceremony for the ancestors.

Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Beijing****

Day 4  Thu 20-Aug-09     Meal(s) (B, L)   Beijing / Xi'an

Transfer via: by air CZ5018 1900-2100 (arranged by us) 
Program: Visit Hutongs by rickshaw, the Summer Palace, then be transferred to airport for Xi'an. Arrive in Xi'an, you will be met and transferred to hotel

-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.
-The Summer Palace: The largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years. 

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


Day 5  Fri 21-Aug-09     Meal(s) (B, L)   Xi'an

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

-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.
-The Bell Tower: The wooden tower, which is the largest and best-preserved of its kind in China, is 36 meters (118 feet) high.

Accommodations: Bell Tower Hotel****

Day 6  Sat 22-Aug-09     Meal(s) (B, L)   Xi'an  /  Zhengzhou

Transfer via: by train for soft seat K214   1408-2130 (arranged by us) 
Program: Visit the Ancient City Wall, History Museum in Xi'an, then be transferred to railway station and take train to Zhengzhou. Arrive in Zhengzhou, you will be met and transferred to hotel

-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.
-History Museum in Xi'an: It is a magnificent architectural complex in the Tang Dynasty style. The Museum possesses a treasure of 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi, and it covers an area of 1,100 square meters for exhibition. 

Accommodations: Holiday Inn Hotel, Zhengzhou****
Tel: 0371-65950055, Fax: 0371-65990770

Day 7  Sun 23-Aug-09     Meal(s) (B, L)   Zhengzhou   /   Shanghai

Transfer via: by air MU5384 1555-1730 (arranged by us) 
Program: Drive to Songshan, visit the famous Shaolin Temple, enjoy Shaolin Kungfu Show, and then be transferred to airport for Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to hotel, then visit Nanjing Road, the Bund (Waitan)

-Shaolin Temple: The cradle of Chinese Kong Fu.
-Nanjing Road: It is one of the most important commercial and tourist streets in Shanghai, which stretches from Waitan to Yanan Xilu.
-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.

Accommodations: Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai****
Tel: 021-63538008, Fax: 021-63530671

Day 8  Mon 24-Aug-09     Meal(s) (B, L)   Shanghai

Program: Full day tour for Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum.

-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.
-Oriental Pearl TV Tower: the highest TV Tower in Asia. With 468 meter high it stands in Pudong Park in the new and developing Lujiazui district on the banks of the Huangpu River.
-Shanghai Museum: The biggest museum in China, with a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics. It is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy.

Accommodations: Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai****

Day 9  Tue 25-Aug-09     Meal(s) (B)  Shanghai / Hong Kong

Transfer via: by air MU707     1455-1735 (arranged by us)      
Program: Free at leisure, and then you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Hong Kong

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