8 Days China Fantastic Tour to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai

Tour Code: VOC-20100430-S

Destination: Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an

Tour Starting Date: Friday, 30, April, 2010

Group Numbers: 8

Client's Information:
Kim Joanne Reeve, Australia

Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1  Fri 30-Apr-10  Meal(s) ()  Xingang Port (Tianjin) / Beijing

Transfer via: by ship-own arrangement 
Program: Arrive in Xingang Port, you will be met at the port, then drive back to Beijing directly, and transferred to hotel

Accommodations: Sunworld Hotel Beijing****
Tel: 010-58168999, Fax: 010-65139095

Tian'anmen Square Day 2  Sat 1-May-10   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: Sunworld Hotel Beijing****

Day 3  Sun 2-May-10   Meal(s) (B,L)   Beijing

The Sacred Road 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: Sunworld Hotel Beijing****

Day 4  Mon 3-May-10   Meal(s) (B,L)   Beijing / Xian / TBA

Transfer via: by overnight train-deluxe soft sleeper (arranged by us)
Summer Palace Program: Full day tour for Hutongs by rickshaw, Xiushui Street, Back Lakes and bars street, The Summer Palace, after the tour, be transferred to railway station and take train to Xian, stay overnight on the train

-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.
-Xiushui Street: A market near the embassy area where you can find a number of duplicates of clothing in traditional Chinese style such as clothes, caps, gloves. Enjoy bargains with sellers and pleasant surprise of finding a real treasure if you are lucky enough.
-The Summer Palace: The largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years.

Accommodations: On the train

Day 5  Tue 4-May-10   Meal(s) (B,L)   Xian / Shanghai

Transfer via: by air(arranged by us)  Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Program: Arrive in Xian, you will be met at railway station and visit The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The Bell Tower. After the tour, you will be transferred to airport for Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to hotel

-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: New Harbour Service Apartments arranged on your own
No 88 Yongshou Road Huang Pu D, Shanghai 200021

Day 6  Wed 5-May-10     Meal(s) ( L )   Shanghai
Program: Full day tour for Nanjing Road, The Bund (Waitan), Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Old Street of Shanghai. In the evening, you will take the Huangpu River Cruise

Oriental TV Tower -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 a office in 1846.
-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 Old Street: Known as Fangband Road, "Shanghai Old Street" with a total of 825 metres, is adjacent to the Yuyuan Garden Bazaar Area and runs in an east-west direction from Zhonghua Road to Henan Road South, with both ends marked by decorated archways.
-Huangpu River: take a glimpse at the old Shanghai & new Shanghai. Enjoy a sight of rows of magnificent buildings on the banks and ships of different sizes briskly plying the Huangpu River.

Accommodations: New Harbour Service Apartments arranged on your own

Day 7  Thu 6-May-10   Meal(s) ( L )   Shanghai

Program: Full day tour for the Shanghai World Expo Park, after the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel

Accommodations: New Harbour Service Apartments arranged on your own

Day 8  Fri 7-May-10   Meal(s) ( )   Shanghai / TBA
Transfer via: by air-own arrangement
Program: Free at leisure, you will be transferred to airport and back home

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