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China Culinary Tour Tour Features: This China Culinary tour will appeal to the discerning food lover with a taste for adventure! You will travel through many cities, each with its own food culture and cuisine. We have carefully designed our tour to include exclusive experiences that best capture the unique food and culinary traditions of each region. In addition to local cuisine tasting, you will learn the art of Chinese cooking at the best local cooking schools.

Tour Code: CCT-CTT04

Destinations: Beijing, Qufu, Jinan, Shanghai Hangzhou, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong


Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

Depart on your flight bound for Beijing, the capital of People's Republic of China. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2 Beijing

Full-day tour will begin at the magnificent Forbidden City, home to emperors for over 500-years, you will get the chance to stroll through Tiananmen Square, which is the largest square in the world. Continue to witness the splendor of the Summer Palace, built as a royal garden for Qing Dynasty Emperors. After dinner we will visit the local night food-market at Wangfujing.

Cuisine Highlight: Peking duck Banquet

Day 3 Beijing

A full-day tour will take in the grandeur of the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Great Wall, built more than 2000 years ago to protect China from northern invaders. On the way back to Beijing stop and visit the sacred Ming Tombs, where 13 emperors of Ming Dynasty were buried.

Cuisine Highlight: Peking hotpot

Day 4 Beijing

After an interesting morning tour to admire the beauty of the Temple of Heaven where the Chinese emperors prayed for good harvest in ancient days, you will proceed to the local cooking school for the Chinese cooking class.

Cuisine Highlight: Imperial Cuisine

Day 5 Beijing / Qufu

Today you will board the soft-seat train to Qufu, the hometown of Confucius (551-479 B.C.), Arrival and check in the hotel.

Day 6 Qufu

Enjoy a full day visit to the Temple of Confucius, Confucius Mansion and Forest of Confucius. Confucian Temple, the former residence of Confucius, is the place for ancient emperors to offer sacrificial services to Confucius. Now the Confucian temple, mansion and Forest of Confucius are on the UNESCO'S list of world cultural heritage site.

Cuisine Highlight: Qufu Family Banquet

Day 7 Qufu / Jinan / Shanghai

Fly to Shanghai via Jinan, Shanghai is known as the biggest city and commercial heart of People's Republic of China. Enjoy a wonderful tour to Yu Garden, Bund area, former French Concession area, Nanjing Road, known as the No. 1 Shopping Paradise in China.

Cuisine Highlight: Shanghai Cuisine

Day 8 Shanghai / Hangzhou

Drive to Hangzhou today where is known as the Oriental Pearl, the afternoon cooking class is conducted by the local chef specialized in Hangzhou cuisine.

Cuisine Highlight: Hangzhou Cuisine

Day 9: Hangzhou / Xian

Enjoy the overwhelming scenery by taking a pleasant boat ride on the most famous West Lake. Continue to see the Huagang Park before being transferred to the airport and fly onto Xian. Arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Day 10 Xian

A full day excursion to the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang guarded by the famous Terracotta Army, 7000 life-size clay statues each individually crafted, complete with chariots and horses. Then go to Huaqing Hot Spring. On the way back to Xian, visit 6000-year-old Neolithic village remain in Banpo Museum.

Cuisine Highlight: Dumpling Banquet

Day 11 Xian / Chengdu

After a city tour to 600-year-old Ming Dynasty City Wall and majestic Wild Goose Pagoda, you will fly to Chengdu and check in your hotel.

Day 12: Chengdu

Full-day tour brings you to the ancient irrigation system at Dujiangyan and Giant Panda Breeding & Research Centre. The Dujiangyan Irrigation system is a miracle of ancient Chinese ingenuity. The Giant Panda base created a perfect ecological environment for the living and breeding of pandas and other precious and rare wild animals.

Cuisine Highlight: Sichuan Cuisine

Day 13 Chengdu / Guilin

In this morning, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to the most scenic city of Guilin, arrival and followed by an afternoon tour to Reed Flute Cave. Reed Flute Cave got its name because people believed that the reed by the cave's mouth could be made into flutes. Check into the local hotel tonight.

Day 14 Guilin

Experience a leisure cruise tour along the scenic Li River, and then visit the local villages by bike. Check into the local hotel tonight. Li River is the soul of Guilin scenery. It is the river of poems and paintings. The region covers 83-km karst area with clear, exotic, ingenious and changing characteristics.

Cuisine Highlight: Guilin Beer-brewed Fish

Day 15 Guilin / Guangzhou

Fly to Guangzhou today, after a city tour to the major attractions, you will check in the hotel.

Cuisine Highlight: Cantonese Dim Sum Banquet

Day 16 Guangzhou / Hong Kong

Board the soft-seat train to Hong Kong, arrival and check in the hotel. In this afternoon, you will attend a cooking class at one of the most well-known local cooking school.

Cuisine Highlight: Farewell Dinner at Jumbo Seafood Restaurant

Day 17 Depart

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.

Incl. & Excl.:

The Quotations include:

1. Hotel accommodations with daily Western / American Buffet breakfast. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one twin room with private facilities.

2. Chinese lunches or dinners with multi-soft drinks specified on the itinerary.

3. Special meal arrangement or entertainment mentioned on the schedule

4. Tour escort services provided by English-speaking guides in each sightseeing cities.

5. Air-conditioned coach or private van served along the trip.6. The economy-class airfare of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities in the itinerary.

7. Entrance fee for all of the sightseeing spots listed on the itinerary.

8. Escorted Trip Leader for Small Group Tours.

9. The government tax and the city construction fee inside China within the tour where applicable. 

The Quotations exclude:

1. International airfare

2. Single Supplement

3. Domestic airport construction fee for every airport and the international departure (including departure to Hong Kong and Macao)

4. Tips and Personal Expenses


1. Seasonality
Off-season: January 1- March 14, 2018, November 16, 2018-March 15, 2019
Shoulder season: June, July, August
Peak season: March 15-31, 2018, April, May, September, October, November 1-15, 2018
2. Above prices are not valid during Spring Festival and National Holiday (1-7 October). Please contact us if your equerries fall into the above periods.

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