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9 Days Historical China Tour

9 Days Historical China Tour Tour Features: This tour takes you to the great sights of Beijing including a trip to the Great Wall and adds a special rickshaw tour of Beijing's Hutong neighborhood. In Luoyang you will visit the Shaolin temples and grottoes and then continue on to the ancient city of Xian to see the Terra-Cotta Warriors and some of the city's other historic sites.

Tour Code: CCT-CHT04S

Destinations: Beijing, Luoyang, Xian, Beijing

Tour Price: From 859 USD

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Day 1 Beijing arrival
Day 2 Beijing 
Meal: Breakfast
Highlights: Temple of Heaven, National Museum, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park
Day 3 Beijing
Meal: Breakfast
Highlights: Badaling Great Wall
Day 4 BeijingTrainLuoyang
Meal: Breakfast
Highlights: Longmen Grottoes
Day 5 Luoyang TrainXian
Meal: Breakfast
Highlights: Shaolin Monastery
Day 6 Xian
Meal: Breakfast
Highlights: Terracotta Warriors Museum, Emperor Qin's Mausoleum
Day 7 Xian Train Beijing
Meal: Breakfast
Highlights: Wolong Temple, City Wall, Shuyuanmen Culture Street, Bell & Drum Tower Square, Muslim Street
Day 8 Beijing
Meal: Breakfast
Day 9 Beijing departure
Meal: Breakfast

Day 01 Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You are greeted by your guide at the airport outside the luggage claim area with your name displayed and then transferred to the hotel for rest.

Day 02 Beijing (B)

Temple of Heaven ParkGet up early today and meet our guide at your hotel lobby. Your first visit is the Temple of Heaven Park, where you can see many local Chinese people doing morning exercises, such as Tai-Chi (a traditional Chinese martial art), Peking opera singing and folk dancing. 

Next you will walk through the Temple of Heaven, which is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where most Emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest. 

After touring the Temple of Heaven, you will take a private transfer to the National Museum of China, which is the flagship of its kind in China and dedicated to its collections, exhibitions, research, archeology, public education and cultural communication.

Have a quick lunch (your own cost) at a local restaurant suggested by your local guide. Then stroll the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and then enter the Forbidden City, which is the residence of Chinese emperors for more than 500 years.

Going from south to north through the Forbidden City, you will pass the Jingshan Park. If time permits, you can also go into the park and climb up the hill to have a birdview of the royal palace.  (Entrance fee not included). Then take private transfer back to your hotel.

Day 03 Beijing (B)

Badaling Great Wall

Meet your guide at your hotel and then take private tour to Badaling Section of the Great Wall.  Upon arriving at the Badaling Great Wall, you can either take cable car (optional cost) uphill or hike along the stairs on the wall.  You may spend 2-3 hours on the symbol of the Chinese ancient civilization and then get back to your hotel.

Day 04 Beijing / Luoyang by fast train (~4hrs) (B)

Take private transfer to railway station and board high-speed train to Luoyang. You are greeted at the station and transferred to visit the Longmen Buddhism Grottoes, one of the famous four grottoes in China. Then drive back to your hotel for rest.

Day 05 Luoyang / Xian by fast train (~1.5hrs) (B)

Shaolin Temple

Today’s highlight is a full day visit to the Shaolin Temple Scenery Area, including the Pagoda Forest and the Shaolin Kung Fu show. You will get a general understanding of Chinese Kung Fu and its culture. In the late afternoon, take high-speed train to Xian. Meet your guide in Xian and transfer to hotel for rest.

Day 06 Xian (B)

Take private transfer to Xian railway station and take express bus to Lintong, the place where The Terracotta Army and the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor was discovered.

The Terracotta Warriors are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. There are more than 8,000 life-size Terra-cotta soldiers and horses excavated from this area which all displayed in the practical battle formation in 3 pits respectively.

In the late afternoon, take express bus back to the railway station and private transfer back to your hotel.

Day 07 Xian / Beijing by overnight soft-sleeper train (B)

Take private transfer to Xiamaling Street, where the Tomb of Dongzhongshu is located. Then you will go west and pass the Wolong Temple, a famous Buddhism temple built in Han Dynasty, which have a history around 1,800 years.

City WallWalk along the City Wall and stop at the Forest Stone Tablet Museum. Continue walk westward and cross Sanxue Street, you will arrive at the Shuyuanmen Culture Street, where lots of shops sell calligraphy, paints and local souvenirs. Cross the underpass and have lunch. Then you will visit the South Gate of the ancient City Wall. You can either walk on top of the wall or rent a bike and ride along the wall. After that, walk by the Xiangzimiao Street and turn right to Zhubashi Street. This street is famous for its wood & bamboo workshops in past times.

Cross the street and walk to the Drum Tower Square. Go west and you will pass the Xian City God Temple. Then turn right and walk in the Muslim quarter. You will visit the mosque at Daxuexixiang. After that, enjoy your shopping time at the Muslim street which is lined with shops selling souvenirs and local snacks. Then take private car transfer to the railway station and board your soft-sleeper train back to Beijing.

Day 08 Beijing

Arrive in Beijing in the morning, meet our guide at the railway station and transfer back to your hotel for rest. Today is free for you to explore Beijing.

Day 09 Beijing (B)

Transfer to the airport and board on your departure flight. Service ends.

  2people 3-4people
Without hotel USD 859/Person USD659/Person
3-star hotel USD 999/Person USD799/Person
4-star hotel USD 1,079/Person USD 879/Person

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

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