9 Days Historical China Tour

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, L)

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 at Old Beijing Noodle Restaurant or Starbucks, 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, L)

Great WallMeet your guide at your hotel and then take private transfer to Beijing North Station. Today you will have a train ride to Badaling Section of the Great Wall. Regarded as first railway in China, the trail of the S2 train was originally built in 1909.  During the one-hour train ride, you can see the beautiful rural area along both sides of the road.  Upon arriving at the Badaling Great Wall, you can either take cable car 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 take the train back to Beijing.  A private car will pick you up at the train station and transfer back to your hotel.

Day 04 Beijing / Luoyang (B, L)

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 (B, L)

Shaolin TempleToday’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, L)

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.

Terracotta WarriorsThe 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 (B, L)

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.

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