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  • http://english.dbw.cn銆€銆€ 2010-01-21 09:32:14
     

    Visiting: Beijing / Xian / Shanghai

    Brief Introduction:  

    China is a country like no other- the scale, the history, the people and the great variety of attractions. China is so proud to offer immense cultural treasures and natural heritages: from the ancient eighth wonder- Terracotta Warriors, to the new seven wonder-the Great Wall; from the largest imperial Forbidden City in Beijing to the skyscrapers in Shagnhai. You can always enjoy China's most famous historic and scenic attractions and features at a relaxing pace. This join-in group tour is also at a very attracting price.

    Day 1

    Destinations: Arrive in Beijing

    Today's Activities:

    You will meet your local guide at airport and transfer to hotel. After check-in, you have free time to relax. Or take an optional excursion by rickshaw around Hutongs (narrow alleyways).

    Day 2

    Destinations: Beijing

    Today's Activities:

    After breakfast visit the massive Tian'anmen Square, then see the Forbidden City with its elegant palaces, pavilions and landscaped gardens, once open only to nobility. Tour the 700-acre Summer Palace and view the scenery of its lake.

    Our local guide can help you plan your evening activities (optional). You can enjoy Kungfu or Peking Opera shows, or feast a roast duck dinner at famed Quanjude Restaurant, or enjoy nightlife at pubs and bars at Houhai or Gongti area.

    Meals: Lunch

    Day 3

    Destinations: Beijing

    Today's Activities:

    Today, ride to the legendary Great Wall of China and stand on its famous ramparts. A local lunch is included, along with a visit to a jade or cloisonn茅 enamel workshop. Then tour the Chang Tomb which was the first and largest of the Ming Tombs. Drop off at Beijing Olympic Green on the way back to hotel. If time permits you can buy entrance tickets on-spot to go inside the stadiums of Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

    Meals: Lunch

    Day 4

    Destinations: Board to Overnight Train (to Xi'an)

    Today's Activities:

    Free time in the morning and check-out before 12:00. In the afternoon tour the Temple of Heaven where the Oriental emperors worship the heaven. Then enjoy shopping at the famous Xiushui Market. After dinner board the train for Xi'an, with soft sleeper berth.

    Meals: Dinner

    Day 5

    Destinations: Xi'an

    Today's Activities:

    In early morning arrive at Xi'an, China's legendary home of the Tang Dynasty from 618 to 907 A.D. After breakfast and check-in, tour Xian's archaeological wonder: 8,000 life-sized Terracotta warriors buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang, each soldier and horse molded in incredible detail. This afternoon, tour the majestic Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Shannxi Historical Museum. Today's tour includes visit to a souvenir shop or factory.

    Meals: Lunch

    Day 6

    Destinations: Xi'an to Shanghai

    Today's Activities:

    Free time and then fly to Shanghai, China's most modern metropolis. Optional program is cruising on the Huangpu River to see the enchanting night view of Shanghai.

    Day 7

    Destinations: Shanghai

    Today's Activities:

    View the Jade Buddha Temple. Continue to Yuyuan Garden, a 16th century Ming period private garden/residence in the heart of Shanghai's old Chinese quarter. Along is the local bazaar around City God Temple. Visit the riverfront Bund district lined with banks and customs houses. A visit to carpet or tea shop is included today. Tonight you can take an optional acrobatics show or enjoy night life at Xintiandi or Hengshan Road.

    All sightseeing services finish and free time rest of the day.

    Meals: Lunch

    Day 8

    Destinations: Depart from Shanghai

    Today's Activities:

    Free time and then airport transfer.

    Author锛? 銆€銆€銆€Source锛? china.org 銆€銆€銆€ Editor锛? Wu Qiong