10 days Beijing Luoyang Dengfeng Xian and Shanghai Tour
China is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. But beneath
the mind-blowing New China lies a history dating to thousands of years
ago and unveiled by the splendid museums, ancient architecture gems,
Buddhist temples, time-honored alley ways… By taking this enlightening
tour, you can travel back in time to visit the ancient capitals of
China Empire (Beijing, Xian and Luoyang), full of legends and cultural
traditions. And finally you will return to the real, modern world…
- Explore the ancient royal palaces and gardens in Beijing
- Visit ancient Buddhist shrines and temples in/nearby Luoyang
- Experience the charming mixture of tradition and modernization in Shanghai
Customizable Tour Itinerary
Hello, welcome to China! After touching down in Beijing, you will be
picked up and transfer to your luxurious hotel. The rest of the day is
for you to counteract jet lag or to get a glimpse of what today’s
Chinese capital was like on your own.
Four Seasons Hotel Beijing,
Beijing Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel,
Beijing Fairmont Hotel
The imposing architectural complex of Temple of Heavenwas the places where Ming and Qing Dynasty monarchs prayed to heaven for a long reign, a stable society and a prosperous country. Take a Taiji lesson at Temple of Heaven.
Visit Panjiayuan Market if it is a weekend, where you can see a dazzling array of Chinese antiques.
Come to the Tiananmen Square,
the heart of Beijing, and China. It is an important witness of many
historical events, including the founding of New China. Then have an
in-depth visit of Palace Museum, known as Forbidden City in ancient
times. The lavishly adorned home of Ming and Qing emperors and their
concubines is housing rich Chinese cultural and artistic treasures. When
the sun sets, climb up Jingshan Hill that gives a panorama of Forbidden City.
Savor Beijing Roast Duck for dinner(optional).
Wonder at the Mutianyu Section of Great Wall, which
is one of the best-kept parts, relatively easy to hike and free of
crowds. It is an ancient miracle in world architecture history and one
of the human heritages. When standing on the mountaintop Great Wall, you
can also take in the magnificent landscape of Northern China.
Take a rickshaw ride through hutongs to
experience traditional Beijing culture. For in the know travelers, the
maze of hutongs is where to explore the real Beijing. Each of the
hutong alleys has its own legendary stories.
Watch an intriguing Peking Opera Show(optional).
Beijing hutong rickshaw
Enjoy morning hours in Summer Palace, including a
relaxing boat cruise. The garden for Qing Dynasty royal family to cool
off in summer, Summer Palace is the best classic Chinese garden,
incorporating Wanshou Hill, Kunming Lake and exquisitely-designed
Ride a high speed train from Beijing to Luoyang. Luoyang was
one of the cradles of Chinese civilization and the capital of ancient
China for 1500 years or so.
Hyatt Place Luoyang,
New Friendship Hotel Luoyang,
Holiday Inn Express Luoyang City Center
Summer Palace with Dragon Boat Cruise
You will be driven to Dengfeng, where the famous Shaolin Temple is located.With history dating to 495, Shaolin Temple is the first Zen Buddhist temple in China and the place of origin of Chinese martial arts.
Visit the Pagoda Forest of
Shaolin Temple, the largest ancient pagoda complex in the world. The
over 200 pagodas are tombs of eminent Shaolin monks from Tang Dynasty
to Qing Dynasty. Then enjoy a Shaolin Kungfu Show – the real Kung Fu with amazing moves.
Drive back to Luoyang.
Pagoda Forest at Shaolin Temple
Visit China’s earliest Buddhist temple – White Horse Temple,
with a history of over 1900 years. Most of the extant Buddha statues
and cultural relics are dating to Yuan Dynasty. Then experience the
Chinese rock carving art at Longmen Grottoes that was
continually constructed from the 5th Century to early 10th Century.
Today, you can still discover 2,345 grottoes, more than 100,000 statues
and 2,800 inscriptions inside Longmen Grottoes.
Take bullet train from Luoyang to Xian. Xian was the capital of ancient China for over 1100 years (some say 1300 years).
Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian
Explore the biggest military museum of ancient China – the Terra-cotta Warriors Museum.
It was constructed based on the three excavated pits of the Terracotta
Army of ancient China’s first feudal emperor. Terracotta Army is
regarded as one of the greatest discoveries in the history of
archaeology in the twentieth century.
Later discover a diverse range of street foods on the Muslim Quarter. And visit the Great Mosque of Xian.
Muslim people settled in Xian since Tang Dynasty and have been living
harmoniously with local Han people. Together they built this grand
beautiful mosque with both Chinese architectural style and Islamic
Taste different flavors of dumpling for dinner and enjoy the night show of Tang Dynasty Music and Dance.
Terracotta Warriors Museum
Ride a bike (optional) leisurely and freely on the Old City Wall of Xian, as long as 13.74km, to see the majestic ancient gates and towers that make a contrast against Xian’s modernization.
Visit the Shaanxi History Museum
to be deeply embraced by thousand years of Chinese history. Learn the
social process of ancient China from prehistoric period to Qing Dynasty,
and see numerous valuable cultural relics. Then go to the Ci’en Temple, where the Big Wild Goose Pagoda
is located. This Tang Dynasty pagoda is the iconic landmark of ancient
Xian and one of the earliest and most important Buddhist architectures
Fly to Shanghai, the economic center of New China but with traditions dating to hundreds of years ago.
Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai,
Grand Hyatt Shanghai,
Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
Shanghai Pudong area
Experience the splendid ancient Chinese art at the Shanghai Museum, where there are over 120,000 valuable cultural relics are on display. Later visit Ming Dynasty Yu Garden,
one of the finest traditional Chinese gardens in South China. And
explore the bustling food & snack center and the enticing old
streets of Shanghai in Town God Temple area.
Thereafter, walk through the Bund to see the
striking colonial architectures and Shanghai’s modern iconic landmarks
across Huangpu River. Ascend the observation deck of Shanghai World Financial Center, one of the highest buildings in Shanghai, to see the New China from the air.
Relax at hotel, until your guide and driver escort you to the airport. It is the end of the tour itinerary.
Shanghai Pudong area
- In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
- Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
- Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
- Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
- Your own English-speaking guide service.
- Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.
- International transportation.
- Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
- Travel and medical insurance.
- Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Personal expenses.
- Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
- Gratuities to guide and driver.