11 Days Leisure & Romantic Beijing Xian Yangtze Shanghai Tour for Senior Couples
Perhaps you’ve always longed to journey to China with your love of
your life, to discover some sites and structures of greatest
civilization in human history. Maybe you plan to set sail along the
Yangtze River to soak up the country’s breathtaking natural scenery.
This comprehensive 11 days China vacation for senior couples combines
history, culture, scenery and luxurious cruise is going to make your
dream of China fulfilled.
We wholeheartedly understand that it isn’t an ordinary trip, and it will turn out to be a unique and memorable one.
- Practicing Tai Chi in Temple of Heaven Park
- Discover the cultural traditions on a rickshaw hutong tour
- Make dumplings at a local family, experience the real Chinese family life
- Cruise for 3 nights on the mighty Yangtze
Customizable Tour Itinerary
Be met and greeted by your China Culture Tour private guide and
chauffeur at Beijing Capital International Airport. Transfer to your
hotel in downtown Beijing, with a good location close to the shopping
streets, restaurants and famous sites. Spend the rest of the day at
Beijing Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel,
Beijing Fairmont Hotel,
Beijing Aman Summer Palace
Temple of Heaven is an ancient architectural
masterpiece of unique design and a sacred site built by Ming and Qing
emperors to communicate with the gods. By taking a Taiji class
in front of Temple of Heaven, following a master to practice Taiji
moves, you learn the Taoism’s philosophy of balancing physical and
Visit a bustling local antique market, named Panjiayuan Market, if you travel in Beijing on a weekend, to discover countless antique accessories, ornaments, coins and so forth.
Have a wondrous journey through Forbidden City – the imperial palace of ancient China for about 500 years. Before entering Forbidden City, you will walk across Tiananmen Square and
see Chairman Mao’s portrait on Tiananmen Rostrum. Witness the
awe-inspiring wooden architectures and precious artistic displays of
Forbidden City and learn its history.
Watch a performance of Peking Opera or Shaolin Kung Fu with VIP seat (optional).
Temple of Heaven
Drive to the Mutianyu Great Wall and
take cableway to the summit. This endless wall was an enormous and
effective fortification for over 2000 years and reflects the
intelligence and diligence of ancient Chinese people. Mutianyu section
is longest and one of the best-kept and most scenic Great Wall, with
relatively less tourists.
In the afternoon, ride a vintage rickshaw through the winding hutong alleyways with a snapshot of local Beijingers’ life. Visit a traditional courtyard house where you take a calligraphy lesson. Learn to write “I Love You” and her/his name in Chinese.
Enjoy a special, romantic dinner - dinning on Beijing Roasted Duck (optional).
Looking for something particular to
celebrate your wedding anniversary? How about tailor-making for her a
piece of cheongsam dress and for him a Tang suite, and taking exotic anniversary photos?
Summer Palace is the most sophisticated royal
garden of ancient China, built based on the superb traditional garden
art and beautiful natural environment. The main structure of the palace
was built against Wanshou Hill, which is so grand and solemn. Take a royal cruise on Kunming Lake to overlook the palace and the distant picturesque Yuquan Hill.
Experience a bullet train journey from Beijing to Xian and
travel further to the south. Xian is an amazing place for history
Wyndham Grand Xian South
Dream of exploring the ancient tombs around the world with your love? Well then the imposing tomb of Emperor Qinshihuang’s Terracotta Army
is must-visit in China. Stand in awe before this great army that
consist of thousands of armed soldiers, and learn from your expert
guide about its legendary history dating back to more than 2000 years
Come back to earth followed by a leisure walk on Muslim Quarter,
the renowned food street of Xian. Indulge in the happy relaxing
atmosphere and have a taste of hundreds of Xian Han and Hui snacks.
Then Come to the Great Mosque of Xian in Huajue Alley,
a grand Islamic mosque blending traditional Chinese architectural art
yet strictly in accordance with the Islamic layout system.
Tonight, like the Tang Dynasty king and queen, enjoy the classical music and dance of Tang Dynasty (optional).
Terracotta Warriors Museum
The prestigious capital of ancient China, today Xian still retains its unique historic atmosphere, as well as its ancient city wall,
which is the longest and best preserved in China. Get in the city wall
and feel like you travel through time from the ancient to nowadays.
Continue to be embraced by history and visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian’s iconic structure, to admire one of China’s first Buddhist pagodas and get to know the history of the great Silk Road that connected Chang’an (ancient name of Xian) and West Asia and even Mediterranean countries.
Before moving to Chongqing, where your Yangtze cruise departs, visit a local family to experience a real Chinese family life. Also join the kind, enthusiastic hosts to make dumplings
Xi'an Ancient City Wall
Wake in fresh air and soft morning sunlight. Invite your husband/wife participate in the onboard Taiji practice.
Feel connected with your body and spiritual again. The rest of the
morning free at leisure or you may take some cultural activities
In the afternoon, join the other passengers for a shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda,
which is a beautiful black-and-red wooden structure built surprisingly
on a hill cliff, thus praised as one of the most outstanding
architecture marvels in the world.
At tonight’s welcome party, meet the captain and crew, and enjoy your husband’s/wife’s company at the ball.
Yangtze River Cruise
Today, the ship will sail through the Three Gorge landscape,
which incorporates Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge and is
renowned for the majestic views of mountains and steep cliff. Relax at
the deck, breathing the fresh air and enjoying the scenery of water and
greenery. Then take a small boat to slide through Goddess Stream (Shennv Stream)
– a hidden gem along the Yangtze, with access to the tomb of hanging
coffins and cliff coffins, and local people’s humble village.
Attend the Captain’s Farewell Party. Enjoy the fantastic performances, with a relaxed, fun, yet refined atmosphere.
Yangtze River Cruise
After breakfast, check out, and disembark in Yichang this morning. You will be driven to the site of Three Gorge Dam,
along with all the other passengers. The dam is a multipurpose
hydraulic project, being the biggest and most efficiency of its kind in
the world, and creating a spectacular scene on the Yangtze River.
Before flying to Shanghai, have a visit of Sanyou Cave,
a famous cultural site in Yichang, with ancient pavilions and military
fort. Many ancient literati and poets came here successively and left
hundreds of cliff inscriptions and poems.
Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai,
Grand Central Hotel Shanghai,
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Three Gorge Dam
Experience a dash of culture, history and local way of living in Shanghai. Get in Fuxing Park,
a lively, pleasant corner of French colonial style, where the local
people enjoy an active morning by dancing and practicing Taiji.
Then walk in the heart of traditional Shanghai – the Town God Temple area, where you visit Yu Garden, Shanghai’s finest traditional garden, and the bustling food streets, where various steamed bun, dim sum, pancakes, candies, traditional noodles… are for sale.
Do you want to experience Shanghai’s old good days? Ride a vintage sidecar with him/her to discover the historic charm and stories of the Bund.
And ride through the ornately decorated skyscrapers to the old secret
streets to glimpse into Shanghainese’s traditional life.
Finally if you’re still looking for a little thrill, enjoy a fabulous acrobatics show tonight (optional).
It is the end of your 11 days China vacation. Hopefully you have had a
wonderful tour experience with your love that will soon become an
important part of your life-time memory. Be transferred to Shanghai
Pudong International Airport and fly home safely.
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.