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The Best of China and Xian

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We invite you to travel China and explore its natural, historical and cultural wonders. You will visit Beijing and Xian, the most important 2 cities in Chinese history and admire the wonders. China has an ancient and abundant history that dates back more than 3000 years. Beijing, an elegant modern city has been their capital for more than 800 year after Mongolian Khaan Khubilai made it the capital during the Mongols rule. Today Beijing has many historical memories like the Great Wall, Summer Palace, The Forbidden city and the famous Tiananmen square, where the hundreds of tragic students were killed in the late 20th century. Xi'an is another big place of the Chinese history. The Terracotta warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, The Bell Tower and the Shaanxi Museum are considered the highlights of China as well.

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Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
Day 2: Sightseeing tour in Beijing
Day 3: Sightseeing tour in Beijing
Day 4: Beijing-Xi’an by overnight soft-sleeper train
Day 5: Xi’an arrival and sightseeing tour
Day 6: Xi’an-Beijing by evening flight
Day 7: Beijing – Leisure day
Day 8: Beijing departure

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Daily Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
Upon arrival at Beijing International Airport or Railway Station, you will be picked up by your private English-speaking guide at the luggage claim area or exit and transferred to your hotel. You will have the remainder of the day at leisure. Good  3* Hotel

Day 2: Sightseeing tour in Beijing
Today you will visit Tiananmen Square that is the biggest square and also the most important in the world. Walking through it, you will come to the Forbidden City, the residence of Chinese emperors for more than 500 years. It’s the largest imperial palace and an UNESCO object. In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven. Dating to the 15th century, the Temple of Heaven was where the emperor made an annual pilgrimage to pray for good harvests. Occupying an area of 273 hectares with four gates at the cardinal points, and walls to the north and east, it is China's largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings. After that go to the Silk Market to make some cloths and shopping if you are interested. Good  3* Hotel B+L
 
Day 3: Sightseeing tour in Beijing
The highlight today is to conquer the Badaling Great Wall, a symbol of the Chinese ancient civilization and is the spirit of Chinese people: Hardworking, Brave and Clever. You will have a walk up to the Wall and enjoy the views there (cable car is available but optional). After that you will stopover at Bird Nest and Water Cube on the way to downtown. You could take some photographs of them. Good  3* Hotel B+L

Day 4: Beijing-Xi’an by overnight soft-sleeper train Z19, 20:50/08:00+1
The first highlight of today is to visit the largest and the best preserved royal park in China--- Summer Palace, which was a summer resort of Empress Dowager Cixi in Qing Dynasty. It is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design, integrating the natural landscape of hills and open water with man-made features into a harmonious and aesthetically exceptional whole. After that, you will have a Hutong Tour by taking a rickshaw through the various Hutongs to know more about old Beijing’s manners and customs. Finally, the guide will take you to stroll in the Houhai Park area. In the evening, take the overnight soft-sleeper train to Xi’an. On the train B+L
 
Day 5: Xi’an arrival
Arriving at Xi’an railway station in the morning. Be met and transferred to Xi’an hotel. Today, you will visit the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum firstly. It is the first huge state museum with modern facilities in China, and given the reputation of "bright pearl of ancient city, treasure house of China." Exhibited in the main exhibition hall are 2,700 pieces works of art selected from all periods and show the development of civilization in this region. Then,  ahead to the Xian Ancient City Wall, which is the best preserved, oldest and largest ancient city defense system in China. It is also one of the most important landmarks of the Xian city. The original foundation of the Xian City Wall was based on the ruins of the Imperial City Wall of Chang'an City--the capital of the Tang Dynasty (Bicycling on the City Wall is available but optional). After that, the guide will take you to stroll in the Muslim Street. Xian Moslem Street is a fascinating region to wander around. It is well known for serving Muslim food for centuries, with a wide diversity of tastes and strong ethnic delicacies. Good  3* Hotel  B+L
 
Day 6: Xi’an-Beijing by evening flight
The highlight of today is Terra Cotta Army. Located east of Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum, the well-known Terra-cotta was buried underground to protect the afterlife of Emperor Qinshihuang from 2200 years ago. There are more than 8,000 life-size terra cotta figures of soldiers and horses excavated from this area. They are all displayed in the practical battle formation in 3 pits respectively.  The Terra Cotta Army is now regarded as the Eighth Wonder of the World. After that, you will visit the Terra Cotta Warriors making factory . Finally, you will be transferred to Xi’an airport for your departure flight to Beijing. Upon arrival at Beijing Airport, you will be picked up by the guide at the luggage claim area and transferred to your hotel. Good  3* Hotel B+L
 
Day 7: Beijing
Today you are free to explore the Beijing City by yourself. Good  3* Hotel  B
 
Day 8: Beijing departure
After the breakfast, you will be transferred to Beijing railway station or Beijing flight. Service ends. B

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2015-05-05 2015-09-20 8 days
1090US$ pax
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Single Supplement US$250


Included in services:
 
 

  • Twin/double share at local 3-star accommodations with daily breakfast.
  • Chinese lunches as listed in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary.
  • Overnight soft-sleeper train of Beijing/ Xi’an
  • Economy-class airfare of Xi’an/ Beijing
  • Private English-speaking guides and air-conditioned vehicles served in all transfers and tours.
  • The government tax and the city construction fee where applicable.
  • 2 bottle of water per person per day
  • Government tax and city construction fee where applicable.
 
Not included in the Price: 
 
  • International airfare or train tickets
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Personal expense.
     

DISCOUNTS:

  • Low season discount 5% - Nov - Apr 
The Great Wall of China, one of the eight ancient wonders of the world and the only man-made construction on earth that the astronauts can see in the moon. Starting out in the east on the banks of Yalu River in Liaoning Province, the Wall stretches westwards for 12,700 kilometers to Jiayuguan in the Gobi Desert. It was built as a defensive structure and gradually become the symbol of the ancient Chinese civilization. Then visit the Ming Tombs, which is a group of mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors and their empresses and concubines. Two of the tombs are open to the public. The most famous is the Dingling, an underground palace. The Tian An Men square, which is probably the biggest one of its kind in the world. With a total area of 440,000 square meters, the Tiananmen Square found in the center of Beijing boasts the largest of its kind. Over a hundred years, many ceremonies and demonstrations have been held here. Forbidden city (Gugong) the emperor's palace which was built between 1406 and 1420 with 9000 halls and rooms, containing many precious relics. Facing south and rising from a terrace, the largest palace in the world represents the supreme power and authority emperors enjoyed during the feudalistic dynasties as well as best exemplifies the elements of palace architecture.

Summer Palace in Beijing which was built in 1153 in northwest of Bejing. It is an outstanding example of imperial gardens in classical Chinese style, housing tens of thousands of precious cultural relics. Xi'an locates with an elevation of 500 metres, the Weihe Plain extends between Baoji in the west and Tongguan in the east and borders the Qinling Mountains in the south and the Huangtu Plateau in the north. Xi'an lies in the centre to the south of this plain, a favourable geographical location surrounded by water and hills. Shaanxi Provincial History Museum - one kilometre north-west of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian's southern suburb, the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum - a striking Tang-Dynasty style pavilion, houses a large collection of 113,000 historic and cultural artefacts unearthed in Shaanxi. It is an absolute must for every visitor to the city. The main complex is a mixture of ancient palaces and courtyard buildings, harmonious and graceful in hue, in simple and elegant style.

Terracotta warriors museum in Xi'an - The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Work is ongoing at this site, which is around 1.5 kilometers east of Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum, Lintong County, Shaanxi province. It is a sight not to be missed by any visitor to China. Upon ascending the throne at the age of 13 (in 246 BC), Qin Shi Huang, later the first Emperor of all China, had work begun on his mausoleum.

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