Best of China
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Best of China
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel by our local guide. After freshening up and some rest, transfer for dinner at an Indian Restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, today you will go on a full day tour with your local guide. Visit the biggest public square in the world, Tiananmen Square, which conquers you with its grandeur at first sight. Then you are lead to Forbidden City, the imperial palace of 24 emperors during Ming and Qing Dynasties and the biggest ancient architecture complex in the world. In the afternoon, you continue your trip to Temple of Heaven; you can see the perfect harmony between its architecture and nature around. You will have dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel.
In the morning drive 75km to visit the Great Wall at Juyong pass, which is the symbol of China. It is quite incredible that the Chinese built such a great architecture with simple tools in ancient time. Later visit Jade Factory and Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), consisting of 13 tombs of the emperors of the Ming Dynasty after the capital was moved from Nanjing to Beijing. This is unique as it is the only palace made of camphor wood. Dinner will be at an Indian Restaurant.
If time permits, you will have a short photo stop at Beijing Olympic Park, where you can see the National Stadium-- Bird’s Nest and National Aquatics Center --Water Cube.
In the morning, you will visit the Liulichang which is a famous district in down-town Beijing that is known for a series of traditional Chinese stone dwellings that sell various craftwork, artistry, and antiques. It is one of Beijing's traditional old quarters. Then visit Da Shi Lan, one of Beijing's most famous old-fashioned streets, has a history dating back 570 years. It was built in 1430, the 18th year of Emperor Yong Le's rule during the Ming Dynasty. Da Shi Lan is 375 meters long and is home to 26 shops from nine types of trade. Later today you will take the flight to Xi'an, on arrival check –in at the hotel for two nights stay. Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for a full day tour to visit China's Richest historic area, recognized by the UNESCO as the eighth wonder of the world, amazing Museum of the Terra Cotta Warriors which is famous for the great underground army of the First Emperor of China, buried with him 2200 years ago and discovered only in 1974. It is the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. You will also visit Special art lacquer work shop. You will have some free time for shopping at the ancient style street. Return to your hotel after dinner at an Indian Restaurant.
This morning you will visit the City Wall, It is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built in 652 by Tang dynasty, a well-preserved ancient Building and a holy place for Buddhists. In the afternoon take a flight to Guilin. Today dinner will be at a Chinese restaurant.
Depart from your hotel in the morning and begin your Half day -Li River Cruise which is the masterpiece of nature. The crystal clear water, picturesque mountains, peaceful fields, hard-working fishermen and wandering water buffalos compose a poem of Guilin scenery and life. Under the blue sky, your river boat floating on the river, feels like a dream. After you disembark the Western-influenced town—Yangshuo, you can explore the West Street, it earns its name since almost everyone in West Street can speak fluent English and every restaurant or bar offers menus in several languages. You will fall in love with this town instantly. Moreover, it is flanked by small shops and vendor stands selling different kinds of souvenirs, which make very good gifts. Return to Guilin, dinner will be at a Chinese restaurant.
After breakfast at the hotel; half day visit of Elephant Trunk Hill. It is a huge rock formation of an elephant by the confluence of the Yang and Li rivers, which looks as if it’s a trunk, dipping into the water. Next, visit the beautiful Reed Flute Cave, named after a certain kind of reed grown near the cave gate, which is used for making a flute. The natural beauty of a large amount of stalactites and stalagmites, with their endless variety of remarkable scenes in the cave could evoke breathless admiration. The cave is highly praised as the Art Palace of Nature.
Take an afternoon flight to Shanghai, check-in at the hotel for two nights. Today dinner will be at an Indian restaurant.
Today you'll find a Buddhism shrine - Jade Buddha Temple, located in a crowd of Shanghai City. It is named for its two bejeweled white jade Buddha. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying extraordinary skill of the artist. Yuyuan Garden has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways. Then you will visit Pearl Factory, the shopping trip will begin in Nanjing Road which starts at the Bund and runs westward, with People's Square in the middle, renowned for its bustling modernization. Nanjing Road earns its reputation as the 'First Commercial Road in China', which is comparable to the Fifth Avenue in New York and Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Later we visit the Bund area, The renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. The word BUND is of Anglo-India origin meaning embankment on the waterfront. It is also a popular site to enjoy the night view of the city. Standing at Pudong at the east side of Huangpu River, Oriental TV Tower was completed on October 1, 1994. The tower has a height of 468 meters. With multi-functions of sightseeing, catering, shopping, amusement and accommodations, this tower has become the symbol of the city and a popular tourist attraction in Shanghai.
After breakfast at the hotel, check – out and transfer to the airport for your onward / homebound journey.
Return airfare, airport taxes, visa charges, insurance, tips, all items of personal nature and anything not mentioned in the 'Inclusions'. GST 5%.
Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.