16-day China Focus Tour
Tour code: ETC-B41
China Focus Tour will introduce you the enchanting world of China where you will see the exotic pagodas, ancient relics and picturesque landscapes. You will see the life-size Terracotta Army, stand on the top of Great Wall and has a nice river cuirse along Yangtze.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
||Arrival in Beijing|
||Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City|
||Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Ming Tombs(Changling)|
|4||Beijing / Xi'an
||Hutongs, Fly to Xi'an, Grand Mosque|
||Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall|
|6||Xi'an / Lhasa
||Fly to Lhasa|
||Norbulingka, Tibet Museum, Sera Monastery|
||Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, and Jokhang Temple|
|9||Lhasa / Chongqing
||Ciqikou Ancient Town, The Three Gorges Museum, Board Cruise Ship|
||Fengdu Ghost City|
||Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges|
||Yichang / Shanghai / Hangzhou
||Disembark the ship, Fly to Shanghai, Train to Hangzhou|
||West Lake, Chinese Traditional Medicine Museum, Dragon Well Tea Plantation Six Harmony Pogada|
||Hangzhou / Suzhou / Shanghai
||Garden of Net Master, Pan Gate, No.1 Silk Factory|
||Jade Buddha Temple, Tianzifang old city quarters, The Bund and Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise|
Arrival in Beijing, be met and transfer for hotel check in.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, enjoy 3 highlights spots today: first, go to the Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious buildings, which was the site of the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Then, visit Tiananmen Square, located at the heart of Beijing, it is the world's largest city center square. Thirdly, go to the Forbidden City, it was constructed between 1406 and 1420 by the Ming emperor Zhu Di and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors over the following 505 years. Later, enjoy time in the Treasure Gallery of the Forbidden City .
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Visit Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Ming Tomb (Changling).Drive to visite Badaling Great Wall, one of the great wonders in the world and the symbol of China. It is the important pass for protecting Beijing City with the name of "the Key to the North Gate of Beijing." Then go to the Sacred Road, the holy lane of animals and guardians leading and protecting the Ming Tombs which always acts as a stop-over along the way to Great Wall. Pay a visit to Ming Tomb (Changling), which is the tomb for Emperor Yongle, the third Ming emperor, and his wife Empress Xu. He ruled for 22 years and made some achievements in political, military, economic, cultural and diplomatic fields.
Day 4 Beijing / Xi'an (B, L)
Enjoy Hutong tour by the 3-wheel rickshaw. The name of a Hutong represents its origin, location or history. It is in these gray-tiled long lanes that families play, buy goods, gossip, and connect. Then be escorted to the airport and fly to Xi’an. Be met and transferred to visit the Grand Mosque. It is built in a Chinese architectural style and most of the grounds are taken up with gardens, except for some Arabic lettering and decorations, the mosque has neither domes nor traditional-style minarets.
Day 5 Xi'an (B, L, D)
In the morning, transfer to visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is one of the top attractions in China and famous for its historical significance and uniqueness. Then drive back to visit Wild Goose Pagoda-- the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang. Later, pay a visit to the Ancient City Wall, the most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence. It encircles and protects the ancient part of Xian City.
Day 6 Xi'an / Lhasa (B, L)
Transfer to take an early morning flight to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Be met and transferred to the hotel for acclimatization.
Day 7 Lhasa (B, L, D)
Visit Norbulingka, Tibet Museum, and Sera Monastery. Go to Norbulingka Park, meaning "Treasure Park ", it was first constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama and later served as the whole governmental administration. Secondly, go to the Tibet Museum. Being the first large, modern museum in the Tibet, it has a collection of around 1000 artifacts related to the cultural history of Tibet. Then Sera Monastery comes the last spot--located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City, it is dedicated to the Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism.
Day 8 Lhasa (B, L, D)
Today, 3 highlights of attractions: first, Potala Palace--the landmark of the city and this stone-and-wood-structured palace consists of the White Palace and Red Palace. Second, Jokhang Temple-- located at the center of the old Lhasa and it is the spiritual center of Tibet with a history over 1,300 years. Third, Barkhor Street-- a circular street at the center of Lhasa which is the oldest street in a very traditional city of Tibet.
Day 9 Lhasa / Chongqing (B, L,D)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Chongqing. Upon arrival, be picked up to visit Ciqikou Ancient Town,dates back to the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) , it is where you will find the local residents dedicated to their traditional way of life, unaffected by modern influences to be found in the larger towns and cities. And then pay a visit to the Three Gorges Museum, occupying an area of 30,000 square meters, it is a monographic museum to display the history and cultural heritage of Chongqing and the Three Gorges area. After dinner, board the Yangtze Cruise at night.
Day 10 Yangtze Cruise (B, L, D)
On board, shore excursion to "the Ghost City" - Fengdu or Shibaozhai depending on the schedule of the cruise companies. Since 2010, some cruise companies offer optional shore excursions during your cruise, please kindly check with your travel consultant for more information.
Day 11 Yangtze Cruise
Today you’ll get a close look of the enchanting landscape as you board a small boat and cruise along a tributary to the Yangtze to explore the exceptionally beautiful Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream depending on the arrangement of the cruise company.
Day 12 (B, L) Yichang / Shanghai
Shore excursion to the amazing Three Gorge Dam: it is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW). Later, disembark at Yichang. After lunch,transfer to the Three Gorges Airport for the flight to Shanghai. Be met and transferred to take an express train to Hangzhou.
Day 13 Hangzhou (B, L)
Visit the West Lake by boat. It is located in the south-west of Hangzhou. With its beautiful lakes, mountains and many attractions, it has become the world-famous tourist destination and is known as the "paradise on earth". Then visit Chinese Traditional Medicine Museum to get knowledge about Chinese medicine. Dragon Well Tea Plantation is the next spot, where you can see the process of making tea. Later, pay a visit to Six Harmony Pagoda. Built in the year of 970 A.D., it is an impressive octagonal structure of wood and brick, hung with 104 large iron bells on its flying eaves. Transfer to the Railway Station and head for Suzhou. Upon arrival, be met and checked in hotel.
Day 14 Hangzhou/Suzhou(B, L)
Transfer to take an express train to Suzhou. Be met at the railway station and transferred to visit Garden of Net Master-- it is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. Pay a visit to Pan Gate (Panmen), a fortress suitable for ancient water-towns like Suzhou in the southern part of China. The two water gates adjoining the land gates are the only water pass linking the inside and outside of the southwestern corner of the city. Later, proceed to visit the No.1 Silk Factory. With a history of more than 80 years, it enjoys a good reputation in the silk industry. Then a private transfer to Shanghai. Check in the hotel.
Day 15 Shanghai (B, L, D)
Full day trip to 4 highlights:Jade Buddha Temple-- the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai that boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma. Then go to Tianzifang old city quarter, an arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated residential area in the French Concession area of Shanghai. Later, pay a visit to the most famous spot--the Bund, which is the waterfront to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. At night, enjoy leisure cruise on Huangpu River and appreciate brilliant night view.
Day 16 Shanghai exit (B)
Transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.
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PRICES START FROM US$ 3,980 PER PERSONAs all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$3,980 for the opposite itinerary.
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