7-day Essence of China for Vegetarians
Tour code: ETC-B48
This 7 days Chinese essence trip offers the best sites in Beijing and Shanghai, leading you into the majestic imperial ancient buildings then the thriving metropolitan city… See the old and new of China by visiting these two typical cities, with local vegetarian restaurants are delicately selected.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
||Arrival in Beijing|
||Forbidden City, Jingshan park, hutongs|
||Mutianyu Great Wall, Yonghe Lamasery|
|4||Beijing / Shanghai
||Temple of Heaven, fly to Shanghai|
||Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, the Bund|
||Shanghai / Suzhou
||Garden of Net Master, No.1 Silk Factory, tongli Ancient town|
After arrival in Beijing, be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure after the flight. Enjoy dinner at local vegetarian restaurant.
Day 02 Beijing (B, L, D)
In the morning, lead to the most famous Forbidden City, which is officially known as the Imperial Palace Museum and has a long history over 500 years. Then go to Jingshan Park, covers an area of more than 230,000 m², Jingshan is immediately north of the Forbidden City on the central axis of Beijing. Later, explore the old Beijing quarters on foot, walking through the city's traditional narrow alleyways called "Hutong", relax at Hou Hai Park. Have lunch and dinner at local vegetarian restaurant.
Day 03 Beijing (B, L)
Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall by round-way cable car. It is a World Heritage Sites and highlight ancient architecture. This less-crowded section is about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing. Then proceed to visit Yonghe Lamasery, originally a prince mansion of Qing Dynasty, it was changed to the head office of Lama Administration. Share vegetarian food at local restaurant.
Day 04 Beijing – Shanghai (B, L, D)
In the morning, visit 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, now you can see the local Beijingers to do morning exercises here. Later, transfer and fly to Shanghai. Be met and checked in the hotel. Have lunch and dinner at local vegetarian restaurant.
Day 05 Shanghai (B, L, D)
Visit The People's Square and the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall then onto the famous Shanghai Museum, one of the best in China. In the afternoon, visit Yu Garden, an exquisite small garden nestled in the old quarters of Shanghai. Then stroll at the Bund to see the new and old Shanghai. Have vegetarian food for lunch and dinner at local restaurant.
Day 06 Shanghai-Suzhou-Tongli (B, L)
Drive to Suzhou for a full day tour, which is famous for gardens, silk and pretty ladies in China. Our first stop will be the Garden of Net Master--the smallest among the four most famous classic gardens in Suzhou, yet it is the most impressive. Then pay a visit to No.1 Silk Factory, with a history of more than 80 years, it enjoys a good reputation in the silk industry. Later, proceed to Tongli to have a boat ride at the local canal and wander around ancient little town. Transfer back to Shanghai. Have lunch at the local vegetarian restaurant.
Day 07 Shanghai departure (B)
Free time for your own excursions. Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.
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PRICES START FROM 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$ for the opposite itinerary.
Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.
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