10-day Essence of China
Tour code: ETC-Q20
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Hong Kong||Arrival in Hong Kong|
|2||Hong Kong||Wong Tai Sin Temple, and Bird Market, Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Repulse Bay and Stanley Market|
|3||Hong Kong||Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery and the Ngong Ping Village|
|4||Hong Kong / Xi'an||Free morning, fly to Xi'an|
|5||Xi'an||Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quaters, Grand Mosque|
|6||Xi'an / Beijing||Fly to Beijing, Jingshan Park, Pecking Roast Duck|
|7||Beijing||Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City|
|8||Beijing||Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs (Changling)|
|9||Beijing||Summer Palace, Hutongs by Rickshaw|
Arrival in Hong Kong, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02 Hong Kong (B, L)
A full day tour: after a visit to the Wong Tai Sin Temple, wander in Bird Market to have fun there. Then go to the Victoria Peak, which combines shopping, restaurants, and entertainment and features the oldest mode transport, the 112-year old Peak Tram and Hong Kong's most unusual building and icon, The Peak Tower. Aberdeen Fishing Village comes the next spot. It is where people can have a glimpse of boat-dwellers at Aberdeen Bay. Later, enjoy time at the Repulse Bay, a relaxing sandy beach with a strong characteristic of local culture. At last, shopping at Stanley Market.
Day 03 Hong Kong (B, L)
Travel by ferry from Hong Kong to Lantau Island. See the world's largest seated outdoor bronze statue, Tian Tan Buddha. Then walk through the village full of cultural integrity. Explore the grand Po Lin Monastery and the Ngong Ping Village.
Day 04 Hong Kong /Xian (B)
Free morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport and fly to Xian by an afternoon flight. Check into your hotel.
Day 05 Xian (B, L)
Visit the most famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, one of the top attractions in China. It is significant because the hundreds of detailed life-size models represent the army that triumphed over all other Chinese armies and who were the decisive factor in forming a united China. Then proceed to visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda which has a brick frame built around a hollow interior, and its square base and shape reflect the building style of other pagodas from the era of Tang Dynasty. Later, meander through the old Muslim districts, explore the Grand Mosque of Chinese architectural style.
Day 06 Xian / Beijing (B, D)
Transfer to airport and fly to Beijing. Be met and transferred to the hotel. Visit Jingshan Park and have a panoramic view of downtown Beijing. Enjjoy delicious Peking duck dinner at night.
Day 07 Beijing (B, L)
Private escorted tour to China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven, Temple of Heaven. It was used to hold a memorial ceremony for the God in Winter Solstice Festival and to pray for harvest in the first month of the lunar year by the emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties. Then go to Tiananmen Square, which is the largest city square in the world. Later, pay a visit to the Forbidden City, nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987, is the largest ancient palatial structure in the world and the best-preserved imperial palace in China.
Day 08 Beijing (B, L)
Private escorted tour by round-way cable car to Mutianyu Great Wall-- the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall that connects with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi and Jinshanling in the east. After climbing the Great Wall, pay a visit to the Ming Tombs (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 09 Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, visit the Summer Palace (with a short cruise on Kunming Lake). This world-wide known palace is located northwest of Beijing and said to be the best preserved imperial garden in the world, and the largest of its kind still in existence in China. It is only a short drive (15 km) from central Beijing but seems like another world. Then enjoy Hutong tour by rickshaw. Hutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys in Beijing, which represent an important cultural element of the city of Beijing. Later, pay a visit to Yonghe lama Temple, which was originally a prince mansion of Qing Dynasty, later changed into the head office of Lama Administration.
Day10 Beijing departure (B)
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;
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