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11-day Northeastern China by Speed Train

Tour code: ETC-B60   

Cities in northern eastern China are also linked by bullet Trains now! This tour starting from capital Beijing, after hiking the grand Great Wall, you will ride the railway to Shenyang for old Imperial Palace of Qing Dynasty, then transfer to Changchun for unique cultural tours, the last stop is Harbin, which is a wonderful destination for winter vacation!

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Beijing
Arrival in Beijing
2 Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City. Peking duck dinner
3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall, a pedicab tour to Hutong
4 Beijing / Shenyang
 Summer Palace, train to Shenyang
5 Shenyang
Shenyang Imperial Palace, Zhaoling Mausoleum, former Residence of General Zhang Zuolin
6 Shenyang / Jilin
Train to Jilin, Meteorite Museum, Century Square
7 Jilin / Changchun
North Mountain Park, train to Changchun, Puppet Emperor’s Palace
8 Changchun
World Sculpture Park, Bore Buddhist Temple, visit a village of Korean origin
9 Changchun / Harbin
Train to Harbin, Harbin Pole Aquarium
10 Harbin
Siberian Tiger Park, St. Sophia Church, and Zhongyang Pedestrian Street.
11 Harbin
Free time, departure

Day 01 Arrival in Beijing (No meal)
Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel at downtown.

Day 02 Beijing (B, L, D)
Private escorted tour to Temple of Heaven, which was the sacrificial compound building for the Ming and Qing emperors, and it boasts the largest sacrificial place in Beijing among a few imperial altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon super natures. After that, walk across Tiananmen Square, it is arguably claimed as the largest public square in the world. Then we enter the Forbidden City - with over 9,000 rooms and over 250 acres. This large palace building was built between 1406 and 1420, and it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. As it is known to all, Peking duck dinner is famous for its crispy lean duck without the usual high fat content, plus plum (or garlic) sauce, scallions and pancakes. The Peking duck dinner at night will make your mouth water.

Day 03 Beijing (B, L)
Setting foot on the Great Wall is a must-do during your Beijing tour as we plan a private escorted trip to Mutianyu Great Wall for you today. The grand Great Wall is really amazing and a good place to challenge yourself physically. Transfer back to downtown in the afternoon and have a pedicab tour to Hutong, namely Beijing’s traditional alleyways, represents Beijing's origin, location or history. It is in these gray-tiled long lanes that families play, buy goods, gossip, and connect.

Day 04 Beijng- Shenyang (B, L)
In the morning, you will visit the Summer Palace, the best preserved imperial garden in the world. The landscaped gardens, temples, and pavilions were designed to achieve harmony with nature. It was listed on the World Heritage List by the UNESCO in 1998. After lunch, transfer to take a speed train to Shenyang (5 hours).

Day 05 Shenyang (B, L)
After breakfast, go to the Shenyang Imperial Palace(Gu Gong). It was built between 1625 and 1636 and is the former imperial palace of the early Qing Dynasty. In 2004, it was included in the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List as an extension of the Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in China. Secondly, visit Zhaoling Mausoleum, a glorious feudalistic emperors' mausoleum, which is the final resting place of the second pioneering emperors of Qing Dynasty, Emperor Taizhong and Empress Xiaoduan. Later, proceed to the former Residence of General Zhang Zuolin, and learn some historic stories about the general Zhang Zuolin.

Day 06 Shenyang – Jilin (B, L)
Take a morning speed train to Jilin (2.5 hours). Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to have lunch. Then go to the Meteorite Museum. In March 1976 a heavy meteorite shower hit the area around Jilin. This shower is reputed to have been thrown from the planet strip between Jupiter and Mars. Local astrologers took action to preserve the 138 pieces of meteorite that now can be seen in this museum. Later, enjoy a leisure time around Century Square at downtown.

Day 07 Jilin – Changchun (B, L)
After breakfast, visit North Mountain Park to enjoy beautiful scenes there. Transfer to take a speed train to Changchun (45 minutes). After arrival, be met and transferred to have lunch. Later, go to visit the Puppet Emperor’s Palace (Manchukuo Palace). It was the official residence created by the Imperial Japanese Army for China's last emperor Puyi to live in as part of his role as Emperor of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo.

Day 08 Changchun (B, L)
In the morning, drive to visit the World Sculpture Park. Covering land area of 92 hectare, it is a modern city sculpture park combining natural hill and water with human scenery. It is where the East and West Civilization of the World, Chinese Tradition and Modern Culture are compromised to embody its permanent theme of Friendship, Peace and Spring. Then go to Bore Buddhist Temple, which is the biggest Buddhist Temple in Changchun and is a perfect example of Buddhist architectural structure. Later, proceed to a village of Korean origin to experience Korean people's life and custom there.

Day 09 Changchun – Harbin (B, L)

After breakfast, transfer to train station and take a speed train to Harbin (1.5 hours). Pickup service at the train station and have lunch, then visit Harbin Pole Aquarium, where boasts lots of uncommon animals, for example, arcitic fox, polar bear, beluga, etc. It has two shows, one is that of the seals which the children could enjoy and the beluga show which is really fascinating for both the adult and young ones.

Day 10 Harbin (B, L)
After breakfast, visit Siberian Tiger Park, being established in 1996, it boasts about 800 Siberian tigers at all ages, which makes it the largest natural reserve for Siberian tigers in the world. Then pay a visit to St. Sophia Church. It is the largest Orthodox church in Far East and with an elegant Byzantine style, it is 53.25 meters high with a floor area of 721 square meters. Thirdly, wander around Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, which is a rare architectural art corridor as well as one of the longest and biggest pedestrian streets in Asia today. If time permits, you can choose to visit Harbin Jewish Museum (New Jewish Synagogue) or Unit 731 Museum (where was the base of the covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Japanese army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II).

Day 11 Harbin departure (B)
Free time at leisure until you are picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight to the next destination.

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As 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.

Included Services

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;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";

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