11-day Discovery of China Ancient Capitals
Tour code: ETC-Q114
An 11-day trip for unforgettable journey in ancient capitals of China, namely Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Xian and Beijing, which are all over thousand years history, with many historical and cultural relics for visiting.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Nanjing||Arrival in Nanjing|
|2||Nanjing||Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Zhonghua Gate, cruise along Qinhuai River|
|3||Nanjing / Zhengzhou
||Train to Zhengzhou, Henan Provincial Museum|
|4||Zhengzhou / Kaifeng / Zhengzhou||Drive to Kaifeng, Millennium City Park, Dragon Pavillion Park, Iron Pagoda, Prime Minister Temple, back to Zhengzhou|
|5||Zhengzhou / Luoyang||Train to Luoyang, Longmen Grottoes, Guanlin Scenic Area, Emperor, Carriage Museum, old Luoyang town|
|6||Luoyang||Shaolin Temple, Dagoba Forest and Kung Fu performance are included|
|7||Luoyang / Xian||Train to Xian, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Gao Family Courtyard House with a puppet shadow play|
|8||Xian / Beijing||Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Qinshihuang Mausoleum, Bell Tower, the old Muslim quarters, train to Beijing|
|9||Beijing||Coal Hill, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Qianmen Pedestrian Street|
|10||Beijing||Mutianyu Great Wall, a 3-wheel rickshaw tour Hutong|
|11||Beijing||Temple of Heaven, service end|
Day 01 Arrival in Nanjing (No meal)
Arrive in Nanjing, be met and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure the rest of the day.
Day 02 Nanjing (B,L)
After breakfast, you will start today’s tour with a visit to the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, then to Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and Zhonghua Gate. In the evening you will be treated to a cruise along the Qinhuai River, which is not only historic but also beautifully lit at night
Day 03 Nanjing / Zhengzhou (B, L)
After breakfast, transfer to board a fast train to Zhengzhou (5 hours), the capital of Henan Province. Visit Henan Provincial Museum.
Day 04 Zhengzhou / Kaifeng / Zhengzhou (B, L)
Drive to Kaifeng, another ancient city in Henan. Visit Millennium City Park, Dragon Pavillion Park, and Iron Pagoda (Tie Ta) and Prime Minister Temple (Xiangguo Si). Then drive back to Zhengzhou.
Day 05 Zhengzhou / Luoyang (B, L)
Transfer to take a morning train to Luoyang. Then visit Longmen Grottoes, Guanlin Scenic Area, Emperor Carriage Museum and old Luoyang town.
Day 06 Luoyang (B, L)
One day tour to Shaolin Temple, Dagoba Forest and Kung Fu performance are included. Then drive back to Luoyang.
Day 07 Luoyang / Xian (B, L)
Take a fast train to Xian in the morning (2.5 hours). After lunch, visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, and Gao Family Courtyard House with a puppet shadow play.
Day 08 Xian / Beijing (B, L)
Full day visit to Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Qinshihuang Mausoleum, Bell Tower and a stroll to the old Muslim quarters of the city. Take an overnight train to Beijing (11 hours)
Day 09 Beijing (B, L)
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel and have breakfast. Visit Coal Hill to have a panoramic view of Beijing. Then to the Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square and Qianmen Pedestrian Street.
Day 10 Beijing (B, L)
Private escorted tour to Mutianyu Great Wall (round-way cable car), and a 3-wheel rickshaw tour Hutong (Beijing’s traditional alleyways) to see the local people’s life.
Day 11 Beijing departure (B, L)
After breakfast, go to visit Temple of Heaven, then transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.
End of service.
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.
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Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
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