14-day Best of Korea & China from Seoul to Shanghai
Tour code: ETC-A09
Travel between two of East Asia’s most charming nations, and you will uncover the most renowned historical sites, beautiful islands and remarkable modern landmarks in Korea and China. This trip will take you to Seoul, Jeju Island, Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing, and visit Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terra Cotta Army, Gyeongbokgung Palace, etc.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Seoul||Arrive in Seoul|
|2||Seoul||Changing of the Guard Ceremony, Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum, Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, Ginseng Center, N Seoul Tower, Myeongdong and Namdaemun Market|
|3||Seoul||Imjingak Park, Freedom Bridge, The 3rd infiltration Tunnel, DMZ Theater / Exhibition Hall, Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station, etc|
|4||Seoul - Jeju Island||Fly to Jeju Island, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, Seongup Folk Village, Magic Road or mysterious road|
|5||Jeju Island - Seoul||Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Teddy Bear Museum, Manjanggul Lava Tube, fly to Seoul|
|6||Seoul - Shanghai||Fly to Shanghai|
|7||Shanghai||Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple|
|8||Shanghai||Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund and Nanjing Road|
|9||Shanghai - Xi’an||Fly to Xian, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum|
|10||Xian||Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda|
||Xi’an - Beijing||Fly to Beijng|
|12||Beijing||Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, The Summer Palace|
||Beijing||Great Wall, Ming Tomb, The Sacred Road, Peking duck banquet|
Day 1 Arrive in Seoul (no meal)
Upon your arrival, your local tour guide will meet you at the airport then escort you to hotel. Check in and enjoy the free time on your own.
Day 2 Seoul (B, L)
After breakfast, explore the capital city of Korea. In the morning, Start the city tour, visit the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, Gyeongbokgung Palace (Deoksugung Palace on Tuesdays), National Folk Museum (History Museum on Tuesdays), Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, Ginseng Center, then go to the city hall, free at leisure the rest of day. In the evening, visit N Seoul Tower, Myeongdong and Namdaemun Market.
Day 3 Seoul (B, L)
In morning around 8:00 am, visit Imjingak Park, Freedom Bridge, The 3rd infiltration Tunnel, DMZ Theater / Exhibition Hall, Dora observatory, Dorasan Station, Unification Village Pass by and Amethyst factory or Ginseng Center then go to the city hall.
Day 4 Seoul - Jeju Island (B, L)
Take the early morning flight to Jeju Island, largest island of Korea. Upon arrival, transfer to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, also known as the "sunrise peak". Then visit Seongup Folk Village, where Korea’s traditional thatched houses, Confucian temple, mill, fortress and tombstones have been preserved. Also you can enjoy Jeju folk songs, folk entertainment and local food. Next, you will take a short stop at the Magic Road or mysterious road where you can experience the strange phenomenon of going uphill when your vehicle's engine is turned off. Transfer to your hotel, enjoy the free time on your own.
Day 5 Jeju Island - Seoul (B, L)
After breakfast, visit Cheonjiyeon Waterfall. Cheonjiyeon means "God's pond", which is from the legend of the seven fairies who served the King of Heaven, after Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, visit Teddy Bear Museum. You can see the teddy bears from various countries. Then visit Manjanggul Lava Tube, one of the world’s finest lava tunnels (UNESCO Natural Heritage Site). There are 70cm lava stalagmites and the lava tube tunnels in the Manjanggul Cave. After tour, transfer to airport for your flight to Seoul.
Day 6 Seoul - Shanghai (B)
Enjoy your free morning until your guide escort you to airport for your flight to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai. Our guide will meet you at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Day 7 Shanghai (B, L)
Visit 3 highlights today: first, visit Shanghai Museum, a large museum of ancient Chinese art which is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls with a collection of over 120,000 pieces. Secondly, pay a visit to Yu Garden to appreciate its brilliant historical garden art and have a leisurely stroll in it. At last, go to the Jade Buddha Temple, which is the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma.
Day 8 Shanghai (B, L)
In the morning, Visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower and wander around the old quarters of Shanghai to get close to Shanghai people's life and appreciate the architecture style there. Then proceed to the Bund and Nanjing Road-- as it is known to all, the Bund is the waterfront to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period.
Day 9 Shanghai - Xi’an (B, L)
Enjoy the free time until your guide escort you to airport for you flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, Transfer to visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Qin Dynasty (221-207B.C.).
Day 10 Xi’an (B, L)
After breakfast, go to the Shaanxi History Museum, which boats a large collection of unearthed cultural relics of China. Then visit the Ancient City Wall, the best-kept and biggest city walls in China – 13,912 meters in circumference, 12 meters in height, and the foundation is 18 meters in width and the top of the wall is 15 meters wide. Later, go to the Wild Goose Pagoda - the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty (618-907) for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang.
Day 11 Xi’an - Beijing (B, L)
Arrive in Beijing. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Day 12 Beijing (B, L)
Take a private escorted tour to go to the Tiananmen Square, located at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square. Secondly, go to the Forbidden City, officially as the Imperial Palace Museum, 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. The Summer Palace comes the last one on the plan. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures.
Day 13 Beijing (B, L, D)
Private escorted tour to the Great Wall, the greatest of the eight ancient architectural wonders in the history of human civilization. Then go to Ming Tomb, about 50 kilometers from the northwest of Beijing, is the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs and have been nominated by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. The Sacred Road, namely "the way leading to Heaven", is affiliated with Ming Tomb. At night, a famous and delicious Peking Duck Banquet is offered.
Day 14 Beijing Departure (B)
Enjoy free time in the morning until our guild escorts you to airport for your homeward flight.
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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