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10-day China Metropolis Tour

Tour code: ETC-Q17   

The 10 day metropolis tour starts from the southern city Guangzhou, where you will see the typical Guangzhou buildings, ancient historical sites as well as the busy modern streets; you will also visit the bustling Bund as well as the imperial capital city Beijing.

Tour DateCityTour Brief
Arrival in Guangzhou
Guangdong Provincial Museum, Yuexiu Park, Chen Family Temple, Beijing Road
3Guangzhou / Shanghai
Xiguan Old Houses and Qingping Market, fly to Shanghai
Jade Buddha Temple, the People’s Square, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition, the Former French Concession and the Bund
Shanghai World Financial Center, Yu Garden, Tianzifang
6Shanghai / Beijing
Fly to Beijing, 798 Art Zone
Coal Hill, and Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
Mutianyu Great Wall, Hutongs by Rickshaw
Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and National Center for Performing Arts
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Day 1 Arrival in Guangzhou
Arrival in Guangzhou, be met and transferred to hotel.

Day 2 Guangzhou (B, L)
In the morning, after a visit to Guangdong Provincial Museum, go to Yuexiu Park-the largest park in Guangzhou City with an area of 920,000 square meters. Then go to Five Ram Statue to take photos of this landmark site. Pay a visit to Chen Family Temple, the largest, best preserved, and best decorated ancient architecture existing in Guangdong province. Later, stroll at the Beijing Road for some shopping where you can not only have one-stop shopping chance, but also seeing some cultural sites.

Day 3 Guangzhou / Shanghai (B, L)
Visit Xiguan Old Houses and Qingping Market to see local people's life. Transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 4 Shanghai (B, L)
5 highlights of today: visit Jade Buddha Temple, the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai that boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma. After wander around the People’s Square, pay a visit to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition to see the urban planning designs there. Later, visit the Former French Concession to appreciate its special architecture style. The Bund comes the last sight which is the waterfront to see newly-erected modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period.

Day 5 Shanghai (B, L)
Drive to Pudong Area and take an elevator up to the top of Shanghai World Financial Center to have a panoramic view of the bustling town. Then go to Yu Garden, with 400 years’ history, this private garden features traditional architectural style of Yangtze Delta. Later, go to Tianzifang for some free shopping.

Day 6 Shanghai /Beijing (B)
Fly to Beijing. Transfer to visit 798 Art Zone, which houses a thriving artistic community, among 50-year old decommissioned military factory buildings of unique architectural style. Then proceed to check into your hotel.

Day 7 Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, visit Coal Hill and Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace in China for 24 emperors' reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years. In the afternoon, go to Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation.

Day 8 Beijing (B, L)
Today's excursion takes you to Mutianyu Great Wall, a less visited and more original part of the Great Wall. It is situated where vegetation is luxurious and over 90 percent of the land is covered with grass, forests and fruit trees. Then pay a visit to Ming Tombs(Changling), 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 9 Beijing  (B, L)
After breakfast, visit the Summer Palace (with a short cruise on Kunming Lake), the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years. Then go to visit Tiananmen Square, which is the largest city square in the world. Later, go to National Center for Performing Arts, and proceed to stroll at Qianmen Avenue and Dashila shopping areas.

Day 10 Beijing departure (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to your 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";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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