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This is the value plus china tour by high speed train in 11 days! Starting from the capital city Beijing, experience the architectural wonders there, than further to Xi'an and Zhengzhou, which are all linked by bullet trains, to see the Terracotta Army and Shaolin Temple; the last stop is at the bustling Shanghai. And you will visit other highlights like Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Yu Garden, Shanghai History Museum, the Bund, Zhujiajiao...

Duration: 11 days & 10 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Zhengzhou - Shanghai

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Shanghai

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Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel at downtown.

Private escorted tour to Temple of Heaven, China's existing building complex for offering sacrifice to heaven by the emperors in history. Then visit Tiananmen Square, locates at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square which witnesses the development of China. And then the Forbidden City, nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987, is the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. At night, the epitome of Beijing cuisine Peking duck dinner is deliciously prepared.

Meal: B, L, D

Temple of Heaven

Proceed to visit Mutianyu Great Wall (round-way cable car included) - 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. Then pay a visit to the Summer Palace, which is a royal garden most completely preserved with richest landscapes and large compact buildings. It was listed as the world cultural heritage in 1998. Later, enjoy boating at Kunming Lake. 

Meal: B, L

In the morning, enjoy tour by a 3-wheel rickshaw to Hutong, namely Beijing's traditional alleyways, to see the local people's life. Later, transfer to the train station to take a high speed train to Xian (about 5 hours). After arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Meal: B, L

Hutong

Drive to visit Xian's highlight - 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. Then go to learn how to prepare Chinese noodles or dumplings at the local restaurants.

Meal: B, L, D

A visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, built between 707-709, the pagoda 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; then to Xian Museum, as many as 130, 000 fine cultural relics are preserved here, most of which were unearthed in the ancient tombs from different dynasties before Tang Dynasty (618-907). Later, transfer to the train station and head for Zhengzhou by high speed train (about 2.5 hours).

Meal: B, L

Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Visit Henan Provincial Museum to appreciate precious cultural relics and know the history about Henan. Then proceed to the birth place of Chinese martial arts - Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng County. The temple was built in 495, the 19th year of the reign of Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty. Dagoba Forest and Chinese Kung Fu performances are also in the plan.  

Meal: B, L

Transfer to catch the speed train to Shanghai (6.5 hours). Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Meal: B, L

In the morning, go out to visit Yu Garden, which has a total area of 20,000 square meters with an exquisite layout and beautiful scenery. Then go to the Jade Buddha Temple, which is the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma. After a visit to Shanghai History Museum and learn the knowledge of Shanghai and appreciate some relics, go to the fantastic Bund, which located in the Huangpu District, the scenery line of Shanghai and at the center. At night, enjoy the optional acrobatic show. 

Meal: B, L

Yu Garden

Free day for your own exploration.

Meal: B

Free time at leisure until you will be transferred to the airport to fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    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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