Highlights

For those overseas Chinese who want to return to the motherland and discover China’s long history and profound culture, this 16-day China Heritage Tour is one of the best choices. Join us to visit Beijing, Xian, Pingyao, Luoyang and other time-honored cities for ancient China’s precious heritages, including Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Shaolin Temple, Pingyao old town, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum….

Duration: 16 days & 15 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Pingyao - Xi'an - Luoyang - Dengfeng - Zhengzhou - Qufu - Taishan - Nanjing - Suzhou - Shanghai

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Shanghai

Day
Be met at the airport and transferred to check in hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Private escorted tour to over 500-year-old Temple of Heaven. It is basically a huge communication terminal which the Emperor used to communicate directly with Heaven, and it was included in the World Heritage List in 1998. Secondly, go to the Tiananmen Square, located at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square. Then enter the Forbidden City. It was nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987 and recognized as one of the most important five palaces in the world. At night, a delicious Peking duck dinner is prepared.

Meal: B, L, D

Private escorted tour to Mutianyu Great Wall by round-way cable car. Mutianyu, meaning 'Admiring Fields Valley', is the longest fully-restored Great Wall section open to tourists and about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing. Next, visit the Summer palace. The Chinese call it Yihe Yuan, and 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.

Meal: B, L

Private escorted tour to over 500-year-old Temple of Heaven. It is basically a huge communication terminal which the Emperor used to communicate directly with Heaven, and it was included in the World Heritage List in 1998. Secondly, go to the Tiananmen Square, located at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square. Then enter the Forbidden City. It was nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987 and recognized as one of the most important five palaces in the world. At night, a delicious Peking duck dinner is prepared.

Meal: B, L

This morning you will continue to explore Pingyao Old Town. Drive about 15 minutes and you will see the Double Forest Temple (Shuangli Si). Then head for Qiao Family Compound, which is a masterpiece of residential architecture of Ming and Qing Dynasty in North China. Take high speed train toXian(about 3 hours). Arrive at Xian. Be met & transferred to your hotel.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, Visit Ancient City Wall, the most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence. It encircles and protects the ancient part of Xian City. Later, transfer to visit the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is one of the highlight attractions in China. It is significant because the hundreds of detailed life-size models.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, enjoy your visit to Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Gao’ Family Compound and watch a local Shadow play. Then take a speed train to Luoyang in the late afternoon. Be met and transfer to the hotel.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, transfer to visit Longmen Grottos, Luoyang Museum, Emperor Carriage Museum (Tianzijialiu) and old city town.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, drive to Dengfeng to visit the world-famous Shaolin Temple, Pagoda Forest, and watch Kung Fu performance. Then proceed to Zhengzhou.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, take a speed train to Qufu, - the hometown of Confucius (4.5 hours). Our guide will pick you up at the train station, then visit Confucius Temple, and Confucius Family Mansion.

Meal: B, L

After a quick visit to Confucius Family Cemetery, drive to Tai’an to visit Mount Tai (round-way cable car and shuttle bus included) and see the summit of the mountain. Take a speed train to Nanjing in the evening (2h15min).

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, you will star today's tour with a visit to the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Linggu Temple, then to Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Then visit the Confucius Temple. In the evening you will be treated to a cruise along the Qinhuai River.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, we will pick you up at hotel and visit the ancient Zhonghua Gate and old city wall, the Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre. Take a speed train to Suzhou (1.5 hours). Be met at the train station and transferred to the hotel.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, visit Garden of Net Master, No.1 Silk Factory, Tiger Hill, then enjoy a cruise in the Grand Canal. Drive to Shanghai.

Meal: B, L

City tours to the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai History Museum, World Financial Center, the Bund and Nanjing Road.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B, L

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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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