Overview

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, architecture gems and unique dwelling houses, 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

Customize Your Tour:
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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

China architecture tour with Fobidden City

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

Take high speed train to Pingyao, and visit Pingyao Old Town. With a history of more than 2,700 years, Pingyao is the most complete ancient city in the Han nationality area of China and a UNESCO World Cultural heritage site. Ramble the Ming Qing Street to experience the unique historical atmosphere. Visit Rishengchang exchange shop - the first kind of Chinese bank. And get in the Ancient City Wall to have a full view of Pingyao Old Town. 

Meal: B, L

China tour to Pingyao Old Town

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

China tour to Terracotta Army

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

Longmen Grottos

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

Confucius Temple

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

Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen

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

the Bund

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B, L

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What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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