For those who love Chinese food, charm yourself with this gourmet Chinese cuisine & cultural tour. Have a taste of China’s most famous cuisines, including Lu Cuisine, Chuan Cuisine, Cantonese Cuisine and Huaiyang Cuisine, with their most representative dishes and snacks. You will also travel to some historic and cultural sites, such as Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Great Wall and Suzhou classic gardens.

Duration: 10 days & 9 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Jinan - Chengdu - Guangzhou - Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Shanghai

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Landing at Beijing Airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

After breakfast, go to the Temple of Heaven, which is one of Beijing's most impressive sites in terms of architecture, color and significance and was used by Emperor to communicate directly with Heaven. Lunch at a restaurant featured with Peking Noodle with Soybean Paste. After that, visit the Forbidden City, nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987, is the largest ancient palatial structure in the world and the best-preserved imperial palace in China. Later, go to Jingshan Park, covers an area of more than 230,000 m², Jingshan is immediately north of the Forbidden City on the central axis of Beijing. Peking Duck dinner at a local featured restaurant.

Meal: B, L, D

Temple of Heaven

Private escorted tour by round-way cable car to Mutianyu Great Wall is planned in the morning. As the old saying goes, "One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero". Therefore, it is the must-see site during your Beijing tour. Have lunch at the local restaurant trying the popular dumplings (Jiaozi). In the afternoon, we'll take you to have a pedicab tour to Hutong (Beijing's traditional alleyways) to see the local people's life and the traditional Siheyuan-style courtyard houses of Beijing. Dinner at Bai Family Courtyard Restaurant or Li Family Restaurant for the imperial dinner.

Meal: B, L, D

Mutianyu Great Wall

After breakfast, transfer to take a fast train to Jinan (2 hours). After lunch at a restaurant featured with Lu Cuisine. Visit Baotu Spring Park, and have a stroll at Daming Lake. Dinner at the famous Lu Cuisine restaurant in Shungen Hillview Hotel.

Meal: B, L, D

Transfer to the airport and fly to Chengdu. Pick you up at the airport and transfer to visit Wenshu Monastery, and stroll around the old quarters of the city. You will have some Chinese tea and try some snacks. Dinner at a famous local restaurant (Huangcheng Laoma Restaurant ) for Sichuan hotpot.

Meal: B, L, D

Wenshu Monastery

After breakfast, drive to visit Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center to see the lovely creatures. Lunch at Baguobuyi Restaurant to further taste the delicious dishes of Sichuan cuisine. Transfer to the airport to fly to Guangzhou in the late afternoon.

Meal: B, L

Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center

You may have a light breakfast, and try the Dim Sum meal around the noontime at the local well-known restaurant, where many locals enjoy their morning tea break. Have a walk at Shamian area, where you will see some old buildings of the colonial period and local people’s life. In the afternoon, visit Chen Family Temple, which also houses Guangdong Folk Art Museum inside. Then visit the aged houses at Xiguan old city quarters. Dinner at a typical Cantonese restaurant.

Meal: B, L, D

Transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai. Have some snacks at Lvbolang Restaurant near Yu Garden, where hosted the former US president Bill Clinton’s family in 1998. Pay a visit to Yu Garden. Then proceed to the Bund to see old & new Shanghai along Huangpu River. Dinner at a typical restaurant famous for the local cuisine of Shanghai (Benbang cuisine).

Meal: B, L, D

the Bund

Drive to Suzhou for a full day tour, which is famous for gardens, silk and pretty ladies in China. Our first stop will be the Garden of Net Master. Then visit No.1 Silk Factory and Museum. Have lunch at a famed restaurant for Huaiyang Cuisine. In the afternoon, take a 3-wheel pedicab to the old quarter of Suzhou. Transfer back to Shanghai.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

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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 Suite 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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