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11 Days Splendid China Tour: Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Xi'an, Beijing

Tour Code: CNT_06
Availability: Year Round

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Shanghai
On arrival in Shanghai airport, you will be met by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel with a private car and driver. Free for the remaining of the day. You could have a rest or take a walk near the hotel.
Day 02 Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden and the nearby Yuyuan Market which is known locally as the City God Temple. Have lunch, then visit Former French Concession, Shikumen area, Xintiandi, and have a stroll over the Bund.

Jade Buddha Temple: Founded in 1882, the Jade Buddha Temple is a popular tourist destination for its two magnificent 1.9-meter-high white jade Buddhas brought from Burma. It is now an active monastery of Zen Buddhism, with 70 resident monks living and working there.
Yu Yuan Garden: The most famous garden in Shanghai, located not far from the Bund. The garden was finished in 1577; construction of the garden took 20 years. Yuyuan Garden is built in traditional Chinese style with many beautiful rock formations, trees, ponds, and pavilions. Doorways and zigzagging bridges separating the garden into various areas.
Former French Concession: As a foreign concession in Shanghai, the Former French Concession neighborhood is very beautiful - the buildings, the trees. The French Concession was established on 6 April 1849, when the French Consul to Shanghai, and it ends in 1943 when the Vichy French government signed it over to the pro-Japanese puppet government in Nanjing.
The Bund: With a length of 1 km, the bund is dotted with various grandiose solid buildings of western style dating back to the early this century in its west. Due to these imposing buildings, the bund is also reputed as "an international exhibition of architecture".
Day 03 Shanghai - Suzhou (Breakfast + Lunch)
Be transferred to the train station for high-speed train to Suzhou in the morning. Upon arrival, be met by our guide at Suzhou train station and transferred to your hotel. Visit the Zhuozhengyuan Garden, Liuyuan Garden and Wangshiyuan Garden.

Zhuozhengyuan Garden: Built in the Ming Dynasty, the garden covers 4 hectares. Is divided into three parts - the eastern, middle and western gardens. The middle one is the most essential part of the entire garden. With a pool in the center, the architect designed pavilions, terraces and buildings near the water, some of which poping out from the water directly. It is a typical example of the art of horticulture south of the Yangtze River.
Liuyuan Garden: With an area of 23,310 sq.m., the Liuyuan Garden has the layout and the architecture style of the gardens of the Qing Dynasty. It is celebrated for its artistic way of dealing with the spaces between various kinds of architectural form. Liuyuan Garden was listed as a cultural relic of national importance in 1961 by the Chinese government.
Wangshiyuan Garden: The smallest but the most exquisite of the Suzhou residential gardens, occupying only half a hectare of land, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. It was built in 1174 A.D. during the Song Dynasty.
Day 04 Suzhou - Tongli - Hangzhou (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, tour to Tongli Water Town. Tongli is famous for its one garden, two halls and three bridges. Stroll through Tuisiyuan Garden, then visit Chongben Hall and Jiayin Hall. Walk over the Taiping Bridge, Jili Bridge and Changqing Bridge. Take a boat ride on the tranquil waterways and see the scenery along the canals. Your guide will transfer you to railway station to take train to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, be met by our guide at Hangzhou train station and transferred to your hotel.

Tuisiyuan Garden: The garden covers an area more than 0.65 square meters. It was constructed between 1885 and 1887 by a scholar / official. The garden is full of pavilions, terraces, halls, rockeries, ponds, and other elements each designed as one part of a harmonious whole.
Day 05 Hangzhou (Lunch)
Our guide will meet you from your hotel (or airport, or train station) in the morning. Visit the West Lake, the Lingyin Temple, the Six Harmonies Pagoda, the National Silk Museum of China. Transfer to your hotel or railway station, end of service.


West Lake: One of the most famed tourist attractions in China. For centuries, the West Lake has been well known both for its picturesque landscape and for cultural heritage surviving yet illustrating the past dynasties.
Lingyin Temple: Founded in 326 A.D, and reputed as the No. 1 Temple in Southeast China. The 24.8-meter tall Buddha statue in its main hall is the second largest indoor one in China.
Six Harmonies Pagoda: A perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure built in the ancient China. It is first built in 970 AD in the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), in a way to press down the evil of the river tidal bore in Qiantang River.
National Silk Museum of China: The first state-level museum dedicated to silk culture and the biggest silk museum in the world.
Day 06 Hangzhou - Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Xi'an. Visit the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum and the Great Mosque.

Shaanxi Provincial History Museum: A large-scale modern State-class museum. It covers an area of about 70,000 square meters, the architectural area of which is 55,000 odd square meters. It has a collection of 113,000 historic and cultural relics. There are over 3000 pieces of cultural relics on display; they are the cream of cultural relics selected from among the hundreds of thousands of cultural relics, the majority of which are worldly treasures.
Great Mosque: Built during the reign of Emperor Xuan Zong, (685-762) in the Tang Dynasty, it is one of the oldest and most renowned mosques in China. The mosque has much Chinese tradition in both design and artistic outlook, without domes, minarets and dazzling patterns like Arabian mosques. It is still used by local Muslims for worship.
Day 07 Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, the Forest of Stone Steles Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Xi'an Ancient City Wall. Optional program in the evening: Tang Dynasty Dinner Show.

Terra Cotta Warriors: Buried underground for more than 2,200 years, the 8000 life-size soldiers, chariots and horses represent the army of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang who unified China between 230BC-221BC. In 1987, the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang and Terracotta Warriors were approved by UNESCO to list in the World Cultural Heritage Site.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda: Built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty, it is a well-preserved holy place for Buddhist with a history of over 1300 years. The pagoda was constructed to store the Buddhist scriptures that were brought by Xuanzang, an eminent monk who used to study in India from 629 to 645.
Day 08 Xi'an - Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Beijing. Tour to the Temple of Heaven. Optional program in the evening: Peking Opera, Kungfu Show or Chinese Acrobatics.

Temple of Heaven: The site where the emperors of Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties used for worshiping the God of Heaven. Construction of the Temple of Heaven began in 1406 and it took 14 years to complete. The main building - the Circular Altar, which has three layered terraces with white marble, is the place where the emperors offer sacrifice.
Peking Opera: China's national opera and it is also China's traditional art. It combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century. Traditional opera is very popular among Chinese people, especially seniors. Nowadays, appreciting an authentic Beijing Opera Show in famous Liyuan Theater is a must-do when you are traveling in Beijing.
Day 09 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace) and the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Roasted Duck Dinner.

Tian'anmen Square: Lying in the center of Beijing, the square is rectangular in shape and measuring 40 hectares. Tian'anmen Square is 500 meters wide from east to west and 880 meter long from north to south. It can accommodate up to one million people. At the southern end of Tian'anmen Square just behind the Monument to the Heroes of the People, visitors will find The Chairman Mao's Mausoleum. The historical sites and the political importance of the area make it a must-see for travelers to Beijing.
Forbidden City: The imperial palace and the home of 24 Emperors during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Enclosed behind its moat and 9.9m-high walls are 980 buildings, vast courtyards and long corridors that occupy a total area of 720,000 square meters. The construction of the Forbidden City took 14 years and was finished in 1420. It was listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987.
Summer Palace: Occupying an area of 290 hectares, it is the best-preserved and biggest imperial garden in China. Three quarters of the garden is made up of shallow lakes. The Summer Palace was originally constructed as an imperial garden in 1750, the 100-odd exquisite traditional architecture in the garden include pavilions, pagodas, temples, stone bridges, waterside gazebos, covered corridors and the famous marble boat.
Day 10 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take an excursion to the Mutianyu Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) at a distance.

Mutianyu Great Wall: Located approximately 45 miles from Beijing, Mutianyu is the most well-preserved part of the Great Wall with comparatively less tourist. It connects Juyongguan Pass in the west to Gubeikou Great Wall in the east. Mutianyu Great Wall historically has served as the northern border of Beijing. The Great Wall was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987.
Ming Tombs: The imperial cemetery of 13 Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) emperors, they are located in a canyon at the southern foot of Tianshou Mountain. Ming Tombs form the most extensive burial complex of any Chinese dynasty and are one of the finest preserved pieces of 15th century Chinese art and architecture. Among them, only the DingLing Tomb and ChangLing Tomb are opened to visitors. The Ming Tombs were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in August 2003.
Day 11 Departure (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.


2. Hotel Accommodation For This Tour

Destination Luxury Standard Comfort
Shanghai Renaissance Yuyuan
Galaxy Hotel
Holiday Inn Express
Suzhou Dongshan Hotel
Bamboo Grove Hotel
Hengdeli Hotel
Hangzhou SSAW Hotel

Haiwaihai Hotel
Tianhong Hotel
Xi'an Sheraton Hotel
Tangcheng Hotel
City Hotel
Beijing Crowne PLaza Hotel
Sunworld Hotel
King Parkview Hotel

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.


4. Service Inclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary above.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city. The cruise shore excursion is in-group assigned by the cruise company if your tour include Yangtze River cruise.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

8. Tibet Travel Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee if your tour covers Tibet.



5. Service Exclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers
Tips depending on the service of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.

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Tiananmen Square
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Forbidden City
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Peking Opera
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Temple of Heaven
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Hutong
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Summer Palace
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