no travel route attracts more visitors than this fascinating
one. Beijing is the heart and soul of China. It now holds
the largest collection of ancient sites and relics in the
nation. Xi'an is a city with several thousand years of history.
It had been the capital of ancient China for eleven dynasties.
It was the starting point of the Silk Road. As a famous cultural
and trade center in the world, it played an important role
in bridging the different cultures between the East and the
West. Shanghai is the most prosperous economic and cultural
center of modern China.
|Day 1: Beijing
Arrival at Beijing Capital
International Airport, greetings by your tour guide and
transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your disposal.
Visit the Badaling Great Wall in the morning. Enjoy
the beauty of the Summer Palace
(Yi He Yuan) after lunch. It is
an imperial garden where the Chinese gardening is perfectly
reflected. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
|Day 3: Beijing / Xi'an
Visit the world-famous Tian'anmen Square
in the morning. Enter the palace of the emperor, which the
Chinese officials call the Palace Museum (better known as
the Forbidden City) through the Tian’anmen Square Gate. The
Forbidden City is on the UNESCO World Heritage List,
too. It is a masterpiece of Chinese palace architecture and
it demonstrates the integration of traditional architecture
in ancient northern China into the art of palace building.
After lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven,
where the Ming and Qing Emperors worshiped the heaven and
prayed for good harvests. It is also on the UNESCO World Heritage
List. It is an unique expression of the Chinese concept of
the relationship between heaven and earth. Transfer to the
train station in the afternoon. You will go to Xi'an by train
in a first class sleeping wagon.
|Day 4: Xi'an
|| Jianguo Hotel****
in Xi'an in the morning. Transfer to the hotel and breakfast.
Visit the Army of TerraCotta Warriors
is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The excavation is located
close to the subsurface grave of the first emperor of China.
There are thousands of life-size Terra-Cotta Warriors and
Horses watching over the Tomb of the first emperor of China,
Qin Shi Huang (BC 221-210), especially two bronze models of
horse carriage and warrior. After lunch, you go back to the
city by minibus and visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda
(Da Yan Ta) in the Dacien temple built in 652 A.D., which
is considered as Xi'an’s landmark.
|Day 5: Xi'an / Shanghai
|| Pacific Luck Hotel***
In the morning, visit
the Bell and Drum Tower square and the
Muslim Old Town with numerous small shops and restaurants.
There you visit the Great Mosque, which
is built in the typical Chinese temple architectural style.
Moreover you see the Chinese Medicine
Market, where the raw materials for the Chinese
traditional medicine are sold. In the afternoon, you go
by plane to Shanghai, the largest city in China. Arrival
in Shanghai and greeting by the tour guide, transfer to
|| Pacific Luck Hotel***
Visit the Yu Garden
and the Tea House
in the morning. Then you experience the religious life in
the Jade Buddha Temple
, where a 2m Buddha
statue, made of one single piece of rare white Burmese jade,
is housed. After lunch, visit the Bund, a street along the
Huangpu River with its European colonial architecture of the
1930's. And then you will go up to the world`s highest view
platform, at the Jinmao Skyscraper
412 m the present third highest building in the world. You
can enjoy a 360 degree breath-taking view of the city at the
88 th floor. Stroll up Nanjing Road
busiest shopping street of Shanghai.
Transfer to the airport
after breakfast and fly back home. (You can spend approx.
$7 to go to the airport by the Transrapid).
End of the travel.
L: Lunch D:
|Tour No.: CMC
Classical and Modern China
For individual groups
Number of participants
Single room extra charge
Single room extra charge
If you are a group with more than 5 persons, you can get more
favourable prices. Please note that the prices may vary due
to exchange rate fluctuations (RMB to USD) slightly. The prices
above were computed by the rates as 1 USD= 7.9 RMB.
Peak season: May, September and October
Shoulder season: March, April, June, July, August, November
Beijing Qianmen Hotel***(*)
Xi'an Jianguo Hotel****
Shanghai Pacific Luck Hotel***
-- All overnight accommodation in double rooms shared by two
adults with breakfast
-- Meals as listed in the itinerary
-- All transfers and entrance tickets as listed in the itinerary
-- Inland flight tickets including all fees
-- Local English-speaking tour guides
does not include:
-- International flight tickets
-- Visa for China
-- Personal expenditures, tips etc.
-- All prices quoted above are in USD (please note the
exchange rate fluctuations).
-- Children less than 12 years old can be given discounts.
-- The hotels, trains and flights listed in the itinerary
may be changed into the ones of similar
category if necessary.
-- The tour operator reserves the right to change hotels,
flights, trains and journeys into
-- The prices do not apply to the Spring Festival, the May
Day Holiday (30th April.–7th May.),
the National Day Holiday (30th Sep.–7th Oct.), and the period
of the Formula 1 racings in Shanghai (25th Sep.–5th Oct. 2006).
-- If you want to change the itinerary, please contact