most favorable tour to get to know China! Visit all
the significant places of interest of the ambitious
country. The tour gives you the opportunity to discover
China between tradition and modern comforts, repose
and restlessness, crowded cities and rural areas.
The Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Temple
of Heaven in Beijing, the Army of Terracotta Warriors
in Xi'an, the charming karst landscape in Guilin and
the pulsating metropolises of Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Arrival at Beijing
Capital International Airport at noon. Greetings by
your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. The rest
of the day is at your disposal.
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the Badaling Great Wall in the morning. Visit
the Summer Palace (Yi He Yuan), which
is full of history and stories, after lunch. It is
an imperial garden where the Chinese gardening is
perfectly reflected. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage
List. A suggestion for the evening: Peking Opera.
|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 another landmark
of Beijing, 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 a 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
in Xi'an in the morning. Transfer to the hotel and
breakfast. Visit the Army of TerraCotta Warriors.
It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 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. The excavation
is located close to the subsurface grave of the first
emperor of China. In the afternoon, 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
|Day 5: Xi'an / Shanghai
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the Bell and Drum Tower square and
the Muslim Old Town with numerous small shops and
restaurants in the morning. There you visit
the Great Mosque, which is built in the typical
Chinese temple architectural style. Then you will
go by plane to Shanghai, the largest city in China.
Arrival in Shanghai and greeting by the tour guide,
transfer to the hotel. Stroll up the Nanjing
Road, the busiest shopping street of Shanghai
in the afternoon. And the Bund, the
legendary street along the Huangpu River with its
European colonial architecture of the 1930's.
|Day 6: Shanghai / Guilin
Yu Garden (Yu Yuan) and the Tea House
in the morning. There you experience the religious
life in the Jade Buddha Temple, where
a 2m Buddha statue (Yu Fo Si), made of one single
piece of rare white Burmese jade is housed. And then
fly to Guilin. Transfer to the hotel.
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for a cruise on the Li River.
The river meanders through a landscape full of cone
shaped rocks, stone pinnacles and bamboo groves. Arrival
in Yangshuo and enjoy yourself there. The rest of
the day is at your disposal. You can make a trip by
bicycle or electrical minibus to enjoy the picturesque
landscape and the beautiful scenery of villages, fields
Suggestion for the evening: Impression Liu
Sanjie, directed by the famous Chinese film
director Zhang Yimou. He will be the leading director
of the opening and closing ceremony of the 2008 Olympic
Games in Beijing. The evening performance is a wonderful
presentation of local dance and singing.
Return to Guilin
in the morning. Visit the famous Reed Flute
Cave (Ludiyan) and the city's landmark -
the elephant trunk mountain (Xiangbi
Shan). In the afternoon, fly to Guangzhou. Transfer
to the hotel.
Go to the
Southern Yue Tomb Museum (Nanyuewang Mu)
by minibus in the morning. You can see more than 500
rare artifacts from 200 years BC on display. Then
you go to the ChenClan Academy (Chen Jia Ci), the
Temple of the Chen family. Afterwards you
visit the Hualin Temple, that is
not crowded. It was set up by Bodidharma. He is the
Indian founder of Zen Buddhism in China (Ch'an) in
late 5th century AD. The temple is the first Zen Buddhist
temple in China.
10:Guangzhou / Hong Kong
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a Pearl River (Zhujiang)
Cruise ship to Hong Kong in the morning (approx.
2 hours). Transfer to the hotel. Make a city
tour on the Hong Kong Island in the afternoon.
You will visit the most important places of interest
there (approx. 4 hours).
Have breakfast. Transfer to the airport and fly back
End of the travel.
L: Lunch D:
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For individual groups
Number of participants
If you are a group with more than 5 persons,
you can get more favourable prices. Please note that
the prices may vary dueto exchange rate fluctuations
(RMB to USD) slightly. The prices above were computed
by the rates as 1 USD= 7.9 RMB.
Peak season: April, May, September and October
Shoulder season: March, June, July, August, November
Beijing Qianmen Hotel***(*)
Xi'an Jianguo Hotel****
Shanghai Pacific Luck Hotel***
Guilin Osmanthus Hotel***(*)
Yangshuo West Street Guesthouse
Guangzhou Landmark Hotel
Hongkong Kimberley 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
-- Inland flight tickets including all fee
-- Local English-speaking tour guides
-- 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 prices do not apply to the Spring Festival,
the May Day Holiday (30th April.
–7th May.), the National Day Holiday (30th Sep.–7th
Oct.), during the period of the Formula 1
racings ssin Shanghai (25th Sep.–5th Oct. 2006), and
the Guangzhou Trade Fair (14th
– 30th Apr. 2006 and 14th – 30 th Oct. 2006).
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