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Essential Chinese Culture Sampler

Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
$1213From USD p.p
Destinations: Beijing - Chengde - Beijing - Xi'an - Beijing
  • Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Summer Palace in Beijing
  • Temple of Heaven in Beijing
  • Nanluoguxiang in Beijing
  • Jinshanling Great Wall in Chengde
  • Jinshanling Great Wall in Chengde
  • Mountain Resort of Chengde
  • Putuozongcheng Temple in Chengde
  • Putuozongcheng Temple in Chengde
  • Putuozongcheng Temple in Chengde

The famed Putuozongcheng Temple is a Buddhist shrine modeled after the Potala Palace, and the Chengde Mountain Resort offers a wonderful destination to escape the summer heat.

Schedule DetailsPrice DetailsComment

Day 1: Arrival/Beijing
Airport to Hotel Transfer (Beijing)
Arrive in Beijing, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.
Day 2: Beijing (B L)
Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
The first stop today is Tiananmen Square - the largest city square in the world. Then walk into the Forbidden City (UNESCO), the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing Dynasty, to explore its many fascinating halls and pavilions. Afterwards, visit the elegant Summer Palace (UNESCO), which is the largest imperial garden in the world.
Day 3: Beijing (B L)
Temple of Heaven, Hutong Tour by rickshaw
This morning visit another renowned imperial site - the Temple of Heaven(UNESCO), where ancient emperor worshipped God and prayed for harvest. Then take a Hutong Tour by rickshaw to experience the Chinese traditional life style.
Day 4: Beijing/Chengde (B L D)
Jinshanling Great Wall, Putuozongcheng Temple
Drive to Chengde. On the way, take a visit to the Jinshanling Great Wall(UNESCO), which is the best preserved part with many original features. Upon arrival, take a visit to Putuozongcheng Temple, which is reminiscent of the Dala Lama’s Potala Palace in Tibet.
Day 5: Chengde/Beijing (B L)
Mountain Resort of Chengde, Puning Temple
In the morning, visit the Mountain Resort of Chengde (UNESCO), which is recognized as the world's largest imperial garden. Here you will find a vast complex of palaces, administrative and ceremonial buildings, temples, lakes, and forests. Afterwards, approach to the Puning Temple -one of the famous Eight Outer Temples in Chengde City and approved as a national cultural protection. Then transfer back to Beijing.
Day 6: Beijing/Xi'an (B L)
Hotel to Airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport to Hotel Transfer (Xi’an), Ancient City Wall, Great Mosque, Muslim Snack Street.
Leisure and take a flight to Xi'an - the ancient capital over 1100 years. On arrival, visit the Ancient City Wall, the most complete one that has survived in China. Then visit the Great Mosque, which is one of the oldest and best-preserved Islamic mosques and the Muslim Snack Street- a famous snack street and near the Drum Tower.
Day 7: Xi'an (B L SD)
Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Dinner Show
Visit to the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses(UNESCO), the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Then head to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is an important cultural relic and one of the remaining symbols of ancient Xi'an. In the evening, enjoy the marvelous Tang Dynasty Dinner Show- a must when you visit Xi'an.
Day 8: Xi'an/Beijing (B L)
Shaanxi History Museum, Hanyangling Mausoleum, Hotel to Airport Transfer (Xi'an), Airport to Hotel Transfer (Beijing)
Visit theShaanxi History Museum, a large-scale national comprehensive museum in Xi’an, where you will discover how Xi'an became the cradle of Chinese culture. And then pay a short visit to the Hanyangling Mausoleum, which was built at the base of the joint tomb of Emperor Jingdi and his Empress, combining modern technology, ancient civilization, historical culture and garden scenery. Fly to Beijing and transfer to the hotel.
Day 9: Beijing/Departure (B)
Hotel to Airport Transfer (Beijing)
Transfer to the airport for departure. Service ends.

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Peak Season
Mar.01,2012 - Nov.30,2012
Low Season
Dec.01,2012 - Feb.28,2013
Peak Season
Mar.01,2014 - Nov.30,2014
Your Group SizeTour ClassAdultSingle Room supplement
2-5 personsDeluxe$ 1803 $ 661
Standard$ 1677 $ 535
Economy$ 1553 $ 411
6-9 personsDeluxe$ 1597 $ 661
Standard$ 1470 $ 535
Economy$ 1303 $ 368
Your Group SizeTour ClassAdultSingle Room supplement
2-5 personsDeluxe$ 1657 $ 515
Standard$ 1536 $ 394
Economy$ 1434 $ 292
6-9 personsDeluxe$ 1450 $ 515
Standard$ 1330 $ 394
Economy$ 1213 $ 277
Your Group SizeTour ClassAdultSingle Room supplement
2-5 personsDeluxe$ 1803 $ 661
Standard$ 1677 $ 535
Economy$ 1553 $ 411
6-9 personsDeluxe$ 1597 $ 661
Standard$ 1470 $ 535
Economy$ 1303 $ 368
City Deluxe Class Standard Class Economy Class
 Beijing  Legendale Hotel  Pentahotel Beijing Beijing Rainbow Hotel
Chengde Yunshan Hotel Yunshan Hotel Mountain Villa Hotel
Xi’an Hilton Xi'an Grand Mercure Xi'an on Renmin Square Mercure on Renmin Square Xi’an



Important Notice:
1. The above quotations are for reference and are subject to change during some Chinese festivals, holidays, and big events. You are suggested to confirm the tour price with travel advisor in such cases.

2. Due to the road conditions, weather, and availability of hotels, local guide may adjust the program accordingly.

Price Includes:
1.   Sightseeing and Entrance Fees to specified attractions;
2.   All meals as specified in the itinerary, B= Breakfast in hotel; L= Chinese lunch; D= Chinese dinner; SD= Special dinner;
3.   Transfers by private vehicle per the itinerary with English-speaking guides;
4.   All domestic flights, taxes and fuel surcharge & trains as specified;
5.   Hotel accommodations based on double occupancy with daily buffet breakfast served at hotel;
6.   Standard cruise cabin with full board & Cruise shore excursions if cruise is included in the itinerary;
7.   Tibet Entry Permit Fees if Tibet is included in the itinerary;
8.   Service Charge & Government Taxes.

Price Excludes:
1.   China Entry Visa Fees;
2.   International Airfares or Train Tickets to enter or leave China;
3.   Any expenses of personal nature for e.g. tel calls, laundry, excess luggage charge, porterage, mineral water or any other services not mentioned above;
4.   Service fees (150RMB/per person) on the cruise if cruise is included;
5.   Travel Insurance;
6.   Gratuities for guides, drivers and porters.

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