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JS11-BXS:

Imperial Cities Exploration 2011

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
$966From USD p.p
Evaluation:0.5

Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai
  • Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Summer Palace  in Beijing
  • Ming Dynasty’s Imperial Tomb in Beijing
  • Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian
  • Tang Dynasty Dinner Show in Xian
  • Xintiandi in Shanghai
  • Acrobatic Show in Shanghai
  • Shanghai EXPO
  Highlights:

Ten days tour replete with ancient culture and modern miracles. The mysteries of the Great Wall, majesty of Forbidden City, and the Terra Cotta Warriors are there to be discovered alongside the world phenomenon of "New China" with its rapid development.

Schedule DetailsPrice Details

Day 1 (Sat) Arrive in Beijing
Meet and transfer to the hotel upon arrival.
HOTEL: CHANG AN GRAND HOTEL BEIJING or Beijing Shangri-La Traders Hotel in similar (superior class)
Day 2 (Sun) in Beijing (B. L. D)
This morning we start tours to Tiananmen Square and the extravagant the largest Imperial Palace in the world -the Forbidden City of Supreme Harmony and Dignity (UNESCO), then we approach to the largest imperial garden in the world, the elegant Summer Palace (UNESCO) including cruise on the shimmering waters of Kunming Lake. After that we visit the Pandas Garden in Beijing Zoo. It has been breeding the largest numbers of pandas as an institution away from the original habitat areas and it constitutes with other Panda Sanctuaries for being the UNESCO site.
Tonight we enjoy cultural show
Day 3 (Mon) in Beijing (B. L)
This morning we start tours first to iconic ”Beijing 2008 Olympic Center” -the Bird’s Nest & Water Cube –where hosts to many spectacular events. We stroll around the outside for photography, and then we continue to the Great Wall Badaling (UNESCO) and walking along its ramparts for breathtaking view of the largest man power project in ancient. After that we approach to the mountain valley of the best geomancy site -the Ming Dynasty’s Imperial Tomb (UNESCO) including visit the Sacred Stature Road. If time available we visit a Jade Carving Factory and observe the skilled artisans at work as they create intricate designs.
Day 4 (Tue) in Beijing (B. L. SD)
This morning we visit another renowned imperial site –the Temple of Heaven (UNESCO) including visit the Imperial Hall of Pray Harvest, the Imperial Vault and the Imperial Sacrificial Altar. We see the echo wall and stones in the vault and on the altar where the emperors whispered with the Celestial Beings by the special features of the phenomenon utilize the theory of sound wave. We will see local people doing Taiji and morning exercises there. Then we visit Beijing City Planning and watch a 3D film which tells the glory history and fast changes of Beijing, many visiting presidents paid a visit while they had a limited time in Beijing. Afternoon we take the old–fashioned Pedi cab to the historical sites behind main streets by Hutong Tour. We visit Pearl Workshop at time available.
Tonight we enjoy Peking Duck Dinner.
Day 5 (Wed) Beijing/Xian by air (B. L)
We take later morning flight from Beijing to Xian-the ancient capital over 1100 years and check in hotel.
HOTEL: XIAN AURUM INTERNATIONAL or similar (superior)
Sightseeing in the afternoon: Big Wild Goose Pagoda & Provincial Museum. The Big Wide Goose Pagoda Temple was regarded the landmark of Xian. When the dynasties expanded its territories enormously to the west with many Buddhism Scriptures, Monks and the envoys came to China, the temple was built and a larger team of scholars was organized here for translation of the Buddhism Scriptures into Chinese and it became a holy place for pilgrimages. Behind the pagoda is the courtyard, which tells great Buddhism envoys story. The provincial Museum shows us Chinese archaeology’s excavation at Xian Areas from very beginning of Chinese primogenitors of Neolithic Age 20000-8000 years ago to the glorious dynasties 980AD. It has numerous collections and treasures on display.
Day 6 (Thu) Xian (B. L. SD)
Full day excursion tour to the femurs UNESCO site of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors & Bronze Chariots, We will see all excavated Exhibition 1, 2 ,3, 4 and watching the archaeologists are continuing on the fields for further excavation. Then we watch the Circle Vision Movie of the historical story. Afternoon on the route back the city we visit the Ceramics & Pottery Center.
Tonight Dumpling Dinner & Tang Dynasty Show.
Day 7 (Fri) Xian/Shanghai by air (B. L)
Leisure and then fly to Shanghai. Transfer to the hotel
Shanghai GALEXY HOTEL (superior)
Afternoon the city tours to colonial European past at The Bund-the window of Shanghai history and modern changes, then we visit Xintiandi, a very well-known boutique area composed together with fashion and tradition, fan & elegant. It shows another delight face of Shanghai, spectacle in the later afternoon or at night, the small pub, bar and restaurants in western family style deeply hide inside the narrow lanes, creating a good feeling of Salvador to artists and rich young people.
Day 8 (Sat) Shanghai (B. L. D)
This morning we start visit Old Downtown and classical Yu Garden. Old Downtown has many narrow zigzag lanes, small squares, fish pond and pavilion linked by stone bridges. It collects many favorite local bars, restaurants, tea houses and souvenir shops. The Yu Garden (UNESCO Site) built 400 years ago, is a famous ancient private garden with architectures of Ming and Qing dynasties. Owing to its ingenious design, zigzag layout by pavilions, chambers and towers, opera stage, elegant rocks and bridges on the mirroring lakes and moats. It became a real museum of Chinese ancient architecture. The vividly brick-carving figures of warlords & warriors, unique animals standing on the roofs of ancient buildings and the huge dragons decorated on the range of walls, feature the garden to a unique. Afternoon we visit Shanghai Museum. The attractions include enormous finest stone sculptures, bronze-ware, porcelain, calligraphic works, Chinese paintings and ancient furniture. After the Museum we stroll to the People Square. The surroundings are the best collection of modern architecture. If time available we visit the Carpet Factory. Tonight we enjoy the famous Shanghai Acrobatic Show.
Day 9 (Sun) Shanghai (B. L)
Today we take tour excursion to a well-preserved historical site, the ancient water-town of Zhujiajiao to see another unchanged face of Shanghai where EPEC leaders visited while they were in Shanghai. Then we return back the city and visit Jade Buddha Temple.
Day10 (Mon) Depart Shanghai for exit (B)
Leisure and departure transfer to airport for homeward flight. End of tour.


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Price Includes:
1.   4 nights accommodation with buffet breakfast at Chang An Grand Hotel Beijing or similar Shangri-La Traders Hotel
2.   2 nights accommodation with buffet breakfast at Aurum International Xian or similar
3.   3 nights accommodation with buffet breakfast at Galaxy Hotel Shanghai or similar
4.   Tours with lunch and dinner as listed in Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, including Peking Duck Dinner & Peking Opera in Beijing & Dumpling Dinner & Tang Dynasty Show in Xian, Acrobatic in Shanghai
5.   Professional English speaking tour guide service
6.   Round trip airport/hotel/airport transfers & domestic flight air tickets with the airport tax

Price Excludes:
1.   International flights & airport tax.
2.   The domestic flights fuel surcharges at additional charges
3.   Personal expenses & gratuities to guide, driver & porters


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