This 6-day itinerary covers the most famous historical cities in China: Beijing, Xian. You will visit the world famous Great Wall and Terra-cotta Warriors.
Welcome to majestic Beijing! To ensure your arrival is stress-free, your driver will meet you at the arrival hall of Beijing Capital International Airport, holding a sign with your name on it and then transfer you to the Sunworld Hotel.
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel, Beijing or Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel
Unlike other travel agencies choose hotel in remote area, we choose hotel in the famous Wangfujing Street, which is the very center of Beijing. It is very convenient to walk around and do some shopping.
Breakfast & lunch
In the morning we meet in the hotel lobby and you have the opportunity to meet other travelers. We will go to the Tian’anmen Square, where the most important national ceremonies are held, surrounded by many historical buildings. From the square, you can walk to the Forbidden City. Inside this imperial palace, we will explore its fascinating halls, pavilions with golden roofs and high red walls. After we exit the Forbidden City, we will enter another attraction – Jingshan Park where we will see local Chinese residents taking exercise, singing or dancing, and we will climb the hill inside the park. When we reach the top of the hill, we will enjoy the bird view of the whole Forbidden City and Beijing central city, which is a highlight of today. At noon, we will have lunch at a very nice restaurant where you can have menu-ordered delicious Chinese dishes. In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, where ancient emperors came to worship the heavens in hope of good harvests. In the evening you will be entertained by a wonderful Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.
The Forbidden City
Breakfast & lunch
Today we will hike on the Badaling Great Wall, the most highlighted sight in Beijing. Please be prepared with your shoes since you will climb on the steps of the great wall. To reach the top of the great wall you can choose to hike on foot or take the cable car(optional with extra charge). You will never forget the view on the great wall, one of the seven wonders in the world. At noon, we will have lunch in the nice restaurant of Jade Museum. After lunch, we will visit the Sacred Road. Along the sacred road there are many stone statues of people and animals on both sides. These are the loyal guarders of the royal graveyard. On the way back to the downtown Beijing, we will stop by the Olympic Stadiums, you can take photos of the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.
Cable car (optional) is a good way to go up and down the Great Wall.
Badaling Great Wall
Breakfast & lunch
In the morning we will visit the beautiful Summer Palace – the largest imperial garden in China. Walk along the elegant Promenade, see stone boat, visit Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. You will also enjoy the scenery on a boat across the Kunming Lake. After Summer Palace, we will visit Panda House inside Beijing Zoo, where we will see lovely pandas. Then drive to hutong area, visit a local Beijing family and learn how to make a dumpling and cooking skills, you may try to make a dumpling by yourself and have dumplings as your lunch. After lunch we will enjoy a rickshaw Hutong tour where you will visit Shichahai, Yinding Bridge, Skewed Tobacco Pouch Street, etc. allowing you to experience the essence of Beijing and its old culture.
After the tour, transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon your arrival at Xian, pick you up and transfer to local hotel.
Hotel: Ramada Bell Tower Hotel,Xian
Breakfast & lunch & dumpling dinner
In the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel, and drive to Terra-cotta Warriors, which is the most important attraction in Xian. There are three excavated pits exhibiting amazing Qin dynasty warriors and horses figures. At noon we will have lunch at a well-known restaurant. After lunch, we will visit Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. In the evening, you will enjoy a traditional dumpling dinner and a splendid Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.
Since the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is closed in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, guests traveling in this period will have a free night by themselves instead of the show and dinner.
Breakfast & lunch
In the morning we will visit the ancient City Wall, which is one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls in the world. Then visit the Great Mosque, a nice place of serenity amid the bustling city. Surrounding the mosque is a Muslim bazaar for souvenirs and local snacks. After lunch, transfer you back to your hotel. That's the end of the tour.
Optional Activities: Bicycle ride on the city wall.
Xian City Wall
Great Mosque of Xian
|Sunworld Hotel, Beijing or Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel
|Ramada Bell Tower Hotel, Xian
Note: The hotel package price is based on two persons sharing one room. If you have odd number of travelers, you have two options: 1. one room will have three persons with an extra bed. 2. Pay single room supplement to have an extra room for the one person.
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