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14 days Beijing/Xian/Guilin/Yangshuo/Shanghai/Suzhou/Wuxi/Nanjing Tour (tour code:Ch-015)

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Day 01:Beijing
Place & Transport:Arrive in Beijing, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport to Hotel Transfer (Beijing)

Day 02:Beijing
Place & Transport: Beijing
Today's Activities: Sacred Way (Ming Tombs), Great Wall, Mutianyu, Mutianyu Cable Car(round trip), Roasted Duck at Hepingmen Quanjude
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Sacred Way (Ming Tombs): An attractive tree-lined walk which leads to the Ming Tombs, this is bordered by 12 sets each of animal and human statues, and includes the attractive Great Red Gate, housing a stele on the back of a tortoise, and marble memorial archway.
- Great Wall, Mutianyu: This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is a pleasant drive 90km NE of Beijing. A cable car takes you to a good section (avoiding a very steep climb), where you can walk along the wall, through the watch towers and enjoy superb views as it snakes across the hills and mountains. You can return by cable car, walk down or walk along the wall for about an hour to descend by chairlift. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.
- Mutianyu Cable Car(round trip): It is a challenging climb up to the Mutianyu Great Wall for it is much steeper than Badaling section. Here you have the option of taking the Cable car to the highest point or down to the foot in a few minutes instead of climbing more than 1,400 steps, while you can also have a bird view of the wall.
- Roasted Duck at Hepingmen Quanjude: In the evening enjoy the Peking Roasted Duck which is renowned as the most delicious food of Beijing

Day 03:Beijing
Place & Transport: Beijing
Today's Activities: The Tian'anmen Square, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- The Tian'anmen Square: The world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.
- The Forbidden City: The Imperial Palace, home to 24 Emperors between 1420 and 1911. Great squares, halls and gates contrast with the intricate networks of side halls, gardens, courtyards and quarters for those who lived in this 'city within a city'. The exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, are also absolutely fascinating. Expect to spend at least 2-3 hours, wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.
- Temple of Heaven: One of the most famous sites in Beijing, this is Ming architecture at its best: beautiful, controlled, and highly symbolic. The surrounding gardens are full of interesting activity, particularly weekend mornings. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.

Day 04:Xi'an
Place & Transport: Beijing to Xian, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport to Hotel Transfer (Xian), Shaanxi Historical Museum, Xi'an City Wall
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Shaanxi Historical Museum: The large-scale modern State-class museum, is situated at the western side of the "Wild Goose Pagoda" in Xian City. It covers an area of about 70,000 square meters, the architectural area of which is 55,000 odd square meters. It was completed on June 20, 1991 and open to the public.
- Xi'an City Wall: Built in the Ming dynasty over 700 years ago, the Xian City Wall is the most complete ancient city wall in China. The wall measures around 13.9 km in circumference, 12 meters in height, 18 meters wide at its base while 15 meters wide on the top. It is a fine example of China's ancient defensive fortifications that were formed over 2,000 years ago, and continued even to the last imperial era of the Qing Dynasty. The wall reflects a brilliant beauty at night when the area is lit up by colorful lights.

Day 05:Xi'an
Place & Transport: Xian
Today's Activities: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses(include golf carts), Bell Tower, Evening Show at Tang Yuegong
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Big Wild Goose Pagoda: The pagoda (7 floors,64.5meters high) where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India. It is the landmark of the ancient capital city - Xian.
- Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses(include golf carts): This incredible 2000 year-old army of life-sized warriors, each one unique, is part of the underground tomb of the Emperor Qin. Well over 7000 figures were drawn up in full battle array in several large pits. Many of the figures, including soldiers, archers, horses and chariots, have been restored, and the repairs and excavations continue at the site where you can see both repaired and broken warriors in a truly impressive display. There is also an excellent museum, including bronze chariots unearthed nearby, and a film about the history and discovery of the tomb.From parking place to the entrance ,it will take you bout 15 minutes on foot,so China Highlights serve you the golf cart.This Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is about 35 km from Xian
- Bell Tower: This is the largest and best-preserved of its kind in China, is 36 meters (118 feet) high. It stands on a brick base 35.5 meters (116.4 feet) long and 8.6 meters (28.2 feet) high on each side.Stand on top of the tower, you can have a bird's view of the city. There are ancient musical instrument exhibit at the entrance of the tower, and free ancient music performance every other half hour.
- Evening Show at Tang Yuegong: The show that presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty when Xian was the capital of ancient China.

Day 06:Guilin
Place & Transport: Xian to Guilin, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport to Hotel Transfer (Guilin), Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Elephant Trunk Hill: At the confluence of Li River and Peach Blossom River in the southwest of Guilin city
It is a national 4A scenery spot. The Water Moon Cave is close to the river. The water flows through it and the cave looks like a moon floating in the water. The stone drooped into the water like an elephant drinking the water of the Li River.
- Reed Flute Cave: Known as 'the Palace of Natural Arts' this large and well-presented cave system has some remarkable formations. Make sure you have some small change for the children who sell flutes for as little as one yuan if you've got nothing less than a dollar you'll end up with their whole stock.

Day 07:Yangshuo
Place & Transport: Guilin to Yangshuo
Today's Activities: Li River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Li River Cruise: A cruise along the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo is an unforgettable experience. As you take in the stunning scenery there's something interesting to see at almost every bend in the river. Between spectacular limestone peaks you'll see graceful bamboo groves, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river. You may see fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, and if you're very lucky you might see one of the famous fishing cormorants. Boats depart from various wharves, according to the height of the river at different times of the year.

Day 08:Yangshuo
Place & Transport: Yangshuo
Today's Activities: Yangshuo Moon Mountain, Yangshuo Big Banyan Tree, Biking in Beautiful Yangshuo
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Yangshuo Moon Mountain: Moon Cave is named for its giant archway (about 50 meters, 980steps). Be prepared for the local hawkers, who will pester you to buy water, and are very persistent and don't forget to wear your hiking shoes, for it's so many steps to climb.
- Yangshuo Big Banyan Tree: Big Banyan Tree, located 7.5km south of Yangshuo, is one of the main scenic attractions of Yangshuo County. It is said that the banyan was planted in the Jin Dynasty and is famous for its age and towering beauty. The banyan tree is now 17 meters high, 7.1 meters around the trunk, and covers an area of 1000 square meters.
- Biking in Beautiful Yangshuo: Experience the hustle & bustle of the Yangshou traffic for 5 minutes before you escape onto the country roads, lanes and tracks of the distinctive and beautiful Yangshou countryside. Biking through the paddy field and orchards that surround the famous mountains will give a fascinating insight into life in rural China. Centuries old farming methods sit side by side with mobile phones and satellite dishes.

Day 09:Shanghai
Place & Transport: Guilin to Shanghai, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport to Hotel Transfer (Shanghai), Nanjing Road, The Bund
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Dinner

- Nanjing Road: Shanghai's main shopping street, known as "the No.1 commercial street of China", also one of the most prosperous streets in Asia. Like a lying dragon shining day and night, stretching from the Bund east towards Hongqiao, with People's Square in the middle.
- The Bund: This spot in the city is home to a myriad of European-styled buildings that face the Huangpu River. Home to chic restaurants and shopping opportunities, the Bund is a must-see site when visiting Shanghai. Architectural styles include gothic, baroque, Romanesque, and renaissance. Being the most imposing spectacle in Shanghai, the Bund has been seen as the embodiment of Shanghai for a long time.

Day 10:Shanghai
Place & Transport: Shanghai
Today's Activities: Yu Market, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Children's Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Yu Market: It is a busy market today, specializing in traditional arts and crafts. Outside, however, it still looks like a temple. A saying goes like this: One can't boast that he had been to Shanghai if he did not pay a visit to Chenghuang Temple. While the Temple to the City Gods does not have anything new or interesting to see. We will stop for few minutes to give you time to browse the stalls.
- Oriental Pearl TV Tower: Standing by the Huangpu River with 468 meters high, Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the highest TV Tower in Asia (up to the last floor to see Shanghai scenery).It is a new landmark of Shanghai in 21st century.
- Yuyuan Garden: A traditional Chinese park decorated by beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. Yuyuan Garden is not only a famous classical garden in South China, but also a major historic and cultural site under state protection.
- Children's Palace: The Shanghai Children's Palace provides after school education for gifted children. Children participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities, such as music, dance, art, model making, science, technology and computer science. The palace hosts many art performances and science and technology contests which attracts thousands of youngsters.

Day 11:Suzhou
Place & Transport: Shanghai to Suzhou
Today's Activities: Humble Administrator's Garden, Panmen Gate, The No.1 Silk Factory
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Humble Administrator's Garden: The garden is the best representative of Chinese classical gardens, constructed in the Ming dynasty. Focused on a central pond with pavilions, terraces, chambers, and towers located nearby, the garden is divided into three parts: the eastern, middle and western parts.
- Panmen Gate: Pan Gate is an ancient city gate with land and water entrances. Once, a gate with land and water entrances was quite typical in ancient China. However, Pan Gate is the only one left.
- The No.1 Silk Factory: Suzhou is also famous for its silk production. In the factory you can see how the silk is processed from the silk worm to the final woven cloth.

Day 12:Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing
Place & Transport: Suzhou to Wuxi to Nanjing, Train No. T138/T139 Dep 5:37PM - Arr 7:25PM
Today's Activities: Train station Transfer (Wuxi), Train station to Hotel Transfer (Nanjing), Turtle-Hills Isle Park, Li Garden, Huishan Clay Figure Workshop
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Turtle-Hills Isle Park: It is on the Huanhu Road of Mei Garden in Wuxi City.
- Li Garden: It is located in the Qingqi Village on the west bank of the Lihu Lake about 2.5 kilometers southwest of Wuxi City.
- Huishan Clay Figure Workshop: It is world-famous and its history started from Nan Dynasty but prospered in Ming Dynasty.

Day 13:Beijing
Place & Transport: Nanjing to Beijing, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Nanjing), Airport to Hotel Transfer (Beijing), Zhonghua Gate, Confucian Temple, Qinhuai River
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Zhonghua Gate: Zhonghua Men Gate is the largest castle-style gate among the 13 ancient city gates in Nanjing. It's the best preserved and, architecturally, most complicated ancient castle in the world. The elaborately designed castle contains three closed courtyards and four arched gates serving as entrances to the city.
- Confucian Temple: The Confucius Temple built in the Song Dynasty is dedicated to worshiping the great philosopher Confucius. This area has been the center of Confucian study for over 1.500 years.
- Qinhuai River: The Qinhuai River is a watery slice of history which contains traces of the city's glorious past and activities of its people. The river bore witness to the many comedies and tragedies occurring in the notorious red-light area along its banks, during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Day 14:Beijing
Place & Transport: Depart Beijing , Flight not included
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing)
Meals: Breakfast

Hotel A Class B Class
City Beijing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Days Inn Forbidden City Beijin
Xian Meihua-Goldentang Internationa Xian Citylion International Ho
Guilin Guilin Bravo Hotel Guilin Osmanthus Hotel
Yangshuo Paradesa Resort Regency Holiday Hotel
Shanghai The Bund Hotel Shanghai Pacific Luck Hotel Shanghai
Suzhou Bamboo Grove Hotel Suzhou Yuanwailou hotel
Nanjing Ramada Plaza Yihua Hotel Nanji The Egret Hotel
Beijing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Days Inn Forbidden City Beijin
Quotation 2-5 persons class US$3234 p.p. US$2882 p.p.
6-9 persons class US$2727 p.p. US$2418 p.p.
Singel room suppl US$804 p.p. US$537 p.p.
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