This whistle stop tour visits the highlights in China’s contrasting cities of Xian, Beijing and Shanghai
and is the perfect introduction to China. Marvel at the Great Wall, before getting a glimpse of China’s
fascinating past on the Ancient walls of Xian and exciting future in bustling Shanghai.
- Discover the imperial treasures of Beijing
- Explore the Great Wall of China
- Experience the spectacular Terracotta Warriors
- Wander Zhujiajiao Canal Town
- Soak up the atmosphere in vibrant Shanghai
This package includes the following:
· All meals stated
· Domestic transportation
· Touring with guides and entrance fees
· International and internal flights including taxes
Day 1 - 2 - Fly from Larnaca to Shanghai. On arrival on day two you will be met at the airport by your local guide and/or National Escort from Wendy Wu Tours. Together with all other group members who may be arriving at a similar time, you will transfer approximately 1 hour to your hotel for your 3-night
Day 3 - Today’s explorations include the peaceful Yu Garden and the atmospheric alleys of the old town. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture along the Huangpu River with a stroll along the Bund before visiting the Silk Museum. Sightseeing today involves a full day of touring around the centre of the city with 3-4 hours on foot. Later, cruise on the mighty Huangpu River for stunning night vistas.
Day 4 - Today, drive approximately 1 hour to Zhujiajiao, one of Shanghai’s sleepy water towns. Sightseeing here is leisurely and involves a couple of hours exploring on foot. Later, return to Shanghai and enjoy the ancient treasures of the Shanghai Museum before wandering around People’s Square. Dine tonight on traditional Shanghainese cuisine.
Day 5 - Fly 2 and a half hours to Xian for a 2-night stay. Visit the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda and take a stroll through the exotic Muslim Quarter.
Day 6- Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of the life-sized Terracotta Warriors. The Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses is located approximately a 1 hour drive outside of Xian. From the bus park to the museum entrance there is a 15-minute walk. There are electric carts offered by private vendors which can be organised at your own cost. There is no electric cart available for the return from the museum exit to the bus park. Within the museum area the warriors can be seen in three different ‘pits’, which are active archaeological digs. The site is large and will take about 2 and a half hours to explore. After this, visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition centre to see smaller models of the warriors being made. Later, stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town. The local guide will give you time to explore the ancient city walls at your own pace. There are options here to hire a bicycle or an electric cart to drive along the length of the wall. These are offered by private vendors and can be organised at your own expense. This evening, feast on traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and enjoy a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.
Day 7 - Fly 1 hour and 50 minutes to Beijing. On arrival, transfer 1 hour to your hotel for an evening of leisure.
Day 8 - Walk across the lengths of Tiananmen Square and into the magnificent Forbidden City. Soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven where you can watch, or take part in, an outdoor dance class. You will spend approximately 6 hours sightseeing today, predominately on foot. This evening, enjoy a Chinese acrobatic show.
Day 9 - You will rise early this morning and drive approximately 2 hours northwest of the city to the Juyongguan Pass. Here you can take a walk on the Great Wall of China, appreciating the wall itself and the dramatic scenery. Your visit here involves walking from the bus to the first section. After your group has been given an introduction to the Great Wall’s unique history you will have free time to explore at your own pace. Later, visit the Jade Museum, and in the afternoon, drive approximately 1 and a half hours to wander around the Summer Palace. This evening, savour a delicious Peking duck dinner.
Day 10 - Any time before your flight is at leisure. You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport, according to the departure time of your international flight.
Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.
|5th - 14th October||€3065|
|23rd November - 2nd December||€2385|
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