Imperial Palace, Beijing
the Great Wall of China
Temple of Heaven
Sacred Way, Ming Tombs
Summer Palace, Beijing
Sun Yatsen's Mausoleum
Yangtze Bridge, Nanjing
Taihu Lake, Wuxi
Liyuan Garden, Wuxi
Liuyuan Garden, Suzhou
West Lake, Hangzhou
Six Harmonies Pagoda
West Lake, Hangzhou
Huang Pu River, Shanghai
The Bund, Shanghai
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
11 Days Beijing,
Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou And Shanghai
Tour Code: CNT_12
1. Tour Itinerary
Arrive at Beijing airport or railway station. Our English-speaking tour guide will meet and welcome you at the arrival hall, and then you will be transferred to your hotel for checking in. Remaining day is free at your own leisure.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Square, the Forbidden City (the Imperial
Palace) and the Summer Palace. Enjoy
the Beijing Duck Dinner.
Optional program in the evening: Peking
Opera, Kungfu Show or Chinese Acrobatics.
was the front gate of Forbidden City
- the imperial palace during the Ming
and Qing dynasties. Measuring 880
meters in length and 500 meters in
width, Tian'anmen Square is located
in the center of Beijing; military
parade takes place here on China's
Forbidden City China is a symbol of
oriental culture, Established on the
basis of the Imperial PaLace of the
Ming and Qing dynasties. One cannot
be counted as having visited China
if he or she has never visited the
Forbidden City of China.
largest and most famous imperial garden
in China which is located in the northwestern
outskirts of Beijing. The Summer Palace
was first built in 1750 as a summer
resort for the emperors in the Qing
Dynasty. It was built in order to
celebrated Emperor Qianlong's mother's
60th birthday, and survived from several
major damages a couple of times in
late Qing Dynasty. The most attractive
sight in Summer Palace is the Kunming
lake. You can take a boat to cruise
it in the summer and enjoy skiing
on the frozen lake in the winter.
Duck Dinner: Beijing
Roasted Duck is renowned as the most
delicious food of Beijing. The duck
is hung in the oven and roasted by
flame burning from fruit-wood. The
finished duck is characteristic with
crispy skin, tender meat and the fragrance
from the fruit-wood.
Opera is deemed the national opera
of China. The accompanying music,
singing and costumes are full of Chinese
Take an excursion
to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs.
Wall Of China: One
of the seven wonders in the world and
the symble of China. The Great Wall
extends to more than 5,000 kilometers.
Tombs: The Ming Tombs lie in a broad valley to the south of Tianshou Mountain in Changping County, about 50 kilometers northwest of Beijing proper. They are known as the 13 Ming tombs, as 13 out of the 16 Ming emperors were buried there. Construction of the tombs started in 1409 and ended with the fall of the Ming Dynasty in 1644. In over 200 years, tombs were built over an area of 40 square kilometers, which is surrounded by walls totaling 40 kilometers. The Ming Tombs are characterized by its large size, complete system, and intact preservation.
- Nanjing (Breakfast
Tour to the Temple
of Heaven. After lunch, transfer to
airport for flight to Nanjing.
Visit the Yangtze River Bridge.
of Heaven: Situadet
in the South-Eastern part of Beijing,
the Temple of Heaven is the largest
still existing sacrificial temple in
China. It was used as the site for imperial
sacrifices during the Ming and Qing
dynasties. It was here that the emperor
conducted the elaborate and most exalted
sacrifices addressed to "the Supreme
Ruler of the Universe" to ask for the
heavens blessings and good harvest.
River Bridge: An
important symbol of Chinese self-reliance
and until the late 1970s, the story
of its construction was often told in
primary school textbooks.
- Yangzhou (Breakfast
Visit the Dr. Sun Yatsen's Mausoleum
and the Nanjing Museum. Drive to
in the afternoon.
Sun Yatsen's Mausoleum:
Sun has been respected as Father of
Modern China since he fought unyieldingly
against the corrupt Qing government
(1616-1911) and led the 1911 revolution
to end feudal system and found Republic
of China (1912-1949), leading Chinese
people into a new era.
The museum has a collection of more
than 420 thousand pieces, including
about 2,000 rare and valued ones.
- Suzhou (Breakfast
Visit the Taihu Lake, the Liyuan Garden
and the Turtle Head Islet. Drive to
an area of 2250 square kilometres and
an average depth of 2 metres, Taihu
Lake (or Lake Tai) is the third largest
freshwater lake in China. Some 90 islets,
large or small, plus the presence of
many fleets of fishing junk boats add
to its landscape, making it a remarkable
of the famous gardens for lake scenery
in South China since the 40% of the
garden is covered with water.
Head Islet: Wuxi's
most attractive park and the best place
to admire the beauty of Taihu Lake.
Visit the Liuyuan
Garden and Pan Gate. Enjoy a cruise
on the Grand Canal. Later visit a silk
garden covers an area of 23,310 square
meters; it is celebrated for its artistic
way of dealing with the spaces between
various kinds of architectural form.
Buildings make up one third of the total
area of the garden, the hall of which
being the most remarkable in Suzhou.
In 1997, the garden was recorded by
UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
- Hangzhou (Breakfast
Take high speed
train to Hangzhou.
Visit the Six Harmonies Pagoda.
Harmonies Pagoda: Perfect
symbol of brick-and-wood structure built
in the ancient China. It is first built
in 970 AD in the Northern Song dynasty
(960-1127), in a way to press down the
evil of the river tidal bore in Qiantang
Visit the Lingyin
Temple, the West Lake, the National
Silk Museum of China .
in 326 A.D, and reputed as the No. 1
Temple in Southeast China. The 24.8-meter
tall Buddha statue in its main hall
is the second largest indoor one in
West Lake: One
of the most famed tourist attractions
in China. For centuries, the West Lake
has been well known both for its picturesque
landscape and for cultural heritage
surviving yet illustrating the past
Silk Museum of China: The
first state-level museum dedicated to
silk culture and the biggest silk museum
in the world.
- Shanghai (Breakfast
Take high speed train to Shanghai.
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street and
former French Concession. Have a stroll
over the Bund. Optional program in the
evening: the Portman Acrobatic Show
or Huangpu River cruise.
the most famous classical garden in
Shanghai, Yuyuan is located to the northeast
of the old town, not far from The Bund.
It was built from 1559 to 1577 during
the Ming Dynasty. Each pavilion, hall,
stone and stream in the garden is expressing
the quintessence of South China landscape
design from Ming and Qing Dynasty.
French Concession: It
is once designated for the French from
1849 to 1946, consisting of today's
Luwan and Xuhui Districts. Interesting
architecture built with French and Belgian
venture investments and showing mixed
Chinese-European styles. Today, the
area is characterized by quiet, tree-lined
avenues, French-style villas, interesting
boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes
that are not typical of China.
Bund: As the
architectural symbol of Shanghai, the
Bund is on the west bank of Huangpu
River and winds one kilometer. The name
"the Bund" is derived from an Anglo-Indian
term meaning literally "muddy embankment".
To the west of the Bund, there are 52
magnificent buildings standing in different
styles: Rome, Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance,
Classic and the combination of Eastern
and Western style, most of them were
erected before 1937.
Pu River: A
tributary of the Yangtze and there is
plenty of traffic on it to prove its
importance. You'll see the magnificent
building skylines on both the historic
west side (the Bund), and the modern
east side (Pudong) as well as the working
area of coal boats filling barges and
sending them downriver. It's fun to
see such lively river life as well as
Shanghai's amazing skyline.
Transfer to the
airport for your departure, end of service.
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4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing
one twin or double standard room with
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at
the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in
local Chinese restaurant as specified
in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway
station and hotel and all the sights by
The economic class air tickets of the
domestic flight or soft berth/seat train
tickets between cities as specified in
The main entrance tickets for the sights
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city
with English-speaking guide and admission
fees where applicable. Our guide will
not fly with you from one city to another.
Upon your arrival at each city, a new
local guide and driver will pick you up,
be with you for local tour and see you
off after you finish the itinerary of
each city. The cruise shore excursion
is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
We highly recommend that you purchase
full coverage travel insurance from you
country of origin.
8. Tibet Travel
Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee
if your tour covers Tibet.
5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter
of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train
charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room
Should a twin room is needed by a single
guest, supplement of the twin room will
is single supplement?
The hotel is based on
double occupancy. If the visitor travels
alone or the number of the travelers is
odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in
one single room has to pay the single
room supplement. As the hotel is on double
Expenses of a personal nature such as
laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call,
optional activities or sightseeing, overweight
baggage charges or meals not indicated,
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
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