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13 Days China Tour To Beijing, Xi'an, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang And Shanghai

Destinations: Beijing, Xi'an, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shanghai
Tour Code: CNT_16
Departure: Daily

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Beijing
Upon your arrival in
Beijing, our English-speaking tour guide will meet you at the airport or railway station. After claiming your luggage, you will easily find our guide holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure to overcome jetlag.
Day 02 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace) and the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Duck Dinner and the Peking Opera in the evening.

Tiananmen Square: Tiananmen 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 National Day.
Forbidden City: The 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.
Summer Palace: The Summer Palace is a monument to classical Chinese architecture, in terms of both garden design and construction. Incorporating scenes from surrounding landscapes, it radiates not only the grandeur of an imperial garden but also the beauty of nature shown by Chinese architectural style.
Beijing Duck Dinner: Beijing Roasted duck is renowned as the most delicious food of Beijing.
Peking Opera: Beijing Opera is deemed the national opera of China. The accompanying music, singing and costumes are full of Chinese cultural facts.
Day 03 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take an excursion to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) at a distance.

Great 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.
Ming Tombs: Some 50 kilometers northwest of the downtown Beijing, the Ming Tombs are generally combined with a visit to the Great Wall. Otherwise known as the "13 Tombs", this is the burial site of 13 out of 17 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.
Day 04 Beijing - Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Temple of Heaven. Transfer to the airport for flight to Xi'an. Visit Ancient City Wall.

Temple 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.
Ancient City Wall: The wall is 15 meters wide and 11.9 kilometers in perimeter, it is the best preserved, oldest and largest ancient city defence system in China.
Day 05 Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, the Forest of Stone Steles Museum and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy Tang Dynasty Show this evening.

Terra Cotta Warriors Museum: Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, with its 40 meters high tumulus, was built in the third century B.C. for Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.). In 1974 a huge pit with numerous Qin pottery figures was discovered to the east of the mausoleum. The unearthed clay warriors and horses are huge and life-like and provide valuable data for the study of the military weaponry and sculpture of the time. The excavation of this incredibly rich find is a continuing process and visitors can actually see the archaeologists at work revealing more and more of these remarkable statues. Nothing comparable to it has ever been uncovered in China before.
Forest of Stone Steles Museum: The Stele Forest stores voluminous artworks which possess not only eximious value of handwriting and art, but also rich cultural connotation. The Stele Forest began to be built in 1087.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda: This pagoda is on the grounds of the DaCiEn Temple. It was built in 652 A.D. Xuan Zhuang, the famous master monk of the Tang Dynasty, here translated Buddhist texts that he had brought back from India. The pagoda, as it stands today has seven stones and is 64 meters high. Spiraling staircases lead to the top where one is rewarded with a good view of Xi'an and the surrounding area.
Tang Dynasty Show: A performance of Chang'an music and dances that was originated in the Tang dynasty of Chinese history over a thousand years ago.
Day 06 Xi'an - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum and the Great Mosque. Transfer to the airport for flight to Kunming.
Day 07 Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, drive 1.5 hours (90 KM) to visit the Stone Forest. Back to Kunming in the afternoon and visit the Golden Temple.

Stone Forest: A massive collection of grey limestone pillars, split by rain water and eroded to their present fanciful forms.
Golden Temple: Originally built in 1604 during the Ming dynasty. Built in 1890 with 250 tons of solid bronze, the present temple, 6.7 meters in height and 7.8 meters in width, is reputed as the largest bronze hall in China.
Day 08 Kunming - Dali (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Dali. Take a cruise in the Erhai Lake then visit the Three pagodas. In the afternoon, we will visit the Dali Ancient City.

Erhai Lake: A fresh water lake in the Yunnan Plateau at an elevation of 1972 metres, with a length of 42 km and width of 8 km.
Three pagodas:
The Three Pagodas are representation of the ancient architectural and cultural arts of the Bai nationality, erected during the Wudai Period (907-979 A.D.) of the Dali Kingdom.
Dali Ancient City: A famous Chinese historical and cultural city and a national scenic zone. A rich heritage dates back to the days when the city was the capital of the kingdoms of Nanzhao and Dali.
Day 09 Dali - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive 3 hours to Lijiang. Visit the Black Dragon Pool in the Heilongtan Park and Lijiang Ancient Town.

Heilongtan Park: Inside the park, many ancient architectures of the Naxi people scatter amidst the lush trees, adding unique view to this park.
Lijiang Ancient Town: It is situated on a plateau at an elevation of 2,600m and is impressive because of its scenery and lush vegetation. There is no other town in China like Lijiang which incorporates the folkways of so many people and the architectural styles of both north and south China.
Day 10 Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Visit villages of Naxi people, the Lijiang Murals, the 600 year old Ten Thousand Blossom Camellia Tree at the Yufeng Lama Temple.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: A holy mountain for the Naxi people that is located 15km north of Lijiang city with an altitude of 5600 meters (18,400 feet) above sea level. Visit villages of Naxi people.
Lijiang Murals: Made in succession from the early Ming dynasty to the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing dynasty. These mural paintings, with their fine and smooth lines, bright colors, vivid pattern and balanced and harmonious composition are a wonderful sight.

Day 11 Lijiang - Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Free in the morning. Take flight to Shanghai and transfer to hotel. Have an evening cruise over Huangpu River.

Huang 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.
Day 12 Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Shanghai Museum, the Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street and former French Concession. Have a stroll over the Bund. Enjoy the Portman Acrobatic Show in the evening.

Shanghai Museum: The museum boasts over 120,000 pieces of collection, including bronze, ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ancient Chinese coins, jade furniture, and western art.
Yu Yuan Garden: A traditional Chinese park complete with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations.
Former French Concession: The French Concession is the area of Shanghai once designated for the French. Today, the area's central Huaihai Rd is a busy shopping street, but the tree-lined avenues and their many Tudor mansions still retain an air of the "Paris of the East".
The Bund: With a length of 1 km, the bund is dotted with various grandiose solid buildings of western style dating back to the early this century in its west. Due to these imposing buildings, the bund is also reputed as "an international exhibition of architecture".
Day 13 Departure (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.


2. Hotel Accommodation

Destination Luxury Standard Comfort
Beijing Crowne PLaza Hotel
Sunworld Hotel
King Parkview Hotel
Xi'an Sheraton Hotel
Bell Tower Hotel
City Hotel
Kunming Kai Wah Plaza
Kunming Hotel
Camellia Hotel
Dali Regent Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Golden Dali Hotel
Lijiang International Hotel
Zen Garden Hotel
Xin Na Hotel
Shanghai Renaissance Yuyuan
Galaxy Hotel
Holiday Inn Express

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below, we will quote LATEST FAVORABLE PRICE for the above tour.
1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party, if there are childre, please let us know their age;
3. Your travel date;
4. The code of the tour that you are interested in (each tour has a code like: CNT_18, you can find the code of a tour at the top of the page where the tour is);
5. Please let us know would you like 5-star luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels or comfortable 3-star hotels for your tour;
6. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from above tour, please let us know your requests.

 

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 private facilities.
2. Meals
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 air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
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.
7. Insurance
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 China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What 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 occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers

 
 
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