A. Tour Itinerary:
Day 1 Beijing
A tour of Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, and Palace Museum, known
as the Forbidden City. Dinner at a restaurant.
Day 2 Beijing
A full day excursion to the Great Wall, one of the most amazing feats of human labor.
After lunch, a drive to the Ming Tombs along the Sacred Way with giant marble figures and
animals guarding the tomb area for deceased emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644AD). In
the evening you are treated to a delicious Beijing roasted duck dinner.
Day 3 Beijing
Your sightseeing this morning is the Temple of Heaven, the largest temple complex in
China. After lunch, tour of the Summer Palace, a former summer resort for the royal
family. Dinner at a restaurant.
Day 4 Beijing 150km(2hrs) Baoding 137km(2hrs) Zhengding 15km Shijiazhuang
8:30 Visit Lu Gou Bridge, known as Marco Polo Bridge.
11:00 Arrive in Baoding. Visit Zhili Governors Office, the
only best preserved provincial office of the Qing Dynasty.
12:00 Lunch at a restaurant.
13:00 Leave for Zhengding to visit the Longxingsi Complex,
Huata Pagoda and Chenglingta Pagoda.
17:00 Leave for Shijiazhuang where dinner is served.
Shijiazhuang 188km(2hrs) Handan 60km(1hr) Anyang 183km(2hrs) Zhengzhou
8:30 Leave for Handan
11:00 Arrive in Handan. A sightseeing tour of Wuling Congtai
Terrace, the symbol of
Handan and watch a Taiji boxing performance. Lunch at a restaurant.
13:30 Leave for Anyang.
14:30 Arrive in Anyang, capital of the Yin and Shang
dynasties (1766-1154BC). Visit Museum of the Yin Ruins, Fuhao Tomb (A middle-size imperial
tomb where a heroine named Fuhao was buried.) and Wenfeng Pagoda, a 38.65 meters high
umbrella-shaped tower building.
16:30 Leave Anyang for Zhengzhou.
18:30 Arrive in Zhengzhou. Dinner at a restaurant.
Day 6 Zhengzhou
90km(2hrs) Dengfeng 70km(1.5hrs) Luoyang
8:30 Boating in the Yellow River scenic area. Visit Henan
13:00 Leave for Dengfeng after lunch.
15:00 Arrive in Dengfeng. Visit Shaolin Monastery, the
founding temple of the Buddhist Chan Sect and the birthplace of Shaolin Kungfu, and Pagoda
Forest. Watch martial arts performance.
17:00 Leave for Luoyang where dinner is served.
Day 7 Luoyang
8:30 Visit Longmen Grottoes, a world cultural heritage, and
Art and Craft Factory.
13:30 Visit Museum of Ancient Tombs.
18:00 Dinner at a restaurant.
Day 8 Luoyang 130km(2hrs) Sanmenxia 244km(3hrs) Xi'an
8:30 Leave for Sanmenxia.
Visits to ruins of Chariot-and-Horse Tomb of Ancient Guo State in the Spring and Autumn
Period, and cave dwelling courtyard (7 kilometers away from the city of Sanmenxia).
13:30 Leave for Xi'an after lunch.
15:30 Arrive in Xi'an, the great ancient capital and the
eastern end of the Silk Road. Visit the life-sized terra-cotta warriors and horses buried
for 2,200 years in the first emperor's necropolis, and the Bronze Chariots, the first and
largest imperial mausoleum in China, also a world heritage site.
18:30 Dinner at a restaurant.
Day 9 Xi'an
8:30 Out for a visit to Huaqing Hot Spring Palace and
Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum.
13:00 After lunch, visit the Greater Wild Goose Pagoda and
Ancient City Wall, the largest and the most complete ancient city wall well-preserved in
19:00 Dinner at a restaurant.
Day 10 Xian/Exit
Morning departure for your onward flight.
B. Tour Costs:
$920 per person.
$480 single supplement.
1. 4 star hotel accommations;
2. sightseeing with admissions, and English speaking guide throughout.
3. Three meals per day: West buffet breakfast, Chinese lunches and dinners.
4. Transporation between cities with coaches.
5. Arrival and departure transfers.
International air tickets, visa, airport taxes and tips to the guides and driver.
E. Note and Options:
Minimum 15 participants for the tour.
Extension to Shanghai mini package:
Flight Xian/Shanghai, 1 night hotel accommodation in Shanghai, round trip transfers:
$320 per person.