10-DAY TOUR OF SHANGHAI, BEIJING, XI'AN AND GUILIN
- Day 1
Welcome to the bustling commercial heart of China. Upon arrival, you will be met by a CITS guide and transferred to hotel.
The tour begins with a stroll along the lively waterfront the Bund", then a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple where two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni Buddha are treasured. An acrobatic show for your evening entertainment.
- Day 2
Sightsee the fascinating Yu Yuan (Mandarin s Garden), the Museum of Art and History. No visit to Shanghai would be complete without a stop at a craft factory or a curio shop that Shanghai is famous for. A visit to the Children's Palace if time permits.
- Day 3
Shanghai - Beijing by air
A one-hour and forty-minute flight to Beijing, capital of China. On arrival drive along the newly built highway to your hotel.
- Day 4
Morning tour to Tian An Men Square, located in the heart of the capital, and the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City) one of the greatest feats of ancient Chinese architecture.
After lunch proceed to the Temple of Heaven where the Ming and Qing emperors prayed for good harvests. This is the largest temple complex remaining in China today.
Cultural of acrobatic performance (if available) will be attended in the evening.
- Day 5
Full day excursion to the Great Wall - the landmark of China. It is one of the most amazing feats of manmade construction on earth visible from outer space. 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.
Dinner is the famous Beijing roasted duck at a local restaurant.
- Day 6
Beijing - Xi'an by air
Half day sightseeing includes the Summer Palace - a former summer resort area of the royal family.
After visit, take flight to Xi'an, the great ancient capital and the eastern end of the Silk Road.
City tour begins with a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 AD. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scripture which were obtained from India by the eminent monk Xuanzang.
Cultural performance will be provided if available.
- Day 7
A full day visit includes the unparalleled highlight of an excursion to the incredible Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses at the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first Qin Emperor. Added highlights are visits to the Huaqing Hot Spring - a former resort area especially for the emperors and the royal family and a visit to the Banpo Village - the remains of a Neolithic village dating back 6,000 years. Primitive tools and household utensils are displayed in the Banpo Museum.
- Day 8
Xi'an - Guilin by air
Your journey to the world of fantasy in stone begins as you board your jetliner for Guilin. sightseeing begins with visits to the most famous Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill and Fubo Hill where you can climb for the panoramic view of the city.
- Day 9
Guilin Enjoy a morning cruise down the winding Li Rive Yang Shuo, viewing the spectacular scenery as it reflects in the crystal line water. You can explore Yang Shuo - a small town with many stalls selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts articles. Return to Guilin by coach for dinner.
- Day 10
Guilin Your China Popularity Tour comes to an end and we wish you a pleasant homeward journey.