China Tours from Beijing » 11-day Luxury China Epicurean Tour
Tour Cities:BeijingXianChengduShanghaiHangzhouGuangzhou
Tour Code:ACT-Culture-02

This 11 days Luxury Epicurean China Tour for tourist foods and nature interests to experience the Chinese food trip, the Forbidden City Beijing, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, Chengdu Panda, Sichuan food, Beijing Roast Duck, Shanghai Dim Sum and more....

Day 1Arrival/Beijing

Upon your arrival at Beijing’s airport, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or explore the city.

Day 2Beijing

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven

After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit The Forbidden City, home to China's Emperors for over 500 years. After lunch, you will be driven to The Summer Palace, where you will marvel at the opulence of this imperial summer getaway. You will then be drive to visit TheTemple of Heaven, which was where China's Emperors prayed to heaven.
Optional: In the evening you are free to choose to be mesmerized by a Peking (Beijing) Opera performance in Beijing's famous Liyuan Theatre.
Note: The opera will have English and Japanese subtitles.

Restaurants:
Lunch: Beihai Fangshan Restaurant
Located in Beihai Park, this restaurant was founded after the fall of the Qing Dynasty by former imperial chefs from The Forbidden City. Formerly only enjoyed by the Emperor, the dishes in this restaurant are famed not only for their incredible flavors, but also for their beauty. Each dish is a work of art.
Dinner: Donglaishun Hot Pot Restaurant
Opened in the 1930's, this restaurant is famous for its Beijing Hot Pot. Brought to Beijing by the Mongols during the Yuan Dynasty, Beijing Hot Pot is a favorite with visitors and locals alike.


The Forbidden City

Day 3Beijing

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: The Sacred Road, Badaling Great Wall

After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit the majestic Great Wall (Badaling Section). After lunch next to the Great Wall you will be driven to visit the Sacred Road, the road leading to the tombs of the Ming Dynasty's Emperors. You will then visit the Ding Tomb, the only excavated imperial Ming Dynasty Tomb.


Restaurants:
Lunch: Yi Wan Ju Beijing Noodle Restaurant
This wonderful restaurant serves a huge variety of traditional Chinese noodle dishes. Visitors are always amazed at how wonderful Chinese Noodles can be.
Dinner: Gongdelin Vegetarian Restaurant
Originating with vegetarian dishes eaten by Buddhist Monks, this restaurant offers a surprising array of vegetarian dishes. Many dishes seem to have meat in them. The meat is actually made of tofu (bean curd) which has been prepared to have the texture and flavor of meat.


The Sacred Road

Day 4Beijing/Xian

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: Beijing Roast Duck , Beijing Hutongs, Ancient City Wall

After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be taken on a rickshaw ride through the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing's Hutongs. After seeing how local Beijingers have been living for centuries, you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Xian, another of China's ancient capitols. Upon arriving in Xian, your local guide will meet you and take you for a bicycle ride along the top of Xian Ancient City Wall to get a bird's eye view of this amazing ancient city.
Note:If you do not feel like biking, an electric touring car will take you around the top of Xian Ancient City Wall.


Restaurants:
Lunch: Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant
The best and one of the oldest Peking Duck Restaurants in China, Quanjude is famed for its duck meals. The restaurant’s chefs have devised hundreds of dishes utilizing duck meat as the main ingredient.
Dinner: Golden Tripod (Jin Ding Xuan) Restaurant
This is one of the best restaurants in Xian for traditional Xian cuisine.


Beijing Roast Duck

Day 5Xian

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses , Tang Dynasty Show, Small Wild Goose Pagoda

After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit the incredible Terracotta Warriors. After lunch you will be driven to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area, where you will stroll through the gardenlike area around the pagoda. In the evening you will be taken to witness the Tang Dynasty Show and Jiaozi (Dumpling) Feast. The show and food are amazing and will bring the pageantry and music of the ancient Tang Dynasty to life.

Restaurants:
Lunch: Jia San Soup Parcels Restaurant
Soup Parcels, a famous local Muslim snack, were invented by Mr. Jia San and has become a staple of Xian resident's diet.
Dinner: Jiaozi (Dumpling) Banquet
Jiaozi are a specialty of northern China and are very famous. Jiaozi consist of a thin dough covering stuffed with meats, vegetables, and fruit. They are a wonderful snack and the Jiaozi Banquet's jiaozi are small works of art and the best part is that the feast is all you can eat.
Peking Duck


Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses

Day 6Xian/Chengdu

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi Provincial Museum

After breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to the Shaanxi History Museum to discover Xian's amazing history. You will then be driven to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Housed in a huge temple complex, the ancient pagoda was built to house Buddhist Sutras brought to China from India. After visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Chengdu. Upon your arrival in Chengdu, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to your hotel.

Restaurants:
Lunch: May First Hotel Restaurant
The restaurant at the May First Hotel specializes in local Xian cuisine. The dishes are wonderful and give you a better understanding of Xian’s local cuisine.
Dinner: Huang Cheng Lao Ma Hot Pot Restaurant
Built and run by artists, Huang Cheng Lao Ma Hot Pot Restaurant is a wonderful place for dinner. Diners, surrounded by artwork by local artists dine on the house specialty, Hot Pot. Traditionally very spicy, the restaurant also has different levels of spiciness to meet you tastes.
Dinner: Dim Sum Dinner


Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Day 7Chengdu/Shanghai

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: Wenshu Temple, Chengdu Giant Panda Base

After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where you will get a chance to see China's living treasures first hand. After visiting the adorable giant pandas, you will be driven to the Wenshu Temple, where you will spend some time in its Wenshu Teahouse, enjoying traditional Chinese tea and absorbing the local atmosphere. You will then be driven to the Jinli Old Street to mingle with the locals and witness Chengdu's local culture firsthand. After you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival in Shanghai, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to your hotel.
Restaurants:
Lunch: Long Chao Shou Restaurant
Famed for Chao Shou wontons, the Long Chao Shou restaurant is known as “the place” to try this local dish. They serve many different types of local dishes, and although normally spicy, they have toned down dishes for those who do not like spicy foods.

Dinner: Dim Sum Dinner
Famous throughout the world, Dim Sum is an ala carte style of dining where dishes are steamed in small steamers and then put on a cart which is rolled through the restaurant for diners to choose from. There are dozens of varieties of dishes to choose from. It is a fun way to enjoy dinner.


Wenshu Temple

Day 8Shanghai

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: Yuyuan Garden , Yuyuan Market, The Bund Shanghai, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Nanjing Road

In the morning after having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower to get a bird's eye view of Shanghai from within its unique architectural orbs. After visiting the tower, you will stroll along The Bund, known as a “museum of Western architecture”, and the nearby Nanjing Road, the No.1 shopping street in China. You will then be driven to the Yu Garden, the only ancient traditional Chinese garden left in Shanghai. You will then stroll through the streets lined with traditional styled architecture of the Yuyuan Market located outside the garden and get a glimpse into the local's lifestyle.
Restaurants:
Lunch: Wujiang Snack Street
Famous with locals, the Wujiang Snack Street is lined with restaurants serving all kinds of foods from around the world.
Dinner: Lu Bo Lang Restaurant
Located in the Yuyuan Market, the Lu Bo Lang Restaurant is famous not only for its cuisine, but also for its cliental which includes world leaders and celebrities.


Yuyuan Garden

Day 9Shanghai

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: West Lake, Lingyi Temple Feilai Peak, Feilai Peak

After you have had breakfast in your hotel, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to the train station for your train to Hangzhou. Upon arriving in Hangzhou, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel to check in. You will then be driven to West Lake, the most famous lake in china. You will be enthralled by the many legends that have made this spot one of the most popular destinations for the Chinese people. After visiting West Lake, you will be driven to Feilai Peak and marvel at its ancient Buddhist rock carvings. You will then go to the Lingyin Temple located behind Feilai Peak. The temple is the largest Buddhist Temple in China and its architecture and gardenlike atmosphere never fails to captivate visitors. You will then visit the 18 Imperial Dragon Well Tea Trees and sip Dragon Well (Longjing) Tea in beautiful traditional pavilions located on the mountainside nestled amongst tea trees.

Restaurants:
Lunch: Zhi wei Guan
One of the most modern restaurants in Hangzhou, the restaurant is famous for its seafood and for its views of the West Lake.
Dinner: Lou Wai Lou Restaurant
The most famous restaurant in Hangzhou, Lou Wai Lou Restaurant opened more than 100 years ago and is considered to serve the most authentic local dishes in the city. Located right on the West Lake, with its fantastic cuisine and wonderful ambiance, it is a fantastic place to dine.


West Lake

Day 10Hangzhou/Guangzhou

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: Yuexiu Park, Chen Ancestral Shrine

After breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Guangzhou. Upon arriving in Guangzhou, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to the Chen Ancestral Shrine. The shrine was built during the Qing Dynasty for the Chen clan. The shrine's stunning, intricately designed architecture makes this a favorite site in Guangzhou. After visiting the shrine you will be driven to Yuexiu Park, the largest park in Guangzhou. The park's meticulous landscaping is home to a traditional Korean tea garden, a museum, and much more.

Restaurants:
Lunch: Jiao Mei Restaurant
Serving traditional Cantonese dishes, Jiao Mei Restaurant is a Guangzhou staple. Offering wonderful dishes served by a friendly and courteous staff, this restaurant never fails to please.
Dinner: Guangzhou Restaurant
Opened over 50 years ago, the Guangzhou Restaurant has been a Guangzhou favorite almost since its opening. The restaurant specializes in traditional local dishes


Yuexiu Park

Day 11Guangzhou/Departure

Meals: B

On this day you will be free until your local guide meets you and escorts you to the airport for your flight home.

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Price Includes:

Transportation & Private Transfers:

Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.

 

Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.

 

Entrance Fees:

All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible. 

 

Normal Meals:

All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local  restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.

 

Private Sightseeing Escort:

Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.

 

Hotel Accommodation:

Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.

 

Tour Arrangements:

The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.

 

Service Charge & Government Taxes

Price Excludes:

International airfare or train tickets for entry or exit China, unless that is noted or required otherwise.
Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.
Excess Baggage Charges.

 

Personal Expenses:

Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...

 

Meals:

Any meal are not specified in the itinerary with "B", "L" or "D".

 

Any extra cost caused by the changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, government and local authority orders, politics, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations; as well as tourist law violation, accident damages or injury incurred out of Access China Travel control.

 

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Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.