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Tour Cities:BeijingXianChengduGuilinGuangzhouHong Kong
Tour Code:ACT-Culture-02

This 15 days Luxury Epicurean China Gourment Food Tour for tourist to taste famous Chinese food, Beijing Roast Duck, Cantonese food, Forbidden City Beijing, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, Chengdu Panda, Sichuan food, Shanghai Dim Sum and more....

Day 1Arrival in 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 for your free relax to 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.

Options: In the evening you are free to choose to be mesmerized by a Peking (Beijing) Opera performance in Beijing's famous Liyuan Theatre. The opera will have English and Japanese subtitles.


The Forbidden City

Day 3Beijing

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

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit the majestic Great Wall (Badaling Section). After lunch near 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 Dingling, the only excavated imperial Ming Dynasty Tomb with underground palace.


Option: Beijing Roast Duck for dinner at Quanjude Restaurant


The Sacred Road

Day 4Beijing/Xian

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: Beijing Hutongs

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will bring you to take a rickshaw or biking through the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing's Hutongs where local Beijingers have been living for centuries.

After lunch you will be driven to train station for the bullet train to Xian (5 hours), another of China's ancient capitals. Upon arrival in Xian, your local guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel for rest.




Beijing Hutongs

Day 5Xian

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

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit the incredible Terracotta Warriors. Go on to visit the Daqin terra-cotta making factory see all kinds of models of Terracotta Warriors. After lunch you will be driven to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, where housed in a huge temple complex, the ancient pagoda was built to house Buddhist Sutras brought to China from India. Then you will go on a walk or a biking on the top of Ancient City Wall to get a bird's eye view of this ancient capital. Then visit Xi'an Muslim Street for a relax.

Option: In the evening you may choose to enjoy an Chinese Dumplings Feast and amazing Tang Dynasty Show, which bring the pageantry and music of the ancient Tang Dynasty to life.


Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses

Day 6Xian/Chengdu

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

After breakfast, you will take a morning flight to Chengdu. Upon your arrival in Chengdu, your guide will meet you and escort you to check in hotel for a rest.

Then you will to visit visit Chengdu Panda Breeding Center, to see lovely giat pandas. Then back to Chengdu city to visit Kuanzai Alley.

Option: a Sichun or Chongqing Hot Pot at local restaurant for your dinner.


Chengdu Giant Panda Base

Day 7Chengdu/Leshan/Mt. Emei

Meals: B,L,D

After breakfast, you will be transfered to visit Huanglongxi Ancient Town which has 1,700 years of history. Then go on by bus to see Leshan Giant Buddha, the world's largest one.

Then visit the Lingyun Temple, the Ancient Plank Cliff Path and the Stele Forest. After visiting will take bus to Emeishan, stay overnight at the foot of Mount Emei.

Day 8Mt. Emei/Chengdu/Guilin

Meals: B,L,D

After breakfast will take cable car up the Mt. Emei. Visit the Wannian Temple. Then walk through Qingyin Pavilion - the biggest natural ecology reserve area for monkeys.

Then take the tourist bus down to the foot of the mountain. To visit the Fuhu Temple, one of famous nuns temple. Then you will be transfered back to Chengdu for the flight to Guilin. When you arrive in Guilin, will meet you and transfer you to hotel for a rest.

Day 9Guilin/Yangshuo

Meals: B,L,D

After breakfast at the hotel, our guide and driver will transfer you to the Zhujiang pier to board the ship for Li River cruise (4 hours) from Guilin to Yangshuo. It is one of the great waterways to admire the picturesque scenery along the river sides. Upon arrival at Yangshuo, you will have a stroll along the famous West Street. This is a vibrant place alive with cafes, pubs, restaurants and where many westerners gather.

Tips: Today we kindly suggest you have a larger breakfast at the hotel this morning as the lunch provided on the cruise is less than adequate. The cruise arrives at terminal Yangshuo at around 13:30 to 14:30 according to the different water flows. There are many cafes available in Yangshuo.

Optional activites for late afternoon:
1. Attend a Chinese cooking course in a cooking school
2. Learn Taichi for 1-2 hours.
3. Li River Beer Fish is recommended for dinner.
4. Night show options: Commorants Fishing or Impression Liu Sanjie

A cruise along the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo is an unforgettable experience for stunning scenery. In Yangshuao, there's something interesting such as lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river, fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, and if you're very lucky you might see one of the famous fishing cormorants.

Impressions of Liusanjie performance. The Performance, directed by Zhang Yimou, China's premiere movie director and director of the Beijing Olympics' Opening Ceremony, is made up of hundreds of people and is performed on the Li River with the mountains as the backdrop. It is an unforgettable experience.

Day 10Yangshuo/Longsheng Longji Terraces

Meals: B,L,D

There are three options for morning enjoyment: Enjoy a countryside biking, a bamboo rafting on the Yulong River and a helicopter tour over Yangshuo.

An afternoon drive (about 2.5 hours) from Yanghuo to Longji Rice Terraces. And then you will enjoy the dusk/sunset view of rice terraces around Zhuang and Yao minority villages. The terraces look like ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of some hills. The villages feature traditional wooden architecture where no nails are used in construction. The different ethnic minority customs and dress are especially interesting. Stayovernight at Ping'an Zhuang Village.

Day 11Guilin/Longsheng/Guangzhou

Meals: B

Get up early to take a morning walk around Ping'an Zhuang Village for a sunrise view of Longji Terraced Rice Fields. After breakfast, you will visit to Huangluo Yao Village to meet long-hair wowen and watch the ethnic performance.

Then you will be transfered back to Guilin for the afternoon bullet train to Guangzhou. Upon arrival, you local guide will meet and escort you to check in the hotel.

Day 12Guangzhou

Meals: B,L,D

After breakfast, one-day Guangzhou tour will start with a visit to the Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall, one of the many memorial halls in the country for this great forerunner in the revolutionary history, the founder of Nationalist Party of China and Republic of China. Built in 1929, the whole architectural complex covers an area of 62,000 square meters. The main building is a 3,700 square meters majestic octangle hall with no pillars in the middle. The plaque of the hall is inscribed with Dr. Sun's own handwriting: "the world is for all" which was also the guidance and goal of his revolutionary life.

The next stop is the Temple of Family Chen, built in 1984 of the Qing Dynasty by the joint-venture of all the Chens in the province. It was originally used as a residence for the Chens' children when they came to Guangzhou to take part in the imperial examinations. But after the system was abolished, it became the family's academy. This family temple is large scaled, garishly decorated and very well preserved. The whole area of structure occupies an area of 8,000 square meters which contains incomputable elegant and complicated sculptures, screens, windows and railings, etc. The buildings themselves are art works which were visited and highly praised by many architects from all over the world. Then proceed to visit Baiyun Mountain Park. At last back to Huangpu Old Port for night relax with local life experience.


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

Day 13Guangzhou/Hong Kong

Meals: B,L,D

Enjoy a typical Cantonese morning tea (Zao Cha, a kind of local Chinese breakfast with rich delicious food ). And then you will take a free relax until a transfer from Guangzhou to Kong Kong.

Day 14Hong Kong

Meals: B,L

After breakfast, you will take morning transfer from Guangzhou to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, you will go to visit Central for your tram ride up to Victoria Peak, which will give you a fantastic bird's eye view of Hong Kong. After a little bit rest, head to the famous Wong Tai Sin Temple where old beliefs and traditions survive in this modern city. Then proceed to visit Aberdeen where you will see an entire community living on small houseboats as they have for centuries, or to visit Lantau Island for Big Buddha and Da'ao Fishing Village.

Then you will go to the romantic beach of Repulse Bay and explore the Stanley Market to find some of your favorite souvenirs for your family or friends, where is the most luxurious section of Hong Kong.

Day 15Hong Kong Departure

Meals: B

Afer breakfast, you will take a morning relax until a transfer to at the airport for the flight to next destination.

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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

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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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