Tour Cities:BeijingTaiyuanPingyaoZhengzhouLuoyangXianGuilinYangshuoLongshengHuangshanShanghai

This 21 days Beijing Pingyao Luoyang Xi'an Guilin Huangshan Shanghai Tour to the Forbidden city ,Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grottoes, Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, Li River Cruise, Yangshuo West Street, Yellow Mountain, Hongcun Village, the Bund and more....

Day 1Arrival in Beijing

Welcome to China! Upon arrival in Beijing, your local guide will meet you and escort you to check in your hotel.

Day 2Beijing

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: The Forbidden City, Beijing Hutongs

Today tour will start with a morning visit Tiananmen Square, the world's biggest city plaza. Then walk to the marvelous "Egg" (National Centre for the Performing Arts) to take some pictures from its outside; subsequently, go to the Forbidden City, the most complete imperial palace in China.

In the late afternoon visit to Beijing Hutongs for a rickshaw ride to explore Beijing's charming lanes. During Hutong Tour, You will visit a local family and experience what their life is like.

The Forbidden City

Day 3Beijing

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Ding Tomb, Mutianyu Great Wall

After breakfast, drive to the Mutianyu Great Wall (about 80 km, 1.5hours) where you will experience at first hand the wonder of the Great Wall. After hiking on the Mutianyu Great Wall for about 1 or 2 hours, then move on to visit the Sacred Way, one of the Ming Tombs with underground palace;

On the way back, you may make a stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some pictures of the world-famed "Bird’s Nest" and the "Water Cube" from the outside. Tonight you will taste the most famous delicious dish in Beijing, Peking Roast Duck. Enjoy yourself! Complete today’ s tour and driven back to your hotel.

Kind Note: At Mutianyu Great Wall, the cable car up and sliding down you can choose and pay by yourselves there. Pay Beijing Duck meal yourselves at the restaurant.

Ding Tomb

Day 4Beijing/Taiyuan

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

Firstly, will go to visit Temple of Heaven, where emperors in ancient times offered sacrifices yearly to Heaven for a good harvest and fortune. Then you will marvel at the splendid Summer Palace, the former royal garden, it is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. After the tour, our guide will escort you to the airport for a evening flight to Taiyuan.

The Summer Palace

Day 5Taiyuan/Pingyao

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Qiao Mansion

After breakfast, we drive to ancient royal garden Jinci Temple, which is famous for the frescoes. Continue to Qiao Family Compound – the typical residence of rich Jin Businessman, which is built in in 1756 in the Qing Dynasty. The Qiao Compound gained its renown not only for its large scale but also for the exquisite craftsmanship reflected in the brick carving, woodcarving and murals.

Proceed to Pingyao Ancient City from Qiao Family Compound and have free time in the old down.

Qiao Mansion

Day 6Pingyao

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Zhenguo Temple Pingyao, Pingyao Ancient City Wall

After breakfast, your sightseeing will begin with a visit to the City Wall of Pingyao, which has been well preserved. As a whole, the rectangular wall resembles a tortoise, which was considered as a symbol of longevity traditionally. Ascending the wall, you could overlook the ancient city of Pingyao. Then, get down from the wall and have a stroll on the traditional Ming-Qing Street. On both sides of this not very wide street, there are many buildings in ancient Chinese architecture style, which used to be firms, exchange shops and different kinds of shops like teashop, cloth shop and salt shop. Nowadays, some of them have been turned to hotels, restaurants or shops selling souvenirs while some have been preserved as attraction sites and museums.

Your next stop is the Temple of City God, one of the best-preserved Temples of City God in China. Its distinctive feature lies in the combination of the Temple of the God of Wealth and the Temple of the Kitchen God, which are separately situated to its right and left. Following, you will proceed to Ri Sheng Chang Exchange Shop and Tong Xing Gong. Ri Sheng Chang Exchange Shop is the first money exchange shop in China as well as the founder of Chinese modern banks, which has played an important role in Chinese financial business for about one century. Tong Xing Gong was an establishment which provided private escort service for the exchange shops to guard their safety during transportation. The last travel destination today is Shuanglin Monastery, about 4 miles to the city. This is a construction in castle style which is especially renowned for the painted clay sculptures.

Zhenguo Temple Pingyao

Day 7Pingyao/Taiyuan/Zhengzhou

Meals: B,L

Afer breakfast, you will take a morning relax until a transfer to at the Taiyuan Station for bullet train (4 hours) at noon to Zhengzhou.

Day 8Zhengzhou/Shaolin Temple/Luoyang

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Shaolin Temple

Take a morning drive less than 2 hours from Zhengzhou to famous Shaolin Temple – the birth place of Shaolin Kungfu, situated in Songshan Mountain in Dengfeng city. In this UNESCO world Heritage site, you can watch the live Kungfu performance by monks and admire the impressive buildings inside mountains. Drive ahead to Luoyang in the late afternoon.

Shaolin Temple

Day 9Luoyang/Xian

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: White Horse Temple, Longmen Grottoes

After breakfast, we will drive to the Longmen Grottoes to see the dedicated carved Buddhist sculptures along the both banks of Yi River. There are 2,345 caves with 2,680 statues, over 70 stupas and 2,680 inscribed stone tablets, some of them could be dated back to 493 AD.

Another 30 minute’s drive will proceed to White Horse Temple, which is said to be the first Buddhist temple of China. Its name was from the white horses that carried the Buddhist scriptures and statues brought back from India after Buddhism was first introduced to China along the ancient Silk Road. A full day Luoyang city tour will end with a visit to Luoyang Museum for the wide range collections of relics, including pottery, painting and so on.

Then take a evening or night bullet train(1.5 - 2 hours) to Xi'an.

White Horse Temple

Day 10Xi'an

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses , Big 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.

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 11Xi'an/Guilin

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Ancient City Wall

After breakfast, your guide will meet you and you will be driven for a visit to the Shaanxi History Museum to discover Xian's amazing history. After that 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.

In the late afternoon you will take a evening flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, we will transfer to check in the hotel for a rest.

Ancient City Wall

Day 12Guilin

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill

After breakfast, Then visit Reed Flute Cave and the symbol of Guilin city - Elephant Trunk Hill.

Reed Flute Cave

Day 13Guilin/Yangshuo

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Yangshuo West Street, Li River Cruise

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


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.

Yangshuo West Street

Day 14Yangshuo/Longsheng Longji Terraces

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Yangshuo Biking

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.

Yangshuo Biking

Day 15Guilin/Longsheng/Huangshan

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Longji Terraced Rice Fields

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 flight to Huangshan. Upon arrival in Huangshan City, your local guide will meet you at airport or railway station and escort you to check in the hotel in Huangshan. Free night leisure on Tunxi Ancient Street.

Longji Terraced Rice Fields

Day 16Huangshan/Yellow Mountain

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Huangshan Mountain

After breakfast, you will start a full day tour by a morning transfer to Yellow Mountain where you will take a cable car to the top of the mountain. Then go on a rail hiking to see Brush Pen Peak, Lion Peak, Xihai Grand Canyon and more attractions. You can enjoy a sunset view here (depends on the weather). Stay overnight on mountain.

Huangshan Mountain

Day 17Huangshan/Yi County

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Hongcun Village

Get up very early in the morning to catch the view the spectacular sunrise. After breakfast at your hotel you will enjoy morning sightseeing until the cable car down from Mountain.

After lunch, you will drive to Yixian County to visit Hongcun Village, the UNESCO heritage site is well-known for the picturesque landscape and the long history of over 800 years. The 138 buildings of the Ming and Qing dynasties (14th to early 20th century) were all constructed in the traditional Anhui style, which features white walls, grey or black roofs and rising eaves. Stay overnight in Yixian County.

Then take a night flight to Shanghai

Hongcun Village

Day 18Shanghai

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Shanghai Old Concession Area, The Bund Shanghai, Shanghai Museum

After breakfast, you will start a full day tour in Shanghai to visit the Shanghai Museum, Town God's Temple, Shikumen, Old Concession Area. Then you will have a bird view of Shanghai city on the top of Jinmao Tower and enjoy coastal sight at the Bund of Shanghai.

Acrobatic performance for night show option.

Shanghai Old Concession Area

Day 19Shanghai

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

A full day tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town.

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

Day 20Shanghai Departure

Meals: B

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

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