Shanghai Xian Beijing Tour B-Highlights:
1.Non shopping tour
2.No tourist traps
3.No hidden fee
4.The best use of time
6.Licensed guides and tour vehicles
7.Unbeatable price and 5 stars service
11 Days Shanghai-Zhouzhuang Water Town-Suzhou-Xian-Beijing Tour
Day 2:Shanghai:Oriental Pearl Tv Tower,Shanghai Historical Development Museum,Huangpu River Cruise,Bund,Nanjing Road
Day 3:Shanghai:Yu Garden,Shanghai old Town, Franch concession Xintiandi,Jade Buddha Temple
Day 4:Shanghai-Zhouzhuang water town -Suzhou:The Connected Bridge,Shen’s Family Mansion,Zhang’s Family Mansion
Day 5: Suzhou-Shanghai:The Lingering Garden,Pan Gate Ancient City Wall,Tiger Hill
Day 6:Shanghai-Xian by High speed train-Xian-Arrival
Day 7:Xian Tour with Terracotta Warriors,Huaqing Pool
Day 8:Xian City Tour with Big Wild Goose Pagoda,Xi’an City Wall,Shaanxi History Museum,Great Mosque,Muslim Food Street, Transfer to airport or station for departure (Xian-Beijing by High speed train-Beijing-Arrival)
Day 9:Tiananmen Square,Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven,Summer Palace
Day 10:Mutianyu Great Wall,Dingling
12 Days Shanghai-Zhouzhuang Water Town-Suzhou-Hangzhou-Xian-Beijing Tour
On arrival,our driver will hold a welcome sign to meet you and transfer to the hotel.
Todays activities:Oriental Pearl Tv Tower,Shanghai Historical Development Museum,Lunch on your own expense ,Huangpu River Cruise,Bund,Nanjing Road
Morning Breakfast at hotel, meet your guide and the driver at the hotel lobby
Visit the Oriental Pearl Tv Tower--------which is the third tallest Tv Tower in the world,Transparent Sightseeing Gallery is located on the second main sphere, with a circumference 150 meters and a width of 2.1 meter. Tourists can overlook the panoramic view of the Huangpu River through the transparent glass at your feet, which make visitors feel like walking in the cloud.
Shanghai Historical Development Museum------Shanghai History Museum located beneath the below the Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower was founded in 1983, and formally opened to the public on May 27, 1984. It was a comprehensive museum reflecting the development of Shanghai and surrounding areas from every aspect, by means of more than 1,300 cultural artifacts, literature, and pictures. It presented a holistic picture of the long history of Shanghai from remote antiquity to the liberation of the city in 1949.The displays covered Shanghai civilization for over 6000 years, including Ma Jia Bing Culture, Songze Culture and Liangzhu Culture. It also reflected local history from the First Opium War in 1840, when Shanghai was forced to operate as a treaty port and then the foreign concessions become a key part of Shanghai’s history and later liberation.
Huangpu River Cruise-------A Huangpu River Cruise is one of the best ways to see both old and new Shanghai.As you sail down the river towards the East Sea enjoy the views of the full sweep of The Bund and the 21st century cityscape of Pudong.
Bund ------The Bund shows off Shanghais outstanding foreign buildings, most of which were erected before 1937.it is the emblem of Shanghai, the area used to be British concession.
Nanjing Pedestrian Street-----It is China’s NO.1 Commercial Street,one of the top 10 famous streets in Shanghai. Its unigue, prosperous hustle and bustle has made Nanjing Road a “Prime Site” in Shanghai and a must visit tourists.
Drop-off service at your hotel and end today trip.
Todays activities:Yu Garden,Shanghai old Town, Lunch on your own expense,Franch concession Xintiandi,Jade Buddha Temple
Morning Breakfast at hotel, Meet your guide and driver at your hotel in the morning
Yu Garden-----Yu Garden is a famous garden of classical style in the south of the Yangtze River. Initially built under the reign of Jiajing in the Ming Dynasty and up to now it has a history of over 500 years. The major scenic attractions in the Yu Garden include the Mountain and Forest in City, Pretty Woods and Elegant Dale, Charming Spots by the Spring Hall, Eye-catching Scenes of Water and Rockeries,etc.
Shanghai’s Old Town----The Old Town is home to historic buildings. Long histories and unique customs can be found in there. It reflects the way of life and cultural traditions of the past and present Shanghai people.
Franch concession Xintiandi------Xintiandi is the top choice in French Concession.It has been a Shanghai icon for over a decade. An upmarket entertainment and shopping complex modelled on traditional alleyway (lòngtáng) homes, this was the first development in the city to prove that historical architecture makes big commercial sense. Elsewhere that might sound like a no-brainer, but in 21st-century China, where bulldozers are always on standby, it came as quite a revelation.
Jade Buddha Temple----- Jade Buddha Temple of Shanghai just likes a pure land, quite peaceful and venerable. Originally built in 1882 of Qing Dynasty (1638-1911), it is a temple to enshrine two jade Buddha statues which were brought from Burma by the monk from Mount Putuo temple, hence obtaining the name.
Drop-off service at your hotel and end today trip.
Todays activities:The Connected Bridge,Shen’s Family Mansion,Lunch on your own expense,Zhang’s Family Mansion
Zhouzhuang water town-------Known as the “number one water town” in China, Zhouzhuang is in UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre Tentative List and in the first batch of the national 5A scenic spots. The destination preserves traditional architecture with distinct riverside features including revetments, arch bridges, white Connected Bridge
The Connected Bridge------It refers to the Shide Bridge and the Yong’an Bridge attached to each other during the period between 1573 and 1619. Seen from above, the connected bridges -- an arch bridge and a flagstone bridge -- resemble a key used in the past. The late famous artist Chen Yifei (1946-2005) painted the two bridges into his famous work Memory of Hometown in 1984, winning countless praise for the beauty of this enchanting waterfront town.walls and black tiles.
Shen’s Family Mansion------The Hall of Shen's Residence originally known as Jingye Tang, was built by Shen Wansan's (a legendary tycoon) in Ming Dynasty. And now, It as a Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at Jiangsu provincial level it enjoys great popularity among visitors
Zhang’s Family Mansion-----One of a handful of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) structures preserved in Zhouzhuang, the Zhang Family Mansion covers an area of more than 1,800 square meters with dozens of rooms and a private garden. It was listed as the one of the foremost protected cultural heritage sites in Jiangsu province.
Over night stay at Suzhou
Todays activities:The Lingering Garden,Lunch on your own expense,Pan Gate Ancient City Wall,Tiger Hill
Meet your guide at your hotel in the morning
Lingering Garden-----It was built in the year of 1593 Ming Dynasty , the garden was selected to be one of the first batch of places enjoying the status of the key cultural and historical relic site under state-level protection. It has been known as one of the “Four Famous Classic Gardens”, and was included in UNESCO’s the World Cultural Heritage List in 1997. The year 2010 witnessed the garden added to the list of national 5A-level scenic areas.
Pan Gate Ancient City Wall-----According to historical records, Panmen, or Pan Gate, built in 514, was one of the eight gates of the capital of Wu Kingdom. As a landmark of the ancient city of Suzhou, Panmen is the only existing ancient parallel city gate for both land and water in China.
Tiger Hill------According to the Historical Records, the King of Wu Helu was buried on the hill, called then "the Hill Emerging from the Sea". The legend goes that three days after his burial a white tiger appeared squatting on the hill. Hence the name. The Yunyan Temple Pagoda and the Sword Pool are well-known features of the hill. With a history going back more than 1,000 years, the simple, archaic and imposing Yunyan Temple Pagoda, also known as the Second Leaning Tower on earth, stands aloft at the top of the hill, serving as a symbol of ancient Suzhou for years, The Tomb of the Wu King Helu under the Sword Pool has remained an unsolved mystery for two and a half millennia.
Our driver will pick up you from your hotel ,then transfer to the Train Station to Xian
On arrival Xian,Our driver will pick up you from Train Station then transfer to hotel in Xian
Terracotta Warriors-------The Terracotta Army in Xi'an, aka Terracotta Warriors and Horses,is a super large collection of life-size terra cotta sculptures in battle formations, reproducing the mega imperial guard troops of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 - 210BC), the first emperor of the first unified dynasty of Imperial China.Terra cotta Warriors and horses museum renowned as the eighth wonder of the world.
Huaqing Pool------Also called the Huaqing Hot Springs, are a complex of hot springs located in an area characterized by mild weather and scenic views at the northern foot of Mount Li,one of the three major peaks of the Qinling. Huaqing Pool is witnessed the famous romance of emperor Xuanzong and his concubine Yang Guifei.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Pagoda)------As the symbol of the old-line Xi'an, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (also called Giant Wild Goose Pagoda) is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.
Xi'an City Wall------also known as the Fortifications of Xi'an, is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.
Shaanxi History Museum-----The Shaanxi History Museum in Xi'an, regarded as 'the pearl of ancient dynasties and house of Chinese treasures', gives a miniature overview of the thousands of years of Chinese history and the splendid ancient cultures of olden times.
Great Mosque-----According to historical records engraved on a stone tablet inside, the Great Mosque was built in 742 during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). This was a result of Islam being introduced into Northwest China by Arab merchants and travelers from Persia and Afghanistan during the mid-7th century when some of them settled down in China and married women of Han Nationality.it is really well worth a trip to see the Great Mosque, not only for its centuries' old history but also for its particular design of mixed architecture - traditional Muslim and Chinese styles.
Muslim Food Street------The Huimin/Muslim Street is famous as a "snack street" because rich delicious local Xi'an delicacies and typical Shaanxi snacks are concentrated here, which attract visitors home and abroad.
Our driver will transfer you to the Train Station to Beijing
On arrival Beijing,Our driver will pick up you from Train Station then transfer to hotel in Beijing
Tiananmen Square--------the largest public square in the world. Located in the heart of Beijing City, it is the site for massive parades and rallies, which is the largest square of this kind in the world. This was the site when in 1949, from a rostrum on Tiananmen (the Gate of Heavenly Peace), Chairman Mao proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of China.
Forbidden City--------the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the seat- bed of the Emperors in Ming and Qing Dynasties as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.
Temple of Heaven----- It was built for the emperors in ancient China to worship
Heaven.it was inscribed on the World Heritage List by the UNESCO.
Summer Palace------The Summer Palace, originally named Qingyi Yuan or the Garden of Clear Ripples, was first constructed in 1750. It was razed to the ground by the Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860. The Government of the Qing Dynasty started to rebuild it in 1886 with funds that was misappropriated from the Imperial Navy and other sources. Renamed two years later as Yihe Yuan or the Garden of Health and Harmony, it was supposed to serve as a summer resort for the Empress Dowager Cixi.
Mutianyu Great Wall-------as one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs.
First built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, the Mutianyu section is older than the Badaling section of the Great Wall. During the Ming dynasty,under the supervision of general Xu Da, construction of the present wall began, building over the previous wall. In 1404, a pass was built in the wall.In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt and till today most parts of it are well preserved. The Mutianyu Great Wall has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall.
Dingling---------- one of the 13 Ming Tombs of the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty ( 1368 - 1644). From the Yongle Emperor onwards, 13 Ming Dynasty Emperors were buried in this area. You will visit Dingling, the tomb of the Wanli Emperor, which is the only one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs excavated.
Our driver will pick up you from your hotel ,then transfer to the Airport or Train Station.
- 1.All entrance fees listed in itinerary.
- 2.Professional English-speaking guide & driver + air conditioned vehicle.
- 3.Local Facility 4stars Hotel accommodations (Standard Room with twin share basis) as listed in
- the itinerary.
- 4.Round trip transfers between airports or railway stations and hotels.
- 5.Bullet Train tickets second class From Shanghai to Xian & Xian to Beijing
- 5.Service charge & Government taxes.
- 2.Any Fees are not mentioned above
- 3.Tips for the guide and driver