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Ancient China and Others
from US$1960 per person

You cover both the "Top Four" China's classic tourist cities (Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin and Shanghai) and other very ancient cities in this tour. In the capital of Beijing, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven and the other places of interests that are in the list of the World Cultural Heritage will give you the first impression of China. Stories told by your guide when you're standing in the world's largest imperial palace will help you learn lots of history about China's last two imperial dynasties, the Ming and the Qing Dynasty. Actually, Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts--an ancient capital with some incredible historical sites, and a bustling modern metropolis getting which hosted the 2008 Olympics. The Buddhist grottos you are going to visit in Datong and Luoyang will inform you some religious history and culture in China. People say if you regard China as a huge and robust tree, the city of Xi'an is definitely the deeply-earthed roots of the tree. The Bell Tower, the City Wall, the pagodas are all the witnesses of this ancient capital's prosperity and brilliance in the past. The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is still a mysterious legend of the first centralized feudal empire of China. In Zhengzhou area, you will visit the Shaolin Temple which is famous because its martial art. You will probably be shocked by Shanghai's modernization and fashionable life. A walk to the Nanjing Road and the Outer Bund will inform you how booming China's economy is. The Confucius Temple and Hangzhou's West Lake will both leave you a memorable impression of the charms of China's ancient capitals. The picturesque scenery along the Li River in Guilin will amaze you and consume dozens of films or a big capacity of the memory card in your camera.

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Tour Code: CET-ACO Length:
Cities Visited/Stayed: Beijing, Datong, Pingyao, Xi'an, Luoyang, Shaolin Temple, Zhengzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guilin, (Hong Kong)
Highlight Attractions: Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Great Wall, Yungang Grottoes, Hanging (Xuankong) Monastery, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Longmen Grottoes, Shaolin Temple(a Sacred Place of Wushu and Chan Buddhism), Yu Yuan Garden, The Bund, The Confucius Temple Area, West Lake, Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave
Experience &Features: Visit Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Visit Yungang Grotto and Hanging Temple, visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Henan Provincial Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Visit Nanjing Road, Visit Confucius Temple, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum, Visit Reed Flute Cave
Physical Rating (What Is It?):
 2 
Cultural Shock Rating ( What Is It?):
 1 
Day 1: Bejing

Arrive in Beijing, you will be picked up by CET representative at airport and transfer to hotel.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

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Day 2: Beijing

Visit [Temple of Heaven], the place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation. [Tian'anmen Square], the largest city square in the world; Forbidden City] which is the largest imperial palace in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 3: Beijing

Visit [Mutianyu Great Wall], 80 kilometers northeast of Beijing. Mutianyu Great Wall is characterized by many watchtowers on overlapping mountain ranges. The wall, built with slabs of stone, is crenellated on both sides with bricks. After a late lunch in a local restaurant, get back to the downtown.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 4: Beijing-Datong

Visit the[Summer Palace] which is the biggest and most renowned imperial summer resort from the Ming and Qing Dynasty and a great example of China's extraordinary workmanship and architecture. After lunch, we will drive to the train station for a pm train to Datong.

Stay overnight in Datong.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 5: Datong-Pingyao

Visit the [Yungang Grottoes] .They are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi. They are excellent examples of rock-cut architecture and one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. Then we will move to the [Hanging Temple].Take an overnight train to Pingyao.

Stay overnight on Train.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 6: Pingyao

You will be picked up by the guide at the railway station. Then We visit the [Shuanglin Temple] before lunch. It is a large Buddhist temple in the Shanxi Province of China. You're going to have your free time to see the stunning ancient town yourself in the afternoon or nap a little bit to get recovered from the tiredness due to this morning's early arrival.

Stay overnight at Pingyao.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 7: Pingyao-Taiyuan-Xi'an

You've got another free morning to explore the ancient town yourself. You can go cycling in the city and take some good shots. Later in the afternoon, we will drive  to Taiyuan airport for your pm flight to Xi'an .

Stay overnight in Xi'an.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 8: Xi'an

Visit [Banpo Museum], the first museum built on the site of historical relics in China.Then we will go to the [Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum].Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum will present us these excavated pottery statues. They are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century and regarded as "the Eighth Wonder of the World". After coming back, the rest time can be leisurely spent in walking around the downtown Xi'an.

Stay overnight in Xi'an.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 9: Xi'an-Luoyang

Today we will visit [City Wall], where you can have a bird's view of the city. Then we will visit [Provincial Museum], which will explain to you how Xi'an became the cradle of Chinese culture, [Big Wild Goose Pagoda], which was built by the eminent monk Xuanzang in 652 AD, with a great importance in China's Buddhism history. After those, we will take an evening train to Luoyang.

Stay overnight in Luoyang.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 10: Luoyang

After the breakfast, we will visit the [Longmen Grotto] , one of the three greatest grottoes in China, has command of more than 2,000 niches, 100,000 stone sculptures and 3,600 inscriptions, which takes over 400 years to complete. Then we will go to the [White Horese Temple],the first Buddhist temple built with the assistance of Government in the Eastern Han Dynasty.

Stay overnight in Luoyang.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 11: Luoyang-Shaolin Temple- Zhengzhou

You are transferred to visit the [Shaolin Temple] which is so famous for its Martial Art (known also as Chinese Shaolin Kungfu). Then drive eastern ward to the capital city of this province, Zhengzhou.

Stay overnight at Zhengzhou.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 12: Zhengzhou-Shanghai

After the breakfast, we will visit the [Yellow River Scenic Area] .The Yellow River is regarded as the source of Chinese civilization, the spiritual home of the Chinese people. The Yellow River Scenic Area embraces five scenic spots, namely the Five Dragons Peak, the Camel Mountain Range, the Yueshan Temple, the Stone Figures of Yandi and Huangdi, and the Ancient City of Liu Bang and Xiang Yu. Among them, the Five Dragons Peak is the central area. Then the [Henan Provincial Museum],one of the oldest museums in China. Take an evening flight to Shanghai.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 13: Shanghai

Today we are going to visit[Yuyuan Garden] ,a beautiful private garden which is the most typical representative of its sort of Chinese garden; [Jade Buddha Temple], which is an elegant architecture famous for its Buddha statue which is carved of solid white jade and decorated by jewels; the [Outer Bund] , from where you see the modern skylines of this China's biggest city;and the [Nanjing Road] nearby, to experience the most prosperous and bustling shopping center of Shanghai.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 14: Shanghai-Nanjing

Go to Nanjing, visit the [Confucius Temple]. It is the holy shrine of Confucius, the outstanding ancient Chinese philosopher and thinker.Confucius Temple has the largest screen wall in China, which is ten-meter-high and 110-meter-long.Then we will go to [Zhonghua Gate Tower] and [Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum] , which is built to memorize Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the father of the Republic of China.

Stay overnight in Nanjing.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 15: Nanjing-Hangzhou

Go to Hangzhou, and then have a city tour to [West Lake] ,a water wonderland for centuries and was once a favorite imperial retreat; [Lingyin Temple], a premier showpiece in West Lake environs and is notable as one of the ten most famous Buddhist temples in China; [Six Harmonies Pagoda] ,is one of the true masterpieces of ancient Chinese architecture. The Qiantang River Bridge can be seen as you ascend on the top of it. Hangzhou is one of best tea production base, if time permits, we will visit a [Tea Plantation Farm].

Stay overnight in Hangzhou.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 16: Hangzhou-Guilin

Enjoy yourself in the town before taking a flight to Guilin.You will be picked up by the local guide and transferred to the hotel.

Stay overnight in Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 17: Guilin-Yangshuo-Guilin

Drive to the wharf for [Li River cruise]  and enjoy the Li River picturesque scenery to Yangshuo. The cruise will definitely make your highlight of visit to China. We will pass the extraordinary peaks, sprays of bamboo lining, local fishing rafts floating on the river and picturesque villages. After disembarkation, some free time will be spent on Yangshuo town which boasts the "Global Village" due to the popularity with travelers from all over the world. And then drive back to Guilin.

Stay overnight in Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 18: Guilin-Hong Kong-Departure

Visit [Elephant Trunk Hill] that looks like a giant elephant with its long trunk drinking water from the Li River. The hill is the symbol of Guilin City. We will continue our visit to [Reed-flute Cave] , the natural beauty of a large amount of stalactites and stalagmites, with their endless variety of remarkable scenes.Then you will be transferred to Guilin airport to catch your pm flight to Hong Kong. Your tour we sponsored ends at the Guilin airport.

Meals: (B, L)

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  1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons ≥10 persons Single Room Supplement
First Class Tour $5776 $4216 $3577 $2837 $1260
Comfortable Tour $4603 $3390 $2851 $2402 $920
Standard Tour $3795 $2945 $2493 $1960 $660
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