Trip Highlight: Forbidden City，The Great Wall，Temple of Heaven，Summer Palace，Terra Cotta Army
Day 1 Departure
To start off your amazing China Tour, you will leave your departure city and fly to Beijing. Meals and snacks will be provided on the plane.
When you arrive in Beijing, a Rewards Holiday local representative will meet and greet you at the airport. The local representative will then transfer you to your hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day for self-exploring or relaxation.
A day at leisure for you to explore at your own pace.
We highly suggest an optional Forbidden City Tour with lunch (USD $65/person). Visit the world renown Tiananmen Square, the very centre of the capital of China. After, venture into the Forbidden City, the former palaces of many emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasty. It is a true architectural masterpiece and also a home to the National Palace Museum. After a delightful lunch, proceed to the Summer Palace, a former royal retreat, also renown best preserved imperial garden in the world. Then, visit a famous ancient Chinese Medical Pharmaceutical company, founded in year 1669, Tong Ren Tang. Learn the rich history, theory, and philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine. Also learn health preservation through Chinese medical way. This evening, you can delight in a famous Peking Duck dinner (USD $35/person) banquet.
Today's highlight is an excursion to the, world renowned, majestic, Great Wall (JuYongGuan). Also known as one of the “Seven Wonders of the World”, recognized by UNESCO. Get a chance to climb a section of this 3,700-mile marvel. Afterwards, tour the iconic “2008 Beijing Olympic Center”; including the famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, which now hosts many spectacular opening ceremonies and events. Experience the magnificent architectural structure design from the outside view, providing a perfect photo opportunity to capture these wonders. Then, visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia. Tonight, you can choose to participate in a large-scale musical drama show, The Golden Mask Dynasty show (USD $50/person).
Day 5 Beijing- Suzhou (Flight via Shanghai or Train)
Full morning and noon (afternoon depending on scheduling) to explore Beijing on your own. You can also sign up and participate in a highly recommended half-day program we offer; (USD $79/person) Beijing Day tour. Today, we will take a tour to the “Temple of Heaven”, recognized by UNESCO as an architectural masterpiece built between 1406-1460 A.D. Used in the past by the emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties for ceremonial honouring and praising to the gods of harvest. Afterwards, take a famous rickshaw Hutong Tour & Local Family Visit, where an included local family meal will take place. During the late evenings, transportation to Suzhou via flight to Shanghai or high-speed train.
Day 6 Suzhou- Wuxi (Breakfast)
Suzhou, the city in which is also known as a paradise, the Oriental Venice, for its exquisite water routes (canals), bridges, pagodas and gardens. Suzhou is also an UNESCO designated “World Heritage Site”. After breakfast, tour the Lingering Garden, a classic private garden housing more than 500-years of history. Next, visit a renowned traditional Silk Culture and Exhibition Centre, noted to be the largest silk producer in the country, where you will discover the mysterious processing of silk. Later afternoon, continue onwards to Wuxi, stroll along the traditional Nan-Chang Street， which composed of both ancient and modern architecture juxtaposed with peacefulness of the waterside town and fashionable life of Wuxi. enjoy an optional relaxed and soothing canal ride inside the city, enjoy the picturesque feeling the ancient city offers on the Grand Canal Cruise (USD $30/person).
Day 7 Wuxi- Hangzhou (Breakfast)
This morning, tour the brilliance of Lihu Park, located at the famous Lake TaiHu. Followed by a visit to the fresh water pearl processing company, the “Yuanrun Ju” jewel corporate. Since its establishment in 1984, it has taken over, with high techniques, the farming, researching, processing and gallering of fresh water pearls for the district. Continue onwards to Hangzhou, the city described by Marco Polo as “City of Heaven” and “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. This evening, you may enjoy a symbolic performance of Hangzhou, “The Romantic Show of SongCheng” (USD $65/person). Performed over 2,000 times per year. Since its creation, the show has been performed more than 20,000 times, and entertained over 60 million audiences. It is one of the theatrical performances that had performed for the most times and performed to largest recording audience number; along with the O Show in Las Vegas, and the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the three are regarded as the "Top 3 Famous Shows in the World".
Day 8 Hangzhou- Shanghai (Breakfast)
Hangzhou, also known as the “Paradise on Earth”, has been immortalized and celebrated by countless poets and artists. The West Lake Cultural Landscape has been recognized by UNESCO as a site of World Heritage. After breakfast, visit The West Lake, the most sensational and beautiful lake in the country. Then, you can choose to take an amazing boat ride on the serene West Lake (USD $35/person), the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites throughout the path. Then, visit the No.1 tea plantation site and get a chance to taste the well-known Dragon Well Tea. Many studies proofs that green tea is excellent for your health, and Dragon Well Tea is the best Green Tea in China offers. After lunch, transport to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, walk along the famous Bund, lined by the colonial architecture of European designs, this area is the best place to capture China under the Western influences of the old days. It now is known as the “Wall Street of the East”. Later evening, have an optional participation on a western influenced Chinese Acrobatic Show - ERA: The Intersection of Time (USD $60/person).
Day 9 Shanghai (Breakfast)
After breakfast in the morning, you are free on your own or participate
Optional one-day Shanghai City Tour (USD $70/person). First, we will take you to visit the Lujiazui Financial & Trade zone, where located on the east bank of Huangpu River and facing the Bund. Lujiazui is the largest financial zone in mailand China, with more than 400 banks and financial institutions from both home and abroad. In Lujiazui, the charm of the city as an international metropolis is unfolded to the largest degree. One can admire the modern skyscrapers as well as various buildings of different architectural styles across the Huangpu River. the Jinmao Tower is with 88 stories reaching a height of 420.5 meters and 290,000 square meter construction area, the tour will also include an admission to The Observation Deck on the 88th Floor of Jin Mao Tower where you will have the very best view of the entire city of Shanghai. After this, we will take the round-trip maglev train which is the fastest train in the world with the speed of 431KM per hour. It’s truly Amazing and breath-taking experience in traveling. Shop till you drop at the local market for your last-minute shopping before exploring the famous Xintiandi, old French Concession, a stylish pedestrian street composed of Shikumen architecture and modern complex.
At night, you may enjoy a scenery ride on the Huangpu River Night Cruise (USD $50/person) and get a breath-taking glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and take a flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival, visit the “Small Wild Goose Pagoda” (XiaoYan Ta), located on the highest mountain in the city. It is a, well-preserved, symbolic, tower built in the ancient times. Dating of this tower goes as far as 707 A.D. The tower is now functioned to collect Buddhists materials that were previously taken by Indian pilgrims. Here we will participate in a special class to learn about brush paintings, traditional Chinese culture and Chinese Calligraphy. Next, tour Xi’an Museum, a Tang Dynasty-style structure under national heritage protection. The museum has a massive collection and houses over around 14,000 pieces of items ranging from coins, clothing, potteries, weapons and many more. All of which are rated as China's highest level of protection due to its cultural importance. Afterwards, get a great opportunity to partake in a traditional Chinese Calligraphy Class & Shadow Puppet Performance (USD $29/person). Shadow Puppet Performance works in the form of "One mouth tells stories of thousands of years; a pair of hands operates millions of soldiers." Get introduced to incredible history and be marveled by the lingering music, exquisite puppets, brisk colors and lively performance.
After enjoying a delightful Fu Brick Dark Tea, the mysterious tea from China’s ancient Silk Road, our calligraphy master will be waiting to impart his knowledge and guide your hands to the practices of this ancient art.
Following this full day of activities, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
After breakfast, we will visit Qin Emperor’s Mausoleum, showcasing the world-renowned “Terracotta Warriors” and “Horses Museum”. It is the most significant archeological discovery and excavation site for China that took place in year 1974. Qin ShiHuang (d. 210 B.C.) is the first unifier and emperor of ancient Chinese civilization during the Qin dynasty. The emperor was buried surrounded by life-sized terracotta warrior sculptures, a funerary art with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife. The emperor’s tomb is located at the centre of a complex, designed to mirror the urban plan of a capital. The “Terracotta Army” is rated one of the top attractions in China after its enlistment by UNESCO in 1987. After visiting the museum, we will continue to the Artistic Ceramics Exhibition, to learn the techniques about the makings of the Terracotta Warriors. Tonight, you may delight in a large Dumpling Banquet (USD $68/person), which includes a wide variety of dumpling choices and a featured Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.
After breakfast, your tour guide will transfer you to the airport. Depart home (via Beijing or Shanghai) or extend your journey to other cities in China.
* All optional tours are to be paid locally.
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*No child discount
*Optional tours need to be paid locally
* International flights and airport transfer service;
* Intra-China transportation (air and coach);
* All deluxe hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy)
* Meals and featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary
* All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary
* English speaking guide;
* Taxes and fuel surcharges.
Price Does Not Include:
* Service charge & all gratuities: USD$120/person for the entire trip, to be paid at time of booking
* Travel insurance
* Optional tours (can be paid locally)
* Single Supplement Fee $599
* Chinese Visa
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Chinese cuisine includes styles originating from the diverse regions of China, as well as from Chinese people in other parts of the world. The history of Chinese cuisine in China stretches back for thousands of years and has changed from period to period and in each region according to climate, imperial fashions, and local preferences. Over time, techniques and ingredients from the cuisines of other cultures were integrated into the cuisine of the Chinese people due both to imperial expansion and from the trade with nearby regions in pre-modern times and from Europe and the New World in the modern period.
Peking Duck is a famous duck dish from Beijing that has been prepared since the imperial era. The meat is prized for its thin, crisp skin, with authentic versions of the dish serving mostly the skin and little meat, sliced in front of the diners by the cook. Ducks bred specially for the dish are slaughtered after 65 days and seasoned before being roasted in a closed or hung oven. The meat is eaten with scallion, cucumber and sweet bean sauce with pancakes rolled around the fillings. Sometimes pickled radish is also inside, and other sauces (like hoisin sauce) can be used.
Zha Jiang Mian or“Fried Sauce Noodles” So famous in China that the mere mention of it immediately makes people think of Beijing. It’s sold everywhere—from street vendors to restaurants in five star hotels. Prices can vary from $2 to $30, but higher prices don’t necessarily guarantee better taste. A dish of perfectly chewy noodles with a rich, meaty sauce…it’s just another one of those perfect dishes that you can’t miss in China.
Xiao Long Bao is a type of steamed bun from the south region of China, especially associated with Shanghai. It is traditionally prepared in xiaolong, small bamboo steaming baskets, which give them the name. Xiaolongbao are often considered as a kind of "soup dumpling" filled with a nugget of seasoned pork and a burst of warm soup. To eat, pick up the soup dumpling by its topknot using chopsticks, and transfer to a Chinese soup spoon. Then poke a hole in the side with your chopstick and sip out the soup, and then eat the dumpling.
An original Chinese drama play, 'The Golden Mask Dynasty' was sponsored by Overseas Chinese Town, OCT, which invested 200 million yuan into building the Beijing OCT Theater for the play. The play has eight chapters and included more than 200 actors from China and abroad. Produced by Chinese playwrights, directors and designers, the play features Chinese dances, acrobatics, costumes, and lighting and acoustics.
The Romantic Show of Songcheng It is the symbolic performance of Hangzhou, being performed over 2,000 times per year. Since it was created, the show has been performed more than 20,000 times, and entertained over 60 million audience. It is the theatre performance that has been performed for most times and has the largest audience number; along with the O Show in Las Vegas, and the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the three are regarded as the "Top 3 Famous Shows in the World".
Chinese Acrobatics is one of the oldest performing arts. Its history can be traced back to the beginning of civilization. It is believed that acrobatics grew out of labour and self-defence skills, which people practice and demonstrated during their leisure time. The modern acrobatics have been evolved into a kind of performing art and became well known worldwide while performances are presented along the Silk Road. In Europe and North America, Chinese acrobatic performances always attract large audiences.