14-day China Kung Fu Tour
Tour code: ETC-B26
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
||Arrive Beijing, Free Day|
||Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Imperial Court dinner|
||Mutianyu Great Wall (round-way cable car), a photo stop to see the Beijing Olympic Stadiums|
||Summer Palace, Hutong, Shichahai Sports School|
|5||Beijing / Luoyang
||Flight to Luoyang, Longmen Grottoes, a walk at old city quarters|
||Shaolin Temple, Dagoba Forest, Chinese martial arts performances|
|7||Luoyang / Xi'an||Train to Xian, Bell Tower, free time for your exploration|
||Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Old City Wall, a possible bike ride over the wall|
|9||Xian / Wudang Mountains
||Express bus to Wudang Mountains, the Golden Summit|
||Wudang Mountains / Wuhan
||South Cliff Palace, Purple Heaven Palace, local Taiji School, train to Wuhan|
|11||Wuhan / Shanghai
||Hebei Provincial Museum, Yellow Crane Tower, flight to Shanghai|
|12||Shanghai||Zhujiajiao, Yu Garden and the shopping area around it, the Bund|
||Free time for your own exploration|
||Shanghai departure, service ends|
Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel at downtown.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L, D)
Private escorted tour to Temple of Heaven, included in the World Heritage List in 1998, is well-preserved Altars buildings. Then go to Tiananmen Square. It is arguably claimed as the largest public square in the world. Later, go to the Forbidden City. This large palace building was built between 1406 and 1420, and it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Imperial Court dinner is well-prepared at night.
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Private escorted tour to Mutianyu Great Wall (round-way cable car included). It has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall which is less crowded and has better architecture than at Badaling. Drive back to Beijing and go to the 798 Art District, where houses a thriving artistic community of modern Chinese artists.
Day 4 Beijng (B, L)
Visit the Summer Palace. Locates northwest of Beijing, it was listed on the World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO in 1998--a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design with outstanding aesthetic value. Take a pedicab tour to Hutong (Beijing’s traditional alleyways). The name of a Hutong represents its origin, location or history. It is in these gray-tiled long lanes that families play, buy goods, gossip, and connect. If time permits, you can visit the famous Shichahai Sports School to see the martial arts training. Overnight in Beijing.
Day 5 Beijing-Luoyang (B, L, D)
Take a late morning flight to Luoyang. Pay a visit to the famous Longmen Grottoes, a world heritage site named in 2000, the sculptures there are an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity. Then have a walk at old city quarters, where you can appreciate its solid structure and enjoy leisure time there.
Day 6 Luoyang (B, L)
Highlight tour to the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng County. It is known in and outside of China for Shaolin martial arts. The temple was built in 495, the 19th year of the reign of Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty. Dagoba Forest and Chinese Kung Fu performances are also included in the tour plan. Then proceed to historical and brilliant city Luoyang.
Day 7 Luoyang - Xian (B, D)
Transfer to take train to Xian. Be met and transferred to visit Bell Tower-- first built in 1384, the largest and best preserved of its kind. The rest of the time is free for your own trip. Our suggestion is to go to the Wild Goose Pagoda-- the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang. Or you can wander around the downtown area of Xian to enjoy shopping or local snacks tasting.
Day 8 Xian (B, L)
In the morning, transfer to visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is one of the top attractions in China and famous for its historical significance and uniqueness. Visit Old City Wall-- the most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence. It encircles and protects the ancient part of Xian City. The best way to appreciate the grandness of it is by biking around. If weather permits, a bike ride is available.
Day 9 Xian - Wudang Mountains (B, L, D)
Take an express bus to Wudang Mountains via highway. They are a small mountain range in the northwestern part of Hubei Province, just to the south of the city of Shiyan. It is the latter specific area which is known as a Taoist center. After lunch, visit the Golden Summit, where the stunning 72 pinnacles laced with Taoist temples.
Day 10 Wudang Mountains - Wuhan (B, L)
3 highlights today: South Cliff Palace comes first. It is known as the place where Emperor Zhen Wu found Taoism and flew to heaven. The whole structure - hall-pillars, beams, arches, gates and windows - is created out of rock. Secondly, go to the Purple Heaven Palace, standing on Zhanqifeng Peak, and built in 1413, it consists of several halls, including the Dragon and Tiger Hall, the Purple Sky Hall, etc. Thirdly, pay a visit to a local Taiji School where you can enjoy performance and Taiji lessons there. Later, transfer to take an afternoon train to Wuhan. Be met and transferred to hotel.
Day 11 Wuhan - Shanghai (B, L)
Tour in Wuhan mainly goes to 2 places: first one is the Hebei Provincial Museum, which in the past several decades has made remarkable achievements in cultural relic collection, preservation, exhibition, education, and research etc. The second one is the Yellow Crane Tower--it is one of the most renowned towers south of the Yangtze River and enjoys the fame of “The First Scenery under Heaven”. Its cultural significance made it the symbol of Wuhan City. Then transfer to airport to fly to Shanghai. Be met and transferred to hotel.
Day 12 Shanghai (B, L)
Around Shanghai, there are many famous water towns. Today we drive to the Zhujiajiao ancient town to see the elegant watery views there. Then visit the beautiful classical Chinese Garden Yu Garden which is just located in the heart of bustling Shanghai and the shopping area around it. Later lead to the Bund where is for modern and historical architecture seeing
Day 13 Shanghai (B)
Free time for your own exploration.
Day 14 Shanghai departure (B)
Transfer to airport and fly to your next destination.
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