16-day China Heritage Tour for Overseas Chinese
Tour code: ETC-B64
For those overseas Chinese who want to return to the motherland and discover China’s long history and profound culture, this 16-day China Heritage Tour is one of the best choices. Join us to visit Beijing, Xian, Pingyao, Luoyang and other time-honored cities for ancient China’s precious heritages, including Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Shaolin Temple, Pingyao old town, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum….
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Beijing||Arrival in Beijing|
|2||Beijing||Temple of Heaven, the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Peking duck dinner|
|3||Beijing||Mutianyu Great Wall, the Summer palace|
|4||Beijng – Taiyuan – Pingyao||Have a pedicab tour to Hutong, take a speed train to Taiyuan for transfer to Pingyao|
|5||Pingyao – Xian||Pingyao old town, ancient city wall, Rishengchang Exchange Shop, Ancient County Government Museum, Temple of Town God and Ming Qing Street, Double Forest Temple, Qiao Family Compound, Transfer to Xian by train|
|6||Xian||Ancient City Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum|
|7||Xian – Luoyang||Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Gao’ Family Compound, take a speed train to Luoyang|
|8||Luoyang||Longmen Grottos, Luoyang Museum, Emperor Carriage Museum (Tianzijialiu) and old city town|
|9||Luoyang – Dengfeng – Zhengzhou||drive to Dengfeng, Shaolin Temple, Pagoda Forest, Kung Fu performance, proceed to Zhengzhou|
|10||Zhengzhou – Qufu||Take a speed train to Qufu, Confucius Temple, and Confucius Family Mansion|
|11||Qufu – Taian – Nanjing||Confucius Family Cemetery, Mount Tai. Take a speed train to Nanjing|
|12||Nanjing||Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Linggu Temple, Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Confucius Temple, a cruise along the Qinhuai River|
|13||Nanjing - Suzhou||Zhonghua Gate, old city wall, the Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre. Take a speed train to Suzhou|
|14||Suzhou – Shanghai||Garden of Net Master, No.1 Silk Factory, Tiger Hill, cruise in the Grand Canal. Drive to Shanghai.|
Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai History Museum, World Financial Center, the Bund and Nanjing Road.
Day 01 Arrival in Beijing (No meal)
Be met at the airport and transferred to check in hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 02 Beijing (B, L)
Private escorted tour to over 500-year-old Temple of Heaven. It is basically a huge communication terminal which the Emperor used to communicate directly with Heaven, and it was included in the World Heritage List in 1998. Secondly, go to the Tiananmen Square, located at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square. Then enter the Forbidden City. It was nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987 and recognized as one of the most important five palaces in the world. At night, a delicious Peking duck dinner is prepared.
Day 03 Beijing (B, L)
Private escorted tour to Mutianyu Great Wall by round-way cable car. Mutianyu, meaning 'Admiring Fields Valley', is the longest fully-restored Great Wall section open to tourists and about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing. Next, visit the Summer palace. The Chinese call it Yihe Yuan, and the landscaped gardens, temples, and pavilions were designed to achieve harmony with nature. It was listed on the World Heritage List by the UNESCO in 1998.
Day 04 Beijng – Taiyuan – Pingyao (B, L, D)
In the morning, have a pedicab tour to Hutong, namely Beijing’s traditional alleyways, represents Beijing's origin, location or history. It is in these gray-tiled long lanes that families play, buy goods, gossip, and connect. After lunch, transfer to take a speed train to Taiyuan. Be met at the train station and transferred to have dinner. Then drive to Pingyao by car.
Day 05 Pingyao – Xian by Train (B, L)
Today, enjoy your visit to Pingyao old town, ancient city wall, Rishengchang Exchange Shop, Ancient County Government Museum, Temple of Town God and Ming Qing Street. Drive about 15 minutes and you will see the Double Forest Temple (Shuangli Si). Then head for Qiao Family Compound, which is a masterpiece of residential architecture of Ming and Qing Dynasty in North China. Take D train toXian(about 3 hours). Arrive at Xian. Be met & transferred to your hotel.
Day 06 Xian (B, L)
After breakfast, Visit Ancient City Wall, the most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence. It encircles and protects the ancient part of Xian City. Later, transfer to visit the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is one of the highlight attractions in China. It is significant because the hundreds of detailed life-size models.
Day 07 Xian – Luoyang (B, L)
After breakfast, enjoy your visit to Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Gao’ Family Compound and watch a local Shadow play. Then take a speed train to Luoyang in the late afternoon. Be met and transfer to the hotel.
Day 08 Luoyang (B, L)
After breakfast, transfer to visit Longmen Grottos, Luoyang Museum, Emperor Carriage Museum (Tianzijialiu) and old city town.
Day 09 Luoyang – Dengfeng – Zhengzhou (B, L)
After breakfast, drive to Dengfeng to visit the world-famous Shaolin Temple, Pagoda Forest, and Kung Fu performance. Then proceed to Zhengzhou.
Day 10 Zhengzhou – Qufu (B, L)
After breakfast, take a speed train to Qufu, - the hometown of Confucius (4.5 hours). Our guide will pick you up at the train station, then visit Confucius Temple, and Confucius Family Mansion.
Day 11 Qufu – Taian – Nanjing (B, L, D)
After a quick visit to Confucius Family Cemetery, drive to Tai’an to visit Mount Tai (round-way cable car and shuttle bus included) and see the summit of the mountain. Take a speed train to Nanjing in the evening (2h15min).
Day 12 Nanjing (B, L)
After breakfast, you will star today's tour with a visit to the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Linggu Temple, then to Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Then visit the Confucius Temple. In the evening you will be treated to a cruise along the Qinhuai River.
Day 13 Nanjing - Suzhou (B, L)
After breakfast, we will pick you up at hotel and visit the ancient Zhonghua Gate and old city wall, the Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre. Take a speed train to Suzhou (1.5 hours). Be met at the train station and transferred to the hotel.
Day 14 Suzhou – Shanghai (B, L)
After breakfast, visit Garden of Net Master, No.1 Silk Factory, Tiger Hill, then enjoy a cruise in the Grand Canal. Drive to Shanghai.
Day 15 Shanghai (B, L)
City tours to the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai History Museum, World Financial Center, the Bund and Nanjing Road.
Day 16 Shanghai departure (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.
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PRICES START FROM PER PERSONAs all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.
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