10-day Taste of China Top Cuisines
Tour code: ETC-B70
For those who love Chinese food, charm yourself with this gourmet Chinese cuisine & cultural tour. Have a taste of China’s most famous cuisines, including Lu Cuisine, Chuan Cuisine, Cantonese Cuisine and Huaiyang Cuisine, with their most representative dishes and snacks. You will also travel to some historic and cultural sites, such as Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Great Wall and Suzhou classic gardens.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Beijing||Arrival in Beijing|
|2||Beijing||Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Peking Duck dinner|
|3||Beijing||Mutianyu Great Wall, Have lunch with dumplings, Hutong, imperial dinner|
|4||Beijing / Jinan||Fast train to Jinan, Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake, Lu Cuisine|
|5||Jinan / Chengdu||
Fly to Chengdu, Wenshu Monastery, enjoy Chinese tea, Sichuan hotpot
|6||Chengdu / Guangzhou||Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center, enjoy Sichuan cuisine, fly to Guangzhou|
|7||Guangzhou||Try the Dim Sum meal, Shamian area, Chen Family Temple, Guangdong Folk Art Museum, Xiguan old city quarters, dinner at Cantonese restaurant|
|8||Guangzhou / Shanghai||Fly to Shanghai, Yu Garden, the Bund, enjoy Shanghai Benbang cuisine|
|9||Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai||Drive to Suzhou, the Garden of Net Master, No.1 Silk Factory and Museum, Huaiyang Cuisine lunch, the old quarter of Suzhou, back to Shanghai|
|10||Shanghai||End of Service|
Day 01 Arrival in Beijing (No meal)
Landing at Beijing Airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02 Beijing (B, L, D)
After breakfast, go to the Temple of Heaven, which is one of Beijing's most impressive sites in terms of architecture, color and significance and was used by Emperor to communicate directly with Heaven. Lunch at a restaurant featured with Peking Noodle with Soybean Paste. After that, visit the Forbidden City, nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987, is the largest ancient palatial structure in the world and the best-preserved imperial palace in China. Later, go to Jingshan Park, covers an area of more than 230,000 m², Jingshan is immediately north of the Forbidden City on the central axis of Beijing. Peking Duck dinner at a local featured restaurant.
Day 03 Beijing (B, L, D)
Private escorted tour by round-way cable car to Mutianyu Great Wall is planned in the morning. As the old saying goes, "One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero". Therefore, it is the must-see site during your Beijing tour. Have lunch at the local restaurant trying the popular dumplings (Jiaozi). In the afternoon, we'll take you to have a pedicab tour to Hutong (Beijing's traditional alleyways) to see the local people's life and the traditional Siheyuan-style courtyard houses of Beijing. Dinner at Bai Family Courtyard Restaurant or Li Family Restaurant for the imperial dinner
Day 04 Beijing / Jinan (B, L, D)
After breakfast, transfer to take a fast train to Jinan (2 hours). After lunch at a restaurant featured with Lu Cuisine. Visit Baotu Spring Park, and have a stroll at Daming Lake. Dinner at the famous Lu Cuisine restaurant in Shungen Hillview Hotel.
Day 05 Jinan / Chengdu (B, D)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Chengdu. Pick you up at the airport and transfer to visit Wenshu Monastery, and stroll around the old quarters of the city. You will have some Chinese tea and try some snacks. Dinner at a famous local restaurant (Huangcheng Laoma Restaurant ) for Sichuan hotpot.
Day 06 Chengdu / Guangzhou (B, L)
After breakfast, drive to visit Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center to see the lovely creatures. Lunch at Baguobuyi Restaurant to further taste the delicious dishes of Sichuan cuisine. Transfer to the airport to fly to Guangzhou in the late afternoon.
Day 07 Guangzhou (B, L, D)
You may have a light breakfast, and try the Dim Sum meal around the noontime at the local well-known restaurant, where many locals enjoy their morning tea break. Have a walk at Shamian area, where you will see some old buildings of the colonial period and local people’s life. In the afternoon, visit Chen Family Temple, which also houses Guangdong Folk Art Museum inside. Then visit the aged houses at Xiguan old city quarters. Dinner at a typical Cantonese restaurant.
Day 08 Guangzhou / Shanghai (B, D)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai. Have some snacks at Lvbolang Restaurant near Yu Garden, where hosted the former US president Bill Clinton’s family in 1998. Pay a visit to Yu Garden. Then proceed to the Bund to see old & new Shanghai along Huangpu River. Dinner at a typical restaurant famous for the local cuisine of Shanghai (Benbang cuisine).
Day 09 Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai (B, L)
Drive to Suzhou for a full day tour, which is famous for gardens, silk and pretty ladies in China. Our first stop will be the Garden of Net Master. Then visit No.1 Silk Factory and Museum. Have lunch at a famed restaurant for Huaiyang Cuisine. In the afternoon, take a 3-wheel pedicab to the old quarter of Suzhou. Transfer back to Shanghai.
Day 10 Shanghai departure (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.
End of service.
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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