Datong Holidays

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Forbidden City

Day 1: Beijing

Huan ying, welcome to China and the start of your holiday! Airport arrival transfer and hotel check in. Overnight - Beijing

Great Wall

Day 2: Beijing

This morning, we tour the centre of Beijing, China's magnificent capital, including the massive Tiananmen Square and the sprawling Forbidden City. Boasting some 9999 rooms, the city within a city was once the sole preserve of the Chinese emperors. This afternoon we take a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs of Beijing and enjoy a welcome dinner of Peking Duck in the evening. Overnight - Beijing

Ming statue

Day 3: Beijing

Don some comfortable shoes. Today we drive out of the city to the Great Wall, where we can walk a section of the Great Wall. Some sections are fairly steep, but the walk on the vast wall that snakes for thousands of kilometres is one of those ‘must do’ experiences! Tonight you Hotel is located under the foot of Juyongguan Great Wall. Overnight At the Great Wall.

Summer Palace

Day 4: Beijing - Datong

Visit the Emperor's Summer Palace, set on Kunming Lake and the Silk Alley Markets. After we drive past the 2008 Olympic Stadium commonly referred to as the ‘Bird's Nest’ and Aquatic Centre, take the overnight train to Datong

Hanging Temple

Day 5: Datong

You arrive into Datong early giving you a whole day to explore the area. Take a guided sightseeing walk around the Yungang Grottoes (some of the first and grandest of Buddhist grottoes containing intricately carved buddhas of all shapes and sizes), Huayan Temple, Nine Dragon Wall and Shanua Temple. The Nine Dragon Wall is a 600-year-old Nine-Dragon Screen made up of glazed tiles, the 50-m ceramic wall depicts a fire breathing dragon. Overnight - Datong

Inside a cave

Day 6: Datong - Xi'an

Today you head over to the Hanging Temple and the Wood Pagoda for more sightseeing. The Hanging Temple is a sight to behold and is a structure that seriously defies gravity. Constructed on an impossibly precipitous rockface, it literally hugs the cliff. Later today you will board your overnight train to Xian. Overnight on Train.

Day 7: Xi'an

Visit the we tour the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site where some 7,000 warriors stand in battle ready position and a factory demonstrating how the warriors are crafted. Overnight - Xi'an @ Xian City hotel 3*

Day 8: Xi'an

An early morning excursion to see Pandas at the Shaanxi Rare Wildlife Rescue and Breeding Centre. After we visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and take a bicycle ride along Xi’an medieval City Wall. Overnight - Xi'an @ Xian City hotel 3*

Day 9: Xi'an - Shanghai

For something a bit different enjoy a cooking class from the locals, Travel out to the countryside. Here you will pick the local vegetables first and then learn how to make noodles, dumplings and simple dishes from a local family. Return to Xian for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Shanghai. @ Shanghai New Asia hotel 3*

Day 10: Shanghai

Focus your eyes on spectacular Shanghai. Perhaps, China’s most modern city, its amazing Pudong skyline is stunning. After breakfast at our hotel, we take a tour of the many city sights including Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund, with a cruise on the Huangpu River @ Shanghai New Asia hotel 3*

Day 11: Shanghai

Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai. Today we take a high speed train journey to ancient Suzhou. A sort of oriental Venice, ancient Suzhou is interwoven by a series of canals and pretty waterways which feed a series of classical gardens, laid out here since the Song dynasty, a thousand years ago. They are justly famous across China. Suzhou sits very close to the Grand Canal. We enjoy a cruise on the Grand Canal, tour the Humble Administrator’s Garden and visit a silk workshop Overnight - Shanghai @ Shanghai New Asia hotel 3*

Day 12: Shanghai

Enjoy a full day at your leisure to explore Shanghai your own way. Overnight Shanghai @ Shanghai New Asia hotel 3*

Day 13: Shanghai

Today marks the end of your travel with us. You will be transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight.

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