Hangzhou Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF CHINA 1602

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Great Wall

Day 1: Beijing

Welcome to Beijing! On arrival our friendly local guide will be waiting in the arrivals hall to transfer you to your hotel. Your guide will assist with check in, the remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Forbidden City

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. We then enjoy a tour of the Temple of Heaven and a walk in the park surrounding the temple grounds. We conclude the day with included return transfers to the fake market for shopping at your leisure.

Ming statue

Day 3: Beijing

The Great Wall of China is a must see experience so today we have included a drive beyond Beijing to Badaling. Here with your expert guide you can walk a section of the famous Great Wall and included will be the return cable car tickets. We then proceed to visit the Ming emperor tombs, this is followed by visiting a cloisonne workshop, where we’ll see firsthand the unique Chinese art of combining copper and enamel, this continues with visiting a Jade work shop. Later, after time to freshen up at your hotel, we have included for you a Kung Fu show.

Summer Palace

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an

This morning enjoy touring the Summer Palace. This vast complex is replete with lavishly decorated temples, halls and courts, reconstructed in 1902 at the whim of the extravagant Dowager Empress Cixi (Includes visit to Kunming lake and Harmony Garden) We then proceed to visit Yonghe (Lama) Temple. Later this afternoon we take a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs of Beijing, then collect bags and off to the airport for the flight Xian. Arrival and included transfer to your hotel.

Day 5: Xi'an

After breakfast we have included for you the must see sight of Xian - The Terracotta Warrior archaeological site, where some 7,000 warriors stand in battle ready position. We then head to visit the Huaqing Hot Springs and then return to town to visit the Wild Goose Pagada and Musical fountain which is considered one of the worlds largest. This evening enjoy the Tang Dynasty Dinner show.

Day 6: Xi'an - Chengdu

Today the highlights will include the Muslim Quarter, Wooden Mosque, Bell Tower & Drum Tower and a bike ride or walk along the City Wall. Later this afternoon you will be taken to the airport for your late evening flight to Chengdu. Arrival and our local guide will take you to the hotel to sleep.

The Big Buddha

Day 7: Chengdu

Today we tour Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding a short drive out of town. China’s Giant Pandas are considered the most endangered mammal on the planet. Returning to the city in the afternoon enjoy visiting Jin Li Street, Kuan Zai Ally and in the evening attending a Face Changing Performance.

Chinese opera

Day 8: Chengdu - Guilin

Heading out of town the highlights today include - Leshan Mountain, Giant Buddha Statue, Emei Mountain and Baoguo temple. We then head to the airport for the flight to Guilin. Arrival and our local guide will take you to the hotel to sleep.

Local cafe, Chengdu

Day 9: Guilin

This morning you pay a visit to The Reed Flute Cave. Here, there are enchanting stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains and stone flowers. Then we continue on to visit Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Peak Hill, Seven Star Peak and the Guilin Folded Brocade Hill. Our Day concludes with a visit to the Shaanxi museum and historic city wall.

Day 10: Guilin - Yangshuo

Today you will enjoy a day Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. Bear witness to rural China as peasants reap rice paddies, school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. You will visit the local market and West Street once you arrive in Yangshuo. This evening you will attend the famous Liusanjia Impression Show.

Day 11: Yangshuo - Hangzhou

This morning early we return to Guilin airport for the flight to Hangzhou. Arriving here your local guide will be set to take you on visits to Longjing Tea Plantation, The West lake scenic area and Ling Yin temple.

Day 12: Hangzhou - Suzhou

Today travel by private car to ancient Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. One of China’s most charming cities, arriving here check in to your hotel. This evening your guide will take you to see the fountain & light show and the LED Sky screen show.

Day 13: Suzhou - Shanghai

Today enjoy a cruise on the Grand Canal, tour the Humble Administrator’s Garden and visit a silk workshop. We then catch the express train to Shanghai. Arrival and our local guide will take you to your hotel.

Day 14: Shanghai

With our expert guide enjoy the day visiting all the highlights in the city such as Yu Garden tour, Huangpu River, Bund, Nanjing Road, Heaven on Earth, Pearl Tower and then in the evening wind down the day with an Acrobatic Show.

Day 15: Shanghai

This morning we visit another of Shanghai's water towns called Zhujiajiao. Here, enjoy a boat ride and brief sightseeing before returning to Shanghai. This afternoon, enjoy visiting more of Shanghai including Waibaidu Bridge, 88 Storey Observation Deck at Jinmao Tower and of course the must see Jade Buddha Temple.

Day 16: Shanghai

Enjoy the day at leisure. (See applicable supplement for return bullet train to Beijing + overnight Beijing instead of Shanghai and all applicable transfers including airport departure transfer in Beijing instead of Shanghai)

Day 17: Shanghai

Bid a fond farewell to incredible China - Today we will be sure to have you at the airport in time for your flight home.

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