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Today we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to board the high speed train to Xi'an (journey time approximately 2 hours). Upon arrival we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for the evening.
Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Warriors are reputed to be the greatest discovery of the 20th century - 7,000 life-sized clay soldiers stand ready for battle. We visit the archaeological site and the workshop where the replica warriors are crafted. Tonight consider to enhance your holiday with the optional Tang Dynasty Show.
First up this morning, we tour the lofty Big Wild Goose Pagoda. We take a leisurely bicycle ride (solo or tandem) atop the well-preserved Xi’an city wall. After we visit the Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter and enjoy some free time in the city centre before boarding our train destined for Beijing.
Upon arrival we will pick you up and enjoy a tour of 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. We visit the famed Silk Alley markets.
Today, we embark on a guided tour of the nation’s capital. Tiananmen Square, a patriotic vision of grandeur and the Forbidden city, the walled city of the former Chinese emperors boasting stunning temples, courtyards and reception halls. We also visit the Beijing National Centre for performing Arts (show entry to included).
Today we walk the famous Great Wall of China. Said to be seen from space, the enduring symbol of Chinese civilization and genius is a prize national treasure. Today’s visit offers a healthy, if steep and vertiginous walk with breathtaking views of the Chinese countryside. Tonight why not enjoy an optional death defying Chinese acrobatic performance entertains us.
Today is a free day or perhaps consider to enhance your holiday with an afternoon rickshaw ride navigating the old back lanes and courtyards of Beijing’s Hutongs. This evening we will transfer you to the railway station for your overnight train to Shanghai.
Upon arrival we will pick you up and tour many of the city’s top spots - Yu Gardens and Bazaar- Shanghai’s finest traditional garden, the Bund, Pudong and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Jade Buddha Temple.
Today is a free day or consider to enhance your holiday with our optional Suzhou Venice of the East optional.
A free day to relax or explore independently.
Sadly your last day with us with your departure group airport transfer.
The discovery of despotic Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi’s army of 2,200-year-old terracotta warriors occurred in 1974 when local farmers digging...