Classic China Tours China Golden Triangle Tour

Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights Arrival on: Everyday Destinations: Beijing,Xi’an,Shanghai     Top Attractions ·

ItineraryIncludes & Excludes ·  Day 1 Beijing Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore China’s historic and vibrant capital city on your own. ·  Day 2 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Your first peek into Beijing begins with Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest and renowned public square where many historical events once took place. Then walk into the Forbidden City (UNESCO), where the 24 emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties ruled for nearly 500 years (1420-1911). Experience the architectural splendor of the palaces, ceremonial courtyards and private quarters. Visit a silk gift shop en route. After the lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven (UNESCO), where ancient Chinese emperors would make sacrifices to Heaven and pray for good harvests.

Good to know: Usually the guide service for a full day tour is about from 9:00 to 17:00, and the evening time is on your own. If needed, your guide is happy to offer some tips or help you buy tickets for evening entertainment.

Ideas for leisure time: If you are interested in Chinese Kung Fu, the Legend of Kung Fu is a good choice for tonight. It is stunning Kung Fu show with a great story line and martial arts skills. ·  Day 3 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Today setting out to the China’s most renowned monument – Great Wall(UNESCO) which is the most spectacular structures ever built by humans and as the only one visible from space. Take a stop at a cloisonné workshop en route. After lunch, visit the Lama Temple. Initially built as a prince residence in 1694 and later transformed into a royal resort palace, the temple finally became the Tibetan Buddhist temple as we know today, which has the largest sandalwood Buddha in the world.

Ideas for leisure time: 1. Enjoy the Peking Duck dinner at time-honored restaurant – Quanjude or Bianyifang. The duck is characteristic with its crispy skin, tender meat and the fragrance from the fruit-wood. 2. Watch a breathtaking acrobatic show at Chaoyang Theater or Tiandi Theater. ·  Day 4 Beijing – Xi’an (by bullet train)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Today you will visit another renowned imperial site, the Summer Palace (UNESCO), the largest imperial garden in the world. Then, transfer to take a bullet train to Xi’an (about 5.5 hours), the ancient capital of China for 11 dynasties, was also the eastern end of the Silk Road. On arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel. ·  Day 5 Xi’an

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Today’s excursion will take you to the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses (UNESCO), one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world. More than 6000 life-sized terra cotta warriors, archers, infantrymen, horses and bronze chariots silently guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor for over 2,200 years. A short stop at the ceramics & pottery workshop en route. Then head to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Tang Dynasty landmark. This seven-story pagoda was initially constructed in 652 AD, and a larger team of scholars was organized here for translation of the Buddhist sutras brought back from India and it became a holy place for pilgrimages.   Ideas for leisure time: Enjoy a tasteful Dumpling Banquet followed by an exquisite traditional Tang Dynasty Show. Good to know: If you have an extra day in Xi’an, you could explore the Mount Hua and get impressed of its unique natural beauty. Or to take a day trip to Luoyang by bullet train and visit the Longmen Grottoes, one of the Three Most Famous Buddhist Grottoes in China. ·  Day 6 Xi’an – Shanghai (by air)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Your day will start with a tour of Ancient City Wall, which is one of the oldest walls in China and still compasses the center of Xi’an. Thereafter, transfer to take a flight to Shanghai, China’s largest and most dynamic city. On arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel.

Ideas for leisure time: If you arrives at early afternoon and have no plans, you could take an optional trip to Zhujiajiao. With a history of 1700 years, this is an ancient water town prized for its lovely rivers, stone bridges, and historical buildings. ·  Day 7 Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch A full day tour begins with the Yu Garden (UNESCO). Owing to its ingenious design in Ming and Qing dynasties, it becomes a real museum of Chinese ancient architecture. Walk around the Old Downtown with its maze of walkways, reflecting ponds, pavilions and stone bridges. Then head to the Jade Buddha Temple that is famous for two precious jade Buddhist statues. Continue to visit the Shanghai Museum, with its 120,000 piece collection of Chinese ancient treasures. A short stop at the local gift shop en route. Wander through the bustling Bund, featuring outstanding European colonial architectures, new skyscrapers and historical buildings in Shanghai.   Ideas for leisure time:

1. Acrobatic Shows in Shanghai are known as the best in China. You can never imagine how exciting the show is.

2.Or you could take a Huangpu River Night Cruise which is the perfect way to enjoy the gorgeous night view of Shanghai. ·  Day 8 Shanghai Meals: Breakfast Today, transfer to the airport for your flight. Service ends. ·  My birthday, your gift! Selected routes, ZERO profit! This tour is one of selected routes of CITS 60th Anniversary Promotion. Plan a trip to­­­ China in 2014­­­­­ don’t miss this biggest discount ever. Click here know more details. ·  About Shopping or No-shopping Tours Since October, 2013, CITS offers truly alternative prices of tours with or without shopping. Exceptionally, some tours only have one type price, such as seat-in-coach, hiking, self-driving and luxury tours, etc.