When arriving in Beijing, you will be greeted by our professional tour guide at the Beijing Capital Airport and then transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free for your own leisure, and you can choose other scenic spots to visit at your own expenses.
Hotel: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao Hotel or similar
After breakfast, tour by visiting Forbidden City, which is the largest & the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. Then tour Tiananmen Square. Stop by Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Institute, which had been designated to provide medicines for the royal pharmacy of the imperial palace of the Qing Dynasty for 188 years.
Then, visit the Temple of Heaven. Afterwards, explore the hutong neighbourhoods, nearby the Forbidden City, for insight into an historic area of Beijing that is fading fast. Over the years many of these age-old hutongs have been replaced by modern development, but much remains and a pedicab ride and walking tour will show you the most notable spots. You will explore the hutongs on foot and by pedicab with your guide.
Looking like a gigantic dragon across deserts, grasslands and mountains, the Great Wall of China is one of the ‘Eight Wonders of the World’. We tour the Juyongguan portion of the Great Wall in the morning and stop by a Jade Workshop where we will learn some information about the precious jade. Afterwards, drive by Olympic Village and have a photo stop at the Bird Nest &Water Cube.
Optional Tour :
Amazing Kungfu Show: USD $45 per person
Beijing duck dinner: USD $35 per person.
This morning you will take high speed train to Xian, the ancient capital city for 11 dynasties in Chinese history. Upon arrival, proceed to Shaanxi History Museum, which has been regarded as “the pearl of ancient dynasties & house of Chinese treasures”. Then take an outside view of the Ancient City Wall.
Hotel: Wyndham Hotel Xian or similar
Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors & Horses which are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century & pay a visit to the Terra-cotta Figure Workshop en route. Then tour the Qinshihuang Mausoleum & visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Pagoda) is a well-preserved ancient building & a holy place for Buddhists.
Optional Tour :
Tang Dynasty Dancing Show & Dumpling Banquet: USD $55 per person
Fly to Jiayuguan in the morning. It has a history over 630 years. Upon arrival, visit Jiayuguan Fort. Standing in the endless desert with rolling mountains as its backdrop, this isolated pass will take you back to the desolation and loneliness of frontier life in ancient times.
Hotel: Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan or similar
Transfer to Dunhuang. In ancient times, Dunhuang was the trade center between China and its western neighbors. Upon arrival, visit Dunhuang Museum. Dunhuang Museum reflects the flourishing social development and cultural exchange between China and the West during the time when Dunhuang was a major center along the Silk Road.
Hotel: The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel or similar
Pay a visit to the famous Mogao Caves, where 492 surviving grottoes are lined with Buddhist carvings, and frescoes dating back to 366 AD. Afternoon, visit Mingsha Hill and the beautiful crescent pool in the Crescent Moon Spring.
Take the bullet train to Turpan and visit Jiaohe Ruins, the largest & best-preserved earth construction in the world. Although 2,000 years have passed, the former glory of Jiaohe can still be found in these ruins. Enjoy the Uighur minority show tonight.
Hotel: Huozhou Hotel Turpan or similar
Visit Gaochang Ruins, The city was initially built as a garrison town in the first century B.C., and was a key point along the Silk Road. Continue to visit the ancient Karez irrigation system. Water flowing from the melting snows of the northern mountains, is supplied to Turpan by man-made underground channels or “karez”. Transfer to Urumqi for overnight.
Hotel: Grand Mercure Urumqi Hualing or similar
In the morning, visit the new Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum and stop by Red Mountain for a panoramic view of the city. Afternoon, we pay a visit to the Heavenly Lake on the top the Heavenly Mountain.
After hotel breakfast, take a flight to Shenzhen, transfer to hotel, rest of the time free at leisure.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza & Suites Landmark Shenzhen or similar
Departure from hotel to visit Shenzhen Meridian View Centre to have a panoramic view of Shenzhen, learning the development history of Shenzhen and the relationship between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Later, pay a visit to Shenzhen Museum. Lastly, enjoy some free time shopping at Luohu Shopping Mall. Rest of the day free at leisure.
Transfer to Shenzhen airport after breakfast for the homebound flight. Tour ends.