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Essential China & Chengdu | Eturia UK
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Essential China & Chengdu

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10 days/ 9 nights
Availability : July 2019 - June 2020
London
Beijing

Tour Details

You will embark on a unique trip to mighty China and you will discover this country’s past and history, as well as its impressive culture. You will arrive in Beijing, the capital of China, where you will visit the Forbidden City and you will climb The Great Wall of China. Afterwards, you will continue your journey with Xian, one of the 5 ancient capitals of China, and at the end of the trip you will visit cute pandas in Chengdu and you will explore the modern city of Shanghai.

Departure & Return Location

London

Price Includes

  • International flight tickets: London - Beijing; Shanghai - London
  • Domestic flight tickets: Chengdu - Shanghai
  • Airport fees for domestic and international flights
  • 9 nights accommodation at the mentioned hotels, in the specified type of rooms
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All the transfers and tours as described above
  • Transportation in sharing basis
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking local guide for the included tours and visits
  • Travel tips
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Service fees
  • 24/7 emergency phone number

Price Excludes

  • Visa fee & formalities: £170 / person
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Tips for local guides and drivers
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Optional tours
  • Non-included meals (lunch and dinner do not include drinks)
  • Personal expenses (minibar items, phone, internet, safe lock, cleaning services, babysitting, etc.)

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Beijing Airport – hotel transfer (SIC)
After arriving in Beijing you will meet our local partners and you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free.

Day 2Beijing

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Beijing City Tour (SIC)
Uou will be met by your guide and driver at your hotel lobby before proceed to the Tian’anmen Square. Today you will make a full day tour in the capital of China, Beijing. You will visit the most important spots in this amazing city.

Visit Tian’anmen Square
Tian’anmen Square is the symbol of new China and the largest central city square in the world. You could see two pairs of 600 years old stone lions, the ornamental columns, the outer golden water bridge and so on. Besides, having chance to view all constructions from distance. Such as the National Flag Pole, the Monument to the People’s Hero, the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, the Great Hall of People, and the National Museum.

Visit the Forbidden City
The Forbidden City, located in the centre of Beijing, was the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911). It was forbidden to access without a special permission from the emperor, hence its name ‘The Forbidden City’. Once you cross Tiananmen Gate, you will access a walled complex covering an area of 1,110,000 m². This magnificent architectural complex known in China as the Palace Museum, holds paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and antiquities of the imperial collections. In 1987, the Forbidden City was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Lunch
You will eat lunch at a local restaurant, near the Forbidden City.

Visit the Summer Palace
The Summer Palace is located 9 miles (15 kilometers) from downtown Beijing and it was first built in 1750. It is the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China and was used by the emperors to rest and entertain. The site, which covers a total of 2.9 km² and incorporates a huge lake, was considerably enlarged during the reign of Empress Dowager Cixi who effectively controlled China for 47 years (1861-1908). Besides the lake and the main hill, this impressive complex includes several pavilions, towers, bridges, corridors and a marble boat.

Day 3Beijing

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Visit The Great Wall of China (SIC)
You will be met by your tour guide and driver who will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall is a green section of the great wall in Beijing with vegetation, green pines and cypresses covering 90 per cent of the section. Enjoy 4 hours of free time at the Mutianyu Great Wall. If you want to enjoy the most beautiful scenery of the Great Wall with ease and comfort, it’s also a good choice to take a cable car (optional).

Lunch
You will eat lunch at a local restaurant, near the Great Wall of China.

Day 4Beijing - Xian

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Visit the Temple of Heaven (SIC)
After breakfast you will visit The Temple of Heaven, the place where emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911) held their Heaven Worship Ceremonies. It is the largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China’s ancient sacrificial buildings. First built in 1420, the Temple of Heaven is enclosed by a long wall. The northern part within the wall is semicircular symbolizing the Heavens and the southern part is square symbolizing the Earth. The northern part is higher than the southern part. This design shows that the Heaven is high and the Earth is low and the design reflected an ancient Chinese thought of ‘the Heaven is round and the Earth is square’.

Tea Ceremony
You will enjoy the tea ceremony, a beloved and preserved chinese tradition. You will taste black tea, green tea, oolong tea and fruit tea.

Lunch
You will eat lunch at a local restaurant.

Transfer Xian train station – Xian hotel (SIC)
After lunch you will be transferred to Xian train station and you will travel by speed train to Shanghai (aprox. 6 hrs.).

Transfer Xian train station – Xian hotel (SIC)
Upon arriving in Xian, you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in.

Day 5Xian

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Visit the Banpo Neolithic Village Museum (SIC)
The Banpo Museum is located in the eastern outskirt of Xi’an City. As the first museum at the prehistoric site, it was built at the base of the excavations of the Banpo site and, in 1958, it opened to the public. The Banpo Site is a typical Neolithic matriarchal community of the Yangshao Culture dating back about 6,000 years. At that time, the people living here used tools made primarily of wood and stone. Women, the crucial labor force, were responsible for making pottery, spinning, and raising the family, while men fished.

Visit the Museum of Terra-Cotta Warriors (SIC)
On the way to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, you will first make a short visit to the Terra-cotta Figures Factory which focuses on the reproduction of the Terracotta Soldiers.
Next head to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, which are one of the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. They were discovered by local farmers in 1974 and now it is one of the most visited museums in the world. Life size terracotta figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations are the star features at the museum. They are replicas of what Qin Shi Huang’s imperial army would look like at that time, 210-209 BC. The army was built in order to protect the emperor in the afterlife. Today, there are still miles of land with unexcavated treasures.

Lunch
After enjoying a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch, we will drive by Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum without stopping in order to see it from the distance. Then transfer back to your hotel in Xian city centre.

Day 6Xian - Chengdu

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Xian – Chengdu fast train
After breakfast you will be transferred to Xian train station and you will travel by speed train to Chengdu (aprox. 3 hrs.).

Transfer Chengdu train station – Chengdu hotel (SIC)
Upon arriving in Chengdu, you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in.

Day 7Chengdu

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Visit The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda (SIC)
This half day tour will start in the morning, as the pandas are very active in the morning. Drive to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda. You will catch pandas’ feeding time while they are at their most active, both adults and babies. There you will see lovely furry giant pandas of all ages eating and playing with each other. You will also have a chance to see the very cute baby pandas, as well as documents and pictures of how these little pink mouse‐size things grow to giant white and black chubby pandas of over 100kg (about 220 pounds). The Chengdu Giant Panda Research and Breeding Center, also known as Panda Base, is one of the most successful of these institutes. The environment here is exquisitely designed with luxurious stands of bamboo. This sanctuary is home, not only to giant panda, but red pandas, black‐necked cranes, golden monkeys, and flocks of wild birds.

Lunch
You will eat lunch at a local restaurant.

Chengdu City Tour (SIC)
After lunch you will take a walk in the People’s Park, built in 1911. The park features an artificial lake, several gardens, the Railway Protection Movement Monument, and the century-old Heming Teahouse, a local landmark.

Day 8Chengdu - Shanghai

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer hotel Chengdu – airport Chengdu (SIC)
This morning you will be transferred to Chengdu airport to embark on your flight to Shanghai.

Flight Chengdu – Shanghai

Transfer airport – hotel in Shanghai (SIC)
You will be transferred to your hotel in Shanghai. In the evening, we recommend you to make a cruise along the Huangpu River where you admire the Pudong Financial District, as well as the European style neighbour, The Bund.

Day 9Shanghai

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Visit Yu Gardens (SIC)
Enjoy this full day sightseeing tour of Shanghai. The first stop will be at the Yu Garden.
The Yu Garden is located in the old city area, with a history of more than a hundred years and many beautiful legends and is one of the most beautiful gardens in China. You will also visit a typical Shanghai tea house.

Stroll on The Bund
You will take a 40 minutes walk on the west bank of Huangpu, The Bund, also known as the representative of old Shanghai. You will enjoy various architecture styles along the famous bund which reflects the birth as well as the development of the city.

Lunch
You will eat lunch at a local restaurant.

Visit at the Shanghai Museum (SIC)
As a large museum of ancient Chinese art, the Shanghai Museum boasts a collection of 140,000 precious relics, featuring bronzes, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy. The Shanghai Museum was founded in 1952, since when it has steadily developed. The museum was relocated in the old Zhonghui Building, 16 South Henan Road in October 1959. In 1992, the Shanghai Municipal Government decided to allocate People’s Square, the very center of the city, as the new site of Shanghai Museum.

Shopping at Pearl City
You will visit a pearl market where you can buy a large variety of beautiful pearls.

Old French Concession stroll
At the end of the day you will take a walk in the Old French Concession, a quiet and idle quarter with lots of European style villas and buildings from the early 20th century. The history of this French quarter in Shanghai started in 1849. It was the earliest, and gradually developed into the largest and most propersous, French concession in China. In the 1920s, it was the best and richest residential area in Shanghai. In 1943, the Chinese government took it over and after nearly 100 years ended its history as a French concession.

Day 10Departure Shanghai

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer hotel – Shanghai airport (SIC)
After breakfast you will be transferred at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.

Meals included: 9 breakfast, 6 lunch

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Availability Rates Single Supplement
July – December 2019£2,380 per person£310

 

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