14-day Private Tour To Shanghai,chengdu,luoyang,xi'an,pingyao,datong And Beijing

14-Day Private Tour to Shanghai,Chengdu,Luoyang,Xi'an,Pingyao,Datong and Beijing

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Shanghai. O/N Shanghai.

Stop At: Shanghai, China
Your guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Urban Planning Exhibition Hall in around 20 minutes ride.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, No.100 Renmin Main Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003 China
At Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, you can view many textual and graphic files and architectural models, which will help you get an overall understanding of the development of Shanghai.

The Urban Planning Exhibition Hall showcases the urbanization and modernization of Shanghai. You will know more about Shanghai's past and present by viewing the miniatures of the city, and rich materials about the city planning. Also, the high-tech methods are widely adopted to forecast the blueprint of Shanghai through 2020.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China
Next, have a relaxing time rambling in the beautiful Yu Garden.Located in the old town, Yuyuan Garden is the most famous ancient site in this city for its ingenious layout and delicate architecture. The treasure of the garden, Yu Ling Long (an exquisite jade stone), an artificial hill, is considered as one of the three most well-known peaks in Southern China.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yuyuan Bazar, No.269 Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China
Then,visit the Yuyuan Bazaar, also known as Yuyuan Market, is outside the Yu Garden, in the heart of Old Shanghai City, and close to the Old City God Temple. There are many traditional Chinese buildings, which nowadays are used as commercial stores to sell local products, snacks, jewelry, souvenirs, antiques and so on.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shanghai World Financial Center, Building 1, No.100 Century Ave, Pudong New Area, Shanghai China
Afterwards, go to the Shanghai World Financial Center and go up to the 100th floor for the panoramic views of the city. It is the world's 8th tallest building, and the 4th tallest structure in Mainland China. The 100th floor has a viewing gallery that is 55 meters long. It is the second highest observation deck in China. It is higher than the viewing platforms on the Canadian TV Tower (447 meters) and the Dubai Tower (440 meters).

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China
After that you will come to the Bund area which is the quintessential of Shanghai area. Located on the bank of Huangpu River, travelers come to the Bund not only for the charming riverside scenery, but the unique western and gothic architectures also deserve a look. We will set aside some free time for you to stroll around the Bund and take some photos.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shanghai, Shanghai
At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Shanghai--Chengdu by flight. O/N Chengdu.

Stop At: Shanghai, Shanghai
Your guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Zhujiajiao water town in around 60 minutes ride.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, No.36 Meizhou Road, Qingpu District Zhujiajiao Town, Shanghai 201713 China
The Zhu Jia Jiao water town, is well-known throughout the country, being regarded as Shanghai's Venice, glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains.

The three places in the water town deserve your visit: Kezhi Garden, Qing Dynasty Post Office and Fangsheng Bridge. Your tour guide will accompany you to visit these.

Kezhi Garden was built in 1912 and contains various pavilions and buildings, lotus pond, stele corridors, bridge of nine turnings and different kinds of plants. You can see the calligraphy inscription of the literati in Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644 AD) with high value of art in the stele corridor.

In Qing Dynasty Post Office, you can see the precious old postcard and letters in Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911 AD) and there is a post box with a carved dragon on it which is still in use today.

Fangsheng Bridge, built in Ming Dynasty, is the largest and longest stone arch bridge in Shanghai with five arches.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jade Buddha Temple, 170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai China
After lunch, will take you to the Jade Buddha Temple. Built in 1882 for the two white jade Buddha statues from Burma, the Jade Buddha Temple is a famous Buddhist shrine and an active Zen monastery. The temple plays an important role in disseminating Buddhism through cultural means, including lectures and library service, Buddhist academic publishes as well as regular Buddhist cultural activities.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tianzifang, Tianzifang, Shanghai
Then later will conclude at Tianzifang, an old-style cultural block featuring distinctive Shikumen buildings with art studios, themed cafés and bars, and handicraft workshops.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pudong International Airport, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai
At the end, your guide will escort you to Shanghai Pudong airport and flight to Chengdu. You may take the HU7407 20:20--23:30, the flight takes 3hrs.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, Shuangliu, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Upon arrival at Chengdu, you will be picked up on time and transferred to the hotel(Driver only, no guide)
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Chengdu. O/N Chengdu.

Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
In the morning, your driver and guide will meet you at 8:00am of your Chengdu hotel then transfer to Chengdu Panda Base, need 30 minutes driving, 15km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), No.1375 Xiongmao Avenue the Outside Northern Third Ring Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu 610081 China
The Chengdu's Giant Panda Breeding Research Base which is home to over 80 of China's iconic pandas. Most are of the familiar black and white variety, but the Base is also home to a number of the smaller, lesser-known red pandas.

You'll view the animals eating and at play in a carefully maintained habitat that is as close to their natural environment as possible. You'll also learn how scientists and ecologists are working to protect the few remaining wild pandas and expand the captive population. On that last note, over 100 bears have been born at the Base since 1987.

The Base became even more important after the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, with eight bears sent here from the badly damaged Wolong reserve. Your visit provides both moral and financial support for the ongoing conservation effort.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chengdu Renmin Park, No.12 Shaocheng Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610015 China
Next, go to Renmin Park and you know that park is a comprehensive garden for both the cultural heritages collection and entertainment. The locals in Chengdu often drink tea for relaxing here. You will never know what real lifestyle in the “Capital of Leisure” is like unless you visit Renmin Park. There are always crowds sitting in the shade of the park from when the sun rises. The best things to do here include going into a teahouse, ordering a cup of tea, reading for a whole afternoon, thinking about nothing, or chatting with some old friends. Enjoying the slow life in Chengdu, you may suddenly feel that you are leading a happy life.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jinli Pedestrian Street, No.231 Wuhouci Street, Wuhou District, Chengdu 610041 China
After lunch, take the private car to Jinli old street which is an impressive trip to the famous old street. Time steals away from you quietly while walking on the lively streets which are full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, etc.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Chengdu.O/N Chengdu.

Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
After breakfast at your hotel,your driver and guide will meet you at your hotel lobby of 09:00am then transfer to the Leshan and need 2.5hrs driving, 150km.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000 China
Dating from the 8th century, the Giant Buddha of Leshan is the largest carved stone Buddha and the tallest pre-modern statue in the world. It was cut from the cliffs of Lingyun Shan in the hopes of calming the turbulent waters of the three rivers that flow together under its gaze. Stairs are carved into the cliff that connect the area at the Buddha's feet with the land above, allowing you to view this astonishing sight from a range of vantage points. Views are stunning over elbows and knees, taking in the river scene and Leshan's skyline.

Upon arrival in Leshan, you can have lunch at a restaurant within sight the Giant Buddha. You'll then explore the Giant Buddha and enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding landscape from atop the Buddha's head.

Wen then pay a visit to Lingyun Temple and Museum and get a deeper insight into the history of this amazing Buddhist site and learn the story of the carving of the Giant Buddha.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
Afterwards, take the private car back to your hotel.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Chengdu--Luoyang by train. O/N Luoyang.

Stop At: Chengdu East Railway Station, Cheng Du Dong Zhan, Chenghua Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China
Today, no tour activities, just take a train from Chengdu to Luoyang, you may take the G2213 10:11--15:37. The train takes around 5hrs.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Luoyang Railway Station Parking Lot, Dao Nan Lu, Xigong Qu, Luoyang Shi, Henan Sheng, China
Upon arrival at Datong, you will be picked up on time and transferred to the hotel(Driver only, no guide).
Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Luoyang--Xi'an by train. O/N Xi'an.

Stop At: Luoyang, Luoyang, Henan
In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 9am and transfer to Longmen Grottoes.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Longmen Grottoes, Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000 China
You first will visit the the Longmen Grottoes, which is a treasure house of ancient stone-carving art.
Carrying over 1500 years of history, Longmen Grottoes is the carving masterpiece, which went through over 400 years to complete, tracing back to AD 493 of Northern Wei dynasty. Now as the famous tourist site, it shows the bright period of Buddhist culture of ancient China.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Monastero Shaolin (Shaolin Temple), Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000 China
Then, you will explore the Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Arts.
Here, your private Kung Fu tour comes to a climax when you see the Kung Fu show performed by Shaolin monks. Besides, Shaolin Temple boasts some traditional valued architecture like the Hall of Heavenly Kings, the Mahavira Hall, the Pagoda Forest, the Dharma Cave and the Shaolin Temple Martial Art Training Center. Among them, the Pagoda Forest is the largest group of ancient pagodas existing in China. In the year of 2010, Shaolin Temple has been included in the UNESCO's World Heritage list.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Luoyang Railway Station Parking Lot, Dao Nan Lu, Xigong Qu, Luoyang Shi, Henan Sheng, China
After dinner, your guide will escort you to Luoyang railway station and take a train to Xi'an. You may take the G861 19:37-21:18. The train tickets around 100 minutes.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Xi'an North Railway Station Parking Lot, Shang Xin Lu, Weiyang Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
Upon arrival at Xi'an, you will be picked up on time and transferred to the hotel(Driver only, no guide).
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Xi'an. O/N Xi'an.

Stop At: Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi
In the morning,your tour guide can meet you at your Xi'an hotel lobby at 9:00am then transfer to Terracotta Warriors Museum, need 80 minutes driving,45km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
As the former capital of China, Xi’an was the seat of the Chinese Emperor for more than 10 dynasties over a period of 1,000 years. On this full-day, 8-hour private tour you will visit one of the highlights of Xi’an, the thousands of life-sized terracotta warriors in the superb mausoleum museum.

Visiting the Terracotta Warriors and Horses is a highlight of any Xi'an tour, and gives you the chance to see more than 8,000 life-size Qin Dynasty-era model soldiers. Discovered in 1974, the warriors are located to the east of Emperor Qin Shihuang's Tomb, where the man who first unified China is buried.

Among the three pits, No. 1 pit is the largest, containing more than 6,000 clay warriors and horses in 11 three-meter deep corridors. Since their discovery, the warriors have captured the world’s imagination as they have traveled the globe, from England to America to Chile.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Small Goose Pagoda, No.72 Youyi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an 710068 China
Next, you will Transfer to Small Wild Goose Pagoda which is located inside Jianfu Temple, about one kilometer south of Xi'an city proper. It is one of the two famous and important Buddhist pagodas erected in the Tang Dynasty about 1300 years ago. Small Wild Goose Pagoda and its large neighbor, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, are two important Buddhist sites, dating back to the Tang Dynasty, 1300 years ago.

The two pagodas were a symbol of Chang'an (Constant Peace) city. Xi'an (West Peace) was called Chang'an until the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), when Beijing became the capital of China. Chang'an had served as the capital for ten dynasties.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China
After lunch,you will Transfer to city wall.You can walking or cycling around the wall, the bike fees you pay locally if you do that.
The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xian is the ancient City Wall, which stretches round the old city. It is also one of the most famous attractions in Xian. Today, this wall represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Muslim Quarter, West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000 China
Your last stop will be the Muslim Bazaar, the most thriving area of the city. If you are interested, you can explore the bazaar at your own pace and then return to the hotel by yourself. Your guide will give you directions for returning to your hotel. The Great Mosque and the Bell and Drum Tower Square are within walking distance of the Bazaar. There are many boutique stores at fair prices in Bazaar and also a number of excellent choices of food for dinner.

If you prefer not to tour the Muslim Bazaar, will take you back to the hotel. End of the tour services.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Xi'an--Pingyao by train. O/N Pingyao.

Stop At: Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi
In the morning,your tour guide will meet you at your Xi'an hotel lobby at 8:30am then transfer to Hanyanglin, need 30 minutes driving,15km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling), Zhanjiawan Village, Xi'an China
The Hanyangling Mausoleum, which is on the site of the Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi built in 153 AD. In the company of the guide, you will have a close look at the thousand-year-old tombs through the glass floors and the glass walls in the tomb pits. Besides, the advanced Spectra Vision program will reproduce the real life of the Western Han Dynasty about 2,000 years ago. You will have two hours exploring the site.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Shaanxi History Museum, 91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061 China
After lunch, you continue Xi'an tour to explore Shaanxi History Museum. Unique historical and culture heritage of Shaanxi is undoubted worth the praise as treasure house of Chinese civilization, and Shaanxi History Museum is definitely a palace of art to display Shaanxi's history and culture and China's ancient civilization. There are as many as some 370,000 antiquities collected, ranging from prehistorical relics to that of the 1840s. Time spans more than one million years and the collection is superior in value, quantity, rank and species. Your guide will provide professional full explanations.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061 China
Instead of entering the temple to visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, you will have a photo stop here for half an hour. With suggestions from our former guests, it is enough to see the pagoda and the statue of Monk Xuanzang at the south square outside the temple. As a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists, the pagoda built during the Tang Dynasty was once the site for Xuanzang to translate the Buddhist sutras.

Nowadays the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda Area has become the most popular area for both tourists and locals in Xi'an. It is truly a wonderful place to enjoy the charming night scenes and get relaxed. Around the pagoda, there is south square leading to the Great Tang All Day Mall, where you can appreciate many unique sculptures of Tang Dynasty styles and enjoy some classical music performances in public; also there is north square with the biggest musical fountain in Asia. It is free but with show time schedules.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Xi'an North Railway Station Parking Lot, Shang Xin Lu, Weiyang Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
At the end, your guide will escort you to Xi'an railway station and take a train to Pingyao. You may take the D1961 17:58-20:49. The train takes around 3hrs.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Pingyao Railway Station Wenxunchu, China, Shanxi Sheng, Jinzhong Shi, Pingyao Xian, 中都路
Upon arrival at Pingyao, you will be picked up on time and transferred to the hotel(Driver only, no guide).
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 9: Pingyao.O/N Pingyao.

Stop At: City Wall of Pingyao, Within Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100 China
Your Pingyao ancient town tour will begin with a visit to the City Wall of Pingyao, which has been well preserved. As a whole, the rectangular wall resembles a tortoise, which was considered as a symbol of longevity traditionally. Ascending the wall, you could overlook the ancient city of Pingyao.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ming and Qing Dynasties Street,South Main Street, Pingyao County 031100 China
Then, get down from the wall and have a stroll on the traditional Ming-Qing Street. On both sides of this not very wide street, there are many buildings in ancient Chinese architecture style, which used to be firms, exchange shops and different kinds of shops like teashop, cloth shop and salt shop. Nowadays, some of them have been turned to hotels, restaurants or shops selling souvenirs while some have been preserved as attraction sites and museums.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Pingyao Ancient Government Office, Center of the County, Pingyao County 030000 China
Next, pay a visit to Pingyao Ancient Government Office, which is located in the middle of the ancient city for more than 600 years. Covering about 26,000 square meters (31,095 square yards), it includes many majestic courtyards and buildings. The Security Guard Company is also worth seeing for it is a museum which introduces the development of the ancient Chinese security guards.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rishengchang Former Bank, Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100 China
After lunch, you will proceed to Ri Sheng Chang Exchange Shop and Tong Xing Gong. Ri Sheng Chang Exchange Shop is the first money exchange shop in China as well as the founder of Chinese modern banks, which has played an important role in Chinese financial business for about one century. Tong Xing Gong was an establishment which provided private escort service for the exchange shops to guard their safety during transportation.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Pingyao, In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100 China
At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 10: Pingyao--Datong by train. O/N Datong.

Stop At: Pingyao County, Pingyao County, Shanxi
Your guide will pick you up at the lobby of your Pingyao hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Wang Family's Compound in around 1.5 hours' ride.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan), Jingsheng Town, Lingshi County 031308 China
It is a large and magnificent architectural complex originally built around 250 years ago and Located in Lingshi County in Shanxi Province, the Wang Family's Compound is 35 kilometers (22 miles) away from Pingyao Ancient City. This luxurious residence was originally built during 1762-1811 by the descendants of the Wang Family. What makes this compound so impressive are the sheer size and gorgeous ornamental structures. It is like a mini walled city with more than 200 courtyards, each of them has its own distinctive features. The intricately carved wood doors, window casings, stairways, stone carvings, etc. could be found everywhere in the courtyards.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Zhangbi Ancient Castle, Zhangbi Village, Longfeng Country, Jiexiu 032000 China
After lunch, the tour continues to Zhangbi Ancient Fortress where you will go through the maze-like underground tunnels.

Different from the compounds and ancient city, Zhangbi Ancient Fortress is an exception of Shanxi merchants' culture. To resist the invasion of enemies, Chinese ancestors made full use of its geographic advantages and built a 10,000-meter long underground military tunnels with three floors in the village. Zhangbi Ancient Fortress is a complex of historical relics, tombs, residences and tunnels, in which the labyrinth-like underground tunnels are the most interesting.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Taiyuan East Railway Station, In Xiaodian District, Taiyuan 030006 China
At the end,we drive you back to Taiyuan Railway Station where a train to Datong is waiting for you(D5376 17:42-19:57). The train takes around 2.5 hours.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Datong Railway Station Parking Lot, 62 Che Zhan Lu, Datong Huizutuzuzizhixian, Xining Shi, Qinghai Sheng, China, 810100
Upon arrival at Datong, you will be picked up on time and transferred to the Datong hotel(Driver only, no guide).


Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 11: Datong--Beijing by train. O/N Beijing.

Stop At: Datong, Datong, Taipei
In the morning, Your guide meet you at Datong hotel at 8:30am and drive one hour to Hanging Monastery.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si), Hengshan, Datong China
The renowned Hanging Monastery, which looks like a grand relief inlaid on the steep cliff. It will be a thrilling experience to go along the hanging walkways to visit each hall of the temple. It is unique that the hierarchs of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are worshiped here together.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Yungang Grottoes, Wuzhou Mountain, Urban Area, Datong 37000 China
Upon arrival at the Yungang Grottoes, your guide will accompany you as you to go around viewing more than 59,000 solemn Buddha statues made during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386 - 534). Considered to be a treasure house of Buddhist arts, Yungang Grottoes took over 70 years to reach the present scale. The sculptures there integrate the superb artistry of Northern Wei and showcase the atmospheric and imperial style. You are sure to feel astonished by the magnificent scene there.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Datong Railway Station Parking Lot, 62 Che Zhan Lu, Datong Huizutuzuzizhixian, Xining Shi, Qinghai Sheng, China, 810100
At the end, your guide will escort you to Datong railway station and take a train to Beijing.You may take G2520 18:01-20:20. The train takes around 2.5hrs.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Beijing West Railway Station, No.118, Lian Hua Chi East Rd Fengtai District, Beijing 100036 China
Upon arrival at Beijing, you will be picked up on time and transferred to the hotel(Driver only, no guide).
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 12: Beijing. O/N Beijing

Stop At: Beijing, Beijing
Today,your tour guide can meet you at your Beijing hotel lobby at 8:00am.Then, you will be escorted to the Tiananmen Square first.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
At Tiananmen Square, you can take great photos of the Tiananmen Tower, Monument to People's Heroes, and Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao.
The Tiananmen Square is seated in the center of Beijing City. During the past hundreds of years, it has witnessed numerous historical events and assemblies. Nowadays, it becomes a holding place for grand celebrations, military parades, and welcoming ceremonies for foreign leaders. Besides, visitors can admire the towering Monument to People's Heroes and the solemn Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao on the square. Traditional Tiananmen Tower, Zhengyang Gate and Qianmen Arrow Tower can also be found there.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Then, you will be led to go across the Tiananmen Tower to visit the Forbidden City, where 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911) lived and handled national affairs.
Served as the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City is the largest and the best-preserved old wooden complex in the world. The whole palace is divided into Inner Court and Outer Court by the Palace of Heavenly Purity with the outer one for emperors to handle affairs and the inner one as the living place for the imperial family. The complex is also a giant museum with more than one million national treasures exhibited there.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing China
Upon arrival in the parking lot of the scenic area, you will first take an electric car to the entry, and then take the chairlift up to the 14th watchtower. Have a leisurely hike on the wall for about 2 hours, at the end take the toboggan town.
The Great Wall at Mutianyu was built and restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and is one of the most famous sections of the Wall. Mutianyu enjoys the great reputation of "Out of all the Great Walls, Mutianyu stands apart". Roam the ancient structure and learn the history and facts that make its so famous. Your professional guide will be able to answer any questions and offer exclusive stories and facts about the Mutianyu Great Wall.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Beijing, Beijing
At the end, you will escort you to your Beijing hotel.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 13: Beijing. The tour end.

Stop At: Beijing, Beijing
In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and continue your Beijing tour.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
You will firstly visit the Temple of Heaven. It is the largest royal ceremonial building groups in China. Emperors in the past used to hold the annual sacrificial activities here to worship the heaven and pray for a good harvest. Now it has developed into a large park where you can also see local people doing exercises and more recreational activities.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Next you will continue your visit to Beijing Hutong. There you will take a rickshaw to go through the old alleys and pay a visit to a Hutong family to see how the old Beijingers live. There are many popular restaurants, cafes and local food stores in the area, so we may have a lunch there. It should be a good chance to taste the local food there. Your guide will offer you suggestions. After lunch, you could stroll around Houhai Lake and explore more of the Hutong area.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lama Temple (Yonghegong), No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007 China
After the Hutong visit, then will drive you to the Lama Temple, which is regarded as the largest Buddhist temple in Beijing. It combines the various architectural styles of different groups, including Han, Manchu, Mongol and Tibet. Opened to tourists from 1981, there are hundreds of thousands of people coming here for praying and visiting every year.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
An about 30-minute drive will take you to the Summer Palace, which is reputed as the museum of ancient royal gardens. Your expert guide will show you around. The whole garden mainly consists of the Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. The Long Corridor, seven hundred twenty-eight meters (796.2 yards) in length, boasts as the longest corridor in Chinese gardens. Beginning from the Yaoyue (Inviting-Moon) Gate and ending up with Shizhang Pavilion, the corridor ingeniously links Longevity Hill with Kunming Lake. You might appreciate the exquisite murals and enjoy the melodious music while walking along there.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Beijing, Beijing
Finally,your guide and driver will escort you back to the hotel/airport/train station.End of the 13 days tour services.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

$2,980.00 Per Person