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15 Day Ancient Capital Tour
  

Day 1 | USA to Beijing

Fly to Beijing via our selected airline flights.

Day 2 | Arrive Beijing

Arrive Beijing, the capital of China .Upon arrival, our friendly guide will meet you and transfer you to Regent Wangfujing Hotel or similar class hotel.

Day 3 | Beijing (B, L, SD)

Morning tour to the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Continue to visit the elegant Summer Palace with a boat cruise on the shimmering waters of Kunming Lake. Enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner tonight.

Day 4 | Beijing (B, L)

Morning tour to the exterior of the Bird Nest & the Water Cube for photography. Drive to the Great Wall Badaling and the Sacred Way to visit the Changling Exhibition of the Ming Tombs, if time permits, visit a Cloissone Factory and observe the skilled artisans at work. Enjoy a Peking Opera or Cultural Show tonight.

Day 5 | Beijing / Xian (B, L, SD)

This morning, visit another renowned imperial site ĘC the Temple of Heaven. Then visit the Beijing City Planning Museum and watch a 3D film which tells the glory, history and development of Beijing.Take an afternoon flight to Xian. Upon arrival, transfer to Xian Sofitel Hotel or similar class hotel. This afternoon's sightseeing includes the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Banpo Neolithic Museum. Enjoy a dumpling dinner at the famous Defachang Restaurant.

Day 6 | Xian (B, L, SD)

Full day sightseeing includes the Excavations of Terra-cotta Warriors & Bronze Chariots, one of the greatest archeological finds of the century, see all excavated Exhibitions (1 ĘC 4) and watch the archaeologists work on further excavation. Watch the Circle Vision Movie of this historical story. Tonight, enjoy Tang Dynasty Music Dinner Show.

Day 7 | Xian / Nanjing (B, L, SD)

Take a morning flight to Nanjing , the capital of 6 Dynasties in China. Check into Sheraton Hotel or similar class hotel. Afternoon sightseeing includes the Ancient Tower of Yuejiang and the Zhenghe Temple. Experience viewing the beautiful landscape of the Yamgtze River atop the tower, also visit the Ancient Military City Wall and the Presidential Palace of Chiang Kai Shek. One of the highlights of this visit to Nanjing is a night visit to the Confucious Temple and the one hour cruise along the Qinghuai River.

Day 8 | Nanjing / Zhenjiang / Yangzhou (B, L, D)

Take a morning visit to the Nanjing Museum , where you will see the best stone sculptures. Then take a one hour bus ride to Zhenjiang , an ancient imperial harbor. Visit the legendary Golden Mount Temple, the ancient marina, and navigation emergency house. Then cross the second largest highway bridge on the Yangtze River by taking a forty minute drive to Yangzhou . Here, visit the East Gate along the Grand Canal, and the Geyuen Garden. Enjoy a night cruise along the illuminated Grand Canal.

Day 9 | Yangzhou (B, L, SD)

Morning visit to the Slender West Lake and many surrounding gardens with several historical attractions: Lotus Flower Pagoda, Small Gold Mountain , the Fishing Platform, the Five Pavilions Bridge , the Streams & Clouds House, Quiet Garden, Moon Introduce Tower, Longevity Celebration Tower, the Twenty Four Bridge and many ancient gardens. It reveals the classical taste for natural beauty and artificial design. In the afternoon, visit the Daming Temple, Xisha Pagoda, and the Pingshan Tower. Also explore the Marco Polo Museum. If time permits, visit the Arts and Craft Institution. Enjoy the nightlife at the ancient clubs along the canal; have a beer at the Old Beer Factory to meet new friends.

Day 10 | Yangzhou / Nantong (B, L, SD)

Drive to the Yangtze River Water Control System and visit the terminal of the South-North Water Diversion, one of the biggest construction projects. Tehn drive to Shuihui Garden in Rugao County to explore the old green covered alleys and houses. Rugao is an old city with the best preserved ancient features. It also boasts of a large number of people exceeding over 100 years old, and shows the best technique of Bonsai Designing. Continue your journey to Nantong , and visit the Muewum of Textile and the Museum of Abacus . At night, take a one hour cruise on the Haohe River . Check into Yunfeng Garden hotel or similar class hotel.

Day 11 | Nantong / Suzhou (B, L, D)

Continue to visit Nantong , then ride a bus and cross a 30 kilometer long highway bridge to Suzhou (one hour drive). Visit the Fisherman Net Master garden and the Three Attractions at Panmen (composed of the Ancient City gate, the Ruiguang Pagoda, and the Wumen Stone Bridge . Also visit the Silk Reeling Factory for the traditional silk exibit and production. Check into Wu Palace Sheraton Hotel or similar class hotel.

Day 12 | Suzhou (B, L)

Visit the Humble Administrator's Garden and then stroll along Mount & Pond Old Streets-the ancient corner of Suzhou. Then take a canal cruise along to ancient alleys to picturesque Hanshan Temple. In the afternoon, visit the Singapore New District & the Golden Roost Lake to Yuanrong Market-a modern plaza with hundreds of stores decorated with Chinese classical architecture. Then visit Li Gong Causeway across the lake with classical pavilions, towers, rockets, archways and rainbow style stone bridges and traditional gardens. This night we recommend you to stroll along the Ligong Causeway and relax while at clubs, bars and restaurants or wondering around at Ancient City Gate Chonglu for the night bars and clubs along the canal.

Day 13 | Suzhou / Shanghai (B, L)

This morning depart Suzhou for Shanghai , and visit the Old Downtown and classical Yu Garden. Afternoon city tour to The Bund-the window of Shanghai history and modern fast changes, then visit Xintiandi, a very well-known boutique area. Enjoy Shanghai Acrobatic Show tonight. Check into Shanghai Skyway Pullman Hotel or similar class hotel.

Day 14 | Shanghai (B, L)

Take an excursion to the ancient water-town Zhujiajiao to see another unchanged face of Shanghai. In the afternoon, visit the Shanghai Museum, one of the best museums in the world, with a huge collection of the finest cultural relics. After the Museum visit, stroll out the North Gate to the People Square.

Day 15 | Depart Shanghai (B)

Transfer to airport for your homeward flight or your next destination.

Tour Features:



  • 4 night accommodation with buffet breakfast at Beijing Regent Wangfujing Hotel or Inter-Continental Hotel Beijing Financial District ( 5 star deluxe)

  • 2 night accommodation with buffet breakfast in Xian Sofitel Hotel (5 star deluxe)

  • 1 night accommodations with buffet breakfast at Nanjing Sheraton Hotel (5 star deluxe)

  • 2 night accommodation with buffet breakfast at Yangzhou State Guest House or similar ( 5 star)

  • 2 night accommodation with buffet breakfast at Suzhou Wu Palace Sheraton Hotel (5 star deluxe)

  • 2 night accommodation with buffet breakfast in Shanghai Skyway Pullman Hotel (5 star deluxe)

  • Sightseeing tours with daily lunches above and gourmet dinners including Peking Duck, Dumpling & Tang Dynasty Dinner Show, Beijing Cultural Show & Shanghai Acrobatics as listed

  • Professional English speaking tour guide service

  • Round trip airport/hotel/airport transfers with baggage handling

  • Domestic flights between Beijing/Xi'an/Nanjing

  • All land transportation

Land Cost Excludes:



  • The domestic flights fuel surcharge and airport tax at additional charges

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips/gratuities to guide, driver & porters

  • China visa fee of $170 each

  • Travel insurance





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For more information, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-865-6221 or email to us at info@chinacustomtours.com

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