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[ GW-CH-005 ] Beijing-Xi'an-Luoyang-Nanjing-Wuxi-Suzhou-Hangzhou-Shanghai
(16 Day)
Day 1 Arrive Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Meet your guide upon arrival and be transferred to your comfortable hotel. (D)

Day 2 Beijing

Begin the day’s sightseeing with a visit to Tian’anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Then,
move on to the Imperial Palace, also known as the “Forbidden City”, the biggest palace complex in the world.
In the afternoon, visit the enchanting Summer Palace, one of China’s largest and best-preserved royal gardens,
where you can have a walk along the famous Long Corridor. A Peking Duck Dinner concludes your first full day
activities in China. (B-L-D)

Day 3 Beijing
Today’s highlight is the visit of the Great Wall, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” and a symbol of
Chinese civilization. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across mountains. Then, move
on to visit the Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb) area where is for deceased emperors of the Ming Dynasty. (B-L-D)
Day 4 Beijing-Xi'an
Visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed
for good harvest. Take an afternoon flight to Xi’an. Visit Forest of Steles Museum where precious stone carvings
and sculptures are kept. (B-D)
Day 5 Xi'an

Begin the day’s activity with an once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors
of China’s first feudal Emperor, Qin Shihuang. On your way back to the city, stop at a mountain village and meet
local residents. After lunch, you will visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 A.D. It contains a large
volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang. Enjoy a
characteristic dumpling dinner at a local restaurant. (B-L-D)

Day 6 Xi'an-Luoyang

Take the train to the ancient city Luo Yang, hence the name “Capital of nine Dynasties”. You will pass by the Hua
Shan Mountain, one of the five famous Mountains in China. In the afternoon arrive in Luoyang and be transferred to
your hotel. (B-L-D)

Day 7 Luoyang

Whole day excursion to the Shaolin Temple, which is located at the foot of Song Shan Mountain --- the central of the
five sacred mountains in China. The temple was founded in A.D. 527 by a monk, Bodhidharma. He developed a
form of physical movement which is based on the natural motions of animals, hence the origin of Shao Lin Kung Fu
. Then, visit the Luoyang Folk Art Museum. (B-L-D)

Day 8 Luoyang-

Visit the Long Men Grottoes, built in the year 494, during the Northern Wei Dynasty. The Long Men Grottoes is one
of China’s three leading treasure house of grotto art, with 2,100 grottoes. The largest Buddhist sculpture stands
17.14 meters tall. Take an overnight train to Nanjing with soft sleeper (first class in China, 4 persons sharing one
cabin). (B-L)

Day 9 Nanjing

Arrive in Nanjing in the morning, and be transferred to your hotel for the breakfast. Nanjing is a well-known ancient
capital for six different dynasties in China. Visit the Dr. Sun Yatsen's Mausoleum, and the Yangtze River Bridge. In
the night, you can walk around Confucius Temple Area. Nanjing Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao in Chinese) is the
holy shrine of Confucius, the outstanding ancient Chinese philosopher and thinker. (B-L-D)

Day 10 Nanjing-Wuxi
Enjoy a journey by train (or by bus, for the big group) to Wuxi, known as the “Land of Rice and Fish”. Your visit in
Wuxi includes the Plum Garden and a clay figurine factory in the afternoon. (B-L-D)
Day 11 Wuxi-Suzhou
(For the group more than 10 person) Enjoy a cruise on Taihu Lake in the morning, then a visit to Turtle Head Island
Leave Wuxi for Suzhou by afternoon train (or by Bus). Suzhou, known as the garden of China, is famous for its
embroidery. You may visit Lingering Garden and Garden of the Master of the Nets. Lingering Garden is renowned
for the artistic way in which the spaces between various kinds of architectural forms are dealt with. Garden of the
Master of the Nets, the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, is the most impressive because of its use of
space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. (B-L-D)
Day 12 Suzhou-
Board a canal boat for a leisurely cruise along the ancient Grand Canal in the morning. You may visit the
Embroidery Institute and attend demonstrations at the Silk Factory. Take afternoon train (or by bus) to the idyllic city
of Hangzhou, another ancient capital city in southern China. (B-L-D)
Day 13 Hangzhou

A full day tour is to appreciate the incomparably lovely West Lake with its soaring bridges and flower-bright islets.
Visit Huqingyutang, a pharmacy shop and museum of traditional Chinese medicine, and the Pagoda of Six
standing by Qiantang River in Hangzhou. The extant pagoda is octagonal, has thirteen levels on the
exterior but seven levels on the interior, and is 59.89 meters high. (B-L-D)

Day 14 Hangzhou-
Visit a tea plantation growing for the famous Longjing green tea. Take afternoon train (or by bus) to Shanghai, the
bustling commercial heart of China. City tour begins with a stroll along the lovely waterfront “The Bund”. (B-L-D)
Day 15 Shanghai
Sightseeing includes the Temple of the Jade Buddha where two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni Buddha are
treasured, then a visit to the fascinating Yuyuan Garden, a well-restored Suzhou-style garden, and take a walk
through the Old Town filled with antique markets and specialty stores. Shanghai Museum is a leading attraction of
the city since it opened in 1994, containing some priceless collections of paintings, porcelains and bronzes. (B-L-D)
Day 16 Return from
Be transferred to the airport and prepare for boarding on your homebound flight. (B)
B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner
Standard A ( for 4-star hotel )
Beijing: Hollyear Hotel Beijing
Xi'an: Wan Nian Hotel Xi’an (4-star building)
Luoyang: Luoyang Grand Hotel
Nanjing: Hua Dong Hotel Nanjing
Wuxi: Wuxi Jinjiang Grand Hotel
Suzhou: Holiday Inn Youlian Suzhou
Hangzhou: Culture Plaza Hotel Zhejiang
Shanghai: Dorure International Hotel Shanghai
Hotel Standard A( for 4-star hotel ) Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 9400
¥ 3325
¥ 12260
¥ 4150
¥ 14780
¥ 4150
Shoulder Season
¥ 9100
¥ 3030
¥ 14530
Low Season
¥ 8530
¥ 2450
¥ 11715
¥ 3605
¥ 14300
¥ 3605
Standard B ( for 3-star hotel )
Beijing: Beijing Pinganfu Hotel
Xi'an:Wan Nian Hotel Xi’an (3-star building)
Luoyang: New Friendship Hotel
Nanjing: Qindu Hotel Nanjing
Wuxi: Jin Sha Hotel Wuxi
Suzhou: Chang Men Hotel Suzhou
Hangzhou: Lily Hotel Hangzhou
Shanghai: Xin Ya Hotel Shanghai
Hotel Standard A( for 3-star hotel ) Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 8630
¥ 2625
¥ 11390
¥ 3300
¥ 13860
¥ 3300
Shoulder Season
¥ 8600
¥ 2600
¥ 11360
¥ 3270
¥ 13830
¥ 3270
Low Season
¥ 8370
¥ 2365
¥ 11190
¥ 3095
¥ 13655
¥ 3095

High Season: Apr., May, Sep., Oct., 1st Nov.-15th Nov
Shoulder Season: Mar., July, June, Aug., 16th Nov.-30th Nov
Low Season: Dec., Jan., Feb


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