This journey reveals imperial Beijing, Xian’s Terra Cotta Warriors, futuristic Shanghai and more. In Beijing, we trace the history of China's Ming and Qing dynasties, from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall. In Beijing, we traced the history of China's Ming and Qing dynasties, from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall, and further back in time, we arrived in Xi'an, the eastern starting point of the mysterious Silk Road. At the Terracotta Warriors, we can see the mighty Qin Emperor, who was once the ruler of the world. In Shanghai, we'll observe how this mysterious ancient country changed itself by embracing Western civilization.
Day 1: Arrival in Beijing.
Day 2: Discover all the fantasies that Beijing, the first ancient city in China has to offer - the Royal Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, the royal China's largest inner-city garden. The next day head to the lakeside Huanghuacheng Great Wall. Camping under the moon and stars in the Great Wall Beacon, where the ancient generals commanded battles, to experience the hardships of the warriors' lives. Savor the delicisious Chinese country-style dishes of organic food planted locally.
Day 3: In the early hours of the morning, spread your arms to greet the sunrise on the Great Wall. Enjoy the unique sunrise sensation at the Great Wall with breakfast delivered to your tower. Hike for 2 hours on the silent ancient Great Wall and marvel at its grandeur and architectural wonders! ! High up on a hill overlooking a quiet lake. This section of the Great Wall is the only one built on the water's edge. After lunch return to Beijing and listen to the echoes of the past at the Temple of Heaven where the emperor used to pray every year.
Day 4: We flew to Xi'an in the morning, just to get to the famous Terracotta Warriors. The Terracotta Warriors and Horses pit, the burial pit of the first emperor of Qin, was discovered by local farmers in 1974 while drilling a well, with pottery of people and horses, either standing or sitting. Tonight we enjoy a 300 year old dumpling feast. "A dumpling feast is the best way to taste the world. It's so delicious, you'd think it was made by the gods". And then the Tang Song and Dance takes you on a journey to the Tang court 1600 years ago, to see a slice of the life of Emperor Xuanzong and Yang Guifei at the court.
Day 5: Visit the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, a library built during the Tang Dynasty to store hundreds of sutras brought back from India. Afterwards, go for a bike ride on top of the ancient walls of Xi'an, one of the most famous city structures of the late Middle Ages. Fly to Shanghai.
Days 6-7: We came to Shanghai to experience the unique charm of the city. The beauty of Shanghai lies in its fusion of East and West, its cultural diversity, its historical heritage and its strong sense of the future. Take a stroll along the famous Nanjing Road, customarily known as China's Fifth Avenue. The high-speed elevator takes less than a minute to reach the observation deck in the center of Shanghai for a panoramic view of both sides of the Huangpu River. Have a cup of coffee in Tianzifang, once the French Concession. Cruise on the Huangpu River to see the city from both sides of the river. Your guide will tell you that the famous HSBC bank and AIG insurance company both originated on the Bund.But Shanghai has it all, including her Jiangnan water town, Zhujiajiao. When you're in Shanghai, make sure you visit this water town, as it is the most pristine part of the city.
Casual and premier accommodations are both available at your choice.
Local English-speaking trip leaders and private drivers.
General admissions to the attractions.
Bullet train economy-class tickets. Upgrade is possible.
Train station and airport transfers.