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Ancient China Dream Travel

Trip highlights: This circle takes you to the most beautiful Guilin, the oldest Xian and the newest Beijing that China has to offer. Follow Emperor Qin, the First Chinese Emperor's trail from the North to South. Ancient China Dream Travel
Tour price: From US$1,122.00      8 Days        What is included question
Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin
Tour type: Private tour for a 7-seat van with tour guide and driver, available every day

Day by Day Itinierary

Day  1  Beijing  (   )
Pick up from the Beijing airport by our English speaking tour guide and transfer to the hotel. Free time for the rest of the day.
BeijingAs the center of politics, cultural and international exchange, Beijing is a modern metropolis full of vitality. For the history buffs, Beijing is a living museum, but it has something to offer everyone. It is also the starting point for most of our China vacations.

[ Optional ] Wangfujing Streeet: It is the grandest shopping area in Beijing, congested with modern shopping malls, such as the Oriental Plaza, Wangfujing Department Store, etc. It is also home to a wealth of hotels and specialty shops. Around is an afflicted snack street where you can enjoy the most authentic Beijing snacks.
Day  2  Beijing  ( B,L,D )
Full day sightseeing in Beijing, enjoy the famous Peking Opera at night.
Tian An Men SquareAs the largest city plaza in the world, it is of great cultural significance for its seeing of several key events in Chinese history. Today here are always sightseers and kite-flyers. Most visit at dawn or dusk to see the flag raising and lowering conducted by the PLA.
Peking OperaWith a history of 160 years, Peking Opera, extolled as “Oriental Opera”, is representative of all operas in China. Full of Chinese cultural traditions and tidbits, the opera presents the audience with touching stories, beautiful paintings, exquisite costumes, graceful gestures and martial arts.
Summer PalaceThe Summer Palace deserves your visit to her exquisite buildings, long corridor, and beautiful bridges. Her shoreline pathway makes an excellent run or walk for you. It was a luxurious imperial garden for royal families to rest and entertain in Chinese Qing Dynasty.
Forbidden CityFor almost 500 years, the Forbidden City served as the home of 24 Emperors and their households, and the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese imperial government. It was listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987.

[ Optional ] Peking Roast Duck: With its long history, Peking roast duck is well known among both domestic and overseas customers. The duck is hung in the oven and roasted by flame burning from fruit-wood. It takes about 45 minutes for the duck to be done. The finished duck is characteristic with crispy skin, tender meat and the fragrance from the fruit-wood.
Day  3  Beijing  ( B,L )
The hightlight today is the Mutianyu Great Wall. You might climb up the Wall by foot, or take cable car(the optional cost is RMB 50 one way).
Sacred WayIt was originally built to lead to Changling Tomb as a symbol of the passed emperor’s journey to heaven in their afterlife. Alongside the Sacred Road are 12 pairs of animal marble figures such as lions, elephants and 6 pairs human marbles such as generals and public officials.
Ming Tombs (Changling)Changling Tomb is the largest and the most well-preserved one of the 13 Ming Tombs. Emperor Zhu Di, the third emperor of Ming Dynasty, and his Empress are co-buried in this grave. The 32 giant pillars in the Ling’en Hall, Changling’s main building, remain as solid as before after over 500 years.
Mutianyu Great WallMutianyu Great Wall seems to be not popular as section at Badaling, but it doesn’t get as crowded, which assist you in appreciating the magnificent scenery easily. Woods cover over 96% of the total scenic area, and its 2.5 kilometer stretch allows you a walk with striking landscape and fresh air.

[ Optional ] Lao She Tea House: Lao She Tea House is one of Beijing's most famous tea house, and has been visited by a number of well-known politicians. It is a wonderful entertainment house with short shows by comedians, singers, musicians, acrobats and opera performers.
Day  4  Beijing  ( B,L,D )
Continue your city tour in Beijing. Later transferred to Beijin railway station to catch the overnight train (soft sleeper class, 4 berths in one compartment) to Xian. Stay overnight on the train. Train No.: Z19 (leave Beijing at 21h24, arrive Xian at 08h25 next day)
Train Z19 Beijing to XianZ19 train is the fastest and most modern long distance trains in China, running on routes Beijing to Xian. Leave Beijing at 21h18, arrive Xian at 08h19 next day. These trains are soft class only (no hard class) with 4-berth ordinary soft class sleepers, 2-berth deluxe soft class sleepers with privat……
Temple of HeavenIt was the place where the Emperor of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship heaven and pray for good harvests. Built first in 1420, the Temple of Heaven is a precious example of China 's ancient architectural art and the largest design for worshipping heaven in the world.
Hutong TourThe Hutongs is the old narrow paths where common people used to live. You will be taken by rickshaws to visit ordinary Beijing families living in these compound houses. Rickshaws are actually three wheeled bicycles. There are fleets of them circling around the Hutongs.

[ Optional ] Xiushui Street: Xiushui Street, also named “Silk Street”, is a shopping center in Beijing, with over 1,700 retail vendors. Although there are various goods in the market, the most attractive goods are silk. It's the bargain hunter's paradise, where you can purchase the top-quality goods with the lowest price.
Day  5  Xian  ( B,L )
Arrives at Xian railway station at 08h25 in the morning. Pickup from train station, transfer to hotel to freshup and have breakfast. Then start your tour in Xian. The highlight is our visit to the ancient Terra-Cotta Armies.
Xian Bell TowerBuilt in 1384 A.D, the Bell Tower boasts a history of over 600 years. It is the largest and best-preserved of its kind in China. Visiting the Bell Tower, you can still see the Big Iron Bell which was made in Ming Dynasty, 2,500 kilograms in weight.
Big Wild Goose PagodaIt was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and currently boasts height of seven stories. It’s said that Master Xuan Zang built this pagoda to house the Buddhist scriptures and relics he had brought back from India.
Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses MuseumTerracotta Warriors is the underworld terracotta army of Emperor Qin Shihuang (the first unifier of China, 259BC-210BC). It’s reputed as the Eighth Miracle of the World. Now the Terracotta Museum consists of Pit 1, Pit 2, Pit 3 and Pit 4 as well as the Hall of the two bronze chariots and horses.

[ Optional ] Tang Dynasty Dinner Show: The Tang Dynasty show has absorbed all the best music from the past dynasties and that of western regions and other countries. It vividly reflects their thriving economy, the friendly relationship between Tang and its neighboring countries, and the daily life of the Tang people.