Historical Ancient Capitals of China

Historical Ancient Capitals of China
From: £1258
A fabulous and unique experience to explore two of the most famous four ancient capitals in China on this private 8-day tour of Xian & Luoyang which featured 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Admiring the mighty Terra-cotta army, marvel over the fascinating sculptures, caves and temples of Longmen Grottoes and exploring the magnificent Shaolin Temple, where you can uncover the roots of Zen Buddhism and watch a live Kung Fu demonstration.


Guaranteed Departure on every Monday with minimum 2 people !


Itinerary Highlights


· 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

· Two of the four Historical Capitals of China

· Martial Arts and Zen

· Heritage of China, a dizzying mixture of ancient cultures

· Guaranteed departure with 2 people

· Direct Return International flight and First Class Bullet Train




Day 1 London/Xian ( By flight: GS7988 2110-1615) Begin your unique holiday by making your own way to London Heathrow Airport for an overnight direct flight to Xian with Tianjin Airlines..


Day 2 Xian On arrival in Xian, met by your private guide and take a private transfer to your hotel for a three-night stay at the 4* Ramada Xian Bell Tower Hotel. Free for the rest of the day to overcome the jetlag.


Day 3 Xian 7,000 Terracotta Soldiers have stood guard over China’s first emperor for over 2,200 years, and now, painstakingly repaired along with their chariots and horses, they still stand in battle formation in giant exhibition halls erected around the pits where they were discovered in the 1970s. Followed by a visit to Terracotta Replica Workshop. This afternoon see Xian's immense City Wall complete with towers and battlements and the Muslim Quarter surrounding the imposing Great Mosque. B/L


Day 4 Xian Free at leisure to explore this ancient on your own pace today. B


Day 5 Xian / Luoyang-Shaolin Monastery (By High speed day train G820 0935-1107) This morning will take less than 2 hours’ high speed bullet day train to Luoyang. Met on arrival, drive to the world known Shaolin Temple- Shaolin temple. En-route, to visit Luoyang Museum. Luoyang Museum is world-famous for its large quantity of various kinds of relics. Neolithic pottery article, bronze artifacts of Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties, colored pottery-made tomb figures of Han and Hui dynasties, and tri-colored glazed pottery of the Tang Dynasty. Among them, the pottery-made tomb figures and tri-colored glazed pottery of the Tang Dynasty are considered to be of first grade. Staying overnight at martial art themed 4*Chanwu Hotel which is very close to the UNESCO world heritage site – Shaolin Monastery and also is well known as Shaolin Temple. B/L


Day 6 Shaolin temple/Luoyang Today, enjoy a half day trip to Shaolin Temple, a famous Martial Arts Monastery and the birthplace of both Kungfu and Zen Buddhism. You will also enjoy the 40-mintute Martial Arts performance in the temple. Transfer back to Luoyang in the afternoon to visit another UNESCO world Heritage site - Longmen Grottoes which has been a treasure house of wide collection of Buddhism sculptures caves and temples. Back to Luoyang and stay overnight at 4* New Friendship Hotel in Luoyang. B/L

Day 7 Luoyang/Xian (By High speed day train G1701 1357-1519) Free to explore this ancient city on your own pace. Met at hotel lobby at 1215 for taking private transfer to train station for your high speed day train back to Xian. Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stayat the 4* Ramada Xian Bell Tower Hotel. B



Day 8 Xian/ London ( By flight : GS7987 1540-1900) Enjoy your free time in the morning. Met at hotel lobby at 1200 and drive to airport for your homeward direct flight back to London with Tianjin Airlines, arrival London on the same day. B



Price: from £1258 / per person


Supplement for One Way Inbound Business Class Upgrade: from £398 per person


Departure date: Every Monday



Your holiday price includes:

* Return International flight with Tianjin Airlines in economy class and all taxes.

* 1st Class High speed day train from Xian to Luoyang and Luoyang to Xian.

* All internal transportation and transfers in China by private transfer as specified within itinerary.

* 6 nights’ 4* hotel accommodation with private facilities staying at Standard Double/Twin Sharing Room.

* Meals in China as stated (B=breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner).

* Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees as per itinerary.

* Sightseeing as stated with Private English-speaking local guides..

* Safe and secure with ATOL & IATA.


Historical Ancient Capitals of China

Learning Authentic Chinese and Exploring Historic China

Explore Amazing China
From: £1495

During the 11 days trip, you will not only enjoy the most classic cities in China, capital Beijing, ancient Xi’an and dynamic Shanghai, but also pick up some Chinese and learn the magic Chinese culture. Explore beautiful China with us!



Day 1 London/Beijing (You can book your international flights by yourself or through China Holidays 020 7487 2999)Begin your unique holiday by making your own way to London Heathrow for an overnight flight to Beijing.

 

Day 2 Beijing    On arrival in Beijing, transfer to the 4* Novotel Xinqiao Hotel for three nights. This afternoon, you will enjoy the charm of the Hutong,visit the Hutong Museum which used to be the house of a famous Chinese painter. Enjoy welcome dinner tonight. D
 

Day 3 Beijing 9:00-11:30 Chinese Courses, including 1 hour Mandarin lesson and 1 hour culture course: Chinese painting. After the course, you will depart for the Great Wall. Walk along one of the most dramatic sections of the Great Wall of China that snakes across the rugged mountain landscape. B/L
Optional tour: Peking Opera in Liyuan Theatre

 

Day 4 Beijing 9:00-11:30 Chinese Courses, including 1 hour Mandarin lesson and 1 hour culture course: Chinese tea ceremony. After the course, you will start your amazing tour.From Tiananmen Square enter the Forbidden City, the imperial palace, and gaze around the grand ceremonial halls and peek into the private family quarters. Later enjoy a relaxing free time in Houhai. B/L


Day 5 Beijing 9:00-11:30 Chinese Courses, including 1 hour Mandarin lesson and 1 hour culture course: Taichi boxing. After the course, you will continue to explore the city. Firstly visit the Summer Palace, luxurious royal garden for royal families to rest and entertain. Then visit the magnificent red and gold Temple of Heaven that was built for the Emperor, the son of Heaven, to make sacrifices for a good harvest. B/L
Optional tour: Legend of Kungfu Show at Red Theatre


Day 6 Beijing/ Xi’an by train G87(1400-1830) 9:00-11:30 Chinese Courses, including 1 hour Mandarin lesson and 1 hour culture course: Chinese dumpling making. In the afternoon, transfer to rail station for 4.5 hours high speed train to Xian and spend 2 nights in the one of most historical cities in China. B/L
2 nights in Xi’an at 4* Garden Hotel


Day 7 Xian See the 7,000 terracotta soldiers that have stood guard over China's first emperor for over 2,200 years, and they still stand in battle formation in giant exhibition halls erected around the pits where they were discovered in the 1970s. This afternoon see Xi’an's immense City Wall complete with towers and battlements, and tonight we are guests at the Tang Dynasty show, an enchanting performance of music and dance from another era. B/L/D


Day 8: Xi’an/Shanghai Visit Xi’an's first-class Shaanxi Provincial Museum where 300,000 objects from every dynasty since a thousand years before Christ are displayed. Fly to Shanghai. B/L
3 nights in Shanghai at 4* Ocean Hotel


Day 9: Shanghai 9:00-11:30 Chinese Courses, including 1 hour Mandarin lesson and 1 hour culture course: Chinese Calligraphy. After the course you will start your tour. You will stroll through Yuyuan Garden, an oasis of calm and beauty in the midst of the bustling city. Later, you will visit the Bund, Shanghai's riverside promenade with futuristic skyscrapers on one bank and grand 19th century European architecture on the other. Later, enjoy your free time in Xin Tian Di, one of the most dynamic areas. B/L
Optional tour: Acrobatic show in Shanghai.


Day 10: Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai Today car transfer from Shanghai to Suzhou and visit two of Suzhou’s favourite classical gardens, the Humble Administrator’s Garden, and the Garden of the Master of the Nets. Admire exquisite handicraft at the Silk Embroidery Institute. Return to Shanghai in this afternoon. Farewell dinner this evening. B/L/D


Day 11: Shanghai/London Fly from Shanghai to London Heathrow. B

 

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

Tour Code LC11

11 Days China tour to Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Suzhou

Departure date

Price £

Single supplement £

12-May-2019

1965

465

02-Jun-2019

1965

465

28-Jul-2019

1895

465

04-Aug-2019

1895

465

01-Sep-2019

1795

465

13-Oct-2019

1795

465

03-Nov-2019

1795

465


Your holiday price includes:
All domestic flights (economy classes) and high speed train (2nd class soft seat)
All internal transportation and transfers in China, as specified within itinerary
9 nights’ accommodation in 4* hotels illustrated in the itinerary
Chinese language course and culture courses as illustrated in the itinerary
All meals as stated in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Sightseeing as stated with English-speaking local guides
English-speaking national guide


Price does not include:
International flight tickets between the UK and China
Transfers in China, where not stated
Optional tours listed in the itinerary
Chinese Visa
Travel Insurance
Personal expenses and tips


Optional China Tours:
Peking Opera at Liyuan Theatre
Price: £28.00 per person.

Legend of Kungfu Show at Red Theatre
Price: £28.00 per person.

Acrobatic Show in Shanghai
Price: £28.00 per person.




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