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“Visitors can explore lots of China Heritages from this tour.”


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From N Carroll, Newcastle

A unique experience to discover authentic Chinese culture and history by taking this tour.

Weather on this Tour

  • Beijing

  • Pingyao

  • Shanghai

  • Xian

15 - day tour to Beijing (3 nights), pingyao (2 nights), Xi'an (2 night), Luoyang (2 nights), Shaolin Temple, Nanjing (2 nights), Shanghai(2 nights), and Suzhou

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Heritage China

  • Tiananmen Square

    Forbidden City

  • Pingyao

  • Terracotta Soldiers

    Terracotta Soldiers

  • Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum Continue

    Ming Xiaoling Mausol

  • Humble Administrator's Garden

    Humble Administrator

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

China Tour Full Itinerary

Key: B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

Day 1

UK/ Beijing

Today, you will take a scheduled flight from the UK to Beijing.

On board Overnight Flight.

Day 2


Arrive in Beijing, met on arrival and take a transfer to your hotel for a three-night stay at the central located 3* Dongfang Hotel.  Free for t.he rest of the day to overcome the jetlag.

3*Dongfang Hotel(3 nights).

Day 3


Visit Tiananmen Square, and then proceed to enter the Forbidden City, the great palace that housed 24 successive emperors and their thousands of courtiers, eunuchs, concubines and slaves. Continue to Jingshan Park, the imperial gardens, for panoramic views and 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

Day 4


Drive out from hotel to see one of the best-preserved and most dramatic sections of the Great Wall of China at Badaling (cable car excluded) and walk along the crenellated parapets that have snaked across the rugged mountain landscape for centuries, and visit the magnificent red and the imperial Summer Palace where you can wander through the formal gardens that were laid out by the extravagant Empress Cixi. B/L

Day 5

Beijing/Pingyao ( By high speed day train)

Drive to train station for your high speed day train to Pingyao, one of the four best preserved Ancient Towns in China, famed for its importance in Chinese economic history and for its well-preserved Ming and Qing ursban planning and architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Met on arrival and transfer to a traditional court yard house converted hotel built in nearly 300 years ago for a 2 nights comfortable and unique stay. B

4*Pingyao Yide Hotel(2 nights).

Day 6


Your half day tour in Pingyao, will begin by visiting Ancient City Wall, The walls are considered among the best-preserved oldest and largest ancient city walls on this scale in Chinese history, and was constructed in 1370. Followed by the visit to Ri Sheng Chang Bank, it is the first bank in China, now has turned into Museum of Chinese Bank. Pingyao still retains its urban layout, having a leisure stroll along the Ming Qing Street, you may feel you are entering into the glories old empire days. B/L 


Day 7

Pingyao/Xian ( By high speed day train)

Morning start the day tour by driving to the Wang’s Courtyard first, it is the largest-existing folk residence cluster in China, best known as the First Folk House in China. The magnificent residence, built by the affluent Wang family in the mid-17th century and it took more than half a century to build. After lunch, visit the Zhangbi Ancient Castle. Zhangbi Ancient Castle is well known for its unique architecture where it looks like a castle on the ground but in fact, it has massive ancient tunnels underneath the castle. Drive to train station for your fast train to Xian. Met on arrival and drive to central located Ramada Plaza Bell Tower Hotel for a 2-night stay.  B/L

4*Ramada Plaza Bell Tower Hote Xian (2 nights).

Day 8


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. In the city visit Xi’an Museum. Finally strolling on Muslim Quarter surrounding the imposing Great Mosque. B/L 

Day 9

Xian/Luoyang ( By high speed day train)

Met at hotel lobby to visit Xi’an's immense City Wall complete with towers and battlements, and then Take train to Luoyang, stay two nights in Luoyang. B/L 

4* Peony Plaza(2 nights).

Day 10

Luoyang - Shaolin Temple /Luoyang

Today first visit White Horse Temple. The White Horse Temple in Luoyang is the first Buddhist temple in China, the important cradle of China’s Buddhism, which was introduced into China from India in 68AD in Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD – 220 AD), the same year when the white horse temple was built. Then drive to Shaolin Temple where is believed to be the birthplace of Shaolin Division of Martial Arts. You will also enjoy the 40-mintute martial arts performance in the temple. After that back to Luoyang. B/L

Day 11

Luoyang/Nanjing ( By high speed day train)

In the morning to visit the Longmen Grottoes. It is situated on the Yihe River bank, about 12 kilometers from Luoyang city. It is one of the three most valuable Buddhist cave and rock carvings in China. The grottoes were first carved during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534), when the rulers relocated their capital from Datong to Luoyang at the end of the 5th century. The Longmen Grottoes were listed as a World Heritage Site in Nov, 2000. After lunch, take high speed train to Nanjing. B/L

4* New Century Hotel(2 nights).

Day 12


This morning we will visit Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum Continue to visit Presidential Palace. The Presidential Palace is a solid history book of 600 years' Chinese modern history from the Ming Dynasty, through Qing Dynasty, Taiping Heavenly Kingdom and the Republic of China. Afternoon we are going to visit the Confucius Temple and followed by the visit to beautiful Xuanwu Lake. B/L 

Day 13

Nanjing/Shanghai ( By high speed day train)

Today take high speed train to Shanghai, and then stroll through Yuyuan Garden, an oasis of calm and beauty in the midst of the bustling city. Later stroll along the Bund, Shanghai's riverside promenade with futuristic skyscrapers on one bank and grand 19th century European architecture on the other.  B/L

4*Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai(2 nights).

Day 14


Drive to Suzhou, described by Marco Polo as 'the Venice of the East', and visit two of its favorite classical gardens, the Humble Administrator's Garden, and the Garden of the Master of the Nets. Admire exquisite handicraft at the Silk Embroidery Institute before returning to Shanghai.  B/L

Day 15


Transfer to the airport to take your homeward flight back to UK.  B

On board Overnight Flight.

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