11 Days Nostalgic Tour: Chinese Kung Fu & Ancient Cities

    Tour Code:yct-34

    Start: Shanghai

    End: Beijing

    Duration: 11 Days

    Reversed Itinerary: 11 Days Nostalgic Tour: Chinese Kung Fu & Ancient Cities

    If you want to feel the refulgence of ancient Chinese culture and feel how it's like to be Bruce Lee, come and join this tour! Traveling in the centuries-old Chinese towns like Beijing, Xi'an and Luoyang, you will enjoy the charming views of the cities and will get the chance of learning some Chinese Kung-fu.
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    09-06-2014

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    Day 1, Day 2, All 2 Nights in Shanghai
    Day 3, All 1 Night in Zhengzhou
    Day 4, All 1 Night in Dengfeng
    Day 5, All 1 Night in Luoyang
    Day 6, Day 7, All 2 Nights in Xi'an
    Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, All 3 Nights in Beijing

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    Itinerary
    Destinations
    Activities
    Accommodation
    Shanghai
    Arrive in Shanghai. Pick up from Airport/Railway Station in Shanghai.
    Overnight in Shanghai
    Shanghai
    Visit Town God Temple, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund. Visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower (exterior view, ticket to the tower not included), Take a Huangpu River Night Cruise (ticket included).
    Overnight in Shanghai
    Shanghai - Zhengzhou
    Visit Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road, Xintiandi Area. Shanghai to Zhengzhou by Air in the afternoon (air ticket included).
    Overnight in Zhengzhou
    Zhengzhou - Dengfeng
    Drive to Dengfeng in the morning. Visit Shaolin Temple. Enjoy Kung Fu show (ticket included).
    Overnight in Dengfeng
    Dengfeng - Luoyang
    Transfer to Luoyang in the morning. Visit Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple.
    Overnight in Luoyang
    Luoyang - Xi'an
    Luoyang to Xi'an by Train in the morning (train ticket included). Visit Great Mosque, Moslem Street, Bell Tower and Drum Tower (ticket to the towers not included).
    Overnight in Xi'an
    Xi'an
    Visit Terracotta Army, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (ticket to the pagoda included), Xi'an City Wall. Enjoy dumpling banquet (dinner included) and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show (performance ticket included) in the evening.
    Overnight in Xi'an
    Xi'an - Beijing
    Visit Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. Xi'an to Beijing by Air (air ticket included). Visit Courtyard Houses of Beijing (a meal included), Hutong in Beijing (rickshaw cruise included).
    Overnight in Beijing
    Beijing
    Visit Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City. Enjoy the famous Roast Duck feast (fees included).
    Overnight in Beijing
    Beijing
    Visit Great Wall at Badaling (cable car not included), Summer Palace.
    Overnight in Beijing
    Beijing
    Transfer to Airport/Railway Station in Beijing and Departure.
    Day 1 Shanghai

    Shanghai is the modernest city in China. Our tour guide meets you at the airport or railway station and escorts you to the hotel.

    The rest of the day is free for personal arrangement.

    Day 2 Shanghai

    After breakfast, explore the Town God Temple (Chenghuangmiao), a Taoist Temple. The street is also known as Old Chenghuangmiao, where you cannot miss typical Shanghai snacks such as steamed stuffed buns.

    Then, arrive at Yuyuan Garden, which has the exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of Chinese private gardens.

    Walk along The Bund and enjoy the view of Huangpu River, the Bund houses 52 buildings of various architectural styles, which have been regarded as some of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai.

    Drive to visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower (ticket to the tower not included) for its marvelous exterior appearance, the landmark of Shanghai.

    At night, take a Huangpu River Cruise (ticket included) to enjoy the beautiful night of modern Shanghai.

    Day 3 Shanghai>>Zhengzhou

    Visit Shanghai Museum, the exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land.

    Then visit the Nanjing Road, the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets.

    Later, expore the Xintiandi Area, a high-end shopping and dining area in Shanghai.

    Transfer to the airport for the flight to Zhengzhou (air ticket included).

    Day 4 Zhengzhou>>Dengfeng

    Early take air-conditioned coach to Dengfeng, enjoy a full day in the Shaolin Temple, its perfect scenery makes it an ideal place for practicing Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu. Shaolin monks have been practicing Kung Fu for over 1,500 years.

    Pay a visit to the Changzhu Yard, the prime building of the Shaolin Temple. It is the center for the abbot and deacons of the temple to live and hold Buddhism activities.

    Last, enjoy the incredible Kung Fu show (ticket included), which displays the essence of China's martial arts. The fighting monks show off their unbeatable prowess and skills. The grand demonstration of their Shaolin Kung Fu undoubtedly shocks you.

    Day 5 Dengfeng>>Luoyang

    Drive to Luoyang, and visit the Longmen Grottoes. Along with the Mogao Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes, the Longmen Grottoes are one of the three most famous ancient grottoes sites in China. Lots of historical materials concerning art, music, religion, calligraphy, medicine, costume and architecture are kept in Longmen Grottoes.

    Then move to White Horse Temple, China's first Buddhist temple which displays the profound culture of Buddhism. It boasts great antique architecture which has remained intact for over 1,900 years.

    Day 6 Luoyang>>Xi'an

    In the morning, transfer to the railway station for a soft-seat train to Xi'an (train ticket included). Xi'an was the capital for over 1,000 years and was the starting point of ancient Silk Road.

    On arrival in Xi'an, visit the Great Mosque, one of the most important islam mosques in China, which is a combination of traditional Chinese architecture and islamic art.

    Later visit Moslem Street, a famous snack street where you can find lots of mouthwatering local snacks and interesting souvenirs.

    Then enjoy a tour to the symbol of Xi'an - the Bell Tower and Drum Tower (ticket to the towers not included).

    Day 7 Xi'an

    Today's attractions feature Terracotta Army, one of World Cultural Heritages. The lifelike warriors and horses of Qin Shihuang will sure lead you back to the ancient warring times.

    The second stop is Big Wild Goose Pagoda (ticket to the pagoda included), one of the most famous buddhist pagodas in China, which was built in the Tang Dynasty to collect Buddhist scriptures.

    Then visit the Xi'an City Wall, an extension of the old Tang Dynasty structure. It's the best preserved ruins of city walls in China.

    Enjoy the imperial dumpling banquet (dinner included). After then appreciate the gorgeous Tang Dyansty Music and Dance Show (performance ticket included).

    Day 8 Xi'an>>Beijing

    Morning visit to the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. The Museum is the epitome of Shaanxi's glamorous imperial past.

    Then transfer to the airport for the flight to Beijing (air ticket included).

    On arrival in Beijing, enjoy a trip back to the Hutong area by rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys and passages (rickshaw cruise included). Pay a visit to a traditional Chinese local family, learn more about Chinese culture by trying making Chinese food on your own (a meal included).

    Take a walk over the Silver Ingot Bridge (Yinding Bridge) to hear the explanation about the different thresholds that mark the entry to the courtyard houses.

    Day 9 Beijing

    After breakfast, visit the Tiananmen Square, the largest square of its kind in the world.

    Then visit the Forbidden City to enjoy an emperor's life. It is the world's largest palace complex.

    Drive to the Temple of Heaven, which is the place for imperial rituals and worship.

    In the evening, enjoy the famous Roast Duck feast (fees included) which looks brilliantly dark red, shining with oil and with crisp skin and tender meat.

    Day 10 Beijing

    A famous Chinese saying: "Not to Great Wall non-real man". Badaling Great Wall, the most representative part, was promoted as a key national cultural relic, protected under the approval of the State Council in 1961. Lacated in Yanqing County, over 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of Beijing. You can either climb up the Great Wall or take a cable car at your own expense.

    Proceed to the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved Chinese imperial garden. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the enchanting Lake Kunminghu.

    Day 11 Beijing

    Transfer to Beijing airport or railway station in prepare for departure.

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    Pricing Policy
    • The price is set as four travelers together, usually more people more discounts. See Price Calendar on top right corner. Please fill out Tailor-made form for free if you have over 10 travelers, and we will calculate a more favorable quoted price.
    Accommodation
    • The quoted price contains Standard Tour Class lodging, and we offer hotel upgrade service. You can choose to upgrade hotel when booking, the price will change accordingly.
    • Not all hotels can provide Standard Triple Room if you want three travelers in one room, they may arrange extra bed service. The additional fee for an extra bed is Single Supplement, and it is included in the final price.
    • Your earlier arrival to Shanghai and later departure from Beijing can be adjusted on line; but the extra charge is not included in the original charge.
    • The single supplement is not included in the quoted price except single traveler's price.
    • We choose only centrally located hotels with western standard service and breakfast. However, we can also arrange good location and clean local hotels with lower prices. Please inquiry for details.
    Breakfast
    • The breakfast is subject to hotels' arrangements, they may offer western food or Western & Chinese Buffet in the morning.
    • Child's breakfast is included only when he/she occupy a bed. Otherwise the hotel may charge an extra fee for the breakfast.
    Lunch and Dinner (Optional)
    • The original price excludes lunch and dinner unless particular illustration. Usually, dinner and lunch are optional Chinese food with local flavor, and the meal price is charged based on the group size.
    • If you have some preferences on meals such as vegetarian meal and diabetic meal, please make us know in Special Requirements.
    • Please also fill the Special Requirements if you want other choices such as Hindu meal, Halal food or Western food, etc. You are suggested to uncheck lunch and diner when booking. We will try to arrange it and your meal price is charged by the local restaurant.
    • Our guide will lead you to your favorite restaurants when you don't select meals, the meal fee is at your own. Besides, your group should pay an extra 100RMB per day in cash to the driver and guide.
    Transfer Service
    • We offer free airport/railway station transfer service as specified in the itinerary. As for earlier arrival or later departure, you will be charged a bit of service fee and guide service is not provided. Please provide train/flight number, arrival time and contact information in Special Requirements.
    • Usually, local guide will drop you off at security checkpoint of airport or railway station without guide serve on the flight or train. And the transfer guide may be not the same of that on the tour.
    Flight
    • We promise to offer flights operated by major airlines such as Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airline, etc. or local big airlines such as Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Shandong Airlines and so forth. And the aircraft type is Airbus A3XX Series or Boeing 7-Series. Any change due to objective cause, we will ask your permission in advance.
    Scenic Spots
    • Children, between 2 to 12 years old and under 1.3 meters (4.3 feet), can get discount.
    Inclusions

    • Airport or hotel pick-up and drop-off service in cities listed in the itinerary.
    • Private English-speaking tour guide, driver and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
    • The admission tickets for scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
    • Service charge and government taxes.
    • The air ticket of economic class, taxes and dues for the flights as listed in the itinerary.
    • Ticket for soft-seat train from Luoyang to Xi'an.
    • Ten-night hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
    • Meals: dumpling banquet and Roast Duck.

     
    Exclusions

    • International flight tickets or train tickets.
    • Hotel single room supplement.
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
    • Tips to local tour guide and driver.
    • Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
    • Fees for entry visa to China.
    • Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise unless explained specially.
    • Meals (L & D) not listed in the itinerary.

     
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    Cancellation and refund policy for Tours reservation
    If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, you must advise us in advance. The letter must be signed by the lead name on the booking and once we receive it you should expect to receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours. If you do not then please contact us to ensure your letter has been received.
    To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements, we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown below. The person who made the booking is responsible for paying this charge. The size of the charge depends on when we receive your cancellation notice or letter or how you would like us to deal with your payment providing that we have received your full payment for the tours.
    No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation notice is received more than 30 days prior to tour departure!
    Cancellation in advance & Cancellation penalty
    More than 30 days, no Cancellation Fee
    30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
    9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment

     
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