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Trail to the Hometown of Chinese Gongfu

Tour Code: WT-L/S119
11 Days to Shanghai, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Shaolin Temple, Luoyang, Xian and Beijing
Starting from US per person
  • Day
    Entry Shanghai

    Bund in Shanghai

    Your memorable China tour begins after your flight landing in this modern metropolis - Shanghai. You will be met by our professional guide after going through the baggage claim area. It is easy for you to find the guide since the sign of and your names are on the board holding by the guide. Then a comfortable transfer will lead to you to your hotel to relax from the jet lag.

  • Day

    The first visit is to the Synagogue, the former dwelling community for the Jewish people who set down there in the 1930s to escape the Nazi Persecution. Then the next stop will be the essence of this City - Shanghai Museum, which containing 120,000 cultural relics of all the historical periods in ancient China, in which collections of bronzes, ceramics, paintings, calligraphy and ancient sculptures are among the best in China. Around noon, a la carte lunch is served at a good restaurant. In the afternoon, an unforgettable short Huangpu River Cruise will be arranged for you. Then you visit the Bund area and an old street in Shanghai. (B, L)

  • Day
    Shanghai/ Kaifeng

    The whole morning is free for you to arrange on your own. You may go shopping or stroll around the famous Nanjing Road to experience its modern atmosphere. Lunch is on your side and you can take some local flavor. The last stop in Shanghai is the afternoon visit to the well-known Yuyuan Garden, which is acknowledged as "an architectural miracle in the region south of Yangtze River. After that, take an overnight soft sleeper train to Kaifeng. (B)

  • Day

    You will be picked up by our guide in the morning after you walk out of the railway station in Kaifeng. You will head for Kaifeng Museum after the breakfast will be served in the hotel. Then you will take a local Jewish family visit. After that, the tour in Kaifeng will be concluded after the sightseeing to the cemetery of Jin (Gilbert), another Jewish family and the Iron Pagoda. Tonight, you will check in the hotel in Kaifeng for a one-night stay.  (B, L)

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    Kaifeng/ Luoyang

    Longmen Caves, Luoyang

    You will visit the famous birthplace and cradle of Shaolin Kongku - Shaolin Temple in the morning. Then you will take the coach to Luoyang and visit the famous Chariot and Horse Pits, the precious relics of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty. After that you will be transferred to your hotel. (B, L)

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    Luoyang/ Xian

    The short stay in Luoyang will be finished after the breathtaking visit to the White Horse Temple, which is said to be the first Buddhism temple found in China and the Longmen Caves, which is just on the list of one of the four well-known grottoes in China. You will appreciate the ancient Chinese peoples wisdom after your visit there. Then you will head for the well-known starting point of the Silk Road - Xian by taking the express way. Enjoy the beautiful scenery en route. Your guide in Xian will pick you up from the railway station and then transfer you to the hotel. (B, L)

  • Day

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum,

    The visit to the world eighth wonder - The Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum will make your visit to Xian worthwhile. The grand site of the warriors  and the vivid potted horses will give you the illusion that you just went back to the strong and prosperous Qin - Dynasty. The lunch today will be also specially arranged for you in a famous restaurant. You will know more about Chinese cuisine after your delicious meal. The schedule for the rest day is also very attractive, including the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall. The Wild Goose Pagoda is famous not only for its historical value in Buddhism but also the special architectural style. While for the well preserved City Wall, which record the ups and downs of this city, just like a royal gateman protecting this fertile land, you can take the chance to walk on the wall and have a bird view from different angles in its four watchtowers. This evening arrangement will be the Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Music and Dances Show at Shaanxi Opera Theater. (B, L, D)

  • Day
    Xian/ Beijing

    This morning, you will visit the Huajue Lane Great Mosque, one of the earliest built on a comparatively large scale, and the best-preserved mosque in China. Then a visit to the local family will concluded your short stay in Xian. You can get the chance to contact the local people to know their life style. Take the flight to your last stop - Beijing after an abundant a la carte lunch in the family you visit. You will be met by your hospitable and competent guide after you go through the baggage claim area in Beijing Capital airport and transferred to the well-chosen hotel to rest. (B, L)

  • Day

    Tiananmen, Beijing

    Todays tour will begin with strolling across the famous and large square in China - Tiananmen Square, which witness the development of this city and the whole China. Then you will enter the fabled and imperatorial Forbidden City through the Meridian Gate on the north side of the square. With the mysterious architectural layout, it is easy for foreigners to get lost if you are not familiar with the Chinese architectural styles. It is wiser for you to follow your guide to appreciate its majesty. You will enjoy an a la carte lunch at nice restaurant, then the visit to another well-know and amazing site, which is even bigger than the Forbidden City - The Temple of Heaven is scheduled for you in this afternoon. As Chinese emperors called themselves "The Son of Heaven", they dared not to build their own dwelling, "Forbidden City" bigger than a dwelling for Heaven. (B, L)

  • Day

    It is once in a life time experience to walk upon the grand Badling Great Wall. As the Chinese saying goes "A man can not be called a true man, if he never comes to the Great Wall". With the elevation of 1000 meters, it was a rare ancient military defense project. You may see the wandering mountain ranges when you climb up the Great Wall. To celebrate this historic and meaningful visit, your lunch is particularly arranged at a local popular Sichuan restaurant. Later, after you go through the vivid stone-built figures and animals - the Sacred Way, you enter into the imperial mausoleum of Emperor Zhu Yijun, the thirteenth emperor who occupied the throne the longest during the Ming Dynasty, and his two empresses. On the way back to downtown, we will drive by the Birds Nest (Olympic National Stadium), which is the main venue of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. You will see the full view of the huge nest at a distance. (B, L)

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    Departure from Beijing

    In the morning, you will have a half-day Summer Palace tour if time permits. You will know Chinese peoples filial piety after your stay there, since this royal palace was initially built by Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty in 1750 as a birthday gift for his mother. You will have a deep understanding about Chinese culture after your visit there. Be transferred to the airport to board your international flight. (B)

City Luxury Standard
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel  Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya  
KaifengZhongzhou International Hotel  Zhongzhou International Hotel  
LuoyangHua Yang Plaza Hotel  Hua Yang Plaza Hotel  
XianSheraton Hotel  Bell Tower Hotel  
BeijingCrowne Plaza Hotel  Holiday Inn Central Plaza  
Tour Prices
Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
Luxury Standard
Travelers High Season Low Season High Season Low Season
Room Occupancy Room Occupancy Room Occupancy Room Occupancy
Double Sole Double Sole Double Sole Double Sole
2-5 $2210 $2850 $2070 $2590 $1970 $2390 $1850 $2170
6-9 $1760 $2400 $1620 $2140 $1520 $1940 $1400 $1720
10 & above $1560 $2140 $1390 $1810 $1290 $1630 $1170 $1390

The above private guided tour is tailored for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other participants will be in your group. In other words, others will not join in your tour and you will not take part into any tours of others on our land services.

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