On arrival in Beijing you will be met by a local English speaking guide for the transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Visit Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Optional This evening join a Legends of Kung Fu Show with Peking Duck Dinner $116 pp
This morning after breakfast travel to the Great Wall of China and the Ming Dynasty's Imperial Tomb. If time permits visit a Jade Stone carving factory and a quick stop at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Centre for a photo stop.
This morning start the day with a visit to the Temple of Heaven, the renowned imperial site where the ancient Chinese Emperors made sacrifices to Heaven for bountiful harvests. Then continue to a Pearl Factory to see how these exquisite items are processed into jewellery. After lunch enjoy a traditional rickshaw ride through the ancient Hutong's.
Morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Xi'an. On arrival visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum housing precious art treasures, stone carvings and relics of the Han & Tang Dynasties. Afternoon visit to Xians landmark the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Enjoy a full day tour to the 2000 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Army of Qin Terracotta Warriors & Bronze Chariots which remains stunningly well preserved. En-route visit a Ceramics and Pottery Centre. Tonight enjoy a Dumpling Dinner and colourful Tang Dynasty Show.
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Chengdu, where you will visit the ancient streets for an introduction.
Enjoy what will be no doubt, one of the highlights of your tour wwith a visit to the Giant Panda Natural Reserve and Peoples Park. Tonight you have an option to add on a Sichuan dinner & folklore show, including mask-changing magic.
Board the train to Chongquing and visit the Dazu Grottoes en route.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai where the rest of the day is spent at leisure.
Full day tour starts with a visit to the classical Yu Gardens, Shanghai Museum before continuing onto the Bund and Xintiandi. Tonight encounter a special treat as the Chinese acrobats perform their incredible Acrobatic Show with dinner.
Today's highlight is an excursion to Suzhou, which is known as the "Venice of the East". Visit the Garden of Master of Nets one of the most famous gardens before taking a cruise on the Grand Canal. A visit to a silk spinning factory and Pingjiang Road Old Town area before returning to Shanghai.
At leisure until a transfer to Shanghai airport for your departure flight.
share twin 13 day Ex Beijing
Return airport transfers throughout, 12 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels with daily breakfast, additional meals as stated, all sightseeing with local English speaking guide including entrance fees, train service Chengdu-Chongqing and domestic flights Beijing-Xian-Chengdu and Chongqing-Shanghai.