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Longmen Caves Route

10-Day Beijing - Xian - Luoyang (Shaolin Temple) - Shanghai

  • Code: CT-L/S107
  • Category: Luxury & Standard
  • Departure: Daily
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[ B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner ]
Day 01: Arrival in Beijing

Upon clearing customs, you will be met by our local guide who warmly greets you just outside the baggage claim area at Beijing Airport. On the way to the hotel, the guide would give you some useful information and a brief introduction of the city. You are advised to have the rest of the day to make a time-conversion by yourself at the hotel. Alternatively, you can explore the city center on your own at leisure.

Forbidden City, Beijing

Our clients at the Tiananmen Square, Beijing
 Photo by Ms. Szajko Len

Day 02: Beijing

Your memorable tour starts from the Tiananmen Square, namely the Gate of Heavenly Peace, which has the original basis used to be a court square outside the main portal of the Forbidden City during Ming and Qing Dynasties. Then you could approach the world largest imperial palace, the Forbidden City, by walking northward for 1 kilometer from the Tiananmen Square. After an a la carte lunch at a local restaurant, the guide will take you to the Temple of Heaven. It is a grand complex of ancient sacrificial buildings with a formal and solemn environment, where emperors used to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for good harvest. (B+L)

Day 03: Beijing

After having a big breakfast at the hotel, you will be guided to the Badaling Great Wall, where one could come to appreciate the loftiness and magnificence of this engineering work in the history of human civilization. It is hard to imagine how hard the ancient manual labors created the Great Wall without any modern machines. Sichuan cuisine lunch is served at a carefully selected restaurant in the nearby suburbs. In the afternoon, visit the Scared Way and the Ming Tomb, both of which are located not far away from the Great Wall area. You will pass through the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) en route for downtown. You could see its appearance and take some photos at a distance. (B+L)

Day 04: Beijing - Xian

Continue your Beijing trip to visit the Summer Palace, have a Hutong tour and go to Beijing Zoo where you could see the pandas playing there. At noon, we would like to arrange an a la carte lunch at a fancy restaurant for you. The guide will see you off by the overnight soft sleeper train to ancient city Xian, which is honored as a Natural History Museum. (B+L)

Shaolin Temple, Luoyang

Our clients on the City Wall, Xian

Day 05: Xian

Upon your arrival in Xian in the morning, our local guide will wait for you at the railway station. After pick you up, you will be transferred to the hotel for a good breakfast. Then your Xian tour starts by visiting the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which was the greatest archeological discovery of the twentieth century. To refresh yourself and rally your strength, we arrange an a la carte lunch for you at a well-known local restaurant instead of the tourist food at the site. Then you will have the afternoon visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Provincial History Museum, both of which are located in the urban area. (B+L+D)

Differences:
Luxury Series: the Tang Dynasty Dinner and Show is served at Tang Dynasty Palace (Addr: No.75, Chang'an Road, Xian).
Standard Series: the Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is offered at Shaanxi Opera Theatre (Addr: No. 165, Wenyi Road, Xian).

Day 06: Xian

In the morning, visit the City Wall and a local family where you will have lunch. It is a good chance to talk about the everyday life and habits with the locals. In the afternoon, visit the Great Mosque and explore the Muslim bazaar nearby. (B+L)

Day 07: Xian - Luoyang

Take a morning express train to Luoyang and our guide in Luoyang will pick you up from the railway station according to the rail schedule. Due to the train schedule, the lunch will be arranged on your own. Visit the Longmen Caves, one of the four famous grottoes in China. It is located only 12 kilometers south of Luoyang City. There are more than 10 Buddhist Statues inside the sightseeing spot, and among them the largest is 17.14 meters in height while the smallest is only 2 centimeters in height. Followed is the nearby White Horse Temple. Today the Chariot and Horse Pits is also scheduled for you. Dinner is left for you to arrange. (B)

Shanghai night scene

Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang

Day 08: Luoyang - Shanghai

Visit the Shaolin Temple. The Shaolin Kungfu is known to everyone both from home and aboard, while it is originated from the Shaolin Temple, the ancestral temple of the Zen Sect of the Chinese Buddhism. Surely you will marvel at the fabulous and exciting live performances by martial artists. Then take the rest of the time to visit the Luoyang Museum. Dinner is on your side. The guide will see you off by the overnight soft sleeper train to Shanghai. As the train will arrive in Shanghai at about noon, please take some food or snacks with you as the next day's breakfast. (B+L)

Day 09: Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai at noon and our guide will pick you up at the railway station. After an a la carte lunch at a fancy and famous restaurant, take the tour to the Shanghai Museum and the Yuyuan Garden. (L)

Day 10: Departure from Shanghai

Private transfer takes you to the airport for flight to your onward destination or way back home. (B)

Hotel
CityClass
Luxury Standard
BeijingCrowne Plaza Hotel   Holiday Inn Central Plaza - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing   
XianSheraton Hotel   Grand New World Hotel   
LuoyangHua Yang Plaza Hotel   Hua Yang Plaza Hotel   
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel   Ya Fan Long Men Hotel   
Price
2017
Based on per person and shown in US dollars. Valid from Mar. 1st, 2017 to Feb. 28th, 2018
TravelersSeasons
Luxury Standard
High Season Low Season High Season Low Season
2-5 $1780.00 $1680.00 $1550.00 $1470.00
6-9 $1440.00 $1340.00 $1210.00 $1130.00
10 & above $1300.00 $1150.00 $1050.00 $950.00  
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