ANCIENT CHINA CAPITALS TOUR
Day 1 Depart Your Country
2 Arrive Beijing – Met by local guide and transferred to your central area
3 Beijing – Guide will take you to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City,
and the Summer Palace after lunch. BLD
4 Beijing – Guide will take you to the Great Wall at Mutianyu with cable
car included both ways. Visit the Lama Temple on the way back to the
city known for the 5 Story Tall Buddha carved from one tree trunk. BLD
5 Beijing – Guide will take you to the Temple of Heaven in the morning
and to the Rainbow Market before lunch. Lunch will be at the famous
Beijing Noodle King restaurant. Free time in the afternoon to explore
on your own. BL dinner on your own. ( ask about the Xui-Xui Market)
6 Beijing/Datong by train. Morning free until the guide comes to transfer
you to the train station for your afternoon train to Datong. In Datong
you will be met by the local guide. (Stay on the platform outside your
car and wait for the guide to meet you there) Guide will take you to
dinner and then transfer you to your hotel. BD Lunch on your own.
(take snacks for the train and water)
7 Datong – Guide will take you to the famous Yungang Grottoes in the
morning. After lunch you will visit the HuaYuan Temple and the
Shan Hua Temple. BLD
8 Datong/Taiyuan by car. Guide will take you through the countryside
to the Dong Ge Tun village and visit a Cave Dweller nearby. You then
will go to the famous ?Hanging Temple? at Heng Shan which is 1400
years old. After lunch in Yin Xian City you will visit the 9 Story Tall
Wooden Pagoda, largest wooden Pagoda in China built in 1056
Transfer to your hotel. BLD
9 Taiyuan/Pingyao – Guide will take you to the ancient city of Pingyao a
UNESCO site surrounded by a preserved City Wall via a stop at the
Qiau Family home with 313 rooms used in the movie ? Raise the Red
Lantern?. Transfer to a Folk-Style Guesthouse. The first bank in China
was started here and you can visit it as the city is as it was 200 years ago.
10 Pingyao/Taiyuan/Xian. Guide will transfer you to the airport in
Taiyuan for your afternoon flight to Xian. In Xian you will be met
by the local guide and transferred to your hotel in the central area.
Special Traditional Dumpling Dinner tonight. BLD
11. Xian – Guide will take you to the famous Terra Cotta Warriors site. After
lunch you will be taken to the HuaQing Pools Tang Dynast Winter Palace
site. A visit to the Jade Carving Workshop to see many pieces of Jade Art
is one of the best in China. Tonight you will attend the Tang Dynasty
dinner and show one of the best in China. BLD.
12. Xian/Luoyang by morning train. Guide will take you to the train station
for your train to Luoyang ancient Capital. Notice the many Cave Dwellers
homes on the left side of the train as you pass through the countryside.
Guide will meet you on the platform in Luoyang. Guide will then take
you to lunch before going to the Luoyang Museum and a visit to an Urban
Cave Dweller in the suburbs. Transfer to your hotel. BLD
13 Luoyang – Guide will take you to the famous Longmen Grottoes along the
river in the morning. Note the beautiful home across the river once the
Summer residence of Chiang Kai-shek. After lunch you will be free in the
afternoon to explore on your own. BL dinner on your own.
14 Luoyang/Shaolin Temple/Luoyang or to Zhengzhou to your hotel. Guide
will take you to the famous Shaolin Temple known for the Kungfu Monks.
See a performance of Kungfu by the Monks as well as visiting their
Monastery. Back to Luoyang or on to Zhengzhou depending on the
Air schedule at different times of the year. BLD
15 Luoyang or Zhengzhou to Beijing by air. Guide will transfer you to the
airport for your flight to Beijing. Agent in Beijing will meet you and
transfer you to your central area hotel. BL Dinner on your own.
16 Beijing/Home Agent will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
Included: Domestic transportation, hotels, English speaking guides and drivers, meals
as listed, sightseeing and some evening entertainment as listed.
Not Included: International Air, tips to guides and drivers, and your Chinese visa (we
have the forms and instructions to apply)
International Air may be booked through us. You may also use your own
arrangements or frequent flyer miles.
2-5 persons $2795. pp dlb. occ. + Int. Air. Single Supplement $395
6-9 persons $2395. pp dlb. occ. + Int. Air Single Supplement $395
10+ persons $1995. pp dlb. occ. + Int. Air Single Supplement $350
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