ANCIENT CHINA CAPITALS TOUR

Day      1          Depart Your Country

            2          Arrive Beijing – Met by local guide and transferred to your central area

                        Hotel.  

                     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.
                        BLD

            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.

                        B. only.

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.

Prices

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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