Arrival in Beijing, after clearing the immigration, met by our local representative and transferred to Hotel. Check in at hotel and Rest of the Day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Beijing
After breakfast proceed for the tour of The Tian'anmen Square - The world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum. The Forbidden City - The Imperial Palace, home to 24 Emperors between 1420 and 1911. Great squares, halls and gates contrast with the intricate networks of side halls, gardens, courtyards and quarters for those who lived in this 'city within a city'. The exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, are also absolutely fascinating. Expect to spend at least 2-3 hours, wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.
Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant near the Hutong area. Its rustic Chinese design gives it real charm. This serves restaurant provides new modern French dishes as well as Chinese cuisine. Then proceed for Hutong Tours in Rickshaw - A maze of historic alleyways and old single storey traditional courtyard houses, now fast disappearing. Dotted around the hutong are the Drum and Bell Towers, Tea House, and local people's houses. Return back to hotel and rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Beijing.
After breakfast proceed for the tour of Temple of Heaven - Constructed in 1420, the Temple of Heaven was the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshiped heaven and prayed for good harvests. It has been included into the UNSCO World Heritage List. Well known for its precise outlay, unusual architectural decorations, it is the largest temple complex for praying in China. Lunch is at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant near Mutianyu Great Wall (with round way cable car) - This garden style restaurant serves farmhouse dishes, specializing in rainbow trout, sturgeon and salmon, Mutianyu Section which is less crowed than other sections. It is surrounded by wonderful landscape and has a rarely seen structure formed by three connected watch towers and the cable car provides a safe comfortable assent and decent and later proceed for Cloisonne Factory. Return back to hotel. Dinner at Roasted Duck at Fangzhuang and rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Beijing.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed for Summer Palace - Much-loved summer retreat of the Imperial families, the lovely landscaped gardens, halls, pavilions and corridors are set around the lake and rivers in natural harmony. You can expect to spend 2-3 hours here, including a 10 minute boat ride. Renovations (complete in 2010) mean that an individual section or building may be closed at any one time, but this is a huge site. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather. After Chinese lunch transfer to Beijing Airport to board flight for Xian. Arriaval at Xian , met our representative and transfer to hotel. Check in at hotel and rest of the gay free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Xian.
After breakfast proceed for the tour of Terracotta Warriors- discovered accidentally in 1974, this incredible army of over 7000 soldiers, archers, horses and chariots in full battle array has guarded Emperor Qin's tomb since 210BC. Each figure is unique, and the painstaking repair and excavation continues in 3 pits which are protected inside huge hangars. 1.5 hours from Xian, there is also an excellent museum and film about the history of the vaults. Big Wild Goose Pagoda - A major Buddhist site, the simple, elegant brick Pagoda stands in the grounds of the attractive Da Ci'en Temple. The Pagoda was built in the 7th century to house the Buddhist materials that Xuanzang (Tripitaka) brought back from his epic journey to India. After lunch proceed for the tour of Handmade Pottery Factory. Return back to hotel and rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Xian.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed for Shaanxi Historical Museum - The history of Shaanxi is said to be the history of China, and it is considered as one of the nation's best museum. There are four major galleries in the large, Tang-style buildings house, exhibits a vast number and impressive collections. After Chinese lunch proceed for Muslim Quarters of Xi'an - The Muslim quarters lies 100 meters west of the Bell tower in downtown Xi'an.The 500 meters long avenue paved by bluestones are dotted with many unique stall, souvenir shop, café and bars which are mostly run by Muslim people. Tourists, especially from overseas come and shop here. Later transfer to Xian airport to board flight for Shanghai. Arrival at Shanghai, met our representative and transfer to the hotel. Check in at hotel and rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Shanghai.
After breakfast proceed for the tour of Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall - which is much more interesting and impressive than its sounds. It tells the story of growth of the metropolis, explains her foundation, development and future in 1 to 2 hours. The Shanghai World Financial Center - which is the tallest structure in China with a height of about 490 meters. It gives a panoramic view of Shanghai. Lunch is at the Old Shanghai Restaurant which is an old famous local restaurant. It serves traditional Shanghai Food as well as different flavors from other parts of China. In the afternoon, take a relaxing walk to the lovely old Yuyuan Garden, the most famous garden in Shanghai which is decorated by beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. You will pass the Yuyuan Market. It is also a shopper's paradise with many small shops, often housed in authentic historic structures and selling everything from furniture to porcelain.
After that, we will go directly to the Bund - the old colonial sector, which is home to a myriad of European-styled buildings that face the Huangpu River. Architectural styles include gothic, baroque, Romanesque, and renaissance. Return back to hotel and rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Shanghai.
After breakfast check out from hotel and get transfer to airport to board the flight.
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