CCT-04 : Collection of Ancient Cities with Shaolin Kongfu

11 Days Tour of Shanghai/Zhengzhou/Luoyang/Xi'an/Beijing

From: $ 2,009

Highlights:

  1. Your best choice for experiencing China’s variety in a short trip.
  2. Ancient and modern miracles.
  3. Kung Fu tour of Shaolin Temple
  4. Cultural heritage of Longmen Grottoes.
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  • The Bund under the blue sky

    Day 1Arrive in Shanghai

    When your plane lands in Shanghai, you will be met by your well trained tour guide and escorted to your hotel where you can rest from your plane trip. Dinner will be on your own. Shanghai combines the vitality and energy of New York with the sense of history you feel in a city like Paris - in fact many visitors compare it to both these cities. You will begin to sense this even from the drive from the airport to your hotel!

    Meals: None

    Accommodation: Grand Mercure Hongqiao Shanghai


  • Lively Town God's Temple

    Day 2 Shanghai

    After a generous breakfast buffet offering Western favorities, your guide will take you first to Shanghai Museum where you will find some of the very best of historical Chinese art objects presented in an interpretive setting. Next, you will stroll along China’s premier shopping destination, Nanjing Road. After lunch, you will be escorted to the very trendy and lively Xintiandi Pedestrian Shopping District. Xintiandi is an intriguing place that appeals to many different people - those with long memories remember old acquaintances and past adventures. Town God's Temple is also included in your journey. Next is a visit to a specialized cashmere sweater store. In the early evening, we take a cruise on the Huangpu River to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the river, contrasting The Bund on the “old” side and the spectacular, brightly lighted new skyscrapers of the Lujiazui. After the river cruise, you will be returned to your hotel. After a special dinner, you will enjoy  an acrobatics show at Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Grand Mercure Hongqiao Shanghai


  • China Pavilion tour

    Day 3Shanghai/Zhengzhou

    Your destinations today will include Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Yuyuan Garden which is around Town God's Temple. In the afternoon, you will take a flight to Zhengzhou. Upon arrival in Zhengzhou, you will be transferred by your tour guide to your hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Zhengzhou Cheered Hotel


  • Cute Monk

    Day 4Zhengzhou

    In the morning, you will be transferred to Shaolin Temple, which with its Pagoda Forest, is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Temple is known throughout the world as home of Shaolin Monks, who are trained in a particular form of Kongfu. We have arranged a special vegetarian lunch for you in the site. You will visit Pagoda Forest and watch a performance in Monks this afternoon. Later, transfer to your hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Zhengzhou Cheered Hotel


  • Longmen Grottoes, stone carving art treasure

    Day 5Zhengzhou/Luoyang/Xi'an

    This morning you will start for Longmen Grottoes (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) which includes some of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist carving and painting. Because of its location in what was considered the geographical center of China, the Luoyang area has been considered sacred since prehistoric times. Later, you will leave for Xi’an by high speed train. On arrival in Xi'an, you will be escorted to your hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Kempinski Hotel Xi’an
    Golden Flower Hotel by Shangri-La Xi'an


  • A bronze solider riding bronze horses

    Day 6Xi’an

    Before witness Museum of Qin Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, you might have never imagined this country with such long and mysterious history. This morning, we will take you there. After a rich Chinese lunch, you will visit the terra cotta warrior factory where you can get to know the manufacturing operation of terra-cotta warriors. Return to downtown and visit ancient City Wall, which features a history of 600 years and is the best preserved city wall in China. On the wall you could have a walk or rent a bicycle and have a unique riding experience (p.s.: bicycle renting fee is on your own). Believe you will have a very pleasant afternoon! Later, you will be transferred to a splendid theater. There you can taste dumpling banquet and watch Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dumpling Banquet Dinner

    Accommodation: Kempinski Hotel Xi’an
    Golden Flower Hotel by Shangri-La Xi'an


  • Gao’s Courtyard hanging red lanterns

    Day 7Xi’an

    You will have a visit to Shaanxi History Museum which houses numerous relics found in this province, and North and South Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda today. Alternatively, you can choose to visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi’an Museum instead. After lunch, you will visit Gao’s Courtyard (Bangyan Mansion), a typical local residence with a history of 400 years. You will also watch the local folk art - Shadow Play inside. You may immerse yourself in the Muslim Quarter in the afternoon, where almost all Xi’an snacks can be found, and stroll around Bell and Drum Tower square.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Kempinski Hotel Xi’an
    Golden Flower Hotel by Shangri-La Xi'an


  • Charming ancient Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    Day 8Xi'an/Beijing

    You will leave this morning for the capital city, Beijing. When arrive at the airport, your private and professional English-speaking tour guide will meet you. After lunch, drive you by a private vehicle to Temple of Heaven where the emperor went every year to humble himself in prayer to assure a good harvest for his people. Then you will have a special tour by bicycle rickshaw of the Hutong distinctive traditional housing areas. For your evening dinner, taste delicious Roast Duck at a specialty restaurant. Later, you can watch a Beijing Opera performance at Liyuan Theater.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Beijing Roast Duck Dinner

    Accommodation: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian
    Mercure Beijing Downtown


  • Imperial Garden in Forbidden City

    Day 9Beijing

    After a substantial buffet breakfast at the hotel, today’s tour starts at Tian'anmen Square, the very heart and center of the Chinese Nation. You will immediately be immersed in China’s ancient and contemporary culture. From there you will walk beneath the famous Mao portrait and enter into the once-secret world of emperors, empresses, court eunuchs and officials which is still known as Forbidden City. Countless tourists from all over the world come here every year to see the magnificent imperial palaces glimpsed in movies such as “The Last Emperor”. For many, this experience itself is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. A place can be historic, or memorably beautiful, or iconic in its significance, but the Forbidden City is all three! Later, you will walk through Summer Palace. Once the power center of the Qing Dynasty in the summer months, it is now a popular park for the people of Beijing. You will enjoy seeing young families, retirees, in fact, all ages, singing, dancing, playing games and generally enjoying life. Next you will have a wonderful shopping and educational experience at a pearl factory store.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian
    Mercure Beijing Downtown


  • Twisting Great Wall along green mountain

    Day 10 Beijing

    Today you will visit first the Ming Tombs, the site of tombs of 13 Ming Dynasty Emperors, and one part of another UNESCO World Heritage Site. After this stop, you will be driven to an excursion on Great Wall, another absolutely unforgettable experience. After lunch, we will arrange a visit to Jade Museum where you will learn about the importance of jade in Chinese culture, and where you will also be able to buy some souvenirs of your trip. After lunch, we will return to the city to take a stroll on the grounds of the site of the 2008 Olympics, and view Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) and National Swimming Center (Water Cube) from outside.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian
    Mercure Beijing Downtown


  • Chairman Mao Memorial Hall

    Day 11Depart from Beijing

    After breakfast, you will have some free time before we transfer you to the airport as per your international flight schedule. Your wonderful and memorable China adventure ends here.

    Meals: Breakfast

Service Inclusion:

1. Private air-conditioned cars, drivers and guides throughout the itinerary;
2. Well-selected international brand hotel or same level hotel with daily
western breakfasts;
3. Entrance fees to all tourist sites;
4. Authentic Chinese Food served at local best restaurants;
5. Domestic airfare with fuel fee & taxes and relative transfers in China;
6. Services charges and government taxes;
7. Travel liability insurance.

Service Exclusion:

1. Chinese visa application fee;
2. International airfare to and from China;
3. Personal expense like phone rental and laundry charges;
4. Gratuity to guides and drivers.

Note on prices: The following rates are for per person, based on intraday exchange rate and subject to change during peak seasons such as the National Day Holiday and Spring Festival.

10 people and above

Question

  • Asked by Alex

    Oct 12 , 2016 22:12

    Hello, my wife and I are eager to go to China for a long time and we like this itinerary very much, but we want to start our trip at Beijing, is it possible?

    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    Oct 13 , 2016 11:00

    Thanks to contact us. Sure you can begin your tour at Beijing, the heart of China. We can help you to make the adjustment in our itinerary via email. Have a nice Day!

  • Asked by John

    Sep 27 , 2016 09:47

    Is there any other recommended places to go except Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes in Henan, i have one day extra time there before i go to Xi'an?

    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    Sep 29 , 2016 10:18

    Except Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes, Zhengzhou Yellow River Scenic Area, White Horse Temple and Yuntai Mountain Scenic Zone are all good choices. Or you can try to find that if any one-day tour group in the hotel is available.

  • Asked by Henry (USA)

    Sep 10 , 2016 15:33

    Hi, I am very interested in Xian from your website, but the cost is beyond my budget, I wonder if you can change Hilton Xi’an to another for a lower price?

    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    Sep 11 , 2016 16:14

    Yes, sure. We can help to book Grand Metro Hotel( Former Hyatt Regency Hotel. 5 star) in Xi’an for you with competitive price and qualified service, thus you can still enjoy excellent services while with lower budget.

  • Asked by Eddy

    Aug 14 , 2016 08:22

    Hi, i am interested in tour Essence Tour of China, I wanna know what the weather like in Nov. in Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai ?

    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    Aug 14 , 2016 09:13

    It is almost winter in November in China. And it will be a little cold, but different scenery will be offered. Since China is a large country, the temperature is different in each city. Our tour consultant will provide the information about weather condition and roughly temperatures for your reference.

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