Day 1 Beijing
Met by your guide upon arrival in Beijing, and transfer
by private car to the centrally located first class
NOVOTEL PEACE HOTEL or similar for three nights stay.
Free at leisure the rest of the day.
Day 2 Beijing
A popular Chinese saying goes: "You are not a real
man until you have climbed the Great Wall". Snaking
over the flanks and spines of the hills around you,
the only man-made object visible from space is yours
to walk upon and marvel at when you travel by car today
to the outskirts of the city to the Great Wall, strung
together from frontiers defenses first begun in the
4th century BC. After a lunch at a local Chinese restaurant,
we also visit the China's "Valley of Kings"
when the tomb mounds and memorial halls of 13 emperors
of the Ming Dynasty nestle at the foot of the Heavenly
Longevity Mountains. Return the city in the late afternoon,
free at leisure in the evening.
Day 3 Beijing
The heart of the old city of Beijing was the "
Forbidden City' Imperial Palace, a 200-acre complex
of ceremonial halls, opulent living quarters, broad
courtyards, intimate gardens and secret treasure houses
which served as the seat of government and home for
24 emperors from 1420 to 1911. Following a morning guided
tour of the Palace, visit the famous Tiananmen Square,
where Mao Zedong raised the flag of the People's Republic
on October 1, 1949. Lunch at a Chinese restaurant. In
the afternoon, visit the imperial garden Summer Palace
with its lovely pagodas, pavilions and courtyards situated
around the scenic Kunming Lake. If time permits, a stop
will also be made at the beautiful Temple Of Heaven,
located in a large park and housing the impressive Hall
Day 4 Xian
Board your 1.5 hours flight to Xian, now government
seat of Shaanxi Province, but over the centuries capital
of 11 different kingdoms, dynasties and regimes, including
the extraordinary Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) during which
China's writers and artists produced much of her most
enduring poetry, ceramics, painting and sculpture. In
the afternoon, tour the superb Shaanxi Provincial Museum
for an overview of the regions rich archeological legacy.
Then visit the ancient city walls of the Ming dynasty
and Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the city. Stay
at centrally located GARDEN HOTEL for two nights.
Day 5 Xian
Today take an unforgettable excursion to the awesome
excavations of 6000 individualized life-size terra cotta
warriors and horses buried in military formation to
guard the tomb Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of ancient
China, who unified the kingdom and built the Great Wall.
An added attraction are two exquisite half-size bronze
chariots now beautifully restored and on display. Return
the city with a stop at the Huaqing hotsprings and Neolithic
Village of Banpo.
Day 6 Xian
Free at leisure to explore the city before your private
car transfer to the airport.We will be happy to assist
you with any extended trip arrangement.
price: $ 750 per person double room
Package price includes:
- Private transfers in each city
- Airfare Beijing/Xian
- First class hotel twin sharing basis
- Daily American Breakfast at hotel (B)
- Daily Chinese lunch at local restaurant (L)
- English-guided tours in a private car and admissions
- Private English speaking guide in each city
- Applicable hotel taxes
- Domestic airport tax
- China visa fee
- Other costs not stated as included
*Onward airfare: Xian/Hong Kong: US$290. Xian/Beijing: