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HT05 - China Classic Tour plus Wudang Mountain 12 days

This tour presents the most famous and popular attractions in China. You will see the magnificence of the Great Wall, marvel at the splendor of the Forbidden City and majestic Terracotta Soldiers Museum. Afterwards, you will also have the chance to visit Wudang Mountain, where you will learn about its rich Taoism culture and Wudang Kung Fu.
The following itinerary and quotation is still available in 2010. Destinations:Beijing - Xian - Wudangshan - Wuhan - Shanghai
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Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing Arrival
Welcome to China! Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be taken to your hotel. As the capital of China, Beijing has a long history with an abundance of historical and cultural heritage-you cannot tear yourself away!
Balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 2: Beijing (B+L+D)
Sightseeing: Sightseeing: Tiananmen Square / Forbidden City / Temple of Heaven / Beijing Duck Dinner

Today you will start the day with a trip to the largest public square in the world: Tiananmen Square. Tiananmen Square is regarded as a symbol of China and capable of holding one million people.
Then you'll head to the Forbidden City, which consists of more than 9,000 rooms and covers an area of 72 hectares. Forbidden City is the largest and the best preserved Imperial Palace in the world.
After lunch, you take a short drive to the Temple of Heaven, which was built specifically for worship of heaven and prayers for good harvests during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The entire complex is a treasure trove of ancient Chinese architectural designs and arts and was listed as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage in 1998.
Tonight, enjoy a Beijing Duck Dinner.

Day 3: Beijing (B+L)
Sightseeing: Badaling Great Wall / Mind Tombs

You will get up early in the morning and drive about one hour to Badaling Great Wall, China's most spectacular sight extending more than 3,700 miles across China and most often visited for China tour. It is one of the best preserved sections and the highest point of the Great Wall.
For lunch you'll sample simple some delicious cuisine in a local restaurant.
Then head to one of the Mind Tombs. Ming Tombs are the general names for the mausoleums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), located 50 kilometers north from Beijing City. They were fully recognized by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee in 2000.
When the night falls, you will return to the hotel.

Day 4: Beijing - Xian by air (B+L)
Sightseeing: Hutong / Summer Palace

You will start the day with a unique Hutong Trishaw tour in the morning. Hutongs are a kind of ancient city alley or lane that is considered an informal symbol of the Beijing city. You can also visit local residents and taste some delicious local cuisine while taking the hutong tour.
Your next stop is the Summer Palace, which was listed as UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage in 1998. With its elegant overall arrangement, magnificent buildings and attractive scenery, the Summer Palace is the most splendid imperial garden in China built in 1750.
Then you head for the airport for Xian. Upon arrival in Xian, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel.
The evening is left free for you to explore the city.

Day 5: Xian (B+L)
Sightseeing: Terra Cotta Soldiers Museum / Bell Tower / Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Today you will visit what has been called the 8th Wonder of the World - the Terra Cotta Soldiers Museum, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Altogether over 7,000 pottery soldiers, horses, chariots, and even weapons have been unearthed there.
After lunch, you will visit the Bell Tower. Originally built in 1348, the Bell Tower in Xian is situated in the very heart of the city and is the most well-preserved and best-known one in China.
You will also visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China and initially built in 589.
The evening is free for you to explore the city.

Day 6: Xian – Wudangshan by train (B)
Get up early and drive to the train station to take soft sleeper train to Wudangshan, which takes about eight hours. Upon your arrival in the late afternoon, you will be picked up by our tour guide and transfer to the hotel.
The evening is free for you to explore the city.

Day 7: Wudangshan (B+L)
Sightseeing: Wudang Mountain

Today you will start the day with a trip to Wudang Mountain. Covering an area of 321 square kilometers, Wudang Mountain is renowned for its magnificent ancient building complex and breathtaking natural landscape. In 1994, the Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountain was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Mount Wudang gets its name for its rich Taoism culture. Wudang Kung Fu, founded by Master Zhang Sanfeng, gets an equal status as Shaolin Kung Fu in China. 

Day 8: Wuhanshan – Wuhan by train (B+L)
Sightseeing: Golden Palace / Nanyan Palace / Zixiao Palace

Continue visiting some scenic spot in the morning, including Golden Palace, Nanyan Palace and Zixiao Palace and so on.
After lunch, you will be transferred to Shiyan Train Station to take soft seat train to Wuhan, which takes about 6 hours.
Upon arrival in Wuhan at night, you will be met by our tour guide and transferred to the downtown hotel.

Day 9: Wuhan – Shanghai by air (B+L)
Sightseeing: Yellow Crane Tower / Guiyuan Buddhist Temple

You will start the day with a trip to the symbol of Wuhan city: Yellow Crane Tower. First built in 223 A.D, Yellow Crane Tower is one of the four most famous towers in China. Ascending to the top of the tower, visitors will get a panoramic view of the Yangtze River, its bridge and the surrounding buildings.
Then you will also pay a visit to Guiyuan Buddhist Temple. Covering an area of about 46,900 square meters, Guiyuan Buddhist Temple is one of the four largest Buddhist temples in Hubei Province as well as an important Buddhist temple in China.
In the mid afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport to Shanghai, the largest and most prosperous metropolis in China and known as the "Paris of the East". Upon arrival, you are greeted and warmly welcomed by our guide and transferred to the hotel.
The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city.

Day 10: Shanghai (B+L)
Sightseeing: Shanghai Museum / Old French Concession / Jade Buddha Temple / Shanghai Xin Tian Di

Your morning tour features Shanghai Museum, a museum of ancient Chinese art, accommodates 120,000 precious relics, including Bronzes, pottery, paintings and calligraphies, and so on.
After lunch, you will take a walking tour of the Old French Concession, the area of Shanghai once occupied by French in the mid-19th century. It offers unparalleled examples of old lane houses, apartments, garden houses and villas which remain untouched in mid-19th and early 20th century European styles.
Then you will also pay a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple, one of the most famous Buddhist temples to be found in Shanghai and one of Shanghai's top tourist destinations.
You will also stroll along Shanghai Xin Tian Di, which has become an urban tourist attraction that holds the historical and cultural legacies of the city.

Day 11: Shanghai (B+L)
Sightseeing: Yu Garden / Oriental Pearl TV Tower / Bund / Nanjing Road

Today you will start the day with a trip to the elegant classic Chinese garden: Yu Garden. Yu Garden has quite a few scenic courtyards dotted with baroque rockery, pools and flora, all connected by corridors and passageways and cultural relics.
You then head for Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with an astonishing height of 468 meters, ranks as the world's third tallest TV tower, after the 553-meter CN Tower in Toronto and the 535-meter Moscow TV Tower.
After lunch, you will visit the Bund, where the great foreign commercial houses and banks built their imposing office buildings before 1930s.
Then you will stroll along the Nanjing Road, which is considered as one of the World's Seven Great Roads in the 1930s and always mentioned in travel guides as a must see of China tour.

Day 12: Shanghai – Next Destination (B)
The tour guide will transfer you to the airport and help you board the plane to your next destination.

Hotel

3 star
Beijing- Hongrun Business Hotel 3*
Xian- Melody Hotel 3*
Wudangshan –Tianlu Resort 3*
Wuhan - Changhai Hotel 3*
Shanghai- Pacific Luck Hotel 3*
Single room supplement fee (per room): US$318

4 star
Beijing- Grand View Garden Hotel 4*
Xian- Meihua Golden Tang International Hotel 4*
Wudangshan –Wudangshan Hotel 4*
Wuhan - Holiday Inn Tian An Wuhan 4*
Shanghai- Golden River View Hotel 4*
Single room supplement fee (per room): US$418

5 star
Beijing- Capital Hotel 5*
Xian- Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza Hotel 5*
Wudangshan –Wudangshan Hotel 4*
Wuhan - Novotel Xinhua Hotel 5*
Shanghai- Grand Mercure Hongqiao Shanghai 5*
Single room supplement fee (per room): US$628

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Price

Person12-56-9
Price per person( USD $ )5 Star307819381559
4 Star266817281358
3 Star247816301258

Price list

Price Includes:
a. Entrance fees to all the scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary
b. Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (If there is no Western breakfast available, we have to arrange Chinese one instead)
c. All meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Western or Chinese breakfast, L=Chinese lunch in a local restaurant, D=Chinese dinner in a local restaurant
d. Internal flights including taxes and fuel fee or train/bus tickets as listed in the itinerary
e. Professional local guides and drivers in each destination city
f. Private Transfers between airports, docks, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in each destination city by the private air conditioned car or van
g. Luggage Transfers between airports/docks and hotels
h. Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges
i. Government taxes.

Price excludes:
a. International air and train tickets for coming to and leaving from mainland China
b. Visa fee
c. Excess Baggage Charges
d. Meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
e. Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, tips to guides or drivers, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges
f. Gratuities, tips to guides and drivers
g. Personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip

Remark : Quotations listed are valid excluding the periods of Chinese holidays and special events.

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