6 Night China Historic Tour Dates Valid for Travel Tour Dates 2018:

6 Night China Historic Tour Dates: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 24, April 21, May 19, Jun 16, Jul 7, Aug 11, Sep 15, Oct 13, 17 Nov

Beijing

Forbidden City

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.

Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials. The wall was built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire against intrusions. Several walls were built as early as the 7th century BC which later joined together and made bigger, stronger wall which is now known as the Great Wall.

Hutong

Hutongs represent an important cultural element of the city of Beijing. Thanks to Beijing’s long history and status as capital for six dynasties. Almost every hutong has its anecdotes, and some are even associated with historic events. In contrast to the court life and elite culture represented by the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heaven, the hutongs reflect the culture of grassroots Beijingers. The hutongs are residential neighborhoods which still form the heart of Old Beijing.

Xi’an

Ancient City Wall

Ancient City Wall, the fortifications of Xi’an, an ancient capital of China, represent one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Construction of the first city wall of Chang’an which began in 194 BCE and lasted for four years. The wall measured 25.7 kilometres ( 16.0 mi) in length, 12–16 metres (39– 52 ft) in thickness at the base. The area within the wall was c. 36 square kilometres (14 sq mi). It encircles a much smaller city of 14 square kilometres (5.4 sq mi). The wall measures 13.7 kilometres ( 8.5 mi) in circumference, 12 metres ( 39 ft) in height, and 15–18 metres (49– 59 ft) in thickness at the base.

Terracotta Warriors 

The Terracotta Army or the “Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses”, is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. The figures, dating from 3rd century BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers in Lintong. Figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals.

The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. It is currently estimates that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses most of which are still buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang’s mausoleum. There were also other terracotta non-military figures that were also found in other pits and they include officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians.

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Home – Beijing
Begin your journey with the international flight to Beijing
Meet and transfer to the hotel with your tour manager
In-Flight
In-Flight Meal

Day 2

Beijing – On the way to Tiananmen Square, photo stop at National Theatre.
Visit Tiananmen Square, and walk through the Forbidden City, home of the Chinese emperors and their household for five centuries.
Visit Hutong, the local and traditional Beijingese living area.

Additional Tour Add On’s:

Take the option to ride on rickshaw and have a special lunch hosted by local family, and enjoy the evening Kung Fu show (US$80 pp or RMB500 pp)
Experience traditional Chinese Tea Culture.
Visit Silk factory to learn famous Chinese silk.
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Beijing – Visit 2008 Olympic Games Sites , Bird’s Nest & Water Cube. (Outside)
Visit Jade factory to learn Chinese Jade culture.
Hike on the 2,000-year-old Great Wall of China.
Visit Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) researching centre ,and get some experiences about Chinese herb med-icine and enjoy foot massage (at your own expense) after hiking on the great wall.

Additional Tour Add On’s:

Enjoy optional Chang’an Avenue and The Place night tour. (US$35 or RMB250 pp)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Beijing – Visit Temple of Heaven, on the way to Temple of Heaven, experience Morning exercise -Tai Chi lesson.

Visit Capital Museum, which houses a large collection of ancient porcelain, bronze, calligraphy, painting, jade, sculpture, and Buddhist statues from imperial China as well as other Asian cultures.
Pearl Factor Outlet – A great place to buy pearls in China with “wholesale” prices, every strand of lovely sea and freshwater pearls is negotiable.

Additional Tour Add On’s:

Optional to visit Summer Palace and Beijing Zoo to see Pandas in the afternoon. (US$80 or RMB500 pp, lunched included)
Breakfast

Day 5

Beijing – Xi’an
Take the morning flight to Xi’an
Visit the City Wall, one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world
Visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the landmark of Xi’an
Breakfast

Day 6

Xi’an – Tour the exhibit of the historical Terracotta Warriors
Muslim Quarter and the traditional market

Additional Tour Add On’s:

Enjoy Traditional Chinese Dumplings banquet with Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show (US$50 or RMB320 pp paid on tour)
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Xi’an – Home. You will be transferred to the airport via your schedule flight back home or continues your journey to visit other cities in China.
Breakfast

Offer Includes

  • South African local home to airport Uber/Zebra Cabs Transfer Voucher R300
  • Corporate Forex Rates Through Bidvest Forex Exchange
  • Hotel Accommodation:

Day 1-4, Traders Upper East or Park Plaza Science Park,
Day 5, Day 6, Shangri-la Golden Flower or similar

  • Daily American style buffet breakfast in hotel
  • English speaking guide for tour
  • Breakfast as specified in the itinerary
  • Lunch as specified in the itinerary
  • Dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing admissions
  • Tour with entry Fees as per the tour itinerary above
  • English Speaking Guild
  • Airport transfer service and local transportation
  • US$50 Gift voucher for optional show/tour or specified shops

Offer Excludes

  • Visa fee if required
  • High season surcharge if applied payable upon booking
  • Return date change surcharge US$100 pp plus fare difference if applied
  • Optional entertainment or tours
  • Tour tipping China 7 days US$80 pp
  • Personal expense
  • Meals and drink not specified
  • Optional entertainment and tours
  • Trip delay, or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • International Flights

 

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