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Welcome to enigmatic China, where culture, history and cuisine all combine to create a truly mesmerising travel experience. You can not only taste the most delicious Chinese Cuisine in this tour, but can also experience the vast and beautiful scenery of China, and have fun time with the incredibly cute giant panda. Enjoy treasures of China in one go! Our proven travel packages have been carefully ...

Welcome to enigmatic China, where culture, history and cuisine all combine to create a truly mesmerising travel experience. You can not only taste the most delicious Chinese Cuisine in this tour, but can also experience the vast and beautiful scenery of China, and have fun time with the incredibly cute giant panda. Enjoy treasures of China in one go! Our proven travel packages have been carefully chosen to include the most popular or unique destinations and attractions in China. However, as local conditions and our clients requests vary, no two trips will ever be the same. With the guidance of your travel consultants you may modify the itinerary to give a truly unique experience!

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Day 1: Beijing Arrival

Beijing is an intriguing modern city with an ancient heart. Numerous emperors brought accomplished chefs from around China to the Forbidden City in Beijing to prepare elaborate feasts for the imperial family and court officials, and today these regional flavours can still be found in many of Beijing’s celebrated dishes.

You will be met by our CAT tour guide at the Beijing Airport and escorted to the downtown hotel by car. Your adventure begins with a Welcome Dinner this evening - Peking Roast Duck. After dinner, back to the hotel and have a good sleep to recover from any remaining Jet Lag. 

Board : Dinner.

Floral Hotel Michael's House (Beijing)

Day 2: Mutianyu Great Wall

After breakfast, drive about 70km to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall, a less crowded yet well-preserved segment of the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty, is a superb location to appreciate the grandness of the Great Wall. 

In the afternoon, drive back to Beijing City and enjoy a guided tour at the Beijing Olympic Village to view its famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside.

As for dinner, we prepare the flavorful dish of Beijing Local Hot Pot. After the dinner, drive back to your hotel.  

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Floral Hotel Michael's House (Beijing)

Day 3: Beijing's Imperial treasures

Today we will discover most of Beijing's Imperial treasures. Early in the morning, we will start to explore the historical face of Beijing with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square, now the largest city plaza in the world. Stepping into the Tiananmen, you will see one of the world’s five most important palaces - the Forbidden City.

After lunch, drive to the outskirts of Beijing to spend an enjoyable time in the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. Stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and corridors while feasting your eyes on the vast lotus in Kunming Lake and the colorful paintings in the Long Corridor.

Then, you will visit a local Hutong family to check out what is the daily living of a traditional Chinese Family. You will also be taught to Make Chinese Dumplings under the friendly instruction of host. Enjoy the unique Dumpling Banquet.  

Board : Breakfast and Dinner.

Floral Hotel Michael's House (Beijing)

Day 4: The imperial site of the Temple of Heaven

After breakfast, drive to the imperial site of the Temple of Heaven. Originally a site used to pay homage to Heaven and pray for good harvests, it is now a bustling place where locals take part in traditional activities such as Tai Chi, dancing, kite flying, water calligraphy, and others. If it is possible, you may have chance to try Tai Chi, an internal Chinese martial art practiced for its health benefits.

Then get back to the central city to hop on a rickshaw to experience the Beijing Hutongs - small alleys made by neighboring quadrangle dwellings. Shuttle among different Hutongs to get a feel of the old Beijing life style, visit various antique shops and small boutiques, and truly feel the historical changes of Beijing. 

Board : Breakfast and Dinner.
Overnight on train

Beijing, Xi'an

Day 5: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum

We will have a full morning tour to visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, built by the first emperor of China Qin Shihuang to protect him in his afterlife. 

After lunch, return back to Xian to visit Da Cien Temple, a famous Buddhist sutra translation site during the Tang Dynasty. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is the most famous building in the temple

This visit is followed by a relaxing wander around bustling and lively Muslim Quarter, a place where you can try different local snacks and explore Muslim culture.

Board : Breakfast and Lunch.

Night in Eastern House Hotel (Xi'an)

Day 6: Ancient City Wall

After breakfast, begins our relaxing cycling tour along the wonderful Ancient City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China. 

The rest of today is free until you get escorted to catch your train to Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Panda also the City of Gastronomy. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our local tour guide, then transferred to your downtown hotel in Chengdu.

Board : Breakfast and Lunch.

Xi'an, Chengdu
Night in Eastern House Hotel (Xi'an)

Day 7: Chengdu Panda & Cooking Class

This morning you will make a stirring visit to Chengdu Panda Breeding Centre which is not only the most important panda scientific research center, but also dwelling home for more than 100 Giant Pandas.

After visiting the giant pandas, drive to Sichuan Cuisine Museum in Pixian County, the only eatable museum in China with new way to experience Sichuan cuisine culture.

Appreciate 6000 pieces of antiques, artifacts and books and hear many Sichuan food facts, know how Pixian chilly bean paste is made, experience making bean curd pudding, taste different kinds of Sichuan snacks, worship Kitchen God in the biggest Kitchen God Ancestral Hall in the world, Partake in the Cooking Class to personally make three typical Sichuan dishes, like Kung Pao chicken, Mapo Tofu, Panda Steamed Dumpling, etc. Under the guidance of professional Chuancais chef, learn how to cut, control fire, complete cooking process and accomplish your dish.

Share and enjoy your dishes with your families or partners and be awarded with official certificate of “Master of Chuancais”.

The rest of the day is on your own to explore this ancient city of China.  

Board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

Chengdu Shi
Mercure Chengdu Downtown (Chengdu)

Day 8: Jinsha Site Museum

On this day, you will take a meaningful visit to Jinsha Site Museum. Constructed on the Jinsha ruin site which reveals the unique bronze civilization of the mysterious ancient Shu Kingdom (approximately 2900 - 3200 years ago), 

Then, be followed a trip to a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in the hustling downtown of Chengdu - Wenshu Temple. Marvel at the exquisite Buddhist architecture, soak in the reverent atmosphere, and wander on the peaceful paths.

Optional activities (at your own expense): In the evening, watch a wonderful performance at the Sichuan Opera which includes folk opera, face changing, fire spitting, rolling lights, and other delightful entertainment.  

Board : Breakfast and Lunch.

Mercure Hotel Chengdu (Chengdu)

Day 9: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center

After breakfast, your tour guide will take you to the airport to catch your flight to Shanghai, the most flourishing metropolis in China.

You'll enjoy a half day to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center will answer that question fully while also giving you an overview of the City’s ambitious plans for future.

Next is a wonderful visit to Jade Buddha Temple, the site of the largest jade Buddha in the world and numerous religious artifacts, ancient statues and Buddhist scriptures. This peaceful kingdom of Buddhism hidden among modern blocks and dominating mansions is a great place for a nice break in this very busy city.  

Board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

Greenland Jiulong Hotel (Shanghai)

Day 10: Shanghai Museum

You will take a full day of sightseeing to explore both the past and present of Shanghai. Your first stop is Shanghai Museum, one of the Best Four Museums in China.

Then you will take an interesting visit to Yu Garden, a shining star among all the ancient Chinese gardens in Jiangnan. This garden fully embodies the traditional design of Chinese architecture with jagged pavilions with elegant decorations, glittering pools with roving fish, and pine trees sprouting to the sky, all designed to refresh your mood and spirit. 

You will then be transferred to another popular landmark of Shanghai, Nanjing Road, a shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to experience the modern atmosphere of the City.

Lastly, you will stop at the Bund, originally a simple towpath for transporting goods but now transformed into a feverish trading district. You will stroll along the Bund, seeing and feeling the perfect fusion of Chinese and Western cultures while at the same time taking in the stunning Shanghai skyline with your own eyes!

Board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

Greenland Jiulong Hotel (Shanghai)

Day 11: Departure Day

Today, be free until your tour guide escorts you to the airport to catch your flight to next destination or home.  

Board: Breakfast


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Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
SeasonPrice Per Adult
Average trip price
From December to February $3,330
From March to April $3,420
From May to October $3,520
November $3,420

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Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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