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The Golden Ring of China

Private tour
10 days
4 cities
3nights

Beijing, China

The mysterious and multifaceted gem of the East, legendary Beijing, boasts an incredible more than a 3-thousand-year history, imbued with the exceptional oriental vibe that captivates for good. Once the capital of the four imperial dynasties which have experienced centuries of absolute thriving and moments of loss, prideful Beijing has not only retained its glory yet multiplied its influence on the global arena. Having evolved from an ancient walled capital to a huge cosmopolitan metropolis in barely a century, Beijing still cherishes the unique traditions of the ancestors and gently preserves its breathtaking legacy. Get acquainted with the legend walking around the iconic Forbidden City, marvel at the UNESCO-listed Temple of Heaven, and, to top it all, absorb the inimitable grandeur of China, exploring one of the Seven Wonders of the world and the awe-inspiring symbol of the Chinese profound past, the Great Wall. But be careful, the charms of Beijing are, indeed, irresistible!


Beijing is China's capital city. It was first established around 3,000 years ago and has historically been the capital of the nation for more than 800 years. This place has a long and storied history and culture. Tian’anmen Square and the Great Hall of the People bore witness to the country's century of humiliation. The Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven all have an incomparable imperial style. Beijing is also an international city with a modern and fashionable elegance. The nightscape of places like Sanlitun and Shichahai is intoxicating. In all its neighborhoods, Beijing is packed with places that will evoke surprise and wonder. Beijing is a warm and welcoming city.
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  • Day By Day

    Day 1: Arrival
    Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport or train station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 2: Exploring Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City
    After breakfast you meet your guide and go on an amazing sightseeing tour around the most renowned Beijing landmarks.

    You start with a visit to the legendary Tiananmen Square, where the mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the National Museum of China, the House of People's Meetings and the monument to the National Heroes are located.

    Then you enjoy a guided walking tour through the former residence of the Ming and Qing dynasties - the Forbidden City. You explore its numerous awe-inspiring halls and mysterious temples.

    Following lunch, you visit the fantastic ensemble of lakes, gardens and imperial buildings - the Summer Palace, and take a walk at the famous Silk Store, where you can buy some traditional Chinese souvenirs and various silk products.

    After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Additional meals: lunch

    Day 3: Visit to the Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs
    Following breakfast you enjoy a wonderful guided tour of the real icon of the country - the Great Wall of China, to see one of its best-preserved and unique sections that has less tourists - the Mutianyu Great Wall.

    After spending some unforgettable time strolling at this majestic man-made miracle of world's architecture you enjoy lunch in a local restaurant followed by a visit to the Jade Factory where you will learn more about the process of carving into the jade and creating amazing pieces of art.

    Your tour finishes with a visit to the famous Ming Tombs - the burial site of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors. You are then transferred back to Beijing and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Additional meals: lunch

    Day 4: Departure
    Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and depart from Beijing.

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    Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel
    4-star hotel
    CN, No.97, Jinbao Street, Dongcheng, Beijing, 100005
    Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing Hotel is a modern hotel centrally located in the heart of Beijing within walking distance of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The hotel boasts well-equipped guestrooms and in-house amenities.... show more
    4 days / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Exploring Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City
    • Visit to the Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs
    • Chinese Visa Processing Service
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Airport Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Airport Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Beijing - Xian
2nd Class Seat
Beijing West
Beijing, China
4 h 30 min
Xi'an North
Xian, China
2nights

Xian, China

Xian, the capital for 13 major dynasties of China, sits at the eastern end of the former Silk Road. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in China, there are plenty of things to see and do, with the biggest attraction being the famous Terracotta Warriors -the hand-molded figures buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang.

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    Day 4: Arrival & Xian Sightseeing

    Upon arrival to Xian your driver takes you to your hotel for a check-in.

    After time to freshen up, your guides and a driver meet you downstairs to start a tour dedicated to renowned landmarks of Xian.

    Today you visit the ancient Xian City Walls which are one of the largest, oldest and best-preserved city walls in China. You then head for the Grand Mosque - one of the best-preserved Islamic building and by far the most famous Chinese mosque. The next sight in your tour list is Hui Minority’s Market that is a great place to meet the locals and buy unique hand-made souvenirs.

    Additional meal included: lunch


    Day 5: Exploring the Terracotta Army

    After breakfast in your hotel you meet your guide and driver who take you to the most important archaeological finding of the 20th century - the Terracotta Warriors.

    The Terracotta Army was constructed to 246–206 BC to accompany the tomb of China's First Emperor as an afterlife guard. Together with your guide, you explore these hundreds of life-size terracotta soldier models and uncover the wonderful history and vivid stories behind their creation. Then you proceed to the Terracotta Copy Factory to see how the Terracotta Warriors were made.

    Following lunch, you proceed to the Big Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xian. You enjoy a truly spiritual atmosphere of this sacred Buddhist place before finally get transferred to your hotel for check-in and overnight. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

    Additional meal included: lunch


    Day 6: Departure to Shanghai

    Following breakfast in your hotel, you will take a private transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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    Eastern House Boutique
    4-star hotel
    CN, Fenxiang Alley, Zhong Lou Shang Quan, Beilin Qu, Xian Shi, Xian, 710002
    Eastern House Boutique
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    Located withing a walking distance from Xian tourist attractions such as Bell Tower and Renmin Square, the hotel offers an enjoyable stay for tourists interested in sightseeing. Free afternoon tea is offered for all guests every day.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Xian City Sightseeing
    • Exploring the Terracotta Army
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Xian - Shanghai
Economy
Xian, China
2 h
Shanghai, China
2nights

Shanghai, China

Shanghai is China's most cosmopolitan city, with a population of some 25 million people, and more than 160,000 millionaires. Beyond the 100-storey buildings, you'll find quiet tree-lined streets, sweet boutiques and artsy cafés in the Former French Concession; the Bund's majestic waterfront promenade; one of the finest collections of Art Deco architecture anywhere in the world; as well as Buddhist temples, ancient gardens and a handful of lilong (low-rise, gated) neighbourhoods.


In Shanghai, known as the “Paris of the East,” the cultures from East and West are intertwined to create the city’s cosmopolitan style. What was once the ten-mile Shanghai International Settlement, established by the British in conjunction with Americans and French living along the Huangpu River in present-day Puxi, the metropolis currently develops and changes every day. There are historical and cultural architectural wonders lining the Bund and Xintiandi, as well as fashionable attractions in Pudong, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai Disneyland Resort. Young creative souls can go to the Former French Concession’s Tianzifang and 1933 Laoyangfang (a former slaughterhouse turned into unique shops and art galleries) to experience what the area was once like centuries ago. The fashionable can walk up and down Nanjing Xi Shopping Street to their hearts’ content. Foodies can go to the Chenghuang (City God) Temple in the Yu Garden complex to try Shanghai delicacies. Shanghai is a multifaceted place no one will regret visiting.
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    Day 6: Arrival & Exploring the Bund and Shanghai's Skyscrapers
    In the morning you arrive in Shanghai - the largest city of China and its most significant sea port. Upon arrival you meet your guide and driver who take you on a private tour around the most important Shanghai's attractions.

    Since the 2010 World Expo, Shanghai has been a highly popular travel destinations in China for tourists from all over the world. Together with your guide you discover the main highlights on the city, including a reach collection of buildings with various architectural styles and forms. 

    During the tour you pay special atention to the Bund - the beautiful Huangpu River embankment that is one of the most favorite places among the locals. You take a walk through the Bund, enjoying the great views of Shanghai's most famous skyscrapers - the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the World Financial Center.

    After the sightseeing tour you are transferred to your hotel for check-in and overnight.

    Additional meal included: lunch

    Day 7: Visit to the Yuyuan Garden & Jade Buddha Temple
    Following breakfast you meet your guide and embark on a panoramic tour around the bustling metropolis.

    Today you visit a well-restored Suzhou-style complex of the Yuyuan Garden and explore the Old Town filled with antique markets and specialty stores. You also take a walk through one of the world's busiest shopping streets in the city - Nanjing Road.

    After lunch you visit one of the most important Buddhist temples in China, the Jade Buddha Temple that houses two precious Buddha statues, as well as a number of sacred relics.

    After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Additional meal included: lunch

    Day 8: Departure
    Following breakfast, you check out and depart from Shanghai.

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    Central Hotel Shanghai
    4-star hotel
    CN, 555 Jiujiang Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shi, Shanghai, 200000
    Central Hotel Shanghai
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    Central Hotel Shanghai is located in the heart of Shanghai. Featuring modern interiors, air-conditioned guest rooms are fitted with a personal safe, an iPod dock and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Guests can unwind in the sauna room, and dine in the Continent Restaurant serves a selection of western dishes. Shanghai cuisine and live performances can be enjoyed at the Shanghai Restaurant.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Exploring the Bund & Shanghai's Skyscrapers
    • Visit to the Yuyuan Garden & Jade Buddha Temple
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Shanghai - Hong Kong
Economy
Shanghai, China
4 h
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2nights

Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

There is truly no modern city more beautiful and exciting than Hong Kong! Its glass skyscrapers, neon lights, green mountain peaks. Cutting through the city is famous Victoria Harbour, and to the West - fantastic scene of South China Sea and islands. It is hard to believe that just a centiry ago it was a small fishing village. 
 

Hong Kong, also known as the “Pearl of the Orient”, is a very distinctive city. The city is very prosperous and culturally rich, highlighting both tradition and forward thinking. There are many business districts on both sides of Victoria Harbour, a favorite of tourists looking for a rich shopping experience, while the Star Ferry running across the harbor between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island has been operating for over a hundred years. Hong Kong is also home to the first Disneyland in China, countless delicious eateries and a unique tea shop culture. The city is like a sediment of history being slowly carried forward by the currents of time. Hong Kong films were once a characteristic calling card of the city during their heyday, telling countless stories unique to the Hong Kong cityscape.

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    Day 9: Arrival

    Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport or train station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.


    Day 10: Victoria Harbor and downtown Hong Kong

    Today with your professional guide you explore the famous Victoria Harbor and downtown. Victoria Harbor is a natural landform harbor separating Hong Kong Island in the south from Kowloon on the mainland to the north. The harbor's deep, sheltered waters and strategic location on the South China Sea were instrumental in Hong Kong's establishment as a British colony and its subsequent development as a trading center. The harbor is a major tourist attraction. Lying in the middle of the territory's dense urban region, it is the site of annual fireworks displays and its promenades are used as gathering places for tourists and residents. The best place for pictures is the Kowloon side from where you can look across the harbor to Hong Kong Island.

    In the afternoon you get back to your hotel. 


    Day 11: Victoria Peak and Aberdeen Fishing Village

    After breakfast, start today’s half day tour with a visiting to Hong Kong’s symbol - Victoria Peak. An exciting tram will take you to this highest peak in Hong Kong (552m). Walk through the verdant woods to explore hidden old buildings left by the old Hong Kong. Also ascend to the observation deck to sweep the magnificent Hong Kong skyline and tranquil harbor views.

    Get down from the peak, then go to visit Aberdeen Fishing Village where you will get an impressive insight of an old traditional fishing village to view the rows of old Junks and Sampans. Then proceed to the Stanley Market. Browse fancy petty commodities in various little stores, or just order a cup of coffee or beer at the seaside café or pub, a great way to spend time away from the maddening crowds.

    At the end of a tour, we will take you back to your hotel. 


    Day 12: Departure

    Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and depart from Hong Kong.

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    Hotel ICON
    4-star hotel
    Hotel ICON
    King Room
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Victoria Harbour
    • Victoria Peak
    • Aberdeen Fishing Village
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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