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12 Days / 11 Nights Trip to China

Classical China

Sit back, relax and let your thoughts wander as you cruise along the Huangpu river, past gardens and skyscrapers.
This September, experience the charms of China, a land of diversity and scenic contrasts that has something in store for every traveller, whether it is pristine landscapes, bustling cities or its rich culture and history. 

In the company of like-minded women, wander through markets and streets, experience the Chinese cuisine, visit the Great Wall, mingle with locals and monks, laugh and make memories that you’ll cherish and reminisce, years from now.  


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  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,270
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Europamundo
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Explore Beijing
Highlight #1
Explore Beijing
Beijing has the perfect blend of the ancient and the modern, with imperial palaces, skyscrapers and a range of interesting places to explore.
The Great Chinese Imperial Palace
Highlight #2
The Great Chinese Imperial Palace
Travel back in time as you explore the Forbidden City, strolling past 13th century palaces and ancient wooden structures.
Marvel at the Architecture 
Highlight #3
Marvel at the Architecture 
Visit the Olympic National Stadium, an architectural delight shaped like a bird’s nest.
Ducks, dumplings and your own Chinese dish
Highlight #4
Ducks, dumplings and your own Chinese dish
From making your own version of the Mongolian Barbeque to trying out dumplings that come even in the shapes of animals, experience Chinese cuisine at its best.
An Army for the Afterlife
Highlight #5
An Army for the Afterlife
Witness the famous Terracotta Army, a collection of life-sized clay soldiers, chariots and horses created for the sole purpose of protecting the Chinese Emperor in his afterlife.
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Flying to the Great Wall

It’s no surprise that scaling the Great Wall is difficult, if not impossible. So, hop onto a cable car, fly to the top, and get a beautiful view of mountains and canopies, with glimpses of the Wall all along.

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Itinerary

Shanghai

Arrival. Welcome to China! Transfer to the hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon.

Shanghai

In the morning, our trip includes a visit round this im-pressive city. We will know the area of Pudong, located across the Huangpu River, is now the financial district, with its skyscrapers as the Pearl Tower. We include a ferry crossingof the Shanghai River which will give us great views of the two parts of the city. We will stroll the Old City and the Yuyuan Garden, a private garden that was built during the Ming Dynasty. We will enjoy a demonstration of the Tea ceremony, traditional drink that plays an important cultural role in China. We will pass by one of the most fashionable neighborhoods of the capital, Xintiandi. Lunch included. Then, visit Tianzifang, a former residential area known for its nar-row, labyrinthine traditional streets with its small craft shops and art galleries. We finish the visit along the Bund with its old buildings that remind us of the influ-ence of European trade. Free afternoon. If you wish, you can enjoy a boat trip to see Shanghai at night, it will be an unforgettable ex-perience.

Shanghai- Luoyang

Transfer to the station. We take the high-speed train (a train is expected to leave at 07.17 h), and in a little over five hours, through many sections of pretty coun-tryside, we cover the 1,000 km to LUOYANG.Lunch included. We see the impressive Buddhist caves of LONGMEN over more than a kilometre of the rocky walls of the river, where they sculpted more than 100,000 im-ages of Buddha. We will include a boat trip. After this, transfer to the ancient city, where we cross its im-pressive wall and can enjoy the great traditional activity and its lit up streets.

Luoyang- White Horse Monastery -Sanmexia- Xian

n the early hours, on the outskirts of Luoyang, we visit the WHITE HORSE BUDDHIST MONASTERY, a huge monastery and place of study where Buddhists from all countries of the world. We continue our route to SAN-MEXIA.In this historic city we will see the Yellow River and the Baoulon temple with its tall pagoda and we will visit one of the best museums in China: the Guo mu-seum with the funeral carriages of the former state of guo. Lunch included.  We continue eastwards, passing the foot of Mount Hua, a holy mountain. XIAN, arrival at the end of the afternoon.

Xian

We have arrived in the fascinating city where the silk route originated. First thing in the morning, we will go to see the TERRACOTA ARMY, with its thousands of life size clay soldiers that were found underground. We re-turn to XIAN, where we will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda  where we will enjoy a brief Chinese callig-raphy course . Later, we go across through the walled centre. We will cross the Muslim quarter there and we will enter the mosque, where we will be able to see the multiple cultures and religions that have left their mark on this country. Our tour will also include entry tickets to the Drum Tower where we will enjoy a short show of traditional instrument playing. Free time.

Xian - Lingfen - Clan Wang Mansion - Pingyao

We leave from Xian in a very modern high speed trainand in less than three hours we will arrive in Lingfen.From here, we go in our coach to the MANSION OF THE WANG CLAN, which was built by a wealthy family be-tween the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Lunch is included. We continue on to PINGYAO, China ́s best preserved historical city, which has 4,000 ancient build-ings and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will en-joy this charming traditional city. Our tour will include entry tickets that allow visitors access to all the temples, mansions and city walls.

 Pingyao- Wutai

We travel to one of the most exciting spiritual places in China: WUTAI MOUNTAIN. This place, situated be-tween green mountains and forests, is one of the cen-tres of the Lamaism form of Buddhism. There are more than 40 ancient monasteries (and a similar number of monasteries have been built in more recent years), which are home to a large community of monks. We will visit Nanshan Temple with our guide, and later we will leave time free for you to look for less visited temples, where you can respectfully observe the monks. Dinner included

Wutai- Yanmenguan- Yinkxian- Hanging Temple- Datong

After breakfast, we travel along a road of great sce-nic beauty between the mountains to YANGMENGUAN, which is not far from the border of Mongolia. In one of the mountain passes, we will visit a part of the GREAT WALL OF CHINA here. We will be able to take a tran-quil walk, as it is an area with a very small number of tourists. We continue to YINGXIAN, quiet picturesque village with its great wooden pagoda. Lunch included. We continue to the HANGING TEMPLE of Xuancong Temple. Its construction on the wall of a cliff is amaz-ing. Continuing with the coach, at the end of the day, you can stroll in DATONG, a city that has impressive walls and a rebuilt historic centre.

 Datong- Yungang- Jiming Post- Beijing

We leave in the morning to YUNGANG CAVES, China ́s most impressive art cave site, which has more than 51,000 statues in its 252 caves that were excavated in the 5th century. We continue to JIMING POST, a small traditional Chinese settlement that preserves its peaceful and provincial life. It was created as a resting place for the mails that were sent from the emperor. Continue to BEIJING, arriving mid-afternoon. End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night.

Beijing

An exciting day awaits us. We will discover the main points of interest in the Chinese capital. We will have a full day visit in which we will visit some of the main avenues in the city. The Great Chinese Imperial Pal-ace, better known as ̈The Forbidden City ̈, the most majestic architectural complex in China from where 24 emperors ruled for almost 500 years. We will also have the opportunity to visit Jingshan Park where the Coal Hill is located, one of the best preserved imperial gar-dens in Beijing. We ascend to the top of the hill to have the best views (if the day is clear) on the Forbidden City. We will walk through the immense Tiananmen Squareone of the largest squares in the world, and from them, we will appreciate the Great National Theater, Beijing Opera House. Lunch is included. Today, we will also visit the SUMMER PALACE, the Imperial House of the Qing Dynasty with its beautiful gardens and lakes. In the afternoon we include atricycle ride  through the traditional neigbourhood of Beijing, known as Hutong. In this area we can see the typical life style in these popular neighborhood, visit typical shops and even a traditional house, a Siheyuan, with all its lounges around a courtyard. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Beijing

Today’s programme includes an excursion to visit the GREAT WALL OF CHINA (section Mutianyu). spec-tacular architectural work. Its history covers more than 2000 years. The day will include a cable car ride up and down to one of the most scenic areas.  Returning to Beijing, we will stop in the 798 th district, with its con-temporary art located in an old military factory. We will also visit the TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, one of the coun-try’s largest sacred complexes and a World Heritage Site.  Before returning to the hotel, and as a way to rest from this intense day, we will enjoy a foot massage and we will take a Tai Chi class. We will bid farewell to Beijing with a lacquered duck dinner included.

Beijing

After breakfast, end of our services.

Inclusions

 Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travelinsurance and breakfast buffet.

 Includes arrival transfer

 Boat: Boat trip in Longmen.

 City tour in: Shanghai.

 Evening Transfer: Old City in Luoyang.

 Ticket admission: Yuyuan Garden and dem-onstration of the Tea ceremony in Shanghai, White Horse Temple in Luoyang, Buddhistcaves of Longmen in Longmen, Baoulon Tem-ple, Guo Museum in Sanmexia, Terracota ArmyMuseum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Chinesecalligraphy course, mosque, show of tradition-al instrument playing in Drum Tower in Xian.

 High Speed Train: Shanghai - Luoyang.

 3 Lunch or Dinner Included In: Shanghai, Shanghai, Sanmexia

Not Included

 International Airfare and airport taxes

 Visa

 Additional 5% GST

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