9 Days China Ancient Civilization Tour

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9 Days China Ancient Civilization Tour

From US$1114 per adult

Destination:

Beijing (4 Nights) ,Pingyao (2 Nights) ,Xi'an (2 Nights)

Duration: 9 Days & 8 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP19

Summary:

This tour will take you the three charming historical cities, where you will visit the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Piangyao Ancient Town, Terra-cotta Warriors as well as some beautiful ancient Chinese archetetures.

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Notes: The above rates is based on 4-person group of twin sharing room.

Tour Class
Start Date
End Date
Adult (12+)
Children (2-12)
Rooms
US$ 2928

1Highlights & Map

Visit historical sites and experience the unique north China life style and by train Enjoy local culture and daily life at Pingyao Ancient Town, one of the typical Chinese cities recorded into World Heritage Lists Visit Qiao Family Compound to know more family management in China

2Itinerary

Day 01Beijing

Destinations: Arrive in Beijing

Activities: Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts - an ancient capital with some incredible historical sites and a bustling modern metropolis getting ready to host the 2008 Olympics. Upon your arrival in Beijing, our guide will meet you and transfer you to your Hotel. The guide will give you some tips on local restaurants that we recommend and you can do some shopping in streets nearby. The rest of the day is free to rest to recover from jetlag or to explore by yourself.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 02Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: After breakfast head out for Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, which is closely linked to The Forbidden City, from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties governed for over 500 years. Later you'll visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and rain, or gave thanks for the harvest. Today's itinerary includes a visit to the old Beijing handicraft workshop.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 03Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: Leave town in the morning for the drive (a bit under two hours) to the Badaling Section of The Great Wall , which stretches for over 6000 km, and was originally built to protect China from the barbarians. You can walk and climb at your own pace, or enjoy spectacular views from the cable car. Before returning to the city you'll enjoy visiting the Changling (one of the Ming Tombs), and the attractive tree-lined Sacred Way , bordered by stone statues, along which the Emperors once trod to conduct their sacred ceremonies. During the day a visit to Jade Caving Factory or Cloisonne (enamelware) workshop is included. Dinner tonight is at Quanjude Restaurant, where you'll eat some of the best 'Peking Duck' in Beijing.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 04Beijing

Destinations: Beijing toTaiyuan (overnight train)

Activities: After experiencing royal life today there is the opportunity to take a rickshaw ride to the Hutong where we visit a local flea market which is an excellent example of typical architecture of this area. You may find some interesting things and learn how to bargain. You will also visit with a local family and talk to the family members to gain a true understanding of life in this region and to have an experience of this unique form of community. We can guarantee you will have impressive stories to tell your friends after this. Then to the Summer Palace, which is equally famous as the Forbidden City. It is the best preserved and the largest imperial gardens in China.

Meals: lunch

Day 05Taiyuan, Pingyao

Destinations: Arrive at Taiyuan, Taiyuan to Pingyao

Activities: Jinci Temple: Lies in the Xuanweng foothill, which is 25 kilometers from the southwest of Taiyuan city, it is the temple of Jin Emperor in ancient times; it is initially built during the northern Wei Dynasty (386-535) for memorizing the second son Jiyu of Zhouwu Emperor. Jinci Temple is one of the national key cultural relic reserves, enjoys the reputation of "Little South of the Yangtze River". Qiao Family's Compound: Built in 1755, this well-preserved and exquisite structure used to be the residence of Qiao Zhiyong, who was a famous businessman during the Qing Dynasty.

Hotel: Pingyao TianYuanKui Hotel

No.73 Ming Qing Street, PingyaoShow Map

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Day 06Pingyao

Destinations: Taiyuan to Xi'an (overnight train)

Activities: The Ancient City Wall: the ancient city wall of Pingyao with nearly 3,000 years of history keeps the original appearance of city wall constructed in early Ming Dynasty. The Rishengchang Draft Bank: It was the biggest draft bank at that time and had been famous for "Hui Tong Tian Xia" (Business Connecting the Whole World). The Mingqing Street: the downtown thoroughfare and reserved quite well of the styles in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Pingyao Ancient Town: In the middle of Shanxi Province, this is the best-preserved of the four ancient towns in China. Inside the intact Ming Dynasty city wall this traditional town, whose buildings date from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, is exceptionally well-preserved, and just as it was centuries ago. Bikes can be rented for about 10 yuan/hour. You can also learn the traditional Chinese art of paper-cut, producing beautiful shapes and designs from paper in the Wentao Paper-cut shop, and lean how lacquerwork is done in Yonglong Shop.

Meals: lunch

Day 07Xi'an

Destinations: Arrive in Xi'an

Activities: Ancient City Wall: The walls, ramparts, gates and watchtowers form one of the oldest and most complete city defences still around. Built in the 13th century on the foundations of the original Tang Forbidden City surrounding the city centre you can walk, rent a bike or take an electric cart around the full 14km circuit, with great views of the city on either side. Shaanxi Historical Museum: The history of Shaanxi is said to be the history of China, and this museum is quite simply one of the nation's best. Four major galleries in large, Tang-style buildings house a vast and impressive collection, beautifully displayed. Most of the item labels are in English, although some other information on the exhibitions is not, but your guide can help here. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 08Xi'an

Destinations: Xi'an

Activities: Terracotta Warriors and Horses are part of the underground tomb of the Emperor Qin. Well over 7000 figures in full battle array are formed for battle in several large pits. Many of the figures - soldiers, archers, horses and chariots have been restored. In the afternoon we’re going to the Bell Tower where you can get a bird’s view of the city from the top. There is a music performance of the ancient music and a display of the instruments. We will continue to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his collection of classic Buddhist artifacts brought from India.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 09Xi'an

Destinations: Depart from Xi'an

Activities: Your time is your own, until you are ready to be transferred to the Xi'an airport for your departure.

3Price Policy

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner).
  • Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport tax and fuel fee.
  • Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide for transfers and sightseeing program as indicated in each city.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Service charge and government Taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
  • Hotel room/cruise cabin single supplement.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
  • Fees for entry visa to China.
  • Traveler insurance.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
Cancellation in advance Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

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5Reviews

Reviews (100% / overall satisfaction:)
would
recommend

Ms. Gloria McDermid

Aug.05, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""
Hello Luis,

I want to "Thank You" for planning such a great tour for us.
Kathy was great and knew her, "stuff". Each tour was steeped with history. I can not say enough about her! She went out of her way to accommodate us. Her English is excellent. You must be very pleased and proud of her!

Our driver Mr. Lee was great, even though, I'm sure we tried his patience on many occasions, he was always smiling, went out of his way to assist us, always had fresh water available to us and finally, manipulated his way through Beijing traffic like an expert.

Beijing is such a modern city, the cleanliness, the architecture, the friendliness of the people and the enviromental conscientiousness are all a tribute.
Terracota warriors in Xian and the Ancient Town in Pingyao also gave us a deep impression.

Our hotel were all great. The meals were excellent, more than enough food. Although, I found the one drink limit strange, we survived and ordered extra on our own.
I am looking forward to returning to China next year and I will book with China Travel Depot again.

Once again, Thank You Luis. I enjoyed myself and I would not hesitate in recommending China Travel Depot to anyone.

Sincerely,

Gloria McDermid
Canada
would
recommend

Ms. Walter Niewiadomski

Jul.28, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""
Hello Tom,
I would like to thank China Travel Depot sales team for taking care of all our requirements. Lina and the driver were really supportive inspite of our vegatarian issues. I would soon send a copy of the snaps I had taken with them.

The trip was arranged exactly the way we wanted, (so as the last trip in 2002). They sold us the trip and they did oversee and look after us during the trip. It is understandable that they have to use some other agency to conduct the tours in certain cities. But, when we became unhappy, all it took was to send them an email. They corrected the situation in matter of hours at night and we really appreciated that.Thank you for arranging our special and memorable China vacation. When our boys are a bit older, we will plan to visit again!

Best Regards,
Walter Niewiadomski, Russia
would
recommend

Ms. William Willy

Jul.12, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""
Hello Julia,
We felt the time at each spot was appropriate. Our guides were very accommodating if we desired more time for shopping or sightseeing. I did enjoy when the guides talked about the history of the location but also included what what going on today like the industry that supports the city, etc. Most guides did that.I was impressed with the skill of the drivers. They were all very focused on their jobs and got us to where we needed to be in a timely, safe fashion. All the vehicles were clean and in good repair.

Overall, our experience was amazing. I would highly recommend your travel company to anyone. I had checked with two other tour providers here in the states. You answered my e-mails very promptly and completely. The payment methods you provide are good. The guidance you provided for someone like me who rarely travels abroad was outstanding.

Best regards,
William Willy
UK

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Jul. 18,2016 09:51

Asked by Mr.Lorrayne Cruz (United States/America)

Solo traveler
Salutations, Ive been looking at many tours provided but cant find information on Single Supplement. I would be traveling solo, how much would the single supplement be? Regards. Lorrayne
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Jul. 18,2016 09:51

Asked by Mr.Lorrayne Cruz (United States/America)

Solo traveler
Salutations, Ive been looking at many tours provided but cant find information on Single Supplement. I would be traveling solo, how much would the single supplement be? Regards. Lorrayne
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