China Tours | Ancient Cities Culture

Beijing, Datong, Mt. Wutai, Taiyuan, Pingyao, Mt. Mianshan, Linfen, Hukou, Yuncheng, Luoyang, Xian, Mt. Huashan 13 Days

Tour code: CC02



Year of 2017: Depart on Thursday Land Tour Fare Airfare Total Price Single Supplement
MAR 09, 23 $2099 $800 $2899 $750
APR 06, 20 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
MAY 04, 18 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
JUN 08, 22 $2099 $1200 $3299 $750
JUL 06, 20 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
AUG 03, 17 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
SEP 07, 21 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
OCT 05, 19 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
NOV 09 $2099 $800 $2899 $750
Remarks:
1. Land Tour Fare listed above are per person in U.S. dollars based on two adults sharing one twin bedded room, double occupancy and does not include any air ticket. A customer who travels alone is required to pay a single room supplement.
2. Airfare listed above includes round trip international air ticket and applicable China domestic air tickets, fuel surcharge and tax. Round trip international air ticket is based on Air China (CA), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Houston (IAH) or Vancouver (YVR) departure. For New York (JFK) or Washington, D.C. (IAD) departure, please add $100. For other cities, please call us for the US domestic add-on.
3. Charge for children under 12 (2-11 years of age): For airfare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price. For land tour tare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price if share a room with two adults and not asking for extra bed. If need an extra bed in the same room with two adults, the price is the same as adult. Children 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult fare.
4. Early departure and late return: There will a US$50 per person charge for air ticket deviation, in addition to airlines surcharge for different class and weekend if necessary.

Day 1   USA - Beijing

Today we board an international flight bound for Beijing, China. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2   Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for rest and relaxation.

Day 3   Beijing - Datong

After breakfast, we fly to Datong, Shanxi Province. Tour Yungang Grottoes. The Yungang Grottoes are well-known as a treasure-house of ancient Buddhist art and one of the three largest major cave complexes in China - the other two being the earlier Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang and the later Longmen Grottoes at Luoyang. Thanks to their large scale, rich content and exquisite carving techniques, the Yungang grottoes were included on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 2001. Over 50,000 figures are contained in the 21 major and 32 smaller caves. You will also tour the Nine Dragon Screen, a 50-yard long Ming Dynasty mosaic of glazed tiles and Huayan Monastery.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4   Datong - Taiyuan

After breakfast, we drive to Taiyuan. On the way, we visit Hanging Monastery. It was originally built more than 1400 years ago. There are 40 halls and pavilions in all. They were built along the contours of the cliffs using the natural hollows and out crops for support. The buildings rest on timbers jutting out from the cliff, their weight further supported by vertical beams. And then you will tour the Wooden Pagoda of Yingxian County, the oldest and largest pagoda of China. Arrive in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province. Enjoy the local special noodle soup at Dinner. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5  Mt. Wutai - Taiyuan

Mt. Wutai is one of the sacred Buddhist mountains of China. It is actually a cluster of five peaks of which the northern peak, Yemenfeng, is just over 3000 meters high and is known as the roof of northern China. In the afternoon you will visit Yan Xishan's former residence. Drive to Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province. Enjoy the local special noodle soup at Dinner. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6   Taiyuan- Pingyao

After breakfast you will tour Jinci Temple. It has three most famous treasures: Zhou Cypress, the Sacred Lady and Forever Young Spring. Then you will tour Qiao Family Court Yard House. In the afternoon, we arrive at Pingyao. Tour the well-know old bank, the city walls and the local government office in feudal China. Pingyao, originally built in Xi Zhou Dynasty, is the one of the national financial centers. The streets, buildings, banks and temples are well-protected. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 7   Pingyao - Mt. Mianshan - Linfen

Drive to Mianshan, a tourist attraction of Daoism. Your tour will include Daluo Palace, Yunfeng Temple and Shuitaogou Scenic Area. Drive to Linfen. You will visit the Chinese Scholar Tree Park from where the Hakka people started their immigration. You will visit the prison first built in the Ming Dynasty. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8   Lingfen - Hukou -Yuncheng

Drive to Hukou and tour Hukou Watefall. Tavel to Yuncheng in the afternoon. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
 
Day 9   Yuncheng - Luoyang

After breakfast, we drive to Xiezhou, visit to General Guan's Temple. In the afternoon, we drive to Luoyang, the ancient capital of China. On the way you will pass Sanmenxia City. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
 
Day10   Luoyang

We will tour the Longmen Caves. In 494 AD the Northern Wei Dynasty moved its capital from Datong to Luoyang. At Datong the dynasty had built. The impressive Yungang Caves and now at Luoyang they began work on the Longmen Caves. Over the next 200 or so years, more than 100,000 images and statues of Buddha and his disciples were carved into the cliff Walls on the bands of the Yi River, 1 km south of city. Visit the Huangcheng Park (royal town). Built on the ruins of the imperial palace. Visit the peony garden. Visit General Guan's Mausoleum, the burial of general Guan Yu from Three Kingdoms Period. Visit the Folk Craft Museum. We continue on to the White Horse Temple, the first temple constructed after Buddhism was introduced to China. Enjoy the local cuisine "water banquet".

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day11   Luoyang - Xian

After breakfast, we take the express train to Xian, the cradle of Chinese civilization, was the state capital of 73 emperors spanning 11 dynasties during 1100 years dating from 4,000 B.C. In the afternoon we will visit to the Shanxi History Museum.  This evening after an Imperial Dumpling Banquet Dinner, you will see a wonderful stage opera show of the Tang Dynasty, the one as being a “must see” in Xian.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day12  Xian- Mt. Huashan- Xian

After breakfast, we drive to Mt. Huashan, one of five holy mountains in China. Ascend by cable to the top of this majestic mountain for a breath-taking view of its five peaks and the Yellow River. Return to Xian in the afternnon.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day13  Xian - USA

After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your return flight back to your home. You will be in the United States the same day. End of tour.

  • Includes Breakfast

Tour Fare Includes

1. International air ticket between U.S. to China (economy class);
2. Five star hotel accommodations or local best hotel accommodations;
3. Three meals a day in China as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in hotels and local specialty cuisines;
4. Transportation inside China as specified in itinerary;
5. All entrance fees to the sightseeing sites as outlined in itinerary;
6. Experienced and knowledgeable English speaking tour guide throughout China;
7. Travel accident insurance. 

Tour Fare not Includes

1. Chinese Visa fee; 
2. All personal expenses: Telephone bills, Laundry, beverages, postage and excess baggage charges, extended stay and etc.;
3. Tips for tour guides and drivers; 
4. Cost of any programs and activities unlisted and all activities after leaving the group.

Meals

Three meals a day for the entire trip as specified in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
Buffet breakfast or Chinese breakfast each morning at hotel.
Chinese lunches and dinners at local restaurants.

Local Specialty Dinners

Taiyuan: Nuddle Courses
Pingyao: Jin Family Banquet
Luoyang: Water Banquet
Zhengzhou: Local Flavor Dinner

Entertainment

Shaolin Temple:Kongfu Show

 

HOTELS

Beijing.............Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing (5 stars)
Datong ...........Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong (5 stars)
Taiyuan...........World Trade Hotel (5 stars)
Pingyao...........Yunjincheng Hotel (5 stars)
Lingfen............Jindu Garden Grand Hotel (5 stars)
Yuncheng.........Jinxing Hotel (5 stars)
Luoyang...........Hyatt Place Luoyang (5 stars)
Zhengzhou.......Crowne Plaza Zhengzhou (5 stars)

COMPLIMENTARY

A bottle of mineral water provided on the bus every day;
Luggage tag and badge provided for your convenience.


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