Imperial China    *alt*

8 days
Wendy Wu
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Discover over three millennia of the Middle Kingdom's history in China's two great historical capitals, Beijing and Xian. Visit the imperial treasures of Beijing before taking the super-fast bullet train to Xian, home of the Terracotta Warriors, before taking a equally quick bullet train back to the Capital.

What's Included?
all international airfares
all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
all accommodation
meals as stated
antrance fees, guides and daily tours
visa fees for EU and UK passport holders


 Days 1-2 Fly to Beijing

Fly overnight to Beijing, capital of China.

 Day 3 Forbidden City

Stroll through Tiananmen Square past Chairman Mao's Mausoleum to the treasure filled Forbidden City. Also visit the unique Temple of Heaven, and enjoy a Peking Duck meal. (B,L,D)

 Day 4 The Great Wall of China

Walk on the Great Wall to appreciate 2,000 years of history while admiring the panoramic views. The Great Wall is China's most iconic attraction, which stretches over 4,000 miles. Also tour the exquisite Summer Palace. (B,L)

 Day 5 Bullet Train to Xian

Visit the 15th Century Temple of Heaven and take a private lesson with a Tai Chi Master. Later, take the high speed Bullet Train to Xian. (B,L)

 Day 6 Terracotta Warriors

Visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century - the Terracotta Warriors. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing. (B,L,D)

 Day 7 Bullet Train to Beijing

Walk along the Ancient City Wall and stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter, past the Great Mosque to explore the Islamic food markets. Board the Bullet Train back to Beijing, passing by China's beautiful countryside. (B,L)

 Day 8 Fly Beijing to UK

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. (B)