11-day China Ice Festival Culture Tour

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Tour code: TCG-CIFT-02       

From the Forbidden City to the Summer Palace, from the Great Wall to the fantastic Longqingxia Ice Lantern Festival, from the Terracotta Warriors to the lovely Giant Pandas and the mysterious Taoping Qiang Village, this China winter tour package offers you a radically different experience.

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  • Day 1 Beijing Arrival

    Transfer via: TBA – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport to hotel transfer

    Meet your guide at Beijing Capital International Airport and then transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 2 Beijing

    Transfer via: by private car

    Activities for today: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Qianmen Dajie

    After breakfast at your hotel, meet the guide and transfer to visit the Temple of Heaven Park, which is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation.

    After lunch, walk through the Tian'anmen Square which is the largest city square in the world, and then enter the Forbidden City. It is the largest imperial palace in China for 24 emperors' reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years. After that, climb the nearby Jingshan Park and have a full view of the Forbidden City. Free walk on the Qianmen Dajie.

    Optional night show: Beijing Opera or the Legend of Kung Fu.

  • Day 3 Beijing

    Transfer via: by private car

    Activities for today: Badaling Great Wall, Longqingxia Gorge Ice and Snow Sculptures, Jade Factory

    Today drive to explore Badaling Great Wall. It is one of the great wonders in the world and the symbol of China. You will hiking up and down the wall and take a short hiking on the wall (you may choose to take the round-way cable car up and down the wall with own expense). In the afternoon, proceed to Longqingxia Gorge to enjoy the beautiful ice and snow sculptures. In the past over 20 years, the Longqingxia Ice and Snow Festival have been held annually. Many ice activities and folk performances are held there. Hundreds of ice sculptures made by both Chinese and foreign artists are exhibited there. On the way back to Beijing, pay a visit to the Jade Factory and learn about knowledge of Jade.

  • Day 4 Beijing

    Transfer via: by private car

    Activities for today: Summer Palace, Pearl Factory, Lama Temple, Beijng Hutongs

    In the morning, tour the Summer Palace, which is the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years. And then pay a visit to the Pearl Factory. After lunch, pay a visit to the Lama Temple, and then take a 3-wheel rickshaw to Hutong and have a visit to the local family. Hutong is the unique street design in Beijing - some crisscrossing old narrow paths with courtyard houses built on each side. It can be regarded as a window into Beijing folk life.

  • Day 5 Beijing/Xian

    Transfer via: High-speed Train for 1st seat class (about 5hrs) - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Train Station Transfer (Being, Xian)

    Transfer to the train station for the high-speed train to Xian. Upon arrival at Xian North Train Station, you're picked up to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 6 Xi'an

    Transfer via: by private car

    Activities for today: Xi'an Daqin Terra-Cotta & Lacquer Furniture Art Factory, Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive to visit the Xi'an Daqin Terra-Cotta & Lacquer Furniture Art Factory. In the factory, you can see the process of how to make Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Continue drive to visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20 th century; an army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb
    since 2200 year ago.

    In the afternoon, proceed to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park. The pagoda is the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang.

  • Day 7 Xi'an/Chengdu

    Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

    Activities for today: Shaanxi Provincial Museum, Ancient City Wall

    Morning transfer to visit Shaanxi Provincial Museum, where houses more than 370,000 pieces of historical relics. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Ancient City Wall, the best-kept and biggest city walls in China. Later, transfer to the airport for the flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel.

  • Day 8 Chengdu/Dujiangyan

    Transfer via: by private car

    Activities for today: Mt. Qingcheng, Dujiangyan Irrigation System

    Today we will make an excursion to Dujiangyan to visit the famous Taoist mountain - Mt. Qingcheng (including round-trip cable car) and the irrigation infrastructure built in 256 BC - Dujiangyan Irrigation System.

  • Day 9 Dujiangyan/Taoping Qiang Village/Chengdu

    Transfer via: by private car

    Activities for today: Taoping Qiang Village

    Drive about 2 hours to visit Taoping Qiang Village via the breathtaking Zipingpu Reservoir. Taoping Qiang Village is known as the Mysterious Oriental Castle for its unique builings and complicated roads. With a long history of more than 2000 years, the village still keeps traditional atmosphere. It is the best place to explore Qiang ethnic group's history, culture, art and custom. We will visit the old village and the new village. After sightseeing, drive back to Chengdu.

  • Day 10 Chengdu

    Transfer via: by private car

    Activities for today: Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Sanxingdui Museum, Jinli Old Street

    This morning, drive to Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base to see the lovely giant pandas. After lunch, drive to visit the Sanxingdui Museum to visit the unique cultural remains 40 km south of Chengdu. The museum is recognized as the most important ancient remains of the Sichuan region featured with unique artifacts. Later, visit Jinli Old Street to experience the locals' leisure life.

  • Day 11 Depart Chengdu

    Transfer via: TBA – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Hotel to Chengdu airport

    Today, your trip comes to an end with a transfer to the airport.

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