16-day China Tour for Seniors

Destinations: Beijing, Chengde, Datong, Taiyuan, Pingyao, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangshuo, Hong Kong

Tour code: TCG-L-031       

This is a perfect balance of Chinese history and scenery. From culture, architecture, religion, world heritage sites to one of the world's 10 top watery wonders. It will be an unforgettable experience in your life-time!

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  • Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

    Transfer via: international plane - your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport to hotel transfer (Beijing)

    You will be met on your arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport and transferred to the hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

    Beijing is the capital of China. It's one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, and it has been the political centre of China for centuries. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, historical alleyways, and huge stone walls and gates, and its art treasures and universities have made it a centre of culture and art in China.

  • Day 2 Beijing

    Activities for today: Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Squre, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park

    Today guide tour to start from 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 that, we will walk through the Tian'anmen Square which is the largest city square in the world, followed by the Forbidden City. It is the largest imperial palace in Cina for 24 emperors' reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years. Today's tour ends with a visit to the Jingshan Park where you will have a full view of the Forbidden City. Free evening for your leisure time.

  • Day 3 Beijing / Chengde

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Jinshanling Great Wall

    Drive to visit the famous wild great wall - Jinshanling Great Wall. This section of the Great Wall is the best preserved part of the Great Wall with many original features. It starts from the Wangjinglou Tower in the east and ends at Longyukou in the west and stretches about 10 kilometers (six miles). We will take the cable car up the wall and have a leisure walk on the wall. After the tour, continue your trip and drive to Chengde for overnight.

  • Day 4 Chengde/Beijing

    Activities for today: Mountain Resort, Putuo Zongcheng Temple & Puning Temple

    A guided tour will show you the Mountain Resort's architectural highlights, including the Putuo Zongcheng Temple and Puning Temple (Temple of Universal Peace).

    In the late afternoon, drive back to Beijing and have a free evening.

  • Day 5 Beijing/Datong

    Transfer via: train - on our arrangement

    Activities for today: Train station transfer (Beijing, Datong)

    Free at leisure in the morning and transfer to the railway station for the afternoon train to Datong.

    Upon arrival, you will be picked up to your hotel.

  • Day 6 Datong

    Activities for today: Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Temple

    Morning meet the guide and drive to explore Yungang Grottoes. It is one of the three major cave clusters in China and a relic of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534). Absorbing Indian Gandhara Buddhist art, Yungang sculptures developed traditional Chinese art melded with social features of the time.

    In the afternoon, visit the Huayan Temple. The temple is the largest and best preserved monastery of the Liao Dynasty in existence in China. It was built according to the Huayan Sutra Sect of the Huayan School and is unique in that it faces east instead of south.

  • Day 7 Datong/Taiyuan/Pingyao

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Hanging Temple

    Today we will drive about 1 hours and 50 minutes to explore the Hanging Temple. Since it hangs on the west cliff of Jinxia Gorge more than 50 meters above the ground, it is called Hanging Monastery. After that, we will continue drive to Pingyao via Taiyuan.

  • Day 8 Pingyao

    Activities for today: Wang Family Courtyard House, Pingyao Ancient Town

    In the morning, drive to visit Wang Family Courtyard House. It is not only an example of residential architecture, but also a museum of architectural art. Its sculptures of stone, wood and brick can be found everywhere in the courtyard. The crafts are refined and exquisite.

    After lunch, explore Pingyao Ancient Town including the Ri Sheng Chang Exchange Shop - the first money exchange shop in China as well as the founder of Chinese modern banks, Traditional Ming-Qing Street, Old City Wall. It is one of the best-preserved ancient towns in China. In 1986, the State Council proclaimed Pingyao as a historical and cultural site. Also, it was listed to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

  • Day 9 Pingyao / Xi'an

    Transfer via: fast train for 1st seat class Ref. train D2507 (14.11-17.04)

    Activities for today: Pingyao Old Town, Train station transfer (Pingyao, Xi'an)

    Half day explore Pingyao Ancient Town. After that, transfer to the railway station for the fast train to Xi'an. On arrival, be met and transfer to your hotel.

  • Day 10 Xi'an

    Activities for today: Terracotta Warriors and Horses Meseum, Grand Mosque, Old Muslim Quarters

    Today we will visit the Xi'an Daqin Terra-Cotta 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.
    Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Grand Mosque and free walk on the nearby Old Muslim Quarters.

  • Day 11 Xi'an / Guilin

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park, Airport transfer (Xi'an, Guilin)

    Today guide tour to visit the Shaanxi History Museum, which is one impressive museum housing more than 370,000 pieces of historical relics.
    In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park (excludes climbing the pagoda). 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. Transfer to the airport for the evening flight to Guilin. On arrival, be met and transfer to your hotel.

  • Day 12 Guilin

    Activities for today: Elephant Trunk Hill, Palace of Princess Jingjiang, Reed Flute Cave

    Today Guilin City tour starts from the municipal emblem of Guilin - Elephant Trunk Hill, Palace of Prince Jingjiang, and the Reed Flute Cave which is known as "Natural Art Gallery". Free walk along the Central Lakes and walking street.

  • Day 13 Guilin/Yangshuo

    Transfer via: Cruise - arranged by Trip China Guide

    Activities for today: Lijiang River Cruise to Yangshuo

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive about 40 minutes to Zhujiang Pier, and take a cruise on the Lijiang River (about 3.5-4 hours) and enjoy a simple Chinese buffet lunch on board.

    Upon arrival at the small town Yangshuo in the afternoon. Check in your hotel and free for your own exploration (perhaps strolling or shopping for some souvenirs along the West Street).

    Recommended evening activity: Impression Liu Sanjie, an outdoor night show, performing on the Lijiang River.

  • Day 14 Yangshuo

    Activities for today: Countryside Tour, Bamboo Rafting on Yulong River

    Today we will do cycling tour to explore the Yangshuo nearby countryside (about 1.5 hours), and take a bamboo rafting on Yulong River. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

  • Day 15 Yangshuo / Guilin / Hong Kong

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Free in Yangshuo, airport transfer (Guilin, Hong Kong)

    Free at leisure in Yangshuo town, until be met and transferred to Guilin Airport for the flight to Hong Kong.

    Upon arrival in Hong Kong, you will be met at the airport by driver and transferred to hotel check in. Free at leisure in the evening.

  • Day 16 Hong Kong Departure

    Transfer via: international plane - your arrangement

    Activities for today: Hotel to airport transfer (Hong Kong)

    Free at leisure. Transfer to the airport by driver for the flight back to your sweet home.

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