11 Days Classic China Kungfu Tour by Speed Train

Beijing / Luoyang / Xian / Shanghai

  • Xian train
  • Pagoda Forest
  • Grand canal
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
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  • Pagoda Forest
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
  • Xian train
  • Grand canal
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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    Our private tour features:
  1. Affordable & worry free;
  2. Just you or your group;
  3. 1-to-1 travel consultant within 0.5~23.5 hrs;
  4. Flexible departure & itinerary;
  5. Private guide & vehicle;
  6. Customizable to your needs & interests;
  7. All inclusive service;
Experience:
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Departure:
Any day you want
Group size:
You & Your family, friends or group
Tour Code:
CD-BXST-11
Features:
A wonderful trip for Kungfu fans who visit China for the first time, since this private tour not only includes the classic trip to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, but also a visit the Shaolin Temple, where you can see the authentic Chinese Kungfu. Transfering by high speed train, you will be amazed by its speed and comfort.

Price from $1443

Trip at a Glance

  • Day 1-4: Beijing
  • Forbidden City, Great Wall
    Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven

  • Day 5-6: Luoyang
  • Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grottoes
    White Horse Temple

  • Day 7-8: Xian
  • Terracotta Horses & Warriors,
    Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda

  • Day 9-11: Shanghai
  • Yu Garden & Bazaar, the Bund,
    Nanjing Road, Jinmao Tower

Itinerary Details Day by Day

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China, rich in history and culture.

Your lifetime China tour begins with welcome from your local guide at the Beijing airport. Then be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle.

The rest of today is yours to acclimatize or explore the vast metropolis on your own.

Traditional Lion Head Door Knocker
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)

Today's tour begins to visit the Tiananmen Square, the world's largest plaza. Walking through Tiananmen Gate, you'll enter the splendid Forbidden City, China's No.1 palace complex adorned with imperial treasures.

In the afternoon, you'll marvel at the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved Chinese imperial garden , also another ‘must see’ site after the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. And then you will enjoy a China Tea Ceremony.

In the evening there will be a Chinese Kungfu Show to you which is good to get a sip of Chinese martial art culture.

Forbidden City in Beijing
Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)

This morning tour will take you to size up the world-famous Great Wall (Badaling section), the key symbol of China. Flexible visiting time allows you to enjoy a lifetime trekking trip (1-2 hours' hiking). On the way to the Great Wall, you may have a distant view of the Olympic sites--Brid's Nest and Water Cube.

After the Wall visit, you'll take a leisurely stroll along the tranquil Sacred Road and Chingling Tomb. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Jade Factory.

In the evening, try the flavorful dish of Peking Roast Duck Dinner.

Visit Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing & Train to Luoyang (B)

Today after breakfast, you’ll visit the Temple of Heaven where the emperors worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest.

Then you will be escorted to the railway station and take high-speed G-train to Luoyang with 4 hours.

 

Transfer via: High Speed train Second Class seat arranged by us

Luoyang train
Day 5 Luoyang (B, L, D)

In the morning, take a short driving to Dengfeng, the origination of Chinese Kungfu, where you will have chance to visit the famous Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest. The Shaolin Temple, constructed in 495, is long famous for the coexistence of Chan School and martial art for westerner. Pagoda Forest is the graveyard of the Shaolin Temple. Housing the tombs of eminent monks from different historical periods, it is the largest pagoda forest in China.

After the tour, be transferred back to Luoyang in the late afternoon.

Pagoda Forest
Day 6 Luoyang & Train to Xian (B, L)

This morning you will be driven to visit the famous Longmen Grottoes - one of the top three largest grottoes in China. Then proceed to visit White Horse Temple, the temple is the first Buddhist temple in China, the important cradle of Chins’sbuddhism, which was introduced into China from India in 68AD in Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD – 220 AD) , the same year when the white horse temple was built.

After the visit, transfer to train station for the speed train to Xian, the ancient heart of China.

Upon your arrival, your local guide will greet and guide you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own.

 

Transfer via: High-speed train with second class seat arranged by us

Xian train
Day 7 Xian (B, L, D)

Today you will start to visit the incredible life-size Terracotta Horses and Warriors, where the emperors worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest. Then pay a visit to the Ceramics Factory to learn the Chinese ceramics culture.

Afterwards you will visit the Ancient City Walls, the largest and best-kept city walls on earth, you will have a memorable biking trip on the Walls.

After the wall visit, move to learn the Buddhist culture at the famous Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

In the evening, you will enjoy a fabulous Dumpling Dinner with the dancing show.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Day 8 Xian & Transfer to Shanghai (B, L)

After breakfast, you will tour The Shaanxi Provincial Museum and Muslim community before your guide escorts you to the train station for the overnight train to Shanghai.

Note: we’ll arrange flight if train ticket is sold out for the limited trains to Shanghai.

Shanxi Provincial Museum
Day 9 Shanghai (L)

Welcome to Shanghai, the most metropolis of China! Upon arrival, you’ll be met by our guide and escorted to your hotel.

Later of the day, you’ll visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, a must-see for all true Shanghainophiles to witness how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village. Continued is a tour to the beautiful Yu Garden, a pleasant enough,well-contained classical Chinese garden, and savor some local flavor snacks at the Yu Garden Bazaar.

Then ascend the Jinmao Tower to get an amazing bird’s eye view of this metropolis. Later you will pay a visit to the Silk Factory to learn Chinese silk culture.

In the evening, you may choose the recommended paid add-on show: --- Acrobatic Show.

 

Note:

1. Today's breakfast is not incuded
2. Hotel check-in time is subject to the room avilability as your arrival in in early morning.

Yu Garden
Day 10 Shanghai /Tongli / Suzhou / Shanghai (B, L)

On this morning you will be driven to Tongli (about 75 minute's drive) for the visit, and you will have a boat trip in Tongli, which is an age-old but very well preserved water township with a history of more than 1,000 years.

Then drive another 30 minutes to Suzhou for the visit of Lingering Garden, one of the four most famous classical gardens in China that famous for the way it artistically dealt with space, and seamlessly combined various pavilions into the picturesque landscape. Then visit No.1 Silk Factory, where you can learn more about silk production and the detailed steps involved in the silk making process.

After the tour, drive back to Shanghai.

Grand canal
Day 11 Shanghai Departure (B)

After breakfast, head to the famous Bund to witness Shanghai’s skyline, and stroll along China's No.1 shopping street, Nanjing Road.

After tour, be transferred to the Airport for your flight to next destination.

 

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New Pudong District from the Bund

This trip is from $1443 Per Person

Person3-Star4- Star
2 Person$1443 $1662
  • 1. The above prices are per person, and based on a twin-based room in each hotel level.
  • 2. The prices are subject to change according your traveling time. Usually higher price in high seasons, and lower in low seasons.
  • 3. The prices are valid until December 31st, 2013.
  • 4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.2.The USD quote is based on current exchange rate, it may change according the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quote will be remained the same.

What's included?

  • Transportation as listed;
  • All attraction entrance fees as listed;
  • All meals as listed;
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
  • Accommodations as listed;
  • Domestic flights or high-speed train as listed;
  • Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels;
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges;
  • Private escorted tour only for your group members.

What's excluded?

  • China Entry Visa Fees;
  • Personal expenses;
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China;
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver;
  • Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary;
  • Excess Baggage Charges;
  • Single Room Supplement.

Recommended Hotels included in Our Quotaion

Destination3-Star4- Star
BeijingHugongsi HotelBeijing International Hotel
LuoyangGuohao HotelLuoyang Grand Hotel
XianUnion Alliance Atravis Executive HotelGrand New World Hotel
ShanghaiHoliday Inn Express Shanghai WujiaochangNew World Shanghai

Please note:
The hotels listed are just for referrence. You can change to some other hotels as you like. Just tell your travel experts while enquiring the tour, and you will get a proper quotation based on your hotels.

Practical Info about Traveling with Us

Restaurant & Food

The restaurants we will take you for lunch or dinner are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. They have very good sanitary conditions and the food is prepared fresh and clean.

Note: If you have any special dietary needs, just let your travel consultant know while booking.

Vegetarian food Requirement

Vegetarian food in Chinese cuisine culture is usually divided into 3 categories: the Monastery Vegetarian Food, the Court Vegetarian Food and the Folk Vegetarian Food. And the main ingredients are: soybean, taro powder, mushrooms, fresh vegetables and tofu (bean curd). It will be easier to find the vegetarian restaurants in big cities of china, such as: Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, HK, etc.

If allergic to some food

We suggest you to list any food or ingredients that you are allergic to and let our travel consultant know. Then your travel consultant will mark them in the guide’s itinerary, so that our guides in different cities can make some preparations and arrangements in advance.

Do our guide and driver join the meal with us?

The tour guides and driver will be at the same restaurants with you, but they will only join the meal when you invite. Sometimes the drivers are shy to join as they usually eat fast and could not understand English talk around the table, so the guide will be with you more often.

Will we be able to try some local foods during our visit?

Yes, you will. There will be some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, and your private guide will be delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local restaurants, if you are interested in local food tasting. But remember, some local snacks may not match your stomach, so ask your guided for more information before eating.

Vehicles

We offer sedan cars, SUVs, business vans (MPV), and different types of buses. Different vehicles will be used according to different group size.

Shopping

What to buy in China?

In China, there are myriads of souvenirs for visitors, and each city has its own specialty.

Some of the best buys are:

  • Beijing: Cloisonné; Fresh water pearls
  • Xi'an: Replicas of the Terra Cotta soldiers; Tangsancai (Tang Dynasty hand painted China); Antique Furniture
  • Shanghai: Silk carpets
  • Hangzhou: Longjing Tea; Silk
  • Suzhou: Silk
  • Guilin: Scroll paintings; China Southern Sea Pearls
  • Yunnan: Mounted Butterflies; Pure tea; Dali Batik (tie-dyed fabric)
  • Xinjiang: Carpets; jade articles
  • Tibet: Thang-ka(tanka)(Sheep skin wall hangings)

How to bargain?

Bargains are not acceptable in big supermarkets and department stores. But in some night markets or tourist shops, you can bargain for a lower price, since the vendors always ask for very high price for a certain item. You’d better ask the opinion of the guide first, and then the guide will tell you the real value and quality of the item. Please note that when the bargain is processing, the guide will be hesitate to help as it may annoy the bosses. Just try to let the guides know you will bargain in advance.

What to do with persistent vendors?

If you do not need something from them, just do not ask for price. Some of the venders are very persisted, and if they keep selling things to you, you can simply say “No, thanks.” (Chinese pronunciation: ”Bu, XieXie”). If they do not give up, you just keep silence. Silence is sometimes useful to handle this situation.

More Tips for free-time shopping

  • 1. If you think you have no desire or interest, you do not feel embarrassed to let our guide know DIRECTLY (since some of our guides are enthusiastic in taking you shopping)
  • 2. Better to choose the shops run by the state when buying expensive articles.
  • 3. Do not shop everything in one city, because every place has its unique local products which worth buying.
  • 4. Do not feel obligate to buy anything only because the shop attendants are very kind to you.
  • 5. Be smart consumers. Do not spend big money on things you are not familiar with. Do ask for shop guarantee, contacts and certificates when purchasing big items like antiques, jade, arts pieces.
  • 6. Leave plenty of time for transactions. When you see something you like - buy it. Usually, you would not find it elsewhere and you would not have time to go back.
  • 7. Always verify the date of antiques before you purchase them. Antiques dated before 1795 cannot legally be exported.
  • 8. Articles made from rare wild animals are contraband and will be confiscated by customs without compensation.

Private tour & Group Tour

A: Private tours

  • 1. Private guide, driver and vehicle are for your exclusive use; no matter you are individually, or in a family or friends group. The tour is run exclusively for you without strangers.
  • 2. Every itinerary can be customized to meet your specific interests/ wishes, that is, you can choose your favored hotels, sightseeing spots, the tour length, means of transportation, budget, etc. All are free of charge.
  • 3. Start the tour on any date you want.
  • 4. Escort you through the whole tour. All private transfers during the tour are offered, including airport/train station transfer, hotel-attractions round trip transfer.
  • 5. The sightseeing during the tour could be based on your own timetable and pace. Flexible to change at your short notice.
  • 6. Ideal for people who need considerate care and assistance, such as elderly, the disabled, families with small children.

B: Group tours

  • 1. Low Price;
  • 2. Share a guide and driver;
  • 3. Share a clean, safe and air-conditioned vehicle;
  • 4. Good chance for you to meet and make friends from all over the world;
  • 5. Tour date is fixed and unchangeable.

Emergency calls

Call your guide, or if you can’t find your guide, call your travel consultant or our office immediately. All the phone numbers include in our confirmation letter. Keep the letter with your during your trip.

Note: As our Beijing office is using the different guide arranging system, so we will not be able to provide the Beijing guide information until the day before you arrival, but once we have it, we will email you immediately.

Check What our Customers Say...

Hello Tracy,

A-ma-zing everything perfectly organised and overwhelmed by the beauty of the grottoes and the knowledge of David. The Yardan Park was breath taking, so special. Even the 2 hour drive was amazing. The last hotel was very good. great mix between traditional, luxury and also accommodating to westerners.

Mattice & Lien

Mattice & Lien - 2020.08.13‚ Belgium, August 13, 2020

Hello Echo,

We had a wonderful trip! We enjoyed it very much!

You did a fantastic job (again)!

Everything was very well organised and there were no problems at all.

We have only 1 comment: 

When we arrived at the camp site in the desert in Duhuang, we found out that it had been possible to book a more private tent at a more quieter spot in the desert.

The karaoke, the bright lights and the generator were not exactly the desert experience we had hoped for.

So we would have liked it if we had been informed about the option of the 'private tent'.

Other than that all was perfect.

We will certainly recommend your agency to our friends and if we decide to do another trip in the future we will for sure use your services again.

Thank you!!!

Marlie

Marlie - 2020.08.12‚ Netherlands, August 12, 2020

Hello Vivien, 

Everything perfect up to now.  Evelyn is very nice and professional. 

Everything is going very well.  

Everything was good and we enjoyed a lot the trip.  Thanks for organizing and for asking

Faucitano - 2020.08.12‚ Italy, August 12, 2020
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