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CD05: 8 Days Private Chengdu Xian  Beijing
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Day 1 Arrival in Chengdu
Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer.
Our guide will greet you ahead of time outside the customs of Chengdu Airport after you retrieve your luggage and clear the customs. Then you will be transferred to the hotel, and the check-in procedures will be finished under the help of your private guide. In the rest of the day, you can choose to have a nice break in the hotel, or you can just go around to get familiar with the surroundings.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Chengdu
Giant Panda Base, Broad and Narrow Alleys, Jinsha Site Museum. (B)
Playful pandas
Your private panda tour begins with Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, the highlight of this route. Panda is regarded as the living fossil and national treasure of China, for they are endangered species. We will drive to the base in the early morning, so that you can reach there at the pandas' most exciting time, breakfast feeding moment.

In the base, there are enclosures for pandas in different ages, including cubs, sub-adult and adult pandas. Most adult pandas are sleepy and languid, lying in the mats, while the cubs and sub-adult pandas are very active, playing and eating all the time in their houses. There are also pandas breeding outdoors. Under the warm sunshine, they are sitting, lying, playing and scrambling in the lawn. You will be teased by their funny behaviors. Besides, you can visit the nursery houses, where the newly born panda babies stay. Most of them are sleeping or at suck, so cute and alive. Apart from that, you can also drop by the Giant Panda Museum to get an overview of their origin, or go to the panda kitchen to figure out what panda feeds on. The panda cinema will show you more interesting stories of them. 

Lunch is on your own arrangement, and our guide will offer you suggestions. After lunch, we will continue the journey to Broad and Narrow Alleys. The commercial street used to be the local people's residence, and developed into a cultural quarter. There are many tea houses, fancy restaurants, craft shops and pubs. After a short linger in the street, we are going to Jinsha Site Museum to sense the civilization and history of Sichuan Province.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Chengdu - Xian
A high-speed train to Xian. Train station to hotel transfer. City Wall. (B)
Terracotta Warriors Museum, Xian
Take a morning high-speed train to Xian in around 4 hours. Our guide will pick you up at the North railway station and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit the ancient City Wall. The City Wall is the best name card of Xian. Strolling along the wall, you will get closer to the history. Besides, cycling on the wall will be an exciting activity.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Xian
Terracotta Warriors Museum, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Street. (B+L)
This morning the guide will accompany you to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Houses Museum, the world's largest underground military museum. There are life-sized pottery figures in arrays, wearing different facial expressions. They were buried with the Emperor Qingshihuang for his protection.

Afterwards, we drive back to downtown and follow the guide to enter into a local family to visit the common Chinese people. An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be arranged in the family, for you to taste the delicious homemade Chinese dishes.

In the afternoon, visit the Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a delicate Buddhist site surviving from the Tang Dynasty. Continue the trip to the Muslim Street.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home cooked a la carte lunch
Day 5 Xian - Beijing
A high-speed train to Beijing. Railway station-hotel transfer. (B)
Our clients learn to make dumplings in Xian family visit
In the morning, we will arrange you to take a high speed train for around 5.5 hours to Beijing. You will be greeted by our guide at the railway station and transferred to the hotel. Have a rest for the remaining day.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 6 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven. (B+L)
After breakfast in the hotel, we will set off to Tiananmen Square - the largest city center square in the world. It is also the largest place for the public gathering like parade and national ceremonies. In the morning, the regular national flag rising ceremony will be held in the front of the square. Stroll north across the square, you will reach the Forbidden City, the real stunner of Chinese classic architecture. It was not only the political center in ancient China, but also the living palace of 24 emperors and their families.

An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) is arranged at a fancy restaurant, for you to taste the authentic Chinese food especially the famous Peking Roast Duck. This afternoon, we will continue our trip to the Temple of Heaven, the witness of heaven worship culture of China. It was the site where emperors worshipped for a fruitful harvest for his people.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 7 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Ming Tomb, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Our clients visiting Badaling Great Wall, Beijing
In the morning, we will drive you to see one of the eight world wonders, the Great Wall. The part we are going to visit is Badaling, the best-preserved and most typical section. The wall winds along the rolling hills, which used to be the forceful defense system in war time based on the dangerous geographic location. An excursion on the wall will make you refreshed and relaxed. We would not arrange today's lunch for you, for the restaurants nearby are in poor quality. You are suggested to have a big breakfast in the hotel and have a simple fast food around the site.

In the afternoon, your visit will continue to the Sacred Way and Ming Tomb. On the way back to downtown, we will drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) for you to have a glimpse of it at a distance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 8 Departure from Beijing
Summer Palace. Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
The guide will greet you in the morning and lead you to the Summer Palace. The palace garden was the summer resort of the ancient royal families. It not only retains the grandeur of the imperial garden, but also fully shows its delicacy and elegance. Afterwards, our guide will see you off at the airport. Wish you a nice journey home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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12% off - book 2019 tours by Dec 31, 2018; 5% off - book 2018 tours 30 days in advance
Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$1479 $1301$1319 $1160$1139 $1002
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$1359 $1195$1189 $1046$1019 $896
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
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Price Includes
  • Domestic train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guide(s)
  • Private driver(s) & air-conditioned vehicle(s)
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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