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We had a wonderful time in Tibet. We have learned a lot about this unique destination because of the wonderful guide Degyi who is so knowledge and always available towards our tours. We stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa, and we would never imagine a Tibet travel could be so nice and amazing without the help of Degyi.

Also, thanks a lot to our Tibetan driver Mr.Wongdun for his safe driving and a good sense of service along the way.

We shall return Tibet in the near future!

P.B. and A. A - Europe
Tibet Travel

June 2018 (Private Tibet Journey from Kathmandu)

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Classic China Culinary TourTour Name:         Classic China Culinary Tour
Tour Code:          M78D261
Duration:            12 Days & 11 Nights
Destination:        Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai
Features:            China's culinary history is one of the most venerable in the world. This classic culinary tour offers you the chance to visit some of China's most popular destinations, eat the regional food and learn how to cook the food. Join us today to experience the adventures to a Chinese kitchen.
Departure Date:
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Tour Price:          From $ P.P

Trip Summary

Detailed Itinerary

Dates & Prices

 Tour Dates

 Destinations

 Tours & Services

Meals

 Accommodation

Day01

 Beijing 

Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel.  N/A

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

Day02

 Beijing 

Full day visit Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Temple of Heaven, enjoy Peking Roast Duck Dinner. B, L, SD

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

 Day03

 Beijing 

Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking including cable cars. In the afternoon you will visit the Summer Palace with a boat ride. B, L

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

   Day04   Beijing  In the morning you will take cooking course at Beijing Cuisine School. In the afternoon you will have a walking to a local food market. Then you will take a Rickshaw Ride to visit the Hutongs, visit a local family. B, L Jianguo Hotel Beijing 

 Day05

 Beijing / Xian

Transferred to airport for flight to Xian. Visit Xian City Wall with Bicycle ride, learn how to make dumplings. Enjoy splendid Tang Dynasty Show and dumpling dinner. B, L, SD

Grand New World Hotel

 Day06

 Xian

Visit The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, Drum Tower, walking on the Muslim Food Market and local bazaar in the old city area. B, L

 Grand New World Hotel

 Day07

 Xian / Guilin

Be transferred to airport for flight to Guilin. Visit Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill in Guilin.  B, L  Guilin Bravo Hotel

 Day08

Guilin

Li River cruise to Yangshuo, take Chinese cookery lesson in Yangshuo. B, L, D

New West Street Int'l

 Day09

Guilin / Shanghai

A bicycle tour to visit rustic Yangshuo in the morning then transferred to airport for flight to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, be met and visit Nanjing Road and The Bund. B, L

 The Bund Hotel

 Day10

 Shanghai

Visit Ancient Water Town - Zhujiajiao, Yuyuan Garden and old city area. Enjoy Chinese acrobatic Show at night. B, L

 The Bund Hotel

   Day11  Shanghai This morning you will take a cooking class in a local Shanghainese home, have lunch with the host family, free in the afternoon at your own leisure. B, L  The Bund Hotel

 Day12

 Shanghai

Transferred to airport for your departure flight. Trip ends.  B  N/A

Day01 Arrival Beijing
Today you arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Greeted and received by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Beijing. The rest of day is at your own disposal.


Day02 Beijing (B, L, SD)Peking Roast Duck Dinner,China
Enjoy your buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today you will have a day guided tour to explore Beijing. This morning the tour begins with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, located in the southern part of Beijing, and has been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors, and is the largest one in Beijing among several royal altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon and other deities or symbolic forces of Nature. Then you will take a walking in the iconic Tiananmen Square, which is probably the biggest one of its kind in the world. From here you will go on to the Forbidden City (also known officially as the Imperial Palace Museum) was commissioned by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Yong Le. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700's and on wards. The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and is now a major tourist attraction in China. The total area of the complex is 183 acres, so it takes quite a while to walk through, especially if you want to have a close look at everything. All together there are 9,999 1/2 rooms in the Museum, not all of which can be visited. At night you will enjoy delicious Peking Roast Duck Dinner at a fine local restaurant.


Day03 Beijing (B, L, D)Great Wall of China
This morning you will head to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. The Great Wall, like the Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and the Hanging Garden of Babylon, is one of the great wonders of the world. Starting out in the east on the banks of the Yalu Rivers in Liaoning Province, the Great Wall stretches westwards for 12,700km to Jiayuguan in the Bobi Desert, thus known as the Ten Thousand Li Wall in China. In the afternoon you will return back the town and take a trip to the Summer Palace. Located at the northwest suburb of Beijing, the Summer Palace was originally a royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty, Its predecessor was the Garden of Clear Ripples (Qingyiyuan) started in 1750 and burned down by the British and French allied troops in 1860. In 1886, Empress Dowager Cixi used navy outlays and other funds in the reconstruction and renamed the park as Summer Palace in 1888.The Summer Palace in northwest suburban Beijing is the largest and most complete imperial garden existing in China. You will have a lakeside cruise on the lovely Kunming Lake and enjoy the magical views of the temples, pavilions and covered corridors around.


Day04 Beijing (B, L)Beijing Cooking Class,China
In the morning you will be driven to a local cooking school to learn how to cook Chinese food. The teachers will teach you how to cook the real Chinese food step by step and one-on-one. You will cooperate with the other students from all over the world and have lunch that you cooked together. In the afternoon you will have a walking to a local food market. Afterwards you will experience a unique Hutong tour by a rickshaw to discover the old residential area of Beijing. Hutongs are closely associated with individual four-sided courtyard in which people live. Most Hutongs are running east west for the local dwellers to procure the sunlight. You will visit a local family in the Hutong area.


Day05 Beijing / Xian (B, L, D)Dumpling Dinner,Xian,China
Take a morning flight to Xian. Arrival in Xian, your guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to the town for a trip to the Ancient City Wall of Xian. Built 600 years ago (1374 - 1378) in the Ming Dynasty, the Wall was added on the Tang Dynasty walls. Being the most prominent walls built after medieval time, it is also the best-kept and biggest city walls in Xian. You will ride a bicycle on the Ancient City Wall. After that you will make Chinese dumplings at a local's home. At night you will enjoy the amazing Tang Dynasty Show.

 
Day06 Xian (B, L) Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses
Your Xian tour begins with the mighty Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses. Discovered in 1974, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Site is one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20th century. In a vault of approximately 12,000m2 and 5m underground lay some 8,000 terracotta infantry soldiers, archers, cavalrymen and chariots arranged in battle formation, ready to defend their emperor's immortal soul. After the visit you will have a very good local lunch at a graceful restaurant. Then you will head back town to visit the Drum Tower and have a walking on the Muslim food market and its nearby bazaar in the old city area.


Day07 Xian / Guilin (B, L)Reed Flute Cave Guilin
Transfer to airport to take your flight to Guilin. Arrive in Guilin, be met and visit Reed Flute Cave, visit Reed Flute Cave. Comprising different kinds of natural rock formations, Reed Flute Cave (Lu Di Yan) is the most important and sight worthy cave of Guilin vicinity for its length of 240 meters and its many stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations in weird and wonderful shapes appealing to everyone's imagination. In addition, you will visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, located at the confluence of the Li River and Peach Blossom River in the south central area of Guilin City. It looks like a huge elephant stretching its trunk and drinking water, hence the name. Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of Guilin and its limestone landscape.


Day08 Guilin - Yangshuo (B, L, D)Rustic Li River
Guilin is perhaps China's most scenic city. It is no doubt that the best way to enjoy its picturesque scenery is from a floating deck of a luxury cruise on the Li River. Your guide and driver will transfer you from your hotel to Zhujiang Pier to board your wonderful river cruise tour to Yangshuo. Li River, also known as Guishui River or Gui River, takes its source at Mao'er Mountain in Xing'an County, which lies to northeast Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Li River makes its way through Guilin and Yangshuo and merges into Xijiang River in Wuzhou. The mountains on the banks over 40 kilometers long between Guilin and Yangshuo display their extraordinary beauty as a result of the development of the limestone. More than 40,000 hills lie along the two sides of the river, covering a total length of more than 150 kilometers. With their astonishing resemblance to bamboo shoot, screen, elephant and camel, these mountains, together with green banyans and green bamboo as well as the cottages and fishing boats, contribute to form a scenery picture depicting a haven of peace dominated by green. After a 4.5 hours cruise on the river you will finally make disembarkation at Yangshuo where you will take a Chinese cookery lesson. This class begins at the local market where ingredients for the dishes are chosen by students. Back at a covered, rooftop patio-classroom, you have an opportunity to learn three dishes and enjoy the dishes cooked by you.


Day09 Yangshuo - Guilin / Shanghai (B, L)Rustic Guilin and Yangshuo
This morning you will have a bicycle tour to discover the rustic landscapes of Yangshuo. The tour lasts approx. 2hrs. After that you will be transferred to Guilin airport to take your flight to Shanghai. In Shanghai, you will be met and received by local guide who will transfer you to the town for a walking tour to the famous Nanjing Road and the Bund. Nanjing Road is Shanghai's most hustle and bustle pedestrian street. The Bund is without question one of the most popular Shanghai attractions. This waterfront area, which runs for about a mile along the Huangpu River, forms the easternmost boundary of Old Shanghai, and here you can gaze at buildings of various architectural styles. You will enjoy a river cruise on the Huangpu River to view the townscape from a floating perspective.


Day10 Shanghai (B, L)Zhujiajiao Ancient Town,Shanghai
This morning you will head to Zhujiajiao, Shanghai's ancient water town. You will have a boat tour in Zhujiajiao. Drive back the city and visit Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan garden is the most famous garden in south China and decorated with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. At night you will enjoy a splendid Chinese acrobatic Show.


Day11 Shanghai (B, L)Street Stall Food Market,China
This morning is a highlight of your culinary adventure and an opportunity to gain invaluable insight into local cuisine and the role it plays in Chinese culture: a cooking class in a local home. Your hosts will welcome you to their village and take you to the market where they purchase fresh vegetables and fruit daily. Learn about their way of life and the various ingredients, and then return to their home to learn how to make a Chinese soup and enjoy lunch with your local host.

 


Day12 Depart Shanghai (B)
Your guide and driver will transfer you to airport according to your flight schedule. End of your China Culinary Tour.





Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
01).
All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a local English speaking guide in each city (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
08). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

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