14-Day Culture Immersion

Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Hangzhou - Suzhou -         Shanghai

Family tours can develop a broad vision for children and enhance the parent-child relationship. Take your kids on a China trip, let them get education through activities!

 

             Highlights:

  • Work as a panda keeper in Dujiangyan Panda Garden

  • Learn to make Terracotta soldier, Shu Brocade and dumplings

  • Experience tea-leaf picking in Hangzhou

  • Chinese history & culture immersion education

              Our service includes:

 China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;

  Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary as well as necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets in attractions;  

√  Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;

  Meals mentioned in the itinerary;

  Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;

√ Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;

 Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;

√ Traveler's accidental insurance.

 Detailed itinerary:

Welcome to China! Upon arrival, receive a warm greeting from your local guide and driver. Transfer to the hotel and then release from the jet lag after long-time flight.

Beijing arrival

Day 1

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In the morning, pay a visit to the Great Wall, its grey stones, lofty watchtowers and winding routes all tell a story of soul-stirring history. Later move steps to the Ming Tombs, the biggest imperial mausoleum complex in China. You will visit Dingling, the tomb of Wanli, which is the only excavated one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs. Enjoy a wonderful welcome dinner Peking Roast Duck that absolutely comfort your spirit and stomach after a whole-day sightseeing.

Beijing tour

Day 2

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Today firstly visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors sacrificed the heaven. Continue sightseeing to Tian’anmen Square, the largest central square in the world. And then enter the Forbidden City. For almost 500 years, it serves as the ceremonial and political center of central court. Looking at the yellow roof, glazed tile and red wall, just imagine what emperors’ daily life would be. Have a whole view of this magnificent palace from Jingshan Park.

Beijing tour

Day 3

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After breakfast, go sightseeing in Summer Palace, once "the Garden of Thousands Gardens" royally built in Qing Dynasty. Then experience the rickshaw in Hutongs. Hutong is perhaps the traditional Beijing alleys that show the real old Beijing. Make dumplings with the local residents, learn more about Chinese people's daily life and customs. Be taken to the airport for flight to Xi’an, the ancient capital for 13 dynasties. On arrival in Xi'an, be picked up and transferred to hotel.

Beijing tour, Beijing to Xi'an

Day 4

In the morning, transfer to visit the Terracotta Army, which is now the Terracotta Warriors Museum. It is a must-see place when you travelled to Xi'an. Even 2000 years has passed, the wood protects of the warriors are still clear to see. DIY a terracotta soldier by yourselves would be a lot of fun. Return to downtown Xi'an, learning China's long history in Shaanxi History Museum followed by visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of Xi’an City.

Xi'an tour

Day 5

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In the morning, have a leisure walk on the Ancient City Wall. Built in Ming Dynasty, this old architecture has an honored history of over 600 years and is the best preserved ancient city wall in China. There is a Muslim Quarter near the Great Mosque that you should never miss.  Be sent to the railway station to take a bullet train to Chengdu. Your escorted tour guide and driver will be waiting for you at the railway station, transfer to hotel and check in.

Xi'an tour, Xi'an to Chengdu

Day 6

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In the morning, transfer to Dujiangyan Panda Park. Get registered and sign up under the assistance of your tour guide, then change to the keeper's uniform and gloves. You will follow one of the professional panda keepers and then do works: clean panda enclosures, break down fresh bamboo for pandas, make panda cakes using bamboo flour and feed a panda on your own hands at close proximity. Transfer back to Chengdu in the late afternoon.  

Panda keeper work & sightseeing tour in Dujiangyan Panda Park

Day 7

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In the morning, pay a visit to Shuijingfang Wine Museum, where shows traditional skills of brewing Chinese wine. Move steps to Dufu's Thatched Cottageused to be the former home of Du Fu (712-770 AD). Like Shakespeare in English tradition, Du Fu's poetry came to be so deeply bound up with the constitution of literary value. Learn to make a small piece of Shu brocade product such as a fan or a handkerchief, after shown the traditional skills of brocade making skills. 

Chengdu tour

Day 8

After breakfast, transfer to Sichuan Cuisine Museum, or Chuancais Museum. Get to know the evolution of Sichuan cuisine culture from the period of ancient states of Ba and Shu up till now. Experience the traditional manufacturing techniques of flipping, sun-burning and dewing to make Pixian chilly bean paste. After that, be taught to make typical Sichuan dishes with an enjoyment to the senses of sight, smell, taste and touch. Fly to Hangzhou and check into hotel. 

Chengdu tour, Chengdu to Hangzhou

Day 9

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In the morning, go sightseeing to the West Lake,  walking on its path surrounding it and then step on Leifeng Pagoda to enjoy its panoramic view. Full of oriental implication, West Lake has always been written in Chinese poems. Hike to visit Lingyin Temple, where you will take a cable car down the hill and have a bird's view of the tea plantation on the slopes. Experience tea-leaf picking and tea-making in Meijiawu, learn more about Chinese tea culture. 

Hangzhou tour

Day 10

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After breakfast, drive to Wuzhen Water Town, which owns a history of more than 1,300 years. The reflection of old housing in rivers are like black and white ink paintings. Walking on the old streets, you will feel the extraordinary charm of ancient Chinese culture and the integration of modern life. There are some traditional stores such as Indigo Fabric Workshop, Wine Distillery Workshop and Water Market are well preserved that worth a go.  

Hangzhou to Wuzhen, Wuzhen tour

Day 11

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After breakfast, transfer to Suzhou, an ancient city famous for its delicate gardens. Visit Master-of-Nets Garden, an outstanding representative of oriental classic gardens. Explore the most historical site Tiger Hill, whose pagoda inside is the landmark of SuzhouLater ride a boat on the Great Canal to enjoy the waterway of Suzhou, also named the East Venice. The world-famous canal, starting in Beijing and ending in Hangzhou, is the longest and earliest artificial river by digging. 

Wuzhen to Suzhou, Suzhou tour

Day 12

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Drive to Shanghai in the morning. Firstly visit Yuyuan Garden, and then walk in the Former French Concession. Go through Nanjing Pedestrian, coming to Shanghai’s landmark, the Bund. It mainly includes Oriental Pearl TV Tower and 52 distinctive mansions in different styles. Enjoy a panoramic view of Shanghai from the 100th floor at “the Eye of Shanghai” - Shanghai World Financial Center.

Suzhou to Shanghai, Shanghai tour

Day 13

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You will be dropped off at the airport for flight back sweet home. Recollect wonderful pieces happening these days. China, Zai Jian(Goodbye)!

Shanghai departure

Day 14

Recommended hotels:

       China Panda Tour has selected below hotels in 3/4/5 star categories for your choice. These are depends on several & years' of our guests's feedback. Should you have other preferred hotels, please feel free to ask us to quote or you can book that yourselves.

Beijing Hotels

Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing★★★★★

Crowne Plaza Beijing hotel owns a central location on Wangfujing Street and easy access to Beijing's scenic points and business district.

Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao★★★★

Novotel Xinqiao has a long history since 1954 and hosted numerous prominent and global leaders. Centrally located within walking distance to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Wangfujing shopping area. 

Traveller Inn Hua Qiao Beijing★★★

With a traditional Chinese style architecture, the hotel is located in the heart of the CBD and the Hutong conservation area, adjacent to the embassy district, Lama Temple.

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        Trip Notes:

     This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according  to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule. 

- China Panda Tour also provides private tours with Spanish/German/French/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service. 

- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you satisfying service.

        Trip Information:

- Tour code: CPT-CT-04

- Price: from $1,628 p/p

- Tour type: private tour

- Departure date: flexible

- Travel route: Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Hangzhou - Suzhou-                                             Shanghai

- Trip length: 14 Days / 13 nights

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