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Golden Triangle in China and Chengdu

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Day 1: Beijing
Welcome to China. After the border and customs formalities, an assistant will be waiting for you, to give you basic initial information and accompany on the transfer to take you from the airport to the hotel. Free time.

18.30hrs.- We meet our guide and our fellow passengers in the hotel reception area. Then we go on to familiarise ourselves with the city. We provide a transfer to Wangfujing street, a pedestrian and commercial street full of life with many shops and restaurants. Dinner included and return to hotel.
Day 2: Beijing
Total distance travelled: 190 km
Note: Sometimes there is a large number of tourists in the Great Wall and it may be advisable to go walking avoiding the delays that may exist in the climb by funicular
Landscapes: Great metropolis of Beijing leaving the city, green mountains area around the wall.

07.30hrs.- Beijing, departure. Today’s programme includes an excursion to the Great Wall. 09.30 hrs.- GREAT WALL OF CHINA (section Mutianyu). Arrival to this spectacular architectural work. Its history covers more than 2000 years. The day will include a cable car ride up and down to one of the most scenic areas. Free time to have lunch and enjoy the comercial area and the Exhibition Center on the Wall.
Returning to Beijing, we will stop in the 798 th district, with its contemporary art located in an old military factory. We will also visit the TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, one of the country’s largest sacred complexes and a World Heritage Site. Before returning to the hotel, and as a way to rest from this intense day, we will take a Tai Chi class and enjoy a foot massage. We will bid farewell to Beijing with a lacquered duck dinner included. Return to the hotel at 21.00hrs.
Day 3: Beijing
07.30hrs- An exciting day awaits us. We will discover the main points of interest in the Chinese capital. We will have a full day visit with a local guide in which we will visit some of the main points in the city. We will start walking through the immense Tiananmen Square one of the largest squares in the world, and from them, we will appreciate the Great National Theater, Beijing Opera House. Then, the Great Chinese Imperial Palace, better known as "The Forbidden City", the most majestic architectural complex in China from where 24 emperors ruled for almost 500 years. We will also have the opportunity to visit Jingshan Park where the Coal Hill is located, one of the best preserved imperial gardens in Beijing. We ascend to the top of the hill to have the best views (if the day is clear) on the Forbidden City. Lunch is included. In the afternoon we include a tricycle ride through the traditional neigbourhood of Beijing, known as Hutong. In this area we can see the typical life style in these popular neighborhood, visit typical shops and even a traditional house, a Siheyuan, with all its lounges around a courtyard. We will finish our visit knowing the SUMMER PALACE, the Imperial House of the Qing Dynasty with its beautiful gardens and lakes.

We finish the visit around 18.30 hrs..- You can return to the hotel with the bus or stay in the center (in this case, return to the hotel will be by your means. We always recommend you to bring the hotel card written in Chinese to explain to the taxi driver where do you want to go).

*Note: For reasons of heritage protection and increased visitor safety, the governing body of the Imperial Palace or Forbidden City has reduced the daily capacity of visitors for an indeterminate period of time. For this reason, we cannot guarantee that such a visit will take place. If it cannot be carried out, it would be replaced by a visit to the Confucius Temple and also the Lama Temple, both also emblematic of Chinese history and culture.
Day 4: Beijing- Nanjing.-
Total distance travelled: 1.030 km on the high-speed train.

Scenery: Some mountainous areas, beautiful landscapes from the train.

Note: The indicated train schedule can be modified. In the train journey each passenger must carry their luggage.

07.00hrs.- Hotel departure. Transfer to the train station. We leave from Beijing in a very modern high speed train and in less than three hours we will arrive in Nanjing (expected train departure at 09:00 hrs from Beijing). From here, we continue our route in our coach.

12.25 hrs.- We arrive in NANJING, a city of eight million people and considered by many to be the most pleasant in China. We will be amazed by the activity and commercial life of this modern metropolis. We will visit the Purple Mountain, where we will look round the SUN YATSEN mausoleum and the picturesque Lingu Temple.

About 18.00 hrs accommodation at the hotel. We suggest you to stroll in the city, modern, pleasant and full of commercial life and restaurants. Free time later on. Overnight.

Day 5: Nanjing- Suzhou- Tongli- Shanghai.-
Total distance travelled: 350 km. Scenery: Plain and lakes
Note: We can first visit Suzhou and then Tongli.

07.30hrs.- Nanjing- Departure. We continue our route to the south of China. 10.45hrs.- SUZHOU, arrival to the city which has wonderful gardens that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch is included. This city was the main silk producer in the world, and was always associated with beauty and elegance. We include entrance tickets to the garden of the humble administrator. We will have free time to stroll along the very picturesque Pingjian road.

15.15hrs.- Suzhou- Departure. We soon enter the immense megalopolis of almost 25 million inhabitants.
16.00hrs.- TONGLI, arrival to this charming lake town with its small houses next to the canals and their gondolas. We included a nice boat ride.

18.00hrs.- Tongli- Departure.
20.00hrs.- SHANGHAI. Arrival.
Day 6: Shanghai.-

In the morning, our trip includes a visit round this impressive city. We will know the area of Pudong, located across the Huangpu River, is now the financial district, with its skyscrapers as the Pearl Tower. We will walk around the elevated walkways with a spectacular view of the modern towers and take a local ferry to cross the river to get a view of the scenery from the water and see the city life. We come to the Bund, with its 19th-century European style buildings. Then we will go to the Old City and the Yuyuan Garden, a private garden that was built during the Ming Dynasty. We will enjoy a demonstration of the Tea ceremony, traditional drink that plays an important cultural role in China. We will pass by one of the most fashionable neighborhoods of the capital, Xintiandi. Lunch included. Then, visit Tianzifang, a former residential area known for its narrow, labyrinthine traditional streets with its small craft shops and art galleries. We finish the visit along the Bund with its old buildings that remind us of the influence of European trade.

We finish the visit around 18.30 hrs..- You can return to the hotel with the bus or stay in the center (in this case, return to the hotel will be by your means. We always recommend you to bring the hotel card written in Chinese to explain to the taxi driver where do you want to go).
Day 7: Shanghai- Luoyang.-
Distance travelled by high-speed train: 1020 km Scenery: Plains, mountains, a variety of scenery seen from our comfortable train.
Note: The train timetable may be changed. Each passenger must carry their luggage on the trip. Do not carry sprays/aerosols larger than 100ml in your suitcase as they may be removed by the security checkpoint.

05.30 hrs.- Departure from the hotel. Picnic type breakfast. Transfer to the railway station. We take one of the fantastic Chinese high-speed trains. The train is expected to leave at 07.17 hrs.- Enjoy your railway trip, scenery of inland China, large plains, rice paddies, mountainous areas and greenery.

13.10 hrs.- LUOYANG – LONGMEN - Arrival -. Lunch included. After this we will see the LONGMEN CAVES-. The impressive Buddhist caves over a kilometre long. In the rocky wall of the river, more than 100,000 images of Buddha were cut. We will walk along its base and visit the most spectacular of them, including a boat trip to see them from the water.

NOTE: The boat ride may be suspended due to adverse weather conditions or river flooding.

17:30 Departure from Longmen

18:15 Arrival to Luoyang and and are transferred to the old city, going in through its impressive wall and where we can enjoy the great traditional activity and its lit up streets. We are shown the life of a small provincial capital of inland China. Return to the hotel.
Day 8: Luoyang- White Horse Monastery -Sanmexia- Xian.-
Distance travelled: 410 KM
Scenery: Pleasant scenery.

07:20 Hrs. Departure from the hotel
08:10 Hrs.- Arrival at the WHITE HORSE BUDDHIST MONASTERY, a huge monastery and place of study where Buddhists from all countries of the world.

09:30 hrs.- Departure from the monastery.
11:30 Hrs.- Arrival to SANMEXIA, in this historical city bathed by the waters of the Yellow River, we will visit the Baoulon temple with its high pagoda and visit one of the best museums in China: the Guo museum with the funeral carts of the ancient state of Guo. Lunch included.

14:30 Hrs.- Departure. We continue to the east, we will see Mount Hua, a sacred mountain.
18:30 Hrs.- XIAN, arrival and overnight.
Day 9: Xian
Total distance travelled: 105 km.

Important Note: You must present your passport for entry to the Terracotta Army Museum.

08.00hrs.- First thing in the morning, we will go to see the TERRACOTA ARMY, with its thousands of life size clay soldiers that were found underground. This fantastic archaeological site is less than an hour from the center of Xian.

Free time for lunch.
13.50hrs.- Terracota Army. Departure.
14.50 hrs.- XIAN. We will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda where we will enjoy a brief Chinese calligraphy course. Later, we go across through the walled centre. We will cross the Muslim quarter there and we will enter the mosque, where we will be able to see the multiple cultures and religions that have left their mark on this country. Our tour will also include entry tickets to the Drum Tower where we will enjoy a short show of traditional instrument playing. Free time.- We will then take a walk through its Muslim quarter and enter the mosque, where we can think about how the different cultures and religions that have populated the scenery have left their mark.

At around 18:30 p.m. we finish our visit. You can return to the hotel or walk around on your own in the active historic center.
Day 10: Xian- Chengdu.-
We leave Xian in a very modern high-speed train, and in just over three hours we cover the 700 km that separate us from CHENGDU. On arrival we will go to the Panda Bear research and breeding centre, a reserve where 120 giant pandas and 76 red pandas live. Lunch included. In the afternoon we will take a stroll through the People´s Park, with its small lake, the local people doing Taichi, and its tea houses.-
Day 11: Chengdu- Dujiangyan- Qingcheng Shan- Jiezi- Chengdu.-
Today we include full-day tour of Sichuan Province, with its pleasant landscapes and traditional villages. In DUJIANGYAN we see the traditional irrigation system, which has been working for more than 2000 years and is a world heritage site. QUINGCHENG SHAN, “mountain of the green city” is a Taoist holy mountain. Its paths through the forests show us caves, pavilions and centuries-old wooden temples, lunch included. Finally, we will visit the ancient city of JIEZI with its alleys with over a thousand years of history. Return to CHENGDU.
Day 12:
After breakfast, end of our services.

Price includes


  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, hotel and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: BEIJING, SHANGHAI, Xian
  • Excursion: Great Wall of China Mutianyu section, Tricycle ride through the traditional neigbourhood , Dujiangyan, Quingcheng Shan Mountain and ancient city of Jiezi
  • Boat: Boat Ride, Boat trip , Boat trip in Quingcheng Shan Mountain
  • Evening transfer: Wangfujing street, Old City
  • Ticket admission: Great Wall of China Mutianyu, Temple of Heaven, foot massage, Tai Chi class, The Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Summer Palace , The Sun Yatsen Mausoleum and Lingu Temple , Garden of the humble administrator , Yuyuan Garden and demonstration of the Tea ceremony , White Horse Temple , Buddhist caves of Longmen , Baoulon Temple, Guo Museum , Terracota Army Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Chinese calligraphy course, mosque, show of traditional instrument playing in Drum Tower (not always guaranteed) , Traditional irrigation system in Dujiangyan, Sacred Mountain of Quingcheng Shan
  • Ferry: Huangpu River in Shanghai
  • Funicular: Great Wall of China, Quingcheng Shan Mountain
  • High speed train: Beijing - Nanjing, Shanghai - Luoyang
  • 2 dinner included in: BEIJING, BEIJING

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No.16 Jia,Xi Da Wang Road, Chaoyang, CP 100124,BEIJING , 100124 , PEKIN , CHINA
28 Pu Dong Avenue 200120 SHANGHAI CHINA , 200120 , SHANGHAI , CHINA
China, Shaanxi, Xi´an, Lianhu, Weiyang Rd, 33 , 0 , Xian , CHINA
68 Huaihai Rd, XinJieKou, Qinhuai Qu, Nanjing Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China , 210005 , NANJING , CHINA
76 Jinguyuan Road Xi Gong District, Henan, Luoyang, Henan 471000 , 471000 , LUOYANG , CHINA
West of Longshu North Road, No. 22, Lian Hu Qu, Xi´An, Shaanxi, China, 710014 , 710014 , Xian , CHINA
1 Huaibin Rd, Gulou Qu, Nanjing Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 210011 , 210011 , NANJING , CHINA
Kaiyuan Avenue Geological and Mining Building, Luolong District, Luoyang City , 000 , LUOYANG , CHINA
168 Xi Yulong Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu , 610015 , CHENGDU , CHINA
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