China, a country of contrasts, brings tradition and innovation together in the most unique way,
with rice fields and monasteries sitting beside ultramodern megacities. Shop in Shanghai, see
giant pandas in Chengdu or cruise through the karst topography of Guilin— China will never fail
Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing
Eat some Peking duck
Discover the Terracotta Army in Xi’an
Walk along The Bund in Shanghai
Be enthralled by Guilin’s karst
Feel at peace in Hangzhou’s Six
Play with the Giant Pandas of Chengdu
Photograph The Yellow Mountains of
Best Time To Visit
Arrive to Shanghai – the river city:
Welcome to Shanghai. On arrival, you will be greeted by the Thomas Cook Tour Manager/local representative outside the baggage hall area at the airport. Proceed to the hotel and check in, (check in time after 14:00 hrs.). This evening you have the chance to enjoy the famous Acrobatic show where top artists display their prowess at trick cycling, spinning, juggling and Chinese dancing. Proceed for a delicious dinner at restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Shanghai.
Visit to the observatory deck of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower to get the panoramic view of the city. Visit the Shanghai Zoo to see the Pandas. Get on board the Huangpu River Cruise.
Today, after an American breakfast, join us on an exciting city tour of Shanghai. Get ready to see splendid views of the city from the observatory deck at 263 meters of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, along with the Glass Bottom Floor at 259 meters. Proceed to Shanghai Zoo to see the Giant Panda and the Red Panda. Sitting in the outdoor exhibition area you can see every move of the Panda. Visit the Pearl Factory (Compulsory Stop), and then have lunch at a restaurant. Enjoy photo stop at the famous Nanjing Road. Later enjoy shopping at A.P.Plaza / Taobao Market. Proceed to board the Huangpu River Cruise and experience the beautifully illuminated skyline of Shanghai. Dinner at a restaurant, overnight at Hotel in Shanghai.
Fly to Xian – the ancient city of Chang’an:
Visit the world famous Terra-Cotta warriors and enjoy a short 360-degree film, proceed to the famous Wild Goose Pagoda. Today it would be a packed breakfast, check out and proceed to the Airport to catch an early morning flight to Xian. Arrive and proceed to visit the famous Terra Cotta warriors (one way battery car for your convenience) where you can see life-sized Terra Cotta warriors and horses arranged in battle formation. Also enjoy a 360 degree film presentation about the terracotta army; its history and formation. Enjoy packed subway lunch. Later proceed to Wild Goose Pagoda, where you will also see the colorful and musical fountain show which will leave you in awe. Tonight enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Today the bags will be couriered to Beijing directly, so kindly carry a small handbag for overnight stay at Xian. Overnight at Hotel or in Xian.
Travel to Beijing, the Capital City of China:
Today after an American breakfast, check out and proceed to Xian Railway Station to board a high speed train to Beijing. On arrival to Beijing there will be Packed Lunch. Later visit Tiananmen Square, one of the largest squares in the world, named after the Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. Later see the Forbidden City which was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the home to the emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Enjoy dinner at local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Beijing.
enjoy an exciting and unforgettable tour to the world famous Great Wall of China:
Today after an American breakfast, proceed on a guided tour of the renowned Great Wall of China, stretching to a length of around 5500 miles across China, we visit the Juyongguan pass section of the wall. Experience local Chinese lunch. Visit the Jade Factory (compulsory stop). Get a chance to see the Olympics Venue of 2008 with its Aqua Theatre, the “Bird’s Nest” stadium and the dragon shaped Olympic Office. Visit the Silk Factory (compulsory stop). In the evening enjoy the famous Golden Mask Dynasty show – an awe-inspiring show with grand sets, colorful costumes and spectacular performances. Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel in Beijing.
Fly back home.
Enjoy an American breakfast at your hotel. Later today, proceed to the airport as this fantastic tour comes to an end. Return home with wonderful memories of your tour.