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This 10 days trip will take you to see 3 major cities in China: Beijing, Qingdao and Xi'an. Travel include well-known Beijing attraction such as Great Wall, The Imperial Palace, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and so on; Confucius hometown in Qufu; famous Mountain Tai; Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an.
Led by a local guide
All entrance fees included Itinerary: Day 1: Beijing (L.D)
Pick up from Beijing Capital Airport. Visit the world's largest city center square - Tiananmen Square; Then visit the world's largest royal palace buildings - the Imperial Palace (about 2 hours). After lunch, Tricycle tour of Beijing's best preserved traditional block, visit the old Beijing's traditional Courtyard Dwellings (about 1 hour), View of Shichahai - Gu Moruo the former residence, silver ingot bridge. Check in the hotel after dinner. Day 2: Beijing (B.L.D)
After breakfast take bus to the Juyongguan Great Wall ( drive about 1.5 hours, tour 2.5 hours). After lunch visit to the Olympic Park. Then visit the Xiushui Street. After dinner back to hotel. Day 3: Beijing (B.L)
After breakfast to the Qing Dynasty Royal pier by boat to the Summer Palace ; After lunch, visit the temple of heaven.( about 90 minutes); then take High-speed Rail to Tai'an. Check in Hotel. (No dinner on High-speed Rail) Day 4: Tai'an (B.L.D)
After breakfast travel to Confucius hometown - Qufu (dirve about 1.2 hours). Visit the world cultural heritage (Confucius Temple, Confucius former residence, Confucius tomb no less than 180 minutes). End of the tour return to Tai'an. Check in Hotel. Day 5: Mountain Tai (B.D)
After breakfast visit the famous mountains of China-Mount Tai (about 5-6 hours) (cable car fee exclusive). After the happy end of the trip to Mountain Tai, Take the high speed rail to the beautiful coastal city - Qingdao. Then check in Hotel.(No lunch on the Mountain Tai). Day 6: Qingdao (B.L.D)
Visit the symbol of Qingdao--Zhanqiao Pier (not less than 40 minutes). Then travel to visit the German navy praefect department (about 40 minutes). Then visit to Qingdao Beer Museum (about 1.5 hours), here can be a detailed understanding of Qingdao beer hundred years history evolution, can also here free to taste fresh puree beer; Then visit Qingdao new city logo - -the May 4th Square (about 30 minutes). And visit the 2008 Olympic sailing venue (about 40 minutes). Day 7: Qingdao to Xi'an (B.L.D)
After breakfast visit Ba Da Guan villa area, where you can enjoy more than 20 countries different styles of architecture. After lunch flight to Xi'an, visit the Xi'an city wall of the Ming Dynasty (about 1.5 hours). Check in hotel after dinner.
Day 8 Xi'an (B.L.D): After breakfast drive about 1.5 hours to the Terra Cotta Warriors replication factory (1 hour). Then visit the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum Museum (about 3.5 hours). Then return to Xi'an in the afternoon. Day 9: Xi'an (B.L.D)
Visit the Qianling ( around 1 hours). Qianling is the large scale and high specification emperor tombs in Tang Dynasty. After lunch drive 1 hour to the Famen Temple (about 2 hours),there have the Shakyamuni Buddha's finger bone relic. Then returned to Xi'an. Day 10: Xi'an back to Beijing (B.L)
Visit the national Shaanxi History Museum (about 2 hours). Then visit Xi'an bell tower and Drum Tower Square and Beiyuanmen halal snacks Street, taste authentic Xi'an. In afternoon fly back to Beijing.