Tour Code:CN-CPT15
12 Days 9 Ancient Capitals & Kungfu Tour from Shanghai - Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Anyang, Nanjing, Hangzhou
Duration:12 Day(s)
Price from:(per person)

CNY 9740

Departure/Pick-up from:


Main Destination :Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Anyang, Nanjing, Hangzhou
Traffic between Cities:

Bullet Train/Car

Departure Date:You Decide !

Why we suggest this tour itinerary?

In this Itinerary, tourists will visit 9 famous ancient cities in China – Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Anyang, Nanjing, Hangzhou. Except Dengfeng, the spiritual "Centre of Heaven and Earth", other 8 cities are 8 historical capitals of China. This Tour will help you explore and appreciate the fascinating history of China. The ancient ruins and surviving structures integrated into modern cities, and the natural beauty and features that inspired the building of these cities so long ago.


Originally there are traditionally 4 historical capitals of China, collectively referred to as the "Four Great Ancient Capitals of China". The four are Beijing, Nanjing, Luoyang and Xian (Changan) which were the capital of the whole China at various periods. In a sense, they represent the peak of the achievement of ancient Chinese culture. As more new archaeological evidence began to be uncovered since the 1930s, other historical capitals have been included in the list. The phrase "Seven Ancient Capitals of China" now includes – in addition to the earlier four – Kaifeng (added in the 1920s), Hangzhou (added in the 1930s), and Anyang (added after 1988). In 2004, the China Ancient Capital Society officially included Zhengzhou as the eighth historical capital in light of new archaeological findings dating from the early Shang dynasty.


Some info about the 9 Cities you will visit in this Itinerary:

Beijing has been the capital of the whole China for more than 700 years since 1271 in Yuan Dynasty and this citys history can be dated back to over 3000 years. Its Great Wall, splendid royal palaces, beautiful gardens, old temples, a considerable variety of exhibitions and museums and former residences of celebrities show its glorious history and civilization. 


Xian is one of the oldest cities in China and the capital of Shaanxi Province now. It became the cultural and political centre of China in the 11th century BC with the founding of the Zhou dynasty. Since then, Xi’an was the capital for 13 dynasties controlling whole or part of China, including several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, such as Western Zhou, Qin, Western Han, Sui, and Tang, totally for 1077 years of capital history. Xi’an is the home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang and along with Luoyang city, Xian is also the starting point of the Silk Road in the East. It is the most significant influencing ancient capital in China and one of the birthplace of the civilization of China. So far, Xian enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals in the world. 



With over 5000 years civilization history, 4000 years city history, and among this 4000 years, there are around 1500 years Chinese capital history - the earliest capital for whole China, the longest and most dynasties capital of China (totally 13 dynasties capital for whole or part of China and 105 emperors stayed here), Luoyang is one of the origin of the Chinese Civilization. The greater Luoyang area has been sacred ground since the late Neolithic period. This area at the intersection of the Luo River and Yi River was considered to be the geographical center of China, and the center is the most important origin of the Chinese Civilization. Hence the name China (means Middle Kingdom in Mandarin) firstly means this area. Because of this sacred aspect, several cities – all of which are generally referred to as "Luoyang" – have been built in this area. In 2070 BC, the king of Xia Dynasty, Tai Kang, moved its capital here and began its city and capital history. Along with Xi’an city, Luoyang is also the east starting point of the Silk Road.


Dengfeng, the spiritual "Centre of Heaven and Earth", is located at the foot of the Mount Song, one of the most sacred mountains in China. According to history chronicles, over 4000 year ago, Yu, the first emperor of Xia Dynasty (the first dynasty in Chinese history), once made his capital here. The city is one of the most renowned spiritual centres of China, home to various religious institutions and temples, such as the Taoist Zhongyue Temple, the Buddhist Shaolin Temple, as well as the Confucian Songyang Academy, hence its poetic expression derived from Chinese literature as the spiritual "centre of heaven and earth". Shaolin Temple is one of the cradles of Chinese Kung fu and the origin of Chan (Zen) Sect of Buddhism - the most influential sect of Buddhism in China which is still with the great impact on peoples lives both in ancient times and the present day.


Zhengzhou is the capital of Henan Province now. When Shang Dynasty, the 2nd dynasty in Chinese history, was established around 3600 years ago (in 1559 BC), Bodu in the current Zhengzhou city area became its capital for 10 emperors. Now the 7 km long Shang Dynasty Bodu city wall still exists in downtown Zhengzhou.


Kaifeng is also one of the 8 Most Important Ancient Capitals in China. There have been many reconstructions during its history. In 364 BC during the Warring States period, the State of Wei founded a city called Daliang in the current Kaifeng city area as its capital. During the North Song Dynasty (960—1127 AD), Kaifeng was the capital of total China, with a population of over 400,000 living both inside and outside the city wall.


The archaeological site of Yin Xu, in the current Anyang City, some 200 km north of Zhengzhou city, is an ancient capital city of the late Shang Dynasty (1300 - 1046 BC). At the beginning of the 14th century BCE, King Pangeng of the Shang Dynasty moved his capital to the site of an old village in the current Anyang city area which had existed since 5,000 BCE, upon the banks of the Huan River. The new city was named "Yin". It testifies to the golden age of early Chinese culture, crafts and sciences, a time of great prosperity of the Chinese Bronze Age. A number of royal tombs and palaces, prototypes of later Chinese architecture, have been unearthed on the site, including the Palace and Royal Ancestral Shrines Area, with more than 80 house foundations, and the only tomb of a member of the royal family of the Shang Dynasty to have remained intact, the Tomb of Fu Hao. Fuhao is one of the reigning wives of King Wu Ding who continued to use Yin as his capital and launched numerous military campaigns from this base (many led by Fu Hao, who was both a general and a high priestess) against surrounding tribes thus securing Shang rule and raising the dynasty to its historical zenith. The large number and superb craftsmanship of the burial accessories found there bear testimony to the advanced level of Shang crafts industry. Inscriptions on oracle bones found in Yin Xu bear invaluable testimony to the development of one of the world’s oldest writing systems, ancient beliefs and social systems.


Nanjing is the city situated in the heartland of lower Yangtze River region, which has long been a major centre of culture, education, research, politics, economy, transport networks and tourism in the south of China. Now it is the capital of Jiangsu province. Nanjing have served as the capital of various Chinese dynasties, kingdoms and republican governments dating from 229 AD (for the state of Eastern Wu) to 1949 (for Republic of China). In history, Nanjing has protected Han Chinese Race and Culture for many times. When the northern and central China were occupied and destroyed by nomadic peoples, Han Chinese was in the catastrophes, Han Chinese always chose Nanjing as the capital and the renaissance base, because nomadic people are quite unfit the water terrain and hot atmosphere in this region.


With a history of over 2200 years, Hangzhou is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization. Being the capital of Wuyue Kingdom and the Southern Song Dynasty for 237 years, Hangzhou is one of the seven ancient capitals in China. Hangzhou grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal in 610 AD and has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for much of the last millennium, due in part to its convenient traffic location, abundant products and beautiful natural scenery. The citys West Lake is its best-known attraction and the UNESCO World Heritage. Hangzhou is also the Capital of Silk for being the national center of the production and trade of silk, Capital of Tea for the famous Longjing Tea which ranks the top of the Ten Renowned Teas in China, Oriental Capital of Leisure for the charm of its picturesque views of the West Lake and mountains around it.


More detail about the ancient capitals of China at Wikipedia:


Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary: 


Qianmen Street, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Lunch at an old Beijing family, Rickshaw in Hutongs (Lanes in the residence area in the well protected old Beijing zone) in well-protected old Beijing area, Summer Palace (include the Foxiang Pavilion on top of the central mountain (means Buddha Fragrance Pavilion)), Temple of Heaven, Great Wall at Badaling,



Terracotta Warriors and Copper Carriage for the Emperor Qinshihuang (UNESCO World Heritage), Big Wild Goose Pagoda (UNESCO World Heritage) and Dacien Temple (Temple of Great Maternal Grace), the Bell & Drum Tower (out view), old Muslim streets, Shaanxi History Museum, Xi’an City Wall 



Ancient Tomb Museum, Luoyang Museum, Longmen Grottos. 



Shaolin Temple, Zhong Yue Temple, Songyang Academy.



Shang Dynasty Bodu City Wall (built around 3600 years ago) 



Ancient City Wall, Taoist Yanqin Temple, the Dragon Pavilion, the Imperial Street, the Iron Pagoda, Yuwang Platform and Po Pagoda. 



Lane City (or called Youli City), The Museum of Yin Ruins (Anyang Yin Xu Museum), Ma’s Manor 



the Fuzimiao (Confucius Temple) Scenic includes The Confucius Temple, South China Imperial Examination Hall and Qinhuai River;  Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum (Sun is the "Father of Modern China") and Mingxiao Mausoleum (The tomb of the Hongwu Emperor, the founder of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD), also an UNESCO World Heritage site); Old President Office (used before 1949, during the Republic of China period), Zhonghua Gate. 



Soul Retreat Temple, Peak Flying from afar, West Lake, Bai Causeway (include "Autumn Mirroring on Calm Lake"), Ancient Qinghefang Steet and Zhongshan Street (former royal street), ancient Chinese herb pharmacy - Huqingyu Tang, Solitary Hill, Three Pools Mirroring Moon (The biggest island), Boat to Three Pools Mirroring Moon (The biggest island in the West Lake), 9 Streams and 18 Gullies (Dragon Well Tea Plantation), Longjin (Dragon Well) Tea Village.


Experience in the Itinerary:

* Walk on the Great Wall.

* Rickshaw through the Hutongs. Taking a lunch in the normal Beijing citizen’s home in the old Beijing Area. 

* To know the imperial life in the Forbidden City, 

* Enjoy the marvel of of China Ancient Metallurgical Technology – Copper Carriage for the Emperor Qinshihuang around 2300 year ago and the Worlds No.8 Wonder – Terracotta Warriors.

* Enjoy the ancient Grotto Art of China at one of the 3 greatest grottos in China - Longmen Grotto.

* Chinese Kung Fu is a precious treasure that belongs not only to China but to the whole world. You will visit one of the cradles of Chinese Kung fu - the Shaolin Temple to explore the mystery of Shoalin Kung fu.

* Stroll on the 3600 years old city wall in Zhengzhou. 

* Visit the grand Mausoleum for the 1st president of the first Republic in Asia - The Republic of China, and the Mausoleum of the 1st Emperor of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD).

* Take the graceful cruising boat to the biggest island in the picturesque West Lake in Hangzhou.

Day 1
Shanghai-Beijing by Bullet Train
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Beijing

You will make your own way to the railway station in Shanghai by yourselves, taking the bullet train from Shanghai to Beijing. Upon your arrival, you will meet your local guide and driver, and transfer service to the 1st attraction to visit in this itinerary of yours, the Temple of Heaven. Today in Beijing, you will visit and stroll with locals among the 6,000 ancient trees in the Temple of Heaven’s Grounds. Watch locals play chess, exercise, practice martial arts, and maybe play traditional instruments.

 The Temple of Heaven (UNESCO World Heritage) provided a place for emperors to pray to ‘the most high God in heaven’ for a good harvest. The Round Altar, Echo Wall and Imperial Vault of Heaven are rated as the key sight in China. You will cover these and more.  

Day 2
Sightseeing in Beijing
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Beijing

Today, your tour in Beijing will began with strolling on Qianmen Street, an old Beijing style commercial street right to the south of Tiananmen Square. Afterwards you will walk north to visit Tiananmen Square, the heart of China and the biggest square in the world.    


Then walk through an underground tunnel to pass Chang An Road before The Tiananmen Rostrum to get into the Forbidden City Area, visit the Forbidden City (Palace Museum & Imperial Palace, UNESCO World Heritage) - the history and meanings of it will be unlocked by your guide. Glean the history out of a place where the guidebooks leave you short. It has served as the residence to 24 emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 AD - 1911 AD), but is now used as the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City has been the center of the highest authority for more than 500 years in China. With garden landscapes and an enormous architectural complex consisting of 9,000 chambers and halls containing furniture and works of art, it has become the historical landmark witnessing invaluable Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties.    


Afterwards you will get to the north back of the Forbidden City to explore the well-protected old Beijing zone to get an authentic taste of the style and features of Old Beijing. Taking a rickshaw to explore this charming world.


There you will visit an old Beijing family who’ve lived in the Hutongs for generations, offering unique insights from a local perspective. You will also have Lunch at their home, and photograph the old lanes and courtyard houses in the neighboring Hutongs area. 


The last place to visit today is the Summer Palace (UNESCO World Heritage), an famous imperial garden with pavilions, vividly painted long corridors, temples, and a very large lake surrounded by hills. It was originally the imperial courts summer retreat, and still makes a nice place to escape the heat of the summer in Beijing. Strolling in the Garden, climbing the hill and enjoying the amazing view of the lake at the palace on top of the hill, for sure it is a location that will be the highlight for your photo album and also your memories because of its enchanting scenery.


We specially include the Foxiang Pavilion (means Buddha Fragrance Pavilion) - near the highest place in the central mountain where tourist can have a birds eye view of this giant charming garden although the extra charge should be paid for it (we included the fee in the quotation.) 


Day 3
Sightseeing in Beijing, Beijing-Xian by Bullet Train
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Xian

Today, you will take a full day tour to the highlight of the tour in Beijing this time, Great Wall at Badaling (UNESCO World Heritage). You’ll drive for around 40 km/2 hour to the north of Beijing into the mountains, walk and enjoy the fantastic view there.    


In middle afternoon, say goodbye to your local guide in Beijing and take the bullet train to Xi’an. In around 5 hours, you will meet your Xi’an guide at the railway station of Xian and get to the hotel by private transfer.

Day 4
Tour in Xian
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Xian

The tour in Xian will begin with the visit to one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the Terracotta Warriors and Copper Carriage for the Emperor Qinshihuang (UNESCO World Heritage) which is around 40 km / 50 minutes drive to the east of Xian city.



In the afternoon, drive back to Xian city to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda (UNESCO World Heritage) and Da Cien Temple (Temple of Great Maternal Grace) around it. (You will get into the temple to have a close look at the pagoda, but do not include stepping up the pagoda.) The Pagoda was built in 652 AD, Chinese-style architecture combined with Buddhist historic statues, murals and scriptures, topped off by the best panoramic view over Xi’an.    


The tour will then move on to yet more historical milestones in the form of the beautifully decorated Bell Tower and Drum Tower (to enjoy the out view for both of them), which mark the centre of the ancient capital with their garish colors and elegant architecture. Then you will walk on the well protected Muslim streets, the well protected Old Xian area.


Day 5
Tour in Xian, Xian-Luoyang by Bullet Train
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Luoyang

In the morning, continue your tour in Xian with the visit to Shaanxi History Museum in Xi’an. This Museum is one of the 3 best museums in China (along with the Forbidden City and Shanghai Museum). It is a perfect overview of Chinese history and not to be missed.   


After lunch, you will visit the City Wall, the most well-preserved, most complete oldest city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. It is rectangular in shape and has a total length of around 14 km. The wall encloses an area of about 14 square kilometres. The city wall measures 12 meters high, 15-18 meters wide at the base and 12-14 meters wide at the top.   


Afterwards, your private driver and guide will transfer you to the railway station in Xi’an. What you need to do is to sit back and relax. 


Today ends with the train to Luoyang and the Hotel in Luoyang. Your private car, drive and guide handle all the transfer for you at each end. Say goodbye to your local guide in Xian. After around 1h40m bullet train ride, you will meet your private guide and driver in Luoyang. Transfer service to your hotel in the downtown Luoyang city.

Day 6
Tour in Luoyang, Luoyang-Dengfeng by Car
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Dengfeng

Today you will take one day tour in Luoyang city to explore its over 4000 years legendary history. 


Today your tour begins with the visit to the famous Luoyang Ancient Tomb Museum. This museum has 22 restored ancient tombs dating from the Han dynasty to the Northern Song Dynasty (202 BC- 1127 AD), including 10 Han Dynasty tombs(202 BC- 220 AD), 2 Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) tombs and 5 Song Dynasty tombs(960-1127 AD). Many colorful murals have been restored and pottery pieces and other relics excavated from the tombs are also on display.  


The next stop is to visit the Luoyang Museum which preserves the greatest treasures of the imperial dynasties, to observe the evolution of China through the ages.    


Afterwards, you will get to the southern suburb of Luoyang city to visit the Longmen Grottos - one of the 3 most famous ancient Grottos in China and it is also the UNESCO World Heritage site. Carving began in the 5th century, Longmen Grottos boasts 1352 caves, more than 100000 statues, 40 pagodas and 3600 tablets with Buddhist inscriptions. The peaceful Yi River meanders its way through the south of the Luoyang City here, cutting across steep cliffs on both sides. Above, thousands of Buddhist statues stand, peering out of the cliff side. It has long been recognized as a cultural, historical, artistic and religious site. As such, it is listed under United Nations World Heritage List.  


As the day draws to an end, drive for around 70 KM/1.5 Hours to Dengfeng City (sacred place for Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism in China).

Day 7
Tour in Dengfeng, Dengfeng - Zhengzhou by Car
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Zhengzhou

You will start your tour in Dengfeng with the visit to Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Zen Sect of Buddhism and Chinese Martial Art – Kung Fu. The temple was firstly built in 477 AD and the first abbot is Batuo, (also, Fotuo or Bhadra - the Chinese transposition of Buddha), an Indian dhyana master who came to China in AD 464 to spread Buddhist teachings. In 527, an Indian monk, Bodhidarma (known to the Chinese as Da Mo), founded the Mahayana Sect of Buddhism, which is known as Chen (or Zen). He stayed there till his death in 535, and the temple has become the centre of Chinese Buddhism. It is said that Da Mo, seeing monks becoming fat and lazy from long hours sitting in meditation, came up with the idea of walking meditation, which imitated the natural motions of animals and birds. Eventually, the imitation evolved into a form of unarmed combat or martial arts, which is known as Kungfu.   


In another part of the temple, you can see the unique "Forest of Dagodas" (Pagoda Forest), with its 243 stupas or dagoaas each containing the remains of an abbot from the Shaolin Monastery. They were built of either stone or brick. The first stupa at this site was built in 791 and the last in 1803. They range from seven stories (14.6 metres) to just a metre in height with many different styles. Against the deep and far mountains, this forest looks more like a holy place. 


In the afternoon, you will visit Zhong Yue Temple (ancient Taoist temple for Sacred Central Mountain in China - Mt. Songshan  


and Songyang Academy (One of the most famous ancient classical learning Academies in China).   


After Dinner, drive for around 76km/1.5 hours to Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, and overnight in Zhengzhou.

Day 8
Tour in Zhengzhou, and Kaifeng
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Zhengzhou

In the morning, you will visit Shang Dynasty Bodu City Wall built around 3600 years ago (in 1559 BC) in Zhengzhou.


Afterwards drive east for around around 80km/1.5 hours to Kaifeng city to have one day tour.


In Kaifeng city, firstly you will enjoy the out view of the Ancient City Wall which is 14.4km long and reconstructed in 1841. With over 14 sq. km area inside the city wall, it is only less than Beijing and Nanjing in China as the city wall built in Ming and Qing Dynasty. Afterwards you will visit the Taoist Yanqin Temple which was firstly built in 1233 and rebuilt and renovated several times through the ages, but its location and base has never changed,


and the Dragon Pavilion which was one of the buildings of the North Song imperial palace(960-1279 AD). It was destroyed and rebuilt many times throughout its long history. The current design was first built in the middle of the Qing dynasty (around 250 years ago) on the foundations of the old Song imperial palace. Then walking on the Imperial Street to feel the historical atmosphere in Song Dynasty around 1000 years ago.


Later you will get to the biggest, oldest and best preserved glazed Pagoda in China - the Iron Pagoda. This octagonal-base structure was built in 1049 and 56.88 m high, with a total of 13 stories. The pagoda is so-named not because it is made of iron, but because its color resembles that of iron. It has survived the vicissitudes of war and floods to become the oldest landmark in this ancient city. The exterior features more than fifty different varieties of glazed brick and 1,600 intricate and richly detailed carvings, including those of standing and sitting Buddha, standing monks, singers and flying dancers, flowers, lions, dragons and other legendary beasts as well as many fine engravings. Under the eaves are 104 bells that ring in the wind.  


The tour in Kaifeng will be completed with the visit to Yuwang Platform and Po Pagoda. Inside an typical classical Chinese garden style park, Yuwang Platform is a large graceful Chinese palace style architecture complex to commemorate the heroes of flood control in ancient China. Because Kaifeng city was destroyed many times by the terrible flood from Yellow River, the people here hope these heroes can protect this area. Po Pagoda was built in 974 but partially destroyed. It is a typical pagoda on the transformation from quadrangle shape to octagonal shape. It is a treasure house for the calligraphy arts. There are over 200 steles in the pagoda and among it, 178 steles are the Buddhist sutra steles made in Song Dynasty (960-1127).


When the day draws to an end, you will get back to Zhengzhou.

Day 9
One Day Tour to Anyang from Zhengzhou
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Zhengzhou

Today, the first city to visit is Tangyin County Town which is around 180km/2 hours to the north of Zhengzhou. Here you will visit the birthplace of the I Ching (The Book of Changs) and the 1st State Prison recorded in the Chinese history records – Lane City (or called Youli City). King Wen (1152 – 1056 BC) of Zhou State was imprisoned here for 7 years by the last king of Shang Dynasty. It was during this captivity that he was said to have constructed the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching which was derived from an initial set of eight trigrams (The 8 trigrams were created by the legendary humane ancestor and world ruler Fu Xi who lived in the middle Palaeolithic age.) Here you can also find 7m thick cultural layers with the clear vestige and remains of Longshan Culture and Shang Zhou Culture. The main building, temple of King Wen, was re-built in 1542 on the foundation of the old Lane City site.   


After around 1 hour’s sightseeing at the Lane City, you will hop aboard your van and drive north to Anyang city (20km/40m) to visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage - The Museum of Yin Ruins (Or translated as Anyang Yin Xu Museum). You will feast your eye on the exquisite collections unearthed in Yin, the capital (1300–1045 BC) of the Shang (Yin) Dynasty here and appreciate the foundation sites of the emperor’s palaces, royal temples and the capital layout design around 3300 years ago, especially the only one remained intact Tomb of Fu Hao. Fuhao is one of the reigning wives of King Wu Ding whose reign lasted from approximately 1250 to 1192 BC and continued to use Yin (current Anyang area) as his capital and launched numerous military campaigns from this base (many led by Fu Hao, who was both a general and a high priestess) against surrounding tribes thus securing Shang rule and raising the dynasty to its historical zenith.    

Afterwards you will get to Ma’s Manor the No.1 Manor in the Central Plains of China. It covers an area of 20,000 sq. m. and built between 1880 and 1924. It combined the features of Beijing style courtyard, Shanxi Province baron’s mansion and local residence building. So it is the live specimen of the architecture arts in the Central Plains of China. 



In the evening, drive for around 200km/2.5 hours back to Zhengzhou.

Day 10
Zhengzhou-Nanjing by Bullet Train, Tour in Nanjing
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Nanjing

Say Goodbye to the Middle Plains of China and take the guided transfer service to Zhengzhou Railway Station. Say goodbye to your guide in Henan Province and take the bullet train to Nanjing - the capital of Jiangsu Province. In around 3.5 hours, you will meet your local guide in Nanjing and get to the hotel by private transfer.


After a short rest in the hotel, your guide will take you to visit the Fuzimiao (Confucius Temple) Scenic Area which integrates natural sceneries, landscape, gardens, temples, ancient schools, streets, civil residences as well as local customs. This area includes the Confucius Temple, South China Imperial Examination Hall and the “Mother River” of Nanjing - Qinhuai River which is the cradle giving birth to ancient culture of Jinling (Nanjing). Extending five kilometers in total, the inner Qinhuai River has been historically known as “Five-kilometer Qinhuai” as the cream of Qinhuai scenic area. Fuzimiao (Confucius Temple) ancient architectural ensemble is the center of this national tourist area and the Five-kilometer Qinhuai River is the axis.    


You will also enjoy the famous night view here. (If you like, you can pay for the boat cruising on the Qinhai River by yourselves.) 


More Info about the South China Imperial Test Museum (ancient Imperial Test Hall): 

In ancient China, only the person who can pass the Imperial Examination can have the right to be the officials. So this examination is very important. The Imperial Examination College, first built in Southern Song Dynasty(1169) here, is located in the east of Confucius Temple as a part. It was the  country’s examination center at that time. During Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD), it possessed a vast area of over 20 thousand dormitories and a hundred offices. Its large-scale and vast occupying area enables it to be the largest examination site except Beijing. But now only the main part of it still exists here.


Day 11
Tour in Nanjing, Bullet Train from Nanjing to Hangzhou
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Hangzhou

Today in Nanjing, the first place you will visit is Dr.Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum (Sun is the "Father of Modern China") at the slope of the second highest peak of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) to the east of Nanjing, The construction of the tomb is from Jan 1926 to the Spring of 1929. Dr. Sun was born in Guangdong Province on 12 Nov 1866, and died in 1925 in Beijing. On 1 June 1929, Dr. Sun was buried there. Sun, considered to be the "Father of Modern China" both in mainland China and in Taiwan, fought against the imperial Qing government and after the 1911 revolution ended the monarchy and founded the Republic of China. 



Afterwards you will visit Mingxiao Mausoleum, the tomb of the Hongwu Emperor, the founder of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) and also an UNESCO World Heritage site) which is by the side of Sun’s Mausoleum. The construction of the mausoleum is from 1381 and ended in 1405. The original wall of the mausoleum was more than 22.5 kilometres long.      


After lunch at downtown, you will visit Old President Office (or called The Presidential Palace) which was used before 1949 during the Republic of China period.    


The next stop of today’s sightseeing is Zhonghua Gate, the southern city gate of ancient Nanjing city wall and the biggest well-preserved defensive complex, the ancient castle in China. The Nanjing City Wall is as long as 33.6km, only less than Beijing at that time.   


As the day draws to an end, you will get to the Nanjing South Railway Station. Say goodbye to your guide in Nanjing and take the Bullet Train to Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province. In around 1.5 hours, you will meet your local guide in Hangzhou and get to the hotel by private transfer.

Day 12
Explore the Beauty of Hangzhou, Hangzhou-Shanghai by Bullet Train
Dining:Not included in the quotation

Hangzhou, “a Paradise City for Tourists”, is located only around 200 kilometers southwest of Shanghai and at the southern end of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal (the longest and oldest canal in the world). It is one of Seven Ancient National Capitals in China and one of the Must Visit Cities for foreign tourists to China. Now it is the capital of Zhejiang Province in East China and famous for its picturesque West Lake (the UNESCO World Heritage). It also boasts the Buddhist sacred land of China and the home of Chinese tea and silk culture. Unavoidably, Hangzhou is also an important city for elite culture. Centering on West Lake, a large number of top scenic spots and cultural heritage sites represent the best aspect of tourism in Hangzhou. In China, Hangzhou is commonly known as "the Paradise on Earth".


The exciting sightseeing in Hangzhou today will begin with the visit to the One of the oldest (build in 328 AD) and the largest Zen Sect Buddhist Temples in China - the Soul Retreat Temple and Peak Flying from afar in the front of this temple. The Soul Retreat Temple was firstly founded in 328 AD and is a Buddhist temple of the Zen Sect located north-west of Hangzhou. It is one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China. The Peak Flying from Afar is so-named because it is made of limestone, giving it a craggy appearance very different from the surrounding mountains. Legend holds that the peak was originally from India, but flew to Hangzhou overnight as a demonstration of the omnipotence of Buddhist law. The Hill contains pagodas and Buddhist grottoes, numerous religious rock carvings made since 1000 years ago.     


You will take lunch at downtown and take a walk on the ancient Qinghefang Steet and Zhongshan Street (the former royal street), pay a visit to an ancient Chinese herb pharmacy - Huqingyu Tang   


Afterwards, you will get to West Lake to walk on the Bai Causeway, passing “Lingering Snows on Broken Bridge” (the bridge and pavilion at the east end of Bai Causeway), “The Autumn Moon on the Calm Lake” – the small lake side garden with a spacious platform, grand building, pavilions and bridges, here it is commonly regarded as the best place to enjoy the West Lake. You will take a boat near the Solitary Hill to get to the biggest island – Three Pools Mirroring Moon   


The last place to enjoy in Hangzhou is 9 Streams and 18 Gullies, Longjin (Dragon Well) Tea Village. Nine Creeks and Eighteen Gullies area is a picturesque valley of tea plantation with high mountains, lush forests and wandering routes. A stream running across the path in the valley many times forms an enchanting scenery. The end of the path is the Longjing Tea Village with many tea houses. Longjin (Dragon Well) Tea is commonly considered as the best green tea in China. The walk at it not only brings you through the enchanted land of tea - it leads you scampering through a stream, 9 times over. And if you head out on a warm summer day, you may not want to leave. Along this picturesque valley, you can arrive at the Longjin Tea Village (The Dragon Tea Village) which is everything youd hope to find in search of an authentic Chinese tea drinking experience.    


When day draws to an end, Say goodbye to your guide and taking the bullet train to come back to Shanghai (around 1 hour on the way). 


More Info about the West Lake
West Lake: Although there are dozens of other sites known as West Lake, the West Lake in Hangzhou is the most famous west lake in Chna. It is surrounded by mountains on three sides.. Gu Shan (Solitary Hill) is the largest natural island in the lake. Meanwhile Three Pools Mirroring Moon is the largest artificial island. The Su & Bai Causeways run across the lake. Three small man-made islands, Three Pools Mirroring Moon or Xiaoyingzhou (Little Fairyland), Huxinting (Middle Lake Pavilion), and Ruangongdun (Mr. Ruans Mound) lie in the center of West Lake. West Lake is not only famous for its picturesque landscape, it is also associated with many scholars, national heroes, and martyrs of the Communist Revolution, thus embracing many aspects of Chinese culture. In addition, many ancient buildings, stone caves and engraved tablets in surrounding areas are among the most cherished national treasures of China, with significant artistic value. 

More detail about West Lake at Wikipedia: 

More detail about West Lake at UNESCO World Heritage website:

Note: Visiting time,transporting time and the duration of shows and meals in the above itinerary are for reference only and will be subject to change accoring to the real situation.

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Single Room Supplement: CNY 2295

* For 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together.

Price includes:

1. 2nd  class seat bullet train ticket from Shanghai to Beijing, from Beijing to Xian, from Xi’an to Luoyang, from Zhengzhou to Nanjing, from Nanjing to Hangzhou and from Hangzhou to Shanghai.

2. Private van in Beijing, Xian, Luoyang-Dengfeng-Zhengzhou-Kaifeng-Anyang-Zhengzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou with parking fee and highway fee.

3. 3-star standard hotel in Beijing, 4-star standard hotel in Xian, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou with breakfast (2 people stay in one room)

* But for 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together.

4. One lunch at a local Beijing citizen family.

5. Private local English speaking guide in Beijing, Xian, Luoyang-Dengfeng-Zhengzhou-Kaifeng-Anyang-Zhengzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou.
6. Entrance ticket to the attractions as listed in the itinerary, include the Foxiang Pavilion (means Buddha Fragrance Pavilion) on top of the central mountain in Summer Palace, battery car in Longmen Grottos and Shaolin Temple.
7. Tour accident insurance.


Price excludes:

Lunch & dinner (Except a lunch at a local Beijing citizen family. Please ask the guide & driver to take the lunch with you in Beijing and Xi’an, and take lunch and dinner with you in Luoyang-Dengfeng-Zhengzhou-Kaifeng-Anyang-Zhengzhou. Otherwise please give RMB30 per lunch to the guide and driver respectively.)


Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping.


* Tips is highly appreciated but not requested.


No national guide service. 


Please Note:

1. Child under the age of 12 may have discount.

2. This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan.

3. The tour itinerary described above may change or cancel because of force majeure. If because of force majeure or any conditions and/or situation which are not under the control of Shanghai Elite Tours happens (such as the problem of airlines, train, ship, public bus and any other public traffic means, the sudden change of weather, temporary road problem…) and/or accidental situation such as tourists will endanger the personal safety and property safety problem, and/or any other accidental situation which are unforeseen, unavoidable and insurmountable by Shanghai Elite Tours, this tour can not be accomplished as scheduled, Shanghai Elite Tours will not bear the responsibility.

4. The sequence of the activities in the itinerary maybe will be changed according to the situation.

5. In principle, the working hour of the driver and guide (include meal time) is not over 10 hours. (except the service time in the itinerary is listed to be over 10 hours).

The car can only be used according to the itinerary listed in the itinerary.

6. Tourists must bring their passport (for foreign tourist) or Chinese ID card (for local Chinese) in the tour.

7. Tourists should pay attention to the safety during the tour and the during the time when tourists arrange the activities themselves (such as during the meal time, shopping time, rest time, go to toilet and taking bath at hotel and so on…)

8. Shanghai Elite Tours is NOT a medical institution, and can only provide the tour and/or trip and/or conference service (if any). Every tourist should also know the health situation of them own, and tourists should guarantee their health condition can meet the needs of this tour.

9. Guide and/or driver represent Shanghai Elite Tours only when the guide and/or driver serve tourists according to the Itinerary. If tourist asks guide and/or driver to add more service item and this kind of item does not been approved by Travel Service Company in written form, Travel Service Company will not take any responsibility to the added item.

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2. Contact Shanghai Elite Tours to tell us your desired tour itinerary, tour date, tourists name and head count of total tourists, your contact information, such as phone number, Wechat, E-mail address.

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