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Embark on an exciting cultural Xian tour! Departing March 7, 2014

Cultural Xian Discovery

12 Days / 9 Nights

$3,499 → $3,399
Special All Inclusive Air + Land

Truly a cultural learning experience

Our special March 7, 2014 Cultural Xian Discovery departure will lead you to a memorable experience! Visit splendid attractions and historic monuments in Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Denfeng, Shaolin, Zhengzhou and Shanghai!

This special itinerary takes you to visit the Shaolin Temple along with an exclusive experience to the Shaolin Martial Arts School. Enjoy martial art lessons and watch a spectacular performance by the students as they deliver intricate combat techniques and self defense moves.

The tour is filling up fast so call us today to book your trip for March 2014!
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12-Day Cultural Xian Discovery Itinerary
MARCH
7-8
DAY 1-2 - FLIGHT TO BEIJING
Board your flight for a Trans-Pacific flight to Beijing.
MARCH
9
DAY 3 - BEIJING
Arrive in Beijing in the early morning and enjoy Canton morning tea. Visit the 2008 Olympic Game sites such as the Bird's Nest and Water Cube for outside viewing. After resting up, visit the Summer Palace (the largest and most well preserved royal park in China), the Long Corridor (a covered walkway in the Summer Palace first erected in the middle of the 18th century), and Kunming Lake (the central lake on the grounds of the Summer Palace, which is one of the key landscape features of the Summer Palace gardens). Later we stop at a cloisonné factory, specializing in enamel ware with a history of over 500 years.
MARCH
10
DAY 4 - BEIJING
After breakfast, we visit Tiananmen Square, a large city square in the center of Beijing and the third largest city square in the world. Then visit the Forbidden City, which was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It now houses the Palace Museum. Lastly, visit the Temple of Heaven. Having been first constructed in 1420, it is the place where emperors would worship the god of heaven and pray for good harvest. In the evening, we will be treated to a Chinese Noodle Dinner. See how authentic Chinese noodles are made!
MARCH
11
DAY 5 - BEIJING
Make your way to the infamous Great Wall at Juyongguan, just 37 miles from Beijing. It is a renowned pass of the Great Wall and is not just a military stronghold, but also a beautiful scenic spot. Stop by a jade factory and learn about the importance and 4,000-year-old history of these delicate jades. After exploring the Great Wall, we will have lunch at a local restaurant. We'll then return to the city for shopping, followed by dinner and an exciting Kung Fu Show.
MARCH
12
DAY 6 - BEIJING - XIAN
Embark on a cultural learning experience and visit Beijing Shaolin Martial Arts School. Engage in martial arts lessons and see the spectacular performances by the school・s students. In the afternoon, take a pedicab Hutong Tour and visit the exciting Beijing 798 Art District, a thriving artistic community of among 50-year-old decommissioned military factory buildings of unique architectural style. Catch an evening flight to Xian, then transfer to the hotel.
MARCH
13
DAY 7 - XIAN
Spend an exciting day as we visit the Terracotta Warriors excavation site. There are three pits that contain more than 7,300 warriors, horses and chariots crafted more than 2,000 years ago in honor of China・s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang. After lunch, we continue toward the Ancient City Wall: the most complete city wall that has survived in China, and one of the largest ancient military defense systems in the world. Also visit the Big Goose Pagoda. As the symbol of the old-line Xian, the pagoda is a well preserved ancient building and holy place for Buddhists. In the evening, enjoy a Chinese Dumpling Banquet, and later, attend a spectacular Tang Dynasty Show.
MARCH
14
DAY 8 - XIAN - LUOYANG - DENFENG
In the morning, we・ll take the fast train from Xian to Luoyang. Upon arrival, we・ll visit Longmen Grottoes (are one of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art) and Guan Masoleum. Then make our way to Dengfeng. All meals onboard the train on your own.
MARCH
15
DAY 9 - DENFENG - SHAOLIN - SHANGHAI
Spend a whole day exploring the Shaolin Temple, the cradle of Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Martial Arts such as Shaolin Cudgel, and also the world famous Shaolin Martial Arts School. Enjoy martial arts lessons and spectacular performances by the school・s students. Later, we will make our way to Zhengzhou to board our flight to Shanghai.
MARCH
16
DAY 10 - ZHUIJIAJIAO - SHANGHAI
In the morning, we will make our way to the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao near Shanghai and take a sampan ride on the canals with lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we return to Shanghai for dinner and, after, a Shanghai Acrobat Show.
MARCH
17
DAY 11 - SHANGHAI
Enjoy a ride up the famous Pearl TV Tower in the Pudong Section today. Stroll through Yu Yuan Garden, an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City of God Temple northeast of the Old City of Shanghai, and the surrounding Old Shanghai District. After lunch, view the beautiful city skyline as you walk along Nanjing Road (one of the world's busiest shopping streets and the main shopping street in Shanghai) and the waterfront Bund (regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years).
MARCH
18
DAY 12 - SHANGHAI - USA
After breakfast, we will transfer your group to the airport for your return flights to the U.S. via Beijing.



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