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Blue Line - Ancient Guards of Classical China Route

Ancient Guards of Classical China Route

Detail Itinerary


TOUR CODE: BL-517

TOUR TYPE : Circular Tour 9 days 8 Nights

DESTINATION: Xi'an, Luoyang, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou

DEPARTURE DATE : Every Week on Sunday

MEALS : Self Catering

ACCOMMODATION : 3* and above hotels with breakfasts


TOUR ITINERARY



Sunday - Arrive in Xi’an, China. Transfer to Hotel. Free in the evening.


Monday - Xi'an

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Ancient Guards of Classical China Route
Ancient Guards of Classical China Route

This morning, we will transfer to Yuanjia village where you can experience local customs and culture, taste local food and walk around in the village. Enjoy your free time here and satisfy your stomach as you like. After lunch, we will head to the magnificent Qianling Mausoleum, where two emperors are buried; Emperor Li Zhi of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) and his wife, China's first and only Empress Wu Zetian . The Qianling Mausoleum is famous for its carved stone statues with distinctive Tang Dynasty features and the fresco adorned passage wall leading to the underground tomb.


Tuesday - Xi'an

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Ancient Guards of Classical China Route
Ancient Guards of Classical China Route

Our excursion starts today at Tang Bo Art Museum where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. The calligraphy lesson will be arranged and you will be taught how to write a couple of Chinese characters.
Then transfer to visit Terracotta Warrior, one of the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. The Terracotta Warrior is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
Optional Activity
Experience a unique musical performance set in the Tang Dynasty whilst enjoying local Banquet of Dumplings.


Wednesday - Xi'an

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Ancient Guards of Classical China Route
Ancient Guards of Classical China Route

Enjoy your another day to explore Xi’an. This morning, we will start at Xi’an City Wall, one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls. It was built under the rule of the Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang as a military defense system with integrated walls, ramparts, gates, and watchtowers. We will climb part of the wall to get a bird's-eye view of the city.
After lunch, we will head to Shaanxi History Museum where you can get an overview of the thousands of years’ Chinese history and splendid culture of ancient times.
Later, we will continue with Big Wild Goose Pagoda and well-preserved Daci’en Temple. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda originally built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty functioned to collect Buddhist materials that were taken from India under siege of Xuanzong. Each year the pagoda attracts numerous Buddhists due to its artifacts and its appealing style of architecture.
Optional Activity
Visit the largest musical fountain in Asia at the north square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda with its strong sense of Tang Dynasty culture.

Thursday - Xi'an 400KM Luoyang

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Ancient Guards of Classical China Route
Ancient Guards of Classical China Route

After a good rest, we will drive ahead to Luoyang, one of four great ancient capitals of China, whee we have half a day visit to Longmen Grottoes. Longmen Grottoes is famous for being one of the four largest grotto complexes in China, most known for its wonderful cliff carvings. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Grottoes of differing sizes, carved in a time span of different dynasties will be a feast for your eyes.

Friday - Luoyang 80KM Dengfeng 80KM Luoyang

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Ancient Guards of Classical China Route
Ancient Guards of Classical China Route

Today we have a full day excursion in Dengfeng. Highlight of the tour in Dengfeng is Songshan Shaolin Temple. Listed on UNESCO's World Cultural & Natural Heritage in 2010, Songshan Shaolin Temple is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Arts such as Shaolin Cudgel. The Shaolin Temple embraces many exciting attractions such as the Hall of Heavenly Kings (Tianwangdian), the Mahavira Hall (Daxiongbaodian), the Pagoda Forest, the Dharma Cave and the Martial Art Training Center.

Saturday - Luoyang 150KM Zhengzhou

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Ancient Guards of Classical China Route
Ancient Guards of Classical China Route

At the earliest bird call, your guide and driver will be ready to escort you to Zhengzhou. When you arrive in Zhenzhou, first there is time to enjoy some local cuisine for lunch. We then head to the Museum of Henan province. It is a significant museum with modern displays and exhibitions, hi-tech equipment combined with unique architecture. At present the museum has a collection of more than 130,000 pieces of cultural relics of which more than 5,000 pieces are treasures of the first and second grades.

Sunday - Zhengzhou 500KM Xi'an

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Ancient Guards of Classical China Route
Ancient Guards of Classical China Route

After breakfast, we will return to Xi’an, where upon arrival in the afternoon, we enjoy free time at Muslim Street, a historically unique place to wander, shop and eat. All shops and restaurants in the street are operated by Muslims. Culturally fragrant and fantastic stalls inside the narrow alleys sell almost everything you can imagine. Enjoy a taste of Muslim street food, a very tasty and inexpensive gourmet discovery which includes the locals' favorite: Roasted beef, roasted fish, and pancakes.

Monday – Departure from China. Transfer back to Airport for Departure.


The circle tour, pre-tour and post-tour accommodation are unavailable during Chinese Public Holiday, which includes Tomb-sweeping Day (2 April-4 April 2017), Labour Day (29 April-1 May 2017), Dragon Boat Festival(28 May-30 May 2017), and National day(1 Oct-8 Oct 2017).

What’s included :

- Accommodation in a comfortable three-star hotel, Double/Twin room with private facilities.
- The services of an experienced tour manager.
- Sightseeing and orientation tours included in the itinerary - expertly planned to maximise their time to visit iconic and must-see sites in each city
- Daily continental breakfast (No Srilakan food)
- Daily transportation on modern air-conditioned coaches.
- Experienced and professional coach driver.
- Airport pick up and Airport Drop

What’s not included :

- Return international air fare.(Airline fares and taxes may vary at the time of purchasing after receiving visas)
- Mandatory tip for the tour manager and driver of 50 CNY per person per day (30 CNY for the tour manager and 20 CNY for the driver), which will be collected by the tour manager whilst on tour.
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- All optional activities, tours and attraction Entrance tickets not included in the itinerary
- Meals (including tips) and drinks not included in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses (laundry, internet, phone calls etc.)

Entrance Fees To Tourist Sites, Shoulder Season (Dec 1st –Feb 30th ), Peak Season(Mar 1st – Nov 31st)

Xi'an


Tourist sites Shoulder Season Peak Season
Daci'en Temple CNY 50 CNY 50
Big Wild Goose Pagoda CNY 30 CNY 30
Terracotta Warrior CNY 120 CNY 150
Qian Mausoleum CNY 82 CNY 122
Xi'an City Wall CNY 40 CNY 40
Tang Bo Art Museum CNY 50 CNY 50

Luoyang


Tourist sites Shoulder Season Peak Season
Longmen Grottoes CNY 120 CNY 120

Dengfeng


Tourist sites Shoulder Season Peak Season
Songshan Shaolin Temple CNY 100 CNY 100

Accommodation

Xi'an


Titan Jincheng Art Hotel

Titan Jincheng Art Hotel
Address: NO.45 East Daxing Rd. Xian
Phone: (+86) 029-81620099
Nearby Attraction : Bell and Drum Tower Square




Titan Jincheng Art Hotel

Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower
Address: 79 North Street (Bei Dajie)
Phone: (+86) 029-87283999
Nearby Attraction : Huis' Street
Luoyang - Dengfeng





Luoyang Companionship Hotel

Luoyang Companionship Hotel
Address: No.6 Xiyuan Road, Jianxi District, Luoyang
Phone: (+86) 0379-64685038/64685333
Nearby Attraction Wangcheng Park




ChanWu Hotel

ChanWu Hotel
Address: E'poling, West of Dayu Road, Dengfeng
Phone: (+86) 0371-62808833
Nearby Attraction: Songyang Academy
Zhengzhou



Aloft Zhengzhou Shangjie

Aloft Zhengzhou Shangjie
Address: NO.101,Zhongxin Road, Zhengzhou
Phone:(+86) 0371-68136666
Nearby Attraction:Shangjie District Government




Guangdong Hotel

Guangdong Hotel
Address:NO. 5 Dehua Street, Zhengzhou, Zhengzhou
Phone:(+86)0371-60308888
Nearby Attraction : Zhengzhou Railway Station



Terms and Conditions


Entry Visas			:	You will be required to have a Chinese Visa. We will assist and co-ordinate in the documentation. 

Deposit				:	LKR 100,000 per person at the time of booking

Group Deviation		:	If you are traveling with a group  you will be required to travel IN/OUT together as a Group. 
						However, in the event you need to deviate from the group at the end of the tour and travel to another 
						destination, a charge of USD 300/- will be applicable. All such deviations will be subject to availability of seats. 
						Generally we do not encourage deviations.	

Cancellations			:	In the event you cancel your tour, following voluntary amounts will be applicable
							120 - 90		Days prior to departure		-	No Charge
							90 - 60		Days prior to departure		-	25%
							60 - 45		Days prior to departure		-	50%
							45 - 21		Days prior to departure		-	75%
							21			Days prior to departure		-	No Refunds

In the event of visas being rejected by the visa office, there will be tour design/sponsor charges and travel insurance cancellation charges.
If the visa decision is not received 15 days before tour starting date, this tour may not be available and alternate arrangements need to be made after visa confirmation.
Please note that the issuing of visas is at the sole discretion of the visa officers at the embassy.
12 months, 0% interest payment plans also available for selected credit card payments.
(One time Service fee will apply)