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Yellow Line - Classical Historical Architecture Route

Yellow Line - Classical Historical Architecture Route

Detail Itinerary


TOUR CODE: YL-518

TOUR TYPE : Circular Tour 9 Days 8 Nights

DESTINATION: Beijing, Datong, Taiyuan, Jincheng, Jiaozuo, Jinzhong, Pingyao, Yingxian

DEPARTURE DATE : Guaranteed departure whole year-round

MEALS : Self Catering

ACCOMMODATION : 3* and above hotels with breakfasts


TOUR ITINERARY



Saturday - Arrive in Shanghai. Transfer to Hotel. Free in the evening


Wednesday - Beijing 350KM Datong

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Join the tour guide and other passengers onto our comfortable coach and start today’s programme with a visit to the main attractions in Datong city.


At noon we taste a selection of local Shanghai snacks while wandering into the little Chinese craft markets in Shanghai Old Street. After we will transfer to Suzhou.
Lunch break will be at a local delicatessen street, where you can taste the most authentic local food.


In the afternoon we visit one of the biggest Buddhist grottoes in China — the Yungang Grottoes. Created in three stages between 460 and 524, they show the transition from a heavy Indian and central Asian artistic influence to the emergence of a Chinese traditional style.
After the day trip the coach will transfer us to the hotel.


Thursday - Datong 300KM Taiyuan

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Ancient Guards of Classical China Route

After breakfast we will gather in the lobby before we set out to explore the rich culture of Taiyuan Jin Memorial Temple.
The coach journey is approximately 3 ½ hours from Datong to Taiyuan with a stopover at a local street famous for local cuisine where you can take lunch.
In the afternoon we will arrive at Jin Memorial Temple. The site of Jin Memorial Temple is a large park with gardens and a lake, pavilions, halls and temples from various dynasties, beginning with the Song dynasty (960-1279). As you stroll the grounds, the one building that must not be overlooked is Shengmu Dian (Hall of the Holy Mother). It is famed for its iconic double-eaved roof and extraordinary writhing dragons, each carved out of wood and coiled around one of the building's eight front columns.
After the day trip the coach will transfer us to the hotel.


Friday - Taiyuan 330KM Jincheng

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Ancient Guards of Classical China Route

After a satisfying breakfast,we will continue to Jincheng for a visit to the Royal Prime Minister's Palace, home of Chen Tingjing, the Wenyuange Academician and Minister of Personnel of the Qing Dynasty, who served as a helper of the emperor for half a century, was a teacher to the Emperor Kangxi and Editor-in-chief of the Dictionary Kangxi Zidian. The tourist zone of the house of the chancellor covers an area of more than 100,000 square meters. The constructions make the most of the hillside, displaying a multiple configuration of houses and courtyards, from the magnificent surrounding walls and stone portals to the beautiful gardens and living rooms with different kinds of decorations.
After the day trip the coach will transfer us to the hotel.

Saturday - Jincheng 90KM Jiaozuo 110KM Zhengzhou

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In the morning we prepare ourselves for the trip to Yuntai Mountain. The coach will take us Jiaozuo. A 2-hour journey with stopover in a local food street market with plenty delicious local lunch options.
After lunch, we will visit the Yuntai Mountain. This mountain is among the first to receive the title of World Geologic Park from UNESCO in 2004. It is also the only famous scenic area in Henan Province having the titles of National 5A Grade Tourist Attraction, National Forest Park, National Geologic Park, National Water Conservancy Scenic Area and National Macaque Natural Reserve.The picturesque peaks and high mountains extend as far as the eyes can see, covered with verdant virgin forest, it is famous for its imposing mountain and water sceneries.
After the day trip the coach will transfer us to the hotel.

Sunday Zhengzhou 470KM Jinzhong 54KM Pingyao

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Today we will have an early start as the coach will take us from Zhengzhou to Jinzhong to visit the ancient famous dwelling building, Wang Grand Courtyard.

Wang Grand Courtyard is a comprehensive expression of the folk residence in the Qing Dynasty and a typical example of the 5000 years civilisation history.
It was built by the Wang family in the Jingsheng Village and consists of a large ancient building complex which occupies a total area of 250,000 square meters. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the construction lasted three hundred years. The saying goes that once you have visited Wang courtyard, you don’t need to visit another courtyard. True or not? You decide.
After the trip of Wang Grand Courtyard, the coach will transfer us to Pingyao and check into the hotel.

Monday - Pingyao 350KM Yingxian

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Today is one of the highlights of our tour, The Ancient City of PingYao,. where you can buy lots of specialty souvenirs and taste characteristic cuisine.

The past prosperity of Shanxi lies in Pingyao, while the soul of Pingyao lies in its Old City. Founded during the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 – 771 BC) and rebuilt in 1370, the Ancient City of Pingyao is nowadays one of China's four best preserved old cities together with Lijiang Old Town, Huizhou Ancient City and Langzhong Ancient City. What is unique is that the ancient city with its grand city wall and its traditional residences, former security guard companies, well preserved shops, and even the previous government office are extremely authentic. In 1997, it was inscribed as a world cultural heritage.
After lunch, the coach will transfer us to Yingxian and check into the hotel.

Tuesday - Yingxian 340KM Beijing

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After breakfast, we check out of the hotel, our coach transfer will take us to the oldest and highest wooden structure in the region, Yingxian Wooden Tower.Only 1/2 hour drive away, this tower is regarded as the 'First Pagoda in the World' and a gem in the architectural field. It has now also been placed under national emphases under the Cultural Relics Protection Units. It is a perfect combination of science, art and religion.
We will take lunch nearby the Wooden Tower and there will be leisure time to explore the area before our next destination, Hanging Monastery.
Hanging Monastery stands at the foot of Mt. Hengshan, 5 kilometres (3 miles) south of Hunyuan County, and 65 kilometres (40 miles) from downtown Datong City. Hanging Monastery is an architectural wonder, since it hangs on the west cliff of Jinxia Gorge at more than 50 meters above the ground. Hence, its name Hanging Monastery.How could a building like this withstand the winds and storms for so many years? A unique mechanical theory was applied to building the framework. You are highly encouraged to explore the secret by visit the Monastery and find out. After this excursion, our guide will escort you back to the coach to transfer to Beijing.

Wednesday – Departure from China. Transfer back to airport.


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)

Datong


Shoulder Season Peak Season
Yungang Grottoes CNY 180 CNY 125

Taiyuan


Shoulder Season Peak Season
Jin Memorial Temple CNY 65 CNY 80

Jincheng


Shoulder Season Peak Season
House of the Chancellor in Huangcheng CNY 80 CNY 80

Jinzhong


Shoulder Season Peak Season
The Wangs' Courtyard CNY 35 CNY 55

Yingxian


Shoulder Season Peak Season
Yingxian Wooden Tower CNY 60 CNY 60
Hanging Temple CNY 125 CNY 130

Accommodation

Datong



Datong

Datong Great Palace Hotel
Address: No.452 Weidu Avenue, Datong
Phone: (+86)0352-5207777
Nearby Attraction?Huayan Temple




ChanWu Hotel

Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza
Address: No.88 Pingcheng Street, Datong
Phone: (+86) 0352-6039999
Nearby Attraction?Datong Ancient City
Taiyuan







Aloft Zhengzhou Shangjie

Hubin International Hotel
Address: No. 5 Qingnian Road, Yingze District, Taiyuan
Phone: (+86)0351-7786666-6600
Nearby Attraction?Liu Alley




Guangdong Hotel

Wanda Vista Taiyuan
Address: No.169 Jiefang Road, Taiyuan
Phone: (+86) 0351-7776666
Nearby Attraction??Liu Alley
Jincheng






Guangdong Hotel

The Chancellor Manor
Address: Huangcheng Village, Beiliu Town, Yangcheng County
Phone: (+86)0356-4928888
Nearby Attraction?the House of the Chancellor in Huangcheng




Guangdong Hotel

Guomao Hotel
Address: Tower B, Guomao Center, Crossing of Hongxing Street and Zezhou Road, Jincheng
Phone: (+86) 0356-8980099
Nearby Attraction?People’s Square
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
Phone: (+86) 0371-60308888
Nearby Attraction?Zhengzhou Railway Station
Pingyao




Guangdong Hotel

Pingyao Hotel
Address: No.120 Chenghuangmiao Street, Pingyao County
Phone: (+86)0354-5685466
Nearby Attraction?The Ancient City of PingYao




Guangdong Hotel

Pingyao Yun Ding Xuan International Hotel
Address: No. 107 West Main Street, Ancient City, Pingyao County
Phone: (+86) 0354-5843777
Nearby Attraction?The Ancient City of PingYao
Yingxian






Guangdong Hotel

Days Hotel
Address: Antai Street, Shuocheng District,Yingxian
Phone: (+86)0349-8850888
Nearby Attraction?Shuozhou People Park




Guangdong Hotel

Wantongyuan Hotel
Address: No.68 Kaifa North Road, Yingxian
Phone: (+86) 0349-5666601
Nearby Attraction?Chongfu temple
Beijing





Guangdong Hotel

Chang An Grand Hotel
Address: No.27 Huaweili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Phone: (+86) 010-67731234
Nearby Attraction?Xiushui Street




Guangdong Hotel

Free Comfort Holiday Hotel
Address: No.13 Fengzhi East Road, Beijing
Phone: (+86) 010-62076207
Nearby Attraction?Beijing Xishan national Forest Park





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)