2017 China Trip

Origins of Chinese Civilization & Culture

2017 China Trip

May 9 – May 22, 2017
Beijing –> Xi’an –> Luoyang –> Zhengzhou –> Kaifeng –> Shanghai

Give us a call at (303) 817-8400, or send us an email for additional information and questions.

RSVP and send full payment by March 15, 2017.

Denver –> Beijing (May 9-May 10, 2017)

Day 1 (5/10): Arrive in Beijing. 

99 Yurts Restaurant
99 Yurts Restaurant
Photo source: http://images.bokee.com/blog_move

Check into your hotel, then rest up a bit and then dine like Kahn at 99 Yurts Restaurant, an adventure in Mongolian cuisine, complete with roast lamb! After dinner, swing by the Beijing Olympic Village’s Birds Nest Stadium and Water Cube, for a photo op.

Dinner included; Breakfast and lunch served early on plane

Hotel: JW Marriott Hotel Beijing
83 Jianguo Road,
Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100025
Phone: +86 10-5908-6688

Day 2 (5/11): Beijing. 

tiantan
Forbidden City
Photo source: https://tuchong.com/478898/12755840/

Sleep in! In the afternoon, tour the Forbidden City, declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. This was the imperial palace from 1420 to 1912, from the Ming to Qing Dynasty, and now houses of the Palace Museum. Then, tour the Hutong district where you will explore Beijing’s old alleyways and courtyards. For dinner, feast on authentic Peking Duck – the best in the world!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Hotel: JW Marriott Hotel Beijing
83 Jianguo Road,
Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100025
Phone: +86 10-5908-6688

Day 3 (5/12): Beijing. 

Great Wall
Great Wall
Photo Source: http://www.qiwen.org/shijiezhizui/3512.html

Visit the Great Wall! The Badaling section was built in 1504 during the Ming Dynasty and was the first section opened to tourists in 1957. Afterwards, visit La Casa di Marta, a new Nathan Yip Foundation orphanage run by Father Thomas.

For dinner, visit the Chinese Royal Gastronomy Museum for a one-of-a-kind dynastic dining experience where you will enjoy an Imperial Banquet with traditional performances. The ground floor is a food court with 3,000 different traditional snacks. The second floor has a display area with over 1,000 antiques from Chinese food culture.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Hotel: JW Marriott Hotel Beijing
83 Jianguo Road,
Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100025
Phone: +86 10-5908-6688

Day 4 (5/13): Beijing –> Xi’an.

xian
Xi’an
Photo source: http://www.xazz.cn/

Hop on the high speed train to Xi’an. Upon arrival, visit the ancient city wall. In the evening, spend free time wandering the Muslim Quarter filled with mosques, food stands, and souvenir shops.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Hotel: Hilton Xi’an
199 Dongxin Road,
Xincheng District, Xi’an, 710005
Phone: +86 29-8738-8888

Day 5 (5/14): Xi’an.

terracota warriors
Terracotta Warriors
Photo source: http://m.wudu001.com/

Morning excursion to visit the Terracotta Warriors, created by China’s first emperor in the 3rd century BC to guard his tomb for eternity. Then visit the beautiful Huaqing Hot Spring (scenic area only – no swimming). In the evening, enjoy the Tang Dynasty Dance Show at Tangyuegong.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Hotel: Hilton Xi’an
199 Dongxin Road,
Xincheng District, Xi’an, 710005
Phone: +86 29-8738-8888

Day 6 (5/15): Xi’an –> Mt. Hua –> Xi’an

mt hua
Mt. Hua
Photo source: http://huasha16.com

Travel via high speed train to Mt. Hua, the western-most mountain of the Five Great Mountains of China. It is famous with climbers and is regarded as one of the most dangerous hikes in the world. Don’t worry! You will be enjoying a nice cable car ride up and down the mountain. In the late afternoon, take the high speed train back to Xi’an.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Hotel: Hilton Xi’an
199 Dongxin Road,
Xincheng District, Xi’an, 710005
Phone: +86 29-8738-8888

Day 7 (5/16): Xi’an –> Luoyang

Longmen Grottoes
Longmen Grottoes
Photo source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/166422148707683667/

Take a high speed train to Luoyang and visit the Longmen Grottoes, home to over 60 Buddhist pagodas and 2,345 caves in the limestone cliffs of the Xiangshan and Longmen mountains. With artwork dating back to 493 AD, the caves house as many as 100,000 statues of Buddha and his disciples, ranging from 1 inch to 57 feet in height. This site was dedicated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 as an “outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity.”

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Hotel: Christian’s Hotel
56 Jiefang Road,
Xigong District, Luoyang, 471000
Phone: +86 379-6326-6666

Day 8 (5/17) Luoyang –> Zhengzhou

zhengzhou
Shang City Ruins
Photo source: http://mapio.net/pic/p-36507129/

Tavel by coach bus to nearby Zhengzhou and visit the Yellow Emperor’s Hometown. Reigning from reign was 2698 to 2598 BC, the Yellow Emperor is a deity in Chinese religion and a legendary hero of Chinese culture. He is considered the originator of the centralized state and patron of esoteric arts. Then, visit the Zhengzhou Shang City Ruins, an archaeological site built 3,570 years ago in the Shang Dynasty.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Hotel: JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou
Millennium Royal Plaza, No. 2 Central Business District,
Zhengdong District, Zhengzhou, 450018
Phone: +86 371-8882-8888

Day 9 (5/18) Zhengzhou –> Kaifeng.

kaifeng
Kaifeng
Photo source: http://line.uhenan.com/line-3185.htm

Travel by coach bus to nearby Kaifeng, the ancient capital of the Northern Song Dynasty, and visit Qingming Riverside Landscape Garden and Tianbo Yang Fu, the official residence of the Northern Song Dynasty.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Hotel: Pullman Kaifeng Jianye
16 Longting North Road,
Longting District, Kaifeng 475000
Phone: +86 371-2358-9999

Day 10 (5/19) Kaifeng –> Shanghai.

shanghai
Shanghai
Photo source: http://www.teamsdesign.com/en/getintouch/shanghai

Take a scenic morning cruise on the Yellow River. After lunch, travel by high speed train to Shanghai. Check into your hotel and have the evening free to rest or explore.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Hotel: Hilton Shnaghai Hongqiao
1116 Hong Song East Road,
Shanghai, 201103
Phone: +86 21-3323-6666

Day 11 (5/20) Shanghai.

yu garden
Yu Garden
Photo source: http://www.360doc.com/content/10/0615/21/534008_33290482.shtml

After breakfast, embark on a Shanghai city tour including the Yu Garden, Shanghai Old Bazaar, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund, Xintiandi, and the beautiful tree-lined French Concession.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Hotel: Hilton Shnaghai Hongqiao
1116 Hong Song East Road,
Shanghai, 201103
Phone: +86 21-3323-6666

Day 12 (5/21) Shanghai.

shanghai
Shanghai
Photo source: http://www.ettravel.com.tw/group_itinerary.asp?seq=1487

Free day. Shanghai has so much to explore including world-class shopping, museums, tea houses, beautiful parks, unique communities, live music, and amazing nightlife. Feel free to reach out to us for suggestions!

Breakfast at hotel included

Hotel: Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao
1116 Hong Song East Road,
Shanghai, 201103
Phone: +86 21-3323-6666

Day 13 (5/22) Shanghai –> Denver.

Check out of hotel, then take part in a fun tour or activity to be determined. Then enjoy one last group lunch before heading to the airport for your flight back home to Denver. Safe travels!

Breakfast and lunch included


Give us a call at (303) 817-8400, or send us an email for pricing inquiry and questions

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

Leave a Reply