Day 2 Beijing (B, L, D)
After breakfast you begin with a tour to the world's largest and renowned public square where many historical events once took place - Tian'anmen Square. Around the vast square, you can see The Great Hall of People, holding the congress of the Communist Party and National People's Congress, History Museum and Monument to the People's heroes. Under the famous Mao's portrait, which is positioned at the center of "The Gate of Heavenly Peace" entrance, you will walk into the Forbidden City (also known as Imperial Palace), which holds 9,999 rooms. Experience the intricate architecture and exquisitely designed layout of these grand buildings once housed by Chinese Emperors who ruled during the period of the Qing and Ming Dynasties for almost 500 years (1420-1911). Thereafter, you will visit the Temple of Heaven where the Chinese Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would go to pray for bountiful harvests. It was a critical task for all emperors to perform rituals and tasks in order for his empire to reap successful harvests and good fortune. Capture the detailed essence of all the rich colors blended together on the hand painted tiles and roofing of the structures. This remarkable construction is pledged highest level of Chinese traditional architecture. Stay in the same Hotel
Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)
Today you will begin the morning by setting out to the Great Wall of China, also considered as one of the greatest wonders of the world. This massive wall stretches well over 4,000 miles and once was used as the soldier's safeguard to protect the Chinese empire's northern borders against invaders. You then have the opportunity to climb up the mammoth sized wall at your own pace. Be sure to take in the experience and enjoy the breathtaking view from the top of one of the greatest achievements of civilization. After lunch, you will tour the Ming Tombs. The Ming tombs lie in a broad valley to the south of Tianshou (Longevity of Heaven) Mountain in Changping County, about 50 kilometers northwest of Beijing proper. Thirteen out of the 16 Ming emperors were buried in this peaceful valley. Later, we'll pay a visit to the exterior portion of the Beijing National Stadium, also familiar to the world as the Bird's Nest and the home to the 2008 Olympics. The stadium designed by an architecture firm in Switzerland implemented the world's largest structure built out of steel. You will then wrap up the evening with a delicious Peking Duck dinner at one of the most prestigious restaurants in Beijing recognized for its speciality. Stay in the same hotel
Day 4 Beijing - Tunxi (B, L, D)
Today you will partake in a tranquil visit to the picturesque landscape of the Summer Palace with historic temples, numerous pavilions, marble boat and famous 728-yard Long Corridor, situated on the man-made Kunming Lake. Later you will capture the lifestyles of families residing within the Historic Hutong by rickshaw. The amazing gray brick courtyard residence is Beijing's oldest and remains infused with timeless culture and history. In the mid 1990's, most of the original Hutongs vanished rapidly and was substituted by high-rise buildings and commercial offices. You will take the evening flight to Huangshan. Upon your arrival, you'll be met and transferred to Huashan Hotel (4 star). Since you'll have to carry everything yourself up Huangshan unless you hire a porter, it is advisable that you leave your big luggage in the hotel in downtown and bring only a small handbag or backpack with you up mountain.
Day 5 Tunxi - Huangshan (B, L, D)
In the morning, we'll drive for about one hour and twenty minutes to reach this world-class fabulous mountain, which was accepted by UNESCO both as natural and cultural heritage site in 1990. For centuries, Huangshan has been the source of inspiration for Chinese famed painters, poets and artists for its unparalleled scenery. We'll take the Yungu Cable Car up the mountain from the eastern steps. We will have a chance to visit the scenic spots including the Fairy Maiden Peak, Beginning-to believe Peak, Lion Peak, Cloud-dispelling Pavilion, Grand Canyon. Stay in Beihai Hotel (4 star)
Day 6 Huangshan - Tunxi (B, L, D)
Weather permitting, we'll watch the magnificent sunrise in the early morning at a view-point terrace very close to our hotel. Sunrise-watching is one of the highlights at the summit. After breakfast, we will be walking for about 3.5 hours from the eastern steps to the western steps of Huangshan. On the way, breathtaking views can be seen everywhere, including the Flying-over Rock, Bright Summit, Tianhai Scenic Area, White Clouds Scenic Area, Stone Turtle on the Back of a Crocodile, Narrow Cliff, Old Monk in Meditation, One Hundred Ladders, Lotus Peak which is the top peak of Huangshan with an elevation of more than 1, 864 meters above sea level, Welcoming-guest Pine, Celestial Capital Peak, etc. We take Yuping Cable Car down the mountain from the western steps around lunch time. Drive back to Tunxi in the afternoon, and then pay a visit to the Huashan Mysterious Grottoes located in the Flowery Mountain about twenty minutes drive from Tunxi. Back to the downtown in the afternoon and vist the lovely Old Street, center of the old town section. Stay in Huishang Int'l Hotel.
Day 7 Tunxi - Hongcun - Tuxni - Departure (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we head for Hongcun, a UNESCO world cultural heritage which features typical south China residential houses dated back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. We will spend the rest of the day exploring old houses that are several hundred years old; each piece of intricate wood carving or exquisite piece of furniture here is a true sample of a living antique. Thereafter, we'll visit Mukeng located only about ten-minute drive away from Hongcun. It is a small village of approximately 90 people who live a simple and traditional lifestyle and all bear the same surname - Fu. Located half way up a hill surrounded by sea of bamboo trees, Mukeng offers extraordinary views to visitors. Finally we'll be visiting another old village, Nanping. Back to the downtown in the afternoon and leave Huangshan after dinner.
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Note: The above package price includes local ground transportation, accommodation as specified, all meals, entrance tickets to the menioned scenic sties, cable car fees (roundtrip) and English-speaking guide service (See our guides) throughout trip except when you are on the flight. The quotation does not include flight tickets, personal expenses and/or gratuity to the driver and guide (See: Policy of Payment).