9 days Delicious China Tour
(Beijing/ Xi'an/ Chengdu/ Guangzhou)
Tour Code: ZGF-03
Attraction: Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guangzhou
We prepare The Eight Different Cooking Styles in this itinerary, and this is its highlight.
Cooking is an ancient Chinese art. Some 3,000 years ago, the Chinese people already knew how to "deliciously" blend the five flavors- pungent, sweet, sour, bitter and salty, and today Chinese cuisine is ranked among the world's best and Chinese restaurants can be found in many countries and regions throughout the world.
Chinese cooking places great stress on the color, fragrance, taste, form and nutrition of the food and is very particular about cutting and temperature control. According to the rough estimate, there are more than 5,000 different local cooking styles in China. The most popular cooking styles in china are The Eight Different Cooking Styles.
Day by day itinerary
Day 01 Beijing
Morning visit the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China which covers 294 hectares. You will have lunch at The Hall of Listen Orioles where the empress Dowager Cixi enjoyed her meal and watched her favorite Beijing Opera. In the afternoon, visit the Tian'an Men Square, the world's largest city square which can hold over one million people, then visit the majestic, yet intricate palatial complex of the Forbidden City, with its endless trove of palaces and treasures. Dinner has been arranged at Fangshan Restaurant in Beihai Park, which was built in 1925 by former Royal chefs of the Qing Dynasty.
Day 02 Beijing
Today we start with visiting the Great Wall at Badaling, lunch on the way, visit the Ming Tombs and the Scared Road in the afternoon. Dinner at Roast Duck Restaurant, you will have a chance to see how the duck is cooked.
Day 03 Beijing
In the morning visit the Temple of Heaven, then take the rickshaw visit Hutong to see typical life of traditional Beijing residence. Lunch with a local family, here you will lean how to make dumplings from a family member. Afternoon you will be transferred to the Culinary School to learn the Beijing Local food and some Royal dishes.
Day 04 Beijing/Xi'an
In the morning transfer to the airport for the flight to ancient capital of Xi'an. On arrival, transfer to the 4* hotel for two nights stay. After lunch at local restaurant, you will be visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall. Dinner at Defachang Dumpling Restaurant, Established in 1936, the restaurant is famous for its Dumpling Banquet, you will have chance to taste more than 15 different dumplings including desert.
Day 05 Xi'an
Visit the mighty army of 8000 Terracotta Warriors, lunch at the local restaurant in the Terracotta Warriors Museum. Visit the Huaqing Hot Springs in the afternoon. Tonight you will enjoy special local food of beef or mutton soup with pancake pieces at Tongshengxiang Restaurant. You will need to put the pancake into pieces by yourself while chatting with your friends, when it is all done, restaurant staff will take it away to cook and bring back the broth with beef or mutton at your choice.
Day 06 Xi'an/Chengdu
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your short fly to Chengdu, famous for 'hot food' cooking. On arrival, you will visit the local Panda Centre. Dinner at Little Swan Restaurant, where you may taste the most famous Sichuan Hot Pot . Two nights stay in Chengdu.
Day tour to visit Leshan, the home to the tallest sitting Buddha in the world. Lunch at a local Leshan
restaurant. Afternoon back to Chengdu, visit Wenshu Temple, then join the locals at a Tea House. Enjoy
another spicy night in a local restaurant for Sichuan Cuisine.
Day 08 Chengdu/Guangzhou
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Guangzhou. Go to a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon, visit Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memoral Hall, built in 1931. Dr. Sun Yat-sen is considered as the pioneer of Cina's bourgeois democratic revolution. We will also visit Chen's Ancestral Temple(home of the Canton Art craft museum). It has incredible wood sculptures on the roofs, pillars, beams, and all around the building.) Afterwards a traditional Cantonese Garden Arts and Cantonese "Tea ceremony" is arranged. Dinner at "Guangzhou restaurant" which is one of the most famous restaurants in Guangzhou for Cantonese Cuisine.
Day 9 Guangzhou
Take a morning tour to the King's Mausoleum of NanYue, more then 2000 years old. It is considered as the top five discovery of Chinese archeology in 20th Century. Visit the Porcelain Museum. Lunch will be the Cantonese "Dim-Sum" Meal. Afternoon you will have the opportunity to learn how to cook the well-known sea food cooking of China. Why not join the chefs and try your hand at cooking dinner for your
fellow travellers Evening you will take a two hour river cruise on the mother river of Guangzhou the "Pearl River". A buffet-dinner is arranged on the cruise.
Day 10 Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight.
Price (per person)
|DC10 6 - 9 person
|DC10 2 - 5 person
1. The economy-class air charges of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities as specified in the itinerary.
2. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one standard twin room with private facilities in all relevant locations. If a single client requests a twin room alone, the single room supplement will be charged.
3. For the land tour in each city, daily American breakfast is served in the hotel, and Chinese lunch and/or dinner will be served with two cups of soft drink outside the hotel. All meal arrangements are served as the itinerary specifies.
4. Private transfers for you and your party as a group between airports, train stations, hotels and all sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
5. One private English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you on all normal sightseeing tours in each city.
6. Entrance fees to the tourist sites.
7. . China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin
1. The international or domestic air/train charge of arrival and departure.
2. Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drink, telex, telephone calls or overweight baggage charges.
3. Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
4. Tips to Guide and driver.