China In Depth Wine Tour
Tour Code: UQT04
Tour Type: Private
In western (i.e. non-Chinese) books, journals and reports very little information can be found on Chinese wine and other alcoholic drinks. That is strange, because China has a cultural history that extends over thousands of years. China's culture was and still is highly interesting in many respects. During that history alcoholic drinks played an important role, and also in our days this is still the case.
It is worth noting that China has good capabilities for vine growing and for wine making: it has a wide variety of soils, many different climates and micro-climates, indigenous and imported grapes, as well as a huge population that constitutes a tremendous potential market.
Day01: Arrive Beijing (BLD)
Arrive in Beijing in the morning. Greeted by English speaking guide. Visit the Tian An Men Square, Forbidden City. Check into hotel.
Day02: Beijing (BLD)
Visit the Jade Carving Workshop, Great Wall (Ju Yong Pass), Beijing Winery(TBD). Roast Duck Dinner.
Day03: Beijing (BLD)
Imperial Summer Palace, Lunch at Fresh Water Pearl Store, Beijing Zoo to see the Lovely Griant Pandas, Beijing Hutong Rickshow Tour. Enjoy an Acrobatic Show after dinner.
Day04: Beijing - Taiyuan - Pingyao (BLD)
Morning flight to Taiyuan, visit the Walled City of Antiquity-Pingyao, The Ancient Qiao's family Countyard Houses.
Day05: Pingyao - Taiyuan (BLD)
Visit Shanxi Grace Vineyard in Taigu. Go to Taiyuan in the afternoon, Taiyuan city tour.
Day06: Taiyuan - Xian (BLD)
Fly to Xi'an, the starting point of Silk Road 2000 years ago. Visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall Park, Bell Tower, Imperial Dumpling, Tang Singing & Dancing Show.
Day07: Xi'an (BLD)
Visit the Museum of Emperor Qin's Terra-cotta Soldiers, Huaqing Hot Spring, Shuyuan Men Antique Street.
Day08: Xi'an - Urumqi (BLD)
Morning flight to Urumqi. Visit the Heaven Lakely, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Boat ride on the crystal clear lake.
Day09: Urumqi - Turpan (BLD)
Bus trip to Turpan, visit the Astana Tomb, Gaochang Ruins, Oasis of Grape Valley, Vineyard of the Gobi Desert, Cultural performance at night.
Day10: Turpan - Urumqi (BLD)
Going back to Urumqi, visit the Xinjiang Museum. In the afternoon visit the China Silk Winery. Xinjiang Wutonomous Region flavor dinner at local restaurant.
Day11: Urumqi - Shanghai - Suzhou (BLD)
Morning flight to Shanghai. Continue to Suzhou "the Venice of the East" by bus, visit the Shangtang Watertown, Boat ride on the Grand Canal.
Day12: Suzhou - Shanghai (BLD)
Visit Wangshi Garden, Silk Factory & Embroidery Institute. Go back to Shanghai.
Day13: Shanghai (BLD)
Visit the Jade Buddha Temple, Tea Ceremony, Yu Garden, The old town of Shanghai. Evening Tour to the Bund and Shopping on the Nanjing Road.
Day14: Departure Shanghai (BLD)
Check out of the hotel at 9:30am. BBQ lunch at Silk Carpet and Cashmere Factory. Transfer to the airport, fly back.