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15 days Ceramics Tour in china

Tour Code:BJ-CQ-01
Destinations: Beijing-Quyang-Shijiazhuang-Zhengzhou-Yuzhou-Xian-Tongchuan-Nanchang-Jingdezhen-Shanghai
Departure Date: No fixed, as you choose
Highlights:
The ancient Chinese succeeded in producing ceramics and there are many ancient kilns and production sites left. China Cramics Tour perfectly combine the major sightseeing places with historical sites of Chinese ceramic culture.

Day and day itinerary

Day01: Arrive in Beijing
Place & Transport:Beijing & Flight
Today's Activities:Depart on your flight bound for Beijing, the capital of People’s Republic of China. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day02: All day sightseeing in Beijing
Place & Transport:Beijing & Full auto
Today's Activities:Full-day tour will begin at the magnificent Forbidden City, known as Palace Museum, is the home to emperors for over 500-years. Strolling through Tiananmen Square and witness the splendor of the Summer Palace. This evening, you are invited to a Peking duck banquet.

Day03: sightseeing in Beijing
Place & Transport:Beijing & Full auto
Today's Activities:A full-day tour will take in the grandeur of the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Great Wall, built more than 2000 years ago to protect China from northern invaders. On the way back to Beijing stop and visit the sacred Ming Tombs, where 13 emperors of Ming Dynasty were buried. Enjoy a spectacular Chinese Kongfu performance in the evening.

Day04:Beijing-Quyang-Shijiazhuang
Place & Transport:Shijiazhuang & Full auto 
Today's Activities:After breakfast, travel for about 4 hours to Quyang (Hebei Province), the home for the famous Dingyao Ceramics” that represented the highest white ceramics making level in Northern China. Upon arrival, visit the ancient kiln site that is regarded as the most well-preserved in present China. Continue the visit to Quyang Ding Ceramics Co., Ltd where you can view the reproduction of the famous “Dingyao Ceramics” in the traditional way. Then travel for about 1.5 hours to Shijiazhuan, the capital city of Hebei province. Check into the hotel and rest.

Day05: Shijiazhuang-Beijing
Place & Transport:Beijing & Express way
Today's Activities:After breakfast, take the express way and drive back to Beijing. After checking into the hotel and relaxing, visit the China History Museum and its ceramics collection. This large museum displays the long history of China’s civilization. Contained within are more than 400,000 cultural relics, the oldest of which date back to over 1.7 million years ago.

Day06:Beijing-Zhengzhou
Place & Transport:Zhengzhou & Flight 
Today's Activities: In the morning, fly to Zhengzhou. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Then visit the Henan Provincial Museum with a well-displayed ceramics collection, where you learn of the ancient cultures.

Day07: Zhengzhou-Yuzhou-Zhengzhou
Place & Transport:Zhengzhou & Auto & Hiking
Today's Activities:After breakfast, travel for about 2 hours to Yuzhou, the birth place of the famous “Junyao Ceramics” that are regarded as one of the most ceramics by Chinese people. Upon arrival, visit the Jun Yao Ceramics Research Institute and find out the production techniques of the famous Jun porcelain. In the afternoon, visit two Qing Dynasty “Hui Guan” (merchant’s associations). These “Huanguang” were built in ancient Chinese temple style and used to the places for the merchants to stay and congregate in Yuzhou on trading trips. Travel back to Zhengzhou by coach.

Day08: Zhengzhou-Xian
Place & Transport:
Xian & Express train
Today's Activities:Enjoy a leisurely morning. Transfer to the railway station and catch the express train to Xian. Upon arrival, check into the hotel.

Day09: sightseeing in Xian
Place & Transport:Xian & Full auto
Today's Activities: A full-day tour will take you to the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses which are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Then travel to Shaanxi History Museum. The Shaanxi Provincial History Museum is a massive modern museum up to the national standard. It houses a collection of 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi province.

Day10:Xian-Tongchuan-Xian
Place & Transport:Xian & Full auto
Today's Activities:After breakfast, travel for two hours to Tongchuan by coach and visit the famous “Yaozhou Ceramics” Museum that is the largest among its kinds in China. “Yaozhou Ceramics” are the masterpieces of Northern China ceramics. After the visit, travel back to Xian. Enroute, visit the newly-opened Han Yangling Mausoleum. Get back to the hotel and rest.

Day11: Xian-Nanchang-Jingdezhen
Place & Transport:Jingdezhen & Flight
Today's Activities:Fly to Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi Province in the morning. Upon arrival, transfer to Jingdezhen, the ceramic-making center in China after Yuan Dynasty. After checking into the hotel, visit Imperial Porcelain Kiln Site, Ceramic Art Museum and Ancient Porcelain Factory.

Day12:Sightseeing in Jingdezhen
Place & Transport:Jingdezhen & Full auto
Today's Activities:Jingdezhen International Ceramic Art and Design Center, China Ceramics Tour.After breakfast, visit Jingdezhen International Ceramic Art and Design Center, (historically famous Hutian Kiln Site remains), Provincial Ceramic Research Institute, Sanbaopen Water Driven Stamp Mill and Gaoling Mountain (original Kaolin Mine near the village of Gaoling). In China, the name “Gaoling” for centuries has been the term for the clay of porcelains.

Day13:Jingdezhen-Nanchang-Shanghai
Place & Transport:Shanghai & Flight
Today's Activities:In the morning,take the coach to Nanchang and then fly to Shanghai.Meet and transfer to the hotel.

Day14:Sightseeing in Shanghai
Place & Transport:Shanghai & Auto
Today's Activities:Enjoy a leisurely morning.In the afternoon,visit the fabulous Shanghai Museum and appreciate the beauties of the well-displayed ceramics. Shanghai Museum is the first museum in China that meets international exhibition standard. It is in the possession of a collection of 123,000 cultural artifacts in 21 categories.

Day15:See you off
Place & Transport:Shanghai & Flight
Today's Activities:Today you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight,finish your wonderful journey with an happy ending.

Tour Price Inclusions
1. Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
2. All meals as specified in the itinerary.
3. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast.
4. Private air conditioned vehicle and English-speaking tour guide
5. Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.
6. China domestic flights as specified in the itinerary.
7. Service Charge & Government Taxes listed in the itinerary.

Tour Price Exclusions
1. International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
2. Single supplements.
3. China Entry Visa Fees.
4. Tips to tour guides and drivers and personal expenses.

Special Notes
1. Usually, Peak-season: Mar 15-31, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov 1-15; Slack-season: Jan 1- Mar 14, Nov 16-March 14; Shoulder-season: June, July, Aug.
2. Tour price is not suitable for China Spring Festival and National Holiday (1st-7th Oct), which would be would be much higher than usual days. We suggest you not to travel during those periods. But it is surely OK if you would like to plan your tour at that time. We will do our best to offer you best service and highest quality.

How to book this tour?
Please email us and let us know the information below:
1. Your arrival date and flight number.
2. The name you used to book your hotel.
3. The date that you would like to take this tour.
4. The number of persons in your group that take this tour.

Custom Tailoring: Design your own tour with our help to meet your unique interests, You don't have to compromise, do exactly what you want to do! Let us assist you to tailor-make your own China Experience. Tell us what you need now!

chinauniquetour  is a branch of CITS (China International Travel Service), one of China's largest and oldest travel agencies.Your satisfaction is our priority. All our guides, drivers and vehicles are carefully selected, certified for tourism and fully insured. Our tours have no unscheduled or mandatory shopping stops so you spend your time and money wisely.

1. You can book online or by email, tell us which hotel to pick you up, then receive our confirmation email.
2. When you arrive in Xi'an, our tour guide will hold a sign with your name on it waiting at the exit of railway station there. Don't worry, just find the SIGN.
3.Just fill out the online reservation form, or send your travel request to  inquire@chinauniquetour.com  then our tour advisors will contact you with your detail tour information.A phone number and email address where we can easily reach you