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16-day Taste Of China  Tour

Tour code:TZHG -02
Departure: everyday
Tour Type: Private, hiking tour, sightseeing, leisure tour
Attraction:Beijing, Xiamen, Anxi, Hua'an, Zhangzhou, Wuyishan, Hangzhou and Shanghai
Highlight: From ancient times, Chinese people believed that the practice of tea culture can bring the spirit and wisdom of human beings to a higher orbit,On this tea trip, we will bring you into mist-capped mountains or plantations in Hangzhou & Wuyishan to taste the famed Dragon Well Green Tea and Oolong Tea while spend some time to experience the most magnificent sites in Beijing & Shanghai.

Day by day itinerary 每日行程:
 
Day 1Arrive in Beijing
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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 Holiday Downtown Hotel.
 

Day 2   BeijingTour
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Full-day tour will begin at the magnificent Forbidden City, home to emperors for over 500-years. Strolling through Tiananmen Square, which is the largest square in the world. Continue to witness the splendor of the Summer Palace, built as a royal garden for Qing Dynasty Emperors. This evening, you are invited to a Beijing Peking Duck, banquet.
Recommended: Nanluoguxiang (Nanluoguxiang Hutong, 南锣鼓巷) 50 slideshows

Day 3   BeijingTour
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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.   

Recommended: Situated in the older part of  Chaoyang's Sanlitun bar district are the ever-popular Poachers Inn, 43 Bei Sanlitun Lu, and the equally welcoming pub, The Tree, 

Day 4  BeijingTour
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Visit the famous  Temple of Heaven is one of top 10 Beijing attractions.Temple Of Heaven, named 'Tian Tan' in Chinese words, located in the southern part of Beijing, is China's largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings andHutongs & Courtyards :If you would like to experience the local life, there is a great deal of Beijing's Hutongs and Courtyards distributed for your choice.Hutongs are narrow alleys flanked by tra ditional courtyard housing unique to Beijing. An excellent way to get a taste of local life is to rent a bike and navigate the remaining intricate paths, or hop a rickshaw and have the driver serve as your tour guide. Tonight you are invited to enjoy the local cultural performances at Lao She Teahouse

Day 5 Beijing / Xiamen
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After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly to Xiamen. Meet your guide and visit the scenic Island Ring Road and South Buddhist Temple, the most famous temple in town. Check in the four-star Kingsway Hotel.

 Xiamen. "A city on the sea and sea in the city", Xiamen is a beautiful "seaside garden". Islands and islets, cliffs and crags, rocks and stones, temples, flowers and woods show up to advantage with each other. The local conditions, Taiwanese customs, delicious seafood and exotic buildings melt into one another. Spring-like weather in four seasons is another feature attractive to tourists visiting this seaside city.

Day 6 Xiamen / Anxi / Xiamen
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Today you will drive 1.5 hour to Anxi, the capital of Tieguanyin. Your tour will be starting from the Xiping Village, the home of the original Tieguanyin bush. Continue to visit Tieguanyin Cultural Garden and Weiyin Tea Factory to the history and production methods of Tieguanyin. In the afternoon, you will also visit China Tea Capital, a large center dedicated to showcasing Anxi County's famous tieguanyin tea. Drive back to Xiamen in the late afternoon.

The Tieguanyin Tea is grown in Songlintou and Yaoyang in Anxi County, where the first thing the visitor should do is to try the famous. Tea.There are seven steps in tea making and drinking. The visitor may also visist China? largest tea plantation, watch demonstrations of the tea culture, or join the local tea growers to pick tea leaves.

Recommended:  Gudao Teahouse:Lianyue Road Branch: No.41, Lianyue Road, Siming District Jiahe Road Branch: 3F, Tianbao Mansion, No.335, Jiahe Road, Huli District

Day7  Xiamen / Huaan / Xiamen
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In the morning, drive 2.5 hour to Huaan, second largest Tieguanyin producing area in China. You will visit the 268-year-old Eryilou, the largest round earth house listed as UNESCO world heritage site; take a stroll through the lush greenery of the tea garden near the Tulou. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the local Tea Wholesale Market and then transfer back to Xiamen in the late afternoon.

Recommended: you can also appreciate the lovely night scenery and participate in the colorful nightlife activities in Xiamen. The colored and sparkling lights decorated on the tall buildings especially along the Zhongshan Road and Siming Road make Xiamen more vigorous and lively at night.

Day 8 Xiamen / Zhangzhou / Xiamen
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After breakfast, drive 2.5 to Zhangzhou and visit the Tianfu Tea Museum, the largest Tea Museum in the world now. The main exhibition hall utilizes different medium to vividly display the history of tea, tea culture of various countries, as well as the development of Tian Fu Group Enjoy professional tea art performance in the Chinese Tea Art Classroom.This museum covers an area of 80 mu (53,336 square meters). There are four major halls in this museum, the Main Exhibition Hall, Classroom for Tea Ceremony,

Day 9   Xiamen / Wuyishan
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Today you will take a ferry trip to Gulang Yu Island, designated for International Foreign Settlement in 1903. Take a leisure walk and appreciate the buildings before visiting Hi Heaven (Haitian Tanggou), the largest old villa on the island where you can enjoy ancient South Music performance and traditional Puppet Show. Continue to visit Shuzhuang Garden, a beautiful seaside garden and the famous Piano Museum with a collection of 80-fold rare old pianos from all over the world. In the afternoon, you will also have an opportunity to visit Xiamen Tea Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd, the largest Oolong Tea Company in Fujian. In the evening, you will transfer to airport for flight to Wuyishan in the evening. Check in the four-star Baodao Hotel.

Mt. Wuyishan Scenic Spots  The key scenic area covers 70 km2, With 36 peaks, 72 caves, 99 picturesque rocks and 108 seats and. The exquisite and mountains and water are the true happiness.

Day 10   Wuyishan
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In the morning, take a bamboo raft and cruise down the 9 Bend Stream watching the fabled "Fairy Tale Peaks" pass by. Then you will go to see the original Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) tea trees. Their priceless leaves are legendary for their healing powers and are reserved only for top level political officials.

 Day 11  Wuyishan
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In the morning, hike up to Heavenly Peak, over looking the stream. In the afternoon you will enter the Wuyi Nature Reserve which encompasses one of the oldest tea factories making the smoky Lapsang Souchong black tea. Tour the factory and learn about how this tea is made as well as tasting the different products of the factory.

Mount Wuyi tea As a Chinese saying goes : famous mountains produce famous tea. WuYiShan has enjoyed a long history and international fame in producing prize WuYi Rock (belongs to oolong Tea). The big red robe tea, is the ultimate produce, naturally grown only on the cliff of the nine dragon Valley of WuYi and enjoys a high reputation both at home and abroad.

Day 12  Wuyishan / Shanghai
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In the morning, visit Xiamei Ancient Village. Your walk in the Xiamei Village brings you back in time to the Ming and the Qing Dynasties. Then you will also visit Wuyi Tea Expo Garden. In the late afternoon, transfer to airport and fly to Shanghai. Meet and check in the four-star Greenland Dragon Hotel.

Xiamei Ancient Village, 4 km east of the Wuyi city, is located on the lower reaches of the river Meix, hence the name, Xiamei, is derived. Xia through low point. From the Neolithic era, the man began to live here in Xiamei. Because of its long history, traditional culture has always been a very good reputation in this village. It is the Meix Dangxi rivers, the old streets, alleys, wells, platforms, houses and markets, as well as the customs, the only Xiamei a typical village in southern China.

 Entering Shanghai, you will immediately be overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of a thriving city: its colours, its people, its futuristic skyscrapers and indigenous Shikumen houses

Day 13  Shanghai
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After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide at the appointed time and start today’s Shanghai city trip to visitShanghai Museum to learn about the local Shanghai history, have a free walk on the nearby Old Street. After lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, pay a visit to the Oriental Pearl Tower to see the modern Shanghai. After that, free at leisure on the Nanjing Road and the Bund. 

Recommended :   The Bund is the cultural section of Shanghai that best represents the blending of ancient and modern influences. This renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. Local people honor the Huangpu River as Mother River

Day 14  Shanghai / Hangzhou
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Drive to Hangzhou in the morning and enjoy a wonderful cruise of China's most famous Lake, West Lake; it is symbol of Hangzhou as well as one of the most beautiful sights in China. head to China National Tea Museum. It is the only national tea museum in China. The museum is surrounded by groves of tea trees and the area is beautifully manicured. The museum itself is a comprehensive museum and has descriptions in English and Chinese.

Then continue to visit Meijiawu Tea Village.Meijiawu has long been well known for its Longjing (Dragon Well) Tea tradition. It is a good place to understand the brilliant past and equally bright future of tea in China. Taking tea dates back to several centuries before the birth of Jesus! In the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220), people considered tea to a medicine for curing ailments. But drinking tea as a social function or leisure or cultural purposes date back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Drinking tea in China was quite popular around 760 AD.

Meijiawu Village in particular is famous for its history of offering exquisite tea. This beautiful village will make you to feel the pleasure of a perfect cup of tea, watch several tea ceremonies. Later you are arranged to drink green tea in one of a local tea farmers'house.
Recommended:    Impression West Lake:  Performance of "Impression West Lake" is a high praise and a greeting for the West Lake culture. Her nature, gesture, affection and destiny have a close relation to the West Lake

Day 15  Hangzhou / Shanghai
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After a leisure breakfast, you will drive back to Shanghai. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own.

Recommended: One highlight of the night life in Shanghai Acrobatic Show ist Portman, who will surely take a memorable experience.

Day 16   Shanghai
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Today you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight and complete the most exciting China tea 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 CTS (China  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.

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