9 Days China Honeymoon Tour with Beach & Sunshine
- Tour Code:CHT01
- Tour Duration: 9 Days
- Destination:Beijing, Sanya, Shanghai
- Tour overview:Ancient imperial capitai city full of traditional Chinese cultural atmosphere? Flourishing metropolis glowing with modernisation and fashion? Amazing beach with nice sunshine and crystal ocean? Yes, you can have all of them during this trip, which contains Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Hutong tour in rickshaw, Summer Palace, Oriental Pearl Tower, and so on.<B></B>
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
You will be greeted by our local guide upon your arrival and then be transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned car. A specially decorated room is waiting for you. Then you will spend the rest of day on your leisure.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
Your China Honeymoon tour start today's highlights with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, The temple of Heaven was where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. With the three blue-tiled cone-shaped roofs, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail, it has become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.
After lunch, we go on our city tours to visit Tiananmen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the biggest public square in the world, which can hold one million people.
From here we walk across the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City and experience ancient Emperor's daily life. For 5 centuries Chinese emperors carried out their administration here. With almost 10,000 rooms, this was the centre of the Ming and Qing dynasties, a massive complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens where 24 emperors used to live. Forbidden City was the largest palace in the world, and it was indeed a forbidden place limited to commoners for 500 year in the past. Your tour here will include private access to the Emperor's palace
You'll be free at leisure this evening.
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs.
After experiencing the royal lifestyle, today your China Honeymoon tour is to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, the pride of China and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Whereas Genghis Khan contemplated it as a military obstacle, Bill Clinton described it as an unbelievable achievement of the humankind. The hike takes about 2-3 hours. After lunch, continue to visit Changling, one of the 13 Ming Tombs the 13 emperors of the Ming.
In the afternoon we will visit the legendary Ming Tombs, which are situated at the foot of Heavenly Longevity Mountain, Changping, northwest of Beijing. Since there are 13 Ming emperors buried there, this place was called the 13 Ming Tombs. On the way back to hotel, you will be driven to visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the, Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium), National Swimming Centre('The Water Cube') ,feel free to take some photos of the stadiums.
Then we will experience a unique Hutong tour by taking a rickshaw this afternoon. Hutongs are a kind of ancient city alley or lane and are very typical for Beijing. Most of them can be found close to the Forbidden City, and many were built during the three dynasties of Yuan, Ming and Qing. Today, the Hutong is a living museum of Beijing history showing the traditional lifestyle of Beijing people.
In the evening, you are taken to the Lotus Lane – a dynamic restaurant & bar area by Shishahai Lake. You'll take a wooden-boat cruise on the lake, floating paper boats with candle on the water, it's really a romantic evening.
Day 4 Beijing to Sanya (B, L)
Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Summer Palace
After breakfast, you will visit the famous royal garden - Summer Palace. In 1888, the notorious Empress Cixi used the money intended for the Chinese Navy to build this opulent summer retreat for herself. We will have a lakeside cruise on the lovely Kunming Lake and enjoy the magical views of the temples, pavilions and covered corridors around.
Then, your Honeymoon trip will to the "Pearl on the South China Sea" - Hainan Island and start your sweet beach holidays in Sanya.
Upon arrival, our local guide will meet you and transfer you to hotel. You will have a room specially decorated with a romantic ambience. Free for the remainder of your day.
Day 5 Sanya (B)
You'll have today totally belong to you two.
You could choose either just have free relaxing times on the beach, or we are delighted to arrange for you optional tours as to the East Sea area for a diving experience to enjoy the colorful coral underwater, etc.
Day 6 Sanya (B)
Day 7 Sanya to Shanghai (B, L, D)
Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: the Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower
Today, you will say goodbye to the beach and take flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, your local guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.
After a rest, you will have a leisure stroll along the lively waterfront, know as the Bund, which is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai.
You will have an aromatic dinner at the revolving restaurant of Oriental Pearl Tower, from where you will have a birds-eye-view of the Shanghai city with lights on.
Day 8 Shanghai (B, L)
Sightseeing: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple
Today you will first visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center; it is the first kind of exhibition center in China showcasing a city's development. It showcases the past, the present and the future of the development of the urban planning of Shanghai.
Then you will take a relaxing walk to the lovely Yuyuan Garden, a beautiful garden in the south of the Yangtze River. Wandering through it, you will find pavilions, corridors, streams, courtyards as well as many other natural features.
Later, you will have a visit of Jade Buddha Temple. The old-time and classical architectural style makes the temple unique and inimitable in this modern city. Both, the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha are carved with whole white jade. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room.
This evening, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Acrobatic Show.
Day 9 Shanghai Departure (B)
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Your time is your own, until our guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.