Beijing & Xi'an
6 days with Monograms Rating:
Day 1 ARRIVE IN BEIJING, CHINA.
Welcome to Beijing! Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2 BEIJING.
This morning, enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED EXCURSION to the GREAT WALL OF CHINA, which once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Walk along the wall and take in the stunning views of this mammoth fortress and the surrounding scenery. Return to Beijing for an afternoon at leisure. (B,L)
Day 3 BEIJING.
Begin your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING at TIAN’ANMEN SQUARE, the largest public square in the world. Next, stop at the FORBIDDEN CITY, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s largest palace complex. Once the home of China’s great emperors, today it showcases ancient Chinese architecture, landscaped gardens, and displays of rare art and artifacts. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)
The Forbidden City is closed on Mondays. In these instances, sightseeing on days 2 & 3 will be reversed.
Day 4 BEIJING–XI’AN.
Fly to Xi’an, an archaeological treasure trove in central China. (B)
Day 5 XI’AN.
Rare discoveries await on your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR of Xi’an. Start with a visit to the DAYAN PAGODA, built in 652 AD. Afterward, visit the enormous tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. Marvel at the legion of TERRACOTTA WARRIORS that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years. During lunch, enjoy a NOODLE-MAKING DEMONSTRATION by a master chef and learn how Chinese noodles are made by hand. Last stop is Xi’an’s ancient CITY WALL. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L)
Day 6 XI’AN.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
All This Included
Beijing: Novotel Xin Qiao
Xian: Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel
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