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From cosmopolitan cities to ancient capitals and surreal rural scenery, China's stunning diversity offers adventurous visitors to the Middle Kingdom a chance to explore both its modern allure and ancient past. A rapidly changing country now is the time to ... More
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Tour Itinerary

DAY 01    |    

Arrive Beijing

Welcome to your 'Cox & Kings - Essence of China' tour!

On arrival in Beijing, your Cox & Kings representative will greet you at the 'meeting point' at the exit. After immigration and customs, transfer comfortably to the hotel (check-in after 1400 hours).

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Beijing.

Dinner at an Indian restaurant.


  • Visit the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass

  • Explore the Terracotta Warriors Museum

  • Visit the Forbidden City

  • Experience a ride on Maglev Train

  • Visit Jade Buddha Temple

  • Forbidden city

    Forbidden city

    At the physical and metaphorical center of Beijing is the Forbidden City, the vast palace complex of former emperors that is now one of the greatest museums in the world.

  • Terracotta Warriors Museum

    Terracotta Warriors Museum

    The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is a sensational archaeological find of all times. It has put Xi'an on the map for visitors. It was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. This museum covers an area of 16,300 square meters, divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively. They were tagged in the order of their discoveries.

  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China.

  • Jade Buddha Temple

    Jade Buddha Temple

    In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.

  • Maglev Train

    Maglev Train

    It is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world. This train can reach a speed of upto 430 km/hr.

DAY 02    |    

Beijing

Today, visit the only man-made structure visible from the moon, the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass. It is one of the oldest historical monuments in the world and a symbol of China's ancient civilization. Traditionally known as the "Wall of Ten Thousand Li", it leaves you spellbound by its sheer magnitude and architectural splendor.

Later, make a brief photo-stop at the Beijing Olympic Park for an outside view of the Bird's Nest Stadium and National Aquatic Centre. The grand finale is a visit to the Summer Palace, a magnificent imperial garden located 12 km west of Beijing City. A summer retreat for emperors and a chosen few in the past, it is now the largest and most ancient preserved garden in China and includes over 100 ancient pavilions, mansions, towers, halls, temples, bridges and an enormous clear water lake.

Overnight in Beijing.

Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at a local restaurant.


  • Visit the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass

  • Explore the Terracotta Warriors Museum

  • Visit the Forbidden City

  • Experience a ride on Maglev Train

  • Visit Jade Buddha Temple

  • Forbidden city

    Forbidden city

    At the physical and metaphorical center of Beijing is the Forbidden City, the vast palace complex of former emperors that is now one of the greatest museums in the world.

  • Terracotta Warriors Museum

    Terracotta Warriors Museum

    The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is a sensational archaeological find of all times. It has put Xi'an on the map for visitors. It was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. This museum covers an area of 16,300 square meters, divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively. They were tagged in the order of their discoveries.

  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China.

  • Jade Buddha Temple

    Jade Buddha Temple

    In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.

  • Maglev Train

    Maglev Train

    It is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world. This train can reach a speed of upto 430 km/hr.

DAY 03    |    

Beijing

Today, your day unfolds with a guided orientation tour of Beijing; visit the Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious buildings visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to heaven for a good harvest.

View the historic landmarks like Tiananmen Square, the largest open public square in the world, flanked by the imposing Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace), the original gate of the Imperial Palace. Continue to the Forbidden City. Admire this architectural masterpiece with exotic pavilions, serene courtyards, rich halls and flourishing gardens.

Overnight in Beijing.

Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant.


  • Visit the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass

  • Explore the Terracotta Warriors Museum

  • Visit the Forbidden City

  • Experience a ride on Maglev Train

  • Visit Jade Buddha Temple

  • Forbidden city

    Forbidden city

    At the physical and metaphorical center of Beijing is the Forbidden City, the vast palace complex of former emperors that is now one of the greatest museums in the world.

  • Terracotta Warriors Museum

    Terracotta Warriors Museum

    The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is a sensational archaeological find of all times. It has put Xi'an on the map for visitors. It was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. This museum covers an area of 16,300 square meters, divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively. They were tagged in the order of their discoveries.

  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China.

  • Jade Buddha Temple

    Jade Buddha Temple

    In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.

  • Maglev Train

    Maglev Train

    It is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world. This train can reach a speed of upto 430 km/hr.

DAY 04    |    

Beijing - Xi'an

Today, check-out and transfer to the train station to board the high speed train to Xi'an.

On arrival, there is a photo-stop at the City Wall of Xi'an built during the Tang Dynasty. Also, drives pass the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The pagoda houses sutras collected by a wandering Chinese monk in India, celebrating the onset of Buddhism in China.

Then, continue to the hotel and check-in.

Overnight in Xian.

Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.


  • Visit the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass

  • Explore the Terracotta Warriors Museum

  • Visit the Forbidden City

  • Experience a ride on Maglev Train

  • Visit Jade Buddha Temple

  • Forbidden city

    Forbidden city

    At the physical and metaphorical center of Beijing is the Forbidden City, the vast palace complex of former emperors that is now one of the greatest museums in the world.

  • Terracotta Warriors Museum

    Terracotta Warriors Museum

    The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is a sensational archaeological find of all times. It has put Xi'an on the map for visitors. It was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. This museum covers an area of 16,300 square meters, divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively. They were tagged in the order of their discoveries.

  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China.

  • Jade Buddha Temple

    Jade Buddha Temple

    In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.

  • Maglev Train

    Maglev Train

    It is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world. This train can reach a speed of upto 430 km/hr.

DAY 05    |    

Xian

Today, visit the archaeological site of the amazing Terracotta Warriors - a collection of life-sized figures of warriors, horses, chariots celebrating Chinese unification. The figures vary in height according to their role, the tallest being the General.

Overnight in Xian.

Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant.


  • Visit the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass

  • Explore the Terracotta Warriors Museum

  • Visit the Forbidden City

  • Experience a ride on Maglev Train

  • Visit Jade Buddha Temple

  • Forbidden city

    Forbidden city

    At the physical and metaphorical center of Beijing is the Forbidden City, the vast palace complex of former emperors that is now one of the greatest museums in the world.

  • Terracotta Warriors Museum

    Terracotta Warriors Museum

    The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is a sensational archaeological find of all times. It has put Xi'an on the map for visitors. It was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. This museum covers an area of 16,300 square meters, divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively. They were tagged in the order of their discoveries.

  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China.

  • Jade Buddha Temple

    Jade Buddha Temple

    In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.

  • Maglev Train

    Maglev Train

    It is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world. This train can reach a speed of upto 430 km/hr.

DAY 06    |    

Xian - Shanghai

After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai.

On arrival, after lunch, proceed to your hotel and check-in.

The rest of the day is at leisure for individual activities.

Overnight in Shanghai.

Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant.


  • Visit the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass

  • Explore the Terracotta Warriors Museum

  • Visit the Forbidden City

  • Experience a ride on Maglev Train

  • Visit Jade Buddha Temple

  • Forbidden city

    Forbidden city

    At the physical and metaphorical center of Beijing is the Forbidden City, the vast palace complex of former emperors that is now one of the greatest museums in the world.

  • Terracotta Warriors Museum

    Terracotta Warriors Museum

    The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is a sensational archaeological find of all times. It has put Xi'an on the map for visitors. It was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. This museum covers an area of 16,300 square meters, divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively. They were tagged in the order of their discoveries.

  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China.

  • Jade Buddha Temple

    Jade Buddha Temple

    In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.

  • Maglev Train

    Maglev Train

    It is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world. This train can reach a speed of upto 430 km/hr.

DAY 07    |    

Shanghai

Begin your guided orientation tour with a visit to a Buddhist shrine - Jade Buddha Temple. It is named for its two bejewelled white jade Buddha statues carved from a whole piece of white jade, displaying the skill and extraordinary art of Chinese people.

Next, it's the Bund. The renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. Finally, have a photo-stop at Oriental Pearl TV Tower which was completed on 01st October 1994. It has become a symbol of the city and a popular tourist attraction.

Overnight in Shanghai.

Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant.


  • Visit the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass

  • Explore the Terracotta Warriors Museum

  • Visit the Forbidden City

  • Experience a ride on Maglev Train

  • Visit Jade Buddha Temple

  • Forbidden city

    Forbidden city

    At the physical and metaphorical center of Beijing is the Forbidden City, the vast palace complex of former emperors that is now one of the greatest museums in the world.

  • Terracotta Warriors Museum

    Terracotta Warriors Museum

    The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is a sensational archaeological find of all times. It has put Xi'an on the map for visitors. It was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. This museum covers an area of 16,300 square meters, divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively. They were tagged in the order of their discoveries.

  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China.

  • Jade Buddha Temple

    Jade Buddha Temple

    In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.

  • Maglev Train

    Maglev Train

    It is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world. This train can reach a speed of upto 430 km/hr.

DAY 08    |    

Homeward Bound

This morning, transfer to the train station to take the Maglev train to the airport.

Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your 'Cox & Kings - Essence of China' tour. We are confident you will join us again, sometime soon

Please do give us your valuable feedback on feedback@coxandkings.com.

Breakfast at the hotel


  • Visit the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass

  • Explore the Terracotta Warriors Museum

  • Visit the Forbidden City

  • Experience a ride on Maglev Train

  • Visit Jade Buddha Temple

  • Forbidden city

    Forbidden city

    At the physical and metaphorical center of Beijing is the Forbidden City, the vast palace complex of former emperors that is now one of the greatest museums in the world.

  • Terracotta Warriors Museum

    Terracotta Warriors Museum

    The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is a sensational archaeological find of all times. It has put Xi'an on the map for visitors. It was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. This museum covers an area of 16,300 square meters, divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively. They were tagged in the order of their discoveries.

  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China.

  • Jade Buddha Temple

    Jade Buddha Temple

    In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.

  • Maglev Train

    Maglev Train

    It is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world. This train can reach a speed of upto 430 km/hr.

DAY 01    |    
Arrive Beijing

Welcome to your 'Cox & Kings - Essence of China' tour!

On arrival in Beijing, your Cox & Kings representative will greet you at the 'meeting point' at the exit. After immigration and customs, transfer comfortably to the hotel (check-in after 1400 hours).

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.


Overnight in Beijing.


Dinner at an Indian restaurant.


DAY 02    |    
Beijing

Today, visit the only man-made structure visible from the moon, the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass. It is one of the oldest historical monuments in the world and a symbol of China's ancient civilization. Traditionally known as the "Wall of Ten Thousand Li", it leaves you spellbound by its sheer magnitude and architectural splendor.

Later, make a brief photo-stop at the Beijing Olympic Park for an outside view of the Bird's Nest Stadium and National Aquatic Centre. The grand finale is a visit to the Summer Palace, a magnificent imperial garden located 12 km west of Beijing City. A summer retreat for emperors and a chosen few in the past, it is now the largest and most ancient preserved garden in China and includes over 100 ancient pavilions, mansions, towers, halls, temples, bridges and an enormous clear water lake.


Overnight in Beijing.


Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at a local restaurant.


DAY 03    |    
Beijing

Today, your day unfolds with a guided orientation tour of Beijing; visit the Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious buildings visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to heaven for a good harvest.

View the historic landmarks like Tiananmen Square, the largest open public square in the world, flanked by the imposing Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace), the original gate of the Imperial Palace. Continue to the Forbidden City. Admire this architectural masterpiece with exotic pavilions, serene courtyards, rich halls and flourishing gardens.


Overnight in Beijing.


Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant.


DAY 04    |    
Beijing - Xi'an

Today, check-out and transfer to the train station to board the high speed train to Xi'an.

On arrival, there is a photo-stop at the City Wall of Xi'an built during the Tang Dynasty. Also, drives pass the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The pagoda houses sutras collected by a wandering Chinese monk in India, celebrating the onset of Buddhism in China.

Then, continue to the hotel and check-in.


Overnight in Xian.


Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.


DAY 05    |    
Xian

Today, visit the archaeological site of the amazing Terracotta Warriors - a collection of life-sized figures of warriors, horses, chariots celebrating Chinese unification. The figures vary in height according to their role, the tallest being the General.


Overnight in Xian.


Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant.


DAY 06    |    
Xian - Shanghai

After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai.

On arrival, after lunch, proceed to your hotel and check-in.

The rest of the day is at leisure for individual activities.


Overnight in Shanghai.


Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant.


DAY 07    |    
Shanghai

Begin your guided orientation tour with a visit to a Buddhist shrine - Jade Buddha Temple. It is named for its two bejewelled white jade Buddha statues carved from a whole piece of white jade, displaying the skill and extraordinary art of Chinese people.

Next, it's the Bund. The renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. Finally, have a photo-stop at Oriental Pearl TV Tower which was completed on 01st October 1994. It has become a symbol of the city and a popular tourist attraction.


Overnight in Shanghai.


Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant.


DAY 08    |    
Homeward Bound

This morning, transfer to the train station to take the Maglev train to the airport.

Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your 'Cox & Kings - Essence of China' tour. We are confident you will join us again, sometime soon?

Please do give us your valuable feedback on feedback@coxandkings.com.



Breakfast at the hotel


  • Visit the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass

  • Explore the Terracotta Warriors Museum

  • Visit the Forbidden City

  • Experience a ride on Maglev Train

  • Visit Jade Buddha Temple

  • Forbidden city

    Forbidden city

    At the physical and metaphorical center of Beijing is the Forbidden City, the vast palace complex of former emperors that is now one of the greatest museums in the world.

  • Terracotta Warriors Museum

    Terracotta Warriors Museum

    The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is a sensational archaeological find of all times. It has put Xi'an on the map for visitors. It was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. This museum covers an area of 16,300 square meters, divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively. They were tagged in the order of their discoveries.

  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China.

  • Jade Buddha Temple

    Jade Buddha Temple

    In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.

  • Maglev Train

    Maglev Train

    It is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world. This train can reach a speed of upto 430 km/hr.

Inclusions
  • Cost of round trip Economy Class airfare.
  • Airline / Airport taxes.
  • Accommodation at the hotel/cruise as mentioned or similar.
  • Visa charges for China valid for the duration of the tour.
  • Surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees, excursions, and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a Cox & Kings tour manager or a local representative
  • Cost of overseas Travel Insurance valid for the duration of the tour for passengers up to 70 years of age.
  • Compulsory tips to be paid to driver and guides.
Exclusions
  • Optional and Add-On tours unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Cost of US $ 2,50,000 granted by Reserve Bank of India under Liberalized Remittance Scheme.
  • Airline / Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season, trade fairs, exhibitions, conventions, special events etc. to be paid extra per person.
  • Any increase in the airfare / taxes / routing charged by the airlines on air ticket (presently calculated as on 01 Aug 2018).
  • Cost of extension of validity or deviation of the air ticket.
  • Porterage at hotels, airports, seaports, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, all items of personal nature, food and drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu.
  • Any increase in rate of USD (presently calculated at 1 USD = INR 74) leading to an increase in tour cost coming into effect prior to departure. However, the rate prevailing on given day of payment will apply.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.
Price
All rates are based on currents ROE USD 1 = INR 74.9. The rate of exchange prevailing on the day of payment will apply.
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