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SCIC Chinese Medicine Study Course and Silk Road Explorations is available in Easter Period. Special offer from USD$1980 per person. This 14 days fully exclusive trip that covers Beijing, Dunhuang, Turfan and Urumqi. Don't miss it. More trips are available including the Yangtze River Cruise, Yellow Mountain Painting Trip, Shaolin, Wudang Mt and Terracotta Warriors Trips.

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The way you organized the tour was superb and from a cultural aspect gave good insights into Chinese customs, their civilization and their achievements from both past and present. Give a great thanks to you and your team!

-Barry Phelon UK-


Chinese Cultural Immersion 12 Days

Beijing - Xian - Shanghai - Suzhou

Simplified Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing
Airport pick up, hotel transfer, trip briefing and orientation after lunch. Take rest for jetlag, welcome dinner, rest, stay at hotel.

Day 2 Beijing
Breakfast, Language Class (Introduction to Chinese Language), class on Chinese History and Religion, after lunch visit Tian'an Men Square. Visit Forbidden City, after dinner enjoy Peking Opera show.

Day 3 Beijing
Breakfast, Tai Chi for health class, Kung Fu for self-defense class, after lunch visit the Temple of Heaven, after dinner walk along Wangfujing Night Food Street.

Day 4 Beijing
Breakfast, Calligraphy & Brush Painting Class, after lunch visit a local Chinese family. Then Rickshaw tour of Hutong, then chill out at the Beihai Park, enjoy famous local dish - Hot pot.

Day 5 Beijing
Breakfast, visit the Great Wall, enjoy a special hiking experience along the Wall. Travel back to Beijing and on the way spend one hour in a local Chinese tea house. Enjoy an experience of different types of Chinese tea and basic Chinese tea culture. After shower in the hotel, enjoy a delicious Peking Duck Banquet. Followed by a cultural workshop on Chinese Seal & Chop Making.

Day 6 Beijing
Breakfast, workshop on Chinese Buddhist culture and Confucius. After lunch visit the Lama Temple, the most important temple for Chinese Buddhism, and then the Confucius Temple.

Day 7 Beijing / Xian
Breakfast, traditional Chinese Medicine Class with a Cooking Class (Dumpling Making). After lunch visit the Summer Palace. After dinner enjoy a Chinese Acrobatics Show, and then take an overnight train to Xi'an to see the Terracotta Warriors.

Day 8 Xian
Meet our Xian guide and transfer to the hotel. After breakfast have a rest at the hotel, head to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.  After lunch visit a terracotta factory, so small presents or souvenirs can collected for your families and friends.

Day 9 Xian
After breakfast visit the ancient city wall of Xian, the Drum Tower and Bell Tower. After lunch take a city tour so you can see some local markets and then have free time in the afternoon. Enjoy rest in the evening.

Day 10 Xian / Beijing
Free morning. After lunch visit the Xian Historical Museum and Big Muslim Mosque, then take a walk on the Muslim street. After dinner take overnight train back to Beijing.  

Day 11 Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing transfer to hotel for rest. Meet everyone in the lobby and take a shopping trip to the Silk Market to practice your haggling skills. Practice your Chinese by ordering a simple dish in a local restaurant. Farewell dinner with a special dance and shows.

Day 12 Beijing
Breakfast, check out, transfer to the airport, take your flight back home, the trip is officially ended.
Extension Trip to Shanghai and Suzhou.

Extension Trip to Shanghai & Suzhou

Day 9 Xian / Shanghai
After breakfast visit the ancient city wall of Xian, the Drum Tower and Bell Tower. After lunch take flight to Shanghai, meet our SCIC Shanghai Guide, transfer to hotel for rest. After dinner rest at hotel.

Day 10 Shanghai
Breakfast, take Shanghai City Tour. Look out over Shanghai from the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. After lunch visit a Shanghai-style garden (Yuyuan), after that enjoy free time to explore. Dinner not included.

Day 11 Suzhou
Breakfast, transfer to nearby city of Suzhou (the place that represents Chinese classical houses and lifestyles). See the Grand Canal and the Humble Administrator's Garden. After dinner enjoy rest at hotel.

Day 12 Suzhou / Shanghai
Breakfast, go to Tongli, experience a boat floating trip. Lunch, visit silk factory, stay in Shanghai.

Day 13 Shanghai
Breakfast. Free time for rest, shopping and self-exploration. Farewell dinner at a special restaurant. All guests to meet at 6:30 so as not to miss out. 

Day 14 China / your home
Breakfast, check out, transfer to the airport, take flight back home, the trip is officially ended.




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