-Visit the legendary military defense work Great Wall.
-View the ancient Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
-Cruise along beautiful landmark of Li River;
-Stroll along Huangpu River Bund and view historic and modern constructions.
-View and feel the landscape and culture of gardens in Suzhou.
-Enjoy spectacular city views from Vitoria Peak in Hong Kong.
-Experience different Chinese culture and landscape.
-Taste all typical and famous local flavors in selected restaurants.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the guide and be transferred to your hotel in the city center.
This morning you will be driven to Tongli. After that, explore this small water town with delightful scenery in peace and tranquility. It's well-known for its "low bridges, running water and small villages", for its customs and traditions, as well as its rich collection of antiques and historic sites.
After lunch you will be transferred to Suzhou. After that, you will have lunch at Deyuelou Restaurant,a time-honored restaurant in Suzhou and well-known for its history and the delicious local-taste dishes.
visit Suzhou Museum which is designed by the world famous architect I.M.Pei. Besides thousands of cultural relics housed, the museum itself is absolutely a piece of exquisite piece of art work. You will also visit Net of Master Garden. Small but elegant, it was listed as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1997.
Dinner is on your own choice.
After enjoying your breakfast continue exploring the historic city by visiting the Humble Administrator Garden, the largest and most beautiful garden in Suzhou.
This noon you will make lunch at Songhelou,another old brand restaurant. After having lunch you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Beijing. After that, flight: CA1518 (Air China, 4:55pm-7:00pm).
Meet your local guide on arrival and be transferred to your hotel.
At night, you get free time to discover local restuarnts to try Beijing food.
After enjoying your breakfast head for the superb Mutianyu section of the 2,000-year-old Great Wall, which is the country's most famous attraction and one of the few sights in the world that is still able to exceed the expectations of visitors. Walking along the walls and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes. Cable car ride is available to save your energy.
For lunch, you will taste the authentic American food at Mutianyu Schoolhouse Restaurant.
In the afternoon visit the Summer Palace, a royal residence set among traditional Chinese gardens on the beautiful Kunming Lake.
Stroll along the famous Long Corridor and enjoy the traditional imperial architecture.
Dinner will be your own arrangement.
Today your tour begins with a walk through Tiananmen Square, which is the world's largest with a capacity to hold over one million people. Continue through the beautiful Gate of Heavenly Peace to enter the splendid Fobidden City. It was the sacred heart of the empire for about 500 years (1420 - 1911), totally 24 Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors lived and ruled here. Your tour here will include access to two special exhibition halls, Hall of Clocks and Treasure Gallery, which are not included in normal tours.
Have lunch at Family Li Imperial Cuisine Restaurant, the first Michelin star restaurant in Beijing famous for Chinese imperial cuisine.
After lunch embark on a pedi-cab tour of the hutongs(alleyways) in Beijing's historic Houhai(Back Lakes)district. These alleyways containing traditional courtyard homes used to be neighborhoods in Beijing. Though many have been torn down to make room for modern buildings, some are saved and well preserved. On this tour, you will get to visit several homes and chat with the families who reside in them, a rare insight into everyday life of Beijingers.
Tonight enjoy a traditional Peking duck dinner at Dadong Restaurant which is considered by many as the best duck restaurant in Beijing and repeatedly voted "Best Chinese Restaurant of the Year" in Beijinger's Annual Restaurant Awards. The skin of the duck at Dadong is crispy and you dont find any oil at all in the duck meat, more tasty and healthier.
Today you will visit the spectacular Temple of Heaven, one of the most important landmarks of Beijing and a magnificent example of ceremony architecture, where emperors offered ritual sacrifices and prayed for good harvests.
After that go to Liulichang, a street with long history and rich cultural atmosphere. It is a favorite place of scholars, painters and calligraphers as there were hundreds of shops selling ancient books, paintings, ink stones...etc.
This noon, you will taste authentic Cantonese cuisine and dim sum for lunch at Crystal Jade.
In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Xian. After that, flight: CA1225 (China Airline, 3:30pm-5:25pm) to Xian.
Upon arrival, your local guide will meet you and take you to your hotel.
Dinner is on your own choice tonight.
After enjoying your breakfast enjoy a half-day cruise tour on the picturesque Li River, a trip that affords close-up views of the stunning karst formations for which Guilin is famous. Pass tranquil farming land, fishing scenes and picturesque villages as the ship sails down the river. Buffet lunch is served onboard. This morning make this day with trip to Li River Cruise to witness the spectacular limestone rock formations and rural life along the riverbanks. After lunch, stop at Yangshuo, a small town set in the lush rice paddies and surrounded by meandering rivers and limestone peaks. This afternoon embark a golf cart to travel through the streets and explore the peaceful countryside view.
At night, dinner is on your own choice. Tonight enjoy a wonderful show named Impression Liu Sanjie directed by Zhang Yimou who is regarded the most intelligent and creative director in China. He also successfully directed the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in 2008.
Free till being transfered to the airport. End of the fabulous tour in China.
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Chinese people boast their profound and incomparable China cuisine culture throughout the world. Traveling in China and tasting Chinese food is surely an unforgettable and impressive experience. Absolute China Tours provides the finest available Western and Chinese restaurants in any destination. Some serve authentic Chinese cuisine of different regions; some may remind you of your sweet home. From Michelin star restaurants to local privately run dining house, your tour in China will be a great memory.
Xiao Wang Fu serves home style dishes in a romantic setting, located besides Houhai Lake. The restaurant offers tasty dishes from different regions of China. In addition to the fresh and authentic dishes, it offers excellent service. As a result, the restaurant was awarded In September 2003 with the Five Stars Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. This was the first time that a privately held restaurant in China received this award.
This Singaporean chain, bills itself as "authentic Cantonese and the decor and presentation make it ideal for extravagant dining. The menu features the usual dim sum delights (i.e. pork buns and radish cakes), barbecued pork (cha shao rou), and some more interesting selections like fish glazed in osmanthus honey sauce. Voted "Outstanding Dim Sum" in the Beijinger's Reader Restaurant Awards.
The ducks are leaner than those of other roast duck restaurants. It has been repeatedly voted "Best Chinese Restaurant of the Year" in the Beijinger's annual Reader Restaurant Awards. Try dipping a slice of duck in the sugar provided alongside other condiments? somehow, it works beautifully. The 160-page menu is a work of art in itself, with a plethora of duck dishes backed up by vegetable dishes, soups and more.
Retired professor Mr. Li's house restaurant deserves its devoted following. It serves set meals of imperial-style food . Sitting down to a meal at the Li's table is more than just an exquisite gourmet experience; it is a chance for everyone to savor one of the most prestigious and rare cuisines in the world, to dine on foods which used to be the exclusive domain of the Imperial Family.
Schoolhouse Canteen serves food based on fresh local ingredients and home made from scratch in their own kitchens under the leadership of Executive Chef Randhir Singh. The Canteen's a la carte luncheon menu offers Western comfort food and fusion are as well as several Chinese and Asian specialties to accommodate the tastes of our guests, who come from all over the world to the visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu.
For those seeking the ultimate dining experience, LAN Club Restaurant has a unique blend of contemporary design and quiet luxury, complemented by the most attentive service. LAN Club Restaurant delivers excellence in fine dining, whether the occasion is group dining or romantic escape. There are many kitchen areas, each one skilled in preparing authentic flavors from around the world. All of this combines with expert service, exquisite food, and glorious wines to ensure a memorable experience of stylish, sophistication and classic dining experience at LAN Club.
Situated in the second floor of Nanli Square in down town Xintiandi, an obscure location yet famous for authentic Cantonese cuisine. Crystal Jade is a popular restaurant in Shanghai. It has won many awards, including the "one of the Best Shanghai restaurants" by Shanghai Tatler in 2006, No.1 Best Dim Sum by That's, "The best Cantonese restaurant" in 2003, 2004 and 2005 by "Modern Weekly", the 2004-2005 yearly "Eat and Drink Mobilization" and "Most popular restaurant" by "Sky Weekly".
Vogue & modern, Lynn, the new generation of Shanghai cuisine, revitalizes famous Suzhou, Zhejiang and Shanghai dishes with modern cooking techniques. Lynn Shanghai cuisine, with it's unique taste, culinary skills and environment, evolves as the emblem of beauty and fashion. To the discerning diner, Lynn is an unforgettable experience and a true feast for the senses.
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This restaurant's popularity and reputation for delicious Taiwanese cuisine is well deserved. The tender, juicy crab roe-filled dumplings are accompanied by a tasty mouthful of broth in each bite, and the chicken and beef soup nicely complements the palate. No wonder tasting the dumplings in Din Tai Fung is considered by many as one of the 10 must-do things in Shanghai.
Located at the side of fascinating West Lake, the restaurant is one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in Hangzhou. The Begger麓s Chicken, Fried Shelled Shrimps with Dragon Well Tea are the most recommended food.