13 Days Chinese Kung Fu Exploration

Beijing, Dengfeng Shaoling Temple, Luoyang, Xian, Mt. Wudang, Wuhan, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-Cultural-05

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.

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Tour Feature

  See two origins of Chinese Kungfu - the Shaolin Temple in Henan and Mt. Wudang in Hubei
  Have a chance to watch martial arts performance and learn some basic move of Taichi Chuan from the local master
  An exciting journey through the mainland of China that combines all the highlights of this wonderful country
 

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Beijing Transfer service to hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Antique Market
03 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
04 Beijing Luoyang Beijing Hutong, Summer Palace
05 Luoyang Dengfeng  Luoyang Shaolin Temple, Pagoda Forest
06 Luoyang Xian Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang Museum of Folk Customs
07 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
08 Xian Mt. Wudang Ancient City Wall
09 Mt. Wudang Mt. Wudang: Golden Summit, Zixiao Temple, Nanyan Temple
10 Mt. Wudang Wuhan Transfer service at Mt. Wudang and Wuhan
11 Wuhan Shanghai Yellow Crane Tower
12 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
13 Shanghai Transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Beijing City View
 

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Antique Market
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing.
[09:30-12:30] You will reach the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit today’s highlight: Forbidden City , the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.
[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at Shi Yuan Restaurant, Chinese local food, famous for the braised eggplant, vegetable ball, and diced chicken with walnuts in soya sauce.
[14:00-16:30] Visit Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night show or the Peking duck dinner with your guide and ask for suggestions.



Forbidden City
 

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
 

[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.
[08:30-12:30] Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, famous for the vegetable food, such as fried vegetables, dry-fried beans, sweet corn cake
[13:30-16:30] Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that you will experience Chinese tea at tea house.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as foot massage, houhai night bars and Sanlitun bar street.


Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
 

Day 4Beijing  Luoyang

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Yaxiang Jinling Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Beijing Hutong, Summer Palace
 

[09:30-10:00] You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and have half day leisure tour in Beijing.
[10:00-11:30] Drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw , which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle.
[11:30-14:30] Drive to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included. Lunch will be arranged at nearby restaurant, named Xiangyangtun, with opera stage inside.


After lunch, be transferred to the railway station to take 4 hours high speed train to Luoyang. The local guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Beijing Hutong Tour by Rickshaw
 

Day 5Luoyang Dengfeng Luoyang

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Yaxiang Jinling Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mt. Songshan, Shaolin Temple & Pagoda Forest
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore Shaolin Temple.
[09:30-11:30] Drive from Luoyang to Dengfeng for about 2 hours
[11:30-13:00] Lunch time at local restaurant enjoying the local food
[13:00-1:30] Start to visit the famous  Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest. Shaolin Temple is a world famous Buddhist temple in China, famous for Chinese Kung Fu or Martial Arts and the Zen Buddhism wide-spread in East Asia.
[15:30-17:30] Drive back to Luoyang and free at leisure for the rest of the day.



Shaolin Temple
 

Day 6Luoyang Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing: Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang Museum of Folk Customs
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore this cultural city of Luoyang.
[09:30-14:00] Enjoy your full day city visit that covers the most classic sites here of Longmen Grottos which overwhelmingly depicts Buddhist subjects, are densely dotted along the two mountains. Then have a visit to Luoyang Museum of Folk Customs, realizing the local culture and walk along Minng & Qing Old Town, exploring the history of this ancient city. Have lunch at local restaurant enjoying the local food.


After a short break, transfer to Luoyang Railway Station to catch an afternoon train to Xian. It will take about 2 hours on the high speed train. The Xian local guide will pick up you at the exit of railway station and transfer you to hotel. Help with the hotel check in.


Longmen Grottos
 

Day 7 Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing:Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Ancient city.
[09:30-12:30] Drive to  Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience.
[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at Lanchi Restaurant, professional for buffet and local food, such as dim sum, noodles and Chinese hamburger.
[14:00-17:00] Afternoon visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. The calligraphy lesson will be arranged and you will be taught how to write a couple of Chinese characters. Then visit the Bell tower, which is the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner.



Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 8Xian Mt. Wudang

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Wudangshan Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Ancient City Wall
 

[09:00-09:30] You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and have one day leisure tour in Xian before leaving for Mt. Wudang.
[09:30-13:00] Visit the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around. Special lunch will be arranged as dumpling banquet at local restaurant.


Take about 4.5 hours driving to Mt. Wudang, another origin of Chinese Kung Fu, especially for its Taichi Quan, to continue your exploration. Stay in hotel at the foot of the mountain.


Mt. Wudang
 

Day 9Mt. Wudang

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Wudang Qiongtai Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mt. Wudang, Zixiao Temple, Nanyan Temple
 

[09:00-09:30] The local guide pick up from your hotel at the foot and start the exploration of Mt Wudang.
[09:30-12:30] From the entrance, tourists will take the shuttle bus for about 1 hour to Qiongtai, where we will take cable car up to the top of Mt. Wudang for 10 minutes. Then climb for around 10 minutes to Golden Summit fo Mt. Wudang.
[12:30-13:30] Have lunch at local restaurant on the mountain
[14:00-17:30] After lunch, We will take shuttle bus to Visit Zixiao Temple and Nanyan Temple considered the most spectacular of Wudang three famous temples.

Explore and hiking on the top of Mt. Wudang as you like in the afternoon escorted by our local tour guide.  You will stay in the hotel in Mt. Wudang tonight.


Mt. Wudang
 

Day 10Mt. Wudang Wuhan

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Renaissance Wuhan Hotel ★★★★

Get up early in the morning, you can enjoy the fresh air veil the mountain and learn some basic move of Taichi Chuan with the local masters. Drive to Shiyan City and take D-train (about 4 hours) to Wuhan in the afternoon.


Wuhan City View
 

Day 11Wuhan Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Yellow Crane Tower
 

[09:30-10:30] Have leisure morning for you to pack and check out. The guide will meet you at the hotel lobby to have a glimpse of Wuhan
[10:30-12:00] Take a visit to the Yellow Crane Tower, which located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, one of the famous towers in China.


After lunch, take the afternoon flight to Shanghai. The Shanghai local guide is waiting at the exit of airport and transfer to your hotel in Shanghai.


Yellow Crane Tower
 

Day 12Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Sunrise on the Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Jade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.
[09:30-12:30] Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time for the local special food, Dim Sum and Steamed Bun
[13:30-16:30] Visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs and silk product there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night Acrobatic Show, especially the ERA show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.



Yuyuan Garden
 

Day 13 Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are
interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Beijing City View
 

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing.
Morning visit Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world;today’s highlight: Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park for a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.

After Lunch time at Shi Yuan Restaurant, visit Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market before back to hotel.


Forbidden City
 

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.
Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around.

After Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. Experience Chinese tea at tea house before back to hotel.

Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
 

Day 4Beijing  Luoyang

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Yaxiang Jinling Hotel ★★★★

Morning pick up from your hotel lobby, Drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw, which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle. Continue visit to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China.
After lunch, be transferred to the railway station to take 4 hours high speed train to Luoyang. The local guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Beijing Hutong Tour by Rickshaw
 

Day 5Luoyang Dengfeng Luoyang

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Yaxiang Jinling Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and drive to Dengfeng for about 2 hours. After lunch, Start to visit the famous  Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest. Shaolin Temple is a world famous Buddhist temple in China, famous for Chinese Kung Fu or Martial Arts and the Zen Buddhism wide-spread in East Asia. Drive back to Luoyang and free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Shaolin Temple
 

Day 6Luoyang Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★

Pick up from hotel to explore this cultural city of Luoyang. Enjoy your full day city visit that covers the most classic sites here of Longmen Grottos which overwhelmingly depicts Buddhist subjects, are densely dotted along the two mountains. Then have a visit to Luoyang Museum of Folk Customs, realizing the local culture and walk along Minng & Qing Old Town, exploring the history of this ancient city. Then catch an afternoon train to Xian. It will take about 2 hours on the high speed train. 


Longmen Grottos
 

Day 7 Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★

Hotel pick up in the morning, then drive to  Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation.
After lunch time at Lanchi Restaurant, visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. Then visit the Bell tower, the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.


Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 8Xian Mt. Wudang

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Wudangshan Hotel ★★★★

Morning hotel pick up to Visit the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around. Special lunch will be arranged as dumpling banquet at local restaurant. Take about 4.5 hours driving to Mt. Wudang, another origin of Chinese Kung Fu, especially for its Taichi Quan, to continue your exploration. Stay in hotel at the foot of the mountain.


Mt. Wudang
 

Day 9Mt. Wudang

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Wudang Qiongtai Hotel ★★★★

The local guide pick up from your hotel at the foot and start the exploration of Mt Wudang. From the entrance, tourists will take the shuttle bus for about 1 hour to Qiongtai, where we will take cable car up to the top of Mt. Wudang for 10 minutes. Then climb for around 10 minutes to Golden Summit fo Mt. Wudang.  We spend the morning visiting Golden Summit. After lunch, We will take shuttle bus to Visit Zixiao Temple and Nanyan Temple considered the most spectacular of Wudang three famous temples. Explore and hiking on the top of Mt. Wudang as you like in the afternoon escorted by our local tour guide.  You will stay in the hotel in Mt. Wudang tonight.


Mt. Wudang
 

Day 10Mt. Wudang Wuhan

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Renaissance Wuhan Hotel ★★★★

Get up early in the morning, you can enjoy the fresh air veil the mountain and learn some basic move of Taichi Chuan with the local masters. Drive to Shiyan City and take D-train (about 4 hours) to Wuhan in the afternoon.


Wuhan City View
 

Day 11Wuhan Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★

Have leisure morning for you to pack and check out. The guide will meet you at the hotel lobby to have a glimpse of Wuhan, visiting the Yellow Crane Tower, located on the south bank of Yangtze River, one of the famous towers in China.  After lunch, take the afternoon flight to Shanghai. The Shanghai local guide is waiting at the exit of airport and transfer to your hotel in Shanghai.


Yellow Crane Tower
 

Day 12Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Sunrise on the Bund Hotel ★★★★

The city tour starts from hotel pick-up in the morning. Drive to visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao.
After lunch at local restaurant, Visit Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Roa, the earliest commercial street in Shanghai. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".
 


Yuyuan Garden
 

Day 13 Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are
interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $- $-
6 ~ 9 pax $- $-
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $- $-
6 ~ 9 pax $- $-
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $- $-
6 ~ 9 pax $- $-

Notice:
Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

Optional Activities

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Beijing Beijing Roasted DuckPeking Opera
Luoyang Water FeastKongfu Show
Shanghai Xiao Long BaoAcrobatics Show

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