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14-Day Ancient Capital Discovery & Kungfu

Tour route: Beijing - Xi'an - Luoyang - Dengfeng - Zhengzhou - Nanjing - Shanghai

  • Tour code: ODY-CN-024
  • Tour Style: Affordable Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour).
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: Private tour with flexible travel date.
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Day 1: Beijing, Arrival

Say Hello to China, an ancient oriental land. Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, your local guide is ready to welcome and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and recover from jet lag.

Day 2: Beijing, City Highlights Tour

This morning, you will first visit the historic Tiananmen Square, and then explore the mysteries of the magnificent Forbidden City, home to China’s emperors for over 500 years.

In the afternoon, you will visit Beijing’s ancient Hutongs by rickshaw and see how people have lived in this wonderful city for centuries and then go on your tour to a Pearl Store.

In the evening, you will be taken to witness the excitement of the traditional Kung Fu Show.

Day 3: Beijing, Great Wall Tour
Great Wall, the 8th Wonder of the World, is your first stop today. You will be transferred to tour the Badaling Great Wall, the best-restored and most representative part of the Great Wall. Stretching for 4,000 miles along mountain ridges, it was a great defensive system having protected China from nomad’s invasion. Descending the Wall, you'll take a leisurely stroll along the Sacred Road, a royal path with vivid statues of divine beasts and officials serving emperors' afterlife. On the way back to the city, you can take some pictures in front of the National Stadium and Aquatics Center.
Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an

After breakfast, your local guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to Xi'an, capital of 14 ancient dynasties.

Upon your arrival, your local guide will meet you and then visit the near-by HanyangTombs, the tombs of Emperor Jing and his wife of Han Dynasty (202 BC - 220 AD), to see the valuable cultural relics and precious unearthings. After having a rest in your hotel, you will visit the venerable Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is the symbol of Xi'an.

Day 5: Xi'an, Terracotta Warriors

This morning, you will marvel at the incredible Terracotta Warriors, the burial grounds of Emperor Qin Shihuang with its thousands of life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors and horses, assembled to guard his afterlife.

In the afternoon, you will step on the Ancient City Wall of Xi'an, the largest and best-preserved city wall in the world, and drop by at a Jade Gallery.

In the evening, you will have a delicious Dumpling Dinner and enjoy the fabulous Tang Dynasty Show.

Day 6: Xi'an - Luoyang

After breakfast, you will travel to Huxian County to appreciate the famous Farmers Painting. Here you will walk into a farmer’s house, witness how the intriguing countryside landscapes were skillfully painted by local farmers, talk about their farming life and have a special home made lunch with them.

Then be transferred to the railway station for an express train to Luoyang, the capital of 9 dynasties in history. Upon your arrival in Luoyang, your local guide will meet you and take you to your hotel.

Day 7: Luoyang - Dengfeng

You will take a  morning excursion to the Longmen Grottoes. Known as "a treasure house of Buddhist art", it is one of the three grandest grottoes in China, with 2,345 caves and over 100, 000 various Buddha statues. Then you will visit the White Horse Temple, the first Buddhism temple in China 1,900 years ago.

In the afternoon, head to Dengfeng (1-hour drive) to visit Songyang Academy and the Star Watching Observatory, which are newly enlisted as a World Heritage site in August, 2010. You will stay overnight at the Dengfeng Town, Zhengzhou.

Day 8: Dengfeng - Zhengzhou, Shaolin Temple

The renowned Shaolin Temple is your first stop today. Reputed as the cradle of Chinese Kungfu, the martial art, this temple is often referred as one of China's oldest temple. You will enjoy the stunning live Kungfu Performance in the temple and visit the venerable Forest of Dagobas

Later in the afternoon, be driven to Zhengzhou to view the magnificent Yellow River, the mother river of China, at the beautiful Yellow River Scenic Area.

Day 9: Zhengzhou - Nanjing

This morning you will go to Henan Provincial Museum to learn more about this fertile land from which China initiated to expand its territory thousands of years ago.

Then, transferred to the airport for the flight to Nanjing. Upon your arrival in Nanjing, one of China's four greatest capitals in history, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

Day 10: Nanjing
Today you will visit the famous Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum. Located on the Purple Mountain, it is the burial ground for Dr. Sun Yat-sen who is considered as the Father of China. Here you will witness how he grew up from a professional doctor to a leader of the Chinese revolution in the 1900s.In the afternoon, you will set foot on the Yangtze River Bridge, a pride of Nanjing which broke many records. It is the first modern bridge designed and built completely by Chinese, the first bridge crossing the Yangtze River and the longest bridge in China. Later on, proceed to the historic Nanjing Museum, noted for its enormous collections of Ming and Qing imperial porcelain.
Day 11: Nanjing

On this day you will stroll atop the Nanjing City Wall and see the remarkable Zhonghua Gate, the only remain of the 13 original city walls of Ming Dynasty some 600 years ago.

Then pay a visit the famous Confucius Temple to know more about this sagacious man as well as his often-talked anecdotes, and take a sampan tour along the Qinhuai River to appreciate the traditional architecture and nice city views. Disembarking the sampan, you'll explore the adjacent Free Market.

Day 12: Nanjing - Shanghai, The Bund

Free in the day until your transfer to the airport for a flight to Shanghai. After your arrival in Shanghai, China's most cosmopolitan city, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

In the afternoon, you will take a stroll around the Bund and the famous Nanjing Road. Then drop by at a Silk Factory to discover how silk is produced and get a terrific bird's eye view of Shanghai from the Jinmao Tower.

Day 13: Shanghai, Yu Garden
On this day you will visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, which chronicles Shanghai’s past, present, and future. Later, you will proceed to the Yu Garden, one of the four most beautiful gardens in China and sample some flavorful snacks at the bustling Yuyuan Market, followed by a trip to the former French section, taking a stroll around the cobbled streets of beautiful French style, before visiting the bustling Xin Tian Di to enjoy the city's colorful nightlife.
Day 14: Shanghai, Departure

After the 13 days' marvelous sightseeing in China, it is the time to bid farewell to China.

You will be free to relax in the hotel or continue your self-guided exploration of Shanghai until being escorted to the airport for your flight back home.

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

There is no doubt that your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around China will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

Standard Tour ClassComfortable Tour ClassDeluxe Tour Class
BeijingHoward Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijing comfortable hotel star 18A Jianguomen Nei Avenue, Beijing 100005,China Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel comfortable hotel star 3 Jinyu lane, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100006, China The Regent Beijing deluxe hotel star 99# Jinbao Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
XianMercure Xian On Renmin Square comfortable hotel star No.319 Dongxin Street, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710004, China Grand Noble Hotel Xian deluxe hotel star 334 Dong Da Jie(East Street), Xian City, Shaanxi Province, China No. 334 East Street, Xian City, Shaanxi, P.R.C. 710001 Wyndham Grand deluxe hotel star No. 208 Ci'en East Road, Qujiang New District, Xian, Shaanxi Province, China
LuoyangNew friendship Hotel comfortable hotel star -6 Xiyuan Road, Jian Xi Area, Luoyang Christian\'s Hotel deluxe hotel star Xin Du Hui Plaza ,No.56, Jie Fang Road, Xi Gong Distriet, LuoYang City.Henan Prov.
ZhengzhouZhengzhou Hotel standar hotel star No.8 Xinglong Street, Erqi District, Zhengzhou 450000, China Holiday Inn Zhengzhou comfortable hotel star 115 Jinshui Road Zhengzhou, 450003 Sofitel Zhengzhou deluxe hotel star 289, Chengdong Road,Zhengzhou ,Henan province
NanjingRamada Plaza Nanjing Yihua Hotel comfortable hotel star #45 North zhongshan Road Mandarin Garden Hotel deluxe hotel star No.9, Zhuanyuanjin, Fuzimiao, Nanjing Sheraton Nanjing deluxe hotel star 169 Hanzhong Road, Nanjing 210029, China
ShanghaiGreenland Jiulong Hotel comfortable hotel star No.601 Liyang Road,Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080 China Sunrise On The Bund comfortable hotel star No. 168, Gaoyang Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai, China Hyatt On The Bund deluxe hotel star 199 Huangpu Road,Shanghai Peoples Republic of China 200080

We pick Hotels for You Based on:
Location:most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality:all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Diversity for Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.


Hotel criteria for each tour class

Hotel arrangement for Standard Tour Class

It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

Standar Hotel


Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class

Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in very rare cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience. 
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Comfortable Hotel


Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class

Luxurious hotel with top-notch service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Deluxe Hotel


Normally China Odyssey Tours provides two meals each day: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.


It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, Chinese style, or a combination.

A la carte lunch

When plan your lunches, we consider the balance of food quality, dining environment and tour convenience. We provide a la carte lunch in a local restaurant whenever possible. A la carte meal will give you an opportunity to eat at local restaurant, follow local customs, and taste local dishes. The a la carte allowance would be adequate for a decent meal in our recommended local restaurants, but varies from different restaurants and different cities. However in some remote regions where it’s simply hard to find a non-tourist restaurant, the meal could be arranged at a local tourist restaurant or a local family.

Your own dinner choice

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in China. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

All of our tour guides are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides in China who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed safe drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, your guide will stay at your side until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our travel guides in every destination are locals, who know the area well, they are very good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for taking your best photos.

When changing your itinerary is needed due to unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you have a wonderful experience.

Private Transportation

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most of your experience in China.

In every destination visited, your vehicle is air conditioned, clean, and expertly maintained. Your private driver is licensed, insured, and very experienced.

To maximize your comfort, we use vehicles with extra space for you and your luggage. Depending on how many are traveling together, we generally use sedans or mini vans (7 seats) for 4 people or less, large vans or small coaches (12-22 seats) for 5-12 people, medium coaches (33 – 37 seats) for 13 – 25 people, and large coaches (45 seats over) for more than 25 people.

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Rating: May 28th, 2017
Travel Consultant: Reinself Wei
I had never heard of China Odyssey Tours until I googled them on the internet and with some nervousness made an initial enquiry with them. Reinself Wei replied to my email and from that moment on I knew this was the agency I wanted to deal with. Thank you Reinself Wei for being our agent. We cannot fault your service. You have given us great service which has been professional, efficient, knowledgeable, prompt and without problems. You have answered all of our questions promptly and given us advice regarding our trip to China. We would definitely book through you and your company again. Thank you very much. Christine and Suzanne
Rating: May 28th, 2017
Travel Consultant: Wendy Wan
WOW! So glad we booked with Odessey Tours, had great tour guides and great hotels! Thank You
Rating: May 27th, 2017
Thanks to our amazing tour planner Alex Quan of China Odyssey Tours we had an amazing tour of 7 cities in China over 16 days. The guides have perfect English and were attentive to everything we needed, ensuring we were happy with our hotel rooms and that we made it onto the trains and planes, and they explained so much about how China operates and what it is like to live in this hugely populated country. I learned so much, and enjoyed every single tour. They gave us choices along the way, and would make extra stops for specific requests. I did not think we needed this much assistance, as I have traveled several times to Asia, but because so few Chinese people speak English, we appreciated dining suggestions and assistance with finding authentic souvenirs. We chose 5 star hotels, even requested a view of the Bund in Shanghai, and we loved every place we stayed. It was a great 4 person tour. Alex was very quick to respond to each and every email. I would recommend Odyssey Tours to anyone. I have never seen such first class service from start to finish. No surprise there are all these amazing reviews. Thank You.
Rating: May 27th, 2017
Travel Consultant: Tom Zhou
Tom Zhou has been putting together our itinerary for China and Hong Kong for next year and to date, I cannot fault anything he has done. His attention to detail and service has been excellent. Really looking forward to the trip that Tom has planned for us.
Rating: May 27th, 2017
Travel Consultant: Leila Deng
We booked our 15 day personalised tour through Leila of China Odessey Tours. Found company on internet so was a little worried if the trip would be ok. Reviewed company on TripAdvisor and the like and seemed to have very good reviews. Our trip was awesome and the company was very obliging. Leila was great to deal with as where all guides and drivers. We highly recommend this company! Thankyou!
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