Day 1 – Colombo
Assemble Cochin International Airport at 0600am. Departure by Srilankan Airlines flight to Colombo at 0945 Hrs. Arrival Beijing at 2300hrs. After Immigration & customs, transfer to FX Hotel**** in Beijing. Overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Board)
Day 2 -Beijing – Great Wall
Morning after breakfast, checkout of the hotel and start your day excursion to the Great wall (Badaling) of China, one of the world’s greatest tourist attractions. This 3,946 mile long wall is a symbol of China’s ancient civilization and ranks among the greatest monuments in history. The highlight of your stay in this ancient capital is a visit to the Great Wall of Ju Yong Guan. It is easy to see why the Great Wall built 2,300 years ago and extending 3,750 miles, can be seen by astronauts from space! Stopping Enroute at the iconic Beijing 2008 Olympic Center, the Bird’s Nest & Water Cube for photography opportunity and visit Jade Factory. Enjoy Chinese Lunch. Afternoon visit Summer Palace and Outside Olympic Stadium and Water Cube. Summer Palace “a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value. Late evening transfer to Beijing International Airport for your final departure to India (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 3 – Beijing- Sightseeing
This day, proceed on a full day city tour of Tiananmen Square – the world’s largest public square in the heart of Beijing and visit the Forbidden City, A UNESCO World Heritage site – the imperial palace of Ming and Ding dynasties, an awesome 250-acre complex of palaces, pavilions and gardens now preserved as Museums. Enjoy PEKING Lunch in the afternoon. After, we visit the Temple of Heaven – The Temple of Heaven was the place where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties came to worship the God of Heaven and pray for good harvests. It was believed to be the closest place to heaven and was where the emperors would communicate with the Gods. Later visit the famous Pearl Centre or the silk factory.
In the Evening, watch the amazing Golden Mask Dynasty Show. If you want to watch an original and large-scale Chinese musical drama, you will not miss the ‘The Golden Mask Dynasty’ at the OCT Theater in Beijing Happy Valley. A mythical age in China, the show tells a fairy-tale like story of war, royal banquets, and romance. The play has 20 different dance scenes, representing a soul-stirring and
romantic ‘great love and harmony’ legend! This is one entertainment that must not be missed on a visit to Beijing. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 – Beijing – Shanghai
Morning after breakfast, checkout of the hotel, and transfer to Beijing Railway station for high speed bullet CRH train to shanghai. (4.5-5Hours) Arrival Shanghai at 1330Hrs. Transfer to Days Insun Hotel**** or similar.
After lunch, we will take you to visit Jade Buddha Temple. It was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Burma by sea. These were a sitting Buddha (1.95 meters tall, 3 tonnes), and a smaller reclining Buddha representing the Buddha’s death. 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. Evening Huangpu River cruise to enjoy night view of Shanghai city. Overnight stay at Hotel in Shanghai. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Day 5 – Shanghai Sighseeing
Morning tour of Shanghai includes a visit to Yu Yuan Garden and the Chenghuang Temple. Yu Yuan Garden-an extraordinary beauty that is unrivaled south of the Yangtze River, also visit the Chenghuang Temple at Yu Yuan. Some time free for shopping at the Yuan Yuan for decorative items, clothes, bags etc. for the best bargains and continue to explore the city – the commercial Capital of China, which has been developed as one of the major cities of the world. Afternoon visit Shanghai Museum and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Standing at a height of 1,535 feet, this is the tallest of its kind in Asia, which is a photographic jewel that excites the imagination and attracts thousands of visitors year-round, Visit the Old Town Bazaar, The Bund. On the western side of the Bund are fifty two high rise buildings which form Shanghai’s imposing skyline, the former “Wall Street” of foreign powers. Later visit Xintiandi, famous shopping, eating and entertainment district of Shanghai. Late evening transfer to Beijing International Airport for your final departure to India. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Day 6 – Shanghai – Cochin
It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your Tour. Departure at 0030Hrs by Srilankan Airlines. Arrive Cochin at 0830Hrs via Colombo. Meals on board).
• Economy class Air Ticket on Sri Lankan Airlines
• China Tourist visa
• Shanghai to Beijing Bullet Train
• 3Nights accommodation with breakfast at Days Insun Hotel**** in Shanghai
• 1 Nights’ accommodation with breakfast at FX Hotel**** in Beijing
• All Meals (Indian lunch except on the day of Great wall Tour and Indian dinner as per the itinerary above).
• All sightseeing, entrance fees, transfers, shopping transfers as mentioned above in coach basis with English speaking guide
• Service of Galaxy Tour Manager & Local English speaking guide.
• Tips to Drivers & Guide
• Early check in / late checkout.
• Laundry / Tips / Porter charges & Other personal expenses.