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You will be collected from your home by our Planit driver and transferred to the airport for your flights to Beijing
On arrival in Beijing, meet the guide and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon visit the Houhai area which is the old heart of Beijing, walk the little Hutongs to see and to feel the back streets life of the local. 3 nights Beijing
Full-day excursion to visit the Great Wall Mutianyu, which is farther, less crowded and greater in views. Back to the city in the late afternoon to visit the Olympic Park where to take photos of the Birds Nest and Water Cube. Walk Dashilan, the well preserved historical street with a history of over 500 years. Optional Beijing Opera show in the evening where a visit to the backstage is possible to see the actors and actress make-up.
Morning visit the Tiananmen Square, the National Theater and the Forbidden City. Afternoon visit the Summer Palace, the summer resort of the emperors and the royal families in the history. Visit the Silk Alley if clients are interested in Chinese crafts.
Beijing - Xi'an
Early morning visit to the Temple of Heaven, the altar where the emperors prayed to god. Nearby locals come to the Temple of Heaven to do morning exercises eg Tai Chi so here lies the opportunity for the clients to learn Tai Chi after the locals. Transfer to the station, take but new bullet train to Xian. Meet the guide and transfer to hotel.
2 nights Xi’an
Visit the Museum of Emperor Qinshihuang’s Tomb which houses the Terracotta Warriors & Horses Museum. Back to the city in the afternoon to walk the Muslim quarter of the city including visiting the Grand Mosque. Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda within the Grace Temple. Walk the Bell & Drum Tower Square to meet the locals.
Optional evening Tang Dynasty Singing & Dancing Show where a visit to the backstage is possible at extra cost
Xi'an - Shanghai
Transfer to the airport, flight to Shanghai, meet the guide and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visits the old town of Shanghai including the City God Temple and the Yu Garden. Walk the fast-developing Pudong area to see the modern side of China. Get a bird’s eye view of this huge city on top of the Oriental TV Tower. Optional evening Acrobat’s Show. 2 nights Shanghai
Visit the Shanghai Museum, one of the best in China. Then, visit the busy pedestrian Nanjing Road for shopping or walking. Visit a local family, local market and community centre to see and feel the local life. Walk Shikumen in the evening to see some local nightlife. Optional evening boat ride on the Huangpu River to see the colourful city with mix-styled architectures
Day at leisure after breakfast, check out, transfer to the station to take the Maglev train to Pudong International Airport for your return flight.
On arrival in Malta you will be greeted by your Planit driver and taken home.
More time? Longer tours are available, please ask for details.
All our bespoke itineraries can be amended to your preferences. Fully escorted tours also available – itineraries will vary.