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China Historical & Cultural Tours

From the ancient hearts to the Ming and Qing Dynasties town, from historic wonders to cultural activities, our China historical & cultural tours covers the most attractive historic landmarks and sacred attractions in this huge country to offer you the chance to discover Chinese rich history and diverse culture.

Join us! Take the following tours to learn ancient dynasties changed histories, experience the local life style and explore deeply 5, 000 years of Chinese culture.

Beijing & Xian: learn dynastic history from China's ancient hearts

Beijing & Xian Tours
Beijing and Xian, the former and the present capital cities of China, are proud of their thousand years' history. With rich cultural heritages and historic wonders, these two cities offer you the unique chances to learn how the dynasties changed, experience the local life style and dig to the core of Chinese culture.
View sample tours:
8 Days China Golden Triangle Tourfrom $930
4 Days Beijing & Xian Essence Tour ( flight to Xian )from $705
5 Days Beijing & Xian Classic Tour ( Train to Xian )from $398
6 Days Beijing & Xian Featured Tour ( flight to Xian )from $537
7 Days Beijing & Xian Train Tour ( train to Xian )from $775

Pingyao Ancient Town: Trace back to the ancient dynasties

Pingyao Ancient Town
Pingyao is famous for the well-preserved culture and archetecture of Ming and Qing Dynasties. You can find out the traditional culture, life style and economy of China from this outstanding example of a Han style Chinese city of thousand years ago.
View sample tours:
9 Days Ancient China Treasures Tour
2 Days Beijing Pingyao Tour by High-speed Train from $280
7 Days Shanxi Tour, Pingyao Tour, Datong Toursfrom $1190

Kung Fu & Panda: discover China's national cultural treasures

Luoyang & Chengdu Tours
In order to help you get better understanding about the world-famous Chinese national treasures, Kung Fu and Giant Pandas, we offer you chances to learn the authentic Kung Fu in Shaolinsi Temple, Luoyang and get close to lovely pandas in their hometown Chengdu.
View sample tours:
13 Days China Golden Trangle Tour with Shaolin Kungfu & Panda
4 Days Shaolin Temple & Luoyang Longmen Grottoes Tour from $391

Travel Tips & FAQs

1. What about the "Historical & Cultural Tours"?

Basing on the real travel experience and deep knowledge of our travel experts, they had carefully selected the tours about Chinese history and culture. Follow our tours to explore ancient Chinese civilization, experience the local life style and dig to the core of Chinese culture.

1) Beijing

Tiananmen Square - the world's largest plaza;
Forbidden City - China's No.1 palace complex adorned with imperial treasures;
Temple of Heaven - the place where the emperors worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest;
Great Wall - one of the greatest wonders of the world, and the world's largest military structure;
Ming Tombs - a collection of imperial mausoleums built by the Chinese Ming dynasty emperors;
Summer Palace - the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China.

2) Xian

Terracotta Warriors and Horses - a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang;

Big Wild Goose Pagoda - a well-preserved & holy ancient building for Buddhists;
Great Mosque - a tranquil and historic mosque that served Xian's Muslim community;
Ancient City Wall - the largest and best-preserved city walls in the world;
Bell & Drum Tower Square - a famous landmark of Xian.

3) Datong

Yungang Grottoes - more thant 51,000 statues, the masterpieces of Chinese Buddhist cave art;
Hanging Temple - hanged on the west 70-meter cliff of a hill; the statues of Sakyamuni, Confucius and Laotzu are worshipped together;
Yingxian Wooden Pagoda - one of the "Three Wonders of Pagoda in the world" together with "Eiffel Tower" in France and leaning "Tower of Pisa" in Italy.

4) Pingyao

Qiao's Family Courtyard - the resident house of the well-know financier Qiao Zhiyong of Qing Dynasty;
Mingqing Street - used to be the commercial center of Pingyao ancient city;
Ancient City Wall - one of the four remaining well-preserved ancient cities in China.

5) Luoyang

Longmen Grottoes - one of the three most important Buddhist sculptures and carvings in China;
White Horse Temple - the first Buddhist Temple ever built in China;
Shaolin Temple - the cradle of Shaolin Kung Fu and the No.1 Buddhist temple.

2. What you need to pay attention to specially when travel in Ancient Cities?

1) protect the relics

When travelling in these ancient cities, please do not destroy the historical and cultural relics.

2) security

Nowadays, it is very safe to travel in China, incl. in the west of China - Tibet. However, you also need to pay attention to your personal and property safety.

a. Try to contact a China local travel agency and let them to arrange your China tour.
b. Be careful about sharing your travel plans with strangers. Never follow a stranger to anywhere you are not familiar with.
c. Try not to open your wallet in public, and don't show large amounts of cash or traveler's check to others.
d. Always ask for a receipt after you doing some consumption, so that you can complain if you have been cheated.

3) packing

In every big cities of China, you can buy your essentials during the tour. You can also prepare them in your country, such as casual and comfortable clothing and shoes, sun lotion, medical kit and toiletries. Especially, if you travel to Tibet, you need to not only have China Visa, but apply for "Tibet Travel Permit".

4) cash & credit cards

You need to prepare some changes, it will be needed when you buy things from the street vendors or small shops. When you get changes back at some scenic spots, please check carefully in case they are counterfeit money.

If you pay for things in supermarkets or big shops, Credit Card is available. One disadvantage is that the processing fee is needed.

4. The arrangement of the vehicles for the tours

Normally, travelers take the international flights on their own to China, or we can help you to book if you want. In the tours of China, we can arrange private car, trains or flights based on your time and tour arrangement, and it will be very convenient to change or cancel if there is any emergency.

5. Local flavor meals in the trip

During our trips, you will have your breakfast on the hotel, which are all included in price of the package ( only if you book the hotel with us ). For the lunch everyday, meals in good local restaurants include plenty of dishes selected according to your taste, and we will order more if possible. For the dinner indicated in the itinerary, we usually take you to the local famous restaurant.

6. Experienced tour guides & drivers

Our guides are carefully selected and trained. We not only evaluate their language skill, their knowledge of sites but also their personality and ability to be a kind host. They are locals who are familiar of all attractions in their cities. They can speak English fluently and have the professional national tourist guide certificate, ensuring you have the best tour experience in China.

Moreover, our divers have got strict training in the limo service professionalism. They will provide you the fast and safe car service.

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