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China on Noodles - China Encounter - 14 nights

Put China on the plate, all the vast territory is linked by noodles. Chinese noodles is always going to be rich, distinctive and wild ranging in flavors. Beijing’s Zhajiangmian, Shanxi’s Knife-cut Noodles, Henan’s Stewed Noodles, Lanzhou’s Hand Pulled Noodles, Hangzhou’s Pian’er Chuan Noodles etc. Into this wonderland and dig the flavors.
Search more fun of China, approach the heart of China: the splendors of Imperial Beijing; the magnificence of the life-sized Terracotta Army, Xian; the most picturesque landscape in Yangshuo; Hong Kong which is both a shopping paradise and a frontier of China’s exchanges with other continents centuries ago before China’s reform and open up.

Day 1:    Beijing
 
 

Arrive in Beijing, where you can use your hotel room from check in time ( 12 hrs at noon ) on day 1. Also, your travel companions will arrive this first day to meet you. The extra is free for you to arrange according to your flight schedule. You will meet your English speaking tour leader at 12.00 hrs noon on day 1 in the hall of your hotel in Beijing.
China’s capital , rooted politics, tradition and commerce, makes a fascinating place to explore, says Tom O’ Malley. You will get a lot of free time to explore this Imperial Beijing. Being the biggest Square if the world, the Tiananmen Square is the place you must see. Beijing is the famous ancient cultural city in the world which has over 120 museums. Around it is the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, the Mao Zedong memorial Hall and most importantly, the beautiful Forbidden City.
Taste of Beijing, you can not miss the Zhajiangmian. It is a Chinese dish consisting of thick wheat noodles topped with a mixture of ground pork stir-fried with fried sauce, which is salty fermented soybean paste. Remember to mix before eating. 

Day 2:    Beijing
 
 

The thin morning sun barely crowns the cypress tress, but Jingshan Park is packed. Nearby, a line-up of Tai chi enthusiasts glide in slow-mo, the most accomplished in the middle, the novices out of step at the edges. It will defiantly strikes you this do-it-yourself communal fun which is something you have never really encounter in the West.
The Summer Palace occupies the top place of Chinese classical gardens, whose basic structure is formed by the Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake. Gathering the essence of the Chinese classical architectures and containing different garden styles of different areas, the Summer Palace can be rated as the garden architecture museum. Another must-see is the Temple of Heaven which is considered to be the existing most delicate and beautiful ancient architecture complex in China.
In the evening, a visit to the Peking Opera and its splendid costumes is really a perfect ending of your day.

Day 3:    Beijing
 
 

When you heard of China, Beijing will pop out of your mind. And no trip would be complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China itself. Described as “ lasting over two thousand kilometers years, and crossing over ten thousand Li. ” The Great Wall, the Roman Colosseum as well as the Tower of Pisa were listed into the World Seven Miracles. There is an old saying: One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero. There are a plenty places where you can climb the wall.
The city’s remaining hutongs ( traditional alleyways ) once viewed as an ageing misuse of prime real estate, may well have tourism to thank for their survival.

Day 4:    Beijing/Pingyao
 
 

The ancient city, whose history dates back some 2,700 years and renown for its well-preserved city wall, is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site and a major tourist attraction.
We suggest you to buy a through ticket including visits to the City Wall, the Temple of City God, the  Rishengchang Financial House and the Tongxinggong Ancient Bank Bodyguard Establishment . This ticket will save you a lot of trouble.

Day 5:    Pingyao
 
 

Qiao's Compound is worth a visit. You will learn a legendary life of a business man Qiao Zhiyong. The ancient Buddhist Zhenguo Lotus Temple is one of the most popular sightseeing spots for tourists. The unique construction of the wooden Lotus support beams and the 1000 year old tree will grab your attention.

Day 6:    Pingyao/Xian
 
 

Take train to Xian (hard sleeper), feel the most Chinese transportation. An essential China experience, at least one overnight train trip will give a good idea as to how China ticks and the train network is of a good and improving standard. Longer train journeys also offer a window into ordinary rural China. The ancient city is impressive and thriving, there are many treasure worth your digging. From museum and mosques to majestic pagodas, imperial tombs and the city wall.
Taste of Xian, the Knife-cut Noodles will deep your impression of the old city. The noodles are cut and cooked to order from a slab of wheat dough. A strainer full of noodles, fresh off an open fire, commands the total concentration of a cook in Xian.

Day 7:    Xian
 
 

Be taken back to 2000 years ago by the thousands of Terracotta Army figures, which was regarded as one of the greatest discovery in the 20th century, enlisted as a World Cultural Heritage in 1987. The terracotta Army has become a star attraction.

Day 8:    Xian/Guilin
 
 

Take the hard sleeper train to Guilin in the morning, about 1,967 km! During the daytime, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way in train. The next morning after a trip of about 26 hours, you will reach to Guilin.

Day 9:    Guilin-Yangshuo
 
 

Transfer to Yangshuo by bus. A town ia famous for karst landscape of South China in the world. The special karst mountains gives amazing beauty.

Day 10:    Yangshuo
 
 

You will spend half a day in Yulong River, also called Little Li River to feel the picturesque rural scenery. Yangshuo is an ideal place for a getaway from the hustle city, providing enjoyment of cycling, Bamboo boat trip along Yulong river.

West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Each year, approximately 100,000 foreigners come here on their travels Visitors are attracted to West Street by its unique mix of cultures.

 

Day 11:    Yangshuo
 
 

Free day.After your first meet with Yangshuo, why don’t go further today? You can take an optional excursion to Ping'An, where the famous rice terraces of Longji (also called Longsheng) are found.

About ten ethnic minority groups in northern Guilin including Zhuang, Yao, Miao, etc. who thrive on farming and tourism live here. Deep in to the local villages,they all have their own refined building styles, dress, and varied customs. Be careful of their hospital in rice wine. It is sweet but definitely can get you drunk totally!

 

Day 12:    Yangshuo
 
 

About ten ethnic minority groups in northern Guilin including Zhuang, Yao, Miao, etc. who thrive on farming and tourism live here. Deep in to the local villages,they all have their own refined building styles, dress, and varied customs. Be careful of their hospital in rice wine. It is sweet but definitely can get you drunk totally!

 

Day 13:    Yangshuo-Guilin/Hong Kong
 
 

Early this morning, we transfer to Guilin Railway Station, where we take a high speed train to Guangzhou. There we will transfer to Hong Kong by train in the afternoon.

Arrive at Hongkong in the afternoon. You can taste the local snacks and be ready for the Symphony of Lights at Victoria Bay is the largest harbour in China. Enjoy the bright lights from a different perspective in the famous Star Ferry cruise.That make the city one of the world's busiest ports. Shop at the Stanley Market and visit the Wan Chai district for a huge choice in delicious cuisines.

 

Day 14:    Hongkong Depature
 
 

Today you will head to the airport for your homebound flight by yourself. You can take the subway or taxi. Whatever, we suggest you go to the airport at least three hours before your flight departure to avoid any traffic jam. Wish you a nice trip back home! However, if your want stay longer, you can check our City Package to plan an extension journey. 

 

Tour includes:

  • Accommodation in local guesthouses
  • Train journeys as mentioned
  • Transportation in (mini) buses only for transfer from hotel to hotel
  • English speaking tour leader

Tour does not include:

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you)
  • International flights and taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Airport departure taxes per person
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc.
  • Optional excursions and activities 
  • All entrance fees
  • All meals
  • Booking fee
  • Tips

 

Put China on the plate, all the vast territory is linked by noodles. Chinese noodles is always going to be rich, distinctive and wild ranging in flavors. Beijing’s Zhajiangmian, Shanxi’s Knife-cut Noodles, Henan’s Stewed Noodles, Lanzhou’s Hand Pulled Noodles, Hangzhou’s Pian’er Chuan Noodles etc. Into this wonderland and dig the flavors.
Search more fun of China, approach the heart of China: the splendors of Imperial Beijing; the magnificence of the life-sized Terracotta Army, Xian; the most picturesque landscape in Yangshuo; Hong Kong which is both a shopping paradise and a frontier of China’s exchanges with other continents centuries ago before China’s reform and open up.

EURO 855
EURO 855
EURO 855
price per person

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision. 
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

Nihao! I'm Jessie, your China travel expert. Born and raised in this amazing land China. 

leaving my foot print to every corner is my crazy dream. China is where I begain. A tiny notebook and a pen is my best friend, and I have written so many wonderful place down. I can't wait to show you! Life is so cool, go out, to eat, to listen, to touch, to touch, to feel. 

Contact >>
Now From
EURO 855

China on Noodles - China Encounter - 14 nights

Put China on the plate, all the vast territory is linked by noodles. Chinese noodles is always going to be rich, distinctive and wild ranging in flavors. Beijing’s Zhajiangmian, Shanxi’s Knife-cut Noodles, Henan’s Stewed Noodles, Lanzhou’s Hand Pulled Noodles, Hangzhou’s Pian’er Chuan Noodles etc. Into this wonderland and dig the flavors.
Search more fun of China, approach the heart of China: the splendors of Imperial Beijing; the magnificence of the life-sized Terracotta Army, Xian; the most picturesque landscape in Yangshuo; Hong Kong which is both a shopping paradise and a frontier of China’s exchanges with other continents centuries ago before China’s reform and open up.

Day 1:    Beijing
 
 

Arrive in Beijing, where you can use your hotel room from check in time ( 12 hrs at noon ) on day 1. Also, your travel companions will arrive this first day to meet you. The extra is free for you to arrange according to your flight schedule. You will meet your English speaking tour leader at 12.00 hrs noon on day 1 in the hall of your hotel in Beijing.
China’s capital , rooted politics, tradition and commerce, makes a fascinating place to explore, says Tom O’ Malley. You will get a lot of free time to explore this Imperial Beijing. Being the biggest Square if the world, the Tiananmen Square is the place you must see. Beijing is the famous ancient cultural city in the world which has over 120 museums. Around it is the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, the Mao Zedong memorial Hall and most importantly, the beautiful Forbidden City.
Taste of Beijing, you can not miss the Zhajiangmian. It is a Chinese dish consisting of thick wheat noodles topped with a mixture of ground pork stir-fried with fried sauce, which is salty fermented soybean paste. Remember to mix before eating. 

Day 2:    Beijing
 
 

The thin morning sun barely crowns the cypress tress, but Jingshan Park is packed. Nearby, a line-up of Tai chi enthusiasts glide in slow-mo, the most accomplished in the middle, the novices out of step at the edges. It will defiantly strikes you this do-it-yourself communal fun which is something you have never really encounter in the West.
The Summer Palace occupies the top place of Chinese classical gardens, whose basic structure is formed by the Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake. Gathering the essence of the Chinese classical architectures and containing different garden styles of different areas, the Summer Palace can be rated as the garden architecture museum. Another must-see is the Temple of Heaven which is considered to be the existing most delicate and beautiful ancient architecture complex in China.
In the evening, a visit to the Peking Opera and its splendid costumes is really a perfect ending of your day.

Day 3:    Beijing
 
 

When you heard of China, Beijing will pop out of your mind. And no trip would be complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China itself. Described as “ lasting over two thousand kilometers years, and crossing over ten thousand Li. ” The Great Wall, the Roman Colosseum as well as the Tower of Pisa were listed into the World Seven Miracles. There is an old saying: One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero. There are a plenty places where you can climb the wall.
The city’s remaining hutongs ( traditional alleyways ) once viewed as an ageing misuse of prime real estate, may well have tourism to thank for their survival.

Day 4:    Beijing/Pingyao
 
 

The ancient city, whose history dates back some 2,700 years and renown for its well-preserved city wall, is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site and a major tourist attraction.
We suggest you to buy a through ticket including visits to the City Wall, the Temple of City God, the  Rishengchang Financial House and the Tongxinggong Ancient Bank Bodyguard Establishment . This ticket will save you a lot of trouble.

Day 5:    Pingyao
 
 

Qiao's Compound is worth a visit. You will learn a legendary life of a business man Qiao Zhiyong. The ancient Buddhist Zhenguo Lotus Temple is one of the most popular sightseeing spots for tourists. The unique construction of the wooden Lotus support beams and the 1000 year old tree will grab your attention.

Day 6:    Pingyao/Xian
 
 

Take train to Xian (hard sleeper), feel the most Chinese transportation. An essential China experience, at least one overnight train trip will give a good idea as to how China ticks and the train network is of a good and improving standard. Longer train journeys also offer a window into ordinary rural China. The ancient city is impressive and thriving, there are many treasure worth your digging. From museum and mosques to majestic pagodas, imperial tombs and the city wall.
Taste of Xian, the Knife-cut Noodles will deep your impression of the old city. The noodles are cut and cooked to order from a slab of wheat dough. A strainer full of noodles, fresh off an open fire, commands the total concentration of a cook in Xian.

Day 7:    Xian
 
 

Be taken back to 2000 years ago by the thousands of Terracotta Army figures, which was regarded as one of the greatest discovery in the 20th century, enlisted as a World Cultural Heritage in 1987. The terracotta Army has become a star attraction.

Day 8:    Xian/Guilin
 
 

Take the hard sleeper train to Guilin in the morning, about 1,967 km! During the daytime, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way in train. The next morning after a trip of about 26 hours, you will reach to Guilin.

Day 9:    Guilin-Yangshuo
 
 

Transfer to Yangshuo by bus. A town ia famous for karst landscape of South China in the world. The special karst mountains gives amazing beauty.

Day 10:    Yangshuo
 
 

You will spend half a day in Yulong River, also called Little Li River to feel the picturesque rural scenery. Yangshuo is an ideal place for a getaway from the hustle city, providing enjoyment of cycling, Bamboo boat trip along Yulong river.

West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Each year, approximately 100,000 foreigners come here on their travels Visitors are attracted to West Street by its unique mix of cultures.

 

Day 11:    Yangshuo
 
 

Free day.After your first meet with Yangshuo, why don’t go further today? You can take an optional excursion to Ping'An, where the famous rice terraces of Longji (also called Longsheng) are found.

About ten ethnic minority groups in northern Guilin including Zhuang, Yao, Miao, etc. who thrive on farming and tourism live here. Deep in to the local villages,they all have their own refined building styles, dress, and varied customs. Be careful of their hospital in rice wine. It is sweet but definitely can get you drunk totally!

 

Day 12:    Yangshuo
 
 

About ten ethnic minority groups in northern Guilin including Zhuang, Yao, Miao, etc. who thrive on farming and tourism live here. Deep in to the local villages,they all have their own refined building styles, dress, and varied customs. Be careful of their hospital in rice wine. It is sweet but definitely can get you drunk totally!

 

Day 13:    Yangshuo-Guilin/Hong Kong
 
 

Early this morning, we transfer to Guilin Railway Station, where we take a high speed train to Guangzhou. There we will transfer to Hong Kong by train in the afternoon.

Arrive at Hongkong in the afternoon. You can taste the local snacks and be ready for the Symphony of Lights at Victoria Bay is the largest harbour in China. Enjoy the bright lights from a different perspective in the famous Star Ferry cruise.That make the city one of the world's busiest ports. Shop at the Stanley Market and visit the Wan Chai district for a huge choice in delicious cuisines.

 

Day 14:    Hongkong Depature
 
 

Today you will head to the airport for your homebound flight by yourself. You can take the subway or taxi. Whatever, we suggest you go to the airport at least three hours before your flight departure to avoid any traffic jam. Wish you a nice trip back home! However, if your want stay longer, you can check our City Package to plan an extension journey. 

 

Tour includes:

  • Accommodation in local guesthouses
  • Train journeys as mentioned
  • Transportation in (mini) buses only for transfer from hotel to hotel
  • English speaking tour leader

Tour does not include:

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you)
  • International flights and taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Airport departure taxes per person
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc.
  • Optional excursions and activities 
  • All entrance fees
  • All meals
  • Booking fee
  • Tips

 

Put China on the plate, all the vast territory is linked by noodles. Chinese noodles is always going to be rich, distinctive and wild ranging in flavors. Beijing’s Zhajiangmian, Shanxi’s Knife-cut Noodles, Henan’s Stewed Noodles, Lanzhou’s Hand Pulled Noodles, Hangzhou’s Pian’er Chuan Noodles etc. Into this wonderland and dig the flavors.
Search more fun of China, approach the heart of China: the splendors of Imperial Beijing; the magnificence of the life-sized Terracotta Army, Xian; the most picturesque landscape in Yangshuo; Hong Kong which is both a shopping paradise and a frontier of China’s exchanges with other continents centuries ago before China’s reform and open up.

EURO 855
EURO 855
EURO 855
price per person

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision. 
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

Nihao! I'm Jessie, your China travel expert. Born and raised in this amazing land China. 

leaving my foot print to every corner is my crazy dream. China is where I begain. A tiny notebook and a pen is my best friend, and I have written so many wonderful place down. I can't wait to show you! Life is so cool, go out, to eat, to listen, to touch, to touch, to feel. 

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Highlights

Experience the authentic Beijing life and become acquainted with old Beijingers in teahouses, temples, hutongs and courtyards
Idle your time in Pingyao Old Town, known for its well-preserved city walls
Match the saying of "In the west, there is Rome, in the east, Chang'an," in Xi’an
Bike along the Yulong River in Yangshuo
Taking the most value Star Ferry and discover the Oriental Pearl of Hong Kong at your own pace

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