Blink of China - 06 Days/05 Nights





Day1- Begin Your Tour | Arrive Beijing | Optional Kung Fu Show
Welcome to your Merair Travel & Tours China Getaway tour! Your Merair Travel & Tours representative greets you at the 'meeting point' at the exit after immigration and customs and transfers you comfortably to your hotel (check in after 1400 hrs). The evening is free to explore this city on your own or you have an option to enjoy a wonderful Kung Fu Show. 'The Legend of Kung Fu' is a unique theatrical production, which celebrates the philosophy and skill of the martial art. A poignant and touching piece, the show blends the best of Kung Fu with exquisite ballet, music and wonderful theatre. (D)

Day2-In Beijing | Guided City Tour Of Beijing | Tiananmen Square | Forbidden City | Summer Palace | Jingdu Pearl Factory | Optional Acrobatic Tour
Today, your day unfolds with a guided city tour of Beijing, viewing historic landmarks like Tian'anmen Square. It's the largest open public square in the world, flanked by the imposing Tian'anmen Gate and crowned by a tower and the Museums of History and Revolution. Tian'anmen ('Gate of Heavenly Peace') is the original gate of the Imperial Palace. Your city tour continues to the palace, better known as the Forbidden City. Admire this architectural masterpiece with exotic pavilions, serene courtyards, rich halls and flourishing gardens. The grand finale is a visit to the Summer Palace, a magnificent imperial garden located 12 km west of Beijing City. A summer retreat for emperors, now it is the largest and most ancient preserved garden in China, and includes over a 100 ancient pavilions, mansions, towers, halls, temples, bridges and clear water lake. Later, we visit the famed Silk Alley markets boasting of more than 1000 stores and the Jingdu Pearl Factory. In the evening, you have the option of enjoying an astounding Acrobatic Show. One of the oldest performing arts in the world, Chinese Acrobatics borrows elements from the opera, dance and Chinese Kung Fu merging them into a wholly distinctive style. (B, D)
Day3-In Beijing | Excursion To The Great Wall Of China And The Ming Tombs
Today, you will visit the only man-made structure visible from the moon, the Great Wall of China, one of the oldest historic monuments in the world and a symbol of China's ancient civilization. Traditionally known as the "Wall of Ten thousand Li", it leaves you spellbound by its sheer magnitude and architectural splendour. Continue on an interesting drive along the Spirit Way guarded by stone animals and human figures, and arrive at the Imperial Tombs, the only existing burial chambers of the Ming Emperors. (B, D))
Day4-Onto Shanghai | Visit to the Bund | Cruise on Huangpu River
Today, fly to Shanghai. Proceed towards the Bund and the Old City, where the great trading houses and banks had their headquarters in the early twentieth century. Later, enjoy a cruise on the Huangpu River, gazing at the mighty skyscrapers, the Monument Tower to the People's Heroes, the famous Waibaidu Bridge and Huangpu Park on one bank, and the Orient Pearl TV Tower, International Convention Center, Jin Mao Building and the newly rising Pudong New Area on the other. The Yangpu and Nanpu bridges span the river. From the river, one can view the ruins of ancient cannon emplacements, fortifications at Wusong and the magnificent view of the Yangtze River as it empties into the sea. (B, D)
Day5-In Shanghai | City Tour Of Shanghai
Today after breakfast, embark on a city tour of Shanghai. See centuries-old Yu Yuan Gardens located in the Old Town of Shanghai, which recreates a beautiful landscape of pagodas, pavilions, rockeries, fountains, ancient trees and precious flowers, the Town God's Temple, built in the 15th century, a wellknown temple in Shanghai City. Together, the Yu Yuan Gardens and Town God's Temple makes the Shanghai Yuyuan Tourist Mart, which features streets, shops of Chinese jade and traditional handicrafts. Next, visit the Jade Buddha Temple, it was founded in 1882 with two Jade Buddha stautes - a sitting Buddha & a smaller reclining Buddha, imported to Shanghai from Burma. Later, view the Peoples Square and Century Park. This evening head to Nanjing Road, the main street of French Concession for some great value-for-money shopping. See the visually striking Oriental Pearl TV Tower. (B, D)
Day6-Homeward Bound
Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your Merair Travel & Tours China Getaway tour. We are confident you will join us again, sometime soon…(B, either at the hotel or onboard the light)