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Soul of Kungfu

13-Day Shanghai (3Days)Chengdu (2Days)Xian (2Days)Luoyang Dengfeng (2Days) Luoyang (1Day)Beijing (3Days)

Get under the skin of real Chinese Kungfu and you can get a understanding of the essence of Chinese culture at Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi'an and Beijing.

  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Best Season: All seasons
  • Exprience:

From $2,339 USD p/p


  • Trouble-free arrangement all the highlights
  • Kungfu show and Kungfu lesson for real Kungfu fans
  • Panda in Chengdu
  • Enough free time for you to explore

Tour Itinerary


Shanghai Arrival

Airport Transfer (Shanghai)

Destinations & activities: Transfer from the airport to hotel

Start your China holiday in China's big metropolis Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to hotel. Free time after check-in.

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  • DAY


    Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, French concession region, Shikumen, Shanghai Museum((Audio Guide included)), Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop

    The Bund

    In the morning, you will take a walk along The Bund. Later, you will learn about the city at Shanghai Museum. Waiting for you is the classic garden: Yuyuan Garden. Have lunch in a gracefully-decortaed restaurant.

    After lunch, you will take an easy walk at the Former French Concession and visit the nearby Shikumen

    . A silk store will be the last stop for today.

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  • No hidden cost! An English-speaking guide device will be given to you for the trip at Shanghai Museum.
  • Cityweekend Shanghai.com's winner for the Best Bars 2013, Unico is designed for eaters looking for an authentic Latin bite. Find its info on our tag for tonight's dinner.
  • Where to go on a Sunday night? Why not join the worship at Shanghai Community Church?
  • DAY

    Shanghai to Chengdu by Flight No. TBA

    Free time, Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai), Airport Transfer (Chengdu)

    Enjoy a free morning in Shanghai.

    Today you will take a flight to Chengdu. Check in upon arrival.

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  • Getting around and shopping around at People Square. Novo is a nice place to take home some trendy stuff.
  • If you are interested in quirky stuff, Dongtai Road Antique Market is where you should be. Find our info on the tag.
  • Try out the famous dim sam restaurant Ding Tai Fung at the Former French Concession or Yuyuan Garden.
  • DAY


    Half Day Panda Breed Reserve Tour, Wu Hou Temple, , Chengdu Kuan-zhai Lane

    Chengdu is home to the giant pandas. Today your Chengdu tour guide will take the group to the Panda Breeding and Research Center. Look at these cute babies playing, rolling, climbing and eating, don't you just love them?!

    Get back to Chengdu and have lunch. Get into the Wide and Narrow Lanes, aka Kuanzhai Xiangzi, learning about Chengdu local's daily life. Later, visit a traditional temple: Wuhou Temple. Last, you will visit the Shu Brocade Institute and Factory to learn about the delicate Shu embroidery art.


    Chengdu to Xian by Flight No. TBA

    Hotel to airport Transfer (Chengdu), Airport Transfer (Xian)

    Have some free time in Chengdu.

    Today you will take a flight to Xi'an. Check in upon arrival.

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  • A cup of tea is the best way to know about Chengdu. We recommend Heming Tea House inside People's Park if you are interested.
  • DAY


    The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall, Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center

    The Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    Arrive in Xi'an in the morning, your tour guide will take you to some simple breakfast and help you check in. Later, you will visit the wonder of ancient China: Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Have lunch in a Sichuan restaurant nearby before a walk at a handicraft center.

    In the afternoon, you will be back to Xi'an downtown, waiting is the Ancient City Wall, one of the oldest milatry defense systems in China.


    Xian to Luoyang by Train No. G662 (Xian Bei (north) Railway Station - Luoyanglongmen Railway Station) Dep 14:40 - Arr 16:15

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarters, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Xian), Train station Transfer (Luoyang), Our guide and driver will escort you from Luoyang to Dengfeng

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    Destinations & activities: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter and transfer to the train station, land transfer to Dengfeng

    Today you will visit the famous Buhddism attraction: Big Wild Goose Pagoda and later, go for a walk at the Muslim Quarter. Have lunch and your Xi'an tour guide will take you to the train station.

    A high speed train will take you to Luoyang, from where we will drive about 1 and 1/2 hours to Dengfeng. Check in upon arrival.



    Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest (including Shaolin Kungfu Show), Sanhuang Stronghold

    Shaolin School

    After breakfast, you will visit Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest. An excellent Kungfu show will be a warm-up for tomorrow's Kungfu class.

    After lunch, you will get outside Dengfeng and get to Sanhuangzhai, a national forest park where you will take a cable car to get an awesome view.



    One day Shaolin Kung fu Experience, Our guide and driver will escort you from Dengfeng to Luoyang

    Today you will follow a master and learn Kungfu. Enjoy the moves!

    Later today, your tour guide will escort you back to Luoyang. Check in upon arrival.


    Luoyang to Beijing by China Eastern Airline MU5700 (Luoyang Beijiao Airport - Beijing Capital Airport T2) Dep 15:40 - Arr 17:20

    Longmen Grottoes, Hotel to airport Transfer (Luoyang), Airport Transfer (Beijing), Free time

    Today you visit the world-famous Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang.

    In the afternoon, take a flight to Beijing. Check in upon arrival.



    Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Hutong Tour by Rickshaw in Xicheng District, Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling, Pearl Store

    Tiananmen Square

    Tian'anmen Square is an extensive open area in Beijing, adjacent to the Forbidden City. Inside the Forbidden City, you will visit the four cores: the Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Mental Cultivation, Hall of Supreme Harmony and Royal Garden. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

    The most interesting fact about the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling is that China's last emperor Pu Yi once lived in a courtyard house in a Hutong but not the majestic Forbidden City. Afterwards, you will take a rickshaw Hutong ride and visit a local family.

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  • Today's tour ends up at the Hutong area near Houhai, where you can find a decent place to kick back and enjoy a brisk Beijing night.
  • It takes some nerve to dance in public. But moves don't matter if you got the passion - at least it's so for Chinese dance devotees. Go check out China's national hobby: Square Dance in Beijing!
  • To eat like Chairman Mao, try out Mao's Family Restaurant, whose head chef used to be Mao's private cook.
  • DAY


    Mutianyu Cable Car(round trip), Temple of Heaven, Shahe Cloisonne Factory

    Mutianyu Great Wall

    As your Beijing tour guide walks your way to the site, you can see many local folks take the holy site Temple of Heaven as an open-air playground for Taichi, Yangko and sword dancing.

    Next stop for today is the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. A one-way cable car ride and one-way slide-way is included in our trip. Later, stop by to see how the cloisonne ware comes out at a cloisonne factory before heading back.

    Later at night, your Beijing tour guide will escort you to the train station and an onward train will take you to Xi'an.

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  • Sliding down the Great Wall would count as an excitment, however, you can request to change to one-way cable car ride if you prefer.
  • Don't leave Beijing without a bite of the famous Peking Duck. You can ask your tour guide for tips and one of our best bets is Hua's Restaurant. Find more on our "Solo Adventure!" tag.
  • DAY

    Beijing Departure

    Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing)

    How time flies! Today your Beijing tour guide will take you to the airport. Thanks for traveling with us. Hope to see you again soon!

    Price Per Person in US Dollars

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Tourist Class Superior Class Deluxe Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.

    Optional Activities


    Mao's Family Restaurant

    Eat like Chairman Mao! The former lead chef, Dong Linfa of Chairman Mao at Zhongnanhai is now creating a menu that both brings out the essence of Mao's hometown cuisine and fits everybody's flavor. (No.16-1, Lianhuachi Dong Road, Xicheng District, Beijing)

    Square Dance

    Open-air Dance

    A national hobby reaches its pitch at dawn and again dusk in almost city, that is Open-air Dance. Have you ever seen anything like that? The group of dance devotees with size down to 20 and up to 500, music types from Chinese folk to lousy street pop.

    Hua's Restaurant

    Peking Duck Dinner at Hua's Restaurant

    Hua's Restaurant, or Huajia Yiyuan, offers a special dining experience in a royal mansion with authentic royal court food. Peking Duck is also their best specialty.Near Wangfujing Street, you can take an easy after-dinner walk or explore the nearby Hutongs.


    Hua's Restaurant

    Heming Tea House in Chengdu

    Among thousands of tea houses in Chengdu, Heming Tea House stands out for the authentic taste and unpretentious feeling it brings in a cup of Maofeng served by the lakeside of the park.( No.12, Shaocheng Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu (inside People's Park))


    Hua's Restaurant


    Unico, chef Mauro Colagreco's Shanghai venture, is open up for classic eaters looking for Latin food and a nice place to chill for a night. Try out their special tapas and cocktails.(Address: 2/F, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai)

    Dongtai Road Antique Market

    Dongtai Road Ancient Market

    Dongtai Road Antique Market is more like a backyard garage sale than a tourist attraction. Stuff from rusty bikes to Mao's faded quote book, from old Shanghai's beautiful lady calendar to life-size Terracotta Warriors replica. (Address: No.63, Liuhe Road and Dongtai Road, Luwan District, Shanghai)

    Hershey's Chocolate World

    Hershey's Chocolate World

    Hershey's Chocolate World in Shanghai is the first store opened outside the States. The first floor is a typical Hershey retail selling all kinds of chocolate and the second floor you will see a model of Hershey factory.(Address:No.290, Xizang Zhong Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai)

    Era Legend of Time Acrobatic Show

    ERA Legend of Time Acrobatic Show

    ERA Legend of Time Acrobatic Show has created a wonderful night for many travelers from all over the world. The show is a perfect mixture of China's traditional acrobatic art and modern state-of-art stage technique. (Address: No.2266, Gonghe Xin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai)