China Culinary Tour

 

A number of different styles contribute to Chinese cuisine, but perhaps the best known and most influential are 

Shandong cuisineCantonese cuisineHuaiyang cuisine and Sichuan cuisineShandong cuisine, clear, pure and 

not greasy, is characterized by its emphasis on aroma, freshness, crispness and tenderness. Cantonese cuisine tastes clear, light, crisp and fresh. Sichuan Cuisine is characterized by its spicy and pungent flavor. The flavor 

of Huaiyang Cuisine is light, fresh and sweet and with delicate elegance.
For booking information, terms and conditions, please contact us:
tour@eduabroadchina.com

 

Itinerary

Day 1 • Entry Beijing
Upon arrival at Beijing, our tour guide will meet us at Beijing International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 • Beijing
This morning, visit the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the abiding symbol of imperial China. Marvel at its expansive architecture, magnificent imperial gardens, and many museums of Chinese antiquities and treasures. After lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven, one of the finest cultural expressions of the Ming Dynasty. The Temple of Heaven represents the most advanced principles architecture available at the time and serves as the ritual center of the imperial government. Enjoy a special Peking Roasted Duck dinner in the evening.
Day 3 • Beijing
This morning is devoted to the justly famous Great Wall at Juyongguan, a rugged and steep section of the Wall. Enjoy the astounding views of the Wall as it winds over the surrounding hills. Then, take tour of the Sacred Way, a 7-kilometer long road flanked by 18 pairs of giant stone statues of men, and the Ming Tombs, where 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty were buried. Enjoy the Chinese Kongfu Show in the evening.
Day 4 • Beijing
Explore Beijing’s picturesque Houhai district where many old courtyard homes are preserved amid narrow hutong alleys bordering tree-lined lakes. Tour the district by “pedicab” for a more lively experience of traditional Chinese life. Have lunch at a local family’s private home. Afterwards, visit the Summer Palace. Explore the beautiful grounds, cruise the lovely Kunming Lake, and stroll through the royal gardens. Also, walk the Painted Gallery, the longest covered walkway in China famous for its exquisite landscape paintings.
Day 5 Beijing/Qufu
Take a high-speed train from Beijing to Qufu – the hometown of Confucius. Visit the Temple of Confucius. It is the largest and oldest temple in present China where devoted to the memory of Confucius and the sages and philosophers of Confucianism. Enjoy the Confucius Family banquet in the evening.
Day 6 Qufu
Visit the Confucius Mansion - the residence of Confucius and his lineal descendents and the Cemetery of Confucius - the burial place of Confucius and the largest family cemetery with the longest history in the world. Have a Confucius family cooking class in the afternoon. Enjoy the Confucius music and dance show in the evening.
Day 7 Qufu/Yangzhou via Nanjing
Depart from Qufu to Nanjing by high-speed train. Then, transfer to Yangzhou. It is a very nice city with long Chinese culture and beautiful Chinese gardens. Visit a section of the Grand Canal and the Daming Temple.
Day 8 Yangzhou
Visit the Slender Western Lake - the soul of natural beauty, a scholar’s garden - He Garden and a salt merchant’s home – Ge Garden.
Day 9 Nanjing
Travel to Nanjing – the capital city of Jiangsu Province. Visit Dr. Sun-Yat Sen’s Mausoleum and Qinhuai River as well as Confucian Temple. Dr. Sun Yetsan, the founder of Republican China, was considered to be the "Father of Modern China". Enjoy the Huaiyang cuisine banquet in the evening.
Day 10 Nanjing/Chengdu
Fly to Chengdu in the morning and check in a hotel. Have a Sichuan cuisine cooking class in the afternoon. The chef will teach you how to cook Sichuan cuisine. After that, you will have a chance to cook a dish on your own. Then have a walk on the cultural Jinli Old Street. It features with almost all Chengdu elements and an ideal destination for visitors who want to experience the overall Chengdu. Enjoy the famous Sichuan Hotpot dinner in the evening.
Day 11 Chengdu
Visit the Panda Breeding and Research Centre Base in the morning. It has been constructed and imitated the pandas' natural habitat to rear and breed pandas. There you can see many cute pandas and even have a chance to take a photo with a panda. After lunch, go to visit the Sanxingdui Museum. Sanxingdui Museum is a cultural relic of the ancient Shu (Sichuan). Sanxingdui refers to three earth piles at the site, hence Sanxingdui Relic. The museum was formally opened to public in October 1997. The displays also provide foreigners with information about the history of China.
Day 12 Chengdu/Canton
Fly to Canton in the morning and transfer to a hotel. Visit the Qingping Market to learn Chinese cooking materials. Then, visit the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family. It is a unique site for offering up sacrifices to worship ancestors of 72 Chen families in Guangdong. This ancestral temple is also the largest, best preserved and best decorated ancient architecture existing in Guangdong province. Enjoy the Pearl River Night Cruise in the evening.
Day 13 Canton Tour
Taste the famous Dim Sum breakfast in the morning. Then, go to visit the Nanyue King's Tomb Museum. The tomb has a history of more than 2,000 years and it is the oldest underground structure ever discovered in southern China. Visit the Yuexiu Park, the largest and the most famous park in downtown Guangzhou. Taste the Canton cuisine banquet in the evening.
Day 14 Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the Baiyun International Airport and fly to your next destination.
Price: From US$ 1480 / per person
Inclusions:
1. Domestic airfare (Nanjing/Chengdu, Chengdu/Guangzhou), airport taxes and charges.
2. High-speed train from Beijing to Qufu, Qufu to Nanjing by second class seat
3. All hotel accommodations based on double occupancy:
4. Daily western style breakfast at the hotel,
5. Taste Shandong cuisine in Qufu, Huaiyang cuisine in Yangzhou, Sichuan cuisine in Chengdu and Canton cuisine in Guangzhou
6. Private ground transportation, airport and railway station/hotel transfer with air-conditioned van or bus
7. All sightseeing, entertainments and cultural activities listed in the itinerary
8. Private English-speaking tour guide
Exclusions:
1. Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, and phone calls,
2. Gratuities for guides and drivers,
3. Overweight baggage charges.
Note: Prices and programs are subject to change without notice. All prices quoted in US dollars. For booking information, terms and conditions, please contact us: tour@eduabroadchina.com
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