2 Day Tour to Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Join this 2 day tour to travel from Shanghai to Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes by bullet train. Accompanied by your own private guide, you will experience the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site - Longmen Grottoes; Watch a kung-fu performance that displays amazing martial arts moves, discover the history and culture of the Shaolin Temple and admire the biggest pagoda forest in China. This private tour includes Shanghai to Zhengzhou, Luoyang to Shanghai bullet train...
Join this 2 day tour to travel from Shanghai to Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes by bullet train. Accompanied by your own private guide, you will experience the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site - Longmen Grottoes; Watch a kung-fu performance that displays amazing martial arts moves, discover the history and culture of the Shaolin Temple and admire the biggest pagoda forest in China. This private tour includes Shanghai to Zhengzhou, Luoyang to Shanghai bullet train tickets, tasty local lunch, all entrance fee, overnight accommodation, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. You can choose to finish your tour in Luoyang/ Zhengzhou or back to Shanghai
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Day 1: Shanghai – Zhengzhou ( L )

Stop At: Monastero Shaolin (Shaolin Temple), Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000 China
Your driver will pick you up from your Shanghai city hotels lobby and take you to the Shanghai Railway Station. You will take the morning train to Zhengzhou, it takes about 5 hours.

Upon arrival, meet your friendly local tour guide, you will be transferred to Shaolin Temple directly (approx. 1.5 hours drive), on the way your tour guide will explain the related history of the Shaolin Temple, and you will enjoy the beautiful countryside view.

Once arrive at Shaolin Temple, you will stop at a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious lunch.

Shaolin Temple is famous for Chinese Kungfu, first you will have a chance to witness the real Kung Fu performed by Shaolin monks. As a UNESCO Site, the Shaolin Temple was first constructed in 495 A.D. Later...
Itinerary

Day 1: Shanghai – Zhengzhou ( L )

Stop At: Monastero Shaolin (Shaolin Temple), Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000 China
Your driver will pick you up from your Shanghai city hotels lobby and take you to the Shanghai Railway Station. You will take the morning train to Zhengzhou, it takes about 5 hours.

Upon arrival, meet your friendly local tour guide, you will be transferred to Shaolin Temple directly (approx. 1.5 hours drive), on the way your tour guide will explain the related history of the Shaolin Temple, and you will enjoy the beautiful countryside view.

Once arrive at Shaolin Temple, you will stop at a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious lunch.

Shaolin Temple is famous for Chinese Kungfu, first you will have a chance to witness the real Kung Fu performed by Shaolin monks. As a UNESCO Site, the Shaolin Temple was first constructed in 495 A.D. Later, Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-557) had the temple built to accommodate the Indian master Batuo. As Chinese Kungfu also originated from Shaolin Temple, it has been recognized as the origin of Chan Buddhism and the cradle of Kungfu. Accompanied by your knowledgable tour guide, you will get you know the histories and related stories about Shaolin Temple - culture, people and soul.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pagoda Forest of Shaolin Temple, West of Shaolin Temple, Dengfeng 450000 China
Next, you will start to explore the Pagoda Forest which is a concentration of tomb pagodas for eminent monks and abbots of the temple.

There are more than 240 tomb pagodas of various sizes from the Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties (618-1911), making it the biggest pagoda forest in China. 

Afterwards, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Shaolin Temple hotel or Luoyang 4 Star Hotel
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shaolin Temple Hotel or Luoyang 4 Star Hotel

Day 2: Luoyang - Shanghai (B, L)

Stop At: Longmen Grottoes, Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000 China
After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up at the prearranged time, then heading directly to Longmen Grottoes.

As the UNESCO Site, The Longmen Grottoes comprise more than 2,300 caves and niches carved into the steep limestone cliffs over a 1km long stretch. It is the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). Accompanied  by your knowledgable tour guide, you will also visit the Fengxian Temple and the Wanfo Cave.

Enjoy a delicious lunch in the local restaurant, your tour guide will take you to Luoyang Railway Station for your train back to Shanghai (approx. 6 hours). Once arrives, your driver will pick you up at Shanghai Railway Station and transfer you back to your hotel in Shanghai City.

You also can choose to end your tour in Luoyang when make booking.

Note: You will take the train on your own, your local English speaking tour guide will meet you in Zhengzhou. 

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Shanghai Hotel pickup and drop-off (For hotels in Shanghai city)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Train Tickets
  • Entrance Fee
  • Entry/Admission - Monastero Shaolin (Shaolin Temple)
  • Overnight accommodation of standard twin room (two beds), based on twin share.
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Entry/Admission - Longmen Grottoes
  • 2x Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Pagoda Forest of Shaolin Temple
  • Private Tour
  • Transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 1x Breakfast
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Your tour guide will pick you up from your Shanghai City hotel's lobby by holding your name sign

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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