12 Days Best of China Tour Package from ChinaTour.com $1523/- (Posted on Jul 23 2011)

12 Days Best of China Tour Package from ChinaTour.com $1523/-

12 Days BEST OF CHINA TOUR – from only $1523
Tour Code: GBC12

HIGHLIGHTS
Visit: The Great Wall of China, Bird’s Nest, Water Cube, Beijing Alley with Rickshaw, Beijing Zoo, Xi’an Muslin Street, Guilin Lijiang River, Yangshuo West Street, Shanghai Museum
Enjoy: Peking Kong-fu Show, Xi’an Tang Dynasty Stage Show, Yangshuo Light Show, Shanghai Acrobatic Show
Delicious Meals: Peking Quanjude Roast Duck, Xi’an Dumpling Banquet, Shanghai Local Cuisine
Hotels: All Downtown located, easy to access everywhere
Souvenirs: Beijing Opera Face, Guilin Silk Flower Ball
Quality: Quality Control Supervisor works 24/7
Insurance: Accidental Insurance free of charge for Every Traveler

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

Day 1. Hometown to Beijing (In-flight Meals)
Take overnight flight to Beijing. Enjoy delicious meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment during the journey.

Day 2. Beijing (IM)
Welcome to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), the 2nd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic. You will be greeted by our tour guide and transferred to check in at your luxurious hotel where you are at your leisure to relax and enjoy the evening.
Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Beijing 5 star

Day 3. Beijing (American Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner)
Beijing, the capital city, is also the second largest city in China with population of 17.4 million. Your full day tour begins at the Tiananmen Square. It is one of the largest public squares in the world, and contains the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the Museum of History and Revolution, and the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall (with Mao’s embalmed body). Next, you will tour the Forbidden City (The Imperial Palaces), which is the imperial palace for Ming and Qing emperors for 500 years. The Third Ming Emperor YongLe moved the capital of China to Beijing in early 1400. UNESCO cited “The Imperial Palaces provide outstanding examples of the greatest palatial architectural ensembles in China”.Summer Palace is described by UNESCO as “a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design”. Later you can enjoy a walk along Lake Kunming. Visit a local Pear Store before fill your stomach with a fabulous Peking Duck Banquet. You’ll be served with carved crispy duck skins. Roll it up in small tortilla slice with cucumber, onion, and special sauce to give you a mouthwatering experience that you won’t forget.
Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Beijing 5 star

Day 4. Beijing (AB, L, D)
The Great Wall of China is another world heritage site, also considered to be one of the new seven wonders of the world. It is the dream destination for millions of Chinese and people around the world to fulfill the famous Chinese saying “One cannot be a successful person without a visit to the Great Wall”. A stone monument can be found on site with the late Chairman Mao’s inscription of the same phrase in Chinese. You will then have a Seminar on Chinese Jade Culture at a local Jade Museum. Admire the beautiful Bird’s Nest National Stadium and the Water Cube up close before you spend the rest of the day at Beijing Zoo; Watch the ‘Legend of Kungfu’ after dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 5. Beijing/Xi’an (AB, SL, D)
Visit the historic Hutong and Alley of Beijing old town via Rickshaw. Here you can sense the many different sights and sounds of historic Beijing. Gain a little knowledge of Yin and Yang with Tai Chi Master, walk along Lotus Flower Market, make your own dumpling lunch at a local family. Later in the day, you will catch a flight to Xi’an. Xi’an, also known as Chang’an in the old days, was the starting point of the historic Silk Road. You will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Da Yan Ta), the most distinctive landmark in Xi’an. It was constructed for a Buddhist monk from Tang dynasty, Xuan Zang, whose pilgrimage to India was immortalized in one of the famous Chinese classical novel “Journey to the West”. The pagoda was used to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought back from India. He asked 50 hierarchs to the temple to translate Sanskrit sutras into Chinese. With translated scripts of 1,335 volumes, this heralded a new era in the history of translation. After dinner, you can stroll down the Muslim district to see traditional Muslin culture alive in Xi’an.

Day 6. Xi’an (AB, L, SD)
Xi’an, the former capital of many Chinese dynasties, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. Even in the prehistoric era, it is believed that the Lantian man lived here 500,000 years ago. The first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, unified China in 201 BC and made significant influence in Chinese history. When he died, an entire Terra Cotta Army was buried with the emperor in the mausoleum. It was well documented by Chinese historian about this mausoleum, but it wasn’t until 1974 that this site was uncovered serendipitously by a team of farmers. This became one of the greatest archeological discoveries in history. You will visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum (Bing Ma Yong). It’s known as the 8th miracle in the world. The whole mausoleum is like a cultural treasure vault with large collections of relics. After a stop at the Bell Tower, you can enjoy an Imperial Dumpling Banquet (Jiao Zi) and shortly after watch the world famous Tang Dynasty Stage Show.
Hotel: Titan Times Hotel 5 star

Day 7. Xi’an/Guilin (AB, SL, D)
Your visit to Xi’an is not complete without a visit to the Ancient City Wall (Cheng Qiang). Xi’an’s 14th-century wall is one of the most complete city walls in China and certainly one of the best examples from the Ming dynasty. You may ride a bike to enjoy the scenery. After the morning exercise you’ll depart Xi’an for Guilin by air. To fulfill your craving for western food, you will be offered some western style hamburgers for lunch today. Upon arrival in Guilin, your will visit the Reed Flute Cave. The cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites and stalagmites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition, use your imagination as you pass by the different formations to decide what they resemble.
Hotel: Bravo Hotel (former Holiday Inn)4 star

Day 8. Guilin/Yangshuo (AB, L)
The highlight of today is a 4-hour leisure cruise down Lijiang River, passing through valleys, bamboo groves and rice fields. As the boat travels the river, watch spectacular landscapes, waterfalls and elegant hills among thousands of grotesque peaks. You should be able to spot the mountain scenery that’s printed on the 20 Yuan RMB note. Lunch will be served on board the river cruise boat. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, you can enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure. Walk on the famous West Street or ride a bicycle to experience the real Chinese Farmer’s life. At night, you can enjoy the famous nature theatre performance ‘Light Show’. With natural mountains and water as the setting, this show is a must for visitors to Yangshuo. It is directed by famous movie director Zhang Yimou and is performed by local villagers and fishermen, particularly local minority groups as Zhuang and Yao.
Hotel: Yangshuo New West Street International Hotel 5 star

Day 9. Yangshuo/Guilin/Shanghai (AB, L)
Drive back to Guilin to finish up the tour in Guilin by visiting the Elephant Trunk Hill, located at the junction of the Li River and the Peach Blossom River in downtown area. You will fly to Shanghai in the afternoon and visit the famous Bund (Wai Tan). Shanghai is divided by the Huang Pu River into eastern and western sections. Modern mega high rises are seen on the eastern side while traditional European style architecture may be seen on the western side. The Bund is a five-block riverfront promenade with many of Shanghai’s banks and trading houses. You will enjoy the world famous Acrobatic Show tonight.
Hotel: Ramada Plaza Gateway Shanghai 5 star

Day 10. Shanghai (AB)
Shanghai is a shopping heaven, it is well known for varieties for many novelty items. Today is free for you to explore the city on your own, or you can join our optional one day tour to Suzhou, which is called ‘Venice of the East’. You will visit Master of Nets Garden, Hanshan Temple, Suzhou Silk Spinning Factory and Suzhou Museum at only $79 and up per person. (Price: $79 pp for group of 9+, $99 for group of 5+, $129 for group of 2+. Quote includes transportation, admittance, lunch and English speaking tour guide).
Hotel: Ramada Plaza Gateway Shanghai 5 star

yangshuo china

yangshuo china

Day 11. Shanghai (AB, L, SD)
Today, the city tour starts with a visit to Shanghai Old Street (Cheng Huang Miao shopping mall). You can also experience the bustling shopping district of Nanjing Road and People’s Square and use your bargaining skills to acquire memento for this visit.Walking at famous Lujiazui Financial Street and Xintiandi Stone Houses, they are unique architecture style combine western and Chinese style. After shopping, spend some free time at Shanghai Museum. With special exhibits and a collection of 120,000 precious works of art, this has become a favorite destination for tourists and local people. You can easily spend a few hours to examine its rich and high-quality collection of ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy. Tonight you will have local Shanghai Cuisine as farewell dinner party.
Hotel: Ramada Plaza Gateway Shanghai 5 star

Day 12. Shanghai/Hometown (AB)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or begin optional Post-Trip Extension.

DATES & PRICES
ChinaTour.com features all inclusive escorted tours with scheduled departures that include transpacific airfare from San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK) and Vancouver (YVR). ‘Land Only’ packages are available for individuals who prefer arranging their own flights to China.

Departure-Return

(Sun – Thu)

Air & Land
from
SFO/LAX/YVR
(In USD)
Air & Land
from
NYC/EWR
(In USD)
Tax &
Fees
(In USD)
Land
Only
(In USD)
Single Supp.
(In USD)
2011, 08/07-08/18 $2429 $2629 $101 $1624 $407
2011, 08/14-08/25 $2429 $2629 $101 $1624 $407
2011, 09/04-09/15 $2429 $2629 $101 $1726 $508
2011, 09/18-09/29 $2429 $2629 $101 $1726 $508
2011, 09/25-10/06 $2429 $2629 $101 $1726 $508
2011, 10/09-10/20 $2429 $2629 $101 $1726 $508
2011, 10/16-10/27 $2429 $2629 $101 $1726 $508
2011, 10/23-11/03 $2429 $2629 $101 $1726 $508
2011, 11/06-11/17 $2327 $2527 $101 $1624 $508
2011, 11/13-11/24 $2327 $2527 $101 $1624 $508
2011, 11/20-12/01 $2327 $2527 $101 $1624 $508
2011, 12/18-12/29 $2429 $2629 $101 $1624 $407
2012, 02/12-02/23 $2124 $2324 $101 $1523 $407
2012, 02/26-03/08 $2124 $2324 $101 $1523 $407
2012, 03/11-03/22 $2327 $2527 $101 $1624 $407
2012, 03/18-03/29 $2327 $2527 $101 $1624 $407
2012, 03/25-04/05 $2327 $2527 $101 $1624 $407
2012, 04/08-04/19 $2429 $2629 $101 $1624 $508
2012, 04/22-05/03 $2429 $2629 $101 $1624 $508
2012, 05/06-05/17 $2429 $2629 $101 $1624 $508
2012, 05/13-05/24 $2429 $2629 $101 $1624 $508
2012, 05/20-05/31 $2429 $2629 $101 $1624 $508
2012, 06/03-06/14 $2530 $2730 $101 $1624 $407

Fare add-on: Passengers departing from cities not listed above, please use the following add-on air fares:
DC, Boston, Chicago, Houston: $200
Other Eastern and Central Standard Time Zone: $350
Mountain Standard Time Zone: $250
Pacific Standard Time Zone: $100

Remarks:
1. Rates are in U.S. funds, per person, based on double occupancy. Tour cost includes fuel surcharge. U.S. and China air taxes & fees (include 9/11 security fee) are listed clearly for your note. Please note airline fuel surcharge, U.S. and China air taxes & fees are beyond our control and therefore subject to change without prior notice.
2. All prices listed above are per person in U. S. dollars based on double occupancy. If three adults need to share one room and the third person asking for extra bed, the third person’s price will be the same as others.
3. Children 11 years and under who share a room with two adults and do not ask for an extra bed will be charged the listed child fare or 75% of the regular adult price; if they need an extra bed in the same room with two adults, the cost will be 90% of the regular adult price. Children 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult price.
4. Early depart or late return is allowed, the ticket change fee is $50 per person each time, in addition to airlines surcharge for different air class and weekend if necessary.
5. Please contact agent for your preferred airline, additional cost may apply. Additional baggage charges may apply.
6. Price does not include Tour guide Tips and Chinese visa fee.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

GUIDED TOURS INCLUDING ADMISSION

  • Admission to sightseeing spots listed in the day-to-day itinerary.
  • Shanghai Museum
  • Qualified local English-speaking guides throughout the tour.
  • English speaking Tour Conductor will be assigned to all group tours with 10 or more participants.

DELICIOUS MEALS

  • 11 American style buffet breakfasts.
  • 8 lunches, including 1 western style hamburger lunch.
  • 6 dinners, including special Peking roast duck, Xi’an dumpling banquet, Shanghai cuisine farewell dinner party.

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL SERVICES

  • All airport transfers, from arrival date to departure date.
  • All domestic flights within China: Beijing – Xi’an – Guilin – Shanghai.
  • Air conditioning coach services in each city. All coaches are within 3 years old, all drivers have at least 5 years driving experiences.
  • Free Accidental Insurance up to $30,000 coverage per traveler.
  • Cruise service on the beautiful Lijiang River in Guilin.
  • Complimentary Mineral Water: one per person per day.
  • Quality Control Managers work 24/7.

FEATURED ACCOMMODATIONS WITH PRIVATE FACILITIES

  • Four Points by Sheraton Beijing- 5 Star
  • Xi’an Titan Times Hotel – 5 Star
  • Guilin Bravo Hotel – 4 Star
  • Yangshuo West Street International Hotel – 5 Star
  • Ramada Plaza Gateway Shanghai – 5 Star

For More Detail & Booking of Best of China Tour Package

Visit: http://www.chinatour.com/package/1/itinerary.htm


Posted by on Jul 23 2011. Filed under Asia, Beijing, China, Great Wall of China, Guilin, Kunming, Nanjing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Xian.

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