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Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Mt. Huangshan 12 Days

Tour code: CA05



Year 2017: Depart on Thursday Land Tour Fare Airfare Total Single Supplement
MAR 09, 23 $1699 $900 $2599 $600
APR 06, 20 $1699 $1000 $2699 $600
MAY 04, 18 $1699 $1000 $2699 $600
JUN 08, 22 $1699 $1300 $2999 $600
JUL 06, 20 $1699 $1000 $2699 $600
AUG 03, 17 $1699 $1000 $2699 $600
SEP 07, 21 $1699 $1000 $2699 $600
OCT 05, 19 $1699 $1000 $2699 $600
NOV 09, 23, DEC 07 $1699 $900 $2599 $600
DEC 14 $1699 $1300 $2999 $600
REMARKS:
1. Land Tour Fare listed above are per person in U.S. dollars based on two adults sharing one twin bedded room, double occupancy and does not include any air ticket. A customer who travels alone is required to pay a single room supplement.
2. Airfare listed above includes round trip international air ticket and applicable China domestic air tickets, fuel surcharge and tax. Round trip international air ticket is based on Air China (CA), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Houston (IAH) or Vancouver (YVR) departure. For New York (JFK) or Washington, D.C. (IAD) departure, please add $100. For other cities, please call us for the US domestic add-on.
3. Charge for children under 12 (2-11 years of age): For airfare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price. For land tour tare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price if share a room with two adults and not asking for extra bed. If need an extra bed in the same room with two adults, the price is the same as adult. Children 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult fare.
4. Early departure and late return: There will a US$50 per person charge for air ticket deviation, in addition to airlines surcharge for different class and weekend if necessary.

Day 1   USA - Beijing

Board an international flight bound for China. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2   Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for rest and relaxation.

Day 3   Beijing

Beijing, the capital of China, it served as the capital for 5 dynasties over a period of 800 years with each emperor identified as a dragon sent from heaven. Tour Tiananmen Square (the Gate of Heavenly Peace) , the largest square in the world, and also known as a witness for many historical and contemporary events. Visit the Palace Museum, more commonly known as the Forbidden City, until recently opened only to the emperor's family. This complex, the largest imperial palace ever built in the world, features more than 800 buildings with over 9,000 rooms, resplendent golden- glazed roofs, red lacquered pillars and vermilion walls. See the high-walled "Inner City" with its government buildings. After lunch, we tour the Summer Palace, built in classical Chinese style in 1750 as a royal recreational resort. Among its famous features are the 700-meter-long corridor with its wonderful Painted Gallery, the Marble Barge, and several magnificently painted pavilions and pagodas. On our way back to the city, we’ll make a photo stop at the National Grand Theatre- “Dome” and Qianmen Street. Enjoy roast Beijing duck in dinner. After dinner, you will enjoy an acrobatics performance.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4   Beijing

Have an excursion to the Great Wall. This wonder of the world was built 2600 years ago. Built to protect its people from northern marauders, the Great Wall snakes its way thousands of miles across Northern China and is one of the few objects on the earth visible from the space. This morning we spend time walking atop this man-made wonder of the world and appreciate its imposing wonder. After that, our next destination is the Temple of Heaven where the Ming and Qing emperors prayed to heaven for a good harvest. At last, we go to Olympic Park, we will make a stop at the new landmarks of Beijing - the Olympics sites including "Bird's Nest"-National Stadium and the amazing "Water Cube"-Olympic Swimming Pool.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5   Beijing - Xian

Fly to Xian, the cradle of Chinese civilization, was the state capital of 73 emperors spanning 11 dynasties during 1100 years dating from 4,000 B.C. In the afternoon we will enjoy a tour of the Bell Tower, the ancient City Wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6   Xian

Visit another wonder of the ancient world the Terra-Cotta Warriors, concealed under earth, those thousands of life-sized clay warriors, horses and chariots, as one part of the tomb of Emperor Qinshihuang, were accidentally discovered by a farmer while he was digging out a well. You would also see some archaeologists still working on site to uncover the rest part of the vast tomb complex of Emperor Qinshihuang, the first emperor in Chinese history, and also the initiator of the Great Wall. After viewing the fine troops, we head to the nearby Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang. This evening after an Imperial Dumpling Banquet Dinner, you will see a wonderful stage opera show of the Tang Dynasty, the one as being a “must see” in Xian.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7   Xian - Shanghai - Wuxi

Fly to Shanghai, the largest commercial and financial center of China. Tour Yu Garden, a finely designed maze of elegant pavilions and ponds in the old part of this city. Tour Shanghai Town God's Temple. Then stroll along the Bund, China's most famous waterfront stretching about one mile along the Huangpu River. From there you may take a photo of the Tower of the East Pearl (Asia's tallest TV tower) in the newly developed Pudong District. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8   Wuxi - Suzhou - Hangzhou

After breakfast, we will visit the Yuantouzhu Park (Turtle Head Park) and Tai Lake. Proceed to Suzhou, a city of gardens and waterways. Suzhou city tour visits to Lingering Garden, Hanshan Buddhist Temple and Silk Factory, overlook the Tiger Hills and pass by the Grand Canal. Travel to Hangzhou.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 9   Hangzhou - Mt. Huangshan

Hangzhou is praised along with Suzhou as "paradise on earth". Enjoy a cruise on the beautiful West Lake followed by visits to two of the ten most beautiful sites around West Lake, “Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond” and “Winery Yard and Lotus Pool”. Later we will visit the famous Dragon Well Tea Plantation to have a taste of the famous green tea-Dragon Well. Travel to Huangshan. Enjoy a local flavor dinner. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day10   Mt. Huangshan

Mt. Huangshan, with a history of thousands of years, is the collective name of a famous range of granite mountains in southern Anhui Province, and known for its four wonders of oddly-shaped pine trees, spectacular rocks, "sea of clouds" and hot springs. The reward for all that arrive at the top is a truly unforgettable experience walking into a living Chinese ink-washed landscape painting. We ascend by cable car to the top of the mountain for a sightseeing tour of the area that includes Bright Peak, Flying Rock and Cloud-dispelling Pavilion. The Cloud-dispelling Pavilion is the best place for admiring the unique rocks, hence a nick name “Unique Rock Exhibition Hall”. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day11   Mt. Huangshan - Shanghai

Get up early in the morning to watch sunrise. Here, it is one of the most beautiful sunrises on earth to emerge with nature. Then we will tour the Beihai scenic area that includes Writing Brush Peak, Lion Peak, Refreshing Terrace, and Begin-to-Believe Peak. Also, enjoy the poetic and illusive atmosphere of the Black Tiger pine, Interlocking pine, and Chessboard pine. Here, it feels like heaven on earth. Afterward, we will take the cable car down and visit the old Town of Tunxi. Fly back to Shanghai. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day12   Shanghai - USA

After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your return flight back to your home. You will be in the United States the same day. End of tour. 

  • Includes Breakfast

Tour Fare Includes

1. International air ticket between U.S. to China (economy class);
2. Five star hotel accommodations or local best hotel accommodations;
3. Three meals a day in China as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in hotels and local specialty cuisines;
4. Transportation inside China as specified in itinerary;
5. All entrance fees to the sightseeing sites as outlined in itinerary;
6. Experienced and knowledgeable English speaking tour guide throughout China;
7. Travel accident insurance. 

Tour Fare not Includes

1. Chinese Visa fee; 
2. All personal expenses: Telephone bills, Laundry, beverages, postage and excess baggage charges, extended stay and etc.;
3. Tips for tour guides and drivers; 
4. Cost of any programs and activities unlisted and all activities after leaving the group.

Meals

Three meals a day for the entire trip as specified in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
Buffet breakfast or Chinese breakfast each morning at hotel.
Chinese lunches and dinners at local restaurants.

Local Specialty Dinners

Beijing: Peking Duck Banquet
Xian: Imperial Dumpling Banquet
Wuxi: Local Flavor Dinner
Suzhou: Local Flavor Lunch
Hangzhou: Local Flavor Dinner
Huangshan: Local Flavor Dinner

Entertainment

Beijing..............Chinese Acrobatics Show
Xian.................Stage Show of Tang Dynasty

HOTELS

Beijing.............Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing (5 stars)
Xian................Grand Noble Hotel (5 stars)
Wuxi...............Crowne Plaza Wuxi Taihu (5 stars)
Hangzhou.........Zhejiang Narada Grand Hotel (5 stars)
Mt. Huangshan..Huangshan Int'l Hotel (5 stars)
Mt. Huangshan..Xihai Hotel (5 stars)Shanghai........Jin Jiang Tower (5 stars)

COMPLIMENTARY

A bottle of mineral water provided on the bus every day;
Luggage tag and badge provided for your convenience.


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