China Tours | Ancient Cities Culture

Beijing, Datong, Taiyuan, Pingyao, Linfen, Hukou, Yuncheng, Luoyang, Songshan, Zhengzhou and Kaifeng 12 Days

Tour code: CC01



Year of 2017: Depart on Thursday Land Tour Fare Airfare Total Single Supplement
MAR 09, 23 $1699 $800 $2499 $650
APR 06, 20 $1699 $900 $2599 $650
MAY 04, 18 $1699 $900 $2599 $650
JUN 08, 22 $1699 $1200 $2899 $650
JUL 06, 20 $1699 $900 $2599 $650
AUG 03, 17 $1699 $900 $2599 $650
SEP 07, 21 $1699 $900 $2599 $650
OCT 05, 19 $1699 $900 $2599 $650
NOV 09 $1699 $800 $2499 $650
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

Today we board an international flight bound for Beijing, 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 - Datong

After breakfast, we fly to Datong, Shanxi Province. Tour Yungang Grottoes. The Yungang Grottoes are well-known as a treasure-house of ancient Buddhist art and one of the three largest major cave complexes in China - the other two being the earlier Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang and the later Longmen Grottoes at Luoyang. Thanks to their large scale, rich content and exquisite carving techniques, the Yungang grottoes were included on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 2001. Over 50,000 figures are contained in the 21 major and 32 smaller caves. You will also tour the Nine Dragon Screen, a 50-yard long Ming Dynasty mosaic of glazed tiles and Huayan Monastery.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4   Datong - Taiyuan

After breakfast, we drive to Taiyuan. On the way, we visit Hanging Monastery. It was originally built more than 1400 years ago. There are 40 halls and pavilions in all. They were built along the contours of the cliffs using the natural hollows and out crops for support. The buildings rest on timbers jutting out from the cliff, their weight further supported by vertical beams. And then you will tour the Wooden Pagoda of Yingxian County, the oldest and largest pagoda of China. Arrive in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province. Enjoy the local special noodle soup at Dinner. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5  Taiyuan- Pingyao

After breakfast you will tour Jinci Temple. It has three most famous treasures: Zhou Cypress, the Sacred Lady and Forever Young Spring. Then travel to Qiao Family Court Yard House. Arrive in Pingyao in the evening.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6   Pingyao - Linfen

Tour the well-know old bank, the city walls and the local government office in feudal China. PingYao, originally built in Xi Zhou Dynasty, is the one of the national financial centers. The streets, buildings, banks and temples are well protected. Then we drive to Linfen, tour Hong Tong Pagoda Tree Park, the ancient prison of Ming Dynasty.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7   Lingfen - Hukou -Yuncheng

After breakfast, drive to Hukou. Upon arrival, tour to Hukou Watefall. In the afternoon, travel to Yuncheng.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8   Yuncheng - Luoyang

After breakfast, we drive to Xiezhou, visit to General Guan's Temple. In the afternoon, we drive to Luoyang, the ancient capital of China. On the way you will pass Sanmenxia.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 9   Luoyang

We will tour the Longmen Caves. In 494 AD the Northern Wei Dynasty moved its capital from Datong to Luoyang. At Datong the dynasty had built. The impressive Yungang Caves and now at Luoyang they began work on the Longmen Caves. Over the next 200 or so years, more than 100,000 images and statues of Buddha and his disciples were carved into the cliff Walls on the bands of the Yi River, 1 km south of city. Visit the Huangcheng Park (royal town). Built on the ruins of the imperial palace. Visit the peony garden. Visit General Guan's Mausoleum, the burial of general Guan Yu from Three Kingdoms Period. Visit the Folk Craft Museum. We continue on to the White Horse Temple, the first temple constructed after Buddhism was introduced to China. Enjoy the local cuisine "water banquet".

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day10   Luoyang - Songshan - Zhengzhou

After breakfast, we visit the Zongyue Temple at Songshan, and the Shaolin Temple, best known for its Martial Arts. The nearby Tower Forest will be visited as well. After an exciting martial arts performance, we drive to Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day11   Zhengzhou - Kaifeng - Zhengzhou

After breakfast drive to Kaifeng, the ancient capital of China. Serving for 168 years as capital of the Northern Song some 900 years ago, Kaifeng was the most prosperous city in China. Our city tour will include visits to Kaifeng-Fu, Dragon Pavilion, the Iron Pagoda. Drive back to Zhengzhou in the afternoon. Enjoy the local cuisine for dinner.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day11   Zhengzhou - Beijing - 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

Taiyuan: Nuddle Courses
Pingyao: Jin Family Banquet
Luoyang: Water Banquet
Zhengzhou: Local Flavor Dinner

Entertainment

Shaolin Temple:Kongfu Show

HOTELS

Beijing.............Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing (5 stars)
Datong ...........Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong (5 stars)
Taiyuan...........World Trade Hotel (5 stars)
Pingyao...........Yunjincheng Hotel (5 stars)
Lingfen............Jindu Garden Grand Hotel (5 stars)
Yuncheng.........Jinxing Hotel (5 stars)
Luoyang...........Hyatt Place Luoyang (5 stars)
Zhengzhou.......Crowne Plaza Zhengzhou (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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