China Tours | Ancient Cities Culture

Beijing, Qingdao, Mt. Laoshan, Weihai, Yantai, Penglai, Jinan, Mt. Taishan, Qufu, Kaifeng, Zhengzhou and Luoyang 13 Days

Tour code: CC03



Year of 2017: Depart on Thursday Land Tour Fare Airfare Total Single Supplement
MAR 09, 23 $2099 $800 $2899 $750
APR 06, 13 $2199 $900 $3099 $800
MAY 04, 18 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
JUN 08, 22 $2099 $1200 $3299 $750
JUL 06, 20 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
AUG 03, 17 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
SEP 07, 21 $2199 $900 $3099 $750
OCT 05, 19 $2199 $900 $3099 $750
NOV 09 $2099 $800 $2899 $750
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 Chengdu, 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 - Qingdao

After breakfast, we fly to Qingdao. Upon arrival, we drive to Mt. Laoshan. Known as the "Top Spectacular Mountain on the Sea", Mt. Laoshan is renowned of the visits of Qinshihuang and Emperor Wudi of the Han. Taiqing Palace, Longtan Falls, and Frog Rock are all Taoist temples in Laoshan. We head to Qingdao for overnight accommodation. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 4   Qingdao

In the east of Shandong, Qingdao is a fine harbour on the Yellow Sea. Numberous European style villas and churches have turned this city into a veritable world architecture museum. Among the scenic attractions in the city, our sightseeing tour today will feature Badaguan and Zhanqiao Bridge. The highlight of today's tour must be a visit to the Museum of Qingdao Beer, which was built in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the brand. You will have a chance to sample the world renowned beer. For dinner tonight we enjoy the fine seafood local cuisine.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5  Qingdao - Weihai - Yantai - Penglai

After breakfast, we travel to Weihai. Weihai was known as Weihaiwei before. There is Liugong Island known as "fence in the east", has been opened as a state forest park. During the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895, the commander's headquarters of the Chinese Beiyang Navy was built on the island. Next stop for the day is the famed port city Yantai. We head to Penglai for overnight accommodation.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6   Penglai - Jinan

About 50 miles off the shore of Yantai is Penglai, a fairyland-like resort on the northernmost tip of Shandong Peninsula. The mystique of Penglai is mostly ascribed to the mirages that occur beyond the sea, and the Penglai Pavilion proves an ideal place for watching the sea and enjoying the sunrise. Drive to Jinan, the capital of Sahngdong province.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 7   Jinan - Taishan

After breakfast, tour Gushing from the ground spring (Baotuquan), Thousand Buddha mountain, and Daming Lake. Take a motor coach to Taian. In ancient times, all the Chinese people, from the emperors and princes, generals and ministers to common people, came to offer sacrifices and pay homage to Mt. Tai. Take a cable car up to the top of the mountain for a sightseeing tour of the area, including tour Daimiao Temple, Azure Clouds Temple and the Jade Emperor Summit. Daimiao Temple which is a complex of magnificent ancient architecture on the imperial road leading to the place where the emperor offered sacrifices to heaven. Enjoy the bean curd banquet dinner.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8   Taian - Qufu - Kaifeng
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Drive to Qufu, the hometown of Confucius. You will visit The Temple of Confucius, the Mansion of Confucius and the Cemetery of Confucius. Enjoy the Confucius Mansion Cuisine lunch. We take the high speed train to Kaifeng.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9   Kaifeng - Zhengzhou

Kaifeng, which was the capital of ancient China. You will tour Dragon Pavilion built in the Song Dynasty, Park of the River Scene, built according to the very famous Chinese painting, Temple of Minister Bao in memory of the famous and popular official in the history of ancient China, the Iron Pagoda built in the Song Dynasty and the Imperial Street of Song Dynasty. Enjoy the steamed bun banquet for your lunch. Drive to Zhengzhou. Have a local flavor dinner. 

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

After breakfast, we drive to Shaolin Temple located at Dengfeng County. You will tour Shaolin Temple built 1000 years ago, the Pagoda Forest which was the resting place of the Shaolin monks and Zhongyue Temple first built in Qin Dynasty. You will enjoy the performance of kungfu. Drive to Luoyang with a history of 5000 years. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day11   Luoyang
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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
Day12   Luoyang - Zhengzhou

After breakfast, return to Zhengzhou. We take an excursion to Yellow River Zone. Yellow River is the second-longest river in China, called the “Mother River” and “cradle of Chinese civilization”. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day13   Zhengzhou - 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

Qingdao: Local Flavor dinner
Jinan: Local Flavor dinner
Taian: Local special lunch
Qufu:  Confucius Mansion Cuisine lunch
Luoyang: Water Banquet
Zhengzhou: Local Flavor dinner

HOTELS

Beijing.............Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing (5 stars)
Qingdao...........Le Meridien Qingdao (5 stars)
Yantai.............Hilton Yantai Golden Coast (5 stars) 
Jinan...............Hilton Jinan South Hotel (5 stars)
Mt. Taishan...... Wanda Realm Taian (5 stars)
Kaifeng............New Century Grand Hotel Kaifeng (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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