TREASURES OF CHINA - 11 Day Tour from Beijing to Shanghai

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  • China -Far East
  • 11 Days
  • USD 2529
  • USD 2277
  • Cash,Credit cards and Bank transfers.
  • You may confirm this reservation with a $750.00 non-refundable deposit.

TREASURES OF CHINA

11 Day Tour from Beijing to Shanghai

  • BEIJING Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit the Forbidden City, Imperial Palace, Tian’anmen Square, Summer Palace, Great Wall, cloisonné workshop, and Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs; Globus Local Favorite Hutong tour by rickshaw; Globus Local Favorite Peking Duck welcome dinner
  • XI’AN Enjoy the “Tang Dynasty” dinner show; sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit the Dayan Pagoda and Terracotta Warriors; noodle-making demonstration
  • GUILIN Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Li River cruise; visit a local Globus Local Favorite tea farm
  • SHANGHAI Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit the Bund, Shanghai Museum, and Yu Yuan Gardens; farewell dinner
  • SUZHOU Bullet train ride from/to Shanghai; sightseeing with a Local Guide; Globus Local Favorite boat ride on the Old Canal; visit the Garden of the Master of the Fishing Nets and a silk reeling factory
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in the description, including admission charges when applicable.

Delve into the unique world of China during this magnificent vacation and visit Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, and Shanghai. As you’d expect, a tour highlight is your visit to the Great Wall of China. Known as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, it is the only man-made object that can be seen from space by the naked eye. As you walk along the wall, see how expansive it is and imagine what it was like to construct the wall—at a time without modern machinery to help! Natural beauty abounds in Guilin as needle peaks of limestone mountains rise from the green plain surrounding the Li River. Your included cruise will bring these unique vistas to life. You will also visit a local tea farm to learn how tea is made and partake in a tea ceremony.

Discovered accidentally in 1974, the Terracotta Warriors—consisting of roughly 8,000 soldiers, chariots, and horses—were constructed to help China’s first emperor in the afterlife. Other highlights include a music and dance performance from the Tang Dynasty, which reigned over 1,000 years ago; a rickshaw ride through one of Beijing’s hutongs, the city’s ancient alleys; and a traditional Peking duck dinner.

History, cultural immersion, and amazing sights await you on this fascinating journey through China!

For more information please contact HEERA at:

  • Email: tours@betterbooking.com
  • Phone: 00971 4 238 9 238
  • Fax: 00971 4 238 9 239

Available Dates

Departure Return
Thursday, 06 Aug 2015
Sunday, 16 Aug 2015
Thursday, 20 Aug 2015
Sunday, 30 Aug 2015
Thursday, 03 Sep 2015
Sunday, 13 Sep 2015
Thursday, 10 Sep 2015
Sunday, 20 Sep 2015
Thursday, 17 Sep 2015
Sunday, 27 Sep 2015
Thursday, 24 Sep 2015
Sunday, 04 Oct 2015
Thursday, 01 Oct 2015
Sunday, 11 Oct 2015
Thursday, 08 Oct 2015
Sunday, 18 Oct 2015

Tour Itinerary

Welcome to China’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in. TRADERS HOTEL.

Your full-day sightseeing starts with a visit to the FORBIDDEN CITY and its IMPERIAL PALACE, once the home of China’s great emperors. Nearby is 100-acre TIAN’ANMEN SQUARE, the largest public square in the world. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and continue to the former SUMMER PALACE, a complex of pavilions, temples, and galleries set among beautifully landscaped grounds and situated on Kunming Lake. This evening, savor a special Globus Local Favorite PEKING DUCK WELCOME DINNER. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) TRADERS HOTEL.

The GREAT WALL OF CHINA once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Head north to a village where the Great Wall is well preserved and walk along the wall to enjoy sweeping vistas of this mammoth fortress. Then, visit a CLOISONNÉ WORKSHOP and see local artisans use the techniques of this ancient art form to turn pieces of copper into colorful decorative items. After lunch at a local restaurant, take a leisurely walk down the SACRED WAY of the Ming Tombs and marvel at the impressive hand-carved stone statues. Tonight, you may choose to attend a performance of the Peking Opera, including a behind-the-scenes look at the colorful make-up being applied to the performers. (Breakfast, Lunch) TRADERS HOTEL.

This morning, enjoy a rickshaw ride through one of Beijing’s Globus Local Favorite HUTONGS, the city’s ancient alleys. Experience life in this historic neighborhood as you are invited into the courtyard of a family’s home for tea. A short flight brings you to the city of Xi’an in central China. Look forward to this evening’s highlight, the “Tang Dynasty” DINNER SHOW, featuring a colorful assemblage of classical performances. (Breakfast, Dinner) GRAND MERCURE ON RENMIN SQUARE.

One of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world when China dominated the silk trade, Xi’an today is an archaeological treasure trove. Sightseeing begins with a visit to the DAYAN PAGODA, built in 652 AD. During lunch, enjoy a NOODLE-MAKING DEMONSTRATION by a master chef and learn how Chinese noodles are made by hand. In 1974, the tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, was accidentally discovered by local farmers. Marvel at the legion of TERRACOTTA WARRIORS that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years. (Breakfast, Lunch) GRAND MERCURE ON RENMIN SQUARE.

Today, fly to Guilin, one of China’s most beautiful areas. Tonight you may choose to join our optional trip to see trained cormorants dive for fish, the traditional Lijiang fishing method. (Breakfast) GRAND MERCURE ON RENMIN SQUARE.

Limestone mountains, their needle peaks hidden in the mist, rise from the green plain surrounding Guilin. The scene conveys a sense of mystery that for centuries artists have tried to capture. Savor unique vistas during a leisurely CRUISE on the Li River, where you’ll enjoy a light lunch. Afterward, visit a local Globus Local Favorite TEA FARM for a hands-on demonstration of the tea-making process, followed by a tea ceremony. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) SHERATON GUILIN.

Fly to Shanghai, China’s most populous city and center of trade and industry. This afternoon, stroll along the Bund, the city’s riverfront boulevard that is lined with historic buildings, housing, banks, and trade houses. This evening, consider joining an optional tour to see a spectacular acrobatic show. (Breakfast) SHERATON GUILIN.

This morning, visit the SHANGHAI MUSEUM and experience the YU YUAN GARDENS. Afterward, stop at a local restaurant for a traditional DIM SUM lunch. This culinary treat originated as a snack centuries ago in roadside teahouses established for weary traders travelling along the Silk Road and hard-working farmers. Today it has evolved into a full meal featuring a wide variety of steamed buns, dumplings, and mini rice-noodle rolls. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Perhaps visit Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s main pedestrian and shopping area with over 400 stores. (Breakfast, Lunch) SOFITEL HYLAND SHANGHAI.

This morning, take a BULLET TRAIN to the ancient watertown of Suzhou. Start your sightseeing with a Globus Local Favorite BOAT RIDE on the Old Canal, followed by a visit to the tranquil GARDEN OF THE MASTER OF THE FISHING NETS, designed during the Song Dynasty. Last stop is a SILK REELING FACTORY to learn more about the silk-making process. Return to Shanghai by BULLET TRAIN and enjoy a bit of time at leisure. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) SOFITEL HYLAND SHANGHAI.

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast) SOFITEL HYLAND SHANGHAI.

Prices

Prices are calculated per person as following:

  • Adult Price: USD 2529 per person
  • Child Price: USD 2277 per person

Single supplement price is $850.00. Triple reduction price is $30.00. Government taxes and fees $24.00 Per person Intra-vacation air segments $ Single Room Supplement:$715 to $850 Triple Room Reduction per person:no reduction to $30 Extra Nights per person in Beijing: in single room $242; in twin room $144; in triple room $132 Extra Nights per person in Shanghai: May & September-October: in single room $222; in twin room $117; in triple room $104 June-August: in single room $181; in twin room $97; in triple room $91 Beijing Arrival Transfer Beijing - Capital International Airport: $36.00 per person Shanghai Departure Transfer Shanghai Pudong International Airport: $53.00 per person Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport: $50.00 per person


Pay Methods:

Cash,Credit cards and Bank transfers.


Pay Terms:

You may confirm this reservation with a $750.00 non-refundable deposit.


Price Includes:

Following items are included in the price and you will not charge for them:

  • American breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 4 dinners including a Peking Duck welcome dinner in Beijing and a farewell dinner in Shanghai

Price Does Not Include:

Following items are not included in the price and you may have to pay it:

  • Visas and vaccinations.
  • Laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant)
  • Additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary.
  • Travel Protection premiums.
  • The price listed does not include your airfare.
  • Transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; porterage at airports or train stations. Payment Terms.

Policies

Please read the policies carefully. This section contains important information.

* VALID FOR: Minimum 2 person travelling together.
* MEALS: American breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 4 dinners including a Peking Duck welcome dinner in Beijing and a farewell dinner in Shanghai
* AIRPORT TRANSFER TIMES & FLIGHT WINDOWS: Beijing Arrival Beijing - Capital International Airport - 24 hours daily Shanghai Departure Shanghai Pudong International Airport - 24 hours daily Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport - 24 hours daily
* STANDARD CANCELLATION FEES FOR ESCORTED & INDEPENDENT VACATIONS: 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price plus Trip Protection premiums 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price plus Trip Protection premiums 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price plus Trip Protection premiums On departure day and later: 100% of total price plus Trip Protection premiums
* CHILD POLICIES: Children ages between 0 to 7 are not allowed in this vacation.
* : Children ages 8 to 17 on the date of departure are welcomed if accompanied by an adult.


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