Experts in travel to China for the past 40 years! Travel to China on this group journey of her key sites staying in good value accommodation with English speaking guides. From the Great Wall and Forbidden City in Beijing to the city of Suzhou, once called the Venice of the East, where you can explore classical gardens and gain insight into the silk trade before continuing on to the picturesque town of Wuxi. Head onward to Hangzhou to discover this cultural gem and city of lore before traveling to Shanghai for a city tour. Complete with English speaking guides, many meals, and more!
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Prices shown are per person based on a party of at least 2 adults traveling together and sharing a room (twin sharing). Each date is a guaranteed departure with a minimum of 2 guests. The Single Room Supplement cost is in addition to the Twin Sharing cost for those who would like a single room. This is a group tour where you will be joining with others who have also booked into your chosen tour date. All taxes, and tips to guides & drivers are included. International airfare is extra, please enquire for preferred rates, schedules, and airlines.
Group travel, accommodations as mentioned or similar with daily breakfast, touring with English speaking expert local guides, A/C bus transportation, activities & admissions as per the itinerary, high speed train ticket from Beijing to Shanghai, meals as indicated, all gratuities to guides & drivers, and airport transfers. Option to change train ticket to flight between Beijing and Shanghai - add $75 per person. International air ticket is not included, please inquire for preferred rates and schedules.
International FlightsWe have preferred rates with all major airlines. contact us for best available airfare for your chosen trip date. Interested in extending the trip? Just let us know.
Optional Tours & ActivitiesThe price above includes what is outlined in the itinerary, however we can further enhance your experience with additional optional tours, night activities, or cultural shows. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Note that this tour includes shopping at specialty shops providing opportunities to purchase, learn, and gain valuable cultural insight on items such as Jade, Pearls, Silk, and more. Contact us for more information.
Upon your arrival in Beijing, you will be met for your transportation to the hotel. Receive assistance with check-in and have the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Begin your city tour visiting the Forbidden City, which is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. Then tour Tiananmen Square with an outside view of the National Grand Theater. Afterwards, visit the Temple of Heaven. Later, stop by the Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Institute, which was designated to provide medicine for the royal pharmacy of the imperial palace of the Qing Dynasty.
Optional: Beijing Acrobatic Show (evening) - $50 per person. Please inquire.
Looking like a gigantic dragon across deserts, grasslands and mountains, the Great Wall of China is one of the 'Eight Wonders of the World'. We tour the Juyongguan portion of the Great Wall in the morning and stop by a Jade Workshop where we will gain insight about precious jade. Afterwards, return to the city and drive by the Olympic Village and have a photo stop at the Bird’s Nest & Water Cube Stadiums. A Peking duck dinner is included this evening.
Visit Suzhou’s Lotus Garden, also named the Couple's Garden, a cultural heritage site, and then stop by the silk embroidery factory for a demonstration on the silk-making process. Head onward to your next destination, Wuxi, and stop at the Tea-Pot Center, and then visit Li Garden, beautifully located on the banks of Tai Lake. Stay one night in Wuxi at the Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan Hotel, or similar (4-star)
Head to Hangzhou, en route stopping at a Pearl Breeding Center for a short visit. On arrival in Hangzhou, take a boat ride on West Lake and then check-in to your hotel for the evening free at your leisure. Stay one night in Hangzhou at the Jinma Palace Hotel, or similar (4-star).
Optional: Romance of the Song Dynasty Show (evening) - $60 per person. Please inquire.
Today, visit the Dragon Well Tea Plantation to have a taste of the famous Dragon Well green tea. Later, transfer to Shanghai, and stop by a Jewel Store before visiting the City God Temple Plaza and Nanjing Road, the most popular commercial center in China. Continue on to visit the Bund, the famed waterfront area regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years, and then check-in to the hotel for the evening free at your leisure. Stay one night at the Grand Mercure Hongqiao Hotel, or similar (4-star).
Optional: Huangpu River Cruise (evening) - $50 per person. Please inquire.
Meet at the hotel at the appointed time for your transportation to the airport for your departure flight. Checkout at 12 noon.
Day 3: Climb the Great Wall of China.
Day 5: Take a walk through history as you explore the culturally rich city of Hangzhou.
This is a group tour with a fixed itinerary and tour dates. If you would be interested in your own customized and privately guided tour of China, please contact us at email@example.com or click the link below and we'll be glad to design a tour just for you.
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