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. Discover the Great Wall and Forbidden City in Beijing, and then travel to city of Suzhou, once called the Venice of the East, where you can stroll through classical gardens and along traditional streets. Head to the picturesque lakeside town of Wuxi and then travel to Hangzhou to discover this cultural gem and city of lore before traveling to Shanghai for a city tour and some free time. Complete with English speaking guides, many meals, optional activities, and more!
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Accommodation may change. When and where this is required a similar or better alternative will be provided and advised before you depart on your tour.
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 Tiananmen Square with an outside view of the National Grand Theater, Monument to the People’s Heroes, and the Great Hall of the People. Afterwards, head to the Forbidden City, the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world, for a guided tour. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then 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. You’ll return to the hotel for the rest of the day free at your leisure.
Optional: Temple of Heaven, Hutong by Rickshaw & Dinner - $85 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.
Optional: Legend of Kung Fu Show (evening) - $60 per person. Please inquire.
Optional: Peking Duck Dinner (evening) - $55 per person. Please inquire.
Optional: Boat Ride on Grand Canal (evening) - $35 per person. Please inquire.
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.
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.
Optional: Impressions of West Lake Show (evening) - $90 per person. Please inquire.
Visit the Dragon Well Tea Plantation to have a taste of the famous Dragon Well green tea, and then transfer to Shanghai and visit the historic Bund waterfront, the City God Temple Plaza, and pedestrian-friendly Nanjing Road.
Optional: ERA Acrobatic Show (evening) - $85 per person. Please inquire.
This morning, visit the Jade Buddha Temple, stop by a Jewel Store, and then discover the hip and historic Xintiandi neighbourhood before returning to the hotel for the afternoon free at your leisure.
Optional: Lunch, Modern Shanghai Experience, Huangpu River Cruise - $125 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.
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.
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. An entry visa is required for travel to China.
All taxes, pre-paid gratuities for guides and drivers, accommodations as mentioned or similar with daily breakfast, lunches and dinners as indicated, group touring with English speaking guides as outlined, high speed train ticket from Beijing to Suzhou, admissions, shopping, transportation, and airport transfers. International air ticket is not included, please inquire for exclusive fares and preferred schedules. China entry visa is not included and must be obtained in advance of travel.
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Optional Tours & Activities
The 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.
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