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 to the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian 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. Take a cruise down the mighty Yangtze River before heading on to Guilin for a scenic cruise on the Li River and some time to explore the town of Yangshuo. Head onward to modern Shenzhen and Hong Kong where you will enjoy city tours and some free time. Complete with English speaking guides, many meals, and more!
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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.
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.
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.
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, and pedestrian-friendly Nanjing Road.
This morning, visit the Jade Buddha Temple, stop by a Jewel Store, and then return to the hotel for the afternoon free at your leisure. Optional evening activity available, please enquire.
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to the city of Yichang. Upon arrival enjoy lunch at a local restaurant following by the city tour of Yichang before embarking on your 4 night cruise along China’s mother river, the Yangtze.
Take the included shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Project site after breakfast in the morning. Ship departs from Maoping pier and sail into the west part of the Xiling Gorge. This evening, a welcome dinner is included on board. An optional excursion on own account will be offered by the cruiseline.
We arrive at Badong and disembark for the Shennong Stream excursion and see hanging coffins, natural scenery and hear Tuja Songs. Enter Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains and cliffs. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic of all the gorges. An optional excursion will be offered, on own account, to the White Emperor City.
The appeal of the Yangtze lies not only in the river’s great natural beauty, but also its cultural and historical ties, which link nearby communities with the life-giving waters. An excursion to Shibao Pagoda is included today. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner on board.
Disembark the cruise ship in the city of Chongqing and take a tour of the city including the People’s Assembly Hall, Ci Qi Kou Street, and the zoo to see the Panda exhibit. Afterwards, transfer to the train station for your high speed train journey to the city of Guilin where you will check-in to your hotel.
This morning, head to the pier to take a remarkably scenic boat cruise down the Li River as you pass by jagged peaks, mist-covered mountains, and quaint villages along the riverbanks. The boat will disembark in the town of Yangshuo where you will have some free time to explore bustling West Street. Enjoy dinner in Yangshuo and then return back to your hotel in Guilin.
TThis morning, explore the Reed Flute Cave and then have a photo stop at the Elephant Trunk Hill before transferring to the train station for the high speed train journey to the modern city of Shenzhen where you will check-in to your hotel.
Enjoy breakfast and then stop at one of the tallest buildings in the city for commanding views (Meridian View Center), and then head to the ‘Splendid China Folk Village’ for insight into traditional customs as well as to see an interesting display of scaled-down replicas of China’s historical buildings and attractions. Take some time to shop or wander about the Luoho Shopping Mall before taking your bus transportation to Hong Kong where you will check-in to your hotel.
This morning, enjoy a half-day tour of Hong Kong Island. Start with a ride up to Victoria Peak for a panoramic view of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the surrounding islands, and then pass by picturesque Repulse Bay. Proceed next to the colorful fishing village of Aberdeen following by a visit to Stanley Market and a prestigious jewelry factory. After your tour, you will be returned back to your pick-up location.
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, and take the shuttle bus to the airport for your departure flight. Check out is at 12 noon.
Day 3: Climb the Great Wall of China.
Day 5: See the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian.
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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. An entry visa is required for travel to China.
Group travel, all taxes, accommodations as mentioned or similar with daily breakfast, lunches and dinners as indicated, touring with English speaking expert local guides, activities & admissions as per the itinerary, admissions, transportation, Yangtze River Cruise, 3 on-tour high speed train tickets, 2 on-tour flights and airport transfers. International flights are not included, please enquire for preferred rates & schedules, or opt to book your own flights. China entry visa is not included and must be obtained in advance of travel.
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Optional Tours & Activities
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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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