China's Best Treasures (2012)

14 Days from only $2799

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Long Sheng, Suzhou, Tongli, Shanghai

Overview

This exciting program includes China's top five tourist destinations - Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin and Suzhou. Beijing - the vibrant capital of historic and modern China, is a repository of countless Imperial treasures. Visits include the legendary Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Tour the ancient alley-ways by richshaw in a special Hutong tour. Xian - the ancient captial of 11 Dynasties, is the site of the amazing Terra-Cotta Warriors of the First Emperor. Marvel at this archaeological find which, is still in progress. In China's subtropical south, Guilin - the incredible landscapes are reminiscent of classical Chinese scrolls. The dynamic limestone pinnacles form a surreal backdrop as you cruise along the Li River. Go off-the-beaten-path and visit Long Sheng's Dragon Spine Rice Terrace. The modernistic metropolis of Shanghai - destined to be an international finciancial and commercial center, already has the tallest building in China, the 88 story Jin Mao Tower, this tour covers all.
 
What's Included

Roundtrip non-stop flights from Vancouver (YVR) and New York (JFK) to Beijing with Air China
 
All Intra-China flights, ground transportation and transfers
 
First class hotel accommodationa with private bath, daily American buffet breakfast
 
Comprehensive private sightseeing tours including entrance fees
 
32 bountiful meals including 12 American buffet breakfast, 10 lunches and 10 dinners (subject to change depending on China internal flight schedule)
 
Unique culinary events including an authentic Peking Duck dinner, a traditional Mongolian Barbecue buffet lunch, and a delicious Dumpling Banquet in Xian
 
Special evening shows including Tang Dynasty stage show and a breathtaking Shanghai Acrobatics
 
Exclusive Culture InSites Program: Hutong tour in rickshaws, including a visit to a local family home, and home-hosted lunch; visit to a cave dwellings in Xian, etc.
 
Professional service of an expert, resident Tour Director throughout China for a group of 10 travelers or more
 
Professional local guiding service in each destination city
 
Baggage handling service throughout China
 
Trip Summary
 
Day 1
Depart Canada
Day 2
Beijing
Day 3
Beijing
Day 4
Beijing
Day 5
Xian
Day 6
Xian
Day 7
Guilin
Day 8
Guilin-Longsheng
Day 9
Guilin-Yangshuo
Day 10
Shanghai
Day 11
Shanghai
Day 12
Suzhou & Tongli
Day 13
Shanghai
Day 14
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