Timeless China (2010)

14 Days from only $3544

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

Overview

With its imperial treasures, historical wonders, amazing landscapes and stunning modernity, China never ceases to amaze. Our signature journey showcase you the timeless treasures China has to offer.

You start with Beijing's imperial wonders including the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall of China, as well as a stroll through the old maze-like hutongs for a glimpse at how most urban Chinese families once lived. Continue to Xian, home of the impressive legion of Terracotta Warriors, where you visit the Wild Goose Pagoda and bicycle on the ancient City Wall.

Then you fly to the subtropical Guilin and spend three days exploring the Reed Flute Cave and the sleepy village of Yangshuo, cruising along the Li River, which is framed by ghostly limestone karst formations and inspired Chinese poets for thousands of years. You also hike to the Longsheng's "Dragon Spine Rice Terraces", where the hillsides have been painstakingly cultivated into a breathtaking landscape.

Your trip concludes in Shanghai, an ultra-modern city that offers a fascinating glimpse into China's future. Watch the world-famous Shanghai Acrobats perform their magnificent gymnastic feats, enjoy the view from one of the city's tallest buildings. From Shanghai, spend a day visiting the charming water town of Suzhou and Tongli, which have delightful gardens, bridges, canals, and traditional homes.
 
What's Included

All Intra-China flights, ground transportations and transfers
 
Luxury hotel accommodation with international buffet breakfast
 
Comprehensive private sightseeing tours and evening shows including entrance fees
 
33 bountiful meals including 12 international buffet breakfast, 10 lunches and 11 dinners
 
Culinary events at the finest restaurants with menus featuring local specialties which otherwise unavailable to other tour groups
 
Exclusive Culture InSites Programs featuring people to people experience and insider's perspective of local culture
 
Professional service of an expert Tour Director throughout mainland China (for group of 10 or more)
 
Professional local guide in each destination city
 
Trip Summary
 
Day 1
Depart USA
Day 2
Beijing
Day 3
Beijing
Day 4
Beijing
Day 5
Xian
Day 6
Xian
Day 7
Guilin
Day 8
Long Sheng
Day 9
Guilin
Day 10
Suzhou
Day 11
Tongli
Day 12
Shanghai
Day 13
Shanghai
Day 14
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