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10 DAYS | 9 NIGHTS

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Main Info

Its modern face is dazzling, but China is no one-trick pony. The world’s oldest continuous civilization isn’t all smoked glass and brushed aluminum and while you won’t be tripping over artifacts – three decades of round-the-clock development and rash town planning have taken their toll – rich seams of antiquity await. Serve it all up according to taste: collapsing sections of the Great Wall, temple-topped mountains, villages that time forgot, languorous water towns, sublime Buddhist grottoes, and ancient desert forts. Pack a well-made pair of traveling shoes and remember the words of Laotzu: “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”


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What’s Included


 Arrival and departure transfers
 2 nights in Beijing at Presidential Hotel or similar
 2 nights in Xi’an at Tianyu Gloria Hotel or similar
 2 nights in Guilin at Park Hotel or similar
  2 nights in Shanghai at Ambassador Hotel or similar
 16 meals: ­9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 1 dinner
 Visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
  Visit the Summer Palace
  Excursion to the Great Wall
 Photo stop for a panoramic view of Olympic Stadium and Beijing National Aquatics Center
 Visit the Temple of Heaven
 Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda
 Chinese calligraphy demonstration and visit the Jade Atelier
 Visit Terracotta Warriors & Bronze Chariots
  Li River cruise
 Visit the Mandarin Yu Garden
 Visit the Jade Buddha Temple and the Bund
  All transfers and transportation for sightseeing in air-conditioned vehicles
 Train tickets in 2nd class on high-speed trains
 Domestic flight from Xi’an to Guilin in economy class
 Domestic flight from Guilin to Shanghai in economy class
 Entrance fees
 English-speaking guide

Tour Details


Duration: 10 days & 9 nights

Travel Style: Local Experiences

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

VISA Requirements: WITH US PASSPORT
A visa is required for travelers with a valid US passport.

Physical Rating: 3 – Moderate
Some tours may include light hiking, stairs, and rough off-road adventures.

Service Level: Standard
Tourists class accommodations and mix of public and private transports and tours, select meals included.

Not Included


 Porterage
 Visa fee for China
  Tips for services of local guides and drivers
 Any personal expenses

Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL) Beijing

Upon arrival at the airport, one of our representatives will meet and assist you in transferring to your hotel. You will go on half-day panoramic city tour of Santiago’s main attractions, rich history and modern, impressive buildings. You will visit La Moneda Palace, the Main Square (Plaza de Armas), Santa Lucía Hill, and the Metropolitan Park. The affluent residential districts of Vitacura and Las Condes are part of this unforgettable ride.

| Overnight in Beijing

DAY 2 | Beijing

Following breakfast, you will visit the Tian An Men Square which is the largest public square in the world, which can hold one million people. You will then visit the Imperial Palace known as the Forbidden City, China’s traditional symbol and a masterpiece of classical architecture. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. You will visit the Summer Palace, the summer residence of the emperors located about ten kilometers northeast of the city. In the evening, you will be treated to a roasted duck in Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant.

| Overnight in Beijing

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 | Beijing

After breakfast, you will head off to the world famous Great Wall, a colossal architectural work designed for defensive purposes and communication over 6,000 kilometers. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch, you will make a photo stop at the Olympic Stadium, known as the “Bird’s Nest” for its characteristic shape of a bird’s nest, and the “Water Cube” Aquatic Center opened at the forefront during the 2008 Olympics.

|Overnight in Beijing

|  Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4 | Beijing – Xi’an

After breakfast, you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Small Wild Goose Pagoda is a multi-eave, square, brick structure of fifteen stories. Originally it was 46 meters high, but now it is 43.3 meters high, because its steeple was destroyed. You will be able to witness a Chinese calligraphy demonstration and visit a jade atelier. You will also have ravioli for lunch at DefachangResturant (or similar restaurant). Following lunch, you will visit the Terracotta Army that illustrates the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. You will also have the opportunity to see the Bronze Chariots as well.

 

|Overnight in Xi’an

|  Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5 | Xi’an

After breakfast, you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Small Wild Goose Pagoda is a multi-eave, square, brick structure of fifteen stories. Originally it was 46 meters high, but now it is 43.3 meters high, because its steeple was destroyed. You will be able to witness a Chinese calligraphy demonstration and visit a jade atelier. You will also have ravioli for lunch at DefachangResturant (or similar restaurant). Following lunch, you will visit the Terracotta Army that illustrates the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. You will also have the opportunity to see the Bronze Chariots as well.

| Overnight in Xi’an

|  Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6 | Xi’an – Guilin

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to your hotel to take your flight to Guilin. Guilin is a city famous for its fascinating landscapes of peaks, rock formations and rivers repeatedly celebrated by painters and poets. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

| Overnight in Guilin

|  Breakfast

DAY 7 | Guilin – Yangshuo – Guilin

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the pier and board a Li River Cruise to Yangshou. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the river that includes quaint villages on the shores, bamboo groves, small fishing boats that still practice the traditional fishing with cormorants. Have a delicious, traditional lunch on board. You will have time at leisure in Yangshuoto explore West Street after you disembark the cruise. Afterwards, you will return to Guilin.

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|  Breakfast

DAY 8 | Guilin – Shanghai

Have breakfast at your hotel before being transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Shanghai is a multicultural metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features in the city. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight. The rest of the day is open at leisure for you to do as you please.

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|  Breakfast

DAY 9 | Shanghai

Following breakfast, you will have the rest of the day free at leisure.

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|  Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10 | (DEPART) Shanghai

Have breakfast at your hotel on your final day. You will be transferred to the airport at the appropriate time, depending on your departure time, to take your flight home.

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The rates displayed below are for the listed travel dates only. The travel dates for this tour package cannot be changed or altered.

The Presidential Beijing

The Presidential Beijing is located in Xicheng District, a 20-minute drive from Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing and the Forbidden City. The hotel offers an indoor pool, 4 dining options and free internet access in public area.

Beijing Presidential Hotel is a 2-minute walk from Fuchengmen Subway Station (line 2) and a 40-minute drive from Beijing Capital International Airport. Beijing West Railway Station is a 15-minute drive away.

The comfortable guestrooms at Presidential Hotel Beijing come with both air conditioning and heating. A mini-bar and cable TV are included. Hot drinks can be prepared with the electric kettle.

Relaxing sauna facilities and massage services are available. Guests can exercise at the fitness center or enjoy a game of table tennis. Presidential Beijing also provides laundry services and luggage storage.

Tianyu Gloria Hotel

From the presidential suites to the standard rooms, the tastefully decorated and spacious rooms at Tianyu Gloria Grand Hotel Xian are a truly inspirational find in Xian. Located just outside the city walls, a tourist attraction in itself, this hotel has great views of the old city. All the major tourist sites are easily accessed by taxi, and these can be arranged by the very helpful staff. As visitors are probably already aware, Xian is the home of one of the Eight Wonders of the World – The Terra-Cotta Warriors – which definitely should not be missed. The city is rich in ancient Asian culture, and the staff of the Gloria Plaza have a reputation for getting guests to and from all of the locations effortlessly. The 328 rooms of the establishment are second-to-none in their class, so why not have a look? Please enter your dates on our secure online booking form to make a reservation at Tianyu Gloria Grand Hotel Xian.

Guilin Park Hotel

The Guilin Park Hotel (Guilin Guihu Fandian) is located near Laoren Hill, by the banks of scenic Gui Lake, with easy access to Solitary Beauty Peak and Diecai Hill.

The main villa blends Chinese traditional architecture with a contemporary style. Guests can choose from variously sized rooms which range from standard rooms to deluxe suites. There are also rooms available for special-needs guests.

Dining options at the four on-site dining outlets offer Chinese and Western cuisines.

Business travelers can employ this Guilin hotel’s various conference rooms and multifunctional hall.

Guests looking to stay fit and energized can workout in the fitness center or swim in the pool, while those in need of a little pampering can visit the beauty salon. The hotel also offers travel information and currency exchange services.

Ambassador Hotel

The 26-story Ambassador Hotel is in Jing’an District of Shanghai, a 5-minute drive from Longde Road subway station (Line 11). It houses a fitness center, 3 dining options and accommodations with free internet access.

Ambassador Hotel is a 15-minute drive from the hotel to Shanghai Train Station, a 20-minute drive from Hongqiao Airport. The Bund is 4 miles away. Pudong International Airport is a 40-minute car ride away.

The air-conditioned guest rooms feature warm lighting and modern interiors. Each unit comes equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, minibar and has a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries.

Guests can enjoy soothing massage treatment, or rent a car to explore the surroundings. For convenience, fax, printing and photocopying facilities are provided.

The Grand Palace Restaurant serves a fine selection of local and Cantonese dishes, and international dishes are available at Clivia Coffee Shop. Alternatively, the Japanese Restaurant & Teppanyaki YAWARA provides a variety of the Japanese cuisine.

Important Notice

Some useful info about our tours (land packages).

UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

All tours and entrance fees are included

 All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

 International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

Alterations

A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

Price are based on double occupancy

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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