China Classic 13 Days A               From $1999 (including airfare)
            Shanghai * Beijing * Xi'an * Guilin * Guangzhou * Homgkong


TOUR FEATURES:  

  • International round trip airfare and domestic airfare within China

  • Five star standard hotels based on double occupancy

  • Daily American buffet breakfast, 8 lunches and 8 dinners  

  • 4 gala evening events including Quanjude Peking Duck, Xi'an Imperial Dumpling Banquet, Acrobatic Show, and Tang Dynasty Dance Show.

  • Services of English Speaking tour guides  

 

Day 01 U.S.A. --> Shanghai

Depart from U.S.A. to China's premier business center, Shanghai.

 

Day 02 On Board

Cross the International Date Line en route and lose one day.

 

Day 03 Shanghai (L, D)

Arrive in Shanghai.  After clearing government formalities, meet your local tour guide and visit the 16th century Garden of Joy (Yu Garden) with its zigzagging bridges and Jade Buddha Temple. 

Hotel: Renaissance Yangtze or a hotel of equivalent standard.

 

Day 04 Shanghai --> Beijing (HB, L, D)

Morning flight to Beijing, the dynamic capital of the People's republic of China.  Once the imperial city of Mongol, Ming, and Manchu emperors, Beijing is still extraordinarily rich in historical sites and cultural relics.  This morning, walk in Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and visit the Imperial Palace (Gugong), the once Forbidden City, with its over 9,000 elaborately carved and colorfully painted rooms, gardens, theaters, temples, and exhibition galleries that was the home of China's emperors for almost 500 years, a testament of imperial China's splendor and lavishness.  In the afternoon, visit the Summe Place.  This evening enjoy an authentic Beijing Duck dinner.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza or a hotel of equivalent standard.

 

Day 05 Beijing (HB, L, D)

Today, visit what could be considered as one of the greatest wonders of the world, the greatest fortification in human history built to prevent invasion by foreign barbarians -- the magnificent Great Wall of China.  It is the only human construction that astronauts could recognize with the naked eye.  Walk on this "wall of 10,000 miles" which took 10 years and more than a million labourers to build, and look out from the highest point, at the fort at Bada Hill, from were enemy attacks were signaled to the capital by beacon fires.  In the afternoon, visit the Imperial tombs of the Ming Dynasty, where thirteen of the sixteen Ming emperors were buried.  Tonight, attend an amazing acrobatic show. 

Hotel: same as above.

 

Day 06 Beijing --> Xi'an (HB, L, D)

This morning, visit the magnificent Temple of Heaven, where Ming and Qing emperors prayed to heaven for a good harvest.  In the afternoon, fly to China's premier  business center, Shanghai.  Then travel to the Venice of China -- Suzhou and visit the Hanshan Temple, Tiger Hill, Garden of Master of Nets, and Silk Embroidery Research Institute.  Travel to Wuxi, where the cultivation of mulberry trees and silk worms has existed for almost 1,500 years.  Local cuisine dinner is served. 

Hotel: Sheraton or a hotel of equivalent standard.

 

Day 07 Xi'an (HB, L, D)

After breakfast, we will visit the Army of Terracotta Warriors, over 7,000 life-size figures, in the subterranean funeral vault of Qin Shi Huang.  On the way back to the city see Hot Springs of Huaqing.  This is where, during the Tang Dynasty, the most famous imperial concubine of China, Yang Guifei bathed.  In the evening, attend the performance of Tang Dynasty Dance Show.

Hotel: same as above

 

Day 08 Xi'an --> Guilin (HB, L, D)

Today, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower, the ancient City Wall and Provincial History Museum.  Later, fly to Guilin, whose unusual landscape looks like scroll after scroll of Chinese painting. 

Hotel: Royal Garden or a hotel of equivalent standard

 

Day 09 Guilin (HB, L, D)

According to experienced Chinese travelers, "if the beauty of Guilin's landscape is the best in the world, then the beauty of Yangshuo's landscape is the best in Guilin".  After breakfast, board the cruise down the Li River with Yangshuo at the end of the journey.  Get "the feeling of traveling within a Chinese painting and leisurely gather a lasting impression of the varied landscape as described by the Tang scholar and writer Han Yu, "the river is like a green silk belt, and the hills are like turquoise jade hairpins". 

Hotel: same as above

 

Day 10 Guilin --> Guangzhou (HB, L, D)

Fly to Guangzhou, visit Dr. Sun Yatsun's Memorial Hall, Huang Hua Gang Memorial Garden for 72 Martyrs and Chen Family Temple.

Hotel: Dong Fang or a hotel of equivalent standard

 

Day 11 Guangzhou-->Hong Kong (HB)

Take the express train to Hong Kong -- the Pearl of the East.

Hotel: Mirama or a hotel of equivalent standard

 

Day 12 Hong Kong (HB)

Enjoy the free time for shopping. 

 

Day 13 Hong Kong -->U.S.A.

Today, transfer to airport for your flight home.

 

 

Departure Date & Tour Price

Year 2003

Tour Code

Departure Date

Return Date

Tour Price Air & Land

Land

 Only

Single Room

Child (under 11)

Apr

MP13-0411A

04/11

04/18

$1,999.00

$1,599.00

$500.00

$1,599.00

MP13-0425A 04/25 05/02 $1,999.00 $1,599.00 $500.00 $1,599.00

May

MP13-0509A

05/09

05/16

$2,099.00

$1,599.00

$600.00

$1,699.00

MP13-0523A

05/23

05/30

$2,099.00

$1,599.00

$600.00

$1,699.00

MP13-0530A 0530 06/06 $2,099.00 $1,599.00 $600.00 $1,699.00

Jun

MP13-0606A

06/06

06/13

$2,099.00

$1,599.00

$600.00

$1,699.00

MP13-0620A 06/20 06/27 $2,099.00 $1,599.00 $600.00 $1,699.00
MP08-0627A 06/27 07/04 $2,099.00 $1,599.00 $600.00 $1,699.00

Jul

MP13-0709A

07/09

07/21

$2,099.00

$1,599.00

$600.00

$1,699.00

MP13-0723A 07/23 08/04 $2,099.00 $1,599.00 $600.00 $1,699.00

Aug

MP13-0806A

08/06

08/18

$2,099.00

$1,599.00

$600.00

$1,699.00

MP13-0820A

08/20

09/01

$2,099.00

$1,599.00

$600.00

$1,699.00

Sep

MP13-0903A

09/03

09/15

$2,199.00

$1,699.00

$700.00

$1,799.00

MP13-0917A

09/17

09/29

$2,199.00

$1,699.00

$700.00

$1,799.00

Oct

MP13-1001A

10/01

10/13

$2,199.00

$1,699.00

$700.00

$1,799.00

MP13-1015A 10/15 10/27 $2,199.00 $1,699.00 $700.00 $1,799.00
MP13-1029A 10/29 11/10 $2,199.00 $1,699.00 $700.00 $1,799.00

Nov

MP13-1119A

11/19

12/01

$1,999.00

$1,599.00

$500.00

$1,599.00

  • All fares and itineraries are subject to change without notice.

  • The prices are based on San Francisco & Los Angeles departures.  East Coast departure airfares add on US$250.  Central departure airfares add on US$200.  West Coast departure airfares add on US$150.

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