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9-Day Super Value China Discovery Tour

Tour Code: 523-3514
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Beijing, China
Duration:
9 Days 8 Nights

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    • Child who travels with 2 Adults will pay $630 for the Extra bed.
    Day 1

    Beijing

    As they arrive at the airport in Beijing, guests will be met by a tour representative who will help them transfer to the local hotel. Guests who arrive early may enjoy the remainder of the day at their own leisure.
    Deluxe Hotel: The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing or ChangAn Grand Hotel or equivalent
    Day 2

    Beijing

    Today, we will visit Tiananmen Square, followed by the Forbidden City. After that, we will make our way to the Summer Palace, as well as a Pearl factory. At night, we can enjoy an optional dinner.

    More» With more than 20 million people, China's capital is one of the most populated cities in the world. Beijing is an incredibly ancient city, and its stylized architecture, opulent gardens, and more have made it a popular tourism locale. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» The 4th largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square is a large, open area, surrounded on all sides by important national buildings: the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the National Museum of China, and the Great Hall of the People. «Less
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      More» For 500 years, the Forbidden City was the palace of the Chinese emperors. It is divided into two sections, the Inner and Outer Courts. The Palace Museum houses many collections of traditional paintings, jade, and ceramics. «Less
      Opening Hours: Tue - Sun, Closed on every Monday
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      More» The Summer Palace is a complex on the outskirts of Beijing, comprised of multiple palaces, gardens, and lakes. The first palace was built in the 12th century CE under the Jin Dynasty, and many subsequent emperors chose to build additions. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 6:30am - 6:00pm
    Deluxe Hotel: Novotel Beijing Sanyuan Hotel or Courtyard By Marriott Beijing Northeast Hotel or equivalent
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Excluded (Optional Peking Duck Dinner: US$40/person)
    Day 3

    Beijing

    Our exploration of the Chinese capital today will take us to one of the most famous landmarks in the world, the Great Wall of China. We will also be able to stop by the Jade shop. After lunch, we will sightsee in modern Beijing, making a stop at the Olympic facilities to see the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

    More» With more than 20 million people, China's capital is one of the most populated cities in the world. Beijing is an incredibly ancient city, and its stylized architecture, opulent gardens, and more have made it a popular tourism locale. «Less

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      More» This mountain pass is located in the Changping District of the greater Beijing municipality. This section of the Great Wall of China, called the Cloud Platform, was built in 1342 AD. «Less
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      More» Built to house the swimming events of the 2008 Summer Olympics, this indoor arena houses massive swimming pools. After the games ended, the building was closed for a short period while part of it was converted to a water park. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 8:00pm
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      More» Built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the Bird’s Nest Stadium continues to be used for major sporting events. It also houses a shopping mall, hotel and restaurants, making it a great destination for sports fans and foodies alike. «Less
      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
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      More» Originally comprised of many individual fortification, the Great Wall of China is a series of joined fortifications that spans 13,171 miles (21,196km). Listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the majority of the existing structure dates back to the Ming Dynasty between 1368 and 1644. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing or ChangAn Grand Hotel or equivalent
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Excluded
    Day 4

    Beijing

    Today, we will visit Temple of Heaven, as well as a local silk factory, where we will learn how the luxurious fabric is made. You have options to visit Hutong, lotus Market and see Pandas at Beijing Zoo. At night, we can enjoy an optional Peking duck dinner.

    More» With more than 20 million people, China's capital is one of the most populated cities in the world. Beijing is an incredibly ancient city, and its stylized architecture, opulent gardens, and more have made it a popular tourism locale. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» This large complex of Daoist buildings was built in the early 15th-century under the rule of the Yongle Emperor. The main structures are the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, the Imperial Vault of Heaven, and the Circular Mound Altar. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 6:00am - 8:00pm
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      More» Covering an area of 220 acres, the Beijing Zoo's most famous residents are its giant pandas, among them Ling Ling. In total, it houses over 14,500 animals and receives 6 million visitors annually. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing or ChangAn Grand Hotel or equivalent
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Excluded
    Day 5

    Beijing - Shanghai (1213 km)

    After breakfast, we will travel to Shanghai, China's largest city, by train (4.5 Hours) or airplane . Upon arrival in Shanghai, we will be met by our guide and transferred to the hotel for checkin. The rest of the day is free for rest or optional activities.

    More» The "Paris of the East" is one of the busiest, most populated, and most influential cities in the world. It is also more than a thousand years old, dating back to the tenth century AD and the Song Dynasty. «Less

    • Optional tour of Zhujiajiao
      More» Zhujiajiao is an ancient town located in the Qingpu District of Shanghai. The population of Zhujiajiao is 60,000. Zhujiajiao is a water town on the outskirts of Shanghai, and was established about 1,700 years ago. «Less
      Optional tour of Zhujiajiao
    Deluxe Hotel: Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel or equivalent
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 6

    Shanghai (355 km)

    Today, guests will be able to spend the day free at their own leisure, either by exploring Shanghai or by taking an optional excursion to Hangzhou for an extra cost. This trip consists of driving to Hangzhou by bus, a beautiful city that was praised by Marco Polo. Here, we will visit the Pagoda of Six Harmonies and take a cruise on the scenic West Lake, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. After visiting a tea orchard and the Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum, we will return to Shanghai.

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      More» The shores of this freshwater lake are lined with temples and pagodas, providing an inspiration for Chinese poets and painters for generations. It is also one of the most important sources for designers of traditional Chinese gardens. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: Grand Mercure Baolong HTL or equivalent
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 7

    Shanghai

    Today we will tour Shanghai, CN. We will first visit The Bund, a waterfront neighborhood that is home to many landmarks and shopping areas, such as the bustling Nanjing Road, Chenghuangmiao Old Town, and Tianzifang, an old neighborhood with hidden alleyways full of boutiques and art galleries. We will also visit the Shanghai Museum, which showcases Chinese art and culture. After dinner, guests are invited to take an optional cruise on the Huangpu River to enjoy a fascinating night view of Shanghai.

    More» The "Paris of the East" is one of the busiest, most populated, and most influential cities in the world. It is also more than a thousand years old, dating back to the tenth century AD and the Song Dynasty. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» Located in Shanghai's People's Square, this museum features numerous exhibits of ancient Chinese art and artifacts. Established at its current location in 1996, it was one of the country's first modern, world-class museums. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm
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      More» This waterfront area in Shanghai is a popular spot for visitors to the city and locals alike, stretching about one mile along the Huangpu River. There are 52 buildings along the Bund that showcase a diverse range of architectural styles. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: Wyndham Bund East Shanghai Hotel or equivalent
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 8

    Free Day or Suzhou Sightseeing (205 km)

    Today is a free day. Guests may either explore Shanghai at their leisure or take an optional excursion to Suzhou for an extra cost. The Suzhou sightseeing begins with a cruise on the world-famous Grand Canal in Suzhou, CN. Here, we will also visit the Master of the Nets Garden and the ancient Pan Gate. We will take a stroll along the famous Shantang Street, which boasts a history of more than 1100 years. In the late afternoon we will return to Shanghai.

    More» Suzhou formerly romanized as Soochow, is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Shanghai. «Less

    Deluxe Hotel: Wyndham Bund East Shanghai Hotel or equivalent
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 9

    Shanghai

    After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for flights home.
    • Price Includes

    • 8 nights 5-star hotel accommodation (double occupancy
    • Transportation
    • Meals as listed in the itinerary
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult
      Beijing
      Hutong /Lotus Market/SeePanda/BeijingZoo tour (Optional) $45
      Kung Fu Show (Optional) $40
      Monholia BBQ and dancing (Optional) $50
      Roast Duck (Dinner) (Optional) $40
      Shanghai
      Shanghai acrobatic show (Optional) $40
      Shanghai Chenghuangmiao snack (Optional) $45
      Shanghai cruises on Huangpu River (Optional) $45
      Shanghai flavor food (Optional) $40
      Shanghai Zhujiajiao one day tour (Optional) $55
      Shanghai/ Hnagzhou one day tour (Optional) $135
      Shanghai/ Suzhou/ Shanghai one day tour (Optional) $125
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • Tickets fee: Beijing $100 per person; Shanghai $40 per person.
    • Transportation: Beijing to Shanghai via High speed railway $96/person.
    • Airfares
    • All personal expenses
    • Gratuities
    • Additional Note

    • Shops: While we strive to balance sightseeing, culture learning, experiencing and shopping on our itinerary, shopping stops are unavoidable with any company that runs tours in China. However, we are the only company to limit shopping time to no more than 1 hour per stop and guests have absolutely no obligation to purchase anything. Popular items include access too pearl, jade, red tea, foot massage, pottery, silk, green tea, carpet.
    • Traveler(s) must follow the tour itinerary and join all tour activities or will be subject to additional costs.
    • Shuttle services are not included for travelers who arrive in advance or extend their stay. We are happy to arrange separate shuttle services at an additional cost).
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    Redemption

    • Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print and bring e-ticket(s) on your trip, as they serve as proof of purchase.

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    • Please read the Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy prior to booking your ticket.
    • Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
    • While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.
    • We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.
    • Passport and travel document: All participants' passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the departure date. For non-US passport, please consult with us for details. We are not responsible for any rejection of entry by immigration and custom official, even if the tour participant holds valid passport and proper visas.
    • Regulation of luggage(s):Luggage allowance for transpacific flight is two pieces per person for checked luggage with combined. Total dimension not exceeding 106 inches provided neither one exceeds 62 inches nor 50LB. Luggage's allowance in China is limited to one piece only and not to exceed 44Ib. Carry on luggage's is limited to one piece with combined total dimension not exceeding 45 inches.
    • Shopping: Although the Supplier and its affiliates or tour operation partners will be pleased to assist tour participants with any shopping needs, but will not be responsible for price, value, quality, authenticity and service of any goods purchased during the tour for any mailing, freight or shipping arrangements Qualification of participants.
    • Compliance with local laws: he carriers, hotels and other suppliers providing tour services are independent contractors and are not agent, employees, or joint ventures with the Supplier or its affiliates. All certificates and other travel documents for tour services issued by the Supplier are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplies.
    • Extra charges apply in the event of unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances such as flight delays or cancellations, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, or threat of terrorist activity, industrial disputer, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, dire, and all other events outside of our control.
    • Day-by-day itinerary provided prior to the trip is preliminary and subject to change. We pledge to make every effort to follow the tour itinerary; however unforeseen situations do occasionally occur.

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