12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

PROGRAM CHINA’S GOLDEN CITIES

Beijing - Guilin - Shanghai - Xian - Yangshuo
Starting from $2,850 (Land Only)

PROGRAM CHINA’S GOLDEN CITIES

Explore China’s most popular destinations on this unforgettable 12-day tour. Beijing is home to many of China’s priceless treasures, including the magnificent Forbidden City, and iconic Great Wall. See the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an, recognized as one of the world’s greatest archaeological finds. Be inspired by picturesque Guilin and its meandering Li River; and feel the pulse and vibrancy of Shanghai, the historic port city and China’s financial powerhouse.

INCLUDES
  • Hotel accommodations for eleven nights, including hotel taxes and service charges.
  • 4 nights accommodation at Capital Hotel Beijing
  • 2 nights accommodation at Golden Flower Hotel, Xi'an
  • 1 night accommodation at Guilin Bravo Hotel
  • 1 night accommodation at Green Lotus Hotel in Yangshuo
  • 3 nights accommodation at Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi
  • Eleven full American breakfasts and ten lunches.
  • Three dinners: Peking duck in Beijing, Tang Dynasty dinner show in Xi'an and Shanghai cuisine in Shanghai.
  • Flights within the itinerary: Beijing/Xi’an/Guilin/Shanghai.
  • Extensive sightseeing program in China.
  • Visit the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Hutongs, and Temple of Heaven in Beijing.
  • Visit the Terracotta Warriors archaeological site and Shaanxi Provincial Museum in Xi'an.
  • Take a Li River Cruise and visit the Reed Flute Cave in Guilin.
  • Overnight stay in scenic Yangshuo.
  • Walk on the Bund, and visit Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha Temple, and Xintiandi area in Shanghai.
  • Evening acrobatic show in Shanghai.
  • Full day excursion to Suzhou.
  • Round-trip airport to hotel transfers in each city.
EXCLUDES
  • Airport User Fee (Approx. $16 for Intl flights)
  • Any optional tours mentioned.
  • International airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Tips & Personal items
  • Tips and Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry)
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
ITINERARY
Day 1 - BEIJING.

Arrive at Beijing Capital Airport and transfer by sedan to your hotel in Beijing. China’s capital city located in the north, Beijing is a sprawling cultural and political center, as well as a central base to many fascinating sites. Few other Chinese cities offer such a concentrated view of ancient and modern China.


Day 2 - BEIJING.

Today we embark on a full-day tour of Beijing. Tour the incomparable Forbidden City, home to two dynasties spanning 500 years. This architecturally stunning 200-acre compound, with more than 800 buildings and 9,000 rooms, houses a vast collection of imperial treasures and cultural artifacts. Visit Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, and site of Mao Zedong's Mausoleum and the Great Hall of the People. Rounding out the day is a tour of the Hutongs (backstreets of Beijing), and a delicious Peking Duck dinner this evening. Meals Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 3 - BEIJING.

No visit would be complete without an excursion to see the Great Wall, truly one of the greatest feats of human engineering, stretching nearly 4,000 miles long. Begun in the 7th century B.C., final additions were completed in 16th century A.D. and originally built to keep out invaders of the north. Also visit the Changling (Ming Dynasty) Tomb and "Sacred Way", a seven-kilometer road lined with statues of guardian animals and officials. Meals Breakfast – Lunch


Day 4 - BEIJING.

A full-day tour takes us to the Summer Palace, home to China’s largest imperial garden. We will also tour the Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of Ming architecture built for imperial sacrifices conducted on the summer and winter solstices, and one of Beijing's grandest attractions. Meals Breakfast – Lunch


Day 5 - XI'AN.

Fly to Xi'an, an ancient capital of China for eleven dynasties and the starting point of the famed Silk Road. The cradle of Chinese civilization and inhabited since before the Neolithic era, Xi'an lies 35 miles west of the confluence of the Wei and Yellow rivers. In the afternoon tour Big Wild Goose Pagoda, originally built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty. Meals Breakfast - Lunch


Day 6 - XI'AN.

Today embark on a full-day tour of the Provincial Museum displaying more than 2,000 ancient artifacts reflecting the evolution of Chinese civilization. Visit the amazing underground tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang; guarded by more than 7,000 life-size Terra Cotta warriors and horses, the tomb is one of the world's greatest archaeological treasures. Later in the evening, enjoy a memorable Tang Dynasty Dinner and Show. Meals Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner


Day 7 - GUILIN.

Fly to Guilin, known for it's lovely scenery that has inspired poets and painters throughout the years. This afternoon visit Reed Flute Cave, where amazing stone formations of stalactites and stalagmites take on familiar shapes of people, nature, food, and other familiar objects. Meals Breakfast - Lunch


Day 8 - YANGSHUO.

Take a cruise on the Li River today. Wind your way through an amazing landscape of karst topography, where beautiful limestone peaks rise from the green plain at odd angles, and daily life happens along the riverbanks. Visit a local market in Yangshuo; a picturesque town of wonderful shops and restaurants, surrounded by karst mountains and bordering the Li River. Overnight in Yangshuo tonight to further enjoy the town. Meals Breakfast - Lunch


Day 9 - SHANGHAI.

Enjoy a bamboo raft ride on the Yulong River this morning, followed by a 1-hour bicycle ride to explore the countryside. This afternoon fly to Shanghai, China's famous port city and former "Paris of the East". Meals Breakfast - Lunch


Day 10 - SHANGHAI.

A full-day tour of Shanghai takes us to see the famous waterfront “Bund” area, lined with many stately buildings of European architecture from pre-1949. Visits today also include Yu Garden, with its many halls and pavilions, Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha Temple, and the Xintiandi area. This evening enjoy an acrobatic show after dinner. Meals Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner


Day 11 - SUZHOU/SHANGHAI.

Embark on a full-day excursion to neighboring Suzhou, nicknamed "Venice of the East." Visit the Master of the Nets Garden, Humble Administrator's Garden, and take a canal cruise with lunch. Afterwards return to Shanghai and your hotel. Meals Breakfast – Lunch


Day 12 - DEPART SHANGHAI.

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Meals Breakfast


DEPARTURE & RATES

Gold Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From October 01 2016 to October 31 2018 $2850
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From October 01 2016 to October 31 2018 $770
Notes
  • Tour prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All tour information is correct at time of tours going live, however is subject to change, please confirm all details at time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Conditions page. http://www.travelplantours.com/?Page=Terms+%26+Conditions
  • Upgrade to super deluxe hotels available upon request
  • All rates in Net USD. Rooms subject to availability.
  • Domestic airfares (if applicable) are current and are subject to change. They are inclusive of taxes and fuel surcharges
  • When travel falls over a holiday surcharges may apply. Rugby Sevens every late March is usually blacked out.
  • Tours are either based on private services or SIC as outlined on the tour description and itinerary.
  • Rates are valid from January 1 to December 31 2012
  • For triple rooms use double pp rate. Triples are a twin room with an extra bed (rollaway).
  • All tours are "go any day" except the Yangtze River program.
  • For 1 pax traveling alone, the single extra is already included in the tour price.

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