Ancient China Experience

Starting from: $779.00

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Adult: $779/person | Child (2-11 yrs old with bed): $819/person | Child (2-11 yrs old without bed): $509/person
Single Supplement: $420/person | Admission Fee: USD$250/person | Service Charge: USD$120/person
Duration: 11 Days & 10 Nights

Features: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Juyongguan Great Wall, Terracotta, Garden of Master of the Nets, West Lake…and MORE!

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Overview

Day 1:
Beijing Arrival
Upon arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport, transfer to hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. (Free Pick-up Period: 9:00AM – Midnight 1:30AM; passengers arriving adjacent within 2 hours will be picked up together; extra pick up fee: $80 vehicle/transfer for 2-3 passenger).

Meals: Breakfast: Not included   Lunch: Not included   Dinner: Not included
Hotel: Riverside Hotel Beijing or similar

Day 2:
Beijing
After breakfast, take an outside view of the National Grand Theater. Then visit Tiananmen Square – the biggest city central square in the world, the area of the square is about 44 hectares and it can accommodate 1 million people. Then explore the incredible Forbidden City with its best-preserved imperial palace complex. After lunch, visit the famous Temple of Heaven was visited by the Emperor of the Ming and Qing Dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayers to Heaven for good harvest. Then tasting Puer tea.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Local Food   Dinner: Local Food
Hotel: Riverside Hotel Beijing or similar

Day 3:
Beijing → Xi’an
After breakfast, explore the Juyongguan Great Wall, one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’. On the way there, visit Bona Jade Store first. After lunch, continue to take an outside view of Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, which are Olympic stadiums of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Then visit invigorant store (free foot massage). After that, transfer to the train station where you can have dinner at your own expenses. Take the overnight soft sleeper train to Xi’an.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Local Food   Dinner: Not included
Hotel: Overnight on train

Day 4:
Xi’an
Upon arriving in Xi’an, you will be picked up at the train station. After breakfast, visit the Ancient City Wall which still compasses the centre of Xi’an. It is the most complete one that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. After that, continue to visit the dramatic Small Wild Goose Pagoda, famous Buddha’s pagoda of Tang Dynasty. Then visit Xi’an Museum, China’s first national museum equipped with modern facilities. Dinner will be the century-old De Fa Chang Dumplings, one of China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage, the most famous dumplings’ restaurant in China. At night, enjoy the wonderful Tang Dynasty Music & Dance Show.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Not included   Dinner: Local Food
Hotel: Grand Noble Hotel or similar

Day 5:
Xi’an
After breakfast visit the world-famous Qin Emperor’s Mausoleum & Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. The Terracotta Army is one of the top attractions in China, because of its historical significance and uniqueness. After that, continue to visit Artistic Ceramics Factory, learn about the techniques of making Tang San Cai, as well as the terra cotta warriors. Then continue to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (outside view)—a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi’an. By the way, enjoy the Music Conduit beside the pagoda, which is the largest Music Conduit Square of Asia, experiencing the perfect combination of music and spring (except rainy or snowy days). Then visit the Qujiang Pool Park. Many Tang style sculptures here show the real view of the living situation in that ancient Tang dynasty.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Local Food   Dinner: Local Food
Hotel: Grand Noble Hotel or similar

Day 6:
Xi’an → Shanghai → Suzhou
Take an early flight to Shanghai. Transfer to Suzhou after lunch. Visit the Garden of Master of the Nets which is the smallest yet the most delicate landscape garden in Suzhou City. Then take a river boat in a Water Town. After lunch, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Golden Cock Lake Scenic Area – Suzhou newly developed zone. Then visit Ligongdi Pub Block. Later go to Yuanrong Time Square, a large-scale, comprehensive, modern, high-quality “commercial syntheses”, where you can see the 500 meters long LED marquee screen which is the longest in the world. After that, visit the silk factory.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Local Food   Dinner: Local Food
Hotel: Pan Pacific Suzhou or similar

Day 7:
Suzhou → Wuxi
Transfer to Wuxi after breakfast. Then visit the Lihu Park and Taihu Lake Scenic Area. Turtle Head Park is the city’s most attractive park and the best place to admire the beauty of Taihu Lake, one of the five largest freshwater lakes in China and has been world famous for its fascinating beauty. Later appreciate the Pearl Center and Tea Pot Factory. After dinner, check-in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Local Food   Dinner: Local Food
Hotel: Noble Crown Hotel or similar

Day 8:
Wuxi → Hangzhou
After breakfast, transfer to Hangzhou. Take a painted boat on West Lake – the most famous attraction in Hangzhou. West Lake is man-made and created after the Chinese love for garden style parks for recreation. Enjoy Fish Wonder at Huagang Crook. Then visit Meijiawu Tea Plantation. And then pay a visit to Jingci Temple. After dinner, enjoy the wonderful show – Night of West Lake.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Local Food   Dinner: Local Food
Hotel: Oriental Deluxe Hotel Zhejiang or similar

Day 9:
Hangzhou → Shanghai
Transfer to Shanghai after breakfast. Appreciate scenery at Pudong Newly Developed Zone, which now has transformed into the fastest developed international economic area in China with looming skyscrapers and hi-tech international enterprises. Then visit the world renowned Shanghai Museum (excluding the fee of E-guides), a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People’s Square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, China. Rebuilt at its current location in 1996, it is considered one of China’s first world-class modern museums. Hailed as Green Lung of the Shanghai city, People’s Square is a garden style located in the heart of the city, centering the political, cultural, economic, transport and tourism. It is one of the key landmarks of Shanghai. After lunch, visit the silk rug store. Then take a Cruise on the Huangpu River. While on the cruise, you can take an outside view of the Oriental Pearl Tower, the modern symbol of Shanghai City.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Local Food   Dinner: Local Food
Hotel: Guangdon Hotel Shanghai or similar

Day 10:
Shanghai
After breakfast, walk along the Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. This area is the best place to capture the western influences of the old days. Then continue to the bustling shopping district – Nanjing Road. After that, explore the famous Xintiandi, a stylish pedestrian street composed of Shikumen architecture and modern complex. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. At night, enjoy the show ERA-Intersection of Time.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Local Food   Dinner: Not included
Hotel: Guangdon Hotel Shanghai or similar

Day 11:
Shanghai Departure
Transfer to airport after breakfast.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Not included   Dinner: Not included

Optional Items: USD$40/person (at your own expenses, excluded in the admission fee as indicated):
Kung Fu Show & outside view of Chang’an Avenue.
2016 Start Date in Beijing: August: 3  |  September: 7, 14, 21  |  October: 5, 12, 19, 26  |  November: 2, 16  |  December: 7
Remarks: Any cancellation for any reason within 90 days prior to departure entails the payment of 100% of the total cost of Services (including taxes and fees). Total fare composed of tour fare, admission fee as indicated and service charge must be pre-paid at time of reservation. The admission fee as indicated and service charge for adults and children are the same. Tour fare is based on Canadian adults (non student group). We reserve the right to modify the itinerary if necessary subject to the local conditions. Attendance during the whole trip is required. There are shopping excursion on this tour as per itinerary. However, there is no obligation to purchase anything. Visitors who are not very keen on shopping can treat this as a culture experience.
Package Includes:
  • 5 Star hotel accommodation (twin share)
  • Beijing-Xi’an overnight (soft sleeper) train ticket
  • Domestic flight from Xi’an-Shanghai
  • Domestic transportation as indicated
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Admission fee per itinerary
Package Excludes:
  • Round trip international air ticket
  • Travel insurance
  • Service beyond the itinerary
  • Single Supplement charge: $420/person
  • Gratuities
  • Optional items as indicated