Traditional China

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Traditional China

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Length of trip:

13 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 1297 to $ 1497

Best travel dates to go:

Jun 13, 2008 to Jun 25, 2008; Jun 20, 2008 to Jul 02, 2008; Jul 04, 2008 to Jul 16, 2008; Sep 05, 2008 to Sep 17, 2008; Sep 19, 2008 to Oct 01, 2008; Sep 12, 2008 to Sep 24, 2008;


Detailed Description of this trip:

During this 13 Days Traditional China Tour, you will enjoy sightseeing and many activities in Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Wuzhen and Beijing. The tour includes the following accommodations: - 3 nights 4* hotel at Shanghai Galaxy Hotel or similar. - 2 nights at 4* Suzhou Gateway International Hotel or similar. - 2 nights at 4* lakeside Hangzhou Ramada or similar. - 1 night at deluxe Wuzhen Waterside Tongji Hotel or similar. - 4 nights at 5* Beijing Grand Chang An Hotel, Plaza Royal, Oriental Bay International, or similar.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Shanghai

    Hotel

    Arrive in bustling Shanghai where you are transferred to a 4* hotel for overnight.

  • Day 2 - Shanghai

    Sightseeing

    Today is a full day city tour of the highlights: the Bund, Yu Garden, and the Shanghai Museum. Tonight enjoy a traditional Chinese Acrobatic Show. (B, L, D)

  • Day 3 - Suzhou

    Shanghai - Suzhou.
    Sightseeing

    Further explore Shanghai by visiting the French Concession, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and Jade Buddha Temple.

    Bus

    In the afternoon drive to Suzhou in less than two hours.

    Hotel

    Check-in to the deluxe Gateway International Hotel. (B, L, SD)

  • Day 4 - Suzhou

    Sightseeing

    Visit the beautiful surrounds of Golden Rooster Lakeside, the New Developing Zone, the classical “Garden of Master of the Nets,” Silk Embroidery Institute, Garden of Lion Rock Forest, and the Ancient Water City Gate across the Grand Canal.

    River or Barge Cruise

    Then take a cruise along the picturesque ancient Grand Canal! (B, L, D)

  • Day 5 - Hangzhou

    Suzhou - Hangzhou.
    Hotel

    Depart for Hangzhou and check into the 4* Ramada Hotel.

    River or Barge Cruise

    In the afternoon take a small sampan cruise on West Lake to Yanggon Causey.

    Sightseeing

    You will also have tea at the lakeside Garden of Guo Zhuang Villa. (B, L, D)

  • Day 6 - Hangzhou

    Sightseeing

    Visit the ancient Ink & Calligraphy Society and old Qinghefang Street to a Chinese herb medicine museum and store. Hu Xueyan Mansion, a garden home once owned by a wealthy man, is also toured. (B, L, D)

  • Day 7 - Hangzhou

    Hangzhou - Wuzhen.
    Bus

    In the morning drive deep into a green forest valley to Dragon Well Tea Plantation and along Fuchuan River to Pagoda of Six Harmony.

    Sightseeing

    Next you arrive in Wuzhen, one of the best preserved water towns by the ancient Grand Canal.

    Small Ship or Yacht Cruise

    Travel by boat on the canal to your deluxe Wuzhen Waterside Hotel .

    Food and Dining

    Explore the city on your own after lunch and get ready for a local banquet in the evening. (B, L, SD)

  • Day 8 - Shanghai

    Wuzhen - Shanghai.
    Shopping

    The morning is free time to relax, shop and take photographs.

    Bus

    In the afternoon you will return to Shanghai by a two hour motorcoach ride. (B, L )

  • Day 9 - Beijing

    Shanghai - Beijing.
    Shopping

    The morning is free to enjoy Shanghai a little longer (or for some more shopping!)

    Commercial Flight

    In the afternoon take a flight to Beijing.

    Hotel

    Settle into your 5* hotel. (B)

  • Day 10 - Beijing

    Sightseeing

    Today is a full day of sightseeing which includes many of this city’s highlights: Tiananmen Square, the mysterious Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. (B, L, D)

  • Day 11 - Beijing

    Sightseeing

    Today’s excursion takes you to the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China.

    Sightseeing

    After that visits are made to the Ming Tombs and the statue lined Sacred Way. (B, L, D)

  • Day 12 - Beijing

    Sightseeing

    See the locals doing their morning Tai Chi in the park before touring the Temple of Heaven.

    Museums

    Next the Museum of China Ancient Architecture and History of Beijing are visited.

    Sightseeing

    A tour of the Hutong (old) section rounds out your tour of Beijing.

    Performing Arts

    In the evening enjoy a traditional Peking Duck Dinner & cultural show. (B, L, SD)

  • Day 13 - Beijing

    Beijing - USA.

    Bid a fond farewell to China as you are transferred to the airport for a international flight. (flight not included)

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