A Window to Ancient China
China Travel CA • Beijing, China
- A Nine-Day Trip to Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Shanghai, Including:
- Round-Trip International Flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Houston, or Vancouver to Beijing and Domestic Flights from Beijing to Shanghai via Air China (Vancouver Flights via China Eastern Airlines)
- Round-Trip Ground Transportation from the Airport to Hotels and Itinerary Destinations
- Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, One Night at Grand Metropark Hotel Suzhou, One Night at Crowne Plaza Hangzhou Xanadu Resort, and Two Nights at Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel
- Seven Buffet Breakfasts, Four Lunches, and Two Dinners
- English-Speaking Tour Guide Throughout
- Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, Hotel Fees, Admissions, and Accident Insurance Included
- Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)
A multifaceted, modern country with more than 5,000 years of history, China is difficult to capture in words. From the mega metropolises of Beijing and Shanghai on the east coast to the large expanses of bucolic farmland that roll west toward the Himalayas, this massive county is home to more than one billion people. Travelers can see the past reflected in the solid gaze of a jade Buddha and the stony towers of the Great Wall of China, or catch a glimpse of the future in the space-age architecture of the Beijing National Stadium, the site of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Between strolling the open expanses of the Forbidden City and watching giant pandas roll in the snow at the famous Beijing Zoo, every visit to this vast land is the trip of a lifetime.
Let the experts of China Travel CA open the door to a whole world of history and culture with this nine-day tour of Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Shanghai.
day 1: Take off on an overnight, non-stop flight from the US to Beijing, crossing the International Date Line. You'll lose a calendar day here, but get it back on your return flight.
day 2: Arrive in Beijing, where you'll be escorted from the airport to your hotel.
Overnight at the Four Points by Sheraton Beijing.
day 3: Your time in the Chinese capital begins with a full-day tour of iconic Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. Along the way, you'll stroll beside Lake Kunming and stop at the Pearl Factory for an introduction to freshwater pearls.
Overnight at the Four Points by Sheraton Beijing. Breakfast and dinner provided.
day 4: The Great Wall of China is one of the seven greatest man-made wonders of the world and is definitely the focal point of China. You will hike along the Great Wall (Juyongguan Pass), then stop at a Jade Museum to learn the history of Jade. In Chinese, jade is pronounced "Yu," and it has a history in China of at least four thousands years. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to shop and explore at Wangfujing, Beijing's must see shopping strip.
Overnight at Four Points by Sheraton Beijing. Breakfast and lunch provided.
day 5: You'll catch a flight to Shanghai in the morning, where you'll explore Shanghai Old Street. From here, catch a bus to Suzhou—nicknamed "Venice of the East"—to wander the 1,100-year-old Shan Tang Street.
Overnight at the Grand Metropark Hotel Suzhou. Breakfast and lunch provided.
day 6: Visit the Lingering Garden, a classical Chinese garden recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then it's off to the Silk Spinning Factory to learn about the art of silk work. You'll board an afternoon bus to Hangzhou—one of the seven capitals of ancient China and famed for its tea—and take a small boat out on the West Lake for views of the willow-draped islands and centuries-old Su Causeway.
Overnight at the Crowne Plaza Hangzhou Xanadu Resort. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.
day 7: Begin your day at the Green Tea Village before catching a ride back to Shanghai. There, you'll stop at the Bund, a historic waterfront district running along the western bank of the Huangpu River, and the Gem Exhibition Center.
Overnight at the Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel. Breakfast and lunch provided.
day 8: Enjoy a free day to explore Shanghai.
Overnight at the Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel. Breakfast provided.
day 9: You'll be driven to the airport to board a flight returning to the US.
Los Angeles (LAX) departures: November 16, 2013 ($1,399); November 23, 2013 ($1,399); November 28, 2013 ($1,399); November 30, 2013 ($1,399); January 13, 2014 ($1,199); February 15, 2014 ($1,299); March 14, 2014 ($1,399); April 4, 2014 ($1,499); April 19, 2014 ($1,499)
San Francisco (SFO) departures: November 30, 2013 ($1,299); February 22, 2014 ($1,299); March 8, 2014 ($1,399); April 12, 2014 ($1,499)
New York (JFK) departures: December 9, 2013 ($1,399); February 22, 2014 ($1,399); March 1, 2014 ($1,499); April 5, 2014 ($1,599)
Houston (IAH) departures: November 22, 2013 ($1,399); February 21, 2014 ($1,199); March 21, 2014 ($1,399); April 4, 2014 ($1,499)
Vancouver (YVR) departures: November 15, 2013 ($1,499)
*Priced per person based on double occupancy (see fine print).
"In China right now having the time of my life on this tour. Would strongly recommend. My travel companions and I are blown away by the value we have received with this trip. Unbelievable on all accounts."-- LivingSocial Member
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the fine print
- Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
- Reservations required and subject to availability; must be booked by October 15 for November departure tours, for all other departure date, book by October 30
- Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
- Merchant cancellation policy applies. For more information contact 888-410-4111; voucher subject to forfeiture
- Double Occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (two people sharing a room). Each of two guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $420. China Travel International offers roommate-matching, contact them with questions
- Includes Round-Trip Ground Transportation from the Airport to Hotels and Itinerary Destinations, Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, One Night at Grand Metropark Hotel Suzhou, One Night at Crowne Plaza Hangzhou Xanadu Resort, and Two Nights at Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel, Seven Buffet Breakfasts, Four Lunches, and Two Dinners, English-Speaking Tour Guide Throughout, Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, Hotel Fees, Admissions, and Accident Insurance
- Does not include processing of China Visa ($140 Chinese Consulate and $39 by China Travel International for US passport holders and Chinese Consulate charge of C$83.6 per Canadian Passport for single entry visa) other medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance, personal or baggage insurance, meals or drinks not specified by itinerary, gratuities of $8 per person per day and any costs not specified as included
- Other major U.S. airports might be available at a higher price. Please contact 888-410-411
- Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
- All deal components must be redeemed during one trip; voucher cannot be used for only room and ticket or return flight will be canceled
- The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
- Other conditions apply • PAID AND PROMOTIONAL VALUES EXPIRES ON April 12, 2014 • PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE • PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON March 17, 2019 • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON April 12, 2014 • Enjoy By April 12, 2014
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