China Tour 12Days/11Nights Departing Jan 21, Mar 4, and Apr 8
January 21st, 2014-February 2nd, 2014
March 4th, 2014-March 16th, 2014
April 8th, 2014-April 20th, 2014
May 13, 2014-May 25, 2014
June 17, 2014-June 29, 2014
July 16, 2014-July 28, 2014
August 13, 2014-August 25, 2014
September 17, 2014-September 29, 2014
October 15, 2014-October 27, 2014
- USD 5831 Per Person based on Double Occupancy
- USD 6847 Per Person based on Single Occupancy
- Full payment is needed to secure the price as airfare may fluctuate until ticket is issued
- Prices and availability subject to change without notice
- Price is based on payment by check or by wire. We accept American Express. If paid by AE, a 3% service charge will apply.
- Prices include international economy airfare (L Class) on Cathay Pacific Airways from New York JFK International Airport. Additional airfare will be quoted if Economy L Class seats are not available at time of booking.
- Business class airfare supplement available upon request
- Please contact us for pricing flying from other cities
- Option to purchase own international air separately is available
- Additional travel venues can be added pre- and post-tour
- Extended stay in Hong Kong also available
- Click here to see the cancellation policy
As the capital of China, Beijing is one of the world’s truly imposing cities, with a 3,000-year history and 11 million people. Covering 16,808 square kilometers in area, it is the political, cultural and economic center of the People’s Republic of China. Situated in northeast China, Beijing adjoins the Inner Mongolian Highland to the northwest and the Great Northern Plain to the south. Five rivers run through the city, connecting it to the eastern Bohai Sea. Administratively, the Beijing municipality equals the status of a province, reporting directly to the central government. Rich in history, Beijing has been China’s primary capital for more than seven centuries. China’s imperial past and political present meet at Tiananmen Square, where the Forbidden City palace of the emperors gives way to the Great Hall of the People congress building and the mausoleum of Chairman Mao Zedong. The old city walls have been replaced by ring roads, and many of the old residential districts of alleys and courtyard houses have been turned into high-rise hotels, office buildings, and department stores. Beijing, a dynamic city where the old and new intermingle, remains a magnet for visitors from inside and outside China.
Xi’an is a city with incredible history, as well as a prosperous modern city. As the capital city of Shannxi province, it holds a key position in the fertile plain between the highland plateau of the north and the Qinling Mountains to the south. Xi’an has been the capital of eleven dynasties for more than 2000 years. Along with Rome and Constantinople, this city played a vital role in bridging the gap between east and west. There are important sites and relics in this city. The Terracotta Army of Qin Emperor is often regarded as the eighth wonder of the world.
Shanghai is China’s most comprehensive industrial and commercial city, ranking the first in population and population density. As a tourist city, it attracts travelers from both home and abroad by its commercial activity rather than scenic beauty. Shanghai is situated on the bank of the Yangtze River Delta, with East River in the east and Hangzhou delta in the south. Housing a population of over 16 million at present, it was once a small town supported by fishing and weaving before the first Opium War. Late in 1990, the central government started developing the area, and has since become the well-known booming metropolis city.
Hong Kong, the Pearl of the Orient, is a city whose vibrancy and cultural richness has long since attracted visitors from across the world to partake of its unique flavor. One minute, it’s a city with incredible structures of steel and glass cutting a figure of hip sophistication. The next minute, a nearby traditional Chinese temple with its coils of burning incense reminds us that people here are tied to deeply rooted traditions that still play a vital part in their lives. This city’s vibrant living culture contains an exciting duality – a modern city’s vitality enhanced by a traditional society’s historical richness and color.
|1||Arrive in Beijing
At the airport, you will be met by an English-speaking guide and transferred to Novotel Beijing Peace for a 4 nights’ stay.
|2||Beijing Tour [B, L]
Visit Beijing’s most famous sights: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. You will also have a chance to enjoy Hutong, traditional courtyard homes, and see how local Beijing residents live.
|3||The Great Wall & Olympic Venues [B, L]
In the morning, visit the Great Wall. The Great Wall is China’s most famous site and stretches over 3,700 miles. Afterwards, enjoy the exterior views of the Beijing National Stadium and National Aquatics Center. Famously known as “The Bird’s Nest” and “Water Cube,” these two structures hosted many competitions during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
|4||Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace [B, L]
Explore the Temple of Heaven in the morning. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace.
|5||Arrive in Xian & Xian City Wall [B]
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Xian and transfer to Grand Mercure Xian on Renmin Square for a 2 nights’ stay. If time permits, you will visit the Xian City Wall, the most complete city wall survived in China.
|6||Terracotta Museum & Banpo Museum [B, L]
Explore the Terracotta Museum and see the buried treasures that took 38 years to complete. Visit the Banpo Museum, an excavation site housing fascinating ancient artifacts.
|7||Arrive in Shanghai [B]
Fly to Shanghai and transfer to Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya for 3 nights’ stay.
|8||Shanghai Museum & the Bund [B, L]
Enjoy ancient Chinese art at the Shanghai Museum. Learn about Shanghai architecture with a visit to the Bund. The Bund is an area of Shanghai lined with historic buildings and a spectacular riverside promenade.
|9||Jade Buddha Monastery & Nanjing Road [B]
Enjoy the day exploring the Jade Buddha Monastery & shopping at Nanjing Road.
|10||Arrive in Hong Kong [B]
Fly to Hong Kong and transfer to Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel for a 2 nights’ stay.
|11||Hong Kong Half-Day Tour [B]
Enjoy a half-day tour of Hong Kong and its many sites, including Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Harbor, and Stanley Market.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
The price includes:
- Novotel Beijing Peace standard room for 4 nights' stay, with ABF daily
- Grand Mercure Xian on Renmin Square standard room for 2 nights' stay, with ABF daily
- Grand Mercure Zhongya Shanghai standard room for 3 nights' stay, with ABF daily
- Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel standard room for 2 nights' stay, with ABF daily
All entrance fees to all sightseeing
All meals as stated in the above
- B = Breakfast in hotel
- L = Lunch outside of hotel at designated local restaurant
English-speaking tour guide and driver
Round-trip international airfare on Cathay Pacific Airways (Economy "L" Class) via Hong Kong
Domestic China airfare (Economy Class)
- Beijing to Xian
- Xian to Shanghai
This price excludes:
- Gratuities for the Guides and Drivers
- Incidentals in hotel such as dry cleaning, phone, mini bar
- Travel insurance
- Hotels used may be changed prior to tour but will be replaced with similar category of hotels
- Price and availability subject to change without notice until deposit is received
- Departure is contingent on a minimum of 16 persons signing up for the tour.
- Click here to see the cancellation policy