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SFX China Tour 12Days/11Nights Departing Oct 16

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Tour Dates:
October 16, 2013-October 28, 2013

  • USD 4938 Per Person based on Double Occupancy
  • USD 5935 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 The old city walls have been replaced by ring roads, and many of the old residential districts of alleys and courtyard houses have been turned into high-rise hotels, office buildings, and department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.

Tour Schedule
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 and 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.
12 Depart [B]
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

The price includes:

Hotels:

  • 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
  • Visas

Note:

  • 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

Activities

Aberdeen

Description : Aberdeen Harbor is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. Their traditional lifestyle is dramatically juxtaposed against a modern high-rise community spread over the nearby hillsides. In the evenings, the thousands of twinkling lights reflected on the water are a magical sight.
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Banpo Museum

Description : The Banpo Museumis located in the eastern outskirt of Xi'an City. As the first museum at the prehistoric site, It was built at the base of the excavations of the Banpo site. The Banpo site is a typical Neolithic matriarchal community of the Yangshao Culture dating back about 6,000 years. Here a lot of relic exhibited to show how ancient people.
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Beijing National Stadium

Description : The Beijing National Stadium, also known as the bird's nest, will be the main track and field stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics and will be host to the Opening and Closing ceremonies. In 2002 Government officials engaged architects worldwide in a design competition. Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron collaborated with Arup Sport and China Architecture Design & Research Group to win the competition. Contemporary Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, is the Artistic Consultant for design. The stadium will seat as many as 100,000 spectators during the Olympics, but this will be reduced to 80,000 after the games. The structural elements mutually support each other and converge into a grid-like formation - almost like a bird's nest with its interwoven twigs. The spatial effect of the stadium is novel and radical, yet simple and of an almost archaic immediacy, thus creating a unique historical landmark for the Olympics of 2008.
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Hutong Tour

Description : Hutong is an ancient city alley or lane typical in Beijing. Surrounding the Forbidden City, many were built during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. Hutong is composed by Siheyuan which the traditional residence of Beijingers, each consisting of a rectangular courtyard surrounded by one-storied tile-roofed houses, usually one to six meters wide. By visiting Hutong, it is a good way to see how traditional residents live and a kind of life style that keep several hundreds. Visit local family who live in Hutong and talk with them to known how they live. Taste the real Chinese family dishes in courtyard.
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Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shi Huang

Description : The Terracotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Upon ascending the throne at the age of 13 (in 246 BC), Qin Shi Huang, had work begun on his mausoleum. It took 11 years to finish. It is speculated that many buried treasures and sacrificial objects had accompanied the emperor in his after life. It is a sight not to be missed by any visitor to China.
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Nanjing Road

Description : Extending from the Huangpu River all the way to Tranquility and Peace Temple (Jing'ansi) and measuring five kilometers from west to east, this street passes through the city's center and is its busiest market. Along the street are more than 340 stores, including the city's largest department store, food store, medical shop, clothing store, and bookstore. The Peace Hotel, International hotel, and Overseas Chinese Hotel are all located on this street.
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National Aquatics Center (Water Cube)

Description : The Water Cube employs water as a structural and theatrical "leitmotiv" with the square, the primal shape of the house in Chinese tradition and mythology. The structure of the water cube is based on a unique, lightweight construction, developed by Arup and CSCEC with PTW, and derived from the structure of water in the state of aggregation of FOAM as deduced by. Behind the apparently random appearance hides a strict geometry found in natural systems such as crystals, cells and molecular structures. By applying novel materials and technology, the transparency and randomness is transposed into the inner and outer skins of ETFE cushions. Unlike traditional stadium structures with gigantic columns, beams, cables and back spans, to which a facade system is applied, in the water cube design the architectural space, structure and facade are one and the same element. Conceptually the square box and the interior spaces are carved out of an undefined cluster of foam bubbles, symbolizing a condition of nature that is transformed into a condition of culture. The appearance of the aquatic centre is a "cube of water molecules" - the WATERCUBE.
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Shanghai Museum

Description : As a museum of ancient Chinese art, Shanghai Museum houses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art. Its rich and high-quality collection of ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy is specially celebrated in the world. Its unique architectural form of a round top with a square base, symbolizing the ancient Chinese philosophy that the square earth is under the round sky, is a distinguished architectural combination of traditional feature and modern spirit. The present Shanghai Museum has eleven galleries and three special temporary exhibition halls. It extends warm welcome to the visitors from all over the world.
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Stanley Market

Description : Stanley Market is situated in Stanley New Street near the Stanley food market, located on a peninsula on the southeastern part of Hong Kong Island. It is an array of small shops and street stalls, selling everything from luxury luggage items to cheap brand name clothes.
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Temple of Heaven

Description : Temple of Heaven was built in 1,420 in the Ming Dynasty, which is the most holy of all Beijing's imperial temples. This is where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. True to the Chinese saying, “Round Heaven, Square Earth.” The park is in a square shape and the temple in a round shape which symbolizes that the emperor had to leave the Earth (represented by the square) for Heaven (represented by the round-roofed building).
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The Bund (Waitan)

Description : The Bund (Waitan) is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai. "Bund" derives from an Anglo-Indian word for an embankment along a muddy waterfront and that is what it was in the beginning when the first British company opened an office there in 1846. Located on the west bank of a bend (running north and south at this point) in the Huangpu River and just south of Suzhou Creek, the Bund became the site of some of the earliest foreign settlements after Shanghai was opened as one of five "Treaty Ports" in the Treaty of Nanjing that ended the Opium War in 1842. Because of its proximity to the Yangtze (Changjiang) River--the path into central China, Shanghai grew rapidly as the economic center of foreign interests.
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The Forbidden City

Description : Forbidden City was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties which is the largest palace complex in the world. It surrounded by 10-meter high walls and a 52-meter wide moat. It covers 74 hectares and has 9,999 rooms. In the forbidden city, you can get more knowledge about the eastern architecture, splendid painted and beautiful craftwork.
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The Great Wall

Description : The Great Wall is perhaps China's most famous and most mythologized site. Several sections are conveniently visited from Beijing, including at Badaling, the most popular site, about 70 km (43 mi.) northwest of Beijing and at Mutianyu, 90 km (56 mi.) northeast of Beijing. These impressive brick and earth structures date from the Ming dynasty, when the wall was fortified against Mongol forces to the north. The Ming wall is about 26 feet tall and 23 feet wide at the base, and could accommodate up to six horsemen riding abreast. Watch towers, built on high points every 200-300 meters or so with small garrison forces, used fire signals or fireworks as a means of communication. These stretches of the wall are part of a system that extends from the Shanhaiguan fortress on the Bohai Gulf in the east to the Jiayuguan fortress in the west, altogether some 6000 km (3700 mi).
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The Jade Buddha Monastery

Description : The Jade Buddha Monastery is famous for the Jade Buddhas in it. During the rule of Emperor Guang Xu of the Qing dynasty, Hui Gen, an abbot from Putuo Mountain, went on a pilgrimage to Tibet traveling through China and finally arriving in Burma. He found Burma to be rich in jade and superb in craftsmanship. He wanted to bring carved jade Buddha back to China. He obtained donation of over 20,000 taels of silver and got special permission from the Burmese king to dig and select jade in the mountains. He hired excellent jade carvers to carve five jade Buddhas in various sizes, all decorated with treasured stones and big pearls. On his way back from Burma, he left two Buddha carvings in Shanghai for the Buddhist disciples there to worship.
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The Summer Palace

Description : The Summer Palace landscape, dominated mainly by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, covers an area of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is under water. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures. The Summer Palace is a monument to classical Chinese architecture, in terms of both garden design and construction. Borrowing scenes from surrounding landscapes, it radiates not only the grandeur of an imperial garden but also the beauty of nature in a seamless combination that best illustrates the guiding principle of traditional Chinese garden design: "The works of men should match the works of Heaven".
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Tiananmen Square

Description : Tiananmen Square is the largest downtown square in the world. It covers an area of 44 hectares, big enough to hold one million people. Here is the most sacred place for Chinese people. Beijing is the heart of China, and Tiananmen Square is the heart of Beijing.
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Victoria Peak

Description : Victoria Peak is a mountain in Hong Kong documented as The Peak and Mount Austin locally. The mountain is located in the western half of the Hong Kong Island. With an altitude of 1,810 ft, it is the highest mountain on the island, although far from the highest Tai Mo Shan in the territory. It is also known to have the highest land value in the world, with many of the Super-Rich residing here. Because of its view, history and spectacular location Victoria Peak is strongly attached with an air of prestige. The actual summit of Victoria Peak is occupied by a radio telecommunications facility and is closed to the public. However, the surrounding area comprises a mixture of publicly accessible parkland, and high-value residential land, and it is this area that is normally meant by the name The Peak. The Peak offers spectacular views over central Hong Kong, the harbor and surrounding islands, and is a major tourist attraction.
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Xi'an City Wall

Description : Xi'an City Wall initially built during the old Tang dynasty (618-907) and ZhuYuanzhang,the first emperor of Ming dynasty, rebuilt the wall, creating the modern Xi'an City Wall. The wall now stands 12 meters tall, 12-14 meters wide at the top and 15-18 meters thick at the bottom. It covers13.7 kilometers in length with a deep moat surrounding it. It's the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well as being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.
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Hotels

Grand Mercure Xian on Renmin Square

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Description : The only internationally-managed four-star hotel in Xian, Mercure Xian on Renmin Square extends to travellers superior and comfortable accommodation at reasonable rates. Elegant and cosy, it provides comprehensive deluxe facilities and services and an ideal location - within the Renmin Square Xian complex, with easy access to the city's major commercial district. The hotel has 103 rooms
Amenities: Safe voicemail Business centre International satellite TV programs Pay-per-view channel 24-hour room service No-smoking rooms. Reduced mobility room Smoke alarm and sprinkler systems
Restaurant: Guests enjoy access to a range of outlets at Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square, offering a choice of dining and entertainment.
Guest Rooms: Elegant, comfortable with high standards in services befitting a top-quality hotel, Mercure Xian on Renmin Square has 103 rooms and suites - all well-appointed with modern conveniences. For dining, recreation and business, the hotel has a breakfast dining room, seven function rooms and access to all dining and recreation facilities of its sister hotels.
Location: 319 Dongxin Street, Xian, Shaanxi Province 710004, People's Republic of China
Location Description: Located in the grounds of Renmin Square, in the heart of the commercial and government district, the hotel is minutes away from the major shopping centres and cultural sites and is an ideal choice for all travelers.
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Grand Mercure Zhong Ya Hotel Shanghai

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Description : Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya provides new luxury accommodation in a great city center location, just 10 minutes from major attractions like The Bund, People's Square, Xintiandi, while only a 3-minute walk to the railway station and subway lines 1,3 & 4 . With 288 guest rooms and suites, the hotel stands out for its trendy yet classic design features, excellent restaurant & entertainment facilities while the Crystal Ballroom and meeting rooms offer excellent conference and banquet facilities.
Amenities: Audible smoke alarms Air conditioning Cable color TV Mini-bar High speed transmission line Bath tub Safe deposit box Voice mail Restaurant Room service
Restaurant: Enjoy a variety of dining & entertainment facilities include an all day dining restaurant, a Chinese specialty restaurant and a trendy lobby lounge-bar, as well as 24 hour room service and banquet and meeting facilities.
Guest Rooms: The hotel boasts overall 288 rooms and 78 non-smoking rooms and 43 suits as well. All of these are provided with excellent amenities and perfect services.
Location: 330 Meiyuan Road Zhabei District 200070 SHANGHAI - CHINA
Location Description: From Pudong International Airport, take the A1 Expressway onto the A20 towards Lupu Bridge and Nanbei Elevated Road. The hotel is located at the corner of Meiyuan Road and Tianmu Road, near Railway Station. 2>Take the Airport Bus No.5 to Shanghai Railway Station.3>Take Maglev high-speed train to Longyang Station, interchange to Line 2 to People's Square and Line 1 to Shanghai Railway Station, Exit5 (South Square).
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Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel

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Description : Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel's 433 guest rooms and suites provide a serene retreat from the bustling city of Hong Kong with many of the hotel's rooms offering breathtaking views of Victoria Harbor. The hotel's Continental Club offers the more discerning guest the ultimate in personalized service with a private lounge, butler service, and boardroom facilities.
Amenities: Business center Beauty services Full-service health spa Dry cleaning/laundry service Bar/lounge Hair salon Multiple conference/meeting rooms Outdoor pool Currency exchange Restaurant(s) in hotel
Restaurant: The newly renovated Lobby Lounge is one of Hong Kong's landmark meet-and-greet venues. In such a beautiful environment, it's easy to want to stay awhile - and you're very welcome to do so. Lunch and breakfast are served in comfort, and their specialty rum-based drinks are available all day. Dining options include the Michelin-rated La Brasserie, the Tartan Bar, and the Coffee Mill.
Guest Rooms: The average room size is 450 square feet / 42 square meters and all rooms are designed to meet the requirements of today's corporate travelers. Spacious guestrooms feature high-speed Internet access, a wide selection of TV channels, coffee/tea makers, mini bars, and all-white bedding. In-room dining is available 24 hours a day.
Location: 13 Harbor City Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Location Description: Located in the popular Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon, this Hong Kong hotel is part of the Harbor City shopping/office complex. The Star Ferry terminal and Kowloon Park are both about 1 block away. The lively Temple Street Night Market is about 1 km (0.6 mi) away.
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Novotel Beijing Peace

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Description : Novotel Beijing Peace is ideally located in city center, at Wangfujing and within walking distance of the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and shopping mall (Oriental Plaza). Hotel has easy access to multi-subway-lines and is a 15min walk to Beijing Railway Station and 37km to the airport.
Amenities: Babysitting service Beauty salon Disabled facilities Gymnasium Hairdresser Indoor swimming pool Jacuzzi / Whirlpool Sauna
Restaurant: Featuring multi cuisine show cooking stations, the Square concept restaurant provides an Asian and international buffet as well as 24 hour a la carte options. Located right in front of the hotel, the Le Cabernet offers exquisite traditional French cuisine in an elegant atmosphere for you to savor. With live classical music nightly, the cozy bar is an ideal venue to unwind and relax with friends.
Guest Rooms: Surrender yourself to total luxury and unequaled splendor at the hotel's 388 rooms that are designed to pamper and provide the perfect retreat after a day of business or sightseeing.
Location: 3 Jinyu Hutong Wangfujing Beijing 100006 China
Location Description: Located in the Wangfujing district, the historic, cultural and shopping heart of Beijing, Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing is just a 15 minutes’ drive from the train station and about a 45 minutes’ drive from the airport.
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