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China's Best Treasures
(2014-2015)

14 Days from only $2899

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Long Sheng, Suzhou, Tongli, Shanghai

Overview

Explore China’s all five top destinations in the best designed China overland tour itinerary. This exciting journey is an eye-opening and life-changing experience, to be remembered in the rest of your life.

Walk on the Great Wall; tour the mystic Forbidden City; discover the old, narrow streets of Beijing by rickshaw, you find endless treasures to unfold in China’s proud capital city. On to Xian in central China, you marvel at the 6,000 life-sized warriors in the Terra-cotta Legion, visit the Wild Goose Pagoda, and enjoy a stage show in memory of the great Tang Dynasty.

Your journey continues to China’s southwest subtropical Guilin, cruise on the Li River and soak in China’s most famous landscape that seems lifted straight out of a Chinese scroll painting. What makes this trip truly unique and exciting is an exclusive hiking tour to the hidden gem of Longsheng’s Dragon Spine Terraces, inhabited by minority nationalities. This discovery is rarely available in the conventional itineraries.

Fly to Shanghai, the center of China’s economic boom. Tour the colonial Bund; admire the charming architecture in the French Concession; overlooking Pudong new zone from China’s tallest building; attend a performance of the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. From Shanghai, a side trip offers you a chance to visit to the 2,500-year-old city of Suzhou, famed for its classic Chinese gardens, silk and embroidery, and to the Water town Tongli to cruise on its many canals.

This phenomenal itinerary represents a diverse mix of history, modernity, natural sceneries, minority culture, and people to people experience, offering a perfect balance of popular highlights with the off-the-beaten-path expedition. As the tour name suggests this journey will showcase you "China's Best Treasures".

 
What's Included

Roundtrip non-stop flights from Vancouver (YVR) and New York (JFK) to Beijing with Air China
 
All Intra-China flights, ground transportation and transfers
 
First class hotel accommodationa with private bath, daily American buffet breakfast
 
Comprehensive private sightseeing tours including entrance fees
 
28 bountiful meals including 12 American buffet breakfast, 10 lunches and 6 dinners (subject to change depending on China internal flight schedule)
 
Unique culinary events including an authentic Peking Duck dinner, a traditional Mongolian Barbecue buffet lunch, and a delicious Dumpling Banquet in Xian
 
Special evening shows including Tang Dynasty stage show and a breathtaking Shanghai Acrobatics
 
Exclusive Culture InSites Program: Hutong tour in rickshaws, including a visit to a local family home, and home-hosted lunch; visit to a cave dwellings in Xian, etc.
 
Professional service of an expert, resident Tour Director throughout China for a group of 10 travelers or more
 
Professional local guiding service in each destination city
 
Baggage handling service throughout China
 
 
 
Trip Summary
 
Day 1
Depart Canada
Day 2
Beijing
Day 3
Beijing
Day 4
Beijing
Day 5
Xian
Day 6
Xian
Day 7
Guilin
Day 8
Guilin-Longsheng
Day 9
Guilin-Yangshuo
Day 10
Shanghai
Day 11
Shanghai
Day 12
Suzhou & Tongli
Day 13
Shanghai
Day 14
Journey home