Value US$2880 pp sharing;
US$1980 pp sharing (land tour)
This mounumental 9-day itinerary includes multiple days in Capital city Beijing, Garden City Suzhou, Water town, and modern city Shanghai, touring such landmarks as Forbidden City, Great Wall, the ancient gardens in Suzhou and the Pearl of Orient TV tower in Shanghai, It is an unforgettable way to experience the history and culture of this unique and mysterius country.
Depart Home – Beijing
Begin your journey with the international flight to Beijing
Meet and transfer to the hotel with your tour manager
On the way to Tiananmen Square, photo stop at National Theatre
Visit Tiananmen Square, and walk through the Forbidden City, home of the Chinese emperors and their household for five centuries
Visit Hutong, the local and traditional Beijingese living area. Take the option to ride on rickshaw and have a special lunch hosted by local family, and enjoy the evening Kung Fu show (US$80 pp or RMB500 pp)
Experience traditional Chinese Tea Culture
Visit Silk factory to learn famous Chinese silk
Visit 2008 Olympic Games Sites , Bird’s Nest & Water Cube (Outside)
Visit Jade factory to learn Chinese Jade culture
Walk in the clouds while hiking the 2,000-year-old Great Wall of China
Visit Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) researching centre ,and get some experiences about Chinese herb med-icine and enjoy foot massage (at your own expense) after hiking on the great wall.
Enjoy optional Chang’an Avenue and The Place night tour (US$35 or RMB250 pp)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Visit Temple of Heaven, on the way to Temple of Heaven, experience Morning exercise -Tai Chi lesson * Visit Capital Museum, which houses a large collection of ancient porcelain, bronze, calligraphy, painting, jade, sculpture, and Buddhist statues from imperial China as well as other Asian cultures
Pearl Factor Outlet - A great place to buy pearls in China with "wholesale" prices, every strand of lovely sea and freshwater pearls is negotiable
Optional to visit Summer Palace and Beijing Zoo to see Pandas in the afternoon (US$80 or RMB500 pp, lunched included)
Beijing - Suzhou
Take high speed train from Beijing to Suzhou
Upon arrival in Suzhou, Visit Lingering Garden is an elaborate succession of small gardens. Lingering in a garden you will marvel at its unique architecture and art
Take overnight train to Yichang
An Optional Grand Canal boat ride takes you back to the old days and experience the life of the ancient time (US$35 or RMB200 pp)
Optional guided tour to Wuzhen Ancient water town (US$80 pp or RMB500 pp, lunch included). Wuzhen, a 1300-year-old water town on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, was named as a candidate for UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List in 2001. The ancient
Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal flows through the town, which is divided by waterways into four areas, Dongzha, Xizha, Nanzha, and Beizha. Since its foundation in 872 A.D., Wuzhen has never changed its name, location, waterways, or way of life. Traditional buildings remain intact to-day even after hundreds years of weathering
Suzhou – Shanghai
After breakfast drive to Shanghai and Visit Pearl of Orient TV tower (outside) (extra cost for riding on the tower)
Shanghai museum to learn more Shanghai local culture and history in past
Visit the Bund by the Huangpu River, experience the old and modern side of the city
Enjoy an Optional evening Huangpu River Cruise (US$40 or RMB280 pp)
Free day to explore the city by your own
Shanghai - Home
You will be transferred to the airport via your schedule flight back home or continues your journey to visit other cities in China
The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River, opposite of The Bund makes it a distinct landmark in the area. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. It is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.
Suzhou Ancient Water Town - Ancient water town is surrounded by water. The village has as many canals as it does roads. No cars are allowed into the village making it very peaceful and quiet. Little gondolas glide through the canals and people can rent one and travel through the village. The village is filled with elderly people and they are quick to smile at visitors. Sitting next to a canal with your feet in the water, or sitting in a teahouse watching the gondolas pass by is an unforgettable experience.
Hangzhou West Lake - To admire the beauty of West Lake, visitors can leisurely bike around the lake, walk around the lake or take a short cruise on the lake. Contact us to customize a Hangzhou tour. West Lake is considered as one of the best biking routes in China. See West Lake biking guide.Travelers can take a boat cruise to visit some of its islands. There are many kinds of boats including large painted boats, small rowing boats and even self-rowing boats. See our West Lake Cruises.
Classic China 8 nights
Tour Days :
2016 Feb 26, Mar 25, April 22, May 20, Jun 17, Jul 8, Aug 12, Sep 16, Oct 14, Nov 11
• Voucher price is based on double occupancy
• High season surcharge (applied to with flight package only): Australia: US $200/personfor Jun-Aug, US $100/person for Sep and Oct departure payable upon booking， Other areas: US$100/person for Jun-Aug departure
• Single supplement US $400 /person
. Tour tipping US$100 per person payable upon booking
• Promotion tour is non-refundable from Merry Travel after air ticket is issued
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Daily American style buffet breakfast in hotel and meals specified in the itinerary
Airport transfer for scheduled arrival date and departure date
Local transportation during the guided tour
English speaking guide
Sightseeing admissions except optional excursion
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