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JAPAN & CHINA EXPLORIENT TOUR  (PROGRAM B) - 15 days / 13 nights  (JCB)

Tokyo / Kyoto / Beijing / Xian / Shanghai

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This sensational 15-day Japan and China tour showcases each country’s flagship cities, boasting a myriad of unforgettable sights, sounds and tastes – everything from awe-inspiring landmarks to vibrant cityscapes to tantalizing cuisines.

Starting with Japan, a land of fascinating contrasts between the old and the new, the traditional and eclectic, East and West that have lured millions the world over to this mystifying kingdom. Journeying from Tokyo to Kyoto, Japan’s new capital to the old, is like traveling in a time capsule. The stark contrast from Tokyo’s ultra-modern cityscape of dense crowds and skyscrapers to Kyoto’s serene, traditional atmosphere of cobbled streets, wooden homes and classical Japanese Gardens is nothing short of startling. We catch a glimpse of Tokyo’s electrifying nightlife and modern day Japanese culture. Experience Hakone’s lush countryside with a visit to the ever-sacred Fuji San and a cruise on Lake Ashi. Travel back in time in Kyoto visiting its ancient shrines and strolling through the stunningly quaint Gion District reminiscent of Old Japan. And Soak up Nara’s heritage setting wandering through Nara Park known for its 2,000 plus free roaming deer and impressive Todaiji Temple.

Next up. China. Starting with Beijing, China’s present and ancient capital, we visit a few of the country’s most revered sites so symbolic of China. Take a tour of the legendary Forbidden City and catch a glimpse of life as an Emperor. Stroll the grounds of the world’s largest city square at Tian’anmen Square. Relax in the tranquil setting of the Summer Palace of intricate landscape and classical gardens. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece of the stunning Temple of Heaven formerly privy only to the Great Emperor himself. Last but certainly not least, climb the magnificent Great Wall of China that has served as the symbol of China for over two thousand years. Then, travel west to Xian. An ancient capital where Chinese civilization flourished dating back several millenniums. We visit the awe-inspiring Terra-cotta Warriors, a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China. These massive tombs were filled with life-size figures buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.

We conclude this fascinating journey with Shanghai, an international shopping, gourmet and entertainment Mecca that has the world at your fingertips. Visit The Bund, an emblem of Shanghai, with a riverfront promenade along the eastern side offering a captivating view of the city’s skyline; Yu Garden, a majestic classical garden inspired by the Ming and Qing Dynasties; Tianzifang, an artist colony nestled inside the city famed for its Old Shanghai Shikumen houses in a laid back atmosphere of quaint art galleries and sidewalk cafes; and Jade Buddha Temple, home of the mesmerizing jade statue of Sakyamuni from Myanmar.

From ancient traditions to dazzling nightlife. Stunning skylines to breathtaking snow-capped mountains. Imperial Palaces to futurist skyscrapers. Your most unforgettable journey awaits.
 

 

 

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Economy Class Roundtrip air from the U.S. via All Nippon Airways / UNITED

  • 13 nights Hotel Accommodations per itinerary

  • Hotel Breakfasts Daily & other meals as specified per itinerary

  • Private airport transfers and sightseeing in China

  • Join airport transfers and sightseeing in Japan by motorcoach

 

 

 

TOKYO (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Grand Pacific Le Daiba  (Superior) OR Hyatt Regency Tokyo (Deluxe)

  • Half-day Tokyo city sightseeing tour (Join tour)

  • Mt. Fuji and Hakone tour with lunch (Join tour)

  • Bullet train ticket from Hakone to Kyoto

KYOTO (2 nights)

BEIJING (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Park Plaza Beijing (Superior) OR Grand Millennium Beijing (Deluxe)

  • 2 full days of private sightseeing including the Great Wall at Mutianyu with Cable car ride, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tian'anmen Square,  Temple of Heaven and Hutongs by Rickshaw.

  • Evening Legends of Kung Fu Show

XIAN (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Golden Flower by Shangri-la (Superior) OR Shangri-la Xian (Deluxe)

  • 1 Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural show

  • Full day private sightseeing including the Terracotta Army excavation site, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Museum and the City Wall

  • Tour of Night Market at Muslim Quarters

SHANGHAI (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Renaissance Yu Garden (Superior) | Swissotel Grand Shanghai (Deluxe)

  • Full day private sightseeing including the Bund, Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Museum & Urban Planning Exhibition Center

  • Evening Shanghai Acrobatics Performance

 

2014/15 Air and Land Price Chart (Prices valid through March 31, 2015)

Daily Departure

 

Land Only

SFO/LAX

NYC CHI

Single Supplement

January - February '14

S 4,875 6,185 6,285 6,335 1,615
  D 5,095 6,395 6,495 6,545 1,915

March

S 4,945 6,185 6,285 6,335 1,645
  D 5,095 6,395 6,495 6,545 1,915

April

S 4,885 6,335 6,435 6,485 1,615
  D 5,345 6,795 6,895 6,945 1,935

May

S 4,895 6,495 6,595 6,645 1,625
  D 5,325 6,925 7,025 7,075 1,935

June

S 4,895 6,725 6,825 6,875 1,585
  D 5,295 7,145 7,245 7,295 1,895

July - August

S 4,845 6,795 6,895 6,945 1,575
  D 5,245 7,195 7,295 7,345 1,845

September - November

S 4,895 6,245 6,345 6,545 1,615
  D 5,345 6,695 6,795 6,995 1,975

December* - February '15

S 4,795 6,145 6,245 6,445 1,495
  D 5,295 6,645 6,795 6,845 1,915

March '15

S 4,825 6,175 6,275 6,475 1,645
  D 5,325 6,625 6,725 6,925 1,925

 

Tour requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate

 

S = Superior | D = Deluxe

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

  • Price includes all entrance fees, hotel taxes & service charges.

  • Price excludes personal expenses, beverages, gratuities to guides and drivers

  • Land-only price includes China Domestic Airfares only (excludes flight between Osaka and Beijing)

  • Holiday surcharges at hotels applies for stays during Dec. 24 - Jan. 05. Contact us for details.

  • For Air & Land Option:

    • When Trans-Pacific travel takes place on a weekend (Fri-Sun), add $50 per person each direction.

    • **A peak season airfare supplement of $500 applies for departures between December 14-26

    • U.S. & Foreign departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (Approx. $400 - subject to change)

    • Add-on fares from/to eligible connecting U.S. cities to the above gateways are available. Please contact us for fares & availability.

  • A visa is required for China. NOT included in package.  Passport must be valid at least 6 months from date of trip return

  • For additional details of this trip, please refer to our Tour Itinerary page

  • All flights, hotels and land services are subject to availability at time of reservation

 

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