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China Explorient Tour Package

A Private China Tour – Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Hong Kong

15 Days / 13 Nights – Tour Code (CVT)

Daily departure


This meticulously planned 14-day program showcases five of China’s signature destinations promising an unforgettable journey for the discerning traveler. On this tour, you will experience China’s most revered landmarks touching down two of its great ancient capitals, some of the most spectacular landscapes mother-nature has to offer, and vibrant cityscapes packed with exhilarating nightlife, exquisite dining and boundless entertainment.

Starting with Shanghai, we catch a glimpse of China’s modern society with its space-like skyscrapers and cosmopolitan vibe where the world is virtually at your fingertips. Next up, Beijing. Experience first hand a city of contrasts that tastefully blends China’s modern-day culture with its ancient traditions and millennia old landmarks. Visit the capital’s incredible sights including the massive Forbidden City, the sacred Temple of Heaven and the of course the magnificent Great Wall.

Journey west to Xian, one of China’s Four Great Capitals with more than three thousand years of history spanning 13 dynasties. Highlights here include a stroll atop the world’s largest City Wall and a tour of the impressive Terrcotta Museum – the excavated tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuang home to 7,000+ life-sized Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Next, embark on a time journey to Guilin, where the region’s remarkable natural beauty has inspired countless Chinese poets and artists for centuries. Here, embark on a breathtaking river cruise down the majestic Li River, spending a day to bike, trek and explore Yangshuo’s stunning countryside of tranquil rivers and karst mountains.

We end this incredible trip with a memorable three nights in Hong Kong, a metropolis of paramount sophistication that sets trends for the world to follow. Soak up Hong Kong’s pulsating energy and indulge in its endless array of uncommon experiences – everything from super-fine dining restaurants to irresistible street foods to action packed night markets.

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Economy Class Air via Cathay Pacific Airways from USA
  • China Domestic Airfares with optional High Speed Train ride between Shanghai & Beijing
  • 13 nights accommodations in the hotel category of your choice
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • Lunches and Dinners as specified per itinerary
  • Private Tour: Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, driver and Professional Guides

SHANGHAI (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Renaissance Yu Garden (Superior) | Swissotel Grand (Deluxe) | Peninsula Shanghai or The Waldorf Astoria (Premium)
  • Full day private sightseeing including the Bund, Yu Yuan Garden, Tiangzifang Art District, Shanghai Museum & Urban Planning Exhibition Center
  • Evening Shanghai Acrobatics Performance

BEIJING (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Park Plaza Beijing (Superior) | The Regent Beijing (Deluxe) | The Raffles Beijing (Premium)
  • Two full days of private sightseeing including the Great Wall at Mutianyu with Cable car ride, Hutongs by rickshaw, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tian’anmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven.
  • Peking Duck Dinner & evening “Legends of Kung Fu” Show

XIAN (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Sofitel Xian Renmin Square (Superior) | The Westin Xian (Deluxe) | Sofitel Legend (Premium)
  • Extensive private sightseeing of Terra Cotta Army excavation site, Yangling Tombs, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Museum and the City Wall
  • Evening tour of Night Markets at Muslim Quarters
  • Dinner & Cultural Show at Tang Dynasty Theatre

GUILIN (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Shangri-la Guilin
  • Private sightseeing in Guilin and Yangshuo including Li River Cruise
  • Cormorant Night Fishing Excursion

HONG KONG (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Royal Garden Hotel (Superior) | InterContinental Grand Stanford (Deluxe) | Peninsula Hong Kong (Premium)
  • Private Half Day Walking Tour* of Hong Kong Island with visits to Victoria Peak, Central & Western Districts via public transportation

Remarks:

1. Superior, Deluxe & Premium packages feature Deluxe, Deluxe River View, &
Horizon River View Room at Shangri-la Guilin, respectively
.

* Premium package features Private sightseeing by Mercedes Benz
in Hong Kong (in lieu of public transport).


 

Terra Cotta Warriors, Xian Vacation, China

Terra Cotta Warriors, Xian


Hong Kong Harbor, Private Tour

Hong Kong Harbor at Dusk

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Depart North America
Depart USA for Shanghai via Cathay Pacific Airways, connecting in Hong Kong.

Day 2 Shanghai
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 Shanghai
Full day city sightseeing of Shanghai features the Old Town and its Yu Garden, Urban Planning & Exhibition Center, the Bund, Shanghai Museum and the art district of Tianzifang famed for its Old Shanghai Shikumen houses in a laid back atmosphere with cobbled streets lined with art galleries, cafes and restaurants. Enjoy a Western Lunch at one of Shanghai’s exclusive restaurants located on the Bund. This evening, enjoy a breathtaking Shanghai Acrobatics Performance. (B,L)

Day 4 Shanghai
Enjoy a free day at leisure to relax, shop and explore the vibrant city of Shanghai. Optional excursions to Zhujiajiao and/or Suzhou are available upon request. (B)

Day 5 Shanghai / Beijing
Transfer to the airport for your flight or if you prefer, try the ultra-fast High Speed Train to Beijing . Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B,L)

Day 6 Beijing
Today, enjoy a full day tour of Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. This evening enjoy a traditional Peking Duck dinner followed by a fascinating “Legends of Kung Fu”. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Beijing
Today you will visit the spectacular Mutianyu section of the Great Wall with Cable Car ride. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to Beijing City and enjoy a tour of its Old Quarters (Hutongs) by rickshaw visiting a local family residence, Bell & Drum Tower. (B,L)

Day 8 Beijing / Xian
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, commence sightseeing of Yangling Tombs and City Wall (time permitting). This evening, enjoy a tour of the Night Market at Muslim Quarters. Overnight in Xian. (B)

Day 9 Xian
Today’s full-day tour includes the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di with its terra cotta army. This evening, enjoy a Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural show. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Xian / Guilin
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Cormorant Night Fishing Excursion (conditions permitting) OR Cruise on Four Lakes. Dinner is served at the hotel. (B)

Day 11 Guilin
A full day tour today features a boat cruise on the picturesque Li River. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant followed by sightseeing of Yangshuo’s beautiful countryside. Return to Guilin in the afternoon. (B,L)

Day 12 Guilin / Hong Kong
Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel by private car (driver only) for your next 3 nights’ accommodations. (B)

Day 13 Hong Kong
Enjoy a morning private walking tour via public transportation to explore Hong Kong’s Central & Western Districts. Starting with a ride on the Star Ferry, we visit Central District, the business and financial hub of Hong Kong – a glittering show of mirrored towers, multi-million dollars high-rises and designer shops. Take a tram ride up to Victoria Peak, one of Hong Kong’s must-sees offering panoramic views of the Hong Kong Harbor. Afterwards, visit a local wet market and take a ride on the historic double-decker Tramway (time permitting) before returning to your hotel by subway (MTR). Enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Note: Premium package features sightseeing by private car (Mercedes Benz) instead of by public transportation.

Day 14 Hong Kong
A full day at leisure to relax, shop and explore Hong Kong on your own. (B)

Day 15 Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight home. (B)

PRICE CHART

2017/18 Price Chart (Prices valid through March 31, 2018)
Daily Departure Land Only SFO/LAX NYC/CHI/BOS Single Supplement
January ’17 S 4,825 5,475 5,575 1,475
D 5,375 6,045 6,145 1,845
P 6,885 7,525 7,625 2,965
February S 4,755 5,425 5,525 1,425
D 5,255 5,925 6,025 1,725
P 6,975 7,645 7,745 2,965
March S 4,875 5,555 5,655 1,525
D 5,455 6,125 6,225 1,875
P 7,075 7,745 7,845 3,045
April S 4,995 5,725 5,825 1,695
D 5,445 6,175 6,275 2,045
P 7,085 7,825 7,925 3,165
May* S 4,845 5,575 5,675 1,535
D 5,325 6,045 6,145 1,925
P 7,085 7,825 7,925 3,165
June – August S 4,745 5,975 6,175 1,475
D 5,225 6,435 6,635 1,825
P 6,795 8,175 8,375 3,015
September S 4,995 5,725 5,825 1,695
D 5,395 6,375 6,475 1,975
P 7,345 8,075 8,175 3,185
October S 5,095 5,825 5,925 1,825
D 5,445 6,175 6,275 2,075
P 7,345 8,075 8,175 3,285
November S 4,995 5,725 5,825 1,695
D 5,445 6,175 6,275 2,075
P 7,245 7,975 8,075 3,205
December** S 4,795 5,525 5,625 1,475
D 5,245 5,975 6,075 1,845
P 7,115 7,845 7,945 3,085
January ’18 S 4,895 5,625 5,725 1,625
D 5,245 5,975 6,075 1,845
P 7,115 7,845 7,945 3,085
February ’18 S 4,695 5,425 5,525 1,425
D 5,095 5,825 5,925 1,885
P 7,115 7,845 7,945 3,085
March ’18 S 4,825 5,545 5,645 1,525
D 5,245 5,995 6,095 1,845
P 7,215 7,945 8,045 3,165
Tour Requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate
S = Superior | D = Deluxe | P = Premium

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy
  • Price includes all entrance fees, domestic air taxes, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Price excludes personal expenses, beverages, gratuities to guides and drivers
  • For Air & Land Option
    • U.S. & Foreign departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (Approx. $180 – subject to change)
    • When Trans-Pacific travel takes place on a weekend (Fri-Sun), add $50 per person each direction
    • *June rates apply for departures between May 24-31 (due to peak season airfares)
    • **A supplement of $400 (SFO/LAX) | $500 (NYC/CHI/BOS) applies for departures between December 10 – 31
    • For add-on fares from eligible connecting U.S. domestic cities, please refer to Connecting Cities chart.
  • Land-only price includes China Domestic Airfares
  • Holiday surcharges applies for stays in Hong Kong during Dec. 24 – Jan. 05; Feb. 8-18;
  • China visa required for entry. Not included in package. Passport must NOT expire within 6 months from end of trip.
  • All flights, hotels and land services are subject to availability at time of reservation

ACCOMMODATIONS

Renaissance Yu Garden, Shanghai Vacation

Shanghai – Renaissance Yu Garden Hotel

Swissotel Shanghai Deluxe Tour

Shanghai – Swissotel

Peninsula Shanghai, Luxury Travel

Shanghai – Peninsula Hotel

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai, Luxury Tour China

Shanghai – Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Park Plaza Beijing, private China tour

Beijing Park Plaza Hotel

Regent Beijing, China Vacation Package

Beijing – The Regent Hotel

The Raffles Hotel, Beijing Luxury Travel Package

Beijing – The Raffles Hotel

Shangri-La Guilin, China Tour Package

Guilin – Shangri-La Hotel

Xian - Sofitel on Renmin

Xian – Sofitel on Renmin

Xian Westin Hotel

Xian – The Westin

Sofitel, Xian Terracotta Tour

Xian – Sofitel Legend

Intercontinental Grand Stanford, Deluxe Hong Kong Tour

Hong Kong – Intercontinental Grand Stanford

Peninsula Hotel, Luxury Travel Hong Kong

Hong Kong – The Peninsula Hotel

Royal Garden Hotel, Hong Kong Travel Package

Hong Kong – Royal Garden Hotel


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Great Wall at Mutianyu with cable car ride
  • Hutong Tour with visit to a local family’s residence
  • “Legends of Kung Fu” Performance
  • Terra Cotta Army excavation site in Xian
  • Dinner & Cultural Show at Tang Dynasty Theatre
  • Private sightseeing in Guilin and Yangshuo including a Li River Cruise
  • Cormorant Night Fishing Excursion in Guilin
  • Private morning tour of Hong Kong including Victoria Peak, Central & Western districts
  • Evening Shanghai Acrobatics Performance

Price Starting From: $5,425


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TESTIMONIALS

“Everything from the tour guides to the hotels to the sights were top notch! We truly felt like royalty with the care we got- including when we needed to cross a busy street and were too scared to do it alone! I will definitely be recommending you and your company to anyone who goes to China.”

The Garcia Family - California

December 2011 (China)