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China Family Spectacular Tour B - Chengdu, Pandas, Great Wall, Terracotta

A Private China Tour – Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai, Zhujiajiao

13 Days / 11 Nights – Tour Code (CFB)

Private Tour – Daily departure

Shanghai Skyline, Luxury China Family Tour


Designed specifically for families, this action-packed journey to China combines culture, history and great family fun to bring you the holiday experience of a lifetime! This meticulous planned itinerary features two of China’s greatest ancient capitals, a visit to the world-renowned Panda Research & Breeding Center in Chengdu, and touching down on one the planet’s top entertainment Meccas.

Your introduction to China begins in Beijing, where the opportunity of a glimpse into China’s magnificent three thousand year history awaits. You will visit legendary landmarks such as The Forbidden City, Ming Tombs, The Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and of course, the Great Wall of China — all with the convenience and comfort of China’s modern day infrastructure, personalized service and superb accommodations. A short flight then takes you to Xian, the beautiful ancient capital for over 1,000 years of 13 dynasties, and home of the legendary Terracotta Warriors – an archaeological gem that has inspired millions from across the globe.

Next, we take you to Chengdu in Sichuan Province famous for its natural beauty and Panda inhabitance. Here you will have an opportunity to see Pandas in action as well as to visit the world’s oldest irrigation system at Dujiang Weir built over two thousand years ago. We then take you to the ultra-modern metropolis of Shanghai where you have the world virtually at your finger tips. In addition to all the great sites in Shanghai, we visit the ancient water-town of Zhujiajiao, forever known for its beautiful canals, local markets and traditional setting. Finally your farewell to China is greeted with an awe-inspiring ride on the planets fastest, and one-and-only MagLev Train. A futuristic marvel with a magnetic levitation system that propels a train with no wheels, wings or engine at a top speed exceeding 300 mph. But don’t blink — there is a lot to be missed with a bat of an eye!

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Economy Class air via Cathay Pacific Airways from USA
  • All China Domestic Airfares
  • 11 nights hotel accommodations per itinerary
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • Other lunches & dinners per itinerary
  • Private Tour: Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, driver and professional guides

BEIJING (4 nights)

  • 4 nights at Park Plaza Beijing
  • Half day private Hutong Tour and luncheon with local family
  • Full day private Great Wall at Mutianyue with cable car ride and Ming Tombs Tour
  • Full day private Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven Tour
  • Evening “Legends of Kung Fu” Performance

XIAN (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Sofitel Xian Renmin Square
  • 1 Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural show
  • Full day private Tour to Terracotta Army excavation site, Yangling Tombs, City Museum, and City Wall

CHENGDU (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Sofitel Chengdu
  • Extensive private sightseeing of Panda Research & Breeding Center and Dujianyan Irrigation System / Sanxingdui Museum

SHANGHAI (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Renaissance Yu Garden
  • Full day private sightseeing including the Bund, Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Museum & Urban Planning Exhibition Center
  • Half Day private excursion to the ancient water-town of Zhujiajiao
  • Evening Shanghai Acrobatics Performance


Zhujiajiao, Private China tour for families

Zhujiajiao at Night


 

Giant Panda, Chengdu private Tour

The Giant Panda, Chengdu Panda Base

TOUR ITINERARY

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

Day 2 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival and after clearing customs, be met and transferred to your hotel for your next 4 nights’ accommodations.

Day 3 Beijing
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch with local family in Hutong followed by a Rickshaw ride around Beijing’s old quarters. (B,L)

Day 4 Beijing
Today’s full day tour includes the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square. This evening, enjoy a Peking Duck dinner followed by the breath-taking “Legends of Kung Fu” Performance. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Beijing
Today you will visit the spectacular and less crowded Mutianyu section of the Great Wall with Cable Car ride, followed by a tour of the Ming Tombs in the afternoon. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. (B,L)

Day 6 Beijing / Xian
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, commence city sightseeing (time permitting) before transferring to your hotel. (B)

Day 7 Xian
Today’s full-day tour includes the City Museum, City Wall and the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di, home of the infamous Terracotta Warriors. Tonight enjoy a Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural show. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Xian / Chengdu
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival, commence sightseeing to the world-renowned Panda Breeding & Research Center. Also known as the “Panda Base”, it was specially designed to imitate the pandas’ natural habitat, making it suitable for breeding. The Center cares also for other rare and endangered wild animals covering an area of 92 acres Giant pandas, lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white storks as well as over 20 species of rare animals are fed and bred there throughout the year. Afterwards, visit Jin Li Street and enjoy a leisurely stroll along its colorful cobblestone marketplace lined with shops, tea houses and restaurants. Check-in and enjoy an International Buffet Dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 9 Chengdu
Today enjoy a full day sightseeing of Dujiang Weir followed by a visit of Mt. Qingcheng. The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is a historical Chinese irrigation system, and the world’s first, constructed around 250 BC and remains operational today. This irrigation system diverts part of the Minjiang River into an aqueduct leading to Chengdu. In order to build this irrigation system, it was necessary to cut a path through the mountains on the bank of the Minjiang River. After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed to Mt. Qingchen famous for its natural scenery and its Taoist temple. Return to Chengdu in the afternoon. (B,L) ***Note: Dujiangyan may be substituted for with Sanxingdui Museum****

Day 10 Chengdu / Shanghai
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 11 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 12 Shanghai (Zhujiajiao)
This morning, enjoy a visit to the beautiful water-town of Zhujiajiao with Sampan Ride through its spectacular canals. Located in a suburb of Shanghai. This tranquil small town boasts a history of more than 1700 years. The little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. Endowed with another elegant name – ‘Pearl Stream’ – the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached remind the visitor how folks have carried on in this timeless environ for centuries. Return to Shanghai and enjoy the balance of the afternoon at your leisure. (B)

Day 13 Return Home
Transfer to the airport by MavLev Train, the word’s fastest train with speeds of 430 km/h for your 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 3,685 4,875 4,975 1,275
February 3,685 4,875 4,975 1,275
March 3,805 4,925 5,025 1,245
April – May* 3,825 4,875 4,975 1,275
June 3,675 5,175 5,375 1,145
July – August 3,675 5,175 5,375 1,145
September – November 3,827 4,875 4,975 1,285
December* – February ’18 3,625 4,675 4,775 1,105
March ’18 3,745 4,795 4,875 1,225
Tour Requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate

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) 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
  • 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

Park Plaza Beijing, Family Tour China

Beijing Park Plaza Hotel

Xian - Sofitel on Renmin

Xian – Sofitel on Renmin Square

Sofitel Wanda, Panda tour and Chengdu Vacation

Chengdu – Sofitel Wanda Hotel

Renaissance Shanghai, private tour China

Shanghai – Renaissance Yu Garden Hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Great Wall at Mutianyu by cable car
  • 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 tour of Panda Research & Breeding Center and Dujianyan Irrigation System
  • Private excursion to the ancient water-town of Zhujiajiao
  • Evening Shanghai Acrobatics Performance

Price Starting From: $4,675


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TESTIMONIALS

“Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our vacation in Asia. Everything turned out the way we had hoped for. The hotels were excellent, the Shangri-La chain is now one of our favorites!”

Iglesias Family - Florida.

July 2012 (Japan & China)