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A Private China & Japan Tour – Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai, Tokyo

14 Days / 12 Nights – Tour Code (CJP)

Daily departure

Shanghai Skyline, private china and Japan tour


Our China & Tokyo Explorient program features an incredible journey to four of China’s signature destinations, followed by a sensational dose of modern-day excitement in Tokyo. With a harmonious mix of “East meets West”, each metropolis embodies its own distinctive flavor of dynamic city life, fine cuisines and vivacious entertainment.

Your unforgettable expedition to China begins with two of its greatest ancient capitals — Beijing & Xian. There, you’ll experience first-hand a few of China’s legendary landmarks and national treasures including the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Hutongs, and the infamous Terracotta Warriors. Next, proceed to Guilin, where the region’s picturesque scenery has inspired many Chinese poets and artists for centuries. Be prepared to be mesmerized by Guilin’s scenic beauty as you embark on a riverboat journey along the Li River to the artistically inspired village of Yangshuo. Finally, indulge yourself in Shanghai, an International city renowned for its fantastic shopping, tantalizing cuisines and bustling entertainment that has the world at your fingertips.

Next, Destination Tokyo: One of the most vibrant and modern cities in the world, offering a fascinating land of contrasts, an engaging combination of futuristic towers, ancient culture and stunning natural landscapes. Its contrasts between the old and the new, the traditional and modern, East and West have lured millions the world over to this mystifying kingdom.


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Economy Class Air via All Nippon Airways / UNITED from USA
  • Intra-Asia Airfares per itinerary
  • 12 nights hotel accommodations
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily, Lunches & Dinners per itinerary
  • Private Tour: Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, driver and Professional Guides (except in Tokyo where public transport will be utilized)

BEIJING (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Park Plaza Beijing (Superior) OR The Regent Beijing (Deluxe)
  • 2 full days of private sightseeing including Great Wall at Mutianyu (with cable car ride), Ming Tombs, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tian’anmen Square, and Temple of Heaven.
  • Evening Peking Duck Dinner and Legends of Kung Fu Performance

XIAN (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Sofitel Xian Renmin Square (Superior) OR The Westin Xian (Deluxe)
  • Full day private sightseeing including Terracotta Museum, City Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda & City Wall
  • Evening tour of Night Markets at Muslim Quarters
  • Evening Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural show

GUILIN (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Shangri-la Guilin*
  • Extensive sightseeing of Guilin & Yangshuo including Li River Cruise
  • Evening Cormorant Night Fishing Tour

SHANGHAI (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Renaissance Yu Garden (Superior) OR Swissotel Grand (Deluxe)
  • Evening Shanghai Acrobatics Performance
  • Full day private sightseeing including the Bund, Yu Garden Tianzifang Art District, Shanghai Museum & Jade Buddha Temple

TOKYO (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Grand Nikko Daiba (Superior) OR Cerulean Tower Hotel (Deluxe)
  • Private walking tour of Tokyo City via Public Transport

 

*Deluxe package features Deluxe River View Room at Shangri-la Guilin


Mt Fuji, Japan Vacation

Mount Fuji, Tokyo, Japan


Tokyo Imperial Palace, Japan Tour

Himeji Castle, Japan

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Depart North America
Depart USA for Beijing via All Nippon Airways / UNITED, connecting in Tokyo.

Day 2 Arrive /Beijing
Upon arrival and after clearing customs, be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 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. This evening, enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner followed by the Legends of Kung Fu Show. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Beijing
Today’s full day tour includes the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square. (B,L)

Day 5 Beijing / Xian
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, commence brief city sightseeing as time permits before transferring to your hotel. This evening (time permitting), enjoy a stroll through the colorful Night Markets at Muslim Quarters . (B)

Day 6 Xian
Today’s full-day tour includes the City Museum, the City Wall and the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di, home of the infamous Terra-cotta Warriors. Tonight enjoy a Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural show. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Xian / Guilin
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, commence sightseeing of the city (time permitting) before transferring to your hotel. This evening, enjoy an International Buffet Dinner at your hotel followed by a Cormorant Night Fishing tour along the Li River (time permitting). (B,D)

Day 8 Guilin (Li River Cruise / Yangshuo)
Today’s unforgettable journey takes you on a cruise down the majestic Li River to the charming, western-inspired artisan village of Yangshuo. Enjoy sightseeing of Yangshuo and its surrounding area before returning to Guilin in the afternoon. (B,L)

Day 9 Guilin / Shanghai
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 10 Shanghai
A full day tour takes you to Shanghai’s Old Town and its Yu Garden, Urban Planning Exhibition Center (or Jade Buddha Temple), Shanghai Museum, Art District of Tianzifang. Enjoy a Chinese or Western Lunch at one of the Bund’s exclusive restaurants. This evening, enjoy a breathtaking Shanghai Acrobatics Performance. (B,L)

Day 11 Shanghai / Tokyo
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Tokyo. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel by private reserved taxi for your next 3 nights’ accommodations. (B)

Day 12 Tokyo
This morning, enjoy a private walking tour of Tokyo with visits to the bustling Tsukiji Fish Market, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Sensoji Temple and the colorful Nakamise Shopping Street. Afternoon free at leisure. (B)

Day 13 Tokyo
Full day at leisure to relax, shop and explore Tokyo and/or neighboring towns (Kamakura, Yokohama, Kawagoe, etc.) on your own. Optional tours are available upon request. (B)

Day 14 Return Home
Transfer to the airport by private taxi 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 Single Supplement
January – February ’17 S 4,825 6,275 6,425 6,425 1,325
D 5,125 6,575 6,725 6,725 1,675
March S 4,875 6,325 6,475 6,475 1,375
D 5,325 6,775 6,925 6,925 1,685
April S 4,875 6,425 6,575 6,575 1,485
D 5,225 6,775 6,925 6,925 1,795
May S 4,875 6,425 6,575 6,525 1,485
D 5,325 6,825 6,975 6,975 1,795
June – August S 4,785 6,685 6,835 6,835 1,375
D 5,135 7,035 7,185 7,185 1,685
September – October S 4,875 6,425 6,525 6,525 1,485
D 5,225 6,775 6,925 6,925 1,785
November S 4,875 6,425 6,525 6,525 1,485
D 5,225 6,775 6,925 6,925 1,785
December* S 4,725 6,275 6,375 6,325 1,325
D 5,075 6,625 6,775 6,775 1,585
January – February ’18 S 4,725 6,275 6,375 6,375 1,325
D 5,075 6,625 6,775 6,775 1,585
March ’18 S 4,795 6,345 6,445 6,445 1,395
D 5,225 6,775 6,925 6,925 1,675
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 Tokyo and China)
  • Holiday surcharges at hotels apply 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.
    • U.S. & Foreign departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (Approx. $450 – 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.
    • *Peak season airfare supplement of $500 applies for departures between December 14-26
  • A visa is required for China. NOT included in package. Passport must be valid at least 6 months from date of trip return
  • All flights, hotels and land services are subject to availability

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Park Plaza - China Private Family Tour

Beijing Park Plaza Hotel

Private China, Beijing Tour at the Regent

Beijing – The Regent Hotel

Xian - Sofitel on Renmin

Xian – Sofitel on Renmin

Xian Westin Hotel

Xian – The Westin

Shanghai - Renaissance Yu Garden Hotel

Shanghai – Renaissance Yu Garden Hotel

SwissotelShanghai_T

Shanghai – Swissotel

Tokyo - Grand Pacific Hotel

Tokyo – Grand Pacific Hotel

Tokyo Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

Tokyo Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

Tokyo - ANA Intercontinental Hotel

Tokyo – ANA Intercontinental Hotel

Guilin - Shangri-La Hotel

Guilin – Shangri-La Hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private Tokyo City Tour visiting Tsukiji Fish Market, Meiji Shrine & Sensoji Temple
  • Excursion to the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall of China
  • Tour of Beijing’s Old Quarters by Rickshaw
  • Evening “Legends of Kung Fu” Performance
  • Tour of Terracotta Army excavation site in Xian
  • Li River Cruise & Yangshuo countryside Tour
  • Evening Shanghai Acrobatics Show

Price Starting From: $5,345


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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)