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A China & Japan Tour – Tokyo, Kyoto, Beijing, Xian, Shanghai

15 Days / 13 Nights – Tour Code (JCB)

Daily departure

Golden Pavilion Kyoto, Luxury Travel Japan and China


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 OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Economy Class Air via All Nippon Airways / UNITED from USA
  • All air & ground transportation per itinerary
  • 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 | Courtyard Marriott Ginza (Superior) OR ANA InterContinental (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)

  • 2 nights at Hotel Monterey (Superior) OR Hotel Okura | Westin Miyako (Deluxe)
  • Full-day excursion of Kyoto and Nara with lunch (Join tour)

BEIJING (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Park Plaza Beijing (Superior) OR The Regent 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


Shanghai Skyline, Private China Tour

Shanghai Skyline, China

 

Cherry Blossom, Japan Tour and Vacation

Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto, Japan

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Depart North America
Depart USA for Tokyo via All Nippon Airways / UNITED

Day 2 Arrive Tokyo
Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel by private reserved taxi for your next 3 nights’ accommodations.

Day 3 Tokyo
A morning tour includes the Imperial Palace Plaza, Tokyo Tower and Asakusa Kannon Temple. Afternoon at leisure. (B) ***Tour Operates on join basis***

Day 4 Tokyo
Full day free at leisure to explore Tokyo on your own. (B)

Day 5 Hakone/Kyoto
Motorcoach to Mt. Fuji, then on to Hakone. Sightseeing includes the Owakudani valley and a cruise on Lake Ashi. This afternoon take a bullet train to Kyoto. (B,L) ***Tour Operates on join basis***

Day 6 Kyoto
Morning city tour of Kyoto includes Golden Pavilion and Nijo Castle. After lunch proceed to Nara, visiting Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Shrine and Deer Park. (B,L) ***Tour Operates on join basis***

Day 7 Kyoto / Beijing
Transfer to the airport by minibus for your flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 8 Beijing
A full-day city tour today visits the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square. Tonight enjoy a Peking Duck dinner followed by a spectacular Legends of Kung Fu Performance. (B,L,D)

Day 9 Beijing
Today 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 10 Beijing/Xian
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, commence city sightseeing of the City Wall and City Museum (time permitting) before transferring to your hotel. This evening (time permitting), enjoy a stroll through the colorful Night Markets at Muslim Quarters . (B)

Day 11 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. Tonight enjoy a Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural show. (B,L,D)

Day 12 Xian / Shanghai
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 13 Shanghai
A full day tour visiting the Old Town and its Yu Garden, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Shanghai Museum and Tianzifang Art District. Lunch is served at one of Shanghai’s exclusive restaurants located on The Bund. This evening, enjoy a breathtaking Shanghai Acrobatics Performance. (B,L)

Day 14 Shanghai
Full day free at leisure to shop or explore Shanghai on your own. (B)

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


PRICE CHART

2015/16 Air and Land Price Chart (Prices valid through March 31, 2016)
Daily Departure Land Only SFO/LAX NYC CHI Single Supplement
January – February ’15 S 4,895 6,245 6,345 6,545 1,495
D 5,445 6,795 6,945 6,995 1,915
March S 4,925 6,275 6,375 6,575 1,645
D 5,475 6,775 6,875 7,075 1,925
April S 4,925 6,375 6,475 6,525 1,675
D 5,445 6,895 6,995 7,045 1,935
May S 4,895 6,495 6,595 6,645 1,675
D 5,425 7,025 7,125 7,175 1,935
June S 4,875 6,725 6,825 6,875 1,675
D 5,395 7,245 7,345 7,395 1,895
July – August S 4,845 6,795 6,895 6,945 1,625
D 5,345 7,295 7,395 7,445 1,845
September – November S 4,935 6,285 6,385 6,435 1,695
D 5,445 6,795 6,895 7,095 1,975
December* ’15 – February ’16 S 4,775 6,125 6,225 6,275 1,565
D 5,395 6,745 6,895 6,945 1,915
March ’16 S 4,845 6,195 6,295 6,345 1,605
D 5,425 6,725 6,825 7,025 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

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Tokyo - Grand Pacific Hotel

Tokyo – Grand Pacific Hotel

Tokyo - Marriott Courtyard at Ginza

Tokyo – Marriott Courtyard at Ginza

Tokyo - ANA Intercontinental Hotel

Tokyo – ANA Intercontinental Hotel

Kyoto - Westin Miyako Resort

Kyoto – Westin Miyako Resort

Kyoto - Hotel Monterey

Kyoto – Hotel Monterey

Kyoto - Hotel Okura

Kyoto – Hotel Okura

Park Plaza - China Private Family Tour

Beijing Park Plaza Hotel

Private China, Beijing Tour at the Regent

Beijing – The Regent Hotel

 

Xian - China Private Tour

Xian – Golden Flower by Shangri-La

Xian, China, Private Tours & Vacations

Xian – Shangri-La Hotel

Shanghai - Renaissance Yu Garden Hotel

Shanghai – Renaissance Yu Garden Hotel

SwissotelShanghai_T

Shanghai – Swissotel

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Full day of tour of Mt. Fuji and Hakone
  • Bullet Train ride between Hakone & Kyoto
  • Full day excursion of UNESCO Kyoto and Nara
  • Tour of the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall
  • Tour of Beijing’s Old Quarters (Hutongs) by rickshaw
  • “Legends of Kung Fu” Performance
  • Terra Cotta Army excavation site in Xian
  • Dinner & Cultural Show at Tang Dynasty Theatre
  • Evening Shanghai Acrobatics Performance

Price Starting From: $6,245




 

TESTIMONIALS

“It was a wonderful experience to have a private tour. The guides and drivers were very good and helpful! The trip was exactly what we had planned.”

Toni Saychek & Family, New York

July 2012 (Japan)