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Gate of Heavenly Peace, Forbidden City, Beijing

China in 8 days (8 days/6 nights)
Duration 8 days (full package)
7 days (land only)
Places Visited: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai
UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors
Max Group Size: 16
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Route map, China in 8 days

HIGHLIGHTS
• Climb the Great Wall, enter the Forbidden City, stroll through the Summer Palace and visit the Temple of Heaven
• Savor special meals including Peking Duck and dumplings
• Attend a Peking Opera (Beijing), Tang Dynasty Show in Xian and famed acrobatic show in Shanghai
• Gaze upon the army of terracotta figures guarding the tomb of China's first emperor
• Tour Shanghai and marvel at its modernizations

INFORMATION

 

ITINERARY

Days 1-2
Your journey takes you over Canada, Alaska, parts of eastern Russia and Japan. You'll lose a day crossing the International Date Line. You arrive at Beijing's Capital Airport in the afternoon. You'll be met and taken to your hotel.

Presidential Plaza

Day 3 BEIJING
After a hearty breakfast (all breakfasts are buffet style with Western and Chinese menu choices), enjoy a tour of the Chinese capital, starting with Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the city’s two most important sites. Tiananmen means the Gate of Heavenly Peace and the square in front is the largest in the world. Chairman Mao still dominates the square 34 years after his death, with his giant portrait at the north end and his mausoleum at the south. Behind imposing red walls is the Forbidden City, a vast collection of buildings reputed to comprise 9,999 rooms. It was home to emperors of both the Ming and Qing dynasties — a span of more than 500 years. Afternoon enjoy a ride through one of Beijing’s old residential sections called hutongs, which are fast disappearing as the city modernizes. Remainder of day at leisure. Tonight enjoy Peking Duck, a local specialty.

Presidential Plaza B L D

Day 4 BEIJING
Today you’ll go to the Great Wall, China’s best-known heritage site. The wall extends thousands of kilometers across northern China and is actually a collection of walls built over two millennia. The section of wall you’ll be visiting rises and falls along the ridges of the Yin and Yan Mountains at Mutianyu, a two-hour coach ride north of the city.  After lunch, you’ll go to the Summer Palace, once a favorite haunt of the Empress Dowager Cixi, de facto ruler of China until her death in 1908. Tonight enjoy a performance of traditional Chinese opera. The tales are drawn from China’s rich history and include myths and age-old traditions.

Presidential Plaza B L D


Day 5 BEIJING/XIAN
In the morning visit the beautifully symmetrical Temple of Heaven. It was here emperors would troop in splendid procession each year to render homage to Heaven and pray for a good harvest, communing with Heaven from a stone altar. The temple’s exquisite blue glazed dome is a defining symbol of the capital.  Afternoon fly to Xian, capital of Shaanxi Province and one of China’s most storied cities. Stop at the City Wall, one of the most complete and best preserved in China. In the evening dine on dumplings, a local specialty, and attend a glittering performance of song and dance from the Tang Dynasty, 1300 years ago, when Xian, then called Chang’an, was capital of China and one of the grandest cities in the world.

Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza B L D

Day 6 XIAN/SHANGHAI
Today you'll visit the amazing display of terracotta figures guarding the vast tomb of China's first emperor. This extraordinary treasure was discovered 34 years ago by some farmers digging a well, although its existence had been rumored for centuries in legends. Evening fly to Shanghai.

Grand Mercure Hongqiao Hotel B L D

Day 7 SHANGHAI
Enjoy a tour of China’s most populous city and commercial hub. You’ll go to the modern Shanghai Museum, one of the best in China, stroll on the waterfront Bund, where Western traders set up shop in the 19th and 20th centuries, and visit beautiful Yu Garden, a fine example of private garden dating back 400 years. A camellia found there was said to have been planted by the original owner. Evening attend a performance of Shanghai acrobats.

Grand Mercure Hongqiao Hotel B L D

Day 8 SHANGHAI/HOME
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home OR extend your stay in Shanghai or exit through Hong Kong. Ask us for details.

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Accommodations
5-star Presidential Plaza Hotel, Beijing
5-star Howard Johnson Ginmwa Plaza, Xian
4-star Garden View Hotel, Suzhou
5-star Grand Mercure Hongqiao, Shanghai

 

"When one is in China, one is compelled to think about her with compassion always, with despair sometimes, and with discrimination and understanding very rarely. For one either loves or hates China.

Lin Yutang, My Country, My People

 

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Prices are in Canadian dollars per person based on double occupancy
Full package departs from Vancouver, BC Add-on airfares other cities click here
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If you are taking the Land Only package, you might want to consider coming to Beijing a day or two early. We'd be happy to arrange additional nights at your hotel for you.
Add-On Airfares
Victoria $150
Edmonton, Calgary $250
Regina, Winnipeg $380
Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal $425
Halifax $550
Seattle,Portland $150
For other cities please contact us

 

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