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Heaven's Gate, Tai Mountain


Land of Confucius 15 days/13 nights
Duration 15 days (full package)
14 days (land only)
Places Visited: Beijing, Xian,Tai'an, Mount Tai, Qufu, Jinan, Hangzhou, Wuzhen, Suzhou, Shanghai
UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors, Mount Tai and Qufu, Suzhou canals and bridges
Max Group Size: 16
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"I plan to recommend your company to all my friends who are thinking of traveling to China.  Our trip was so exciting, educational and fun that I am happy to pass on all the information to anyone who asks. Thank you again for making special accommodations for our travel home  from Shanghai and all your help in preparing for our trip."

DN, Seattle, WA

• Climb the Great Wall, enter the Forbidden City, stroll through the Summer Palace and visit the Temple of Heaven
• Take a ride through a hutong, one of the old residential areas of Beijing that are fast disappearing
• Savor special meals including Peking Duck
• Attend unforgettable performances:Peking Opera (Beijing), famed acrobatic show in Shanghai and the Tang Dynasty Show in Xian
• Gaze upon the army of terracotta figures guarding the tomb of China's first emperor
• Ascend China's holiest mountain, Tai Shan, and go to the birthplace of Confucius, China's greatest sage.
• Visit ancient capital Hangzhou, famous for its many beauty spots.
• Stroll through World Heritage gardens of Suzhou and be dazzled by Shanghai's astonishing modernizations




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

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

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

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.

Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza B L D

Day 6 XIAN
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. You will also go to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda built in the 8th century to house Buddhist scriptures brought from India. 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

Fly to Jinan, capital of Shandong Province, historic home of two of China's greatest sages: Confucius and Mencius Proceed by coach to Tai'an at the foot of Sacred Tai Mountain, another of China's World Heritage sites.

Ramada Taishan Plaza B L D

After breakfast, travel by coach to Qufu, birthplace of Confucius. Visit the Confucian Temple, Confucian Mansion and Confucian Forest where the sage and more than 250,000 of his kin are buried. Return to Tai'an for the night.

Ramada Taishan Plaza B L D

In the morning, ascend Tai Mountain that looms over the town. Ordinarily this is done by cable car, but tour members may elect to walk up. The climb is an arduous one and takes five or six hours. There's a saying in China: nothing is as tough as the last 16 steps up Tai Mountain. It's true. In the afternoon, go by coach to Jinan. Man has lived in these environs for more than 4000 years attracted here by its many natural springs. You’ll go to the most famous, Baotu, as well as Daming Lake.

Zhonghua Hotel B L D

After a leisurely morning, fly to Hangzhou, capital of prosperous Zhejiang Province and once, during the Southern Song Dynasty, capital of China. Marco Polo spent some time in the city which he described as "great and nobel." According to an old Chinese saying, there's Heaven above and Suzhou and Hangzhou beneath.

Holiday Inn Hangzhou BD

Hangzhou is famous for its beautiful West Lake, subject of countless poems and paintings over China's long history. You'll have a ride on the lake to best take in the wonderful scenery. Then you'll go to Linyin Temple, one of China's oldest and most revered Buddhist temples. A stop at a tea plantation is also included in the day's activities. Zhejiang is renowned for its teas.

Holiday Inn Hangzhou B L

Today you'll travel by coach to nearby Suzhou, stopping en route at Wuzhen, one of the best preserved water towns in this region.

Garden View Hotel B L D

Today have a tour of Suzhou, visiting World Heritage gardens, canals and the Grand Canal, which once ran from Hangzhou to Beijing and is one of ancient China's greatest building accomplishments on par with the Great Wall. You'll also visit a silk factory. Late afternoon you'll travel by coach to Shanghai. Tonight, attend a performance of Shanghai's renowned acrobats.

Grand Mercure Hongqiao Hotel B L D

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.

Grand Mercure Hongqiao Hotel B L D

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.


5-star Presidential Plaza Hotel, Beijing
5-star Howard Johnson Ginmwa Plaza, Xian
Ramada Plaza Hotel, Tai'an
Zhonghao Hotel, Jinan
Holiday Inn, Hangzhou
4-star Garden View Hotel, Suzhou
5-star Grand Mercure Hongqiao, Shanghai









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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
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