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Photo10 Days: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Suzhou

Tour Overview:
Ancient glory meets the dynamism of modern China in this exciting Beijing to Shanghai itinerary. You’ll visit the highlights of history including the Great Wall and Forbidden Palace followed by the amazing Terra Cotta Warriors and finally Shanghai and the entrancing “Venice of the East,” Suzhou.

Day 1 - Arrive Beijing
Arrive in Beijing the capital of the People’s Republic of China. You are welcomed at the airport and escorted to the hotel.

Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Hutong Tour
Start your tour this morning with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world and the Forbidden City, the 250- acre palace containing more than 9,000 rooms. Closed to the common people for centuries, it was only opened to the public in 1949. Later enjoy Beijing’s hutongs tour by Rickshaws including a visit to a local home. The hutongs, or ancient city alleys were built as part of a city building plan that followed the etiquette systems of the Zhou dynasty, which had specific protocols regarding how residential areas should be set up. (BL)

Day 3 - Great Wall Excursion & Summer Palace
Visit the Great wall, stopping en route at the Bird’s Nest & Water Cube for a picture stop. The Great Wall, built 2,300 years ago and extending 3,750 miles, can be seen from space! Afternoon explore the Summer Palace, the retreat of China’s royal families for over 2,000 years. Tonight enjoy Peking Opera and a traditional Peking Duck dinner. (BLD)

Day 4 – Temple of Heaven & Lama Temple / Xian
In the morning visit the Temple of Heaven, possibly the country’s most popular symbol and the Lama Temple, considered as the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China. Later fly to Xian, once the largest city in the world. Xian was the national capital for eleven Chinese dynasties and a major link between Asia and Europe. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. (BL)

Day 5 - Terra Cotta Warriors
Xian captured the interest of the world in 1974 with the discovery of the astonishing third-century BC burial sites of the first emperor to unite China, Qin Shi Huangdi. Visit the archaeological site to see thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors, which have been standing guard over the Imperial Tomb for 2,000 years and the the ceramics & pottery workshop. Enjoy a Noodle making demonstration followed by lunch. Afternoon, visit the ancient Shaanxi provincial Museum. In the evening, enjoy dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty Show. (BLD)

Day 6 - Xian / Shanghai
Morning visit the Big Wide Goose Pagoda Temple and the Ancient City Wall. Afternoon fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. (BL)

Day 7 - Shanghai Sightseeing
Your morning tour of Shanghai includes a visit to Yuyuan Garden and the Old town. Afternoon visit the Shanghai Museum and the Bund, a wide, tree-lined avenue along the Huangpu River and Tianzifang Artist area, famous for small craft stores, coffee shops, trendy art studios and narrow alleys. Evening enjoy a performance by the famous Chinese acrobats. (BD)

Day 8 – Suzhou Sightseeing
Enjoy your visit to Suzhou today by high speed train. Suzhou, often called the “Venice of the East” for its network of waterways and canals crossed by 300 graceful bridges dates back to the Ming Dynasty. Visit the Garden of Master of Nets and the Silk Spinning factory. Ride on the Grand Canal, China’s ancient commercial waterway. Later return to Shanghai. (BL)

Day 9 - Shanghai
Day at leisure to relax and pursue independent activities. (B)

Day 10 - Shanghai / Home
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)

Untitled Spreadsheet
2017
Arrive in Beijing on Wednesday;
Departs Shanghai on Friday
Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Apr, May & Nov $1,975 $2,675
Jun, July & Aug $1,895 $2,520
Sep & Oct $2,020 $2,765
Dec'16 - Mar'18 $1,815 $2,355
First departure: Apr 05, 2017
Last departure: Mar 14, 2018
Blackout Dates - Sep 27 - Oct 06, 2017 & Feb 14-23, 2018
2016
Arrive in Beijing on Wednesday;
Departs Shanghai on Friday
Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Dec'16 - Mar'17 $1,790 $2,250
First departure: Apr 06, 2016
Last departure: Mar 15, 2017
Sold Out Dates: Sep 07, Sep 28, Oct 12, 2016
Hotels
Beijing
Capital Hotel
Xian
Days Hotel & Suite Xinxing Xian
Shanghai
Sunrise on The Bund Hotel
SITA Exclusive:
As a guest of SITA, you will receive an Asian cookbook as a souvenir of your unforgettable journey to China.
 
Inclusions & Highlights:
• First-class accommodations with private facilities
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner as specified
• Arrival & departure transfers
• All sightseeing as per the itinerary
• Local English-speaking guides
• Entrance fees to monuments and cultural events
• Internal flights – Beijing / Xian / Shanghai
• Domestic airport tax and fuel surcharge.
• Baggage handling
• Great Wall
• Visit to a local home
• Terra Cotta Warriors
• Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show
• Chinese Acrobat show.
• Visit to a Watertown
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