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10 China Tours

4 days / 3 nights

Day 1 - Taipei (L/D)
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Taipei City. Taipei city is Taiwan's largest city as well as its economic, political, and cultural center. It is a modern cosmopolitan metropolis with a lively and diversified face, filled with exuberance. Stops will be made at National Palace Museum, Martyrs’ Shrine, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Lungshan Temple and the Taipei 101 Shopping Mall and Observatory. Stay overnight in Taipei.

Hotel: Shangri-La Taipei (5*) or similar

Day 2 - Taipei/ Yehliu/ Chiufen/ Pingxi/ Taipei(B/L/D)
This morning’s tour will take you to the Northern Coast. Begin your visit at Yehliu Park.Yehliu is famous for its natural rocks formations, which are an amazing array of artistic shapes created by erosion and other natural forces. Among the rocks, the queen’s head is one of the most famous one.

Later, proceed to Chiufen Village. The villages of Chiufen were once centers of gold mining in Taiwan. The gold is gone, but these quaint old villages, built of closely packed houses clinging to steep mountainsides, continue to offer enchanting scenery and fascinating glimpses into the lifestyles of the past.

We will then proceed to Pingxi, the small town is just alongside highway 106, a narrow back road that runs between southern Taipei. The small town is famous for it’s releasing of the Flying Lantern. You will have the opportunity to experience flying lantern releasing in this small town. Afterward, drive back to Taipei city for overnight stay.

Hotel: Shangri-La Taipei (5*) or similar

Day 3 - Taipei / Sanxia / Yingge / Taipei (B/L/D)
This morning, you will visit the old Taipei with stops at Lin An Tai Historical House & Museum, which was built during the Ching Dynasty in 1783. Then you will visit Pao An Temple, built more than 230 years ago, making it one of the island’s oldest temples. It contains many ornate and intricate carvings. Then, we will drive to Sanxia, about 22 km southwest of Taipei. Sanxia is a bustling town with narrow, winding streets and brick buildings at least a century old. The main attraction is the Tsu Shih (Divine Ancestor) Temple, built in honor of Sung Dynasty loyalist, Cheng Chao-ying.

After visiting Sanxia, a short trip to the lush countryside southwest of Taipei brings you to Yingko where hand-painted replicas of elegant Ming (1368-1644) and Ching (1644-1911) vases are produced. The small town is Taiwan’s pottery center and its narrow streets are lined with shops selling everything from earthenware tea sets to delicate statues.

Hotel: Shangri-La Taipei (5*) or similar

Day 4 - Depart (B)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and and depart for a city tour. Then transfer to Taoyuan Int'l Airport for your onward flight.

               
    2016          
               
    Daily Arrivals DblOcc SglOcc      
    Jan 1 - Sep 30 $1,990 $2,760      
               
    Some blackout dates apply. Prices are based on a minimum of 2 travelers.      
 
Inclusions & highlights:
  • 3 nights hotel based on twin sharing with daily breakfast
  • English speaking guide during sightseeing
  • Tour insurance in Taiwan
  • Entrance tickets as applicable
  • Private transfer with air conditioned coach
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
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