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November 2017 (12-day China Immersion Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze Three Gorges - Shanghai)

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Beijing and Shanghai for SeniorsTour Name:         Beijing and Shanghai for Seniors
Tour Code:          M14D229
Duration:            6 Days & 5 Nights
Destination:        Beijing, Shanghai
Features:            This tour is specially designed for seniors who prefer to meet the local people, learn about the local culture after visiting the Must-See sites. You will enjoy yourselves in Beijing, China's capital and Shanghai, the cosmopolitan city.
Departure Date:
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Tour Price:          From $ P.P

Trip Summary

Detailed Itinerary

Dates & Prices

 Tour Dates

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Meals

 Accommodation

 Day01

 Beijing 

Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel.  N/A

 Jianguo Hotel Beijing

Day02

 Beijing 

Full day visit Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Temple of Heaven. B, L

 Jianguo Hotel Beijing

 Day03

 Beijing 

Full day visit Badaling Great Wall   Ming Tombs. At night enjoy a Peking Duck Banquet Dinner. B, L, SD

 Jianguo Hotel Beijing

 Day04

 Beijing

In the morning, visit Hutong Tours in Rickshaw  and  Summer Palace, Chinese calligraphy /or painting learning. B, L

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

 Day05

Beijing / Shanghai

Transfer to airport and fly to Shanghai. Met with and visit Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden. B,L

The Bund Hotel

 Day06

Shanghai

Take a boat cruise on the Huangpu River, experience the life of an ordinary Shanghai resident at Caoyang New Village, enjoy leisure time at Xintiandi. B, L

The Bund Hotel

 Day07

Shanghai

Transferred to airport for your departure flight. Trip ends. B

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Day01 Arrival Beijing
Today you arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Greeted and received by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Beijing. The rest of day is at your own disposal.


Day02 Beijing (B, L)TianAnMen Square Beijing
Enjoy your buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today you will have a day guided tour to explore Beijing. This morning the tour begins with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, located in the southern part of Beijing, and has been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors, and is the largest one in Beijing among several royal altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon and other deities or symbolic forces of Nature. Then you will take a walking in the iconic Tiananmen Square, which is probably the biggest one of its kind in the world. From here you will go on to the Forbidden City (also known officially as the Imperial Palace Museum ) was commissioned by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Yong Le. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700's and on wards. The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and is now a major tourist attraction in China. The total area of the complex is 183 acres, so it takes quite a while to walk through, especially if you want to have a close look at everything. All together there are 9,999 1/2 rooms in the Museum, not all of which can be visited. 


Day03 Beijing (B, L)Great Wall of China
This morning you will head to the Great Wall of China at Badaling. The Great Wall, like the Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and the Hanging Garden of Babylon, is one of the great wonders of the world. Starting out in the east on the banks of the Yalu Rivers in Liaoning Province, the Great Wall stretches westwards for 12,700km to Jiayuguan in the Bobi Desert, thus known as the Ten Thousand Li Wall in China. The lunch today will be arranged at a good restaurant at the foot of the Great Wall. In the afternoon you will visit the Ming Tomb. Composed of memorial archway, ornamental pillar, and stele pavilion ornamental etc, the Sacred Way is a long path that leads you to the Ming Tomb. It was thought to have leaded the emperors' souls to enter heaven. The Ming Tomb is the burial site of 13 out of 17 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Being the last resting place of 13 emperors, it is also called as Thirteen Tombs by Chinese. Transferred back Beijing and enjoy your Peking Roast Duck Banquet Dinner.


Day04 Beijing (B, L)Hutong Tours in Beijing
This morning you will take a unique Hutong tour by a rickshaw to discover the old residential area of Beijing. Hutongs are closely associated with individual four-sided courtyard in which people live. Most Hutongs are running east west for the local dwellers to procure the sunlight. Afterwards you will visit the Summer Palace. Located at the northwest suburb of Beijing, the Summer Palace was originally a royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty, Its predecessor was the Garden of Clear Ripples (Qingyiyuan) started in 1750 and burned down by the British and French allied troops in 1860. In 1886, Empress Dowager Cixi used navy outlays and other funds in the reconstruction and renamed the park as Summer Palace in 1888.The Summer Palace in northwest suburban Beijing is the largest and most complete imperial garden existing in China. In the afternoon you will be transferred to a local school for the elderly, and will be arranged to attend one class either about Chinese calligraphy or Chinese painting. Most of the students are well into their 70s and 80s. You will be taught by a professor in helping you draw Chinese painting or writing Chinese calligraphy. Here at the class, through the people to people contact and cultural exchange, you will widen your vision and enrich your life. Drawing tools like brush, ink, paper, and ink-grind are provided.

 
Day05 Beijing / Shanghai (B, L)The Bund Shanghai
This morning you will be transferred to airport and fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival you will be met and drive to the city. You will visit the Jade Buddha Temple. As Shanghai's most popular temple with visitors, the Jade Buddha complex has an exceedingly short history, having been completed in 1918, but it exudes a powerful potion of thick incense, flashy decorations, and a dark, seedy atmosphere that makes it seem centuries older. Then you will continue to visit Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan garden is the most famous garden in south China and decorated with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. Later in the afternoon your guide will take you to the Oriental Pearl Tower where you may have a stunning skyline of the townscape Shanghai.


Day06  Shanghai (B, L)XiTianDi Shanghai
In the morning you will take a boat cruise on the Huangpu River. The river cruise is one of the best ways to see both old and new Shanghai. Then you will experience the life of an ordinary Shanghai resident at Caoyang New Village. As the first village opened to the outside world, it has welcomed more than 10 million foreign guests from 155 countries and regions. Today the village has a considerable reputation. In the afternoon you will enjoy leisure time at Xintiandi, an urban tourist attraction that holds the historical and cultural legacies of the city. Shanghai Xin Tian Di is a fashionable pedestrian street composed of Shikumen and modern architecture style. Transfer back your hotel later in the afternoon.


Day07 Depart Shanghai (B)
Your guide and driver will transfer you to airport according to your flight schedule. End of your China travel.



Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
01).
All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a local English speaking guide in each city (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
08). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

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