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    Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai

    Please note: Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic conditions and other unforeseen occurrences.
    All optional excursions and evening entertainment are excluded from the package.

    • DAY1-2 / Beijing Arrival

      Your China holiday will begin with an international flight to Beijing. Upon arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel to prepare for your tour tomorrow.


      Today you may choose to explore the city of Beijing at your own pace. Alternatively, you can join a selection of optional tours with our experienced local guide.

      Today’s optional tours:
      Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City- Set out with your trip leader to discover Beijing’s imperial treasures. Stand in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and
      grandest public plazas in the world before progressing on to the Forbidden City. Enter the imposing walls of the Forbidden City, once the exclusive domain of the Ming Dynasty, for an exclusive tour through this vast complex of courtyards and lanes. If time permits, the tour guide could recommend some optional tours to give you an even better experience!


      Today, you will travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. Once on top of this ancient defensive structure, you’ll find that some sections are quite steep, but the views are magnificent, and the experience is truly unforgettable. You will then learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing. Before returning to your hotel, experience the oriental foot massage at a traditional Chinese medical centre where you will learn about alternative treatments for illness and have the chance to consult a Chinese Medical professional.

    • DAY 5 / BEIJING - Hangzhou

      In the morning, you will visit  the Temple of Heaven and practice the martial art of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an internal martial art system which places emphasis on the development and control of Chi energy (consciousness) within the body. The Temple of Heaven a sprawling complex of religious buildings located in the south-eastern section of central Beijing. The site was constructed by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties who would host annual ceremonies of prayer for good harvest here. Later this afternoon you will be transferred to Hangzhou.


      You will embark on a tour of Hangzhou city – renowned for its beauty and abundance of cultural heritage. It is also the political, economic and cultural center of the Zhejiang Province and one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. You will then visit the West Lake area in Hangzhou, comprising of the West Lake and the surrounding hills, which have inspired famous poets, scholars and artists since the 9th Century. It is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes in China, and is home to numerous temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens, causeways and artificial islands. Visit to a tea plantation, here you will learn about tea picking and processing.


      Today, you will be transferred to Suzhou and explore the Master of the Nets Garden it is one of the finest gardens in China, and for which Suzhou is renowned. You will explore the garden and admire the effortless cohesion of art, nature,and architecture that has attracted thousands of visitors since 1140 AD.

      Today’s optional tours:
      After lunch, you will have the option to take a boat trip along the longest canal in the world – Suzhou’s Grand Canal. Some sections date as far back as the 5th century BC and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – there are many beautiful homes to admire along this impressive waterway.


      After breakfast, spend the morning perusing the most famous silk factory in China to understand the manufacturing processes of silk and its rich history in China before being be transferred to Shanghai via bus. Upon arrival, you will visit the Nanjing walking district and discover the history and culture of Shanghai. You will then continue to the Bund by the Huangpu River, and witness the old meeting the modern side of the city.

      Today’s optional tours:
      Enjoy an optional evening on the Huangpu River Cruise, allowing you to take in the famous sites of Shanghai including; the People’s Hero Monument, the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the dramatic skyline of the Pu Dong business district, the bustling International Passenger Station of Shanghai Harbour, the docks and the Wu Song ancient gun for relics.

    • DAY 9 / SHANGHAI

      Today you may enjoy a day of leisure. Shanghai is host to a great number of historical and cultural sites, so be sure to ask your tour guide for advice on the best places to visit. Alternatively, you can choose to enjoy an optional tour with your experienced tour guide.
      Today’s optional tours:
      After breakfast, visit Xintiandi old stone house area. Experience the first commercial maglev train in the world, which was developed by China and Germany, completed in 2002 after over one year’s construction and began its commercial operation in 2003. The train’s maximum speed is 380km per hour, covering 300 kilometers in just an 8-minute trip! Then have your affluent shopping before you leave this lovely city.

  • Tour Inclusions

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    • Flights

      Return international flights (economy class) departure from West Coast
      All domestic transfers in China

    • Tours

      Tours and excursions as specified in the itinerary
      Sightseeing admissions

    • Accommodation

      8 nights’ accommodation
      3 Nights in Beijing – Riverside Hotel Beijing or Similar
      2 Nights in Hangzhou - Hangzhou Holiday Inn Xiaoshan or Similar
      1 Night in Suzhou – Suzhou Holiday Inn Huirong Plaza or Similar
      2 Nights in Shanghai – Wassim Hotel Zhoupu Pudong Shanghai or Similar
      Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 Dinner.

  • Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
    Suzhou: Suzhou’s Grand Canal
    Shanghai: Huangpu River Cruise
                          Xintiandi old stone


    • • International roundtrip airfares
      • All domestic transfer in China
      • Round trip to and from the airport
      • Private coach transportation with air conditioning
      • Experienced, English – speaking guides
      • Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 Dinner.
      • 8 nights’ accommodation

    • • China Visa application fee
      • Single supplement charge, upgrades, add-on excursions, optional tours
      • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
      • Departure city surcharge, High Season surcharge
      • Laundry and other items of a personal expense
      • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
      • Tour tipping
      •Travel insurance (Highly Recommended)
      • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above

      • Price is for one person based on double occupancy for departures from west coasts of USA. Departures from other cities will incur a surcharge.
      • Single supplement of $400 is payable upon booking for single travelers
      • Tour tipping of USD 80 per person is to be made at time of booking
      • The promotional tour is non-refundable outside the money back guarantee period after the reservation is confirmed.
      • If travel is more than 90 days from the date of reservation, all travelers must complete the reservation form with full names as shown on each traveler’s passport and provide passport copies within 30 days of the reservation being made. If travel is within 60-90 days from the date of reservation, the process is required to be completed within 15 days. If travel is within 60 days of r from the date of reservation, the process is required to be completed within 7 days. Otherwise, SNA Tours may not be able to guarantee the selected travel date.
      • If travel is more than 60 days of the date of reservation, the money back guarantee period is 7 days.  If travel is within 60 days, no money back guarantee is provided.
      • No child discount on this deal.
      • Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic.
      • All currencies are US Dollars unless stated otherwise.

Tour Highlights

Each Tour Is Designed For A Special Experience

  • Tiananmen Square
  • Forbidden City (optional)
  • Great Wall of China
  • Temple of Heaven

  • Master of Nets Garden

  • Nanjing walking district
  • the bund
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China Encounter-10 Days 8 Nights- US-2020

10 days 8 nights

Departure Cities

Los Angeles / San Francisco / Seattle / Chicago / New York / Bostone

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10 DAYS $899

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