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    Beijing, Jinan, Tai'an , 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 Beijing Arrival
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      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.

    • DAY2 Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Beijing
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      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.

      Hutong Tour – Take a rickshaw tour of the traditional Hutong areas, famous for the old-style buildings, and time-honoured workshops. Enjoy a meal with a local family here before returning to your hotel.

    • DAY 3 Beijing - The Great Wall, Beijing
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      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 center where you will learn about alternative treatments for illness and have the chance to consult a Chinese Medical professional.

    • DAY4 Beijing - Jinan-Tai'an, Daming Lake, Black Tiger Spring
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      Take the bullet train to Jinan in the morning, upon arrival at Jinan city, you will be greeted by your tour guide and visit Daming Lake located in the center of Jinan City. The lake covers 81 hectares and therefore the lake retains a constant water level throughout the year and becomes a natural and cultural symbol of Jinan city. Then you will proceed to the Black Tiger Spring. According to the old myth, in the old days, there was a black rock in front of the cave. The rock was black in colour and resembled a tiger. The sound of the water rushed out from the rock resembled like that of a roaring tiger. The resemblance of the shape and sound is the reason to name the spring as Black Tiger Spring. Later this evening you will be transferred to Tai’an and check in for your hotel.

    • DAY5 Tai'an, Leisure Day
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      Today, you may enjoy a day of leisure, exploring the city at your own pace. Tai’an is host to a great number of historical and cultural sites. Alternatively, you can join a selection of optional tours with our experienced local guide.

      Today’s optional tour package-The Confucius Temple complex
      Confucian Temple is located in the center of Qufu City, in order to commemorate the great philosopher Confucius, this temple was originally built as early as in 478BC, one year after Confucius death. The temple was built according to the specification for imperial palaces; it is one of the three greatest ancient building complexes in the country and holds an important position, and there is also one large statue of Confucius in China.

      Confucius Feast

      The Confucius Feast is an important part of the Chinese food culture and is used for appointments, birthdays, weddings. It is a delicious family meal that has been gradually developed over the past several hundred years.
      The Feng Shan Sacrifice performance
      The Feng Shan Sacrifice also called the emperors’ sacrificial ceremonies, are a kind of religious ritual that was conducted by China’s ancient emperors on Mount Tai. The performance’s greatest feature is the use of 180-degree panoramas natural landscapes as the stage, using modern sound and light, electricity technology, choreography, and large-scale casts to interpret local culture, and the audience is immersed in the natural theatre.

    • DAY6 Tai'an - Hangzhou - West Lake, Tea Village
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      Today, you will be transferred to Hangzhou by bullet train in the early morning. 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. While you’re in the West Lake scenic area, visit toa tea plantation, here you will learn about tea picking and processing.

    • DAY 7 Suzhou - Master of Nets Garden
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      Today, you will 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 1140CE.

      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.

    • DAY8 Suzhou to Shanghai - Nanjing walking district, The Bund
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      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 at the Shanghai Museum. 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 fort relics.

    • DAY9 Shanghai –Leisure Day
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      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 kilometres in just an 8minute trip! Then have your affluent shopping before you leave this lovely city.

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    • Flights
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      Return international flights (economy class) departure from LAX Preferred Airline Partner
      All domestic transfers in China

    • Tours
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      Tours and excursions as specified in the itinerary
      Sightseeing admissions

    • Accommodation
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      9 nights’ accommodation
      1 Night in Beijing – Chunhuiyuan Resort or Similar
      2 Nights in Beijing – Park Plaza Science Park Hotel or Similar
      2 Nights in Tai’an - Four Points by Sheraton Tai’an or Similar
      1 Night in Hangzhou - Hangzhou Holiday Inn Xiaoshan or Similar
      1 Night in Suzhou - Suzhou Ramada Hotel High-Tech Zone or Similar
      2 Nights in Shanghai – Shanghai Koyal International Hotel
      Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners.

  • Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
                     Hutong Tour
    Tai’an: The Confucius Temple complex
                   Confucius Feast
                   The Feng Shan Sacrifice performance
    Suzhou: Suzhou’s Grand Canal
    Shanghai: Huangpu River Cruise
                          Xintiandi old stone

     

    • • International roundtrip airfares
      • All domestic and international transfers
      • Round trip to and from the airport
      • Private coach transportation with air conditioning
      • Experienced, English – speaking guides
      • Meal list on itinerary
      • 9 nights’ accommodation
      1 Night in Beijing – Chunhuiyuan Resort or Similar
      2 Nights in Beijing – Park Plaza Science Park Hotel or Similar
      2 Nights in Tai’an – Four Points by Sheraton Tai’an or Similar
      1 Night in Hangzhou – Hangzhou Holiday Inn Xiaoshan or Similar
      1 Night in Suzhou – Suzhou Ramada Hotel High-Tech Zone or Similar
      2 Nights in Shanghai – Shanghai Koyal International Hotel

    • • 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 Los Angeles/Vancouver. Departures from other cities will incur a surcharge.
      • Single supplement of $350 is payable upon booking for single travellers
      • 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 travellers must complete the reservation form with full names as shown on each traveller’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 Dollarsunless stated otherwise.

Tour Highlights

Each Tour Is Designed For A Special Experience

Beijing
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Forbidden City
  • Great Wall of China
  • Temple of Heaven

Jinan
  • Daming Lake
  • Black Tiger Spring

Suzhou
  • Master of Nets Garden

Shanghai
  • Nanjing walking district
  • the bund
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China Orient – 11 Days 9 Nights

$1899
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Duration
11 days 9 nights

Departure Cities

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