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Book of China - Explore China on this must-see tour of Beijing Shanghai

Book of China - Explore China on this must-see tour of Beijing Shanghai
 
Explore China on this must-see tour of Beijing Shanghai. Walk along the Great Wall of China, stroll through Tiananmen Square, and then lose yourself within the Forbidden City while in Beijing. See the exquisite architecture and pleasant surroundings at the Summer Palace. Explore Shanghai's Bund Waterfront, the fascinating Shanghai Museum, and walk on the pedestrian-friendly Nanjing road. End your tour off with a visit to an ancient water-town to see traditional architecture, stone bridges & meandering river ways, and then have some time to explore Shanghai at your leisure. All your China dreams, packed in 9 days

 Day 1 Departure
To start off your amazing China Tour, you will leave your departure city and fly to Beijing. Meals and snacks will be provided on the plane.

*Note: airport greet and transfer service are included only if your air ticket purchased with RTC. Private transfer service is available for USD$50 /person/one way (Min. 2 person)

Day 2 Arriving Beijing
When you arrive in Beijing, a Rewards Travel China local representative will meet and greet you at the airport. The local representative will transfer you to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours to explore and relax.

Day 3 Beijing ( Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
After buffet breakfast, we will start today's tour at the incredible 【Forbidden City】, a UNESCO world heritage site. This Imperial Palace complex was home to 24 different Emperors who lived and ruled for over 500 years. After exploring the magnificent imperial palace, you will find yourself entering the famous 【Tiananmen Square】; it is the largest city central square in the world! Remember to pack your cameras!After lunch we will visit another UNESCO site, the 【Summer Palace】, where you can discover the beautiful Royal Gardens, pavilions and halls in tranquil lakeside setting. In the late afternoon, we will then visit the 【Pearl City】 store where you will find different precious pearls of all shapes and sizes to purchase for yourself or as gifts. You will have your welcome dinner tonight.

Day 4 Beijing ( Breakfast,Lunch )
After breakfast, we will proceed to the famous【Great Wall of China】(Juyongguan), one of the "Seven Wonders of the World". Another site recognized by UNESCO, the Great Wall stretches for over 8000km. We have the whole morning to tour and to take pictures of this spectacular site. Next stop is at the 【Bona Jade Store】, one of the largest jade stores in China. They carry more than a thousand different types of jade products. With a wide selection of different shapes, sizes and colors, you would be able to pick out the perfect gift.

After lunch, we will go to visit 【Temple of Heaven】in the afternoon, it is another UNESCO site in Beijing, an architecture masterpiece built between 1406 AD to be used by the emperor from Ming and Qing dynasties for ceremonies honoring the god of harvests.
Optional day trip: Kong Fu Show and Dinner with Beijing Roast Duck 3HRS $55 USD/Person

Day 5 Beijing-Shanghai ( Breakfast)
Today is free for you to explore Beijing, or you can just sign up to join one of our popular day tour programs. We will take late night flight to Shanghai, transfer to shu zhou after arriving Shanghai.

Optional day trip: Optional day tour Program: We will tour the iconic "Beijing 2008 Olympic Center"; which includes the famous【Bird's Nest】 and 【Water Cube】 which now hosts many spectacular opening ceremonies and events. Although we will not be taking a tour inside these buildings, it is still a magnificent architectural structure from the outside, providing a perfect photo opportunity. Then we will take a famous rickshaw Hutong Tour & Local Family Visit. This package also includes a traditional Beijing Zhajiangmian ("Fried Sauce noodles") lunch. (Optional $79/person)

Day 6 Suzhou ( Breakfast,Lunch)
Departure to SuZhou , the city of paradise, also known as Oriental Venice for its exquisite canals, artificial architectures and elegant gardens. The 8 major gardens and temples constitute together the UNESCO for Suzhou. It is always a lavish city in China. We will visit the 【Lingering Garden】, then enjoying a cruise along the ancient canal from the city to a picturesque 【Grand Canal】(Specified, self-financed US$25/person, to be paid locally in China). After that, we will visit the 【Suzhou silk factory】 and Suzhou research 【institute of silk embroidery】.

Optional activities: Grand Canal cruise (Optional $29/person)


Day 7 Suzhou-Hangzhou( Breakfast,Lunch)
After breakfast, we continue our journey to Hangzhou; it is about 2.5hrs. ride by Bus. Hangzhou, the city of natural beauty, regarded by Chinese as the "Paradise on Earth", the place of poetry motion honey moons and love stories and relaxes.
The city is composed of 6 sites rewarded together as the UNESCO heritage site. Our first stop today will be No.1 Tea Plantation and taste the well-known 【Dragon Well Tea】. Many study said that Green Tea is very good for people's health. The Dragon Well Tea is the best Green Tea in China. Our next stop will be 【West Lake】- the most beauty site in China; we will take a boat ride on the lake to enjoy the breathtaking scenery

Day 8 Hangzhou-Shanghai( Breakfast,Lunch)
In the morning we will walk along the famous 【Bund】, where lined by the colonial architectures ofEuropeandesign, this area is the best place to capture the western influences of the old days, it is now the "Wall Street of the East". Next stop, 【Shanghai Museum】. After lunch, we will visit the 【City God Temple Bazaar】, which is composed of specialty stores, selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts, medicine and souvenirs. Tonight we enjoy the famous 【Shanghai ERA Show】(optional)

Optional activities:Shanghai Acrobatic show with dinner package (Optional $39/person)

Day 9 Shanghai-Home( Breakfast)
After breakfast transfer to the airport, departure Shanghai and head back home or extend your trip to other city in China.
 
 Note on price
The above prices are Los angles/San Francisco/San Jose/San Diego/Seattle/Kalispell departures only.
*Add USD$100 for Chicago/Portland/Denver/Dallas/Little Rock/St. Louis/ Detroit/ Indianapolis/Cleveland departures
*Add USD$150 for Phoenix/Austin/Kansas City/Minneapolis/Oklahoma City/Atlanta/Louisville/Charlotte/New York City departures
*Add USD$250 for Salt Lake/Las Vegas/Nashville/San Antonio/Releigh/ Houston departures
*Add USD$300 for Washington D.C /Boston/Miami/Fort Lauderdale/ Hartford and other Major North American Cities

Payment plan
*A USD$300/person non-refundable deposit at time of booking
*A USD$1200/person air-ticket fee at 6 months prior to the departure
*Balance due 3 months prior to the departure

Price includes:
* International flights and airport transfer service;
* Intra-China transportation (air, cruise, coach);
* All deluxe hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy)
* Meals and featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary
* All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary
* English speaking guide;
* Taxes and fuel surcharges.

Price does not include:
* Chinese Visa Application fees multiple entries (US passport): USD$190/person. (Canadian passport): USD$160/person.
* Service charge & all gratuities: USD$100/person for the entire trip
* Travel insurance.


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