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CHINA SPLENDORS (15 Days)
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  15 Days/13 Nights Tour
All Inclusive Land & Cruise Tour Fares From $1895 P/P
(after early bird discount)

BEIJING – XIAN – GUILIN – LONGSHENG(LONGJI) – YANGSHUO - HANGZHOU – SUZHOU – SHANGHAI
As one of our prime tours featuring five star deluxe hotels in all cities, China Splendor tour is a value added tour featuring the most popular cities in China except Hong Kong. Given the value included and the selection of cities and attractions covered, this tour has enjoyed a high popularity. In addition, a visit to the amazing Longji Terraced Rice Fields is included in this trip.

Itinerary

AB: American Breakfast • L: Lunch • D: Dinner • SD: Special Dinner

Day 01 (Sun)  US/BEIJING
Take an international flight from the US to Beijing, China. Meals and snacks will be served on the plane. Movies will also be available during the flight.

Day 02 (Mon)  BEIJING
Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our tour guide. For those arriving in Beijing earlier today, you may spend the rest of the day for leisure or join in the optional tours in Beijing.
(For information about optional tours, please click on “Option” of the top menu bar on this page.)

Day 03 (Tues)  BEIJING  (AB, L, SD)
Today you will visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the largest and most intact conglomeration of ancient structures of the imperial palace. This was the palace for 24 Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors who ruled China for over 500 years. Take a photo stop at the National Center for the Performing Arts, also known as the National Grand Theatre, designed by the French architect Paul Andreu. You will also tour the Summer Palace, the famous resort of Empress Dowager Ci Xi. Feast your eyes on the Long Corridor, Longevity Hill, and Kunming Lake. If time permits, you may also have the opportunity to see pandas at Beijing Zoo located nearby the Summer Palace. Attend a welcome Peking Duck Dinner tonight.

Day 04 (Wed)  BEIJING  (AB, L, D)
The highlight today is a trip to the astonishing Great Wall of China at Juyongguan Pass, one of the most remarkable feats of mankind. After lunch, you will stroll along the Sacred Way guarding the Ming Tombs, lined with different statutes of animals such as lions, elephants, camels and etc. Later in the day, you will make a photo stopover at the Olympic Park where you will view the exterior of the Bird Nest-China National Stadium and Water Cube-China National Aquatic Center.

Day 05 (Thurs)  BEIJING  (AB, L, D)
This morning you will take a tour of Hutong (Chinese alleyways) by riding aboard a rickshaw pedicab through the narrow lanes of the old residential quarters. You will have the opportunity to take a glimpse of the local residents’ daily life. After lunch, you will tour the delicately crafted Temple of Heaven, where the emperors used to pray for good harvest. Enjoy the rest of the day for leisure.

Day 06 (Fri)  BEIJING/XIAN (AB, SD)
After breakfast, you will take a flight to Xian, the ancient capital city for 11 dynasties in Chinese history. Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda upon arrival in Xian. Enjoy a dumpling dinner banquet, followed by an on-stage show of Tang Dynasty dance and music.

Day 07 (Sat)  XIAN  (AB, L)
After breakfast, visit the Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang and see the awesome Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, widely regarded as the eighth wonder of the world. After lunch, take a tour of the well preserved Ancient City Wall. Enjoy the rest of the day for leisure.

Day 08 (Sun)  XIAN/GUILIN/YANGSHUO (AB, L, D)
This morning you will take a departure transfer to the airport for flight to Guilin, famous for its picturesque limestone peaks and rivers. Upon arrival at the airport in Guilin, you will be met and transferred to Yangshuo, an incredibly beautiful town with its landscape dotted with karst peaks and the Li River winding around it. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, you will take a walking tour and stroll on the Xi Jie (West Street) which has attracted so many foreign tourists that it has been even called the “Global Village”. You will also take a relaxing cruise on the Li River while enjoying the haunting beauty of the mist-wrapped monolithic peaks along the riverbanks. After dinner, you may enjoy free time for leisure. You may also attend optional Cormorant Fishing Demonstration after sunset or attend optional “ Impression Sister Liu Sanjie” Show in the evening. Stay overnight in Yangshuo.
(For information about optional tours, please click on “Option” of the top menu bar on this page.)

Day 09 (Mon)  YANGSHUO/GUILIN (AB, L, D)
Enjoy this morning for leisure or taking optional hiking or biking tours. Early this afternoon, you will take a bus ride back to Guilin for a visit to Piled Silk Hill which gives a bird's eye view of the City of Guilin. After dinner, attend the Folk Dance and Music Show given by the ethnic minority performers.

Day 10 (Tues)  GUILIN/LONGSHENG (LONGJI)/GUILIN (AB, L, D)
After breakfast, you will take a day excursion by motor vehicle ride to Longsheng County known for the ehtnic minority cultures and the amazing Longji Terraced Rice Fields. You will take a walking tour of the famous Longji Terraced Rice Fields which are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, giving a spectacular scenery. Longji (Dragon’s Backbone) Terraced Rice Fields received their name because the rice terraces resemble a dragon’s scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon. After lunch at the restaurant run by the local villagers, you will tour Ping An Village and a local market to experience the local culture of Zhuang ethnic group. Drive back to Guilin in late afternoon.

Day 11 (Wed)  GUILIN/HANGZHOU (AB, D)
Enjoy some time for leisure in the morning before taking a departure transfer to the airport for a flight to Hangzhou, the most beautiful city in the world as praised by Marco Polo. Upon arrival in Hangzhou, you will tour the Pagoda of Six Harmonies, built in the year of 970 AD if time permits.

Day 12 (Thurs)  HANGZHOU/SUZHOU (AB, L)
After breakfast, you will cruise the scenic West Lake, the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, while enjoying the fascinating sceneries around the lake. View the goldfish at Flower Harbour at the West Lake, which is considered one of the top ten scenic attractions of the West Lake. Visit a tea orchard and learn the Chinese tea culture. Then take an afternoon high speed train to Suzhou, noted for its landscaped gardens.

Day 13 (Fri)  SUZHOU/SHANGHAI) (AB, L, D)
Today you will cruise on the world famous ancient Grand Canal of more than 2400 years history to experience the unique cultures and glimpse the daily life of the local residents. You will also visit the silk embroidery factory, the Master of Fishing Nets Garden and the ancient Panmen Gate, the only existing water & land gate. Take a stroll along the famous Shan Tang Street with a history of more than 1100 years, where you can still experience the past prosperity of Suzhou and its traditional cultures well preserved. Return to Shanghai in late afternoon.

Day 14 (Sat)  SHANGHAI (AB, L, SD)
Shanghai, China’s largest city (home to 16 million people), is also China’s principal port on a deep estuary of the Yangtze River. Often regarded as “the Paris of the East,” Shanghai has retained the flavor of its past European influences.

The excursion today takes you to the Bund - a waterfront area that showcases many landmark buildings of western style built in the early 20th century, the bustling Nanjing Road, Chenghuangmiao Old Town, and Tianzifang, an old neighborhood with hidden alleyways full of boutiques and art galleries. You will also visit the well-known Shanghai Museum of Art and History, which ranks among the great museums of the world. Attend a farewell dinner celebration of Shanghai cuisine in the evening, followed by an optional cruise on Huangpu River to enjoy a fascinating night view of Shanghai.

Day 15 (Sun)  SHANGHAI/US (AB)
After breakfast you will take a departure transfer to the airport for the flight back home.
Tour Features

  • All domestic air and ground transportation.
  • 13 nights hotel accommodations at five-star deluxe hotels.
  • Escorted tours and sightseeing with admission and English speaking tour guides in each city.
  • 33 meals: 13 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners including Peking duck dinner, dumpling dinner banquet in Xian, and Shanghai cuisine farewell dinner party.
  • Cultural entertainments: Tang Dynasty dance and music show with dinner in Xian and “Impression Sister Liu Sanjie” performance show in Yangshuo.
To reserve this tour, simply fill out our online reservation form and our representatives will contact you
2014 Departures Land Tour Fares Single Supplement
3/09-3/23  3/16-3/30 $2095 $760
3/23-4/06  4/06-4/20  4/20-5/04
5/04-5/18  5/18-6/01
$2295 $820
6/01-6/15  6/15-6/29  6/29-7/13
7/13-7/27  7/27-8/10  8/10-8/24 
8/24-9/07
$2195 $770
9/07-9/21  9/21-10/05 10/05-10/19 
10/19-11/02  11/02-11/16
$2395 $870
11/09-11/23  11/16-11/30  $2195 $770
  • The above land only prices are inclusive of the domestic air fares in China along with Chinese taxes and air fuel surcharges.
  • The initial airport arrival transfer in Beijing and final airport departure transfer in Shanghai are not included if your transpacific flight is booked on your own.


Transpacific Air Fares Booked Through Champion Holidays in Conjunction with the Above Itinerary

Complementary initial airport arrival transfer in Beijing and final airport departure transfer in Shanghai are provided if your transpacific flight is booked with Air China through Champion Holidays in conjunction with the above tour schedule

Gateway Mar. -
April
May
1-19
May 19 -
Aug. 31
Sept. 1 -
Oct. 31
Nov. 1 -
Dec. 9
Dec.
10-23
Dec.
24-31
LAX $1000 $1200 $1650 $1200 $1000 $1650 $1200
JFK $1100 $1300 $1750 $1300 $1100 $1750 $1300
  • The above preferred air fares are available based on limited spaces, and could be secured when reservation with full payment for international air fare is received more than 90 days prior to departure. The above air fares are subject to confirmation by Air China, the featured airlines;
  • The above international air fares are inclusive of airlines fuel surcharges, and the government imposed taxes and fees including the September 11 security fee. Additional baggage charges may apply. For details about baggage allowance information, please check www.airchina.us.

For group reservation of 10 passengers or more taking the same tour, please contact us for group incentives.
To reserve this tour, simply fill out our online reservation form and our representatives will contact you
Beijing
Courtyard By Marriott Beijing Northeast Hotel
or
The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing

Xian
Grand Noble Hotel

Guilin
Grand Link Hotel Guilin

Yangshuo
Yangshuo Jasper International Hotel

Suzhou
Jiasheng Palace Hotel

Shanghai
Wyndham Bund East Shanghai Hotel
or 
Shanghai JC Mandarin Hotel

All the optional tours are English guided tours with round trip transfers and applicable admissions included. Tips and gratuities are extra at customers’ discretion.

BEIJING:


Tour of Mutianyu Great Wall of China with one way cable car fare and lunch ( available on the arrival day in Beijing (Day 2 in the itinerary) for those from LAX)
(about 6-7 hours including time for transfers and lunch)-
Code: BJMTYGW      $70 P/P
The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu section is located farther away from the city proper of Beijing, and is a lot less crowded in comparison with other sections of the Great Wall. The Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall stretches about 2 miles with 22 watchtowers for you to explore. Surrounded by woodland and streams, Mutianyu Great Wall possesses unique characteristics in its construction and gives you a breathtaking view.

Tour of Yonghe Lamasery (available on the arrival day afternoon in Beijing (Day 2 in the itinerary) for those from LAX)
(2.5-3 hours including transfer time)
Code: BJYL      $40 P/P
Yonghe Lamasery, also known as Lama Temple, is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in the world. The building complex originally served as the official residence for Prince Yong who later became an emperor in Qing Dynasty.

Tour of 798 Art District (available on the arrival day afternoon in Beijing (Day 2 in the itinerary) for those from LAX)
(3.5-4 hours including transfer time)
Code: BJ798      $40 P/P
"798" is located in the Dashanzi area, to the northeast of central Beijing.It is the site of state-owned factories including Factory 798, which originally produced electronics. Beginning in 2002, artists and cultural organizations began to divide, rent out, and re-make the factory spaces, gradually developing them into galleries, art centers, artists' studios, design companies, restaurants, and bars. It is often compared with New York's Greenwich Village or SoHo, attracting attention from all around. Bringing together contemporary art, architecture, and culture with a historically interesting location and an urban lifestyle, "798" has evolved into a cultural concept, of interest to experts and normal folk alike, influential on our concepts of both urban culture and living space.


Kung Fu (Martial Art) Show
(2.5-3 hours including transfer time)
Code: BJKF      $40 P/P
The entertaining one hour thirty minutes show combines the performance of Chinese martial art with modern dance.

Beijing Opera (also known as Peking Opera) Show
(2.5-3 hours including transfer time)
Code: BJPO      $40 P/P
Beijing Opera has been referred to as China’s national opera, which combines the traditional Chinese music, singing and dancing with all performers in the special costumes.

SHANGHAI:

Night Cruise on Huangpu River (available on the night of Day 13, the previous night before you leave Shanghai)
(2.5-3 hours including time for transfer to pier)
Code: SHNC      $45 P/P
Enjoy a fascinating night view of the city of Shanghai by cruise on Huangpu River (about one hour cruise).

Tour of Zhujiajiao Water Village (available on the morning of Day 14-your departure date from Shanghai, for those flying back to LAX via Air China flight)
(4-5 hours including transfer time)
Code: SHZJJ      $45 P/P
Located on the outskirts of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao Water Village has been well known for the well preserved cultures and ancient architectural style buildings.


Jewish Heritage Tour(available on the morning of Day 14-your departure date from Shanghai, for those flying back to LAX via Air China flight)
(3-4 hours including transfer time)
Code: SHJH      $40 P/P
In the 1930s, more than thirty thousand Jewish refugees came and settled in Shanghai from Europe. The tour will take you to Huoshan Park for the Monument for Jewish Refugees, the Jewish ghetto in Hongkou District, Ohel Moshe Synagogue which now serves as Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, and etc.

Tour of the Oriental Pearl Tower(available on the morning of Day 14-your departure date from Shanghai, for those flying back to LAX via Air China flight) 
( 3 hours including transfer time)
Code: SHOPT      $45 P/P
Being the world’s third tallest TV & Radio Tower, the Oriental Pearl Tower has enjoyed a high popularity as a distinct landmark in Shanghai. With included admission, you will have access to the observation sightseeing deck to have a bird’s eye view of Shanghai. In addition, you will also visit the Shanghai Municipal History Museum in the tower.

Acrobatic Show in Shanghai
(2.5-3 hours including transfer time)
Code: SHAS      $45 P/P
The one hour and thirty minutes acrobatic show in Shanghai has been considered the best acrobatic show in China.

"Lucy, Our tour guide in Beijing was exceptional. Couldn't have asked for a better guide! Overall, I reallyenjoyed my time in China. The small group was perfect. I have already recommended this tour to several friends. Thank you!"- D. Prusia

"Loved the whole trip! Thank you for a great vacation. I will tell others about your company." - B. Miranda
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