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TREASURES OF CHINA (14 Days)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Save $300 per person with reservation and deposit submitted Jan. 31st, 2019!
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  14 Days/12 Nights Tour
All Inclusive Land Tour Fares From $3395 P/P (after early bird discount with deposit by Jan. 31st, 2019)


BEIJING –  LHASA (TIBET) via Train – CHENGDU – SHANGHAI 
The highlight of the Treasures of China tour allows you to experience the unique cultures and the breathtaking natural beauty in Tibet by taking classic train with soft sleeping compartment. In addition you will also have the opportunity to visit the giant panda breeding base in Chengdu where you will have close interactions with the giant pandas at different ages. If you have been to China before and wish to visit the off-the-beaten track destinations with a unique experience in China, this tour is your choice.

Itinerary

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

Day 01 (Mon)  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 (Tues)  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 (Wed)  BEIJING - ON THE TRAIN  (AB)
Enjoy most of the day for leisure or taking one of the optional tours in Beijing, before taking a transfer to the train staiton. Start your journey to Lhasa, Tibet by taking Train Z21 with closed aerobic system departing from Beijing west Railway Station at 20:10 pm as scheduled today. The total train ride takes 40 hours and 58 minutes in time and 3757 KM in distance with stops at Beijing West, Shijiazhuang North, Taiyuan-Zhongwei, Lanzhou, Xining, Delingha, Golmud, Nagchu and Lhasa as the final destination.

Day 04 (Thurs) ON THE TRAIN  
While on the train, enjoy the scenery of Northwest China on the way and gradually adapt yourself to the high elevation and plateau climate.

Day 05 (Fri)  LHASA (D)
While on the train, enjoy the scenery of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. You will pass by such well known natural attractions as Golmud, Kunlun Mountain Pass, Tuotuo River, Tanggula Mountains, Nagchu and Damxung with arrival in Lhasa at 13:08 pm as scheduled. Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, is often referred to as the "City of Sunshine" with more than 3000 hours sunshine annually. Upon arrival in Lhasa, you will be met by the tour guide holding the name sign at the roadside of the railway station square, and transferred to your hotel for hotel check-in (Transfer to your hotel in downtown Lhasa takes about 30 minutes.). Enjoy the rest of the day adapting yourself to the high elevation. 

Day 06 (Sat)  LHASA-NYINGCHI (AB, L, D)
After breakfast, you will drive eastward to Mila Mountain Pass along G318 National Highway and Lhasa River. En route, you will pass by Dagze County and Maizhokunggar County. Mila Nountain Pass, situated 5013 meters (about 15,000 feet) above the sea level, is the boundary between Lhasa and Nyingchi. You will make a ten minutes stop there due to the high elevation, before drving downward to Basongtso for one hour stay. Baosongtso, referred to as " Paradise on Earth",  is well known for the glaciers, lakes, forests, waterfalls, pastures. relics, temples and rare plants. Afterwards, you will arrive at Bayi Town, the seat of Nyingchi for overnight stay.
Today's total ride with motor vehicle is about 500 KM. Therefore, a few stops will be made during the ride.

Day 07 (Sun) NYINGCHI - LHASA (AB, L, D)
After breakfast, you will set out to Nyang Pavilion for a tour, where you will also visit the Southeast Tibetan Cultural Heritage Museum and Nyingchi Niangru Wetland Viewing Platform. Afterwards, you will drive back to Lhasa along National Highway G318. Quite a few photo stops will be made during you ride back to Lhasa.

Day 08 (Mon)  LHASA (AB, L, D)
The tour today you will cover the landmark buildinbg of Tibet-the Potala Palace, listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Potala Palace was built in 7th century and has served as the residence of Dalai Lama and the Winter Palace to handle the civila and religious affairs since the 17th century. After lunch, you will visit the Johkang Lamasery, which was built in the 7th century and enshrines the 12 year old life-size Buddha Shakyamuni statue. Later in the day, you will stroll along the bustling Barkhor Street filled with prigrims and various local handicafts.

Day 09 (Tues) LHASA - YAMDROK - LHASA  (AB, L, D)
After breakfast, you will drive westward to Yarlung Tsangpo River along National Highway G318, and continue the drive along the mountain highway to the top of Mt. Kampala (4990 meters, about 15,000 feet above sea level). Here, you will enjoy the breathtaking view of Yamdrok Lake (4441 meter, or about 13,325 feet above the sea level), one of the three holy lakes in Tibet.  

Day 10 (Wed)  LHASA-NAMTSO-LHASA  (AB, L, D)
Today you will drive to Lake Namtso for a visit with a total driving distance od 500 KM. During the ride, you will pass by the Northern Tibet Prairie and Qinghai-Tibet Highway. You will also cross the Lakenla Pass before reaching Namtso Lake, one of the three holy lakes filled with islets of different shapes. On some of the islets, you will find unique rocks and grottoes. The lake gives impressive view by reflecting the backdrop of glaciers, mountains, prairies all in one pircure. Drive back to Lhasa in the afternoon.

Day 11 (Thurs)  LHASA/CHENGDU (AB, L, SD)
After breakfast, you will take a departure transfer to the airport for your flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival in Chengdu, you will visit the Temple of Marquis Wu in memory of Zhu Ge Liang, the famous strategist during the Three Kingdoms period. Enjoy the authentic Sichuan cuisine dinner, followed by Sichuan Opera Show tonight.

Day 12 (Fri)  CHENGDU (AB, L)
The excursion today takes you to the the Panda Breeding Base, located 40 minutes drive away from the city of Chengdu. The 25-acre center houses 20 or so on-site giant pandas playing, sleeping and eating bamboo.You will enjoy watching the giant pandas at different ages and may wish to hug one of the pandas for photo taking (advance reservation and extra fee needed). Return to the city in the afternoon to stroll around the Narrow & Wide Lanes lined with pubs, local restaurants and boutique stores. Enjoy the rest of the day for leisure.

Day 13 (Sat)  CHENGDU/SHANGHAI  (AB)
Enjoy some leisure time before taking a departure transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, China’s largest city (home to 16 million people). Shanghai 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. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. Enjoy the rest of the day for leisure, or join in some optional tours in Shanghai.
(For details of optional tours, please click on “Option” of the top menu bar on this page.)

Day 14 (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.
  • 10 nights hotel accommodations at five-star deluxe hotels.
  • 2 nights on the train with soft sleeping compartment (based on 4 passengers in one compartment)
  • Escorted tours and sightseeing with admission and English speaking tour guides in each city.
  • 24 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners including Sichuan cuisine dinner in Chengdu. 
  • Cultural entertainments: Sichuan Opera Show in Chengdu.
To reserve this tour, simply fill out our online reservation form and our representatives will contact you
2019 Departures Land Tour Fares Single Supplement (Hotels Only)
3/11-3/24 $3995 $950
3/25-4/07  4/08-4/21  4/22-5/05
5/06-5/19  5/20-6/02
$4195 $1050
6/03-6/16  6/17-6/30  7/01-7/14
7/15-7/28  7/29-8/11  8/12-8/25
$4195 $1000
9/02-9/15  9/09-9/22  10/07-10/20
10/14-10/27  10/21-11/03
$4295 $1050
11/04-11/17  11/11-11/24 $3695 $950
 
  • The above land only prices are inclusive of the train fare (Beijing to Lhasa) based on soft sleeping compartment (4 passeners in one compartment), all 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.
  • The departure dates are negotiable for a party of at least 4 passengers travelling together.

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 20 -
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
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 
(about 6-7 hours including time for transfers and lunch)-
Code: BJMTYGW      $89 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 
(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
(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.

Tour of Hutong and the Temple of Heaven with lunch
(about 7 hours including time for transfers and lunch)
Code: BJHTTH      $65 P/P
The tour will pick you up from your hotel lobby in the morning and take you to tour Hutong (Chinese alleyways) by riding aboard a rickshaw pedicab through the narrow lanes of the old residential quarters of Beijing, where you will have the opportunity to have a glimpse of the local residents’ daily life and experience “old” Beijing. Today’s tour will also take you to visit the delicately crafted Temple of Heaven designated as the World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Temple of Heaven comprising three groups of constructions used to be the ritual site for the emperors to pray for good harvest.


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:

Tour of Zhujiajiao Water Village  
(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.


Night Cruise on Huangpu River 
(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).

Jewish Heritage Tour 
(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  
( 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.


Day Excursion to Hangzhou with Lunch 
(8-10 hours including time neede for transfer by bus or bullet train)
Code: HZDT       $139 P/P
Proclaimed by Marco Polo as "the most beautiful and splendid city in the world", Hangzhou has been well known for its stunning natural and cultural beauty. This morning you will take a bus or bullet train ride to Hangzhou for a full day sightseeing. 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 the Pagoda of Six Harmonies, originally built in the year 970 AD. You will also enjoy some time learning the Chinese tea culture at a tea orchard for the famous Longjin tea, which was once granted the status of imperial tea by the emperor in Qing Dynasty. The pan-rasted green tea is produced mostly by hand and renowned for high quality. Return to Shanghai by bus or bullet train in the afternoon.

Our guide in Shanghai/Suzhou was exceptional. He arranged things to meet the interests and energy level of our group. A wonderful tour."- S. Spencer

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