China Vacation Package
Tropical Sails Corp has arranged this unique China Vacation package for 11 days, 9 nights. This trip to China covers Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and the water cities (Suzhou, Hangzhou) in a brief time with many inclusions. The China Vacation Package includes airfare from Los Angeles to Beijing and the return flight from Shanghai. Escorted date: March 21-31, 2015. Special $2199 with Airfare from LAX. Other dates available by request.
Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, China Vacation Package Itinerary:
March 21. LAX/ Beijing
Depart USA for China while enjoying delicious meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment during your journey. Air China. Flight leaves LAX after midnight. We arrive Beijing before breakfast.
March 22. Arrive Beijing (L)
Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport and then escort you to check into your luxury hotel. Check in (rooms may not be ready), so be prepared to take a walk or relax in the lobby. If you a up to it, in the evening, you may go to the Hutong area by Shichahai Lake. Houhai Bar Street in the Hutong area which comes alive with small restaurants, bars and cafes in the evening.
March 23. Beijing (AB, L, SD)
This morning, you will walk on Tiananmen Square, which is noted as the largest public square in the world and then the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. Stop at a Pearl Factory to gain a little knowledge of fresh pearls. Hutong tour with rickshaw & lunch at local family Later visit Summer Palace declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. In the evening, you will enjoy a Peking duck dinner, the region’s famous dish.
March 24. Beijing (AB, L) We get an early start for our trek to the Great Wall of China is one of the seven greatest man-made wonders of the world and is definitely the focal point of China. You will hike along the Great Wall (Juyongguan Pass). After that, you will stop at a Jade Museum to learn the history of Jade. In Chinese, jade is pronounced as ‘Yu’, and it has a history in China of at least four thousands years, and followed by a visit to the Beijing Zoo to see the lovely “Giant Pandas”.
March 25. Beijing / Xian (AB)
Fly to Xi’an in the morning. Xi’an, the former capital of China, enjoys a rich history of 5000 years. Upon your arrival in Xi’an, visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which is located inside the Jianfu Temple in southern Xian city and one of the famous landmark of Xian. Late afternoon you may take a 15 km bicycle ride atop the city wall or indulge in a Chinese foot massage. The evening is free to try a hot pot restaurant, Xian night market, or American fast food. Your choice.
March 26. Xian (AB, L, SD)
In 221 BC, Qin Shi Huang unified China and became the first emperor. When he died, an entire Terracotta Army was constructed to be buried along with the emperor. It was un-covered serendipitously in 1974 by farmers, and then became one of the century’s greatest archaeological discoveries. You will visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, and Terracotta Army replication factories. Dumpling Banquet & Tang Dynasty Stage Show
March 27. Xian / Shanghai – Suzhou (AB)
Fly to Shanghai and be transferred to Suzhou (Lunch will be served on plane). Suzhou, which dates back to 514 BC, is sometimes called the “Venice of the East”. The city is famous for its canals and stone bridges. Boat ride on the Grand Canal.
March 28. 8: Suzhou – Hangzhou (AB, L, D)
You will visit San Tang Street which has always been regarded as the first name of Suzhou ancient streets. Shantang Street has a long history of about 1,100 years, its layout and architecture are best to represent the characteristics of Suzhou’s old alleys, and it has connections to many ancient Chinese celebrities and anecdotes. The Lingering Garden is a renowned classical Chinese garden and is recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. China is known for its silk, so for sure we will take you to the Silk Spinning Factory. Depart for Hangzhou later.
March 29. Hangzhou – Shanghai (AB, L, D)
Hangzhou is one of the seven capitals of ancient China, known for its tea products. Take a small boat ride on the West Lake which reveals the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou’s willow draped islands. You will admire also the Su Causeway. It was built in the fifth year of Yuanyou Period in the Northern Song Dynasty (1090) and has evolved since then. Later, you will have a cup of Chinese famous Longjing tea at Green Tea Village, and then drive you to Shanghai. Stop at the city’s colonial European past at the Bund before check into your hotel. Brief touring in Shanghai as time permits. Pizza dinner & Permanent Show ‘ERA – Intersection of Time’
March 30. Shanghai (AB) Enjoy a free day in Shanghai. Suggested sites to see include: The Oriental TV Tower or Hyatt Hotel for the views, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai and shopping in the market there, Nanjing Road shopping area, Jade Budda Temple, the Bund. Optional evening activities include many night clubs, or perhaps river cruise to see the lights.
March 31. Shanghai / Gateway (AB)
Free Morning Shanghai. Transfer to Pudong Airport for Air China Flight that leaves Shanghai at 5:13 pm and arrives LAX 2:16 pm
Included China Vacation package upgrades:
*Hutong tour with rickshaw & lunch at local family
*Bicycle Ride on the Ancient City Wall or Chinese Foot Massage in Xian
*Dumpling Banquet & Tang Dynasty Stage Show in Xian
*Boat ride on the Grand Canal
*Pizza dinner & Permanent Show ‘ERA – Intersection of Time
Included in your China Vacation Package:
*Meals as noted in the itinerary
*International airfare from LAX
*Domestic flights in China
*Admission fees as depicted in the itinerary
*Hotels, airport transfers.
*Sightseeing tours per itinerary with English-speaking guides
*Bottled mineral water
*Tour tax and airport tax
*Domestic tour operator accident insurance required by China
Not Included in your China Vacation Package:
* Some evening meals. Suggestions will be given by your guide.
* Tipping. Figure $5 a day for your guide, $2 for maid, $2 for bus driver, $1 bag bell-hops.
* Visa fee for China. $130 plus processing fees, about $179 total.
* Airfare or charter bus from Phoenix to LAX.
* Excess baggage fees. You are allowed to check one bag weighing a maximum 22 kilos on domestic flights and carry on bags similar to USA.
*Excess drinks at meals. Normally the restaurants supplies 2 liters of Coke, Beer, Water and Sprite per table, and all the tea in China. The beer is the light alcohol Chinese variety.
*Trip cancellation and sickness insurance. You may purchase trip cancellation and accident insurance from Tropical Sails Corp.
Why is this China vacation package so reasonable?
Shopping Opportunities during your China Vacation Package are listed in brown. Need we say more?
Flights are on Air China and the departure time is 0140. That is am, after midnight.
Tell me the annoying things about this China Vacation Package, so I don’t get upset on the tour.
While checking into hotels, most hotels collect passports make a copy and return them. This adds to check in time. Some hotels are faster than others.
ATM machines spit out 100 yuan notes. Break bills and keep small bills handy. Even $1 US bills are handy for tips. No one ever seems to have change.
Great Wall souvenir book and photo if offered cost about $10. Summer Palace boat ride is optional and costs about $2.
At various sites in China, photographers will offer to take your picture and then sell you a nice print for about $3-$4. I always buy them, but some find it annoying.
How do I get to LAX?
You may fly on any other airline, claim you bag an go to terminal 2. BUY INSURANCE on your ticket just in case there is a major delay leaving China.
We will be glad to charter a 32 passenger bus and divide the cost up accordingly.
March 21, 2014 escorted date: $2199 pp do, Single supplement is $580.00
Note: 16 pax required for the tour to be escorted from Phoenix. Tour will still run with less people.
Hotels in this China vacation package or similar.
- Beijing: Four Points by Sheraton 5 star
- Xi’an: Grand Nobel Hotel 5 star
- Suzhou: Grand Metropark Hotel 5 star
- Hangzhou: Crowne Plaza Xanadu Resort
- Shanghai: Renaissance Putuo Hotel
Deposit of $300. Balance is due 60 days prior to tour.
Cancellation Terms for your China Vacation Package
Cancellation Notice in letter or fax must be received by China Travel Service. The following cancellation fee applies (Please note, we are not responsible for your cancellation due to your medical reasons or your failure in obtaining the Chinese visa. You will have to pay for the cancellation fees below to cancel your tour):
·45 or more days prior to departure: 30% of the total tour cost + $200 per person will be assessed.
·30-44 days prior to departure:30% of the total tour cost + $400 per person will be assessed.
·14-29 days prior to departure: 30% of the total tour cost + $600 per person will be assessed.
·4-13 days prior to departure:30% of the total tour cost + $1000 per person will be assessed.
·Less than 3 days or nonappearance: 100% of total charge.
Besides the cancellation fee from China Travel Service, penalties of $250/person from Airlines apply if air tickets are issued.
China Vacation Package alternative dates please call. We have fixed dates from LAX, IAH, JFK, IAD, SFO.
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