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Photo13 Days: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Li River, Yangshou, Shanghai, Suzhou

Tour Overview:
It’s about shopping, dining, entertainment and everything you’ve always wanted to see in China. Experience the highlights of Beijing and Shanghai with a city tour to Xian and a day to explore the Terra Cotta Warriors. You’ll sample China at its most alluring with all the extras including a Peking duck dinner.

Day 1 - Arrive Beijing
Arrive in Beijing the capital of the People’s Republic of China. You are welcomed at the airport and escorted to the hotel.

Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Hutong Tour
Start your tour this morning with visit to the Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world and the Forbidden City, the 250-acre palace containing more than 9,000 rooms. Closed to the common people for centuries, it was only opened to the public in 1949. Later enjoy Beijing’s hutongs tour by Rickshaws including visit to a local home. The hutongs, or ancient city alleys were built as part of a city building plan that followed the etiquette systems of the Zhou dynasty, which had specific protocols regarding how residential areas should be set up. (BL)

Day 3 - Great Wall & Summer Palace
Visit the Great wall, stopping en route at the Bird’s Nest & Water Cube for a picture stop. The Great Wall, built 2,300 years ago and extending 3,750 miles, can be seen from space! Afternoon explore the Summer Palace, the retreat of China’s royal families for over 2,000 years. Tonight enjoy Peking Opera and traditional Peking Duck dinner. (BLD)

Day 4 – Temple of Heaven & Lama Temple / Xian
In the morning visit the Temple of Heaven, possibly the country’s most popular symbol and the Lama Temple, considered as the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China. Later fly to Xian, once the largest city in the world. Xian was the national capital for eleven Chinese dynasties and a major link between Asia and Europe. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. (BL)

Day 5 - Terra Cotta Warriors
Xian captured the interest of the world in 1974 with the discovery of the astonishing third-century BC burial sites of the first emperor to unite China, Qin Shi Huangdi. Visit the archaeological site to see thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration followed by lunch. Afternoon, visit the ancient Shaanxi provincial Museum. In the evening, enjoy dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty Sshow. (BLD)

Day 6 - Xian / Guilin
Morning visit the Big Wide Goose Pagoda Temple and the Ancient City Wall. Afternoon fly to Guilin. Upon arrival, met and transferred to your hotel. (BL)

Day 7 - Li River Excursion / Yangshuo
Relax and enjoy the natural beauty of this region from the decks of a slow-moving boat on the Li River. Check into your hotel in Yangshuo, a quiet and picturesque town, home to one of the best antique and craft markets in China. (BL)

Day 8 - Yangshuo
Morning enjoy bamboo rafting along the Yulong River, a tributary of Li River. Visit the local villages and farms. Following lunch, afternoon will be at leisure to relax and pursue independent activities. Evening attend the amazing Liu San Jie Impression show, featuring the local Zhuang and Yao minorities. Impression is a massive outdoor show in which the waters of Li River are used as its stage. (BL)

Day 9 - Yangshuo / Guilin / Shanghai
Morning drive to Guilin and visit the famous Reed Flute Caves. Following lunch, fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, met and transferred to your hotel. (BL)

Day 10 - Shanghai Sightseeing
Your morning tour of Shanghai includes a visit to Yuyuan Garden and the Old town. Afternoon visit the Shanghai Museum and the Bund, a wide, treelined avenue along the Huangpu River and Tianzifang Artist area, famous for small craft stores, coffee shops, trendy art studios and narrow alleys. Evening enjoy a performance by the famous Chinese acrobats. (BD)

Day 11 – Suzhou Sightseeing
Enjoy your visit to Suzhou today by high speed train. Suzhou, often called the “Venice of the East” for its network of waterways and canals crossed by 300 graceful bridges dates back to the Ming Dynasty. Visit the Garden of Master of Nets and the Silk Spinning factory. Ride on the Grand Canal, China’s ancient commercial waterway. Later return to Shanghai. (BL)

Day 12 - Shanghai
Day at leisure to relax and pursue independent activities. (B)

Day 13 - Shanghai / Home
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight for back home. (B)

Untitled Spreadsheet
    Arrive in Beijing on Wednesday;
    Departs Shanghai on Monday
    Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
    Dec 17 - Mar18 CAD 3,206 CAD 4,113
    First departure: Apr 05, 2017
    Last departure: Mar 14, 2018
    Blackout Dates - Sep 27 - Oct 06, 2017 & Feb 14-23, 2018
    Beijing Yangshuo
     Capital Hotel Green Lotus Hotel
    Xian Shanghai
    Days Hotel & Suite Xinxing Xian Sunrise on The Bund Hotel
    Guilin Bravo Hotel
SITA Exclusive:
As a guest of SITA, you will receive a deluxe set of twin, finely detailed Chinese chopsticks to use and enjoy from your amazing journey to China.
Inclusions & Highlights:
• First-class accommodations with private facilities
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner as specified
• Arrival & departure transfers
• All sightseeing as per the itinerary
• Local English-speaking guides
• Entrance fees to monuments and cultural events
• Internal flights – Beijing / Xian / Guilin / Shanghai
• Domestic airport tax and fuel surcharge
• Baggage handling
• Visit to a local home
• Terra Cotta Warriors
• Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show
• Impression Liu San Jie light Show
• Chinese Acrobat show
• Visit to a Watertown
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