Highlight features: UNESCO
|The Great Wall|
|Temple of heaven|
|Shanghai the Bund|
|Suzhou Liu Garden|
* Highlight features are subject to change according to final itinerary.
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The following meals are included: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
Day 1: Departure city – stops – Beijing
Departure for Beijing on overnight international flight.
Day 2: Beijing
Arrive at the airport in Beijing and transfer to hotel.
Hotel: Beijing West International Trade Hotel (5 stars) or similar
Day 3: Beijing (B L D)
After breakfast, visit the Tiananmen Square, then enter the imperial–red walls of the ornate Forbidden City, the emperor’s palace – off limits to commoners for centuries. You will also visit the Temple of Heaven. Think of the processions of incense–bearing priest at the Temple of Heaven, where the emperor went to humble himself in prayer to guarantee realm’s good harvest.
Day 4: Beijing (B L)
Enjoy your excursion to the ancient Great Wall, originally built as protection from the Huns and other Nomadic tribes and never completely fulfilled its purpose.
Optional tour in Beijing (approximately 5 hours): dinner + night tour in Beijing, CAD40p.p.
Day 5: Beijing - Xi'an (High-Speed Train) (B L)
Visit the Summer Palace, the Imperial Garden in the Qing Dynasty, then take a rickshaw to visit the old Beijing Hutong. Depart for the high-speed train to Xi'an and transfer to hotel.
Hotel: Grand Barony Xi’an (5 stars) or similar
Day 6: Xi’an (B L)
Spend a thrilling day on exploring the excavation site of Xi'an Terra Cotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers. Each soldier appears to have his own individual personality and many equipped with chariots and horses.
Optional tour in Xi'an: Tang Dynasty Dancing Show along with a Dumpling Banquet in the evening. , CAD70p.p.
Day 7: Xi’an - Shanghai (Flight) – Suzhou (B L D)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to Suzhou by coach and rest up in the hotel.
Hotel: Suzhou Jinke Grand Hotel or similar
Day 8: Suzhou – Shanghai (B L)
After breakfast, visit Liu Garden and take a tour to the old town of Suzhou. Then return to Shanghai.
Optional tour in Shanghai: dinner + an exciting Acrobatics Show, CAD40p.p.
Hotel: Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel (5 stars) or similar
Day 9: Shanghai (B L)
First, visit the Shanghai Museum, then you will have free time to shop at Nanjing Road where there are plenty of large stores and boutiques. Then visit the bund, where you can experience the modernity of Shanghai.
Optional tour in Shanghai (approximately 4.5 hours): dinner + night tour, CAD40p.p.
Day 10: Shanghai – stops – Home (B)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flights back to your sweet home. End of trip.
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* Guaranteed departure from at least 15 people in a group.
Price valid until August 29 2017
Arts and crafts in China:
Beijing: Green Tea & Freshwater Pearl
Xi’an: Jade & Handmade Terracotta Warriors Pottery
Shanghai: embroidery, cashmere & silk
Beijing West International Trade Hotel, located in Fengtai District, Beijing, is a popular choice for travelers. The excitement of the city center is only 15 km away. For those of you who want to venture out, Beijing Museum of Red Chamber Culture & Art, Niujie Mosque, Fayuan Temple are just some of the attractions available to visitors.
Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, West International Trade Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking, car park, room service are just a few of the facilities that set West International Trade Hotel apart from other hotels in the city.
Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, wake-up service, desk. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the fitness center, indoor pool, spa, kids club, steamroom. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the West International Trade Hotel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Beijing.
Located at the heart of the most important administrative area, Suzhou Jinke Grand Hotel is an ecological paradise of garden hotel.
The hotel covers an area of 6000 square meters and a floor space of 38000 square meters. With a convenient destination, the hotel stands at the gate of North New District, 15 minutes drive to airport, 7 minutes to Longtoushi Railway Station, 15 minutes to the city downtown, 20 minutes to Chongqing Harbour and 5 minutes to Jiangbei central business district. She neighbours Chongqing North New Zone of High and New Technology Industrial Development which dwells more than a thousand companies, including many world 500 biggest multinationals. It is the first choice for both business and leisure. She also adjoins the area of deluxe garden apartments and villa, minutes walking to Chongqing Zaomusan Botanical Garden.
A broad front square, developed business facilities and convenient transportation will provide you with an advantage stay.
Ideally located in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel is only 15 kilometers from Pudong's Central Business District. It's just a 20-minute drive from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and a 40-minute drive to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. The hotel is in close proximity to highways and metro lines, providing easy access to premier shopping, dining, and entertainment in the Lujiazui Financial District. Shoppers can take a leisurely browse around the Sunland Duty Free Shopping Mall which includes Auchan, Xingmei cinema, and restaurants. The hotel features beautifully appointed guestrooms equipped with modern amenities for your comfort. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel is the perfect choice for a memorable stay.
Chinese Food Features
Beijing Roast Duck:
Xi'an Dumpling Banquet
Shopping in China
5. Green Tea
The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show, a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian. The city, which was formerly known as Chang'an has a very long history, and was the imperial capital during 13 dynastic periods. Of these, the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) was the most prosperous and glorious of all. The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is an outstanding exponent of this ancient stable and prosperous society, keeping alive its splendid culture and providing an insight into the peaceful life style of the period.
As an art form, the show has its roots in folk fetes, when dances were first performed by people as part of rituals of prayer for a good harvest or a better life. Over thousands of years, the dances developed from a few simple postures or gestures to become delicate and artistic reaching a peak during the Tang Dynasty. Unlike some other regimes, the Tang was open to outside influences and was willing to take in the best of various art forms of not only the past dynasties but also the ethnic groups in the northwestern China as well as central and western Asia. Thus a wide range sqr-thu10mb-captionof unusual oriental musical instruments, many techniques such as painting, sculpting, pattern and costume design, cuisine and dining etiquette, singing and dancing was accepted by the Chinese, paving the way for the kind of entertainment that is now the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show. By combining poetry with the skilled playing of musical instruments, singing, dancing and also stunning costumes, the modern presentation is certain to give you an impressive view of ancient China including its splendid history, brilliant arts, distinct traditions and customs.
Acrobatics is an interactive art form. Everyone, young or old, educated or not, can easily appreciate it while watching or seeing the acrobats perform. There is no language barrier and borders of culture do not limit it.
Chinese Acrobatics is one of the oldest performing arts. Its history can be traced back to Neolithic times. It is believed that acrobatics grew out of labor and self-defense skills, which people practiced and demonstrated during their leisure time. The early performance is "walking on three-meter-high stilts while juggling seven gaggers". Then it developed into an entire art form.
Together with the developing economy, acrobatics is also evolving into a kind of performing art. It became well known worldwide while performances are presented along the Silk Road. In Europe and North America, Chinese acrobatic performances always attract large audiences.
The acrobatic performers were trained strictly the basic skills starting from the early age of six or seven years old. Because the required techniques are extremely difficult and risky, the training is long, hard and intense. Examples of basic skills are handsprings, somersaults, waist and leg flexibility, and headstands. The performers must endure great deal of unexpected pains in order to become excellent.