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China and Asia Package Tours
Ancient Capitals Connect Tour
17-day tour of Beijing / Xian / Luoyang / Kaifeng / Anyang / Zhengzhou / Nanjing / Hangzhou / Shanghai
TOUR CODE: ACT
Day 1 - USA/Beijing
Your journey begins as you board an international flight bound for China.

Day 2 - Beijing
You are welcomed on arrival in Beijing, the capital of China with an incredible mix of historic and modern landmarks. You are met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 - Beijing (B/L)
Explore the landmarks of imperial Beijing: the famous Tiananmen Square; the imposing Forbidden City, a treasure trove of art and heirlooms; the Temple of Heaven's exuberant interior and delightful park setting; and the breezy landscapes of the Summer Palace, still much as they were during the court of Empress Dowager.

Day 4 - Beijing (B/L/SD)
With its various segments stretching nearly 4,000 miles across the rugged terrain of northern China, the Great Wall is truly a world wonder. Today's visit will allow ample time to linger at the site, photograph it from dramatic perspectives, and contemplate the resilience of the ancient people who toiled under the harshest conditions to erect the wall entirely by hand. Continue to the Ming Tombs, burial site of the Ming Dynasty's royalty before returning to the city for a delicious Peking duck dinner.

Day 5 - Beijing/Xian (B/L)
Fly to Xian, ancient capital of eleven Chinese dynasties. Drive through the scenic countryside before arriving at your hotel.

Day 6 - Xian (B/L/SD)
Xian was the cradle of ancient Chinese civilization dating back to 4,000 BC, and the capital city for eleven dynasties up to the 9th century. Tour the highlights of outskirts today, none more spectacular than the army of Terra Cotta Soldiers buried around the tomb of Emperor Qin for 22 centuries, but hidden beneath the earth until their discovery in 1974. Explore the Provincial Museum, the landmark Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Ming-era City Gate. This evening, enjoy a dazzling dinner banquet and stage show at the Tang Dynasty Theater.

Day 7 - Xian/Luoyang (B/L/D)
This morning, depart Xian to Luoyang, located in the northwestern part in Henan province and is one of the seven ancient cities in China. East Zhou dynasty, East Han dynasty, Cao dynasty, Wei dynasty and other nine dynasties took here as the capital city. After 5½ hours train ride, arrive Luoyang in the late afternoon.

Day 8 - Luoyang (B/L/D)
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Luoyang's landmarks - the White Horse Temple, the oldest monastery in China; and the famous Longmen Grottos, carved between the 5th and the 7th century, known for more than 100,000 images and statues of Buddha carved into the cliffs walls.

Day 9 - Luoyang/Kaifeng (B/L/D)
Drive a short distance to Kaifeng, a city with a history of over 3,000 years and was once the capital of seven dynasties. Explore Zhongshanlu Beiduan, the former Imperial Street of the Song Dynasty; Xiangguo Monastery housed a wooden statue of Avalokitesvara with four faces, one thousand hands and eyes; and Dragon Pavilion.

Day 10 - Kaifeng/Anyang (B/L/D)
A five hours coach ride takes you to Anyang, an ancient city also with a history of over 3,000 years and situated in the northernmost part of Henan Province. It is also one of the key birthplaces of Chinese ancient culture. Upon arrival, visit the unique Wen Feng Tower and the Ancient City of the Yin Dynasty.

Day 11 - Anyang/Zhengzhou/Nanjing (B/L/D)
Start the day with a short coach ride to Zhengzhou, situated in Henan Province and is rich of historical and cultural heritages, owing largely to its position as the capital city of the Shang Dynasty (1800-1100 BC). Zhengzhou is also one of the biggest railway hinges of China. Enjoy a city tour of this historical place before boarding the overnight train to Nanjing, China's southern capital.
Train: soft sleeper compartment accommodates up to 4 passengers.

Day 12 - Nanjing (B/L/D)
The train arrives in Nanjing early in the morning. One of the highlights of today's tour will be the excursion to the national hero Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum, enshrined in the Purple Gold Mountains east of the city as well as stroll along the Qinhuai River scenic belt for sightseeing historical interest including the Confucian Temple, the Examination Office in the Ministry of Rites, Taoye Ferry and Wuyi Lane.

Day 13 - Nanjing/Hangzhou (B/L)
Take a morning train to Hangzhou, a silk center acclaimed by Marco Polo as a "paradise on earth". Cruise on West Lake in the heart of the city, dotted with palaces, reflecting pools, pagodas and gardens inspired by the highly-cultured Song Dynasty.

Day 14 - Hangzhou (B/L/D)
The morning tour includes the cave carvings at the Lingyin Monastery built in the year 321 AD by a Buddhist monk from India, the view from Pagoda of Six Harmonies, and Hangzhou's famous tea plantation where China's most famous tea is produced.

Day 15 - Hangzhou/Shanghai (B/L)
Travel via train to Shanghai, China's most cosmopolitan city. The afternoon is free for shopping and exploring.

Day 16 - Shanghai (B/L/D)
Immerse in the culture and sophistication of Shanghai on a full day tour of the city's premier sights. Wander the lovely paths and pavilions of the 500-year-old Yu Garden; stroll the riverfront Bund; and view all manners of Chinese arts displayed in the astounding galleries of the new Shanghai Museum. Return to the hotel at day's end to prepare for a thrilling show of the Shanghai Acrobats.

Day 17 - Shanghai/USA
Transfer to International Airport to board your return flight home.

 

Guaranteed Departure:
Tuesday

Air & Land

Land Only

Single Supplement

LAX / SFO

NYC / IAD

      2003
Apr 01, 15, 29 $2,680 $2,810 $1,970 $680
May 06, 20, 27 $2,680 $2,810 $1,970 $680
Jun 03, 17, 24 $2,730 $2,840 $1,920 $650
Jul 08, 29 $2,730 $2,840 $1,920 $650
Aug 05, 12 $2,730 $2,840 $1,920 $760
Aug 26 $2,840 $2,950 $2,120 $760
Sep 02, 09, 16, 30 $2,840 $2,950 $2,120 $760
Oct 07, 14, 21, 28 $2,840 $2,950 $2,120 $760
Nov 04, 11 $2,660 $2,800 $1,970 $680
Dec 02, 09 $2,610 $2,750 $1,970 $600
      2004        
Jan 20, 27 $2,610 $2,750 $1,970 $600
Feb 03, 17 $2,610 $2,750 $1,970 $600
Mar 02, 16, 30 $2,660 $2,800 $1,970 $650
Hotel Accomodations
Beijing New Otani Hotel
Xian Hyatt Hotel
Luoyang Peony Hotel
Kaifeng Dong Yuan Hotel
Nanjing Central Hotel
Hangzhou Continental Hotel
Shanghai Central Hotel  
Above AIRFARES are based economy class for your reference only. Please call us for detail informations
Asia Connect Tours reserves the right to change hotels within the same category.

 

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