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China and Asia Package Tours
China Connect Tour A
14-day tour of Shanghai / Suzhou / Hangzhou / Guilin / Xian / Beijing
TOUR CODE: CTA
Day 1 - USA/Shanghai
Your journey begins as you board an international flight bound for China.

Day 2 - Shanghai
Landing in Shanghai, once known as the "Paris of the East", you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 - 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 4 - Shanghai/Zhouzhuang/Suzhou (B/L/SD)
Travel to Zhouzhuang, the perfect embodiment of the serene villages of the Yangtze Delta. Tour the stone lanes and interlaced streams where the 900-year-old town's stories are depicted in landmark mansions and magnificent bridges resembling keys, rainbows, and musical instruments. Continue by coach to the garden city of Suzhou for an evening gala at the esteemed Garden of the Master of Nets. Enjoy special performances of classical music and dance, and an opportunity for an evening stroll on the intimate paths with surprises at every turn.

Day 5 - Suzhou/Hangzhou (B/L)
Suzhou is a charming city of canals filled with Ming and Qing gardens, many dating back centuries. Exploring a selection of magnificent garden havens cherished by ancient scholars and visits the Embroidery Research Institute to marvel at the designs. Then proceed by train to the charming Hangzhou, the land of tea and silk.

Day 6 - Hangzhou (B/L/D)
Hangzhou, a silk center acclaimed by Marco Polo as a "paradise on earth". Your visit includes all the city highlights: the grandeur of the Lingyin Monastery; the view from Pagoda of Six Harmonies; and a 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 7 - Hangzhou/Guilin (B/L)
Fly to Guilin, China's most scenic city that best known for its immortal stone mountains and fantastic caves. Enjoy an afternoon outing to the city and the Reed Flute Cave, full of historic treasures.

Day 8 - Guilin (B/L/SD)
Board a riverboat for a full-day Li River cruise. The cruise meanders down streams and through lush green valleys, bamboo groves, and hundreds of fairy-like rock formations. Along the way, you are rewarded with scenes of a multitude of waterfront and farming activities, and the fascinating sight of fishermen using cormorant birds to catch fish. Conclude the day with a dinner and a show highlighting Guilin's ethnic cultures.

Day 9 - Guilin/Xian (B/L)
Your journey continues with a short flight to the ancient city of Xian.

Day 10 - 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 the city and 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. Also 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 11- Xian/ Beijing (B/L)
Fly to Beijing, the capital of China with an incredible mix of historic and modern landmarks.

Day 12 - 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 13 - 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 14 - Beijing/USA (B)
Bid farewell to China as you fly aboard your selected airline home.

 

Guaranteed Departure:
Thursday

Air & Land

Land Only

Single Supplement

LAX / SFO

NYC / IAD

      2003
Apr 10, 17, 24, 31 $2,810 $2,930 $2,100 $650
May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 $2,810 $2,930 $2,100 $650
Jun 05, 12, 19, 26 $2,840 $2,980 $2,050 $650
Jul 10, 31 $2,840 $2,980 $2,050 $650
Aug 14, 21 $2,840 $2,980 $2,050 $650
Aug 28 $2,930 $3,050 $2,200 $710
Sep 04, 11,18, 25 $2,890 $3,030 $2,200 $710
Oct 09, 16, 23, 30 $2,890 $3,030 $2,200 $710
Nov 06, 13 $2,790 $2,930 $2,100 $650
Nov 20, 27 $2,690 $2,830 $2,050 $650
Dec 04, 11 $2,690 $2,830 $2,050 $650
      2004        
Jan 15, 29  $2,690 $2,830 $2,050 $650
Feb 05, 19 $2,690 $2,830 $2,050 $650
Mar 04, 08, 25 $2,690 $2,830 $2,050 $650
Hotel Accomodations
Shanghai Central Hotel
Suzhou Bamboo Grove Hotel
Hangzhou Inter-Continental Hotel
Guilin Royal Garden Hotel
Xian Hyatt Hotel
Beijing New Otani 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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