13 Days Summer Jewels of China Tour Package from SOTC India Rs.51500+$1449
SUMMER JEWELS OF CHINA TOUR PACKAGE
13 Days / 12 Nights – Rs.51500+$1449/-
Day 1: Arrive into Beijing Begin your ‘Jewels of China’ tour
On arrival at Beijing Airport, our local representative will be waiting outside the customs area to welcome you and to take you to your hotel. The evening is free for shopping and to explore the city on your own. Overnight at hotel Beijing Super House International or similar in Beijing. (D)
Day 2: Visit The Great Wall of China Visit the Ming Tombs Birds Nest – Photostop Lao Tse Tea Ceremony
Today, we take you on a tour of the Great Wall of China. This 3,946 mile long wall is a symbol of China’s ancient civilization and ranks among the greatest monuments in history. Next, we visit the Imperial Ming Tombs – the mausoleums of 13 emperors. See the Underground Palace and enjoy the rustic setting of the Tombs. Later we stop for a photo opportunity of the ‘Birds Nest’ – the symbolic stadium where the 2008 Olympics were held. After an early dinner we proceed for to the Lao Tse tea house for an evening of Chinese culture. This is one exciting cultural place in Beijing. Named after the drama Teahouse by Chinese author, Lao Tse. it is a wonderful entertainment house with short shows by comedians, singers, musicians, acrobats and opera performers. You can enjoy a kaleidoscopic view of Beijing culture while sipping tea with light refreshment. A highlight is the tea pouring acrobatics of the waiters. The waiters masterfully pour tea from a very long spouted tea pot into a small tea cup, which is always greeted by much applause. Overnight at hotel Beijing Super House International or similar in Beijing. (B, D)
Day 3: Guided City Tour of Beijing
After a buffet breakfast, we take you on a guided city tour of Beijing conducted by an English speaking guide. See Tian’anmen Square, the largest square in the world. Visit the Forbidden City, an awesome 250-acre complex of palaces, pavilions and gardens. We continue our tour to Summer Palace and its immense gardens, where the imperial court resided during summer. Overnight at hotel Beijing Super House International or similar in Beijing. (B, D)
Day 4: Temple Of Heaven Onto Xian
Today, we go on a visit to the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven was the place where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties came to worship the God of Heaven and pray for good harvests. The highlight of this tour is the blue tile-roofed Hall of prayer. It is an awesome sight to visit the Temple of Heaven in the morning to see Chinese people practice Tai Chi and various other sports and dance forms to stay fit. We then drive to the airport for our flight to Xian. On arrival we check-in to the hotel. The rest of the evening is free to relax. Overnight at hotel Xian or similar in Xian. (B, D)
Day 5: Terracotta Warriors Big Wild Goose Pagoda Provincial Museum City wall of Xian
Today, we begin the day with a full day tour of Xian. See the Terracotta Warriors – the tomb of the First Emperor of China. See more than 6000 moulded soldiers, officers, horses and wagons of this famed army. Later, we visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda built in 652 AD. Next we visit the Provincial Museum. Built at the site of a former Confucian temple in the southern part of Xian, this is the largest comprehensive museum in the province. It exhibits primarily historical relics of past dynasties and displays precious art treasures and stone carvings of the Han and Tang dynasties. We also stop for a photo opportunity of the City Wall of Xian, built during the Tang dynasty. Overnight at hotel Xian or similar in Xian. (B, D)
Day 6: Onto Chongqing Board the Yangtze Cruise
Today we drive to the airport for our flight to Chongqing. On arrival, we proceed to the wharf to board the scenic Yangtze River cruise. Enjoy an Indian dinner on board the cruise prepared by your own SOTC chef – a taste of home cooking. Overnight in the comfort of your own cabin on board the Cruise. (B, D)
Day 7: On board the Yangtze Cruise Shore Excursion to Fengdu
Enjoy breakfast on board the cruise. Relax on the deck and enjoy the scenic beauty as your cruise ship sails through Fengdu Enjoy a shore excursion of Fengdu – The City of Ghosts. Have an enjoyable time at Captains Welcome party as your ship anchors at Wanxian for overnight. Enjoy an Indian lunch and dinner on board the cruise prepared by your own SOTC chef – a taste of home cooking. Overnight in the comfort of your own cabin on board the Cruise. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Three Little Georges
As you enjoy breakfast, we pass through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. We disembark for an excursion to the Three Little Gorges. Disembark for a shore excursion of the Shennong Gorges Later we sail into the west section of the third gorge of the Yangtze River – The Xiling Gorge after which your ships passes through the 5 stage shiplock. Enjoy an Indian lunch and dinner on board the cruise prepared by your own SOTC chef – a taste of home cooking. Overnight in the comfort of your own cabin on board the Cruise. (B, L, D)
Day 9: Three Gorges Dam Fly to Hangzhou
Today, enjoy a shore excursion to the to the Three Gorges Dam. We then disembark after your ship sails into Yichang and we drive to Wuhan airport for your flight to Hangzhou. Hangzhou is one of the more modern and prosperous cities in China, about 100 kilometers southwest of Shanghai. It sits at the southern end of the Grand Canal and is one of China’s seven ancient national capitals. When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century, he declared it to be “the most beautiful and elegant city in the world”. There is a popular saying: “Above there is heaven, below there are Hangzhou and Suzhou.” Hangzhou’s “heavenly” beauty attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists to its exquisite West Lake area each year to enjoy the placid lake, beautiful gardens, reflecting pools, lavish temples and lakeside teahouses. Overnight at hotel Wenhua or similar in Hangzhou. (B, D).
Day 10: Six Harmonies Pagoda Cruise on West Lake Huagang Park Lingyin Temple
Today, we do a guided city tour of Hangzhou. First we visit the Six Harmonies Pagoda. The Six Harmonies Pagoda is one of the true masterpieces of ancient Chinese architectures. The name comes from the six Buddhist ordinances and it is said that the reason for building this pagoda is to calm the tidal waters of the Qiantang River, and as a navigational aid. After this visit we move on to the West Lake. West Lake is very poetic, especially the famous scenery of the White Causeway. Built in Tang Dynasty, more than 1,000 years ago, the White Causeway is covered with silk-like willows and pink peach blossoms in spring, just like a bright and beautiful strap across the lake. Seeing such beautiful scenery, visitors would feel as if they have entered a fairyland on earth. Next we visit Huagang park. Huagang Park, is located on a peninsula between the Inner Lake and the Small Southern Lake. Beautifully decorated, especially the noted ‘fish view’, Huagang Park remains as one of top attractions in Hangzhou. After that we visit the Ling Yin temple, a premier showpiece in the West Lake environs and is notable also as one of the ten most famous Buddhist temples of China. The Temple contains an important collection of Buddhist literature together with many other treasures. Originally founded in 326 AD by a Buddhist monk returning from India, this wonderful temple has been restored and rebuilt no fewer than 16 times over the centuries. The chief attraction is an enormous 20m high Sakyamuni Buddha statue, built only in 1956 but meticulously carved from camphor wood and decorated with gold. The temple is filled with incredible statues and monuments of Buddha- laughing, standing and sitting, adapting a warrior stance, all posing differently! Overnight at hotel Wenhua or similar in Hangzhou. (B, D)
Day 11: Green Tea Ceremony Onto Shanghai
Today, we visit the Longjing tea plantation area. See how tea leaves are crushed by hand in a hot pan and later dried to later make the World Famous Green Tea. Later, we drive to Shanghai. On arrival, we check-in to our hotel. Overnight at hotel Shanghai Mandarin or similar in Shanghai. (B, D)
Day 12: Jade Buddha Temple Yu Yuan Garden
Today, we take you on a full day guided tour of Shanghai. Visit Nanjing Road and the Bund Area, where you can shop for souveniers. See the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Experience the Maglev high speed train. Visit Yu Yuan Garden, a traditional Chinese park with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes and bridges. See the famous Jade Buddha Temple. Built in 1882, the temple has two Jade statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha and houses various ancient sculptures, rare paintings and Buddhist scriptures. Enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight at hotel Shanghai Mandarin or similar in Shanghai. (B, D)
Day 13: Maglev Train ride Return Home with Wonderful Memories
After breakfast we drive you to Longyang Rd. station to board the Maglev train to the airport for your flight back home. Experience the world’s fastest commercial train as you cover a distance of 30 kilometers in just 8 minutes. Its time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your SOTC Tour. (B)
Your Sightseeing includes:
- Great Wall of China, Ming Tombs, Lao Tse Tea House, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Photo stop at ‘The Birds Nest’ in Beijing
- Terracotta Warriors, Provincial Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Photo stop of the Xi’an city wall in Xi’an
- Cruise on the West Lake, Huagang Gardens, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Ling Yin Temple and Tea ceremony in Hangzhou City tour of Shanghai, Maglev train ride, Yu Yuan gardens, and Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai
|Adult in Twin||Regular Price||Rs. 63500+USD 1449|
|Offer Price||Rs. 51500+USD 1449|
|Child no bed sharing twin room||Regular Price||Rs. 51000+ USD 799|
|Offer Price||Rs. 41000+ USD 799|
|Single Supplement||USD 500|
|Triple Room Reduction||NIL|
- Cost of your round trip economy class air transportation.
- Accommodation at the hotel mentioned or similar.
- Services of SOTC Tour Manager (provided there are over 15 adult passengers traveling on the tour) / or local representatives.
- Services of SOTC Chef on board Yangtze cruise (provided there are over 15 adult passengers traveling on the tour)
- Cost of Travel Insurance valid for the duration of the tour.
- The tour price mentioned is applicable provided there are more than 15 adult passengers travelling on tour, else an FIT supplement may be applicable.
- Meals, coach tours, transfers, entrance fees, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Passport, POE service charges.
- Visa & airport taxes.
- Any increase in the air fare charged by the airlines on your air ticket (calculated at 15th Jan, 2011 rates).
- Cost of extension of the validity of your air ticket.
- Mandatory tipping & Porterage: An amount of US$ 6 per person per day towards tips & US$1 per piece of luggage per hotel to be paid to guide / driver / hotel porter.
- Laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, optional tours and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
- Anything not specifically mentioned in the Package Tour Price includes box.
- Visa Requirements & Airport taxes You must be in possession of a Single Entry Visa for China. The cost of this visa and airport taxes is not included in your package tour price & amount to INR 15,000 per person Ex Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and INR 4,500 Ex Chennai. This cost does not include courier charges. The cost includes documentation, processing charges, consulate fees and our service charges. As hotels / Flights / Itinerary / Route are subject to change without notice, no compensation will be paid for changes you may need to make in your domestic travel. Subject to RBI / GOI approval for BTQ Passengers
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