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Day 1: March 14, 2017

Departure

Depart USA – LAX/IAD/JFK – Beijing

Anticipation fills the air as we board our transpacific Air China flight bound for Beijing.,

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Day 2: March 15, 2017

Arrive Beijing

Our flight touches down in Beijing and we clear customs and retrieve our bags to meet our tour guide in the arrivals hall. Beijing is China’s capital city and its center for all things political. Check in to our luxury hotel accommodations and prepare for the day of excitement that lies ahead.

Accommodations:
New Otani ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
26 Jianguomenwai ave., Beijing 100022
Tel:10-6512-5555

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Day 3: March 16, 2017

Beijing

Free day. You can also take an optional your to Xian Departure BEIJING to Xian  0740 1005

March 16   Fly to Xian in the morning. Visit the Terracotta Warriors (include lunch) and transfer to airport to catch the flight to Beijing

RETURN FLIGHT from XIAN TO BEIJING  2025 2225

New Otani

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Day 4: March 17, 2017

Beijing (AB, L,DP)

Spend the day exploring Beijing’s imperial monuments, beginning with the massive Forbidden City. The former seat of Ming and Qing emperors, this imposing palace complex is home to some of the finest imperial architecture in the country. Browse the collection of royal treasures in the Palace Museum and drive to the Summer Palace, a peaceful imperial retreat surrounded by graceful bridges, pagodas and a glistening lake. Finally, we also visit the Temple of Heaven, a religious site constructed in the 15th century where emperors performed ceremonies to ensure a plentiful harvest. In the evening enjoy a Peking Duck dinner.

New Otani

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Day 5: March 18, 2017

Beijing (AB, L)

Experience the incredible heritage of China’s Great Wall as we trek across its ancient steps. Created piecemeal over a period of 2,000 years, the wall was built as a defense from the marauding tribes of the north. From atop the wall, enjoy the sweeping vistas of China’s rugged mountains and valleys, then descend the wall and visit the Sacred Way.This “divine way” is lined with ethereal willows and intricate stone statues. Return back to the city for photo stops at the famed 2008 Olympics venues, the Birds’ Nest and Water Cube.
New Otani

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Day 6: March 19, 2017

Beijing – Shanghai- Hanghzou (AB, D)

The morning is free until we transfer to the airport to board our flight to Shanghai .Board our coach to Hangzhou. As the capital of eastern China’s Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou is home to 2 million people and is a city of tremendous beauty. Visit the Winery Yard and the Lotus Pool, The Tea Plantation to taste the famous Chinese greentea, then end the day with a dinner of local specialty cuisine.

Accommodations:
Narada Grand ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
122, Shuguang Road, Hangzhou
Tel: 571-8799-0888

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Day 7: March 20, 2017

Hangzhou – Suzhou – Wuxi (AB, L, D)

After breakfast, we enjoy a cruise of famed West Lake and do some fish watching at the Flower Pond. We continue our journey via motorcoach to nearby Suzhou. Also known as the “Venice of the East,” Suzhou is a breathtaking water village lined with canals, pagodas and over 100 classical gardens. Admire the ethereal beauty of Master of Nets Garden, visit a local silk factory to learn about the history and process of creating the delicate fabric. Drive by Tiger Hill and along the 2000 year old Grand Canal to view beautifully preserved homes and peaceful waterside scenery. Overnight in Wuxi.

Accommodations:
Sheraton Wanda Wuxi ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
49 Liangxi Road, Wuxi
Tel:86-510-816-6888

6:00PM – Gemstones of Brazil

Brazil is known as the “gemstone capital of the world”. Here we will have an orientation to all of Brazil’s precious stones – how to distinguish levels of quality, origin and more. Of course, you will have every opportunity to purchase whatever suits your taste

Evening Free

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Day 8: March 21, 2017

Wuxi – Shanghai (AB ,L)

After breakfast we visit Yuantouzhu Park and Lake Tai. After lunch, we leave Wuxi by motorcoach bound for Shanghai , a booming metropolis situated on an estuary of the Yangtze River. Once known as the “Pearl of the Orient”, Shanghai is China’s largest economic center and the world’s most populous city. Check in to hotel upon arrival. Free at leisure for the remainder of the day. Walk around to explore the shops and restaurants around the hotel or walk along the charming Huaihai road for shopping.

Accommodations:
Crowne Plaza Shanghai ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
400 Panyu Road, Shanghai
Tel:86-21-6145-8888

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Day 9: March 22, 2017

Shanghai (AB, D)

After breakfast , we start our city tour with visits to the Bund and stroll along the waterfront boulevard, admiring the dazzling views of Shanghai’s skyline. Continue to visit City God Temple Bazaar and Nanjing Road.

Free at leisure in the afternoon.
Farewell dinner at night.
Crowne Plaza Shanghai ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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Day 10: March 23, 2017

Shanghai – Beijing – LAX/IAD/JFK (AB )

Transfer to airport to catch the flight back to the US with a transit in Beijing.

Additional information

LocationJohn F. Kennedy International Airport, JFK, Los Angeles International Airport, LAX, Washington Dulles International Airport, IAD
DestinationChina
Duration9 Days
MonthMarch
OccupancyDouble, Single

Price includes:

  • 4 nights hotel stay in Beijing
  • 1 night hotel stay in Hangzhou
  • 1 night hotel stay in Wuxi
  • 2 nights hotel stay in Shanghai
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • 4 lunches and 4 dinners at local restaurant including Peking duck dinner in Beijing
  • English speaking local guide in Beijing
  • English speaking thru guide in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou
  • Private use vehicle in each city with professional driver
  • Intra China air
  • Admission fee to tourist attractions listed above
  • Travel insurance with interruption

Not included:
• Entry visa to China
• Meals not listed in the itinerary
• Gratuities to guide, driver, porters.
• Personal expenses while on tour

Travel arrangements by Ritz Tours. Send payments to Henderson Travel Service, 7961 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910, attention Harold Cook. Contact Harold on 301-650-5700×509; email: hcook@hend.com; cell-202-468-1946 or fax 301-650-5717.Major credit cards (MC and VI) are accepted. Single supplement is an additional $400.00. Final payment is due 1/11/17. Reference T-1434 on all correspondences. Prices and Dates are subject to Change.

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