Trip Type : Group Tour
9 Day China Impressions Silver Experience tour

9 Day China Impressions Silver Experience

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
9 days
From: $ 2,099 $ 233 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • See the Tiananmen Square and the extravagant Ming-era Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City
  • Visit the great renowned Great Wall
  • Explore historic Xi'an, former capital of China and site of many archeological treasures
  • View the extraordinary life-sized Terra-Cotta army
  • Visit to Shanghai Museum
  • Explore Wuzhen.

Short Description

During this 9 days tour explore China and its major cities. Also, visit to Beijing, China's imperial capital city, historic Xi'an, the splendid gardens of Suzhou and vibrant Shanghai and great renowned Great Wall and enjoy Shanghai's highlights including the Shanghai museum with a handheld recorder. The museum possesses more than 120,000 pieces of ancient Chinese art.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City Beijing
End City Shanghai

Trip Includes

  • All intra-China air/land transportation
  • Includes all intra-China transfers between airports and hotels (initial arrival and final departure transfers are included when transpacific air is purchased through Pacific Delight Tours®)
  • 8 nights in Deluxe hotels
  • 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches,2 dinners
  • Includes porterage, baggage handling and hotel taxes
  • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

Special inclusions:

  • Comfortable air conditioned coach
  • A group of 15 or more participants will be escorted by a professional bilingual Tour Director
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Full American or buffet breakfast daily at hotelsr
  • Choice of Western or Chinese cuisine at select meals
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities as noted

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Beijing

Touch down in Beijing, China's capital with over 3,000 years of history. After retrieving your luggage and clearing customs, check into your deluxe accommodations.

Day 2: Beijing

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

This morning, see the vast Tiananmen Square and the extravagant Ming-era Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, including the jewelry section. The rest of the afternoon is free at leisure.

Day 3: Beijing

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today, experience a highlight of your trip, as you visit the renowned Great Wall. On the way, if traffic allows, stop to photograph the iconic “Bird's Nest”—the Beijing National Stadium—host to many spectacular events of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Then, arrive at the amazing Great Wall and walk along its ramparts, as emperors once did. After lunch, visit a jade factory and observe the skilled artisans at work, as they create intricate designs. After lunch, visit the elegant Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with the largest imperial garden in the world. The grounds include over 3,000 structures with a variety of pavilions, towers and arched bridges surrounding Lake Kunming with boat ride (weather permitting). This evening perhaps, join an optional Beijing Duck dinner.

Day 4: Beijing / Xi'an

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

This morning is free at leisure. Perhaps, shop for local bargains. Then, fly to historic Xi'an, former capital of China and site of many archeological treasures.

Day 5: Xi'an

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A memorable day of sightseeing today, as you view the extraordinary life-sized Terra-Cotta army, no two alike, buried for over 2200 years; Circle-Vision Movie; Bronze Chariot and Beiyuanmen Muslim Street including the Great Mosque. The local market offers a great selection of Chinese Muslim cuisine and craftsmanship.

Day 6: Xi'an / Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Today, take a flight bound for cosmopolitan Shanghai. The balance of the day is free at leisure.

Day 7: Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

See Shanghai's highlights including the Shanghai Museum with a handheld recorder. The museum possesses more than 120,000 pieces of ancient Chinese art. Continue on to visit Old Town Shanghai, Yu Garden and the city's colonial European past at The Bund, 50 Moganshan Road, or “M50” (a district of contemporary art with open-to-public workshops, galleries, and sidewalks full of statues and tasteful graffiti paintings), modern Xintiandi, and the Shanghai silk carpet factory.

Day 8: Shanghai / Wuzhen / Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, enjoy a day tour of Wuzhen. After arriving at Wuzhen’s Dongzha section, take a sampan ride. After lunch, walk in the streets and visit showrooms of old, wooden-carved beds, a workshop of local wine, printing and dyeing. You will be transferred back to Shanghai for dinner.

Day 9: Journey Home

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, bid farewell to China, as you fly home.

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Price Per Day: $ 233 per day
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  • Deposit Price: $ 300
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 699

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Flights & Transport

Internal airfare and ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Maximum Number of People in Group: 15

A group of 15 or more participants will be escorted by a professional bilingual Tour Director

Cancellation Policy:

A written notice of cancellation must be received by PDT either by mail, fax, or e-mail. Oral  cancellation by phone will not be accepted.


75+ days before departure- US $300.00 per person*

74-30 days before departure- US $400.00 per person*

29-16 days before departure - US $500.00 per person*

15 days before departure through day of departure- 100% penalty

*Plus any additional charges assessed by land suppliers or airlines.

Additional Information:

See Pacific Delight Tours website for full travel terms and detailed travel insurance information.

Trip ID#:

ChiImpPac

Trip Excludes

  • Transpacific air from USA/first point of entry abroad, or last point of exit on tour/USA.
  • Initial arrival and departure transfers, unless transpacific air is purchased through Pacific Delight Tours®. Please call us for transfer cost for land only arrivals and departures.
  • Airline-imposed baggage fees: please consult your airline.
  • Fees for delivery of tour documentation to international destinations, and overnight delivery of tour documentation due to late payments.
  • Cost of passport and visas, and all items of personal nature.
  • Any fees incurred due to delays, changes, or cancellations beyond PDT's control.
  • Customary gratuities to ship crew, local guides, drivers, boatmen, river guides, hotel waiters, chambermaids and porters. The end-of-tour gratuity to the Tour Director is also not included.

Meals Included:

8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 2 Dinners

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