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CLASSIC CHINA 10 days

CLASSIC CHINA 10 days

General Information

People’s Republic of CHINA

 

Capital City: Beijing
Continent, geographical location : East AsiaBeing world’s third largest country, China shares land borders with 14 countries. Goingclockwise from the top they are – Mongolia, Russia, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar,Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan.
Area : 9,596,960 sq km
Population : 1.3 billion
Official Language: Mandarin Chinese
Religion : Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian 3%-4%, Muslim 1%-2%; note: officially atheist
Currency : Renminbi (yuan) (CNY) – ¥
Time difference from India : China is 2.30 hrs ahead of India.
ISD code : + 86 and phone number
Government : Marxist-Leninist single-party state•       President: Hu Jintao
Independence Day / National Day : 1st October is celebrated as Independence Day
Public Holidays : •       1 Jan            New Year•       23 Jan          Spring Festival, Chinese New Year•       5 Apr            Qing Ming (Tomb Sweeping) Festival•       1 May           Labour Day•       23 Jun          Dragon Boat Festival•       30 Sept         Mid-Autumn Festival•       1 Oct            National DayAdditional holidays may be observed regionally
Known for : Kung Fu – Chinese Marshal Art, Jackie Chan, Yao Ming – tallest (7ft 6in) and active basketballplayer, Chinese Food, Green Tea, Silk Route, Giant Buddha at Leshan, Production of budgetedconsumer items
National Landmark : Great Wall of China, Terracotta Army museum
National Airline with Code : Air China (CA)
National Flower :
National Animal / Bird : Giant Panda, Chinese Dragon – National Animal, Red Crowned Crane – National Bird
Main Trade : Machinery and equipment, textiles, clothing and plastics, optical and medical equipment, ironand steel.

Custom Rules :

Free import

•       The following items can be imported into the country if visiting for less than 6 months.

•       Cigarettes – 400*

•       Alcohol Beverages – 2 Bottles**

•       Reasonable amount of perfume

•       The amount of cigarettes increases to up to 600 if staying more than 6 months

•       The alcohol limit doubles to 4 bottles if staying over 6 months

Prohibited

•       Guns and Ammunition

•       Explosives and Explosive Materials

•       Radio Receivers/Transmitters

•       Knives and similar dangerous cutting weapons

Restricted

•       Amongst the items requiring permission to enter China include TV’S, Computers, washing machine and other electrical goods.

•       Cats, dogs and other small animals will require a vaccination prior to being allowed to enter the country.

 

Itinerary

4N Beijing – 2N Xi’an -1N Guilin – 2N Shanghai

 

Day 01

Arrival Beijing
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel by the local guide. After a good rest in a comfortable hotel TVH recommended, you will take dinner at Indian Restaurant .Overnight at the hotel. (D)

Day 02

Beijing
Depart from hotel in the morning to visit the biggest public square in the world, Tian’anmen Square conquers you with its grandeur at the first sight. Then you are leaded to Forbidden City. It is the imperial palace for 24 emperors during Ming and Qing Dynasties and the biggest ancient architecture complex in the world. You walk in the museum to see with your eyes, to touch with your hands and fell with your hearts. In the afternoon, you continue your trip to Temple of Heaven. Which stands the color of sky. You feel the perfect harmony between the architecture and nature and a circle and peace spirit of Chinese people. You even could imagine the vivid pictures of a great sacrifice to the Heaven for good harvest through the description of local guide. Dinner at Indian restaurant. Over night at hotel.(B,D)

Day 03

Beijing-xi’an
In the morning drive 75km to visit the Great Wall at Juyong pass which is the symbol of China and the wisdom of Chinese people. It is very unbelievable that Chinese succeeded in building such a great architecture with simple tools in ancient time. Then visit Jade Factory and Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), consisting of 13 tombs of the emperors of the Ming Dynasty after the capital was moved from Nanjing to Beijing. This is unique as it is the only huge palace made of camphor wood. Dinner at Indian Restaurant .

If time enough, you will have a short stop and take photos in Beijing Olympic Park, where you can see the outside view of the National Stadium– Bird’s Nest and National Aquatics Center —Water Cube .(B,D)

Day 04

Xi’an
In the morning, you will visit the Liulichang which is a famous district in down-town Beijing that is known for a series of traditional Chinese stone dwellings housing that sells various craftwork, artistry, and antiques. It is one of Beijing’s traditional old quarters. Then visit Da Shi Lan, one of Beijing’s most famous old-fashioned streets, has a history dating back 570 years. It was built in 1430, the 18th year of Emperor Yong Le’s rule during the Ming Dynasty. Da Shi Lan is 375 meters long and is home to 26 shops from nine types of trade. then you will take the flight to Xi’an , on arrival Xian , check in hotel . Dinner at Indian restaurant . (B,D)

Day 05

Beijing-Xian
Breakfast at the hotel. This Morning depart for a Full day tour with a visit to the China’s Richest historic area, which is recognized by the UNESCO as the eighth wonder of the world, amazing Museum of the Terra Cotta Warriors which is very famous for the great underground army of the First Emperor of China, buried together with him 2200 years ago and discovered only in 1974. It is the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century.then you will visit Special art lacquar work shop. Free time you will shopping at Ancient Style street , Dinner at Indian Restaurant .Overnight at the hotel.(B,D)

Day 06

Xi’an-Gulin
Morning you will visit the City Walls , It is the most complete city wall that has survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Bid Wild Goose Pagoda a well-preserved ancient Building and a holy place for Buddhists.  Afternoon take flight to Guilin . Dinner at Chinese restaurant.(B,D)

Day 07

Gulin
Depart from your hotel in the morning and begin your Half Li River Cruise which is the masterpiece of nature. The crystal water, picturesque mountains, peaceful farm field, hard-working fishermen and wondering water buffalos compose a poem of Guilin scenery and life. Under the blue sky, your river boat is floating on the river, making you in an unreal dream.  After you disembark the Western-influenced town—Yangshuo ,you can roam at the West Street , it earns its name since almost every one in West Street can speak fluent English and every restaurant or bar offers menus in several languages. You feel no boarder and distance here and fall in love with the town at the first sight. Moreover, it is flanked by small shops and vendor stands selling different kinds of souvenirs, which are the best gifts for your friends and relatives. Return to Guilin in the late afternoon. Banquet of Rice Noodle for dinner. Overnight at the hotel(B,D)

Day 08

Gulin-Shanghai
Breakfast at the hotel. Half day visit of Elephant Trunk Hill . It is a huge rock formation of an elephant by the confluence of the Yang and Li rivers, which looks as if its trunk, dipping into the water. The next wonder to visit is Reed Flute Cave, is named after a certain kind of reed grown near the carve gate, which is used for making a flute instrument. The natural beauty of a large amount of stalactites and stalagmites, with their endless variety of remarkable scenes in the cave could undoubtedly evoke breathless admiration from you. Thus, the cave is highly praised as the Huge Art Palace of the Nature. Then take afternoon flight to Shanghai, check in hotel on arrival, dinner at Indian restaurant (B,D)

Day 09

Shanghai
Today you’ll find a Buddhism shrine – Jade Buddha Temple, located in a crowd of Shanghai City. It is named for its two bejeweled white jade Buddha. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying the excellent skill and extraordinary art of Chinese people. Yuyuan Garden has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways. Then you will visit Pearl Factory .the shopping trip will begin in Nanjing Road which is starts at the Bund and runs westward, with People’s Square in the middle. Renown for its bustling and modernization, Nanjing Road earns its reputation as the ‘First Commercial Road in China’, which is the good shopping heaven for your trip as the same as the Fifth Avenue in New York and Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Some of the traditional food and handicrafts of Shanghai can be found here. Then we come to the Bund, The renowned waterfront district is the city’s most famous landmark. The word BUND is of Anglo-India origin meaning embankment on the waterfront. It is also the popular site to enjoy the night view of the city. Standing at Pudong New Area at the east side of Huangpu River, Oriental TV Tower was completed on October 1, 1994. The tower has a height of 468 meters. With multi-functions of sightseeing, catering, shopping, amusement and accommodations, this tower has become the symbol of the city and a popular tourist attraction in Shanghai.(B,D)

Day 10

Departure from Shanghai
Breakfast at the hotel. Get transferred to the airport for Final Departure.

Price / Inclusion

PRICE CHART

PRICE FROM USD STANDARD USD FIRST USD SUPERIOR USD DELUXE
Adult (Sharing 2) $ 985 $ 1050 $ 1210 $ 1450
Child with Bed $ 740 $ 790 $ 910 $ 1085
Infants 0-23 Months $ 240 $ 240 $ 288 $ 288
Single Traveller $ 1315 $ 1455 $ 1780 $ 2170

Hotel List

CITY NAME HOTEL NAME STANDARD HOTEL NAME FIRST HOTEL NAME SUPERIOR HOTEL NAME  DELUXE
Beijing Long Ding Hua Hotel Wuhuan Hotel Chang An Grand Hotel / Huabin International Hotel Swissotel Hotel
Shanghai Shanghai Liangan Grace Land International Hotel Crowne Plaza Fudan Crowne Plaza Fudan
Xian New Henderson Hotel Days Hotel & Suites Xinxing Days Hotel & Suites Xinxing / Howard Johnson Hotel Ginwa Plaza Xian Sheraton Hotel
Guilin Western Hill Hotel guishan hotel guilin Royal Garden Hotel Sheraton Guilin Hotel

Inclusions

  • Private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and all sightseeing spots as mentioned.
  • Separated transfer will incur extra charges.
  • Hotel accommodation based on two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room
  • Daily Breakfast at hotel.
  • One driver and one English-speaking guide on normal sightseeing activities in each destination.
  • All First-Gate entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary.
  • The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of Top View Holiday.
  • TVH will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
  • Daily Dinner

Exclusions

  • International airfare and domestic airfare and Train ticket.
  • Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
  • Beijing/Xian airfare with tax is $172
  • Xian/Guilin airfare with tax is$177
  • Guilin/Shanghai airfare with tax is $205
  • Tips for guides, escort, drivers, bellman, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Daily lunches and optional tours, which will be added up if the clients desire to take the activities.
  • Any items not specified in the plan.

Note
  • 1 USD = INR 58.
  • The prevailing Rate of Exchange of the day of payment will be applicable
  • Kindly note that drivers are not guides
  • For security deposit, credit card copy is needed at the time of hotel check in
  • The passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure We are not holding any air seats and hotel bookings at this point of time
  • Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability.
  • Alternate room category, hotels and air bookings may attract extra cost
  • Above price is not applicable during Convention Period, High season, Festivals or Fairs.
  • Surcharge may be applicable.
  • International hotel check in is 1400hrs and checkout would be 1200hrs.
  • Early check in and late check out subject to availability
  • Itineraries are subject to change

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