October 1-10, 2018
*+$200 for Xi’an itinerary
Includes all 4 and 5-star hotels, meals, day trips, and Chinese domestic airfare, and international airfare from Seattle, WA.
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Day 1: Check in at Seattle International Airport. Your adventure begins as you fly trans-Pacific aboard a wide-cabin jetliner.
Day 2-5 – Beijing: In Beijing you will visit: Tian An Men Square, the largest square in the world; the Palace Museum (also known as the Forbidden City), home to 24 emperors with a total space of 9,999 rooms; the Summer Palace, featuring the Long Corridor with painted gallery, Kunming Lake, Longevity Hill, Seventeen Arch Bridge and the Marble Boat; the Lama Temple; the Temple of Heaven, the Pearl Market and the Jade Factory. Take in sights from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Venues like the Birds Nest and Water Cube. You will also tour the Ming Tombs and have time to climb up and explore a portion of the Great Wall of China, the 4,000 mile long and 2,000-year-old construction that is said to be the only man-made structure
visible to the naked eye from the moon.
Day 6-8 – XI’an OR Hangzhou/Suzhou
Xi’an: Tour the past capital of China for two days. Here, sightseeing includes the Big Wild Goose Pagoda; the Chinese Laquer Ware Workshop; Ancient City Wall; and the Banpo Museum, a preserved pre-historical caveman site. Additionally, you’ll visit the tomb of the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty, which is heavily guarded by nearly 8,000 Terra Cotta Warriors, a discovery from the 1970’s that is widely considered the eighth wonder of the world.
Hangzhou & Suzhou: Spend one night in each of these incredible towns for a taste of the simpler life in modern China. Sightseeing in Suzhou includes: Tiger Hill; the Suzhou Silk Factory; the Lingering Garden and the National Embriodery Institute. Upon arriving in Hangzhou you will have the chance to relax on a boat cruise on West Lake with a stopover at the jewel-like pagodas; and visit the Lingyin Temple, featuring a 64.3 ft carving of Buddha.
Day 9-10 – Shanghai: Here you will spend two nights and see: the Yu Gardens, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works, and overarching trees; the Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront park; and the Pudong Economic Development Zone, and the Shanghai Silk Rug Factory. Depart Shanghai the afternoon of day 10 where you will arrive back in Seattle earlier on the same day!
– Add $6,000 to fly Business Class.
– All tour attractions on itinerary included.
– Airport tax and air fuel surcharge included.
– Post-departure insurance included.