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Our five nights at Guilin Ming Garden were great as well! It is certainly our favorite place in China. The apartment is remodeled, extremely clean and has a great view; having internet access is a nice touch and there is plenty of room for our entire family. After a long day of fun, it was relaxing to come home to delicious home cooked meals prepared by our nanny Mrs Huang.She made us feel right at home with her traditional Cantonese home cooked dinners: her normal dinner consist of soup, two meat dishes and two vegetable dishes; very much like the meals our Cantonese parents made for us when we were younger and the meals had brought back fond memories.
-Helen Lee

Culture Camp

One of the most educational and enriching experiences await your child through our newly established culture camp. With competitive pricing in comparison to other educational camps, this exciting adventure will allow your child to meet life-long friends while they explore their home country's ancient history. We have selected entertaining activities that will inspire the young travelers while they practice martial arts, visit local families, learn Chinese arts and crafts, and experience the rich history at popular tourist destinations. In the two-week program, your child will venture through seven different cities discovering The Forbidden City, The Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, and Eastern China cities. This memorable journey is one that your child will cherish forever.

Tour Overview
Tour Code: HHT-CC
Trip Duration: 14 days/13 nights
Click below for: Tour Price / Accommodations
Beijing, Xian, NanJing, WuXi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai
Departure Dates: Please contact one of our experienced travel advisors for departure dates
Day 1 : US/Beijing
meals: N/A
Begin your tour to China's most popular historical sites and cities today when you depart from the US gateway city for Beijing.
Day 2 : Beijing
meals: N/A
Arrive at the Beijing International Airport. Your private English-speaking guide and driver will take you to your hotel.
Day 3 : Beijing
meals: B/L/D
Begin your day with a tour at the Forbidden City. Listed as a world heritage site in 1987, the Forbidden City contains the largest group of intact palace structures in the world. The palace is 720,000 square meters in size and contains 9,999 rooms, numerous pavilions, gardens and courtyards. This afternoon, you will learn how to make your own kites under professional instructions, and then fly your handmade kites with others at the Temple of Heaven, which is often regarded as the most recognizable symbol of China.
Day 4 : Beijing
meals: B/L/D
Visit two UNESCO world heritage sites today. Begin your day with a tour at the Great Wall. Constructed more than 2,000 years ago by China's first emperor, the ancient wall is the world's longest man-made structure at approximately 4,000 miles in length. After your Great Wall experience, stop at Dingling, which is the tomb of the 13th Emperor of the Ming Dynasty. Tonight enjoy a delicious roasted Peking Duck dinner.
Day 5 : Beijing/Xian
meals: B/L/D
In the morning, explore the fascinating Hutong neighborhoods. Beijing's oldest Hutongs were constructed during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Your tour will take you through some of the best-preserved Hutong neighborhoods, which represent the history, culture and lifestyle of old Beijing. After the included Chinese lunch you will be transferred to the Beijing International Airport for your flight to Xian. Known as ChangAn in ancient times, Xian was the capital city of China for 1,062 years (through 13 dynasties and 73 different emperors). In the afternoon, ride a bike on top of the 950-year-old city wall and; enjoy the panoramic view. Built during the early Ming Dynasty with a core of mud and covered by three layers of bricks, Xian's city wall is the only city wall that remains intact in China today.
Day 6 : Xian/NanJing
meals: B/L/D
Embark on an amazing historical and cultural adventure today, beginning with an exploration at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, where you will find lifelike terracotta soldiers, horses, chariots and weapons created more than 2,000 years ago to guard the first emperor's tomb. Their vibrant painted details have worn away and revealed their original earthy color. Early this evening, get onboard a luxury express train with dinner box for your overnight journey to Nanjing.
Day 7 : NanJing
meals: L/D
Arrive in Nanjing at 8:00AM, transfer to the hotel and have breakfast in the hotel. Visit the Office of the President and the magnificent Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum with its remarkable stairway. After lunch, take a visit to the Chinese students' families separately, try to learn how to make Dumplings or Wonton, and sample the local food at the homes of Chinese families.After dinner take a stroll of a Qing Dynasty style Bazaar surrounding a Confucian Temple.
Day 8 : NanJing/WuXi
meals: B/L/D
After breakfast, visit Nanjing History Museum to know about the history of the ancient capital city, Nanjing. Then, take a luxury express train to WuXi (within 1 hour). Visit the Yuantouzhu at Taihu Lake, which is one of China's five largest fresh water lakes. Then, head for the Three Kingdoms Palace, one of the largest film studios in China.
Day 9 : WuXi/Suzhou
meals: B/L/D
Heading for Suzhou(within half an hour). Suzhou is known as the "Venice of the East". Visit the Lingering Garden and the ancient city gate at Panmen and Silk Spinning Factory. After lunch, visit Humble Administrator's Garden. During the dinner, enjoy the local Suzhou singing feast.
Day 10 : Suzhou/Hangzhou
meals: B/L/D
After breakfast, visit Master of Nets Garden and Tiger Hill. In the afternoon, take a luxury express train to Hangzhou( around two and half hours). Upon your arrival, take a stroll along the West Lake, which is the most attractive scene on the city. Visit the Zhejiang Provincial Museum, Xiling Seal-engravers' society and Solitary Island Garden, which is the only natural island in West Lake.
Day 11 : Hangzhou
meals: B/L/D
Get onboard a gorgeous scenic cruise on the West Lake (XiHu) surrounded by idyllic gardens; take a stroll in the Viewing Fish at Flower Pond. Learn Martial Arts-Taichi with the local people by the West Lake if it occurs. Later visit the Tea plantation village to sample the National Tea. In the afternoon, visit a local middle school.
Day 12 : Hangzhou/Shanghai
meals: B/L/D
Take a train to Shanghai(within 2 hours).You will be shown around the "Paris of the East"-Shanghai upon your arrival. Your first stop will be the Bund, located near the HuangPu River. Then visit the Yu Yuan Garden nearby, where you can view intricately designed gardens, pavilions, Koi-stocked pools and courtyards. In the afternoon, visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower (2nd floor), which is the highest tower in Asia. Then go to the Shanghai No.1 Dispensary to learn the Traditional Chinese Medicine culture.
Day 13 : Shanghai
meals: B/L/D
In the morning, take a visit to Shanghai Children's Palace to learn Chinese calligraphy and traditional Chinese Painting. After lunch, free time all afternoon to pack your luggage or do some last shopping in Shanghai.
Day 14 : Shanghai/US
meals: B
Please meet your private English-speaking tour guide and driver at the hotel lobby and travel to the Shanghai Pudong International Airport for your international flight back to the United States. Cross the International Dateline and arrive home on the same day.

REMARKS:

    B = Breakfast      L = Chinese Lunch                D = Chinese Dinner
    CA= Air China     CZ=China Southern Airline     MU=China Eastern Airlines
Tour Prices:
Valid: Apr 01, 2017- Mar 31, 2018
1 Person 2-5 Persons 6-9 Persons 10 Persons Hotel Single Supplement
Superior Class / $2550.00 Booking Tour $2099.00 Booking Tour / $465.00
Deluxe Class / $2699.00 Booking Tour $2350.00 Booking Tour / $570.00
Note: child price is 80% of adult price.


Accommodations:
City Standard Class Deluxe Class Superior Class
Beijing . Red Wall Hotel Novotel Peace Hotel N/A
Xian . Xian Skytel Hotel Holiday Inn Xi'an Big Goose Pagoda N/A
Nanjing . Egret Hotel Zhongshan Hotel N/A
Wuxi . Rome Hotel Wuxi Grand Hotel N/A
Suzhou . Overseas Chinese Hotel Suzhou Aster Hotel N/A
Hangzhou . Relax Hotel Best Western International Meiyuan Hotel N/A
Shanghai . Rayfont Shanghai Xuhui Hotel Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai N/A

Hotel Information:
Hotel Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool Gym Safe Box Refrigerator Hair Dryer Kitchen
Red Wall Hotel         √   √   √
Novotel Peace Hotel   √     √   √   √   √
N/A            
Xian Skytel Hotel       √   √    
Holiday Inn Xi'an Big Goose Pagoda   √     √   √   √   √
N/A            
Egret Hotel           √   √
Zhongshan Hotel           √   √
N/A            
Rome Hotel           √  
Wuxi Grand Hotel   √     √   √     √
N/A            
Overseas Chinese Hotel           √   √
Suzhou Aster Hotel     √   √   √   √   √
N/A            
Relax Hotel           √   √
Best Western International Meiyuan Hotel       √   √   √   √
N/A            
Rayfont Shanghai Xuhui Hotel   √     √   √   √   √
Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai       √   √   √   √
N/A            

Inclusions

  • Beijing/Xian airfare
  • Xian/Nanjing soft sleeper train ticket
  • Nanjing/WuXi, Suzhou/Hangzhou, Hangzhou/Shanghai soft seat train ticket
  • Airport/hotel/airport (or train station) transfer as listed in itinerary
  • All listed sightseeing and tour programs with private English-speaking tour guide and private van or bus with driver
  • Hotels and meals as stipulated in itinerary
  • National English-speaking tour guide
  • All prices are quoted in US Dollars, and are subjected to change without notice. Please check at the time of reservation.
  • All prices are quoted per person, based on two travelers sharing a room (double occupancy). Single supplement applies for single travelers.

Exclusions

  • International Airfare,Please contact us for discount international airfare starting from your hometown.
  • Some meals
  • Tipping to tour guide and driver
  • Chinese visa
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Costs associated with side-trip to orphanage
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