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April 2018 Beijing, Xi’an & Guilin, China Tour

Beijing, Xi’an & Guilin, China Tour – April 4-16, 2018

Join us on a unique tour to China. Start in Beijing with the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square and more. Next we go to Xi’an to visit the impressive Terracotta Warriors. Finally, it is off to Guilin to see the “gum drop” mountains and to set sail on a short Li River cruise. Also we travel to Longji to explore the fantastic rice terraces and ethnic tribes still living there.

Included is: round-trip airfare from Los Angeles, all hotel accommodations, sightseeing as outlined in itinerary, most meals, ground transportation via deluxe coaches, and excellent English speaking guides.

Itinerary:

April 4 – Fly to Los Angeles and board a flight this evening to China!

April 5 – Continue flight and cross the International Date Line.

April 6 – Arrive late this morning into Beijing, China. Transfer to your hotel where the rest of the day is yours to relax and have free time.

April 7 – Today you will visit the Forbidden City which was built in the 15th century. The Forbidden City includes the Imperial Palace which was the residence of the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Later you will walk on the 98-acre quadrangle of Tiananmen Square, which is one of the largest public squares in the world. Finally today, pay a visit to the Summer Palace which is listed as one of the world UNESCO World Heritage Sites and ranked as one of the finest classical gardens in the world. (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 8 – Winding across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, the Great Wall of China stretches over 4,000 miles. Today as you experience climbing a section of the Great Wall, marvel at its size and grandeur. Not far from the wall you will explore the Ming tomb area and stroll down the path of the Sacred Way of the Animals. (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 9 – The Temple of Heaven is first on our agenda today and is located in a beautiful park. Elderly Chinese come by the thousands daily to exercise and to participate in Chinese cultural activities. Most tourists find themselves participating in the middle of these activities with the local Chinese. Next experience a Hutong Tour, and take a glimpse into the world of yesterday while being pedaled through the narrow streets on bicycle-pedaled rickshaws. You will see how neighborhoods in Old China existed and how they are preserved in the middle of a modern city today. Tonight enjoy an optional Chinese acrobatic show. You will be amazed at the acrobatic skills demonstrated in the performances. (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 10 – This morning travel to Xi’an, China. Your exciting day in Xi’an begins with a relaxing bike ride on the ancient city wall or you may wish to take a ride in a traditional rickshaw. Learn the legend as to how the Wild Goose Pagoda received its name as you visit this holy place revered for centuries. Your day will wind down as you enjoy the city water fountain show accompanied with orchestrated music. (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 11 – You will be in awe as you visit the Terracotta Warrior museum. It has been said to be the most exciting archaeological find of the 20th century and considered as the 8th Wonder of the World. It is nothing short of astonishing! (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 12 – Take a morning flight to Guangzhou, China and then hop on a 2 hour bullet train to Guilin, China. Riding a bullet train through China is an experience not to miss! (Breakfast, Dinner)

April 13 – Set sail for a cruise down the Li River. The Li River cruise from that departs from Yangshuo is the centerpiece of your trip to Guilin. Gorgeous peaks give you surprises at each bend of the river under the blue sky. These “gumdrop” mountains have helped this part of the country gain worldwide recognition for being one of the most scenic spots in the entire world. Hold up your 20 Yuan bill and what do you see – the exact same view on the Li River you will cruise by! An optional live light show on the river this evening will be a great way to end the day. (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 14 – This morning you will transfer to the stunning mountain village of Longi. Take part in a cultural experience as the Longi women demonstrate their long hair that they cut once in their lifetime. You will then arrive at your mountain retreat where you will spend the night. Enjoy a walk up to your hotel built into the mountainside with incredible vistas overlooking rice terraces built into the mountains as far as eye can see! Walk through the surrounding mountainside village to be greeted by quaint minority shops, rich smells of delicious cuisine, and happy villagers. (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 15 – Spend some more time this morning in the rice terraces exploring before transferring back to Guilin. A city tour is planned of Guilin before spending the night here. Tonight enjoy some time to shop or grab some tasty food out and about. (Breakfast, Dinner)

April 16 – Drive by motor coach back to Guangzhou for your flight back to the USA tonight. With a motor coach drive, it enables us to stop in Huangyao Ancient Town to get a glimpse of what rural China was like years and years ago. A tour of this remote town will be a great way to finish the trip. If you are flying home tonight, board your flight and arrive in the USA this same evening. (Breakfast, Lunch)

 

 

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Beijing, Xi’an & Guilin Tour with Airfare from Los Angeles – Double Occupancy – $2399 per person (includes airfare, tour and taxes)

Single Occupant Cost – Additional $625

Chinese Visa – $195 per person

Pre-paid Tips  – $110 per person

Airfare to and from Los Angeles – Call for assistance or arrange your own

Credit Card Fee – 3.5% (only applies to final payment-pay by check to avoid it)

Deposit Required for Reservation – $900 per person  

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*Trip cancellation and emergency protection available
*Passports are required
*Full payment due 90 days before departure.
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after deposit is made
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after final payment is made
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