Day 01 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the Hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.
Hotel: Capital Hotel Beijing or similar
Day 02 Beijing (B/L)
After breakfast, enjoy a full day guided tour of Beijing including Tian An Men Square, the largest public plaza in the world where Mao Tse Tung first raised the flag of the People’s Republic.
The Imperial Palace, lying inside the Forbidden City and surrounded by a high wall and broad moat, is probably China’s greatest surviving historical site. Dating from the 15th century, the Palace was home to a total of 24 emperors and, today, its fabulous halls, palaces and gardens house a huge collection of priceless relics from various dynasties.
This afternoon, visit the Hutong by pedicab (Rickshaw) and take a leisurely stroll through these vanishing old narrow streets of city and visit a local family, local market and the Drum Tower.
Day 03 Beijing (B/L/D)
It’s a thrill to walk along the Great Wall of China – a formidable construction that winds its way over hills for more than 2,000 miles. We’ll visit the Badaling, known as the most scenic section of the Wall.
Lunch at the Friendship Restaurant of Beijing Jade Carving Factory and pay a visit either before or after lunch.
In the afternoon, visit to the lavish Summer Palace, a former retreat for the imperial family and tonight, enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner.
Day 04 Beijing/Xian (B/L)
Beijing’s parklands gathers crowds of old and young in the morning playing Taiji, Qigong, even ballroom dancing or disco as the vigorous daily exercise. Visit the Temple of Heaven this morning to watch the scene and the holy temple once the emperors worshiped the God of Heaven for the good harvest.
Continue to visit the Yonghegong Lamasery, a renowned lama temple and a residence for large numbers of monks from Mongolia and Tibet.
Enjoy a Beijing noodle lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to the airport for flight to Xian.
Upon arrival in Xian, transfer to your hotel.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda or similar
Day 05 Xian (B/L/SD)
Xian is the ancient capital of China and the seats for the glorious Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties. Our highlight today is to view the life-sized Terracotta Warriors that have been standing on guard for the first Emperor of China for over 2000 years.
Visit the Xian Ceramic and Art Workshop and Chinese lunch at local restaurant including the Noodle-making demonstration.
In the afternoon, visit the Shanxi History Museum and enjoy Dumpling Dinner followed by Tang Dynasty Show tonight.
Day 06 Xian/Guilin (B/L)
This morning, visit ancient City Wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, originally built as a Buddhist retreat in the 7th century.
Lunch at local restaurant and then transfer to the airport for flight to Guilin
Upon arrival in Guilin, transfer to your hotel.
Dinner is on your own.
Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel or similar
Day 07 Guilin – Li River Cruise – Yangshuo – Guilin (B/L/D)
Guilin and Yangshou are definitely the places that can always spark your creativity of art. A boat trip down the Li River through China’s most famous landscape. The tall pointed hills and rice paddies, familiar from innumerable Chinese paintings. Lunch onboard and after disembarkation in Yangshuo, explore the famous West Street, which is near your hotel and browsing Yangshuo’s antiques and crafts stalls and shops, and visit the local village and farms.
Dinner at local restaurant followed by Impression Liu San Jie Light Show.
Late evening, transfer back to Guilin for overnight
Day 08 Guilin – Shanghai (B/L)
This morning, visit Reed Flute Cave, nature’s subterranean wonder filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Its name comes from the verdant reeds growing outside that are used to make flutes. The grand chamber known as the Crystal Palace, is an awesome spectacle, not to be missed.
Lunch at local restaurant and then transfer to the airport for flight to Shanghai
Arrive Shanghai, you are met and transferred to hotel. Dinner is on your own.
Hotel: The Ocean Hotel Shanghai or similar
Day 9 Shanghai (B/D)
Today’s sightseeing tour showcases Shanghai’s highlights. Morning visit the Yuyuan Garden and the old town area where you will have lunch on your own. Walk on the promenade of Shanghai’s famous waterfront – Bund.
In the afternoon, visit Shanghai’s world-renown museum which houses the finest collection of Chinese art including calligraphy, scroll paintings, bronzes and ceramics.
Dinner at local restaurant followed by Acrobatic Show
Day 10 Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai (B/L)
A full day excursion by high-speed train (2nd class soft seat) to Suzhou, the important trading town ever since the first days of the Grand Canal. See the town’s spectacular classical gardens maintained by Chinese nobility for centuries. Visiting Garden of Master Net (Wangshi Garden), then proceed to Suzhou No. 1 Silk Spinning Factory; a silk-reeling mill to see how silk is processed and spun, learn why China has, for generations, been world famous for its fine exotic silk.
Enjoy an unforgettable cruise on the Grand Canal of China, the longest and largest man-made waterway in the world. Take a walk in the old town before returning to Shanghai by high speed train.
Chinese lunch at local restaurant, dinner in your own
Day 11 Shanghai (B)
Free day at leisure or go for Optional Tours
Optional Jewish Heritage Tour
In the morning start off by visiting a synagogue that is still in use today and visit the Tilanqiao region, which was the Jewish settlement during World War II. The historic Hongkou Ghetto which sheltered thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. At the Ohel Moshe Synagogue we attend the dedication of a computerized guest book generously donated by Larry Ungerman & Nina Budman. Lunch at the Jewish Community Centre with Rabbi Shalom Greenberg. In the afternoon ta e a stroll down Tangshan Road the center of the largest Jewish community in Shanghai.
Day 12 Shanghai – Onward Flight (B)
Check out today and pre-arranged time, you will be transferred to the Airport for your onward flight.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 16
- Single supplement: $750
- Single supplement: $850
- Single supplement: $900
DEPARTURE DATES 2019 – 2020
2020: Jan 01, Jan. 08, Jan. 15, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 05, Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, Mar. 04, Mar. 11, Mar. 18
DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2019
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
6, 13, 20, 27
6, 13, 20
3, 10 , 17, 24
1, 8, 15, 22, 29
5, 12, 19, 26
3, 10, 17, 24, 31
7, 14, 21, 28
4, 11, 18, 25
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
6, 13, 20, 27
4, 11, 18, 25