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China Discovery - 9 Days / 8 Nights

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Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai


The China Discovery provides a beautiful taste of modern and ancient Chinese attractions. As you venture through Beijing, marvel at historic architectural achievements including Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Forbidden City. Climb the Great Wall of China and experience Shanghai, where you will bargain for local treasures and gifts along the lively Nanjing Road. Enjoy the serenity of Suzhou's "Lingering Garden" and wonder how the Giant Leaning Pagoda remains standing at an uncomfortable angle. The China Discovery highlights many modern-day and classic sites you will cherish.

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Including Intra-China flights, hotels, meals, tour guides and more


Group tour from $1,999



Tour Package Highlights

  • Offers ultimate value at highly affordable pricing
  • Boat ride on the Grand Canal Suzhou, one of China's longest and ancient canals
  • Journey through China's history by exploring historic sites such as the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Visit the Summer Palace, recognized for its natural beauty and the grandeur of royal gardens
Beijing (4 Nights)
Bird's Nest, Water Cube, Great Wall, Ming-Ching Tombs, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, pearl and jade factory
Suzhou (1 Night)
Classical Chinese Gardens, Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden, Grand Canal and Silk Factory #1
Hangzhou (1 Night)
Tea Plantation, Lingyin Temple and West Lake
Shanghai (2 Nights)
Yu Yuan Gardens, Old Shanghai District and The Bund

Entertainment:
Kung Fu Show (Beijing)
Side Excursions:
Shanghai - Harbor Cruise or Shanghai - Era Show
Tour Price Includes:
Domestic China Airfare, Meals, Tours, Guides and Hotels
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Cities and attractions to be visited by this China tour:
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Beijing
  • The Bird Nest (outside)
    The Bird Nest (outside)

    The Bird Nest (outside)

    The Bird Nest (outside)

    Re-live the 2008 Olympics. The Bird Nest is a remarkable place to visit if you want to remember the incredible events that took place there at the 2008 Olympics, and admire its stunning architecture.

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  • The Water Cube (outside)
    The Water Cube (outside)

    The Water Cube (outside)

    The Water Cube (outside)

    A truly fascinating sight. Its design combines modern technology with Chinese traditional values. Popular Science magazine chose it the Best of What's New of 2006.

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  • The Great Wall
    The Great Wall

    The Great Wall

    The Great Wall

    One of the eight great wonders of the world. Spectacular, immense, a must-see attraction. Take a walk along various sections of the wall, while admiring the beautiful views that China has to offer.

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  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
    Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

    Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

    Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

    The Ming and Qing imperial tombs are natural sites modified by human influence, carefully chosen according to the principles of geomancy (Fengshui) to house numerous buildings of traditional architectural design and decoration. They illustrate the continuity over five centuries of a world view and concept of power.

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  • Tiananmen Square
    Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square

    Is the world's largest public square. This site of great Chinese historical significance lies within the heart of Beijing. The Tiananmen Square is a world-renowned plaza that was named after the Tiananmen, which literally means, "Gate of Heavenly Peace".

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  • The Forbidden City
    The Forbidden City

    The Forbidden City

    The Forbidden City

    China's largest and well-preserved complex of ancient buildings. The Forbidden City exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture. See with your own eyes what the imperial palace was once for 24 emperors.

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  • The Summer Palace
    The Summer Palace

    The Summer Palace

    The Summer Palace

    Is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design that overlooks the tranquil waters of Kunming Lake. Long ago, the Summer Palace was known as "the Garden of Clear Ripples", and it still has the tranquility that it possessed long ago.

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  • The Temple of Heaven
    The Temple of Heaven

    The Temple of Heaven

    The Temple of Heaven

    This temple once visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonial prayers for Good Harvest to Heaven, is still a place for prayer and worship. Its carefully designed buildings reflect Chinese culture, tradition and beliefs.

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  • Pearl Market and Jade Factory
    Pearl Market and Jade Factory

    Pearl Market and Jade Factory

    Pearl Market and Jade Factory

    Chinese pearls account for approximately 96% of pearls sold everywhere in the world. The Pearl Market attracts both Chinese and international visitors from all the corners of the world. The jade factory offers very beautiful pieces and everything is hand-made. Seeing these objects is truly fascinating.

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Suzhou
  • Suzhou Garden<br>Classical Chinese Gardens
    Suzhou Garden
    Classical Chinese Gardens

    Suzhou Garden<br>Classical Chinese Gardens

    Suzhou Garden
    Classical Chinese Gardens

    They say gardens to the south of the Yangtze River are the best in the world, and without a doubt Suzhou Gardens are the best among them. Come discover for yourself their charming natural beauty and you will not be disappointed.

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  • Tiger Hill
    Tiger Hill

    Tiger Hill

    Tiger Hill

    He Lu, King of the Wu perished and was buried within the hill. Three days after the funeral, a white tiger came and sat upon the grave as though he was guarding it. From then on it was known as Tiger Hill. Although the hill may be considered to be small (118 feet high and over 3 acres), the history behind it is fascinating.

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  • Lingering Garden
    Lingering Garden

    Lingering Garden

    Lingering Garden

    Lingering Garden is one of the four most famous gardens in China.
    It contains stunning natural landscapes within a limited amount of space.
    A place you will remember for many years to come.

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  • Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory
    Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory

    Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory

    Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory

    Founded in 1962 as a state-owned factory, within this tour, you will come to know the whole life of the silkworm. What is fascinating about the silk-making process is that the silkworm creates its cocoon out of a single silk thread that is continuous for approximately 3,600 feet. You'll see workers operate the machines that spin silk from cocoons.

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Hangzhou
  • Tea Plantation
    Tea Plantation

    Tea Plantation

    Tea Plantation

    This Plantation is the only one in the country with the tea theme. It has no external walls but is enclosed by vegetation giving the unique impression that the halls and the tea plants inside depend upon each other. Additionally, one hundred distinctive Chinese characters relating to tea are enchased in the road to add color to your trip.

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  • Lingyin Temple
    Lingyin Temple

    Lingyin Temple

    Lingyin Temple

    The presence of a temple on this site can be traced back to the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 - 420AD) when, according to local legend, Huili an Indian monk came to the area where he was inspired by the spiritual nature of the scenery to be found here. To his mind this had to be a dwelling of the Immortals and so he gave the temple a name Temple of the Soul's Retreat. The Chinese name is translated into English as either "Temple of the Soul's Retreat' or 'Temple of Inspired Seclusion' for the setting has a quiet and beautiful grandeur that encourages a feeling of peace and for contemplation.

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  • West Lake
    West Lake

    West Lake

    West Lake

    These are the words composed by the famous Song Dynasty poet Su Dongpo (960-1127) when he compared the West Lake to Xi Zi, the most beautiful woman in ancient China. These poetic sentiments leave one in no doubt of the glory of the scenery that inspired them.

    Originally a shallow sea inlet, due to the laying down of silt this 5.68 square kilometers (about 1,404 acres) of water became the famous West Lake. The cultural landscape of the lake initiated in the 9th Century, took shape in the 13th Century and had been thrived since the 18th Century. For about ten centuries, it has always been the spiritual home of Chinese culture elites, the paradise for all strata of Chinese people and a well-known lake in China with the longest history and biggest influence. It was inscribed on the World Heritage List on June, 24, 2011, by the committee of the 35th World Heritage Conference in Paris

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Shanghai
  • Yu Yuan Gardens
    Yu Yuan Gardens

    Yu Yuan Gardens

    Yu Yuan Gardens

    Built during the Ming Dynasty, the Yuyuan Garden is the most famous classical garden in Shanghai. The gardens are exquisitely arranged and feature the gardening styles of South China during Ming and Qing Dynasties. Yu Yuan (meaning "Garden of Peace and Comfort", is a maze of Ming dynasty pavilions, elaborate rockeries, arched bridges and goldfish ponds, all encircled by an undulating dragon wall.

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  • Old Shanghai District<br>(Puxi - Western Town)
    Old Shanghai District
    (Puxi - Western Town)

    Old Shanghai District<br>(Puxi - Western Town)

    Old Shanghai District
    (Puxi - Western Town)

    Step back in time.....visit the Huxinting Teahouse built on stilts amid a garden lake in 1784. This is the historic Chinese area of the city, where much of the old wooden architecture of ancient Shanghai is still preserved. The old district is a combination of ancient winding streets, with some modern high-rise buildings.

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  • Bund and Pudong District<br>(New Shanghai)
    Bund and Pudong District
    (New Shanghai)

    Bund and Pudong District<br>(New Shanghai)

    Bund and Pudong District
    (New Shanghai)

    Is the symbol of modern Shanghai This colonial riverside of old Shanghai has dozens of historic buildings lining the Huangpu River. 52 high rises of all styles in the West showcase the art of world architecture and the history of contemporary Shanghai.

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2014/15 Tour Packages

Trip Summary

  • Day 1 Beijing
  • Day 2 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 5 Beijing - Shanghai - Zhouzhuang - Suzhou (AB, L, D)
  • Day 6 Suzhou - Hangzhou (AB, L, D)
  • Day 7 Hangzhou - Shanghai (AB, L, D)
  • Day 8 Shanghai (AB, L, D)
  • Day 9 Shanghai (AB)
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