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Nine-Day Cultural Tour Around Beijing, Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai with Accommodation

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Nine-Day Cultural Tour Around Beijing, Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai with Accommodation
  • 01 Jan 2014
  • 31 Dec 2013
  • Dec 2013 to Mar 2014
  • SGD520
Highlights
Highlights:
  • China: Nine-Day Cultural Tour
  • Only $520 per pax instead of $1368 (Min 2 Pax)
 
Beijing lives up to being the pulse of a city as tourists flock into the capital to behold sights of historical marvels including the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, and the National Museum. Alternatively, the nightlife of Shanghai is to be reckoned with as riverside promenades lead you past elegant restaurants to popular nightclubs boasting space age lights and ethereal music. Well, we could go on and on about the wonders of the magnanimous China. Breathe in all aspects of chinese culture with around Beijing, Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai with 5-Star Accommodation today!  

What You Get
  • Land Transfer
  • Meal(s) Included
  • City Tour


Conditions:
  • Travel Dates: 11 Dec 2013, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 mar, 19 Mar 2014
  • Booking must be made by 31st December 2013 or at least 7 working days prior to arrival (whichever is earlier)

  • Package excludes:
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Passport fees, visa fees, etc.
    • Personal purchases
    • Meals/entrance fees not in itinerary
    • Taxes & fuel surcharges
    • Roundtrip international airfare
  • All Travel DEALs are contracted under DEAL Travel Pte. Ltd. (License No. 02387)


Details of the DEAL

  • Package includes:
    • Hotel accommodations
    • Meet and greet transfers
    • Quality. guided sightseeing tours
    • Standard prix fixe meal plans as per itinerary (no drinks)
    • All entrance fees
    • Shopping stops: Beijing Tongrentang, Wuxi
    • Teapot & Pearls, Hangzhou Tea Leaf, Shanghai
    • Jewelry (Stops are mandatory, but no obligations to purchase)
  • 5-Star Hotel include:
    • Beijing: Marriott Northeast Hotel
    • Nanjing: Hilton Hotel Riverside
    • Wuxi: Hilton Hotel
    • Suzhou: Suzhou Garden Hotel
    • Hangzhou: Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza
    • Shanghai: Grand Mercure Hotel
  • Highlights:
    • Great Wall of China
    • Summer Palace
    • Tiananmen Square
    • Venice of the Orient Canal cruise in Suzhou
    • The Bund
    • Nanjing Road
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1: Beijing Welcome to Beijing! Being the capital of People’s Republic of China, it is the nation’s political, cultural, economic, and international trade and communication center. Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to the hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day will be free for you to rest.
    • Day 2: Beijing Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today, get to know Beijing and its amazing history by visiting three of the city's most impressive historic attractions: Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer of Palace. Tour begins at Tian'anmen Square, focusing on a more recent page from China's history and the Cultural Revolution of Chairman Mao Zedong. You will tour the grounds and see Tian'anmen Tower, monument to the People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People and Chairman Mao's monument. Then it's on to the legendary Forbidden City, known as the Imperial Palace Museum. The history of every dynasty is represented here in four palatial halls. After a substantial lunch, you'll visit the emperors' retreat, the historic Summer Palace, former summer retreat for the imperial family during the late Qing Dynasty and now China's largest and best-preserved royal garden. Lastly, enjoy a traditional entertainment from a Chinese Acrobat Show and tour the Canopy of the Heavens. (B, L, D)
    • Day 3: Beijing This morning, you will visit the Beijing National Museum to learn about their history and culture. Afterward, proceed to China most famous Chinese medicine shop, Tongrentang. For lunch, you will enjoy Quanjude Peking Duck. After lunch, head to the Great Wall of China, one of the best preserved sections of this 2,000-year-old architectural wonder. The Great Wall of China is the greatest symbol of ancient Chinese engineering and one of the world's most famous structures. You will be able to climb the Great Wall and take in the panoramic views from the top. Afterward, return to the city for an additional Hu Tong Rickshaw Ride. Later you will make a photo stop at two iconic venues where the Olympic Games in Beijing were held: “The Bird’s Nest” (The National Stadium) and “The Water Cube” (The National Aquatics Center), where Michael Phelps won 8 gold medals. After dinner, you will have a chance to enjoy a foot massage before returning back to the hotel. (B, L, D)
    • Day 4: Beijing ~ Nanjing Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will be transferred Nanjing by high speed train (BULLET TRAIN INCLUDED). Upon arrival you will visit the Ruins of East Water Gate City Wall. Next head to the Yangtze River Bridge. As the longest bridge with the dual functions of highway and railway listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the first bridge in China solely designed and constructed by Chinese. Visit the inner crystal painting gallery, a world class and an exclusive art originally popularized by Mr. Gao Yuen. Enjoy the delicious salted duck dinner tonight. Afterward, tour the Confucius Temple. It used to be the examination site - Gongyuan in Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties. In the end of Ch'ing Dynasty, it was the place where sacrifices were offered to Confucius. (B, L, D)
    • Day 5: Nanjing ~ Wuxi
    • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. This morning, you will visit the Dr Sun Yat Sen’s Mausoleum. As the mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the father of the Republic of China, it is considered the Holy land of Chinese people both home and abroad. With deep historical significance, magnificent architecture and beautiful scenery, it is a must see when traveling in Nanjing. Continue to visit the Jade Museum. After lunch, you will proceed to Wuxi. Visit the Yuantouzhu Park upon arrival. The literal meaning of Yuantouzhu is “the head of the Dragon Turtle,” which refers to the peninsula’s resemblance of a turtle head emerging from the lake. Now with an area of 300 hectares, the garden is one of the largest scenic botanical gardens in China. Tonight, enjoy the King Qianlong Feast. (B, L, D)
    • Day 6: Wuxi ~ Suzhou
    • This morning, you will visit the famous Liyuan Park. The park comprises of two main sections – the grounds of the park and the lake area, which measure 8.2 hectares and 3.5 hectares respectively. Meticulously designed and created, Liyuan Garden can be considered an exquisite work of art with its painstakingly created corridors, causeways and pavilions painted in harmonious colors. Afterward, visit the teapot factory and pearl center before departing to Suzhou. Upon arrival, head to Shantang Street. Shantang Street has a long history of about 1,100 years, its layout and architecture are best to represent the characteristics of Suzhou's old alleys, and it has connections to many ancient Chinese celebrities and anecdotes. Continue to visit the Lingering Garden. Originally a classical private garden, it is one of the four most famous gardens in China. Possessing typical Qing style, it is well-known for the exquisite beauty of its magnificent halls, and the various sizes, shapes, and colors of the buildings. Lastly, visit the charming Jinji Lake, the largest inland city lake in China, was named so because legend has that a golden rooster (Jinji) once fell into a boat on the lake. After dinner you shall cruise along the ancient canal. (B, L, D)
    • Day 7: Suzhou ~ Hangzhou This morning you will visit the silk factory and then head for Hangzhou. Upon arrival, head to the beautiful West Lake and take a cruise and enjoy the scenery. The West Lake covers an area of 6 km (600 hectares) and includes some of Hangzhou's most notable historic and scenic places. Adjacent to the lake is a scenic area covering over 50 square kilometres. The area includes historical pagodas, cultural sites, as well as the natural beauty of the lake and hills. After dinner you will enjoy a massive dance performance “Night of the West Lake” at your own expense. (B, L, D)
    • Day 8: Hangzhou ~ Shanghai
    • This morning after visiting the Longjin Tea Plantation, you will be transferred to Shanghai. After arriving in Shanghai, you will visit the Jade Buddha Temple, founded in1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported from Burma by sea. Continue onto visit the Chenhuang Temple old street. After dinner, enjoy a Huangpu River Cruise. It is the mother river of Shanghai, representing the symbol and epitome of Shanghai. When the sun sets, Huangpu River is veiled in the glittery neon lights on its banks. Cruising on Huangpu River in the evening, you can experience its silence and beauty under the moonlight. (B, L, D)
    • Day 9: Shanghai ~ Home Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)
 












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