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Essential China for Seniors

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  • Holidays
  • Asia
  • China

Price:

From $3,207

Stay:

11 nights

Travel Dates:

Sunday 1st of March 2020 until Monday 30th of November 2020

Description:

Essential China for Seniors - 12 Days / 11 Nights - from $3207* per person (with Ollami).

Slow and leisure tour for first-visit seniors to China. Enjoy the time strolling in the time-honored Forbidden City and Summer Palace. Walk up to the Great Wall and spend a morning to learn Tai Chi with other old Beijingers at the Temple of Heaven. Soak up the wonders of Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an. Immerse yourself into the karst landscape along Li River cruise. Tour the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai and ancient water town nearby.

Itinerary:

DAY 1

Welcome to Bejing

Designed for senior travelers, this exclusive China tour combines comfort with historical culture, local interacting, scenery and other simple pleasures. Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, your private guide is ready to greet you at the customs exit. Then you will be escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to recover from jetlag or to ramble around on your own. 

Beijing - 3 Nights

DAY 2

The Temple of Heaven

Today you will spend your morning at the Temple of Heaven. A truly perfect site full of history and architecture combined with local atmosphere. If you’re lucky you can do Tai Chi with a local expert. Later, you will take a short stroll on Tiananmen Square and discover the amazing with its palace complex of 9,999 buildings across 74 hectares, surrounded by a six meter deep moat and a ten meter wall. It gives new meaning to the word “epic”. 

Beijing - 3 Nights

DAY 3

The Great Wall at Mutianyu

This morning you will devote your time to the magnificent Great Wall at Mutianyu (about 1.5 hours drive), the 8th Wonder of the World. Walking on the venerable ramparts, you will amaze at the unbelievable constructions and surrounding landscapes. Continue to a visit to the Chang Tomb, an imperial tomb of Ming Dynasty and stop at a Jade Gallery to indulge in the jade culture of China. 

Beijing - 3 Nights

DAY 4

Tranquil Royal Garden

After breakfast, you will explore the exquisite Summer Palace before drive to the train station with a private vehicle and guide. The high-speed bullet train from Beijing to Xian takes about 5.5 hours ride. Upon arriving in Xian, met and escorted to the hotel by private guide and drive. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out to discover what this amazing city has to offer.

Xian - 2 Nights

DAY 5

Terracotta Warriors & Horses

Today you will venture outside the city, touring the wonders of Terracotta Warriors and Horses with over 6,000 painted life-size warriors and horses in battle-ranked formations and Xian Art Ceramics Factory. In the afternoon, take a walk on the top of the Ancient City Walls which is an ideal way to admire this ancient capital city. Note: tonight you can add on a Tang Dynasty dancing show that takes you back to the Emperor's Palace during the Tang Dynasty.

Xian - 2 Nights

DAY 6

Visiting Local Family

Today you will set off to a welcoming local family for a truly unique experience of home-made dishes. If time permits, you can go to market with the host, and also visit the local Mahjong House to feel the Chinese senior life. After lunch, your guide will take you to the Great Mosque, one of China’s largest mosques, and the Muslim Street to admire the exotic religious architecture and Muslim culture. After the trip, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Guilin, the most scenic city in China. Upon arrival, your local guide will greet you and escort you to the hotel. The rest of day is yours for rest or explore the city on your own. 

Guilin - 2 Nights

DAY 7

Scenic Li River, Guilin

It is a relaxing day begins with the one-of-a-kind Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. The crystal Li River lined with peaks and pinnacles make visitors a feeling of stepping into a traditional Chinese painting. After checking in to your hotel, you will enjoy the countryside tour by private vehicle (about 1-2 hours). It’s a fantastic way to discover the non-commercial villages, meet locals and feel the essential rustic life. Note: Enjoy an optional Impression of Sanjie Liu night show which is a wonderful delight 

Guilin - 2 Nights

DAY 8

Guilin – Hangzhou

Today, you will be driven back to Guilin (1.5-hour drive), where you will tour Elephant Trunk Hill, and the Pearl Shop before your guide escorts you to the airport for flight to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, be met and escorted to the hotel.

Guilin - 1 Nights

DAY 9

Hangzhou - Land of Scenery

After breakfast, you will enjoy leisurely time by rowing on the tranquil West Lake or riding along the beautiful lakefront on electromobile, viewing the beautiful Buddhist sculptures and immersing in the peaceful atmosphere at Lingyin Temple and Feilai Peak. Later take a walk in the picturesque Dragon Well Tea Plantation and learn more about Chinese tea culture. 

Hangzhou - 1 Nights

DAY 10

Ancient Water Town

You will be escorted to the train station for high-speed train to Shanghai this morning. Upon your arrival, you will be introduced to the historic Zhujiajiao Water Town (50 minute drive from Shanghai). At Zhujiajiao, you will walk through Fangsheng Bridge, Beida Street, and the Kezhi Garden. You will feel as though you have stepped back in time in this beautiful village. After that, you will be driven back to downtown hotel. 

Shanghai - 2 Nights

DAY 11

Light walking Tour

Today’s tour will take you to the Shanghai Museum to learn about the fascinating civilization. Walk along the less-traveled Shanghai Urban Area (about 1 hour light walking) through the Maoming Road, Bugaoli old buildings and Fuxing Park, with stops to wander through timeless hidden part of the city. Continue to explore the Former French Section and witness the skyline of Shanghai city on the 100th floor of Shanghai Financial Center. 

Shanghai - 2 Nights

DAY 12

Shanghai & Home Bound

After breakfast, you will walk down the Bund along the Huangpu River and appreciate the architectural gallery there. Move to Nanjing Road for a leisure stroll in this popular shopping area. After that, you will be escorted to the airport for onward flight home.

Shanghai - 2 Nights

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Entrance fees, meals, accommodations; and transportation listed in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing & English-speaking guides as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in each city or area by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide as listed in the itinerary.

PACKAGE EXCLUDES

  • Flight, accommodation, sightseeing, meal not listed in the itinerary.
  • Visa fees.
  • Personal expenses such as room service, Internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc..
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc..
  • Excess baggage charges & travel insurance.
  • Optional activities and others not mentioned.

Departs: Selected departures from 01 Mar to 30 Nov 2020.

Conditions: * It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.

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