• Tour overview

    As this is a sight-seeing and shopping tour, there are seven shopping excursions on this tour, and a minimum amount of time (60mins) must be spent at each shopping site. However, there is no obligation to purchase anything. For those who are not very keen on shopping, visit to shopping sites should be treated as cultural learning experiences s all the products including jade, silk, tea, etc are deeply ingrained in the Chinese culture and well worth learning.

    Itinerary

    1. Day1
      Canada - Beijing

      Eastern Airlines

      10 May:  Toronto - Shanghai 16:25 -18:55

                     Shanghai - Beijing  21:15-23:40


    2. Day2
      Beijing

       

      Upon arrival in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be warmly greeted at the airport by the tour guide and transferred to your hotel.


    3. Day3
      AB, LBeijing

       

      Beijing has served as the capital of five dynasties over a period of 800 years. Today, visit Tiananmen Square, the second largest public square in the world, and the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming to Qing dynasty. Tour the exquisite Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient imperial garden in China, and a former summer resort for Emperors. Then, visit a Tong Ren Tang to learn about traditional Chinese medicine, which has existed for thousands of years.

      Tonight, you can choose to attend an optional tour with dinner, a large scale dramatic musical-"The Golden Mask Dynasty" ($65/RMB340).

       


    4. Day4
      AB, L, SDBeijing

       

      Today's highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall, the most famous image of China, and a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel. Visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia enroute. After lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a Cloisonné" Factory. Then we will pass by modern exteriors of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Your welcome banquet includes the local delicacy, Peking Roast Duck.

       


    5. Day5
      BBeijing/Shanghai-Suzhou

       

      Enjoy  the  day  at  leisure  or  join  an  optional  Temple of Heaven & Hutong Life tour with lunch( $79/RMB420).  Temple  of Heaven,  inscribed  as  a  UNESCO  World  Heritage  Site,  was  visited  by  the  Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Then take a famous rickshaw Hutong Tour & Local Family Visit, this package also includes a traditional  Beijing  Zhajiangmian  (“Fried  Sauce  noodles”)  as  lunch.  Hutongs  are  traditional  alley  ways  that  made  up  Beijing’s  old  city  planning,  take  a  special  rickshaw  ride  for  an  immersive  tour  to  get  a  wonderful glimpse into yesterday’s world, the old way of life and traditional Beijing culture, and see the  dramatic  changes  the  city  has  undergone,  continue  to  visit  a  local  family  and  local  market  afterwards. In the afternoon, depart for Shanghai, and be transferred to Suzhou upon arrival.

       


    6. Day6
      B,L,DSuzhou - Wuxi

       

      This morning, visit the Lingering Garden, one of the classical garden masterpieces on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Suzhou is known as the “Venice of the East” as a large part of the city is covered in water.

      After lunch, you may take an optional cruise along the Grand Canal for a glimpse of the local life and China’s golden waterway in its heyday ($30/RMB160).

      Then, visit a Silk Spinning Mill to learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the nest thread and cloth. You will be transferred to Wuxi hotel this afternoon. 

       

       


    7. Day7
      B,L,DWuxi - Hangzhou

       

      To start the day, visit a Fresh Water Pearl Farm. Then, head to admire the famous Lingshan Grand Buddha, with a thousand-year old Buddhism temple nearby. Later, you will be transferred to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”.

      In the evening, you may enjoy an optional performance show “Impression West Lake”, and see the story of West Lake come alive before your eyes ($90/RMB450).

       


    8. Day8
      B,L,DHangzhou- Shanghai

       

      In the morning, take a boat ride on the West Lake, known for its scenic beauty that blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sights. Then experience an oriental tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. After lunch, travel to Shanghai, the vibrant metropolis and commercial center of China. Followed by a walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. It is the best place to capture the western influences of the old days.

      This evening, you may take the optional Huangpu River Night Cruise to get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai ($50/RMB250).

       


    9. Day9
      B,LShanghai

       

      Today, visit the Shanghai Museum and indulge in ancient Chinese art, furniture, and jade. Visit Shanghai Old City God Temple area, a busy shopping centre where you may find souvenirs and delicious local food. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon.

      In the evening, attend a thrilling optional Chinese acrobatic show “ERA – The Intersection of Time” at your own expense ($65/RMB340).

       


    10. Day10
      BShanghai-Canada

      19 May: Shanghai - Toronto 12:10 – 14:25


  • Dates & rates

    Start Date End Date Price (CAD) Tax/Fees (CAD)  
    10 May 2018 19 May 2018 $ 1,599.00 $ 0.00 Request
  • Other information

    Price Includes:

     • Return international economy airfares from Toronto/Vancouver

     •$480/pp Taxes and fuel surcharges apply to all guests.

    • Arrival/departure transfers

     • 4-5 Star hotel accommodation

     • Daily meals as listed on the itinerary

     • All transportation: coach, internal alights, cruise

    . • Entrance fees to scenic attractions as indicated

     • English-speaking tour guide(s)


    Price Does Not Include:

     • China visa fees • Insurance of any kind

     • Personal expenditure such as s laundry service, souvenirs and telephone calls

     • Prepaid Tipping: $100 for 10 days to be prepaid 

    Optional Programs:

     Day3 Beijing “The Golden Mask Dynasty” ($65/RMB340)

     Day5 Beijing “Hutong Life Tour with lunch” ($79/RMB420)

     Day6 Suzhou “Grand Canal Cruise” ($30/RMB160)

     Day7 Hangzhou “Impression West Lake” ($90/RMB450)

     Day 8 Shanghai “ERA Show-The Intersection of Time” ($65/RMB340)

     Day 9 Shanghai “Huangpu River Night Cruise” ($50/RMB250) 

    Hotels:

    • 3 nights in Ramada Beijing North 5* or equivalent
    • 1 night in Pan Pacific Hotel Suzhou 5* or equivalent
    • 1 night in Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan Wuxi 5* or equivalent
    • 1 night in Grand Metro Park Hotel Hangzhou 5* or equivalent
    • 2 nights in Wyndham Bund East Hotel Shanghai 5* or equivalent

    Tour Extensions:

     Hong Kong 3Days 2Nights/4Days 3Nights from $650/pp + difference in fare if such exists upon the booking

     Xi’an Terra Cotta Warriors 3Days 2Nights from $590/pp + difference in fare if such exists upon the booking

    Yangtze River Cruise 5Days 4Nights $990/pp difference in fare if such exists upon the booking

    Guilin & Yangshuo 4Days 3Nights from $850/pp difference in fare if such exists upon the booking

    Yellow Mountain 3Days 2Nights from $590/pp difference in fare if such exists upon the booking