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2004 The Best Value China Tours

Beijing/Hangzhou/Suzhou/Zhouzhuang or Tongli/Shanghai Yangtze River Cruise 13-Day Deluxe Tour from $1,179 p.p.


Beijing Hangzhou Suzhou Zhouzhuang  Shanghai and Yangtze River Cruise 13-Day Tour


A.  China Tour Code


B.  China Trip Departure Dates

    2004 Dates:

    Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27

    Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25

    2005 Dates:

    Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

    Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26


C.  Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 Los Angels / Beijing

    The exciting journey to China starts as you board the overnight flight to Beijing, capital of China and gateway of the splendors of a unique world.


    Day 2 Arrive Beijing

    On arrival at the Capital Airport, you are warmly welcomed by our English speaking tour guide and driver, and are transferred to your luxury hotel for rest.


    Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)

    Today, we will take you to visit the Forbidden City, the royal court for 400 years till 1911, a 175-acre complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards, and gardens. Behold Tiananmen Square - the world largest public square. Continue to the Temple of Heaven, a sacred place for Emperors to pray for harvest. The Qinian Hall in the center of the architecture is a masterpiece of Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Visit the famous Pearl Store.


    Day 4 Beijing (B, L, D)

    Whole day excursion to see one of the most spectacular structures ever built by man, the "Eighth Wonder of the World", the Great Wall of China, at Badaling, in the Northwest of Beijing. Also visit the Ming Tombs – large scale royal mausoleum groups and gardens, and the enchanting Summer Palace. For tonight’s activity, enjoy a Chinese acrobatic show.


    Day 5 Beijing/Shanghai/Suzhou (B, L, D)

    Fly to Shanghai in the morning by the China Eastern Airline flight. After lunch, Take the bus to Suzhou in the afternoon. From today, you are going to explore the gardens, cuisine, arts and crafts, legends and stories … everything full of Chinese traditional culture.


    Day 6 Suzhou/Zhouzhuang or Tongli/Hangzhou (B, L, D)

    Tour to the 2,000 year Chilly Hill Temple, the Lion Garden. Visit the First Silk Factory and see how the world’s most beautiful silk is produced. Continue bus trip to Zhouzhuang or Tongli to visit the famous Old Water Town, river-waived little town with stone streets, bridges, and traditional gardens, shops and residences of hundreds of years old. Bus trip on to Hangzhou, tour around the West Lake – legendary most beautiful place.


    Day 7 Hangzhou/Shanghai (B, L, D)

    Visit the Lingying Temple, the Sudi Dike and have a taste of the Longjing Tea, China’s most famous tea, in Meiwu Tea House. The coach takes you back to Shanghai.


    Day 8 Shanghai/Yichang/Yangtze River Cruise Tour (B, L)

Flight to Yichang. Transfer to embark the 4 star cruise ship - MV Princess Sissi of CITS Presidential Cruises. Overnight on Board, and lunch & dinner enroute.


Day 9  Cruise Three Gorges on the Yangtze (B, L, D)
Set sailing at 8 a.m and start the Yangtze River cruise. At noom,  shore excursion to visit the Three Gorges Project - China's big dam construction site.

Day 10  Cruise Three Gorges on the Yangtze (B, L, D)
Change to a pea-boat to drift on the Shennong Steam.

Day 11   Cruise Three Gorges on the Yangtze (B, L, D)
Cruise & off-shore excursion to Shibaozhai.

Day 12    Cruise Three Gorges /Chongqing/ Shanghai (B, L, D)
Cruise arrives in Chongqing. Transfer to the airport and fly back to Shanghai. Check into Shanghai hotel for rest.

    Day 13      Shanghai/Los Angeles (B, L)

    Your last day in China has a tight schedule in this metro city. Tour to the Yu Garden, Old City Town, the Bund water front and the People's Square. In the late afternoon, our guide and driver will escort you to the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and help you check in China Eastern Airlines flight. You will be back to Los Angels the same day.

    (B= breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)


D.  Appointed Hotels

    Shanghai: Shanghai Hotel or same class (4 star)

    Hangzhou: Holiday Inn or same class (4 star)

    Suzhou: China Garden Hotel (4 star)

    Beijing: King Wing Hotel or same class hotel (4 star)


E.  Airline

    China Eastern Airlines. Code: MU

    Non-stop transpacific flight for Los Angeles/Shanghai/Beijing/Shanghai/Los Angeles


F.  Sightseeing Highlights

    Shanghai: Yu Garden, People's Square, Bund Water Front.

    Hangzhou: West Lake, Lingying Temple, Sudi Dike, Meiwu Tea House.

    Suzhou: Chilly Hill Temple, Lion Garden.

    Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace. Chinese Acrobatic Show.


G.  Tour Costs


Tour Cost (Per Person)

Los Angeles



Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 $1,179 $1,579 $500
Dec. 4 $1,179 $1,579 $500
Dec. 11, 18, 25
$1,230 $1,779 $530
Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $1,179 $1,579 $500
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 $1,179 $1,579 $500
Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 $1,179 $1,579 $500
  • Discount:
  • $100 pp discount for child 2-11 year old

  • Early departure or later return air surcharge:
    $150 per person.
  • Extra night hotel in Beijing or Shanghai:
    $90 per room per night.
  • Land Only rate does not include transpacific air fare.
  • Must book online. $300 pp deposit and pay-in-full no later than 60 days prior to your date of departure.


H.   Included Features


  • Round trip international air tickets via China Eastern Airlines
  • 6 nights deluxe accommodations based on double occupancy
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing with English speaking local tour guides
  • Round trip transfers between hotels and airports, with luggage asistance
  • China travel insurance


I.   Not Included Features


  • China visa application ($75 per person plus FedEx delivery charge)
  • US International Departure Tax and China airport taxes ($103 per person)
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers (suggested $5-6 per day)


J.   Add-on Airfares

We suggest that our customers book flight to and from Los Angeles with your own mileage. If you prefer to pay cash, please contact us.


K.  China Visa:

Chinese Consulate no longer accepts mail in application. The single entry China tourist visa fee is $75 per person. To apply for it please fill out the China visa form, submit with your original valid passport and 1 recent picture. Using FedEx to mail your visa application is strongly suggested. We will mail you back the China visa and your passport via FedEx. Regular process takes 7- 10 working days. Express service is available upon request and additional fee.


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M. Tour Booking Request Form:

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