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2018 Ancient China (Air + Land)

Code PROCN25*REF/17/10PC
Destination Beijing Luoyang Zhengzhou Yangtze River Cruise Chongqing
Category China Tours
Duration 12 days 10 nights
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Dates & Prices
Depart date

2018 Tour Date

Arrive China on Sunday

 

MAR

03, 10, 18, 24, 31

AUG

04, 11, 18

APR

07, 14, 21, 28

SEP

01, 08, 15

MAY

05, 12, 19, 26

OCT

13, 20, 27

JUN

02, 09, 16, 23, 30

NOV

03, 10, 17, 24

JUL

28

 

 

 

TOUR PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY – minimum 2 persons.         

 

Air + Land

Vancouver
Departure

Toronto
Departure

LAND ONLY

SINGLE

SUPP

Ancient China

2028

2108

1568

958

 

Seasonality

Vancouver
Departure

Toronto
Departure

Economy

Premium Econ

Economy

Premium Econ

17AUG - 04OCT
16OCT - 30NOV
30DEC - 18APR
01DEC - 09DEC

-

868

-

989

19APR - 11JUN,
07JUL - 16AUG,
05OCT - 15OCT
25DEC - 29DEC

426

1604

523

1438

12JUN - 06JUL
10DEC - 24DEC

1047

2800

1139

2036

 

Domestic Canada Cities Add-on

Gateway city

RT Add-on

YYJ, YCD

Vancouver

50

YLW, YKA, YYF

100

YEA, YYC, YCG, YQL, YXC, YXH, YPR, YXJ, YXS, YXT, YYD, YZP, YMM, YQU

140

YQR, YWG, YXE, YXY, YZF

200

YMQ,YOW

Toronto

50

YQB, YXU

70

YQG, YAM, YGK, YQT, YSB, YTS, YYB, YZR,

140

YHZ, YBC, YBG, YGP,YGR,YQY, YUY,YVO,YYY,YZV,ZBF, YFC, YQM, YSJ, YYG

170

YDF, YFB, YQX, YWK, YYR, YYT

200

 

Domestic China Cities Add-on

Gateway city

Ow Add-on

CSX, SIA, WUH

Beijing

125

CAN, CKG, CTU

175


Tipping and gratuities to local guides and drivers are mandatory: CAD 100.00

Booking class of airfare is subject to availability, upsell to other booking classes with surcharge

Service fee for exchange will be applied

Additional charges applies while changing ticket

HIGH SEASON AIRFARE SURCHARGE is additional and is subject to date of travel.

HOTEL BLACK OUT DATES may apply.

ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

 

Optional Tours/Evening Entertainment

Beijing - Legend of Kung Fu

58

Beijing - Acrobatic Show

58

Beijing - Hutong Rickshaw Tour

78

Beijing - Tour of Summer Palace

58

Beijing - Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City

108

Beijing - Temple of Heaven with meal

68

Beijing - Beijing zoo & Wangfujing Walking District

58

 

Day 1

Canada – Beijing

Departing Canada and fly to Beijing, China. Crossing the International Date Line en-route

Arriving Beijing in the Day 2 

Meals : In-flight
Day 2

Beijing

Welcome to China!!

Upon arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your tour tomorrow

 

Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing for 3 nights

 

Day 3

Beijing

Set out with your trip leader to discover Beijing’s imperial treasures. Stand in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and grandest public plazas in the world before progressing on to the Forbidden City. Enter the imposing walls of the Forbidden City, once the exclusive domain of the Ming Dynasty, for an exclusive tour through this vast complex of courtyards and lanes. Continue your day with an optional rickshaw tour of the traditional Hutong area, famous for the old style buildings, and time-honored workshops. Enjoy a meal with a local family here before retiring to your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4

Beijing

Travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. Once on top of this ancient defensive structure, you’ll find that some sections are quite steep, but the views are magnificent and the experience is truly unforgettable. You will then learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing. Later, visit the 2008 Olympic Games Sites including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. After your day of exploring, experience the oriental foot massage at a traditional Chinese medical centre where you will learn about alternative treatments for illness and have the chance to consult a Chinese Medical professional.

 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5

Beijing – Luoyang 

Today you will be transferred from Beijing to Luoyang via bullet train. The city of Luoyang is widely considered the birthplace of Chinese civilization and is one of the four great ancient capitals of China. Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel prepare for your tour tomorrow.

 

Accommodation: Hotel in Luoyang for 2 nights

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6

Luoyang 

Today you will visit the Longmen Grottoes, which are densely scattered along the cliffs on both banks of the Yi River.

Construction began in 493AD during the Northern Wei Dynasty, and there are now 2345 caves with 2680 statues, over 70 stupas and 2680 inscribed stone tablets. Continue to spend the day exploring the traditional shops and cuisine of Luoyang Old Town, with its stunning ancient architecture and imposing city gate dating back to 600 AD.

 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

Luoyang – Zhengzhou

Today you will visit the Shaolin Temple, situated in Songshan Mountain, it is the most reputable and longest standing temple in China. It is also the birthplace of Shaolin Kung Fu. The main scenic spots in the temple are the Hall of Heavenly Kings, the Grand Hall, the Sutra Depository, Hall of Thousands of Buddha and the Pagoda Forest. After enjoying a special Shaolin vegetarian lunch you will visit a local martial arts school. This tour will bring you face to face to know about a group of kids who are dedicated to Chinese Kung Fu. Later this afternoon you will be transferred to Zhengzhou city.

 

Accommodation: Hotel in Zhengzhou for 1 night

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8

Zhengzhou – Yichang

Today, you will be transferred to Yichang by bullet train. Upon arrival, you will board the Yangtze River Cruise ship and to settle in before departure tomorrow. The expansive Yangtze River is the largest river in Asia and the third largest in the world. It is renowned not only for its impressive size, but also for the natural beauty of its surrounds. The river begins in the remote mountainous regions and winds its way through stunning gorges, lush and fertile regions and connects with numerous lakes and waterways.

 

Accommodation: On Cruise for 4 nights

 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9

Yangtze River Cruise 

Today, you will be transferred to Yichang by bullet train. Upon arrival, you will board the Yangtze River Cruise ship and to settle in before departure tomorrow. The expansive Yangtze River is the largest river in Asia and the third largest in the world. It is renowned not only for its impressive size, but also for the natural beauty of its surrounds. The river begins in the remote mountainous regions and winds its way through stunning gorges, lush and fertile regions and connects with numerous lakes and waterways.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10

Yangtze River Cruise 

Today you may choose to enjoy an optional shore excursion to the mesmerizing Shennong Stream. The stream flows through 3 beautiful gorges including the Mianzhu Gorge, Parrot Gorge and Longcangdong Gorge. Each gorge is renowned for its unique and stunning scenery. The Shennong Stream is also home to the Hanging Coffins – which are ancient coffins containing the remains of decendants of the Tujia people. Another excursion choice for today is to visit the White Emperor City. It's an ancient temple that is located atop Baidi Mountain on the northern bank of the Yangtze River in Fengjie County. In the afternoon, you will return to the ship in time for lunch and enjoy the crew's performance in the evening

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11

Yangtze River Cruise

Visit the Fengdu Ghost City on an optional shore excursion to see why it’s regarded as the “City of Ghosts”. The temples built on Ming Mountain depict the punish instruments and demon paintings, demonstrating the Chinese people’s imagination of hell. Return to the ship and continue to pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan. Tonight, enjoy the farewell dinner and pack your bags in preparation for disembarking tomorrow.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12

Chongqing – Departure

Today, you will disembark the cruise ship and be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight home or you may choose to extend your stay and continue to explore other mesmerizing cities. We hope you enjoyed your journey to China with us!

 

Meals : Breakfast

Your Tour Package Includes:

  • International Airfare from Canada to China
  • All transfers to and from airports
  • All transportation in China
  • Sightseeing admissions as specified
  • Seat-in-coach bus tour
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
    • 3 nights in Beijing: Park Plaza Science Park or Similar
    • 2 nights in Luoyang: Luoyang Peony Plaza Hotel or Similar
    • 1 night in Zhengzhou: Zhengzhou Yuehai Hotel or Similar
    • 4 nights on Cruise: Yangtze River Cruise
  • Meals as specific listed

Your Tour Package Does NOT Include:

  • Any applicable weekend and other surcharges imposed by airlines.
  • Any taxes, airport fees and fuel surcharge.
  • Travel insurance, Travel Visa and all personal expenses.
  • Option Tour and evening entertainment
  • Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff
  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines
  • Any items not specified as included.