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  • China Delights

    12 Days/11 Nights  by land and air  

    September 1st - 12th, 2017

    $2999 USD - 3% Membership privilege of $90 = $2909 USD

    plus domestic flights of approx. $770 USD

    Room sharing is available - single supplement $845 USD

    Small group tour - Max 16 Brave Women

    Deposit required immediately: $850 plus $770 for domestic flights

    Balance due: 90 days prior to departure: June 1st, 2017

    Does not include International flights into China or Insurance (highly recommended)

    China, curator of the world’s oldest continuous civilization, is a country that boasts the most populous nation on earth. Our 12 days in this fascinating land offers an ideal combination – highlighting the imperial city of Beijing, the world famous Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an, the beautiful river vistas of Guilin, and the cosmopolitan attractions of Shanghai.

    Tour Highlights

    • Touring the Garden of Virtuous Harmony

    • Learn about the life of the notorious Empress Dowager Cixi in Beijing”

    • Taking a Tai Chi class with a female instructor

    • Making traditional “Jiaozi” dumplings with a Chinese hostess in her home

    • Enjoying a Tea Ceremony with historical commentary on its significance to society

    • Visiting the Terracotta warriors were made at Xi’an and learning about famous female warriors

    Itinerary Information

    DAY 1:  BEIJING (D)

    Welcome to the capital of the People's Republic of China.  This evening we will join for an informal group dinner.  

    DAY 2:  BEIJING (B, D)

    Today we embark on a full day tour of Beijing

    DAY 3:  BEIJING (B, D)

    The Great Wall at one time stretched 6,500 kilometers (4,000 miles) The top is reached by a gondola chair lift (Optional and not included in the package price), offering incredible views along the way. An easy mile or so walk brings you to another lift with the option to go back down (Optional and not included in the package price) , or for a more adventurous transport, you can purchase a ticket for the alpine slide (Optional and not included in the package price). We’ll also visit the Changling Tomb from the Ming Dynasty


    DAY 4:  BEIJING (B, D)

    An invigorating way to start the day is with a morning Tai Chi lesson. Afterwards, we’ll visit the main halls of the Temple, completed in 1420, and expanded over the years by two Qing Dynasty Emperors.

    DAY 5:  BEIJING - XI’AN (B, L, D)

    In the morning we transfer to the airport for our flight to Xi’an, the ancient capital city of China for 11 dynasties, and eastern gateway to Marco Polo’s Silk Road.

    DAY 6:  XI’AN (B, L, D)

    This morning we see the world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses, an impressive legion of thousands of life-size statues that have been guarding the emperor's burial site for over 2,000 years. In 1974, a group of peasants digging a well in Lintong County, about 30 km east of Xi'an, accidentally made one of the century's greatest archeological discoveries. After some free time at the hotel, we’ll depart for an entertaining evening, with a traditional Jiaozi dumpling dinner and a Tang Dynasty Show.

    DAY 7:  XI’AN - GUILIN (B)

    Our morning flight to Guilin brings us to the city hailed by many as the most beautiful in China. Here, the natural beauty of the Karst Mountains and meandering Lijiang (or Li) River are a sight to behold. At Elephant Trunk Hill, we’ll see one of the most famous rock formations that symbolize the city, so named because of its resemblance to an elephant's sipping water from the river with its trunk. Our hotel for the next two nights is in Guilin.


    The city of Guilin was founded during the Qin Dynasty in 314 BC as a small settlement on the Li River. It became increasingly important following the construction of a canal joining the river with another one further north, providing a transport link with the Yangtze. See humped limestone peaks, fishermen astride bamboo rafts and grazing water buffaloes. From late afternoon into evening, we’ll have free time to enjoy its small town ambiance, to visit its lively market, and to have dinner on our own in one of many excellent local restaurants on the main road. As night falls, we’ll regroup and take our seats for the show, at which point the town is transformed and the Li River becomes a spectacular stage. Afterwards we’ll return by coach to Guilin.


    This morning we bid Guilin farewell and depart on a morning flight to Shanghai. Situated on the estuary of the Yangtze River, Shanghai serves as the most influential center in China for economics, finance, culture, science, technology and international trade. In the afternoon we will check-in at the hotel in Shanghai. Following time to relax and settle into your room, we'll meet up for dinner in the city.

    DAY 10:  SHANGHAI (B, L)

    Our exploration of Shanghai continues this morning, starting at the city's tranquil Yu Garden.

    DAY 11: ZHUJIAJIAO (B, L, D)

    The ancient water village of Zhujiaojiao has more than 1700 years of history. Covering an area of 47 square kilometers, the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains

    DAY 12:  SHANGHAI (B)

    Today you will be transferred back to Shanghai International Airport for your onward flight.

    Sightseeing and Special Events at a Glance -

    In Beijing:

    See Tiananmen Square

    Tour the Forbidden City

    Visit The Summer Palace

    Take a Boat Ride on Kunming Lake

    See the Exhibit of the Dowager Empress Cixi

    Tour the Garden of Virtuous Harmony

    Enjoy a Peking Opera Performance

    Walk Along the Great Wall at Mutianyu

    Visit the Changling Tomb

    See the Temple of Heaven

    Take a Tai Chi Lesson with a Master

    Tour a Hutong Neighborhood by Rickshaw Carriage

    Participate in a Tea Ceremony

    Learn to Make Chinese Dumplings

    In Xi’an:

    Visit the Ancient City Wall

    Stop at the Wild Goose Pagoda

    Tour the Shaanxi Historical Museum

    See the Terracotta Warriors, Bronze Chariot and Horses

    Learn about Ancient Medicines in a Chinese Herb Market

    Enjoy a Tang Dynasty Show

    In Guilin:

    Visit Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill

    Cruise the Li River to Yangshuo

    View the Impression Liusanjie Show on the River

    In Shanghai:

    Take a City Highlights Tour

    Walk along the Bund

    Tour the Shanghai Museum

    Visit Yu Garden

    See the Jade Buddha Temple

    Spend a Morning in the Water Village of Zhujiaojiao

    Take a Short Cruise on the City Canal

    Enjoy a Chinese Acrobats Performance

    Tour Package Includes

    Private Airport/Hotel Transfers

    Accommodation in above mentioned hotels or similar on double sharing basis

    Licensed, English-Speaking Local guides

    Transfers & Transportation in Modern, Air-Conditioned Vehicles

    Breakfast daily

    5 Lunches in Local Restaurants

    4 Dinners in Local Restaurants

    1 Home Dinner with a Family

    2 Specialty Dinners: Peking Duck and Tang Dynasty

    Sightseeing & entrance fees as per the itinerary

    Tour Package Does Not Include

    International/Domestic airfare

    Items of a personal nature

    Tips and gratuities

    Beverages with meals

    Meals not specified on the itinerary

    Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

    Optional tours and activities

    Passport and Visa Fees

    DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Flights per person USD 770 (Beijing to Xian, Xian to Guilin and Guilin to Shanghai)

    Please note airfare pricing and availability are not guaranteed until ticketed!

    ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION - see full itinerary for complete description

    Optional extension to Hong Kong available.

    September 12th-15th, 2017  $1320 Twin Sharing USD

    Single Supplement + $540 USD

    Domestic Flights $395 USD  Deposit of $350 due immediately - balance due June 1/17

    Brought to you by:  Indus Travel & WOW Travel

    Susan James

    Brave Women Travel®

    Vellinga’s Travel & Cruise Holidays

    1422 Fanshawe Park Rd

    London, Ontario Canada




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