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Best of China Tour 12-Days

Best of China Tour 12-Days
• Tour Code: GGT04
• Starting Price: USD1198 per person
• Departure Dates: Upon request at any date
• Features: Private guide & vehicle
• Starts from: Beijing
• Departs from: Shanghai
• Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Hangzhou, Suzhou & Shanghai

 

  • Day 1: Arrival in Beijing, Meet & Greet at Airport, Transfer to Hotel
    Meals Included: No meals 
     
    Our GCT representative will meet you at the airport and assists you to your hotel. Relax during the remainder of the afternoon and evening to recover from the jet lag.
    Day 2: Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Chinese Tea Ceremony, Temple of Heaven
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
    Optional Tour: Acrobatic show performance with Chinese dinner
     
    We will start to explore Beijing from Tiananmen Square in the morning. Located in the center of Beijing, Tiananmen Square is the largest city square in the world and it has great cultural significance as it was the site of many important events in Chinese history such as Chairman Mao's declaration of the establishment of the People's Republic of China on Oct, 01, 1949. Next we will walk to the Forbidden City. As the royal residences of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties from the 15th to 20th century, the Forbidden City was the centre of state power in late feudal China and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors. After lunch we will visit the Temple of Heaven. This temple, built between 1406 and 1420, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site regarded as a masterpiece of architectural and landscape design.
     
     
    Day 3: Beijing, Great Wall of China, Jade Museum, Ming Tombs (Dingling Tomb), Photo Stop at Olympic Venues of Bird Nest & Water Cube
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
    Optional Tour: Chinese Kungfu show with Chinese dinner
     
    Morning visit to the Jade Museum and the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall was continuously built from the 3rd century BC to the 17th century AD on the northern border of China as the great military defense project of successive Chinese Empires. Today, the wall is still impressive at 3,750 miles in length, stretching from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. The Great Wall embodies unparalleled significance as the national symbol for safeguarding the security of the country and Chinese people. After lunch we will visit the Dingling Tomb. Constructed for the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty, the Ming tombs follow the precepts of traditional Chinese geomancy and fengshui theory. They feature rich decoration of stone statues and carvings and tiles with dragon motifs, illustrating the development of the funerary architecture of the Ming Dynasty. Next we will make a photo stop at the 2008 Olympic Venues of Bird Nest and Water Cube.
     
     
    Day 4: Beijing, Summer Palace, Fresh Water Pearl, High Speed Train to Xian
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    This morning we will visit the the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China, the Summer Palace. Using Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill as the basic framework, the Summer Palace combined political and administrative, residential, spiritual, and recreational functions within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value. After lunch we will take the second class high speed train to Xian (about 5 hours). Xian is the ancient capital city of China and the starting point of Silk Road.
     
     
    Day 5: Xian, Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses & Reproduction Factory, Bell & Drum Tower Square, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
    Optional Tour: Tang Dynasty dance & music performance with dumplings banquet dinner
     
    Morning visit to the Terra Cotta Army & reprodution factory. Considered one of the foremost archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the 2000-year-old Terra Cotta Army was discovered by accident in 1974 by local farmers digging a well. The 8,000-plus life-sized figures are arranged in vaults to guard the tomb of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China. After lunch we will visit the Bell & Drum Tower Square, the Great Mosque and Xian Muslim Quarter. The Muslim Quarter of Xian covers several blocks with an estimated 60,000 Muslims in the region. There are about seven ancient mosques in the area, among which the Great Mosque built in 742 is most famous and popular among all. At Xian's Muslim Quarter you will find a seemingly endless labyrinth of street food, restaurants and bustling local life.
     
     
    Day 6: Xian, City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Fly to Guilin
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    This morning we will walk on the the oldest, largest and best preserved city walls in China, Xian City Wall which is rectangular in shape and has a total length of 14 kilometers. As one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world, it was constructed with a moat, drawbridges, watch towers, corner towers, parapet walls and gate towers. Next we will visit Shaanxi History Museum. Considered one of China's most exceptional museums, this museum's exhibits range from ancient bronze tools to Ming and Qing dynasty artifacts. Later we will walk along the square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda. As the symbol of Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building constructed in 652. Fly to Guilin late in the afternoon. Guilin is world famous for its serene landscapes and mysterious limestone formations which make Guilin one of the most photographed city in China.
     
     
    Day 7: Guilin, Li River Cruise, Yangshuo West Street, Local Souvenir Shop, Two Rivers & Four Lakes Scenic Area
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch on cruise boat
    Optional Tour: Live Show on Li River of Impression Liu Sanjie
     
    This morning we will cruise the Li River. Cruisng the 83-kilometer-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is like traveling along a traditional Chinese painting. The landscape is decorated with startling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves and farming villages, and is lined with bamboo. In a Chinese poem it is written: "The river is a green silk ribbon, and the hills are jade hairpins". Upon arrival at Yangshuo we will walk along the famous West Street. Back to Guilin in the afternoon we will visit the Two Rivers & Four Lakes Scenic Area. These lakes and rivers are linked up and formed Guilin's central round-the-city water system which make Guilin just like a grand beautiful park.
     
     
    Day 8: Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Fly to Hangzhou
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    We will visit the Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill in the morning. The Reed Flute Cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. Inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations formed by carbonate deposition. Illuminated by colored lighting, the fantastic spectacle is found in many variations along this 240-meter-long cave. Elephant Trunk Hill gets its name because its shape resembles an elephant's trunk drinking up water from the Li River below. being one of Guilin's most popular sights, the Elephant Trunk Hill is regarded as the symbol of Guilin. Fly to Hangzhou
     
     
    Day 9: Hangzhou, Cruise on West Lake, Dragon Well Green Tea Plantation, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Qinghefang Ancient Street, Drive to Suzhou
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    We will have a cruise on the West Lake in the morning. Held on three sides in the embrace of hilly peaks, the West Lake has been an attraction for centuries and it had been a favorite imperial retreat in the ancient times. Then we will visit the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. This plantation is lying on Fenghuang Hill with a wide area of water and is rich in spring water. Known for its greenness, fragrance, mellow taste, and beauty of tea leaves, Dragon Well Tea tops the ten renowned teas in China. After lunch we will vist Six Harmonies Pagoda and Qinghefang Ancient Street. We will drive to Suzhou later in the afternoon.
     
     
    Day 10: Suzhou, Garden of Master of Nets, Silk Factory, Grand Canal Cruise, Panmen City Gate, Drive to Shanghai
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Praised by Marco Polo as the Venice of the Orient, Suzhou has always been the silk capital of China as well as the whole world for centuries. After breakfast we will visit the specially selected garden, Garden of the Master. Being the most exquisite and the best-preserved garden in all old residential gardens in Suzhou, The most striking feature of Garden of the Master of the Nets is its use of space. Small as its size is, the scale of the building is large, but nothing appears cramped. Then we will visit the silk factory to see a display of the life-cycle of the silk worm and demonstrations of how the silk is harvested from the cocoons and eventually woven into fabric. We will then have a cruise on Grand Canal which was constructed in the Sui Dynasty (AD581-AD618) as a waterway to ship the produce of East China to the capital city. After lunch we will visit the Panmen City Gate which is the original entrance to the city and is said to boast a history spanning 2,400 years. Later in the afternoon we will drive to Shanghai.
     
     
    Day 11: Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuanmiao Market, Silk Store, The Bund, Nanjing Road, People’s Square, Shanghai Museum, Xintiandi
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
    Optional Tour: Huangpu River cruise & night view of Shanghai 
     
    Morning visit  to the Yuyuan Garden. This garden is a maze of Ming Dynasty pavilions, elaborate rockeries, arched bridges, and goldfish ponds, all encircled by an undulating dragon wall. Then shopping at the Chenghuangmiao market located outside the garden. After Salat at Mosque we will stroll along the Bund and nearby Nanjing Road. The Bund refers to Shanghai's famous waterfront stretching for 1.6km along the west shore of the Huangpu River. Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai and one of the busiest shopping streets in the world. We will then visit the People's Square and Shanghai Museum. The rich and high-quality collection of Shanghai Museum's 120,000 precious works of art including ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy is specially celebrated in the world. Our last stop will be the Xintiandi. Located near the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xintiandi is a newly developed recreation area in Shanghai with old styled Shikumen buildings.
     
     
     
    Day 12: Departure from Shanghai
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
  • Deluxe Prices (5-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2 Pax

    3-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD2118

    USD1998

    USD1768

    USD1498

    Single Room Supplement

    USD620

    USD620

    USD620

    USD550

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD2018

    USD1808

    USD1638

    USD1368

    Single Room Supplement

    USD470

    USD470

    USD470

    USD410


    Standard Prices (4-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2 Pax

    3-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD2028

    USD1818

    USD1648

    USD1378

    Single Room Supplement

    USD510

    USD510

    USD510

    USD430

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1808

    USD1658

    USD1428

    USD1268

    Single Room Supplement

    USD410

    USD410

    USD410

    USD310


    Budget Prices (3-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2 Pax

    3-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1808

    USD1648

    USD1458

    USD1268

    Single Room Supplement

    USD300

    USD300

    USD300

    USD250

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1708

    USD1568

    USD1328

    USD1198

    Single Room Supplement

    USD270

    USD270

    USD270

    USD220

     
    Booking Notice
    Tour starts in Beijing
    Tour ends in Shanghai
    Tour Feature: Exclusive private tour (with private guide and private vehicle)
    Departure Dates: Upon request at your time of convenience
    Minimum of two persons are required at the time of booking
     
    Pricing Policy
    The prices are based on per person, twin sharing basis
    Infants (under 2 years of age) traveling with parents: free of charge
    Child (2 -12 years of age) sharing a bed: 80% of the adult price
    Child (2 -12 years of age) sharing no bed: 60% of the adult price
    Tour Price Inclusions
    Hotel accommodations with daily Buffet Breakfast at hotel
    Soft seat ticket on bullet train Beijing/Xian (5 hours)
    Domestic flight from Xian/Guilin, Guilin/Shanghai with tax included
    Meals as specified (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner at local restaurants)
    Private air-conditioned car/van/coach for land transportation
    Experienced English language speaking tour guide
    All admission tickets to sightseeing places
    All government taxes
    Tour Price Exclusions
    Optional tour & Insurance
    International airfare to Beijing and departing from Shanghai
    Chinese Tourist Visa
    Excursions and activities not included in itinerary
    Gratuities to GCT service staffs (please refer to Travel Information)
    Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc
    Reservation
    For reservation, please send an email to info@GrandChinaTravel.com. Please inform us: the tour code; the number of travelers; your name as appeared in passport; your passport number; the date of arrival in China and your international flight number. For details of payment, please read our Terms & Conditions.
  • Best of China Tour 10 Days Optional Tours
     
    Day 2: Acrobatic Show Performance with Chinese Dinner, USD30 per person
    Join an optional tour to a dazzling acrobatic performance by local acrobats at Beijing’s Chaoyang Theater with an included dinner. Chinese acrobatics ranks among the best arts in the world. The history of acrobatic show has been existent for more than two thousand years. The acrobatic shows are characterized by feats of strength and daring performed cleverly, precisely and accurately, and the ability of retaining balance in motion.
      
    Day 3: Chinese Kungfu Show at Red Theater with Chinese Dinner, USD35 per person
    The show of the Legend of Kungfu at Red Theatre Beijing is a high level performance with the wonderful story layout, perfect stage design, professional martial arts actors, and the real Kung fu actions and scenes. You will be strongly impacted both mentally and physically by this show.
     
     
    Day 5: Tang Dynasty Dance & Music Performance with Dumplings Banquet Dinner, USD40 per person
    Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show integrates a program of several interpretations of  music, singing and dancing depicting the typical style, landscapes, traditions and costumes  of the Tang Dynasty. TheProvincial Song and Dance Ensemble has had about 7,000 performances during the past 20 years recreating the amazing culture and history of the prosperous Tang Dynasty for over 5 million visitors.
     
     
    Day 7: Live Show on Li River of Impression Liu Sanjie, USD45 per person
    Impression Liu Sanjie, directed by the China's most famous movie director Zhang Yimou, is an outdoor performance on the natural stage setting formed by the Li River and 12 peaks. This performance depicts the beautiful scenery of the Li River and the colorful culture of the ethnic groups in Guangxi by creatively combining the classical Liu Sanjie's Songs, ethnic minority culture, and the lights of traditional fishermen on the river, to reflect the harmonious atmosphere between human beings and nature. The performance lasts for 70 minutes and over 600 actors and actresses are involved.
     
     
    Day 9: Huangpu River cruise & night view of Shanghai, USD40 per person
    The cruise starts from the Bund and goes upstream. Towards the south, it takes you to look at the Nanpu Bridge, and then turns round to the north to go to the Yangpu Bridge and back to where it is started. Between the stately colonial edifices along the Bund, the glittering skyscrapers on the eastern shore of Pudong, and the unceasing river traffic, there is plenty to keep your eyes from ever resting.
     
     
  • Deluxe Hotels for Best of China Tour 12 Days

    Beijing

    Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing or similar

    Xian

    Grand Metroplark Hotel Xian or similar

    Guilin

    Lijiang Waterfall Hotel Guilin or similar

    Hangzhou

    Ramada Plaza Riverside Hangzhou or similar

    Suzhou

    Pan Pacific Hotel Suzhou or similar

    Shanghai

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Shanghai or similar


    Standard Hotels for Best of China Tour 12 Days

    Beijing

    Sunworld Hotel Beijing or similar

    Xian

    Grand New World Hotel Xian or similar

    Guilin

    Guilin Bravo Hotel Gulin or similar

    Hangzhou

    West Lake Golden Plaza Hotel Hangzhou or similar

    Suzhou

    Holiday Inn Youlian Suzhou or similar

    Shanghai

    Ambassador Hotel Shanghai or similar


    Budget Hotels for Best of China Tour 12 Days

    Beijing

    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing or similar

    Xian

    City Hotel Xian or similar

    Guilin

    Golden Dragonball Hotel Gulin or similar

     
     
     

    Hangzhou

    Haiwaihai Express Hotel Hangzhou or similar

    Suzhou

    FX Hotel GuanQian Suzhou or similar

    Shanghai

    Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai or similar

    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing
    Add: 50 Wangfujing Avenue. Dongcheng District, Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-58168888
     
    Sunworld Dynasty Hotel is located in Wangfujing Avenue within walking distance to Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The property features 395 luxurious guestrooms equipped with modern amenities suitable for business and leisure travelers. If you are here for business, the hotel provides conference and function rooms for meetings and special events. Savor Asian and European cuisine at Dynasty Plaza or Cantonese and Northern Chinese specialties at Royal Restaurant. Spend your day with the recreational facilities including a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and spa. Whatever the reason for your visit, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel is a must for your stay.
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Grand Metropark Hotel Xian
    Add: No.158 Dong Da Jie, Beilin District, Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87691234
     
    Nestled in the heart of City Center, Grand Metropark Hotel Xian is an ideal spot from which to discover Xian. Situated only 2 KM from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Xian Huayi Hospital, Changle Men Gate, Minsheng Department Store. Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Xian hotel. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, giftsouvenir shop, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests can be enjoyed at the hotel. Grand Metropark Hotel Xian is home to 315 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCDplasma screen, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, wake-up service, desk. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Grand Metropark Hotel Xian.
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel
    Add: No.1 North Shanhu Road, Guilin City Center, Guilin
    Tel: +86-773-2822881
     
    Located in Guilin’s city center, close to many businesses, shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, Lijiang Waterfall Hotel is an ideal base for business and leisure travelers. Lijiang Waterfall Hotel is 25 kilometers from the international airport and only three kilometers from the railway station. Guilin International Conference Center is only five kilometers away, making it convenient for business travelers. Enjoy East Asian cuisines from the onsite restaurant and enjoy Japanese, Korean, and Chinese selections. Guests can host wedding receptions and company seminars as the multi-function halls can hold up to 500 occupants. The gym is available for the more health conscious travelers while everyone else can lounging by the pool or enjoying a few evening drinks in the lobby. Lijiang Waterfall Hotel can be easily booked with our secure online booking form. Simply enter your dates and click to proceed.
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Ramada Plaza Hangzhou Riverside
    Add: No.3399 Jiangnan Avenue, Bin Jiang District, Hangzhou
    Tel: +86-571-87779888
     
    Ideal for fun and relaxation, Ramada Plaza Hangzhou Riverside is located in the Bin Jiang District area of Hangzhou. Set 9.0 km from the excitement of the city, this 5-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Qiantang River Bridge, Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum, Clouds Scurrying over Jade Emperor Hill. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Ramada Plaza Hangzhou Riverside is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Step into one of 200 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access- wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning which can be found in some rooms. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as fitness center, indoor pool, massage, steamroom to make your stay truly unforgettable. 
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel
    Add: No.259 Xin Shi Road, Gusu District, Coiled Gate Area, Suzhou
    Tel: +86-512-65103388
     
    Surrounded by a thriving commercial district and historic attractions, the strategic location of Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel allows easy access to Pan Men Scenic Area and is only one-hour drive or 30 minutes high-speed train ride from Shanghai. The hotel features 481 guestrooms with spectacular views. All guest rooms are equipped with high speed internet access, a work desk station and other conveniences for business and leisure travelers. For dining options, try one of the three restaurants which feature dishes from local favorites to western fare, and from Cantonese classics to Italian seafood. Recreational facilities include a fitness center, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, and a temperature-controlled indoor swimming pool. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel is the perfect choice for a memorable stay.
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hotel
    Add: No. 400 Pan Yu Road, Changning District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-61458888
     
    If you have stayed at one of the many Crown Plazas around the globe, you are already familiar with the quality of service they represent. Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hotel prides themselves on providing a full array of hospitality geared for business. That means you can expect a lot of amenities all under one roof. An excellent business center can be found on-site with meeting facilities and ballrooms that can accommodate corporate or private events. But it's not all business all the time. Guests can relax with the dining options, work out in the well-equipped fitness center, or take advantage of the Olympic-sized indoor pool. A sauna and massage treatments further the chances to get truly relaxed. With all these options and a worldwide track record of good service, you are in good hands during your stay at Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hotel.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Sunworld Hotel Beijing 
    Add: 88 Dengshikou, Dongcheng District, Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-58168999
     
    Strategically placed in the heart of downtown Beijing, this 4-star luxury offers a full list of comfortable room accommodations along with professional services. Each spacious guestroom is equipped with the necessary modern amenities. Guests may savor Chinese dishes from the in-house Spring Garden Chinese Restaurant or enjoy exotic Thai cuisine at the Sawasdee Restaurant, once awarded as Beijing’s best Thai restaurant. International fare is also offered at the Song He Cafe. Guests may unwind at the Lobby Lounge with their favorite cocktails and drinks. Business travelers may utilize the fully-equipped function rooms equipped with meeting and banquet facilities. Sunworld Hotel also offers several recreational facilities, ensuring an enhancement to your trip to Beijing.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Grand New World Hotel 
    Add: No. 172 Lian Hu Lu, Lianhu District, Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87216868
     
    Located next to the city wall, the friendly staff at this location can make any stay in Xian effortless and memorable. With 480 rooms, Grand New World Hotel can accommodate a large amount of people, and they usually do because of their popularity and reputation for excellence. The staff realizes that it is difficult to travel in a city where most visitors don’t speak the language, and as a consequence, they make visiting the major tourist sites in the area effortless and efficient. Be sure to check out the Terra-Cotta Warriors, and the Temple of the Eight Immortals is certainly worth a look as well. Considered by many to be the best place to stay in Xian, the Grand New World Hotel will not disappoint, and it is definitely worth a look. Grand New World Hotel can be easily booked with our secure online booking form. Simply enter your dates and click to proceed.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Guilin Bravo Hotel
    Add: 4 South Ronghu Road, Guilin City Center, Guilin
    Tel: +86-773-2898888
     
    Once known as Holiday In Guilin, this convenient and comfortable accommodation resides next to Ronghu Lake within the city center of Guilin. The hotel is in close proximity to the airport and railway station. With such convenience, guests can easily access popular attractions in Guilin such as the Elephant Trunk Hill and Banyan Lake. Guilin Bravo Hotel offers guests with full hearted services and nicely equipped guestrooms. There are conference and business centers ready for utilization. After a long day of sightseeing, guests may dine in the hotel’s restaurant which offers international and Chinese cuisine throughout the day. All things considered, Guilin Bravo Hotel is excellently located, well appointed, and reasonably priced.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Hangzhou West Lake Golden Plaza Hotel
    Add: No.131 Jie Fang Road, ShangCheng District, Hangzhou
    Tel: +86-571-87926666
     
    Hangzhou West Lake Golden Plaza Hotel, situated on Jiefang Road, is located only 800-meters from West Lake. Guests will enjoy easy access to the city center, the industrial territories in Dongguan, Pinghu, and Longgang, as well as the central area of Fenggang Town and the Dongguan Modern Exhibition Center. Hubin Park is one and a half kilometers away, the Hangzhou Stele Forest is two kilometers away, and Rosy Cloud is only three and a half kilometers away. The hotel boasts 287 rooms adorned with either lake or city views and a pleasing Chinese theme with wireless internet access. The hotel also features an on-site restaurant that offers a selection of authentic Chinese and Western cuisine. The Hangzhou West Lake Golden Plaza Hotel is perfect for travelers that want business class facilities and a well-connected location.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Holiday Inn Youlian Suzhou
    Add: No.99 Jiefang east Road, Coiled Gate Area, Suzhou
    Tel: +86-512-68118888
     
    Southwest of the city, Holiday Inn Youlian Suzhou is one of the newer additions to Suzhou’s competitive hotel market and has a lot to offer. Although not located right in the Old City center, cabs are cheap and easy to get. Ideally located for the business traveler, Holiday Inn Youlian Suzhou is between the Suzhou New & Hi-Tech Development Zone and the Wu Zhong Economic District. Furthermore, the Suzhou Industrial Park is six kilometers from the hotel, and guests can also easily access the expressway. Panmen Scenery Area is less than 500 meters from the hotel and a must-see while you are here. At the end of a long day, relax with a dip in the indoor heated pool or opt for a relaxing massage. An excellent location outside the city center, Holiday Inn Youlian Suzhou is pure value for money.
     
     
    Standard Hotel:4-star Shanghai Ambassador Hotel 
    Add: No.818 Wanhngdu Road, Jingan District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-63357509
     
    This luxury class hotel situated in the CaoJiaDu Commercial Zone, is located near West NanJing Road. Guests will enjoy easy access to the Shanghai Exhibition Center, the commercial zones of ZhongShan Park, and the JingAn Temple. The hotel is also surrounded by a myriad of restaurants, shopping areas, and local markets. The hotel boasts 308 rooms furnished with elegant amenities that promote comfort and offer a special Japanese floor. Additionally, guests can enjoy fine dining and drinks at the Clivia Coffee Shop, the Grand Palace Restaurant, and the Yawara Teppanyaki Restaurant. The Ambassador Hotel is one of the leading international luxury hotels in Shanghai, perfect for guests that want luxury and refinement.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star City Inn Happy Valley Hotel Beijing 
    Add: Vecchio Shopping Street, North Xiaowuji Road, East 4th Ring, Chaoyang District, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-67376688
     
    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing is a chain of fine business hotel brand developed by the OCT IHMC, located in the center of Beijing City that gives traveler the great location for business and financial purposes. The hotel is also easily reachable the city’s major shopping area and famous attractions nearby such as Beijing National Stadium, the Summer Palace. The hotel boasts excellent accommodation among Beijing hotels, good service and well appointed facility. In the hotel there are 224 rooms that have contemporary interiors and diverse room types. It offers the ideal setting for conferences, meetings, special events, business trips, and the Internet access helps guests keeping in touch with their friends and family when traveling in Beijing. Free broad video and self-help laundry house are available for guests. Restaurants, Bars, Sauna, Foot Massage, Beauty Salon, Supermarket, Banks, and Hospital are all around the hotel. An attentive and professional staff is always pleased to provide you all the necessary information for your successful Beijing travel.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star City Hotel Xian
    Add: No.70 Nan Da Jie, Beilin District, Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87219988
     
    This modern 3-star hotel is centrally located in the ancient city of Xi'an, a bustling commercial center with well-known establishments such as the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, and Ancient City Wall. With a total of 137 well-appointed guestrooms, each room at the City Hotel offers a comfortable living space, equipped with central air conditioning, cable TV, and a mini bar. As for business travelers, the meeting room and multi-function hall on the third floor comes well-prepared with the latest in audio and video equipment. Other services include a gymnasium, tea room, and a lounge where guests can relax at the end of the day. For dining options, a variety of dishes can be enjoyed at the Ming Palace Restaurant and La Pinata Restaurant on the second floor.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 4-star Guilin Golden Dragonball Hotel
    Add: No.1 Longzhu Road, Guilin City Center, Guilin
    Tel: +86-733-2833300
     
    Designed for both business and leisure travel, Guilin Golden Dragonball Hotel is ideally situated in Guilin City Center; one of the city's most popular locales. The hotel lies 1 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Fuboshan Park, Jingjiang Mansion, Fu Long zhao give to this hotel a special charm. At Guilin Golden Dragonball Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy casino, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park. All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Guilin, make Guilin Golden Dragonball Hotel your home away from home.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Hangzhou Haiwaihai Express Hotel
    Add: No. 329 Shangtang Road, Wulin Square District, Hangzhou
    Tel: +86-571-88318888
     
    This high standard hotel is centrally located in the north of Hangzhou district and is one of many hotels managed by InterContinental Group. Its an easy 15 minute drive to Westlake and within close proximity to the bustling city center and hi-tech development areas. The Desheng express highway can transport guests to Shanghai, Ningbo and Nanjiang. Additionally, Haiwaihai Express Hotel is approximately 35 kilometers from the Xiaoshan International Airport. Nearby attractions that are easily accessible include the Great Grand Canal, Wulin Square, Xixi Wetland National Park and Xiangji Temple. There are 179 well-appointed guest rooms conveniently fitted with modern facilities to meet the needs of today's travelers. As for hotel dining, the on-site restaurant serves a variety of tasty dishes for all meals. This is a luxurious accommodation choice with the best in facilities and convenience.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star FX Hotel GuanQian Suzhou
    Add: No.938 East Ganjiang Road, Guanqianjie Commercial District, Suzho
    Tel: +86-512-65091688
     
    This hotel is located in the central district of Suzhou, at the intersection of Renmin Road and Ganjiang Road, a prime area for business and entertainment. The East Airline shuttle bus is directly opposite the hotel, providing non-stop shuttle bus services to Hongqiao and Pudong International Airport. Within close proximity are local landmarks not to be missed, including Suzhou Gardens, Grand Canal, and Suzhou Sports Center, and it's merely a five-minute walk to a major shopping center. Transportation is convenient with the railway station and bus stations just a short walk away. This business hotel features a modern and trendy design while providing a comfortable stay for its guests with 229 rooms. A standard room comes with a size of 25 square meters, well-equipped with a mini bar, safe, broadband Internet access, and a satellite TV. A variety of business services are offered along with personalized services such as laundry, foreign currency exchange, and room service.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Holiday Inn Express Putuo Hotel
    Add: No. 843 Guang fuxi Lu, Putuo District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-61421818
     
    Well-managed and conveniently situated on Guang Fu Xi Road, in the heart of downtown, Holiday Inn Express Putuo Hotel is a great choice for travelers. It's an easy drive to the city center and a short distance of nine kilometers to Hongqiao International Airport. The railway station is also easily accessible along with many scenic destinations such as Jing'an Temple, Jade Buddy Temple, Zhong Shan Park and the Su Zhou River where guests can enjoy the stunning riverside and garden view. Shanghai's prime shopping center is also within close proximity. The seven-story hotel boasts 237 well-appointed guest rooms that come with a modern and simplistic style. All room are non-smoking, featuring satellite TV and individually controlled air conditioning. Catering to the discerning business travelers, the 48 square meters meeting room is ideal and fully-equipped with an array of meeting facilities such as an LCD projector and a DVD player.
     
     

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We have returned safe, sound and very pleased. This is just a brief note to thank you for your hospitality, care and attention for details. We were a bit anxious before starting this tour but thanks to your organizing skills we have returned with great bundles of very happy memories. Your guides are all wonderfully dedicated individuals. They made our stay and movements easy, enjoyable and educational.

A small group from Toronto is soon departing for a 20 day tour with you. I have no doubt they would benefit from your expertise just as much as we did, or more. We have already talked about your organization and its people to a number of our friends. We will be happy to talk to any one else at your suggestion.

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Abbas
April, 2007
From Canada