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Splendid China Tour 15-Days

Splendid China Tour 15-Days
• Tour Code: GPT10
• Starting Price: USD2918 per person
• Departure Dates: Upon request at any date
• Features: Private guide & vehicle
• Starts from: Beijing
• Departs from: Shanghai
• Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Lijiang, Kunming, Guilin, 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 Chengdu
    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 Chengdu late in the afternoon.
     
     
     
    Day 7: Chengdu, Chengdu Panda Base, Wide & Narrow Alley of Chengdu
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Morning visit to the Chengdu Panda Base (Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding). The panda base imitates pandas' natural habitat so that pandas can have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. We may also find other endangered wild animals, such as lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white storks as well as over 20 species of rare animals. We will visit the Wide & Narrow Alley of Chengdu in the afternoon. The wide and narrow alleys are two ancient streets being restored to the original Ming and Qing architectural styles. We will experience the leisurely and comfortable life in Chengdu with boutique hotels, characteristic local snacks, traditional teahouse, distinctive inns and relaxing spas.
     
    Day 8: Fly to Lijiang, Lijiang Old Town
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    We will fly to World Heritage City of Lijiang in the morning. Lijiang is the cultural center of the Naxi Minority. As an isolated city for over 700 years, the Naxi way of life has changed very little over the times. Upon arrival in Lijiang, we will visit the Square Street of Lijiang Old Town. When we take a leisurely stroll on the cobblestone paved streets with souvenir shops, bars and delicate restaurants scattered around, viewing the ancient buildings at this lovely city, history seems stopped here as Naxi people's daily life is still like their ancestors. The most charming part of Lijiang is at night when red lanterns along the street are all lit up.
     
    Day 9: Lijiang, Jade Dragon Mountain, Baisha Village, Baisha Mural
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
    Optional Tour: Naxi ancient music and dance performance
     
    After breakfast we will visit the Jade Dragon Mountain, the mythical mountain worshipped by the Naxi as a deity. We will take chair lifts to access higher regions that afford a beautiful view of the Thirteen Peaks of Jade Dragon Mountain. We will also visit a Naxi Family at the Baisha Village which is the ancient capital of the Naxi Kingdom. Then, we will continue to visit Baisha Murals. These murals, combining elements of the Han, Tibet and Naxi culture together, are a wonderful art form of minorities in west Yunnan, and vividly unfold the life of Naxi ethnic people to us.
     
    Day 10: Lijiang, Fly to Kunming, Dragon Gate, Bird & Flower Market
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Fly to Kunming in the morning. Kunming is the capital city of Yunan province and nicknamed the Spring City in China. Upon arrival we will visit the West Hill and Dragon Gate. West Hill is located west of the Dianchi Lake and extends for more than 40 kilometers at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level. The top of West Hill is the Dragon Gate which is a group of grottoes, sculptures, corridors and pavilions that were hacked from the cliff between 1781 and 1835 by a Taoist monk. Dragon Gate offers a great view of Dianchi Lake. Later, we will visit Bird & Flower market of Kunming. 
     
    Day 11: Kunming, Stone Forest, Fly to Guilin
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    In the morning we will drive for about 80 miles to the southeast of Kunming to visit the Stone Forest. The Stone Forest covers an area of 2,670 square kilometers and was formed by karst two million to thirty million years ago. The Forest contains peaks, pillars, stalagmites, depressions, underground rivers, and caves. The fantastic stone pinnacles rising abruptly from the ground resemble a huge, dense forest. The place is also home to the ethnic Sani people who are born singers and dancers. Fly to Guilin 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 12: 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 13: Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Fly to Shanghai 
    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 Shanghai late in the afternoon.
     
     
     
    Day 14: 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 lunch 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 15: Departure from Shanghai
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
  • Splendid China Tour 15 Days Tour Prices
     
    From Dec 01, 2013 to Feb 28, 2014
    2 pax: double occupancy rate USD3038pp, single occupancy rate USD3578pp
    3-5pax: double occupancy rate USD2968pp, single occupancy rate USD3508pp
    6-9pax: double occupancy rate USD2898pp, single occupancy rate USD3438pp
    Over 10pax: double occupancy rate USD2828pp, single occupancy rate USD3368pp
    Departure Dates: Upon request at your time of convenience
     
    From Mar 01 to Nov 30, 2014
    2 pax: double occupancy rate USD3128pp, single occupancy rate USD3668pp
    3-5pax: double occupancy rate USD3058pp, single occupancy rate USD3598pp
    6-9pax: double occupancy rate USD2988pp, single occupancy rate USD3528pp
    Over 10pax: double occupancy rate USD2918pp, single occupancy rate USD3458pp
    Departure Dates: Upon request at your time of convenience
     
    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 flights with tax: Xian/Chengdu/Lijiang/Kunming/Guilin/Shanghai
    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.
  • Splendid China Tour 15 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 Kungfu 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. The Provincial 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: Changing Faces Opera with Backstage Visit, USD60 per person
    On this optional tour, we'll experience the Changing Faces opera. Face changing (bian lian) is an ancient Chinese dramatic art that is part of the more general Sichuan opera. Performers wear brightly colored costumes and move to quick, dramatic music. They also wear vividly colored masks, typically depicting well known characters from the opera, which they change from one face to another almost instantaneously with the swipe of a fan, a movement of the head, or wave of the hand. Before the performance, we'll meet the performers backstage and try another Chinese art: hand shadow play done with a sophistication you have probably never witnessed.
     
     
     
    Day 9: Naxi ancient music and dance performance, USD40 per person
    Naxi music is considered to the the living fossil of Chinese music because of its geographical isolation from wars. The current Naxi Music is supposed to be the ancient music of Central China which has been lost in China, but well preserved in Naxi. Naxi music is performed in two ways - sitting or walking. Seated performances play a kind of chamber music that involves more than 20 musical instruments, including wind instruments, such as thedi zi, sheng(a kind of reed pipe wind instrument), and guan zi, and percussion instruments, such as the zuo gu (sitting drum), war drum,du gu (single drum), big and small cymbals, big gongs, a slit drum, and so on. Naxi ancient music represents the crystallization of several musical cultures, including "baisha fine music" (baisha xiyue), "dong jing music," and the now-extinct "huang jing music."
     
     
     
    Day 12: Live Show on Li River of Impression Liu Sanjie
    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 14: 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 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, gift/souvenir 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 LCD/plasma 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 Sofitel Chengdu Taihe
    Add: No.15 Binjiang Middle Road, Chengdu
    Tel: +86-28-66669999
     
    This French brand hotel smartly integrates French flair with Sichuan flavor, performs the magnifique life, and interprets the truth of luxury. Situated in the city center, Sofitel Chengdu Taihe offers guests the best location for shopping in the neighborhood, including Yanlord, Maison Mode, or Renhe Spring - home to all the top brands in fashion. With easy access to the subway, the hotel is the perfect starting point to enjoy the city’s many offerings. Savor authentic international cuisine from the three different restaurants serving Western, Fuji, and Chinese cuisine. The lobby bar is available as well for your relaxation. Sofitel Chengdu Taihe's recreational facilities include a SPA and an in-door heated swimming pool, ensuring you have plenty to do during your stay. Whether you’re here for leisure or business, Sofitel Chengdu Taihe will make your stay a good one.
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort
    Add: 276 Xianghe Road, Old Town District, Lijiang City, Lijiang, China 674100
    Tel: +86-888-5588888
     
    Located in the lovely area of Lijiang City, InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort enjoys a commanding position in the sightseeing, culture, shopping hub of Lijiang. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Yulong Snow Mountain, Lijiang Dayan Ancient Town, Qiyi Street. Offering guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out to ensure our guests the greatest comfort. The ambiance of InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, non smoking rooms, air conditioning are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The hotel's fitness center, sauna, indoor pool, spa, massage are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Whatever your purpose of visit, InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort is an excellent choice for your stay in Lijiang.
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre
    Add: No. 399, Qingnian Road, Wuhua District, Kunming, 650011 China
    Tel: +86-871-63158888
     
    If you're looking for a conveniently located hotel in Kunming, look no further than Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre. From this convenient location, guests can easily access to all the attractions and must-see destinations in this lively city. Also within easy reach are Dongfeng Square, Jinbi Square, and East Pagoda. At Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre, the excellent service and superior facilities make it an unforgettable stay. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are safety deposit boxes, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, an executive floor, and a nightclub. Guests can choose from 125 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as an indoor pool and sauna. Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Kunming.
     
    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 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 Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza 
    Add: No. 231 Zhiquan Section of East Street, Jinjiang District, Chengdu
    Tel: +86-28-61306688
     
    Conveniently located in Chengdu, Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas. All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel's fitness center, indoor pool are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Chengdu, make Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza your home away from home.
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Lijiang Manxin Hotels & Resorts
    Add: 57 Guangbi Alley Guangyi Street, Lijiang City, Lijiang, China 647100
    Tel: +86-888-5551818
     
    Conveniently located in Lijiang, Lijiang Manxin Hotels & Resorts is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The city center is merely 1.5 km away and the airport can be reached within 40 minutes. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to White Horse Dragonpool Temple, Yulong Snow Mountain, Mufu. At Lijiang Manxin Hotels & Resorts, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. The hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Lijiang Manxin Hotels & Resorts hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Many rooms provide television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning to please the most discerning guest. 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 Lijiang Manxin Hotels & Resorts.
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Kunming Jinjiang Hotel
    Add: No. 98 Beijing Road, Guandu District, Kunming, 650011 China
    Tel: 86-871-63138888
     
    For visitors traveling overland, Kunming Jinjiang Hotel is in an ideal location a few minutes's walk from the bus terminal and train station. Located within a 15-minute walk of the hotel, guests will find local souvenir markets, a Wal-Mart, and a Carrefour, and guests paying a visit to the nearby flower market will also discover why Kunming is known as the City of Eternal Spring. Situated close to Kunming's transport hub, this hotel provides ample opportunity for guests to explore the city and its surroundings, with buses, a train, and travel agents in the immediate vicinity. The hotel includes the Shanghai and the Lily restaurant which serve Huaiyan and Yunna specialties. The banquet halls have the capacity to hold anywhere between 20 to 300 people.
     
    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 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 
    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: 3-star Garden City Hotel Chengdu  
    Add: No.8 Daye Road,Yanshikou,Jinjiang Area, Tianfu Square, Chengdu
    Tel: +86-28-86663388
     
    Located in the lovely area of Tianfu Square, Chengdu Garden City Hotel enjoys a commanding position in the sightseeing, shopping, restaurants hub of Chengdu. The city center is merely 1.0 Km away and the airport can be reached within 35 minutes. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Yanshikou, Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Tianfu Square. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Chengdu Garden City Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking, car park, room service. All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the fitness center, sauna. Whatever your reason for visiting Chengdu, the Chengdu Garden City Hotel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Grand Hotel Lijiang
    Add: Xinyi Street, Dayan Town, Lijiang, 674100 China
    Tel: 86-888-5128888
     
    The Grand Lijiang hotel is a Chinese-Thai joint venture project. In terms of comfort, location, and value for money, this Thai-managed hotel is the best choice of all the hotels outside the old town. This is a fantastically located three star hotel which overlooks the old town of Lijiang and is within walking distance of many scenic spots including the Dongba Cultural Center and Black Dragon Pool.
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star King World International Hotel Kunming
    Add: No. 96 Beijing Road, Panlong District, Kunming, Yunnan, 650011 China
    Tel: 86-871-63526666
     
    King World International Hotel is a joint-venture three star international standard hotel in downtown Kunming. It lies among financial area in the Spring City. There are 4 languages satellite TV channels to be chosen- that is Chinese, English, Japanese and Thai. You will definitely enjoy yourself here based on their international standard service.
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-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 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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April, 2007
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