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Beijing

Throughout Beijing's time-honored history as the nation's capital, it has earned a reputation as one of the most famous historic and cultural cities of the world. Although it is in the midst of an urban renewal, Beijing still maintains its imperial splendor. Travelers to this ancient city can visit must-see destinations, including the legendary Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the exquisite pavilions and gardens of the Summer Palace.

Beijing

The Hutongs

Discover the untainted charm of old town Beijing on a rickshaw tour of the hutongs (narrow alleyways). Lined with wood carvings, ornate brick designs and traditional courtyard residences, the hutongs offer a glimpse into a world far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Olympic Water Cube

The National Aquatics Center, also known as the "Water Cube," is one of the most dazzling and exciting venues built for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Created for the swimming competitions, it took center spotlight as 25 world swimming records were shattered over the course of the Olympics.

Olympic Bird s Nest

The Beijing National Stadium, also known as the "Bird s Nest" is a stunning landmark created for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the Paralympics. The $423m stadium resembles a nest from the outside, symbolizing a cradle which holds the "hopes of mankind for the future." As the iconic structure of the Beijing Olympic Games it has become a recognized landmark worldwide and is the world s largest steel structure.

Temple of Heaven

Meditate on the mystical Temple of Heaven where heaven and earth connect, and admire the architectural wonder inspired by ancient Chinese astrology. Also a World Cultural Heritage site, the Temple of Heaven was frequented by emperors for annual ceremonies of prayer. The architecture of the temple symbolizes the harmonious relationship between heaven and earth and is widely regarded as the noblest example of religious architecture in all of China.

Forbidden City

In the center of Beijing lies the Forbidden City, one of the most dazzling architectural masterpieces in the world. This sprawling complex contains more than 9,000 bays of rooms which were off limit to the public for over 500 years. Constructed in the 15th century as a replica of the Purple Palace in Heaven, the Forbidden City contains a staggering amount of ancient and rare artifacts in the on-site Palace Museum.

Great Wall

Like a giant dragon snaking its way 4000 miles across China s northern borders, the Great Wall stands today as a bastion of culture in the hearts and minds of the Chinese people. Constructed in 220 BC, this sprawling defense system was originally built to protect against northern invaders, but stands today as one of the world s greatest wonders. As you climb its ancient steps, pause to admire sweeping views of China s ever-changing landscapes.

Tiananmen Square

A visit to Beijing would not be complete without visiting the world-famous and historic Tiananmen Square, or “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. Located in the heart of Beijing, Tiananmen Square was once the main gate to the Imperial Palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Today it is home to the Monument to the People s Heroes, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, National Museum of China, and the Great Hall of the People. As the world s largest public square, it covers a total area of 440 square meters and can hold up to one million people at a time.

Sacred Way and Ming Tomb Museum

After moving the capital from Nanjing to Beijing and building the Forbidden City in 1420, the third Ming Dynasty emperor Yongle selected this burial site and created his own mausoleum. Since then, 13 other Ming Dynasty emperors were buried in this area. Reflect on the past glories of kings when exploring their final resting places at the Thirteen Ming Tombs. Lying outside of Beijing City, the tombs are surrounded by tranquility that only nature can offer. Three tombs - Changling, Dinling and Zhaoling – are open to the touring public.

Summer Palace

Once used as a summer residence for emperors, the Summer Palace is the largest park on the outskirts of Beijing. It is known for its archetypal Chinese landscaping and marvelous vistas of elaborate bridges and pagodas, which overlook the sparkling Kunming Lake. This imperial garden was a welcome retreat for royal families looking for rest and entertainment.

Based on your interest, we suggest the following tour packages which will provide you with the greatest enjoyment

China Discovery 10 Days 8 Nights(2014)[RDX]

  • Tour Code:RDX        Date:10/24/2014 ~ 11/07/2014
  • Price From:$1599.00 Land Only

From ancient wonders to natural marvels, this compact journey will introduce you to three of China's most popular and diverse cities. Walk across Beijing's incredible Great Wall, gaze at stoic Terra-cotta warriors in Xian and experience the vibrant pulse of Shanghai on one of our best-selling itineraries.

Please be advised that with effect from April 25, 2014 there will be a change in the complimentary travel insurance coverage and benefits provided with all our Vacation Series. All guests with full payments and bookings made after 04/25/2014 will be covered under the new travel protection plan that shall encompass benefits as detailed as in this link.

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Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Shanghai(3 nts) 

Yangtze Essence 12 Days 10 Nights(2014)[RDV]

  • Tour Code:RDV        Date:10/22/2014 ~ 11/05/2014
  • Price From:$2199.00 Land Only

Experience the rich diversity of China on this 12-day trip through the country’s most famous cities and the mystical Yangtze River. Retrace the steps of ancient warriors as you walk along the Great Wall and step into the future among gleaming skyscrapers in Shanghai. Snap a photo with pandas in Chongqing and marvel at the inspiring Three Gorges. This journey showcases the manmade wonders and natural highlights of this unforgettable country

Please be advised that with effect from April 25, 2014 there will be a change in the complimentary travel insurance coverage and benefits provided with all our Vacation Series. All guests with full payments and bookings made after 04/25/2014 will be covered under the new travel protection plan that shall encompass benefits as detailed as in this link.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise(3 nts) - Yichang - Shanghai(2 nts) 

China Scenic 12 Days 10 Nights(2014)[RDZ]

  • Tour Code:RDZ        Date:10/24/2014 ~ 11/07/2014
  • Price From:$1999.00 Land Only

This journey showcases China’s breathtaking natural scenery without missing its cultural and historical wonders. Sail along the Li River and witness breathtaking landscapes straight from ancient Chinese paintings.  Explore the dramatic rock formations in Guilin’s caves, walk in the footsteps of warriors on the Great Wall and gaze at the futuristic skyline of Shanghai

Please be advised that with effect from April 25, 2014 there will be a change in the complimentary travel insurance coverage and benefits provided with all our Vacation Series. All guests with full payments and bookings made after 04/25/2014 will be covered under the new travel protection plan that shall encompass benefits as detailed as in this link.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Guilin(1 nts) - Yangshuo - Guilin(1 nts) - Shanghai(3 nts) 

Scenic Yangtze Discovery 16 Days 14 Nights(2014)[RDR]

  • Tour Code:RDR        Date:10/25/2014 ~ 11/08/2014
  • Price From:$2599.00 Land Only

This voyage is a must for any adventurous traveler who aspires to explore China and the mighty Yangtze River to its fullest. A journey to China is incomplete without this impressive itinerary that covers it all - memorable explorations to ancient civilizations, comprehensive guides about the history and culture of each city, sampling of traditional cuuisines, and admmittance to spectacular entertainment.

Please be advised that with effect from April 25, 2014 there will be a change in the complimentary travel insurance coverage and benefits provided with all our Vacation Series. All guests with full payments and bookings made after 04/25/2014 will be covered under the new travel protection plan that shall encompass benefits as detailed as in this link.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(4 nts) - Yichang - Yangtze River Cruise(4 nts) - Chongqing - Xian(2 nts) - Guilin(2 nts) - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai(2 nts) 

Tibet Highland & Yangtze River 16 Days 14 Nights(2014)[RDT]

  • Tour Code:RDT        Date:11/08/2014 ~ 11/08/2014
  • Price From:$3299.00 Land Only

Visit some of China's most renowned cities and uncover the mystique of Tibet as you witness its ancient rituals and practices. Discover the sights and sounds of the most important river in the culture of China as you cruise down the majestic Yangtze River. From world famous culinary cuisine and entertainment to the natural beauty of vast and diverse landscapes, this is a trip of a lifetime.

Please be advised that with effect from April 25, 2014 there will be a change in the complimentary travel insurance coverage and benefits provided with all our Vacation Series. All guests with full payments and bookings made after 04/25/2014 will be covered under the new travel protection plan that shall encompass benefits as detailed as in this link.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Lhasa(3 nts) - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise(3 nts) - Yichang - Shanghai(3 nts) 

China Discovery & Hong Kong 12 Days 10 Nights(2014)[RDXH]

  • Tour Code:RDXH        Date:10/24/2014 ~ 11/07/2014
  • Price From:$2219.00 Land Only

Go beyond the ordinary with this spectacular journey to the undisputed capitals of the Far East that include Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Admire the passage of time through Beijing's  stunning World Heritage Sites, reflect upon the lives of those under the First Emperor in ancient Xian; uncover the remnants of European influences in cosmopolitan Shanghai; and experience the unrestrained lifestyles of Hong Kong.

Please be advised that with effect from April 25, 2014 there will be a change in the complimentary travel insurance coverage and benefits provided with all our Vacation Series. All guests with full payments and bookings made after 04/25/2014 will be covered under the new travel protection plan that shall encompass benefits as detailed as in this link.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Shanghai(3 nts) - Hong Kong(2 nts) 

China Scenic & Hong Kong 14 Days 12 Nights(2014)[RDZH]

  • Tour Code:RDZH        Date:10/24/2014 ~ 11/07/2014
  • Price From:$2619.00 Land Only

Experience front-row seats to China's most extraordinary cities and let your senses run wild as you travel in style and comfort. A journey well-tailored for even the most intrepid voyager, this scenic tour will take you through unique cultural sites, legendary relics and monuments, and it will make your dream a reality as you discover the astounding landscapes and skylines of this diverse nation.

Please be advised that with effect from April 25, 2014 there will be a change in the complimentary travel insurance coverage and benefits provided with all our Vacation Series. All guests with full payments and bookings made after 04/25/2014 will be covered under the new travel protection plan that shall encompass benefits as detailed as in this link.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Guilin(1 nts) - Yangshuo - Guilin(1 nts) - Shanghai(3 nts) - Hong Kong(2 nts) 

Yangtze Essence & Hong Kong 14 Days 12 Nights(2014)[RDVH]

  • Tour Code:RDVH        Date:10/22/2014 ~ 11/05/2014
  • Price From:$2819.00 Land Only

Be invigorated by this pinnacle voyage that stimulates and rekindles your appreciation for adventure. Escape to China in style and venture through an array of cultural sights and attractions in Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Get ready to be awed by the magnificent cruise along the legendary Yangtze River as this journey will enrich you with more than a traveler’s tale.

Please be advised that with effect from April 25, 2014 there will be a change in the complimentary travel insurance coverage and benefits provided with all our Vacation Series. All guests with full payments and bookings made after 04/25/2014 will be covered under the new travel protection plan that shall encompass benefits as detailed as in this link.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise(3 nts) - Yichang - Shanghai(2 nts) - Hong Kong(2 nts) 

BEIJING 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS(2014)[PEK PKG]

  • Tour Code:PEK PKG        Date:08/30/2014 ~ 03/15/2015
  • Price From:$420.00 Land Only

Throughout Beijing's time-honored history as the nation's capital, it has earned a reputation as one of the most famous historic and cultural cities of the world. Although it is in the midst of an urban renewal, Beijing still maintains its imperial splendor. Travelers to this ancient city can visit must-see destinations, including the legendary Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the exquisite pavilions and gardens of the Summer Palace.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) 

Beijing Extension 4 Days 3 Nights(2014)[PEK EXT A14]

  • Tour Code:PEK EXT A14        Date:08/30/2014 ~ 03/15/2015
  • Price From:$330.00 Land Only

Beijing, the capital city of modern day China. A thriving metropolis that boasts UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites such as the incomparable Great Wall of China, the sprawling Forbidden City, and the majestic Temple of Heaven, Beijing also entices visitors with a thriving nightlife, wonderful shopping opportunities, and delectable local cuisine.

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Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) 

Bangkok & Phuket 6 Nights 9 Days(2014)[RBP]

  • Tour Code:RBP        Date:08/01/2014 ~ 12/09/2014
  • Price From:$1999.00

Visit Amazing Thailand! See the color of floating market, glitzy and sombre Royal Palace, religious tranquil Thai temples, and the alluring Thai classical dance. Take lessons on the manufacturing processes at the Thai silk and gem factories. Also immerse into the resort lifestyle of Phuket and be surrounded by the wonderful nature by the sea. A great escapade to experience a unique culture comprising of warm, gracious and hospitable people.

...more
Visiting: Beijing - Bangkok(3 nts) - Phuket(3 nts) 

Scenic Yangtze Discovery 16 Days 14 Nights (2015)[RDR]

  • Tour Code:RDR        Date:03/14/2015 ~ 11/07/2015
  • Price From:$2499.00 Land Only

This voyage is a must for any adventurous traveler who aspires to explore China and the mighty Yangtze River to its fullest. A journey to China is incomplete without this impressive itinerary that covers it all - memorable explorations to ancient civilizations, comprehensive guides about the history and culture of each city, sampling of traditional cuuisines, and admmittance to spectacular entertainment.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(4 nts) - Yichang - Yangtze River Cruise(4 nts) - Chongqing - Xian(2 nts) - Guilin(2 nts) - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai(2 nts) 

Tibet Highland & Yangtze River 16 Days 14 Nights (2015)[RDT]

  • Tour Code:RDT        Date:03/28/2015 ~ 10/10/2015
  • Price From:$3299.00 Land Only

Visit some of China's most renowned cities and uncover the mystique of Tibet as you witness its ancient rituals and practices. Discover the sights and sounds of the most important river in the culture of China as you cruise down the majestic Yangtze River. From world famous culinary cuisine and entertainment to the natural beauty of vast and diverse landscapes, this is a trip of a lifetime.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Lhasa(3 nts) - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise(3 nts) - Yichang - Shanghai(3 nts) 

China Discovery 10 Days 8 Nights(2015)[RDX]

  • Tour Code:RDX        Date:03/06/2015 ~ 11/06/2015
  • Price From:$1399.00 Land Only

From ancient wonders to natural marvels, this compact journey will introduce you to three of China's most popular and diverse cities. Walk across Beijing's incredible Great Wall, gaze at stoic Terra-cotta warriors in Xian and experience the vibrant pulse of Shanghai on one of our best-selling itineraries.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Shanghai(3 nts) 

Yangtze Essence 12 Days 10 Nights(2015)[RDV]

  • Tour Code:RDV        Date:03/04/2015 ~ 11/04/2015
  • Price From:$1999.00 Land Only

Experience the rich diversity of China on this 12-day trip through the country’s most famous cities and the mystical Yangtze River. Retrace the steps of ancient warriors as you walk along the Great Wall and step into the future among gleaming skyscrapers in Shanghai. Snap a photo with pandas in Chongqing and marvel at the inspiring Three Gorges. This journey showcases the manmade wonders and natural highlights of this unforgettable country

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise(3 nts) - Yichang - Shanghai(2 nts) 

China Scenic 12 Days 10 Nights(2015)[RDZ]

  • Tour Code:RDZ        Date:03/06/2015 ~ 11/06/2015
  • Price From:$1799.00 Land Only

This journey showcases China’s breathtaking natural scenery without missing its cultural and historical wonders. Sail along the Li River and witness breathtaking landscapes straight from ancient Chinese paintings.  Explore the dramatic rock formations in Guilin’s caves, walk in the footsteps of warriors on the Great Wall and gaze at the futuristic skyline of Shanghai.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Guilin(1 nts) - Yangshuo - Guilin(1 nts) - Shanghai(3 nts) 

China Discovery & Hong Kong 12 Days 10 Nights(2015)[RDXH]

  • Tour Code:RDXH        Date:03/06/2015 ~ 11/06/2015
  • Price From:$2099.00 Land Only

Go beyond the ordinary with this spectacular journey to the undisputed capitals of the Far East that include Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Admire the passage of time through Beijing's  stunning World Heritage Sites, reflect upon the lives of those under the First Emperor in ancient Xian; uncover the remnants of European influences in cosmopolitan Shanghai; and experience the unrestrained lifestyles of Hong Kong.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Shanghai(3 nts) - Hong Kong(2 nts) 

Yangtze Essence & Hong Kong 14 Days 12 Nights(2015)[RDVH]

  • Tour Code:RDVH        Date:03/04/2015 ~ 11/04/2015
  • Price From:$2699.00 Land Only

Be invigorated by this pinnacle voyage that stimulates and rekindles your appreciation for adventure. Escape to China in style and venture through an array of cultural sights and attractions in Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Get ready to be awed by the magnificent cruise along the legendary Yangtze River as this journey will enrich you with more than a traveler’s tale.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise(3 nts) - Yichang - Shanghai(2 nts) - Hong Kong(2 nts) 

China Scenic & Hong Kong 14 Days 12 Nights(2015)[RDZH]

  • Tour Code:RDZH        Date:03/06/2015 ~ 11/06/2015
  • Price From:$2499.00 Land Only

Experience front-row seats to China's most extraordinary cities and let your senses run wild as you travel in style and comfort. A journey well-tailored for even the most intrepid voyager, this scenic tour will take you through unique cultural sites, legendary relics and monuments, and it will make your dream a reality as you discover the astounding landscapes and skylines of this diverse nation.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts) - Xian(2 nts) - Guilin(1 nts) - Yangshuo - Guilin(1 nts) - Shanghai(3 nts) - Hong Kong(2 nts) 

BEIJING 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS(2015)[PEK PKG]

  • Tour Code:PEK PKG        Date:01/01/2015 ~ 03/29/2016
  • Price From:$420.00 Land Only

Throughout Beijing's time-honored history as the nation's capital, it has earned a reputation as one of the most famous historic and cultural cities of the world. Although it is in the midst of an urban renewal, Beijing still maintains its imperial splendor. Travelers to this ancient city can visit must-see destinations, including the legendary Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the exquisite pavilions and gardens of the Summer Palace.

...more
Visiting: Beijing(3 nts)