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10 Day Beijing & Shanghai (New York Special)

Independent Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Beijing, Shanghai-New York
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight Beijing-Shanghai
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
    • 5 nights Beijing
    • 3 nights Shanghai
  • All transfers
  • Breakfast daily

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Xizhao Temple Hotel, Beijing


This first class hotel is located a short ride away from the Temple of Heaven Park.

Hotel Details

Presidential Hotel, Beijing


This first class hotel is located in Beijing's Xicheng district.

Hotel Details

Bund Riverside Hotel, Shanghai


This first class hotel is situated in Shanghai's financial and commercial district.

Hotel Details

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Full Day Forbidden City & Summer Palace with lunch 8:30 AM

Day #301 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015         $55
Begin the day at Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world, in the heart of the city. The Square was erected in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty and later underwent renovations during the Qing Dynasty two centuries later. The perimeter of the Square is dotted with impressive monuments such as the Great Hall of People, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the famed ceremonial gateway. From here, venture north for a visit to the Forbidden City, a construction comparable, in scope, to the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Known today as the Palace Museum, the entire site is comprised of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms in total. Following the tour enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and a stop at a local pearl shop. The excursion continues with a tour of the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a site of cultural and aesthetic significance in Beijing.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Full Day Great Wall & Ming Tombs with lunch 8:00 AM

Day #401 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015         $57
Enjoy a full-day excursion to the Great Wall of China, which remains the longest man-made structure on earth. The Great Wall, constructed during the 7th century, spans nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier and served as a defensive fortification. You will have the opportunity to walk along a portion of the Wall's well-preserved promenades and enjoy the unrivaled views of beautiful mountain passes, plateaus and grasslands. The Ming Tombs are another must-see attraction that remains from the ancient dynasties and are comprised of over a dozen individual tombs of famous emperors and empresses. The day also includes a stop at a local Jade shop and lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Beijing.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8.5 hours.

Full Day Temple of Heaven & Hutong with lunch 8:00 AM

Day #501 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015         $49
Start a full day of touring at the Temple of Heaven, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest ancient imperial worship-based structure in the world. It was once the place where Emperors prayed for peace and a bountiful harvest. The symbolic layout of the temple, a rounded portion to the north and a square portion in the south, is representative of the traditional Chinese belief that there is a “round heaven and square earth”. Continue the tour in “old Beijing” and visit the hutong area surrounding the Forbidden City. In Old China it was tradition to construct houses according to the ancient practice of Fengshui. That is why these areas are named after the narrow lanes, hutongs, that are formed by the lines of interconnected siheyuan, or courtyard residencies. On the tour in the hutong area enjoy traveling by rickshaw while absorbing the surrounding culture and learn more about traditions during a visit with a local family.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8.5 hours.

Peking Duck Dinner 5:30 PM

Day #501 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015         $32
The Peking Duck Dinner has the reputation of being the most culturally famous meal in China. It is a must to experience during your visit to the country. Enjoy the culinary presentation as the chef roasts the duck directly over the fire and then slices the meat tableside. The duck is served with very thin pancakes, Chinese onions and special sauce.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Full Day Beijing Zoo & Olympic Site with lunch 8:30 AM

Day #601 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015         $37
Spend the morning exploring the largest zoo in China that is home to over 20,000 animals of over 900 different species. Remember to take time to observe the endangered Giant Pandas and learn about one of the most recognized and treasured national symbols of China. Following the zoo visit, drive to the famed 2008 Beijing Olympic Site and the National Aquatics Centre and take the opportunity to photograph the centerpiece of the most expensive Olympics in history. After lunch enjoy a stop at the Silk Market, the most famous market of the extensive shopping options in Beijing.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Acrobatic Show with dinner 5:30 PM

Day #709 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015         $29
Having undergone thousands of years of evolution, the Shanghai acrobatic arts has now blossomed into a unique style. The Shanghai Circus death-deifiers will amaze and astound you with their high-flying versatility, fearlessness, and flexibility. This evening, enjoy a world-class performance that includes dance, magic, acrobatics and beautiful music after dinner at local restaurant. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Full Day Yu Yuan Garden & Jade Buddha with lunch 8:30 AM

Day #809 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015         $49
The morning begins with a visit to one of Shanghai's main attractions, the classical Yuyuan Gardens, built roughly 400 years ago during the Ming Dynasty by Pan Yunduan, a high-ranking government official. The total area covers 20,000 square meters, or about five acres, and features pavilions, ponds, rockeries, cloisters and streams all within six distinct scenic zones including the Sansui Hall and Wanhua Chamber. Depart Yuyuan Gardens for a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple, the most famous and active Buddhist Temple in the city. The Temple's name derives from its two white-jade Buddhas, one recumbent on a redwood bed, the other seated on a lotus flower. It was built during the Guangzu Period of the Qing Dynasty to enshrine the two beautifully crafted Buddha statues that were brought from Myanmar. Conclude the day with a stop at a local carpet shop.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Full Day Suzhou with lunch 7:30 AM

Day #909 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015         $47
This morning embark on a two and a half hour drive from Shanghai to the ancient city of Suzhou. Located in the Jiangsu Province, the city has become known as both “Paradise on Earth” and the “Venice of the East.” The tour begins on the Grand Canal, the longest man-made canal in the world. As you travel leisurely down the narrow waterways and under elegant bridges you will have an extensive view of the ancient city and the daily life of the people who inhabit the banks of the canal. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant followed by a visit to the Garden of the Master of the Nets, a privately owned garden considered to be the most beautiful and perfectly proportionate in Suzhou. The Garden demonstrates the garden designers' adept skills at synthesizing art, nature and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces. Later, enjoy free time along Guanquin Street, a famous street in Suzhou among locals for gathering, entertainment and food, and a favorite among visitors for its rich culture and sightseeing opportunities.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 9.5 hours.

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Additional Information:
This package is based on pre-confirmed flights via Air China and may only be purchased with these flights.

Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 22, Nov 25 & Feb 16 departures will be accommodated at the Presidential Hotel in Beijing.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager, however the service of local guide is provided in both cities to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.


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