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9 Days Enchanting China Tour

China is one of the most amazing and interesting countries in the world. China is also more open to tourism now than at any time in history. Traveling in China is an incredible journey of culture awareness and a lesson in how small the world really is. A trip to China is a once in a lifetime experience.

Travel Documents, Visas & Health Requirements

It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure that they are in possession of the correct travel documentation prior to departure.

Gateway Travel & Tours cannot accept responsibility for any consequences, of any nature whatsoever, arising from the passengers failing to ensure that they have complied with the necessary health, passport and visa requirements.

A valid passport is required for all international and cross-border travel. Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your intended date of return and must have at least 2 blank pages for visa stamping purposes. In certain cases, foreign passport holders require re-entry or departure permits and it is advised to contact the relevant consulate before travel for up-to-date visa and health requirements.

We recommend that all travelers have comprehensive travel insurance from time of booking, and insurance packages are available for purchase though our offices.

Prices are from a starting price, per person sharing and subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies and surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request.

Included

  • 2 nights Beijing, 2 nights Xi’an, 1 night Suzhou, 1 night Hangzhou, 2 nights Shanghai hotel accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Sightseeing

Excluded

  • Any flights and taxes
  • China visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals that are not specified
  • Tips to guides and drivers
  • Any cost not mentioned in the Itinerary.

DAY  

DESCRIPTION

1

Beijing Arrive

Welcome to Beijing! Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Check in and the remainder of the day will be at your own leisure.

2

Beijing

Today is free at your own leisure, or maybe join an optional afternoon Beijing city tour where you will visit the Great Wall of China, the greatest symbol of ancient Chinese engineering and one of the world’s famous structures. You will be able to climb the Great Wall. Afterward, visit the Sacred Way, which means the road leading to heaven. Tonight maybe enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner with Acrobatic Show. Meals: Breakfast.

3

Beijing - Xi’an

This morning is free at your own leisure with an optional tour to the legendary Forbidden City. The history of every dynasty is represented here in four palatial halls. Afterward, visit the Wangfujing Street, one of the famous local snack street. In the afternoon, visit the Tian’anmen Square. Tour the grounds and see Tian’anmen Tower, Monument to the
People’s Heroes, Great Hall of the People and Chairman Mao’s monument. Afterward, make a photo stop at “The Bird’s Nest” (The National Stadium) and “The Water Cube” (The National Aquatics Center). Transfer to the airport for your flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival in Xi’an, transfer to the hotel and check in. Meals: Breakfast.

4

Xi’an

Today, the entire day will be at your own leisure to enjoy and explore the city or opt for an optional tour to see the world famous Terra Cotta Warrior Army and Horses, one of the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Afterward, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. In the evening enjoy an optional Tang Dynasty Show with Dumpling Banquet. Meals: Breakfast.

5

Xi’an - Shanghai - Suzhou

After breakfast head to the nearby Shaanxi History Museum, which is perhaps the best museum in China. Continue to visit the Drum and Bell Tower Square before touring the Ancient City Wall. Afterward, transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to Suzhou by coach and check in at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast.

6

Suzhou - Hangzhou

Today, visit the Classical Gardens of Suzhou, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are generally acknowledged to be materpieces of the genre. Continue to visit the Jinji Lake Scenic Area. Jinji Lake, the largest inland city lake in China, was named so because legend has that a golden roost (Jinji) once fell into a boat on the lake. The area has now become a popular gathering place. Afterward, transfer to Hangzhou and check in at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

7

Hangzhou - Shanghai

After breakfast, head to the beautiful West Lake by boat. The West Lake covers an area of 6km and includes some of Hangzhou’s most notable historic and scenic places. Afterward, transfer to Shanghai and check in upon arrival. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

8

Shanghai

Today is free on own leisure or join an optional day tour of Shanghai, where you will visit the Shanghai Museum, one of the best museums in the country. Then proceed to Yuyuan Garden. Continue on to visit the iconic Bund area and Huangpu River, which has witnessed the city’s development since the last century. A few minutes’ walk away is the famous Nanjing Road, where you will find both international brands and local specialties. Today’s last stop is Tianzifang, an ancient cultural street. Meals: Breakfast.

9

Shanghai Depart

Breakfast in your hotel. Balance of the day free until your transfer to Shanghai International Airport, for your return flight. Meals: Breakfast.

Duration Cost Validity

South African Residents Only.

Travel prices are subject to availability, currency and airport tax fluctuations at the time of booking.