Vacations to the Orient
Beijing, China




Beijing Adventure
from $579*

Departures Any Day thru Dec 22, 2019 - from $579*
5 Days/3 Nights

Few cities in the world besides Beijing have served as the political and cultural centre of an area as immense as China for so long. It is described as "One of the world's great cities". The city has been an integral part of China’s history over the past eight centuries, and nearly every major building of any age in Beijing has at least some national historical significance. Beijing is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, and huge stone walls and gates. Its art treasures and universities have long made the city a centre of culture and art in China.

This tour includes round-trip private airport transfers plus 2 days shared classic tours with 3 nights hotel accommodation, and a free kungfu show.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Depar via Air Canada

Day 2: Arrive Beijing airport. You will be met and transferred to your hotel with a local speaking driver. Free day and evening.

Day 3: Meet the guide in the hotel lobby around 7:00 and continue to Ming Tombs to experience the best preserved Chinese Imperial Tombs with over 500years history. You will see Changling, which is the head and the larges tomb of the Ming Tombs and you will spend approximately 2 hours discovering he history and magnificent architecture of these burial places. Before lunch, you'll have a chance to visit a jade carving factory. After lunch, visit Great Wall at Badaling Great Wall, which is one of world wonder known for its deep-rooted culture, elegant sights and complete military facilities. Hike astonishing Great Wall to get a lifetime memory of being a hero. Cable car is a good choice (OPTIONAL) if one wants to get to the highest point and take the whole beautiful bird view. Afterwards, transfer to the Olympic Stadium for an outside view of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Next stop will be a Chinese tea shop and back to hotel.

Day 4: Meet the guide in the hotel lobby around 7:00 and continue to Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City - the largest and best preserved imperial residence in China. Tiananmen Square is within the top ten largest city squares in the world. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. The Forbidden City,called the Imperial City, still remains important in the civic scheme of Beijing. There is a chance to visit a centre for Chinese traditional medicine culture. Then you will be served with a lunch and then continue to the Temple of Heaven where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. In the temple complex the Emperor would personally pray to Heaven for good harvests. From here we proceed to a Silk Factory. Afterwards,you will visit Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in west Beijing. In the evening, you will be transferred to enjoy a Local Kungfu Show. You can enjoy a high quality of performance. After show, you will return to hotel on your own.

Day 5: Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Please note: The Forbidden City is not open on Mondays, so the itinerary will be swapped when that happens.

ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS FOR CHINA: A valid passport and visa are required to enter China and must be obtained from Chinese Embassies and Consulates before traveling to China. Americans arriving without valid passports and the appropriate Chinese visa are not permitted to enter and will be subject to a fine and immediate deportation at the traveler's expense. Please visit the US Department of State's website for information on how to obtain your visa.

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1089.html

OPEN SKIES ® BEIJING ADVENTURE INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation via Air Canada (must have a reciprocal agreement), round-trip airport transfers, 3 nights hotel accommodations, hotel taxes and service charges. Companion eligible. Call Open Skies® for details.

NOTE: Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy. Persons traveling single require a single supplement. Prices do NOT include departure taxes. Where domestic partner and companions eligible are listed, there may be a supplement. Contact Open Skies® for details.


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