Overton Travel
Overton Travel

China


eastern Elegance  

 

Price: 
$2,899*

Dates:
April 19 - 28, 2019

Duration: 
10 days

Locations Visited: 
Beijing

Xian

Shanghai

Accommodations:  
5 Star

Deposit: 
$500 due by
September 15, 2018

Final Payment: 
Due by January 15, 2019

Travel Protection: 
$172 per person (double)
$194 per person (single)


*Prices per person based on double room occupancy, singles not open to sharing is an additional $500.

Note: a visa is required to enter China. Passengers must obtain their own visa.

 

INCLUDES

  • Round trip flights from New York (Other departure cities available)

  • 5 Star hotel accommodations

  • English speaking guides throughout

  • All transportation (as noted in itinerary) 

  • All entrance fees

  • 16 meals 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Great Wall of China

  • Tiananmen Square

  • Terra Cotta Warriors 

  • Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace 

  • Canal Cruise in Shanghai 

  • Traditional Rickshaw ride

  • Chinese Cooking Demonstration

 

China Trip FAQs

Time Zone:
China Standard Time (CTS)

Money:
Yuan (CNY)

Weather:
Beijing: High: 69 Low: 47

Shanghai: High: 68 Low: 53

Language:
Chinese

 

itinerary

Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven

Day 1, 4/19: JFK/Beijing
Depart on your overnight flight from JFK Airport to China.

Day 2, 4/20: Beijing
Upon arrival at Beijing Airport, you will be meet and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3, 4/21: Beijing -Temple of Heaven/Tiananmen Square
Morning sightseeing to the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heaven for a good harvest. Sightseeing also includes the Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world; the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, home of 24 emperors with a total space of 9,999 rooms.  

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

Chinese Dumplings

Chinese Dumplings

Day 4, 4/22: Beijing - Great Wall
Stop at the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues for the outside views of National Stadium the Bird’s Nest and the National Aquatic Center.  Continue the tour to the Great Wall. En route visit the Jade Factory. The Great Wall, the 4,000- mile long and 2,000 years old construction is said to be the only man-made structure visible by naked eye from the moon. Visit one of the Ming tombs, one of 13 Ming Emperors’ Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

 Day 5, 4/23: Beijing
Visit the Pearl market. The Summer Palace, known for many significance such as the Long Corridor with painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen- Arch Bridge and Marble Boat. Hutong Tour included.  Hutong is a traditional living area for ordinary Beijing citizens, the history of which dates back to 1000 years ago. Hundreds of thousands of houses of traditional architecture style are densely flanked on both sides of narrow and zigzag streets in which people have been living a peaceful and traditional life there through many generations. Ride on a traditional rickshaw, two for each, for a Hutong tour, riding through those narrow streets tracing the taste of the historical life of an oriental country. Afterwards, visit local families interviewing their life and cooking Chinese dumplings with the family members.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 6, 4/24: Beijing/Xian
Morning flight to Xi’an. In the afternoon visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Evening entertainment of Tang Style Dancing Show. 

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

 Day 7, 4/25: Xian
In the morning bus excursion to the Terra Cotta Warriors at the Tomb of the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty. Enroute visit the Xian Art Ceramic &Terra Cotta Factory.  On the way back, visit the Ancient City Wall and Banpo Museum, a preserved pre-historical cavemen site. (Breakfast, lunch)

Terra Cotta Warriors

Terra Cotta Warriors

Day 6, 4/24: Beijing/Xian -Travel Day
Morning flight to Xi’an. In the afternoon visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Evening entertainment of Tang Style Dancing Show. 

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

 Day 7, 4/25: Xian
In the morning bus excursion to the Terra Cotta Warriors at the Tomb of the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty. Enroute visit the Xian Art Ceramic &Terra Cotta Factory.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Shanghai

Shanghai

Day 8, 4/26: Xian/Shanghai
After breakfast fly to Shanghai and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon we will enjoy a panoramic city tour with a stop at the Bund, a famous waterfront park and landmark of the city.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 9, 4/27: Shanghai (Suzhou excursion)
Visit West Garden Temple covering an area of 1.6 acres was constructed in the Yuan Dynasty which blends garden art and temple art harmoniously. It is the largest active Buddhist temple in Suzhou. Visit Suzhou Silk factory. Continue the tour with the centuries old Lingering Garden. 

Canal Cruise -

The canal cruise will be the charm of the “Venice of the East”.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch 

Day 10, 4/28  Shanghai/JFK
Transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast