11-Nights Best of China - National Geographic Journeys

This trip blends the perfect mix of China’s major metropolises with priceless time experiencing traditional rural life. Explore hidden corners of Beijing’s Forbidden City. Cycle through remote villages and learn about Xi’an’s famed terracotta soldiers. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the gorgeous Li River. Meet and interact with Shanghai’s celebrated acrobats and watch them train. The local CEO knows just where to take you for the best highlights of this incredible country.

11 nights from $2599 per person

Supplier: G Adventures

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Featured Destinations

Beijing

Beijing is the country's economic, cultural and transportation center as well as a famous historical capital of China. Located in northwest North China Plain, Beijing is the second largest city in China with a population of more than 11 million and is ideal to visit all year. There are numerous museums and libraries with the largest collection of books in the country. It also serves as a center for science and technology. It is a hub of communications, with good railroad and air links with all parts of China and with major cities of the world, thus facilitating the rapid development of tourism as an important industry in Beijing. Beijing is an ancient city with a long cultural history. The four feudal dynasties--Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing had all set up their capital here and it became a most concentrated place of the country's scenic spots and historical sites. The best known are the Palace Museum, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing aims to develop into a modern international metropolis..

Shanghai

Shanghai is a teeming metropolis of 11 million, bustling with energy, towering skyscrapers, art deco buildings, honking traffic, and shopping crowds. Once here, visitors will find Eastern ways abound: Tai Chi along the Bund, the serenity of exquisite ponds and gardens, and an endless flotilla of sampans edging along the Huangpu River. Explore Shanghai old and new: the busy bazaars and alleyways of the Old Town, Yu Garden, Wuxingting Tea House, Long Hua Temple and more.

Xi'an

Xi'an - with five million inhabitants and capital of Shaanxi Province - is one of the more pleasant of Chinese cities, more prosperous than any other city in inland China except Chengdu, with streets full of Japanese cars, stores flooded with temptations, and stylish locals in new discos. It's far richer than the surrounding area, a fact which becomes clear after a bus ride into surrounding plains. The city is also a primer in Chinese history, as between 1000 BC and 1000 AD it served as imperial capital for eleven dynasties. Find a wealth of important sites and relics hereabouts: Neolithic Banpo, the Terracotta Army of the Qin emperor, the Han and Tang imperial tombs, and in the city itself, the Goose Pagodas of the Tang, the Bell and Drum towers and Ming city walls, as well as two museums holding a treasury of relics from the most glamorous parts of Chinese history. The city is very popular with foreign residents, and many come to study, as the colleges are regarded as some of the best places to learn Chinese.

Yangshuo

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Valid Travel Dates

Number of Nights:
11
Vacation Inclusions:
  • Hotels (10 nights), soft-sleeper train (1 night)
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners (Allow USD325-425 for meals not included)
  • Transportation: Private bus, plane, boat, train, bicycle, walking
  • Staff & Experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Behind-the-Scenes with the Shanghai Acrobats & Performance, Shanghai
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Tai Chi Class, Yangshuo
  • Hands-On: Central Chinese Cooking Class - Yangshuo, Yangshuo
  • Walk through the countryside with village visits
  • Arrival transfer
  • Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven
  • Visit some of Beijing's traditional hutongs
  • Excursion to the Great Wall
  • Xi'an Muslim quarter orientation walk
  • Cycle along the Xi'an city walls
  • Terracotta warriors tour
  • Lunch in a local village
  • Li River boat ride
  • Shanghai orientation walk
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


Departure Dates:
From
Until
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5/14/2017
10/22/2017
$2599
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Pricing is per person. Land Only. Based on double occupancy. Bookings must be made by calling or by contacting your local Signature travel agent. Promotion valid on new bookings only. Promotions cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts and is subject to availability. Does not apply to MS Expedition, FIT, Independent trips, pre- or post-tour accommodation, insurance, airfare not included in the itinerary, upgrades, add-ons, “My Own Room” or “My Own Tent,” transfers, theme packs, or other in-country or on-board services. G Adventures reserves the right to withdraw this offer from sale at any time without prior notice. Any refunds made with respect to products booked under this promotion shall be issued at the discounted rate. G Adventures reserves the right to cancel any booking due to unauthorized, altered, ineligible, or fraudulent use of discount. G Adventures is not responsible for technical or system errors that may interfere with or otherwise prohibit the use of the promotion. All G Adventures’ tours are subject to G Adventures' full booking conditions. Please contact your local agent for full booking conditions. Age requirement: 12+. Rates vary by date of travel; please inquire for the best prices for your preferred travel dates.

Note: Package details have been updated since the distribution of July 2015 Best Vacation Values Enewsletter.
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