China Wonders 12 Days

From  $3099 for 2    W/Air

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Beijing - Shanghai - Suzhou - Hangzhou - Wuxi - Xi'an


China is not only renowned throughout time and history, but its natural beauty, stunning architecture and arguably unrivalled culture have inspired the entire world. On this unforgettable tour you’ll begin in Beijing, home to the Great Wall, discover the exquisite cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou both on par with heaven for their natural beauty, visit Shanghai, the iconic city of glittering modern beauty before sweeping across the country to Xi’an, site of the marvellous Terracotta Warriors.




Day 1 - Canada - Beijing

Fly to Beijing. Cross the Int'l Date Line.


Day 2 - Beijing

Upon arrival in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be warmly greeted at the airport by the tour guide and transferred to your hotel.


Day 3 - Beijing (B, L)

Beijing has served as the capital of five dynasties over a period of 800 years. Today, visit Tiananmen Square, the second largest public square in the world, and the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming to Qing dynasty. Your welcome banquet includes the local delicacy, Peking Roast Duck .Enjoy rest of the day at leisure or join an optional Temple of Heaven & Hutong Life tour with Dinner  ($79). Temple of Heaven, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Then take a famous rickshaw Hutong Tour & Local Family Visit, this package also includes a traditional Beijing Zhajiangmian (‘Fried Sause Noodles’) as Dinner . Hutongs are traditional alley ways that made up Beijing’s old city planning, take a special rickshaw ride for an immersive tour to get a wonderful glimpse into yesterday’s world, the old way of life and traditional Beijing culture, and see the dramatic changes the city has undergone continue to visit a local family .



                    



Day 4 - Beijing (B, L)

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall, the most famous image of China, and a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel. Visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia en-route before the Great Wall. After lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a Cloisonné Factory. Then we will drive pass by modern exteriors of the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Tonight, you can choose to attend an optional large scale dramatic musical, “The Golden Mask Dynasty” ($65).



                 



Day 5 - Beijing/Shanghai-Suzhou(B) 

Start your tour the exquisite Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient imperial garden in China, and a former summer resort for Emperors. Then, visit a Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine, which has existed for thousands of years. In the afternoon, depart for Shanghai, and be transferred to Suzhou upon arrival.   



                 



Day 6 - Suzhou - Wuxi (B, L)

This morning, visit the Lingering Garden, one of the classical garden masterpieces on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Suzhou is known as the “Venice of the East” as a large part of the city is covered in water. After lunch, you may take an optional cruise along the Grand Canal for a glimpse of the local life and China’s golden waterway in its heyday ($30/RMB160). Then, visit a Silk Spinning Mill to learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the nest thread and cloth. You will be transferred to Wuxi hotel this afternoon. 


                 




Day 7 - Wuxi - Hangzhou (B, L)

To start the day, visit a Fresh Water Pearl Farms. Then, head to admire the famous Lingshan Grand Buddha, with a thousand-year old Buddhism temple nearby. Later, you will travel by coach to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. Upon arrival, take a boat ride on the West Lake, known for its scenic beauty that blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sights. This evening, you can enjoy an optional performance, Enduring Memories of Hangzhou”($90), a masterpiece created by Zhang Yimou, the director of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Games Opening Ceremony.



                 




Day 8 - Hangzhou- Shanghai (B, L)

In the morning experience an oriental tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. After lunch, travel by coach to Shanghai, the vibrant metropolis and commercial Centre of China. Upon arrival, walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. Lined by the colonial architectures of European design, this area is the best place to capture the western influences of the old days. At night, you may enjoy a Huangpu River Night Cruise ($50) and get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai.



                 

 



Day 9 - Shanghai (B,L)

Today, visit the Shanghai Museum and indulge in ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade. Later, you will visit Shanghai Old Street, a busy shopping centre where you may find souvenirs and delicious local food.  Enjoy some free time in the afternoon. In the evening, attend a thrilling optional Chinese acrobatic show “ERA – The Intersection of Time” at your own expense ($65/RMB340).




                 



Day 10 - Shanghai-Xi'an(B,L,D)

After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure and then fly to Xi'an. Xi'an was the first Chinese City to open its doors to the world during the Tang Dynasty. Over a period of more than 2000 years, Xi'an was the capital of eleven dynasties. Upon arrival, visit the Ancient City Wall which is not only the most complete city wall that has survived in China, but also one of the largest and most complete ancient military defense systems in the world. Then, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the city. It is said to have been built to house and protect Buddhist scriptures collected by the Chinese monk, Xuan Zang, the key gure in the classical Chinese novel, " Journey to the West".


                        




Day 11: Xi'an (B,L,D)

After breakfast, you will visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum and see the attached life-sized defending army to the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. This site is regarded as " the eighth wonder of the world" and is among the top archaeological excavations of the 20th century. Visit an Art Ceramics Factory before we enjoy the optional tour "special local Imperial Dumpling Banquet Dinner and the traditional Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show" for $70/p in the evening.


                                  


Day 12: Xi'an-Beijing/Shanghai-Canada(B)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will fly to Beijing/Shanghai for connecting flight to Canada. 



As this is a sight-seeing and shopping tour, there are seven shopping excursions on this tour, and a minimum amount of time (60mins) must be spent at each shopping site. However, there is no obligation to purchase anything. For those who are not very keen on shopping, visit to shopping sites should be treated as cultural learning experiences s all the products including jade, silk, tea, etc are deeply ingrained in the Chinese culture and well worth learning.


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Price Guide

  • Please click on your selected date/ price to book. All Price in CAD
  • Airport taxes are all included. ($480/pp)
  • Prices are based on twin share accommodation in main deck
  • Departing Vancouver or Toronto with Hainan Airline or Air China 
  • Add on airfare from other cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria $300, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec city $300, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg $400, Halifax, St. John $400


Payment Arrangement

  • A CAD$300/person nonrefundable deposit at time of booking
  • Balance due 2 months prior to the departure



Departure Dates   Price (double occupancy)CAD P,P
International flight included
Return Date Land Only Package Price
2019/03/01 2019/03/12 N/A CAD$3099 For 2
2019/03/08 2019/03/19 N/A CAD$3299 For 2
2019/03/21 1970/01/01 N/A CAD$3199 For 2
2019/04/05 2019/04/16 N/A CAD$3399 For 2
2019/04/12 2019/04/23 N/A CAD$3599 For 2
2019/04/19 2019/04/30 N/A CAD$3599 For 2
2019/05/03 2019/05/14 N/A CAD$3599 For 2
2019/05/17 2019/05/28 N/A CAD$3599 For 2
2019/07/12 2019/07/23 N/A CAD$4599 For 2
2019/09/05 2019/09/16 N/A CAD$3699 For 2
2019/09/12 2019/09/23 N/A CAD$3699 For 2
2019/09/19 2019/09/30 N/A CAD$3699 For 2
2019/10/03 2019/10/14 N/A CAD$3699 For 2
2019/10/10 2019/10/21 N/A CAD$3699 For 2
2019/10/17 2019/10/28 N/A CAD$3699 For 2
2019/10/24 2019/11/04 N/A CAD$3499 For 2
2019/10/31 2019/11/11 N/A CAD$3299 For 2
2019/11/07 2019/11/18 N/A CAD$3099 For 2
2019/11/14 2019/11/25 N/A CAD$3099 For 2
2019/11/21 2019/12/02 N/A CAD$2999 For 2
2019/11/28 2019/12/09 N/A CAD$2999 For 2
Single Supplements +CAD$650




Price Include
  • Return international airfares from Toronto/Vancouver and airport taxes;
  • All transportation (internal flights, cruise, coach);
  • All deluxe hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • Meals and featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary
  • All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide;

Price Not Include

  • Chinese Visa Application fee
  • Prepaid Tipping: CAD$120/person for the entire trip
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenditures

The Golden Mask Dynasty $65 Per Person (Beijing)

An original Chinese drama play, which features Chinese dances, acrobatics, costumes, lighting and acoustics. The play has eight chapters and more than 200 actors from China and abrouad. Produced by Chinese playwrights, directors and designers.

 








Temple of Heaven & Hutong Life tour with lunch $79 Per Person (Beijing)

Temple  of  Heaven,  inscribed  as  a  UNESCO  World  Heritage  Site,  was  visited  by  the  Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Then take a famous rickshaw Hutong Tour & Local Family Visit, this package also includes a traditional  Beijing  Zhajiangmian  (“Fried  Sauce  noodles”)  as  lunch.  Hutongs  are  traditional  alley  ways  that  made  up  Beijing’s  old  city  planning,  take  a  special  rickshaw  ride  for  an  immersive  tour  to  get  a  wonderful glimpse into yesterday’s world, the old way of life and traditional Beijing culture, and see the  dramatic  changes  the  city  has  undergone,  continue  to  visit  a  local  family  and  local  market  afterwards.




Impression West Lake $90 Per Person (Hangzhou)

Staged entirely upon the lake itself, this show is a spectacle of light, music, dance and theatrics. It is famous for its dreamlike show and fantastic elegance. The director of the show, Zhang Yimou, is China’s most famous movie director and the general director of the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.


 




Huangpu River Night Cruise $50 Per Person (Shanghai)

Cruising along the Huangpu River, you will take a glimpse of the history and charming night view of the cosmopolitan of Shanghai. On one side of the river, there is the Bund, a landmark of Shanghai, Western-style buildings dating back to the early 19th century. On the other side is the image of a new Shanghai with steel and glass skyscrapers.

 




Shanghai Acrobatic Show $75 Per Person (Shanghai) 

SPIRAL is a Shanghai style acrobatic show which is created according to the characteristics of proscenium stage. It tells the story of a group of young people occurred in different places of Shanghai, displays Shanghai style and city spirit. It is not only a wonderful acrobatic show, but also the envoy of spreading the culture of Shanghai. The domestic and foreign audiences will follow the artists get in 'SPIRAL' and feeling Shanghai.


 









Grand Canal Cruise $30 Per Person (Suzhou)

The Grand Canal is the world’s longest man-made waterway, being 1,800 kilometers long. The canal connects the present cities of Beijing in the north and Huangzhou in the south. Since most of China’s major rivers flow from the west to east, the fact that the Grand Canal runs north and south provides an important connector between the Yangtze River valley and the Yellow River valley.







Imperial Dumpling Banquet Dinner and  Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show $70 per person (Xi'an)

Enjoy the performance of Tang Dynasty Music and Dance including ancient


instruments playing and dance segment (70 minutes) as well as having Tang Palace Dumpling Banquet dinner including steamed dumplings, fried dumplings, and boiled dumplings.


Tour Extensions


Hong Kong 3Days 2Nights/4Days 3Nights from $650/pp

An open city with a wonderful natural harbor, Hong Kong is the meeting place of various cultures that blend harmoniously with Chinese traditions and exotic influences. On one hand traces of British culture can be found everywhere as a result of former colonial rule. On the other hand, the city preserves traditional customs and the core values of Confucianism that have faded in Mainland China. This is reflected in its colorful festivals ranging from Spring Festival to Christmas. Nowhere else on earth do luxury restaurants, street side food-stalls known locally as dai pai dong, grand mansions and penthouses, tenements, wooden boats and huge liners coupled with English in a variety of accents and multifarious Chinese dialects coexist peacefully.





Yangtze River Cruise 5Days 4Nights $990/pp

A Yangtze River cruise is the thrill of a lifetime. You will enjoy the stunning picturesque scenery and amazing natural beauties of the famed Three Gorges -Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, while exploring the historic relics and ancient cultural sites along the mighty river. Enjoy shore excursions to explore the fascinating history and tranquil landscapes including the spectacle of Fengdu Ghost City, a peculiar site that contains statues of demons and ghosts that roam the after-world; the fun of drifting through Shennong Stream, which offers clear running waters, picturesque rock formations, and monkeys and goats along its banks; and the wonder of the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest dam. The Yangtze River Panorama is a visual delight, full of pleasant surprises and many treasures waiting to be discovered. The images will stay with you long after you have returned home.



Guilin & Yangshuo 4Days 3Nights from $850/pp

Guilin is regarded by many as China's most picturesque city. Cruise down the world famous Li River through the surreal karst mountains to the global village Yangshuo, wander along West Street for its mixed lifestyle and culture of East and West, bicycle through rice paddies or trek through age old villages perched along rice terraces carved in the mountains for unforgettable experiences.





Vietnam Treasure 9Days 8Nights from $1599/pp

Vietnam’s colour, chaos and beautiful sceneries bring you new feeling every day. Feel the vivid Vietnam as you sail on a traditional junk through Halong Bay, savour the rural delights of the Mekong Delta, immerse yourself in the vibrant city life of Saigon and take a boat ride downstream from My Tho to Bentre. Discover the fascinating culture, scenery and food of Vietnam with this sensational deal!




Thailand Splendor 9Days 8Nights from $1399/pp

Travel and explore the exotic Thailand! Enjoy highest level of service with round trip airfare, deluxe hotel accommodations, ground transfers, friendly English-speaking tour guides and sightseeing. From temples and Grand Palace of Bangkok, to the exotic River Kwai and Ayutthaya, then island hopping and snorkeling at Pattaya, enjoy amazing Thailand with this unbelievable deal!


Flights to China                                                 
Passports & China Visa          
Time Difference                                        
 
Do your homework before your departure; the following information will help you prepare for a trouble free China vacation
Travel Documents Flights to China Passport & China Visa Upon Arrival Baggage Inoculation Medication Internet Your Tour Guides Currency Time Difference Electricity Water Meals Climate Dress & Laundry Mail Media Cell phone Telephone Camera, Memory Card Toiletry Shopping Packing for a China TourGratuities Travel Insurance Jet Lag Precautions Canada Duty-free
Your Travel Document
Make sure that you have
1. Valid passport ready
2. Obtain the right China visa.
3. Check your name spellings on your airline tickets, it must matches EXACTLY your name on your passport.
4. Check the weather in the places you are going to visit in China and pack your baggage light and smart.
5. Call the airline related to get your seat pre-assigned and your special dietary request placed as soon as you receive your airline tickets.
We recommend you make two copies of your passport identification page. This will facilitate replacement in case your passport is lost or stolen. Leave one copy at home with friends or relatives. Carry the other one along with a passport size photo with you in a separate place from your passport. Leave a copy of your China Tour itinerary and contact information with family or friends at home so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
 
Flights to China
Contact your airline to confirm flight number and any possible schedule changes prior to leaving for the airport. Connecting passengers should verify, at the time of check-in, that luggage can be checked through to your China destination. For transpacific flights, you must check in at least three hours prior to the scheduled departure time.
In case you choose to arrange your own add-on flights to the designated gateway city, you must take the following facts into consideration before booking any flights. Nexus Holidays is not responsible for any missed connections and penalties/loss as a result. For a peace of mind, we strongly recommend you to purchase trip interruption/cancellation insurance. Note:
• For transpacific flight, you must check-in at least three (3) hours ahead of departure time.
• It takes at least one (1) hour to clear customs and claim your checked baggage.
• For domestic flight, you must check in at least two (2) hours prior to departure time.
Most airline tickets are issued using a special fare which cannot be changed or canceled without incurring additional cost. Should you lose or misplace your tickets while traveling, you should immediately notify the airline. In most cases the airline will have you complete a Lost Ticket Indemnity Form, and for a fee, issue replacement tickets.
 
Passport & ChinaVisa
All foreign nationals traveling to the People's Republic of China must travel on a valid passport with at least six(6) months remaining validity after the entry date into China. A tourist visa must be obtained prior to entering the PRC. Please read complete details about Passport & Visa for your China Travel Vacations.
 
Arrival
A Nexus Holidays local Tour Guide will greet you once you have cleared the Customs area at your China arrival airport. Please wear your name badge for easy identification, and look for a Nexus Holidays sign. If you take care of the flight to China on your own and book our 'Land only' package, your airport/hotel transfers on arrival/departure days are excluded. The metered taxicab from Beijing Airport to your Beijing hotel costs about $15 per ride depending on the traffic. Optional private transfer is available upon request. The hotel address in both English and Chinese is available at the "Contact Information" page in the travel documents sent to you two weeks prior to departure of your China trip.
 
Baggage
We strongly recommend you travel with one piece of checked luggage, one carry-on bag, and one personal item per person.
 
BaggageAllowance
Baggage allowance differs for the Trans-Pacific and the China domestic sections of your China trip. Baggage allowance for the Trans-Pacific flight is two pieces of checked baggage per person. Total dimensions (Length + Width + Height) of the two pieces must not exceed 107 inches (273cm); maximum dimensions of single piece shall not exceed 62 inches (158cm). Maximum weight per piece is 50 lbs. Each passenger may carry one piece of carry-on luggage, the combined dimensions of which shall not exceed 45 inches (115cm).
 
China domestic flights are more restrictive than Trans-Pacific flights. You are allowed only one piece of checked baggage, and that must not exceed 44 lbs per person. In addition, you are allowed one carry-on bag not to exceed 11 lbs, and one personal item such as a purse or camera bag. The carry-on must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat. The airport authorities seldom weigh your carry-on baggage, but the size of it does matter, particularly when the flight is full. This is the rule. Sometimes it is enforced strictly and sometimes it is not - depending on the local airport and how full the flight is. The checked-baggage rule, allowing only one piece and its weight allowance are usually enforced, particularly in the inland cities.
Overweight luggage in excess of allowances will incur excess baggage charges payable on site by the passenger. For domestic China flights, you may be asked by the airline to pay fees of approximately $2 to $4 per pound in excess of the weight limit.
 
Baggage Lock & Liquids
If you departure from Vancouver / Toronto, you can either lock your checked baggage or leave it open to your discretion.
China aviation and transportation authorities have a different rule on this issue and your checked baggage must be locked during the transportation in China. You only need to lock the major compartment of your baggage. This is a Chinese regulation. If your bag is found unlocked during transit, the airline or the train station will lock it for you and you will be billed for the locks. So prepare a lock for the main compartment of each bag and any lock will do.
Liquids & gels over 100 ml must be packed in checked luggage at all airports in both Canada and China.
 
BaggagePrecautions
Make sure that you have luggage tags for each checked suitcase. A copy of your itinerary and contact information should also go in an outside pocket of your luggage to aid the airline personnel to locate you in case you and your luggage become separated. Never check luggage containing prohibited items (i.e. lighters), valuables (i.e. cash, jewelry, and cameras), fragile items (i.e. undeveloped film, bottles, eyeglasses) or critical items (i.e. medicines, travel vouchers). Please also refer to Canada Customs information about
Permitted and Prohibited Items.

BaggageDamage/Lost
Nexus Holidays will not be responsible for loss or damage to your luggage and/or personal belongings. You must report any loss or damage immediately at the time of the incident and obtain a written report from the local authority for submission to your travel insurance provider. Travel Insurance covering lost and damaged baggage is strongly recommended. If your luggage is lost or damaged by the airlines, a baggage claim form must be filled with the carrier before leaving the airport.
 
BaggageLock
Your checked baggage must be locked during transportation while in China. This is a Chinese regulation. No specification on type of locks as long as there is one.
 
Inoculation
No inoculation is mandatory for your China travel. However, we remind you that traveling in China does require certain precautions. Most seasoned travelers get immunized for Hepatitis A&B and Tetanus. Note we are not in the position to tell you that you should or should not take certain inoculation. We, therefore, highly recommend that you consult your family doctor to verify your particular needs, or contact your local Travel Clinic for their professional advice. You can locate a Travel Clinic in your area by a Google search using keyword “Travel Clinic” or look at your local Yellow Pages. Some shots need to be taken well in advance.
 
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