Saturday, December 19, 2015

"The Best of China"
with Fr. Tomás Del Valle-Reyes

Map of China


 Discovering the 21st Century
330 West - 38 Street, Suite 503,
 New York, NY 10018
Ph: (212) 244-4778 

The Best of China: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Suzhou & Shanghai
March 2 to 13, 2016

Day 1, Wednesday 
Board Air China CA 982 leaves JFK at 4:30pm (13 hours non-stop to Beijing). Cross International Dateline.

Day 2, Thursday 
Arrive Beijing International Airport at 18:30 hours in the evening. Meet your guide and transfer to Beijing Feitian Hotel. (D)

Day 3, Friday 
Beijing (B,L,D) 
Beijing is the capital city of China. It offers many of the sights that make China one of the world's most popular destinations. Start your tour with Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world and Lavish Royal Garden-Summer Palace built by Empress Dowager Cixi. Followed by Forbidden City which was the Imperial Palace for Ming and Qing emperors with 9,999 rooms full of legendary stories of the royal families/the Summer Palace which was the summer resort for the emperors of Qing Dynasty. Followed by The Forbiden City in the afternoon.

Day 4, Saturday 
Beijing (B,L,D) 
A whole day excursion to the Great Wall of China, over 3,000 miles long at an elevation of 1000 meters. It is a sight and feeling you will never forget. We will visit the most notorious Temple of Heaven.

Day 5, Sunday 
Beijing-Xian (B,L,D) 
After a few stops, Today we will fly to The City of Xian another Great City in China. Visit Ancient City Wall, which was built around the city to protect it from invators. The History Museum which was only opened in 1992 and is rated as the best museum in China. Days Hotel & Suites Xincing Xi'an

Day 6, Monday 
Xian (B,L,D) 
Visit the famous Terra Cotta Warriors Museum which was uncovered by farmers digging a well in 1974. It is an underground vault of earth and timber that eventually yielded 6,000 life-sized terra cotta soldiers and their horses in battle formation guarding the First Emperor's tombs. This magnificent sight is still under excavation. Enjoy Tang Dynasty Show in the evening.

Day 7, Tuesday 
Xian-Guilin (B,L,D) 
Today we Fly to Guilin, the most scenic city in China if not the World. Visit Duxiu Hill; and the Enchanted Reed Flute Cave, one of the most extraordinary scenery in Guilin. Universal Guilin Hotel

Day 8, Wednesday 
Guilin (B,L,D) 
A whole day luncheon cruise on the meandering, crystalling water of the Li River. You will have the most fascinated view of ancients limestone rocks. Stop in Yangshuo Free Market where it requires your best bargain skills and patience to obtain the most beautiful souvenirs. Deluxe Coach back to Guilin after your exhausting and satisfying nerve-competing bargain with peddlers.

Day 9, Thursday 
Guilin-Suzhou (B,L,D) 
Today we fly to Shanghai airport and transfer to Suzhou the city known as "Venice of Orient" by Marco Polo. It is a famed silk production center and a celebrated retreat brimming with gardens and canals. Visit magic Double Embroidery Research Institute. Castle Hotel.

Day 10 Friday 
Suzhou-Shanghai (B,L,D) 
Visit the masterpiece New Master Garden; A dragon boat cruise on the Grand Canal; Silk factory where you can purchase your silk shirts for the lowest prices. Half and hour train or bus to Shanghai. New Century Hotel Shanghai.

Day 11, Saturday 
Shanghai (B,L,D) 
Visit European styled BUND, symbol of Shanghai. Nanking Road which is the busiest shopping center in China and also a chance for you to have a close view of ordinary people's life. Followed by Jade Buddha Temple. In the Afternoon we will visit Yu Garden, an old section of Shanghai; Shanghai Museum which is one of the best Museums in China and Children’s Palace. Acrobatic Show in the evening.

Day 12, Sunday 
Shanghai (B) 
Free on your own to explore the city--- the Paris of Orient, do your last minute shopping.

Day 13 Monday
Leave Shanghai to New York. Arriving the same day.(B)

$4,395.00 - PP/ double occupancy
$5,045.00 - single occupancy (includes additional $650 fee a single room).


  • R/T Airfare
  • Ground transportation R/T airport - hotel and at destinations. 
  • All Local Flights/ or First Class High Speed Trains. 
  • All hotel accommodations. 
  • Entrance fees to all sites on itinerary. 
  • Tips 
  • All Taxes 
  • National and Local guides
  • Meals included as specified. 
  • $180.00 Visa Fee is Included. We will need your passport and a passport photo for processing of the visa.
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