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12-Day China Educational Travel
   
Start: Beijing;                                                                                        Ends: Shanghai
Tour Itinerary: Beijing / Zhengzhou / Luoyang / Xian / Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai
Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights
 
This itinerary is tailor made for students not only cover the must-visit China tourism destinations, such as Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, which is boasted as the three golden tourists’ cities, but also experience some training programs. In Beijing, the students can learn Chinese culture activities, such as paper cutting and dumplings cooking. In Xian, they will have chance to visit a local elementary school. As one of the Chinese ancient capitals, Luoyang's Longmen Caves and Shaolin Temple are our highly suggestion
 

Highlights:

  • Tian An Men Square
  • The Forbidden City
  • Hutong Tour
  • Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling 
  • Jinshanling Great Wall     
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Summer Palace
  • Shaolin Temple
  • Kungfu show  
  • White Horse Temple,
  • Longmen Grottoes 
  • Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
  • Grand Mosque
  • Muslim quarter
  • Puppet Show at Gao Family Courtyard House
  • Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum
  • Cycling on Ancient City Wall
  • Yuyuan Garden
  •  French concession – lilong
  • Jinmao Tower
  • Shanghai Museum
  • Boat trip on the Huang Pu River
  • Ancient Water Town - Tongli
  • Lion Forest Garden
  • Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Kunqu Opera Museum
Start: Beijing;                                                                                            Ends: Shanghai
Tour Itinerary: Beijing / Zhengzhou / Luoyang / Xian / Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai
Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights
 

Day 1: Beijing Arrival

  • Arrival in Beijing Airport, you’ll be warmly welcomed by your private guide and transferred to your hotel adjusting the jet lag.
  • Overnight in Beijing

Day 2: Beijing (B, L)

  • Depart from your hotel to visit Tian An Men Square, one of the largest public square. Then enter the Forbidden City. You will also see the treasure house inside.
  • Afterwards, take a pedi-cab tour of Beijing’s Hutong (traditional alleyways), visit siheyuan (traditional courtyard homes) and learn traditional Chinese culture activities (paper cutting, dumplings cooking).
  • Your last stop will be the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling.
  • Overnight in Beijing

Day 3: Beijing (B, L)

  • Full day hiking on Jinshanling Great Wall, Indeed it is the only man-made structure visible to astronauts in space. Here you will have plenty of time to walk along the historic ramparts and marvel at its size and grandeur.
  • Overnight in Beijing

Day 4: Beijing (B, L)

  • Enjoy your sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the Temple of Heaven.
  • Continue the trip to visit the magnificent Summer Palace, the largest and the best preserved of all imperial palace gardens. Other attractions include the Longevity Hill and take a boat trip on the beautiful Kunming Lake.
  • Overnight in Beijing

Day 5: Beijing - Zhengzhou - Luoyang (B, L)

  • Train: TBA
  • Departure transfer for the bullet train to Zhengzhou.
  • Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted at the train station by your private guide and then transfer to visit the famous Shaolin Temple. You will also enjoy Kungfu show there.
  • Continue transfer to Luoyang.
  • Overnight in Luoyang

Day 6: Luoyang – Xian (B, L)

  • Train: TBA
  • Enjoy your full day visit covers the most classic sites here of the White Horse Temple, the first Buddhist Temple of officially built.
  • Then head to the Longmen Grottoes, it is one of the three most famous ancient sculptural sites in China.
  • Your last stop will be the Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits.
  • Departure transfer for the fast train to Xian. You’ll be greeted by your private guide and taken to the hotel.
  • Overnight in Xian 

Day 7: Xi’an (B, L)

  • Start your tour to visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Dynasty are praised as "the eighth miracle of the world".
  • Continue visit the Grand Mosque, which is the largest and best preserved of the early mosques of China and was built primarily in the Ming Dynasty.
  • Then stroll around Muslim quarter and enjoy an excellent Puppet Show at Gao Family Courtyard House.
  • Overnight in Xi’an

Day 8: Xi’an – Shanghai (B, L)

  • Flight: TBA
  • A full day sightseeing starts with the Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum.
  • Then Cycling on Ancient City Wall built in Ming Dynasty.
  • Finally visit a local elementary school (visit the school yard, attend a class with local students and discuss with them).
  • Departure transfer for the flight to Shanghai. Be met and transfer to the hotel.
  • Overnight in Xi’an

Day 9: Shanghai (B, L)

  • Start your tour with Yuyuan Garden, a beautifully preserved example of a Ming dynasty garden; then visit the French concession – lilong and take a bird eye view of Shanghai at the top of Jinmao Tower.
  • Continue the trip to the fabulous Shanghai Museum, which is one of the best museums in the country.
  • This evening take a Boat trip on the Huang Pu River about 40 minutes. Strolling along the Shanghai waterfront – the European styled Bund.
  • Overnight in Shanghai

Day 10: Shanghai –Tongli–Suzhou (B, L)

  • Today you’ll drive to Suzhou. On the way, visit the famous Ancient Water Town - Tongli.
  • On reaching Suzhou, visit Lion Forest Garden, because there was a lot of grotesque rocks in the garden resembling lions, hence the name as the Lion Forest.
  • Overnight in Suzhou 

Day 11: Suzhou – Shanghai (B, L)

  • Enjoy your full day trip start with the Humble Administrator's Garden (Zhuozheng Yuan) which was built in the early 16th century.
  • Continue visit Guanqian old quarters, and Kunqu Opera Museum.
  • Finish up with your Suzhou trip by taking a 40-minutes' boat trip on ancient canal.
  • Transfer back to Shanghai
  • Overnight in Shanghai

Day 12: Shanghai Departure (B)

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Time at leisure until transfer for your flight back home.
  • End of service


Price Information:

Tour Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Tour Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Tour Price: Available upon Request
 
Tour package price per person in cash
City
Hotel
Room Type
Package Price
Beijing
Luoyang
Jing An Peony Plaza 4*
Standard Room
Xi’an
Standard Room
Shanghai
Standard Room
Suzhou
Standard Room
    

Included Service:

  • All domestic flights in economy class incl. airport tax and fuel surcharge.
  • All private transfers with air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Private, English speaking guide service.
  • Accommodation with breakfast.
  • All entrance fee for all sights.
  • All meals mentioned in the program
  • (B: breakfast, L: lunch)

Excluded Service:

  • Dinner
  • Tips for tour guide, driver and hotel porter.
  • All expenses not mentioned above.

Passport & Visa:

The passengers are responsible for all visas, entry documents, health and other requirements and any documents required by laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited. All passengers traveling in China and other Asian countries require a Passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip, and with appropriate visas. Multiple-entry visas are required if the passengers need to reenter the country. It is the responsibility of each passenger to have a valid Passport and necessary visas, as well as to comply with entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited. The Operators and agents are not responsible for passport, visa requirements, entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.
China tourist visa is L visa issued for a stay of short duration, usually 30 days, but not more than 90 days, and can not be extended upon expiration.

Climate & Clothing: 

Unless you have a need for formal or dressy clothes, jeans, slacks, shorts, shirts, blouses and T-shirts will do fine.
A comfortable pair of walking shoes is a must. You will be doing a great deal of walking both in the rural and urban areas of China.
Bring a swimming suit if you wish to swim. Many hotels have a swimming pool. Sun block, sunglasses and a light hat are also suggested items.
In spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) you will need a lined jacket, woolen sweater or light coat. In summer (June to August) cool cotton garments are recommended. In winter (December to February) a fleece jacket, sweatshirt, or heavy sweater will probably keep you warm enough in the south, but in the north a heavy woolen coat or down parka is a must.
It is often rainy in late spring and late summer, especially in the southern part of China, so bring some rainwear with you, or you can buy it at your destination.

Beat Jetlag on China Tours: 

Get plenty of rest before your trip. Starting out sleep-deprived makes jet lag worse. If you're traveling east, try going to bed one hour earlier each night for a few days before your departure. Go to bed one hour later for several nights if you're flying west.
Drink plenty of water before, during and after your flight to counteract the dehydrating effects of bone-dry cabin air. It's not clear whether dehydration actually causes jet lag, as some experts maintain, but there's no doubt it makes symptoms worse. For the same reason, avoid alcohol and caffeine, both of which dehydrate you further.
Move around during the flight, walk up and down, do some stretching exercises, to keep the blood circulating, and keep the joints from stiffening. While seated, swirl your ankles around from time to time.
Try to sleep on the plane if it is nighttime at your destination. Earplugs, headphones and eye masks can help block out noise and light. If it's day where you're going, resist the urge to sleep.
Set your watch to the new time before you leave. Once you reach your destination, try not to sleep until nighttime, no matter how tired you are.
Finally, if you just cannot resist and your eyelids are drooping and you feel more and more tired, then set you alarm for four hours, have a hot bath, and jump into bed.

Luggage Allowance for China Tours

Free Baggage Allowance in Weigh
On international and regional flights, the free baggage allowance for each published adult-fare or half-fare passenger is as follows:
First class ticket: 40 kilogram (88 pounds)
Business class ticket: 30 kilogram (66 pounds)
Economy class fare ticket: 20 kilogram (44 pounds)
No free baggage allowance is granted to infants paying 10% of the adult fare.

Free Baggage Allowance by pieces
The free baggage allowance by pieces is applicable only on China-USA and China-Canada international flights. According to the class of tickets, the free baggage allowance for each full-fare of half-fare first-class and business-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm). The free baggage allowance for each economy-class and discounted tourist-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm). The sum of the length, width and height of the two pieces of baggage must not exceed 107 in. (273cm); the weight of each piece must not exceed 32 kg. An infant paying 10% of the adult fare is allowed one piece of free baggage, and the sum of its length, width and height must not exceed 45 in. (115cm). In addition, a collapsible infant carriage or stroller is allowed to be carried free. If baggage exceeds the free baggage allowance in pieces, or the sum of the length, width and height of each piece exceeds the prescribed limits, an excess baggage charge must be paid.

Carry on Baggage
In addition to the free baggage allowance in weight, each passenger holding a full-fare or half-fare ticket may carry the following articles: a lady's handbag, an overcoat, a raincoat or a traveling blanket, a walking stick or an umbrella, a small amount of reading material for the trip, a small camera, a pair of small binoculars, infant's food for consumption in flight, an infant's carrying basket, a fully collapsible wheelchair, a pair of braces or artificial limbs. In addition to the free baggage allowance in pieces, regardless of the fare class of the ticket, the passenger may also carry hand baggage that can be placed under the passenger seat, and the sum of the length, width and height of all the pieces must not exceed 45 in. (115cm).