Chinaâ€™s Best Deal: The Highlights in 10 Days
Bellevue, WA, March 21, 2013â€”Hereâ€™s an unbeatable deal: China Spreeâ€™s quickie tour thatâ€™s affordable, provides all flights, deluxe hotels, good meals, and extensive guided sightseeing in Chinaâ€™s three major tourist attractions.
To be more specific, the Golden Triangle Tour, which costs $1,859 in April, includes round-trip transpacific air from San Francisco, all intra-China transportation, 4-star accommodations like the stunning Traders Hotel by Shangri La in Beijing, 8 American breakfasts, 10 other delish meals, a Tang Dynasty Show in Xian and Shanghai Acrobats Show, special culinary experiences and excellent local guides in each city. Itâ€™s really the best-value tour on the market.
China Tour through Beijing
Beijing, of course, is Chinaâ€™s capital, where sightseeing includes the iconic Great Wall of China; the so-called Forbidden City, a 9,999-room palace; the Temple of Heaven; the Summer Palace gardens and Marble Boat; and a pedicab tour of Old Beijingâ€™s hutongs with lunch in a familyâ€™s courtyard home. Thereâ€™s also a welcome dinner of Peking (Beijing) duck.
Then itâ€™s on to the ancient capital, Xian, to see the 7,000 life-sized Terracotta Warriorsâ€”which guarded the tomb of Chinaâ€™s First Emperor for more than 2,200 years–and the 652 A.D. Wild Goose Pagoda, and to savor a dumpling banquet with the Tang Dynasty show that takes you back in time to Chinaâ€™s Golden Age.
Feel the vibrancy of Shanghai on this China tour
In Shanghai, Chinaâ€™s vibrant financial and artistic centerâ€”and its most sophisticated cityâ€”itâ€™s interesting to see the futuristic skyscrapers of Pudong and fun to explore the landmark Bund, the heart of colonial Shanghai, and the streets of the old French Concession. (Thereâ€™s also an optional tour of still more Shanghai attractions.)
From Shanghai the tour even includes an excursion to Suzhou, which the Chinese call â€œthe Venice of the East,â€ and the pretty ittle water town of Tongli. In 2,500-year-old Suzhou, youâ€™ll see the legendary Grand Canal, and visit a classic garden dating back to 1140 AD and a Silk Spinning Mill to learn how silk is created. In Tongli, a gondola ride passes the canals, arched stone bridges, cobbled lanes and tile-roofed wooden houses that contribute to the townâ€™s charm. Then thereâ€™s a final airport run on the worldâ€™s fastest magnetic levitation train.
All prices are cash-only, are per person double occupancy and are subject to availability.