(Blaine, WA., November 10, 2011) —The best-value deal on the market is China Spree’s 14-day China’s Best Treasures tour. Depending on the departure date, the price starts at $2,199 from San Francisco, which translates to $150 a day for luxurious hotel accommodations; 32 delicious meals; knowledgeable and personable guides; a fascinating and fun itinerary; and all transportation, including transpacific flights.
The tour covers some standard destinations: Beijing, with the Forbidden City and Great Wall; Xian with its Terracotta Warriors; Guilin with its gorgeous landscape; Suzhou with its classical gardens; Tongli with its picturesque canals; and Shanghai, the lively, sophisticated financial center.
But the itinerary also includes rarely available, off-the-beaten path features like a hike to Long Sheng’s dramatic and beautiful Dragon Spine terraces (with a sensational lunch at the top). Among the other very special activities are a rickshaw tour of Beijing’s maze-like old neighborhoods with lunch in a family’s courtyard home; a walk through Xian’s Muslim Quarter; an overnight in Yangshuo, a town set in a classical Chinese landscape of soaring pinnacles (with the option of seeing a music and light spectacle on the Li River); a market tour and cooking class followed by a 5-course lunch; a “gondola” ride on Tongli’s canals; and a transfer on the Maglev, the world’s fastest magnetic levitation train.
There are special meals: a Peking duck dinner, a dim sum banquet, a hot pot lunch, a tea banquet, a farewell feast, and elaborate American breakfast buffets in every hotel.
And the hotels—Marriott Beijing City Wall, Pullman Shanghai Skyway, Xian Grand Noble, and Sheraton Guilin—are 5-star luxury with every comfort and convenience, including business centers.
The tour starts at $2,499 from New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago, and add-on air fares are available from many other departure cities. All prices quoted are cash only, per person double occupancy, and are subject to availability.