(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.

 

For more detailed information about the China’s Best Treasures and other tours, log onto www.chinaspree.com and click “China Tours.”