General

Day 01: USA / Beijing

Board an international flight bound for China. Spend the night aboard as we cross the International Date Line.

Day 02: Arrive / Beijing

Arriving at China’s capital city of Beijing . After going through customs and baggage retrieval we are met by the Amiri tour guide and transfer to our five star Hotel.

Day 03: Beijing
Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Beijing has served as the capital of five dynasties over a period of 800 years. Today, visit Tiananmen Square, the second largest public square in the world, and the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming to Qing dynasty. Your welcome banquet includes the local delicacy, Peking Roast Duck. Enjoy the day at leisure.

Optional: Relaxing foot massage ($40+)
Optional: Temple of Heaven & Hutong Life tour with Dinner ($79)

Temple of Heaven, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Then take a famous rickshaw Hutong Tour & Local Family Visit, this package also includes a traditional Beijing Zhajiangmian (Fried Sause Noodles) as Dinner . Hutongs are traditional alley ways that made up Beijings old city planning, take a special rickshaw ride for an immersive tour to get a wonderful glimpse into yesterdays world, the old way of life and traditional Beijing culture, and see the dramatic changes the city has undergone continue to visit a local family .

Optional:The Golden Mask Dynasty ($50)

Tonight, you can choose to attend an optional large scale dramatic musical.

The Golden Mask Dynasty is an original Chinese musical drama which tells a mythical fairy-tale like story of war, royal banquets, and romance. The large-scale production includes more than 200 performances and features Chinese dances, acrobatics, costumes, and lighting and acoustics, representing a soul-stirring and romantic “great love and harmony” legend! Guide, Transfer and Admission included.

Day 04: Beijing
Included: Breakfast & Lunch 

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall, the most famous image of China, and a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel. Visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia en-route before the Great Wall. After lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a Cloisonné Factory. Then we will drive pass by modern exteriors of the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.

Day 05: Beijing / Hangzhou
Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Start your tour the exquisite Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient imperial garden in China, and a former summer resort for Emperors. Then, visit a Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine, which has existed for thousands of years. In the afternoon, depart for Hangzhou.(High Speed Train to Hangzhou)

Optional: Song Dynasty show($55 USD , VIP $75)

Day 06: Hangzhou
Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. Upon arrival, take a boat ride on the West Lake, known for its scenic beauty that blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sights. This evening, you can enjoy an optional performance, “Enduring Memories of Hangzhou”($79), a masterpiece created by Zhang Yimou, the director of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Games Opening Ceremony.

Optional: Enduring Memories of Hangzhou $79pp

This show is one of the Chinese top live-action performances. It is strongly featured by the local culture and unique charm of West Lake in Hangzhou. It is nationwide famous for its dreamlike show and fantastic elegance. It is one of the representatives created by Zhang Yimou who is Chinese most famous movie director and the general director of the opening ceremony of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Guide, Transfer and Admission included

Day 07: Hangzhou / Suzhou
Included: Breakfast & Lunch

This morning, take a bus to Suzhou. visit the Lingering Garden, one of the classical garden masterpieces on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Suzhou is known as “Venice of the East” as a large part of the city is covered in water. After lunch.

Optional: Grand Canal Historic Cruise ($30 USD)

You may take an optional cruise along the Grand Canal to view life along China’s golden waterway in its heyday. Then, visit a Silk Spinning Mill, and learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the finest thread and cloth

Day 08: Suzhou / Shanghai
Included: Breakfast & Lunch 

In the morning, experience an oriental tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. After lunch, travel by coach to Shanghai, the vibrant metropolis and commercial Centre of China. Upon arrival, walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. Lined by the colonial architectures of European design, this area is the best place to capture the western influences of the old days.

Optional: Cruise of stunning Shanghai by night on the Huangpu River ($50 USD)

At night, you may enjoy a Huangpu River Night Cruise and get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai.

OPTIONAL PROGRAM: Night Cruise on the Huangpu River

Riding a cruise along the Huangpu River, you will take a glimpse of the history and charming night view of the cosmopolitan of Shanghai. On one side of the river, there is the Bund, a landmark of Shanghai. Lining the boulevard of the waterfront are grandiose solid buildings of Western style dating back to the early 19th century. On the other side is the charming image of a new Shanghai. Guide, Transfer and Admission included.               
Day 09: Shanghai
Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Today, visit the Shanghai Museum and indulge in ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade. Later, you will visit Shanghai Old Street, a busy shopping centre where you may find souvenirs and delicious local food. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon.

Optional: Chinese acrobatic show – “Spiral” ($50).

In the evening, you can cap off the day by attending a thrilling Chinese acrobatic show – “Spiral”.

Optional program “Sprial”

A multi-million dollar show, ” Spiral ” is Shanghai’s most popular acrobatic show, featuring the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese acrobatics from aerial walking, bowl balancing, and trampoline shows to high flying trapeze acts and motorcycle cage stunts. Thematically, , ” Spiral ” takes the combination of China’s past and future as its starting point, offering a window into traditional Chinese acrobatics performed according to a modern, contemporary aesthetic. Guide, Transfer and Admission included.

Day 10: Shanghai / USA
Included: Breakfast

After enjoying your breakfast this morning we transfer to the airport for our flight home arriving in the U.S the same day.

NOTE:  Amiri Travel is *not responsible * for any optional tours purchased by passengers in China.

VISA REQUIREMENTS:

Visa to China is required for all nationalities. Must have passport (original). Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates and at least one blank visa page. If you have a foreign passport, you should also have your original permanent resident card (Green Card), and one additional recent passport photo.

***All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.

Travel Insurance:

We strongly recommend that all clients take out comprehensive travel insurance when making a booking. We recommend getting insurance that covers loss of baggage, trip cancellation, and medical expenses. Insurance is available at additional cost. You can get insurance HERE.

Cancellation without insurance:

Cancellations are very costly and usually do not occur in time for resale of the cancelled tour. If Amiri Tour and Travel receives any cancellation prior to commencement of services without travel Insurance, the following cancellation fees will apply per person:

  • 60 days prior to departure: $250 per person.
  • 60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of cost.
  • 30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost. No refundHave a pleasant journey. Bon Voyage

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China

China

China, officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world’s most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party of China, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing), and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau). The PRC also claims the territories governed by the Republic of China (ROC), a separate political entity today commonly known as Taiwan, as a part of its territory, which includes the island of Taiwan as Taiwan Province, Kinmen and Matsu as a part of Fujian Province and islands the ROC controls in the South China Sea as a part of Hainan Province and Guangdong Province. These claims are controversial because of the complex political status of Taiwan.

Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, China is the world’s second-largest country by land area, and either the third or fourth-largest by total area, depending on the method of measurement. China’s landscape is vast and diverse, ranging from forest steppes and the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts in the arid north to subtropical forests in the wetter south. The Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan mountain ranges separate China from South and Central Asia. The Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, the third- and sixth-longest in the world, run from the Tibetan Plateau to the densely populated eastern seaboard. China’s coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 14,500 kilometres (9,000 mi) long, and is bounded by the Bohai, Yellow, East and South China Seas.

China is considered a cradle of civilization, with its known history beginning with an ancient civilization – one of the world’s earliest – that flourished in the fertile basin of the Yellow River in the North China Plain. For millennia, China’s political system was based on hereditary monarchies, known as dynasties, beginning with the semi-mythological Xia of the Yellow River basin (c. 2800 BCE). Since 221 BCE, when the Qin Dynasty first conquered several states to form a Chinese empire, the country has expanded, fractured and been reformed numerous times. The Republic of China (ROC) overthrew the last dynasty in 1911, and ruled the Chinese mainland until 1949. After the surrender of the Empire of Japan in World War II, the Communist Party defeated the nationalist Kuomintang in mainland China and established the People’s Republic of China in Beijing on 1 October 1949, while the Kuomintang relocated the ROC government to its present capital of Taipei.

China had the largest and most complex economy in the world for most of the past two thousand years, during which it has seen cycles of prosperity and decline. Since the introduction of economic reforms in 1978, China has become one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies. As of 2014, it is the world’s second-largest economy by nominal total GDP and largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). China is also the world’s largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods. China is a recognized nuclear weapons state and has the world’s largest standing army, with the second-largest defence budget.The PRC has been a United Nations member since 1971, when it replaced the ROC as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council. China is also a member of numerous formal and informal multilateral organizations, including the WTO, APEC, BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the BCIM and the G-20. China is a great power and a major regional power within Asia, and has been characterized as a potential superpower by a number of commentators.

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Highlights

Package includes:

  • Sightseeing:

1-Forbidden city
2-Tian’anmen Square
3-The great wall
4-Chinese Medical Center
5-Jade factory
6-Silk street(Alley) shopping district
7-West Lake
8-Tea farm
9-Liu He Tower
10-Hanshan temple
11-Silk factory
12-Embroidery shopping
13-Grand canal,cruise of night bund
14-TV tower
15- Nanjing road/Times square shopping

  • All transfers, sightseeing, and visits to shopping area in private air-conditioned buses.
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation.
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Services of English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees per itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary.

Package Excludes:

  • Personal expenses.
  • Any meals NOT mentioned in itinerary
  • Travel Insurance (Consult your Travel agent for purchasing Travel Insurance)
  • Optional tours
  • Tips of $10 per day ($2 per day for the driver, and $8 per day for both the local guides and the international guide)
    Note that these tips are expected and thus mandatory.
  • All Optional Tours and Activities are at Extra Cost. You must pay to join these activities.
  • Amiri Travel is not responsible for any optional local tours and or activities purchased outside of the tour from a third party.
  • Tips for our local tour guides, bus driver, and Bell Boy.
  • Visa fee

Booking Procedure:

  • The final confirmation will be communicated 15 days before departure.
  • $2000 Deposit Required.
  • Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

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