Classical China Tour - 2011 Promotion

Brief daily Itinerary of 11 Day Tour

Beijing - Suzhou - Shanghai

Only two times a year to enjoy the most valued:

June14 2011 每 June 24 2011

November 15 2011 每 November 25 2011

Optional Excursons:

Post-tour to Yangshuo 2011

Post-tour to Xi*an 2011

Post-tour to Yangtze River Cruise 2011


For furthure information of the above tour promotion, please contact:

Regent China Tours Beijing Office
Coco xy0611@gmail.com / Millie Hou xy0611@gmail.com
Fax 0086 10 84085299 / Tel 0086 10 84085288
www.regenttour.com

Regent China Tours USA office
Flora Florayanf@gmail.com
Phone: 813-907-5051


Day 1 Jun 14 / Nov 15 (Thu) Departing USA
Fly from home city to Beijing, China.


Day 2 Jun 15 / Nov 16 (Fri) Arrive in Beijing
You*ll be met on arrival in Beijing.On the way to the hotel, your guide will explain tomorrow*s arrangements. Spend the rest of the day exploring the nearby streets, or resting and catching up on your jetlag.Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts 每 an ancient capital with incredible historical sites - a bustling modern metropolis preparing to host the 2008 Olympics.







Optional evening program package: US$36.00

Foot Reflexology, 90 minutes including back and shoulder acupressure.

Dinner in a local restaurant (Soft drink included).

Day 3 Jun 16 / Nov 17 (Sat) Beijing- the Great Wall & Ming Tomb

Leave the city at 9am for the drive (a bit under one hour) to The Great Wall, which stretches for over 6000 km, and was originally built to protect China from the barbarians.You can walk and/or climb to the top point to become a "Real Man/Woman" in China. On the way, visit the Cloisonn谷 Art Works to experience the meticulous craftsmanship of Chinese artisans in the ancient style. Before returning to the city, you*ll enjoy visiting the Deling (one of the Ming tombs), and learn the Chinese Feng Shui Theory. Lunch in local restaurant.





Optional evening program package: US$45.00

Foot Reflexology, 90 minutes including back and shoulder acupressure.

Dinner at Jin Yuan Chun ( Three Kingdom ) Restaurant (Soft drink included).

Day 4 Jun 17 / Nov 18 (Sun) Beijing-Beijing Zoo & Summer Palace

0700am-0800am Morning Taiji training (Shadow-boxing). Morning tour to Beijing Zoo to see the Pandas, an endangered species carefully preserved in China. Then visit the Silk Rug Factory and watch rug making by Chinese girls. Afternoon tour to the Summer Palace, the largest imperial garden in the world and a veritable museum of classical Chinese garden architecture. Lunch in a local restaurant.






Optional evening program package: US$50.00

Peking Duck dinner in a local restaurant.

Foot Reflexology, 90 minutes including back and shoulder acupressure.

Day 5 Jun 18 / Nov 19 (Mon) Beijing- Temple of Heaven & Lama Temple

0700am-0800am Morning Taiji training (Shadow-boxing). Today you*ll visit Pearl Market and view the many designs, colors, and textures of pearls from the Orient. Then visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and rain or gave thanks for the harvest.Afternoon you will explore two kinds of Buddhist temples in Beijing. The Lama Temple is the largest and the best preserved Buddhist temple in Beijing. It was originally built in 1694 as the residence of the son of the Qing Emperor, Kangxi. When the son became emperor in 1723, he moved to the Forbidden City and his home was converted into a lamasery, a monastery for Mongolian and Buddhist Monks as it remains today. Lunch in a local restaurant.

Optional evening program package: US$45.00

Dinner at Bai Family Courtyard Restaurant.

Day 6 Jun 19 / Nov 20 (Tue) Beijing- Forbidden City

0700am-0800am Morning Taiji training (Shadow-boxing). Visit the Forbidden City, the seat of the government for the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for over 500 years.Enjoy Chinese traditional Mongolian hotpot lunch in a local restaurant followed by an exciting climbing up Coal Hill to take a bird eye*s view of Beijing city. Also, experience the tradition of tea in a traditional Tea House in this beautiful park. Before dinner in a local restaurant with dancing show, visit 2008 Olympic Construction Site (National Stadium).




Optional evening program package: US$30.00

Chinese Kungfu Opera Show

Day 7 Jun 20 / Nov 21 (Wed) Beijing- Tiananmen Square & Hutong

0700am-0800am Morning Taiji training (Shadow-boxing). In the morning you will visit Tian'anmen Square, the world*s largest public square. Visit the traditional Herb Pharmacy with lecture by professors. In the afternoon, take a Rickshaw ride around Hutong to experience authentic Beijing life and become acquainted with "old Beijing" by exploring these alleys, courtyards, back streets and local people. Take overnight train to Suzhou, leaving ETD 0600pm.








Day 8 Jun 21 / Nov 22 (Thu) Suzhou 每 Lingering Garden, Silk Factory, Shantang

Arrival in Suzhou. Met and transfer to Hotel. Enjoy some rest before setting out to one of the four most beautiful gardens in China 每 Lingering Garden, which is actually the best example of Chinese gardens. Complimentary tea will be served right in the center to get in touch with the tranquil and classical beauty. Buffet lunch in No1 Silk Factory followed by a general introduction there. In the afternoon, first we will visit Midu Bridge, one of the 3000 bridges that has a history over 800 years. Then take the ride to the ancient Shan Tang water town area, where everything is still active, yet looks like a living fossil.



Optional evening program package: US$30.00

Dinner at local fondue restaurant

Night Suzhou Opera tour through Fishing Net Garden

Day 9 Jun 22 / Nov 23 (Fri) Suzhou 每 Embroidery Institute, ride to Shanghai

Visit the Embroidery Research Institute to marvel at the minute Chinese craftsmanship and the great patience behind each of the masterpieces. Then bus ride to Shanghai. Once in Shanghai, enjoy a local dim sum lunch at an embroidery gallery. Visit Shanghai Museum, the best of its kind in China, then stroll around the People*s Square, opposite the Shanghai Municipal Government Building.


Optional evening program package: US$50.00

Fabulous dinner at Baoyu Island restaurant.

Acrobatic Show at night.

Day 10 Jun 23 / Nov 24 (Sat) Shanghai

Visit the Bund 每 witness of the history of old Shanghai and the development of the new modern Shanghai. Tour the Jade Buddha Temple, which is still an active temple and one of the largest in Shanghai area and enjoy the Buddhist tea inside. Mongolian barbecue Lunch will be inside the Silk Rug Factory. Afternoon tour to Nanjing Road, French Concession, and the most popular Xin Tian Di Fashion area.


Optional evening program package: US$60.00

Dinner at Boat Restaurant " Palace over the Water"

Night cruise of Huangpu River.

Day 11 Jun 24 / Nov 25 (Sun) Shanghai

Transfer by Maglev train to Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

Depart Shanghai for home.

Net land arrangement cost in twin-sharing:

Book the tour before 31st March -380 USD per person, 260 USD Single Room Supplement.

Book the tour before 30th April -430 USD per person, 260 USD Single Room Supplement.

Book the tour before 31st May -480 USD per person, 260 USD Single Room Supplement.


Valid China passport required ( 7 months )

Including: 8 nights accommodations in a 4-star hotel with buffet breakfast

All breakfast, lunch and entrance fees ( No Dinners )

Deluxe tour bus & driver; English tour guide.

Great Wall Certificate

Regent Travel Bag

Train ticket ( Hardsleeper, non-smoking, air-conditioned )

Luggage handling fee

No free pax.

Excluding: Visa fee; All personal expenses

Trip insurance (highly recommended)

Tips ($7 USD per day X10 days= $70 USD. To be collected in China).

Post-tour to Yangshuo 2011

Day 11 Jun 24 / Nov 25 (Sun) Shanghai fly to Yangshuo via Guilin

After breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Guilin where youwill explore the beauty of Yangshuo. Met and transfer to Yangshuo. Overnight in Yangshuo.





Day 12 Jun 25 / Nov 26 (Mon) Yangshuo- Lucy*s Home

Today your guide, Lucy, will take you bamboo rafting on Yulong River. See photos here . Enjoy lunch with Lucy's family cooked by her husband. Then she visit her village- Moon Village, a location of fabled beauty. Drive back to the charming town of Yangshuo to shop the many vendors, walk the cobbled streets and browse the food markets, seeing the colorful daily lives of the people and their homes.

Optional evening program package: US$ 50 per person

Dinner in the hotel. Round way transfer by open electric sightseeing cart to the fantastic Liu San Jie Show.

Day 13 Jun 26 / Nov 27 (Tue) Yangshuo

Take boat or bus to Liu Gong Village, which is an ancient village by side of the famous Li River. We will enjoy a fabulous lunch in the Pavilion Restaurant by the riverside and overlooking the breath-taking landscape from the balcony of the restaurants ( village-style food ) Enjoy a relaxing free afternoon in Yangshuo.


Optional evening program package: US$ 50 per person

Dinner in the hotel.

Body and Foot Reflexology ( 150 minutes )

Day 14 Jun 27 / Nov 28 (Wed) Fly to Shanghai

Enjoy a relaxing free morning in Yangshuo ( Swimming Pool available in the hotel ) . Lunch in the hotel or on plane. Transfer to airport for flight to Shanghai. Free time in Shanghai.

Day 15 Jun 28 / Nov 29 (Thu) Depart Shanghai

After breakfast in the hotel, you*ll be transferred to the airport for flight home.

Net land arrangement cost in twin-sharing:

$815 USD per person, $200 USD Single Room Supplement.

Including: Domestic round trip economy flight tickets from Shanghai to Guilin;

Airport tax, air fuel surcharge.

4 nights accommodations in a 4-star hotel with buffet breakfast;

Breakfast, lunch and entrance fees;

Deluxe tour bus & driver; English tour guide.

Excluding: Visa fee; All personal expenses; Trip insurance;

Dinners (Day 13 dinner is included).

Tips for tour guide and driver ( $7 USD per day X5 days= $35 USD ).

Post-tour to Xi*an 2011

Day 11 Jun 24 / Nov 25 (Sun) Shanghai fly Xian

After breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Xian where you will explore the mystery of one of the ancient six capitals in China. Met and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Xian.






Optional program package: US$ 45 per person

Buffet Dinner with sumptuous choices, followed by Foot Reflexology ( 90 minutes ).

Day 12 Jun 25 / Nov 26 (Mon) Xi*an

Today, you will start to explore this city of great antiquity. Old City Wall is the largest and best preserved ancient city wall in the world. Visit the outstanding Hexing Furniture Exhibition Center renowned for its lacquer and shell cases. Lunch will be served with the most local delicacy, Paomo. After lunch, enjoy the tour through the still active Buddhist temple, The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which has a history of 1,300 years and was built for celebrating Xuanzang*s return from India where he spent 18 years on studying Buddhism.

Optional program package: US$ 45 per person

Enjoy the Dumpling Banquet Dinner and the outstanding Tang Dynasty Costume Show at the Tang Theater.

Day 13 Jun 26 / Nov 27 (Tue) Xi*an- Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Today you will tour to one of Eight Wonder of the World- Terra Cotta Warriors Museum. In 1974, when digging wells about a mile west of Qinshihuang mausoleum, some peasants made the sensational discovery of the Terra-Cotta Warriors; these figures were distributed over three large underground platforms and formed part of the emperor's burial objects. Likely numbering more than 7,000 warriors if the site were completely excavated, the figures are cultural assets of considerable value. Lunch with noodle-man show-off in the museum restaurant. Afterwards, drop in at a Cave Village by the country road, and be prepared to see the simplicity of the life in northern China as compared to the luxury in the city.



Day 14 Jun 27 / Nov 28 (Wed) Fly to Shanghai.

In Xian, visit city center square, Muslim street and the Great Mosque. Lunch followed by transfer to airport and flight to Shanghai. Transfer to hotel. Free time in Shanghai.

Day 15 Jun 28 / Nov 29 (Thu) Shanghai flight to home city

After breakfast in the hotel, you*ll be transferred to the airport for flight home.

Net land arrangement cost for twin-sharing:

$815 USD per person, $200 USD Single Room Supplement.

Including: Domestic flights. Airport tax, air fuel surcharge.

4 nights accommodations in a 4-star hotel in Xian with buffet breakfast;

All breakfasts, lunches and entrance fees;

Deluxe tour bus/car & driver; English speaking tour guide.

Excluding: Visa fee;

All personal expenses; Dinners; Trip insurance;

Tips for tour guide and driver ( $7 USD per day x5 days= $USD35 ).

Post-tour to Yangtze River Cruise 2011

Day 11 Jun 24 / Nov 25 (Sun) Shanghai fly to Chongqing

After breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Chongqing where you will start your Yangtze River Cruise- Orient Royal Cruise.




Day 12 Jun 25 / Nov 26 (Mon) Yangtze River Cruise

Shibaozhai - Shore Excursion

Passing Xiling Gorge - West Part

Shennong Stream - Shore Excursion

Passing Wu Gorge

Passing Qutang Gorge

Day 13 Jun 26 / Nov 27 (Tue) Yangtze River Cruise

Passing Xiling Gorge - East Part

Three Gorges Dam Project - Shore Excursion

Passing Three Gorges Dam 5-stage Ship locks


Day 14 Jun 27/ Nov 28 (Wed) Yangtze River Cruise

Arrive in city of Yichang at 9am.

Disembark and transfer to the airport for flight to Shanghai.

Met and transfer to hotel upon arrival. Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 15 Jun 28/ Nov 29 (Thu) Arrive in Yichang. Fly back to Shanghai

After breakfast in the hotel, you*ll be transferred to the airport for flight home.

Net land arrangement cost in twin-sharing:

$1170 USD per person, $460 USD Single Room Supplement (including on cruise )

Including: Domestic flight tickets; Airport tax, air fuel surcharge.

Standard cabin on Orient Royal Cruise;

1 night accommodations in a 4-star hotel on land with breakfast;

All meals and entrances on cruise and shore excursions,

breakfast and lunch only on land;

Deluxe tour bus & driver; English speaking tour guide.

Excluding: Visa fee;

All personal expenses; Dinner on land; Trip insurance;

Tips for tour guide and driver ($7 USD per day X5 days= $35USD ).

For furthure information of the above tour promotion, please contact:

Regent China Tours Beijing Office
Coco xy0611@gmail.com / Millie Hou xy0611@gmail.com
Fax 0086 10 84085299 / Tel 0086 10 84085288

Regent China Tours USA office
Flora Florayanf@gmail.com
Phone: 813-907-5051

www.regenttour.com