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CHINA BESTOUR E (Privately Escorted)
China plus South East Asia cities
16 days / 14 nights
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Beijing, the emperors' city (3 nights)
Xian & the great terra cotta army (2 nights)
Shanghai, the amazing city (2 nights)
Bangkok & the Grand Palace (3 nights)
Singapore, the lion city (2 nights)
Hong Kong, the pearl of Orient (2 nights)

Extensions to complement & personalize your vacation:
Tokyo, the bustling city (3 nights)
Tour Features
  • All domestic airfare included within China
  • Premier or Deluxe hotels throughout
  • 14 breakfast (B), 4 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D or SD-special dinner)
  • 3 gala evening events including Peking Duck dinner, Tang dynasty Theater, and Shanghai Acrobats
  • Full-day Great Wall and Ming Tombs outing
  • Pedicab tour of the seldom-visited Hutong quarter of Old Beijing
  • Visit the excavation site of 8,000 terra cotta soldiers
  • See the astounding art of the innovative new Shanghai Museum
  • Bangkok’s storybook Grand Palace
  • Singapore’s nature & cultural area
  • Explore exciting new attractions of post-colonial Hong Kong
  • Comprehensive sightseeing of each city's highlights
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Depart Hometown
Depart the U.S. on your odyssey to Asia aboard your selected airline to China.
Day 2: Arrive Beijing, China
Transfer to your luxury hotel amidst the treasures in the center of China's capital.
HOTEL: THE PENINSULA PALACE or THE REGENT (Premier)
HOTEL: JIANGUO GARDEN (Deluxe)
Day 3: Beijing – Meals: (B,L)
Walk in the steps of ancient emperors today as you tour the powerful Forbidden City, hidden from public view for over 500 years; and the masterpiece Temple of Heaven, the embodiment of grace and harmony. Enjoy glorious aerial views during lunch at the fine revolving restaurant, before continuing to the outstanding Summer Palace, now a favorite recreational spot for locals. The pomp and grandeur of imperial China lives on in these historic landmarks so integral to the nation’s soul.
Day 4: Beijing – Meals: (B,L,SD)
Take in the dramatic sight of the Great Wall, ascending to the horizon through the rugged hills of China's northern frontier. Continue to the ornate and ghostly Ming Tombs and the Olympic site (the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube) before returning to the city for an imperial-style dinner of Peking Duck. In the evening, enjoy cultural performance – Kung Fu show or Peking Opera.
Day 5: Beijing/Xian – Meals: (B)
Your exploration of the capital continues with a pedicab tour of the pre-Revolutionary Hutong neighborhoods of Old Beijing and an ascent of the 15th-century Drum Tower for panoramas of this historic quarter. Travel by air to Xian, gateway to the fabled Silk Road that linked China with Rome, Venice, and Istanbul in ancient times.
HOTEL: SHANGRI-LA or SOFITEL (Premier)
HOTEL: SHANGRI-LA GOLDEN FLOWER or GRAND PARK (Deluxe)
Day 6: Xian – Meals: (B,L,SD)
The highlight of today’s sightseeing will be an excursion to the resident army of 8000 terra cotta horses and soldiers, individually carved down to the scuffmarks on their shoes. After lunch visit the ancient city wall with its Ming dynasty gates, the History Museum, and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the few to survive the wars that devastated the area in ancient times. The day will be capped by a dumpling banquet and gala stage show at the Tang Dynasty Theater.
Day 7: Xian/Shanghai – Meals: (B)
Fly to Shanghai and arrive cosmopolitan Shanghai in the afternoon, known as the “Paris of the East”.
HOTEL: FAIRMONT PEACE or WESTIN ON THE BUND (Premier)
HOTEL: HUA-TING (Deluxe)
Day 8: Shanghai – Meals: (B,L)
Your tour of this city of contrasts begins in the old Chinese Quarter at Yu Yuan Gardens, dating to the 15th century. Proceed to the Art Deco and European ambiance of the bustling riverfront Bund, and then explore the innovative Shanghai Museum, the post events of Shanghai World Expo (the China Pavilion), and the enchanting Xintiande, an urban tourist attraction imbued with the city’s history and culture. Complete the day with a thrilling evening at the Shanghai Acrobatics Show.
Day 9: Shanghai/Bangkok, Thailand – Meals: (B)
The delicate spires of temple rooftops, and a crisscrossing network of canals and rivers come into view as you fly into Bangkok, capital of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand. Despite the growth of the city, it still retains the majestic mystique of the East with its four hundred multi-colored temples, and slow-moving sampans on the Chao Phraya River. Transfer on arrival to your accommodations in one of the city’s world-class hotels.
HOTEL: BANYAN TREE (Premier)
HOTEL: DUSIT THANI (Deluxe)
Day 10: Bangkok – Meals: (B)
A morning tour will focus on Bangkok’s great showplace, the Grand Palace. Stroll its sprawling courtyards packed with colorful tapered funerary chedies; visit the reception rooms of the royal residence, a gem of classic Thai architecture. Look for the western influences of the Chakri Palace, which houses a spectacular mother-of-pearl throne. View the former royal residence, now used for coronations and state ceremonies. Return to your hotel mid-day.
Day 11: Bangkok – Meals: (B)
Enjoy a full day at leisure to shop for silks, gems, and high fashions along Bangkok’s stylish boulevards; enjoy a canal cruise and floating market tour; sightsee at the beautiful wats; or simply relax and enjoy the amenities of your hotel. Our helpful representatives will be on hand to assist you in arranging optional excursions and activities in this multi-faceted city.
Day 12: Bangkok/Singapore – Meals: (B)
Fly to Singapore, a sparkling tropical island just 75 miles north of the equator. Transfer to your sleek luxury hotel beautifully located along the waterfront, where continual activity by boats of all types makes the waters as busy as the land. The balance of the day is at leisure to stroll along the seafront Esplanade, or perhaps explore the elegant shopping complex just steps away.
HOTEL: SINGAPORE MARRIOTT (Premier)
HOTEL: SWISSOTEL MERCHANT COURT (Deluxe)
Day 13: Singapore – Meals: (B)
A morning of sightseeing will present Singapore's exuberant Botanical Gardens, its handicraft center and panoramic Mount Faber, and its multi-cultural character, as you move from the colonial center to Chinatown, Little India and Arab Street. Enjoy the city's irresistible combination of a touch of the exotic, and the famous efficiency that makes it easy to explore and enjoy. Return to your hotel after the tour. (join in tour)
Day 14: Singapore/Hong Kong – Meals: (B)
An early morning flight will take you to nearby Hong Kong. Now a special administrative zone of China, this former British colony remains as vibrant and forward-looking as ever.
HOTEL: KOWLOON HYATT REGENCY (Premier)
HOTEL: KIMBERLEY (Deluxe)
Day 15: Hong Kong – Meals: (B)
This morning, explore Hong Kong’s unique blend of Chinese heritage and colonial influences. Travel to one of its newest attractions, the distinctive Peak Tower Complex, with its array of shops, restaurants, and viewing decks for taking in the superb panoramas. Continue around the island to scenic Repulse Bay, the floating community of Aberdeen, and the shopping mecca of Stanley. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 16: Hong Kong/Hometown - Meals: (B)
Bid farewell to Asia as you transfer to the new international airport and depart on your selected airline to the United States.
Pricing
The above is the suggested itinerary for individual, family and group travel. The itinerary and features may be changed to suit your needs. For further details and competitive pricing please contact us at info@bestour.com.

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