October 8-16, 2019

Package Price:
$1,947.00 | Air from Seattle

(per person, based on double occupancy)
Land only rates are available at request.

XI'AN EXTENSION

October 16-18, 2019
Extend your tour by visiting the famous Terra Cotta Warriors! Learn more by visiting our extensions tab.

$718.00
(per person, based on double occupancy)

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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.


PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Round trip International airfare.
  • Round trip transfers to/from the hotel and airport in Beijing.
  • A Craftours professional tour escort the entire time.
  • Private deluxe motorcoach and driver.
  • A Chinese “Canvas Tattoo Painting” workshop.
  • A professional Chinese tour guide the entire time.
  • Tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
  • First class hotel accommodations located in the city center.
  • Daily buffet breakfast.
  • Optional rickshaw ride through the old part of Beijing and lunch at the home of a local resident.
  • Craftours luggage tag, lanyard and document holder.
  • A hands-on “Chinese arts and crafts workshop” with a local artisan.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • An optional 3-day tour to Xian to see the famous Terracotta Warriors.
  • A tour of a Cloisonné Factory.
  • Optional Peking Duck Dinner, foot massage and night tour of Beijing.
  • A visit to a Jade Carving Factory and showroom.
  • Optional Chinese acrobatic show with VIP seating.
  • Tour and walk on the Great Wall of China.
  • Shopping at the extraordinary pearl market.
  • Optional tour to the Olympic Stadium and the Beijing Zoo to see the giant pandas.
  • Insurance highly recommended and all taxes included.

CHINA HIGHLIGHTS:

Tiananmen Square Tiananmen Square Play Movie
Tiananman Square is a large city square in the center of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North, separating it from the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square is the fourth largest city square in the world. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.
Forbidden City Forbidden City Play Movie
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. It is located in the center of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
Great Wall of China Great Wall of China Play Movie
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces. Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC; these, later joined together and made bigger and stronger, are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall.


OPTIONAL TOURS:

Cost of this optional rickshaw ride through the old part of Beijing and lunch at the home of a local resident is only $48.00 per person.


Peking Duck Dinner Peking Duck Dinner Play Movie
According to a Chinese saying, no visit to this city is complete if you miss seeing the Great Wall or dining on Roast Duck. As a famous and delicious food with very long history, Beijing Roast Duck is an excellent choice if you want to understand more about Chinese cuisine, culture and customs. So during this dinner we will enjoy a traditional serving of Peking Roast Duck, and discover the culinary secrets in carving the duck and eating it "Beijing Style".
Cost of this optional Peking Duck Dinner, foot massage and night tour of Beijing is only $96.00 per person.


Cost of this optional Chinese acrobatic show with VIP seating is only $67.00 per person.


Olympic Village Olympic Village Play Movie
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games were held in Beijing, China from 8 to 24 August 2008. A total of 11,028 athletes from 204 NOCs (countries) participated in 302 events in 28 sports held in 37 competition venues. Events took place at eleven pre-existing venues, twelve new venues constructed for the Olympics, and eight temporary venues that were removed following the games. In addition, six venues outside Beijing hosted events, two of which were newly built for the Olympics.

Several of the venues were located at the Olympic Green Olympic Park. The largest venue at the games in terms of seating capacity was the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, which could at the time hold 91,000 spectators and was the site for the opening and closing ceremonies. The smallest venue in terms of seating capacity was the temporary Laoshan Mountain Bike Course, which had seating for 2,000 spectators.
Beijing Zoo Beijing Zoo Play Movie
The Beijing Zoo is a zoological park in Beijing, China. Located in the Xicheng District, the zoo occupies an area of 89 hectares (220 acres), including 5.6 hectares (14 acres) hectares of lakes and ponds. It is one of the oldest zoos in China and has one of the largest animal collections in the country.
Cost of this optional tour to the Olympic Stadium and the Beijing Zoo to see the giant pandas is $49.00 per person.


OPTIONAL XIAN PACKAGE:
October 16-18, 2019

Package Includes:
  • Flight from Beijing to Xi'an.
  • All taxes and round trip transfers to and from the hotel.
  • Private deluxe motor coach and driver.
  • First class hotel accommodation for two nights.
  • Visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Wild goose Pagoda
  • All entrance fees.
  • Breakfast daily, some lunches and dinners.
  • Professional Chinese tour guide.

The cost of this optional Xi'an package is $718.00 per person based on double occupancy.

Please note if you've taken our main Exploring the Arts & Crafts of China Expedition package, your flights that would have been from Beijing, will now return you home from Xi'an.


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