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2012 Heritage Tour Itineraries


FREE* Tour of Beijing
Monday July 23, 2012 to Saturday July 28, 2012

Monday 23 July - Beijing
Transfer from Beijing Capital International Airport 5 nights New Century Nikko Hotel
http://www.newcenturyhotel.com.cn/en/hotel.html

Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 July - Beijing
Opening Ceremony of the Root Seeking Summer Camp, Chinese Culture Lecture, an acrobatic show, exchange activities with local students, visit orphanage, experience local customs, and touring The Great Wall; Forbidden City; Tiananmen Square; Overlooking the National Theatre; Summer Palace; Temple of Heaven and Olympic Park: Bird Nest and Water Cube;

Saturday 28 July - Beijing
Conclusion of Beijing Tour

* Tips for tour guides and drivers and application fee are not included; charges for rollaway beds or other incidentals may apply

Tours of Additional Cities

2012 has five separate extended Tour groups with different itineraries. Two are prior to your Beijing experience and three follow your Beijing experience. Click the venues listed below for detailed itineraries.


Please note that all itineraries are subject to change.

Panda Group: Shanghai - Guilin - Chengdu (additional 8 days + 8 nights) [top]

Sunday 15 July - Shanghai
Transfers from Shanghai Pudong Airport to hotel
3 nights Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel 5-star
www.Sheraton.com/Shanghaihongkou

Monday 16 July - Shanghai
Tour Yu Garden, Shanghai Old City, the Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund,
Night cruise on Huangpu River

Tuesday 17 July - Shanghai
Visit Shanghai Children's Palace
Pudong Development Area: Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai History Museum

Wednesday 18 July - Shanghai to Guilin
Fly from Shanghai to Giuilin (2 hours)
Visit Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill and Elephant Trunk Hill
2 nights Guilin Sheraton Hotel 5-star
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=483

Thursday 19 July - Guilin
Li River Cruise from Zhujiang to Yangshuo
Walk West Street of Yangshuo

Friday 20 July - Guilin to Chengdu
Fly from Guilin to Chengdu (1.5 hours)
Tour Kuan-Zhai Old Lane
3 nights Chengdu Lido Sheraton Hotel 5-star
www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1296

Saturday 21 July - Chengdu
Visit Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Foundation
Sichuan opera evening performance

Sunday 22 July - Chengdu
Option I: Visit Leshan Grand Buddha, world's biggest stone carved Buddha
Option II: Dujiangyan Irrigation System, world's oldest remaining non-diversion dam

Monday 23 July - Chengdu to Beijing
Tour Huanglongxi Ancient Town
Leisurely tour Bamboo Park
Fly from Chengdu to Beijing (2.5 hours)

Sunday 3 July - Beijing
Transfer from Beijing Capital International Airport 5 nights New Century Nikko Hotel



Henan Group: Shanghai-Zhengzhou-Kaifeng-Dengfeng-Luoyang (additional 7 days + 7 nights) [top]

Monday 16 July - Shanghai
Transfers from Shanghai Pudong Airport to hotel
3 nights Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel 5-star
http://www.Sheraton.com/Shanghaihongkou

Tuesday 17 July - Shanghai
Visit Shanghai Children's Palace
Tour Yu Garden and Shanghai Old City
Night cruise on Huangpu River

Wednesday 18 July - Shanghai
Pudong Development Area: Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai History Museum
Shanghai Silk Factory
Shopping on Nanjing Road

Thursday 19 July - Shanghai to Zhengzhou
Fly from Shanghai to Zhengzhou
Tour Yellow River Area: Yanhuang Square and amphibious hovercraft river cruise
1 night Ramada Plaza Zhengzhou Hotel 4-star
http://www.ramada.com/hotels/china/zhengzhou/ramada-plaza-zhengzhou/hotel-overview

Friday 20 July - Guilin to Zhengzhou to Kaifeng to Dengfeng
Deluxe tour bus to Kaifeng (1 hour)
Visit Qingming River Park - per famous Zhang Zeduan, famous Northern Song painter
Tour Baozheng Memorial Temple, Iron Pagoda, and Shanxi-Shannxi-Gansu Hall
Deluxe tour bus to Dengfeng (3 hour)
2 nights Dengfeng Shaolin Chanwu Hotel 4-star
http://www.chinatraveldepot.com/H299766-DengFeng-ChanWu-Hotel-Dengfeng

Saturday 21 July - Dengfeng
Visit Shaolin Temple, and enjoy Shaolin Wushu Show

Sunday 22 July - Dengfeng to Luoyang
Deluxe tour bus to Luoyang (1.5 hour)
Visit Longmen Grottoes; Guanlin Tomb; The White Horse Temple
1 night Huayang Plaza Hotel 4-star
http://www.visitourchina.com/hotel/hua_yang_plaza_hotel.htm

Monday 23 July - Luoyang to Beijing
Deluxe tour bus to Zhengzhou (2.5 hour)
Fly from Zhengzhou to Beijing (1 hour)




Confucius Group: Jinan - Qufu - Tai'an - Weifang - Qingdao (additional 8 days + 7 nights) [top]

Saturday 28 July - Beijing to Jinan
Fly from Beijing to Jinan (1 hour flight)
Visit Baotu Spring, Daming Lake, and Yellow River Museum
1 night Grand Metro Park Hotel 4-star
http://www.metroparkhotels.com/hotel/eng/index.php?hotel=jinan

Sunday 29 July - Jinan to Qufu
Deluxe tour bus to Qufu (170/KM/2.5 hours)
Tour Confucius Temple, Confucius Cemetery, and Confucius Mansion
Xingtan Street Dream evening performance
1 night Quli Hotel 4-star
http://www.china-hotel-booking.com/qufu-hotels/qufu-queli-hotel-qufu.html

Monday 30 July - Qufu to Tai'an
Deluxe tour bus to Tai'an (85KM/1 hour)
Visit Heavenly Street, Bixia Temple, Tangmo Cliff stone base, and Yuhuangding
Cable car ride down mountain for city tour of Dai Temple
1 night Ramada Plaza Tai'an 5-star
http://www.ramadaplazataian.com

Tuesday 31 July - Tai'an to Weifang
Deluxe tour bus to Weifang (260KM/4 hours)
Visit China Surgery Grand View Garden - civil wood paintings, kite-making workshop
1 night Yuanfei Hotel 5-star
http://www.yuanfeihotel.com.cn

Wednesday 1 August - Weifang to Qingdao
Deluxe tour bus to Qingdao (210KM/ 4 hours)
Visit 2008 Olympic Sailing Park and the May Fourth Square
3 nights Qingdao Intercontinental Hotel 5-star
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/intercontinental/en/gb/locations/overview/qingdao

Thursday 2 August - Qingdao
Deluxe tour bus to Laoshan Mountain (60KM/1 hour)
Visit Taiqing Palace and Qingdao Beer Factory
Taste seafood family dinner specials

Blue Fantasy evening performance

Friday 3 August - Qingdao
Tour Xiaoyushan Park, Small Qingdao, The Pier, Eight Passes, and Yingbin Palace

Saturday 4 August - Qingdoa
Conclusion of Jinan - Qufu - Tai'an - Weifang - Qingdao Tour




Mountain Top Group: Lijiang - Dali - Kunming (additional 9 days + 8 nights) [top]

Saturday 28 July - Beijing to Lijiang
Fly from Beijing to Kunming, take connecting flight to Lijiang
Visit Lijiang ancient town
Enjoy Lishui Jinsha evening performance
3 nights Guanfang Hotel 5-star
http://www.hotelscombined.com/Hotel/Guanfang_Hotel_Lijiang.htm

Sunday 29 July - Lijiang
Tour Yufeng Temple, Baisha village mural, and Shuhe ancient town
Monday 30 July - Lijiang
Visit Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Culture Museum, and Wood House

Tuesday 31 July - Lijiang to Dali
Deluxe tour bus from Lijiang to Dali (4 hours)
Visit Dali ancient town
2 nights Regent Hotel 5-star
http://www.regenthotel.cn

Wednesday 1 August - Dali
Visit Dali Three Pagodas, Cangshan Erhai Lake, and Bai houses
Shopping in Dali

Thursday 2 August - Dali to Kunming
Fly from Dali to Kunming
Visit YuantongTemple and the Flower and Birds Market
3 nights Kai Wha Plaza 5-star
http://www.kaiwahplaza.com

Friday 3 August - Kunming
Deluxe tour bus to the Stone Forest (1.5 hours)

Saturday 4 August - Kunming
Tour Day tour of Golden Temple, Grand View Pavilion, and Minority village,
Enjoy Yunnan Impression evening performances

Sunday 5 August - Kunming
Conclusion of Lijiang - Dali - Kunming Tour




Yangtze Group: Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai (additional 9 days + 8 nights) [top]

Saturday 28 July - Beijing to Chongqing
Fly from Beijing to Chongqing
Visit The Grand Hall and Stilwell Museum
1 night Chongqing Hilton Hotel 5-star
http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/CKGHIHI-Hilton-Chongqing/index.do

Sunday 29 July - Chongqing
Deluxe tour bus to Dazu (2.5 hours)
Tour Dazu Stong Carvings
After dinner board Victoria Jenna 5-star cruise ship 3 nights
http://www.uniworld.com/Destinations/Ships/China/Victoria_Jenna/Overview

Monday 30 July - aboard Victoria Jenna cruise ship
Excursion of Fengdu

Tuesday 31 July - aboard Victoria Jenna cruise ship
Sail through Qutang Gorge/Wu Gorge
Daning River excursion
Sail through the 3 Gorges shiplocks

Wednesday 1 August - Yang Jia Wang to Shanghai
Arrive at Yang Jia Wang
Visit Three Gorges Dam Site
Fly from Yichang to Shanghai
3 nights Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel 5-star
http://www.Sheraton.com/Shanghaihongkou

Thursday 2 August - Shanghai
Tour Yu Garden, Shanghai Old City, The Jade Buddha Temple, and The Bund,
Night cruise tour on Huangpu River

Friday 3 August - Shanghai
Visit Shanghai Children's Palace
Tour Pudong Development Area: Oriental TV Tower; and Shanghai History Museum

Saturday 4 August - Shanghai
Conclusion of Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai Tour


* Tips for tour guides and drivers and application fee are not included; charges for rollaway beds or other incidentals may apply.
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