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Price Details (per person in US Dollars) -2017

Important Note:
Due to the current fluctuation of the Rand against the US Dollar, we have quoted in US dollars for the land portion of this tour only. For the International flights, please book online or with your nearest travel agent.


Services included
A.  High Speed Train between Beijing & Xi'an
B.  Domestic airfare and taxes between Xi'an & Shanghai.
C.  Hotels (twin share basis) as listed in the itinerary.
D.  All Entrance fees as listed in the itinerary.
E.  Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned coach with a shared English Guide in each city.
F.  Meals and Entertainment as listed in the itinerary,
G.  Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Terms & Conditions

Services not included
A   International airfare (Johannesburg - Beijing & Shanghai - Johannesburg).
B.  Airport Taxes and fuel charges.
C.  Visa Fees.
D.  Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.
E.  Personal expenses (ie. laundry, beverages and entertainment not shown in itinerary)
F.  Meals: Any meals which are not specified with Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.
G.  Single Room Supplement.
     Hotels in China charge per room per night - if you wish to stay in a room by yourself,
     please add the single supplement price to the per person sharing rate.

Note:
  1. Due to the fluctuation of the Rand, we have quoted the land arrangements in US Dollars.
  2. The prices listed include a discount for cash payment either by wire transfer or cheque deposit, for any other type of payment, the discount price may not apply and subject to 5% surcharge.

Hotels used on this tour

City
4 Star option
Rating
Beijing
( ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Xi'an
( ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Shanghai
Majesty Plaza (Officially rated 5 Star)
( ★ ★ ★ ★ + )
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Beijing (4N) - Xi'an (2N) - Shanghai (2N + 1N Free) tour

All the essential China sightseeing in a neat Dragon Holidays package that begins in Beijing with Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace...where the controversial Dowager Empress Cixi spent the last 30 years of her fascinating life. (Do read up about her even before you go!). You travel on to Xi'an (pronounced shee-an) to experience the archeological find of the 21st century...an underground spirit army made from clay, and which has now become as important a tourist attraction as the Great Wall. You fly on to sensational Shanghai, still glinting from its World Expo makeover, and offering very exciting experiences...like a ride on a 431km/h train. Shanghai is Old and New...it is East-Meets-West...it is gardens and shrines and shopping and non-stop excitement.  Our detailed itinerary reveals all about this best-seller...for clients with budget or time restraints. 

Maximum group size - 16 guests.
English-speaking guides and dedicated drivers included everywhere.  Meet and Greet at all airports.

For the prices below, we have separated the Land arrangements and international airfare. However, please note that the price for the Land arrangements do include all domestic flights within China.
                                                                                                                                               

Day (International Flights)
Johannesburg - Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / other stopover
Flight from to Johannesburg to Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / Other stopover.

Day 1
Stopover destination - Beijing
Flight from (Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / other stopover) to Beijing.
Your international flight price will include this sector as a through-fare.

The price of the land arrangements below includes everything starting here:
Upon arrival at the stunning new Beijing Capital International Airport (built specially for the 2008 Olympics) and after clearing customs, your professional local English speaking guide will meet you in the Arrival Hall.  With your guide, enjoy the views of Beijing CBD & the SOHO Business Street on your way to the hotel. After checking-in and freshening up, your guide will take you for a stroll of the area around your hotel - the famous Wanfujing Street. Visit the Snack street off Wanfujing street where where you can sample local delicacies before returning to your hotel.

Day 2
Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch, Show)
After breakfast, enjoy a full day tour of Beijing visiting Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.  Drive along perhaps the most important street in Beijing - Chang an Avenue  - and your guide will point out  the National Grand Theatre and Ancient City Walls. After seeing how the nobility lived, partake of Jiaozi (steamed dumplings) for lunch in the company of a Chinese family. Later, enjoy a pedi-cab tour of the ancient courtyard houses called the Hutongs and the popular Houhai Lake Bar Street. After dinner, enjoy the exciting and dramatic Kung-fu show before returning to the hotel.

Day 3
Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch, special Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, journey to the The Great Wall at Mutianyu. Stroll along this incredible wonder and enjoy the breathtaking view. After a late lunch at a good Chinese restaurant, return to Beijing to visit the tranquil Imperial gardens of the Summer Palace. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Peking Roasted Duck returning to your hotel.

Day 4
Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, visit the holiest temple in Beijing - Temple of Heaven and then the Lama Temple. After lunch at a good Chinese restaurant, drive through "Chinese Wall Street"- Beijing Bank Street to get to the famous Xiushui market where you will put your bargaining skills to work at the. In the evening, transfer back to your hotel.

Day 5
Beijing - Xi'an (Breakfast, special Dinner)
After breakfast, have some free time in the morning before saying goodbye to your Beijing guide as you will be transferred to the train station. Enjoy the scenery en-route on your High Speed train journey from Beijing to the ancient city of Xi'an. Upon arrival, your local Xi'an guide will meet you at the train station and take you to visit the Ancient City walls that surrounds this old city. If you are interested, you could even rent a bike on the wall and ride the entire wall in an hour and a half. visit the Big Goose Pagoda where you will be able to climb to the top of the pagoda for a bird's view of Xi'an. In the evening, enjoy a Dumpling banquet before returning to your hotel.

Day 6
Xi'an (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum; here, you will learn about China's history and have a better understanding before your visit to the warriors. After some Hand-pulled noodles for lunch, you will visit the thousands of life size Terracotta Warriors and Horses about an hour and a half from Xi'an. Your visit includes a Circlorama 360 film presentation of the history of the warriors..thus enhancing your visit. In the afternoon, you return to Xi'an to visit the Grand Mosque with Muslim Quarter. Stroll on Muslim street and see how Chinese Muslims live. Your guide will show you the famous local snacks available here. After an exciting day, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Optional extra - if you like extravagant costumes, elaborate staging and Chinese dances, ask your guide to take you to the Tang Dynasty dinner and show.


Day 7
Xi'an - Shanghai (Breakfast, Dinner)
After breakfast, hop over to Shu Yuan Men for some unique shopping experience. It is time to say goodbye to your Xian guide as you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Domestic Flight (included in quote) from Xi'an to Shanghai.  Upon arrival, your local Shanghai guide will meet you at the airport and take you to visit the Oriental Pearl TV tower, for a bird's-eye view of this modern city. Then on to Shanghai's landmark - the historic Bund. Later time for shopping in famous Nanjing Road. After dinner, have a cruise on the Huangpu River for the night view of Shanghai before transferring to your hotel.

Day 8
Shanghai (Breakfast, special Lunch, Show)
After breakfast, spend precious time in the classic Yuyuan Gardens. On to the bustling Yu Bazaar nearby, where you can pick up some souvenirs. Lunch is at a Mongolian Barbecue, which is as much a show as it is an exotic eating experience. Later, enjoy a walk along the adjoining Shanghai Old Street, with its endless streams of pedestrians, traditional shops, tea houses and theatres. Later to the incredible Urban Planning Museum on the People's Square. This evening enjoy the feel of old Shanghai at Xintandi, where a plethora of restaurants will attract you for drinks and dinner.  Later, be amazed by the sensational performance of the famous Acrobatic Show before returning to your hotel.

Day 9
Shanghai (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will have a full day at leisure for independent sightseeing or shopping.

Day 10
Shanghai - Stopover destination - Johannesburg (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will have a free day until your evening transfer to the station for the ride of your life. The Maglev bullet train will take you 431km/hr to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / Stopover destination.

The inclusion in the land arrangements below includes ends here.

Flight from Shanghai to (Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / other stopover).
Your international flight price will include this sector as a through-fare.

Day (International Flights)
Johannesburg
Arrival O R Tambo International Airport.
Home sweet home with unforgetable memories of your wonderful trip to China.
                                                                                                                                               


Tour-Code
Arrive
Beijing
Depart
Shanghai
Price
Single Room Supplement
Availability
BXS - 0121
Jan 21
Jan 30
$ 1,800
$ 395
Open
BXS - 0218
Feb 18
Feb 27
$ 1,700
$ 395
Open
BXS - 0318
Mar 18
Mar 27
$ 1,850
$ 470
Open
BXS - 0408
Apr 08
Apr 17
$ 1,950
$ 495
Open
BXS - 0415
Apr 15
Apr 24
$ 1,850
$ 495
Open
BXS - 0506
May 06
May 15
$ 1,950
$ 495
Open
BXS - 0520
May 20
May 29
$ 1,950
$ 470
Open
BXS - 0610
Jun 10
Jun 19
$ 1,750
$ 470
Open
BXS - 0624
Jun 24
Jul 03
$ 1,850
$ 470
Open
BXS - 0708
Jul 08
Jul 17
$ 1,850
$ 470
Open
BXS - 0722
Jul 22
Jul 31
$ 1,850
$ 470
Open
BXS - 0805
Aug 05
Aug 14
$ 1,750
$ 470
Open
BXS - 0819
Aug 19
Aug 28
$ 1,950
$ 495
Open
BXS - 0902
Sep 02
Sep 11
$ 1,950
$ 495
Open
BXS - 0916
Sep 16
Sep 25
$ 1,850
$ 495
Open
BXS - 1007
Oct 07
Oct 16
$ 1,950
$ 495
Open
BXS - 1021
Oct 21
Oct 30
$ 1,950
$ 495
Open
BXS - 1104
Nov 04
Nov 13
$ 1,850
$ 470
Open
BXS - 1202
Dec 02
Dec 11
$ 1,800
$ 395
Open
BXS - 1209
Dec 09
Dec 18
$ 1,800
$ 395
Open
BXS - 1216
Dec 16
Dec 25
$ 1,800
$ 395
Open
BXS - 1223
Dec 23
Jan 01
$ 1,650
$ 395
Open
BXS - 1230
Dec 30
Jan 08
$ 1,800
$ 395
Open
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