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Beijing (3N) - Train (1N) - Xi'an (2N) Train (1N) - Shanghai (3N) tour

This tour is a special private tour suitable for 6 or more travelling together sharing the cost of driver, guide and transportation. Visit Beijing to appreciate the might and grandeur of Imperial China and walk on the Great Wall, Xi'an for the terracotta Warriors and modern Shanghai.   
Note: 2-5 persons not quoted.

Day 1
Johannesburg - Hong Kong
Flight CX748 (13h10 - #07h40 ) from to Johannesburg to Hong Kong.

Day 2
Hong Kong - Beijing
Flight KA 990 (09h10 - 12h25) from Hong Kong to Beijing.Upon arrival at Beijing Capital airport and after clearing customs, your professional local English speaking guide will meet you at the airport in Beijing and transfer you to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day discovering the surrounding streets and catching up on jetlag.

Day 3
Beijing (Breakfast)
After buffet breakfast at hotel, full day private tour of Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace . In the evening, enjoy an exciting Kung Fu Show before returning to your Hotel.

Day 4
Beijing (Breakfast)
After buffet breakfast at hotel, enjoy a full day private tour to The Great Wall at Juyongguan and Ming Tombs. In the afternoon, drive back to Beijing and visit the Bird's Nest (National Olympic Stadium) and the Water Cube (Olympic Aquatic Centre). Take some time to stroll in the local market before returning to your hotel.

Day 5
Beijing - Xi'an (Breakfast)
After buffet breakfast at hotel,visit the holiest temple in Beijing - Temple of Heaven. In the afternoon, visit Ya Xiu Market until your transfer to the station for your overnight train to Xi'an. Soft sleeper train (included) from Beijing to Xi'an. overnight on train

Day 6
Xi'an (Breakfast)
Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the train station for a full day tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.  Drive back to the city and visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda before returning to your hotel.

Day 7
Xi'an (Breakfast)
After breakfast, have a free day at leisure in Xi'an.

Day 8
Xi'an - Shanghai (Breakfast)
After breakfast, enjoy a private tour to visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum (where you can learn so much about China's history). Then for the energetic, a half-hour's hike along the Ancient City Wall, the most complete city wall that has survived in China. Visit the Great Mosque, one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China before transferring to the station for your train to Shanghai. Overnight train (included) from Xi'an to the modern city of Shanghai. Overnight on train.

Day 9
Shanghai (Breakfast)
Upon arrival, your local Shanghai guide will meet you at the train station and take you to visit Shanghai's landmark - the Oriental Pearl TV tower for a bird's view of this modern city. Head for the Yu Gardens & Bazaar where you can pick up souvenirs. Have Mongolian Barbeque for lunch before visiting the Jade Buddha Temple. In the evening, visit the Bund, Nanjing Road before transferring to your hotel.

Day 10
Shanghai (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will have a free day at leisure.

Day 11
Shanghai - Hong Kong - 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. Your connection to Johannesburg is late in the evening.

Day 12
Arrival O R Tambo International Airport.
Home sweet home with unforgetable memories of your wonderful trip to China.


Price Details (per person in US Dollars) - 2009

4 Star option
Red Wall Hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ )
Diamond International hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Ramada Peace Hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ ★ )
     08616 - CHINA
     08616 -  24462

4 Star (★ ★ ★ ★)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
10 persons or more
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
High Season
$ 799
$ 245
$ 780
$ 245
$ 775
$ 226
$ 750
$ 226
Low Season
$ 725
$ 182
$ 699
$ 182
High Season: May 1-May 31, September 1- November 15
Shoulder Season: March 1- April 30, June 1-August 31, November 16- November 30
Low Season: Dec 01 - February 28

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 advice us with your names as appearing on your passports to enable us to check for the availability of class of travel on our special IT fare.

Services included
A.  Hotels (twin share basis) as listed in the itinerary.
B.  All Entrance fees as listed in the itinerary.
C.  Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned coach with a private English Guide in each city.
D.  Meals and Entertainment as listed in the itinerary,
E.  Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary.
F.  Service Charge & Government Taxes.
G. Terms & Conditions

Services not included
A   International airfare (Johannesburg - Beijing & Beijing - Johannesburg).
           Approx. R7,220 - Subject to availability of S-Class on Cathay Pacific Airlines.
           Approx. R8,570 - Subject to availability of S-Class on Cathay Pacific Airlines
                                    (Dec 01 - Jan 15)
           Please advice us with your names to enable us to check for the availability on our
           special IT fare. Fare increase for tickets bought after Mar 31.
B.  Airport Taxes and fuel charges (+- R1,150)
C.  Domestic airfare and taxes
D.  Visa Fees.
E.  Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.
F.  Personal expenses (ie. laundry, beverages and entertainment not shown in itinerary)
G.  Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L", or "D".
H.  Single Room Supplement.
     Hotels in China charge per room per night - if you wish to stay in a room by yourself,
     add the single supp. price to the per person sharing rate.

  1. Due to the fluctuation of the Rand, we have quoted the land arrangements separately in US Dollars. However, our prices are still subject to change of the exchange rate between US$ and RMB.
  2. Subject to availability of the respective class of travel on Cathay Pacific airline. Please advise us with your names to enable us to check for availability on our special IT fare.
  3. 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.
  4. Above are prices for adults. Children at the age of 12 or above will be treated as adult.
  5. Children at the age of 2 or under will be charged 10% of the land arrangements. Children at the age between 3 and 11 will be charged at 75% of the land arrangements. Please contact us for more information.

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