Thailand Delight with Shanghai

  • 13 Days 11 Nights
  • TOUR CODE: ATAV
  • FROM: $1499

Take a spellbinding tour around the wonders of China and Thailand, on our 11-night tour visiting Shanghai, Bangkok, River Kwai, Ayutthaya and Pattaya.  Experience the unique allure of pulsating Shanghai, this still-enigmatic land blends ancient history with imposing Maoist architecture and glittering, 21st century skyscrapers.  Witness the gold temples and floating markets of Bangkok, explore the relics of royal Ayutthaya and scenic Kanchanaburi, and lounge on the beaches of tropical Pattaya.
 

  • Shanghai (3 nights)
  • Bangkok (3 nights)
  • River Kwai (1 night)
  • Ayutthaya (1 night)
  • Pattaya (2 nights)
  • Bangkok (1 night)

TRIP TIMELINE

DAYS 1 & 2

USA-Shanghai

Board an international flight bound for Shanghai, eager to begin our Shanghai and Thailand vacation. Spend the night aboard as our flight crosses the International Date Line. Arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and relax with a transfer to your hotel.  Check in for three nights and spend the remainder of your evening as you wish.

Accommodation:

★★★★ Pullman Shanghai Jing'an Hotel or Similar

Upgrades available:

Pullman Shanghai Jing'an Hotel or Similar (Executive Suite) 3 nights

DAY 3

Shanghai

This morning, we visit the Shanghai Museum and view the exhibits of ancient Chinese art. Designed by a local Shanghai Architect, the current building was completed in 1993 and resembles the shape of a bronze cooking vessel. Afterwards, we visit City God Temple Bazaar, the Nanjing Road and the Bund. Spend the afternoon to relax at the hotel or take the optional tour to Lujiazui Finance and Trade Development Zone and a ride on Huang Pu River Cruise. In the evening, do not miss the opportunity to experience the exciting Chinese Acrobatics Show (with dinner).

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Pullman Shanghai Jing'an Hotel or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 4

Shanghai

Spend the day free at leisure or take an optional excursion to the charming water village of Suzhou. Suzhou, often known as the “Venice of the Orient”, is a historic city located at the heart of the Yangtze Delta in the southern part of the Jiangsu Province. Beautiful stone bridges, pagodas, and classical gardens line the canals that cover 42 percent of the city.

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Pullman Shanghai Jing'an Hotel or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 5

Shanghai - Bangkok

After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Thailand’s vibrant capital, Bangkok. 
 

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok or Similar

Upgrades available:

Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok or Similar (Deluxe Suite - King Bed) 4 nights

DAY 6

Bangkok

Home to nearly 9 million people, Bangkok fuses über-modernity with age-old Buddhist traditions. After breakfast, discover the city’s royal history and rich culture on a sightseeing tour. Visit the Temple of Golden Buddha (Wat Trimitr), home to the world’s biggest solid-gold Buddha statue, measuring 10 feet high, weighing over 5 tons, and valued at $14m. Drink in the scents and colors of orchids, marigolds and roses as we pass by the Paklong Talat flower market, and visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) to admire its gargantuan statue. After a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the afternoon independently, or explore Bangkok’s must-sees on our optional Landmark of Bangkok tour. Tour the splendid Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, see the riverside Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and ride a motorboat along the Chao Phraya River.

*Men and women must have their shoulders, arms and legs covered when visiting the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple*

 

Included: Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 7

Bangkok

Following breakfast, depart Bangkok for Damnoen Saduak, one of Thailand’s most famous floating markets. Ride a long-tail speedboat around the lively canals, passing boats and stalls laden with fresh produce, spices, and handicrafts. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning back to the hotel.  Spend the evening as you wish or join our optional tour to Asiatique Riverfront Night Market and enjoy a classic Thai dinner and dance show.

Included: Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 8

Bangkok - River Kwai

After an early start, travel into scenic Kanchanaburi province and visit the Bridge over the River Kwai, famously connected to the 'Death Railway' of World War II, and the poignant Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, home to 9,000 Allied war graves. Check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.  Alternatively, make the most of your time with our optional tour to the Elephant World Sanctuary for rescued elephants.  Admire, feed and help bathe these incredible animals in the river before enjoying lunch at the camp. 

 

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Felix River Kwai Resort or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 9

River Kwai-Ayutthaya

After breakfast, journey to Ayutthaya, home to the UNESCO-listed ruins of the medieval capital of Siam. Founded in 1350, this royal city was a major power for over 400 years, until Burmese forces destroyed it in the 1700s. Stroll around the remains of this once-thriving city, seeing the restored chedi of the crumbled Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the blackened remnants of monasteries, the carved Buddha face entangled in tree roots, and the working Wat Yai Chaimongkol temple. Your tour also includes time at the Bang Pa In palace, a beautiful lakeside retreat of Thailand’s kings during the 19th century. Tonight, make the most of Ayutthaya’s setting by joining us for an optional dinner cruise on a traditional wooden rice barge.

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Krungsri River Hotel or similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 10

Ayutthaya - Pattaya

Relax over breakfast before a scenic drive to Pattaya, a popular vacation spot on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand whose beaches and entertainments draw thousands of visitors annually. On arrival, experience the virtual ‘Theme Park - Dark Ride’ at a gems gallery, learning about Thailand’s most prized gemstones. Then, check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day as you please, perhaps relaxing on the sands or by the pool. Later, you may wish to take our optional Pattaya by Night tour, savoring a sumptuous seafood dinner and cabaret show.

Included: Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation:

★★★★ Long Beach Garden Hotel & Spa or similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 11

Pattaya

Today, choose to relax at your hotel, or enjoy our optional day trip to Coral Island, an idyllic islet 45 minutes by boat from Pattaya. Speed over the seas to the island and laze on the white sands or swim, snorkel or dive in the translucent waters, with a break for a seafood lunch. Join your fellow travellers this evening for a delicious farewell dinner at your hotel.

Included: Breakfast , Dinner at Local Restaurant

Accommodation:

★★★★ Long Beach Garden Hotel & Spa or similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 12

Pattaya - Bangkok

Enjoy the best part of the day free before a return transfer to Bangkok for an overnight stay. This evening, why not mark your last night in Thailand’s exciting capital with our optional Chao Phraya dinner cruise by Grand Pearl.  Admire views of the floodlit Grand Palace, and Bangkok’s golden temples and river bridges as you enjoy a scrumptious buffet dinner on board your comfortable ship.

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 13

Bangkok - USA

After breakfast, bid farewell to Thailand as we make our way to the airport for your return flight to the USA.
 

 

Included: Breakfast

Late Checkouts:

Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok or Similar (Standard Twin)

Your tour includes

  • Fuel surcharges on airlines tickets
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Luxury hotel accommodations
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Daily hotel breakfast
  • Transpacific air tickets (land and air package only)
  • Sightseeing places as indicated in the itinerary

Your included accommodation will be at one of the below hotels or a hotel of a similar category; we will notify you of your final hotel list before departure.

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Thailand Delight with Shanghai (ATAV)