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Beijing, Tokyo and Shanghai 10 Days 8 Nights

Discover the very best of China and Japan on this 10-day odyssey, taking in enigmatic Beijing and the Great Wall, exploring electrifying Shanghai and discovering the hidden gems of Tokyo. 

Visit :   Beijing,  Tokyo-Haneda,  Tokyo,  Shanghai
Departure Date:
08/23
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Tour Code : AJS

Day 1  USA-Beijing

Board an international flight bound for Beijing. Spend the night aboard as our flight crosses the International Date Line.

**Please note a China Visa is required for this trip**

Day 2  Arrive Beijing Accommodation: New Otani Chang Fu Gong or similar

Touch down in Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our local guide and transferred to your luxury hotel accommodations.  Relax and enjoy your first night in China's beguiling capital. 

Optional Tour : Upgrade to a deluxe room at the St.Regis Beijing (3 nights)  ( $240 )

Day 3  Beijing (ABF) Accommodation: New Otani Chang Fu Gong or similar

A compelling blend of ancient medieval and modern, the city presents everything from glittering high-rises to crowded markets, imperial palaces, narrow backstreets and imposing public buildings dating from the time of Mao Tse Tung. After breakfast, we set out on our Beijing Capital tour with Qianmen Street.Qianmen Street was a commercial and entertainment hub due to its convenient location, connecting the Imperial Palace with other communities in Beijing. In the run-up to the 2008 Olympics, the street underwent a rejuvenation to restore the streetscape to that of the early 20th. We will continue on to visit the world-famous and historic Tiananmen Square, also known as the “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. Located in the heart of Beijing, Tiananmen Square was once the main gate to the Imperial Palace during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Today, it is home to the Monument to the People’s Heroes, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, National Museum of China, and the Great Hall of the People. Afterwards, we drive by the famed Olympic Site and have a photo stop at Olympic National Stadium (the Bird's Nest), Olympic National Aquatics Center (the Water Cube) and National Center for the Performing Art. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to explore the home to Ming and Qing emperors, Forbidden City. Comprised of 800 buildings covering 720,000 sq. meters, it is the world's largest palace complex.

**For those purchasing the Forbidden City optional tour - your passport is required for entry.  Please note if your passport does not match the passport on file for your reservation, you will be denied entry at the Forbidden City and your ticket will be nonrefundable**

 

Optional Tour : Forbidden City (only available for purchase prior to trip departure date**)  ( $28 )

Day 4  Beijing (ABF) Accommodation: New Otani Chang Fu Gong or similar

Explore Beijing on your own today or join the tour to visit the magnificent Great Wall. The Great Wall is a massive defensive structure built to keep intruders from invading the mainland. It stretches an impossible 4000 miles across China's north, covering nine provinces. An enormous undertaking that originally began under Qin Shi Huang (first emperor of China) in 200 B.C., the Great Wall was not completed until the Ming Dynasty in 1640. This morning you have plenty of time to walk along its ancient path and experience part of China's fascinating history. Afterwards, visit the fabled Sacred Way, the ‘Divine Way’ that China’s emperors were said to take to reach heaven after death. Stroll along the paved and slightly curved route—designed to confuse evil spirits — and admire the stunning stone statues of animals and men that line its edges.

Optional Tour : Great Wall & Sacred Way  ( $49 )

Day 5  Beijing - Tokyo (ABF) Accommodation: Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo or similar

Depart Beijing on a flight to Tokyo to arrive in Japan's vibrant capital city.  Upon arrival you will be greeted by our friendly ground crew and guided to the airport shuttle bus to transfer to the hotel.  The rest of the day is free to enjoy as you wish, perhaps relaxing at the hotel or getting to know this fascinating city.

Day 6  Tokyo (B) Accommodation: Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo or similar

Relax over breakfast and enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of energetic Tokyo. After time at the Imperial Palace Plaza, the residence of Japan’s imperial family; walk along vibrant Nakamise Street, an old shopping arcade crammed with souvenir stalls, to the Senso-Ji Temple. Admire this 7th-century temple before continuing to Ginza, one of the world’s classiest shopping areas. Dive into the high-end boutiques and stores before your return to your hotel, or choose to stay on and enjoy this fabulous shopping mecca. In the evening, experience Japanese tradition & cuisine by enjoying the optional Japanese Kaiseki Dinner. Kaiseki is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner which balances the taste, texture, appearance, and colors of food. Only fresh seasonal ingredients are used and are prepared in ways that aim to enhance their flavor. Dishes are also beautifully arranged and garnished.

Optional Tour : Kaiseki Dinner (Min. 5 participants - only available for purchase prior to trip departure date)  ( $99 )

Day 7  Tokyo (B) Accommodation: Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo or similar

Enjoy a free day to explore and enjoy bustling Tokyo at your leisure.  Perhaps visit a traditional teahouse, discover Japanese history and art at a museum, or indulge in some retail therapy at Tokyo's cutting edge stores - the choice is yours.  Alternatively, you may join our optional day trip to Nikko, a mountain town famous for its shogun temples and glorious lakes, waterfalls, and walking trails.

Day 8  Tokyo - Shanghai (B) Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Yingxing Shanghai or Similar

After breakfast, relax on your flight to Shanghai, the largest metropolitan and economic center of China. 

Day 9  Shanghai (ABF) Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Yingxing Shanghai or Similar

Once known as the ‘Paris of the East’, Shanghai encapsulates China’s modern economic revolution while also recalling the nation’s olden days. Cloud-piercing office blocks loom over hectic street markets, red-roofed teahouses and colonial edifices built by foreign powers in the 1930s and 1940s. Today, discover the best of this intoxicating city with a guided tour that takes in the elegant buildings of the Bund along the Huangpu River, the bustling Nanjing Road and time at the Shanghai Museum, home to fascinating Chinese art and antiquities. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the hotel or join the optional excursion to Lujiazui Finance and Trade Development Zone and cruise along the Huang Pu River. In the evening, do not miss the opportunity to experience the exciting Chinese Acrobatics show with dinner.

Optional Tour : Lujiazui FTDZ & Huang Pu River Cruise  ( $25 ) Acrobatics Show with Dinner  ( $40 )

Day 10  Shanghai - USA (ABF)

Bid farewell to our Asia trip as you board your flight back home filled with memories to last a lifetime.

     ABF-American Breakfast        B-Breakfast        L-Lunch        D-Dinner
*We reserve the right to substitute hotels, alter the itinerary,withdraw any tour and make any desirable alteration for the convenience of the tour's operation.
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