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2018: Captivating China (IAN)
13 days from Beijing to Shanghai
'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.' This wise phrase from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu sums up Monograms' philosophy. But we believe the first step should be easy and a no-brainer. That's why we handle all your vacation details for you. We make it where your 'journey of a thousand miles' only requires you to take the first step-to contact us! On this 13-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast (plus five lunches), private guided sightseeing, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the airports for all intra-vacation flights. To make your journey as comfortable and easy as possible, we also offer the services of a Local Host-someone who will answer questions, offer suggestions, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly in every city: Beijing, Chengdu, Xi'an, Guilin, and Shanghai. Your Local Host will welcome you with a smile when you arrive, and will help you get settled and familiar with each city and to help you personalize your vacation.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Beijing, as we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. While in Beijing, we have arranged for you to have two private sightseeing tours with local experts. We'll take you to the Great Wall, a must-see when you are in China. You'll have the opportunity to walk along the wall and see amazing views, as well as capture some fantastic photos. The next day, visit Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and the Forbidden City's Imperial Palace, once the home of China's great emperors. Your guide will share inside stories and the history of these attractions, not to mention what life is like in Beijing. From Beijing, fly to Chengdu. A full-day private guided excursion brings you to see the Leshan Giant Buddha, the world's tallest stone Buddha at 233 feet. View the Buddha from a cruise on the river and from several vantage points on land. You'll also visit the Giant Panda Research Base for a chance to see these beautiful animals up close!

Next, fly to Xi'an in central China. Here, your private guided tour includes a visit to the Dayan Pagoda, built in 652 AD. Of course, you cannot come to Xi'an-or even China, for that matter-without seeing the Terracotta Warriors, an archaeological treasure trove. Then, you're off to the most scenic part of your vacation. In Guilin, one of China's most beautiful areas, we've arranged for private guided sightseeing of its highlights. The highpoint will undoubtedly be a cruise on the tranquil Li River, where you will leave modern civilization behind as you pass by rice paddies, fishermen on bamboo rafts, and water buffalo grazing in the river.

Finally, fly to Shanghai, where your Local Host will be waiting for you. We've arranged two half-day private guided tours with a local expert, including the Yu Yuan Gardens, classical Chinese gardens dating back to the Ming Dynastym and a walking tour of the former French Concession, where remnants of a bygone era remain and feature the famous Art Deco Cathay Theatre. We've also included a traditional xiaolongbao (soup dumpling) feast and free time in Shanghai for you to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course).

We know that sometimes experiencing the culture hands-on is the best way to learn. That's why we've included a noodle-making demonstration in Xi'an, as well as a visit to a local tea farm in Guilin for a hands-on demonstration of the tea-making process, followed by a tea ceremony. And that's not all. Monograms has arranged VIP access for your inside visits. That means that rather than standing in long lines, we give you VIP access at the key sights. You're traveling all the way to China, so why waste your time standing in line when you can be enjoying yourself?

Between the sightseeing we've arranged, the transportation and meals we've included, the hotels we've booked, and the attractions we've included, all you have to do is take that first step and call us-and then enjoy yourself on vacation! We've taken care of the other "thousand miles." With the time saved and the comfort of knowing you will have a Local Host with you throughout your vacation, you've got yourself a vacation that even Lao Tzu could not resist!
Call (620) 792-2458 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13901025
Tour OperatorMonograms
OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2018
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - No
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1BeijingWelcome to China! Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2BeijingThis morning, enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED EXCURSION to the Great Wall of China, which once stretched 4,000 miles across China's barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Walk along the wall and take in the stunning views of this mammoth fortress and the surrounding scenery. Return to Beijing and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. (B,L)
Day 3BeijingBegin your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING at TIAN'ANMEN SQUARE, the largest public square in the world. Next, stop at the FORBIDDEN CITY, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world's largest palace complex. Once the home of China's great emperors, today it showcases ancient Chinese architecture, landscaped gardens, and displays of rare art and artifacts. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)
Day 4ChengduToday, fly to Chengdu, capital of the Sichuan province and known for its flavorful food. (B)
Day 5ChengduA full-day PRIVATE GUIDED EXCURSION brings you to the LESHAN GIANT BUDDHA, the world's tallest stone Buddha at 233 feet. Leshan Town is located at the confluence of three rivers, and during the Tang Dynasty, boat accidents were a common occurrence. Out of growing concern for the people, a local monk decided to build a monument above the treacherous waters in hopes of making peace with the water spirit. Work on this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site started in 713 AD and took 90 years to complete. (B,L)
Day 6Xi'anJoin your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR to the GIANT PANDA RESEARCH BASE and marvel at these beautiful animals. Later, fly to Xi'an, an archaeological treasure trove in central China. (B)
Day 7Xi'anRare discoveries await on your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR of Xi'an. Start with a visit to the DAYAN PAGODA, built in 652 AD. Afterward, visit the enormous tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. Marvel at the legion of TERRACOTTA WARRIORS that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years. During lunch, enjoy a NOODLE-MAKING DEMONSTRATION by a master chef and learn how Chinese noodles are made by hand. Last stop is Xi'an's ancient CITY WALL. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L)
Day 8GuilinFly to Guilin, one of China's most beautiful areas. (B)
Day 9GuilinMeet your Local Guide for PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING of Guilin's highlights. Begin with a CRUISE on the tranquil Li River and be transported far from modern civilization. Mystical mountains surround you as you pass rice paddies, fishermen on bamboo rafts, and water buffalo grazing in the river. Afterward, visit a local TEA FARM for a hands-on demonstration of the tea-making process, followed by a tea ceremony. Return to Guilin, where the rest of the afternoon and evening are at your leisure. (B,L)
Day 10ShanghaiFly to Shanghai, China's center of trade and industry. (B)
Day 11ShanghaiToday, explore the highlights of Shanghai on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. First, visit the bustling YU YUAN GARDENS, dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Then, stroll along the Bund, the city's riverfront boulevard lined with historic buildings, housing, banks, and trade houses. For lunch, stop at a local restaurant featuring XIAOLONGBAO, Shanghai's most famous dish. These tasty soup dumplings are handmade with at least 18 intricate folds to close the top. The broth is the star so, to avoid wasting a single drop, gently pick up the dumpling, dip in sauce, and transfer to a Chinese soup spoon. Next, make a small hole to release the steam and allow the broth to cool. After it cools, sip up the broth and then swallow the dumpling. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L)
Day 12ShanghaiThis morning, your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING starts at the SHANGHAI MUSEUM, featuring stunning displays of ancient bronze, jade, and ceramics. Then, take a WALKING TOUR of the former French Concession, once Shanghai's leading residential and retail area. Today, the qualities that made the area so popular endure-from quaint, tree-lined streets and exquisite architecture to charming shops and fashionable restaurants and bars. Along the way, see the famous Art Deco Cathay Theatre, explore the narrow lanes of Xintiandi, and visit Fuxing Park, where locals play chess, dance, practice tai chi, and more. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)
Day 13ShanghaiYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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June 01, 2018$2,279.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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December 01, 2018$2,169.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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January 01, 2019$2,299.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
Disclaimer
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Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at a reduction.

2019 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2018.
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2018: Captivating China (IAN)
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'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.' This wise phrase from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu sums up Monograms' philosophy. But we believe the first step should be easy and a no-brainer.
 
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