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China: Ten-Day Wonder of China Tour Per Person Sharing with Merry Travel

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The Ten-Day Wonder of China Tour introduces visitors to some of China’s star attractions like the Great Wall of China and Hangzhou West Lake, as well as some of its lesser known historic monuments for an enthralling glimpse of China’s ancient and modern cultures.  

Price includes:

  • China domestic transportation
  • Daily American-style buffet breakfast in hotel
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing admissions
  • Airport transfer service and local transportation





The Tour

Embark on a journey to China, an ancient country with a history dating back three millennia. With 10 days to explore the local culture, food and historical attractions, the Wonder of China Tour provides travellers with a whirlwind exposé of this rich landscape; from its majestic natural sceneries to its booming cityscapes. Other China highlights include a visit to Suzhou Lingering Garden, China’s most beautiful classical garden, the Forbidden City in Beijing and a walk along the 2 000-year-old Great Wall of China. 


Luxury accommodation in the following hotels or similar:

  • Beijing: Park Plaza Beijing Science Park. Click here for more details. 
  • Traders Upper East in Beijing. Click here for more details.  
  • Suzhou: Grand Metropark OR similar. Click here for more details. 
  • Hangzhou: Crown Plaza OR similar. Click here for more details.  
  • Shanghai: Grand Mercure OR similar. Click here for more details. 




 

How to redeem:

Must book by:

  • 21 February 2014


To confirm booking:

  • Complete online reservation form at https://www.merryttatravel.com/ChinaTours/ChinaCapital.shtml
  • Click 'Book Now' tab and select your tour based on option purchased
  • Complete all passengers details. Please note where two people are travelling together, two voucher codes and two security codes (if applied) are to be entered into areas provided on the booking form
  • You will be required to provide your credit card information to pay the balance of payments including single supplement (if applied) and any optional tours if required


 

Departure dates:

  • 1 March 2014
  • 13 March 2014
  • 16 March 2014
  • 27 March 2014
  • 3 April 2014
  • 10 April 2014
  • 17 April 2014
  • 24 April 2014
  • 8 May 2014
  • 22 May 2014
  • 19 June 2014
  • 10 July 2014
  • 7 August 2014
  • 21 August 2014
  • 11 September 2014
  • 18 September 2014
  • 25 September 2014
  • 16 October 2014
  • 30 October 2014
  • 6 November 2014 
  • 20 November 2014 
  • 27 November 2014

 

Itinerary:

Day 1 - depart home – Beijing
Begin your journey with the international flight to Beijing
Meet and transfer to the hotel with your tour manager
In-flight meal provided 

Day 2 - Beijing
Visit Tiananmen Square
Walk through the Forbidden City, home of the Chinese emperors and their household for five centuries 
Optional Hutong tour and have a special lunch hosted by a local family (US$50 pp) 
Experience traditional Chinese Tea Culture 
Optional evening entertainment - The Legend of Kung Fu (US$35 pp)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 3 - Beijing
Visit 2008 Olympic Games sites: Bird’s Nest and Water Cube 
Learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing 
Walk in the clouds while hiking the 2 000-year-old Great Wall of China
Enjoy traditional Chinese foot massage after hiking the Great Wall (at your own expense)
Breakfast and lunch 

Day 4 – Beijing
Morning exercise: Tai Chi lesso , Temple of Heaven
Silk factory outlet - Learn about silk, the very trade item which started the famous Silk Road, and its delicate manufacturing process 
Optional to visit Beijing Zoo to see pandas in the afternoon (US$50 pp)
Take the option to enjoy Beijing Opera in the evening (US$35 pp)
Breakfast 

Day 5 - Beijing - Shanghai - Suzhou
Transfer to airport to take scheduled flight to Shanghai 
Transfer to Suzhou
Breakfast and dinner 

Day 6 - Suzhou
Visit Lingering Garden - an elaborate succession of small gardens. Lingering in a garden you will marvel at its unique architecture and art
An Optional Grand Canal boat ride takes you back to the old days and experiences of the life of the ancient time ($35 pp)
Breakfast and lunch 

Day 7 - Suzhou – Hangzhou
Hangzhou city tour - Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and its political, economic and cultural centre
Visit the West Lake – a  cultural landscape of Hangzhou 
Optional evening show: Impression West Lake ($60 pp)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 8 - Hangzhou – Shanghai
In the early morning, visit tea plantation and visit tea farm - a tea culture experience by seeing tea picking and processing
Drive to Shanghai and take the free time to explore Shanghai on your own - visit Nanjing Road walking district, the most popular shopping and commercial area
Breakfast 

Day 9 - Shanghai
Visit Pearl of Orient TV tower (outside) (extra cost for riding on the tower) 
Shanghai museum to learn more about the Shanghai local culture and history
Visit the Bund by the Huangpu River, experience the old and modern side of the city 
Enjoy an optional evening Huangpu River Cruise ($40 pp)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 10 - Shanghai – Home
You will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight back home or continue your journey to visit other cities in China

 

Highlights

  • Nine-night, ten-day tour per person sharing
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Meet and greet transfers
  • Meal plans as per itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing tours
  • Highlights include Shanghai, Great Wall of China, Suzhou Lingering Garden and Beijing

The Fine Print

All bookings must be made within 7 days of purchase – no refunds thereafter. All travel must be completed by 27 November 2014. Groupons will be redeemed once the booking has been made and will no longer be refundable. Groupon price is per person based on double occupancy. Rate is per person sharing and subject to purchase of a minimum of two Groupons. Single supplement payable directly to Merry Travel upon confirmation of reservation: R2 900 per person at time of going to market. Subject to change without notice depending on rate of exchange. Children under 2 years of age are free and USD300 for 3-12-year-olds, payable upon booking. All reservations are subject to availability on dates supplied. All bookings need to be made by 21 February 2014: kathy@merryttatravel.com. Rate excludes: all meals not specified, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, porterage and tipping and sightseeing not mentioned, passport and visa fees, taxes and fuel surcharges, international airfare. No-shows forfeit Groupon. Picture displayed is a representation. Subject to availability. Standard Groupon terms and conditions apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.