Trip to China: Xian, Pingyao, Datong and Beijing

Trip to China: Xian, Pingyao, Datong and Beijing



WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2019

WHERE: China: Xi’an, Pingyao, Datong and Beijing

PRICE: $839.00    image  PAY DEPOSIT    image  PAY FULL AMOUNT


Trip to China: Xi’an, Pingyao, Datong and Beijing

November 9th, 2019 - November 16th, 2019


$839 if paid by credit card*

$829 if paid by check**

*Price based on double occupancy.
**Check price valid if all payments, other than the initial deposit, are paid by check.


INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

7 Nights in Hotels
Forbidden City Tour
Great Wall Visit
Yungang Grottoes Visit
Hanging Monastery Visit
Calligraphy Class
Paper Cutting Class
Visit to the Ancient City of Pingyao
Transfers Between Activities and Destinations


NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

International Airfare
Departure Tax
Airport Transfers
Meals
Alcoholic Beverages
Personal Expenses
Gratuities
Travel Insurance (Required)
Transfers not Indicated

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What a price and what a trip. This exciting and fulfilling trip to China will encompass all the highlights in the 8 day adventure through this fascinating and culturally rich country. This tour will take us through Xi’an, home of the Terracotta Warriors and architecture that will leave you breathless. With influences from the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties, Xi’an gives us the chance to absorb the area’s plethora of ancient energy and cultural icons. We then take the trek to Pingyao to explore the narrow streets and amazing street food before a quick ride to Datong. Here we see some truly astonishing feats of construction with a temple built into the side of a cliff, as well as thousands of stone and wood carved Budda statues. Of course the trip is rounded off with a visit to the Great Wall outside of Beijing and the famed Forbidden City. Fill your adventure cup this winter with new experiences and excitement. Join Professionals in the City for 8 days and 7 nights in the heart of China!


YOUR ITINERARY:


Day 1 - November 9th:
Arrival day! Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned for today other than your welcome meeting at the hotel this evening where you will meet your fellow travelers, touch base with your guide and go over the itinerary. Take today to venture out and see the Terracotta Warriors or roam Xi’an to start your souvenir shopping. Get a taste of the local food, grab a delicious brew and get to know some locals tonight as you buddy up and experience the Xi’an nightlife.

Day 2 - November 10th: After a short morning in Xi’an, we board a fast moving train to Pingyao. Upon arrival we drop our things and settle in before attending a paper cutting demonstration that will show us this intriguing art creating intricate designs through cutting paper. Watch as local mythical legends and opera stories are brought to life through this tough skill. The rest of the night is yours to enjoy the traditional residences, pagodas and temples that litter the city.

Day 3 - November 11th: After a free morning in Pingyao, we jump on our fast train and head north to Datong. Upon arrival we will drop our bags and go over the rest of the trip with our guide. The guide will give suggestions on how to spend the rest of your day in Datong. Visit and grab pictures of the many pagodas, temples and Buddhist decor that dot the city. Grab some dinner and cocktails with some other fellow travelers and dabble in the Datong nightlife.

Day 4 - November 12th: With a little free time in the morning, grab some tea and get your camera ready. Today we head out to visit the Hanging Temple. Built into the side of a cliff outside of Datong, the Hanging Monastery was built approximately 1,500 years ago and has influences from Buddhist, Toaist and Confucious religions. After exploring the ins and outs of the Hanging Monastery, we continue on to the Yungang Grottoes. These Buddhist grottoes have been carved right out of the stone on the side of a mountain. This landmark embraces over 18,000 square meters of caves, niches and Buddhist carvings. The caves house over 51,000 Buddhist statues that will keep your camera clicking nonstop. After our full day of adventuring, it is back to the hotel to rest your feet. The night is yours to explore the many grottoes and temples throughout Datong.

Day 5 - November 13th: After a little free time in Datong, we pack up and hop on a train to zoom through China’s countryside northeast to Beijing. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Take this time to get a little rest and view some truly amazing landscapes, cities and villages as we make our way to the country’s capital. Upon arrival, the night is yours to explore Beijing. Ask your guide for suggestions on where to eat, party and/or relax while spending time in Beijing.

Day 6 - November 14th: Today we head out with the group to explore the famed Forbidden City. Your guide will lead you through the crowds and point out the most interesting and important aspects of the largest imperial palace in the world. After your extensive tour, the night is yours to explore. Relax at the hotel, get ready and head out on the town to enjoy the plethora of nightlife Beijing boasts, or explore the winding streets and touch on cultural landmarks such as Tiananmen Square or the National Museum of China.

Day 7 - November 15th: Today we travel out of Beijing to the Great Wall of China! We will visit the Mutianyu section of the wall and get a chance at some astonishing views of one of the great wonders of the world. With a little less tourism coming to this part of the Great Wall, you’ll have a little more freedom to walk around without being elbow to elbow. There is plenty to enjoy, including many nearby attractions and facilities. After arriving back in our hotel the rest of the day and night are yours to explore. Visit another section of the Great Wall, check out the Lama Temple, the Ming Dynasty Tombs, or shop your heart out on Wangfujing Street. There is plenty to keep you occupied and excited in Beijing.

Day 8 - November 16th: Today is departure day. Normal check out times apply so wake up early and get that last minute souvenir shopping in before you head to the Beijing airport. If you think that an extra day might be in the cards, ask about extending your Beijing stay while booking.

Join your fellow adventurers for an amazing trip to China!


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Flight Information

This trip does not include an international flight. If you would like Professionals in the City to assist you in booking your flight, please mention in the comments section of your order.

*Please arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight’s scheduled departure time.
*Professionals in the City is not liable if you miss your flight
*Please wait for your trip forms to arrive before booking your flight


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Roommates: If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, please indicate in the "comments" section of your order form. We do our best to pair roommates, although there is no guarantee. If we are unable to pair you, you would need to upgrade to a single supplement.

Single Supplement: A single supplement is available for an additional fee of $249. If you would like to sign up for a single supplement, please indicate this in the comments section of the order form.

Payment Deadlines: After you make your initial $400 deposit, an additional payment of $300 is due July 1, 2019. The final payment of the remaining balance is due on August 1, 2019.

Cancellations: Cancellations prior to July 1, 2019 will be subject to a $400 cancellation charge. Cancellation made after July 1, 2019 and on or before August 1, 2019 will be subject to a $700 cancellation charge.There will be no refund issued in case of a cancellation on or after August 1, 2019.

Passport Information: A valid passport will be required of all passengers (please verify that your passport will be valid six months beyond your return date to the United States). Please complete your Trip Information Form (will be e-mailed to you after registration) immediately upon receipt and return to Professionals in the City for verification.

Insurance Information: Professionals in the City requires a minimum $200,000 USD emergency medical evacuation and repatriation travel insurance. Proof of insurance must be provided to Professionals in the City by the requested due date. If this is not provided to Professionals in the City by the requested date, this will be treated as a cancellation in which our cancellation policy will take place. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance from Travelex Insurance Services, a reputable travel insurance company with extensive 24-hour emergency assistance services. For more information, or to purchase travel insurance directly from Travelex, please Click Here to be directed to the relevant page of the Travelex website.

The prices listed are U.S. dollars per person and based on double occupancy.

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