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Red Line - Classical Historical Architecture Route

red Line - Classical Historical Architecture Route

Detail Itinerary


TOUR CODE: RE-515

TOUR TYPE : Circular Tour 9 Days 8 Nights

DESTINATION: Beijing, Tianjin, Chengde

DEPARTURE DATE : Guaranteed departure whole year-round

MEALS : Self Catering

ACCOMMODATION : 3* and above hotels with breakfasts


TOUR ITINERARY



Monday – Arrive in Beijing. Transfer to Hotel. Free in the evening.


Tuesday - Beijing

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Ancient Guards of Classical China Route


Red Line starts from Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public square. Walk through the square to visit the National Museum, the nation’s treasure containing Chinese culture and history master pieces.


The Forbidden City and a climb up to the Jinshan Hill in Jinshan Park to take a bird’s eye view of the golden roof tops. The Forbidden City was the Chinese Imperial Palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty from 1420 to 1912. It served as the home of Emperors and their households as well as being the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government for almost 500 years.



Wednesday - Beijing

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We will start the day at the Changling Mausoleum, the largest, oldest and also best-preserved tomb in the Ming Tombs. In the afternoon, we will head to to Badaling, the Great Chinese Wall.Take a cable car to broaden your view of this imposing wonder and enjoy the natural landscape. Take a picture at the most beautiful point. Later there’s time to rest from your climb, while we drive you back to Beijing city. The next stop is the Beijing Olympic Stadium (Bird Nest and Water Cube), completely new architecture styles especially designed for Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.


Thursday - Beijing

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Today, we will continue exploring highlights of Beijing, starting from The Summer Palace. It is an enormous park with pavilions, temples, among lakes and surrounded by hills. It is a good idea for you to climb the hill or take a scroll in the gardens; it is a charming place to explore before taking a dragon styled boat tour on Kunming lake.
After lunch, following up is The Temple of Heaven,which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. And then take a walk at The Old Beijing Hutong Area where you have an opportunity to look into ordinary people’s life.

Friday - Beijing 127KM Tianjin

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After breakfast, we will drive to Tianjin, one of four municipalities in China. Upon arrival, our tour guide will accompany you for a walk through Tianjin’s Ancient Cultural Street.
Deliberately recreating past times, you will be surrounded by Chinese traditional culture and life of the past. In the afternoon, we will visit Garden of Serenity. Belonging to the mansion owned by the Last Emperor of Qing Dynasty, Puyi , its garden is a beautiful mix of Spanish and Japanese style architecture. After that, we will visit the Five Great Avenues, a British Settlement of Tianjin. Despite the known trials and hardship experienced, the place has still kept the original form and character showing Tianjin’s cosmopolitan city culture as experienced by the centennial generation.

Saturday - Tianjin

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Ancient Guards of Classical China Route

Highlight of Go Tour China’s Red Line is a visit to the First Teaching Hospital at the Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There is no better place to learn about traditional Chinese acupuncture techniques, stop inside the pharmacy and learn about the history of traditional Chinese medicine in the museum displays.

Afterwards, we will head to a small town, Yang Liu Qing for lunch and admire the Shi Courtyard, the former residence of Shi Yuanshi, fourth son of Shi Wan Cheng, one of eight great masters of Tianjin. Shi courtyard shows the unique Han architecture style popular during the Qing Dynasty. For art lovers, our tour-guide can take you to visit one of the painting studios of Yangliuqing Folk Painting, where you can see how paintings are produced. Yangliuqing Folk Paintingis one of the three famous New Year Pictures in China, which first appeared in Yangliuqing Town, west suburb of Tianjin in 17th century. They are special because they combine block print with coloured hand drawing. This tradition was passed down from the Song (960-1279) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties.
In the afternoon, we transfer back to Tianjin-city where we visit the Italian-style streetStrolling down this street, you may feel like being in an Italian ancient town replica! During the evening, take some free time on the Nanshi Grocery Street where local snacks come in a variety of flavours, ready for you to taste or bring home as authentic souvenirs.


Sunday - Tianjin 298KM Chengde

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Ancient Guards of Classical China Route

We depart early this morning to Chengde. Chengde Mountain Resort is China’s largest imperial garden and is twice the size of Beijing’s Summer Palace. Its construction spanned nearly ninety years under the Emperor Kangxi in 1703 and lasted until the greater part of Emperor Qianlong’s reign. The Imperial Summer Villa often saw use as a second capital as Kangxi set a precedent followed by Qianlong and a succession of other Qing emperors of spending much of the year at this unrivalled garden. In 1994, the Imperial Summer Villa became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Monday - Chengde 233KM Beijing

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After breakfast, the tour-guide will escort you to the Putuo Zongcheng Temple. Part of the "Eight Outer Temples" in Chengde, it is also part of the World Heritage List along with the Chengde Mountain Resort we visited yesterday. The temple was modelled after the Potala Palace of Tibet, old sanctuary of the Dalai Lama which was built a century earlier. The temple complex covers a surface area of some 220,000 square meters (2,4 million sq.ft.) making it one of the largest temples in China. Many of its halls and pavilions are adorned with copper and gold roof tiles adding to the splendour of this heavenly destination. At noon we transfer back to Beijing.

Tuesday – Departure from China. Transfer back to Airport.


The circle tour, pre-tour and post-tour accommodation are unavailable during Chinese Public Holiday, which includes Tomb-sweeping Day (2 April-4 April 2017), Labour Day (29 April-1 May 2017), Dragon Boat Festival(28 May-30 May 2017), and National day(1 Oct-8 Oct 2017).

What’s included :

- Accommodation in a comfortable three-star hotel, Double/Twin room with private facilities.
- The services of an experienced tour manager.
- Sightseeing and orientation tours included in the itinerary - expertly planned to maximise their time to visit iconic and must-see sites in each city
- Daily continental breakfast (No Srilakan food)
- Daily transportation on modern air-conditioned coaches.
- Experienced and professional coach driver.
- Airport pick up and Airport Drop

What’s not included :

- Return international air fare.(Airline fares and taxes may vary at the time of purchasing after receiving visas)
- Mandatory tip for the tour manager and driver of 50 CNY per person per day (30 CNY for the tour manager and 20 CNY for the driver), which will be collected by the tour manager whilst on tour.
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- All optional activities, tours and attraction Entrance tickets not included in the itinerary
- Meals (including tips) and drinks not included in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses (laundry, internet, phone calls etc.)

Entrance Fees To Tourist Sites, Shoulder Season (Dec 1st –Feb 30th ), Peak Season(Mar 1st – Nov 31st)

Beijing


Shoulder Season Peak Season
The Forbidden City CNY 40 CNY 60
Jingshan Park CNY 2 CNY 2
Changling Mausoleum CNY 30 CNY 45
Badaling Great Wall CNY 40 CNY 45
The Summer Palace CNY 20 CNY 30
Temple of Heaven CNY 30 CNY 35

Tianjin


Shoulder Season Peak Season
Garden of Serenity CNY 20 CNY 20
Shi Courtyard CNY 27 CNY 27

Chengde


Shoulder Season Peak Season
Chengde Mountain Resort CNY 90 CNY 145
Putuo Zongcheng Temple CNY 60 CNY 80
Note: For Reference Only, Rate may vary.

Accommodation

Beijing



Datong

Chang An Grand Hotel
Address: No.27 Huaweili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Phone: (+86) 010-67731234
Nearby Attraction?Xiushui Street




ChanWu Hotel

Free Comfort Holiday Hotel
Address: No.13 Fengzhi East Road, Beijing
Phone: (+86) 010-62076207
Nearby Attraction?Beijing Xishan national Forest Park
Tianjin







Aloft Zhengzhou Shangjie

Pan Pacific Tianjin
Address: NO. 1 Zhangzizhong Road, Tianjin
Phone: (+86) 022- 58638888
Nearby Attraction?Ancient Culture Street




Guangdong Hotel

Renaissance Tianjin Downtown Hotel
Address: NO. 105 Jianshe Road Yangheli, Tianjin
Phone: (+86) 022-23026888/23021288
Nearby Attraction?Five Major Road District
Chengde






Guangdong Hotel

Chengde Jiahe International Hotel
Address: NO. 23 Yingbin Road, Chengde
Phone: (+86) 0314-2556688
Nearby Attraction?Chengde Mountain Resort




Guangdong Hotel

Fumanjia Hotel
Address: S9 Commercial Building, Xingsheng Lishui, Shuangqiao District, Chengde
Phone: (+86) 0314-2065999/2566008 /2566005
Nearby Attraction?Chengde Mountain Resort




Terms and Conditions


Entry Visas			:	You will be required to have a Chinese Visa. We will assist and co-ordinate in the documentation. 

Deposit				:	LKR 100,000 per person at the time of booking

Group Deviation		:	If you are traveling with a group  you will be required to travel IN/OUT together as a Group. 
						However, in the event you need to deviate from the group at the end of the tour and travel to another 
						destination, a charge of USD 300/- will be applicable. All such deviations will be subject to availability of seats. 
						Generally we do not encourage deviations.	

Cancellations			:	In the event you cancel your tour, following voluntary amounts will be applicable
							120 - 90		Days prior to departure		-	No Charge
							90 - 60		Days prior to departure		-	25%
							60 - 45		Days prior to departure		-	50%
							45 - 21		Days prior to departure		-	75%
							21			Days prior to departure		-	No Refunds

In the event of visas being rejected by the visa office, there will be tour design/sponsor charges and travel insurance cancellation charges.
If the visa decision is not received 15 days before tour starting date, this tour may not be available and alternate arrangements need to be made after visa confirmation.
Please note that the issuing of visas is at the sole discretion of the visa officers at the embassy.
12 months, 0% interest payment plans also available for selected credit card payments.
(One time Service fee will apply)