A week in Beijing including a flight from Canada, 4* hotel, guided tours, some meals included… And all this from $1249 + taxes? Normally it costs more to just fly there! Sounds too good to be true… But this time it isn’t!
After the Big Games are over, the Chinese capital is left with an abundance of top notch hotel rooms – and now they are trying to find ways to fill them… for those who did not make it there for the time of the Olympics – this is your deal of the century!
The “Fun & Games in Beijing” package offer coveres 3 departures:
October 07 – 13, 2008
October 28 – November 03, 2008
November 27 – December 03, 2008
And here’s what you get:
Day 1 Canada – Toronto
Fly to Beijing, the political, economic and cultural center of People’s Republic of China.
Day 2 Arrive Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, where you will be escorted to your selected hotel for a five nights’ stay.
Day 3 Beijing (Breakfast/Lunch)
This morning visit the Ming Tombs, the beautifully decorated burial place of the emperors of the Ming Dynasty also known as the Underground Palace. After lunch experience the unforgettable! Visit the No. 1 World Wonder – the Great Wall of China (Ju Yong Guan Section), built over 2,000 years ago by Emperor Qin. The Great Wall stretches over 6,000 km across the top of China. Later, drive by the Olympic site and see some of the new structures including the National Aquatic Centre (the Water Cube) and the National Stadium (the Bird’s Nest).
Day 4 Beijing (Breakfast/Lunch)
Visit historic Tiananmen Square where Mao Tse Tung first raised the flag of the People’s Republic. Then tour the Imperial Palace, also called the Forbidden City and its gardens. After lunch, visit the Hutong by pedicab and take a leisurely stroll through the 700-year old narrow, winding streets that surround the Forbidden City. Watch the daily routines of the local people in their courtyard. This evening enjoy a spectacular “Legend of Kung Fu” show.
Day 5 Beijing (Breakfast/Lunch)
Today starts with a visit to the exquisite Summer Palace, a former retreat for the Imperial family. Then marvel at the splendid Temple of Heaven and the Hall of Prayer for Bountiful Harvest.
Day 6 Beijing (Breakfast/Special Dinner)
This morning, visit the 798 factory and shop at the silk market in the afternoon. This evening, enjoy a farewell Peking Duck dinner.
Day 7 Depart Beijing (Breakfast)
Today, head to the airport for your flight home. Bon Voyage!
Air-Inclusive Package Price Includes:
- Return economy class airfare;
- Return airport transfers by air-conditioned coach;
- Hotel accommodations as chosen;
- Meals as specified in the itinerary;
- Sightseeing with admissions as specified;
- Private air-conditioned coach with English-speaking guide;
There is a choice of two different hotels (4* and 5*) for each departure – and the prices vary accordingly. The best deal seems to be $1249 (from Vancouver) and $1399 (from Toronto / Ottawa / Montreal) for leaving on 27 Nov and staying at the Best Western Premier Hotel (4*). Taxes and Chinese visa are additional, coming to approx. $485 CAD. The most expensive option – and not bad at all for all this – is $1999 for a stay at the Ritz-Carlton (5*) on the 7 and 28 Oct Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal departures.
Prices are subject to change due to availability. Contact us for further details!