90F CHINA FAMILY TOURNEW SEARCH
Glitzy Shanghai; Suzhou, "city of gardens"; 3-night first class Yangtze River cruise; Xi'an & Terra Cotta Warriors; Strolling the Great Wall; Forbidden City tour
Family pricing: Age 12 and under at time of travel 30% off land price, based on sharing with 2 adults; sharing with 1 adult 15% off
Breakfast and dinner (at local restaurants and some hotels) are included daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for drivers, ships crew, restaurant staff, porters, local guides. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.
Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), domestic and international (if applicable) air taxes, visa fees, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, not included meals, and visas.
Seasonality and Weather
China has a great diversity of climates. The northeast has hot and dry summers and bitterly cold winters. The north and central region has almost continual rainfall, hot summers and cold winters. The southeast region has substantial rainfall, with semi-tropical summers and cool winters. Our tour operates in late-summer when temperatures and humidity are relatively high.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Suitability: Age 8 and up. Land transport throughout China will be by private air-conditioned bus. Domestic flights via scheduled Chinese carriers. Yangtze River cruise is rated 4 or 5 star deluxe. PLEASE NOTE: The programme for the Yangtze cruise may vary depending on which cruise ship we have contracted for our tour. Actual sightseeing does not vary much from ship to ship. The tour is not strenuous though it is busy; you must be able to endure some heat and long days. We have numerous walking tours and visit several sites that are LARGE with steps and uneven surfaces. Porters are available at hotels but you must be able to manage with your baggage at airports.
Hotels used on tour are modern, comfortable, well-located, air-conditioned, 3-4 star properties with en suite bath / toilet. Single rooms are limited and possibly smaller than twins. Family rooms may be available at some locations. Porters are generally available (see 'Inclusions').
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, local drivers, local guides at various locations.
10-21 (plus Tour Leader)
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