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China Tour – from cosmopolitan Shanghai to Beijing’s centuries-old history

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Huairou District, China, 101406
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Duration

9 дни

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

70 people

Languages

Bulgarian

About this tour

Travellers have the right to unilaterally terminate the contract at any time prior to the commencement of the tour package upon payment of the following amounts:
Cancellation periods and penalties:

  • if more than 60 days prior to the departure date – no penalty will be charged;
  • between the 59th and the 40th day prior to the departure date, the amount of the deposit shall be deducted;
  • in case of less than 39 days, 100% of the excursion will be charged.

In the event that the USER voluntarily cancels his/her trip, during its duration, all additional costs, including transportation costs, shall be at his/her own expense.
The CUSTOMER has the right to transfer his right to travel to a third party in a period appropriate to the specificity of the destination, issuing air tickets on international flights no later than 30 days before the trip, being obliged to pay to the TOUR OPERATOR only the amounts due related to the possible reissue of tickets.
Information on health requirements: there are NO MANDATORY medical and sanitary requirements when travelling to China.
Travel for persons with reduced mobility: travel is generally NOT suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
Note: In case of bad weather or other force majeure circumstances, the China tour program may be subject to change in order!

The tour operator has taken out insurance “Liability of the Tour Operator” within the meaning of Article 97 of the Tourism Act, with policy No.: 1329240126000001 of ZK “GENERALI “AD.

Enrolment Conditions:
    • A deposit of 2000 BGN is payable upon enrolment.
    • Full payment is due up to 40 days prior to departure.
    • The offer is valid for a minimum of 15 tourists.
    • The price of the trip is calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = 1.85 BGN, in case of an increase of the exchange rate by more than 5% the company reserves the right to recalculate the prices up to 30 days before the trip.
    • Travel is without medical requirements for immunizations.
    • Notification period for uncollected minimum – 30 days before departure.
    • The tour operator reserves the right to change the announced hotels in the program with others of the same category but identical in quality;
    • The tour operator reserves the right to change the sequence of the programme events.
    • Trip cancellation insurance. 80 (1) (14) of the Law on Tourism, covering the costs of trip cancellation, trip curtailment and interruption due to health reasons of the traveler, his relatives, urgent appearance at work, redundancy, etc. For more information please contact our office.
Documents required:
    • International passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of return;
    • Passport format photo in high resolution;
    • Completed application with personal data and profession (the tour operator assists in filling it in);
    • Personal appearance at the embassy for biometric data collection about 15 days before travel;
    • fee for issuing a tourist visa for a single entry into the country – 200 BGN.
    • Visa processing fee – BGN 100.

Highlights

  • Date: 26.10.2024
  • Flight schedule:
  • 26.10 TK 1030 Sofia 21:10 - Istanbul 22:40
  • 27.10 TK 26 Istanbul 01:30 Shanghai 16:45
  • 03.11 TK 89 Beijing 00:50 - Istanbul 06:35
  • 03.11 TK 1027 Istanbul 08:45 - Sofia 09:00

Included/Excluded

  • Air ticket with Turkish Airlines on the route Sofia - Istanbul - Shanghai - Beijing Istanbul - Sofia with airport taxes and 30 kg baggage included;
  • Air ticket Shanghai - Xi'an with 20kg luggage included;
  • 6 nights with breakfast in selected 4* and 5* hotels - 2 n. in Shanghai (5* China Grain Hotel or similar), 2 n. in Xi'an (4* Mercure Xian Dayan Pagoda Hotel or similar), 2 n. in Beijing (4* Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel or similar);
  • 7 dinners en route in local and western type restaurants;
  • Tang Dynasty Dinner Dance show at Tang Palace Theatre;
  • "The Dynasty of the Golden Mask" show;
  • All described tours in China;
  • Transfer Xi'an - Beijing by Arrow train in second class;
  • Air-conditioned transport;
  • Entrance fees for the museums and sites on the programme;
  • Guide service with Bulgarian language translation during the program;
  • All transfers mentioned in the programme;
  • Medical insurance with assistance with a cover of 15 000 euros per person in ZD Generali;
  • A guide who will accompany the group at all times.
  • Tips for guides, hotels and restaurants to be paid locally;
  • personal expenses;
  • fee for issuing an individual tourist visa for a single entry into the country - BGN 200;
  • Visa processing fee - BGN 100;
  • Trip cancellation insurance

Itinerary

26.10.2024/ SOFIA - ISTANBUL
Flight from Sofia with Turkish Airlines at 21:10h. Landing in Istanbul at 22:40.

27.10.2024/ ISTANBUL - SHANGHAI / Dinner
Flight from Istanbul at 01:30 and landing in Shanghai at 16:45. Welcome by a representative of the partner company. Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer and accommodation at 5* China Grain Hotel or similar. Overnight.

28.10.2024/ SHANGHAI / Breakfast and dinner
Breakfast. We start our tour with the Yuyuan Gardens - there are many picturesque courtyards decorated with baroque rockeries, pools, and plants that are all connected by corridors and passageways. A tea ceremony follows in the programme here. A visit to the Silk Factory follows. We will visit Jing Mao, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Asia. We will visit the French Concession, which was established on April 6, 1849. Shopping along Nanjing Road - starting from the artificial pier (the Bund) in the center of Shanghai and continuing westward. In the middle of it is the peaceful People's Square. Known for its vibrancy and modernization, Nanjing Road is earning its reputation as "China's First Shopping Boulevard," which is the best place to shop, just like Fifth Avenue in New York and the Champs-Elysées in Paris. Some of Shanghai's traditional food and handicrafts can be found here. The walk along this boulevard ends at the Bund, a famous waterfront district and the city's most famous landmark. The word "Bund" is of Anglo-Indian origin and means embankment on the front line. This is also the most popular place to enjoy the evening view of the city. Dinner in a western restaurant with pizza. Additional excursion: acrobatic show (50 euro/98 BGN). Overnight.

29.10.2024/ SHANGHAI - XIAN / Breakfast and dinner
Breakfast. Hotel check-out. Visit the Temple of the Jade Buddha. Its name comes from the two white jade Buddhas. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the seated jade Buddha statues are translucent with a solemn expression, showing the excellent skill and extraordinary artistry of the Chinese people. Shanghai - Xi'an flight. Accommodation at 4* Mercure Xian Dayan Pagoda Hotel or similar. Dinner. Overnight.

30.10.2024/ SIYAN / Breakfast and dinner
Breakfast. Xi'an is one of China's oldest cities and is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals, having been the capital (under various names) under the rule of some of the most important dynasties such as the Zhou, Qing, Han, Sui and Tang. We will see the well-preserved old city walls (UNESCO) - dating back to 124 AD. BC. Today the tour starts with a visit to one of the New Wonders of the World - the Terracotta Army Tomb (UNESCO). The construction of the unique army of over 7,000 figures lined up for march began in 246 and lasted 36 years. This unique creation of human thought remained hidden underground for centuries when it was accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. We will also visit the Museum of the Terracotta Army. In the afternoon we drive back into town to visit the Bell and Drum Tower Square, one built in the 14th century and basically fulfilling the role of marking the start of the day for the townspeople, the other built in 1380 with the opposite purpose of marking the end of the day beating the drum, hence its name. We will also visit the adjacent commercial street Muslim street, which is lined with fast food restaurants. The Tang Dynasty Dinner Dance show at the Tang Palace Theatre. Overnight.

31.10.2024/ SIYAN - BEIJING / Breakfast and dinner
Breakfast. Hotel check-out. We visit the Great Pagoda of the Great Goose, a repository of precious Buddhist manuscripts, and the ever-bright Tang Dynasty Square. Transfer to the railway station and depart by high-speed train to Beijing at 14:26. Arrive in Beijing at 18:37 ( times subject to reconfirmation ). Dinner - Peking roast duck at Da Ya Li (Big Pearl) restaurant. Transfer and accommodation at 4* Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel or similar. Overnight.

01.11.2024/ Beijing/ Breakfast and dinner
Breakfast. Visit the Great Wall of China (UNESCO) - one of the wonders of the world and a symbol of China. Like the tail of a giant dragon 8 metres high, it winds through mountains, valleys and forests for more than 9,000 kilometres. This unique architectural creation, which is clearly visible from space, is an unmistakable testament to the greatness of ancient China. The Great Wall of China is the symbol of China and the wisdom of the Chinese people. It is unbelievable how the Chinese managed to build such a great architecture with simple tools in ancient times. Near the Wall - an opportunity for professional photos in imperial dress.
Next, visit the Jade Factory and stop for a short photo break at Beijing Olympic Park, where you can see the outside of the National Bird's Nest Stadium (shaped like a bird's nest) and the National Water Cube Swimming Center, where the 2008 Olympic Games were held. Dinner at the Rose Garden BBQ buffet restaurant.
Visit the spectacular show "The Dynasty of the Golden Mask" - a stunning combination of water, light, music and dance. Overnight.

02.11.2024/ Beijing / Breakfast and dinner
Breakfast. A day for Beijing, a city with over three thousand years of history and the administrative centre of China for more than 850 years. Visit the world's largest open square - Tian an Meng (Square of Heavenly Peace), where one of the important sights is the famous mausoleum of the prominent Chinese politician Mao Zedong. Next, visit the Forbidden City, also known as the Gugong Winter Imperial Palace, where the Ming and Qing dynasties ruled the country for almost 400 years. With its 980 buildings and 9,999 rooms, the palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour continues with a visit to the Summer Palace, one of the most impressive and grandest palaces in the world, with the largest and best maintained park in China, famous for its gardens and lakes. Dinner in a restaurant. Transfer to the airport.

03.11.2024/ BEIJING - ISTANBUL - SOFIA
Flight Beijing - Istanbul at 00:50. Arrival in Istanbul at 06:23. Flight to Sofia at 08:45h and landing at Sofia airport at 09:00h.

Durations

9 days

Езици

Bulgarian

Tour's Location

Huairou District, China, 101406

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