CHINA TOUR
Experience the Culture, Sights and Sounds of China
First draft tour to Beijing, Jinan, Qufu, Qingdao 10 days, Private vehicle, driver and speaking tour guide

Alibaba Tours and Travel Ltd
Tel: +254 20 243845, +254 20 2323758 | Mob: +254 739 619 387
Email: info@alibabatravel.co.ke | Website: www.alibabatravels.co.ke

 

Dear Sir/ Madam,
Greetings from Alibaba Tours and Travel! ... We are Here to Serve You! Please find below the 10-day China tour, starting from Beijing (10-Apr-18) and ending in Beijing(19-Apr-18) with a private tour guide and van. The tour includes all the must-see in Beijing, Jinan, Qufu, Qingdao, staying in 3 Star accommodation for 15-20 people.
I'd be happy to amend this if you have other interests you'd like to include, or if I have missed any of your stated requirements. Rates are as follows.

1. Rates in USD:

• Cost Per Person Under 12 years (Double Occupancy) = USD 2,690

• Cost Per Person Above 12 years (Double Occupancy) = USD 2,950

2. Tour Itinerary

  • • Day 1&2 Sun 05 to Mon 06 Aug 2018

    Destination: Entrance City to Beijing
    Travel: Flight No. TBA (Your arrangements)
    Accommodation: Dongfang Hotel Beijing *** (Standard Room (Main Building)
    Services & Highlights: Airport to Hotel Transfer (Beijing), Xiushui Street
    Meals: Dinner at Roasted Duck at Fangzhuang


    Roasted Duck at Fangzhuang: Beijing Roast Duck is renowned as the most delicious food of Beijing while Quanjude Restaurants enjoy a high reputation for its Beijing roast duck. Quanjuede restaurants have developed their own technique and are famous for outstanding quality. Fangzhuang branch is located besides the Temple of Heaven.
    Xiushui Street: Xiushui Street (Silk Market) has a variety of goods: silk, cashmere, clothes, leather goods, garment, hats, shoes, carpet, souvenir, jewelry, almost anything imaginable can be found in this glitzy mall. Many fake versions of world famous brands are available despite the government making efforts to stamp out the trade. Most of the vendors in Xiushui can speak a little English and they usually show the price on a calculator. You need to be good at bargaining. 

    Dongfang Hotel Beijing ***
    Tel: 010-63014466 Fax: 010-63044801 Address: No.11 Wanming Road, Xuanwu District, Beijing

  • • Day 2 Wed 11- Aug 2018

    Destination: Beijing
    Accommodation: Dongfang Hotel Beijing *** (Standard Room (Main Building)
    Services & Highlights: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace with Boat Ride and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Fu Hui Ci Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant, Dinner at Mongolian Hot Pot at Donglaishun Restaurant

    The Forbidden City (2.5 hours) : The Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors between 1368 and 1911.This "city within a city" is a World Heritage Site. The largest and best preserved ancient imperial architectural complex in the world, featuring the great square, halls and gates contrast with intricate halls, gardens, courtyards and quarters. The exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, are all important treasures of ancient China.
    Tiananmen Square (40 minutes): Tian'anmen Square is the largest city square in the Centre of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. As the world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, it is surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.
    Fu Hui Ci Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant: Located in Xila Hutong, Fu Hui Ci Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant has a fine dining atmosphere with a lot of Buddhist decorations. Enjoy a vegetarian meal but with a meat taste. Associated with Buddhist organization, there are regular Buddhist activities in the restaurant. Customers can also read Buddhist scriptures and books. All the workers there believe in Buddhism and are vegetarians as well.
    Summer Palace with Boat Ride and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony (2 hours): The palace is about 12 kilometers northwest of the city center and is equally as famous as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is called 'Yiheyuan'(Garden of Nurtured Harmony) in Chinese. It is the best preserved and the largest imperial gardens in China and one of Beijing's premier attractions. It is also possible to take a boat on the lake which takes 10 minutes by the ferry boat
    Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums (Bird's Nest and Water Cube) (1 hour): Located at the north end of the central axis of Beijing City, with a large area of 1215 hectares, it contains National museum, exhibition area, Olympic Village and Olympic competition avenues. Approximately 31 venues are used in Beijing Olympics, including National Stadium, the Bird's Nest and National Aquatics Center. You will explore the park, but it doesn't include going inside the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.
    Mongolian Hot Pot at Donglaishun Restaurant: Mongolian Hot Pot at Donglaishun Restaurant is a must. The dishes are Islamic dishes , which are mainly cooked by instant-boiling, frying, quick-frying

  • • Day 3 Thu 12- Aug 2018

    Destination: Beijing
    Accommodation: Dongfang Hotel Beijing *** (Standard Room (Main Building)
    Services & Highlights: Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xiao Long Pu Resort, Dinner at Pizza Hut

    Temple of Heaven (1.5 hours): Built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty, Temple of Heaven is a complex of Taoist buildings where emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties visited for annual ceremonies of pray for good harvests. Located in the south of Central Beijing, it covers an area of 273 hectares. Temple of Heaven was enrolled as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998.
    The Mutianyu Great Wall (with round way cable car) (2 hours): This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is a about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing. A cablecar takes you to a good section (avoiding a very steep climb), where you can walk along the wall, through the watch towers and enjoy superb views as it snakes across the hills and mountains. You can return by cable car, walk down or walk along the wall for about an hour to descend by chairlift. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.
    Xiao Long Pu Resort: Xiao Long Pu Restaurant is located near the Mutianyu Great Wall. It is built in a traditional Chinese Quadrangles of blue bricks and grey tiles. It serves a great variety of Chinese delicacies. The seating arrangement provides wonderful views of mountains
    Pizza Hut: Pizza Hut is the world's most popular Pizza restaurant chain, specializing in pizza, past, wings, and bread sticks.

  • • Day 4 Fri 13- Aug 2018

    Destination: Beijing to Jinan
    Travel: Train No. G176 (Jinan Railway Station - Beijing Nan (south) Railway Station) Dep 09:01 - Arr 11:14 (second-class)
    Accommodation: Hanlin Hotel (Shangdong Normal University) Services & Highlights: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing), Train station to Hotel Transfer (Jinan) Meals: Breakfast

  • • Day 5 Sat 14- Aug 2018

    Destination: Jinan
    Accommodation: Hanlin Hotel (Shangdong Normal University) Chinese Culture Orientation

  • • Day 6 Sun 15- Aug 2018

    Destination: Jinan to Qufu
    Accommodation: Queli Hotel **** (Standard Room)
    Services & Highlights: Our guide and driver will escort you from Jinan to Qufu, Confucius Temple, Confucian Mansion, Confucian family graveyard
    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

    Confucius Temple (1 hour): Among many preserved Confucian temples of different dynasties all over China, the Confucian Temple in Qufu is the largest and earliest one. It represents the culture and history of Confucianism. The Confucian Temple, Confucian Mansion and Confucian Woods are called Three Confucians, which are now one of the four extant great architectural complexes in China.
    Confucian Mansion (40 minutes): It is also called Yanshenggong Mansion, a large house consisting of 463 halls, rooms, towers and houses, covering an area of 13.3 hectares-the largest landlord manor in China's history. The courtyard is divided into three family temples. The main building in the center was first used as a government office then changed to dwelling house later. A typical feudal aristocrat manor.
    Confucian family graveyard (1 hour): It is the graveyard of the Confucian family and has a history of more than 2340 years. There are about ten thousand tombs inside the graveyard. Also, many stone steles, lanes and pavilions can be found here. The tomb passage is 1266 meters long with dense forest on both sides which were planted in Song and Yuan Dynasties.
    Queli Hotel ****
    Tel: 0537-4866818
    Fax: 0537-4866524
    Address: No. 1 Queli Street

  • • Day 7 Mon 16- Aug 2018

    Destination: Qufu to Qingdao
    Travel: Train No. G1852 (Qufu Dong (east) Railway Station - Qingdao Bei (north) Railway Station) Dep 11:58 - Arr 15:17 (second-class)
    Accommodation: Eastern Light International Hotel *** (Standard Room) Services & Highlights: Train station to Hotel Transfer (Qingdao) Meals: Breakfast, Dinner at Datang Restaurant

    Datang Restaurant: Datang Restaurant is decorated in a traditional Chinese style. It has a capacity of 450 people and mainly serves Lu cuisine and Seafood
    Eastern Light International Hotel ***
    Tel: 0532-85814688
    Fax: 0532-85836777
    Address: No.39 Shandong Road, Shinan District, Qingdao

  • • Day 8 Tue 17- Aug 2018

    Destination: Qingdao
    Accommodation: Eastern Light International Hotel *** (Standard Room)
    Services & Highlights: Zhanqiao Pier, Eight Passes, Xiaoqingdao Isle, No1 Bathing Beach, Tsingtao Beer Museum
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Zhanqiao Pier (30 minutes): Built in 1891 as a naval pier, now the Zhanqiao Pier is symbol of the Qingdao city. It is 440 meters long reaching into Qingdao Bay. At the southern end of it, there is a traditional 2-story pavilion. It is an ideal place to enjoy the sea view.
    Eight Passes (40 minutes): Located in the east of Qingdao City in Shandong Province. The several boulevards near the sea refers to Badaguan, here the shade of trees make you linger on, the famous Huaming Building, Princess Building and other villas are full of exoticism.Eight Passes (40 minutes): Located in the east of Qingdao City in Shandong Province. The several boulevards near the sea refers to Badaguan, here the shade of trees make you linger on, the famous Huaming Building, Princess Building and other villas are full of exoticism.
    Xiaoqingdao Isle (40 minutes): Whose shape is like an ancient violin, is also called "Vinlin Isle”, The isle in the east and Zhanqiao pier in the west face each other across the sea. Germany build the white lighthouse on the isle at the beginning of this century. Its light reflected on the sea makes quite a spectacle at night, so much so that it has become known as "Floating Light of the Isle".
    No1 Bathing Beach: Located at the Huiquan Beach, it is once the largest bathing beach in Asia. The surrounding mountains and green trees, modern building subtly combined traditional villas form a wonderful scene. The clear water and soft sands contribute to the superior natural conditions of the beach.
    Tsingtao Beer Museum (1.5 hours): It is China's first facility where selected Tsingtao brand beers and brewing techniques are on display.There is also a bar and a shop in the museum.

  • • Day 9 Wed 18- Aug 2018

    Destination: Qingdao to Beijing
    Travel: Train No. G196 (Qingdao Railway Station - Beijing Nan (south) Railway Station) Dep 16:00 - Arr 20:40 (second-class)
    Accommodation: Dongfang Hotel Beijing *** (Standard Room (Main Building)) Services & Highlights: Laoshan Mountain, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Qingdao), Train station to Hotel Transfer (Beijing)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Laoshan Mountain (1.5 hours): Different from many famous mountains in China, Lao Mountain rises from the sea level, and has a coast line ofabout 90 kilometers, structuring a wonder on the sea. The main peak, named Large Peak or Peak Lao, is over 1100 meters high above sea level. Take a walk around, with the sea on one side, and lofty stones and precipitous peaks on the other side, both majestic and elegant.

  • • Day 10 Thu 19- Aug 2018

    Destination: Beijing to Departure City
    Services & Highlights: Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing)
    Meals: Breakfast

Price Includes

Entrance fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.

Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary. If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western or Chinese style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.

Private Transfers: Transfers between railway stations, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Beijing, Jinan, Qufu, Qingdao by private air-conditioned vehicle with a driver and -speaking guide (as listed above). Your comfort is our priority!

Luggage Transfers: Between airports/railway stations/cruise piers and hotels.

Guide: As outlined in the itinerary; a local -speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city. Our full day private tour packages provide a guide and van for a maximum of 8 hours.

Hotels: Beijing: Dongfang Hotel Beijing *** (Standard Room (Main Building)) Qufu: Queli Hotel **** (Standard Room) Qingdao: Eastern Light International Hotel *** (Standard Room) Please note double bed room is on request basis which is subject to Hotel's availability and re-confirmation upon check-in. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified. Hotel prices are based on double occupancy. Hotel check-in is usually available at 12 noon however some hotel only allow check in after 2pm. Check-out is usually 12 noon on the day of check-out. Early check-in may be available on a case by case basis by request in advance.

Flights: Return Flights on Emirates Airlines(Economy)

Transport: Jinan To Beijing Nan (South) Transfer via Train, G176 (second-class) Qufu Dong (East) To Qingdao Bei (North) Transfer via Train, G1852 (second-class) Qingdao To Beijing Nan (South) Transfer via Train, G196 (second-class)

Rail Travel: Railway booking offices do not accept reservations until 10 days (or longer in some special periods, like National Day, Labor Day) before departure. China Highlights is normally able to secure all proposed tickets (98%), but occasionally government action (e.g. train charter) or other forces intervene, making tickets unavailable. China Highlights reserves the right to change your tickets to other means of transport if appropriate, which may result in some changes to your schedule. Note: Please take good care of your train ticket stub as it will be checked when you leave the train station.

Service Charge & Government Taxes

Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

• Travel Insurance

• Visa

Excess Baggage Charges. For checked luggage: Adult and children are entitled to a free checked baggage allowance in economy class of 20kg /44 lbs., business class passenger 30kg /64 lbs. and first class is 40kg /84 lbs.). The size limit for each piece is 40x60x 100cmor 15.7x 23.6x 39.4 inches. For carry-on luggage: each economy class passenger is allowed one piece of 5kg/11 lbs.; first-class is allowed 2 separate articles of 5kg/11 lbs. each. The size limit for each piece is 20 x 40 x 55cm or 7.8 x 15.7 x 21.6 inches.

Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary

Meals: Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.

• Single Room Supplement:

Gratuities, Tips to Guides or Drivers. Unlike other travel agencies in China we pay the guides and drivers a base salary. The tipping is not mandatory however the guides and drivers, as in many other countries, will usually expect a tip. Those customers wishing to tip often ask us what they should give. Our suggestion would be:1-person RMB 150200/day, 2 people in a group RMB100 day/person, 3-5 people in a group: 50-70 RMB /day/person, 6-9 people in a group:40-50 RMB /day/person, ≥10 people in a group: 20-30 RMB /day/person. The driver would be half the amount, and separate offer to each is best. Of course, only tip if the service has truly satisfied you. Hotel bell boys require a tip of about CNY10 per bag. It is not required to tip in restaurants.

Important Notes:

• This is not your booking confirmation!
Quotations, flight numbers and proposed hotels are subject to change until confirmed. All the above-proposed hotels and flights are available at the time of proposal, but we are not able to guarantee availability until we have secured the booking after receiving your confirmation of your acceptance of our proposal. If we are not able to book what we have proposed, we will give you alternative options and ask for your approval before securing the booking. We do appreciate an early confirmation from you.

• Payment and Cancellation Policy
Please advise how you wish to make payment. We accept Cash and cheques. Payment Plan as established by the school administration in liaison with us will be adhered to.
• Alteration of Itinerary
Ali Baba Tours and Travel reserves the right to alter or modify the itinerary of any tour if there are air schedule or surface transport changes, and/or events beyond our control make such alteration necessary. If such a situation arises, the increase or decrease in the tour price will be calculated and charged accordingly

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Please take the following into consideration
• Absolutely no shopping trips or tourist traps
• We pay our guides and drivers a base salary and performance bonuses
• Even more flexibility to change the itinerary or add optional evening events
• No Hidden fees

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CHINA TOUR
Experience the Culture, Sights and Sounds of China
First draft tour to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Qufu, Jinan, Beijing 10 days, Private vehicle, driver and -speaking tour guide

Alibaba Tours and Travel Ltd
Tel: +254 20 243845, +254 20 2323758 | Mob: +254 739 619 387
Email: info@alibabatravel.co.ke | Website: www.alibabatravels.co.ke

 

Dear Sir/ Madam,


Greetings from Alibaba Tours and Travel! ... We are Here to Serve You!

Please find below the 10-day China tour, starting from Guangzhou (05-Aug-18) and ending in Beijing(16-Aug-18) with a private tour guide and van. The tour includes all the must-see in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Qufu, Jinan and Beijing, staying in 3 Star accommodation for 15-20 people.
I'd be happy to amend this if you have other interests you'd like to include, or if I have missed any of your stated requirements. Rates are as follows.

1. Rates in USD:

• Cost Per Person Under 12 years (Double Occupancy) = USD 2,690

• Cost Per Person Above 12 years (Double Occupancy) = USD 2,950

2. Tour Itinerary

Day by Day Itinerary

  • • Day 1&2 Sun 05 to Mon 06 Aug 2018

    Destination: Entrance City to Guangzhou
    Travel: Flight No. TBA (Your arrangements)
    Accommodation: Lido Hotel Guangzhou *** (Superior Room)
    Services & Highlights: Airport to Hotel Transfer (Guangzhou)
    Lido Hotel Guangzhou ***
    Tel: 020-83321988
    Fax: 020-83323413

    Address: 182, Beijing Road, Guangzhou,
    http://www.lido-hotel.cn/

  • • Day 2 Wed 11- Aug 2018

    Destination: Guangzhou
    Accommodation: Lido Hotel Guangzhou *** (Superior Room)
    Services & Highlights: Chen Ancestral Shrine, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, Yuexiu Park, Qing Ping Market
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Jade Palace Restaurant, Dinner at KFC

    Chen Ancestral Shrine (1 hour): Chen Ancestral Shrine was built in 1867 in an architectural design and decoration in traditional Guangdong style. The temple is especially renowned for its beautiful craftsmanship. Historical figures, legends, and scenes are represented in many art forms, including wood carving, brick carving, pottery carving, brass and cast iron. These artistic and historical attributes make Chen Ancestral Shrine an important attraction in Guangzhou.
    Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall (1 hour): a memorial building built in 1931 with the funds raised by the Guangzhou people and overseas Chinese in memory of Sun Yat-sen.
    Yuexiu Park (1 hour): Yuexiu Park is located at the Jiefang North Road, urban Guangzhou.Yuexiu Park is the central park of urban Guangzhou, one of the new Eight Attractions of Guangzhou. It forms the fence of north Guangzhou city together with Baiyun Moutain.
    Qing Ping Market (30 minutes): Qingping Market came into existence in 1979. It has over 2000 stalls along 1-km-long Qingping Lu and Ti Yun Lu in the north of Shamian Island. It is the largest street market in Guangzhou with multiple shops of Chinese medicines (including live scorpions!!), spices, fish, pets, and flowers. Over 60, 000 people shop in the market every day. It is a good idea to have a delightful walk after lunch through the legendary Qingping Market.
    Jade Palace Restaurant: The Restaurant serves Cantonese food and is famous for its Dim sun. The restaurant is nicely decorated, and is popular with the locals

  • • Day 3 Thu 12- Aug 2018

    Destination: Guangzhou to Shenzhen
    Travel: Train No. G6213 (Guangzhou Nan (south) Railway Station - Shenzhen Bei (north) Railway Station) Dep 09:35 - Arr 10:11 (second-class)
    Accommodation: Shenzhen Juntin Hotel *** (Deluxe Room)
    Services & Highlights: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Guangzhou), Train station to Hotel Transfer (Shenzhen), Luo Hu Commercial City, Splendid China and Folk Culture Village(including night performance)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Dao Xiang Restaurant Shenzhen, Dinner at Subway

    Luo Hu Commercial City: The KCR (Kowloon- Canton Railway) connects Hong Kong to Mainland China through Lou Hu station in Shenzhen. The first building you see after exiting the Chinese immigration hall is the Luo Hu Commercial City. A throng of taxi touts and other people trying to sell almost anything imaginable, stand between you and this five-storey building which contains hundreds of tiny shops, mostly selling "brand name" clothing, shoes and accessories. There are also dozens of tailors who can make or copy anything. Most of the items for sale in the mall, however, are either counterfeit or cheap Chinese replicas of designer brands, the mall has a reputation for selling low-quality goods through high-pressure tactics. Let the buyer beware!
    Splendid China and Folk Culture Village (including night performance): "Splendid China" is a miniature scenery park which has displays of all of the famous historic sites and natural scenery of China. It is the largest park of its kind in the world. Within the park, more than 80 miniature sites are arranged according to the positions of the real ones on a map of China. "Splendid China" focuses on all styles of buildings, and also the living habits and conventions of the many different nationalities in China. It is a window on China for foreigners to learn about Chinese history, culture and tourism. The China Folk Cultural Village, next to Splendid China, is the first large-scale cultural and scenic spot assembling folk arts, native customs, and replications of folk villages. It reflects the colorful Chinese culture in many respects, and the performances of folk dance and song represent the Chinese folk arts incisively and vividly.
    Dao Xiang Restaurant Shenzhen: The restaurant is located near Wanxiang City. It serves Cantonese food and famous for its Chao Zhou style seafood. It is also a good place to try a traditional Cantonese breakfast.
    Shenzhen Juntin Hotel ***
    Tel: 0755-82351666
    Fax: 0755-82224922
    Address: NO.3085 East Shennan Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen

  • • Day 4 Fri 13- Aug 2018

    Destination: Shenzhen to Qufu
    Travel: Train No. G280 (Shenzhen Bei (north) Railway Station - Qufu Dong (east) Railway Station) Dep 07:43 - Arr 17:30 (second-class)
    Accommodation: Queli Hotel **** (Standard Room)
    Services & Highlights: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Shenzhen), Train station to Hotel Transfer (Qufu)
    Meals: Breakfast, Confucius Banquet Dinner

    Queli Hotel ****
    Tel: 0537-4866818
    Fax: 0537-4866524
    Address: No. 1 Queli Street

  • • Day 5 Sat 14- Aug 2018

    Destination: Qufu to Jinan
    Accommodation: Hanlin Hotel (Shangdong Normal University) Chinese Culture Orientation
    Services & Highlights: Confucius Temple, Confucian Mansion, Confucian family graveyard, our guide and driver will escort you from Qufu to Jinan
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Confucius Temple (1 hour): Among many preserved Confucian temples of different dynasties all over China, the Confucian Temple in Qufu is the largest and earliest one. It represents the culture and history of Confucianism. The Confucian Temple, Confucian Mansion and Confucian Woods are called Three Confucians, which are now one of the four extant great architectural complexes in China.
    Confucian Mansion (40 minutes): It is also called Yanshenggong Mansion, a large house consisting of 463 halls, rooms, towers and houses, covering an area of 13.3 hectares-the largest landlord manor in China's history. The courtyard is divided into three family temples. The main building in the center was first used as a government office then changed to dwelling house later. A typical feudal aristocrat manor.
    Confucian family graveyard (1 hour): It is the graveyard of the Confucian family and has a history of more than 2340 years. There are about ten thousand tombs inside the graveyard. Also, many stone steles, lanes and pavilions can be found here. The tomb passage is 1266 meters long with dense forest on both sides which were planted in Song and Yuan Dynasties.

  • • Day 6 Sun 15- Aug 2018

    Destination: Jinan
    Accommodation: Hanlin Hotel (Shangdong Normal University) (Your arrangements)
    Note: Your arrangement today

  • • Day 7 Mon 16- Aug 2018

    Destination: Jinan to Beijing
    Travel: Train No. G176 (Jinan Railway Station - Beijing Nan (south) Railway Station) Dep 09:01 - Arr 11:14 (second-class)
    Accommodation: Dongfang Hotel Beijing *** (Standard Room (Main Building))
    Services & Highlights: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Jinan), Train station to Hotel Transfer (Beijing), The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square
    Meals: Lunch at Fu Hui Ci Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant, Dinner at Roasted Duck at Fangzhuang

    Roasted Duck at Fangzhuang: Beijing Roast Duck is renowned as the most delicious food of Beijing while Quanjude Restaurants enjoy a high reputation for its Beijing roast duck. Quanjuede restaurants have developed their own technique and are famous for outstanding quality. Fangzhuang branch is located besides the Temple of Heaven.
    The Forbidden City (2.5 hours): The Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors between 1368 and 1911.This "city within a city" is a World Heritage Site. The largest and best preserved ancient imperial architectural complex in the world, featuring the great square, halls and gates contrast with intricate halls, gardens, courtyards and quarters. The exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, are all important treasures of ancient China.
    Tiananmen Square (40 minutes): Tian'anmen Square is the largest city square in the centre of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. As the world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, it is surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.
    Fu Hui Ci Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant: Located in Xila Hutong, Fu Hui Ci Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant has a fine dining atmosphere with a lot of Buddhist decorations. Enjoy a vegetarian meal but with a meat taste. Associated with Buddhist organization, there are regular Buddhist activities in the restaurant. Customers can also read Buddhist scriptures and books. All the workers there believe in Buddhism and are vegetarians as well.
    Dongfang Hotel Beijing ***
    Tel: 010-63014466
    Fax: 010-63044801
    Address: No.11 Wanming Road, Xuanwu District, Beijing

  • • Day 8 Tue 17- Aug 2018

    Destination: Beijing
    Accommodation: Dongfang Hotel Beijing *** (Standard Room (Main Building)) Services & Highlights: Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xiao Long Pu Resort, Dinner at Pizza Hut

    Temple of Heaven (1.5 hours): Built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty, Temple of Heaven is a complex of Taoist buildings where emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties visited for annual ceremonies of pray for good harvests. Located in the south of Central Beijing, it covers an area of 273 hectares. Temple of Heaven was enrolled as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998.
    The Mutianyu Great Wall (with round way cable car) (2 hours): This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is a about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing. A cable-car takes you to a good section (avoiding a very steep climb), where you can walk along the wall, through the watch towers and enjoy superb views as it snakes across the hills and mountains. You can return by cable car, walk down or walk along the wall for about an hour to descend by chairlift. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.
    Xiao Long Pu Resort: Xiao Long Pu Restaurant is located near the Mutianyu Great Wall. It is built in a traditional Chinese Quadrangles of blue bricks and grey tiles. It serves a great variety of Chinese delicacies. The seating arrangement provides wonderful views of mountains.
    Pizza Hut: Pizza Hut is the world's most popular Pizza restaurant chain, specializing in pizza, past, wings, and breadsticks.

  • • Day 9 Wed 18- Aug 2018

    Destination: Beijing
    Accommodation: Dongfang Hotel Beijing *** (Standard Room (Main Building))
    Services & Highlights: Dumpling & Cooking Class & Lunch at Hutong Taste Kitchen, Hutong walking trip and art show, Summer Palace with Boat Ride and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at Mongolian Hot Pot at Donglaishun Restaurant

    Dumpling & Cooking Class & Dinning at Hutong Taste Kitchen: Located at a traditional hutong, Taste Kitchen offers an opportunity to get close to local culture and people. Host will teach you how to make dumplings with simple ingredients and seasonings, everybody will get involved to mix fillings, create a dough, roll the wrappers, pinch dumplings. Host will also teach how to cook local dishes. You will not only learn the technique and skills, but also hear stories of Chinese tradition. The atmosphere is friendly, relaxing and fun, it's great for family, group of friends or colleagues who want a unique experience while staying in Beijing. Enjoy a meal cooked by yourself.
    Hutong walking trip and art show: Walk into the most original Beijing Hu Tong, Enjoy the Beijing authentic Sanxian performances: Highlight 1: Beijing Qianmen Yanshou Street alley, visit the authentic old Beijing Hutong, experience the lives of ordinary people. Highlight 2: living fossils of Beijing folk culture, the 70-year-old Mr Yu Xiaozhang, performing music instrument for your guests in the smallest theatre in Beijing Beijing Yeonsu Hutong, in every afternoon quyi artist Yu Xiaozhang is waiting for guests in a small cottage. 10 square meters long and narrow cabin, only accommodate five or six people at a time and the actor is only one,
    Summer Palace with Boat Ride and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony (2 hours): The palace is about 12 kilometers northwest of the city center and is equally as famous as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is called 'Yiheyuan'(Garden of Nurtured Harmony) in Chinese. It is the best preserved and the largest imperial gardens in China and one of Beijing's premier attractions. It is also possible to take a boat on the lake which takes 10 minutes by the ferry boat.
    Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums (Bird's Nest and Water Cube) (1 hour): Located at the north end of the central axis of Beijing City, with a large area of 1215 hectares, it contains National museum, exhibition area, Olympic Village and Olympic competition avenues. Approximately 31 venues are used in Beijing Olympics, including National Stadium, the Bird's Nest and National Aquatics Center. You will explore the park, but it doesn't include going inside the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.
    Mongolian Hot Pot at Donglaishun Restaurant: Mongolian Hot Pot at Donglaishun Restaurant is a must. The dishes are Islamic dishes, which are mainly cooked by instantboiling, frying, quick-frying and roasting.

  • • Day 10 Thu 19- Aug 2018

    Destination: Beijing to Departure City Travel: Flight No. TBA (Your arrangements)
    Services & Highlights: Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing)
    Meals: Breakfast

Price Includes

• Entrance fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary. If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western or Chinese style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
Private Transfers: Transfers between railway stations, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Qufu, Jinan, Beijing by private air-conditioned vehicle with a driver and -speaking guide (as listed above). Your comfort is our priority!
• Luggage Transfers: Between airports/railway stations/cruise piers and hotels.
• Guide: As outlined in the itinerary; a local -speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city. Our full day private tour packages provide a guide and van for a maximum of 8 hours.
• Hotels: Guangzhou: Lido Hotel Guangzhou *** (Superior Room) Shenzhen: Shenzhen Juntin Hotel *** (Deluxe Room) Qufu: Queli Hotel **** (Standard Room) Beijing: Dongfang Hotel Beijing *** (Standard Room (Main Building)) Please note double bed room is on request basis which is subject to Hotel's availability and reconfirmation upon check-in. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified. Hotel prices are based on double occupancy. Hotel check-in is usually available at 12 noon however some hotel only allow check in after 2pm. Check-out is usually 12 noon on the day of check-out. Early check-in may be available on a case by case basis by request in advance.
• Flights: Return Flights on Emirates Airlines(Economy)
• Transport: Guangzhou Nan (South) To Shenzhen Bei (North) Transfer via Train, G6213 (second-class)
Shenzhen Bei (North) To Qufu Dong (East) Transfer via Train, G280 (second-class) Jinan To Beijing Nan (South) Transfer via Train, G176 (second-class)

• Rail Travel: Railway booking offices do not accept reservations until 10 days (or longer in some special periods, like National Day, Labour Day) before departure. China Highlights is normally able to secure all proposed tickets (98%), but occasionally government action (eg train charter) or other forces intervene, making tickets unavailable. China Highlights reserves the right to change your tickets to other means of transport if appropriate, which may result in some changes to your schedule. Note: Please take good care of your train ticket stub as it will be checked when you leave the train station.

• Service Charge & Government Taxes

• Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

• Travel Insurance

• Visa

• Excess Baggage Charges. For checked luggage: Adult and children are entitled to a free checked baggage allowance in economy class of 20kg /44 lbs., business class passenger 30kg /64 lbs. and first class is 40kg /84 lbs.). The size limit for each piece is 40x60x 100cmor 15.7x 23.6x 39.4 inches. For carry-on luggage: each economy class passenger is allowed one piece of 5kg/11 lbs.; firstclass is allowed 2 separate articles of 5kg/11 lbs. each. The size limit for each piece is 20 x 40 x 55cm or 7.8 x 15.7 x 21.6 inches.

• Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.

• Meals: Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.

• Single Room Supplement:

• Gratuities, Tips to Guides or Drivers. Unlike other travel agencies in China we pay the guides and drivers a base salary. The tipping is not mandatory however the guides and drivers, as in many other countries, will usually expect a tip. Those customers wishing to tip often ask us what they should give. Our suggestion would be:1-person RMB 150-200/day, 2 people in a group RMB100 day/person, 3-5 people in a group: 50-70 RMB /day/person, 6-9 people in a group:40-50 RMB /day/person, ≥10 people in a group: 20-30 RMB /day/person. The driver would be half the amount, and separate offer to each is best. Of course, only tip if the service has truly satisfied you. Hotel bell boys require a tip of about CNY10 per bag. It is not required to tip in restaurants.

Important Notes

• This is not your booking confirmation!
Quotations, flight numbers and proposed hotels are subject to change until confirmed. All the above-proposed hotels and flights are available at the time of proposal, but we are not able to guarantee availability until we have secured the booking after receiving your confirmation of your acceptance of our proposal. If we are not able to book what we have proposed, we will give you alternative options and ask for your approval before securing the booking. We do appreciate an early confirmation from you.

• Payment and Cancellation Policy
Please advise how you wish to make payment. We accept Cash and cheques. Payment Plan as established by the school administration in liaison with us will be adhered to.

• Alteration of Itinerary
AliBaba Tours and Travel reserves the right to alter or modify the itinerary of any tour if there are air schedule or surface transport changes, and/or events beyond our control make such alteration necessary. If such a situation arises, the increase or decrease in the tour price will be calculated and charged accordingly.

Why Choose Us?

China might be a “once in a life-time” for most of our customers hence, we would love for you to come back to us for your next trip to Europe, Australia or South America, the rest of Africa…right! We will take care of your every need travel need whilst creating a lifetime of memories for you! Please take the following into consideration:
• Absolutely no shopping trips or tourist traps
• We pay our guides and drivers a base salary and performance bonuses
• Even more flexibility to change the itinerary or add optional evening events
• No Hidden fees

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to make some changes. Kind regards,
Alibaba Tours and Travel
Tours Desk