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16 Day Traditional Chinese Medicine and Fitness Tour

  Visits: Beijing, Baoding, Anguo, Xian, Xianyang, Shanghai & Wuxi

China Tours is pleased to offer a Wellness and Fitness Tour, which, aside from visits to China's most popular tourist spots, boasts of an in-depth look into Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Chinese herbal medicine, a major aspect of traditional Chinese medicine focuses on the use of herbs to nourish the body, thereby restoring a balance of energy, body, and spirit to maintain good health. Acupuncture and Massage Therapy classes also form part of this one-of-a kind tour, so with a visit to the Shanghai Martial Arts Center.

Day - by - Day Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 USA to Beijing

Enjoy your flight to Beijing. Cross the International Date Line

Day 2 Arrive Beijing

Upon arrival in Beijing, China's historic capital city, our friendly guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

Day 3 Beijing

Full day escorted city tour includes Tian An Men Square, the largest square in the world, where the five-star red flag is raised at dawn, and lowered at sunset everyday; the Ancient Forbidden City, the largest and best preserved palace in the world; the beautiful Summer Palace, one of the most classic gardens in the world. Enjoy a welcome Peking Duck dinner tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Peking Duck dinner

Day 4 Beijing

Get up early to Tiantan Park to watch the morning Tai Chi Exercises and enjoy the Sword Dance. Then visit the Chinese Medicine Hospital and acupuncture clinics, where you will be given lectures by the experts and doctors. Also visit the Chinese medicine school and pharmacies with herbal medicines.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Beijing

Full day escorted excursion to the Mutianyu Great Wall, the Sacred Way and the Changling Exhibition Hall of the Ming Tombs, where 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty were buried. Of them, Changling Mausoleum is well known for its grand architecture. Enjoy the Martial Art performance tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 6 Beijing to Baoding

Two hours drive to Baoding, famed for its Qigong and related breathing exercises and treatment, fitness instruments and the society that respects the seniors. It is also a Chinese herbal medicine distribution center, where you can sample a lot of curative food with herbal medicine produced in the northern China. Visit Baoding Chinese Medicine Hospital and Zhidi Presidential House, and Chinese herbal wholesale center. Check into your hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Baoding/Anguo/Baoding

Attend the morning Tai Chi exercises, then drive to Anguo to visit the Temple of the King of Medicine, and the herbal medicine market. After a medicinal herb lunch, drive back to Baoding.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Baoding to Beijing to Xi'an

Drive back to Beijing and fly to Xi'an, a world-renowned ancient capital of 13 Dynasties, which is the starting point of the ancient Silk Road. Its long-standing history and colorful culture have left over numerous brilliant historical sites and precious cultural relics. An afternoon city tour includes the Provincial Historic Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda dating from the Tang Dynasty, 1352 years ago, and also visit the ancient City Wall, the largest and well-preserved extant wall in China and one of a few ancient military facilities in the world. Check into your hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Xi'an

Full day sightseeing includes the Excavations of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, one of the greatest archaeological finds of the century, the extraordinary life Csized terra-cotta warriors were buried with the first emperor for over 2200 years. Also visit Huaqing Imperial Hot Spring, and Banpo Neolithic Museum. After a dumpling dinner, attend the Tang Dynasty Music Show tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dumping dinner

Day 10 Xi'an/Xianyang/Xi'an

Visit the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the display of the Chinese medicine and herbal specimens. While in the school, enjoy the Three Magic Qigong performance. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Tui Na (Massage Therapy) and acupuncture treatment; also watch the performance of Tai Chi Ch'uan and attend its classes.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11 Xi'an to Shanghai

Take a morning flight to Shanghai, known as Paris in the East, upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. An afternoon city tour includes the famed Bund, walking along the waterfront of the Huangpu River.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 12 Shanghai

Today you visit the Shanghai Museum, the Yu Garden and the Pearl of the Orient C TV Tower. After dinner, enjoy an astonishing acrobatic show.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13 Shanghai

Today you visit Shanghai Martial Art Center and get martial art lessons, practice martial arts with the students. The afternoon is free at your own leisure. Shop on Nanjing and Huai Hai Roads for souvenirs and gifts.

Day 14 Shanghai to Wuxi

Drive to Wuxi, a beautiful city by the famed Lake Tai, the third largest fresh water lake in China. Upon arrival, tour the Lake Tai, Turtle Neck Islet, and Xihui Park. Check into Picturesque Hotel tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 15 Wuxi to Shanghai

Visit the Pottery Museum and the Lingshan Buddha. Learn traditional Chinese methods -Tai Chi Boxing and Tai Chi Sword, and hot spring medicine bath treatment from the local Chinese martial arts masters. Enjoy the quiet lakeside scenery and friendly local people. Drive back to Shanghai in the afternoon and check into your hotel A farewell dinner party is held tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, farewell dinner party

Day 16 Shanghai to USA

Transfer to airport for your return flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

Superior First Class Hotel Accommodations:

--Beijing Jinqiao International Hotel
--Baoding Xingguang International Hotel
--Xi'an Royal Hotel
--Shanghai Galaxy Hotel
--Wuxi Picturesque Hotel

Tour code: 16CMFT

2008 Departure Dates & Cost

Departure Date
Tuesday

Return Date
Wednesday

Land Only
Per Person

LAX/SFO
Per Person

New York
Per Person

Single
Supplement

5. 06

5. 21

$2499

$3499

$3599

$690

10. 07

10. 22

$2499

$3499

$3599

$690

* This tour can be customized upon request, tour fares are subject to change.

All inclusive features:
--
Round trip transpacific air transportation via our selected airlines
-- All intra-China air/land transportation
-- 14 nights in superior first class hotels
-- Daily breakfast, lunches and dinners as specified
-- Private round trip transfers between airport/train station to hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges
-- Private escorted sightseeing tours, cultural entertainments, special visits and lectures, and other performances as specified

Not including:
-
Chinese visa fee of $160
- Tips, gratuities to tour guides, drivers, and porters
- Travel insurance
- Personal Expenses

Special Notes:
--
USA Departure Tax, Fuel Surcharge, and China Domestic Airport taxes apply
-- Minimum six (6) passengers required for each departure
-- This tour can be customized upon request at an additional cost
-- Land only rate does not include transpacific air
- Tour fares are subject to change
- In case the listed hotels are not available on your preferred travel dates, we will be using similar hotels and the cruise ship
- For additional airfare from your departure city, please contact us

    


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