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Charms of China - A Women Only Adventure
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Tour the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, have dinner with a local women’s association, take a walk along the Great Wall of China and visit with the Terracotta Warriors. Then wander the Yuyuan Gardens of Shanghai view the magnigicent Three Gorges Dam and embark on a cruise of the Small Three Gorges and more!

Charms of China At A Glance

Tour Size   Small Group
Starting City   Beijing
Ending City   Shanghai
Duration of trip   10 Days
Countries You will Visit   China
Visa Requirements for Canadians   China
Maximum Group Size   20
Recommended Age   21+
Activity Level   Low
Meals included where indicated   B – Breakfast , L-Lunch, D-Dinner
BB- Buffet breakfast, HD-Hosted Dinner

Itinerary

Day 1, Monday – Arrive in Beijing
Once you have cleared customs at the airport in Beijing, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight: Beijing

Day 2, Tuesday – Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven Tour 
Breakfast is served at your hotel. In the company of a licensed female Chinese tour manager, one who will accompany you throughout the duration of your trip, enjoy a full-day tour of the Forbidden City and the 15th-century Temple of Heaven. Begin at Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world. Erected in 1417 at the height of the Ming Dynasty, the square was renovated two centuries later at the onset of the Great Qing Dynasty. View several impressive monuments outlining the Square’s perimeter, including the Great Hall of the People, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the Square’s famed ceremonial gateway. From here, venture north for a visit to the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), a construction comparable to the Pyramids in Egypt. Known today as the Palace Museum, the entire site covers 720,000 square meters, encompassing 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. In 1987, UNESCO declared the grounds a World Heritage Site as the “Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties,” home to the world’s largest preserved collection of ancient wooden architecture. Enjoy lunch at an authentic Chinese restaurant close to the Forbidden City, before a visit to the Temple of Heaven and its white-marbled, circular altar. This evening, enjoy a traditional Peking Duck Dinner
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3, Wednesday – Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs 
Breakfast is served at your hotel.  Who can visit “The East” and not walk the Great Wall? Enjoy a full-day excursion to the Great Wall of China, the longest manmade structure on the planet. Walk along the promenades and behold its unrivaled natural views, spanning over 3,500 miles of China’s northern frontier. View beautiful mountainside passes, plateaus and grasslands from this 7th-century, defensive fortification. Place your hands on the serrated overlooks and peer down into the countryside. After this inspiring experience, leave the Great Wall for lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Following lunch, continue for a tour of the Ming Tombs and its Sacred Way, before returning to Beijing.
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4, Thursday – Xian Antiquities Tour with Terracotta Warriors 
Breakfast is served at your hotel. This morning, board your flight to Xian. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel, and afterwards, enjoy a tour of Xian’s antiquities. Your tour includes a visit to the archaeological site at the tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang (259-210 B.C.), where you will view over 8,000 finely sculptured, life-size terracotta soldiers and horses, discovered by local farmers in 1974. The archaeological excavation of the three pits where the Terracotta Army was discovered continues today, more than thirty years since the time of its unearthing. Later, trace the beginnings of Chinese civilization at the Shanxi Provincial Historical Museum. Opened to the public in 1991, the museum houses a wealth of historical artifacts and treasures from the Han and Tang dynasties. This evening, enjoy a social and dinner with a local women’s association.
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5, Friday – Big Wild Goose Pagoda & City Wall
Breakfast is served at your hotel. This morning, enjoy a half day tour to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and City Wall. Begin in the southern suburb of Xian City where you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Constructed in 652 A.D. at the height of Emperor Gaozong’s reign, the Pagoda is a marvel ancient Chinese architecture, and features a twisting interior stairwell with decorative wall reliefs. Afterwards, visit the City Wall, one of the largest and oldest military fortifications built during the Tang Dynasty. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight to Chongqing. On arrival, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, then transfer to board your ship on the Yangtze River.
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6, Saturday – Yangtze River Cruise
Cruise to Fengdu, the “Ghost City,” and view the temples at Mingshan Hill. *Alternatively, the cruise may visit Wanxian or Shibaozhai.
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7, Sunday – Yangtze River Cruise
Sail through Qutang Gorge, the first and smallest of the three Yangtze gorges. Dock at Wushan for an excursion through the Small Three Gorges along the Daning River. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountain passes as you sail along a region famous for its scenery. Continue this afternoon through the 25-mile long Wuxia (Witches) Gorge and see the fabled Twelve Peaks. According to legend, the peaks are believed to be the spirits of 12 fairies, the most famous of them being the Shennu Feng (Goddess) Peak, which is topped by a huge rock resembling a kneeling maiden
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8, Monday – Disembark, Flight to Shanghai
Sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest section of the Three Gorges system, comprising the rapids Xietan, Qintan and Kongling, collectively known as the Three Rapids of Xiling. Visit the Three Gorges Dam near the Sandouping Village. The Dam, which took 13 years to build (1993-2006), is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, nearly six times the size of the Colorado’s Hoover Dam. This afternoon, disembark your ship at Yichang to board your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9, Tuesday – Shanghai City Tour
Breakfast is served at your hotel. This morning, tour the major attractions of Shanghai. Wander the classical Yuyuan Gardens, built during the Ming Dynasty by a high-ranking government official named Pan Yunduan. The Gardens total area occupies 20,000 square meters (about five acres), and features pavilions, ponds, rockeries, cloisters and six scenic zones including the Sansui Hall and Wanhua Chamber. In existence some 400 years, the Gardens were specifically constructed for Pan’s aging parents as a sanctuary in which they could live out their lives. Experience the old world charm of the waterfront Bund, former “Wall Street” of the foreign powers, and its park-like promenade between the Wusong River and Old Town. The afternoon is free at leisure to spend as you wish. This evening, enjoy an appropriate end to this incredible journey at a farewell dinner. Savor authentic Chinese cuisine at one of Shanghai’s premier gourmet restaurants, set in an elegant dining room with traditional ornamental designs.
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10, Wednesday – Depart
Breakfast is served at your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions

  • Arrival airport transfer in Beijing
  • 3 nights at the Marriott West Hotel in Beijing
  • Flight from Bejing to Xian
  • 1 night at the Shangri La Golden Flower in Xian
  • Flight from Xian to Chongquing
  • 3 nights cruise downstream on the Victoria Empress, Yangtze River
  • Flight from Yichang to Shanghai
  • 2 nights at the Sofitel JJ Oriental Pudong in Shanghai
  • Departure airport transfer in Shanghai
  • Tours and transportation as noted in Itinerary
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Tour Manager throughout

Prices are listed in USD for Land Only Packages based on “Double” (two women per room)  and do not include flights to/from the USA/Canada. Some packages include flights within the destination country, ask us for specific details. Transportation taxes (flights, ferries, etc) are subject to change and are not guaranteed until Final Payment has been accepted. A $250 per person non-refundable deposit is required to convert your Quote Request to a confirmed Reservation. We limit our tours to a maximum of 20 participants so we suggest you deposit early to guarantee your spot.

Single Room – one person, traveling solo in single accommodation
Double Room
 – two people, traveling together in same accommodation
Shared Room
 – one person, traveling solo who would like to share with another passenger and pay the per person “Double” price (Share rate is guaranteed if deposit is made at least 90 days prior to “Trip Begins” date.)

The price stated does not include air fare to and from China.
Please call us at 1.866.907.4006 for help finding affordable flights to this destination.

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All sales are final and no refunds will be issued. If you cancel an event within the cancellation policy detailed in the event description, a credit will be issued for the full amount that can be applied towards a future event. All trips are rain or shine with the exclusion of conditions deemed hazardous to your safety. If a trip is rescheduled due to unsatisfactory conditions, weather, double booking or any other unforeseen circumstances, an in-house credit for the trip will be applied to any other trip for one calendar year. Meet Market Adventures is a social event company for singles. Our events run on a first come first serve basis. We do not guarantee equal men to women ratios at events. We do guarantee that you will have fun and meet new people.

Photos will be taken at all Meet Market Adventures events. Some of these photos will be displayed on the Meet Market Adventures website. By attending a Meet Market Adventures event you agree that your photo may be published on our website. You also agree your photo or a likeness of you may be used for promotional purposes via video, print, or web, without compensation to you.

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Tel: (416) 461 - 0096 / 1-866-907-4006

E-mail: info@meetmarketadventures.com