Winter Promotion from 888 CHF


Flight to Beijing on scheduled flights. Overnight on board.

Breakfast on board. Arrival in the morning. Greeting at the airport by your guide and transfer to hotel. Then, the first step in the capital of China: discovery of the Tiananmen Square, the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall facing the Gate of Heavenly Peace to the Forbidden City. Lunch during the excursion. Discovery of the Temple of Heaven with its majestic rotunda covered with a triple roof of blue tiles. It is here that the Emperor was accustomed to go twice a year, the solstices, to pray for good harvests. Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Beijing
Breakfast. Visiting the Great Wall: it is known to everyone, a lot of information circulating about the Great Wall. If it is not true that it is visible from the moon, the fact remains that this work of 6000 km is really very impressive. Its function? Again everyone does not agree: quick route between the border garrisons, defense against invasions from the steppes of populations. You will have 3 hours on this extraordinary site to soak up its magic and browse at your leisure this world famous monument. Unique memories in perspective. The date part of the Ming Dynasty and offers a magnificent view of the crenellated wall that winds around the hills. Free lunch. Departure to visit a cloisonné factory and photo stop at Olympic Games Village. Dinner specialties Peking (Peking duck) and overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Beijing / XI’AN (night train 1100 KM)
Breakfast. In the morning, Initiation to Tai Chi Quan (Taoist gymnastics) in a city park. Visit the Summer Palace on the outskirts of Beijing, with its pavilions with names stamped of poetry: Ordained clouds, waves of jade .... Visit a bead store. Lunch with the locals and explore the old quarter of Beijing by rickshaw. Visit the Forbidden City has over 900 rooms including 6 large buildings: Hall of Supreme Harmony, where the official ceremonies were celebrated; the Palace of Perfect Harmony, which served as banquet hall, the Palace of Heavenly Purity, the Throne Room and the residences of empresses and concubines' quarters, now converted into a museum,
and imperial gardens. Free dinner. Then starting in the first class sleeper train. (4 people per compartment) to Xi'an. Overnight on board.

Day 5: XI’AN
Arrive in Xi'an in the morning. Transfer to town for breakfast. Visit the excavations near the tomb of Qin Shi Huang Di, which was discovered an army of 6,000 warriors, horses and chariots in clay and bronze, scale that is among the most impressive archaeological discoveries of recent decades. Also visit the new grave with its two bronze chariots. Free lunch. Visit the museum of the art of Tang Dynasty and then, participation in a course of Chinese calligraphy. Back in town and walk through the old neighborhoods. Visit a jade factory and instead walk on the Wild Goose Pagoda.
Typical dinner of steamed dumplings. Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast. Visit the Museum of Shanxi. Then transfer to the station and departure by train to Luoyang where you will arrive in the afternoon. Lunch packed lunch on board. Home in Luoyang, "City of Peonies" and visit the Buddhist caves at Longmen. Check into your hotel. Free dinner, in town and overnight at hotel.

Breakfast. Way to the Shaolin Monastery, visit the pavilions and gardens of steles. Show presentation of the techniques of kung fu. Lunch during the excursion. Free dinner. Then transfer to the station of Zhengzhou and overnight train to Nanjing. Overnight on board.

Arrive in Nanjing in the morning. Transfer to town for breakfast. Visit the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, at the foot of the majestic purple mountain, is impregnated with a solemn atmosphere. He often brings a sense of respect for his brilliant stele, long steep stairs leading to the Memorial Hall, and its inscribed tombstones, testifying all great works of this honorable man. Lunch during the visit. Transfer station, TGV train to Suzhou. Arrival in Suzhou: Suzhou area, at the limit of Yang Tse Kiang delta, keep amphibious character today. City's traditional manufacturing of silk, Suzhou is located on the Grand Canal that connects the Blue River north of the country and who still retains an intense activity. Still surrounded by canals spanned by several bridges humpback, the town was popular with mandarins, especially in the Ming period, leaving the intrigues of the court, came to enjoy peace studious. Their homes were decorated with lavish gardens that are now the reputation of Suzhou. True work of art, the garden is a microcosm where nothing is left to chance, where every detail is inspired by aesthetic or philosophical, where men rebuilt an entire world. Visit the museum of the city. Stroll through the old quarter and visit the Master of Nets Garden. Visit a workshop production of silk.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Breakfast. Road to Shanghai. Passage through the village of Luzhi. This city is crisscrossed by canals spanned by small stone bridges, has retained its traditional charm. Boat trip on the canals. Lunch during the visit. Arrive in Shanghai: First contact with the Chinese metropolis: walk along the famous Bund which rise the skyscrapers of the former foreign concessions. This Victorian-style neighborhood contrasts sharply with other parts of the city and crossing the Huangpu River by ferry to visit Pu Dong, Shanghai futuristic. Strolling through the old town, bustling maze of streets: visit the Mandarin Yu Garden. Walk through the shopping street of Nanjing Lu, lively, the main avenue with its circular walkways, which gathered most of the shops and department stores.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Breakfast. Departure to visit the museum which includes extraordinary collections of porcelain, bronzes and sculptures. Lunch. Afternoon free. Acrobatic show by artists from the famous Shanghai Circus. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Breakfast. Transfer to Shanghai airport and take off with scheduled flights to Switzerland.

* The trip cost:
From 10 persons: CHF888 / P
6-9 persons : CHF988/p
3-5 persons : CHF1188/p
2 persons : CHF1188/p
1 person: CHF1188/p

The given price includes:
- Accommodation provided at hotels or similar with breakfast
- Domestic transfers in China
- Train tickets mentioned
- Scheduled visits with local French speaking guides
- Entrance fees for sites listed in visit
- Half board with a glass of beverage (soda or beer or mineral water) and tea

The given price does not include:
- International scheduled flight Switzerland-China-Switzerland
- Visa fees
- Cancellation insurance mandatory
- Tipping and personal expenses
- Personal use