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Beijing (Tianjin) to Tokyo (Yokohama)

Dynasties and Dragons | 18 Nights | Departs Feb 21, 2015

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  • PRE - PROMO The Great Wall & Beyond
  • PRE - Beijing & The Great Wall
  • PRE - PROMO The Great Wall & Beyond

    Code: tial30

    Beijing’s extraordinary past comes alive as you explore some of the world’s most renowned historical sites. Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world and the center of many significant events in China’s history. A 250-acre complex, the Forbidden City is home to some of the most important treasures of China’s imperial past. Just outside the Forbidden City, visit the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, an ornate, triple-gabled edifice that stands at center of the Temple of Heaven complex. Travel beyond Beijing to the Great Wall of China, constructed over 2,000 years ago and stretching 5,500 miles.

    Please note: The order of sites visited throughout the program may vary to avoid congestion.

    DAY 1

    Upon arrival in Beijing International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Meals are on your own.

    Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    Overnight at the China World Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    Following breakfast, enjoy a scenic ride to the Great Wall at Juyongguan. Explore the amazing Great Wall, actually a series of walls first constructed over 2000 years ago in an attempt to ward off northern nomads.

    Following lunch, continue to one of the Ming Tombs. Learn more about the burial rituals employed during the Ming dynasty before returning to your hotel. Enjoy rest of the day at your leisure.

    Overnight at the China World Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 3

    Enjoy an early breakfast in the hotel before venturing to the Temple of Heaven. Initially built in 1420, this is the site where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worship heaven and pray for a bumper harvest. It is listed in the World Heritage in 1998. The main structure in the vast compound is the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, a magnificent triple-gabled circular building. Completely wooden, without any nails, it is one of the architectural wonders of ancient China. The Temple of Heaven is also a public park where local people begin their day with such morning activities as playing Tai Chi, singing Peking Opera or writing Chinese calligraphy.

    You are free to walk around the pine-lined ground or take part in the Tai Chi exercise!

    In the evening, enjoy a traditional Peking duck dinner at a renowned local restaurant.

    Overnight at the China World Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    After breakfast at the hotel, visit impressive Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world and site of many important events in Chinese history.

    Then, visit the Forbidden City, home to the emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties and a 250-acre complex of pavilions, halls, courtyards and gates showcasing some of the most important treasures of China’s imperial past.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, transfer to your ship for embarkation.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the China World Hotel. Note that check in time is 2:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details.

    Day 1

    Guests arrive in Beijing by various flights; meet and greet at the airport by uniformed staff and local guide and transfer to hotel.

    Check in time is at 2:00pm. Although every effort will be made to have rooms available before this time, this cannot be guaranteed.

    Remainder of the day at leisure; dinner on own

    Overnight at the China World Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 2

    7:00am Buffet breakfast

    8:30am Depart hotel for a full day tour

    10:15am Visit to the Great Wall at Juyongguan

    12:30pm Chinese lunch at Longdi Restaurant with shopping opportunity

    2:30pm Visit to the Changling Tomb of Ming Tombs

    4:45pm Return to hotel

    Overnight at the China World Hotel or similar

    Day 3

    7:00am Buffet breakfast

    9:00am Depart hotel for a half day tour

    9:30am Visit to the Temple of Heaven

    12:00pm Return to hotel and lunch on own

    Remainder of afternoon at leisure

    6:00pm Depart hotel for Peking duck dinner

    6:30pm Peking duck dinner at a renowned local restaurant

    9:00pm Return to hotel.

    Settle incidental charges at the hotel in order to avoid queues in the morning

    11:00pm Luggage collection for transfer to ship the next day

    Overnight at the China World Hotel or similar

    Day 4

    7:00am Buffet breakfast

    8:30am Depart hotel for a morning tour

    9:00am Visit to the Forbidden City

    11:15am Visit to the Tian’anmen Square

    12:30pm Chinese lunch at Regal Palace Restaurant or similar

    1:45pm Depart Beijing for Tianjin International Cruise Homeport

    3:45pm Cruise check-in and embarkation

    Program Includes:

    • All transfers and tours as indicated in the itinerary

    • 3 nights hotel accommodation in deluxe room with daily breakfast at the China World Hotel Beijing or similar.

    • 2 lunches as indicated in the itinerary

    • Peking duck dinner in Beijing

    • Compulsory passenger insurance

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program does not include:

    • Meals and beverages other than specified above

    • Any tips of personal nature or portage at the airport / hotel

    • All expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls & mini-bar etc.

    Expected Weather:

    February is still considered winter in Beijing.

    Average High Temperature: 5 C / 41 F

    Average Low Temperature: -6 C / 21 F

    What to Bring: Warm clothing including a warm jacket and comfortable walking shoes are a must. Hats, mitts and scarves are also recommended for this time of year. The attire is casual for the entire program.

    Currency:

    The Chinese Currency is Renminbi (RMB) and the rate is approx. RMBY 6.00 = US $ 1.00 Money exchange is available at the hotel cashier. Most shops accept US dollars and credit cards.

    Drinking water:

    It is not recommended that tap water be consumed. Bottled water can be purchased from hotel, stores and restaurant. Also one bottle of mineral water will be offered to guests in the hotel room everyday on complimentary basis.

    Electricity:

    The Voltage in China is 220 volts (U.S. Standard is 110 volts). Adapters and transformers are available from the hotel housekeeping.

    Document and Visa Requirement:

    Passports must be valid for at least 6 months.

    A double entry visa is required for both the Pre and Post Cruise programs.

    The visa must be obtained prior to sailing from a Chinese embassy or consulate. Visas cannot be obtained upon arrival at Chinese ports.

    Accommodations:

    China World Hotel (A Shangri La Hotel) or similar

    No 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing, 100004, China

    Phone: (86 10) 6505 2266

    We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    PRE - PROMO THE GREAT WALL & BEYOND
    Price: $0.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

    PRE - PROMO THE GREAT WALL & BEYOND
    Price: $499.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

Free Land Programs and Land Programs from $499 is per person for guests 1 and 2 for one pre- or post-cruise program only. Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel package amenity. If applicable, please contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your travel agent for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information.

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