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We had a wonderful time in Tibet. We have learned a lot about this unique destination because of the wonderful guide Degyi who is so knowledge and always available towards our tours. We stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa, and we would never imagine a Tibet travel could be so nice and amazing without the help of Degyi.

Also, thanks a lot to our Tibetan driver Mr.Wongdun for his safe driving and a good sense of service along the way.

We shall return Tibet in the near future!

P.B. and A. A - Europe
Tibet Travel

June 2018 (Private Tibet Journey from Kathmandu)

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Jewish Heritage Tour of ChinaTour Name:         Jewish Heritage Tour of China
Tour Code:          M91D302
Duration:            13 Days & 12 Nights
Destination:        Beijing, Harbin, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Xian, Shanghai
Features:            This tour takes you to the Jewish Ghettoes and synagogue in China. You will have a wonderful experience in this exotic land of China.
Departure Date:
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Tour Price:          From $ P.P

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Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel.


Jianguo Hotel Beijing



Full day visit Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Temple of Heaven.

B, L

Jianguo Hotel Beijing



Full day visit Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, the Sacred Way. In the evening enjoy "Kung Fu Show" at the "Red Theatre".

 B, L

Jianguo Hotel Beijing


Beijing/ Harbin

In the morning, visit Summer Palace, Hutong Tours in Rickshaw, later of the day transferred to airport and fly to Harbin. Arrival, met with and transferred to hotel.

 B, L

Holiday Inn City Center



A day tour in Harbin to visit Jewish Community such as the Main Synagogue, Jewish High School, Hospital, Huangshan Jewish Cemetery and Jewish Bank.

B, L

Holiday Inn City Center



Morning visit at the New Synagogue, in the afternoon transferred to airport for flight to Zhengzhou. Arrival, met with and transferred to hotel.

B, L

Holiday Inn Zhengzhou


Zhengzhou - Kaifeng

Drive to Kaifeng. On arrival visit ghetto of Chinese Jews at Nan Jiaojing Hutong in Kaifeng, visit a local family, Kaifeng Judaic Exhibition and the Jewish Cemetery.

B, L

New Century Grand Hotel


Kaifeng - Luoyang

Drive to Dengfeng to visit Shaolin Temple and Songyang Academy, drive to Luoyang later of the day.

B, L

Peony Plaza Hotel


 Luoyang - Xian

Visit Longmen Grottoes, transferred to railway station and take train to Xian, arrival Xian, met with and drive to visit the Ancient City Wall.

B, L

Grand New World Hotel


Full day visit The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Bell Tower.  B, L Grand New World Hotel

 Xian / Shanghai

Transferred to airport for flight to Shanghai. Visit Shanghai Museum, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden and walk on the Bund in Shanghai.  B, L The Bund Hotel


One day tour in Shanghai to visit Shanghai Jewish Ghetto and the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.  B, L The Bund Hotel


Transferred to airport for your flight departure. Trip ends.   B   N/A

Day01 Arrival Beijing
Today you arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Greeted and received by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Beijing. The rest of day is at your own disposal.

Day02 Beijing (B, L)Temple of Heaven Beijing
Enjoy your buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today you will have a day guided tour to explore Beijing. This morning the tour begins with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, located in the southern part of Beijing, and has been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors, and is the largest one in Beijing among several royal altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon and other deities or symbolic forces of Nature. Then you will take a walking in the iconic Tiananmen Square, which is probably the biggest one of its kind in the world. From here you will go on to the Forbidden City (also known officially as the Imperial Palace Museum ) was commissioned by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Yong Le. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700's and on wards. The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and is now a major tourist attraction in China. The total area of the complex is 183 acres, so it takes quite a while to walk through, especially if you want to have a close look at everything. All together there are 9,999 1/2 rooms in the Museum, not all of which can be visited.

Day03 Beijing (B, L)Great Wall of China
This morning you will head to the Great Wall of China at Badaling. The Great Wall, like the Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and the Hanging Garden of Babylon, is one of the great wonders of the world. Starting out in the east on the banks of the Yalu Rivers in Liaoning Province, the Great Wall stretches westwards for 12,700km to Jiayuguan in the Bobi Desert, thus known as the Ten Thousand Li Wall in China. The lunch today will be arranged at a good restaurant at the foot of the Great Wall. In the afternoon you will pass through the Sacred Way to visit the Ming Tomb. Composed of memorial archway, ornamental pillar, and stele pavilion ornamental etc, the Sacred Way is a long path that leads you to the Ming Tomb. It was thought to have leaded the emperors' souls to enter heaven. The Ming Tomb is the burial site of 13 out of 17 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). Being the last resting place of 13 emperors, it is also called as Thirteen Tombs by Chinese. In the evening enjoy "Kung Fu Show" at the "Red Theatre".

Day04 Beijing / Harbin (B, L)Summer Palace Beijing
This morning you will take a unique Hutong tour by a rickshaw to discover the old residential area of Beijing. Hutongs are closely associated with individual four-sided courtyard in which people live. Most Hutongs are running east west for the local dwellers to procure the sunlight. Afterwards you will visit the Summer Palace. Located at the northwest suburb of Beijing, the Summer Palace was originally a royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty, Its predecessor was the Garden of Clear Ripples (Qingyiyuan) started in 1750 and burned down by the British and French allied troops in 1860. In 1886, Empress Dowager Cixi used navy outlays and other funds in the reconstruction and renamed the park as Summer Palace in 1888.The Summer Palace in northwest suburban Beijing is the largest and most complete imperial garden existing in China. You will also Lama Temple, or Yonghe Lamasery, which was built in the 33 Qing Kangxi year (1694) and it is now the largest and best-preserved Lamasery of Yellow Sect in Beijing. It was the residence of Emperor Yongzheng before his ascending to the throne. Later of the day transferred to airport for flight to Harbin. On arrival, met with and transferred to your hotel in downtown Harbin.

Day05 Harbin (B, L)Harbin New Synagogue interior
A day tour in Harbin to visit Jewish Community such as the Main Synagogue, Jewish High School, Hospital, Huangshan Jewish Cemetery and Jewish Bank. In the 1920s, some 20,000 Jewish people lived in Harbin and formed a complete Jewish community.

Day06 Harbin / Zhengzhou (B, L)Harbin New Synagogue
In the morning you will visit the New Synagogue which is the largest Jewish synagogue in East Asia. Constructed in 1921, the New Synagogue was the important venue for the nearby Jewish people to hold religious and educational activities. In the afternoon you will take a flight to Zhengzhou. Upon arrival met with and transferred to your hotel.

Day07 Zhengzhou - Kaifeng (B, L)Chinese Jews at Nan Jiaojing Hutong in Kaifeng
Drive to Kaifeng. On arrival visit ghetto of Chinese Jews at Nan Jiaojing Hutong in Kaifeng, visit a local family, Kaifeng Judaic Exhibition and the Jewish Cemetery. It was said that since the Song Dynasty (about 1,000 years ago), the Jews from the Mesopotamia area immigrated to Kaifeng and settled down here.

Day08 Kaifeng - Luoyang (B, L)Shaolin Temple,Dengfeng,Henan
Check out in the morning and leave for Luoyang. Today's activity will be at Dengfeng for its renowned Shaolin Temple and Songyang Academy. Founded in AD 496 during the Northern Wei dynasty, the Shaolin Temple was built in honor of an Indian monk called Bodhidharma (known to the Chinese as Da Mo), founder of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism or more popularly known as Chinese Chan (or Zen) Buddhism. This temple is therefore regarded as the birthplace of Chinese Buddhism. The temple, which bore witness to the rise and fall of several dynasties, is also famous for its Martial Arts (Kung Fu). Shaolin Kung Fu is the product of the synthesis of other martial arts principles into a distinctive martial art style. Besides, visit to the ancient Songyang Academy, located at the foot of Mt.Song Shan (Song Shan Mountain), which is one of the four most famous institutions of higher education in ancient China. Late in the afternoon drive to Luoyang.

Day09 Luoyang - Xian (B, L)Longmen Grottoes,Luoyang
In the morning we drive to visit one of the important destination in the area, the Longmen Grottos. Longman Grottoes, located 13 Km to the south of Luoyang, are a treasure house of ancient Buddhist cave art. The grottos were hewed and carved during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534), when the rulers relocated their capital at Luoyang near the end of the 5th century. At that time Buddhism was spreading east into China and was venerated by the imperial court. The Buddhists adopted the practice of carving rock temples, dedicated to the Buddha. Early in the afternoon you will be transferred to railway station for a fast bullet train to Xian. Upon arrival Xian meet with your local guide who will drive and escort you to visit the Ancient City Wall, Built 600 years ago (1374 - 1378) in the Ming Dynasty, the Wall was added on the Tang Dynasty walls. Being the most prominent walls built after medieval time, it is also the best-kept and biggest city walls in Xian.

Day10 Xian (B, L)Terra Cotta Warriors Xian China
Your Xian tour begins with the mighty Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses. Discovered in 1974, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Site is one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20th century. In a vault of approximately 12,000m2 and 5m underground lay some 8,000 terracotta infantry soldiers, archers, cavalrymen and chariots arranged in battle formation, ready to defend their emperor's immortal soul. After the visit you will have a very good local lunch at a graceful restaurant. Then you will head back town and visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Situated inside Ci'en Temple (4 kilometers south of Xian City), it is one of the famous Buddhist pagodas in China. Sponsored by Tang Emperor Gaozong (628-683, reigned 650-683), the temple was first built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty as a symbol of thanksgiving to his mother for her kindness who had suffered an early death. Later of the day your guide will take you to the city center to see the Bell Tower of Xian. The Bell Tower was built in 1384 during the reign of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang of Ming Dynasty as a way to dominate the surrounding countryside and provide early warning of attack by rival rulers.

Day11 Xian / Shanghai (B, L)Shanghai Cityscape
Transferred to airport and fly to Shanghai. Arrival in Shanghai, met with and drive to the city for a day guided trip to explore the city of Shanghai. You will visit the Shanghai Museum. The Shanghai Museum contains more than 112,000 Chinese cultural relics from the Old Stone Age to modern times, including bronze ware, calligraphy, paintings etc. Then you will continue to visit Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan garden is the most famous garden in south China and decorated with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. Later in the afternoon your guide will take you to the Oriental Pearl Tower where you may have a stunning skyline of the townscape Shanghai.

Day12 Shanghai (B, L)Shanghai Jewish Refugees MuseumShanghai Jewish Ghetto
One day tour in Shanghai to visit Shanghai Jewish Ghetto and the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. Located at Hongkou District, the museum houses many historical items, photos and records about the Jews' lives in Shanghai during the Second World War.

Day13 Depart Shanghai (B)
Your guide and driver will transfer you to airport according to your flight schedule. End of your tour to China.

Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a local English speaking guide in each city (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
08). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.


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