China FAM – The Unknown: Apr. 10-18, 2019

A Different China
Nanjing, Yangzhou, Taizhou, Suzhou, Changzhou, Huangshan, Tunxi

Starting From $199.00 Land Only

Duration 9 Days


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Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

China is known for so much, ranging from Chinese Food, Chinese Temples, Chinese Tea, Chinese Opera & Art. However, not enough is known in the Western culture about its inspiring landscape and majestic scenery found in gardens, mountains, coastlines and nature. Bask in China’s countryside and its natural beauty in areas you never even knew existed. Taste the local cuisine from each city visited and tour the marvels that each new city has to offer. Join us on a once in a lifetime China FAM to The Unknown parts of China. Sign up today! 

This Tour Package Includ

  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • Huangshan Yellow Mountain
  • Nanshan Bamboo Forest
  • Slender West Lake
  • Quinhuai River Cruise
  • Liyang Old Street
  • Lingering Garden
  • Nanjing 1912 District
  • Confucius Temple
  • Meals: 8 Breakfast, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 4 & 5 * Hotels

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Passport fees, visa fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional tours (If applicable)

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Day 1: Apr 10 - Nanjing, China
    Upon arrival in Nanjing, transfer to the hotel for hotel check-in. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure to enjoy.
  • Day 2: Apr 11 - Nanjing ~ Yangzhou ~ Taizhou
    This morning drive to Yangzhou and visit the Slender West Lake, the heart and soul of Yangzhou. Slender West Lake is a man-made lake where beautiful views and historic points coexist. The lake is filled with beautiful attractions such as its popular Rainbow Bridge, White Pagoda and vibrant lush gardens. Afterwards, continue to visit Geyuan Garden to experience the traditional gardening in China. The bamboo and rock exhibition is what it famous for. Afterward, proceed to Taizhou. Visit the Old Street in Taizhou, where displays of the rich history and culture of China still exist. (B, L, D)
  • Day 3: Apr 12 - Taizhou ~ Suzhou
    This morning, enjoy the traditional Taizhou breakfast. Then, visit the Mei Lanfang Memorial Hall. Mei Lang Fang was the master of Peking Opera. He was well-known not only in China but the world of acting. After lunch, proceed to Suzhou, visit the Lingering Garden, one of the four most famous gardens in China. Possessing typical Qing style, it is well known for the exquisite beauty of its magnificent halls, and the various sizes, shapes, and colors of the buildings. Later on head to Ping Jiang historical block, a symbol of Suzhou ancient city. Walking on the Pingjiang road, you can see all the scenery was as beautiful as a painting. (B, L, D)
  • Day 4: Apr 13 - Suzhou ~ Changzhou
    In the morning, head to the Suzhou Silk Shopping Center, where you can find some great silk products for souvenirs. In the afternoon coach to the historical city- Changzhou for the Nanshan Bamboo forest. The scenic area is surrounded by the bamboo and idea of longevity. (B, L, D)
  • Day 5: Apr 14 - Changzhou ~ Huangshan
    Today, take a full day trip to Huangshan Yellow Mountain, the most iconic mountains of the Anhui Province. It is famed for its stunning and peculiar natural sceneries composed of four wonders, namely unique guest-greeting pines, absurd stones, sea of clouds and amazing hot springs, as well as high peaks, particular forest and glacial landforms. The near 40,000 acre park boasts not only attracting scenery but also abundant resources and a great variety of zoological species, for which it has been listed as a World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site. You will visit the North & West Sea Scenic Zone of the mountain. (B, L, D)
  • Day 6: Apr 15 - Huangshan ~ Tunxi
    Today, continue the tour in Huangshan Scenic Area. Afterwards, take a cable car ride back to the city. Visit the Liyang old street. (B, L , D)
  • Day 7: Apr 16 - Tunxi ~ Nanjing
    In the morning, head to the Niushou Mountain at Nanjing, containing a cultural park dedicated to displaying and preserving the mountain’s cultural treasures that date back centuries. Discover beautiful sceneries that exhibit priceless cultural artifacts surrounded in lush greenery. Afterward, visit the Confucius Temple dedicated to worshipping China’s most influential philosopher, Confucius. Originally, the temple was constructed in the year of 1034 in the Song Dynasty (420-589). It suffered repeated damage and has been rebuilt on several occasions since that time. The grounds offer an enticing sight of one of the longest screen walls and the largest statue of Confucius in China. Find radiant displays of gold, jade, silver and bronze illustrating the philosopher’s life. Also, take a cruise on Qinhuai River to experience the beauty of Nanjing. (B, L, D)
  • Day 8: Apr 17 - Nanjing
    This morning, visit Dr. Sun Yatsen’s Mausoleum, a famous 5A scenic area of Nanjing. It is the tomb of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of the Chinese democratic revolution. Then to tour the Taicheng Wall, one of the key historical and cultural remains of Ming Dynasty under state protection that demonstrates China's ancient architecture. After that proceed to Nanjing 1912 District, it is a commercial architectural complex with the architectural characteristics of the culture of the Republican China.(B, L, D)
  • Day 9: Apr 18 - Nanjing ~ Home
    At a designated time, transfer to the airport for the homebound flight. (B)

    *Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date.

                    BEIJING EXTENSION TOUR
+$489USD, Per Person-Single Occupancy (Agent)

  • Day 9: Apr 18 - Nanjing ~ Beijing
    Transfer to Beijing by Bullet Train. Upon arrival in Beijing, transfer to the hotel and check in. The remainder of the day will be at your own leisure to enjoy.
  • Day 10: Apr 19 - Beijing
    In the morning, visit the infamous Great Wall of China. You will visit the Juyong Pass of the Wall, one of the three famous passes, was a solid stronghold encircling a valley. Enjoy a walk on the wall and seeing rugged mountain scenery as it is beautiful, and the fort and perimeter wall have been restored to their original glory. The Wall was listed as a World UNESCO Heritage site in 1987. Later, head to the Olympic Park where the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games took place. The park was designed to contact ten venues, the Olympic Village, and other supporting facilities. See the Bird's Nest, the National Stadium, which is situated in Olympic Green Village. Transfer back to the hotel and the remaining of the day will be yours to enjoy or opt for an optional tour. (B, L)
    Optional Tour: Tiananmen Square Night Drive By Tour with Beijing Duck Dinner
  • Day 11: Apr 20 - Beijing
    Today, the entire day will be at your own leisure to enjoy or opt for an optional tour. (B)
    Optional Tour: Summer Palace & Forbidden City Tour with Lunch
    Optional Tour: Chinese Acrobatic Show with Beijing Noodle Dinner
  • Day 12: Apr 21 - Beijing ~ Home
    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)
*Minimum of 10 Agents/Companions to guarantee the Beijing Extension.
*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the group size of this tour?
    The maximum group size will be 35 people per coach.
  2. What airlines do you work with if we buy air from you?
    We will not be offering air for this FAM. Please arrange your own air. 
  3. What do I do if I want to extend my stay?
    We will not be offering pre or post extensions in Nanjing. You can arrange your own, but please note airport transfers will not apply for pre or post Nanjing extensions, inquire about the additional cost.
  4. How long is the duration of tour?
    A full day of tour is scheduled from around 8am to 7pm.
  5. Can we change the meal plan?
    Charming Travel Destinations offers vegetarian meal options for travelers. If you have any food allergies, please let us know during your booking.
  6. What information do I need to provide to book?
    Please provide legal names, email address, phone number, mailing address, travel insurance preference, birth dates, and passport information.
  7. Do I need a visa to visit China?
    Visa is required. For Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii, cost is $200USD. Travelers residing elsewhere, the cost $250USD.
  8. How much is the deposit to reserve a spot in the tour?
    Full price of Land Only will need to be paid in order to reserve a spot.
  9. Are the gratuities included? If not included, how much?
    Tips are not included, for China we suggest $8-$10 USD per person/per day. This is a "suggestion" and it's at your own discretion how much you chose to give.
  10. Does this tour have any shopping stops?
    There are 2 cultural learning experiences. One is to learn about Jade in Nanjing and the other one is at the Suzhou Silk Center. Both stops are deeply ingrained in the Chinese culture and are worth learning about. They also make fun souvenir gifts as well.
  11. What is the Companion Price?
    One companion is allowed per agent at $299USD for the 9 Day Tour based on twin sharing with the agent. Beijing Extension on twin sharing cost is $489USD
  12. What is the Agent Beijing Extension Price based on twin sharing?
    The cost will be $489USD per agent based on twin sharing.
  • Yangzhou Changqing International Hotel – China or similar *
    No. 1002 East Wenchang Road, Yangzhou, China, 225200

    The Changqing International Hotel is a great choice for guests looking for accommodation in Yangzhou, having been recently opened in 2016. Free in-room Wi-Fi is available at this property. Heating Elevator Lobby bar and Free newspaper in lobby, CCTV in public areas, Executive floor Executive lounge PA system Handicapped-friendly rooms. 

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • TaiZhou International Hotel – China or similar*
    999 Shuangshui Rd, Luqiao Qu, Taizhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, 318050

    Taizhou International Hotel, the first hotel established in accordance with the platinum five-star standard in Taizhou City, is an exclusive 5 star hotel. With a total construction area of over 60000 square meters, this 31 floors high building includes: 320 guest rooms; various food & beverage facilities such as Chinese dining room, Western dining room, café, Japanese cuisine, bar, tea room and braised abalone dining room, with a total capacity up to 2000 seats; eleven multi-functional meeting rooms with different styles and scales, and the deluxe astylar banquet room with an area of nearly 1000 square meters and can accommodate up to 800 guests for meals or meetings; KTV, chess and cards room, health center, swimming pool, outdoor dining room, specialized SPA and other facilities; in addition, the number of parking spaces is more than 500.

    Besides 320 suites of deluxe guest room with different styles, all the guest rooms are well-appointed with high-grade safe door, room power light, well isolated rooms, SOS system in toilet, air conditioning, international satellite channels on television, international direct dial telephone, extension telephone in bathroom, air duct, bath tub and separated bathroom, mini bar, electric safe, huge desk and WIFI. All the amenities and our thoughtful service enhance the pleasure of your business or recreation journey.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Grand Metropark Hotel – Suzhou, China *
    1355 Jinjihu Ave, Suzhou Industrial Park

    Located in Suzhou City Centre, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Suzhou University, Gate to the East, and SuZhou YuRun ShiMei HeTian Yu YiShuGuan. CiXiu YunShu ZhanShiGuan and Suzhou Dinghui Temple are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an indoor pool and a health club. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a conference center, and self parking.

    All 482 rooms offer free wired Internet, 24-hour room service, and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Yu Shui Hot Spring Hotel – Changzhou, China or similar*
    No.888 Lijiayuan Village, Nanshanzhuhai Beauty Spot, Liyang 213300, China

    Yu Shui Hot Spring Hotel offers accommodations in Hengshan. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.
    You will find a coffee machine in the room. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.
    There is a business center at the property. Nanjing Lukou International Airport is 55 miles from the property.

    The Yu Shui Hot Spring Hotel is an ideal choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Liyang. Free in-room Wi-Fi and convenient access to the South Hill Bamboo Sea and Yushui Hot Spring Scenic Area make this hotel a fantastic choice. Famous local attraction Yushui Spa can be reached with a short walk. When guests have some time on their hands they can make use of the onsite facilities. Our guests rate this hotel as one of the best hotels for cleanliness. This hotel is particularly popular with those traveling with families. This hotel is one of the most popular choices in Liyang.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Xihai Hotel – Huangshan, China or similar*
    Xihai Scenic Spot, Huangshan 242709, China

    The Xihai Hotel (Huangshan Xihai Fandian) is located on the foot of Danxia Peak,  at the entrance of the Xihai Valley.
    A number of restaurants serve local Anhui dishes along with delicacies from other regions. Guests can also enjoy a drink at coffee shop or bar.
    Meeting facilities and a business center are available at this Huang Shan hotel for those needed professional services.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • HuangShan International Hotel – Tunxi, China or similar*
    31 Huashan Rd, Tunxi Qu, Huangshan Shi, Anhui Sheng, China

    The Huangshan International Hotel (Huangshan Guoji Dajiudian),  located in Tunxi,  is a five-star hotel just 4 kilometers from Huangshan Tunxi Airport and 2 kilometers from Huangshan Railway Station.
    Rooms in this Huangshan hotel are all equipped with air-conditioning,  domestic and international long-distance phones,  mini-bars and internet access. Besides Western restaurant, the hotel has several Chinese restaurants that serve Anhui, Huaiyang and Cantonese cuisines. There is also a coffee shop and tea house.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Hilton Nanjing Riverside Hotel – Nanjing, China* or similar
    1 Huaibin Rd, Gulou Qu, Nanjing Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 210011

    A 10-minute walk from a bus stop serving Downtown sights, this upscale hotel is 6 km from the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall.

    Sleek, modern rooms feature flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and minibars, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms and suites feature balconies, river views and access to a lounge with complimentary breakfast, snacks and cocktails. Suites also include living and dining rooms. There’s a top-floor restaurant with Cantonese and Huaiyang cuisine, along with an all-day cafe, a lounge bar and a snack shop. Other amenities include an indoor pool, an exercise room and function space, plus children’s activities.

    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Hotel Conditions

    *All Hotels are subject to change until final confirmation

    *All rooms are based on standard Run of House and room type cannot be guaranteed

    *Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date

    *For travelers with their own pre or post tour arrangements:
    In the event of any hotel changes, transportation to the confirmed hotel must be arranged on your own expense

To book tours, call 1-888-607-8555

Arrival Land Availability

Prices are based on per person, single occupancy – Travel Agent Special Rate.  “Land Only” rate does not include international air tickets. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another or similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment.  We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip.
China visa is required for all US passport holders.
Email us at [email protected] for any questions.


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