Beijing Tianjin Harbin Kaifeng Xian and Shanghai Jewish Culture 12 Days

Tour Code: BJ-JEWISH-02

Duration: 12 Days

Visit: Beijing,Tianjin,Harbin,Zhengzhou,Kaifeng,Luoyang,Xian,Shanghai

Note: Learn of the Jewish heritage roots in China and visit the famous sites of the former Jewish communities in the top cities. This cultural tour will take you to Beijing, Tianjin, Harbin, Kaifeng, Xian and Shanghai. Whilst taking an historical journe ...

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Chinese Treasures Trip Overview

Learn of the Jewish heritage roots in China and visit the famous sites of the former Jewish communities in the top cities. This cultural tour will take you to Beijing, Tianjin, Harbin, Kaifeng, Xian and Shanghai. Whilst taking an historical journey into the past you can also get a glimpse of the modern metropolitans of China. 

  • Jewish style tour
  • Former Jewish district in Tianjin
  • Harbin Huangshan Jewish Cemetery
  • Kaifeng’s former Jewish Quarter
  • Former Jewish Club in Shanghai
 
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  • Day

    01

    Arrival in Beijing

    Arrival in Beijing

    Attraction & Activities:

    Arrival in Beijing and transfer to hotel to check in.

    Meals:

    No meal

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel or similar Luxury 5Star

    Once you arrive in Beijing your tour guide and driver will meet you at Beijing Capital Airport and transfer to your hotel to check in. Your Hotel is located at the famous Wangfujing Shopping Street which is not too far from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. You can make the most of your free time today by taking a stroll around Wanfujing Street where you can find lots of local snacks and souvenirs. 

    Beijing Capital International Airport:
    Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is the main international airport serving Beijing.

  • Day

    02

    Beijing

    Beijing

    Attraction & Activities:

    Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Hutong, Siheyuan (Ancient Courtyard), Yandaixiejie, Drum Tower Beijing

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Peking Duck Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel or similar Luxury 5 Star

    Your Beijing exploration will begin with a visit to Tiananmen Square this morning. As the largest public square in the world, Tiananmen Square can hold over one million people. This famous monument with its historical significance is often considered as a national symbol of China.

    Next you will proceed to visit the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is the best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. You will appreciate its magnificence and royal architecturesand numerous imperial treasures when visiting.

    Later on in the day you will visit the historical Hutongs where you will take a Rickshaw Ride around the Siheyuan (Ancient Courtyards) which make up the Hutongs. The classic architecture of residential housing of Beijing’s citizens dates back to the Ming Dynasty. The narrow streets between the Siheyuan are called Hutongs. A rickshaw ride around the Hutongs and Siheyuan will take you to into the ancient alleys to discover and experience the local ancient Beijing life and culture.

    After the rickshaw ride you will proceed to the ancient Yandaixiejie, a famous ancient street in Beijing. There are numerous stores and shops lining both sides of the street selling various kinds of collections of souvenirs and gifts.

    The Drum Tower is the next attraction you will visit today, the Drum Tower was built in the Yuan Dynasty and remains one of the prominent constructions in Beijing. As the symbol of old Beijing, the Drum Tower is a great site to experience the ancient atmosphere of the city.

    At night you will be able to enjoy the wonderful Kungfu Show at the Red Theater. 

  • Day

    03

    Beijing

    Beijing

    Attraction & Activities:

    Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing Olympic Stadium

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel or similar Luxury 5 Star

    After breakfast at the hotel your tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu has a unique construction with densely located Watch Towers and important mountain passes. Built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Badaling Great Wall is the most well-preserved and the most visited section of the Great Wall of China. The winding wall on the steep mountain range with its solid construction and beautiful natural environment will have you amazed.

    On the way back to downtown Beijing, your guide will drop you off at Beijing Olympic Stadium. You will be able to appreciate the unique design and architecture of the stadium. 

    At night your guide will transfer you back to your hotel where you can have a good rest.

  • Day

    04

    Beijing to Tianjin

    Beijing to Tianjin

    Attraction & Activities:

    Tianjin European Five Avenues, Former Tianjin Synagogue, Former Jewish District

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast / Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Shangri-La Hotel Tianjin or Marriott Hotel similar Luxury 5 Star

    After your hotel breakfast you will take a 2 hours coach ride to Tianjin where you will take a Tianjin sightseeing tour. You will firstly visit the Five Great Avenues located in Heping District of Tianjin. There are more than 230 buildings of different European architectural styles located amongst the five avenues. 

    Touring the Five Great Avenues you will take a trip to the Former Tianjin Synagogue which is located at the intersection of Zhengzhou Road and Nanjing Road. The Former Tianjin Synagogue was built in 1940 and is known for its gothic style architecture. Once you have finished touring the synagogue you will make your way to the Former Jewish District. 

  • Day

    05

    Tianjin to Harbin

    Tianjin to Harbin

    Attraction & Activities:

    Jewish Community Harbin Huangshan Jewish Cemetery, Exhibition of Harbin Jewish History and Culture

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Sofitel Wanda Hotel or similar Luxury 5 Stars

    Take a morning flight from Beijing to Harbin which takes about 2 hours. Once you arrive at Harbin Taiping Airport, your guide will meet you there and you will start your One Day Jewish Tour. In the morning you will take a flight a flight from Tianjin to Harbin which will take approximately two hours. Your tour guide will meet you at Harbin Taiping Airport and you will begin your Jewish heritage day tour of Harbin. 
     
    The first stop of the tour is the Jewish Community you will discover the unique culture and atmosphere of Harbin. During the 1920s, 20,000 Jewish people lived in Harbin and formed a complete Jewish community. Within the Jewish Community you will see the Main Synagogue, site of the Jewish High School and Jewish Bank. You will then pay a visit to Harbin Huangshan Jewish Cemetery. Located in the suburb of Harbin, the cemetery is the largest and best preserved Jewish cemetery in East Asia. Later you will also visit the Jewish Cultural Museum and take a tour of the Exhibition of Harbin Jewish History and Culture. 

  • Day

    06

    Harbin to Zhengzhou

    Harbin to Zhengzhou

    Attraction & Activities:

    Former Jewish Neighborhood, Central Street, Russian Orthodox St. Sophia Cathedral, Former Jewish Cemetery, Unit 731 Museum, Old Jewish Quarter

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Yuda Palace Hotel or similar

    After breakfast at your hotel you will continue your tour of Jewish heritage in Harbin. Today you will visit Central Street and St. Sophia Cathedral both sites are the symbol of Harbin. The history of Central Street dates back to 1898 and has now become the most prosperous shopping street in Harbin. St. Sophia Cathedral is one of the few remaining Russian Orthodox Churches in Harbin. The cathedral was built in 1907 and was out of use by the 1990’s, today the cathedral is an art gallery. 

    Later you will visit the Former Jewish Neighbourhood, Old Jewish Quarter and Unit 731 Museum. The 731 Unit Museum is the former Japanese germ warfare unit. The museum documents the experiments conducted by the Japanese during the occupation of Harbin. 

    This evening you will take an evening flight to Zhengzhou. Once you arrive in Zhengzhou your English speaking tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel to check in. 

  • Day

    07

    Zhengzhou to Kaifeng

    Zhengzhou to Kaifeng

    Attraction & Activities:

    Kaifeng Jewish Stone Monuments, Site of Kaifeng Synagogue, Teaching Torah Lane, Kaifeng’s Former Jewish Quarter

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast,Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Zhongzhou International Hotel or similar Luxury 5 Stars

    After breakfast you will be transferred to Kaifeng, the journey will take about one hour. Upon arrival at Kaifeng you will tour the Kaifeng Jewish Stone Monuments and the Site of Kaifeng Synagogue. It is believed the Kaifeng Synagogue was first built in 1163 and was located at the end of the Earth Market Street in Kaifeng. You will then continue to Teaching Torah Lane and Kaifeng Former Jewish Quarter. Teaching Torah Lane was once the center of Kaifeng’s Jewish Community, what remains today is a narrow alleyway. 
  • Day

    08

    Kaifeng to Luoyang to Xian

    Kaifeng to Luoyang to Xian

    Attraction & Activities:

    Shaolin Temple, Forest of Pagodas

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Sheraton North Xian Hotel or Similar

    After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Luoyang by car which will take 2 hours. You will visit the world famous Shaolin Temple where you will take a tour of the Forest of Pagodas. You will also enjoy a marvelous Kung Fu performance. 

    Initially built during the Northern Wei Dynasty, the Shaolin Temple is the cradle of Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Arts. The Temple embraces many exciting attractions, such as the Hall of Heavenly Kings, the Mahavira Hall, the Dharma Cave and Shaolin Temple Martial Art Training Center. 

    Later on in the day you will take the high-speed train to Xian. Once you arrive in Xian your guide and driver will meet you at the train station and then transfer you to your hotel.

  • Day

    09

    Xian

    Xian

    Attraction & Activities:

    Terracotta Army,Xian Bell Tower and Drum Tower, Shaanxi History Museum, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Dumpling Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Sheraton North Xian Hotel or Similar

    This morning after your hotel breakfast you will tour Xian’s top attractions which include the Terracotta Warriors, Bell Tower Square, Shaanxi History Museum and the Tang Dynasty Show. The symbolic Terracotta Warriors are a must visit site for any tourists to Xian, the amazing Terracotta Army who guard the tomb of China’s first emperor is magnificent in scale and size.

    After you will continue your tour to Xian Bell Tower Square, the Bell Tower was constructed in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty and it is one of the grandest of its kind in China. You will then proceed to Shaanxi History Museum which displays the history, culture, and civilization of both Shaanxi Province and ancient China. 

    Later you will enjoy a performance of the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show. The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is based upon the Tang Palace and show that blends various ancient Chinese instruments and inspiring dances and is dedicated to telling famous and interesting historical stories. 

  • Day

    10

    Xian to Shanghai

    Xian to Shanghai

    Attraction & Activities:

    Xian Ancient City Wall

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi

    After your hotel breakfast you will be transferred to visit Xian Ancient City Wall. Xian Ancient City Wall was constructed during the reign of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). As one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world, the Ancient City Wall has very complex design and structure.

    Later you will be transferred to the airport to take a flight to Shanghai. Once you arrive in Shanghai you will check-in to your hotel.

  • Day

    11

    Shanghai

    Shanghai

    Attraction & Activities:

    The Bund, Former HSBC Building, Peace Hotel, Ohel Moishe Synagogue, Shanghai Municipal Children’s Place, Moller Villa Hotel, Ruijin Hotel, Former Jewish Club

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi

    Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you will begin your tour of Shanghai. The first destination is Ohel Moishe Synagogue. Ohel Rachel Synagogue is located on No. 500 Shaanxi North Road, is the venue of former Shanghai Jewish Diaspora associations Laxi Er synagogue.


    Next you will continue to The Bund. As the most famous sightseeing destination in Shanghai, The Bund has become a symbol of Shanghai and a must go attractions for tourists. You will enjoy the fascinating views of Huangpu River and groups of architectures and skyscrapers.

    The next scheduled attraction to see will be the Former HSBC Building. The HSBC Building is a six-floor neo-classical building in the Bund area of Shanghai. It was the headquarters of the Shanghai branch of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation from 1923 to 1955.

    You will then proceed to Peace Hotel. The Peace Hotel is located on the corner of East Nanjing Road. It is also named as The Sassoon House, because it was built by the famous Sassoon Family in 1926. Mr. Sassoon was a wealthy Jew, he had been running many businesses in Shanghai for a long period of time and at that time he was the wealthiest business tycoon in Shanghai Bund.

    After you will tour Shanghai Children's Palace . Shanghai Municipal Children’s Palace, also called China Welfare Society Children’s Palace, was founded in the year of 1963 by Song Qingling, Madam Sun Yat-sen and was the first Children’s palace in China.

    You will then continue to Moller Villa. Shanghai Moller Villa Hotel, also known as Moller Villa, is a famous and popular hotel in Shanghai. This hotel is famed for its fantasy and exquisite architectures, beautiful environment, excellent services, complete and convenient facilities. You will also make a visit to Ruijin Hotel. Shanghai Ruijin Hotel is not only a popular hotel but also a famous attraction that enjoys great reputation in Shanghai for its elegant architecture and excellent services.

    Later you will be transferred to visit the Former Jewish Ghetto. In February 1943 the Japanese forced nearly 20,000 Jewish refugees to live in small area in the overcrowded Hong Kou District. The place became a ghetto where both Jews and Chinese shared years of hardship.

    Once the tour ends you will be transferred back to your hotel.

     

     

  • Day

    12

    Depart from Shanghai

    Depart from Shanghai

    Attraction & Activities:

    Transfer to Airport for Flight

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast


    After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. 

    Shanghai Pudong International Airport:
    Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) is the primary international airport serving Shanghai, and a major aviation hub for Asia.

Price Per Person in US Dollars
Group Size Luxury Class Tour Deluxe Class Tour Tourist Class Tour Single Room Supplement
Sept. 26, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2018 High Season
1 Person$ 4512--$ 806 / - / -
2 Persons$ 2743--$ 806 / - / -
3-5 Persons$ 2444--$ 806 / - / -
6-9 Persons$ 2160--$ 806 / - / -
10 Persons Up$ 1925--$ 746 / - / -
Remarks

* This is a private tour, only you and your family or friends will be in this tour. If you need any changes of itinerary or hotel, please just contact our tour advisors, we can adjust the tour for you.
* Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day, China National Day Holiday, and Chinese Spring Festival.

* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid. 
* You will enjoy more discount if there is more people join the tour.

PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Entrance tickets fees to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private transfers between airport, hotel and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Guide service: English speaking tour guide.
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share.
  • Fight tickets from Tianjin to Harbin, Harbin to Zhengzhou, Xian to Shanghai. And 1st class soft seater from Luoyang to Xian

PRICE EXCLUSION

  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China entry visa fees.
  • Personal expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips to guide and driver. (Tiping standard: USD 8/person/day.)