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Christianity in China 14 Days / 12 Nights, Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Wuzhen Watertown


DAY 5: BEIJING There are four major Catholic Churches in Beijing. Today, in the morning, you will visit one of them. If on Sunday, you may attend their mass and have a nice talk with your Chinese brothers and sisters. Afternoon visit to the “Children’s Village,” an orphanage founded by an American in China, where disabled and abandoned children are well treated and educated. Besides the donation offered by Homeric Tours on behalf of the group, if upon your own wishes, more gifts or donations to the children are welcome. After dinner, enjoy an a crobatic show. (B,L,D)


DAY 6: BEIJING


The Summer Palace is an imperial summer resort in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Today take an easy walk along the shore line of the lake. After lunch, take a pedicab into the neighborhood of the old city for the “Hutong” tour to visit a local family and have a talk with them about our mutual Christian values. (B,L,D)


DAY 7: BEIJING / XI’AN (PROOF OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY)


Today fly to Xi’an. Begin your tour with the City Wall, the best preserved ancient city wall in China, where you can walk or cycle on top of and take in a grand view of the city. Continue to a Steel Museum. Recently an uncovered piece of steel tells the history and introduction of Christianity into China approximately 1000 years ago. Dumpling dinner is today’s delicacy. Then attend the Tang Dynasty (1300 years ago) live show. (B,L,D)


Church in Shanghai


DAY BY DAY ITINERARY DAY 1: USA


Depart for your overnight flight to China.


DAY 2: BEIJING Arrive in Beijing international Airport. Meet your Homeric Tour guide and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. (D)


DAY 3: BEIJING After breakfast, visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the largest ancient construction compound in China. After Lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven where Chinese Emperors prayed and worshipped God. Enjoy Beijing roast duck for dinner in the most famous Beijing restaurant with a 130-year history. (B,L,D)


DAY 4: BEIJING After breakfast, we visit Ming Tomb, burial site of 13 emperors during the Ming dynasty (1368- 1644). Then, visit a jade carving factory. After lunch in the local branch of the Friendship Store, you will climb the Great Wall, the only man-made construction visible from outer space. (B,L,D)


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DAY 8: XI’AN Morning visit to the Neolithic Village of Banpoo which contains relics from the earliest known inhabitants of China. After, visit the Ceramic and Clay factory. Proceed to the Archaeological Museum, home to more than 6,000 life size terra- cotta warriors and horses excavated from the tomb of the first emperor of the Qing Dynasty. (B,L,D)


DAY 9: XI’AN / SHANGHAI


Fly to Shanghai, known as the oriental Paris. Visit famous Yu gardens, in the middle of an Old Shanghai bazaar, filled with curio shops and souvenirs. After lunch, proceed to the Bund, a waterfront promenade along the Huangpu River. Enjoy your shopping along the famous Nanjing Road, a commercial pedestrian street. Dinner and overnight in Shanghai. (B,L,D)


DAY 10: SHANGHAI Visit to a local Catholic Church, the Children’s Palace and a kindergarten, where children learn to dance, playing piano or opera. Not far from the restaurant for lunch, you will visit the carpet factory, where workers make silk carpets by hand. After lunch, afternoon at leisure, enjoy traditional Shanghai cuisine for dinner. (B,L,D)


TOUR FEATURE INCLUDES: • Round-trip air: USA – CHINA – USA • Domestic air fare (Beijing-Xian, Xian-Shanghai)


• Meet and assist upon arrival by your Homeric Tours representative


• Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout


• English-speaking Homeric Tour manager throughout


• Choice of 4 or 5 star hotels • 12 Nights of hotel accommodation • All meals as mentioned (breakfast, lunch, dinner) • Breakfast, lunch and dinner as indicated • 11 Days of sightseeing tours


• Donation, on behalf of your church, to the “Children Village” in Beijing or the Children’s Palace in Shanghai


• Certificate of honor


• In depth people-to-people contact with a Shanghainese family for a day


• All transfers • Hotel taxes and service charges • Porterage of one suitcase per person • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


The itinerary may be modified and tailored to the specific requirements and budget of your group.


* Ask about our church donation program


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DAY 11: SHANGHAI / WUZHEN Visit to Suzhou, famous for its gardens, canals and silk industry. Continue to Wuzhen, known as the oriental Venice, full of canals and traditional Chinese buildings. Dinner and overnight in Wuzhen. (B,L,D)


DAY 12: WUZHEN / SUZHOU After breakfast, continue on to Suzhou to visit the Garden of Humble Administrators and silk factory and learn the art of embroidery. (B,L,D)


DAY13: SUZHOU / SHANGHAI


Live like a Shanghainese for the day by going to the local farmer’s market with a typical family to buy the day’s necessities. Learn how to cook Chinese food and have lunch with the family. Dinner and overnight in Shanghai. (B,L,D)


DAY 14: SHANGHAI / USA After breakfast, depart for Shanghai International Airport. Enjoy your flight back home with your beautiful memories and the blessing from God. (B)


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