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Today you will continue your city excursion in Beijing to visit the largest royal garden in China – Summer Palace in the morning. You will visit the Olympic venues in the afternoon – Bird Nest and the Water Cube (photo stop) , then you will join in a tour visiting the narrow alley in Beijing by the pedalcycle. This pedal tour can help you get to know the daily life of local people in Beijing.
A famous Peking Roast Duck dinner will be entertained tonight for you. 


Accommodation: ★★★★★ Hotel in Beijing

Meals: B, L, D

Today you will visit Shanghai Museum in the morning, with an audio tour describing the special features of the museum’s permanent collections, then you will go to visit the City God temple mart and the city’s colonial European past at The Bund. You will ride on the boat to enjoy the night view of Shanghai and have dinner on the boat. After the short cruise, you will go to visit the Xintiandi – the old French Concession area to see the night life of Shanghai today.


Accommodation: ★★★★★ Hotel in Shanghai

Meals: AB, L, D

April 20: Xi'an - Chengdu - Leshan   by air

April 13: Los Angeles - Beijing    by air

Giant Pandas in Sichuan

April 14: Beijing Arrival

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April 21: Leshan - Panda Base

Price from $2799per person​ 

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April 18: Beijing - Xi'an    by air

Suzhou

Today will be the highlight of your tour because you will attend the Marathon held on the Great Wall, the only one Marathon in the world to be so difficult to run and it is also the one to be the one with the magnificent great view in the mountains. Running on the thousand years old Great Wall will bring you the unforgettable memory. Together you will be with Marathon fans from many different countries to run on the historic Great Wall. There will be the Marathon on the Great Wall closing Ceremony held in the late afternoon at the foot of the Mountain with the background view of Great Wall.
After this wonderful Marathon day on the Great Wall, we will arrange you to enjoy a traditional foot massage after dinner which can help you relieve stress and pain of your body and help you quickly get relaxed after the Marathon on the Great Wall. Plan to bring comfortable shoes if you want to scale the Great Wall and its magnificent history.   


Accommodation: ★★★★★ Hotel​ in Beijing
Meals: B, D

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The Great Wall Marathon in Beijing is widely considered as one of the world's most challenging marathons. Come and join in us for this very special and exciting and very different marathon on the Great Wall tour with lots more exciting places to visit in this trip, such as another exciting running on the 600 years old City Wall in Xian and hiking in the park of the 1000 years old Leshan Grand Buddha carved in the natural mountain in Sichuan – similar to the Mount Rushmore. And you will also have a very unusual experience to hold the cute panda for photo in the largest panda preserve center in the world. 

Race Date: 2019-04- to be informed
Starting: 10:00 a.m.
Deadline: 2019-03-16
Status: Registration Open
Location: JinShanLing Great Wall, Chengde
Country: China
Distances: Full, Half-marathon, 10 KM
Climate: Mild, temperature around 15°C - 17°C (59°F  - 62.6°F)

April 19: Xi'an City Tour

Marathon on the Great Wall

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Today you will fly to Shanghai. After arrival, you will be transferred to Suzhou directly. Suzhou, the "Venice of the East",  is famous for its canals and stone bridges as well as the silk.


Accommodation: ★★★★★ Hotel in Suzhou

Meals: B, D

Tour Route

You will visit San Tang Street which has always been regarded as the first name of Suzhou ancient streets. San Tang Street has a long history of about 1,100 years, its layout and architecture are best to represent the characteristics of Suzhou's old alleys, and it has connections to many ancient Chinese celebrities and anecdotes. The Lingering Garden is a renowned classical Chinese garden and is recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. China is known for its silk, so for sure we will take you to the Silk Spinning Factory. Depart for Shanghai in the late afternoon. 


Accommodation: ★★★★★ Hotel in Shanghai

Meals: B, L, D

Leshan Giant Buddha

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April 24: Shanghai

April 25: Shanghai Departure    by air

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One of the high lights of your tour to China will be today, a memorable day of sightseeing will begin as you view remnants of China’s ancient past: the life-sized Terra-Cotta army, buried with the emperor for over 2200 years, the Bronze Chariot and Circle Vision Movie.
You will enjoy the delicious Chinese dumplings banquet and watch one of the best shows in China - Tang Dynasty Dance and Music


Accommodation: ★★★★★ Hotel in Xi'an
Meals: B, L, D

Upon arrival at Beijing, you will be met by the tour guide from Spring Tour who will help you check in the reserved hotel. After this long voyage, it will be a pleasure to settle into your luxurious accommodations. 


Accommodation: ★★★★★ Hotel in Beijing

April 23: Suzhou - Shanghai    by bus

Beijing is the capital of China and the 2008 Olympics was successfully held here. A tour coach will pick you up at the hotel, with the first stop arriving at Temple of Heaven, then continue the visit to Tiananmen Square, a famous landmark and the world's largest public square. Next place to visit is the Forbidden City – the royal palace of ancient Chinese emperors. In the afternoon, drive to visit Hutong - (the alley or lane) by rickshaw where you can get to see the vivid life of Beijing in the old time. 

In the afternoon, you will go to the register center for all the documents about the Marathon on the Great Wall.


Accommodation: ★★★★★ Hotel in Beijing

Meals: B, L, D

You will go to visit the largest Giant Panda Center in the world. Located just 10 km (6 miles) away from downtown Chengdu, the Panda Breeding Research Center has been created and imitated the pandas' natural habitat in order that they might have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. It cares also for other rare and endangered wild animals with an area of 560 mus (92 acres), 96% of which is verdure. Giant pandas, lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white storks as well as over 20 species of rare animals are fed and bred there throughout the year. Verdant bamboo, bright flowers, fresh air, a natural hill scene and a beautiful artificial view are merged ingeniously at the base.​

April 15: Beijing

The tour guides are the best, the bus drivers are very experienced and safe, the cities and the tours are unbelievable. Go with Spring Tour! Thank you again to Jimmy at Spring Tour in LA for everything he did to help us when our trip got delayed, he didn't have to do this and went above and beyond!!  Read More

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Tel: 1-626-363-0888       Email: travel@spring-tour.com

Depart from Los Angeles today aboard a spacious jet for your transpacific journey. When you cross the international dateline from east to west, you will lose a day and you will “gain” the lost day back when you fly from China back to US. 

MARATHON ON THE GREAT WALL

13 Days Beijing - Xian – Chengdu – Leshan - Suzhou - Shanghai Tour

​April 13 - April 25, 2019

The Old City Wall


In the afternoon, go to visit the UNESCO world heritage - Ancient Dujiangyan Irrigation Project and Qingcheng Mount.
After dinner, you will visit the old downtown of Chengdu. Chengdu is a city brimming with a strong leisurely ambiance. Jinli Street is particularly representative of this city. It is recorded that as early as the Qin Dynasty (221 BC - 206 BC), Jinli Street was the most famous place for baldachin - a rich, ornate cloth. Strolling down the narrow street, you will find yourself surrounded by old-world stores selling Shu Embroidery, lacquer products, folk handicrafts, curios, or calligraphy and paintings of celebrities. All of the stores have their unique style but also have one thing in common: no matter how busy the place is, the stores are peaceful and relaxing. You can browse leisurely or purchase some souvenirs for your friends. Most of the special local products can be found here.


Accommodation: ★★★★★ Hotel in Chengdu

Meals: B, L, D

Today you will fly to Chengdu, you will be met by the tour guide, then drive directly to visit the Leshan Giant Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The Buddha is carved out of a cliff and faces the confluence of the three cities in Leshan. It is the world’s largest Buddha carved from a stone. 


Accommodation: ★★★★★ Hotel in Leshan

Meals: B, D

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You will ride the Maglev, the world fastest train to the airport
for your return flight back to USA. Your wonderful vacation is over all too soon as you will board the home bound flight and bid a fond farewell to China today. You will gain the lost day back by crossing the international dateline.   

Meals: AB

Sichuan Panda

The Bund

Tiananmen Square

April 22: Chengdu - Shanghai - Suzhou    by air

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Notes:

  • AB = American Buffet Breakfast    L = Lunch    D = Dinner    DS = Dinner Show
  • Gratuity tips to the tour guides and the bus drivers in both cities are not included, it is encouraged to pay $10 per day from per person.
  • Picture taken with panda in Chengdu Panda center 
  • Single room supplement $500
  • We reserve the right to change to the same standard hotel if the above hotel could not be confirmed.


Great Wall Marathon Tour:

  • The Great Wall Marathon in Beijing is widely considered as one of the world's most challenging marathons. The Great Wall Marathon event offers three distances: a full marathon, 10 km marathon and half marathon. Despite the  arduous course on the iconic Great Wall of China, runners will be rewarded by the breathtaking surroundings and views. As the route leads all runners through the lower valley and into the villages, spectators will be cheering and the festive atmosphere is a real energy boost to each runners to reach to the goal!
  • Come and join in us for this very special and exciting and very different marathon on the Great Wall tour with lots more exciting places to visit in this trip, such as another exciting running on the 600 years old City Wall in Xian and hiking in the park of the 1000 years old Leshan Grand Buddha carved in the natural mountain in Sichuan – similar to the Mount Rushmore. And you will also have a very unusual experience to hold the cute panda for photo in the largest panda preserve center in the world.  

April 17: Beijing city excursion

With various tour groups, Spring Tour by far in Asia has been the greatest in every way: cultural, unique, value, expertise and support. Last year when I took a tour to China and sent a questionnaire to my clients afterwards to rate their experience. Every person in every category rated the tour as excellent.  Read More

- Barbara

April 16: Great Wall Marathon

Today you will fly to Xi'an from Beijing, the renowned starting point of the ancient Silk Road. Xi'an was also the capital belonging to eleven ancient dynasties in Chinese history. You will check in the hotel first, prepare for a short private Marathon for our group on the 600 years old City Wall in Xi'an, the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.
The City Wall is about 11 km long in circumference. In the evening after dinner, you will enjoy the traditional foot massage again after the Marathon on the City Wall.


Accommodation: ★★★★★ Hotel in Xi'an

Meals: B, L, DS