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China Jewish Heritage Tour

13-Day Beijing, Harbin, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Xian and Shanghai Tour

Discover the Jewish history in China by taking this China heritage tour! A unique all-inclusive travel presents the Jewish cultural legacy in China, and uncovers the century-long relationship between the two ancient cultures. Come to Harbin, Kaifeng,Zhengzhou, Luoyang & Shanghai, this travel in China offers unforgettable experience by combing the stunning sites in Beijing & Xian.

Tour Code:CH-14
Destination:Beijing, Harbin, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Xian and Shanghai
Tour Days:13 Days
Departure Date:You Choose
  
Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing Flight not included Airport Transfer(Beijing) /
Day 2 Beijing The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Lizexiang Pearl Store B,L
Day 3 Beijing Synagogue School Visit, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car) B,L,D
Day 4 Beijing,Harbin Summer Palace, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Harbin) B,L
Day 5 Harbin Jewish Synagogue, Dragon tower, The Jile Temple (Jile si), Ice and Snow Sculpture Gallery B,L
Day 6 Harbin,Zhengzhou Siberian Tiger Park, Hotel to airport Transfer (Harbin), Airport Transfer (Zhengzhou) B,L
Day 7 Zhengzhou,Kaifeng,Zhengzhou Our guide and driver will escort you from Zhengzhou to Kaifeng, Kaifeng Museum, Kaifeng Jewish Quarters, Millennium City Park, Our guide and driver will escort you from Kaifeng to Zhengzhou B,L
Day 8 Zhengzhou,Luoyang Our guide and driver will escort you from Zhengzhou to Luoyang, Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest (including Shaolin Kungfu Show) B,L
Day 9 Luoyang,Xian Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Luoyang), Train station Transfer (Xian) B,L
Day 10 Xian The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Chongde Handmade Pottery Factory B,L
Day 11 Xian,Shangghai Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop B,L
Day 12 Shanghai The Old Jewish Quarter, Duolun Road, Shanghai Jewish Synagog B,L
Day 13 Depart Shanghai Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai) B,L

Itinerary

Day 1

Place & Transport:Arrive in Beijing
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing)
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels:Days Inn Forbidden City/ Sunworld Hotel/ Crowne Plaza

Day 2

Forbidden City Forbidden City
Tiananmen Square Tiananmen Square
 Temple of Heaven Temple of Heaven

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities:The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Lizexiang Pearl Store
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels:Days Inn Forbidden City/ Sunworld Hotel/ Crowne Plaza

Tiananmen Square: Located in the heart of Beijing, it is the largest one of its kind in the world. This immense courtyard is also the site of various historical events.
Forbidden City: Also called as the Palace Museum, it is the largest and the best preserved Imperial Palace in the world.
Temple of Heaven: The temple was built specifically as a place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests
Lizexiang pearl store: pearl store specializes in both freshwater and seawater pearls and has a reputation for selection and high quality. All kinds of pearl jewelry in different colors, shapes and sizes as well as famous Chinese traditional cosmetics pearl cream and pearl power are available. This is a popular place for looking for special, quality souvenirs. There is no pressure to buy!

Day 3

Mutianyu Great Wall Mutianyu Great Wall
Synagogue School Visit Synagogue School Visit

Place & Transport: Beijing
Today's Activities:Synagogue School Visit, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car)
Meals: Breakfast
Hotels:Days Inn Forbidden City/ Sunworld Hotel/ Crowne Plaza

Mutianyu Great Wall: Mutianyu Great Wall is the tourist attaction which combines the ancient Chinese history and Chinese glorious culture and the gorgeous natural landscape Mutianyu Great Wall is situated in Huairou County about 70km from Beijing.
Synagogue School Visit: The only one synagogue school at Beijing, it offers service for Jews living at Beijing about Shabbat services, weekly Parsha studies, monthly Rosh Chodesh Woman's study groups, holiday services, community gathering and food service. It will be good chance to know how the Jew living at Beijing. Visitors need send a separate email to school to introduce themselves in advance.
Shahe Cloisonne Factory : Cloisonne is an intricate and detailed process, dating back over 700 years, to produce fine enamel on a copper base. You can watch the workers at all stages of the process to see how these beautiful objects are produced.

Day 4

Summer Palace Summer Palace

Place & Transport: Beijing to Harbin, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Summer Palace, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Harbin)
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Longmen Hotel //

Summer Palace: Its main features are Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake, and various buildings. In the time of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it had become a luxurious royal garden providing riyal families with rest and entertainment.

Day 5

 Dragon tower Dragon tower
Ice and Snow Sculpture Gallery Ice and Snow Sculpture Gallery

Place & Transport: Harbin
Today's Activities:Jewish Synagogue, Dragon tower, The Jile Temple (Jile si), Ice and Snow Sculpture Gallery
Meals: Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Longmen Hotel //

Jewish Synagogue:For tourists, the synagogue is one of the must-see attractions in Harbin due to its unique architecture and culture. The collection presents a vivid description of Jewish religious, political, economic and cultural activities in Harbin in the early 20th century
Dragon tower: The Dragon Tower, Heilongjiang Broadcast and TV Tower, at 336 meters high, ranks as the 22nd highest in the world and the seventh highest in Asia.
Ice and Snow Sculpture Gallery:It is the largest Ice and Snow Sculpture Gallery in the world. Drawing the high quality snow material from Songhua River and carved by skillful and creative artists, these Ice Lanterns and other exquisite fine articles are in various shapes and shining colors, displaying the culture and art of Ice Sculpture.
The Jile Temple:Jile Temple is located at No.5, Dong-Dazhi Street, Nangang District. It is the biggest Buddhist building in the Heilongjiang province.

Day 6

Siberian Tiger Park Siberian Tiger Park

Place & Transport: Harbin to Zhengzhou, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Siberian Tiger Park, Hotel to airport Transfer (Harbin), Airport Transfer (Zhengzhou)
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Weilai conifer Hotel

Siberian Tiger Park: Siberia Tiger Park opened on January 23, 1996 in order to preserve this rare and valuable animal. Siberia Tiger Park is the largest natural park for wild Siberian tigers in the world at present.

Day7

Place & Transport:Zhengzhou to Kaifeng to Zhengzhou
Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Zhengzhou to Kaifeng, Kaifeng Museum, Kaifeng Jewish Quarters, Millennium City Park, Our guide and driver will escort you from Kaifeng to Zhengzhou
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Weilai conifer Hotel

Kaifeng Museum: It covers 16000 sqm area with 13 exhibition halls, displaying more than 50000 exquisite pieces of Pottery, porcelain, Chinese Painting etc. Three stone sculptures and pictures and drawings tell some of the story of Jewish history in Kaifeng.
Kaifeng Jewish Quarters : Jews came to Kaifeng around 9AD, and were widely accepted by the authorities and the local people. By 11AD, there were around 5000 Jews living in Kaifeng - one of the biggest political and commercial centers of the time.
Millennium City Park : Located on western shore of Longting Lake in Kaifeng, it is a large historical cultural theme park with an area of almost 400,000 Sqm. The Theme park illustrates the social life and architecture of the people of Northern Song Dynasty. The park also contains a museum to the history of people of Jewish descent that lived in Kaifeng.

Day 8

Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest

Place & Transport:Zhengzhou to Luoyang
Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Zhengzhou to Luoyang, Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest (including Shaolin Kungfu Show)
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch,Chinese Dinner
Hotels: New friendship Hotel

Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest: This is probably the most famous temple in China, not only because of its long history and its role in Chinese Buddhism, but also because of its martial arts or Wushu. There is a theatre here which presents the famous Kungfu Show at 0930, 1030, 1130, 1400, 1500, and1600. It's best to get there early, as it is only a small theatre with about 200 seats.

Day9

White Horse Temple White Horse Temple
Longmen Grottoes Longmen Grottoes

Place & Transport: Luoyang to Xian, Train No. G2019 (Taihong Railway Station) Dep 16:22 - Arr 17:43
Today's Activities:Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Luoyang), Train station Transfer (Xian)
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Xian Skytel Hotel (Economy)/ /

Longmen Grottoes :13 kilometers to the west of Luoyang, Longmen Grottoes is one of the four largest grottoes in China In 2000, it was enlisted into the List of World Heritage.
White Horse Temple: White Horse Temple as a result was ever since regarded as the cradle land of Buddhism in China. In history, highly accomplished Buddhist monks from China, even world renowned Buddhist monks from abroad used to pay visits to White Horse Temple in pursuit of Buddhism inspirations and wisdom; it was thereby also called the 'Home of Sakyamuni' or the 'Court for Ancestors'.

Day 10

 Terracotta Warriors and Horses Terracotta Warriors and Horses
 Xian City Wall Xian City Wall

Place & Transport:Xian
Today's Activities:The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Chongde Handmade Pottery Factory.
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Xian Skytel Hotel (Economy)/ /

Terracotta Warriors and Horses: The museum has three pits of terracotta warriors and horses, forming a huge legion. Altogether over 7,000 pottery soldiers, horses, chariots, and even weapons have been unearthed from these pits.
Xian City Wall:The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xian is the ancient City Wall, which stretches round the old city. It is also one of the most famous attractions in Xian.
Shaanxi History Museum:In the southern part of Xian about one kilometer northwest of the Greate Wild Goose Pagoda stands the Shaanxi History Museum, a large State-grade Museum, which covers an area of seven hectares. It consists of a group of magnificent Tang-style palaces.
Chongde Handmade Pottery Factory:Chongde Handmade Pottery Factory manufactures copies of the famous Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses from Jing De porcelain. This is a popular place for those looking for special, quality souvenirs.

Day11

Yuyuan Garden Yuyuan Garden

Place & Transport: Xian to Shanghai, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop
Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy)/ /

Yuyuan Garden: Yuyuan Garden is the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai. It was inaugurated in the Ming dynasty and has a total area of 20,000 square meters.
The Bund: The Bund has been a symbol of Shanghai since a hundred years. It begins with the Waibaidu Bridge at the estuary of Suzhou Creek in the north and ends at Jinling Road in the south, with a total length of 1,500m.
Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop: See how silk is produced from the cocoons of silk worms, and turned into the beautiful fabric we all know and love.

Day 12

Shanghai Jewish Synagogue Shanghai Jewish Synagogue

Place & Transport:Shanghai
Today's Activities:The Old Jewish Quarter, Duolun Road, Shanghai Jewish Synagogue
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy)/ /

The Old Jewish Quarter : A vibrant Jewish community appeared on the banks of the Huangpu River in old Shanghai, for a brief flash in history. Now scholars and former refugees of this amazing enclave are trying to make sense of it all.
Duolun Road : Home to a number of famous writers in the 1930s, the street has some nice restored buildings and art supply shops, curios, antiques and other old goods.
Shanghai Jewish Synagogue: The synagogue is located in Changyang Road and was first built in 1907, as a religional gathering place for Jewish people during the Second world war,also the youth organiztion has put its base in the synagogue. Possibly it the place where most article and practical data about Jewish refugee resident.

Day 13

Place & Transport:Depart Shanghai, Flight not included
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
Meals:Breakfast.

 

Price Detals Based on Per Person

Price Detail with hotel
Nov.1 - Mar.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $4249 $3714 $3714 -
2-5 persons $2668 $2396 $2379 $976/$665/$505/
6-9 persons $2243 $1971 $1878 $976/$665/$505/
Apr.1 - Oct.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $4623 $3943 $3799 -
2-5 persons $2889 $2532 $2413 $1194/$789/$551/
6-9 persons $2464 $2107 $1954 $1194/$789/$551/

Booking Notes:
1.Price are for reference only, may vary during special holidays and date.
2.The prices above are based on two persons sharing one standard room. If you prefer a single room on your own, please pay single room supplement.
 

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Inclusions:

  • Airport private transfers
  • Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
  • Private car or van with English speaking guide
  • Hotel fees based on two people sharing one room with twin beds
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers Between airports and hotels
  • Arrangements

Price Exclusion:

  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

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