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Beijing (Tianjin), China-port

This dynamic city has dazzled travelers since the days of Marco Polo. From the enchanted serenity of the Summer Palace Gardens to the ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium, past and present Beijing, swirl by in a kaleidoscope of unforgettable memories. Begin your tour in China’s largest man-made port city, Tianjin, and explore such sites as Confucius Temple, Ancient Culture Street with its traditional Qing-dynasty style shops and stalls and the impressive Shi Family Mansion. Excursions to Beijing showcase The Forbidden City, the best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. Historic Tiananmen Square is the world’s largest city square, and holds about one million people for public gatherings. Around the square view the Monument of the National Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Further afield, discover one of the great ancient engineering marvels still in existence, China’s Great Wall.

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POST - PROMO Beijing & The Great Wall

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Beijing’s extraordinary past comes alive as you explore some of the world’s most renowned historical sites. Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world and the center of many significant events in China’s history. A 250-acre complex, the Forbidden City is home to some of the most important treasures of China’s imperial past. Just outside the Forbidden City, visit the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, an ornate, triple-gabled edifice that stands at center of the Temple of Heaven complex. Travel beyond Beijing to the Great Wall of China, constructed over 2,000 years ago and stretching 5,500 miles.

Please note: The order of sites visited throughout the program may vary to avoid congestion.

DAY 1

Following breakfast on board, disembark Seven Seas Voyager and transfer to Beijing.

After lunch, visit the impressive Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world and site of many important events in Chinese history.

Then, visit the Forbidden City, home to the emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties and a 250-acre complex of pavilions, halls, courtyards and gates showcasing some of the most important treasures of China’s imperial past.

Continue to your hotel for check-in.

Dinner will be on your own and the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight at the China World Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 2

Following breakfast, enjoy a scenic ride to the Great Wall at Juyongguan. Explore the amazing Great Wall, actually a series of walls first constructed over 2000 years ago in an attempt to ward off northern nomads.

Following lunch, continue to one of the Ming Tombs. Learn more about the burial rituals employed during the Ming dynasty before returning to your hotel. Enjoy rest of the day at your leisure.

In the evening, enjoy a traditional Peking duck dinner at a renowned local restaurant.

Overnight at the China World Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 3

Enjoy an early breakfast in the hotel before venturing to the Temple of Heaven. Initially built in 1420, this is the site where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worship heaven and pray for a bumper harvest. It is listed in the World Heritage in 1998. The main structure in the vast compound is the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, a magnificent triple-gabled circular building. Completely wooden, without any nails, it is one of the architectural wonders of ancient China. The Temple of Heaven is also a public park where local people begin their day with such morning activities as playing Tai Chi, singing Peking Opera or writing Chinese calligraphy.

You are free to walk around the pine-lined ground or take part in the Tai Chi exercise! After this visit you will transfer back to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure with dinner on your own.

Overnight at the China World Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 4

Following breakfast at hotel you will transfer to the Beijing Airport for your flight home. Transfers will be arranged according to your flight time.

Check out time is 12:00pm. For guests with late flights, luggage storage will be available at the hotel.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Day 1

8:00am Ship alongside

9:00am Debarkation starts

9:30am Depart pier for Beijing

12:00pm Chinese lunch at local restaurant

1:45pm Visit to the Forbidden City

4:00pm Visit to the Tian’anmen Square

5:15pm Arrive at hotel for check-in

Remainder of the day at leisure and dinner on own

Overnight at the China World Hotel or similar hotel

Day 2

7:00am Buffet breakfast

8:30am Depart hotel for a full day tour

10:15am Visit to the Great Wall at Juyongguan

12:30pm Chinese lunch at Longdi Restaurant with shopping opportunity

2:30pm Visit to the Changling Tomb of Ming Tombs

4:45pm Return to hotel. Afternoon at leisure

6:00pm Depart hotel for Peking duck dinner

6:40pm Peking duck dinner at a renowned local restaurant

9:00pm Return to hotel

Overnight at the China World Hotel or similar hotel

Day 3

7:00am Buffet breakfast

9:00am Depart hotel for a half day tour

9:30am Visit to the Temple of Heaven

12:00pm Return to hotel and lunch on own

Remainder of the day at leisure and dinner on own

Settle incidental charges at the hotel this evening in order to avoid queues in the morning

Overnight at the China World Hotel or similar hotel

Day 4

7:00am Buffet breakfast

12:00pm Check out at the hotel. Transfers to the Beijing Airport will be arranged based on your Flight time. A departure notice will be posted at the hotel for luggage procedures and transfer times to the airport.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

Program Includes:

• All transfers and tours as indicated in the itinerary

• 3 nights hotel accommodation in deluxe room with daily breakfast at the China World Hotel Beijing or similar.

• 2 lunches as indicated in the itinerary

• Peking duck dinner in Beijing

• Compulsory passenger insurance

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

Program does not include:

• Meals and beverages other than specified above

• Any tips of personal nature or portage at the airport / hotel

• All expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls & mini-bar etc.

Expected Weather:

February is still considered winter in Beijing.

Average High Temperature: 5 C / 41 F

Average Low Temperature: -6 C / 21 F

What to Bring: Warm clothing including a warm jacket and comfortable walking shoes are a must. Hats, mitts and scarves are also recommended for this time of year. The attire is casual for the entire program.

Currency:

The Chinese Currency is Renminbi (RMB) and the rate is approx. RMBY 6.00 = US $ 1.00 Money exchange is available at the hotel cashier. Most shops accept US dollars and credit cards.

Drinking water:

It is not recommended that tap water be consumed. Bottled water can be purchased from hotel, stores and restaurant. Also one bottle of mineral water will be offered to guests in the hotel room everyday on complimentary basis.

Electricity:

The Voltage in China is 220 volts (U.S. Standard is 110 volts). Adapters and transformers are available from the hotel housekeeping.

Document and Visa Requirement:

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months.

A double entry visa is required for both the Pre and Post Cruise programs.

The visa must be obtained prior to sailing from a Chinese embassy or consulate. Visas cannot be obtained upon arrival at Chinese ports.

Accommodations:

China World Hotel (A Shangri La Hotel) or similar

No 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing, 100004, China

Phone: (86 10) 6505 2266

We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package. If applicable, please contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your travel agent for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information. Land program promotions are subject to terms.