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Highlights
  • Visit  Tiananmen Square, the world-famous and historic Tiananmen Square, or “Gate of Heavenly Peace”
  • Explore Forbidden city
  • Visit the Great Wall
  • Explore Xian, which is one of the oldest cities in China
  • Witness the famous Terra Cotta Warriors
  • Visit the Shanghai Museum

From ancient capitals to cosmopolitan cities, China’s stunning diversity offers visitors the chance to explore both its modern allure and ancient past. Travel China at its best with our well-designed China tour packages. Visit the golden triangle cities of Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. Enjoy the highest level of service with round trip airfare, luxury hotel accommodations, ground transfers, friendly English-speaking tour guides and sightseeing.  Option to extend your stay in Shanghai for a few more days and experience the pulsating city at your own pace or perhaps continue on to electrifying Hong Kong.

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China Discovery 10 Days 8 Nights

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Itinerary

Day 1: USA - Beijing

Board an international flight bound for Beijing, eager to begin our China vacation. Spend the night aboard as our flight crosses the International Date Line.

Day 2: Arrival Beijing

Accommodation: Doubletree Hilton Beijing

We arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. Greet our local guide in the arrivals hall and transfer to our luxury accommodations for a good night's rest.

Day 3: Beijing

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Doubletree Hilton Beijing

Today, we start our Beijing Capital tour with Qianmen Street. Qianmen Street was a commercial and entertainment hub due to its convenient location, connecting the Imperial Palace with other communities in Beijing. In the run-up to the 2008 Olympics, the street underwent a rejuvenation to restore the streetscape to that of the early 20th. A visit to Tiananmen Square, the world-famous and historic Tiananmen Square, or “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. Located in the heart of Beijing, Tiananmen Square was once the main gate to the Imperial Palace during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Today, it is home to the Monument to the People’s Heroes, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, National Museum of China, and the Great Hall of the People. Afterwards, we drive by the famed Olympic Site and have a photo stop at Olympic National Stadium (the Bird's Nest), Olympic National Aquatics Center (the Water Cube) and National Center for the Performing Art. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to explore the home to Ming and Qing emperors, Forbidden City. Comprised of 800 buildings covering 720,000 sq. meters, it is the world's largest palace complex.

Day 4: Beijing

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Doubletree Hilton Beijing

Spend the day free or take the tour to visit the Great Wall, which is one of the man-built architectures that can be seen from the low orbit of the earth. The Great Wall is a massive defensive structure built to keep intruders from invading the mainland. It stretches an impossible 4000 miles across China's north, covering nine provinces. An enormous undertaking that originally began under Qin Shi Huang (first emperor of China) in 200 B.C., the Great Wall was not completed until the Ming Dynasty in 1640. This morning you have plenty of time to walk along its ancient path and experience part of China's fascinating history.

Day 5: Beijing – Xian

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Grand Noble Xian

Today we continue our journey by flying to Xian, the capital of Shannxi Province, one of the oldest cities in China. Xian is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China with more than 3100 years of history. The city was known as "Chang'an" before Ming Dynasty. Xian is the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and home to the Terra Cotta Warriors. Upon arrival in Xian, we will drive into town, passing through its massive City Wall, the best preserved defensive wall structure on earth and have a picture stop at Drum Tower and Bell Tower. In the evening, don't miss the chance to taste the local famous dumpling banquet.

Day 6: Xian

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Grand Noble Xian

Spend the day free or take the tour to witness the famous "Terra Cotta Warriors." The serendipitous discovery of the Terra Cotta Warriors in 1974 has drawn throngs of visitors to Xian each year and ranks as one of the world's most important recent archaeological finds. Three excavation pits have been opened to the public with a fourth underway. Spend some time admiring the fine troops, horses, and carriages in battle formation. After lunch, the motorcoach takes us back inside city limits to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It is rated as a National Key Cultural Relic Preserve as well as an AAAA Tourist Attraction. Tonight, take the opportunity to enjoy the cultural musings of the Tang Dynasty Show, a song and dance performance which reflects the rich cultural history and prosperity of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

Day 7: Xian - Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel or similar

Board a flight to Shanghai, the largest metropolitan center of China. She is a bright pearl at the mouth of the Yangtze River and China's largest economic center.

Day 8: Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel or similar

This morning, we visit the Shanghai Museum and view the exhibits of ancient Chinese art. Designed by a local Shanghai Architect, the current building was completed in 1993 and resembles the shape of a bronze cooking vessel. Afterwards, we visit City God's Temple, the Nanjing Road and the Bund. Spend the afternoon to relax at the hotel or take the optional tour to Lujiazui Finance and Trade Development Zone and a ride on Huang Pu River Cruise. In the evening, do not miss the opportunity to experience the exciting Chinese Acrobatics Show (with dinner).

Day 9: Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel or similar

Spend the day free at leisure or take an optional excursion to the charming water village of Suzhou. Suzhou, often known as the “Venice of the Orient”, is a historic city located at the heart of the Yangtze Delta in the southern part of the Jiangsu Province. Beautiful stone bridges, pagodas, and classical gardens line the canals that cover 42 percent of the city.

Day 10: Shanghai - USA

Meals: Breakfast

All good things must come to an end. Board a return flight back home and bid farewell to China.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,399

Price Per Day:

$ 140 per day
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 450
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Luxury hotel accommodations
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Daily hotel breakfast
  • Sightseeing places as indicated in the itinerary
  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK), Houston (IAH), or Vancouver (YVR)
  • Fuel surcharge & tax
  • Land only package includes China domestic flights (Beijing -> Xian -> Shanghai); does not include international airfare and airport transfers in or out.
Meals Included:

8 Breakfasts

Flights & Transport
Airfare included
Group Size:
Standard Group
Start City
Beijing
End City
Shanghai

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