China Highlights 9 Days – Starting from $1,612

Beijing • Xi'an • Shanghai » Tour Code : CHC

  • Tour Itinerary
  • Tour Dates & Prices
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Inclusions
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Day 1 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, China’s capital, you will be greeted and escorted to hotel. The balance of the day is free to relax or begin exploring on your own.

Day 2 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
The full day tour of China’s fascinating capital begins with the Tiananmen Square and the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, home of Chinese emperors for more than 500 years. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace, taking a leisure stroll while admiring the thousands of ancient murals along the Long Corridor and a boat ride on Kunming Lake (weather permitting). This evening, enjoy a fabulous welcome banquet featuring the famous Peking duck at Qiamen 1416 Duck Restaurant.

Day 3 Beijing (AB, L)
The highlight today is an excursion to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Enjoy the dramatic vistas and marvel at the Wall as it climbs and descends steep ridges and narrow valleys. A scenic cable car ride enhances your visit through the steep hills. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven where the emperors came to pray for good harvest twice a year.

Day 4 Beijing » Xi'an (AB, L)
This morning transfer to airport for flight to Xi’an.
Upon arrival, explore the Ancient City Wall, built during 1374-1378 AD. Continue to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of Xi’an. Check in to your hotel.

Day 5 Xi'an (AB, L, DS)
Today’s highlight is a visit to the Archaeological Museum, home to an army of more than 6,000 life-size Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses excavated from the tomb of the 1st emperor of the Qin Dynasty.
In the evening enjoy a special dumpling dinner and cultural show recreating the music, costumes and dance of the Tang Dynasty.

Day 6 Xi'an » Shanghai (AB, L)
Transfer to airport for flight to Shanghai, the “Paris of the Orient”.
Upon arrival, your sightseeing features the bustling shopping street, Nanjing Road, and the Bund, the famous promenade along the Huangpu River.

Day 7 Shanghai (AB, L)
Start your morning with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, China’s most up-to-date museum showcasing the country’s ancient glory. In the afternoon, visit Yu Garden, famous for its rock gardens, pavilions, halls and ponds, and Old Shanghai Bazaar, with shops filled with all manner of interesting curios. Continue your visit stopping in the Old Town and the modern Xintiandi.

Day 8 Shanghai (AB)
Spend today at leisure to explore this vibrant city on your own or consider
taking an optional tour to Wuzhen, the famous “Oriental Venice”, stroll along the beautiful Watertown with a good number of side alleys, bridges, ancient docks and secondary waterways, which make it a fascinating place to stroll around.

Day 9 Shanghai » Home (AB)
Farewell to Shanghai. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight back to the USA.

China Highlights 9 Days Tour Dates & Prices
Arrival Date (2015 Monday) Land Only Single Supplement
Apr 20 $1,710 $566
May 18 $1,733 $588
Jun 15 $1,669 $532
Jul 13 $1,642 $507
Aug 17 $1,642 $507
Sep 07, 21 $1,733 $588
Oct 12, 26 $1,733 $588
Nov 09 $1,733 $588
Dec 07 $1,612 $482
Arrival Date (2016 Monday) Land Only Single Supplement
Jan 11 $1,612 $482
Feb 15 $1,612 $482
Mar 07 $1,669 $532
  • Beijing: Park Plaza Wangfujing star
  • Xi’an: Grand Noble Hotel star
  • Shanghai: Central Hotel Shanghai star

China Classic Discovery Inclusion:

  • All intra-China air / land transportation
  • Superior First Class Accommodations
  • Full American or buffet breakfast daily at hotels
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary including admission charges where applicable
  • Culinary Specialties, fine meals at local Chinese restaurants
  • Experienced English speaking tour manager ( for group size of 10 & more) escorts groups through-out China with local guides
  • Baggage handling, port charges, hotel taxes; all local taxes

Culinary Specialties

  • Beijing: Peking Duck Dinner
  • Xi’an: Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show

Special Notes

  • All departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 6 passengers. Supplemental charges will apply if group is less than 6 participants.
  • Transpacific airfare, US domestic add-on airfare are available, please call for details
  • Preferred accommodations subject to change to similar class
  • All prices are subject to change without notice
  • Private tours are available at additional cost – call for information
  • AB – American Breakfast
  • L – Lunch
  • SL – Special Lunch
  • D – Dinner
  • SD – Special Dinner
  • DS – Dinner & Show