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2016 Spring Special: Beijing • Xi'an • Shanghai
– $909/pp land only

March 07 - 15, 2016 — 9 Days

  • Tour Itinerary
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Inclusions

Day 1

Mar/07/16

Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, China's capital, you will be greeted and escorted to the Penta Hotel or similar.

Day 2

Mar/08/16

Beijing (B, L)
Enjoy a 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. Take a pedicab on a Hutong Tour through the ancient parts of the city and get acquainted with the local residents on a family visit followed by visiting a Tea House and enjoy a tea performance.
This evening enjoy a fabulous welcome banquet featuring Peking duck at Qianmen 1416 Duck Restaurant.

Day 3

Mar/09/16

Beijing (B, L)
The highlight today is an excursion to the Great Wall at Badaling. Enjoy the dramatic vistas of the Great Wall as it descends and rises as far as the eye can see. En route, visit a Jade Carving Museum with gift shop.
In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven where the emperors came to pray for good harvest.
Optional: Legend of Kungfu Show

Day 4

Mar/10/16

Beijing » Xi'an by High Speed Train (B)
This morning, take high speed train to Xian, the starting city of Silk Road.
Upon arrival, meet by local guide and check into the Grand Noble hotel or similar. 

Day 5

Mar/11/16

Xi'an (B, 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. Then pay a visit to the Terra Cotta Warriors Clay Figurine Making Factory.
In the evening, enjoy a special dumpling dinner show recreating the music, costumes and dance of the Tang Dynasty.

Day 6

Mar/12/16

Xi'an » Shanghai by Overnight Train (B, L, D)
After breakfast, visit the Ancient City Wall, built during the 14th century. Continue to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of Xi’an. After dinner, take an overnight train to Shanghai.

Day 7

Mar/13/16

Shanghai (B, L)
Upon arrival in Shanghai, “the Paris of the Orient”, you will be greeted and proceed to have a simple breakfast. Then start your tour with a visit to the famous Shanghai Museum, China's most up-to-date museum showcasing the country's ancient glory. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the 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. Check into the Ocean Hotel or similar.

Day 8

Mar/14/16

Shanghai (B, L)
Your half day sightseeing features the bustling shopping Street, Nanjing Road and the Bund, famous promenade along the Huangpu River. Then pay a visit to the Silk Carpet Weaving Factory. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure. 

Day 9

Mar/15/16

Shanghai » Home (B)
Farewell to Shanghai. Transfer to airport for your departure flight back to USA.

  • Beijing — Penta Hotel
  • Xi'an — Grand Noble Hotel
  • Shanghai — Ocean Hotel
  • Superior First Class Accommodations based on twin sharing
  • Full American or buffet breakfast daily at hotels
  • 2nd class high speed train from Beijing to Xi’an
  • Overnight express train from Xi’an to Shanghai –
    soft berth
  • Comprehensive sightseeing including admission charges where applicable
  • Culinary Specialties, fine meals at local Chinese restaurants
  • Experience English speaking tour guides
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