Beijing

Day 1 | Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, China’s capital, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to relax or begin exploring on your own.

Day 2 | Beijing (B, 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. Take a leisurely stroll admiring the thousands of ancient murals along the Long Corridor and later 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 (B, 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 (B)
This morning take high speed train to Xi’an.
Upon arrival, check into your hotel.

Day 5 | 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.
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 (B, L)
This morning explore the Ancient City Wall, built during 1374-1378 AD. Then visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of Xi’an.
After lunch, transfer to the airport for your 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 (B, 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 modern Xintiandi.

Day 8 | Shanghai (B)
Spend today at leisure to explore this vibrant city on your own or consider taking an optional tour to Wuzhen, the famous “Oriental Venice”, a beautiful water town 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 (B)
Farewell to Shanghai. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight back to the USA.


Tour Dates & Prices
Superior First Class Accommodations.
Land Package per person based on twin sharing.
Travel Month 2–5 Travelers 6–9 Travelers Single Supplement
Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov $1,925 $1,675 $565
Jun, Jul, Aug $1,878 $1,628 $518
Dec 2017, Jan, Feb, 2018 $1,818 $1,568 $468
Mar, 2018 $1,872 $1,622 $515
Deluxe Accommodations.
Land Package per person based on twin sharing.
Travel Month 2–5 Travelers 6–9 Travelers Single Supplement
Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov $2,305 $2,055 $815
Jun, Jul, Aug $2,235 $1,985 $745
Dec 2017, Jan, Feb, 2018 $2,112 $1,862 $638
Mar, 2018 $2,228 $1,978 $828

China Classic Discovery Includes

  • All intra-China air / land transportation
  • Superior First Class Accommodations or Deluxe Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary including admission charges where applicable
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary at local restaurants
  • Experienced English speaking local guides
  • Baggage handling, port charges, hotel taxes and all local taxes

Culinary Specialties / Regional Cultural Show

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

Superior First Class Accommodations:

  • Beijing:
    Park Plaza Wangfujing
  • Xi'an:
    Grand Noble Hotel
  • Shanghai:
    Central Hotel Shanghai

Deluxe Accommodations:

  • Beijing:
    The Regent Hotel
  • Xi'an:
    Sofitel on Renmin Square
  • Shanghai:
    Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

Special Notes

  • Land package does not include transpacific air
  • Transpacific airfare, US domestic add-on airfares are available. Please call for details.
  • Preferred accommodations subject to change to similar class.
  • All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • B – Breakfast
  • L – Lunch
  • SL – Special Lunch
  • D – Dinner
  • SD – Special Dinner
  • DS – Dinner & Show