Description

Awe and amazement abound in the world's third largest country as you live the wonders of China. Here, 5,000 years of history and modern-day life intermingle to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the Orient you are sure to cherish always. 8,000 life-sized Terra Cotta Warriors, The Great Wall of China, larger than life Dynasties, sacred temples, giant pandas and more are yours to discover in a country that offers splendid surprises at every turn.

Highlights

  • Cross the International Date Line
  • Experience the wonders of China
  • Chinese culture and traditions
  • Learn about the Ming and Qing Dynasties
  • Tiananmen Square
  • The Forbidden City
  • The Temple of Heaven
  • The Great Wall of China
  • Peking duck dinner
  • Tang Dance show
  • View the Terracotta Warriors in Xian
  • Visit Shanghai
  • The Bund
  • Visit factories & learn about Chinese industry

Day By Day Itinerary

SHANGHAI EXTENSION

Today you will head out on a full-day tour to Suzhou, nicknamed “Venice of the East” and famous around the world for its methodically landscaped classical gardens and interweaving waterways. We visit the centuries old Lingering Garden and West Garden Temple, covering an area of 1.6 acres and constructed in the Yuan Dynasty, it blends garden art and temple art harmoniously. Visit the Suzhou Silk factory and the National Embroidery Institute to see silk embroidery, an important local craft with 1,000 years of history. Take a canal cruise after lunch. Return to your hotel in Shanghai. (B,L)
Have a hearty breakfast and get ready to live the magic of Shanghai with a full day at leisure. Discover Shanghai at your own pace, visit the Shanghai Museum, or visit the Jade Buddha Temple & Yu Garden. (B)
After breakfast today your transfer awaits to take you to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Hotel and itinerary are subject to change.

Includes

  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRANSPORTATION - Air transportation from Los Angeles and all intra-China flights
  • FIRST-CLASS/DELUXE ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 13 included meals consisting of 7 buffet breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Beijing city tour, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, Xian and the Terracotta Warriors, Shanghai and the Bund. Optional tours available
  • CULTURAL DISCOVERY SERIES - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals such as a Tang Style Dancing Show, visits to Shanghai Silk factory, Beijing Jade factory, Xian Art Ceramic & Terra Cotta factory with shopping opportunities
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in Beijing
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Optional Extension Includes

  • FIRST-CLASS/DELUXE ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 2 included meals consisting of 2 buffet breakfasts
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing as per the day to day plan, including local guide and all entrance fees: seeing Suzhou
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Excludes

Video

Notes

Map

OTHER PROGRAMS

United Arab Emirates

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