10 Day China

Escorted Package Includes: Flight, Lodging, tours

Flights New York -Beijing, Shanghai- New York
Departure from JFK is also available.
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
All intra-flights: Beijing-Xian & Xian-Shanghai
8 nights First Class accommodations
3 nights Beijing
2 nights Xian
3 nights Shanghai
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers
14 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner with wine
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Services of local guides in all major cities
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

Visit the Forbidden City and Summer Palace
See the world famous Terracotta Army
Visit the Great Wall, the World's longest man-made structure
Explore the classical Yuyuan Garden and the Bund Riverside
Savor a famous Peking Duck Dinner with Wine


DAY 1, Monday - Depart for China

Depart for China. Please note that your flight may depart just after midnight. Be aware, if it does, you must check in at the airport the evening prior to your departure date

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Beijing

Arrive in Beijing and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Beijing

DAY 3, Wednesday - Forbidden City & Summer Palace Tour

Enjoy a full day tour of the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Begin at Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world. Erected in 1417 at the height of the Ming Dynasty, the square was renovated and renamed two centuries later at the onset of the Great Qing Dynasty. View several impressive monuments outlining the Square's perimeter, including the Great Hall of the People, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the Square's famed ceremonial gateway. From here, venture north for a visit to the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), a construction comparable to the Pyramids in Egypt. Known today as the Palace Museum, the entire site is comprised of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Later, enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant. Next, visit a local Pearl Shop before a visit to the Summer Palace. In the evening, your included dinner will feature the famous Peking Duck with wine
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - Great Wall of China & Panda Visit

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure on Earth, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. Stop at a local Jade Shop before arriving to the Great Wall. Walk along the promenades and enjoy the unrivaled scenic views of beautiful mountain passes, plateaus and grasslands from this 7th-century defensive fortification. Afterwards, depart for lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Following lunch, a brief photo stop at the Beijing Olympic village and then a visit with the famous Pandas at the Beijing Zoo before returning to Beijing
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Friday - Flight to Xian

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Later this afternoon, trace the beginnings of Chinese civilization at the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. Opened to the public in 1991, the museum is in southern Xian, and is home to a wealth of historical artifacts and treasures from the Han and Tang dynasties
Optional: Dumpling Dinner
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Saturday - Xian Antiquities Tour with Terracotta Army

This morning, after breakfast you will have the opportunity to visit Xingqing Park. Filled with culture, this local park is a hub of activity in the morning. You may witness and have the chance to participate in morning exercise, singing, and dancing. Later this morning visit to a local Lacquer Furniture Shop. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before a tour of Xian's antiquities. Your tour includes the archaeological site at the tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang (259-210 B.C.), where more than 8,000 finely sculpted, life-size terracotta soldiers and horses were discovered by local farmers in 1974. The archaeological excavation of the three pits where the Terracotta Army was found continues today, more than thirty years since the time of its unearthing
Optional: Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Sunday - Flight to Shanghai

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel
Optional: Shanghai by Night with Dinner
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Shanghai City Tour

This morning enjoy a tour of the major attractions of Shanghai. Wander the classical Yuyuan Garden, built during the Ming Dynasty by the high-ranking government official Pan Yunduan. The Gardens' total area occupies approximately five acres, and features pavilions, ponds, rockeries, cloisters, and streams all within six scenic zones, including the Sansui Hall and Wanhua Chamber. In existence for 400 years, the Gardens were specifically constructed for Pan's aging parents as a sanctuary in which to live out their lives. Next, experience the old world charm of the Bund, the former "Wall Street" of the foreign powers. Walk along its park-like waterfront promenade between the Wusong River and Old Town. Later today, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before stopping at a local silk carpet and embroidery shop. Continue to visit the Jade Buddha Temple which is the most famous and one of the most active Buddhist temples in Shanghai. It was built during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty to enshrine two beautiful jade Buddha statues that were brought from Burma. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure
Optional: Acrobatic Show with Dinner
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Tuesday - Full Day in Shanghai

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Shanghai on your own
Optional: Full Day Suzhou with lunch
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Depart China

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast