10 days, 8 nights tour to Beijing, Xian, Suzhou and Shanghai
Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall, Ming Tombs
Xian: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Banpo Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanix Historical Museum
Suzhou: Lingering Garden, Grand Canal, Suzhou Silk Factory and Zhouzhuang water town.
Shanghai: Yu Garden, The Bund, and Jade Buddha Temple
Day 01 US/China
Board your flight for China today
Day 02 Beijing
Upon your arrival in Beijing, your tour guide will meet you at the Beijing International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is on your own
Park Plaza Beijing Science Park or similar.
Day 03 Beijing (B/L/)
The day begins with a visit to Tian'anmen Square, the political and symbolic center of modern day China. Then visit the vast complex of courtyards and chambers within the Forbidden City, the ancient seat of imperial power, rounds off the morning. After lunch, you will tour the Summer Palace, the beautifully preserved garden retreat of the emperors. Then visit the Temple of Heaven, where Ming and Qing emperors worshiped the God of Heaven and prayed for good harvests. Enjoy the free evening and dinner is on your own.
Day 04 Beijing (B/L/SD)
In the morning, visit Mutianyu Great Wall, a spectacular section of the Wall that is less crowded. Great wall stretches almost 4,000 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the sands of Central Asia and befittingly crowned one of the ten wonders of the world. Enjoy the astounding views of the Wall as it winds over the surrounding hills. Dine at the restaurant located adjacent to the Jade Carving Center, where after lunch, you may learn about the China's long history of jade carving and shop for gifts and souvenirs. The highlight of the Ming Tombs is the underground palace, which is 27 meters (89ft) below the ground and covers an area of 1,195 sq meters. The 13th Ming emperor Wanli and his two wives were buried here. Enjoy the free evening and dinner is on your own.
Day 05 Beijing to Xian (B/L)
Enjoy your free day in Beijing (Check out before 12:00pm by yourself). Take the evening flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel to enjoy the free evening. Dinner is on your own.
Xian Garden Hotel or similar.
Day 06 Xian (B/L/SD)
In the morning, you will visit the astounding Terracotta Warriors in the tomb of China’s first emperor, Qinshihuang. The warriors still stand on the original site where farmers discovered them in 1974. After lunch, you will head off to the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum and Banpo Museum, which marks a settlement dating back to the matrilineal clan commune period of the Neolithic age. Enjoy the free evening and dinner is on your own.
Day 07 Xian / Shanghai (B/L)
This morning you will visit the world renowned Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Shaanxi Historical Museum. After lunch, you will take the 2 hours flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival at Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the free evening and dinner is on your own.
Best Western New Century Hotel Shanghai or similar
Day 08 Shanghai (B/L/D)
This morning, you will visit Yu Garden, a classical Chinese garden in the heart of Shanghai's old city. Then visit The Bund. It is an Elegant Neoclassical and Romanesque facades face Pudong's gleaming 21st century skyline across the Huangpu River, with the recently rebuilt Bund promenade stretching over a dozen city blocks along the river below. This afternoon you will visit Jade Buddha Temple and Shanghai Museum. Afterwards, explore Xintiandi, a stylish restaurant and shopping district designed by MIT architect Ben Wood. Enjoy the free evening and dinner is on your own.
Day 09 Shanghai-Suzhou-ZhouZhuang-Shanghai (B/L)
It will be a full day coach excursion from Shanghai to Suzhou. Known as Oriental Venice, Suzhou is famed for network of canals linking to the ancient Grand Canal and gardens built by wealthy merchants and nobles. You will visit the Lingering Garden, Grand Canal and Suzhou Silk Factory, besides you will have a chance to visit Zhouzhuang Water Village on the way back. After returning to your hotel in Shanghai, enjoy the free evening and dinner is on your own.
Day 10 Shanghai (B)
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for the departure flight.
Selected Monday* (Start Beijing Date)
Please check with our consultant for accurate departure dates.
Price: $1460 per person based on twin share
Single Supplement: $510 per person
China Domestic airport taxes and fuel surcharges: $80 per person
- 4 star Hotel accommodation on twin occupancy
- Beijing to Xian; Xian to Shanghai airfare, coach class
- Daily meals as specified in the itinerary (B-Breakfast; L-Lunch; D-Dinner; SD-Special Dinner)
- All sightseeing and entrance fees;
- English-speaking guide
- Round trip airport / hotel transfers as specified in the itinerary
Price does NOT include:
- International air ticket
- Fuel surcharges & taxes
- Visa application fees and travel insurance
- Tips and personal expenses