12-Day Amazing China with Terracotta Warriors
From $499 Land Only and $999 Land & Air
- Explore 6 unique cities in China – Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou
- Tour at least 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China including The Great Wall
- Deluxe hotel accommodation with daily breakfasts
- International airfares included
- Choice of sightseeing, entertainment and culinary add-ons, including a visit to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum for enhanced experiences
Prices do not include Optional Programs, Local Gratuities ($120 per person), Travel Medical and Interruption Insurances, Airlines Seat Assignments Fees, Personal Expenses …
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers. Full-Package Prices include airfare, fuel surcharges, airport taxes and fees. All prices are per person based on double occupancy. Kids under 12 do not have their own beds. Full-Package (Air and land) tour prices apply from the gateway airport or city specified in the Package Highlights. Prices will vary from alternative gateway airports or cities and may be higher. The total price will be clearly displayed prior to any deposit being required. Additional baggage charges may apply.
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Day 1 Depart for China
Experience the great comforts of modern aviation onboard the international airline bound for Beijing from your preferred U.S. international gateway airport. Fly across the international dateline towards Asia.
Day 2 Arrive in Beijing
Upon arrival at Beijing international airport, clear the customs and immigration checkpoints and our professional tour representative will meet you outside the baggage claim exit to guide you to your hotel via the comforts of air-conditioned transfer vehicle. The remainder of the day will be at leisure in order to rest and get accustomed to the time zone.
Day 3 Beijing
You can continue to rest and enjoy the comforts of the hotel facilities and venture on your own to explore the surroundings at leisure, or you can join us for these optional tour programs:
Optional Tour 1: Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City Tour with Lunch at $65 per person.
Get ready to be awed by the largest public square in the world and see the locals stroll and play in Tiananmen Square. Then walk to the legendary Forbidden City nearby – the palace complex of the Ming and Qing dynasties from 1420 to 1912 where Chinese emperors and their household once ruled as the power and political center. This huge palace ground covers over 180 acres in the center of Beijing city and has been touted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the world. Feel free to roam from one end of the complex peeking into the once-home of the generations of emperors and concubines, and then exit on the other side of this vast magnificent compound. Lunch will be hosted at a local restaurant.
Optional Tour 2: Peking Duck Dinner Banquet with wine served at $35 per person.
Enjoy this famous culinary dish that had been served on the imperial court menu and aptly named where it had originated – the Peking (Beijing) Duck meal is characterized by servings of deliciously roasted slices of duck skins that you will wrap with steamed rice flour pancakes together with your choice of spring onion stalks and cucumber strips dosed with sweet bean sauce. Serving with a glass of wine will make this unique culinary experience even more exquisite.
Day 4 Beijing
Today will start with an exciting trip to the biggest iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site in China, The Great Wall on the outskirts of Beijing city. Spanning over 13,171 miles, this man-made structure stood to awe and inspire every visitor. Hike up the Great Wall from JuYongGuan Pass and span some time to admire the fantastic vista that is uniquely China! The Great Wall was originally built in sections by different dynastic emperors as barriers against nomad invasions from the north into their separate domains. These walls were subsequently linked with unifications of different dynasties. The tour will proceed with an educational experience at the Jade Museum and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Center to learn about the historical significance of Chinese jade and Chinese medicine to end the day.
Optional Tour: Entertainment for the night for your purchase will be the Golden Mask Dynasty Show at $49 per person.
An entertainment galore with over 200 performers of Chinese dances, acrobatics, costumes, and lighting, acoustics, and effects.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Beijing – Xi'an
You can enjoy the morning at your leisure or join the morning optional tour.
Optional Tour: Temple of Heaven and Rickshaw Tour with Lunch at $79 per person.
Visit the Temple of Heaven a spectacular imperial complex of religious buildings located in the southeastern part of Beijing which is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Used by emperors of the last two Chinese dynasties as a sacred temple to pray for a good harvest during annual ceremonies, it houses a magnificent wooden circular building built on three layers of marble stone base completely void of any nail. You can also be amazed by the Echo Wall there that can transmit sounds over large distances from one end of the perimeter to the other. Chinese rickshaws used to be a common mode of transportation in Beijing in the old days. You can still ride in these rickshaws during your tour through narrow alleyways that connect between the high walls of traditional courtyard residences that are still being preserved under the encroaching skyline of the modern skyscrapers.
Depart for flight to Xi'an, the capital of northwestern Shaanxi Province in the afternoon, and upon arrival at the airport of the ancient city, our local guide will meet and greet you to escort you to the hospitality of your next hotel accommodation to rest for the day.
Day 6 Xi'an
Take an orientation ride around the city and visit the impressive city monument, the Xi'an City Wall which is also one of the largest and oldest conserved Chinese fortifications in the country. The rectangular-shaped Xi'an Wall was rebuilt in the 14th century over the previous palace wall of the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907 A.D.) is now 39 feet high, between 39 and 46 feet wide at the top, and encloses an area of 5.4 square miles. Described by Michelle Obama as "a wall that has withstood war and famine and the rise and fall of dynasties" during the Obamas' visit in 2014, City Wall now give visitors a majestic view of the ancient city caught in between the old and the seemingly new forever expanding city with a changing skyline in its perimeter. You can stroll atop the spacious wall and peek into the uniquely-styled watchtowers and imposing gates underneath. The rest of the day will be at your leisure or you can participate in the wonderful optional excursion to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum in the day, and the optional Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show in the evening.
Optional Tour 1: Visit the Terracotta Warrior and Horses Museum with lunch at $89 per person.
Come marvel at the undisputed Eighth Wonder of the World – the live archeological site at the Terracotta Warrior and Horses Museum in Xi'an. The exposed Terracotta Army and Horses are touted to be only a small contingent in the necropolis that was accidentally discovered by farmers in 1974 while digging for well water. Since then, the site has been converted into a working museum for archaeologists consisting of several buildings protecting the live-size terracotta human and horse figurines that were supposed to safeguard the First Emperor of a unified China in his afterlife more than 2,500 years ago. Seize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the three excavation pits and see the breathtaking scale of an ancient empire. After spending your time exploring the museum, you will be routed to visit a terracotta replication factory to look at the modern production process of these terracotta soldiers.
Optional Tour 2: Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show at $45 per person.
You can now enjoy the sights, sounds, music, and dance of imperial court entertainment during the heights of Chinese civilization in the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907 A.D.) at this stage performance. The multi-talented professional performers and dancers will amaze the audience with a great series of repertoire that includes performances with ancient musical instruments, Chinese dances, songs, grandeur costumes and pageantry rarely seen today.
Day 7 Xi'an – Shanghai – Suzhou
Check out of the hotel in the morning and depart for flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival at the airport of the sophisticated metropolitan Shanghai, the vehicle transfer will bring you to the city that is fabled as Venice of the East, Suzhou. The city of Suzhou dates back to 514 B.C. With its more tranquil and less hustle-like atmosphere, it has become a suburban city of getaway for many city dwellers in Shanghai nearby. Visit the famous first street named in the city, Shang Tang Street, that is now a busy and colorful pedestrian-friendly commercial boulevard where one can shop for local handicrafts, snacks, gifts, and necessities. This ancient street with over 1,100 years of history still remains as a typical style of Suzhou's old alleys where it used to be.
Optional Tour: Grand Canal Boat Ride with a Walk Tour at $29 per person.
Experience the pleasant wonders of venturing along the Grand Canal in Suzhou peeking at the lives of the locals living along the famous waterway that once linked the delivery of goods all the way to Beijing.
Day 8 Suzhou – Wuxi
Suzhou is famous for its classical gardens and has been acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for this inherent quality. Visit the Lingering Garden where most Chinese gardens around the world would most likely be modeled after. See the wonderful visual perspectives created by ancient Chinese landscape artists that once brought the Chinese garden designs into greatest heights. Next, learn about the famous asset for trade in the ancient Silk Road at the Silk Spinning Factory. Here you will realize that Suzhou was the source for many Chinese Silk textiles and products for the merchants during ancient international trade.
Drive to the nearby city of Wuxi, an ancient city touted as the "Land of Fish and Rice" that is richly endowed with natural attractions and warm moist climate. The ride will pass the third-largest freshwater lake in China, Lake Tai, and will visit the trendy Nanchang Street full of ancient and modern architectures.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Wuxi – Hangzhou
Visit one of the largest freshwater pearl displays in China before lunch and take a ride to the poetic city of Hangzhou. Once famous for providing many legendary Chinese poets with composition inspirations, the West Lake in Hangzhou is a must-see attraction. Take a boat ride onto the West Lake to get close to the scenic beauty of its willow draped islets and picturesque connecting bridges.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Hangzhou – Shanghai
Hangzhou is famous as the tea capital in China because of its unique climate that is conducive for cultivating tea. Visit the Green Tea Village before moving on to Shanghai not far away. Upon arrival in Shanghai, stop by The Bund, a five-block riverfront promenade walkway at the edge of the Huang Pu River that divides the city into east and west. The glaring contrast of modern skyscrapers on the eastern side of the river cast towering modernity against the lower profiles of traditional European architectural buildings now primarily housing banks and trading houses on the west. Make the best use of your time by joining the optional Shanghai Lujiazui FTZ and Huangpu River Cruise.
Optional Tour: Shanghai Lujiazui FTZ and Huangpu River Cruise at $45 per person.
Check out the financial and trade zone of Shanghai on the eastern bank of the Huangpu River commonly known as Pudong. This is where gleaming skyscrapers give Shanghai its imposing skyline and metropolis feel – all surrounded by the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower, stately Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai Tower, and the Shanghai World Financial Center. Then board a riverboat along the Huangpu River the cruise between the modern skyscrapers on the East and the neo-classical building of European designs on the western shore, the Bund. Dodge under the two spectacular suspension bridges, the Yangpu and Nanpu bridges and be amazed by the amazing feats of modern engineering connecting the old and new Shanghai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Shanghai
Spend a full day at leisure to explore the city on your own or join the following optional tours:
Optional Tour 1: Shanghai Day Tour with Maglev Train Experience at $49 per person.
Check out many of Shanghai's must-see highlights, mingle among the crowd to find great bargains in souvenirs and gifts at local bazaars, and continue to the modern shopping district, Xintiandi for your last minute shopping needs. Then take the breath-taking ride on the Maglev Train that can speed past 242 miles per hour.
Optional Tour 2: Shanghai ERA Acrobats at $49 per person.
This permanent show presents the most death-defying and most spectacular combination of stunts, dance, and color that should not be missed. A very highly rated show that is considered as the best in the world that is far more superior in scale, content, and quality than even the Cirque du Soleil shows presented anywhere.
Day 12 Depart China
Check out of the hotel in the morning for a transfer to the airport, and home your sweet home.
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|Day #1||20 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$169.00|
Tour the Tiananmen Square, which is noted as the largest public square in the world and then the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, which was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
|Day #3||21 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$65.00|
Peking Duck Dinner, Beijing's most delicious food, is a must to experience when you come to Beijing. You will also taste the local red wine while enjoying the delicious Peking Duck Dinner. The culinary of Peking duck can be dated back to the Yuan dynasty when it was a dish of imperial food. Peking Duck is prepared from specially-bred Beijing crammed duck with a unique roasting process which gives it a perfect combination of color, aroma and taste, a crisp thin skin and a mouth-melting and delicious flavor. The meat is eaten with scallion, cucumber and sweet bean sauce with pancakes rolled around the fillings. Sometimes pickled radish is also inside, and other sauces can be used. You may also have the chance to enjoy the culinary presentation as the chef roasts the duck directly over the fire and then slices the meat on tableside.
|Day #3||21 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$35.00|
The Golden Mask Dynasty is a large-scale Chinese musical drama, performed at the OCT Theater in Beijing Happy Valley. The performance is fairy-tale like story of war, royal banquets, and romance. With the Ancient Sanxingdui Civilization as times background, it tells the story of the beautiful Golden Mask Queen who built a glorious kingdom with her wisdom, tolerance, trust and love. The performance has eight chapters and included more than 200 actors from China and abroad. Produced by Chinese playwrights, directors and designers, the play features Chinese dances, acrobatics, costumes, and lighting and acoustics. Coming here, you will be fully immersed in the ancient romantic legend and the marvelous Chinese art.
|Day #4||01 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$49.00|
Temple of Heaven was a place for emperors to worship the Heaven in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Being first built in 1420, it is the largest and most representative existing place among Chinese ancient sacrificial buildings. Hutongs are narrow alleyways formed by joining together courtyard residence, also are a glimpse – fast disappearing - of what the city used to look like before the skyscrapers started munching the skyline.
|Day #5||21 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$79.00|
The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show originated in China's Tang Dynasty over a thousand years ago and is one of the most popular entertainment excursions for tourists to Xi'an China.
|Day #6||21 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$45.00|
Witness the famous "Terra Cotta Warriors". The serendipitous discovery of the Terra Cotta Warriors in 1974 ranks as one of the world's most important recent archaeological finds. Three excavation pits have been opened to the public with a fourth underway. Spend some time admiring the fine troops, horses, and carriages in battle formation. Next, you'll head to the Terra Cotta Replication Factory that re-made terracotta soldiers.
|Day #6||21 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$89.00|
Known as the "Venice of the East", the classical gardens in Suzhou were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997 and 2000. You will have a boat trip on the world-famous Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, which is the earliest and longest manmade watercourse in the world. In the long history, it has made an enormous contribution to the exchange between northern China and southern China in both economy and culture.
|Day #7||21 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$29.00|
Located on the east bank of the Huangpu River in Pudong, across from the Bund, Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone is the key financial center in Shanghai. It is surrounded by the Oriental Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center and a large number of business buildings. Huangpu River is the city's shipping artery both to the East China Sea and the mouth of the Yangtze River. Huangpu River Cruise is just one of the best ways to have a look at both old and new Shanghai. You'll see the magnificent building skylines on both the historic west side (the Bund) and the modern east side (Pudong). A spectacular view is that the two suspension bridges, Nanpu Bridge and Yangpu Bridge.
|Day #10||21 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$45.00|
|Day #11||21 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$49.00|
The show "ERA" in Shanghai has become one of the most popular evening entertainments for tourists in the city, which integrating traditional love story with modern performing art. ERA consists of many exciting elements, including acrobatics, dances, dramas, music, martial arts, etc. Not only amazed by the acrobats' control and precision, but also you will be enchanted by the world that is created through the use of multimedia, technology, lighting and sound effects, elaborate costumes, original live music and a lot more. ERA can remain universal, without language or cultural barriers. A thousand-year-old gesture is worth a thousand emotions, a thousand images, a thousand words... No wonder people say: "Miss it and you miss Shanghai".
|Day #11||21 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$49.00|