Places you will visit

HCC01 The Discovery of China 8 Days

Beijing and Xi'an (Optional Extensions: Shanghai and/or Hong Kong)

This itinerary is great for first time visitors. You can visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and the Temple of heaven in Beijing. You will also enjoy watching people doing Taichi exercise in Beihai Park in the morning and visit a family living in a traditional courtyard style home. Of course, you will enjoy the great cuisines too, such as Peking Duck and Xi'an dumplings.

You won't realize how old China is until you visit the Terra Cotta Warriors, which is the tomb of the first emperor of China, dated back to 2000 years ago. That is Xi'an, the oldest capital of China. How about biking on the Ancient City Wall? That is once in a lifetime experience.

It is a relaxed, informative and luxurious tour. Seeing is believing! Call us now! 1888-903-8272.

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Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1: USA / Beijing

Fly to Beijing, the capital of China.

[Meals: in-flight dinner, breakfast and lunch]

Day 2: Arrive Beijing

Our tour guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.

[Hotel: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 3: Beijing

Visit Tiananmen Square. Stroll through the courtyards and palaces of the imposing Forbidden City, once the exclusive enclave of Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors. Then visit Jingshan park, enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the palace and the city. Then tour Beijing's old Hutong (”narrow lanes”) area by old fashioned pedicab. Visit a local family living in a court-yard-style home known as Siheyuan. Then enjoy a relax walking tour at Houhai and a Peking Duck Banquet at Quanjude Restaurant.

[Meals: American & Chinese Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; "Quanjude" Peking Duck Banquet Dinner]

[Hotel: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 4: Beijing

Experience the thrill of walking on the Great Wall at Mutianyu, the most beautiful and original part of the wall. Then explore the landscaped grounds and pavilions of the Summer Palace.

[Meals: American & Chinese Buffet Breakfast; Lunch]

[Hotel: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 5: Beijing

Visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for harvest in Ming and Qing Dynasties. Then visit Beihai Park, the largest royal garden next to the Forbidden City. Enjoy free walking and the night market at Wangfujing Pedestrian Street, downtown Beijing.

[Meals: American & Chinese Buffet Breakfast; "Old Canton Restaurant" Lunch]

[Hotel: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 6: Beijing / Xi'an

Take a morning flight to Xi’an, the ancient capital and the starting point of the Silk Road. Visit the Drum Tower and the Ancient City Wall.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner]

[Hotel: Grand Noble Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 7: Xi'an

Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, buried 2000 years ago to guard the tomb of the first emperor. Then visit the 1350 year old Dacien Temple and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy an Imperial Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Stage Show tonight.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Shanxi Opera House (Imperial Dumpling Banquet Dinner and Tang palace style performance)]

[Hotel: Grand Noble Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 8: Xian / US

The tour guide will send you to the airport to fly home. Or extend your trip to Shanghai (Optional A) or Hong Kong (Optional B) or both; Or stop over Guangzhou +$180; Hong Kong +$250; Taipei +$390.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast]


Optional Extension A: Shanghai + $479 (including the flight from Xi'an to Shanghai)

Day 8: Xian / Shanghai

Morning flight to Shanghai. Visit Nanjing Road and take a walk along the Bund, Shanghai’s graceful and historic waterfront boulevard. Optional night tour: Cruise on Huangpu River.

[Meals: Buffet breakfast; Dinner]

[Hotel: Wyndham Bund East Shanghai ]

Day 9: Shanghai

Visit the Old City Bazaar and the tranquil Yu Yuan Garden. Enjoy a traditional Shanghai Dumpling lunch. Bus tour of Pudong District. Take a picture of the highest tower of Asia, the Oriental Pearl Tower. Then visit Binjiang Park.

[Meals: Buffet breakfast, "Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant" (Shanghai Dumpling lunch), Dinner]

[Hotel: Wyndham Bund East Shanghai]

Day 10: Shanghai / US

The tour guide will send you to the airport to fly home. Or extend your trip to Hong Kong (Optional B); Or stop over Guangzhou +$180; Hong Kong +$250; Taipei +$390.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast]


Optional Extension B: Hong Kong + $549 (Including the flight from Xi'an or Shanghai to Hong Kong)

Day 8 (or Day 10): Xi’an or Shangai / Hong Kong

Morning flight to Hong Kong. You will be met at the airport and sent to the hotel. At leisure for the rest of the day.

[Meals: Buffet breakfast]

[Hotel: The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers or the same grade 4 star]

Day 9 (or Day 11): Hong Kong

Hong Kong Island tour: You will visit Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Aberdeen Fishing Village (including sampan boat ride)

[Hotel: The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers or the same grade 4 star]

Day 10 (or Day 12): Hong Kong / US

The tour guide will send you to the airport to fly home. Or stay longer with no charge.

 

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