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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for China
Depart for China. Please note that your flight may depart just after midnight. In that case, you must check in at the airport the evening prior to your departure date

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the new time zone
Overnight: Beijing

DAY 3, Thursday - Great Wall of China & Summer Palace Tour
In the morning, following breakfast, join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for an orientation meeting about the extraordinary journey that lies ahead. After, embark on 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 at 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. Afterward, savor lunch at a local restaurant. Next, visit the Summer Palace, former resort of the Empress Dowager and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a relaxing boat ride across the lake and admire the stunning scenery. Stroll along the sprawling palace with its lakes and gardens before returning to Beijing. In the evening, your dinner will feature the famous Peking Duck with wine
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Friday - Forbidden City & Panda Visit
This morning, 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). Known today as the Palace Museum, the entire site is comprised of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Later, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Next, visit a local pearl shop before continuing to the Beijing Zoo to see the famous pandas
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Saturday - High-Speed Train to Xian
This morning, travel via high-speed train to Xian. Upon arrival, trace the beginnings of Chinese civilization at the Xi’an Museum. Opened to the public in 2007, the museum is home to a wealth of historical artifacts and treasures from the Han and Tang dynasties. This evening, attend an optional Tang Dynasty 6-course dinner followed by a historical dance performance by the Tang Dynasty Troupe
Optional: Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Sunday - 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, visit a 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 forty years since the time of its unearthing. At tonight's optional dumpling banquet, you can sample different varieties of delicious dumplings
Optional: Dumpling Dinner
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Monday - Flight to Shanghai
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, the fastest growing city in Asia, with its dramatic ever-changing skyline. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. This evening, join the optional Shanghai by Night with Dinner
Optional: Shanghai by Night with Dinner
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday - Shanghai City Tour
This morning, take 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, stop at a silk carpet and embroidery shop. Continue with a 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. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. This evening, be sure to attend the optional Acrobatic Show with dinner. The Shanghai Circus death-defiers will amaze and astound you with their high-flying versatility, fearlessness, and flexibility
Optional: Acrobatic Show with Dinner
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Wednesday - Full Day in Shanghai
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Shanghai on your own, or join the optional full day tour to Suzhou, including lunch and a cruise on the Grand Canal. Morning departure from Shanghai for the drive to Suzhou, known as the "Venice of the East”. Upon arrival in this charming city, relax on a boat ride along the narrow waterways of the legendary Grand Canal followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Then, continue to the beautiful and fragrant Garden of the Master of the Nets, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. End the day in Suzhou with a walk along bustling Guanquin Street, where the locals gather for entertainment and food. Return to Shanghai later this evening for a Farewell Dinner together at a local restaurant
Optional: Full Day Suzhou with lunch
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Depart China
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Countries Visited

China

Cities Visited

Beijing, Great Wall, Shanghai, Xian

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Los Angeles-Beijing, Shanghai-Los Angeles
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight: 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 included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • High-Speed Bullet Train from Beijing to Xian
  • 13 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners 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 amazing Forbidden City, once residence of Chinese Emperors and Summer Palace
  • See the world-famous archaeological site of the magnificent Terracotta Army
  • Visit the 2000-year-old Great Wall, the World's longest man-made structure
  • Explore the classical Yuyuan Garden and the Bund Riverside, Shanghai's popular promenade
  • Savor a famous duck dinner with wine
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Xian-Shanghai.

    Passport information must be submitted to us Travel at least 40 days prior to departure.

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    Accommodations

    Mercure Beijing Downtown
    This first class hotel is located in the city center of Beijing.

    Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel
    This first class hotel is situated within the old city walls near the West Gate.

    Ocean Hotel
    This first class hotel overlooks the Huangpu River.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Customer Reviews

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    Accommodations
    4.3
    Itinerary
    4.5
    Professional Staff
    4.8
    Repeat with Operator
    4.7
    Value for Money
    4.3

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    Gate 1travel tour is an excellent way to see the world with expert tour guides at an affordable price. The places we went to and the forever history telling of our expert guides were awesome. The guides were very thoughtful and caring to all the people in the group even when a few of them were difficult to deal with and made every body wait for them. She kept her cool and remained pleasant despite knowing that the few were annoying. All in all the experience was great and will be a life time experience to cherish 

    We had a great time, First time with Gate 1 Tour, very impressed with the organized trip , food is superb , nice hotel and excellent tour director.

    GREAT TRIP. RICHARD AND AFFORDABLE TOURS ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RICHARD ALWAYS GOES OUT OF HIS WAY TO MAKE EVERY TRIP PERFECT!! THASNKS

    the tour manager was exceptional. Rose was knowledgeable, friendly, compassionate and very diligent. She insisted on punctuality for respect of each order. And she made sure that everyone watched and cared for each order. She was able to make everyone to be together as a family regardless of race, age or ethnicity. She was more a tour guide ; she was a leader

    Our China trip was great! Yuan, our guide, the best! He stayed with our group the entire time, across all 3 cities and was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Our group really got along perfectly - all 19 of us. It was a wonderful experience. The local guides were very good too. This trip exceeded our expectations!

    Very busy schedule. But the food and hotels were better than expected.

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