Project Description

China Highlights



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DAY 1 Arrive Beijing

Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: 4★ + Capital Hotel Beijing or similar (4 nights)

DAY 2 Beijing                      B, L

Morning is at leisure. This afternoon, visit the Gaobeidian Culture Village famous for its classical furniture street and museums. Enjoy facial mask painting demonstration at the village. Conclude the day at the 798 Art District, a sprawling neighborhood of Communist-era factories and warehouses converted into art galleries, boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants.

DAY 3 Beijing                         B, L

Today’s tour highlights include visits to the Forbidden City; Tiananmen Square, heart of People’s Republic of China; and a rickshaw ride to visit the quaint Hutong (ancient alleys) with old narrow paths and courtyard homes. Visit a local family and the Drum Tower.

DAY 4 Beijing                         B, L, SD

Drive to the Great Wall at Badaling. Head off to the Summer Palace, a former retreat for the Imperial family. Tonight, celebrate the city’s culinary delights with an authentic Peking Duck Dinner.

DAY 5 Beijing Fly to Xian              B, L

This morning, enjoy a walk through the parklands at the Temple of Heaven followed by a visit to Lama Temple. Fly to Xian.

Hotel: 4★ Grand Mercure Xian on Renmin Square or similar (2 nights)

DAY 6 Xi‘an                              B, L, SD

Morning sightseeing in Xian includes visits to Qin Shi Huang Di Tomb, with its Army of Terra-Cotta Soldiers & Bronze Chariots. Watch a noodle-making demonstration followed by lunch and a visit to Provincial History Museum. Tonight, savour a delicious Dumpling Dinner and enjoy a Tang Dynasty Cultural Show.

DAY 7 Xian Fly to Shanghai             B, L

This morning, enjoy a city tour in Xian with visits to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda  and City Wall. Fly to Shanghai.

Hotel: 4★+ Sunrise on The Bund or similar (3 nights)

DAY 8 Shanghai                  B, D

Full-day sightseeing includes visits to the Yu Garden, a beautiful garden dating back to 16th century Ming Dynasty, Old Town, Shanghai Museum with over 120,000 pieces of ancient artwork and The Bund. Your day concludes with a spectacular acrobatic show.

DAY 9 Shanghai Suzhou Shanghai       B, L

Enjoy a day’s excursion to Suzhou on a high-speed train. Visit the Garden of Master of Nets, Old Town, Silk Embroidery Institute and a cruise on the ancient Grand Canal.

DAY 10 Shanghai Departure              B

Transfer to the airport.


Day 3:  Forbidden city


Day 4   Peking Duck Dinner


Day 6  Terra-Cotta Soldiers


Day 8:  Yu Garden

China Highlights Extensions

Yangtze Cruise

5 Days/4 Nights

DAY 7 Xian Chongqing     L

This morning, enjoy a city tour in Xian with visits to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and City Wall. Fly to Chongqing.

Hotel: 5★ Hilton Chongqing or similar (1 night)

DAY 8 Chongqing        B, L, SD

Full-day sightseeing with visits to the giant pandas, General Stillwell Museum and the local market. Enjoy a hot pot dinner before embarking on a 3-night downstream cruise along the Yangtze River.

On Board: 5★ MV President Cruise 6 (3 nights)

DAY 9-10 Yangtze Cruise       B, L, D

Cruise through the Qutang, Wu and Xiling Gorges, and enjoy daily shore excursions.

DAY 11 Yichang Shanghai   B, L

Cruise to Yichang and disembark. Fly to Shanghai and continue to Day 7 of China Highlights.


3 Days / 2 Nights

Day 7 Xian Guilin L

This morning, enjoy a city tour in Xian with visits to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and City Wall. Fly to Guilin.

Hotel: 4★ Guilin Bravo Hotel or similar (2 nights)

DAY 8 Guilin Yangshuo – Guilin B, L, D

Enjoy a cruise down the Li River, passing through one of China’s most famous landscapes. Disembark at Yangshuo with time at leisure to explore market at West Street. Tonight, enjoy the Impressions of Liusanjie, an outdoor performance directed by the famed Zhang Yimou. Late everning, transfer back to Guilin for overnight.

DAY 9  Guilin Shanghai B, L

Morning visit the famous Reed Flute Cave. After lunch, fly to Shanghai.

Continue to Day 7 of China Highlights.