Its modern face is dazzling, but China is no one-trick pony. The world’s oldest continuous civilization isn’t all smoked glass and brushed aluminum and while you won’t be tripping over artifacts – three decades of round-the-clock development and rash town planning have taken their toll – rich seams of antiquity await. Serve it all up according to taste: collapsing sections of the Great Wall, temple-topped mountains, villages that time forgot, languorous water towns, sublime Buddhist grottoes, and ancient desert forts. Pack a well-made pair of traveling shoes and remember the words of Laotzu: “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

What’s included

• 3 nights in Beijing at Presidental Hotel or similar
• 2 nights at Xi’an Tianyu Gloria Hotel or similar
• 2 nights at Shanghai at Ambassador Hotel or similar
• 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 1 dinner
• Meet & greet at airport
• Transfer from hotel/airport/hotel
• Visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
• Visit the Summer Palace
• Excursion to the Great Wall
• Photo stop for a panoramic view of the Olympic Green
• Visit of Temple of Heaven
• Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda
• Chinese calligraphy demonstration and visit the Jade Atelier
• Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Bronze Chariots
• Visit the Mandarin Yu Garden
• Visit the Jade Buddha Temple and the Bund
• All transfers and transportation for sightseeing in air-conditioned vehicles
• Domestic air tickets in economy class from Xi’an to Shanghai
• All entrance fees
• English-speaking guide

Not Included

• Porterage
• Visa fee for China
• Tips for services of local guides and drivers
• Any personal expenses


Duration: 8 days & 7 nights

Travel Style: Guaranteed Departures

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Full itinerary
Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour you will be advised of any amendments.


Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher.

DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL) Beijing

Upon arrival at the airport, one of our representatives will meet and assist you in transferring to your hotel. You will go on half-day panoramic city tour of Santiago’s main attractions, rich history and modern, impressive buildings. You will visit La Moneda Palace, the Main Square (Plaza de Armas), Santa Lucía Hill, and the Metropolitan Park. The affluent residential districts of Vitacura and Las Condes are part of this unforgettable ride.

| Overnight in Beijing
DAY 2 | Beijing

Following breakfast, you will visit the Tian An Men Square which is the largest public square in the world, which can hold one million people. You will then visit the Imperial Palace known as the Forbidden City, China’s traditional symbol and a masterpiece of classical architecture. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit the Summer Palace, the summer residence of the emperors located about ten kilometers northeast of the city. In the evening, you will be treated to a roasted duck in Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant.

| Overnight in Beijing
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3 | Beijing

After breakfast, you will head off to the world famous Great Wall, a colossal architectural work designed for defensive purposes and communication over 6,000 kilometers. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch, you will make a photo stop at the Olympic Stadium, known as the “Bird’s Nest” for its characteristic shape of a bird’s nest, and the “Water Cube” Aquatic Center opened at the forefront during the 2008 Olympics

| Overnight in Beijing
|  Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 | Beijing – Xi’an

Have breakfast at your hotel before leaving to visit the Temple of Heaven, the immense construction of blue glazed roofs topped by golden balls. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the train station to travel in a high speed train from Beijing to Xi’an (2nd class). Upon arrival in Xi’an, you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight. Enjoy the rest of your day to do as you please.

| Overnight in Xi-an
|  Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5 | Xi’an

Following breakfast, you will start the day with a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a well-preserved ancient building and regarded as the city’s symbol and a Chinese calligraphy demonstration to have an understanding of the Chinese characters. Then, you will have time to stop at the Jada Atelier. In the afternoon, you will visit the world famous Terracotta Army, a large number of statues depicting the wagons and warriors of the Imperial Army, each one looks distinctly unique. Enjoy a ravioli lunch at Defachang Restaurant.

| Overnight in Xi’an
|  Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6 | Xi’an – Shanghai

Have breakfast at your hotel. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight from Xi’an to Shanghai in economy class. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be transferred to your hotel by your local guide.

| Overnight in Shanghai
|  Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7 | Shanghai

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Following breakfast, you will visit Mandarin Yu Garden, 16th-century Ming style masterpiece which reproduces the typical landscape of the South of the country with small lakes and streams, rocks and the bazaars around it. You will also enjoy the Jade Buddha Temple, with the statue in the precious white material coming from Myanmar, and the Bund, the symbol of Shanghai, where you can view the history of the city. Enjoy a lunch buffet at local restaurant.

| Overnight in Shanghai
|  Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8 | (DEPART) Shanghai

Enjoy your morning free at leisure before being transferred to the airport to take your departing flight home.

|  Breakfast
The Presidential Beijing

The Presidential Beijing is located in Xicheng District, a 20-minute drive from Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing and the Forbidden City. The hotel offers an indoor pool, 4 dining options and free internet access in public area.

Beijing Presidential Hotel is a 2-minute walk from Fuchengmen Subway Station (line 2) and a 40-minute drive from Beijing Capital International Airport. Beijing West Railway Station is a 15-minute drive away.

The comfortable guestrooms at Presidential Hotel Beijing come with both air conditioning and heating. A mini-bar and cable TV are included. Hot drinks can be prepared with the electric kettle.

Relaxing sauna facilities and massage services are available. Guests can exercise at the fitness center or enjoy a game of table tennis. Presidential Beijing also provides laundry services and luggage storage.

Tianyu Gloria Hotel

From the presidential suites to the standard rooms, the tastefully decorated and spacious rooms at Tianyu Gloria Grand Hotel Xian are a truly inspirational find in Xian. Located just outside the city walls, a tourist attraction in itself, this hotel has great views of the old city. All the major tourist sites are easily accessed by taxi, and these can be arranged by the very helpful staff. As visitors are probably already aware, Xian is the home of one of the Eight Wonders of the World – The Terra-Cotta Warriors – which definitely should not be missed. The city is rich in ancient Asian culture, and the staff of the Gloria Plaza have a reputation for getting guests to and from all of the locations effortlessly. The 328 rooms of the establishment are second-to-none in their class, so why not have a look? Please enter your dates on our secure online booking form to make a reservation at Tianyu Gloria Grand Hotel Xian.

Ambassador Hotel

The 26-story Ambassador Hotel is in Jing’an District of Shanghai, a 5-minute drive from Longde Road subway station (Line 11). It houses a fitness center, 3 dining options and accommodations with free internet access.

Ambassador Hotel is a 15-minute drive from the hotel to Shanghai Train Station, a 20-minute drive from Hongqiao Airport. The Bund is 4 miles away. Pudong International Airport is a 40-minute car ride away.

The air-conditioned guest rooms feature warm lighting and modern interiors. Each unit comes equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, minibar and has a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries.

Guests can enjoy soothing massage treatment, or rent a car to explore the surroundings. For convenience, fax, printing and photocopying facilities are provided.

The Grand Palace Restaurant serves a fine selection of local and Cantonese dishes, and international dishes are available at Clivia Coffee Shop. Alternatively, the Japanese Restaurant & Teppanyaki YAWARA provides a variety of the Japanese cuisine.


Useful info about our trips

  • UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

  • All tours and entrance fees are included

  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

  • All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Question? Make an inquiry or call 800 983 5352