8 or 10 days
Beijing, with extension to Shanghai
Beijing is a city in transformation, with fast-paced development thriving alongside historically significant sights like the Forbidden City. Experience Chinese culture—from a Legend of Kung Fu show to a Peking duck dinner—and visit the greatest monument of all: the Great Wall. Construction on the Wall began in the 3rd century B.C., and today it extends for more than 3,000 miles.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Tour Beijing with an expert local guide

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (Available April - October)

    Participate in a Taiji lesson

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Peking Duck Dinner

  • Day 4: Beijing • Badaling

    Excursion to Badaling section of the Great Wall of China

    Travel to Badaling

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Enjoy The Legend of Kung Fu show
  • Day 5: Beijing

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park

    Enjoy a sugar painting demonstration by a local artisan

    Take a rickshaw tour of the hutongs

    Enjoy a traditional Chinese meal with Hutong families

  • Day 6: Beijing

    Visit the Yonghe Lamasery Temple

    Visit the 798 Dashanzi Modern Art Zone

    Visit a local school (subject to school calendars)

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Acrobatics show

    Acrobatics show

    Witness a thrilling display by talented performers during today’s optional acrobatics show. For more than 2,000 years, Chinese acrobats have been perfecting this unique form of performance art. Acrobatic troupes continue to dazzle audiences with unusual feats of balance and flexibility complemented by vibrant costumes, elaborate sets and traditional music.

  • Day 7: Beijing

    Visit the Olympic Sports Complex

    You will see:

    • Bird's Nest Stadium
    • Water Cube Aquatics Center

    Explore Beijing on your own

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Beijing • Shanghai

    Travel by train to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Enjoy free time on the Bund

  • Day 9: Shanghai

    Tour Shanghai with an expert local guide

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    See Nanjing Lu

    Take a walking tour of Nanjing Lu
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Tour Beijing with an expert local guide

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (Available April - October)

    Participate in a Taiji lesson

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Peking Duck Dinner

  • Day 4: Beijing • Badaling

    Excursion to Badaling section of the Great Wall of China

    Travel to Badaling

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Enjoy The Legend of Kung Fu show
  • Day 5: Beijing

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park

    Enjoy a sugar painting demonstration by a local artisan

    Take a rickshaw tour of the hutongs

    Enjoy a traditional Chinese meal with Hutong families

  • Day 6: Beijing

    Visit the Yonghe Lamasery Temple

    Visit the 798 Dashanzi Modern Art Zone

    Visit a local school (subject to school calendars)

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Acrobatics show

    Acrobatics show

    Witness a thrilling display by talented performers during today’s optional acrobatics show. For more than 2,000 years, Chinese acrobats have been perfecting this unique form of performance art. Acrobatic troupes continue to dazzle audiences with unusual feats of balance and flexibility complemented by vibrant costumes, elaborate sets and traditional music.

  • Day 7: Beijing

    Visit the Olympic Sports Complex

    You will see:

    • Bird's Nest Stadium
    • Water Cube Aquatics Center

    Explore Beijing on your own

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Beijing • Shanghai

    Travel by train to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Enjoy free time on the Bund

  • Day 9: Shanghai

    Tour Shanghai with an expert local guide

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    See Nanjing Lu

    Take a walking tour of Nanjing Lu
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?

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Beijing and The Great Wall of China
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Houston, Texas / Posted on August 23, 2018

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  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Includes breakfast and dinner daily

  • Entrances

    Summer Palace; Taiji Lesson; Forbidden City; Tiananmen Square; School Visit; Great Wall of China; Tea Ceremony; The Legend of Kung Fu Show; Temple of Heaven Park; Rickshaw Tour; Yonghe Lamasery; Olympic Sports Complex; With extension: Shanghai World Financial Center; Jade Buddha Temple; Yu Yuan Garden

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

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