9 or 12 days
Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, with extension to Hong Kong

Learn about the pampered life of emperors and the everyday life of schoolchildren. Step into history on the Great Wall and into the future on the Shanghai Bund. Explore Xi’an, the Chinese capital through 11 dynasties. Ride a rickshaw, sip tea, try Taiji. Experience China: culturally fascinating, politically relevant, and home to a sixth of the world’s population.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Tienanmen Square [tyahn-ahn-men]
    • Forbidden City
    • Summer Palace

    Visit a local school (subject to school calendars)

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (Available April–October only)

    Participate in a tai chi lesson

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Enjoy a Peking duck dinner

  • Day 4: Beijing • Badaling

    Take a day trip to the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China 

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Take a walking tour of a traditional Beijing neighborhood 

    Enjoy an authentic Chinese meal with a local family

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    Tonight, see the show that tells the story of a young boy, Chun Yi the pure one. To pursue spiritual and physical harmony, he becomes a monk and learns kung fu. Along the way, he overcomes obstacles and temptations, but ultimately achieves the designation of the master. The performance celebrates the philosophy and skill of martial arts through storytelling, acrobatics, modern dance, and music. 

  • Day 5: Beijing • Xi'an

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park (time permitting)

    Fly to Xi’an [shee-ahn]

    Take a bike ride on the ancient city wall

  • Day 6: Xi'an

    Tour Xi’an with an expert local guide

    Visit the Terracotta Army archaeological dig site

    Participate in a calligraphy class

    Visit a street food market in the city’s Muslim Quarter

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

     This evening, experience the splendour of the Tang Dynasty at this world-class theatre and restaurant featuring famous Cantonese cuisine. As music, food, and dance delight your senses from every angle, you’ll see why more than 2.5 million visitors have proclaimed this a favourite part of their Chinese experience. 

  • Day 7: Xi'an • Shanghai

    Fly to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Walk along the Bund, a colonial-era center for international banking and trade

    Enjoy a Chinese acrobatics show

  • Day 8: Shanghai

    Take a guided tour of Shanghai

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Jade Buddha Temple
    • Yu Garden, whose name literally means “happiness” 

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    See Nanjing Rd

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Shanghai • Hong Kong

    Fly to Hong Kong

    Visit the Temple Street Night Market

    Take the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor 

    Enjoy dinner in Kowloon

    Watch the cityscape come alive in a dazzling light show 

  • Day 10: Hong Kong

    Take a tour of Hong Kong

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Aberdeen Fishing Village
    • Repulse Bay

    Experience the Central-Mid Level Escalators

    Ride the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island

    Enjoy a dim sum tasting

  • Day 11: Hong Kong

    Explore Hong Kong on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lantau Island

    Lantau Island

    Lantau Island—the largest of Hong Kong’s 230 islands—is yours to explore. Begin with a 25-minute cable car ride that offers panoramic views of the South China Sea. Visit the Po Lin Monastery and then climb stairs to the island’s main attraction: the world’s tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha, who stands 111 feet tall and weighs over 250 tons! 

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Tienanmen Square [tyahn-ahn-men]
    • Forbidden City
    • Summer Palace

    Visit a local school (subject to school calendars)

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (Available April–October only)

    Participate in a tai chi lesson

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Enjoy a Peking duck dinner

  • Day 4: Beijing • Badaling

    Take a day trip to the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China 

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Take a walking tour of a traditional Beijing neighborhood 

    Enjoy an authentic Chinese meal with a local family

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    Tonight, see the show that tells the story of a young boy, Chun Yi the pure one. To pursue spiritual and physical harmony, he becomes a monk and learns kung fu. Along the way, he overcomes obstacles and temptations, but ultimately achieves the designation of the master. The performance celebrates the philosophy and skill of martial arts through storytelling, acrobatics, modern dance, and music. 

  • Day 5: Beijing • Xi'an

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park (time permitting)

    Fly to Xi’an [shee-ahn]

    Take a bike ride on the ancient city wall

  • Day 6: Xi'an

    Tour Xi’an with an expert local guide

    Visit the Terracotta Army archaeological dig site

    Participate in a calligraphy class

    Visit a street food market in the city’s Muslim Quarter

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

     This evening, experience the splendour of the Tang Dynasty at this world-class theatre and restaurant featuring famous Cantonese cuisine. As music, food, and dance delight your senses from every angle, you’ll see why more than 2.5 million visitors have proclaimed this a favourite part of their Chinese experience. 

  • Day 7: Xi'an • Shanghai

    Fly to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Walk along the Bund, a colonial-era center for international banking and trade

    Enjoy a Chinese acrobatics show

  • Day 8: Shanghai

    Take a guided tour of Shanghai

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Jade Buddha Temple
    • Yu Garden, whose name literally means “happiness” 

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    See Nanjing Rd

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Shanghai • Hong Kong

    Fly to Hong Kong

    Visit the Temple Street Night Market

    Take the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor 

    Enjoy dinner in Kowloon

    Watch the cityscape come alive in a dazzling light show 

  • Day 10: Hong Kong

    Take a tour of Hong Kong

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Aberdeen Fishing Village
    • Repulse Bay

    Experience the Central-Mid Level Escalators

    Ride the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island

    Enjoy a dim sum tasting

  • Day 11: Hong Kong

    Explore Hong Kong on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lantau Island

    Lantau Island

    Lantau Island—the largest of Hong Kong’s 230 islands—is yours to explore. Begin with a 25-minute cable car ride that offers panoramic views of the South China Sea. Visit the Po Lin Monastery and then climb stairs to the island’s main attraction: the world’s tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha, who stands 111 feet tall and weighs over 250 tons! 

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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    Summer Palace; Taiji Lesson; Forbidden City; Tiananmen Square; Great Wall of China; Tea ceremony; Rickshaw Tour; Temple of Heaven Park; Bike ride on Xi’an City Wall; Terracotta Warriors/film; Jade Buddha Temple; Yu Yuan Garden; Shanghai World Financial Center; With extension: Star Ferry Ride; Peak Tram; Dim Sum Tasting

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