12 or 14 days
Beijing, Xi'an, Yangshuo, Shanghai, with extension to Hong Kong

The modern capital Beijing—with its sprawling Summer Palace and the amazing Great Wall—is a worthy successor to the former capital Xi’an. That ancient city is home to the Terracotta Warriors and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. In the south, Yangshuo’s natural formations are as exotic as the culture—dramatic mountain peaks and cliffs are highlighted by the enchanting Moon Hill.

  • 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 Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Visit the Summer Palace

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

    Participate in a tai chi lesson

    Peking Duck Dinner

  • Day 4: Bejing • Mutianyu

    Take a day trip to Mutianyu

    Visit one of the best preserved sections of the Great Wall of China that’s less traveled by tourists 

    Tour 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

  • Day 5: Beijing • Xi'an

    Fly to Xi’an [shee-ahn]

    Take a bike ride on the ancient city wall

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

    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    This evening, experience the splendor of the Tang Dynasty at this world-class theater 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 favorite part of their Chinese experience.

  • Day 6: Xi'an

    Tour Xi’an with an expert local guide

    Visit the Terracotta Army archaeological dig site

    Visit the Terracotta Army

    Excursion to the Terracotta Warriors

    Participate in a calligraphy class

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

  • Day 7: Xi'an • Guilin • Yangshuo

    Fly to Guilin

    Travel to Yangshuo

    Take a walking tour of West Street 

  • Day 8: Yangshuo

    Tour Yangshuo with an expert local guide

    Climb Moon Hill

    Take a bamboo raft cruise on the Li River

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Yangshuo cooking class

    Yangshuo cooking class

    Upon arrival, you’ll be divided into two groups. After a brief demonstration by a professional chef, groups will prepare several traditional Chinese dishes on their own. Afterwards, relax and enjoy your own personally cooked meal. 

  • Day 9: Yangshuo • Guilin • Shanghai

    Travel to Guilin 

    Fly to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

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

  • Day 10: 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 11: Shanghai • Suzhou

    Take a tour of Suzhou

    Take a full day excursion to Suzhou

    Visit the Master of the Nets Garden

    Explore Suzhou on your own

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Visit the Summer Palace

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

    Participate in a tai chi lesson

    Peking Duck Dinner

  • Day 4: Bejing • Mutianyu

    Take a day trip to Mutianyu

    Visit one of the best preserved sections of the Great Wall of China that’s less traveled by tourists 

    Tour 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

  • Day 5: Beijing • Xi'an

    Fly to Xi’an [shee-ahn]

    Take a bike ride on the ancient city wall

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

    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    This evening, experience the splendor of the Tang Dynasty at this world-class theater 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 favorite part of their Chinese experience.

  • Day 6: Xi'an

    Tour Xi’an with an expert local guide

    Visit the Terracotta Army archaeological dig site

    Visit the Terracotta Army

    Excursion to the Terracotta Warriors

    Participate in a calligraphy class

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

  • Day 7: Xi'an • Guilin • Yangshuo

    Fly to Guilin

    Travel to Yangshuo

    Take a walking tour of West Street 

  • Day 8: Yangshuo

    Tour Yangshuo with an expert local guide

    Climb Moon Hill

    Take a bamboo raft cruise on the Li River

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Yangshuo cooking class

    Yangshuo cooking class

    Upon arrival, you’ll be divided into two groups. After a brief demonstration by a professional chef, groups will prepare several traditional Chinese dishes on their own. Afterwards, relax and enjoy your own personally cooked meal. 

  • Day 9: Yangshuo • Guilin • Shanghai

    Travel to Guilin 

    Fly to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

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

  • Day 10: 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 11: Shanghai • Suzhou

    Take a tour of Suzhou

    Take a full day excursion to Suzhou

    Visit the Master of the Nets Garden

    Explore Suzhou on your own

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 12: 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 13: 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 14: Depart for home

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    Summer Palace; Taiji Lesson; Forbidden City; Tiananmen Square; Beijing Zoo; Great Wall of China; Tea ceremony; Bike ride on Xi’an City Wall; Terracotta Warriors/film; Li River Bamboo Raft; Moon Hill Climb; Shanghai World Financial Center; Jade Buddha Temple; Yu Yuan Garden; Master of the Nets Garden; With extension: Star Ferry Ride; Peak Tram

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