- Day 1. USA / Beijing
Depart USA for China while enjoying delicious meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment during your journey.
- Day 2. Arrive in Beijing
Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport and then escort you to check into your luxury hotel.
- Day 3. Beijing (AB)
This morning, you will sight-see Tiananmen Square, which is noted as the largest public square in the world and then the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Later stop at a Pearl Factory to gain a little knowledge of fresh pearls. Rest of the day is free at leisure.
- Day 4. Beijing (AB, L)
The Great Wall of China is one of the seven greatest man-made wonders of the world and is definitely the focal point of China. You will hike along the Great Wall (Juyongguan Pass). After that, you will stop at a Jade Museum to learn the history of Jade. In Chinese, jade is pronounced as 'Yu', and it has a history in China of at least four thousand years. Later visit Traditional Chinese Medicine Center and enjoy a foot-massage.
- Day 5. Beijing / Xian (AB)
Today we continue our journey by flying to Xian, the capital of Shaanxi Province, one of the oldest cities in China. Xian is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China with more than 3100 years of history. The city was known as "Chang'an" before Ming Dynasty. Xian is the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and home to the Terra Cotta Warriors. Upon arrival in Xian, your first stop will be at the Buddhist Jianfu Temple, where the towering Small Wild Goose Pagoda commands panoramic views of the city.
- Day 6. Xian (AB)
Free day at leisure.
Spend the day free or take the optional tour to witness the famous "Terra Cotta Warriors." The serendipitous discovery of the Terra Cotta Warriors in 1974 has drawn throngs of visitors to Xian each year and ranks as one of the world's most important recent archaeological finds. Three excavation pits have been opened to the public with a fourth underway. Spend some time admiring the fine troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Next you'll head to the Terracotta Replication Factory that actually re-made terracotta soldiers. After lunch, the motor coach takes us back inside city limits to visit the North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a square built in Tang style as well as the largest fountain square in Asia.
- Day 7. Xian / Shanghai (AB)
Catch an early flight to Shanghai, which boasts the largest population of any city in China. You'll spend some time soaking up the electric energy of the Bund - a riverside avenue showcasing international architecture and the world of high finance before visiting a Silk spinning Museum to learn how artists work with the delicate fabric.
- Day 8. Shanghai (AB)
Take this free day to explore Shanghai any way you wish - visit the staggeringly ancient displays at the Shanghai Museum, search for last-minute souvenirs in Yuyuan Market, or arrange to watch a gasp-inducing show of Chinese acrobatics.
- Day 9. Shanghai / Gateway (AB)
All good things must come to an end. Board a return flight back home and bid farewell to China.
Day 3: Hutong tour with rickshaw & lunch at local family & Summer Palace $59
Peking Duck Dinner with local Red-wine $35
Day 4: Golden Mask Dynasty Show $49
Day 5: Tour the Ancient City Wall with Bicycle Ride $35
Day 6: Terracotta Warriors & North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda with lunch $85
Day 7: Shanghai Lujiazui FTDZ & Huang Pu River Cruise $45
Day 8: Shanghai Dinner & Permanent Show "ERA - Intersection of Time" $55
9 Days China Golden Triangle Tour
Tour Code: 19-DCG09
Destination: Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai
Price: from only USD899