Ready to experience authentic Peking Duck? Want to see the giant pandas of Chengdu? The famous Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian?
Our 14-day China Capitals tour includes these incredible sights and many more! Just look at our itinerary below and give us a call to reserve your spot on this unforgettable excursion: (888) 878-1777
Flights Hometown-Beijing, Shanghai-Hometown (for All-Inclusive package)
Other departure cities available. Click on “Date & Rates” or call 1 (949) 771-1777
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
Beijing to Xi’an
Xi’an to Chengdu
Chengdu to Chongqing
Yichang to Shanghai
12 nights DELUXE accommodations
Beijing 3 nights – Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing or Similar
Xi’an 1 night – Sheraton Xi’an Hotel or Similar
Chengdu 2 nights – Crowne Plaza Chengdu Panda Garden or Similar
Yangtze River Cruise 3 nights – President No 8 (Deluxe Cabin) or Similar
Shanghai 3 nights – Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong or Similar
Knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides
Meals shown on the itinerary
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Administration & Entrance fees as per itinerary
“Land Only” packages are available for individuals who prefer arranging their own flights to China.
ChinaTour.com features all-inclusive escorted tours with scheduled departures that include transpacific airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) and more.
“All Inclusive (Air & Land)” based on contract fare and subject to availability at the time of booking made. Passengers departing from cities not listed above, please use the following Add-on Airfares:
DC, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Dallas, Miami: $399
Other Eastern and Central Standard Time Zone: $499
Mountain Standard Time Zone: $399
Pacific Standard Time Zone: $299
Your flight from your hometown to Beijing will provide you with meals, beverages, and entertainment.
Upon your arrival at the Beijing Capital International Airport, your guide will greet you and then escort you to the hotel. to your deluxe accommodations.
Today you’ll begin your China sightseeing tour. The first stop is Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing. Then head for the magnificent Forbidden City, which stood as the imperial palace for China from the Ming Dynasty until the end of the Qing Dynasty, a period of 500 years. Next you will visit the exquisite 15th century Temple of Heaven – to see the Imperial Ceiling of Heaven with its Echo Wall and the Nine-Dragon Cypress, more than 500 years old. In the evening, you will enjoy an authentic Peking Duck Banquet.
Today you’ll see and perhaps climb the Great Wall of China, one of the country’s most famous tourist attractions and one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world. It runs about 5,500 miles through 150 different counties. You will then have a Seminar on Chinese Jade Culture at a local Jade Museum. After lunch, tour the elegant Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site with the largest imperial garden in the world, and a favorite retreat for many of the emperors during the Qing Dynasty.
Today fly to historic Xi’an, ancient capital of China and site of archaeological treasures. Upon arrival in Xian, your first stop will be at the Ancient City Wall, one of the oldest and best preserved city walls in China. And your dinner will be the feast of the Imperial Dumpling Banquet, followed by a splendid Tang Dynasty Stage Show.
According to UNESCO, the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are the Eighth Wonder of the World. Today’s excursion will take you to modern China’s greatest archaeological discovery – The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, which silently guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor for over 2,200 years. Next, you’ll head to the Terracotta Replication Factory that actually re-made terracotta soldiers. Later you will fly to Chengdu, the home of the Giant Pandas, also known as the “Country of Heaven”.
This morning is a highlight of your trip, as you visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, the largest Giant Panda reserve in the world. Whenever China dispatches its animal ambassadors to zoos around the world, they have usually started their life in Chengdu. Tour the museum and see a movie on the Giant Panda’s habitat and evolution. Afterwards, stop at a local tea house, where locals recline on bamboo armchairs, play mahjong and meet with friends.
Free till be transferred to take a high-speed train to Chongqing (about 2 hours), a picturesque mountain city. Upon arrival, board your Deluxe Cruises ship for an unforgettable cruise along the Yangtze River. (Note: Due to water level condition, boarding port of the cruise may be changed to Fengdu.)
After breakfast, free to attending various cultural programs provided on the ship or take an optional land excursion to Fengdu, the Chinese Ghost City. This afternoon, a shore excursion to Zhongxian will be arranged. Here you will visit Shibaozhai with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”. This evening, the Captain Welcome Party will be held for you to enjoy.
Sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet) and most dramatic one among the Three Gorges. Next is Wu Gorge, 25 miles long and well known for its 12 forest covered peaks, quiet beauty, and ever-changing scenery. After lunch, experience a new adventure by transferring to a small riverboat and cruising up the Shennong Stream tributary.
Disembark the cruise to see the massive Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric project. Then you’ll cruise on to Yichang to disembark before taking a flight to Shanghai, a renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention.(Note: Due to water level condition, the disembarking port of the cruise may be changed to Sanduoping.)
Today you’ll soak up the more commercial aspects on Old Street, modern Xintiandi, Nanjing Road, and the famous Bund. Visit a Silk Spinning Mill where you can do some shopping. Then step back in time at the Shanghai Museum with more than 120,000 art objects.
Free day at leisure to explore this largest city in China on your own.
Today you’ll board a flight to return home. Your amazing China trip ends.
Day 4: Dinner & The Golden Mask Dynasty $85
Day 12: Dinner & Permanent Show “ERA – Intersection of Time” $80
Yangtze River Cruise: Upgrade President Cruise 8 to Executive Services $150
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