On this tour through China, you’ll explore some of China’s most famous sites and learn about its ancient and current culture. You’ll start with three nights in Shanghai, end with three nights in Hong Kong, spend three nights in Beijing, and two nights in Xi’an. </BR></BR>A highlight of this China tour includes a visit to Xi’an, where you’ll discover the Terracotta Warriors. These well-preserved, life-size figures of thousands of warriors, horses, and chariots were created in the 3rd century BC to accompany China’s first emperor into the afterlife. They are nothing short of spectacular! Of course, no tour to China is complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure in the world. Imagine how you’ll feel when you’re standing on this famous site!</BR></BR>Other highlights of this China tour include visits to the Shanghai Museum, with a collection of 140,000 relics, some dating back 6,000 years; Shaanxi History Museum in Xi’an, home to thousands of cultural relics; Beijing’s Forbidden City, the home of China’s emperors from 1420 to 1912; and Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, first constructed in 1420 and the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped the god of heaven and prayed for a good harvest. Near Shanghai, you’ll visit the ancient water town of Wuzhen, home to an intricate system of canals, stone bridges, wooden waterside homes, and narrow cobblestone streets. Known as a peaceful town, here you can enjoy the local customs and discover the local handicrafts. In Hong Kong, enjoy two full days at your leisure to explore the city at your own pace.</BR></BR>You’ll enjoy a Chinese acrobat show in Beijing, a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing in Xi’an, a cruise in Shanghai, and more. For the value-minded traveler, this China tour has it all!
Sightseeing: In Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
SHANGHAI Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel (F)XI’AN Grand New World Hotel (SF)BEIJING Grand Gongda Jianguo Hotel (F)Hong Kong Prince Hotel, Hong Kong (SF)
11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
Transportation: Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring