Itinerary

DAY 1 USA – Beijing, China

Fly to Beijing, China’s extraordinary capital.

DAY 2 Arrive in Beijing

On arrival, meet your guide at Beijing airport and relax with a convenient transfer to your hotel. The rest of today is yours to take things easy at your hotel or get acquainted with this captivating and eclectic city.

Hotels :

★★★★★ New Otani Hotel or Similar

DAY 3 Beijing

Today enjoy an introductory tour of Beijing, whose origins extend back 3,000 years. The seat of the Ming and Qing emperors until the early 20th century, China’s capital fuses gleaming temples with austere public monuments built by Chairman Mao. Ogle Tiananmen Square, the world’s biggest public square, and visit the Forbidden City, the secret-steeped residence of 24 emperors. This UNESCO World Heritage site is girded by 10-metre high walls and consists of more than 8,000 rooms, all exuding imperial mystique. Later, visit the gorgeous UNESCO-protected Summer Palace. Walk around this entrancing park, a vision of Chinese landscaping, to view the elaborate bridges, temples and pagodas that flank Kunming Lake. Cap your day with photo stops at the impressive Bird’s Nest and Water Cube stadiums, built for the 2008 Olympics.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★★ New Otani Hotel or Similar

DAY 4 Beijing

After breakfast at your hotel, travel to the Great Wall or ‘Long Wall of Ten Thousand Li’ as it’s named in old Chinese. Built over 2,000 years ago to stave off nomadic invasions from the north, the gargantuan wall trails for over 5,500 miles across China like an imperial dragon. Stride along the battlements and behold the views over the mountains and valleys stretching into the distance. Next, continue to visit Temple of Heaven, a fascinating complex of imperial cult buildings centered on a sacrificial altar pavilion. Constructed in the early 15th century, the temple compound was used by China’s emperors to perform animal sacrifices that they believed would secure bountiful harvests. Dinner on own.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotels :

★★★★★ New Otani Hotel or Similar

Optional Tours :

Peking Duck Dinner (Min 10 Pax): $50 pp

DAY 5 Beijing – Xian by high speed train

In the morning board the high speed train to Xian. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and visit Xian’s ancient City Wall. Dinner at the hotel.

Included: Breakfast, Dinner at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★★ Hilton Xian or similar

DAY 6 Xian

Once China’s capital and eastern terminus of the Silk Road, the vibrant city of Xian dates back 3,000 years and is best known as the home of the Terracotta Warriors. Unwittingly unearthed by farm workers in 1974, this 6,00o-strong mass of carved life-size soldiers and horses represent the real army that guarded China’s first emperor, Qin Shih Huang, and were interred with his tomb in 200 BC. After viewing the ranks of warriors, neatly arranged in the battle order of the time, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon, visit Xian’s ancient City Wall and ornate Big Wild Goose Pagoda . Enjoy the Tang Dynasty dinner show at night.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and show

Hotels :

★★★★★ Hilton Xian or similar

DAY 7 Xian – Shanghai by flight

Take a flight to Shanghai, China’s largest city, after breakfast this morning. Located where the Yangtze River empties into the East China Sea, and sometimes referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, this exciting city mixes 21st-century skyscrapers with elegant 1930s architecture, old world teahouses and traditional pagodas and pavilions. A brief orientational tour upon arrival.

Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ The Kunlun Jing An Hotel or Similar

DAY 8 Shanghai

After breakfast, set out on a sightseeing tour along the Bund, Shanghai’s riverside boulevard. Lined by grand colonial buildings built by foreign powers in the 1930s and 1940s, this imperious promenade bustles with activity and affords stirring views over the glass high-rises of the Pudong district. See its highlights on our sightseeing tour, taking in everything from the handsome Bund waterfront to the City God Temple Bazaar and the teeming shopping avenue of Nanjing Road.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotels :

★★★★★ The Kunlun Jing An Hotel or Similar

Optional Tours :

Night tour of Shanghai with dinner (min 10 pax): $60 pp

DAY 9 Shanghai – Suzhou Optional Tour

A free day today gives you the opportunity to explore dynamic Shanghai independently, perhaps browsing for souvenirs and enjoying its tempting restaurants. Alternatively, book our optional excursion to Suzhou, often called the ‘Venice of the East’. Strategically situated on ancient trade route, Suzhou has been an epicenter of silk production for centuries and serves up photogenic canals, stone bridges and ornamental gardens. Discover its highlights on a guided tour, which includes a cruise on the Grand Canal and time at the Master of the Nets Garden. Return to Shanghai late afternoon.

Included: Breakfast

Hotels :

★★★★★ The Kunlun Jing An Hotel or Similar

Optional Tours :

Suzhou One Day tour with lunch (min 10 pax): $100 pp

DAY 10 Shanghai - USA

Bid a fond farewell to China as you board your homebound international flight. Re-cross the expansive Pacific Ocean once again to arrive back in the United States.

Included: Breakfast

DATE & PRICES

All prices are listed per person (based on double occupancy).

START - END LAND ONLY DOMESTIC FLIGHT LAND & AIR
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 23, 2024 $2099
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$3286
$3086
Oct 12, 2024 - Oct 21, 2024 $2099
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$3258
$3058
Nov 2, 2024 - Nov 11, 2024 $2099
1899
$0
$3258
$3058
Mar 22, 2025 - Mar 31, 2025 $1999
1799
$0
$3129
$2929
Apr 19, 2025 - Apr 28, 2025 $1999
1799
$0
$3129
$2929
May 17, 2025 - May 26, 2025 $2099
1899
$0
$2099
$1899
Jun 14, 2025 - Jun 23, 2025 $2099
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Jul 12, 2025 - Jul 21, 2025 $2099
1899
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Aug 2, 2025 - Aug 11, 2025 $2099
1899
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Sep 13, 2025 - Sep 22, 2025 $2099
1899
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Oct 11, 2025 - Oct 20, 2025 $2099
1899
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Nov 1, 2025 - Nov 10, 2025 $2099
1899
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Notes about tour prices:

* Advertised land portion prices are per person in double occupancy.
* For  international air ticket price, please call Ritz Tours for pricing
* For child rate please see “Charge for Children” in "Terms & Conditions"
 

As of Jun 16, 2024