Itinerary

DAY 1 USA—Beijing

Board your international overnight flight in the US today and relax on your journey to China’s capital.

DAY 2 Arrive in Beijing

Meet your guide at the airport and after a comfortable transfer to your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day to do as you choose. Opt to lounge by the hotel pool or dive into this frenetic metropolis to sample its sights, shops, or restaurants.

Hotels :

★★★★★ New Otani Hotel or Similar (Standard Twin)

DAY 3 Beijing

Following breakfast, enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Beijing. An intriguing mixture of ancient, medieval and modern; the city offers everything from glass high-rises to bustlingmarkets, imperial palaces, narrow lanes and imposing public buildings dating from the time of Mao Tse Tung. Explore the vast Forbidden Palace, a collection of walled imperial residences that was the residence of China’s emperors for more than 500 years. Visit infamous Tiananmen Square, the world’s biggest public square, and view the bridges and pagodas of the Summer Palace. Other highlights include photo stops at Beijing’s world-famous 2008 Olympic buildings: the Bird’s Nest stadium and Water Cube Aquatics Centre.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★★ New Otani Hotel or Similar (Standard Twin)

DAY 4 Beijing

Head out of Beijing this morning and journey to the Great Wall, officially listed as one of the new ‘Wonders of the World.’ Hear how this extraordinary structure stretches for an estimated 21,000 kilometers from the Gobi Desert to the Korean border, and follow in the footsteps of ancient China’s warrior guards as you walk part of the battlements. After lunch, continue to the mystical Sacred Way, the path said to have been taken by China’s deceased emperors to reach heaven. Stride out along the paved walkway, which is gently curved to confuse evil spirits, and inspect the stone sculptures of animals and figures that flank it along the way.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

Hotels :

★★★★★ New Otani Hotel or Similar (Standard Twin)

DAY 5 Beijing—Guilin

After breakfast, enjoy this morning at leisure, perhaps relaxing at your hotel or making the most of your time in Beijing to pick up last-minute souvenirs. Later, transfer to the airport to fly to Guilin, a riverside city famous for its dream-like scenery. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in time for dinner.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ Sheraton Hotel or Similar (Standard Twin)

DAY 6 Guilin—Li River Cruise—Guilin

This morning is devoted to experiencing some of China’s most beautiful landscapes—with a cruise on the Li River from Guilin. Board a comfortable riverboat to sail along the winding Li past a mosaic of fairy tale-like karst peaks, conical hills, emerald rice fields and wooden fishing boats. Along the way, perhaps spot the local fishermen who use cormorants to dive for fish. Your cruise finishes at Yangshuo, a charming town brim with traditional architecture and known for its buzzing main thoroughfare—West Street. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your Guilin hotel.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★★ Sheraton Hotel or Similar (Standard Twin)

DAY 7 Guilin—Xian

Today begins with a visit to the Reed Flute Cave, an age-old limestone cavern crammed with stalactites, stalagmites, and ancient rock inscriptions. Tour the illuminated caverns and corridors, and hear the folk tales associated with the cave and its rock formations. Next, transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian, the home of the incredible Terracotta Warriors and also a one-time capital of China and junction on the legendary Silk Road. After checking in at your Xian hotel, spend the remainder of the day unwinding and getting your bearings.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ Xian Sheraton North City Hotel or Similar (Standard Twin)

DAY 8 Xian

Sometimes called the ‘Eternal City’, Xian is best-known for its Terracotta Warriors, an army of thousands of life-size clay warriors and horses depicting the real-life guards and animals of China’s first Qin Emperor, which were buried with him in around 210 BC. Marvel at the rows of sculpted soldiers, each boasting unique, hand-carved facial features; and admire other treasures laid alongside the Emperor for his afterlife. After taking in these ancient wonders, savor lunch at a local restaurant, and take in two of Xian’s other highlights—the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall before enjoying a glittering Tang Dynasty folklore dinner show this evening.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner and show

Hotels :

★★★★★ Xian Sheraton North City Hotel or Similar (Standard Twin)

DAY 9 Xian—Shanghai

This morning, fly to Shanghai—China’s biggest city—which stands where the Yangtze River flows into the East China Sea. Once known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, this fast-moving city blends dizzying skyscrapers with elegant 1930s architecture and antique teahouses and pagodas. Upon arrival in Shanghai, enjoy a convenient transfer to your hotel. After checking in and settling in, meet your fellow travelers again for a dinner followed by an exciting Chinese Acrobatic Show.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner and show

Hotels :

★★★★★ The Kunlun Jing An Hotel or Similar (TWN)

DAY 10 Shanghai

Following breakfast, embark on a tour of Shanghai to experience its major landmarks, such as the buzzing Nanjing Road, City God Temple Bazaar, and Xintiandi. Highlights include a stroll along the Bund, the waterfront famous for its grandiose European-style buildings, which recall the city’s occupation by foreign powers in the 1930s and 1940s. Admire the colonial-era architecture and soak in the stellar views across the river of the high-rises of the Pudong district—a contrast that encapsulates Shanghai’s transformation over the last century. You will also pay a visit to the vast Shanghai Museum, home to a captivating collection of Chinese art and antiquities, before spending the rest of the afternoon as you wish.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ The Kunlun Jing An Hotel or Similar (TWN)

DAY 11 Shanghai

Today is yours to enjoy and explore Shanghai in the way you want. Scout out souvenirs in the shops and markets, discover local cuisine at the myriad restaurants, or seek out other sights. Alternatively, opt to join a half-day excursion to Suzhou, sometimes nicknamed the ‘Venice of the East’ for its canals and gardens. Stroll through this charming town’s exquisite, UNESCO-listed Master of the Nets Garden, absorb its serene beauty on a boat trip along its picturesque Grand Canal, and visit a silk factory.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★★ The Kunlun Jing An Hotel or Similar (TWN)

DAY 12 Shanghai – USA

After breakfast, bid a fond farewell to Shanghai as you transfer to the airport and fly back to the US or continue your vacation in exhilarating Hong Kong.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

DATE & PRICES

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

START - END LAND ONLY Op2Land(2) Op2Land(3-5) Op2Land(6-9) LAND & AIR
Mar 9, 2022 - Mar 20, 2022 $1849
$1549
$2249
$1949
$2149
$1849
$2049
$1749
$2549
$2249
Mar 23, 2022 - Apr 3, 2022 $1949
$1649
$2349
$2049
$2249
$1949
$2149
$1849
$2649
$2349
Apr 13, 2022 - Apr 24, 2022 $2149
$1849
$2549
$2249
$2449
$2149
$2349
$2049
$2849
$2549
May 11, 2022 - May 22, 2022 $2199
$1899
$2599
$2299
$2499
$2199
$2399
$2099
$2999
$2699
Jun 15, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022 $2199
$1899
$2599
$2299
$2499
$2199
$2399
$2099
$3099
$2799
Jun 29, 2022 - Jul 10, 2022 $2199
$1899
$2599
$2299
$2499
$2199
$2399
$2099
$3099
$2799
Jul 20, 2022 - Jul 31, 2022 $2199
$1899
$2599
$2299
$2499
$2199
$2399
$2099
$3099
$2799
Aug 10, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022 $2149
$1849
$2549
$2249
$2449
$2149
$2349
$2049
$3099
$2799
Aug 31, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022 $2249
$1949
$2649
$2349
$2549
$2249
$2449
$2149
$3049
$2749
Sep 14, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022 $2249
$1949
$2649
$2349
$2549
$2249
$2449
$2149
$2949
$2649
Oct 5, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022 $2349
$2049
$2749
$2449
$2649
$2349
$2549
$2249
$3049
$2749
Oct 19, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022 $2349
$2049
$2749
$2449
$2649
$2349
$2549
$2249
$3049
$2749
Nov 9, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022 $2149
$1849
$2549
$2249
$2449
$2149
$2349
$2049
$2849
$2549

Notes about tour prices:

* Advertised land portion prices are per person in double occupancy, including applicable China domestic flight tickets (Beijing - Guilin - Xian  - Shanghai) as per itinerary.

* Single supplement fee from $610 to $750 per person.

To view the airfare prices for different gateways please use the "Select Gateway" dropdown option at the top of the page or click the "Book Now" button on your desired departure date. 

  The airfare prices include fuel surcharge and taxes/fees, but may not include seat assignment fees. 

* Air travel on different international carrier is at a different price. Please call Ritz Tours for pricing.

* For child rate please see “CHARGE FOR CHILDREN” in "Terms & Conditions"

* Round trip flights upgrade to business class on Air China (CA) transpacific segments are at additional cost: $2300 per person from LAX/SFO, $2900 per person from JFK , and subject to availability.

* Listing airfares are only valid if booked in conjunction with RDZ tour, outside of 60 days prior to departure. Rates are based on  Air China  and are guaranteed once full payment is received

* Above airfares include all government-imposed taxes and fees. Seat assignment fee or Additional baggage charges may apply. For a general list of all airline baggage information,  click here