Itinerary

DAY 1 USA - Beijing

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 luxury hotel for a well deserved rest. 

 

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. Explore 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-meter high walls and consists of more than 8,000 rooms, all exuding imperial mystique. Later, visit the stunning 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. Then we travel to the 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. Admire the halls and pavilions before making a stop for photos at bustling Qianmen Street*. This evening enjoys a delicious local cuisine dinner.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner

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. Cap your day with photo stops at the impressive Bird’s Nest* and Water Cube* stadiums, built for the 2008 Olympics. Tonight savor a mouthwatering Peking duck banquet* for dinner.

 

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ New Otani Hotel or Similar

DAY 5 Beijing - Guilin

After breakfast, catch a short flight to Guilin, whose surrounding countryside is described by the Chinese as ‘unmatched under heaven’. Check in at your hotel and spend the evening at your leisure. 

Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ Lijiang Waterfall Hotel or Similar

DAY 6 Guilin - Yangshuo

A meandering river cruise* down the Li River is a delightful way to savor the serene, fairytale scenery of Southern China. You may even catch the fascinating sight of fishermen fishing with cormorant birds. The cruise ends at Yangshuo. Disembark and enjoy wandering around the town with a visit to the ancient West Street. When the sun sets, enjoy the local cuisine, rice noodles for dinner followed by the fantastic Minority Musical Stage Performance on Li River* - “Yingxiang Liusanjie”. The show is directed by Chinese famous director Yimou Zhang. (Admission fees will be refunded if the show is canceled as a result of inclement weather).

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and show

Hotels :

★★★★★ Green Lotus Hotel or Similar

DAY 7 Yangshuo - Guilin - Xian

After breakfast, travel back to Guilin by coach. Explore the Reed Flute Cave* and marvel at the otherworldly stalactite and stalagmite formations. Afterward board a domestic flight to Xi'an, home to the life-sized Terracotta Warriors and Horses, upon arrival, transfer and enjoy dinner at the hotel tonight.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotels :

★★★★★ Xian Sheraton North City Hotel or Similar

DAY 8 Xian

Once China’s capital and the 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. Unearthed by farmworkers in 1974, this 6,000-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, visit the nearby Mausoleum of Qinshihuang* and then return back to the city limits for a view of the ancient city wall. After an Imperial Dumpling Banquet dinner, enjoy a Tang Dynasty Stage Show.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and show

Hotels :

★★★★★ Xian Sheraton North City Hotel or Similar

DAY 9 Xian - Shanghai

Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda*, one of the most well preserved Buddhist temples in China. Pass by the massive Old City Wall and Bell Tower. Then board a flight to Shanghai, China's largest city.

Included: Breakfast

Hotels :

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

DAY 10 Shanghai

Our morning tour of Shanghai includes a leisure walk along Shanghai's famous waterfront boulevard, the Bund. Enjoy the dramatic skyline along the Huangpu River, then board our coach and drive through the famous shopping district, Nanjing Road. After visiting the Shanghai Museum (no audio service), the remainder of the day is free, for you to explore the city on your own.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotels :

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

DAY 11 Shanghai - USA

Following breakfast, enjoy a convenient transfer to the airport for your return flight to the US.

Included: Breakfast

DATE & PRICES

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

START - END LAND ONLY LAND & AIR SINGLE SUPPL
Mar 17, 2022 - Mar 27, 2022 $1400
$1100
$2200
$1900
$550
Mar 31, 2022 - Apr 10, 2022 $1400
$1100
$2200
$1900
$550
Apr 14, 2022 - Apr 24, 2022 $1500
$1200
$2300
$2000
$600
Apr 28, 2022 - May 8, 2022 $1500
$1200
$2300
$2000
$600
May 12, 2022 - May 22, 2022 $1500
$1200
$2400
$2100
$600
May 26, 2022 - Jun 5, 2022 $1500
$1200
$2600
$2300
$600
Jun 9, 2022 - Jun 19, 2022 $1400
$1100
$2500
$2200
$550
Jun 23, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022 $1400
$1100
$2500
$2200
$550
Jul 7, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022 $1400
$1100
$2500
$2200
$550
Jul 21, 2022 - Jul 31, 2022 $1400
$1100
$2450
$2150
$550
Aug 4, 2022 - Aug 14, 2022 $1400
$1100
$2450
$2150
$550
Aug 18, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022 $1400
$1100
$2450
$2150
$550
Sep 1, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022 $1500
$1200
$2300
$2000
$600
Sep 15, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022 $1500
$1200
$2300
$2000
$600
Oct 6, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022 $1500
$1200
$2400
$2100
$600
Oct 20, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022 $1500
$1200
$2300
$2000
$600
Nov 3, 2022 - Nov 13, 2022 $1500
$1000
$2300
$1800
$600
Dec 8, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022 $1400
$900
$2200
$1700
$500

* Advertised "Land Only Package" price does not include any air ticket(s).

* Airfares included in "Land & Air Package" are based on Air China (CA) from LAX / SFO / JFK / IAD, including applicable China domestic air tickets (Beijing~Gulin-Xian~Shanghai), fuel surcharge and applicable taxes/fees. To view the airfare 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. 

* Air carrier and routing are at the sole discretion of Peony Tours. 

* For child (2-11 yrs) rates, please refer to Reservation.

* For details of our Air Policy, and Terms & Conditions, please refer to Reservation.

* All prices, itinerary, and hotels are subject to change at any time without prior notice. For the most up-to-date prices please check our website.