Beijing Tiananmen Square

Essence of China Tour with Roundtrip Flight from Chicago/Boston/Seattle/Toronto

9-Day Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai Tour

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Depart from Chicago

Fly fromChicago/Boston/Seattle/Toronto, International flight included. Cross the International Dateline and lose a day.

*Hainan Airlines flights for depature fromChicago/Boston/Seattle/Toronto

Day 2: Arrive in Beijing

Be met at the arrival hall of the airport by our tour guide and transferred back to your hotel in a comfortable private vehicle.

Day 3: Beijing: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Treasure Houses, Hutong Tour
forbidden city china beijing

Walk slowly through the glorious, ancient imperial palace, a leisure rickshaw is waiting for you to explore the zigzag lanes and see how local people lead their lives. Talk to them and get to know history from ordinary people’s point of view.

Day 4: Beijing: Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven
mutianyu section of great wall beijing

Today is a big day. Start by joining the morning exercise crowds, followed by a trip along the backbone of mountains to admire one of greatest man-made miracles in the world. A Peking Duck Banquet is a beautiful ending to this amazing day.

Day 5: Fly from Beijing to Xi'an
summer palace in beijing china

Imagine how the Dragon Lady feels wandering in the biggest royal garden (Summer Palace) in China. Say goodbye to our guide in Beijing and in two hours, you will meet the guide in Xi’an and get to the hotel also in a private vehicle.

Day 6: Xi'an: Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Xian Terracotta Warriors

If you have only one day in Xi’an, this is the day you will not want to miss for anything. Marching soldiers and horses are coming for you!

Day 7: Fly from Xi'an to Shanghai

Have a early lunch in Xi'an and head for metropolis Shanghai by air. Our private guide and driver will take you directly to the hotel.

Day 8: Shanghai: Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Shanghai World Financial Center, The Bund
yuyuan garden shanghai

An amazing day packed with something old and something new. The charms could not be found anywhere other than Shanghai!

Day 9: Back Home from Beijing

Our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport and fly to Beijing. Then back home from Beijing with fond memories of highlights on your tour.

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