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A China Experience (2180)

9 Day Tour from Shanghai to Beijing

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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 Beijing, and spend two nights also in Xi'an.

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!

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.

You'll enjoy a Chinese acrobat show in Beijing, a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing in Xi'an, a cruise on the Huangpu River in Shanghai, and more. For the value-minded traveler, this China tour has it all!
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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:
In Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Guides:

Services of a professional Tour Director

Scenic Highlights:
Wuzhen water town, the Bund, Tang Dynasty show, Great Wall of China

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Imperial Palace
  • Beijing Summer Palace
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Great Wall of China
  • Terracotta Warriors

Transportation:

Transportation:
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Shanghai, China

Welcome to Shanghai, China’s largest city and center of trade. Join your Tour Director and traveling companions for dinner this evening.

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Day 2 Shanghai. Wuzhen Excursion

Visit the ancient water town of WUZHEN and take a leisurely stroll to soak up the atmosphere of this centuries-old Chinese town. Home to an intricate system of canals, stone bridges, wooden waterside homes, and narrow cobblestone streets, Wuzhen is renowned for its Old World charm and picturesque setting, as well as an abundance of local handicrafts. Return to Shanghai and enjoy a dinner of traditional Shanghai cuisine.

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Day 3 Shanghai

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the Old Town and the beautiful YU YUAN GARDENS, a place of peace and tranquility in this bustling city. Visit the SHANGHAI MUSEUM, where superb antiquities and fine arts dating back 6,000 years are on display. Walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture, and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920s-style Shikumen buildings. You will also visit a SILK MUSEUM. In the evening, enjoy a CRUISE on the panoramic Huangpu River, where the historic Bund and the futuristic Pudong come face to face.

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Day 4 Shanghai–Xi’an

Today, fly to Xi’an, the former ancient capital. This evening, sample a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal, followed by a performance of TANG DYNASTY DANCING.

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Day 5 Xi’an

One of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world when China dominated the silk trade, Xi’an today is an archaeological treasure trove. Sightseeing begins with the enormous tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. Marvel at the legion of TERRACOTTA WARRIORS that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years. We also walk along the ANCIENT CITY WALL of Xi’an and visit a CERAMIC and LACQUERWARE factory.

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Day 6 Xi’an–Beijing

Today, visit the renowned SHAANXI HISTORY MUSEUM, home to thousands of cultural relics in bronze, terracotta, gold, and silver. Later, take a WALKING TOUR through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets before flying to Beijing, capital of China.

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Day 7 Beijing

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through TIAN’ANMEN SQUARE past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum and to the treasure-filled FORBIDDEN CITY, the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it was home to emperors as well as the center of politics. Also visit the unique TEMPLE OF HEAVEN and enjoy an amazing CHINESE ACROBAT SHOW in the evening.

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Day 8 Beijing

The GREAT WALL OF CHINA once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Head north to a village where the Great Wall is well preserved and walk along the wall to enjoy sweeping vistas of this mammoth fortress. Stop at a JADE MUSEUM before returning to Beijing to tour the exquisite SUMMER PALACE, which was constructed as a place of rest and relaxation for ancient royal families, and today serves the same purpose for locals and tourists alike. Your evening meal features the local delicacy: PEKING DUCK.

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Day 9 Beijing

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JERRY WU

Years of Experience: 11

China is a fantastic place, and Jerry is excited to share with you over 5,000 years of history, invite you to experience the rich and lively culture, and enjoy his country's unique and natural scenery.

Tour Director - JERRY WU

 Accommodations

SHANGHAI Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel (F)
XI'AN Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel (SF)
BEIJING Grand Gongda Jianguo (F)

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Shanghai

Shanghai

Jin Mao Tower

Jin Mao Tower

As one of Shanghai's largest skyscrapers, towering over 88 floors, the Jin Mao Tower offers unforgettable vistas. Journey to the viewing deck where you can enjoy views of the Pudong skyline and the might Huangpu River.

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