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China: Great Wall And Warriors
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China: Great Wall and Warriors

14 days & 13 nights, Private Journey

Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Yangtze River & Shanghai

Experience some of the many highlights of the legendary Middle Kingdom. Discover the Great Wall and the Forbidden City in Beijing before going underground to marvel at the legacy of the army of terracotta warriors in Xian. Then, pay a visit to the giant pandas of Chengdu, cruise the Yangtze River, savor some of Suzhou's remarkable UNESCO World Heritage gardens and end with the dynamic cityscape of Shanghai.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Beijing

    Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and escorted to your hotel.

    Elite: The Waldorf Astoria Beijing
    Preferred: The Fairmont Beijing - 3 Nights
  • Day 2
    Beijing

    Begin your day in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public squares in the world and the symbolic heart of China. Continue to the passageways of the Forbidden City, the home of emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
    After lunch, discover the Summer Palace's stunning combination of political, residential and spiritual worlds within a perfectly preserved natural landscape.

    Elite: The Waldorf Astoria Beijing
    Preferred: The Fairmont Beijing
    (B, L)
  • Day 3
    Beijing

    Walk along a relatively quiet section of this ancient wall, which snakes endlessly across the mountain ridgelines. After lunch, walk along the Sacred Way to explore the 13 Ming Tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Elite: The Waldorf Astoria Beijing
    Preferred: The Fairmont Beijing
    (B, L)
  • Day 4
    To Xian

    After breakfast, visit the colorful Temple of Heaven, also dating from the Ming dynasty and one of the city's architectural masterpieces. It is here that the emperors came to pray for good harvests. Get to know Old China on a fascinating tour of the hutongs, the narrow winding back streets of Beijing. Later, fly to Xian and check in to your hotel.

    Elite: Sofitel Legend Hotel
    Preferred: Angsana Xian Lintong - 2 Nights
    (B)
  • Day 5
    Xian

    Enter a subterranean world of wonders today as you visit the army of Terracotta Warriors, one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. Explore the site where 6,000 of these life-sized figures were constructed to guard Emperor Qin Shi Huang's tomb. Enjoy lunch before heading to the impressive Shaanxi Museum and the towering Wild Goose Pagoda.

    Elite: Sofitel Legend Hotel
    Preferred: Angsana Xian Lintong
    (B, L)
  • Day 6
    To Chengdu

    This morning, tour the Old City of Xian, once a stopping point on the fabled Silk Road. En route to the airport, discover another set of Terracotta Warriors from the Han Dynasty before boarding your flight to Chengdu.

    Elite: The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
    Preferred: Sofitel Hotel - 2 Nights
    (B, L)
  • Day 7
    Chengdu

    This morning, take a day trip to the Bisheng Gorge Panda Sanctuary at Y'an to visit the 80 pandas who call this conservation center home and who safely eat and play in their wild environment.

    Elite: The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
    Preferred: Sofitel Hotel
    (B, L)
  • Day 8
    To Chongqing

    Join your private guide to get acquainted with the highlights of Chengdu including an exquisite Daoist Temple and the lush People's Park. Then, head for the railway station for your high-speed train to Chongqing where you'll begin your Yangtze cruise.

    Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer - 3 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 9 - 10
    Yangtze River Cruise

    Spend the next two days cruising the Yangtze through the Qutang and Wu gorges. Disembark for guided visits to local villages and enjoy a presentation by an expert at the Three Gorges Dam Project.

    Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer (B, L, D)
  • Day 11
    To Shanghai

    Fly to the modern metropolis of Shanghai.

    Elite: The Peninsula Shanghai
    Preferred: Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel - 3 Nights
    (B)
  • Day 12
    Shanghai

    This morning, visit the lovely Yu Yuan Gardens. After lunch, trace the history and development of the city at the Shanghai Museum and the Urban Planning Center.

    Elite: The Peninsula Shanghai
    Preferred: Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel
    (B, L)
  • Day 13
    Shanghai

    Travel to Suzhou, an ancient trading city with a network of canals, which helped transport its renowned silk textiles. Admire the majestic Humble Administrator's Garden and the Garden of the Master of the Nets, said to be two of the world's greatest gardens.

    Elite: The Peninsula Shanghai
    Preferred: Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel
    (B, L)
  • Day 14
    Depart Shanghai

    Today, you will be escorted to the airport for your onward flight.

    (B)
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