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China Discovery
8 Days

ITINERARY

8 Days: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Suzhou

Tour Overview:
Ancient glory meets the dynamism of modern China in this exciting Beijing to Shanghai itinerary. You’ll visit the highlights of history including the Great Wall and Forbidden Palace followed by the amazing Terra Cotta Warriors and finally Shanghai and the entrancing “Venice of the East”, Suzhou.

Day 1 (Wed) – Arrive Beijing

Arrive in Beijing the capital of the People’s Republic of China. You are welcomed at the airport and escorted to the hotel.


Day 2 (Thu) – Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Summer Palace

Start your tour this morning with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world and the Forbidden City, the 250- acre palace containing more than 9,000 rooms. Closed to the common people for centuries, it was only opened to the public in 1949. Afternoon explore the Summer Palace, the retreat of China’s royal families for over 2,000 years. (BL)


Day 3 (Fri) – Great Wall Excursion

Visit the Great wall, stopping en route at the Bird’s Nest & Water Cube for a picture stop. The Great Wall, built 2,300 years ago and extending 3,750 miles, can be seen from space! Tonight enjoy Peking Duck dinner. (BLD)


Day 4 (Sat) – Temple of Heaven & Lama Temple / Xian

In the morning visit the Temple of Heaven, possibly the country’s most popular symbol and the Lama Temple, considered as the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China. Later fly to Xian, once the largest city in the world. Xian was the national capital for eleven Chinese dynasties and a major link between Asia and Europe. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. (BL)


Day 5 (Sun) – Terra Cotta Warriors & Wild Goose Pagoda

Xian captured the interest of the world in 1974 with the discovery of the astonishing third-century BC burial sites of the first emperor to unite China, Qin Shi Huangdi. Visit the archaeological site to see thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors, which have been standing guard over the Imperial Tomb for 2,000 years and the the ceramics & pottery workshop. Enjoy Noodle making demonstration followed by lunch. Afternoon visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Temple and the Ancient City Wall. In the evening, enjoy an *optional Tang Dynasty Show and dinner. (BL)


Day 6 (Mon) – Xian / Shanghai

Fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B)


Day 7 (Tue) – Shanghai Sightseeing

Your morning tour of Shanghai includes a visit to Yuyuan Garden and the Old town. Afternoon visit the Shanghai Museum and the Bund, a wide, tree-lined avenue along the Huangpu River and Tianzifang Artist area, famous for small craft stores, coffee shops, trendy art studios and narrow alleys. Evening enjoy *Optional performance by the famous Chinese acrobats. (BD)


Day 8 (Wed) – Shanghai / Home

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Arrive in Beijing on Wednesday
Departs Shanghai on Wednesday
2020
Dates Dbl Occ. Sgl Occ.
Jul 08 - Jul 15 1875 2410
Jul 22 - Jul 29 1875 2410
Aug 05 - Aug 12 1875 2410
Aug 19 - Aug 26 1875 2410
Sep 02 - Sep 09 1955 2570
Sep 09 - Sep 16 1955 2570
Sep 16 - Sep 23 1955 2570
Oct 07 - Oct 14 1955 2570
Oct 14 - Oct 21 1955 2570
Nov 11 - Nov 18 1955 2570
Nov 18 - Nov 25 1955 2570
Dec 09 - Dec 16 1820 2300
Dec 30 - Jan 06 1820 2300
2021
Jan 13 - Jan 20 1820 2300
Feb 03 - Feb 10 1820 2300
Feb 24 - Mar 03 1820 2300
Mar 17 - Mar 24 1915 2495
Mar 24 - Mar 31 1915 2495
Apr 07 - Apr 14 1915 2495
Apr 14 - Apr 21 1915 2495
May 05 - May 12 1915 2495
May 12 - May 19 1915 2495
May 19 - May 26 1915 2495
Jun 02 - Jun 09 1915 2495
Jun 16 - Jun 23 1915 2495
Jun 23 - Jun 30 1915 2495
Jul 07 - Jul 14 1915 2495
Jul 21 - Jul 28 1915 2495
Aug 04 - Aug 11 1915 2495
Aug 18 - Aug 25 1915 2495
Sep 01 - Sep 08 1950 2570
Sep 08 - Sep 15 1950 2570
Sep 15 - Sep 22 1950 2570
Oct 13 - Oct 20 1950 2570
Oct 20 - Oct 27 1950 2570
Nov 03 - Nov 10 1950 2570
Nov 10 - Nov 17 1950 2570
Nov 17 - Nov 24 1950 2570
Dec 08 - Dec 15 1835 2335
2022
Jan 05 - Jan 12 1835 1835
Jan 19 - Jan 26 1835 1835
Feb 23 - Mar 02 1835 1835
Mar 02 - Mar 09 1835 1835
Mar 16 - Mar 23 1835 1835
Mar 23 - Mar 30 1835 1835
Optional Tour Price Per Person
Tang Dynasty Dinner and Show (Day 5) 135
Shanghai Acrobatic Show with round-trip transfers (Day 7) 175
Blackout Dates - Oct 01'20, Feb 11'21, May 01'21, Oct 01'21, Jan 31'22
*Solo Travel Supplement available upon request
*Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
Hotels
Beijing
Capital Hotel Beijing (4*, Superior Room) or similar
Xian
Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda (4*, Superior Room) or similar
Shanghai
Ambassador Hotel Shanghai (4*, Superior Room) or similar

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INCLUSIONS

SITA Exclusive:
As a guest of SITA, you will receive an Asian cookbook as a souvenir of your unforgettable journey to China.

Inclusions & Highlights

  • First-class accommodations with private facilities
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner as specified
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to monuments and cultural events
  • Internal flights – Beijing / Xian / Shanghai
  • Domestic airport tax and fuel surcharge
  • Baggage handling
  • Great Wall
  • Visit to a local home
  • Terra Cotta Warriors
  • Visit to a Watertown

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