A Special Grand Welcome Ceremony in Tang Dynasty Style & Spectacular Performance at Xian City Hall on September 17, 2018
Discover the highlights of China on this itinerary, a trip that will take you to the top of the Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven, one of the most famous archaeological finds in the world - Terracotta Warriors Museum and many other unique architecture, culture, and history waiting to be discovered. Enjoy a spectacular view of Shanghai from 1,555 ft above ground level from the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) observation deck. Experience the fastest commercial train, Maglev Train, which has a highest speed of 430 km/h from downtown to Pudong Airport.
Explore the most popular destinations in China with all the highlights
DAY 01 (12 SEPT) WINNIPEG TO BEIJING
DAY 02 (13 SEPT) ARRIVE BEIJING
Welcome to Beijing! Meet and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.
Hotel: Capital Hotel Beijing or similar
DAY 03 (14 SEPT) BEIJING (B/L)
Full day tour visit the Tian’anmen Square and Forbidden City. Lunch will be served at local Chinese Restaurant. In the afternoon, take a Hutong Tour by pedicabs, including a visit to the local family, market and drum tower. Evening is at leisure to relax.
DAY 04 (15 SEPT) BEIJING (B/L/D)
Today’s highlight visits to the famous Great Wall at Badaling section. After lunch, visit Summer Palace, take a cruise ride on the Kunming Lake. Enjoy a delicious Peking Duck dinner before return to hotel.
DAY 05 (16 SEPT) BEIJING/ XIAN BY TRAIN (B/L/D)
This morning, enjoy a walk through the parkland at the Temple of Heaven. Beijing noodle lunch will be served, afterward, transfers to train station to take a High-Speed Train to Xian. Arrive Xian, enjoy special Xian dumpling for dinner. Transfer to to your hotel for check in. Evening is at leisure.
Hotel: Grand Mercure on Renmin Square or similard
DAY 06 (17 SEPT) XIAN (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, meet our local guide at hotel lobby. Take a morning tour to visit the Terracotta Warriors Museum, there’re over thousands life-sized Terracotta Warriors which have been standing guard by the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang for 2000 years. A Chinese lunch will be served follow by Noodle-marking demonstration. Return to city in the afternoon and visit Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum for a better understand of the city. Transfer back to hotel for refreshing and participate of the official 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism Welcome Ceremony and Cultural Performance at the City Hall. Balance of evening at leisure.
DAY 07 (18 SEPT XIAN/ SHANGHAI (B/L)
This morning, visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and ancient City Wall. After lunch, transfer to airport for flight to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, transfer to your hotel.
Hotel: Sunrise on the Bund or similar
DAY 08 (19 SEPT) SHANGHAI (B/L/D)
After Breakfast, tour to the Yu Garden and Old Town, explore the Bund, Shanghai Museum and French Concession. Enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant followed by an Acrobatic Show.
DAY 09 (20 SEPT) SHANGHAI/ SUZHOU/ SHANGHAI (B/L/D)
Full day excursion to Suzhou. Sightseeing includes a visit to the Garden of Master Fishing Net, Suzhou No. 1 Silk Spinning Factory, Grand Canal Cruise and Old Town. Return to Shanghai and farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 10 (21 SEPT) SHANGHAI/ EXIT (B)
This morning, have a bird’s eye view of the city from 1,555 ft. above ground level from the observation deck on SWFC (Shanghai World Financial Center). Then, we will take a Maglev train to Pudong airport for your homeward flights.
Maglev Train: Maglev (derived from magnetic levitation) is a transport method that uses magnetic levitation to move vehicles without touching the ground; the fastest commercial train currently in operation and has a top speed of 430 km/h (270 mph); takes 8 minutes duration from downtown to Pudong airport.