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China's Biggest Hits: Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai

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Escape Kit

  • A Nine-Day Tour of Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai ($999 to $1,999 per Person), Including:
  • Round-Trip International Flights Between Houston, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Washington DC and Beijing
  • Domestic Flights from Beijing to Xi'an, Xi'an to Shanghai, and Shanghai to Beijing
  • Round-Trip Ground Transportation Between Airports and Hotels and Itinerary Destinations
  • Four-Star or Better Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, Two Nights at Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an, and Two Nights at Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel
  • Seven Breakfasts, One Lunch, and One Dinner
  • English-Speaking Tour Guides
  • Visits to Tiananmen Square, Imperial Palace, a Pearl Factory, Summer Palace, Great Wall of China, a Jade Museum, and Wangfujing Street in Beijing; a Visit to Buddhist Jianfu Temple and Small Goose Wild Pagoda in Xian; and a Visit to the Bund and a Silk Spinning Museum in Shanghai
  • Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, Hotel Fees, Admissions, and Accident Insurance Included
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)

With direct flights and four-star hotels, uncovering a vast, ancient land has never been this easy: See Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai on a nine-day guided tour of China.

The Destinations
A multifaceted, modern country with more than 5,000 years of history, China is difficult to capture in words. From the mega metropolises of Beijing and Shanghai on the east coast to the large expanses of bucolic farmland that roll west toward the Himalayas and the ancient city of Xi'an, this massive county is home to more than one billion people. Travelers can see the past reflected in the solid gaze of a Terra Cotta Warrior and the stony towers of the Great Wall of China, or catch a glimpse of the future in the space-age architecture of the Beijing National Stadium.

Every visit to this vast land is the trip of a lifetime. Experience some of China's most fascinating places with this nine-day trip to Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai, courtesy of Chinatour.com.

The Itinerary
day 1: board your direct flight
Take off on an overnight flight from the US to Beijing, crossing the International Date Line. You'll lose a calendar day here, but get it back on your return flight.

day 2: arrive in beijing
Get your first glimpses of Beijing as you're escorted from the airport to your hotel by an English-speaking tour guide.
Overnight at Four Points by Sheraton Beijing.

day 3: tour beijing
Your time in the Chinese capital begins with a full-day tour of iconic Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. You'll stop at a pearl factory for an introduction to freshwater pearls along the way, and finish your first full day in China with a Peking duck feast.
Overnight at Four Points by Sheraton Beijing. Breakfast and dinner provided.

day 4: the great wall
Hike along the Great Wall of China, beginning at Juyongguan Pass. After your stroll, you'll explore the Jade Museum to learn the rich history of jade carving, and visit a traditional Chinese medicine center to explore the depths of the ancient practice. Then, spend the rest of the afternoon strolling the shops and stalls on Wangfujing Street.
Overnight at Four Points by Sheraton Beijing. Breakfast and lunch provided.

day 5: fly to xi'an
With more than 3,000 years of history, Xi'an is a treasure trove of millennia of Chinese culture. Your first stop will be at the Buddhist Jianfu Temple, where the towering Small Wild Goose Pagoda commands panoramic views of the city.
Overnight at the Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an. Breakfast provided.

day 6: explore xi'an
Enjoy a free day to explore Xi'an. You can arrange a visit the Xi'an City Wall, a well-preserved 14th century fortifying wall that was constructed during the early Ming Dynasty, or marvel at the ranks of the Terra Cotta Army buried along with China's first emperor, which was inadvertently uncovered by farmers in 1974.
Overnight at the Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an. Breakfast provided.

day 7: fly to shanghai
Catch an early flight to Shanghai, which boasts the largest population of any city in China. You'll spend some time soaking up the electric energy of the Bund—a riverside avenue showcasing international architecture and the world of high finance—before visiting a silk spinning museum to learn how artists work with the delicate fabric.
Overnight at the Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel. Breakfast provided.

day 8: discover shanghai
Take this free day to explore Shanghai any way you wish—visit the staggeringly ancient displays at the Shanghai Museum, search for last-minute souvenirs in Yuyuan Market, or arrange to watch a gasp-inducing show of Chinese acrobatics.
Overnight at the Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel. Breakfast provided.

day 9: return stateside
After saying your goodbyes to China, you'll be driven to the airport to board a flight back to the US.
Breakfast provided.

The Dates
Houston (IAH) departures:
3/22 ($1,199)
4/4, 4/11 ($1,499)
5/6, 7/15 ($1,999)

New York City (JFK) departures:
3/7 ($1,499)
3/28, 4/4, 4/11 ($1,599)
5/6, 7/15 ($1,999)

Los Angeles (LAX) departures:
3/7 ($1,299)
4/11 ($1,499)
5/6 ($1,959)
7/15 ($1,999)

San Francisco (SFO) departures:
2/11 ($999)
3/7 ($1,299)
4/18 ($1,499)
7/15 ($1,999)

Washington, DC (IAD) departures:
3/7 ($1,499)
4/4, 4/11 ($1,599)

Priced per person based on double occupancy; see fine print.

About Chinatour.com
You're going to China to experience the unknown, but you don't want to be stuck in the airport because you don't know which characters mean "exit." Chinatour.com eliminates the guesswork, offering multi-lingual tour guides with extensive experience. Their familiarity with the local culture allows for the most competitive prices and updated information—in addition to giving you an advantage when haggling for that perfect souvenir or understanding centuries-old traditions. Specializing in inbound travel for decades, Chinatour.com puts a local rep by your side every step of the way—so you get the most out of every moment.

  • "We enjoyed every facet of this well-organized tour. The tour guides were excellent, hotels were great and well located... It was a wonderful introduction to China."

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  • "Amazing!! I'm still on my trip, and it has been blowing my expectations. The guides are wonderful, the tour is spectacular, and everything has gone so smoothly. We all are having a blast!"

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the fine print

  • Limit 4 per customer, up to 4 additional as gifts; vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Book by date: customer must contact merchant by February 5, 2015 to make booking
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes round-trip international flights between Houston, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Washington DC and Beijing; domestic flights from Beijing to Xi'an, Xi'an to Shanghai, and Shanghai to Beijing; round-trip ground transportation between airports and hotels and itinerary destinations; 4-star or better double-occupancy accommodations for 3 nights at Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, 2 nights at Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an, and 2 nights at Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel; 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner; English-speaking tour guides; visits to Tiananmen Square, Imperial Palace, a pearl factory, Summer Palace, Great Wall of China, a jade museum, and Wangfujing Street in Beijing; a visit to Buddhist Jianfu Temple and Small Goose Wild Pagoda in Xian; and a visit to the Bund and a silk spinning museum in Shanghai; airline taxes, fuel surcharges, hotel fees, admissions, and accident insurance
  • All other major US airports available for a surcharge to be collected at time of booking
  • Voucher does not include gratuities, passport/visa fees, other medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance, personal or baggage insurance, meals or drinks not specified by itinerary and any costs not specified as included
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Double Occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (two people sharing a room). Each of two guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $420 due at booking. Please consult travel agents for roommate-matching
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies. Please visit http://www.chinatour.com/terms.htm
  • Review the State Department's website for passport/visa requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
  • Visa is required to enter China for all US citizens; $189 fee applies
  • All deal components must be redeemed during one trip; voucher cannot be used for only room and ticket or return flight will be canceled
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON July 15, 2015 • Enjoy By July 15, 2015