Ancient China called itself the "Middle Kingdom". In ages past, the custodians of the Middle Kingdom savored with certainty that they occupied the space at the very center of the world; other cultures simply revolved around its perimeter...
This phenomenal itinerary presents Chinas key highlights in just 12 days. Your journey starts in "Capital Beijing" to discover its timelss imperial treasures, including the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Then admire Chinas first emperors 7000 life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors in Xian. Then cruise on the legendary West Lake and taste the "Dragon Well" Tea at Hangzhou, which is commonly considered as Chinas most beautiful city. You also visit Suzhou and water town Tongli with its elegant classic gardens, canals and silk production. The last stop of your memorable trip is Shanghai, Chinas most modern metropolis.
7000 life size Terra Cotta Warriors and horses, buried 2000 years ago to guard the tomb of the First Emporer
Roundtrip non-stop flights between San Francisco (SFO) or New York (JFK) and Beijing via Air China wide-body jet service
All Intra-China flights and ground transportation and transfers
First class hotel accommodations with private bath
Comprehensive private sightseeing tours including entrance fees
26 bountiful meals including 10 American buffet breakfast, 8 lunches and 8 dinners
Unique Culinary Events including an authentic Peking Duck dinner, a traditional Mongolian Barbecue buffet lunch, and a delicious Dumpling Banquet in Xian
Special evening shows including Tang Dynasty stage show and a breathtaking Shanghai Acrobatics
Exclusive Culture InSites Programs in a facinating rickshaw Hutong Tour including a visit to kindergarten, DrumTower, local family visit, home-hosted lunch, etc.
Professional service of an expert, resident Tour Director throughout China for a group of 10 travelers or more
Professional local guiding service in each destination city