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Grand China Discovery - 16 Days / 13 Nights

TOUR CODE TG 2013

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hong Kong


The Grand China Discovery provides the opportunity to enjoy many of China's picturesque landscapes, historic monuments, and modern-day architectural triumphs. From the bustling streets of Beijing and Shanghai to the shining, beautiful Li River, you will experience the ever-changing urban and rural cultures throughout the country. Climb the Great Wall of China and visit the Xian Terracotta Warriors. Shop in the economic heart of Shanghai and gaze at enormous pagodas and colorful Chinese gardens. The Grand China Discovery will truly astound you.

Guided China Tour


Including flights, hotels, meals, tour guides and more


Group tour from $4,799



Tour Package Highlights

  • Tour itinerary visits the 3 most interesting cities in China -- Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai
  • Cruise on the majestic Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo
  • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong
Beijing (3 Nights)
Bird's Nest (outside), Water Cube (outside), Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, pearl and jade factory
Xian (2 Nights)
Terracotta Warriors, Big Goose Pagoda and Ancient City Wall, Shanxi Provincial Museum
Guilin (2 Nights)
Li River Cruise, Yangshuo Market, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill
Shanghai/Suzhou (3 Nights)
Pearl TV Tower Ride, Yu Yuan Gardens, Old Shanghai District, Bund and Pudong District. In Suzhou, visit Classical Chinese Gardens, Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden and Silk Factory #1
Hong Kong (3 Nights)
Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village and a Jewelry Shop

Entertainment:
Kung Fu Show (Beijing), Tang Dynasty Show (Xian) and Folk Dance & Song Show (Guilin)
Side Excursions:
Shanghai - Harbor Cruise or Shanghai Acrobat Show
Tour Price Includes
INTERNATIONAL & Domestic China Airfare, Meals, Tours, Guides and Hotels
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Cities and attractions to be visited by this China tour:


Beijing

  • The Bird Nest (outside)

    The Bird Nest (outside)

    Re-live the 2008 Olympics. The Bird Nest is a remarkable place to visit if you want to remember the incredible events that took place there at the 2008 Olympics, and admire its stunning architecture.

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  • The Water Cube (outside)

    The Water Cube (outside)

    A truly fascinating sight. Its design combines modern technology with Chinese traditional values. Popular Science magazine chose it the Best of What's New of 2006.

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  • The Great Wall

    The Great Wall

    One of the eight great wonders of the world. Spectacular, immense, a must-see attraction. Take a walk along various sections of the wall, while admiring the beautiful views that China has to offer.

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  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square

    Is the world's largest public square. This site of great Chinese historical significance lies within the heart of Beijing. The Tiananmen Square is a world-renowned plaza that was named after the Tiananmen, which literally means, "Gate of Heavenly Peace".

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  • The Forbidden City

    The Forbidden City

    China's largest and well-preserved complex of ancient buildings. The Forbidden City exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture. See with your own eyes what the imperial palace was once for 24 emperors.

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  • The Summer Palace

    The Summer Palace

    Is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design that overlooks the tranquil waters of Kunming Lake. Long ago, the Summer Palace was known as "the Garden of Clear Ripples", and it still has the tranquility that it possessed long ago.

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  • The Temple of Heaven

    The Temple of Heaven

    This temple once visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonial prayers for Good Harvest to Heaven, is still a place for prayer and worship. Its carefully designed buildings reflect Chinese culture, tradition and beliefs.

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  • Pearl Market and Jade Factory

    Pearl Market and Jade Factory

    Chinese pearls account for approximately 96% of pearls sold everywhere in the world. The Pearl Market attracts both Chinese and international visitors from all the corners of the world. The jade factory offers very beautiful pieces and everything is hand-made. Seeing these objects is truly fascinating.

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Xian

  • Terracotta Warriors

    Terracotta Warriors

    The most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Over 7,000 soldiers, horses, chariots, and even weapons have been unearthed from these excavation pits. It is possible that there are still thousands of these warriors that are still buried in pits that have yet to be discovered.

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  • Big Goose Pagoda

    Big Goose Pagoda

    Built during the Tang Dynasty and renovated during the Ming Dynasty, this pagoda is one of the most well-preserved Buddhist pagodas in all of China. It is one of Xian's main landmarks. The Pagoda holds many ancient Buddhist artifacts such as sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India.

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  • Ancient Xian City Wall

    Ancient Xian City Wall

    The Ming Dynasty is responsible for building what is known as China's most complete surviving city wall. It is one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. The city wall includes four gates and they are respectively named as Changle (meaning eternal joy) in the east, Anding (harmony peace) in the west, Yongning (eternal peace) in the south and Anyuan (forever harmony) in the north.

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  • ShanXi Museum

    ShanXi Museum

    Is regarded as "the pearl of ancient dynasties and house of Chinese treasures". The museum gives a miniature overview of the thousands of years of Chinese history and the splendid ancient cultures of olden times. The grand buildings recreates the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty with a two-storied central hall and four worship halls around it. It has a collection of more than 115,000 unearthed historical relics, of which only 3,000 are now on display.

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Guilin

  • Li River Cruise

    Li River Cruise

    Cruise down the limpid river under blue skies with gorgeous karst peaks at every bend. See the local farmers reap the rice paddies, watch the water buffalo patrol the fields and fishermen float by on bamboo rafts. Experience the breathtaking scenery along the Li River made famous by many Chinese poems and paintings.

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  • The Yangshuo Markets

    The Yangshuo Markets

    The Yangshuo Markets are perfect if you want to experience the "real China". Find a world of bamboo products thanks to the abundance of bamboo in Yangshuo. The Yangshuo Markets is a great meeting place and where you can find local handicrafts.

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  • Reed Flute Cave

    Reed Flute Cave

    The cave got its name from verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. As you walk in, feast your eyes on the beauty of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations. Tourists have described it as if they were in a paradise where the gods live.

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  • The Elephant Trunk Hill

    The Elephant Trunk Hill

    The shape of the hill is like a huge elephant drinking water from the river with its trunk. One of the caves, regarded as the eyes of the elephant, provides an ideal position to enjoy the panoramic view of Guilin. Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of Guilin and its karst landscape.

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Shanghai

  • Pearl TV Tower Ride

    Pearl TV Tower Ride

    The tower is 4698 meters high (almost 3 miles) and is the world's third tallest TV and radio tower. Travel up and down the tower in double-decker elevators that can hold up to 50 people at the rate of seven meters (almost 23 feet) per second. From the top on a clear day, you can see all the way to the Yangtze River.

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  • Yu Yuan Gardens

    Yu Yuan Gardens

    Built during the Ming Dynasty, the Yuyuan Garden is the most famous classical garden in Shanghai. The gardens are exquisitely arranged and feature the gardening styles of South China during Ming and Qing Dynasties. Yu Yuan (meaning "Garden of Peace and Comfort", is a maze of Ming dynasty pavilions, elaborate rockeries, arched bridges and goldfish ponds, all encircled by an undulating dragon wall.

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  • Old Shanghai District
    (Puxi - Western Town)

    Old Shanghai District
    (Puxi - Western Town)

    Step back in time.....visit the Huxinting Teahouse built on stilts amid a garden lake in 1784. This is the historic Chinese area of the city, where much of the old wooden architecture of ancient Shanghai is still preserved. The old district is a combination of ancient winding streets, with some modern high-rise buildings.

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  • Bund and Pudong District
    (New Shanghai)

    Bund and Pudong District
    (New Shanghai)

    Is the symbol of modern Shanghai This colonial riverside of old Shanghai has dozens of historic buildings lining the Huangpu River. 52 high rises of all styles in the West showcase the art of world architecture and the history of contemporary Shanghai.

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Suzhou

  • Suzhou Garden
    Classical Chinese Gardens

    Suzhou Garden
    Classical Chinese Gardens

    They say gardens to the south of the Yangtze River are the best in the world, and without a doubt Suzhou Gardens are the best among them. Come discover for yourself their charming natural beauty and you will not be disappointed.

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  • Tiger Hill

    Tiger Hill

    He Lu, King of the Wu perished and was buried within the hill. Three days after the funeral, a white tiger came and sat upon the grave as though he was guarding it. From then on it was known as Tiger Hill. Although the hill may be considered to be small (118 feet high and over 3 acres), the history behind it is fascinating.

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  • Lingering Garden

    Lingering Garden

    Lingering Garden is one of the four most famous gardens in China.
    It contains stunning natural landscapes within a limited amount of space.
    A place you will remember for many years to come.

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  • Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory

    Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory

    Founded in 1962 as a state-owned factory, within this tour, you will come to know the whole life of the silkworm. What is fascinating about the silk-making process is that the silkworm creates its cocoon out of a single silk thread that is continuous for approximately 3,600 feet. You'll see workers operate the machines that spin silk from cocoons.

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Hong Kong

  • Victoria Peak

    Victoria Peak

    It's the best place from which to admire the lights of this Oriental Pearl. Peak Tower with its famous wok-like architecture stands at the exit of Peak Tram. The amazing Ripley's Believe It or Not! Auditorium, the exciting Peak Explorer Motion Simulator, and relaxing terraces and restaurants are among the favorite stops at this entertainment center. Another favorite attraction is the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum with figures of celebrities including local movie star Jackie Chan. Additionally, on the northern hillside of the Peak, you can see the Zoological and Botanical Garden.

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  • Repulse Bay

    Repulse Bay

    Repulse Bay is located in the south of Hong Kong Island, to the east of Deep Water Bay and to the west of Middle Bay and South Bay. Middle Island, Hong Kong is located off Hong Kong Island, between Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay.

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  • Aberdeen Fishing Village

    Aberdeen Fishing Village

    Aberdeen Fishing Village is a fishing village located in the south coast of Hong King Island. It is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. It is used to be a little fishing village of Hong Kong Island, but there are now are as many yachts and sailboat as there are fishing trawlers and sampans. The life style of the people is dramatically juxtaposed against the modern high-rise community spread over the nearby hillsides. In the evening, the thousands of twinkling lights reflected on the water are a magical sight. You can take a sampan ride to get a close look at the Aberdeen way of life.

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  • Hong Kong Jewelry District

    Hong Kong Jewelry District

    With more jewellery stores per square kilometre than any other city in the world, Hong Kong's obsession with 'bling' would make even the most audacious gangsta rapper gasp. It's not just for show though, part of the reason behind this density of precious and semi-precious stones is the Chinese belief that they ward off bad luck, which also explains the local love affair with jade. This makes Asia's world city one of the world's largest jewellery exporters, and a tremendous place to do some shopping for value-for-money pearls, opals, gold ornaments, funky fashion jewellery, traditional jade amulets and bank-vault-worthy pieces.

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2013 Tour Packages

Trip Summary

  • Day 1 Check into LAX Airport, Los Angeles
  • Day 2 LAX Airport-Beijing
  • Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 6 Beijing - Xian (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 7 Xian (AB, L, D)
  • Day 8 Xian - Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 9 Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai (AB, L)
  • Day 11 Shanghai - Suzhou (AB, L, D)
  • Day 12 Shanghai (AB)
  • Day 13 Shanghai - Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 14 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 15 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 16 Hong Kong - USA (AB)

Trip Summary

  • Day 1 Check into LAX Airport, Los Angeles
  • Day 2 LAX Airport-Beijing
  • Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 6 Beijing - Xian (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 7 Xian (AB, L, D)
  • Day 8 Xian - Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 9 Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai (AB, L)
  • Day 11 Shanghai - Suzhou (AB, L, D)
  • Day 12 Shanghai (AB)
  • Day 13 Shanghai - Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 14 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 15 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 16 Hong Kong - USA (AB)

Trip Summary

  • Day 1 Check into LAX Airport, Los Angeles
  • Day 2 LAX Airport-Beijing
  • Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 6 Beijing - Xian (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 7 Xian (AB, L, D)
  • Day 8 Xian - Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 9 Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai (AB, L)
  • Day 11 Shanghai - Suzhou (AB, L, D)
  • Day 12 Shanghai (AB)
  • Day 13 Shanghai - Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 14 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 15 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 16 Hong Kong - USA (AB)

Trip Summary

  • Day 1 Check into LAX Airport, Los Angeles
  • Day 2 LAX Airport-Beijing
  • Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 6 Beijing - Xian (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 7 Xian (AB, L, D)
  • Day 8 Xian - Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 9 Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai (AB, L)
  • Day 11 Shanghai - Suzhou (AB, L, D)
  • Day 12 Shanghai (AB)
  • Day 13 Shanghai - Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 14 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 15 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 16 Hong Kong - USA (AB)

Trip Summary

  • Day 1 Check into LAX Airport, Los Angeles
  • Day 2 LAX Airport-Beijing
  • Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 6 Beijing - Xian (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 7 Xian (AB, L, D)
  • Day 8 Xian - Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 9 Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai (AB, L)
  • Day 11 Shanghai - Suzhou (AB, L, D)
  • Day 12 Shanghai (AB)
  • Day 13 Shanghai - Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 14 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 15 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 16 Hong Kong - USA (AB)

Trip Summary

  • Day 1 Check into LAX Airport, Los Angeles
  • Day 2 LAX Airport-Beijing
  • Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 6 Beijing - Xian (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 7 Xian (AB, L, D)
  • Day 8 Xian - Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 9 Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai (AB, L)
  • Day 11 Shanghai - Suzhou (AB, L, D)
  • Day 12 Shanghai (AB)
  • Day 13 Shanghai - Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 14 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 15 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 16 Hong Kong - USA (AB)

Trip Summary

  • Day 1 Check into LAX Airport, Los Angeles
  • Day 2 LAX Airport-Beijing
  • Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 6 Beijing - Xian (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 7 Xian (AB, L, D)
  • Day 8 Xian - Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 9 Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai (AB, L)
  • Day 11 Shanghai - Suzhou (AB, L, D)
  • Day 12 Shanghai (AB)
  • Day 13 Shanghai - Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 14 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 15 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 16 Hong Kong - USA (AB)

Trip Summary

  • Day 1 Check into LAX Airport, Los Angeles
  • Day 2 LAX Airport-Beijing
  • Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 6 Beijing - Xian (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 7 Xian (AB, L, D)
  • Day 8 Xian - Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 9 Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai (AB, L)
  • Day 11 Shanghai - Suzhou (AB, L, D)
  • Day 12 Shanghai (AB)
  • Day 13 Shanghai - Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 14 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 15 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 16 Hong Kong - USA (AB)

Trip Summary

  • Day 1 Check into LAX Airport, Los Angeles
  • Day 2 LAX Airport-Beijing
  • Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)
  • Day 6 Beijing - Xian (AB, L, SD)
  • Day 7 Xian (AB, L, D)
  • Day 8 Xian - Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 9 Guilin (AB, L, D)
  • Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai (AB, L)
  • Day 11 Shanghai - Suzhou (AB, L, D)
  • Day 12 Shanghai (AB)
  • Day 13 Shanghai - Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 14 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 15 Hong Kong (AB)
  • Day 16 Hong Kong - USA (AB)
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