9 or 12 days
China

Learn about the pampered life of emperors and the everyday life of schoolchildren.

Step into history on the Great Wall and into the future on the Shanghai Bund. Explore Xi’an, the Chinese capital through 11 dynasties. Ride a rickshaw, sip tea, try Taiji. Experience China: culturally fascinating, politically relevant, and home to a sixth of the world’s population.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (April-October)

    Participate in a Taiji lesson

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit a local school (subject to school calendars)

    Peking Duck dinner

  • Day 4: Badaling • Beijing

    Travel to Badaling

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Take a rickshaw tour of hutongs

    Enjoy a traditional Chinese meal with Hutong families

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    Tonight, see the show that tells the story of a young boy, Chun Yi the pure one. To pursue spiritual and physical harmony, he becomes a monk and learns kung fu. Along the way he overcomes obstacles and temptations, but ultimately achieves the designation of master. The performance celebrates the philosophy and skill of martial arts through storytelling, acrobatics, modern dance and music.

  • Day 5: Beijing • Xi’an

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park

    Fly to Xi’an

    Take a bike ride on the ancient City Wall

  • Day 6: Xi'an

    Take a guided tour of Xi’an

    Enjoy free time in Xi'an

    • Drum Tower
    • Bell Tower
    • Muslim Quarter
    • Food Street

    Visit the Terracotta Warriors

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    This evening, experience the splendor of the Tang Dynasty at this world-class theater and restaurant featuring famous Cantonese cuisine. As music, food and dance delight your senses from every angle, you’ll see why more than 2.5 million visitors have proclaimed this a favorite part of their Chinese experience.

  • Day 7: Shanghai

    Fly to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Enjoy free time on the Bund

    Enjoy a Chinese acrobatics show

  • Day 8: Shanghai

    Take an expertly guided tour of Shanghai

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    See Nanjing Lu

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Hong Kong

    Fly to Hong Kong

    Watch "A Symphony of Lights" from the Avenue of Stars

    Ride the Star Ferry

  • Day 10: Hong Kong

    Take a guided tour of Hong Kong

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Aberdeen
    • Repulse Bay

    Take the Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak

    Visit Stanley Market

    Visit Man Mo Temple

    Enjoy a Dim Sum tasting

  • Day 11: Hong Kong

    Time to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lantau Island

    Lantau Island

    Lantau Island, the largest of Hong Kong’s 230 islands, is yours to explore on this optional excursion! Begin with a 25-minute cable car ride that offers panoramic views of the South China Sea. Visit the Po Lin Precious Lotus monastery and then climb stairs to the island’s main attraction: the world’s tallest, outdoor, seated bronze Buddha 111 feet tall and over 250 tons!

  • Day 12: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (April-October)

    Participate in a Taiji lesson

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit a local school (subject to school calendars)

    Peking Duck dinner

  • Day 4: Badaling • Beijing

    Travel to Badaling

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Take a rickshaw tour of hutongs

    Enjoy a traditional Chinese meal with Hutong families

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    Tonight, see the show that tells the story of a young boy, Chun Yi the pure one. To pursue spiritual and physical harmony, he becomes a monk and learns kung fu. Along the way he overcomes obstacles and temptations, but ultimately achieves the designation of master. The performance celebrates the philosophy and skill of martial arts through storytelling, acrobatics, modern dance and music.

  • Day 5: Beijing • Xi’an

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park

    Fly to Xi’an

    Take a bike ride on the ancient City Wall

  • Day 6: Xi'an

    Take a guided tour of Xi’an

    Enjoy free time in Xi'an

    • Drum Tower
    • Bell Tower
    • Muslim Quarter
    • Food Street

    Visit the Terracotta Warriors

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    This evening, experience the splendor of the Tang Dynasty at this world-class theater and restaurant featuring famous Cantonese cuisine. As music, food and dance delight your senses from every angle, you’ll see why more than 2.5 million visitors have proclaimed this a favorite part of their Chinese experience.

  • Day 7: Shanghai

    Fly to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Enjoy free time on the Bund

    Enjoy a Chinese acrobatics show

  • Day 8: Shanghai

    Take an expertly guided tour of Shanghai

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    See Nanjing Lu

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Hong Kong

    Fly to Hong Kong

    Watch "A Symphony of Lights" from the Avenue of Stars

    Ride the Star Ferry

  • Day 10: Hong Kong

    Take a guided tour of Hong Kong

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Aberdeen
    • Repulse Bay

    Take the Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak

    Visit Stanley Market

    Visit Man Mo Temple

    Enjoy a Dim Sum tasting

  • Day 11: Hong Kong

    Time to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lantau Island

    Lantau Island

    Lantau Island, the largest of Hong Kong’s 230 islands, is yours to explore on this optional excursion! Begin with a 25-minute cable car ride that offers panoramic views of the South China Sea. Visit the Po Lin Precious Lotus monastery and then climb stairs to the island’s main attraction: the world’s tallest, outdoor, seated bronze Buddha 111 feet tall and over 250 tons!

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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China: Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai
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Life Enriching

Opened my eyes to china and its people. ...
/ Adult traveler
Fairbanks, Alaska / Posted on March 25, 2015

Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Internal flights

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily (2 dinners with extension)

  • Guided sightseeing

    3 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (4 with extension); 1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director

  • Entrances

    Summer Palace; Forbidden City; Tiananmen Square; Great Wall of China; Hutong rickshaw tour; Temple of Heaven Park; Terracotta Warriors; Shanghai World Financial Center; Jade Buddha Temple; Yu Yuan Garden; With extension: Star Ferry ride; Peak Tram; Man Mo Temple

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—accredited learning

    Our online learning platform engages students in activities before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.
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