Tour Number: 1602840ED
Group Leader: Bailey Cavanaugh
Requested Departure Date: 6/20/2015
Requested Return Date: 6/28/2015
Requested Departure Gateway: Boston
9 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

  • 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

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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

Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world — at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • 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)

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Tour Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-tour logistics and provide knowledgeable insights everywhere you go.

  • 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

  • weShare—accredited learning

    Students learn on a deeper level through weShare, our online learning platform. With activities before, during and after tour, students can create and share a final project for academic credit.

  • Experiential learning

    Taiji lesson; School visit; Tea ceremony; Meal with Chinese family; Bike ride on the Xi’an City Wall; Dim Sum tasting (with extension)

Total Price

$3,630
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