China Tour from Houston

SG17-INTL: 12 Days Small Group Tour of Houston - Beijing - Xi'an - Zhangjiajie - Shanghai - Houston
Tour Type: Small Group of 2-18 persons, guaranteed departures, all-inclusive
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed limousine
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • See the floating mountains of Avatar in reality in Zhangjiajie Forest Park
  • Have an exciting walk on the world's highest and longest glass bridge
  • View the soaring city skylines and feel the pulse of modern Shanghai
From $3059 per person Free Inquiry
Day 1 Flying from Houston
There is one direct flight a week from Houston to Beijing with the overall travel time of around 15 hours, except Tuesday. We will book the air ticket on your behalf and confirm with you the flight information in advance. Please pack your luggage well and arrive at the airport on your own on the day of flying.
Day 2 Arrival in Beijing
When you arrive in Beijing today, our local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the reserved hotel. The rest of the day is left for you to get refreshed or be familiar with Beijing on your own.
 
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 3 Beijing
Our group at the Tiananmen Square
Our group at the Tiananmen Square
Today, your China tour from Huston starts! We will first head to the Tiananmen Square, and then visit the Forbidden City, which was the imperial palace of ancient Chinese emperors. You can not only explore its fascinating halls and pavilions but also appreciate lots of ancient art treasures. Around noon, an a la carte lunch will be arranged at a fancy restaurant, where you can taste authentic Chinese food and famous Peking Roast Duck.

In the afternoon, continue to visit the Temple of Heaven with classic and unique imperial architecture. After that, our guide will accompany you to watch an exquisite Chinese Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre to conclude today’s travel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
After breakfast, a morning excursion will take you to the Mutianyu Great Wall, where you will see the majestic walls and beacon towers, as well as the gorgeous landscape. The round-trip cable car up and down the wall is included. Besides, we will provide you with red wine on the wall for a group toast. As restaurants nearby are of low quality, we do not arrange lunch today. It may be the best that you have a hearty breakfast or bring some fast food with you.

On the way back to downtown Beijing, we will pass the magnificent Olympic Bird’s Nest and you can see it at close quarters. Before returning to the hotel, have some free time at a popular local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xi'an
Today's China tour from America will take you to the Summer Palace which inherits the style of imperial gardens as well as the essence of garden construction from southern China. Afterwards, trace the old Beijing culture by rickshaw through the traditional Hutongs. Also, a special experience of making Chinese Paper Cutting will be arranged for you. Then, we will serve you an a la carte lunch at a nice restaurant with delicious food and great atmosphere.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to board a flight to Xi'an. After landing, our guide will pick you up and help you check in at the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 6 Xi'an
Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army
Today's China tour from Huston will be scheduled to the Terracotta Army, which houses the 2,200-year-old life size clay warriors and horses and delicate bronze chariots. Around noon, visit a local family and enjoy an authentic home cooked a la carte lunch there. If interested, you are welcomed to learn to cook Chinese cuisine from host.

Proceed to the Xi'an Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda in the afternoon. This evening will be highlighted by the colorful Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show and delicious Dumpling Dinner.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner
 Friendly Tips

Since the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during the periods. Clients will enjoy free time to relax.
Day 7 Xi'an - Zhangjiajie
City Wall, Xi'an
City Wall, Xi'an
After breakfast, continue today's China tour from Huston to the City Wall Park, a great place to observe the local life. With the help of Tai Chi master, you will have a Tai Chi practice there. Then, visit the well-preserved City Wall, where you can rent a bike to ride on the top to have an overall view of Xi'an. The bike rental fee is at your own expense. An a la carte lunch will be served at a well-known restaurant.

After lunch, visit Shaanxi History Museum to explore the long history and rich culture of China. Later, a visit to the Great Mosque follows. Surrounding the mosque is a lively Muslim bazaar, where you can collect souvenirs and gifts for families and friends. Afterwards, our guide will escort you to the airport to board the flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel by our Zhangjiajie guide.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel
Day 8 Zhangjiajie
In the morning, our guide will accompany to take the Bailong Sightseeing Elevator of 300 meters (950 feet) height to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, where you can overlook the famous Hallelujah Mountain featured in the movie “Avatar”. Then, you will be guided to take a public sightseeing bus to Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, which is rich in strange peaks and rocks, clouds and fog wreathed.

Afterwards, go along the Golden Whip Stream through a verdant valley and take a small train to view strangely-shaped hills along the Ten-Mile Gallery. In the end, you will be transferred to hotel to have a rest. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Zhangjiajie
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
The first stop of today’s China tour from the US is Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. You will have an exciting experience on Glass Bridge, which is considered as the world’s highest and longest glass bridge up to now. Then, take a boat to cruise over Baofeng Lake, where you can enjoy clear water reflecting the surrounding mountains.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Zhangjiajie - Shanghai
After breakfast, take the cable car to Tian Men Mountain, which is the world's most unique karst mountain. In the afternoon, our guide will see you off at the airport for a flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival, our local guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area and transfer you to the downtown area to check in at the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai
Day 11 Shanghai
Yu Garden
Yu Garden
Today's China tour from Huston starts with a visit to Shanghai Museum which is famous for its numerous precious collections. Then, go ahead to the well-known Yu Garden and its nearby traditional bazaar. Yu Garden was a private residence, combining ancient Chinese buildings, water, hill and natural scenery. A luxurious farewell a la carte lunch will be served at an elegant restaurant with the best Shanghai cuisine.

In the afternoon, you will be guided to stroll along the Former French Concession, a great place to learn about Shanghai's colonial history. Then, wander in the prosperous Bund area and take a one-hour cruise along the Huangpu River. In the end, our guide and driver will transfer you back to the hotel and say goodbye to you. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 12 Shanghai - Houston
Today your China tour from the United States is going to be finished. Please pack your luggage and check out before 12:00. You can book a taxi prior to your departure. No direct flight flies from Shanghai to Houston, so you are recommended to transfer in Chicago, San Francisco or Los Angeles with the overall duration of 17 - 20 hours. Wish you a pleasant trip home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book by Feb 28, 5% off - book from Mar 01
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Air+Land
(From IAH)
Single Room
Supplement
 
Mar 25(Mon) Apr 05(Fri) $2069 $1862$3269 $3062$589
Apr 03(Wed) Apr 14(Sun) $2219 $1997$3219 $2997$619
Apr 10(Wed) Apr 21(Sun) $2219 $1997$3219 $2997$619
Apr 17(Wed) Apr 28(Sun) $2219 $1997$3219 $2997$619
Apr 24(Wed) May 05(Sun) $2219 $1997$3219 $2997$619
May 08(Wed) May 19(Sun) $2219 $1997$3519 $3297$619
May 15(Wed) May 26(Sun) $2219 $1997$3519 $3297$619
May 22(Wed) Jun 02(Sun) $2219 $1997$3519 $3297$619
May 29(Wed) Jun 09(Sun) $2209 $1988$3509 $3288$609
Jun 05(Wed) Jun 16(Sun) $2209 $1988$3609 $3388$609
Jun 12(Wed) Jun 23(Sun) $2209 $1988$3609 $3388$609
Jun 19(Wed) Jun 30(Sun) $2219 $1997$3719 $3497$629
Jun 26(Wed) Jul 07(Sun) $2209 $1988$3709 $3488$609
Jul 03(Wed) Jul 14(Sun) $2239 $2015$3739 $3515$619
Jul 10(Wed) Jul 21(Sun) $2239 $2015$3739 $3515$619
Jul 17(Wed) Jul 28(Sun) $2239 $2015$3739 $3515$619
Jul 24(Wed) Aug 04(Sun) $2239 $2015$3739 $3515$619
Jul 31(Wed) Aug 11(Sun) $2239 $2015$3739 $3515$619
Aug 07(Wed) Aug 18(Sun) $2239 $2015$3739 $3515$619
Aug 14(Wed) Aug 25(Sun) $2239 $2015$3739 $3515$619
Aug 21(Wed) Sep 01(Sun) $2239 $2015$3539 $3315$619
Aug 28(Wed) Sep 08(Sun) $2219 $1997$3219 $2997$619
Sep 04(Wed) Sep 15(Sun) $2229 $2006$3229 $3006$649
Sep 11(Wed) Sep 22(Sun) $2229 $2006$3229 $3006$649
Sep 18(Wed) Sep 29(Sun) $2229 $2006$3629 $3406$649
Oct 02(Wed) Oct 13(Sun) $2229 $2006$3229 $3006$649
Oct 09(Wed) Oct 20(Sun) $2229 $2006$3229 $3006$649
Oct 16(Wed) Oct 27(Sun) $2229 $2006$3229 $3006$649
Oct 23(Wed) Nov 03(Sun) $2229 $2006$3229 $3006$649
Oct 30(Wed) Nov 10(Sun) $2139 $1925$3139 $2925$629
Nov 06(Wed) Nov 17(Sun) $2139 $1925$3439 $3225$629
Nov 20(Wed) Dec 01(Sun) $2059 $1853$3059 $2853$579

Remark: The prices in red reflect 10% discount of land tour. International airfare does not enjoy discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book by Feb 28, 5% off - book from Mar 01
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Air+Land
(From IAH)
Single Room
Supplement
 
Mar 30(Mon) Apr 10(Fri) $2149 $1934$3349 $3134$559
Apr 04(Sat) Apr 15(Wed) $2259 $2033$3259 $3033$579
Apr 11(Sat) Apr 22(Wed) $2259 $2033$3259 $3033$579
Apr 18(Sat) Apr 29(Wed) $2259 $2033$3259 $3033$579
Apr 25(Sat) May 06(Wed) $2259 $2033$3259 $3033$579
May 02(Sat) May 13(Wed) $2259 $2033$3559 $3333$579
May 09(Sat) May 20(Wed) $2259 $2033$3559 $3333$579
May 16(Sat) May 27(Wed) $2259 $2033$3559 $3333$579
May 23(Sat) Jun 03(Wed) $2259 $2033$3559 $3333$579
May 30(Sat) Jun 10(Wed) $2239 $2015$3539 $3315$559
Jun 06(Sat) Jun 17(Wed) $2239 $2015$3639 $3415$559
Jun 13(Sat) Jun 24(Wed) $2239 $2015$3639 $3415$559
Jun 20(Sat) Jul 01(Wed) $2239 $2015$3739 $3515$559
Jun 27(Sat) Jul 08(Wed) $2239 $2015$3739 $3515$559
Jul 04(Sat) Jul 15(Wed) $2269 $2042$3769 $3542$559
Jul 11(Sat) Jul 22(Wed) $2269 $2042$3769 $3542$559
Jul 18(Sat) Jul 29(Wed) $2269 $2042$3769 $3542$559
Jul 25(Sat) Aug 05(Wed) $2269 $2042$3769 $3542$559
Aug 01(Sat) Aug 12(Wed) $2269 $2042$3769 $3542$559
Aug 08(Sat) Aug 19(Wed) $2269 $2042$3769 $3542$559
Aug 15(Sat) Aug 26(Wed) $2269 $2042$3769 $3542$559
Aug 29(Sat) Sep 09(Wed) $2259 $2033$3259 $3033$579
Sep 05(Sat) Sep 16(Wed) $2269 $2042$3269 $3042$589
Sep 12(Sat) Sep 23(Wed) $2269 $2042$3269 $3042$589
Sep 19(Sat) Sep 30(Wed) $2269 $2042$3669 $3442$589
Oct 03(Sat) Oct 14(Wed) $2269 $2042$3269 $3042$589
Oct 10(Sat) Oct 21(Wed) $2269 $2042$3269 $3042$589
Oct 17(Sat) Oct 28(Wed) $2269 $2042$3269 $3042$589
Oct 24(Sat) Nov 04(Wed) $2269 $2042$3269 $3042$589
Oct 31(Sat) Nov 11(Wed) $2179 $1961$3179 $2961$589
Nov 07(Sat) Nov 18(Wed) $2179 $1961$3479 $3261$589
Nov 14(Sat) Nov 25(Wed) $2129 $1916$3429 $3216$529

Remark: The prices in red reflect 10% discount of land tour. International airfare does not enjoy discount.

Price Includes
  • China domestic airfares
  • Round-trip airfare from Houston (IAH)
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • Land only package excludes international airfare
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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