China Tour from Los Angeles

SG05-INTL: 12 Days Small Group Tour of Los Angeles - Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Shanghai - Los Angeles
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 travelers, guaranteed departures, all-inclusive
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights, nice 5-star & 4-star hotels
Meals: 10 western buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Giant Pandas
  • Have a once in a life chance to get close to the incredibly cute treasure - Pandas
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River to take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
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Day 1 Flying from Los Angeles
In general, about 2 to 4 direct flights are available everyday from Los Angeles to Beijing. After checking the details of the flight schedule with us, please go to Los Angeles airport on your own, and take a 13-hour flight to Beijing.
Day 2 Arrival in Beijing
Upon your arrival, the guide and driver of this China tour from Los Angeles in Beijing will give a warm greeting to you outside the customs. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel.
 
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 3 Beijing
Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
This morning, we will set out for the largest urban square in the world, Tiananmen Square, to unveil the 12 days private China tour from USA. Then, enter the famed Forbidden City to catch the grandness and exquisite beauty of the royal buildings of Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911). After viewing the richly ornamented palaces, halls and the tranquil imperial gardens from the magnificent Palace Museum, you will be treated to a bumper welcome lunch of Peking Duck.

In the afternoon, follow our guide to the Temple of Heaven, an imperial sacrificing complex of altars and temples. You can do some sightseeing there. Later, please enjoy the Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Today we are going to tour the Mutianyu Great Wall with round trip cable car included. With winding tall defensive walls connected by mighty beacon towers along mountain ridges, the imposing Mutianyu section has attracted many tourists from home and broad for years. Moreover, a toast of red wine will be proposed there to celebrate the memorable moment of this China tour from the United States. Lunch is not included in our price, so you can prepare some snacks before departure, and our guide will offer some recommendations about the neighboring restaurants.

Afterwards, we will drive back and a visit to the bustling local market will be arranged. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xi'an
After breakfast, you will be guided to appreciate the picturesque landscape of Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake inside the best-preserved royal garden, Summer Palace. Next, we will make a stop at the Olympic Bird's Nest for you to take photos.

After lunch, an interesting old Beijing Hutong rickshaw tour will be laid on, and you can learn more about Chinese culture from the activity of Chinese Paper Cutting later. Then the guide will escort you to catch the flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted by the guide of the Xi'an tour from Los Angeles, and then be transferred to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 6 Xi'an
Small Wild Goose Pagoda
Small Wild Goose Pagoda
Today we will pay a visit to the unrivalled Terracotta Army, and marvel at various kinds of pottery figurines such as infantry warriors, kneeling archers, and the unique green-faced terracotta warrior from the three large pits. After the terra-cotta warriors excursion, you will be picked up for a local family visit where you can enjoy an authentic home-cooked lunch and learn to cook Chinese dishes with the hostess if you wish.

In the afternoon, continue this China tour from Los Angeles with a visit to the Xi'an Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Afterwards, we will entertain you with a feast of dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

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

Clients visiting in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec need to arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater is usually not open at that time.
Day 7 Xi'an
Have fun on Xi'an City Wall
Have fun on Xi'an City Wall
Observing the morning life of the locals in the City Wall Park, you will be able to have Tai Chi practice later. Then, our guide will accompany you to overlook the ancient capital of Chang'an from Xi'an City Wall. You can either take a leisure stroll or rent a bike for cycling at your own expense.

After an a la carte lunch, you will be led to immerse yourself in five thousand years old history in Provincial History Museum by observing the delicate cultural relics. Then, the popular Muslim Quarter and the distinctive Great Mosque will await you in downtown Xi'an.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Xi'an - Chengdu
Today a 4-hour high-speed train will take you to Chengdu after breakfast. When you reach Chengdu railway station, our local guide will escort you to check in at the hotel. You will be free for the rest of the day to explore the surroundings. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Day 9 Chengdu
Giant pandas
Giant pandas
After breakfast, we will head for the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where you are able to observe the amusing scenes of pandas eating bamboos, climbing trees and playing with each other. If lucky enough, you can also see the adorable baby pandas in the early morning. Then, when passing through the famed Broad and Narrow Alleys, you can taste some local cuisines for lunch.

In the afternoon, our Chengdu trip will extend to Jinsha Site Museum, and you will then experience some leisure time at Renmin Park after a tea break.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 10 Chengdu - Shanghai
This morning, you will be escorted to the airport for the flight to the last city on your China tour from Los Angeles, Shanghai. Upon your arrival, the guide will pick you up and help you with the hotel check-in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Day 11 Shanghai
Huangpu River cruise
Huangpu River cruise
Today's first stop will be Shanghai Museum which is full of exquisite bronze wares, jade wares and ceramics. Later, you will be led to have an in-depth exploration in Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar. There the verdant plants, pretty rockeries and well-decorated pavilions and towers will impress you deeply.

When you are through with the a la carte farewell lunch, you will be guided to the graceful Former French Concession. Next, go to the must-visit site in Shanghai - the Bund, and feel the modernization of the city from those forest-like high-rise buildings along both banks of Huangpu River. Finally, take a relaxing Huangpu River cruise to round off the day.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 12 Shanghai - Los Angeles
After breakfast, you can hail a taxi to catch the homeward flight at the cost of about CNY200. The daily direct flight will take 11.5 hours to fly from Pudong airport to Los Angeles. We hope you will be able to look back on this pleasant 12 days China tour from America and that perhaps you will return to us for more exciting Oriental experiences.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Air+Land
(From LAX)
Single Room
Supplement
 
Jan 08(Fri)Jan 19(Tue)$1769$2769$549
Feb 19(Fri)Mar 02(Tue)$1769$2469$549
Mar 03(Wed)Mar 14(Sun)$1799$2499$579
Mar 10(Wed)Mar 21(Sun)$1799$2499$579
Mar 24(Wed)Apr 04(Sun)$1839$2539$589
Mar 31(Wed)Apr 11(Sun)$1969$2769$639
Apr 07(Wed)Apr 18(Sun)$1969$2769$639
Apr 14(Wed)Apr 25(Sun)$1969$2769$639
Apr 21(Wed)May 02(Sun)$1969$2769$639
May 05(Wed)May 16(Sun)$1969$2969$639
May 12(Wed)May 23(Sun)$1969$2969$639
May 19(Wed)May 30(Sun)$1969$3469$639
May 26(Wed)Jun 06(Sun)$1939$3439$609
Jun 02(Wed)Jun 13(Sun)$1939$3439$599
Jun 09(Wed)Jun 20(Sun)$1939$3439$599
Jun 16(Wed)Jun 27(Sun)$1939$3439$599
Jun 23(Wed)Jul 04(Sun)$1939$3339$599
Jun 30(Wed)Jul 11(Sun)$1979$3279$599
Jul 07(Wed)Jul 18(Sun)$1979$3279$599
Jul 14(Wed)Jul 25(Sun)$1979$3279$599
Jul 21(Wed)Aug 01(Sun)$1979$3279$599
Jul 28(Wed)Aug 08(Sun)$1979$3279$599
Aug 04(Wed)Aug 15(Sun)$1979$3279$599
Aug 11(Wed)Aug 22(Sun)$1979$3279$599
Aug 18(Wed)Aug 29(Sun)$1979$3279$599
Aug 25(Wed)Sep 05(Sun)$1989$2989$619
Sep 01(Wed)Sep 12(Sun)$1989$2989$659
Sep 08(Wed)Sep 19(Sun)$1989$2989$659
Sep 15(Wed)Sep 26(Sun)$1989$2989$659
Sep 22(Wed)Oct 03(Sun)$1989$2989$659
Oct 06(Wed)Oct 17(Sun)$1989$2989$659
Oct 13(Wed)Oct 24(Sun)$1989$2989$659
Oct 20(Wed)Oct 31(Sun)$1989$2989$659
Oct 27(Wed)Nov 07(Sun)$1879$2879$659
Nov 03(Wed)Nov 14(Sun)$1879$2779$659
Nov 10(Wed)Nov 21(Sun)$1859$2759$629
Nov 19(Fri)Nov 30(Tue)$1839$3239$629
Dec 03(Fri)Dec 14(Tue)$1779$3179$559
Dec 22(Wed)Jan 02(Sun)$1779$3179$559
Price Includes
  • China domestic airfares & train fares
  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX)
  • 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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    5.02 Reviews
    Jonna Angelos
    united states
    Posted on January 08, 2019
    A well-organized group tour, which we enjoyed very much. The guides in both Beijing and Xian are knowledgeable and attentive. They speak fluent English and know very well about their cities. Wonderful!
    Bunty Law
    United States
    Posted on December 31, 2018
    Our China vacation was excellent! We enjoyed all the meals presented to us and found that the variety of dishes available meant that there was always a choice to satisfy all tastes. We also liked the different regional variations as we visited. The fact that most of our lunches were taken in Chinese restaurants, frequented mostly by Chinese added to the pleasure of the experience.

    All the guides allotted to us were wonderful. They seemed to be able to put us at ease from the start, were ever attentive to our needs and showed high degrees of local knowledge. They managed to strike just the right balance of friendliness and courtesy. All the drivers were polite and attentive. The cars were always clean, even between visits during the day we could see they had been cleaned. At no time did we feel uncomfortable with their driving skills. We particularly liked the punctuality of all the guides throughout our journey. On no occasion were we ever left waiting. ... More
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