China Tour from New York

SG01-INTL: 9 Days Small Group Tour of New York - Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - New York
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: 7 nights, nice 5-star hotels
Meals: 7 western buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River to take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
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From US$1969 per person
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Day 1 Flying from New York
Most of the time, there are 4 direct flights operating daily from New York to Beijing with about 13.5 to 14 hours duration time. Our professional guide will confirm the schedule with you in advance. On the departure date, please make your own way to the airport and catch your flight to Beijing.
Day 2 Arrival in Beijing
Your delightful China tour from USA will start the moment you touch down at Beijing airport. You will be warmly greeted by our guide and driver outside customs and then a private vehicle will transfer you to the hotel for a good rest.
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 3 Beijing
Our clients at Tiananmen Square
Our clients at Tiananmen Square
We will unveil today's Beijing tour from New York in Tiananmen Square, one of the Capital's most popular spaces. In this large square you will find many popular landmarks such as the solemn Monument to the People's Heroes and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. Go northwards and enter the magnificent Forbidden City, built in the Ming Dynasty (1644 - 1911). This stunning complex is also the world's largest and best preserved wooden palace complex and offers various displays containing many unique cultural relics. Afterwards, we will treat you to a hearty welcome lunch, where you can taste authentic Chinese food including the renowned Peking Roast Duck. 

In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven was originally used for holding sacrificial ceremonies for the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911) and contains elaborate palaces and halls including the Circular Mound Altar and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest. In the evening, you will get to enjoy an exciting Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Today you will be taken to the Mutianyu to see the superb view of the Great Wall and which also includes a round-trip cable car. Like an alluring scroll painting, the Mutianyu section stretches endlessly along the roiling mountain ridge, a picture worth saving in your camera. This part of the tour will surely be the highlight of your 9 days China Tour from NYC. It is also advised that you eat a substantial meal in the morning or prepare some snacks for today's lunch as the food inside the scenic area may not be to your taste.

In the afternoon, we will drive you back to downtown. You are free to enjoy an interesting local market for the rest of the day. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xi'an
First, we will spend part of the morning at the exquisite Summer Palace, complete with the graceful Longevity Hill and the fascinating Kunming Lake. Then we will pass by the Olympic National Stadium also known as the bird's nest and take photos of its appearance. Enjoy an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a decent local restaurant.

After lunch, the distinctive old Hutongs in Beijing await your visit. As you enjoy this local rickshaw-ride, you will also be able to get a closer view of the time-honored Hutongs while gaining a better understanding of Beijing folk-customs. Later, another fun-filled activity will be scheduled: Chinese Paper Cutting. Afterwards, you will be sent to catch the flight for Xi'an. Once you have arrived, you will be picked up and escorted to the hotel. 
Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 6 Xi'an
Learn to make dumplings in Xi'an family visit
Learn to make dumplings in Xi'an family visit
Your China tours from New York continue today. In the morning, we will head for a large-scaled underground military museum - the Terracotta Army, which is home to hundreds of lifelike terracotta warriors and horses inside three giant pits. Many unearthed relics from the Qin Empire (221 - 207 BC) are also on display in the Terracotta Warriors Museum and are definitely worth seeing. Our visit to the museum will later be followed with a visit to a local family where you can enjoy home-cooked food

The next attractions we will visit are the 13-layered Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the neighboring Xi'an Museum. The evening is reserved for a night of entertainment with an excellent Tang Dynasty Show and a special 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 - Shanghai
After breakfast, we will proceed to Xi'an City Wall Park and take a leisurely stroll at the foot of the well-preserved City Wall. It is also a good place to observe the local Xian people's daily life. Besides, you can also join the locals to play Tai Chi with them if interested. Then, follow our guide to climb the famous and historical Xi'an City Wall, which offers beautiful city views. It is also possible to rent a bike and go cycling along the wall although this activity is at your own expense. 

After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai and from there, you will be chauffeured to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Day 8 Shanghai
The Bund
The Bund
This morning you will visit the Shanghai Museum, filled with cultural relics from the different dynasties of ancient China, including artistic bronze wares, china wares, calligraphy and painting works. Then, accompanied by our guide, you will get a glimpse of the beautiful Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar, with its luxuriant flowers and trees, delicate pavilions and halls. 

In the afternoon, the China tour from New York will extend to the Former French Concession, a district known for its exotic garden houses and European-style buildings. Once you have been satisfied with viewing skyscrapers, the Oriental Pearl Tower and World Financial Center at the Bund, we will take a peaceful cruise on the Huangpu River to round off the day. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 9 Shanghai - New York
Today marks the end of this 9 days China tour from America. After checking out, please reach the airport for your homeward flight on your own. Hailing a taxi at the cost of around CNY200 to Pudong Airport (PVG) is recommended. If leaving from another airport in Shanghai - Hongqiao Airport (SHA), the taxi fare and duration costs about CNY100 and at least 1 hour. Please remember to check which airport your flight departs from. We wish you a nice journey home! 

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)
(From JFK)
Single Room
Aug 05(Wed)Aug 13(Thu)$1459$2759$409
Aug 12(Wed)Aug 20(Thu)$1459$2759$409
Aug 19(Wed)Aug 27(Thu)$1459$2759$409
Aug 26(Wed)Sep 03(Thu)$1449$2749$419
Sep 02(Wed)Sep 10(Thu)$1439$2439$459
Sep 09(Wed)Sep 17(Thu)$1439$2439$459
Sep 16(Wed)Sep 24(Thu)$1439$2439$459
Sep 23(Wed)Oct 01(Thu)$1439$2439$459
Oct 07(Wed)Oct 15(Thu)$1439$2439$459
Oct 14(Wed)Oct 22(Thu)$1439$2439$459
Oct 21(Wed)Oct 29(Thu)$1439$2439$459
Oct 28(Wed)Nov 05(Thu)$1309$2309$459
Nov 04(Wed)Nov 12(Thu)$1309$2309$459
Nov 11(Wed)Nov 19(Thu)$1299$2299$439
Nov 18(Wed)Nov 26(Thu)$1229$2229$389
Dec 08(Tue)Dec 16(Wed)$1219$2419$379
Dec 22(Tue)Dec 30(Wed)$1219$2419$379
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
(From JFK)
Single Room
Jan 08(Fri)Jan 16(Sat)$1139$2339$349
Feb 19(Fri)Feb 27(Sat)$1139$2339$349
Mar 03(Wed)Mar 11(Thu)$1169$1969$379
Mar 10(Wed)Mar 18(Thu)$1169$1969$379
Mar 24(Wed)Apr 01(Thu)$1169$1969$379
Mar 31(Wed)Apr 08(Thu)$1329$2129$409
Apr 07(Wed)Apr 15(Thu)$1329$2129$409
Apr 14(Wed)Apr 22(Thu)$1329$2129$409
Apr 21(Wed)Apr 29(Thu)$1329$2129$409
May 05(Wed)May 13(Thu)$1329$2429$409
May 12(Wed)May 20(Thu)$1329$2429$409
May 19(Wed)May 27(Thu)$1329$2829$409
May 26(Wed)Jun 03(Thu)$1339$2839$389
Jun 02(Wed)Jun 10(Thu)$1329$2829$389
Jun 09(Wed)Jun 17(Thu)$1329$2829$389
Jun 16(Wed)Jun 24(Thu)$1329$2829$389
Jun 23(Wed)Jul 01(Thu)$1329$2829$389
Jun 30(Wed)Jul 08(Thu)$1369$2669$389
Jul 07(Wed)Jul 15(Thu)$1369$2669$389
Jul 14(Wed)Jul 22(Thu)$1369$2669$389
Jul 21(Wed)Jul 29(Thu)$1369$2669$389
Jul 28(Wed)Aug 05(Thu)$1369$2669$389
Aug 04(Wed)Aug 12(Thu)$1369$2669$389
Aug 11(Wed)Aug 19(Thu)$1369$2669$389
Aug 18(Wed)Aug 26(Thu)$1369$2669$389
Aug 25(Wed)Sep 02(Thu)$1349$2649$399
Sep 01(Wed)Sep 09(Thu)$1349$2349$429
Sep 08(Wed)Sep 16(Thu)$1349$2349$429
Sep 15(Wed)Sep 23(Thu)$1349$2349$429
Sep 22(Wed)Sep 30(Thu)$1349$2349$429
Oct 06(Wed)Oct 14(Thu)$1349$2349$429
Oct 13(Wed)Oct 21(Thu)$1349$2349$429
Oct 20(Wed)Oct 28(Thu)$1349$2349$429
Oct 27(Wed)Nov 04(Thu)$1229$2229$429
Nov 03(Wed)Nov 11(Thu)$1229$2229$429
Nov 10(Wed)Nov 18(Thu)$1219$2219$409
Nov 19(Fri)Nov 27(Sat)$1149$2149$369
Dec 03(Fri)Dec 11(Sat)$1139$2339$359
Dec 22(Wed)Dec 30(Thu)$1139$2339$359
Price Includes
  • China domestic airfares
  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK)
  • 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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