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 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
  • 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
From $1099 per person Free Inquiry
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 find your own way to the airport to catch the flight in NYC. Then take a cozy aircraft and fly to Beijing.
Day 2 Arrival in Beijing
Your delightful China tours from USA will officially start the moment you touch down at Beijing airport. After going through the safety check, you will be warmly greeted by our guide and driver outside the customs. Later, 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
This morning we will set out for Tiananmen Square to unveil today's Beijing tour from New York. You can find many landmarks of Beijing in this largest square, such as the solemn Monument to the People's Heroes and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. Later, go northwards to enter the magnificent Forbidden City for visiting. Built in Ming Dynasty (1644 - 1911), it is the world's largest and the best preserved wooden palaces complex housing a large amount of peerless and unique cultural relics for tourists to admire. Afterwards, we will treat you a hearty welcome lunch, and you can have a taste of the authentic Chinese food and the renowned Peking Roast Duck in a fancy restaurant. 

In the afternoon, a visit to the imposing Temple of Heaven will be arranged. With elaborately adorned palaces and halls as Circular Mound Altar and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, the imposing Temple of Heaven was used for holding sacrificial ceremonies by emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911). Then, we will arrange an exciting Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre for you to enjoy. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
After breakfast, a private vehicle will transfer you to Mutianyu to sight-see the superb view of the Great Wall with round-trip cable car. Like an alluring scroll painting, the majestic and spectacular Mutianyu section stretching endlessly along the roiling mountain ridge would highlight your 9 days China Tour from NYC. It is advised to have a substantial meal in the morning or prepare some snacks for today's lunch as the food inside the scenic area are not so delicious.

In the afternoon, we will drive you back to downtown city. En route, you can have a glance at the Olympic National Stadium built as a large bird's nest on your seat. The rest of the day will be free for you to have fun at the prosperous local market. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xi'an
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
Today we will take a morning excursion with the pretty Summer Palace, which is harmoniously composed of the graceful Longevity Hill and fascinating Kunming Lake. Next, the distinctive old Hutongs in Beijing are waiting for your deep exploration. Sitting on the local rickshaw, you can not only have a close contact with the time-honored Hutongs, but also get a better understanding with folk-customs of old Beijing. Later, the fun-filled activity of Chinese Paper Cutting will be scheduled. 

After lunch, you will be sent to catch the flight for Xi'an. Upon your landing, the guide of the following China tours from New York will pick you up and escort you 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
In the morning, we will head for a large-scaled underground military museum - Terracotta Army to have a look. Apart from the lifelike terracotta warriors and horses inside three pits, many unearthed relics of Qin Empire (221 - 207 BC) displayed on the Terracotta Warriors Museum are also worth a careful seeing. Next, pay a visit to a local family, and you can taste the yummy home-cooked lunch there. 

After that, there are the 13-layered Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the neighboring Xi'an Museum expecting you in south Xi'an. At about night, you will be entertained with excellent Tang Dynasty Show while having the 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
Cycling on the City Wall of Xian
Cycling on the City Wall of Xian
After breakfast, we will proceed to Xi'an City Wall Park to take a leisure stroll at the foot of the well-preserved City Wall. While observing the Xian people's daily life, 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. It is popular to have a cycling trip around the 13 km (8 miles) City Wall and overlook the prosperity and bustle of the city. You need to pay the bike rental by yourself. 

After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport to take the flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival, a comfortable ride will chauffeur you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai
Day 8 Shanghai
The Bund
The Bund
This morning a private transfer will drive you to Shanghai Museum to admire the cultural relics from different dynasties of ancient China. There, the artistic bronze wares, china wares as well as the calligraphy and painting works on exhibition especially deserves a look. Then, accompanied by our guide, you will have a nice glimpse at the beautiful Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar. Besides the luxuriant flowers and trees, a lot of delicate pavilions and halls are involved in the pearl-like Yu Garden. 

In the afternoon, the China tour from New York extends to the Former French Concession, where you can see various exotic garden houses and European-style buildings. Later, after viewing the skyscrapers like the Oriental Pearl Tower and World Financial Center at the Bund, we will take a romantic cruise on Huangpu River with spectacle view 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 CNY150 to Pudong Airport (PVG) is recommended. If leaving from another airport in Shanghai - Hongqiao Airport (SHA), the taxi fare and duration would be about CNY200 and at least 1.5 hours. Be careful to check in which airport you are going to take the 15-hour flight leaving from Shanghai to New York. 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!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book by Feb 28, 5% off - book from Mar 01
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Airfare from
New York
Single Room
Jan 18(Fri) Jan 26(Sat) $1099 $989--$329
Feb 23(Sat) Mar 03(Sun) $1099 $989--$329
Mar 04(Mon) Mar 12(Tue) $1109 $998$900$349
Mar 11(Mon) Mar 19(Tue) $1109 $998$900$349
Mar 25(Mon) Apr 02(Tue) $1109 $998$900$349
Apr 03(Wed) Apr 11(Thu) $1289 $1160$900$409
Apr 10(Wed) Apr 18(Thu) $1259 $1133$900$369
Apr 17(Wed) Apr 25(Thu) $1259 $1133$900$369
Apr 24(Wed) May 02(Thu) $1259 $1133$900$369
May 08(Wed) May 16(Thu) $1259 $1133$1100$369
May 15(Wed) May 23(Thu) $1259 $1133$1100$369
May 22(Wed) May 30(Thu) $1259 $1133$1500$369
May 29(Wed) Jun 06(Thu) $1269 $1142$1500$359
Jun 05(Wed) Jun 13(Thu) $1269 $1142$1500$359
Jun 12(Wed) Jun 20(Thu) $1269 $1142$1500$359
Jun 19(Wed) Jun 27(Thu) $1299 $1169$1500$399
Jun 26(Wed) Jul 04(Thu) $1269 $1142$1500$359
Jul 03(Wed) Jul 11(Thu) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Jul 10(Wed) Jul 18(Thu) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Jul 17(Wed) Jul 25(Thu) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Jul 24(Wed) Aug 01(Thu) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Jul 31(Wed) Aug 08(Thu) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Aug 07(Wed) Aug 15(Thu) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Aug 14(Wed) Aug 22(Thu) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Aug 21(Wed) Aug 29(Thu) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Aug 28(Wed) Sep 05(Thu) $1259 $1133$1300$369
Sep 04(Wed) Sep 12(Thu) $1299 $1169$1000$429
Sep 11(Wed) Sep 19(Thu) $1279 $1151$1000$389
Sep 18(Wed) Sep 26(Thu) $1279 $1151$1000$389
Oct 02(Wed) Oct 10(Thu) $1279 $1151$1000$389
Oct 09(Wed) Oct 17(Thu) $1279 $1151$1000$389
Oct 16(Wed) Oct 24(Thu) $1279 $1151$1000$389
Oct 23(Wed) Oct 31(Thu) $1279 $1151$1000$389
Oct 30(Wed) Nov 07(Thu) $1179 $1061$1000$389
Nov 06(Wed) Nov 14(Thu) $1179 $1061$1000$389
Nov 20(Wed) Nov 28(Thu) $1109 $998$1000$329
Dec 07(Sat) Dec 15(Sun) $1109 $998$1500$329
Dec 21(Sat) Dec 29(Sun) $1109 $998$1700$329

Remark: The prices in red reflect 10% discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book by Feb 28, 5% off - book from Mar 01
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Airfare from
New York
Single Room
Jan 04(Sat) Jan 12(Sun) $1109 $998$1000$329
Feb 12(Wed) Feb 20(Thu) $1109 $998$1000$329
Mar 04(Wed) Mar 12(Thu) $1109 $998$900$329
Mar 11(Wed) Mar 19(Thu) $1109 $998$900$329
Mar 25(Wed) Apr 02(Thu) $1109 $998$900$329
Apr 04(Sat) Apr 12(Sun) $1289 $1160$900$409
Apr 11(Sat) Apr 19(Sun) $1259 $1133$900$369
Apr 18(Sat) Apr 26(Sun) $1259 $1133$900$369
Apr 25(Sat) May 03(Sun) $1259 $1133$900$369
May 02(Sat) May 10(Sun) $1259 $1133$1100$369
May 09(Sat) May 17(Sun) $1259 $1133$1100$369
May 16(Sat) May 24(Sun) $1259 $1133$1100$369
May 23(Sat) May 31(Sun) $1259 $1133$1500$369
May 30(Sat) Jun 07(Sun) $1269 $1142$1500$359
Jun 06(Sat) Jun 14(Sun) $1269 $1142$1500$359
Jun 13(Sat) Jun 21(Sun) $1269 $1142$1500$359
Jun 20(Sat) Jun 28(Sun) $1299 $1169$1500$399
Jun 27(Sat) Jul 05(Sun) $1269 $1142$1500$359
Jul 04(Sat) Jul 12(Sun) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Jul 11(Sat) Jul 19(Sun) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Jul 18(Sat) Jul 26(Sun) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Jul 25(Sat) Aug 02(Sun) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Aug 01(Sat) Aug 09(Sun) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Aug 08(Sat) Aug 16(Sun) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Aug 15(Sat) Aug 23(Sun) $1299 $1169$1300$359
Aug 29(Sat) Sep 06(Sun) $1259 $1133$1300$369
Sep 05(Sat) Sep 13(Sun) $1299 $1169$1000$429
Sep 12(Sat) Sep 20(Sun) $1279 $1151$1000$389
Sep 19(Sat) Sep 27(Sun) $1279 $1151$1000$389
Oct 03(Sat) Oct 11(Sun) $1279 $1151$1000$389
Oct 10(Sat) Oct 18(Sun) $1279 $1151$1000$389
Oct 17(Sat) Oct 25(Sun) $1279 $1151$1000$389
Oct 24(Sat) Nov 01(Sun) $1279 $1151$1000$389
Oct 31(Sat) Nov 08(Sun) $1179 $1061$1000$389
Nov 07(Sat) Nov 15(Sun) $1179 $1061$1000$389
Nov 14(Sat) Nov 22(Sun) $1109 $998$1000$329
Dec 07(Mon) Dec 15(Tue) $1109 $998$1500$329
Dec 21(Mon) Dec 29(Tue) $1109 $998$1700$329

Remark: The prices in red reflect 10% discount.

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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