China Tour from Washington

SG06-INTL: 15 Days Small Group Tour of Washington - Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai - Washington
Tour Type: Small Group of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures, all-inclusive
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights at nice 5-star & 4-star hotels, 3 nights on Yangtze River cruise
Meals: 13 western buffet breakfasts, 7 lunches with some being a la carte style, 3 dinners

Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Giant Pandas
  • See the giant pandas up close in the Panda Breeding and Research Center
  • Soften and scent your body from head to toe on Yangtze River cruise
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
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Day 1 Flying from Washington
There are one to two direct flights available daily from Washington D.C. to Beijing, and the overall travel time is around 14 hours. We will book the air tickets in advance and confirm with you the flight information beforehand. Pack your luggage well and head to the airport on your own on the day of flying.  
Day 2 Arrival in Beijing
Forbidden City
Forbidden City
Upon landing, you will meet our guide after reclaiming luggage and clearing customs at the airport. Then the driver will transfer you to the hotel and help you check in. The rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest, so as to enjoy your China tour from Washington D.C. energetically tomorrow.
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 3 Beijing
The first stop of your China tour from Washington D.C. is Tiananmen Square. Then, you will be guided northward to reach the Forbidden City, also known as Imperial Palace, which is known as one of the most majestic palaces in the world and it is the essence of ancient Chinese palace architecture.

After, have an a la carte welcome lunch with authentic Chinese food and Peking Roast Duck at a fancy restaurant.

Continue to the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon, the largest ceremonial building complex all over the world. Later, enjoy a fantastic Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater accompanied by our guide.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Your trip today starts from Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the most essential sections of the Great Wall. We will arrange the round-trip cable car up and down from the wall and provide you with red wine for a ceremony toast to commemorate this unforgettable moment on the wall.    

Because the restaurants near the Great Wall do not meet our service standards, we do not organize uniform dining. We kindly suggest you have a hearty breakfast or bring some fast foods by yourself. If you would like to dine in nearby restaurants, our guide will assist you.

Go back to downtown in the afternoon and explore a featured local market. After, our guide and driver will send you back to your hotel.
Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xi'an
After breakfast, continue China tour from Washington D.C. to the Summer Palace, the most complete royal palace garden in China. Then, we will have a short photo stop at Olympic National Stadium, also namely the Bird's Nest.

At noon, we will serve you an a la carte lunch at a fancy restaurant.

In the afternoon, our guide will accompany you to explore the Beijing Hutongs by rickshaw and experience Chinese Paper Cutting. After that, our guide will transfer you to the airport to board a flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival, our local guide will pick you up outside the baggage claim area and send you to hotel for a three-night stay.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 6 Xi'an
Our clients learning to make dumplings in Xi'an family visit
Our clients learning to make dumplings in Xi'an family visit
Today's China tour from Washington D.C. starts from Terracotta Army which is the accessary pits to the mausoleum of first emperor of China. At noon, we specially arrange you a home cooked a la carte lunch in a local family where you can also learn to cook Chinese dishes from the host. 

Continue our itinerary to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum after lunch. Tonight, our guide will accompany you to spend a fantastic evening watching the splendid Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while eating the famous Dumpling Dinner.

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
Xi'an City Wall
Xi'an City Wall
This morning, our guide will take you to the City Wall Park to have a morning exercise and observe locals' life. Here we will invite a master to teach you Tai Chi, an internal Chinese Martial art practiced widely for health benefits. Then, visit the City Wall, a military defense system to protect Xi'an in ancient times. If you are interested, renting a bicycle to ride on the ancient wall is available (the bike rental fee is not included in our price).

At midday, we will serve you an a la carte meal at a nice restaurant. 

Then, extend this China tour from USA to Shaanxi History Museum and Great Mosque. Near the mosque is Muslim Quarter, where you can taste some snacks or buy souvenirs.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Xi'an - Chengdu
After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to Xi'an North Railway Station for the high speed train to Chengdu. The duration on the train is around 4 hours. Upon arrival, our local guide will pick you up and help you check-in at the booked hotel. The rest of the day is for you to have a rest or get familiar with Chengdu. If you need any information about Chengdu's shopping, dining and more, our guide will be glad to assist you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Day 9 Chengdu
Cute pandas
Cute pandas
This morning, our guide will accompany you to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Here, you can watch these cute pandas eating bamboos, playing with each other, and bathing in the sun at close range. Then, visit the Broad and Narrow Alleys, where you can have taste various Sichuan dishes under guide's suggestions.

In the afternoon, continue to visit Jinsha Site Museum and Renmin Park. You can have a tea break and experience locals' casual life in the Renmin Park.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 10 Chengdu - Chongqing
Enjoy the beautiful scenery during Yangtze River cruise
Enjoy the beautiful scenery during Yangtze River cruise
Our guide will transfer you to the railway station to take a 2-hour bullet train to Chongqing in the morning. Our Chongqing guide will meet you at the station and take you to visit Jiefangbei CBD and Ci Qi Kou ancient village. You will have a dinner by yourself, but our guide will be glad to give you some suggestions if you need. 

After dinner, board the 5-star President No.8 ship for your three-day Yangtze River cruise tour. A private cabin with balcony is booked for you to enjoy the amazing scenery along the river.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: President No. 8 with balcony
Day 11 Yangtze River Cruise
The buffet breakfast is from 7:00 to 8:00. Then, the tour guide on the cruise will explain the itinerary for the next few days and the facilities on board. For the rest time in the morning, you can lie down on one of the chairs on the deck to enjoy scenery. At about 12:30, go to Shuangguishan National Forest Park for an onshore tour. Then return to the ship and continue the cruise. Dinner is served at 18:00, and then there is the Captain's welcome party, which has sing and dance shows and fun games. Also, you are welcomed to perform.
Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Yangtze River Cruise
Shennong Stream excursion
Shennong Stream excursion
Today, sail through the Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. On the way, disembark at Badong and take a special pea-boat to float along Shennong Stream. Sitting on the boat and drifting on the clear stream, you can appreciate the beautiful scenery more closely while enjoying the singing of the guide and boat trackers.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 Yichang - Shanghai
Check out and disembark to visit the Three Gorges Dam after breakfast. It is the largest hydro-electric power station and dam in the world. 

Then, you will be sent to the Three Gorges Tourism Centre in Yichang City, where you will meet our local guide and be transferred to the railway station to catch a bullet train to Shanghai, the last destination of your China tour from United States. Our Shanghai local guide will meet you when you arrive at the railway station after 7.5-hour train trip and then take you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Day 14 Shanghai
The Bund, Shanghai
The Bund, Shanghai
Today's China tour from Washington D.C. will start with Shanghai Museum, which displays around a million pieces of antiques. Then, head to Yu Garden and its nearby traditional bazaar. The highlights of the garden are the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade, and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion.

Around noon, an a la carte farewell lunch will be provided at a fantastic restaurant.

Then, you will be guided to the Former French Concession to explore Shanghai's colonial history. After, go to the Bund and have a cruise tour on the Huangpu River. At the end of the day, our guide and drive will say bon voyage in the hotel lobby.  

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 15 Departure from Shanghai
Today your China tour from Washington D.C. is going to be finished. You need to head to the airport on your own. We recommend you reserve a taxi at the hotel reception beforehand to save time. If you need an airport transfer, we will be very glad to assist you. There is no direct flight between Shanghai and Washington D.C., and you may make connections in Dallas or Chicago. The overall travel time is around 16 - 20 hours. We wish you all the best!

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 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
(From DCA)
Single Room
Mar 31(Thu)Apr 14(Thu)$2789 $2510$3889 $3610$1029
Apr 07(Thu)Apr 21(Thu)$2789 $2510$3889 $3610$1029
Apr 14(Thu)Apr 28(Thu)$2789 $2510$3889 $3610$1029
Apr 21(Thu)May 05(Thu)$2849 $2564$3949 $3664$1079
May 05(Thu)May 19(Thu)$2849 $2564$4049 $3764$1079
May 12(Thu)May 26(Thu)$2849 $2564$4049 $3764$1079
May 19(Thu)Jun 02(Thu)$2849 $2564$4249 $3964$1069
May 26(Thu)Jun 09(Thu)$2779 $2501$4179 $3901$999
Jun 02(Thu)Jun 16(Thu)$2769 $2492$4169 $3892$989
Jun 09(Thu)Jun 23(Thu)$2769 $2492$4169 $3892$989
Jun 16(Thu)Jun 30(Thu)$2769 $2492$4169 $3892$989
Jun 23(Thu)Jul 07(Thu)$2779 $2501$4179 $3901$999
Jun 30(Thu)Jul 14(Thu)$2809 $2528$4109 $3828$999
Jul 07(Thu)Jul 21(Thu)$2809 $2528$4109 $3828$999
Jul 14(Thu)Jul 28(Thu)$2809 $2528$4109 $3828$999
Jul 21(Thu)Aug 04(Thu)$2809 $2528$4109 $3828$999
Jul 28(Thu)Aug 11(Thu)$2809 $2528$4109 $3828$999
Aug 04(Thu)Aug 18(Thu)$2809 $2528$4109 $3828$999
Aug 11(Thu)Aug 25(Thu)$2809 $2528$4109 $3828$999
Aug 18(Thu)Sep 01(Thu)$2809 $2528$4109 $3828$999
Aug 25(Thu)Sep 08(Thu)$2869 $2582$4169 $3882$1109
Sep 01(Thu)Sep 15(Thu)$2869 $2582$4169 $3882$1109
Sep 08(Thu)Sep 22(Thu)$2869 $2582$4169 $3882$1109
Sep 15(Thu)Sep 29(Thu)$2869 $2582$4169 $3882$1109
Sep 22(Thu)Oct 06(Thu)$2869 $2582$4169 $3882$1109
Oct 06(Thu)Oct 20(Thu)$2869 $2582$4069 $3782$1109
Oct 13(Thu)Oct 27(Thu)$2869 $2582$4069 $3782$1109
Oct 20(Thu)Nov 03(Thu)$2869 $2582$4069 $3782$1109
Oct 27(Thu)Nov 10(Thu)$2739 $2465$3939 $3665$1049
Nov 03(Thu)Nov 17(Thu)$2739 $2465$3939 $3665$1049
Price Includes
  • China domestic airfare & train fares
  • Round-trip airfare from Washington (DCA)
  • 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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