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Discover the ancient history, magical landscapes, and indescribable wonder of China on this family vacation adventure! Our well-balanced itinerary is designed for active, inquisitive families who love to explore and learn—with all five senses. See an entire army of 6,000 clay soldiers, hear the story-songs sung by hundreds of villagers against a backdrop of mountains, smell and taste the delectable flavors of dumplings and Peking duck, and feel your spirit soar as you walk tall atop the Great Wall.
|06/24 - 07/08||$6,990||$6,190||$1,200|
|07/22 - 08/05||$6,990||$6,190||$1,200|
*Internal Air: $1,200 for adults / $600 for children under 12
Triple Discount: $200 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
Alumni Discount: if you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices
Price includes: All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bi-lingual mentor throughout, area specialists, all meals except 1 lunch and 2 dinners, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
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Days 1-2: Depart Home / Arrive Beijing
Welcome to China— one of the most ancient civilizations on Earth! With its rich and fascinating culture, beautiful landscapes, and timeless traditions, this exotic land offers a truly once-in-a-lifetime family adventure!
Days 3-4: Hike the Great Wall / Visit Tiananmen Square / Watch an Acrobat Show
The capital of China and its second largest city after Shanghai, Beijing has been the political and spiritual center of the Middle Kingdom for more than 500 years.
Days 5-6: See the Terracotta Warriors / Enjoy a Dumpling Dinner / Xi'an City Wall Bike Ride
Xi’an—“westerly peace”—is one of the oldest cities in China. This was the eastern end of the renowned Silk Road, connecting to far-flung places such as Constantinople, Rome and Venice.
Days 7-8: Visit a Panda Breeding Center / Hike Bifengxia Gorge / See a Face-Changing Show
Sichuan Province is home to nearly all of China’s giant pandas and its rapidly growing city of Chengdu is also home to the Giant Panda Breeding Center.
Days 9-10: Explore Flute Cave / Visit Elephant Trunk Hill / Attend a Tea Ceremony Demonstration
Located along the picturesque Li River, Guilin is known for the karst formations - landscapes shaped by layers of bedrock or limestone - that are dotted throughout the city.
Day 11-13: Hike Moon Hill / Take a T'ai Chi Class / Float Down the Yulong River
The unique geography of the Guangxi Province and its sublime location on the Li River has given this area a reputation as one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world.
Day 14: Stroll in the Yu Gardens / Stand Atop the World Financial Center / Explore Xintiandi
Boasting one of the world’s boldest and most memorable urban skylines is Shanghai.
Day 15: Depart Shanghai / Arrive Home
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your international flight home. Cross the International Date Line and arrive back the same day to see family and friends!
The 584 rooms and suites of China World Hotel offer panoramic views of the city and are equipped with modern amenities. Features free Wi-Fi, indoor swimming pool and gym, several options for dining and laundry services.
Located near the center of Quijang New District near the Dayan Pagoada, the Wyndham features 565 over-sized rooms. There are several dining options available in the hotel. Amenities include a heated indoor pool, sauna, full service spa, free Wi-Fi, and 24 hour service.
Ritz-Carlton hotels are internationally recognized as some of the best and most luxurious in the world, and the Ritz-Carlton in Chengdu is no exception. The gorgeous 353-room property sits right in the middile of Chengdu, providing stunning panoramic views of downtown. The grounds are impeccably manicured and include an indoor swimming pool with underwater music, a soothing spa with 10 private treatment rooms, and several bars and restaurants serving a large variety of top-quality Chinese and international cuisine.
The Green Lotus Yangshuo hotel is situated in the center of scenic Yangshuo Town, next to the world-famous West Street. The hotel offers over 300 comfortable rooms with exquisite views of the river and mountains. Green Lotus is chosen more for its location than its amenities but it does feature a swimming pool and internet access.
The Shanghai Radisson Blu Hotel is a comfortable and family friendly hotel. Its 520 rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, LCD televisions and city or park views. Guest rooms feature either one king or two twin beds. The hotel offers an indoor pool, gym, and full-service spa.
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