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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.
2 to 5
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6 to 9
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10 or more
in your party
|06/24 - 07/08||$6,990||$6,590||$6,190||$1,200|
|07/22 - 08/05||$6,990||$6,590||$6,190||$1,200|
Internal Air: $1,200 Adult/$600 Child (subject to change)
Child Discount: $500 per child under 12; $800 for 2017 trips
Triple Discount: $500 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults ; $200 for 2017 trips
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.
Prices are per person and based on the number of people in your party.
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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 modern, comfortable Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel is located downtown near the famous Central Business District. The hotel features 482 contemporary rooms. Amenities include air-conditioning, hair dryers, indoor pool, bottled water, and internet.
Set within the ancient city wall of Xi'an, the Hilton Xi'an hotel combines contemporary design and Tang Dynasty artwork and is just a short walk from major cultural and entertainment attractions. With its convenient downtown location and range of amenities, this hotel in Xi'an is perfect for family travelers.All of the spacious guest rooms and suites have generous work surfaces, luxurious Hilton Serenity Beds, in-room safes, and wireless internet access. The hotel features three restaurants that includes a fine dining venue, an all-day dining area, and a specialty Chinese restaurant, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool, and a luxury spa.
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.
Located downtown near the famous Yu Garden and just minutes from the Bund, Xintiandi and Old Town. The hotel features 341 contemporary rooms offering views across the Shanghai City skyline.
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