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China Sampler - 10 Day Escorted Tour Program Details

Visiting Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Wuzhen, Suzhou, Shanghai

Temple of Heaven, Beijing
China Sampler Route Map
China Sampler Route Map


Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing!

Check-in to the 5-star Sofitel Wanda Hotel.

Day 2 - In and around the capital

Full-day sightseeing includes Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Summer Palace. This evening, sit down to a traditional Peking Duck banquet. Meals B,L,D

Day 3 - A thrilling excursion to the Great Wall

Ascend by cable car to explore atop the Great Wall. Then walk along the Sacred Way to visit Changling, greatest of the Ming Dynasty Tombs. Return to your hotel, driving by the iconice stadiums of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Meals B,L

Day 4 - Fly to Xian, ancient capital of 13 dynasties

Explore by rickshaw through a hutong, an ancient enclave within the bustling city. Meet with a resident family and fly to Xian. Dine on savory dumplings, a specialty of the region and overnight at the 5-star Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel. Meals B,D

Day 5 - The Terra Cotta Warrior

Discover China’s greatest archaeological discovery at the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum and visit the graceful Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Meals B,L

Day 6 - “Above there is Heaven. Below there is Hangzhou.”

Fly to Hangzhou, revered for generations for its scenic beauty. Check-in to the 5-star Crowne Plaza Hotel and then explore the city with your guide, including a cruise on West Lake, Hu’s Pharmacy Museum and a Tea Plantation. Meals B,L

Day 7 - On to Wuzhen and the garden city of Suzhou

Enjoy a bike ride to a nearby park to join city residents in their morning Tai Chi. Explore the classic architecture of Wuzhen, 2,000-year-old town of meandering canals and graceful bridges. Continue on to ancient Suzhou and check-in to the first class Jasmine Hotel. Meals B,L

Day 8 - A garden, a gate and the Grand Canal...

Visit the Garden of the Master of the Nets, one of the loveliest in this city of gardens, and see the ancient City Gate. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Grand Canal and continue on to the Hilton Hotel in Shanghai. Meals B,L

Day 9 - Out and about in Shanghai

A morning at leisure is a great opportunity to step-out and explore the historic French Concession, close by your hotel. In the afternoon, join city residents on the Shanghai metro and ride with your guide to People’s Square, a popular gathering spot. Sightseeing continues at the renowned Shanghai Museum and along the waterfront Bund into vibrant Pudong. Gather this evening for a farewell dinner of fine regional cuisine. Meals B,D

Day 10 - Depart Shanghai

Your tour with us finishes this morning after breakfast. Meals B


Carefully Selected Hotels
BEIJING (3 nights) Sofitel Wanda Hotel
Xian (2 nights) Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel
Hungzhou (1 night) Crowne Plaza Hotel
Suzhou (1 night) Jasmine Hotel
Shanghai (2 nights) Hilton Hotel

Departures & Pricing

Call (800) 990-3454 for reservation

Sofitel Wanda Hotel Beijing
Sofitel Wanda Hotel Beijing
Shangri-La  Xi'an
Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel Xi'an
Crowne Plaza Hangzhou
Crowne Plaza Hangzhou
Jasmine Suzhou
Jasmine Suzhou
Hilton Shanghai
Hilton Shanghai