This 13-day, 6-destination package tour is perfect for those who want to take their time and see some of the best of what China has to offer. Over the course of your trip, you'll experience China both past and present, from ancient Buddhist statues in Luoyang to Shanghai's ultramodern skyscrapers.
You'll start your guided tour in China's capital city, Beijing, where you'll tick world-famous sights like the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square off your bucket list, among many other cultural and historical highlights. Your time in Beijing will also include a hike along one of the most scenic (and least touristy) sections of the Great Wall.
From Beijing, you'll travel to Luoyang, one of the four great ancient capitals of China and home to the 1,700-year-old Longmen Grottoes, full of intricate Buddhist statues. Your next stop is another ancient capital, Xi'an, where you'll see more impressive remnants of China's ancient past, like the renowned Terracotta Army.
You'll then head south to Chengdu, where you'll get a chance to see the Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest stone Buddha in the world. Of course, no visit to Chengdu is complete without some time with the city's most famous resident, the giant panda, so we'll take you to the Chendgu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base for some up-close glimpses of this adorable national treasure.
Your journey comes to a close in the bustling modern metropolis of Shanghai. Here, you'll get a taste of Shanghai's colonial past by strolling along the winding lanes of the former French Concession and the riverside promenade of the Bund. You'll also visit the outskirts of Shanghai to see the tranquil, historic water towns of Suzhou and Tongli.
This amazing China tour is suitable for travelers of all ages, and as with all of our itineraries, this tour can be customized to suit your needs.