Are you ready for a China highlights tour that will blow you away? From the Great Wall and the Forbidden City to the Terracotta Army and the Venice of China—you name it and you’ll see it on this legendary tour! Ranging through millennia of history, across a vast swath of terrain, and over a spectrum of colorful cultures, this epic tour introduces you to every must-see cultural, historical, and natural icon of this intriguing and diverse nation, including numerous World Heritage Sites.
Your epic journey begins in Beijing, the capital of China, where you’ll not only visit the wonders of the Great Wall and the Forbideen City, but also gain insights into daily life through immersive walks in the hutong and intimate chats with local residents. Then, revel in the historical relics of beautiful Datong and medieval Pingyao, strolling along ancient ramparts and visiting palatial residences. In Xi’an you’ll meet the famed warriors of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Terracotta Army, then in Guilin, you’ll escape to nature among the dreamy landscapes of limestone karst mountains that have inspired Chinese poets and artists for centuries
In Hangzhou, you’ll discover the region that Marco Polo described as “heaven on earth,” then you’ll explore the famed feng shui arrangement of Hongcun Village, and continue on to the charming canals of Suzhou, the “Venice of China.” You’ll also get the chance to summit the UNESCO-designated natural wonder, Yellow Mountain! But no trip to China is complete without a proper visit to Shanghai, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities and China’s undisputed economic powerhouse. From here, explore the modern and the urbane before catching your return flight from Pudong International Airport, your mind reeling with memories of China’s brightest highlights!