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Embark on a memorable journey when you board Air China's non-stop flight to Beijing. En route, cross the International Dateline and lose one day. Flight Detail: SFO to Beijing is 12 hours non-stop. Air China's Flight Schedule
Arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3 at 5:55 pm local time. You will be greeted by our experienced tour guide(s) outside the customs and they will transfer you to your hotel. On the way to the hotel, your guide(s) will briefly introduce themselves to you and provide you with some important information regarding your trip. Stay at Best Western Premier Royal Phoenix Hotel or similar.
Your first peek into the capital city of Beijing begins with a tour to the world's largest and renowned public square where many historical events once took place - Tiananmen Square and it available, Mao's Mausoleum. Under the famous Mao's portrait, which is positioned at the center of "The Gate of Heavenly Peace" entrance, you will walk into the Forbidden City. Later we visit the Temple of Heaven. You will then wrap up the evening with a delicious Peking Duck Dinner at one of the most prestigious restaurants in Beijing recognized for its specialty.
This morning set out to the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall of China, also considered as one of the greatest wonders of the world. This massive wall stretches well over 4,000 miles and once was used as the soldiers' safeguard to protect the Chinese empire's northern boarders against invaders. After lunch, you will visit Beijing Zoo to see lovely Pandas. Thereafter, you will partake in a visit to the Summer Palace with historic temples, numerous pavilions, marble boat and famous 728-yard Long Corridor, situated on the man-made Kunming Lake.
Catch a morning flight to Xian, which was the ancient capital for 11 dynasties and east end of the Silk Road. You will visit Shaanxi History Museum, The Small Wild Goose Pagoda. You will take a tour of the ancient city wall of Xian. The day will conclude with a tasteful and creatively prepared Dumpling Feast followed by an exquisite traditional Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy! Stay at Xinxing Daisi Hotel or similar.
Today you will be given ample time to tour the exhibit of the historical Terracotta Warriors belonging to the era when the infamous Emperor Qing Shihuang reigned. It was in 1974 when a farmer who was merely digging for water came across one of the biggest discoveries of the world which led to the massive excavation of an army of over 7,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors and horses molded by clay. Explore the vast sea of clay warriors in all three vaults. For the next 5 years, visitors will not only see the existing warriors and horses but might get lucky to witness some of the greatest new discoveries while the archeologists are digging the vaults in front of you.
Fly to Chongqing, own arrangement , stay at Host Families.
In the morning, you will take a flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will tour the renowned Oriental Pearl TV Tower along with a visit to the Shanghai Municipal History Wax Museum. After attending a mesmerizing Shanghai Acrobatic Show, you will conclude the night with a visit to Xin Tian Di, which is one of the hottest new entertainment districts in Shanghai located near the former French Concession. Flight Detail: Flight from Chongqing to Shanghai is approximately 2 hours..
We hope you enjoyed your time in China and will be leaving this country with endless amounts of stories, memories, and captivating pictures of the entire journey. You will be transferred to the airport and experience the Maglev train at the max speed of 287 mph (only available for SFO departures). Air China will take you home the same day. Flight Detail: 16-hour flight of Air China to SFO with stopover in Beijing. Your luggage will be checked through all the way from Shanghai to USA. You will arrive USA the same day. Air China Flight Schedule
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